Reviewed By James Molloy
mr.play is one of the latest sportsbooks to enter the marketplace and they come with what is a pretty solid betting platform. Even though the brand is new, they are utilising an AG Communication white-label, which also run brands like Bet Regal and Karamba.
Even though the site is new, the layout and design are very familiar. The biggest compliment that we can them is that they’ve slotted into the industry as if they’ve been here for years, which is not an easy feat to achieve.
|Good variety of sports and markets||Customer service not 24/7|
When you sign up for a new account with mr.play you’re going to be eligible to get a bet token worth £10. It’s a really easy promotion to claim and all you need to do to trigger the offer is place a bet of £10 or more at odds of 2.00 (even money) or higher.
When you get your bet token you then have 14 days for the bet to be used and settled. So, if you’re looking at betting on the winner of the Premier League in September, then think again, as if it’s not settled within 14 days of it being issued, it will be voided.
Bet tokens can be placed on any sport or market and need to be priced at odds of 1.80 or higher. Any winnings that you get from the free bet will be applied as cash and you can withdraw straight away if you like. The £10 stake will not be credited to your account with any winnings.
There is no mr.play promo code needed for this offer and it’s about as easy as you will find for these types of bets.
One of the highlights of the mr.play sportsbook is that it comes packed with offers and promotions. These keep changing all the time, but two of the better ones include the Battle of the Punters and their Play Boost.
The punter battle is one where you go head-to-head with other players in the sportsbook. You earn points with each bet that you place and climb the leader board with the more points that you collect.
Play Boost is another great feature on the site and if you’re an accumulator bettor, then you need this in your life. Basically, mr.play will add a bonus on Acca bets that include 4 or more picks at odds of 1.2 per pick or higher. For this, you get a 4% bonus, but that bonus amount increases with the more games that you add. Here is the full breakdown:
• 4-folds – 4%
• 5-folds – 7%
• 6-folds – 10%
• 7-folds – 15%
• 8-folds – 20%
• 9-folds – 25%
• 10-folds – 30%
• 11-folds – 35%
• 12-folds – 40%
• 13-folds – 45%
• 14-folds – 50%
• 15-folds – 77%
“Extra” winnings are capped at £11,000 and any bets that you cash out are not eligible for this offer.
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The mr.play free bet is one of the best that you can access anywhere online right now. It’s not huge, in the form of a £10 bet, but it is incredibly accessible. All you need to do is place a bet of £10 or more at odds of 2.00 or higher and your free bet will be triggered.
Even though mr.play is still fairly new, the bookmaker in terms of sports and markets is like a well-oiled machine. You get access to a huge range of sports and the market coverage for most of these is excellent.
We were particularly impressed coverage of both football and horse with matches and races of each pulled in from all over the world.
We wouldn’t go as far as saying that mr.play is a feature-packed site, but it does the basics really well, and that’s something that a lot of the UK’s top bookmakers overlook. However, they do have a couple of nice touches that we want to talk about.
The first part is the battle section and this links to the promotions that we spoke about earlier. It’s very much embedded into the site and the homepage even allows you to see a quick overview of the battle leader boards and how you stand. Given that winning these can be very lucrative, we liked how accessible it was.
The inclusion of Play Bot is another nice touch. This is embedded in the sidebar when betting online and it includes several bets that are taking place either live or soon. It’s a computer-generated betting tool that gives you decent value bets and then ranks (out of 5 stars) how good the value of the bet looks based on stats and price.
Horse racing fans will be fairly happy with the product on offer. It’s not got all the bells and whistles that some sites have, but they do cover a huge range of domestic and international races.
Racecards are lacking though, and not having a link with someone like the Racing Post or At The Races means that information included on the card is limited.
In-play betting is definitely one of the highlights and if you catch it on a Saturday afternoon when it’s in full flow, it’s a real hive of activity. The layout looks great and we really liked that you could favourite games that you want to track, which then pins that game to the top of the page.
Once you get into the games you get a ton of information in the form of stats. You also get a brilliant match centre where you track games or matches as they happen.
Setting up a new account is incredibly simple and should take just a few minutes to input your information. It all starts with the open account button at the top of the page and then followed up with including an email address and password for your account.
Please make sure that all information is correct, and you have full access to things like mobile phone numbers and email address. You will need to verify your account at some point and this is likely in several stages. One area will be an email or phone number and the other will be both ID and address.
Verification like this is now mandatory for all bookmakers that are providing services to players in the UK. Don’t be alarmed by this or put off as it’s just part of the process. In fact, if they didn’t have these steps in place, it would raise huge alarm bells for us as it’s going against their licensing terms.
When you access “smaller” betting sites one area that is usually limited is that of the banking section. However, this is not the case at mr.play who have a great range of banking options to choose from.
All deposits on-site are instant, apart from Interac, so you will be able to get playing straight away. Withdrawals will range based on the payment of choice but usually range from a couple of hours up to 6 working days.
It’s worth noting that you will need to withdraw back to the payment method that you used to deposit, as per rules on the site. Here is the full breakdown of banking options:
mr.play is a site that, to us, is very familiar. They use a product and a platform that many other bookies do and whilst it lacks in terms of being unique, it’s tried and tested, working really well as a result.
When you land on the sports betting section you then get a fairly common three-tiered approach to the setup. The main menu runs down the left, markets through the middle and then your bet slip, along with betting offers, down the right.
One of the best bits about the desktop site is the use of their search function, located at the top left of the page. Given the vast range of sports and markets on offer, you will need this if you’re looking for a specific section, saving a lot of time.
If you’re looking to access the sportsbook from your mobile, then you have two options. The first is via your mobile browser, which is open to all mobile devices. The second is via the Google Play Store to download the mr.play app.
There is no iOS app, however, which is one of the few negatives of the brand.
Pricing is a strong area for mr.play and they are about as competitive as you can get. They are excellent for popular sports such as football, tennis and horse, but they do fall away a little when it comes to other sports.
You can tie in the accumulator bonus to the pricing section as well, so if these are the types of things you want to bet on, then it would make sense to consider doing so with mr.play.
There are two support options with the bookmaker. One is via email and the other is via their live chat function. We’ve used both and found the team to be knowledgeable and prompt in response.
mr.play places a big emphases on responsible gaming, so you will find that the responsible gaming page is surfaced and referred to often on the site.
Here you can find a self-assessment questionnaire which can help to identify potentially problematic gambling and in addition you can find out more about the tools and features designed to help customers have a healthy and fun experience.
These include setting daily, weekly and monthly deposit limits, taking a time out, requesting a self-exclusion to restrict access to your account, or using a reality check to remind you how long you’ve been playing.
Given that mr.play has only been around for a short period of time, we must admit that we’ve been impressed with what we’ve tested. The site uses a white label from Aspire Global International and with it comes a sense of predictability in terms of what’s on offer.
However, that’s not always a bad thing and the processes that they have put in place are tried and tested. As a result, it allows them to go head-to-head with brands that are much more established, which has to be credited.
The minimum you can withdraw from a single transaction is £10, although this will vary based on the payment method you choose.
Mr.play has a good selection of games to choose from. Most football matches will have over 200 markets from some of the bigger games and they cover matches from all over the world.
Yes, but it’s only accessible for Android users from the Google Play Store.
Yes, the site is as safe as any sportsbook and they spend a lot of time and resources in making sure that the correct protocols to keep players safe are put in place.
This will depend on your banking method. Cards and direct bank transfers will take from1 to 5 working days. E-wallets are usually within 24 hours.
They are fully licensed with the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
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