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If you’re currently in the market for a new betting platform, you’re in the right place. Today, we’re talking about a service that is quickly capturing the attention of many bettors in the market. First and foremost, we should say that this is a mobile application online. That’s right, if you want a website, or even to play on a web browser, this just isn’t going to be possible with BetBull. Everything runs through the app, and the website simply offers basic information and guides players towards the application.
As long as you’re comfortable with an app-only experience, keep reading!
When you first join BetBull, there’s actually an opportunity to receive £100 in free bets. In our opinion, it’s a mixed welcome bonus that has positives and negatives. On the one hand, you could get £100 of free bets. On the other, the actual amount you receive depends on how much you’re willing to deposit and stake.
Available for new customers only, it starts with a deposit of £20. From here, you can place qualifying bets of anywhere between £20 and £100. As long as the odds are at least 1/2 and you make the qualifying bet in the first seven days, you’ll get your rewards. If you aren’t willing to stake £100, you’ll only get free bets to the value of what you do stake.
When the free bets come through, you can only place it on 1/1 selections, and they will expire if not used within one week. The problem with this welcome offer is that you only get £100 in free bets if you’re willing to stake £100. The good thing is that you’re in control of how much of the welcome bonus you enjoy.
When using BetBull, it’s possible to deposit as little as £5, and this is something we absolutely love. When services set a minimum deposit of £20, they’re asking too much of casual players. While £10 is a strong choice, £5 is even better. If Saturday football comes around and you only want to place a small bet, just deposit £5 to get started.
Currently, the available deposit methods include MasterCard, Visa, Skrill, Neteller, and PayPal. Is this a good selection? It depends on how you like to deposit. While these five options do cover a big percentage of players, there will be others who would prefer more eWallets. Either way, deposits are processed instantly with no fee.
One thing we like about withdrawals is that all the same options are available. When you start introducing lots of eWallets for depositing, one of the downsides is that they aren’t normally available for withdrawals. Since BetBull stick to five of the biggest methods, they’re all available for both sides of banking.
One thing we don’t like about withdrawals, however, is that you need £20 in your account to do it. While depositing is as little as £5, you need to wait until you build up £20 to withdraw. For Skrill, PayPal, and Neteller, processing should take one day. Meanwhile, MasterCard and Visa withdrawals have a processing period of between three and five days.
Since this is a mobile application service, it makes sense to talk about the experience you will get. With no website, thus no desktop experience, BetBull will lose a certain percentage of users. However, for mobile players, it’s nice to see a company that puts mobile betting first. Available on Android and iOS, the app looks good, has a clean interface, and offers simple navigation.
At the very bottom, you’ll see five tabs; Home, Leaderboard, Market, Bet Center, and Search. As we played on the app, these were incredibly useful for moving around the app quickly. If you’re thinking of the tabs at the bottom of the Facebook app, you’d be absolutely right. After reading some customer reviews, we weren’t the first ones to compare the BetBull app to a social media platform.
To place a bet, it’s as simple on mobile as on desktop. You’ll search the markets and make your selection, enter the stake amount, and then hit the Bet Now button. With the light blue and white appearance, it prevents the app from looking cluttered. Though it depends on what you want and need, we actually placed a bet in four taps from the home page. If you want to make in-play bets on the go, BetBull is a strong contender.
In terms of the actual app, here are some of the basic details you need to know:
- iOS – For Apple users, you will need iOS 8 and the app will take a little over 70MB of your storage. Just head to the App Store and search for BetBull. As you’ll see, the app has 4.6 stars and has been well received by iPhone owners.
- Android – Although this will come as no surprise, the best way to get the app for Android is on Google Play. You’ll need Version 7 on your device and the download uses 30MB of space.
If you’re having trouble finding the app on the respective store, you can just head onto the BetBull website and do everything from here. Across the top, you’ll see links for iOS and Android. As soon as you click on this, it will take you to the relevant application store. From here, you can download to your device. In truth, the links are plastered all over the website so you shouldn’t have trouble finding them.
Sports and Markets
Will BetBull meet your needs or should you just go for a normal betting service with a mobile app as well as a website? If football is your favourite betting area, you won’t find many better platforms. As well as English football, you’ll see events from Spain, Germany, France, Italy, and even the smaller leagues and competitions. With the biggest fixtures, expect to see over 120 markets. Whether you want to bet on handicaps, booking points, first goalscorer, or something else entirely, you shouldn’t ever be left wanting.
