The constant evolution of online betting has brought a huge number of benefits. Just one of those is the spread of sportsbooks across international borders. Nowadays, a brand might be founded in one part of the world, but can easily spread elsewhere, and offer a fresh betting platform to customers in whole new countries.
In QuinnBet, we find just such a sportsbook. Admittedly they’re hardly a world removed from British bettors, only being based in Ireland. Still, they’ve swiftly built up a strong reputation in that country, and there’s no reason to doubt they’ll enjoy similar success in the UK.
In this comprehensive review, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the QuinnBet sportsbook. We’ll cover its promotions, betting markets, customer support, and plenty more besides. Let’s get started.
QuinnBet might already have established themselves in Ireland, but repeating this success in the UK is a whole other matter. Perhaps the most tried-and-tested way to make your mark in any new market is with an irresistible welcome offer.
QuinnBet do indeed have a ‘Welcome Offer UK’ in place, alongside the Irish version. Within this single offer you’ll find not one, but two bonuses. The first is a free bet, which doesn’t even require a deposit. The second is a choice between 50% of your first-day sportsbook losses being refunded, and a £5 free bet.
This welcome offer might have an unusual approach, but it’s certainly not complicated. Here are the few steps you must take to activate it.
As with all such deals, the QuinnBet welcome offer does come with a few terms and conditions. These are the most important:
While there are a couple of hoops you must jump through to actually activate this welcome offer, there’s no disputing its quality. Immediately being given a £1 free bet, without even needing to make a deposit, is extremely generous. Subsequently getting either a 50% refund on your losses or another £5 free bet, in return for some moderately-sized qualifying bets, is also very appealing indeed.
QuinnBet definitely make a very good first impression, courtesy of their ‘Welcome Offer UK’. Of course, even the best welcome offers are short-lived. That’s why, in order to keep new customers’ interest for the long haul, a bookie should also have a few ongoing promotions in place.
QuinnBet have satisfied this requirement in style. They have 10 ongoing promotions at the time of writing, which cover a good mix of both bet types and sports. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most enticing.
Some bookies have weekly free bet clubs. With QuinnBet, you can actually claim a free bet every single day. To qualify, you must stake £5 or more on certain markets in a given day, at odds of evens or greater. Eligible markets include all in-play bets and accas.
Do so, and you’ll get a free bet in return, totalling 5% of your spend that day. If you place five £10 wagers, for example, equalling a £50 spend, you’ll get £2.50 back as a free bet. Obviously you’re not going to get rich from this promotion, but it’s a nice little bonus which is very easy to claim!
Like the previous offer, this is another great example of QuinnBet regularly rewarding your loyalty for betting with them. It’s also a pretty simple deal to understand.
In a given week, if your QuinnBet account has taken an overall loss and you’ve placed at least five wagers, you’ll get 25% of those losses refunded as a free bet. That refund can usually be up to £50, although – if over half your wagers were placed on horse racing – that amount drops to £25. Either way, getting a full quarter of your losses refunded each week significantly improves your chances of making a long-term profit.
For football fans, few things are worse than sticking with a match for 90 minutes, only to have it end 0-0. When you had money on the game, the frustration is even greater!
QuinnBet’s No Goals, No Worries deal can take the edge off your pain. To qualify, you simply need to bet at least £10 on one of the eligible markets (such as Anytime Goalscorer or Scorecast), at odds of evens or greater. If the match finishes as a bore draw, you get your stake back – up to £20 – as a free bet.
QuinnBet take horse racing very seriously. This isn’t only shown by the number of markets they support (as covered in the next section), but in their promotions too. Alongside one deal that gives you free spins to use in the casino, QuinnBet have their own takes on two classic horse racing offers.
The first – Best Odds Guaranteed – works just as it does on other sportsbooks. If you take a horse at a certain price, and the Starting Price (SP) is superior, you’re automatically given the SP instead. If your original odds are better, you keep them. This applies to all races across the UK and Ireland.
The second is a version of the popular ‘Money Back If Second’ promotion type. To qualify, you simply place a single bet on a horse in any British or Irish race. If it wins, you get your winnings as normal. But if it finishes second to the SP favourite, your stake will be refunded (up to £10).
There’s no doubting that the sports betting landscape is dominated by a few particular markets. For a sportsbook to establish itself as truly competitive though, it must go beyond these narrow boundaries. It must offer an extensive, well-rounded selection of sports to bet on, to reach the widest possible base of potential customers.
QuinnBet does a very good job of this indeed. While their clear priorities are horse racing and football – as you might expect – they’ve backed these sports up with a whole range of other markets. In fact, there are approximately 30 different sports available to bet on at the time of writing, which is competitive with what you’d normally expect from a much bigger brand.
As an Irish sportsbook, it’s no surprise to see that horse racing leads the way on QuinnBet. It’s the first thing you see on the home page of the sportsbook, and has the most promotions related to it. We’ll delve deeper into the actual market selection shortly, but – for now – simply know that it’s very impressive indeed!
