Disclaimer: Unibet Sportsbook is not yet live in Iowa. This review is speculative based on its offerings in other states, and will be updated after its Iowa sportsbook launches.
A staple of European gambling, Unibet Sportsbook aims to be a part of the Iowa sports betting scene as well.
In our Unibet Iowa review, we include all the info you need to create a Unibet account. We share the best features of the Unibet Sportsbook app and its welcome bonuses available — a value of up to $250.
If you want to learn more about one of the latest online sportsbooks in the Hawkeye State, you’ve come to the right place.
Unibet Sportsbook has a couple of stellar offers for new customers in Iowa, one of which doesn’t even require you to deposit a cent. By following our links when you sign up with Unibet, you’ll receive three free $10 bets.
The second offer is a risk-free bet that’s worth up to $250. It does require you to make at least a $10 deposit into your Unibet account. Once you have deposited at least $10 into your account, your initial bet will be refunded if it loses, to a maximum of $250. If your first wager is a winner, then nothing changes.
Both of these offers have a lot going for them. We like the three free $10 bets for signing up because they allow you to try Unibet out and see if you’d like to make a real money deposit. And receiving up to $250 back on a lost bet could be huge as well, but ideally you’ll hit something big on that first wager.
And if you’re wondering what Unibet bonus code or promo code you need, the answer is simple: You don’t need either; all you have to do is use our links when signing up, and you’ll receive both offers. Talk about easy.
|Online Sportsbook||Unibet Sportsbook IA|
|Bonus Code||None - Use Links|
|Sign-Up Bonus||$20, in the form of three free $10 bets|
|Deposit Offer||Risk-free initial bet worth up to $250|
|Last Updated||February 9, 2021|
One of Unibet’s top offers is a weekly parlay boost. Each week, you can increase one three-leg parlay by 10%, a four-leg parlay by 20% and one with five legs by 30%. The best part is that your increased winnings are all in cash. The only stipulation is that each leg of your bet must have odds of -500 or greater.
Unibet also offers a PigSkin Parlay Super Boost that boosts an eight-leg football parlay by 50%. Once again, all legs need to have odds of -500 or greater, and the max wager for this promotion is $50.
Another favorite Unibet promo is its Beat the Spread offer. For this one, the sportsbook selects a game, and when you bet at least $25 on the spread, you receive a $1 bonus for every point your team beats the spread by. If you’re familiar with PointsBet Sportsbook, this offer works just like PointsBetting expect, if your team loses, you don’t lose excess money.
Yes, Unibet is legal in Iowa.
Sports betting was legalized in the state after the Iowa Legislature passed Senate File 617 in May 2019. Retail and online sportsbooks began opening in August 2019.
Unibet is partners with Caesars Entertainment and Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino in Iowa.
Creating your Unibet online account in Iowa is a breeze. Let us walk you through the steps:
From there, another screen will appear with three questions specific to you to help confirm your identity. If you are not able to answer the questions correctly, you will need to supply a photo ID.
First things first, before talking about the Unibet Sportsbook app, let’s make sure you have the app on your Android or iOS tablet or phone.
Follow our links to the Unibet page, then follow the prompts to download the app onto your mobile device. Now let’s take a look at how the app looks and functions.
The Unibet app is more than a sportsbook; it’s also an online casino (not available in Iowa). When you open the app, it should take you directly to the sportsbook. If not, click the “Sports” links.
If you’re familiar with other online sportsbooks, you might be surprised by its simple layout. Absent are scrolling marquees with promos and other offers. Instead, it’s just sports lines and odds.
As you scroll through you’ll see live games first, followed by popular sports and then an A-Z sports listing at the bottom.
To navigate the app, you’ll click the second set of three lines below the Unibet logo in the upper-left corner of the screen. From there, you select the sports you want to bet on.
The bet slip at Unibet is standard fare, similar to what you would find at any sportsbook app in Iowa. When you add more picks to your slip, they can combine into a parlay wager or you can choose to place them as single bets. To remove picks from your bet slip, all you have to do is click on the “X.”
