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Disclaimer: Unibet sportsbook has not launched in California yet. This review is based on information we have from other states where Unibet is live and legal.

Unibet CA bonus

Expected bonus: Bet $25 Get $100
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Unibet
Legal in California: No
Partner in California: N/A
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California has yet to legalize online gambling and sports betting, but once it does, Unibet Sportsbook will be knocking on the door to enter the market. Here, we’ve detailed what features and traits Unibet will bring to CA bettors once the sportsbook arrives in the Sunshine State.

No, Unibet Sportsbook is not legal in California. Sports betting is still prohibited statewide, even at the Native American casinos.

However, Unibet will likely apply for a gambling operator’s license once the sports betting status changes. The soonest California voters could approve sports betting is during the 2024 election, which would put sportsbooks in California on track to launch in mid-2025.

Which betting bonus will Unibet offer when it goes live in California?

It’s hard to say at this point what California betting bonus Unibet will offer when it goes live in the state because Unibet frequently changes its promos. Because it won’t be able to launch until 2025 at the earliest, we’re left to guess based on bonuses Unibet has offered in the past.

You’ll likely be able to find a second chance bet, which is a very common sportsbook welcome offer. Other bonus types could include bonus bets, deposit matches, and/or “bet/get” offers where you wager X amount and get Y amount in bonus bets.

Joining Unibet in California and claiming the promo

Once Unibet arrives in California, claiming the promo will likely take you about five minutes depending on what the bonus offer is (more on that later). The registration process will likely look like this:

  1. Open the registration form: We’ll update this page to link directly to the registration form once it becomes available, along with any applicable bonus code you can use to unlock the welcome promo.
  2. Set up your account details: Next, enter your email address and password to create your account. You’ll need to enter your password twice to confirm it. Then, check the box to confirm you are of legal betting age to bet in California, and that you agree to the terms of service and privacy policy. After that, click “Continue.”
  3. Enter your identifying info: After that, you’ll be prompted to list your legal first and last name, birth date, and street address (P.O. boxes won’t be allowed). You’ll also need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. This information will be securely transmitted and encrypted during storage.
  4. Finalize the registration and make a real-money deposit: Finally, choose a security question and answer it. Then, you’ll be able to complete the registration and make a real-money deposit using one of the payment methods listed below. Make sure any deposit you make allows you to take full advantage of the welcome bonus offer.

Fixing problems if the Unibet California bonus is not working

After California launches sports betting and Unibet is live in the state, the bonus should be credited to your account automatically if you’ve met the necessary requirements. However, if the bonus is not working, there are a few quick steps you can take to try to fix the problem on your own.

Most of the time, logging out of your account, closing your web browser or mobile app, then restarting your device will be enough to refresh the system and cause the bonus to show up in your account. However, if this doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll need to get in touch with Unibet customer support.

Common terms and conditions for the Unibet bonus in other states

Based on the terms and conditions for the Unibet bonus in other states, we anticipate that the following terms and conditions will apply when the sportsbook launches in California:

  • The welcome bonus will be limited to newly registered players who are at least 21 years of age and physically located in California.
  • For second chance bets, a player’s first wager of at least $10 that settles as a loss will receive a bonus bet of equal value to the initial wager (up to $100).
  • The second chance bet will be disbursed automatically once the initial wager settles as a loss, though it could take up to 72 hours to show up in your account.
  • Players who don’t wish to participate must click the opt-out button when creating their account.
  • Players must wager the bonus funds three times before they can withdraw.
  • Bonus bets will expire after seven days if not used.
  • The welcome bonus may not be combined with any other offer.

Where will I be able to find the newest Unibet promotions?

The best place to find the newest Unibet promotions will be right here on CASportsBettingSites.com. We will provide detailed information on all active long-term bonus offers such as welcome bonuses, season-long offers tied to a sport or league, daily odds boosts, profit boosts, and more.

However, for specific daily offers, your best bet is to check the “promotions” tab of the betting app or desktop site.

How long will it take for my Unibet promo to be credited?

Once sports betting, and by extension, Unibet, has launched in California, it will take no more than 72 hours for your Unibet promo to be credited to your account. In most cases, the bonus will be available automatically. However, if you’re having issues, you should get in touch with Unibet’s customer service team to rectify the problem.

Types of bets offered at Unibet Sportsbook

Unibet Sportsbook has 19 sports available for placing wagers with many different leagues available for those sports. Here are some of the most popular types of bets offered at Unibet.

  • Moneyline bets: Moneyline bets are the most straightforward type of bet you can place. They simply involve picking the winner of a game. Factors like the margin of victory or whether overtime happens don’t matter, just who is ahead when the game goes final.
  • Spread bets: Unlike the moneyline, spread bets require the “favorite” (the team expected to win) to not only take the W but also to defeat the “underdog” by a predetermined number of points. For example, Unibet may list the San Francisco 49ers as 4.5-point favorites against the Los Angeles Rams. A spread bet on the 49ers will only pay out if San Francisco wins by at least five points; conversely, a bet on the Rams would hit if L.A. either wins outright or loses by four points or fewer.
  • Totals bets: If you’re not as comfortable picking the winner of a game, a total bet could be the right play for you. Also called “over/under” bets, totals are wagers on the combined final score between the two teams. Bettors are tasked with deciding whether the combined point total will be over or under a preset mark decided by Unibet.
  • Parlays: Parlays combine multiple betting outcomes, called “legs,” and multiply the odds for each leg you add to the slip. Most commonly, bettors will choose parlays with two, three, or four legs, though Unibet will let you add up to 10 legs to a single wager. Because of the multiplier, parlays can result in gigantic payouts relative to the smaller upfront cost, but if even one leg fails, the entire parlay is lost. Traditionally, parlays come from multiple different games, though recently, same game parlays have surged in popularity.

