Reviewed By James Molloy
Mr Green has been around since 2007, mostly with their online casino operations. Since then they’ve expanded into the sports betting arena, and have employed the best in the business to build their site, as well as provide them with instant sports betting data.
They’ve won plenty of awards for their efforts and have become an established sports betting site, but you want to know what all that means for you. That’s why we’ve taken a deep dive into Mr Green Sports, to show you what it’s like to bet with from a Kiwi perspective. Let’s go!
|Good odds||Smaller games don’t have too much in terms of in-play betting|
|Excellent 24/7 support for Kiwis|
|In-play/live betting and data is great on the big games|
Okay, first we need to get something out of the way. Almost every sports betting site lets Kiwi punters deposit and withdraw in NZ dollars, but that’s not the case for Mr Green. Being a Europe-based website, they seem happy to just work in Euro. So anything you deposit or withdraw will be in Euro, not NZ dollars. One Euro is approximately NZ $0.34. Just to be sure, we checked with their support team, and they confirmed they only accept Euro. It’s not ideal, but it’s how they do it.
Anyway, on to the welcome bonus!
You’re probably not even going to look twice at a sports betting site if they don’t throw a little cheddar your way, and Mr Green Sports knows it! They’re offering you 2x €10 Free Sports Bets plus 100 Casino Free Spins when you bet a minimum of €20. That’s a little bit interesting, as most other sports betting sites have welcome bonuses that are based on your deposit. With Mr Green Sports, it’s based on your first bet.
As always, there are a few terms and conditions to deal with, but we went through the small print to give you the gist of it:
● The welcome bonus is for new Kiwi players only.
● To qualify for the welcome bonus, you must deposit a minimum of €20.
● The welcome bonus will only trigger once a minimum of €20 at minimum odds of 1.80 has been bet and settled.
● Bets can be a single bet of €20 or more, or several bets totalling €20 or more.
● The welcome bonus will come in the form of 2x €10 free sports bets and 5 consecutive days of 20 free spins at their online casino.
● The free bets and free spins will expire 7 days after you receive them.
● Any winnings from the free spins are bonus cash and must be wagered a total of 35x.
A quick note — don’t expect your free bets to turn up as soon as you make your original bet — you have to wait until that bet has been settled before you get the free bets. After that first bet has been settled, you’ll see it in your balance at the top right of the screen.
Lastly, you’ll only get that particular deal if you click our BET NOW link at the top of this page.
There are quite a few ongoing promotions happening at Mr Green Sports, however, there’s only one promo that relates to sports betting, and that’s their monthly betting league.
As of writing, every week, Mr Green will give away more than €2,500 in free bets. You enter to win by opting in to the league, and you earn points by placing winning bets of €10 or more with the highest odds possible. Then the top 20 players will split the €2,500+ free bet prize pot, including a 1st place free bet worth €1,000.
The prize split looks like this:
● 1st: €1,000 free bet
● 2nd: €500 free bet
● 3rd: €250 free bet
● 4th - 5th: €100 free bet
● 6th - 20th: €50 free bet
While Mr Green Sports is based in Europe, all of the Kiwi punting favourites are available to bet on. Aussie Rules, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Football, Golf, Greyhounds, Horse Racing, Motorsports, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union and UFC/MMA are all options at Mr Green,
If you see a sport on ESPN etc. that looks a bit interesting, chances are Mr Green Sports will let you bet on it. They also boast markets on the likes of American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cycling, Darts, eSports, Ice Hockey, Motorsports, the Olympic Games, Politics, Snooker, Surfing, TV and novelty betting, Table Tennis and more besides.
That’s a pretty solid list of options for having a cheeky bet, so we reckon you’ll be hard-pressed to run out of punting options with Mr Green Sports.
Given that Mr Green Sports has been around such a long time, we aren’t too surprised that their betting features are pretty impressive. Mr Green Sports has partnered with BettorLogic for their sportsbook data, which is definitely a good thing — Bettorlogic also does the data for the likes of Betway, Betfair, and Paddy Power.
While watching a CONCACAF Champions League game, we could see an on-screen graphic showing the live-action of the game, showing who was in possession, where the ball was, and whatever other action was happening at the time. There were also literally about 30 different types of bet you could make from the in-game page, all with odds that updated live with the action.