Away from football, two other popular sports are tennis and horse racing; not all newer services have horse racing markets, so this is great news. Elsewhere, cricket, rugby union, and plenty of other sports are well represented (including boxing, rugby league, darts, and F1).
These days, betting features are just as important as the markets and sports themselves. A platform could have every single sport in the world, but it still wouldn’t find success without cash outs and other features. Thankfully, cash outs are an option for some bets. If you head into your bets, you should see cash out as an option (assuming the bet allows). With some, you can even use the slider and partially cash out to keep some of the stake in the bet.
Next, in-play and live betting are more important than ever before. Rather than just betting on outcomes before an event starts, we like to make predictions as the event goes on. For example, watching a game of football, you might think that a goal or red card is coming. With BetBull, the live betting markets are impressive. Since BetBull is just a mobile application, this has been optimised perhaps more than a standard application. With this, it is designed for making fast bets and this lends itself to the live betting experience.
Rather than opening the laptop, logging into your account, and inevitably making the selection too late, just open the app and make your bet within seconds. If you like to watch events unfold in real-time, the bad news is that there isn’t any live streaming on the app. This is a shame, but it’s something we’re accustomed to since not all services offer this feature.
Considered a ‘social’ betting platform, we saw some very positive signs when playing on BetBull in terms of odds. With the biggest events in particular, we saw odds that were stronger than even the huge names. With many new bookmakers, they can be hit and miss with odds. Don’t worry, BetBull seem to have taken up a nice position in the market and this is why they have been able to draw in so many new customers.
After some digging, we found that both basketball and football average over 95% in payouts. When it comes to new betting services, this is generally unheard of. Even in darts, cricket, boxing, baseball, and horse racing, the odds are strong enough to choose BetBull over every other service.
Security and Licenses
Whenever you choose a service that’s new to the market, the first thing you should do is check their licenses (or read a review that assesses their licenses – well done!). With BetBull, they are registered with:
- Malta Gaming Authority
- United Kingdom Gambling Commission
- Independent Betting Adjudication Service
With this, you should have no doubts over the authenticity and credibility of BetBull. Even though this is a fairly new platform, you can be as confident with BetBull as with PaddyPower, Bet365, or another experienced name.
In addition to licensing, BetBull use all sorts of encryption technology to ensure that your personal details remain safe. With no website, BetBull can safely contain all personal details and financial information that come through the application.
While on the legal side of things, it has always been difficult for bookmakers to operate around the world and this is because every country has its own legislation on gambling. Therefore, BetBull is restricted in several countries. This includes Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Australia, the USA, and Spain.
For high rollers, betting limits on a specific website are important because they can prevent you from winning over a certain amount. With BetBull, they do have betting limits, so you need to understand these before deciding whether or not the app is for you.
With football, you cannot win more than £25,000 in major competitions and £12,500 in other leagues. We know, this will be disappointing for some. What if you want to place a 50p, 15-fold accumulator and walk away with hundreds of thousands? Well, it just isn’t possible with BetBull.
Elsewhere, the limit for all official UK and Irish horse races is £12,500. To be clear, this means that you cannot win over £12,500 on a single horse racing bet. For all races in other countries, the limit is just £5,000. Finally, other sports average around £6,250 while speciality bets have maximum winnings of £1,250.
During our testing, we tried to contact BetBull, but they seem to be behind in this area of the business. Although there is a live chat feature on the website, there isn’t a phone number. Ultimately, this means we need to head into the live chat or send an email if ever we need help. On the Contact Us page, you’ll also see an address for post and an email for sending documents.
On a more positive note, BetBull do seem to be active across social media. With accounts on Twitter and Facebook, you may be able to get support here.
Recently, we said that the SportPesa Responsible Gambling page was lacking somewhat. With BetBull, they have a far more extensive page with information on player security, gambling addiction, underage gambling, gambling dependence, rules for responsible gambling, and more.
In terms of Responsible Gambling, all players can set up reality checks, self-exclusions, time outs, and deposit limits. With reality checks, they can come through every 20, 40, 60, 90, or 180 minutes.
As with any betting website, BetBull is one with benefits and drawbacks. Benefits include:
- Sleek and beautiful mobile app
- Strong odds for football and basketball
- High security and important licenses
- Cash out and partial cash out
- Lots of sports and markets
- Minimum deposit of £5
- No phone number for support
- Low limits on winnings
- No live streaming
- Minimum withdrawal of £20