The Unibet betting app in California

Unibet releases a new version of its betting app for each new state where the sportsbook is permitted to operate, so players can expect their own California betting app to roll out from Unibet after the state legalizes sports betting. This unfortunately will make it more convenient to use the website when traveling rather than downloading a new app for each state.

However, for those who still prefer the mobile app, they’ll still have a quality product at their disposal. Unibet’s apps tend to hold a higher overall rating among iOS users than their Android counterparts, but the scores are still generally favorable in both app stores.

App users on both device types have addressed concerns about geolocation issues and general bugginess but were also quick to laud the customer support team for helping resolve the issues.

How to download the Unibet app on iOS

Downloading the Unibet app on your iOS device shouldn’t take very long, especially if you’ve got a steady internet connection. Here’s how you’ll be able to install it once the app launches in California.

  1. Open the App Store on your device and make sure you’re logged in with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Search for “Unibet CA - Sports Betting.” Note that there will be different apps for each state. The exact name might be slightly different, but the naming convention has followed the two-letter postal code after “Unibet.” If the name is different, we will update this section accordingly.
  3. Press “Get,” then “Install.”

After the download is complete, you’ll be able to create a new Unibet account, make a deposit, and claim the welcome bonus.

How to download the Unibet app on Android

It shouldn’t take more than a minute to download the Unibet app on your Android device. California players will eventually be able to download it by following these steps.

  1. Log into the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “Unibet CA - Sports Betting.” Keep in mind there are different apps for each state. California’s exact name might be slightly different, but the naming trend has been to use the two-letter postal code after “Unibet.” If the name is different, we’ll update this section appropriately.
  3. Press “Install” and let the download run its course.

Once you’ve installed the Unibet app, you can log in with your existing account credentials or create a new account if you haven’t already done so.

Unibet CA possible payment options

Based on the banking methods Unibet utilizes in other states, we expect the following to be possible payment options for Unibet CA.

Deposit

  • Credit/debit card: Unibet accepts both Visa and Mastercard in other states, with a minimum $10 and maximum $10,000 deposit amount available daily. However, you won’t be able to use Discover or American Express, nor will you be able to withdraw to either card type.
  • Cash: Cash will only be accepted at brick-and-mortar locations. Once Unibet obtains a California license, it will likely partner with one of the state’s Native American casinos to establish a retail operation. You would also be able to withdraw cash winnings at the casino cage, but you’ll need a photo ID on hand to do so.
  • PayNearMe: PayNearMe works similarly to a cash deposit, allowing you to move money safely and securely to your sportsbook account. Note that this method has a $500 maximum per day, which can be a good way to self-impose a deposit limit. There may also be fees associated with this transaction.

Withdrawal

  • PayPal: PayPal has been operating since 1998, and its lengthy history has made it a preferred online payment option for sports bettors and bookmakers alike. Most of the time, you’ll have your winnings hit your PayPal account within 24 hours of submitting your withdrawal request.
  • Play+ card: What do you get when you cross a gift card with an ATM card? Play+. Users can load funds onto their Play+ card and choose from a small selection of places to offload the money. They can also load their sportsbook winnings to the card for withdrawal at an ATM.

Customer support at Unibet Sportsbook California

Accessing Unibet Sportsbook’s customer support pages in California will be quite easy once the platform launches, regardless of whether you’re playing on the mobile app or desktop site. Unibet’s support pages are broken up into casino and sportsbook sections, even though online casino gaming is limited to a handful of states.

If you can’t find the help you need through the FAQ pages, you can also try using the 24/7 support chat. However, if that doesn’t appeal to you, email and phone support are also available. The phone number is 1-855-485-8882; we will update this page with the email address when it becomes available.

FAQ

Does Unibet usually offer promos?

Yes, Unibet usually offers promos for both newly registered players and seasoned betting veterans. After sports betting launches in California, you’ll want to bookmark CASportsBettingSites.com so you can easily browse the latest bonus offerings.

Does Unibet have any retail sportsbooks in CA?

No, Unibet does not yet have any retail sportsbooks in CA. This is because sports betting, both online and in-person, is still prohibited in California.

Will a promo code be needed to get the Unibet bonus?

You might need a promo code to get the Unibet bonus. Unibet will list a standard welcome offer on its registration form, but there is also a field for entering a promo code if you have one. We will list any publicly available code on this site once Unibet launches in California.

When did Unibet Sportsbook launch in the US?

Unibet Sportsbook launched in the U.S. in June 2019 by entering the New Jersey market. Since then, it has expanded to Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

When is Unibet going to launch in California?

Unibet doesn’t have a timeline to launch in California, and it won’t be able to until the state legalizes sports betting and online gambling. The soonest either could be legalized is in 2024 with the earliest possible launch in 2025.

How old do you have to be to bet on Unibet CA?

Once California legalizes online gambling, you will likely need to be 21 years old to bet on Unibet CA. This will depend on the state’s gambling laws, but 21 is the norm across the United States.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry