MansionBet Review

Review of MansionBet

Editors Note:

Before proceeding to read our full MansionBet review, we want to inform you that this review was performed by our regular Saturday horse racing tips feature columnist, Seymour Biz.

We provided Seymour Biz with a small betting bankroll to fully test Mansion Bet's sportsbook offering. All views are his own and he covers 10 key areas of the Mansion Bet platform and also keeping a diary of his betting whilst reviewing the site.

Our aim with this review is to give our readers a 100% independent appraisal of this newly revamped UK licensed online betting site. 

 New customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK debit card only. Min odds Evens (1/5 per leg in multi selection). £10 Free Bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned, no Cash Out, max winnings £5k. T&Cs apply.

 1. Welcome Bonus 

The Sign Up Process

How easy was it to claim the bonus?

  • Welcome bonus showed up immediately
  • The sign up process was painless

Terms & Conditions: New customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK debit card only. Min odds Evens (1/5 per leg in multi selection). £10 Free Bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned, no Cash Out, max winnings £5k. T&Cs apply.

I opened an account today with MansionBet and found the whole procedure reasonably easy. The company asked the usual questions, name address, DOB and phone number. I then provided them with a user name and password to enable me to access the account and linked my bank account to the site to enable me to fund the account and hopefully withdraw my winnings.

Editor's Note 15.12.2020 - MansionBet changed the welcome offer from Dec 2021 It is now a Bet £10, Get £10 in free bets offer. 

Significant Terms & Conditions

  • New customers only.
  • Min deposit £10 (UK debit cards only). PayPal not accepted.
  • Bet £10 at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater.
  • Multiple bets with cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) count, each leg must have odds of 1/5 (1.2) to be eligible.
  • Each way bets are eligible to qualify for this promotion as a £10 each way (total bet £20) at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater.
  • Upon qualifying bet settlement, 1x £10 Free Bet will be credited to your account.
  • Free Bet stake not returned after bet settlement.
  • The Free Bet can’t be redeemed for each way betting.
  • No wagering requirements.
  • The maximum real cash winnings from any Free Bets are capped at £5,000.
  • Valid for 7 days. The Free Bet must be used in its entirety.

Editors Note: Alternative betting sites with better rated new account offers

 2. Trustworthy Rating  

Licensing & Regulation

Can you trust MansionBet?

  • Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission
  • Registered in Gaming Hub of Gibraltar
  • Sponsors of Bournemouth Football Club

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

As part of this MansionBet review, I also want to examine the history of the company and where they are licensed and regulated. MansionBet are registered in Gibraltar and are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, the have a Remote Opererations Liccence. The about us page at the foot of their opening page has a wealth of information including contact information, security and privacy, terms and conditions, deposit and withdrawal policy, cookie policy, betting rules and responsible gambling. They claim to have been operational for a decade but have recently undergone rebranding which included sponsorship of Bournemouth Football Club.

 3. Customer Service  

Options Available

Are they contactable?

  • Telephone, email or live chat available
  • Live chat had little to no wait time
  • Friendly staff 

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

They have several ways in which customers can get in touch including telephone, e-mail or chat. I tried the chat option and was immediately connected with Martin. I had placed a bet earlier and was offered the price or SP,  so I asked him if I took a price and the SP turned out bigger would I get the bigger price. He immediately replied I would get the bigger price as they operated a guaranteed price policy. Seems strange to me that I was offered SP then!

 4. Markets  

Variety On Offer

What is their product offering like?

  • All major sports markets covered (30+ markets)
  • Betting highlights feature which every site should have
  • Easy to use navigation to find your favourite markets

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

They have a great selection of betting markets, totally over 30 at time of performing this live test. They have some interesting niche markets like Volleyball, surfing , speedway as well as cover the GAA matches from Ireland. They have a really nice Betting Highlights section which you see instantly after loading up the homepage. This is good for racing fans so you do not have to scroll down the page to find the market that I have most interest in.

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 5. Odds  

Value On Offer

What are the odds like at MansionBet?

  • Matched the big bookmakers at top of market
  • Better prices elsewhere if you like to back outsiders
  • Could be more competitive in general

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

Our MansionBet review would not be a real test if we did not look at their odds on offer. Now, this is quite hard to judge as prices fluctuate very quickly so I have taken a moment in time and judged MansionBet against the other bookies on Oddschecker for the July Cup. They didn’t rate as the best price bookie for any horse but did match all the big bookmakers for five of the best priced horses in the race.

That said if you are backing an outsider it’s best to look elsewhere. As a few examples,  Cape Byron MB13/2 Oddschecker 7/1. Brando MB10 OddsC12/1. Glorious Journey MB28/1 OddsC40/1. Major Jumbo MB40/1 OddsC66/1. Lims Cruiser MB66/1 OddsC80/1.

Moving from horse racing to cricket MansionBet were slightly behind a couple of their rivals, the betting for the World Cup Final was England MB5/18 Skybet3/10 and New Zealand MB5/2 Sky5/2. So all in all they appear to be slightly behind their rivals in their offerings.

Editors Note: Alternative betting sites with better rated odds

 6. In-Play Offering  

Bet on Live Events

What are the odds like?

  • Comprehensive In-Play market offering 
  • Detailed schedule of upcoming markets available
  • Nice statistics and live scoreboard data

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

Most if not all in- play betting is offered in all long play games such as Cricket, Soccer, Rugby, Darts and Snooker.

 7. Regular Promotions  

Loyalty & VIP programs

Are there offers available for existing customers?

