The Mr Green Sportsbook Review reveals a good all-round product with excellent football specials in a site that’s easy to use and covers the main bases.
Mr Green Sportsbook Review
Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Live Casino, Bingo, Keno.
Launched: June 2016.
Licenses: UK and Malta Licenses.
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Czech, Polish, Dutch, Italian.
Accept customers from: UK, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, Poland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Australia, Austria, Netherlands, Romania, Denmark, Croatia, Albania, Malta, Iceland.
Bet €10, get a €10 free accumulator bet.
Mr Green’s Welcome offer is that if you Bet €10, you get a €10 free accumulator bet. The qualifying bet needs to be at odds of at least 3/1 (4.0), with at least three selections. Here are the full terms and conditions.
Bear in mind that the offer mentioned above is for new UK customers. Welcome offers for customers from the likes of Denmark, Finland and Sweden will be different.
There are also boosts on other sports and they guarantee you the best odds that were available should a horse that you backed have its odds drift.
So if you backed a horse at 4/1 and it drifted to odds of 6/1 because…of I don’t know…it went back to its trailer to watch an episode of BoJack Horseman and only showed up just in time to race and punters didn’t think that was the best preparation for the 3.20 at Uttoxeter, then you’d get paid out at the bigger price of 6/1.
- Variety of markets/Specials
At first glance Scarlett Johansson wouldn’t be the sort of girl you’d miss the Europa League final for, just to have dinner with her. But as someone who once did meet ScarJo (true story), the Betting Maestro would miss the next few big finals as well, if it involved spending quality time with her. Including…wait for it…the Champions League final.
Beautiful, funny, smart, talented. Acts in superhero movies… lost her number. A part of the Betting Maestro died that day.
And it’s a bit like that with Mr Green’s footy markets. They don’t seem that spectacular at first but that’s just because of how they’re designed. If you click on the expand button you’ll see there are a lot more markets than what first appears. There are obviously all the main ones, including a good selection of Asian Handicaps, a sensible amount of goals markets and they’ve also put together a few Match Events. Will there or won’t there be a penalty? Will the home team win to nil? That sort of thing.
An there’s an excellent selection of specials to look forward to. Betting Maestro has a fondness for specials markets like he has a fondness for classy left-handed middle order batsmen, Richard Linklater films and lime-based cocktails. So Mr Green scores well here as well.
In addition to betting on all manner of cards markets, you can also chance your arm on player specials and both player advanced stats and team advanced stats. Like a player’s pass completion % or how many times a player would get caught off-side a match.
Mr. Green once told us they were glad they opened their Sportsbook market after Pippo Inzaghi retired because the maximum number of offsides they could list for a single player in a game was 100. (Untrue story).
Mostly pretty good. There were some tasty prices on anytime goalscorers that were bigger than what most other bookies were going when we tested it out so brownie points for that.
That said, if you’re a big odds-on hitter, you can probably get better odds on short-priced favourites elsewhere. But where’s the fun in smashing into a 1.2 shot, anyway?
- Request your own markets.
This facility isn’t currently available but given the specials they have, doesn’t really need to be.
- Variety of markets/Specials
Limited. If you’re after loads of different specials like a certain player to get a 100, who will win the toss, who will hit the most 4s and that sort of stuff, you’re probably better off signing up with Royal Panda. The basic ones are all there of course, though.
As solid as a Geoffrey Boycott forward defensive.
- Request your own markets.
Mr. Green doesn’t currently offer this facility.
Live Betting (4.5/5)
A good Live Betting product for football that not only offers all the main markets on Live Betting but for those who like to ‘see some action’ every couple of minutes, a number of ‘instant betting’ markets as well, like whether a thrown-in will be taken in the next minute. It’s hardly an exact science but hey, each to their own.
Decent cricket and tennis live betting markets as well.
Live Streaming (0/5)
Not something that’s currently available and it’s scenario that’s a bit similar to the welcome bonus. Yes, it would add another string to Mr Green’s bow if they had live streaming, no doubt about it. But not in the category of finding out your future father-in-law despises gambling… in terms of things worth crying about.
After all, most of the best games are on the main TV channels anyway and those most other companies offer on livestreaming tend to be South American, Mexican, MLS etc matches as far as football goes. So nothing to get hugely excited about.
And if you’re up at those sort of hours you might as well watch one of Scarlett’s films rather than punt on something you probably don’t know that much about.
Know your betting niche and all that.
Customer Service (4.5)
E-mail, telephone and live chat are all available to you when it comes to solving your problems.
E-mail response time is good at less than 12 hours (normally quicker) response time and agents are knowledgeable and helpful.
Here ares some helpful telephone numbers divided by language:
- Germany :+498007234935
- Austria: +43720883447
- Switzerland: +43720883447
- Norway : +4780025018
- Sweden : +46844686290
- English speaking markets + Netherland : +442035100870
- Italy – +39694804476
Money matters (4.5)
VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Paypal, Neteller, Click2Pay, Skrill, Paysafe Card, Bank Transfer, Trustly, Paybox.
Same as above.
Euros, GBP, CAD, SEK, NOK, Polish Zloty, Czech Koruna.
As is the norm, E-Wallet withdrawals are immediate whilst those using VISA, Mastercard and direct bank transfers can take 1-3 working days.
So the same times as most other betting companies.
The Betting Maestro’s last note:
Time to sum up the key points from our Mr Green Sportsbook review.
The Mr. Green brand has now been around for a decade, having started life as an excellent casino. So they certainly have experience on their side as an overall and that counts a lot in terms of having a good site, being efficient with payments, knowing how to deal with customers and all the other stuff that makes for a good betting company irrespective of the product.
But if their Casino is the David Silva of betting- experience on their side, seen it all before, class act – then their Sportsbook is more Raheem Sterling. Raw, exciting and unpredictable but not quite the finished article.
For example, the number of specials it currently offers on football are mouth-watering. Not only because they’re fun and unique, but because with some decent homework, you’ll be able to find some proper value there. Specials are by definition markets that don’t see a huge amount of money on them so the odds aren’t always on the money. All the better for us punters.
Their live betting is fine, the tabs at the top of the Sportsbook display everything in a clear way that’s easy to navigate and there’s also a good feature called the Football Top Assists where Mr Green’s minions have compiled some useful stats to help you make your betting choices.
And just like Sterling’s decision-making, you could question why they’ve given livestreaming the cold shoulder or why they haven’t got the big boy wallet out with welcome bonuses. But it’s all a question of priorities and by saving money on that stuff, they’ve invested in other aspects and that’s fair enough.
Mr. Green probably wouldn’t be our first choice of bookmaker if you were to have just the one account because there are a couple of things lacking. But as part of the long-term strategy of having a few select accounts, one of Betting Maestro’s golden rules of betting, it definitely gets the thumbs-up and should be added to your portfolio of bookies you have an account with.
Overall Score: 4/5
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