Most of the betting sites that we list are big established well known operators that can offer great value and features based on their size. The problem with this is many operators have become too similar, actually reducing choice for the punter. This is where NetBet come in.
This is a great betting site for finding deals that you simply will not get anywhere else. As well as providing fantastic offers that reward customer loyalty the brand is innovative, modern and frankly more engaging than traditional bookmakers. With a more European focus this is one of the best sites around for continental markets while still providing all of the sports and lines a UK punter would expect. Personally this is one of my favourite sites and a great addition to anyone's bookmaker portfolio.
- Very Stylish and Modern – Nice interface, pleasure to use
- Top betting site for rewarding customer loyalty with achievable offers
- One of the best for European markets & promotions, great interface and features
NetBet have more heritage than you might imagine. The bookmaker was founded back in 2001 and are owned and run by Netbet Enterprises Limited, based in Malta. Unlike many bookies based in Malta these guys have always been located there and have not simply moved for tax reasons. By making their home in the ex-British colony of Malta NetBet are a completely continental bookmaker but yet able to understand exactly what UK punters are looking for.
From the outset NetBet have targeted themselves as a multi-purpose bookmaker renowned in Europe. The betting site is available in a multitude of languages and currencies with tons of different payment methods and funding options. The operator has largely gone out of its way to make itself as useful and as user friendly to as many customers as possible. Therefore whatever your sport, market or game I am confident you will find something with this betting company.
Like many online-only operators NetBet have a longer history in casino and games compared to sports. This doesn't mean they are lagging behind however. The NetBet sportsbook interface is far better than many of the big boys. In play betting in particular is one of the clearest and easiest to use features I have seen. Market availability is fantastic but it is the offers and bonuses that make these guys stand out. Very regular promotions with clear and achievable terms that really can add a lot of value to your bets. The best part is many promotions are unique and different to the usual bag you get from the rest.
If you have seen NetBet advertised in the UK it was probably through football. The betting site sponsor many major European football clubs including Hamilton Academical, St Etienne and Steaua Bucharest.
Interface and Appearance
The NetBet interface is brilliant and it really makes me wonder why some of the bigger UK bookmakers like William Hill can't do better. In general European bookmakers have far nicer websites and NetBet certainly fit into this category.
The desktop site is clean, easy to navigate and fast. The general theme is white, green and grey set against a sleek black background. The home page has a simple list of sports on the left hand side with your betting slip, top markets and top promotion on the right. The central panel shows betting highlights and below this the top live betting markets available at that time. Odds and markets are so easy to find as for once the font is big enough to see in a glance. Odds are displayed in green and this really stands out on the simple white and black background.
The NetBet site is also super-fast, maintaining all of the major information you need but yet keeping everything visible and not over-crowded. Basically you don't need to scroll for half an hour to find what you want. In play betting is even better. Compared to other the live betting lines are huge, this is so welcome if, like me, you often spend an age get trying to see the line you want to wager on. Live betting should be easy and quick, that is the point, and NetBet have got the perfect balance.
The mobile site and app have had a similar level of development. All markets both pre-event and in play are easy to find and large enough to see. The app is fast and is actually one of the few apps I would recommend that combines sports with casino without becoming too cluttered. You can read more about the mobile app further down this page.
For a bookie to be listed on OnlineBetting.org.uk they must have an expansive selection of markets and features. NetBet have got all the typical markets that any UK punter would expect plus a lot of market depth in European markets that are not so well covered by UK only focuses operators.
NetBet are particularly strong when it comes to depth of market in all European football and as a continental betting site you will also find sports like floorball, Gaelic Hurling, Badminton, Volleyball, Cycling, etc. This doesn't mean by the way that you can't bet on traditional British sports too with full coverage of darts, cricket, snooker, etc., often with cracking promotions to go with it.
This is also a great place for betting on the Olympics and Winter sports, many operators don't even offer lines for these events but NetBet have literally thousands of advance lines. If you want to bet on who will win the women's 800m freestyle swimming or who will win the men's table tennis at the Olympics then this is the place to go. NetBet also have good coverage of novelty and specials markets and are a recommended bookie or betting on eSports.
NetBet have the following sports betting markets: American football, Athletics, Australian rules football, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing & wrestling (inc UFC/MMA),chess, cricket, cycling, darts, eSports, football, Gaelic Football, golf, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, motor racing (F1, motorbikes, Nascar and others), Olympics, rugby (union and league), snooker & pool, speedway, swimming, tennis, trotting, volleyball, water polo and Winter Sports.