  • Lots of large event based promotions
  • Daily horse racing promotions
  • 5 leg accumulator bet bonus offers

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

They seem to offer promotions on the big sports events of the day such a s Wimbledon, Cricket World Cup, etc. These are in the form of 3x£5 bets, a free £5 bet. For horse racing if you have a minimum £5 bet and your horse is beaten by a head or less, you get a free bet up to £25. They also offer an ACCA boost for a minimum of 5 bets which is great for football accumulators. The bonus ranges from 10% for 5 bets to 60% for 15 bets. Regarding the welcome bonus, we covered above in part 1 of this MansionBet review.

 8. Deposit & Withdrawals  

Banking Options

Is There Fast Withdrawals?

  • Debit cards, paypal & paysafecard accepted
  • Slow withdrawal times for large payments
  • No skrill or neteller deposit options

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

You can deposit up to £25000 on your MasterCard or Visa debit card and also there is the option of using PayPal or PaySafe. The withdrawal policy is listed on the site but basically says normal banking rules apply, so it takes a couple of days or so to to get your money. This is ridiculous in this day and age of electronic transfers and the banks should move with the times. Also MansionBet states if you are withdrawing a large amount this can take up to 10 days.

Editors Note: Alternative betting sites with better rated banking functions

 9. Mobile Friendly  

Navigation on Smartphone

Is it easy to navigate on your mobile phone?

  • Site is 100% mobile friendly
  • Easy navigation to find your favourite markets
  • All bets as part of this review performed on mobile

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

I have found the site totally mobile friendly. It’s very easy to navigate and finding racecourses and race times is easy. The list of other sports is also there on the mobile. All bets placed by me were done on the mobile.

 10. Live Streams  

Watch Online

Does they offer live streaming?

  • No live streams available at MansionBet

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

There was nowhere on the site I could find any live-streams which was a disappointment. Although they offer a multitude of sports to put a bet on there was nowhere I could watch where my money was going. If it was somewhere else on the site, I couldn’t find it.

Editors Note: Alternative betting sites with better rated live streaming

Betting Diary - Our Real MansionBet User Experience Report

Event - Newmarket July Meeting 

Welll, I have £30 to play with after depositing via Visa, which includes my £10 bonus. I put a bet on quickly after having a good look round the site and without a lot of thought put 50p ew on  Aplomb at the Newmarket July meeting, he finished sixth so not the best of starts. Then I thought I would try a multiple bet and had a 20p ew Lucky Fifteen. The selections were Tulfarris, Daahyeh, Outbox and Qabala, all at Newmarket’s Friday meeting. Unfortunately only Daahyeh was placed giving me the wonderful return of 26p. So down to £23-26p after the first two days, let’s hope for better luck on Saturday.

A very busy day on the racing front, I’ve studied the daily papers, watched the Morning Line and now my head is so full of tips I’m confused. I had £2ew on Maxi Boy, Dettori’s mount in the 2.55 at Newmarket. He was placed at 7/1, return of £4-80. Then I had a 50p ew Patent on Pricewise’s tips, Year OfThe Tiger, Vale Of Kent and Fairyland.

A winner and a placed horse returned £10.30. I had also backed my own choices in a 20p ew Lucky Fifteen Eeh Bah Gum, lost. Stylehunter, lost. Advertise, placed. Spanish City, 4th, lost. (William Hill paid 5 places in this race, MansionBet paid only 3) a return of 32p. So after a busy days racing my pot was down to £21-68, a loss of just over £8, it would have been a little less if they had paid out on Spanish City.

So I decided to use their Chat service on Sunday morning and got through to Ivan, I explained my problem to him and said the Tote paid on Spanish City. At first he said he couldn’t see where I had put a bet on the horse. I said look in the Lucky Fifteen, he then found it and said he would have to speak to the traders.

He came back after 20mins and said they would pay me out, so instead of 32p I got £1-68, happy days. I asked was this an error or where they just paying me because I complained, he said it was missed because it was embedded in a Lucky Fifteen, I am not convinced, anyway they sorted the problem. Pot is up to £23-04 so I will now study the jumpers at Stratford this afternoon.

Tried three jumpers in a £1 Patent What Will Be, Black Anthem and Robin Des People. Two winners and a loser returned £11-26 so at the end of this weekend the pot stands at £27-30. So £2.70 down after all the bets this week some of which is in credits and unable to to withdraw, I will play it all out in the future.

Seyzmour Biz Final Verdict

Overall Rating

Does our reviewer recommend this betting site?

  • Site really easy to navigate on mobile & desktop
  • Customer service staff polite and fast to act
  • Odds were not competitive as one would like
  • No online poker available in casino section

Full T&C's apply, 18+, GambleAware

I’m afraid I can’t give MansionBet a high rating.

They gave me my bonus straight away but of course there are rules before you can withdraw it. The site is really easy to navigate especially for the new punter to get his head round. They also  dealt with not paying me out for Spanish City reasonably quickly but that problem should have never happened in the first place. Where they really fall down is the prices they offer compared to the major outfits.

I looked at their Casino sites and they seem to concentrate on slots. They also had roulette and blackjack but no poker, which is a major letdown these days. They do offer bets on practically any sport you care to mention from darts to water polo but I did not check their odds on those, I just feel if they are not competitive with the major companies on horses they will not be competitive on other sports, hence the score.

Overall it is not a site I will use again. I would not stop anyone from giving them a go but personally, I will not be returning.

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