ComeOn Free Bet Promo Bonus and Review

ComeOn Introduction
Comeon on are relatively new, having been founded in 2010, but rather than this being a weakness they paint their lack of experience in terms of being fresh and dynamic and we’re inclined to agree with them.

They are a modern, light-hearted bookmaker who are keen to make jokes when they can while getting the serious things right.

They are based in Malta – sample quote number one: “ We are located on a former British colony, namely Malta. It’s in the middle of the Mediterranean, close to Italy. Maybe your grandparents have been on holiday here.” Well, my grandparents have. Anyway, their Maltese location means they are regulated by the LGA, the island’s licensing and regulatory body, but they are very much UK-orientated in their style.

Having said that, their modern approach means they are global in outlook and whilst they are still a growing company they already cover a good range of sports, allow accounts to be operated in a number of currencies and have nine tailored versions of the site including, oddly, a Chilean version, and, far more usefully, an Aussie one too.



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ComeOn Free bets, bonuses and promotions

Their opening offer is unusual in that it is a combined sports and casino bonus. It is a 100% match of your first deposit up to a generous maximum of $200. In order to withdraw the bonus you must wager the bonus and the deposit 35x in the casino. However, a more realistic target awaits sports betting fans who can choose to do the requirements in the sportsbook (or through a combination of both).

Bets must be placed at minimum odds of 1.50 on combo bets with at least two selections (so doubles and upwards) and you must wager the bonus and deposit three times over. Whilst having to use combo bets is a little unusual the low minimum odds mean you have a pretty good chance of clearing plenty of that free $200!

Sample quote number two: “Everyone loves the word ‘free’ (apart from dictators) and we give you lots of free stuff all the time.” The truth of this is debatable as in fact the regular, ongoing offers are quite limited compared to some.

In addition to the welcome bonus there are 10 free spins on a designated pokie available and you can obtain free money bonuses and reload bonuses by redeeming loyalty points. In addition there is a $600 poker bonus on offer and regular free rolls but in terms of regular promotions for sports fans things are a bit thin on the ground to say the least.

This is largely explained – if we are being kind – by the relative newness of the company. Comeon are – rightly, some would suggest – focussing on getting the basics right before adding all sorts of cashback refunds and free bets and this is often the way with newer sportbooks, unless they are backed by more established organisations. This is an area on which we would expect them to improve as they grow, although for now a 100% bonus up to $200 is certainly very attractive.

ComeOn Site overview and conclusion

We like the cut of Comeon’s jib and whilst we can’t recommend a bookmaker solely because they are relaxed and fun, Comeon have enough to back up their quirkiness. First of all the site looks and feels great. It’s sleek and black, like a gambling Lamborghini, really quick and easy to navigate. You can find your bets by either using the search facility, the sports headers in the left sidebar or by listing bets closing in the next one, three or five hours.

There is a strong emphasis on live betting and the in-play interface is, like the main site, really well put together. Even quite small events have a good selection of markets and whilst there could be a little more information provided on how the game itself is progressing this is still a real plus of the site.

Other strong areas are the range of markets generally (they even cover the Queensland Cup), the customer service, which is available 24/7 by live chat and a callback facility that is fully international (we wouldn’t want to be picking up their phone bill!) and support facility, which allows you to search the site for anything you may need.

Comeon are definitely one to watch as when they add a mobile site and a few more ongoing promotions they’ll be right up with the very best. For now you’ll just have to make do with bad jokes and a $200 free bet!

Betfair Site overview and conclusion

Betfair are simply the best for Aussie punters with an unbeatable all-round package. The exchange model is still relatively new to Australia and to encourage reluctant traditionalists Betfair are offering a sensational bonus to new customers that is only possible due to their vast resources and wealth. Grab it while you can as it may not be around for ever.

In addition they are ahead of the game in so many other areas too. Their odds, even allowing for the commission (5% dropping down as low as 2% for high-rollers), are simply sensational, especially on outsiders. You may find odds 20% higher than the best conventional bookmakers and at long odds that makes a massive difference to your payout.

They also have top notch customer service, with brilliantly trained staff available 24/7 and whilst there is no live chat there is a pledge to answer emails within two hours and a really useful callback service that means you never have to waste time waiting on the phone.

With the general design and feel of the site being spot-on, a huge range of markets and a world-leading in-play offering we really love Betfair. Throw in a great mobile site/app, superb coverage of Aussie sports and that (almost too good to be true) free bet and we’d bloody well marry them if we could!