Unibet Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 4.1/5

Unibet Online Casino is fairly new to the United States gambling scene. Unibet has been a staple of European gambling since the late 1990s, but it was only just launched in the United States in 2019. This has made it somewhat of a work in progress with a limited selection of games but a promising outlook for the future. In New Jersey, Unibet is partnered with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, and in Pennsylvania, it is partnered with the Mohegan Sun Pocono. Unibet is available to New Jersey and Pennsylvania users via their web browser version on the Mac and PC and their mobile app on iOS and Android.

Pros:
  • Great looking site that is crisp and easy to use
  • Good selection of progressive slots
  • Bright future ahead for the next couple of years
Cons:
  • Limited number of tables games
  • No live casino
  • No rewards program

FAQs

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw from an account, players will have the option of using PayPal (if it was their deposit method), Play+ prepaid card, or in-person at the casino cash cage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City or the Mohegan Sun Pocono. In-person is immediate while the other two methods will take three to seven business days.

Are my winnings taxable?

All New Jersey online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

How do I get started?

The sign up process is very simple for Unibet and is essentially the same for all New Jersey and Pennsylvania online casinos. The first step for new users will be to enter in some generic personal information, create a username and password, and then run a geolocation search to ensure that they are in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. There is a no-deposit bonus of $10 added automatically into a new player’s account. This bonus can be used for any game on the site but cannot be withdrawn.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit onto the site, players will have the option of Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, VIP Preferred eCheck, Play+ prepaid card, or in-person at the casino cash cage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City or the Mohegan Sun Pocono. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits.

Is there a deposit bonus?

There is a first time 100% deposit bonus up to $500 for new users. Players will need to wager 25x the bonus amount in order to unlock the full bonus.

Pros

Much like their sportsbook, one of the things that really makes Unibet standout is their layout and design on the website and the mobile app. Both the site and the app are crisp, clean, and easy to use. Switching from game to game is incredibly simple, the whole site is warm and inviting. This might not sound like a huge deal, but for players that will be spending a lot of time on Unibet, it definitely beats looking at a drab website with difficult to find features. Despite not having a great selection of games yet (see the cons section), Unibet does offer players a great variety of progressive slots. Progressive slots are becoming one of the more popular forms of gambling in the United states, and this is one of the best sites to play them on. It might be cheating to put this under the pros section, but a positive for Unibet is their outlook on the future. This is a site that will soon feature both live dealer games and online poker once they get the rights to each. This is very exciting for Unibet because it clearly has the framework of a great website despite lacking some of the features that would make it more appealing for players presently. One of the great things that has carried over from their European sites is the customer service for Unibet. They have an easy to contact support system that is available 24/7 via live chat, email, or telephone. The live chat was very simple to use and got questions answered quickly and efficiently which is a major bonus when issues arise.

Cons

There is a lot of hope for the future with this site. In two to three years, this could easily end up being the best on the market. However, in the present, there is a disappointing lack of table games on the site. Their 250 slot games are a decent number, but there are just 12 tables games currently listed on the site: five roulette tables, four blackjack tables, and three video poker games. Of course, if a player finds a game that they like, it will be easy to stay on the site for hours. But, for players that like to switch things up and play different games, there are just not enough options to do so presently. The lack of a live casino is another disappointment. There are a lot of great live casino options online right now, so not having them on Unibet can be very frustrating. Furthermore, the lack of a rewards program for players is somewhat surprising. This is a staple of almost every online casino in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, so the lack of one on Unibet does not seem to make a lot of sense. As previously stated, in a couple of years most of these issues should be fixed, but for right now they are big marks against the site.

Rewards

Unibet does not currently offer a rewards program for their players, but this is another addition that they hope to make within the next couple of years.

How To Sign Up and Deposit

The sign up process is very simple for Unibet and is essentially the same for all New Jersey and Pennsylvania online casinos. The first step for new users will be to enter in some generic personal information, create a username and password, and then run a geolocation search to ensure that they are in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. There is a no-deposit bonus of $10 added automatically into a new player’s account. This bonus can be used for any game on the site but cannot be withdrawn.

To deposit onto the site, players will have the option of Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, VIP Preferred eCheck, Play+ prepaid card, or in-person at the casino cash cage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City or the Mohegan Sun Pocono. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits. The recommended method of deposit is PayPal but none of these are bad options. There is a first time 100% deposit bonus up to $500 for new users. Players will need to wager 25x the bonus amount in order to unlock the full bonus. To withdraw from an account, players will have the option of using PayPal (if it was their deposit method), Play+ prepaid card, or in-person at the casino cash cage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City or the Mohegan Sun Pocono. In-person is immediate while the other two methods will take three to seven business days.

Conclusion

It is hard to knock Unibet too much because the framework is clearly there for a great online casino. They have an amazing looking site, a good selection of progressive slots, and a top-notch plan for the future of the site. However, right now, there are simply not enough options of games to play and no rewards program which makes this just an average current site in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
  • Game Variety: 2.5/5
  • Game Quality: 5/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 3/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4.5/5
  • User Experience: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.1/5