There is an Instant Tennis tab that shows all of the tennis games being played right now — click on a game, and you’ll be shown a graphic of the court with the ball being hit blow by blow. It’s pretty mind-blowing how they can update the movement of the ball so quickly — it’s like watching a live-action version of a Pong video game, only you can bet on it. Pretty cool stuff, and definitely worth checking out.
Mr Green Sports also offers Jackpot Bets, which is basically a multi-bet where you pick the winners for a certain number of games. If you win, you get a jackpot anywhere from €5,000 to €1,000,000. You can also cash out as you win along the way as a safety net. Oh, and you can even join a syndicate to pool your resources to win even bigger. Pretty innovative stuff, and we could definitely see this being a lot of fun!
As it usually is for smaller games and smaller leagues, you might not get that much detail. For example at the time of review, we looked at a cricket game between the Queensland Bulls and the New South Wales Blues, and there were no live graphics to be seen. However, there were still a healthy number of betting options on the table, which is pretty good for such a relatively small game. When it comes to the likes of domestic New Zealand games, we could see Mr Green Sports being a great thing to have on your phone while you watch the game on the telly.
For fans of the horses, Mr Green Sports offers options for Australian tracks, but not for New Zealand tracks. That’s not the best, but still better than a lot of other international sports betting sites. Happily though, they do actually have live video streaming of the races, which is pretty unique. The only downside is that to view the live video stream, you have to place a bet first.
The betslip is super easy to find — it’s always down at the bottom right of the screen. Every time you make a bet, it gets added to the betslip. The betslip splits your bets up into 3 tabs — Singles, Combination, and System bets. The only slightly annoying thing is that if you minimise the betslip, it’ll pop back up every time you go to a new page. It would be nice if it just stayed down until you clicked on it.
Cash outs are available, but only on certain bets — you’ll be able to tell if your bet has a cash out option just by looking at your betslip.
As we covered above, there are heaps and heaps of options for in-play betting, especially for the bigger sports. Whether it’s watching a tennis ball fly across the court, to knowing who has just been red-carded, you’ll know as it happens.
While we could see live streaming options on the Australian horse racing, we couldn’t find live streaming on any other sports. Still, most sports betting sites don’t have any live streaming options at all, so Mr Green Sports is still ahead of the pack here.
Since we’re venturing outside of the TAB here, we understand you might have some questions about what’s involved in signing up with Mr Green Sports. It’s one thing for us to tell you everything is all legit, but we wanted to go the extra mile and sign up using our own details, so we could walk you through the registration process.
Signing up to Mr Green Sports looks like this:
Even though that might look like a long list of things to do, it actually only takes a few minutes to complete the registration process at Mr Green Sports. We like that they send you an SMS code to verify your identity, as that’s an easy way to add an extra layer of security to the registration process.
While they don’t ask you for any form of identification during the registration process, you will have to provide some photo ID when you go to cash out your winnings. They don’t do anything dodgy with your information, they just want to make sure it’s you withdrawing your money, and not someone else. This is completely normal, and we would be concerned if they did require this, as it’s the industry standard for security — in fact, they are required to do this to adhere to the New Zealand gambling laws.
The minimum deposit amount is €10 at Mr Green Sports and the minimum withdrawal is €30 across all payment methods. Payments are processed quickly, with some withdrawal methods taking just up to 24 hours and others between one and three days.
Again, keep in mind that €10 is about NZ € 50. This makes things a bit more expensive for Kiwi punters, but it’s still not as much as some other sports betting sites.
While the minimum deposit is €10, remember if you want to qualify for the welcome bonus, you have to bet €20. When you do go to deposit, there are 6 boxes with dollar amounts ranging from €30 to €450. Mr Green Sports are either being cheeky or hopeful here — you don’t have to deposit those amounts — just enter the exact amount you wish to deposit in the red text box.
Finally, another reminder that when you do go to cash out, Mr Green Sports will ask you for some photo ID. This is completely normal, and is only used for security purposes — they won’t use your ID for anything funny, they just need to prove that it is in fact you withdrawing your money.
There’s a lot going on at Mr Green Sports — they’ve got an online casino, a live online casino, and then there is the sports betting section. Fortunately they’ve set everything up so that’s it’s all pretty easy to navigate. The main homepage of Mr Green is their online casino, but if you look up the top of the page, you can click on Sports, and be taken to the sports betting section.