One area where NetBet are not so strong is for virtual sports. You also can't get Greyhound Racing with this bookie.
NetBet are about average in general for odds however for some lines such as major European football their prices can be very competitive. NetBet run regular price boosts on top markets and lots of cash back offers that means you can still get great value from your bets even if the basic price isn't the best available.
As we always suggest here it makes sense to sign up to multiple bookies and then take your pick based on the price of the market you want to wager on and any offers available. You will find using this approach that you will bet with NetBet more often than you would imagine.
Odds are available in fractional, decimal and American formats.
Minimum / Maximum Bets and Payouts
The operator don not have sport specific limits but instead limit players to maximum winnings of £20,000 a day or £50,000 a week. Basically if you think your bets are going to be in this territory stick with a really big operator who will pay out up to £1,000,000.
Minimum stakes are very low at just £0.07 for pre-event bets an £0.13 for in play bets.
There are no maximum stakes as such but fortunately if your bet is likely to exceed the daily limit the bookie won't let you place the bet but will instead offer you a lower stake within the limits. Maximum withdrawal is also £100,000 each month, basically if you think you are in territory that high then bet with one of the big traditional bookies.
Live Betting and Streaming
Live In Play Betting
You may have gleaned from the interface section that NetBet have a fantastic live betting service. Depth of in play markets for major sports is as good as anywhere else and in fact if you want to bet in play on some sports such as handball or Olympics for example then this is one of the best services available.
The real beauty of this system is the size of the markets, even if you wear pint sized glasses you will be able to find and navigate through the NetBet in play system with ease. It is amazing how they can fit so many easy to see markets on one screen without the need to scroll down too much. Once you select an event you will see a multitude of lines that suddenly appear in an instant. It doesn't seem to matter how deep you go into an event the clarity is maintained. If you are a punter who likes to bet at the very last second but you get frustrated by slow in play services with other bookies then you have to try NetBet live betting.
At the top of the live betting window are tabs that let you switch between an overview, event view, Asian view and a live schedule. All of these are frankly great, particularly the live schedule. NetBet also have stats, results and live results sections to aid in play betting.
Mobile live betting is also great, nice big markets collapsed down in a very user friendly way. Being honest though this is one of the few bookies where I prefer betting on the main site, that’s not to say live betting on mobile isn't good it's more pointing to the fact that the main in play feature is superb.
No live streaming is offered yet from NetBet. I really don't mind this though as betting sites need to make a choice where they put their resources and with NetBet the rest of the package has been developed in such a user friendly way you almost won't notice the lack of steaming.
I am sure as they continue to grow that live streaming may be added. Remember also there is nothing to stop your streaming though one bookmaker and betting with another, another reason to have several online betting accounts.
NetBet have a really good app, not one of the very best but certainly good enough and in combination with the superb main site makes a nice package.
The app is easy to navigate with a slider showing top sports at the top as well as a menu button that takes you to all the major sections in an instant. The search function actually works too and that makes a nice change from those I have seen with other operators. You can access all of your major account info and banking options through the mobile service with all promotions easy to find and use too.
Overall the mobile version follows the same theme as the main site with markets and prices displayed in white and green against a sleek grey and black background. Markets and lines are always displayed in a large font whatever section you happen to be in making it easy to find what you want to bet on. The live betting section is also rapid and does a a great job of cramming in a lot of markets into a small space whilst maintaining clarity.
The feature I like most about the app is how easy it is to switch between sports and casino. I am not usually an advocate of mixing sports and casino as it tends to make mobile apps too crowded and slow. Then again it is annoying having to keep multiple apps if you like to switch between products (although bespoke apps for casino and poker are also available). NetBet seem to have found the perfect balance with this and for any punter that likes to use both services this is one of the best apps around.
It is very much the norm now for operators to provide Cash Out. The NetBet Cash Out service is comprehensive, available on all sports, markets and major events; they also provide partial cash out. Some two way markets such as total goals are unavailable but this is fairly standard in the industry. Combined with the superb NetBet in play feature Cash Out works very well.
If you haven’t used Cash Out before it is really good fun and adds a new tactical dimension to gambling. Cash Out lets you settle your bet prior to the completion of an event, the payout will always be lower than the one you would get if you allow the bet to run to completion but if you time it correctly you can end up a winner even if your wager eventually loses.
