Mintbet Review – £10 Weekly First Year
Mintbet is a new UK licensed online sportsbook and casino run by a very experienced operator McBride Racing Ltd, a Irish family bookmaker established in 1979. The site is powered by FSB Technology and so on the face of it they look a lot like many other new online-only sports betting sites. Dig a little deeper however and you will see this brand is different.
The site is very well stocked, offering a wide range of markets and large depth, including full horse and greyhound racing, along with every other traditional sport. Promotions are excellent for a bookmaker of their size too, the company state that they don’t provide unattainable offers, only good value deals with long term rewards.
Sports Offer – Up To £520 in Free Bets
The welcome offer from Mintbet sets the general tone for what this site is about, providing good value for punters who like to bet on a regular basis.
New customers can claim a £10 free bet each week for the first year, worth up to £520 in free bets. To qualify for each £10 free token you need to place 10 bets of £10+, evens+, within 7 days. Qualifying bets can be any single or accumulators on any sports, pre-event or in play.
Once awarded each £10 bet token will then be valid for a further 7 days and can be placed on any single markets you like, with no minimum odds or maximum winnings. All returns are in cash, although of course the £10 token itself is not returned.
The day that each £10 bonus token is awarded is the same day of the week that you register on. If, for example, you register on a Saturday then your qualifying week will run from midnight Saturday (00:01) to the following Friday (23:59), with the free bet awarded the next day.
If you miss a week there is no penalty, you can start again the next week. Taken to the maximum this offer could be worth £520 over the 52 weeks of a year. Even if however you only take the offer up on some weeks of the year this is still a valuable offer with the potential to claim far more in free bets than with most other sports sign up promotions.
The weekly free bet loyalty offer is perfect for anyone that places consistent bets, if you know you are likely to meet the criteria on some, or all, of the weeks then in effect you can get up to 10% of your stakes back in free bets.
Casino Offer – £500 Welcome Bonus
Should you want to play casino games more than sports bets then Mintbet also have a welcome package for their Microgaming powered instant play casino.
The 100% deposit match offer starts at £10 up to a maximum of £500. The bonus is issued automatically on your first deposit and carries a 30x the deposit + bonus amount rollover in 30 days.
Slots count 100% to the wagering requirement, roulette and blackjack 10% and poker 5%; baccarat and progressive slots do not count to the turnover. A maximum of £100 per bet/spin will count to the rollover and maximum winnings resulting from the bonus after wagering is complete is set at £3000.
Existing Customer Promotions
The range and type of long term offers for punters is the strongest aspect of Mintbet. There are no flash in the pan deals here, no short term promotions that are only available on a Tuesday at midday, or require huge stakes or convoluted terms to access.
Here you can reliably get added value offers that will give you consistent rewards, without you needing to actively think about claiming them most of the time. This really is the way it should be and you have to applaud Mintbet for their choice of offers, which in many cases are better than some of the big well known bookies.
Below is a list of some of the promotions available at Mintbet, there are however more that you can read about on the site:
- Football Trebles & 4-fold 20% Win Boost – Claim up to three times each week, get 20% extra winnings, in cash up to £50, if all your selections (min odds 1/2+) win by more than one goal.
- 5+ All Sports Acca Insurance – This accumulator insurance is open to all sports, most similar deals are restricted to football. Picks must be pre-match result markets, 1/2+, refund as a free bet up to £10.
- Horse and Greyhound Best Odds Guaranteed – Most sites provide BOG for UK and Irish horse racing now but not many do for greyhound racing too (all UK and Irish BAGS/BEGS).
- Horse and Greyhound Money Back Second – Get a stake refund, as a free bet up to £25, if your dog is second to the favourite in any RPGTV race, along with meeting specific money back 2nd offers. Also get regular horse racing second place offers, e.g. beaten by a head.
Mintbet launched in 2017 and is effectively a rebrand of McBride Racing Ltd, a family run independent retail bookmaker in Ireland and Northern Ireland, set up in 1979.
The look and feel of the site may be familiar as it is powered by FSB Technology software, used by several betting sites. With over 40 years experience in retail bookmaker however the owners of the site have created a superb package for such a new site.
It is rare for new betting websites to have horse racing alone but Mintbet offer both horse racing and greyhound racing, with best price guarantees and good insurance offers for both. It is obvious to anyone who has bet with any new bookmakers recently that there is more behind this brand than investment.
Mintbet is still developing of course and is yes to offer services such as live streaming, but few new sites can boast the features these have already. They do have cash out, in play betting, mobile app, a decent blog, active social media, and all of those very good loyalty promotions discussed earlier.
If you like to stake a bit higher too and you deposit £500+ each month there is a VIP scheme that gives 10% of loses back up to £2000 each month, both sports and casino count (min £5, money back as free bets).
I wouldn’t say Mintbet would replace your main bookmaker entirely yet, but they are one of the best for giving back to customers and for that reason alone are worth holding an account with.