Overall, the Unibet Sportsbook app is a refreshing change from most other online sportsbooks due to its minimalistic nature. There’s nothing that it lacks compared to other books in the state, but it doesn’t overwhelm with various offers and promotions.
Let’s look at some of the best overall features of Unibet Sportsbook:
Here’s a look at a few areas we’d love to see Unibet improve on going forward.
Here are the various bet types you can expect to find on Unibet, along with examples of how they work.
You can also choose from IndyCar and Formula One auto racing and the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League for soccer, just to name a few.
Unibet has even more sports to wager on if that’s not enough for you; among the fringe sports that tend to be surprisingly popular is table tennis.
While Iowa doesn’t have any major professional teams, there are four schools in the state with NCAA football and men’s NCAA basketball teams to wager on: the Iowa Hawkeyes, Drake Bulldogs, Iowa State Cyclones and the Northern Iowa Panthers.
And while Iowans don’t have any in-state teams in the four major US sports leagues to root for, the states that border Iowa offers plenty.
In Minnesota, there are teams in all four sports: the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA, the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL, the Minnesota Twins in Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Wild in the NHL.
Moving around the horn, in Wisconsin, you can pick from the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.
Heading south to Illinois, we have five teams to choose from: the Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Cubs and White Sox (MLB) and Chicago Blackhawks (NHL).
And lastly, in Missouri, there are four more teams. In the NFL you have the Kansas City Chiefs, in baseball, there are the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals and in the NHL, you have the St. Louis Blues.
Now let’s see what the futures markets look like on the Unibet app.
If you’re looking to wager on any of the in-state schools, Unibet has futures markets for men’s college basketball with bets on the winners of conference tournaments, which teams will make the Final Four and which team will be the NCAA national champion.
Surprisingly, though, as of November 2020, Unibet did not have any futures available for college football. While you could wager on that week’s NCAA football games, there were not any futures markets up for conference or national championship game-winners.
Unibet does have futures available for the NFL, though. You can bet on everything from team regular-season win totals to division and conference winners, and of course, the Super Bowl winner. For player futures, Unibet has odds on who will be named MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year. You also can wager on which players will lead the league in passing, receiving and rushing yards for the regular season.
In the NBA, you can bet on who will come out of the Eastern and Western conferences and play in the NBA Finals and which team will win the Larry O’Brien Trophy. You also can bet on who will be named the NBA MVP, Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year.
Unibet has two futures markets for the NHL: You can bet on which team will win the Stanley Cup and which player will win the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL’s regular-season MVP.
And finally, when it comes to Major League Baseball, you can wager on who will win the NL and AL pennants and which team will prevail in the World Series.
Both depositing and withdrawing on Unibet are simple actions that take a couple of minutes. When you need to put money into your account, you can use any of these options:
A $10 minimum deposit is necessary.
When it comes time to make a withdrawal at Unibet, you have a few choices:
Just as was the case when depositing money, you also are required to withdraw a minimum of $10 when cashing out at Unibet.
If you run into any problems at Unibet, you have customer service options.
Unibet is committed to responsible gambling, Unibet Sportsbook provides you with information to help determine if they have a gambling problem. On top of that, Unibet allows you to set limits to prevent spending too much time and/or money on the sportsbook.
You also can reach out to Unibet if you decide to close your sportsbook account altogether.
Currently, Unibet does not have a retail sportsbook location in Iowa. In order to be licensed in the state, Unibet is partners with Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino:
In our opinion, Unibet is not in the running for being the best sportsbook in Iowa. Not only is Unibet too new to the Iowa sports betting marketplace, but there isn’t enough of a track record outside of Iowa when it comes to how Unibet has performed in the US.
Unibet is a sportsbook that we’ll keep our eyes on, however, to see how it learns and grows and whether it can become one of the top sportsbooks in the Hawkeye State.