Having gone live in August 2020, MapleBet is one of the newest betting sites catering for punters in the UK, with the bookie being the latest platform to be launched by operator Progress Play Ltd, adding to the likes of RubyBet and InfernoBet. This review will take an in-depth look at MapleBet, including everything from markets and features to banking and customer support. We will kick things off by outlining the sign up offer available to new customers at MapleBet.
While not being the most lucrative welcome offer on the web today, those signing up at MapleBet can still claim a £10 free bet, which is unlocked in just a few simple steps.
In order to qualify, deposit and stake a minimum of £10 after registering a new account, with odds of 1/2 or greater having to be met also. Deposits made using Skrill will not qualify, while any winnings from the free bet received must be wagered x10 before it can be withdrawn. Free bets must be used in full within 7 days, with the maximum conversion for punters being just £20. Some of Progress Play’s other betting sites offer free bets worth £20 and even £30 to new customers, so this one is not quite so generous, while the wagering requirements are also a little strict.
While the welcome offer at MapleBet potentially requires work, existing customers are certainly well catered for, with a number of promotions being available, including the following:
Offering prizes of between £50 and £150, anyone placing bets totalling £25 will automatically be added to the Sports League leaderboard at MapleBet. Punters finishing in the top 5 positions in their region will win a prize, with the promo code “BOOST” having to be used at the time of depositing, while an opt in is also a necessity.
A free bet worth £10 is available to punters placing bets on the NLF, motor racing or tennis. £25 worth of qualifying bets are required in total, while any bets that are cashed out will make punters ineligible.
Make a deposit using the promo code “ABCD” and place £25 worth of bets on the 2020 Nations League in order to claim a £10 free bet.
Tour De France – Make a deposit using the promo code “TOUR” and place £25 worth of bets on the Tour De France in order to claim a £10 free bet.
The MapleBet site performs well on most mobile browsers, with its speed and usability helping to make up for the lack of any betting app. While this would be a nice addition in the future, for a bookie that was only launched in August 2020, MapleBet has time to work on this aspect of its operation. For now, all of the same markets and features as found on their main desktop site are also on offer to mobile customers, with iOS, Android and Windows users having an efficient mobile platform to look forward to.
For a list of bookmakers who offer a dedicated mobile app, check out our best betting apps list.
Live betting markets are one of the first thing in which punters will notice upon entering the MapleBet sportsbook site, with all ongoing and upcoming events being easily accessible. Football, tennis, basketball, cricket and Esports feature heavily on a daily basis, with many events being made all the easier to follow by useful graphics, which show which part of the pitch the ball is in during a football match or who is dribbling in a basketball game. Odds are constantly updated, with markets also being suspended from time to time, with prices here ensuring that punters can regularly find value. Green and red arrows also indicate how odds have changed, something in which few other bookies deliver. Live Overview, Multiview and Calendar makes the process all the more efficient for customers at MapleBet too, ensuring that you never miss out on a crucial bit of information surrounding a live or potential bet.
Similar to features found on leading betting sites, MapleBet has ensured that cash out is available on many of their sports markets. As a result, punters can settle bets before all of their picks have completed their encounters, with this strategy being very useful.
A hugely detailed results page is also on offer at MapleBet. Users can search for results from last week or a number of years ago, with such information potentially being important ahead of placing a bet.
Market coverage at MapleBet is excellent, with all major sports being available to bet on, along with more diverse events from elsewhere. With that being said, below are some of the most popular markets to look out for at MapleBet:
Leading football leagues and tournaments regular feature in the “Popular Competitions” menu at MapleBet, making it easy for punters to locate their favourite markets and teams. It is not just the Premier League and Champions League that can be found however, with smaller leagues and cups from around the world being available to bet on, with popular bets including over/under goals, to score first, clean sheet, first goalscorer and draw no bet.
Horse racing is another of the leading sports markets at MapleBet, with meetings from across the globe being covered. Ante-post markets become available months in advance, with odds changing right up until race day. At the time of writing this review, 60+ markets from the United States were found, in what was a quiet point in the racing season.
When it comes to live betting at MapleBet, tennis is one of the leading sports, with matches from the men’s and women’s game being available to bet on after the opening service game is underway. Pre-match and outright tennis markets are also available in their droves, meaning that fans of the sport will never be short of options.
Everything from domestic County Championship action to The Ashes and Indian Premier League can bet staked upon at MapleBet, with fans of the sport finding a host of bet types too. Punters can bet outright on who will win competitions, as well as staking on match markets such as top batsman, leading wicket taker and most sixes.
MapleBet have jumped on the bandwagon when it comes to Esports betting too, with markets surrounding League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Warcraft III and Starcraft 2 being available to customers.
Want to bet on the next President of the United States or the next general election in the UK, a number of political betting markets can also be found at MapleBet, demonstrating their diversity.
In order to deposit funds into your account at MapleBet, punters must choose from Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, PayPal, Pay Via Phone, Paysafecard, Trustly, ecoPayz, Neteller or Skrill. All of these options allow for instant deposits, while we recommend using the same method for withdrawing cash where possible.
One of the biggest disappointments at MapleBet is the fact that withdrawals come with a £2.50 transaction fee, while they can take up to 10 working days to process. Both the minimum deposit and withdrawal amount is set at £10, while those in the UK should be aware that credit cards are no longer legal when it comes to funding gambling activity.
There is no 24/7 support at MapleBet, however as with some other online bookies operated by Progress Play Ltd, customers can get in touch with agents from 8am to midnight. Contact can be initiated via either online chat or email, with no telephone option currently being available. While the lack of support throughout the day may frustrate some, MapleBet do score highly when it comes to response times, with emails being replied to within under 48 hours, while staff members are available through live chat in under 30 seconds in most cases. Elsewhere, a FAQ page is also on hand for times when support is unavailable, providing useful information surrounding betting rules, banking, technical issues and security.
Based in St. Julians in Malta, MapleBet holds a gambling license from the Gaming Authority in the same country, as well as from the UK Gambling Commission, allowing them to operate in regions across the globe. Operated by Progress Play Ltd, MapleBet has not yet shared a great deal of information regarding who they are, however punters can rest assured that they are 100% trustworthy.
MapleBet may be a brand-new online bookie, however they are streets ahead of some of their main competitors, having ensured that they have all of the basics in place to attract punters. Our review uncovered that they perform well when it comes to markets, odds and additional features, with only small improvements needed surrounding payments and support. All in all, MapleBet is a betting site in which we are likely to be hearing much more of in the future, so be sure to check them out for yourself.