Gaming and Casino
NetBet have a long casino history and if you live in mainland Europe you will be very familiar with the brand. All of the great features that make the sportsbook so user friendly also apply to the casino and gaming section.
The system is so fast and clean it makes a refreshing change. The number of games and slots on offer (over 360) is impressive especially considering how minimalist the system seems to be. NetBet casino promotions, like sports, are great with something always available to take your fancy, from free spins to cash back deals.
NetBet have a nice social media balance. For punters that just want a bookie they will leave you alone but for those that want to interact they have a great twitter feed and facebook page.
On twitter there are various aliases for the different product but the main page is simply @netbet. The feed has the odd offer in there but on the whole is just a really fun thread with sports news, triva, jokes and videos. The facebook page follows a very similar pattern.
The unique selling point for NetBet is simply the fact that they are different from the crowd. Once you've signed up to a few online betting sites you tend to find they all have similar features and offers. NetBet haven't necessarily re-invented the wheel but they have certainly created a great package full of great features and top offers.
The user oriented outlook has resulted in a fantastic interface, great live betting and some of the best regular loyalty and cash back promotions you will find. For anyone looking for something different from a bookie try NetBet. They are definitely on the way up rather that down too and are sure to reward long term customers in the future.
Payment Options Deposit/Withdrawal
NetBet have got great choice when it comes to payment options. If you are gambling from within the UK you will be restricted to British Pounds (GBP) but if betting outside of this country there are a range of currencies available including Euros (EUR) and Dollars (USD).
A list of available payment methods is a breeze to find with NetBet. They make all of their minimums and maximums clear and easy to find. This is refreshing, I don't understand why some bookies make this so much harder than it needs to be. The NetBet minimum deposit is £10 across the board. Maximums vary dependent on payment method and in some instances this is a little low.
For example, maximum deposit for credit and debit cards is £900. You can however make multiple transactions or contact support to make higher value deposits. Some methods however such as Bank Transfer have no limits. For details on how to bet using the methods listed below see our banking section.
As an online-only betting site you cannot credit your account directly with cash as you can do with some operators that still have shops. NetBet do accept cash voucher and pre-paid card systems such as PaySafeCard that can be funded with cash. In late 2016 NetBet became the first UK licensed betting site to accept Bitcoin deposits.
- Major Debit and Credit cards
- Visa and Visa Electron
- Skrill (moneybookers)
- Bank transfer / wire
Withdrawals can be made back to credit/debit cards, bank transfer, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, WebMoney, Qiwi and Montera. Minimum withdrawal is £10 and no maximum limits are in, through all except PayPal (£5000).
NetBet have an overall withdrawal limit of £100,000 each month.
It is worth noting that it can take NetBet two days or more to process a transaction so even if you withdraw to eWallets such as Skrill this could still take 2-4 days to clear.
The NetBet site is available in nine languages and customer support is also available in a choice of languages. The opening hours of their customer support is from 9am to 11pm (GMT+1).
Live chat, email and a local phone number are all offered and whenever I've used live chat it I've got an almost instant reply, then again I've never tried to contact them in the middle of the night.
Agents are quick to get back to you and knowledgeable about the industry, bet types and their own internal procedures.
See our contact us section below for details of how to contact NetBet.
We only ever list operators with full UK Gambling Commission licences on this site so rest assumed NetBet are fully licenced through their parent company Cosmo Gaming. Being a UK licence holder the bookmaker are obliged to offer services and features that promote responsible gambling.
Many independent advice services are also available such as GamCare (http://www.gamcare.org.uk/).
NetBet offer the following responsible gambling features:
- Deposit Limits – daily, weekly and monthly
- Betting, Loses and Time Limits
- Cooling Off Period – 7 Days
- Self exclusion
- Full customer history to keep track of your betting habits
- Self-Assessment features
- Parental control measures
Licence Information and Contact Details
UK Licence ref/No: 39170
Cosmo Gaming hold all other relevant European licences.
- Name: NetBet
- Registered Company Name: Netbet Enterprises Limited
- URL: www.netbet.co.uk
- Customer Services: +44 20 3608 6024 (Freephone)
- E-Mail: Form On Site
- Customer services address: Netbet Enterprises Limited, 209, Marina street, Pieta PTA 9041, Malta
- Phone betting: Not accepted
- Text betting: Not accepted
- Twitter: @netbet (and others)
- Registered Company address: As Customer Service.