U*Bet Review

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U*bet: The Odds Merchant of Malta

U*bet is a regional bookie with a lot of influence in Malta. The platform offers interesting opportunities in various sports with plenty of odds in niche markets. U*bet is extremely easy to use and punters looking for simplicity will find much resonance with the brand’s layout. The company also offers a basket full of promotions for registered customers. If you happen to be in Malta, then you can treat yourself to extra bonuses. Read on this new U*bet Review of 2018, to know how you can extract the best out of the brand.

Overview

New Customer Offers at U*bet

New customers at U*bet will be disappointed if they hope for a welcome bonus. As of 2018, U*bet surprisingly doesn’t offer any Welcome Offer for new punters. However, a book shouldn’t be judged by its cover, and neither should a bookie be judged by its welcome bonus. U*bet does have some unique promotions for punters, especially for its Maltese fanbase.

Exciting Offers for the Malta Crowd

U*bet likes to keep things simple and its promotion policy is a good reflection of its innate simplicity. Unlike other notable brands like 888 Sports, UniBet, BetFair, or BetAtHome, U*bet keeps just 4-5 active promotions at a given point in time. Most of its promotions for existing customers are seasonal and are likely to change in the future. In general, the promotions are quite lucrative and carry high stakes. Here are some of the current promos of U*bet.

  • Bet Bonus Accumulator: 75% Bonus on Winnings on Accumulators up to a maximum bonus of €10,000.
  • U*bet World Cup Ball: Mini Lottery with Free Tickets worth €100.
  • Maltco Facebook: Predict Outcomes and win tangible gifts like Billow tablets, Parrot drones, JBL speakers and U*bet World Cup Ball.
  • Spot the U*bet Models: Take a selfie with U*bet models during TVM roadshow in Malta to win U*bet tickets.
  • Spot the U*bet Bus: Spot the U*bet Bus in Malta to win exciting prizes.

Security and Trust: Is U*bet Safe?

U*bet is based in Malta and operated by Maltco Lotteries. Furthermore, Maltco Lotteries is part of the INTRALOT Group of Companies. Maltco Lotteries started its operation in 2013 as a regional provider of lottery tickets. Maltco Lotteries has an impressive retail presence with more than 240 outlets. U*bet is regulated and licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority.

Maltco Lotteries is also the name behind National Lottery Games and Additional Games, which was established by the Maltese Government in 1934 and transferred to Maltco in June 2012. U*bet is also partnered with notable horse-betting institutions like the ATG (the Swedish Horse Racing Totalisator Board), STC (the Swedish Trotting Association), and SG (the Swedish Gallop Association). U*bet has recently become the 31st member of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS).

U*bet is also committed to Responsible Gambling and has recently contributed €50000 to the Malta Gaming Authority towards Responsible Gambling.

U*bet Banking: Point of Sale (POS) Deposits & Withdrawals

U*bet is fully retail operated and you can only pay for your bets at any of the 230+ Maltco retail outlets. You can select your odds and print your bet slip through the U*bet website/mobile app, or through an authorized vendor at Maltco retail outlets. You can also place your wagers directly on the U*bet FOBTs (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals), which will show the theoretical percent Return to Player (RTP) for every game. You can pay for your wager through cash or card.

Once the transaction is complete, you will be issued with a ticket, which will be the final piece for settlement of bets. You can cancel your bets within 5 minutes of an issue, given that the sports bet-event has not occurred. For the U*bet HR GBI British, cancellation time is up to 3 minutes after the ticket is issued or the first event in the bet has occurred. Punters have the right to get a refund of the stake in case of unavoidable circumstances.

