McBookie Bookmaker Review

McBookie
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£25 Free Bet

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Review updated on 23rd April 2018

About McBookie

McBookie is a respected sportsbook and casino offering players a sophisticated site with many gaming and betting options. It is a Scottish company and aims to be the top choice for Scottish bettors and gamers. Incorporated in 2009, McBookie is a privately-owned company and gives players an intimate and personalised experience for all their gaming needs. The offerings here include casino games, slots, table games, live dealer games and sportsbook options, with all types of player catered to by clicking through from the same site.

Sports betting fans can choose from a number of different options, including pre-match and in-play betting on all sorts of sports, ranging from popular football matches and horse racing to niche sports such as hurling and volleyball. It is also an option to bet on a range of non-sporting events, such as political events or entertainment events.

The Scottish influence is clear thanks to the colour scheme and opening image of Scottish football fans with their country's flag. The Tartan Club is open to Scottish players only; therefore, this is quite a patriotic brand and will appeal to Scottish people looking for a site that specialises in all things Scottish.

Bookie Offers & Promotions

New players at McBookie can claim a series of welcome offers across the casino and sportsbook; for example, new casino players can enjoy a welcome bonus of up to £175 when they make their first deposit. You can claim the bonus by depositing and then playing the games to unlock your free cash. Once you have wagered £500, you unlock a £25 bonus; wagering another £1,500 unlocks a £50 bonus; and wagering another £3,000 unlocks a further £100. This gives an overall total of £175 in free bonus cash.

You must complete your wagering within 30 days. Once you are up and running in the McBookie casino, you can also claim £3,000 in real cash every single week. Simply play the casino games at the site to qualify for the chance to win the free money; the more you wager, the more bonus money you can claim. On top of this are great offers for sport betting enthusiasts. If you bet £30, you will get another £5 on top if you are a member of the Tartan Club (available for Scottish players only), while all new players can enjoy a £25 welcome bonus in the sportsbook.

There are no other promotions or bonus offers mentioned on the McBookie website, although new promotions can crop up from time to time and it is certainly worth keeping an eye on the promo page to see any new offers that could appear. The site will also email members with details of bonus rewards or new seasonal promotions.

Website Review

The design of McBookie is clean and crisp, with a sophisticated feel thanks to the sensible dark blue colour scheme. The dark blue contrasts with the white lettering used throughout the site, making good use of the Scottish flag's colours. The very name of the website is Scottish in character with the Mc prefix; meanwhile, the payout is clear and user-friendly and a menu at the top features all the main options, such as sports, in-play betting, casino, live casino and blog.

The focus of this website seems to be squarely on the sports betting side rather than the casino side and this is reflected in the tab layout, with sports and in-play being the first two tab options. If you click through to the casino, you will find the games options neatly laid out in a clear submenu giving access to slots, table games, video poker and jackpots. You can also search by A to Z, paylines, provider and bonus types, making this section highly flexible and your favourite games easy to find.

Software providers are plentiful here, making it easy to find games to suit your playing style. The big names on offer here include Evolution, Microgaming, IGT, Lightning Box, and NetEnt. It is also useful to be able to search the new slots by clicking 'new' to give access to the newest releases easily. There is also a Top 20 option, where you can see all the most popular games right now. It is no surprise to find big NetEnt names here, including Starburst and Gonzo's Quest. Finally, the live casino gives access to roulette, blackjack and baccarat, all dealt by real live dealers, with 25 tables to choose from.

Deposit & Withdrawal Options

The payment options at McBookie include Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Laser and Neteller. These options should make it possible for all players to make deposits at the site; however, some players might miss the options of depositing by PayPal or Skrill, which are sometimes available at other online casinos and sportsbooks. All the payments and other transactions at McBookie are protected by secure encryption technology to ensure absolute safety and security and guarantee that there is no third-party access to your data.

Customer Service

Customer support is highly prized at McBookie and the support agents are committed to providing players with a fast response time and high-quality support. To find the contact page, go to the bottom menu and the relevant link is available at the end of the series of links. The support here is on offer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; therefore, you know that you can get help whenever you need it, whatever the time of day or night.

Get in touch with the McBookie team via email or online chat for help with any issue related to gaming or betting at the site. The instant chat team will respond quickly to give you help as soon as you need it; alternatively, if your enquiry is not as urgent, you can get in touch via the email address. The site is also active on social media, with accounts updated on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, so you can always get in touch with the team in this way if you prefer.

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Free Bets

  • EXCLUSIVE: Bet £20 Get £20! £20
    New Customers only. Unibet Offer: Minimum bet value is £1. Minimum odds of 1.40 (2/5). Free bet expires after 30 days.
  • Bet £10 Get £10 if first bet loses! £10
    New customers only. £5 Free Bet & £5 Casino Bonus if your first bet loses. Min bet £10 single at evens (2.00) or higher. T&C's apply.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus! £50
    New customers only. £50 Sports Welcome Bonus is based on 20% of your first deposit. Min deposit £10 (or currency equivalent) at odds 1.95 or higher are permitted while betting to meet the wagering requirement.
  • £35 Free Bet Bonus! £35
    New customers only. Place 6 bets each with a minimum stake of £10 at min odds of 2.00. Your Bonus Token bonus will be equivalent to your lowest stake during all your qualifying bets. Neteller & Skrill excluded.
  • Up To €100 Sign Up Offer €100
    New Customers only. Bet €10 & get €10 back! Place your 10th bet & get the average value of first 10 bets back, up to €40 max. Bet €60 in first 4 weeks & get €12.50 back, can repeat 4 times.
  • £30 in Free Bets! £30
    New Customers only. Min Deposit & stake £10. Free Bets Credited as 3x£10. Free Bet Stake Not Returned and valid for 4 days. T&C's Apply. UK & IRE only.
  • £100 in Free Bets! £100
    New Customers only. Place £10 bet 5 times to get £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to claim £100 max. Min odds 1.50 (1/2). Exchange bets excluded. 30 days expiry.
  • £30 in Free Bets! £30
    New customers only. Min. stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days. UK&IRE Only.
  • £20 Risk Free Bet! £20
    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify. T&Cs apply.
  • £50 Free Bet £50
    New customers only. Promo code 'F50' required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min deposit and bet £5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools. Max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days and stake not returned. UK&IRE only.
  • Up to £100 in Bet Credits! £100
    New Customers only. Min deposit £5. 1x settled bet requirement to withdraw Bet Credits. Min odds/bet & payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits apply.
  • £20 Free Bet! £20
    New Customers only. Min stake is £20 at min odds of 1.80 (4/5). Payment methods excluded. Free Bets stake not returned & expires in 7 days.
  • £40 in Free Bets! £40
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    New Customers only. Min £10 Deposit at odds of Evens (2.00) on first bet. Offer is 3 x £10 Sports Bets & 30 Free Spins. Free Bets & Free Spins expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply.
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    New Customers only. Min Deposit £20. Max Sports Bonus £30. Max Casino Bonus £20. 5x wagering to release sports bonus. Min odds 1.80 (4/5) 40x wagering to release casino bonus.
  • Up to £100 Bonus £100
    New Customers only. 10% Bonus up to £100. Min £10 Deposit. X 2 Wagering required to withdraw at min odds of 2.00 and expires after 30 days. UK only.
  • Free Bets Forever! £520
    Place 5 bets of £10 or more at 2.00 (EVENS) or higher and receive a £10 free bet. Repeat every 7 days to get a £10 free bet each week forever. UK only.
  • £10 Bonus at Smarkets! £10
    New customers only. Min deposit £20. First £10 losses from the exchange refunded as a bonus. Skrill and Neteller are excluded from this sign up offer.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus £50
    Register with K8 Sports as a new customer and you will qualify for up to a £50 bonus! Just deposit up to £50 for the first time and they'll match it to 100%. Bonus expires after 14 days and cannot be withdrawn. Min odds for bonus funds is 2.00 or higher.
  • Grosvenor - Double Odds First Bet! £0
    New customers only. Offer applies to Grosvenor Sports bets only. Max stake £20. Bets made with Odds Boost Token. Neteller & Skrill deposits excluded.
  • Bet £10 Get £10 Free Bet £10
    Must opt in on registering. Min deposit £10 at min odds of 1.80 (4/5). Some payment methods excluded. Expires after 30 days and non withdrawable. UK only.
  • £200 Refund Every Day! £200
    ALL Customers. Verified accounts and only on Soccer. Applies to bets made before 70th min and offer is valid if bet is lost after 88.01 mins. Limited to £200 refund once per day.
  • £50 No Deposit Offer! £50
    New customers only. Join and get £50 No Deposit funds to bet with that cannot be withdrawn. Any losses over £50 are your liability. Losses may exceed your initial deposit or credit limit. Market restrictions apply & 7 day expiry.
  • Bet £10 Get £30! £30
    New Customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 at 1/2 (1.50) using code 30f. Free bets expires in 7 days and are not included in returns. Payment method restrictions apply.
  • Bet £5 Get £10! £30
    New customers only. Use code G10. Min deposit & bet £5 at odds of 1/2 (1.50) on any sports market. Only win portion of each-way bets count. Free bet expires after 30 days and no stake is returned.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus £50
    New customers only. Min deposit of £10 at odds of 1.50 (1/2) to qualify as rollover requirements. Max bonus is £50. Use code WELCOME. Bonus qualifying period is 45 days. Payment restrictions apply.
  • Bet £20 Get £20 £20
    New Customers Only. Must opt in. Minimum stake to qualify is £20 at minimum odds of 2.00 (EVENS). Neteller & Skrill excluded. Free Bets stake not returned and expires in 7 days.
  • £30 Free Bet £30
    New UK & Ireland customers only. Min First Deposit £10 and matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at min odds of 1.75. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only.
  • Up to £25 Free Bet £25
    New customers only. First bet must lose to qualify for the free bet. Min bet £1 to qualify for a free bet value up to £25. First bet must be placed on sportsbook markets only.
  • £10 Risk Free + £50 Casino Bonus! £60
    New customers only. Deposit & bet £10 at odds of Evens 1/2 (2.00). Free Bet must be wagered at max odds of 4/1 (5.00). Free bets expire after 14 days, Casino Bonus 30 days. No free bet/bonus stake can be withdrawn.
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    New customers only. Min deposit is £10. Sports Bonus is two 100% Profit Boosts. Expires after 30 days. Max bet amount per 100% Profit Boost is £5. Max Odds 20/1. Max per boost is £105.
  • £25 Free Bet £25
    New customers only. Min £10 stake for initial £5 free bet at odds of 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. 30 days to activate qualifying bet. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions.
  • £1000 Cashback + 2% Commission! £1000
    Must opt in and use promo code DAQBACK. £1000 cashback offer expires after 30 days.
  • £10 Free Bet Each Week for Life! £520
    ALL Customers. To qualify for this free bets offer, you must place 10 x £10 bets per week at min odds of 2.00 to get your £10 free bet each week. Free bets expire after 7 days and are the free bet stake is not withdrawable.
  • £200 Free Bet £200
    New customers only. Min deposit £30 to get bonus. Max bonus amount is £200. 14 days to qualify ti withdraw bonus/winnings. Max stake on first deposit & bonus is £50 per bet, per event.
  • 100% Bonus £10
    ALL customers. Various options to choose on opt in. Min odds is Evens (2.00). Maximum profit boost that will be credited is £100.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus £50
    New customers only. Use code WELCOME50. 50% bonus on first deposit up to £50. Rollover restrictions apply. Deposit must be made within 24 hours. Rollover of deposit and bonus x6 to withdraw.
  • £25 Free Bet Offer £25
    Scottish residents only. First bet must be within 30 days of registering. Min odds of 2.00 (EVENS). Payment restrictions apply. Free bet stake not returned and expires after 7 days.
  • £200 Deposit Bonus £200
    New Customers only using code FD200. Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller). Bonus is 50% of deposit. 1x deposit turnover at min odds 3/5 (1.60) for bonus receipt. 5x deposit & bonus turnover in 90 days for bonus release. Withdrawals limits.
  • £15 Free Bet £15
    New customers only. Min deposit £10 at odds of EVENS (2.00). If first bet loses, you'll be refunded up to a £15 free bet. Skrill & Neteller deposits don't qualify. Free bet cannot be withdrawn and expires after 7 days.
  • Win an iPad! £0
    New customers only. Win an iPad 32GB Wi Fi when opening an account and staking £300 on qualifying markets. Increase stakes to £500 and win iPad Pro 64GB Wi Fi. Offer expires 28 days after registering.

