Ubet.com Website and Mobile App
While UBET still maintains a brick-and-mortar retail operation consisting of about 1400 betting shops, most punters nowadays use computers and mobile devices-tablets and smart phones-for the majority of their punting. Here are our impressions from visiting the UBET url ubet.com.
Other than the occasional slide show, which by the way UBET, if you are listening, flies by much too quickly even for our prodigious reading abilities, we truly like the website. It does not feature the ubiquitous three-column layout that is prominent on most bookie websites, but it is nonetheless extremely well thought-out and we grow to appreciate it more with each visit. On a 94 mm monitor, vast amounts of information can be assimilated in one glance. The colour scheme is predominantly black, white, grey and a subtle green, so we did not feel as though are eyes were under assault.
UBET does an adequate job with all three racing codes; we had not trouble locating markets, odds, bet types and time until jump. Just for fun, we had a look at the futures market for the 2017 Cox Plate. There was only one horse with a single digit quote-we will not bother revealing that horse’s name, but she is quoted currently at $1.70. Who Shot Thebarman is quoted at $201, so those who enjoy a plunge on a longshot might want to have a look.
We found domestic and international sports coverage to be completely adequate, although as could be expected, UBET does not offer anywhere near the number of markets on popular fixtures, such as the AFL and NRL, as do the private enterprise bookmakers, but we will leave it to you to decide if the number of markets offered is adequate. Our opinion is that 57 markets for an AFL game are plenty.
We took a look at the UBET mobile app for our Android OS phone. Other than the malarkey a certain OS system imposes on punters of not being able to search for the app in the app store, we downloaded and installed the app in a few minutes and were performing market research quickly, as though we had been using the app for a long while, so kudos to UBET for making something easy to use, even for those of us who were not born hold smart phones.