U*bet Withdrawal Terms

  • To collect your winnings, you need to approach any of the Maltco Points of Sale (POS) with a valid ticket.
  • Tickets can be redeemed by anyone without any ID verification
  • Winnings above €5000 can only be withdrawn from the U*bet Headquarters in Malta
  • Tickets must be redeemed within 60 days of the sporting event

U*bet won’t be responsible for Damaged/Lost tickets. In case of damaged tickets, the following information should be visible on the thermal paper:

  • Serial and control number (CRC Number).
  • Barcode number.
  • Information identifying the Point of Sale from where the ticket was purchased.
  • The number and/or Date of the first draw that your ticket participates in.
  • Price of the ticket.
  • Numbers played or prognostics.
  • The number of consecutive draws that your ticket participates in where applicable.

Deposit Options

  • Point of Sale

Withdrawal options

  • Point of Sale

Accepted currencies

  • EUR - €

Let the Game Begin: The Sports Betting Review of U*bet

U*bet has a healthy chart full of sports that is a typical mix of popular sports and traditional betting sports. The brand is very much inclined towards racing events and has a separate section dedicated to the holy trinity of racing; horse racing, greyhound racing and harness racing. In popular sports, Football is the prime focus for U*bet. You will also find baseball, tennis, rugby, snooker, lotto, Super 5, and Moto GP. However, U*bet fails to impress us with its sports portfolio and we hope to see the inclusion of some more sports like cricket, cycling, darts, hockey, etc.

The football odds are not at all competitive when compared to other bookies like William Hill, Bet365 or Malta based, UniBet. The canopy of markets under each sport is also unimpressive. Except for football and baseball, the platform’s tournament outreach is extremely low. Most sports have 2-3 tournaments at a given time, which is much lower than the industry average.

On the brighter side, the brand is a great place to scoop up some profitable odds in sports like snooker, rugby, and tennis. U*bet also has a surprisingly good edge in racing markets. Punters from the UK and Canada will love its odds and market depth in racing sports. The brand recently launched fixed odds system in Horse Racing and is a great opportunity for systematic gambling. Combinations/ Accumulators are allowed in all sports.

How to place bets in U*Bet?

  1. Go to U*bet website/Android or iOS app
  2. Scan through the sports/markets/odds
  3. Place your bet/s, which will appear at the right side of the screen in the bet slip
  4. Print your Bet Slip or save it in pdf. format
  5. Locate the nearest U*bet Points of Sale (POS) through the website/app
  6. Present the betslip/barcode at the U*bet Points of Sale (POS) and complete the payment
  7. If you wish to cancel your bet, do it within 5 minutes at the Points of Sale (POS)

All bets in U*bet are placed at the Points of Sale (POS). You can scan the odds and vital information from the main website or the Android app. Final odds are the ones printed on the ticket at the time of validation of the bet.

Bet on Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Horse Racing
  • Motorcycling
  • Tennis

Betting tax

  • no betting tax

Wager Anywhere, Anytime with U*bet Android/iOS App.

One of the problems with the U*bet website is that the font size is a bit small. If you are trying to open the website through a smartphone browser, you have to zoom into your odds quite often.  The U*bet App simplifies the betting experience to a great extent by offering an intuitive layout that is very ergonomic to use. A vertical panel at the left side of the screen lets you browse through important sections like Odds, Live Betting, Ante-post Betting, Results, Betting Tips, Promotions, Videos and Store Location. You can select the major sports through a single tab, and then enter the individual sports market from there.

U*bet is available on both Android and iOS. The app can be easily downloaded from the links provided in the table. 

PLATFORM

SIZE

COMPATIBILITY

 

iOS

 

24.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android

2.5 MB

Android 4.0.3 and up.

 

Place Quick Bets with on Live Games with U*bet

U*bet has made quite a progress in offering live bets. It even managed to put its own live betting bus on the roads of Malta. You can spot the black bus during festive seasons, gambling expos, special promos and global sporting events.

The U*bet live bet-spread is wide and covers important markets like full-times, under-over, goal/no goal, next team to score, exact goal, correct score, win rest of the match, etc. Accumulators are easy to place during live betting, but only one selection per event is allowed.

However, there are two shortcomings worth mentioning. First is the absence of any custom-betting feature, like that of Ladbrokes or Bet-At-Home, where you can make your own bets. The second is the absence of sports other than football in its live betting section. This one sport monopoly is sure to put off many punters, looking to diversify their betting strategy.