Casino

  • 50 Free Spins - No Wagering! £50
    New Customers only. 1 free spin every £1 of first deposit. £10 min deposit + 2.5% fee (min 50p). Free Spins expire after 3 days. Cash withdrawable anytime (£2.50 fee). Restrictions to which products promotion applies to. No max win.
  • 30 Free Roulette Chips £0
    New UK&IRE Customers only. Free chips over 3 days at 10 per day. Each set of 10 chips will expire at 23:59 GMT & can only be played on eligible games. X1 wagering requirements on winnings. SMS verification required.
  • 30 Free Spins! £0
    New Customers only. One bonus per customer. 30 free spins added to accounts verified by SMS (x1 wagering). Free spins expire within 10 Days & on selected games only.
  • Up to £100 Casino Bonus! £100
    Min deposit £10. x45 wagering, Roulette and blackjack 50% weighting. Bonus Valid 7 days. No using Moneybookers/Skrill or Neteller as a payment method.
  • £50 Bonus + 20 Free Spins £50
    New UK&IRE customers only. Deposits made with e-wallets are not valid. Bonus wagering x35 on eligible games. Max winnings from bonus £500. Spins available after bonus is redeemed/lost. 10 per day with no wagering.
  • £400 Slots bonus + 100 Free Spins £400
    New UK&IRE Players only. Min buy-in £20. Bonus wagering 35x on eligible games. Spins available day after bonus is lost/redeemed, 10 per day for 10 days, no wagering.