Bookee Review

Bookee.co.uk is a mobile betting bookmaker, available to UK punters only. Inspired by the fact that majority of punters these days bet primarily or even exclusively on their mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) as opposed to desktop computers, the people behind Bookee developed a simple, yet innovative app boldly nicknamed ‘Tinder of Betting’.

Company Details

Bookee uses proprietary software which has been provided by FSB Technology, a UK-based company with plenty of years of experience in the industry. FSB made sure that the software solution employed by Bookee is unparalleled and unique. It is not secret that the developers have been inspired by one of the most popular apps today – Tinder and they managed to produce a sports betting bet that resembles Tinder in many ways.

FSB is licenced and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, the only body in the UK that has a charter to regulated and guide the online betting industry and issue licences.

Bonuses and Promotions

All newly registered punters at Bookee.co.uk can claim a Risk Free bonus as long as they wager at least £5 on a bet at odds of at least 4/5 (1.80). The maximum bonus amount is £10 and the sum is awarded as a free bet token. If you wish to claim this bonus you will need to opt in via email after you register. The bonus amount has to be wagered on a bet at odds higher than evens and lower than 9/1 (10.00). If the bookmaker decides that you are eligible to receive the bonus, you will be informed as soon as the free bet amount has been credited to your account.

Customers who bet on horse racing can benefit from the Horses Loyalty Promotion. Every punter who wagers at least 10 UK horse racing bets during one week will receive a Free Bet bonus of a maximum of £10. The bonus amount will be calculated on the basis of the average wagering amount of the first 10 bets. Only real money wagers are taken into consideration, not free bets. Also, you would have to place either single or each-way bets in order to qualify. The minimum qualifying wager for each of the 10 best is £5 and the bets have to be at odds evens or higher. In order to claim this bonus you will also need to opt in via email and use GIDDYUP as your email subject line.

Bookee doesn’t wish to leave tennis punters empty-handed and that’s why it offers another tennis promotion. All punters who wager at least £10 on tennis matches, can claim a tennis bonus in an amount equal to their wager and up to £10. Bookee may introduce other betting bonuses over time.

Sports Markets and Odds Value

The key asset of Bookee is simplicity and it truly doesn’t get simpler than that. The app will be suggesting bets and you just need to swipe right if you want to place the bet, or swipe left if you don’t, just like Tinder. That makes Bookee perfect for novice punters, or people who are casual punters. It is almost certain that the most popular events will appear first, therefore if you’re one of those who bet only on major events, this will make things very easy for you.

The app also offers ready accumulator bets (4-folds and 5-folds), so you won’t have to go through the betting offer. The main focus is on football, but Bookee also offers horse racing, tennis, boxing and other popular sports. If you choose a single bet, but you don’t wish to place it as a single, you can click on the + button at the bottom of the screen and then you can add more selections to your slip.

The ‘Split-Bet’ feature is truly revolutionary, it allows punters to share the cost of a bet with one of their friends who also uses the app, of course that means that they would also share the eventual winnings. This social feature has been regarded by many as the future of betting.

Even though the range of sports, events and markets doesn’t match that of older and major bookmakers, it is still diverse enough to satisfy most punters, plus if we take into consideration the fact that Bookee’s popularity is growing by the day, we can expact a broader offer in the future. The odds are quite fair and realistic too.

Banking Options

You can fund your Bookee account with your credit or debit card. Visa and MasterCard are accepted, and there are no other available methods as of yet, but the operator has announced that they are planning on introducing other methods in the future.

You will only be able to withdraw your winnings using the same card that you used to make the initial deposit. The minimum withdrawal amount is £10. Bookee.co.uk doesn’t charge any fees on deposits or withdrawals, but make sure that you have checked with your banking provider if they would charge anything. All withdrawal requests are reviewed and processed within one day after you submitted it. Then it would take a maximum of 3 days before the amount reaches your account.

Customer Service

If you are looking for a specific piece of info regarding Bookee, or you have any queries regarding your account and betting experience, you should contact customer support. Customer support is available during working days from 09:00 to 22:00 and from 10:00 up to 20:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. They usually respond within half an hour, but sometimes it may take slightly longer than that.

Conclusion

Bookee is in many ways unique and original. If it fits your needs and you fit the profile of punter that they are targeting, then you surely will be pretty satisfied with this app. Betting is really as simple and as fast as it can get with Bookee. The betting offer is sufficiently rich, there are a few bonuses. So far, there’s only one payment method, but that might change.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • First Tinder-like betting app
  • Great functionality
  • Bonuses for various sports
  • Great for casual punters and newbies

Cons

  • Desktop betting not available
  • Slightly limited range of options