NetBet is one of the smaller bookies operating in the online gambling arena, and while they may not be as recognisable as some of the bigger brands that are out there, NetBet have built a significant following which many have attributed to the bookies high-quality operation.
The site is fast, slick, and responsive, and by offering players a reliable betting experience on desktops and mobile phones alike; NetBet have ensured all of their players receive a gambling experience that stands up to the best.
In this post, we’re going to look at some of the core features of the NetBet website; including reviewing the site itself, the markets, bet types, and benefits advertised by the site.
Sports Betting at NetBet
NetBet may not command the biggest customer base in the world, but one thing that can’t be taken away from them is the sheer number of markets they offer, both sporting and otherwise. We’ll begin by looking at some of the bigger sports markets available at NetBet.
The site is probably best known for its Football and Horse Racing markets, which is a common occurrence for most other online bookmakers too, as these tend to be the two most popular markets with punters. Of course, bookmakers will go where the business is.
In fact, offering regular Football promotions and bonuses is one of the main tactics employed by NetBet to attract new players to the site.
While the specific promotions and bonuses offered are subject to change at any time – and they do change regularly – some of the more popular promos you can expect to see include enhanced ante-post odds, money back specials if your horse loses by a certain distance, and fallers insurance.
While NetBet may not offer the largest selection of markets out there, unless you have very specific tastes you are unlikely not to be able to find the event you are looking for, and as you’ll see in the section below, they even offer a range of more unusual markets.
The first of NetBet’s more unusual sports markets worth mentioning is the eSports. While the actual events are few and far between, the world’s largest and most popular eSports events can often be found in the navigation menu; at the time of writing, for example, they’re taking bets on the ‘Counter-Strike: GO ESL UK’ event. So while it’s not the most populated market on the site, it’s worth keeping an eye on if you are an occasional eSports better.
Elsewhere, NetBet also offer a range of country specific bets from all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Turkey, Germany, and the United States.
Head into the United Kingdom’s market area, for example, and you’ll see a selection of UK Politics and TV specials. A bet that’s almost always running is the ‘Next General Election: Most Seats’, which allows you to take a punt on who you think will hold the next majority in the House of Commons.
Other bets in the country specific sub-categories include betting on the next President of the United States and a range of other election themed bets.
How Good are the Odds?
NetBet are one of the few bookies who don’t offer any form of best odds guaranteed. Of course, this is detrimental and could cause players to go elsewhere for their betting needs; although it should be noted that NetBet do make up for this to some degree by offering better prices than many competitors from the offset.
As we always recommend though, you should do your due diligence before placing a bet by either looking at different bookies websites or using a free online odds comparison tool.
In Play Betting
While we think it’s a little scrupulous for NetBet to suggest that you: “bet on in-play markets to increase your chances of winning!”, it’s got to be said that the bookmaker do offer a relatively impressive live betting experience, and you’ll be able to transfer seamlessly between the regular sportsbook and the in-play section. Although whether or not it increases your chances of winning is still out for debate.
The infrastructure of the in-play section is solid, but the look and design sadly lets it down. For some reason we can’t understand, NetBet decided it would be a good idea to make the in-play betting markets stretch over your entire screen, which, quite frankly looks pants!
Yes, the betting options and markets are varied, but we feel the site definitely loses points for the design, and until the in-play section is brought up to modern standards it’s likely some players will go elsewhere.
NetBet are definitely a bookmaker who place usability and reliability over the site’s aesthetics. The site doesn’t exactly look bad, but it’s pretty basic and slightly old fashioned in our opinion. Still, it doesn’t affect the running or functionality of the site, so as long as you don’t care too much about the visuals you won’t have an issue.
Incidentally, there is up side to this dated design. As the text is much smaller than on modern websites, the bookie can display much more on a page, and this means the main navigation menu gives you access to virtually all areas of the site as opposed to a select few.
There is another menu on the left which acts as the sports market picker, allowing you to choose a sport before further narrowing it down to league’s and competitions etc.
