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Highbet sports betting review (UK)

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93%

Return to player %

  • Return to player % 93%
  • Horse Racing Yes
  • License United Kingdom
  • Tax free Yes
  • Minimum deposit £10
  • Live betting Yes
  • Live stream No
  • Cashout Yes
  • Live chat Yes
  • Launched 06/2021
  • Platform Aspire Global
  • Currency £
  • Language English, Finnish
4.8

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3.0

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Highbet opened it's doors in June 2021 and is one of the newest betting sites in the UK. With a UK Gambling Comission license, Highbet is a trustworthy and reliable operator where all UK players can get their winnings tax free.

Highbet offers an extremely easy-to-use interface with plenty of odds and different markets for different players. Highbet is easy to navigate, and in addition to the dozens of sports you can bet on, there is also online casino games available including a live casino.

For all new players, Highbet offers a freebet to help you get started!

This is what Highbet looks like on mobile

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Expert's review Emma Rowlands

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Highbet was established in April 2021, making it new to the market in comparison to some longer standing bookmakers. It is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, making it safe to bet with. I also noticed it utilizes SSL encryption and firewall technology, helping to keep customer data safe and secure. The site offers a broad range of sports markets, as well as easy and quick deposit and withdrawal methods.

Overall rating:

3

Highbet free bet & sign up offer

As a new player, you can redeem a £10 free bet with no wagering requirements!

After creating your account, you need to place £15 worth of bets to qualify for your £10 free bet. Minimum odds need to be 1/2 (2.0) for bets to qualify.

£10 free bet is free to use on any sport or market, as long as the minimum odds are 4/5 (1.80).

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Expert's review Emma Rowlands

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Highbet offered several sign up offers, one of which I selected upon sign up. The first offer required quite a significant deposit, which, compared to other offers promoted by similar sports bookmakers, was a bit steep. The other welcome offer (and the one I chose to make use of) gave me some free betting money when depositing a much smaller sum. The bonus was not automatically applied, although I could see that it was made available when I placed my bet. There were some technical issues with me claiming my bonus, which was unfortunately not resolved through contacting customer services.

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Highbet doesn't offer no deposit bonuses or free bets at the moment.

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Highbet odds are competitive in relation to other bookmakers in the UK. The general payout is around 93%, but some sports in particular might offer near the best odds in the market.

The variation in the level of odds is quite significant, but from time to time, even for the biggest leagues, such as the Premier League or La Liga in football, you might find very good odds with payouts as good as 96%.

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Expert's review Emma Rowlands

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Highbet offers pretty average odds across the board in comparison to other major bookmakers. I also noticed a lack of odds boosts, which is disappointing. I did like that odds can be viewed in fractional, decimal and American formats, so that no matter who you are, you can view the odds in a language you understand. It has a general payout percentage of 93%, which is certainly favorable.

Dozens of different sports can be found on Highbets platform. All the biggest sports are well covered, football, basketball, tennis, etc. All the Major Leagues are covered from the United States, such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

Highbet also has a decent selection of horse racing odds available, mostly for the British and Irish races.

Additionally Highbet also does have smaller sports on the lists, which are not so familiar to British players. Winter sports, Waterpolo, MMA, Floorball, etc can be found and might offer some very intriguing betting opportunities.

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Expert's review Emma Rowlands

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On the desktop site, there are 29 different sports to bet on, including some more niche sports like water polo and MMA. On the mobile site, there are only nine major sports available to place bets on, including soccer, handball, basketball, rugby, cricket, tennis and golf. It’s confusing as to why the mobile site offers less. There was a lack of player-specific bets across the board. There are no virtuals offered on this site. However, it does have a vast casino section which has dozens of exciting games. There are also some hugely popular e-sports available to play, including DOTA 2, Rainbow Six and Starcraft.

Cashout feature is available, but it's selective. All bets do not include the opportunity to cashout your winnings early, but most of them do, especially when you have bet on some of the bigger sports.

With cashout, you can, as the name says, cash out your winnings already before the bet has officially settled. This gives you an opportunity to make sure the bet is profitable, or if things go wrong, you can limit your losses.

Live betting is a big part of Highbet. Almost every single prematch bet is available in live betting also.

