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With their dedicated Irish website, NetBet are making a real push for new customers in Ireland. In our NetBet review we look at the ways in which they stand out from the competition, what they have to offer punters and the details of their generous welcome bonus.
NetBet aren’t quite among the best known bookmakers in the world but they do have a wealth of experience in the industry having been founded in 2001. Over the years NetBet have taken a local approach to running an international betting company. They’ve done that by setting up subsidiaries for a number of countries including France, Italy and the UK. That approach extends to their advertising which has seen them sponsor West Brom in England, Hamilton Academical in Scotland and St. Etienne in France.
The Irish operation is hosted at NetBet.ie and is covered by various licences for the different sections of the site. It’s a fairly complicated operation behind the scenes but NetBet clearly understand exactly what’s going on. They have consistently high standards across every jurisdiction in which they operate which has helped them grow their user base into seven figures around the world.
NetBet Free Bet Welcome Bonus and Promotions
If you don’t already have a NetBet account and are interested in trying them out the good news is that they have a new customer offer worth up to €50. The offer takes the form of a welcome bonus worth 100% of the first bet placed by customers up to a maximum of €50. There is no promo code to worry about if you take part and the free bet will be automatically credited to your account after the qualifying bet is settled.
Full terms and conditions of the NetBet welcome bonus can be found on site as can details of the promotions they offer their loyal customers. The regular enhanced odds offers that NetBet provide are particularly popular. Simply visit the ‘NetBet Boosts’ page for details of the current odds boosts.
Another popular promotion sees punters rewarded with a €2 free bet every time the player they backed to be the Premier League top goalscorer finds the back of the net (minimum stake of €20 applies). As an example, you’d have received €64 in free bets if you backed Mo Salah to be the top goalscorer at the start of last season.
Interface and Appearance
The NetBet sportsbook is underpinned by software provided by iSoftBet. That provides the framework for what is a very fast, well-designed and reliable sportsbook but it’s NetBet who provide the bells and whistles.
The NetBet logo is red, white and blue. The website, however, is based on white and green text on top of a dark blue background. The upshot of this colour choice is that the site looks great especially given how clearly NetBet lay everything out. The text is easy to read, graphics and icons illustrate individual sports and navigation is incredibly easy.
Betting Markets and Odds
The number of sports on which NetBet take bets is seriously impressive. What’s more, the odds you’ll find throughout their sportsbook are more than fair. The depth of coverage once you drill down into individual sports and markets is just as impressive as the number of sports.
What really sets NetBet apart is the various promotions they have to increase the number of betting options. ‘Add2Bet’ allows you to add selections to open bets, the fast and furious ‘SnapBet’ rewards those who make quick decisions with big jackpots and ‘Bet Maker’ allows you to combine selections from the same match into one accumulator.
Despite a very strong in-play offering NetBet don’t offer any live streams.
NetBet are so proud of their mobile betting options that they have a €10 free bet available when you place your first mobile bet. The NetBet mobile site looks every bit as good as the main site and includes all the features that you would expect when betting on a PC. It’s also very fast which is arguably the most important thing to consider when betting on the move. NetBet have a good sports betting app for Android devices but not yet for Apple users.
NetBet are serious about competing with the very biggest bookmakers for customers so they understand how important it is to offer their users control. That’s why they’ve created a cash-out feature that allows punters to cash out all or just a portion of their bet. Just click on ‘My Bets’ to see which of your current bets are eligible and then manage your positions as you see fit.
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Licence, Security and Customer Service
The NetBet website is owned and operated by NetBet Enterprises Ltd. Like the holding companies of many bookmakers, NetBet Enterprises is registered in Malta. Therefore, NetBet is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority as well as holding licences for each of the territories in which they operate. Additionally, some NetBet games are licensed in Alderney, Belgium, Curaçao and Gibraltar.
In Ireland, NetBet holds a licence as a remote bookmaking operation. That should remove any worries that potential customers have about trusting NetBet with their information and funds but you can always get in touch with their customer support team. The ‘Help Centre’ will answer most questions without needing to contact anybody but representatives are waiting to talk on the phone, via live chat and by email.