From there, on the left of the page is the sports menu where you can check out what games are in action right now, check out live tennis and the jackpot bets, as well as have a look at what is coming up. There is also the option to check available promotions, your bonuses, and your betting history.
Below that on the right of the screen are all of the popular sports and leagues, but you might find those are more relevant to European betters. If you scroll down a bit further, you’ll see all of the sports available.
Up at the top right of the screen is your balance and a plus sign to deposit, as well as any notifications that are ready for you.
It might take you a couple of minutes to get your bearings, but after that, everything is very clear, and you don’t need to venture through multiple pages to find what you are looking for.
Overall Mr Green Sports has a very clean design, and we like that everything can be found on the one page, which means no fluffing around looking for things.
Right… so Mr Green Sports does have a dedicated mobile app, but it’s not exactly straightforward. Let us explain!
When you visit Mr Green Sports on your Android mobile device, there will be a banner offering you to download the app. First you’ll need to allow third-party applications on your phone, but your phone should guide you through that. After that you should be able to download and use the app. There is no other way to get the app — i.e. you can’t download it from the Google Play Store.
We tried to download Mr Green’s iOS app, but Apple told us it was not available in the New Zealand Apple Store.
Honestly, regardless whether you’re on Android or iOS, you’re probably just better off using your device’s web browser. Mr Green Sports’ mobile website is really well optimized, and you’re not missing out on any features by using the website instead of the dedicated app.
We compared the odds on Mr Green Sports with the TAB and other international sports betting sites, and found them to be pretty competitive. Odds were mostly the same, and if they were different, it was only by five or so cents.
Odds are in decimal format, but if you feel like being a bit adventurous, you can change them to fractional or American at the bottom of the sports page.
It’s no secret that Mr Green Sports is based in Europe, and largely caters for European sports betting fans. For that reason, we’re very happy that Mr Green Sports has 24/7 customer support — that means that us Kiwis on the other side of the world don’t have to worry about time zones.
We contacted customer support at Mr Green Sports and they replied to us in under two minutes. They also helped us with our query in a friendly manner, so we were pretty happy.
The only tricky thing is that their help/chat icon is kind of hidden behind the betslip at the bottom of the page. It might just be a bug on our browser — if you can’t see the help/chat icon, there are few links to the help centre at the bottom of every sports page.
So there is a VIP programme at Mr Green Sports, but it’s a little bit hush-hush. With some sports betting sites, you earn points that you can see; at each level you reach, you get more perks. With Mr Green Sports however, you just keep betting as normal, and then their VIP team will reach out to you through email.
Perks from the Mr Green Sports VIP programme include instant withdrawals, no fees, special promos, and exclusive events. Noone says you have to wait for them to contact you though — there is nothing wrong with contacting them and telling them you want the red carpet treatment!
We like to have a punt because it’s a bit of fun, and it adds a bit of spice to the game. But at any stage if it feels like things are getting out of hand, you should absolutely reach out for help.
Thankfully, Mr Green Sports is a responsible sports betting site which follows New Zealand Gambling Commission guidelines, and they have a ton of tools available if you want some help with your betting.
If you click on your profile at the top right of the page, you can make changes to your deposit limit, loss limit, take a break, or even self-exclude yourself. Also at the bottom of each page, there are links to get further help.
If your sports betting isn’t fun any more, we definitely recommend you use these tools to get help.
Mr Green Sports has all of the leading technology and data, a really good range of sports, and everything is easy to find. The instant tennis feature is particularly impressive, as is the jackpot betting feature.
While the smaller leagues and sports don’t get all of the bells and whistles, there is still plenty to chew on while you watch your favourite game at the weekend.
If you’re looking for a great sports betting companion, and a few cheeky free bets, have a look at Mr Green Sports.
Yes, the minimum withdrawal for Mr Green Sports is €30.
The sports coverage on Mr Green Sports is very good for Kiwis. They have all of the major sports New Zealanders love to bet on.
No, Mr Green Sports only accepts Euro. Your NZ dollars will convert to Euro.
Yes, Mr Green Sports has dedicated apps for Android and iOS, however only the Android app is available to New Zealanders.
We found withdrawals took about 1 to 3 days for Kiwi players at Mr Green Sports.
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