Albeit the site was launched in 2017, it cannot be said that MintBet is a new bookmaking operator, due to the fact that it is actually the online branch of McBride Racing, a famous and well-known Irish bookmaker. The company decided to modernise, so the establishment of an online brand seemed like the most logical next step.
This bookie offers a wide range of sports, but as it primarily targets UK and Irish punters, the focus is placed on sports that are popular in the UK and Ireland, such as football, rugby (league and union), horse racing and other.
Once you’ll open the website for the first time, you will notice that there is nothing spectacular about it, in terms of visual appearance, yet everything is in order and suitably arranged and presented. A promotional banner is placed centrally and there you can see all currently active promotions.
Some of the most popular sports and betting categories are listed on a horizontal sliding menu and on the right you can see the quick links, as well as links to other pages and offers. MintBet isn’t too colourful, instead, the accent is placed on functionality and it is evident that the main purpose of the designers was to make the site as presentable and as user-friendly as possible.
Finally, at the bottom of the main page you will find links to the websites of the organisations with which MintBet cooperates, as well as the logos of the accepted payment options. However, there’s no separate page where banking options are explained, they are listed in the terms and conditions.
MintBet offers a range of sports betting promotions. If you place a football bet with 3 or 4 selections on the top tier UK and Irish leagues (plus the English Championship, Division 1 and 2), you can claim a 20% Cash Boost, as long as all selections in your bet slip are at odds 1/2 or higher. Only selections of the match result market qualify. The maximum bonus amount is £50 and the bonus is awarded in cash, on the following day.
If you place a first goal scorer bet on a selected range of matches (the list is updated every week), you can win a prize boost up to 100%, provided, of course, that the player you wagered on manages to score the first goal, but also the second (50% boost) and the third goal (100%).
MintBet also offers a range of other sports betting promotions, including few horse race betting promotions. There’s a money back bonus in the cases where your horse finishes second behind the favourite and the operator guarantees the best odds on all UK and Irish horse and greyhound races.
Markets and Odds
There are two dozen categories available for betting at MintBet, and the vast majority are sports, but under ‘Specials’ you will also find a range of non-sports events that you can bet on, such as the Academy Award Ceremony and other entertainment events.
When it comes to sports, football is definitely the category that most punters are interested in. All important football leagues, cups and tournaments are featured, including many lower-tier leagues, and even friendly matches. Outright betting on events like the World Cup is also featured and you have the option of placing a wager months before the event is even set to take place. It is also possible to place outright bets on the Premier League, and you can bet whether a team will become the next champion, whether a club will be relegated and numerous other options.
When it comes to individual matches, MintBet offers markets beyond the standard match result and over/under markets. You can bet on whether both teams are going to score in either, or in both halves, you can bet whether an individual player will score, whether they’ll score the first goal, two goals, or a hat-trick and handicap betting is also provided. The odds offered by MintBet are fair and pretty much in line with the odds offered by other UK operators.
MintBet is operated by FSB Technology, a company which is based in the UK and is in charge of few other popular betting and casino websites. FSB Technology is licences by the UK Gambling Commission and under this license, MintBet is permitted to offer its services to all UK residents.
In Ireland, MintBet operates under the license that is issued to McBride Racing Limited, under the Betting Act, i.e. its 2015 Amendment.
You can fund you MintBet account with your credit or debit card, as long as you own a UK-issued Visa or MasterCard. Punters can register more than one credit or debit card. The minimum deposit is £10, whereas the maximum amount that you are allowed to put in your account in a single transaction is £5,000.
The minimum withdrawal amount is also £10 and punters can choose which card they wish to withdraw, if they’ve deposited from more than one card.
MintBet has an active Twitter account, where its employees regularly post updates, promo offers and other information that could be of use to punters and sports enthusiasts in general. So far, more than 1,350 tweets have been published and the profile is followed by over than 1,300 users, whereas it follows more than 3,500 accounts.
If you’re a UK punter, you will find everything that you can expect from an online bookmaker at MintBet. It covers all major sports, it offers all major markets, cash out, bet on live matches and download the betting app, if you have an iPhone or an iPad.
The odds are fair and you can benefit from a range of lucrative promotions.
- A great range of offered promotions
- Specifically targets the UK market
- Feature in-play betting and cash out
- A limited range of payment options