Football clearly isn’t too far behind on QuinnBet’s list of priorities. It leads the way in terms of in-play betting opportunities, and has an absolutely exhaustive selection of pre-match markets too. These include a regular helping of specials bets, which usually apply to the very biggest matchups that day.
Elsewhere, QuinnBet tick just about every major box. The other biggest betting sports – like tennis, golf, cricket, rugby, boxing, and motorsports – are all present and correct. You can also wager on American contests like the NFL and NBA, slightly more niche British markets such as darts and snooker, and plenty of eSports too.
The beautiful game might not dominate this sportsbook, as it does with most British brands. But make no mistake – QuinnBet still have an absolutely excellent football section in place.
The range of competitions that are available here is simply enormous. These naturally include major international contests and the biggest continental trophies, like the Champions League and Europa League.
For day-to-day betting though, you’ll find a never-ending supply of domestic matches to bet on. All the biggest European leagues are supported, including the Premier League and Championship, Serie A, La Liga, and the Bundesliga. So are the cup competitions in those countries, like the FA Cup and the Copa del Rey. Backing those up is a whole array of further betting markets from all around the world, spread across South America, North America, Africa, and so on. In short, if a vaguely professional football match is happening somewhere in the world… you can probably wager on it at QuinnBet!
In addition to simply having plenty of matches available, you also have lots of different ways to wager on those matches. Here are just a few of those bet types:
If you want to get a little more creative, you can also place both regular and Asian handicap bets down. There are also plenty of high risk, high reward bet types, including player props on scoring goals and getting booked.
Rounding out this selection nicely are a handful of outright bets, which tend to be available for the biggest competitions. There are five different outright markets for the Premier League, for example, including Top Goalscorer and Premier League Winner.
As noted, horse racing might be the biggest priority of all on QuinnBet. The race coverage here is absolutely exceptional.
Every single race across the UK and Ireland is available to wager on, with either Race Winner or Each Way bets, and there are multiple promotions covering these events. In addition, racecourses in the USA, France, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and even Japan are also represented.
QuinnBet also pay plenty of attention to all the biggest festivals, such as Cheltenham and the Grand National. Finally, ante-post markets are available for future races, and there are even specials available from time to time.
Tennis might not draw the crowds of punters that the first two sports on our list do, but it’s still a very important betting market. And, once again, QuinnBet’s coverage is excellent here.
All the slams – including Wimbledon and the US Open – are naturally in place. Not only can you wager on them as they’re taking place, but outright Winner markets open for each competition months in advance. Between the biggest contests, you’ll also find a constant stream of tour events taking place all around the world. These are typically available to wager on both pre-match and in-play, with a solid range of bet types in each case.
In addition to the sports we’ve already looked at, there are some 25 other options available to you. Fans of American sports will be pleased to see the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL all included, not just on a game-by-game basis, but with Outright markets too.
The sections for the likes of cricket and golf are also impressive, and less-heralded sports like badminton, cycling, and handball are also shown some love. A special mention must also be made for the eSports section, which covers an exceptionally wide selection of games, including CS:GO, LoL, and Dota 2.
Pre-match markets remain enormously popular, but – for many people – live betting has become their main way to bet. For those willing to follow events closely, and react quickly to what’s going on, this can certainly be very profitable.
QuinnBet serves these bettors extremely well. An entire in-play area is accessible via the main menu, or you can reach live markets very easily within each sport’s section. For the likes of football, there’s actually a minimal drop-off in terms of market selections between pre-match and in-play. You can still get the likes of handicap bets down in real time, and pulse betting is also available.
Crucially, the quality of the live betting features here is also very high. During our testing, we found both the placement and cashing out of live bets to be smooth and quick. The odds also refresh very regularly, depending on what’s happening in a given matchup, and the prices tend to be extremely fair.
Having started as a simple alternative to desktop websites, mobile betting apps have become the preferred way for many punters to bet. Few things frustrate us more than a bookie coming up short in this area therefore, but – fortunately – that’s not the case with QuinnBet.
For starters, they have both iOS and Android apps in place, which can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play respectively. Neither has many user reviews, but – during our testing – we found the iOS version to be adequate, although not exactly outstanding.
Visually the app is certainly inferior to the desktop website, with the whole look being pretty basic. Logistically though, the interface is good enough to do the job. The entire selection of markets is still contained within one expandable menu, and the actual placement of bets and management of your account is all easy enough. Pleasingly, the same special features – like live streaming of horse racing – are also available.
The mobile version of the main site is very similar. There are a few superficial changes – the icons are a little different, for example – but overall this is still a reasonable substitute for the actual app.
When it comes to special features, QuinnBet falls somewhere in the middle of the road. While it can’t compete with the biggest brands like William Hill and Bet365, it certainly has more going for it than your average relatively unknown brand in Britain.
Most impressively, they’ve managed to provide some live streaming. Currently only horse racing and greyhound racing are covered, but – again – that’s more than you’d get from most non-premium bookies. Even for other popular live betting sports like football, the excellent visualisation tool does a good job of keeping you up to date.
Elsewhere, QuinnBet have a solid bet builder in place – called ‘Create a Bet’ here – which is only available on football matches at the time of writing. This tool can be accessed very easily alongside the rest of a match’s markets, and makes it incredibly easy to craft same-game multiples.
