We’re used to looking at new sportsbooks here but with Bookee we suddenly have a brand new concept. Currently available in the UK, this bookmaker is only accessible via an app and it’s already proving popular in the few short months after its launch.
There are lots of things to build on and we should see more developments in the coming weeks but there are already several good reasons why you should look into signing up here.
You have to download the app before you can explore the Bookee website. Click on the link from a PC and you will just see a static page so you have to go beyond this to get your first impression. The download itself can be carried out from all the usual sources depending on your device and once on your mobile device it is easy to access and fast to load.
You then have a selected event such as a big football match between Manchester City and Chelsea. Bookee will place selections in front of you such as Chelsea to win or Morata to score first. The price will be clearly shown and then you decide whether to accept that price or not by swiping left or right.
It’s been described in some quarters as the ‘Tinder’ of betting as it works in a similar way to the dating site and it is a clever design with great functionality.
In their short life span, Bookee have not published a regular offer for new customers but they have occasionally got involved in some one off price boosts. These have taken big events including the Mayweather v McGregor fight in August 2017 and the start of the 2017/18 Premier League season, giving strong price boosts for each.
The terms have been very good too with a maximum stake of up to £10.00 in certain instances. Like many things surrounding the Bookee operation right now, the key is to keep checking the website or our news feeds for the latest updates in relation to promotions.
Markets and Odds
When launched, Bookee only provided markets for football and horse racing but following that they have expanded to include odds for golf and boxing too. It’s still a small list but the fact that it’s been added to in recent times underlines the fact that they are growing and that we can expect more sports to appear in the future.
The bets that Bookee suggests carry strong odds of you were to compare them to the regular pricing that you will find from around the web. That tells us that this isn’t a ‘gimmicky’ site and that there is substance behind the new innovation.
We often discuss how important it is for a new bookmaker to be open and honest about their license as, by doing this, they can help to build trust that established names already possess within the industry.
With a new concept such as the one at Bookee, it’s arguably even more important as this will be an unfamiliar approach to betting for many users. Happily, there are full details of the relevant license shown at the bottom of the home page together with a separate About Us page where you can read more on Bookee and their aims.
As of August 2017, you can deposit to or withdraw from your Bookee account using any of the major debit or credit cards. Obviously it would be helpful to expand this list as this would likely lead to more customers but while they are focussing on the UK market, that allows most of us to get on board.
There is a minimum sum of £10.00 applicable to both deposits and withdrawals and you might expect it to take between 2 and 5 days before the transaction is carried out.
When we checked the Bookee twitter account in August 2017 it had just under 1000 followers. That’s a reasonably good start in what’s been a short space of time and the updates seem to be gathering pace in recent times.
As we cross over to Facebook, the engagement was similar with just over 1300 likes. The updates here seem to be slower but it’s a positive beginning as Social Media can be important for a new bookmaker looking to reach out and find their audience.
When we consider most of these sections, we see that there are some areas which can expand such as the list of sporting markets and the funding methods needed in order to deposit to or withdraw from your account. With a standard bookie that relies chiefly on its web presence, that would be seen as a drawback but a new operator such as Bookee should be given some patience.
This is a new and exciting site and already there are plenty of positives. As for those developments, we’ve already seen the company grown in terms of market options and offers and we’re certain that will increase so this is a great time to sign up and get involved.
- Brand new app-only innovation in the industry which is proving popular with punters.
- While there are no regular promotions at present, Bookee have published some enhanced odds offers for new customers with big price boosts.
- Good prices in those available markets.
- Limited set of four markets as of August 2017 but this is likely to increase from this point.
- Restricted set of funding options with a 3 day average for transactions to be carried out.