U*bet Results and Live Streaming

U*bet live streams important sporting events in its Points of Sale (POS).  However, there is no live streaming provided by U*bet for online view. The results are broadcasted every day on selected TV channels of Malta. You can also obtain live scores from any U*bet Points of Sale (POS). For historical results, you can download daily pdf sheets from the website homepage. Certain Horse Racing bodies like GBI Racing provide live coverage to online viewers.

No VIP Treatment at U*bet

U*bet is a nascent brand and it is yet to launch its own VIP club. The brand is still far from having a VIP club and instead has its focus set on tourists visiting the gambling paradise of Malta. Unless the brand starts accepting online bets, the U*bet VIP Club remains a far-fetched dream.

The U*bet Customer Support

U*bet has done a praiseworthy job in presenting all vital terms and conditions in a neatly arranged Help Section. Right at the bottom of the page, you will find vital hyperlinks to General Rules, General Guidelines, Prize Payment, FAQs, Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.

U*bet offers customer support through the following numbers. Punters can also approach the retail outlets for help/ inquiry.

U*Bet Malta Contact Details

  • Head Office Telephone Number: +356 2388 3000
  • Help Line Centre: +356 2388 3333
  • General Fax Number: +356 2142 2157
  • Address: Hal Mann Buildings, 2nd Floor, Saint Michael Street, Iklin IKL 1011, Malta
  • Corporate Contact Us Link: http://corporate.maltco.com/contact-us/

 These three centers offer free consultation and treatment to gamblers in Malta.

  • Sedqa: 2388-5110
  • Gambling Anonymous: 2590-6600
  • Responsible Gaming Foundation: 1777

U*bet: The Malta Exclusive Bookie

U*bet operates extensively in Malta and has a laudable fan-following on the tiny island. Its strength in Malta is consolidated by a strong retail presence and a marketing blitzkrieg that is active round the year. It remains a foreign name for many punters from the UK and Europe. The brand seems comfortable in the warm waters of the Mediterranean and has little marketing efforts in mainland Europe. This is a sad thing because U*bet is a quality bet provider with much in store.

As mentioned earlier, U*bet is relatively new to sports betting. It can be one of the best bookmakers in the offline betting industry, given it expands its sports portfolio.

Languages

  • English

Featured markets

Excluded countries

  • Afganistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Columbia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Honduras
  • Hong kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherland Antilles
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Bartelemey
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian arab republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United kingdom
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands, British
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Final Thoughts on U*bet

U*bet is a brand in making and we expect to see some big action in the coming year. The strength of the brand is its retail presence, which is also ironically turning out to be its weakness. U*bet is too focused on its retail presence to provide online solutions for its punters. Its huge presence in Malta has taken the steam off its global ambitions. In its current avatar, U*bet is not a place to be for veteran punters but a hunting spot for opportunistic odds in niche games. However, the brand is slowly catching up and trying to break into the European gambling market. We are eager to see how it adapts itself to the growing needs of new age punters. It is yet to come out of its Lottery cocoon.

Pros

  • Amazing Live Betting experience
  • Good institutional strength with more than 230+ retail outlets
  • Good opportunities in certain sports
  • Extroverted promotions for Malta visitors

Cons

  • Bets can only be placed in Malta
  • Popular sports like cricket, golf, boxing, etc. are missing.
  • No virtual games or e-sports available

Faqs

Are winnings from U*bet taxable?
Is personal data safe under U*bet?
How to check results for U*bet events?
Can I place bets online in U*bet?
Do I need to Register/Log In to bet in U*bet?

Summary Table

U*Bet Review Overview
Evaluation: 3
Number of Bonuses: 0
Number of Withdrawal Options: 1
Number of Deposit Options: 1
Number of Currencies: 1
Number of Languages: 1
Number of Sports: 6
Number of Casino Games: 0
Mobile: Yes
Live Casino: No
Number of Excluded Countries: 249
Number of Licenses: 1

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