Finally, QuinnBet deserve a lot of credit for their virtual sports section. Football, horse racing (flats and jumps), greyhound racing, motorsports and even table tennis are all included. New events begin almost constantly, and – although the graphics aren’t exactly elite – the animations are pleasingly lifelike.
When your main goal is to get as many new customers in as possible, you must naturally ensure your registration process is extremely straightforward. We’re pleased to say that this is indeed the case with QuinnBet. It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up here, with everything being clearly explained throughout.
You kick off by heading to the QuinnBet home page, and clicking ‘Register’. This takes you to a page with a series of boxes, into which you must enter a few personal details. Specifically, you need to provide your email address, name, date of birth, and mobile number. You’re also asked to set a username and password for your account, and pick a preferred currency. Crucially, this is also the stage at which you must enter the promo code ‘BET’ to get your £1 free bet. Once all that’s done, simply agree to the general T’s & C’s and click ‘Join Now’.
After that, your account will technically have been created. You’ll still be taken to a second screen though, in which you must enter your home address. After doing so, just click ‘Save Address’. You’ll now be prompted to make your first deposit, after which you’re free to start betting.
As with all sportsbooks that are legitimately licensed in the UK, you must verify your identity on QuinnBet. This isn’t necessary to sign up for an account in the first place, but must be done before you can make a withdrawal.
This might sound like an annoyance, but it’s actually incredibly straightforward. These are the very few steps you must take to verify your identity:
And that’s it! If you take the live chat option, your identity should be verified very quickly indeed. After that, you’ll be free to make withdrawals from your account from that point forward.
QuinnBet’s banking options aren’t the most impressive you’ll find, with only seven choices available to you. Admittedly though, these include several of the most important payment methods.
Specifically, you can use Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro, Neteller, Skrill, and Trustly (for bank transfers). PayPal and Paysafecard are both notable absences here, and remember that neither Skrill or Neteller deposits are eligible for the welcome offer. The minimum deposit amount for all methods is £10.
The minimum withdrawal amount is also £10, and you must use a method with which you’ve already deposited. Cashing out here is actually pleasingly speedy, assuming your identity has already been verified. Technically it can take 2-3 working days to process payments, but more commonly this is completed within a mere 24 hours.
At first glance, it’s fair to say that QuinnBet won’t be the prettiest betting platform you’ll have set eyes on! It simply isn’t very appealing visually. Little use is made of graphics, with a whole lot of odds being thrown at you instead.
Give it a little time though, and you’ll quickly find that this sportsbook starts to grow on you. The numbers-heavy approach might not look great, but it actually does a good job of conveying a lot of information to you in a short space of time. Just on the home page, for example, you can see dozens of odds for the biggest horse races, greyhound races, football matches, and so on within a few seconds.
Navigating around the rest of the sportsbook is pleasingly straightforward. All the available sports can be found in a dropdown menu in the top-left corner. The most popular sports – like racing and football – can always be accessed by using an ever-present top menu, which also houses the promotions area. Other key sections – like the deposit screen and help centre – can also be reached with a single click, and the live chat is always available via a handy button in the bottom-right of your screen.
High-level customer support used to be seen as a bonus from a sportsbook. Nowadays it’s simply considered as the bare minimum, even for relatively young bookies.
QuinnBet don’t let themselves down here, providing several different ways to get in touch with their support team. Most importantly these include live chat, with replies via this method being extremely speedy. You can also use the ticketing system if you prefer, or send an email directly.
Elsewhere, QuinnBet also have an FAQ section in place. It’s not the most exhaustive help center we’ve seen, but it gets the job done. There are around 25 articles available, which cover all the most important topics – like account management and deposits – and are written in a concise and informative manner.
QuinnBet might be relatively unknown in the UK, but they’ve actually been operating in Ireland since August 2017. That might not sound like a long time either, but – in the incredibly fast-moving world of sports betting – it’s actually a decent track record! The sportsbook itself has been provided by FSB Technology, who have a very solid reputation, having also developed platforms for brands like Fitzdares, Dafabet, and Genting Bet.
Elsewhere, it’s worth noting that QuinnBet is a completely Irish-owned brand. Their HQ is even based in Ireland itself, rather than somewhere like Malta or Gibraltar, which is very unusual for a modern betting company! Importantly, they also hold full betting licenses with the governments of both the UK and Ireland.
QuinnBet isn’t technically a ‘new’ sportsbook, even if the name itself will be new to most British bettors. They have still only been around for a few years though, and – with that in mind – we were incredibly impressed with what we found here.
In many of the most important areas, this already feels like a firmly established bookie. The market selections, customer support, and ongoing promotions are all excellent here. There’s a respectable handful of special features too, and – even if neither the desktop site nor mobile apps are visually impressive – they still handle intuitively enough.
While minor improvements could be made, such as the addition of PayPal and some more live streaming, QuinnBet is already a strong option. We can firmly recommend signing up, taking the ‘Welcome Offer UK’ for a spin, and enjoying this strong all-round sportsbook for yourself.