Highbets in-play mode can be found easily and it's made very easy to use as well. Highbet doesn't have live streaming, but they do a virtual live score which tells you exactly how the game is progressing.

All odds in live betting are at the same decent standard as in prematch betting.

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Expert's review Emma Rowlands

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When it comes to live betting with Highbet, I was well catered for with 10 sports available for live betting at any one time. Football was clearly their most popular choice for live betting, and there were more than 20 football games to pick from, each with a large selection of markets. Saying that, live betting was difficult to master. The slowness of the site made quick betting decisions difficult. Furthermore, when placing a bet, my account balance did not update right away, causing confusion about how much I had left to spend.

Betting on mobile devices is highly recommendable at Highbet. The interface and usability on mobile is even better than on desktop. Almost all features are available through one click and all the menus and lists work very well on mobile.

Highbet does not have an app. Betting works directly in your browser on all operating systems, iOS or Android.

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Expert's review Emma Rowlands

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Highbet does not offer an app, which is thoroughly disappointing considering many major competitors offer this. The mobile site is also extremely difficult to use. Slow, clunky, confusing and with lots of white space and empty pages. I found myself reloading the mobile site several times after it crashed and reverting back to desktop very quickly.

Safe & responsible gambling

Highbet offers various tools to help players keep control of their gambling. In addition to the obligation of the UKGC license to take care of responsible operations, Highbet offers many very concrete tools that players can use:

Highbet has good information on their site about what to do and who to contact in situations where you might feel that gambling has got out of hand.

Customer support is available via live chat and email. Customer service is open 7 days a week from 7 AM - 11 PM.

For email inquiries, you can find a form that you can use to send emails directly from Highbet's website.

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Expert's review Emma Rowlands

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I needed to use Highbet’s customer support service due to clunky mechanics of the site and difficulty placing a first bet. The options were LiveChat or email. I chose live chat and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was matched with a representative. Unfortunately, this is the only positive I can draw from the customer support experience. I was reassured that my account looked fine and therefore they couldn’t assist me with my problem. They did, however, show me how to withdraw my money, which I had been confused about when navigating the site.

Site languages

English, Finnish, German, French

Email support languages

English

Live support languages

English

Phone support languages

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KYC & Documents

Highbet will ask all new players to verify their accounts. You will be asked for several documents to prove your identity. All documents can be uploaded via Highbet's document uploader.

Please be prepared to send the following documents:

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It is not an automatic requirement that you verify your account upon sign up. However, it is easy to find the verification tab and I was able to choose from several documents to upload, including my passport. On the desktop, the document would not upload properly. However, on the mobile site I was able to upload my passport swiftly, and received verification confirmation within an hour.

Banking

Highbet offers plenty of different payment methods for both deposits and withdrawals. All transactions come with no extra fees and are relatively fast.

You can deposit British pounds with debit cards, e-wallets, bank transfer via Trustly or PayPal for example. Minimum deposit amount is £10.

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Depositing money was quick and easy. There were numerous different payment options to choose from, including Visa, paypal and apple pay. I was able to deposit money within seconds and saw it show up in my account instantly. I was disappointed that there was a 2.5% admin fee added to my deposit, which is not something you see at most major bookmakers.

Withdrawing my winnings was also easy. I was able to withdraw my desired amount back into my paypal account and received the money within an hour. This is quite a nice relief, as sometimes competing bookmakers can make me wait hours or days for the money to reach me.

Depositing methods

Mastercard Visa Online bank transfer Skrill NETELLER Trustly Paysafecard PayPal Astropay

Withdrawal methods

Mastercard Visa Online bank transfer Skrill NETELLER Trustly PayPal Astropay

Withdrawal times

Mastercard 1-6 working days, Visa 1-6 working days, Online bank transfer 1-4 working days, Skrill 1-2 working days, NETELLER 1-2 working days, Trustly 1-4 working days, PayPal 1-2 working days, Astropay 1-3 working days

Is Highbet tax free?

Highbet is a tax free sportsbook.

Who owns Highbet?

Time Solutions Limited owns Highbet.

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Emma is a registered journalist and sports betting enthusiast. She has written hundreds of articles, reviews and blog content for many major bookmakers around the world.

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