Bookee - Review

Bookee is a unique bookmaker that bills itself as a unique sports betting app built exclusively for mobile devices

Summary

Pros

  • Provides a unique betting experience
  • Split bet with friends
  • Works great on almost any mobile device
  • A wide range of betting options

Cons

  • No live streaming
  • No desktop version

History

Bookee is a really unique online bookmaker which was launched back in 2016. This is one of the first online sportsbooks designed exclusively for mobile users. Even though this is a UK sportsbook, it’s officially owned by EveryMatrix Software Ltd. a Malta-based company. So, Bookee is a mobile app that acts like a legit online bookmaker. It’s worth mentioning that just like the best online bookmakers, Bookee has a license issued by the UK Gambling Authority.

Betting on Sports

Truth be told, Bookee could add at least a few more markets in their offer, but even with the 18 sports markets available in their offer, it’s still a decent bookie. The good news is that they have a huge number of betting options for all their users and the number of betting options exceeds 500.

As expected, Bookee has a huge number of football-related events and this seems to be a top priority of almost all online bookmakers. They are covering all the major leagues, but also a few other less-known national leagues. The English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and S-League are some of the major football competitions where you can find dozens of betting options from who will score next for Manchester United to how many corners we can expect on the next Champions League match.

But, what Bookee misses and many online sportsbooks have is in-play. You can place bets on matches that have already started and you can’t expect live streams. We hope that they will fix this issue in the future because live streaming is not difficult on today’s mobile devices.

So, there are a few other sports besides football available on Bookee and some of them include:

  • Horse racing
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Rugby Union

This is a relatively short list of sports, but it’s good to mention that you can bet on politics and special events too. Once again, we would like to mention that Bookee covers most of the major leagues and tournaments in the most popular sports. Also, there are many football betting markets that you can pick from like correct score, half-time/full-time, match odds, over/under, draw no bet, total goals and more. It’s possible to browse by event, but you can also look for specific bets on different games. Horse racing includes many betting markets too on events like the Kentucky Derby and Cheltenham.

Welcome Bonus for New Players

Yes, Bookee has a special first bet/new customer sign up boost. They represent bets that are available to new players who want to place their first bet. They have much better odds compared to regular odds. In case the player meets the specific terms of this offer, he or she will get excess winnings on their account in the form of free bet tokens or series of free bet tokens. Remember that in order to use these boosts, you should not use any other sign-up offer provided by Bookee. All in all, this is a unique welcome bonus that you can take advantage of in case you have found a good match.

Customer Service

As we have already pointed out, Bookee is a truly unique betting application and that’s why it uses a little bit different customer service. They currently have two options for their clients looking for help:

  • By email
  • Through the help section located in the app

The good news is that their customer service is quite efficient and you will get an answer to your question in a short period of time. Keep in mind that they are not available 24/7 though.

Where to play

This is one of the most specific things about Bookee. Namely, this is one of the rare online sportsbooks that are available only on mobile devices. Bookee has created two applications for its users. One of them is created for iOS users while the other one is for Android users. There’s no desktop version at the moment. Given that they are only focused on mobile users, we can confirm that they have managed to create one of the best apps that promise a smooth mobile experience. You can download the apps from their official website or contact their customer service in order to find more info about the downloading process.

Licensing

Bookee is a well-established sportsbook which has one license. We are talking about a license which is issued by the UK Gambling Authority.

Ownership

Bookee is owned and operated byEveryMatrix Software Ltd, a company that is regulated by Maltese laws and situated at Suite 1A, Level 5, Portomaso Business Tower, Vjal Portomaso, St. Julian’s, Malta.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Does Bookee take US players?

No. US players are not allowed to register and play on Bookee. It seems that this online bookmaker is focused mostly on UK players.

Question: Does Bookee take Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency for payments?

No. Bookee doesn’t accept Bitcoin or any other kind of cryptocurrency as a deposit or withdrawal option. As a matter of fact, Bookee doesn’t have many payment options that players can use to make deposits or withdraw their earnings. They are currently accepting Maestro, Visa Electron, Visa and MasterCard credit, and debit cards as well as fast bank transfer payment options.

Question: Does Bookee offer online poker or bingo?

No. Bookee doesn’t have separate pages for online poker or bingo, but it has a casino section. This is the place where you will find dozens of casino games created by reputable software developers. 

Question: Is there a VIP & loyalty rewards program for frequent players?

No. Bookee has not created a special VIP and loyalty rewards program for frequent players. Even their casino page doesn’t have a program like this.

Question: Is there a signup bonus?

Yes. There is a signup bonus, but it’s not the classic signup bonus which matches the size of your deposit. This welcome bonus comes in the form of a free bet or a bet with boosted odds to be more precise. It’s a great offer for players who will meet the requirements and who know what to bet on when they are placing their first bet on this app.

Question: Are there any other bonuses available on Bookee?

Yes. In addition to the original signup bonus (first bet signup boosts), you can find a few different bonuses on Bookee. For example, they have so-called acca insurance. In case you miss one match in four-folds or selections with more than four picks, you will get your money back as a free bet. Additionally, they are also offering promotions related to specific sports like tennis and horse racing. There is also a money back free bet which is available under specific conditions.

Question: Does Bookee have a desktop version?

No. Bookee was created only for mobile users and it comes with independent Android and iOS apps. You can’t access this online sportsbook with your desktop or laptop computer.

Question: Can I use Bookee bonuses at the casino?

No. Some bonuses are available for specific betting types or sports, but they can’t be used in the casino.

Question: What resources does Bookee offer to help problem gamblers and for self-exclusion?

Bookee is focused on supporting responsible gambling and gaming. They are offering financial limits in order to help players bet responsibly. By contacting their website you can set the limitations manually. It’s also possible to close the account completely or temporary. They have a special email where you can send information about your request for self-exclusion. Finally, Bookee provides access to different gambling counseling organizations.

Question: Does Bookee have a Refer a Friend program?

No. Bookee doesn’t have a refer a friend program, but it does allow players to split the bet with a friend with the help of their built-in friend sharing feature. This feature may not provide a bonus, but it certainly makes the application more exciting and fun.

Question: How long does it take to receive a withdrawal from Bookee?

As previously mentioned, Bookee is offering a limited number of payment options. Basically, you can use just bank transfer and debit and credit cards. The time needed to receive a withdrawal depends on the card issuer or your bank because every withdrawal request from Bookee is processed right away without any fees.

Question: What are the odds formats available on Bookee?

Players on Bookee can choose from two different odds formats – decimal odds and fractional odds. 

Question: Does Bookee provide help to bettors that want to make better-informed decisions?

Not really. Bookee doesn’t have a dedicated blog section to match previews. However, it has a statistics and archive section where you can learn more about the current form of any team or athlete. This will certainly help you make a better-informed decision before placing a bet.

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