Signing up is a breeze, takes just a couple of minutes, and allows you to open your account straight away; but be prepared to verify your identity quite quickly. NetBet are known to lock accounts which fail to verify within 48 hours of documents being requested, so make sure you have a copy of your proof of address to hand, as well as a scanned copy of either your driving license or passport.
The final thing worth pointing out is the promotions tab, which serves as a quick way to get to grips with the current offers on the site. This can be found from all areas of the site, although if you head to the casino area you will only see casino offers and vice versa.
When it comes to getting your bets on during the dying moments of a match, nothing is more important than having the technical clout to do so. Reliable mobile ready software is crucial to the success of placing your bet in time.
Laggy, glitch-ridden, or unreliable software is an extreme irritation to many punters, and it can even cost you money if your selection ends up coming in – although granted it could also end up saving you money if it doesn’t – and this becomes especially prevalent when betting on live, in-play games.
To ensure this doesn’t happen when using their mobile app or website, NetBet have made sure their mobile betting services are functioning at optimum levels.
Their mobile app is available to both iOS, and Android players, and both apps are completely free to download, and offer a slightly more streamlined experience than the mobile optimised site.
To download the Android app, you will have to go direct to the website as Google no longer allow real money betting apps on their Play Store. Just navigate to the NetBet website from your phone’s browser, click ‘Mobile’ in the menu, and full instructions on how to download the app are shown.
iOS players have it easier and can download the app from the App Store. Installation takes a couple of seconds, and regular updates ensure the app is always running the latest most reliable technology.
Players who don’t have an iOS or Android device but who still want to enjoy the benefits of mobile betting can use the website as normal through their mobile’s internet browser. The mobile optimised version of the site is definitely one of the quickest we’ve seen, on par with some of the biggest bookies around.
Wide Selection of Sports Markets
Whether it’s a cheeky ACCA on the football or a nail biting all or nothing bet on your favourite golf players, you’ll find NetBet offer a tremendous range of markets for you to enjoy; and a simple, easy to use navigation menu makes exploring the various markets a hassle-free affair.
Most betting sites offer a wide range of payment methods, but NetBet go the extra mile. There are a ton of payment methods available for both depositing and withdrawing, and while certain payment methods are only available for customers in specific countries, as a general rule of thumb you are unlikely to find yourself without a payment method to use.
Payments & Limits
We were unable to find any specific data on NetBets betting limits, although if you try to place bets that are over the limits applied to your account, your bet slip will display a “you may bet a maximum of X” message, which specifies the maximum figure they will accept.
The reason this figure differs between accounts is because the trading team at NetBet assess all individual accounts on the risk they pose. The more risk you pose financially, the lower you’ll find your bet cap. This is based on a number of factors such as your betting success rate in the past and the amount you’ve won.
Payment methods at NetBet are vast as well, with some of the most popular methods including: Bank Wire Transfer, ClickandBuy, Maestro, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Ukash, Visa Electron, Visa, Entropay, Trustly, and Skrill.
Withdrawal requests are usually processed in around 8-10 hours, although this can take longer during busy periods and at weekends, so bear this in mind.
History & About
NetBet, originally branded as Casino 770, is a respected online bookmaker and casino with its head office in Malta.
Founded in 2014, the site is licensed by a number of gambling authorities around the world, most notably the United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission. The site takes millions of bets every month, making it one of the most popular of the smaller names in online gambling today.
NetBet have enjoyed significant growth during the few years they have been operating, and one of the ways in which they’ve managed this is by pioneering new technologies (particularly gaming related ones), and by offering generous welcome bonuses in order to attract new players.
The company have partnership agreements with various game developers, including NetEnt, Microgaming, and Play ‘N’ Go – which enables them to offer a stellar range of games within their online casino. Their sports book is equally comprehensive, offering thousands of markets and events each day, with betting options ranging from common sports like Rugby and Football, to things like Snooker, Political markets, and even Chess.