ComeOn - Closed
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UK Closure Update September 2019
ComeOn (and sister brand Mobilebet) have closed to the UK for ‘strategic business reasons’, as of the 23rd September ComeOn will no longer accept UK players. Existing customers can continue to play and deposit until the 27th September at which point activity will be ceased and accounts closed.
This is a sad loss of one of the best loyalty betting sites around and comes on the back of Brexit, taxation and a highly competitive market. Customers from outside the UK can still join ComeOn if you are in an unrestricted territory.
ComeOn are a no-nonsense loyalty bookmaker who like to do things differently with their sportsbook; as they say, it’s not just what they do but the way that they do it. Their loyalty scheme is the real selling point of this bookie, as it continues to reward punters over time and comes with a lot more flexibility than normal.
There is plenty to bet on too at ComeOn and a finer platform to bet from they couldn’t have built. It’s a smooth and fluid betting experience that greets you, with a good mixture of sporting categories and enough market depth to satisfy 90% of the betting community.
There are one or two omissions that would really make ComeOn stand out, such as greyhounds and live streaming, but there are plenty of reasons to keep coming back here week after week whether you prefer to bet on a desktop or via mobile/tablet.
It’s All About Loyalty
Even though they are available, ComeOn aren’t the best bookie out there for big flashy promotions. They like to push combo bets using the offers they have come up with, alongside the welcome offer of course, and the free bet club is a regular feature alongside odds boosts and other small offers that are good for customer retention.
But, and this is a big important but, their loyalty reward scheme is probably one of the best there is for long term value.
First and foremost, it runs between the sportsbook and the casino so any activity on the site can bag you goodies from whichever department suits you. That makes ComeOn a great site for bettors who play casino on the side or vice verser, especially if you tend to find loyalty schemes work better for you than promotions.
It’s all based off loyalty points which is nothing new, but at ComeOn you get them for everything, not just for depositing and betting. Log in every day? Loyalty points. Confirm your email address? Loyalty points. Send in registration documents? Loyalty points. By rewarding punters for doing what the company wants them to do, ComeOne ensure that both sides benefit from the arrangement, and players stay happy and keep coming back.
Of course, this all amounts to nothing if all you get out of it is 20p and a packet of crisps. Luckily, the ComeOn shop is stuffed with goodies for both the sportsbook and the casino and there are prizes to suit people with masses of points to spend or just a few weeks’ worth.
You can trade your points for free spins, super spins, money bonuses, deposit reload bonuses, and free bets from £1 upwards. This means you can chop and change the way you are rewarded depending on what you are doing at the time, and the shop never closes so even if you are on a midnight slots raid you can take advantage.
It’s great to see such a transparent scheme with no hoops to jump through. It’s simple, it’s fair across the board, and anyone can benefit.
The Nuts and Bolts of the Sportsbook
All but the most discerning of punters will be able to find what they are after at ComeOn. Sure, there are other bookies that go further and offer greater depth of market in some areas, but with just shy of 150 football leagues and competitions plus specials, you will agree that they are not exactly lagging behind either.
There are 30+ sports categories to browse, and anything that is even vaguely prominent on the sporting calendar will be included. If you bet on lesser followed sports or events you might find it a little sparse, but the same could probably be said of any online bookie, and for popular football fixtures you can expect 150+ markets, tennis nets 50+ on average, and ice hockey can reach 100+. Middling categories like basketball might feel a bit light at times but again, unless you are a die hard fan you should be able to bet on most standard markets and bet types.
The one category that is missing which might be missed is the greyhounds, but horse racing gets full coverage in the UK and Ireland with the odd international race thrown in for good measure.
No problems here, it’s an SBTech site so everything is in good order. The soft greys, blacks and greens are easy on the eye at the same time as helping to clearly separate different sections and betting lines, and the layout is intuitive and well organised so there are no stumbling blocks.
The amount of information from one screen to another is perfect to allow you to make an informed next move, and the features that come with the platform package such as stats, cash out, pulse bets, and bet builders are superb.
A selection of a search bar, an A-Z, and quick links give you plenty of different ways to get to where you want to go quickly and efficiently.
The quality and ease of use of the platform extends to the in-play interface as well. It’s arguably the best of the bunch and certainly in the top 3.
Live fixtures are available in droves and the in-play betting lines are varied and interesting without getting so convoluted that you can’t find what you are looking for. This is helped again by the superb interface which allows punters to minimise pretty much anything on the screen as well as to categorise bet types in event view to narrow down the search.
There is no live streaming but the live graphic (or match tracker) is so detailed you will barely miss it. You can see match stats, stadium capacity, ground condition, key events – it’s all there.
You can also listen to race commentary if you want to feel a little more immersion when betting on the gee gees.
Betting on Mobile
This is yet another area that ComeOn covers well, although being one of the more modern breed of sportsbooks you would expect as much really.
One of the key things to mention is the mobile exclusive YourBet feature. This allows bettors to create custom bets using whichever selections they like from a single event.
You can choose up to 6 different selections for each bet, so an example might be; Rashford to score first in a 2-0 win, with United ahead at half time and at least 8 corners taking place during the game. The odds will be calculated as you add and remove selections so you can instantly see what you bet is potentially worth.
Aside from that you get much the same experience as you do on the desktop, and even though the layout is different it is just as simple to use with plenty of quick links plus access to the casino if you like to jump between the two products.
It could pick up the pace a tiny bit at times, but that’s a petty quibble really; there isn’t much wrong with this app.
ComeOn are part of the first generation of ‘new’ online bookmakers to make it to middle age – in online bookie years anyway. They launched in 2010 and have projected themselves as a fun, straight-talking bookie who cut through the promotions waffle with clear language and transparency. This is clearly attractive to many punters as they are still here and continuing to grow in popularity.
ComeOn is the face of parent company Co-Gaming Limited, whose operations are regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta. The sportsbook itself is licensed and regulated by the Government of Curacao and of course has a UK Gambling Commission license, as do all sites we list at LatestBettingOffers. Despite their exotic licensing arrangements, ComeOn stands up well under scrutiny when it comes to the fairness and reliability of their sports betting product. They are as reliable as any bookie when it comes to financial and data security and they have invested in exceptional encryption technology (which they claim is better than that used by many banks).
Given their headline promotions appear to currently lag behind some of the big boys in the industry, ComeOn’s main attraction lies in their simplicity; punters don’t need to tangle themselves up in knots to make the most of the promotions on display. They have a single wallet for all their gambling products (sportsbook, casino and poker) and they offer efficient and friendly customer support seven days a week by live chat, email or phone. Add to that their excellent loyalty program that allows you to earn Player Points for pretty much every interaction you have with them, and ComeOn start to look rather attractive.
Put simply, this place is perfect for most bettors who can’t be doing with complicated (albeit rewarding) one-time promotions, instead favouring solid long-term value.
If you are a stickler for detail then you might want to go somewhere more stat and market heavy, but for us, ComeOn treads the perfect line between being a fun place to bet with plenty to bet on, and a statistician’s haven with markets from far and beyond. A very comfortable middle ground.
The casino is an added bonus and deserves a section all to itself, but sadly there isn’t the space. Suffice it to say it is a very well put together product with mountains of slots plus a live casino and table games.