NetBet is one of the oldest bookies online, and with over ten years in the game the site offers one of the most comprehensive and market-rich betting experiences around.
The NetBet brand is extremely well-known, and a simple Google search reveals that very few complaints have been lodged against the site, which is a testament to the levels of integrity and honesty NetBet offer.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at NetBet and outline any important or exclusive features that help to make the site unique, alongside details of the banking and loyalty scheme running’s at the bookie.
NetBet’s VIP scheme certainly sounds worthy of attention, and so it should – it’s one of the most well executed loyalty programs we’ve seen in a while.
As a NetBet VIP, you’ll have a dedicated account manager who you can contact 24 hours a day and 7 days a week; and rather than just being some random point of contact, this VIP manager can help with everything from increasing your betting limit, speeding up your withdrawal, and even offering exclusive bonuses and promos.
Best of all, although the VIP scheme is invite only, if you think you should be invited to join you can contact them and request this. They will then personally review your account, so even if you’ve gone unnoticed before, they may well decide to add you to the club.
NetBet are also continually expanding their VIP program, and one of the next additions they’re going to be offering is the ability to place bets via telephone. This will work by calling your dedicated account manager and stating the selections you want, and they’ll do the rest. This is particularly useful if you travel a lot, and either don’t want to or can’t access the site from your mobile device.
Full details on the VIP program can be found under ‘VIP’ on NetBet’s website.
The NetBet Website
The design of NetBet’s website may not quite be up to scratch when compared to some of the world’s larger bookmakers, but while the design side of things may be lacking the website itself is extremely reliable, easy to use, and secure. You’ll find yourself able to join and sign up for an account in around 30-seconds thanks to the simple, one page sign-up form.
Below, we’re going to cover some of the main aspects of the site, starting with the in-play betting facility.
In-play betting offers a huge range of potential extra betting options, not only allowing you to bet based on what you’ve seen during the event so far, but it also allows you to back or lay bets which is particularly useful if you’ve already wagered money on the event and your team looks set to lose.
Now, backing and laying is a little too complex for this short article, so instead we’ll focus on the in-play area that NetBet offer.
As you can imagine, the in-play area is built to an extremely high standard, and everything from browsing the markets to expanding the events is made easy thanks to the smooth and simple interface that NetBet have built.
While the odds are not quite as good as you’d find elsewhere, regular promotions do ensure that you get your money’s worth while betting, and with a little patience you should be able to find some decent odds, particularly on less popular markets like Tennis and American sports.
To access the in-play betting area just click ‘In-Play’ from the main navigation menu, and you’ll instantly see the events in front of you.
As bettors, we love to be in control of the situation, so what better way for the bookies to offer us that privilege then letting us decide when we want to cash out our bets.
Of course, almost all online bookmakers offer cash out these days, but NetBet are well known in the industry for offering some of the most generous cash out prices around. It’s also an incredibly quick and easy function to take advantage of.
To check if your bets are eligible for cash out, locate your open bets and look for a big ‘Cash Out’ button; if you see it then the bet is eligible for cash out, and the price accompanying the button tells you how much NetBet are willing to offer. If you want to take it, just confirm and you’re done – the money will be in your betting account right away, and you’re free to bet or withdraw it as you wish.
Football Top Leagues
On their homepage, NetBet offer what’s called ‘Football Top Leagues’, a quick links section that allows you to bet on your favourite (and the most popular) football markets at the time without having to trawl through all of the other markets available. This obviously speeds up your betting experience a great deal.
Plus, below the links (which link to the leagues themselves) you’ll see a selection of upcoming fixtures – these are generally for the next one to two days and feature the major events that NetBet think you might be interested in. Alongside them you’ll see the odds for each team to win, as well as the price to draw, plus the number of other markets available for each game.
It may sound like an insignificant feature but it makes football betting a lot easier, and can greatly aide the quick betting rampage that, if you are anything like me, you religiously go on at 2:59PM on Saturday afternoon.
The deposit and withdrawal methods offered by NetBet are some of the most substantial in the industry, and you’ll find a huge range from Visa and Mastercard Debit/Credit cards, to more obscure methods including the mysterious (and difficult to get your head around) cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
Below, you’ll see a table of the main deposit methods you can use, along with the minimum deposit amount, the fee (if any), and the time it takes for the payment to reach your account:
|Method||Minimum||Fee||Time to Credit to Your Account|
|Visa and Mastercard Debit/Credit cards||10||Free||Instant|
|Bank Transfer||No Minimum||Free||1-14 Days|
|Boku: Pay by Mobile||10||Free||Instant|
|Bitcoin||10||Free||Up to 30 mins|
Withdrawals are largely the same, although a few options aren’t available due to payment industry guidelines.
It’s interesting that NetBet offer Bitcoin as a payment method, as this is something that’s still relatively new to online casinos, but it’s catching on fast.
Bitcoin offers anonymity (they’re very hard to trace), and while the general public may think they are used mainly by criminals, this is a very outdated reputation. Their popularity has exploded over recent years, with many users citing anger against the banks and the fear that the ‘Five Eyes’ are looking over their everyday life as the reasons.
Those points aside, Bitcoin has other benefits, the main one being that withdrawals (once processed by the casino) are credited instantly to your account. In order to use Bitcoin you’ll need what’s known as a Bitcoin Wallet – somewhere to store your Bitcoin. If you want to learn more, a simple Google search for “How to buy and use Bitcoin” will yield a plethora of results.
For more information on any of the above, simply head to the NetBet website where you can make your way to the banking FAQ page, which displays many of the commonly asked questions surrounding deposits and withdrawals.