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What was the Unibet Virginia promo?

The Unibet Virginia promo was up to $100 in second chance bonus bets. Example: Create a new Unibet Sportsbook account in Virginia, sign into the platform in the betting app or web browser, make a deposit of at least $10, and place your first wager. If that initial wager settles as a loss, you’ll receive bonus bets equal to the amount of that wager’s stake, up to $100.

Unibet VA bonus

Sign-up bonus: No Promo
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: May 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Unibet
Legal in Virginia: No
Partner in Virginia: N/A
Payment methods:

Virginia is one of the top 10 states for sports betting handle, with more than $11B wagered legally since the state launched online sports betting in January 2021. Though Unibet Sportsbook first accepted wagers in Virginia three months after the first six went live (trailing FanDuel, DraftKings, WynnBET, BetRivers, BetMGM, and Caesars), it still managed to carve out a niche among VA gamblers. However, it closed on April 11, 2024.

In this piece, we’ll lay out what the registration process was at Unibet Sportsbook Virginia, highlight what features and traits you could expect during your Unibet experience, and give an overall rating to the closed sportsbook based on several key characteristics.

Former common promos on Unibet Sportsbook Virginia

Unibet Sportsbook had a limited list of Virginia betting promos available to its players, but because the bookie changed its promotions throughout the year, you were sure to see some variety with a little bit of patience. Here are some of the common promos you could find on the platform.

  • Level Up Parlay Booster: Unibet offered a parlay booster that was available for every eligible parlay you placed. The boost expanded for each leg added, offering a range from a 4% boost for a three-leg parlay up to a 50% boost for wagers with 12-20 legs. The maximum stake for each offer was $100, the odds for each leg must have been -200 or longer (-150 or +125 would be ok, -210 is ineligible), and the maximum extra winnings per boost was $20,000.
  • Parlay Insurance: Parlay insurance was a way to recoup some of your money if you had a wager that came up one leg short. Through Unibet, players who made a same game parlay with a $10 or more stake and at least four legs and at odds of +400 or higher (+450 and +500 are ok, +300 isn’t) could earn a $10 refund on their bet.
  • Matched deposit bonus: Though this wasn't an active offer from Unibet, this was a bonus type we’ve seen before as part of a welcome bonus. With this promo, a player would deposit funds into their sportsbook account and receive bonus bets equal to the amount of their deposit (with a cap of either $100 or $200, depending on what Unibet was offering).

How you could join Unibet Sportsbook in VA and get the promo

Joining Unibet Sportsbook in VA didn't take you very long; most users breezed through the registration process in about five minutes. Here’s how you could have gotten started:

  1. Opened the registration form: Using the link at the top of this page, you opened the Unibet registration form. The link opened in a new tab so you could conveniently reference this page as needed. Note that you did not need to use a promo code to unlock the bonus; you were automatically able to get the promo later on (explained in Step 5).
  2. Set up your login credentials: Next, you entered your email address and created an account password (you needed to type it in twice to confirm). After that, you clicked the box to verify you were at least 21 years old and would only place bets within Virginia borders (or other states where Unibet operates), then clicked “Continue.”
  3. Entered your identifying information: Once you got your credentials together, you typed in your legal first and last name, address, birth date, phone number, security question and answer, and the last four digits of your social security number. This information was used to verify your identity and make sure you were legally allowed to bet in Virginia.
  4. Checked a few boxes: Almost to the end! To complete the registration, you needed to check boxes agreeing to the terms and conditions of use, and that you weren’t prohibited from betting in Virginia based on your age or profession. You also had the chance at this step to opt in and enable two-factor authentication. When you were done, you clicked “Submit.”
  5. Funded your account and placed a bet: Finally, you logged into your Unibet account and made a deposit using the payment method of your choice. Then, you made your first bet. If that wager settled as a loss, you got bonus bets back equal to the amount of your first bet on the platform.

It's important to note there was a 3x playthrough requirement for the bonus bet, meaning if you ended up getting the promo, you needed to wager 3x your original stake to be able to collect your winnings. You also had seven days to complete the playthrough before the bonus bets expired.

No, Unibet Sportsbook is not legal in Virginia. Unibet was fully licensed by the Virginia Lottery, which is charged with licensing all online sports betting throughout the state. However, Unibet closed its operations in Virginia on April 11, 2024, and plans to leave the US market completely within the year.

Unibet VA former banking options

Unibet’s VA banking options fell roughly in line with what other bookmakers in the state offer. Here are some of the more popular choices that were available to you.

  • Credit/debit cards: If you had a Visa or Mastercard in your wallet, you were in luck! You could use either of them to fund your sportsbook account. Keep in mind that if you used a credit card, your bank may have considered it a cash advance and charged a fee. However, Unibet didn't charge for plastic transactions.
  • PayPal: PayPal was your best bet for using an e-wallet to fund your Unibet sports betting activities. You just made sure you were using a personal account, as PayPal Premier and PayPal business accounts were blocked from moving funds.
  • Online banking: Online banking was typically the fastest way to move your money into and out of your Unibet account. Most major banks allowed you to move this money without any extra fees, but there are some who won’t allow you to connect to a betting operator. You should have checked with your financial institution before trying to connect the two.

Different types of wagers on Unibet Sportsbook

Unibet Sportsbooks let its gamblers play many different types of wagers, ranging from picking a straight-up winner to placing a meticulously calculated parlay. Here are some of the most popular kinds of bets you could make with Unibet.

  • Spread bets: Spread bets (called the “puck line” for hockey betting) are wagers centered around the margin of victory for a sporting event. They function as a handicap by requiring the outright favorite to win and beat their opponent by a number of points set by Unibet.
  • Totals wagers: If you weren't as comfortable picking the outright winner or a team on the spread, you could instead try totals wagering. Also called “over/unders,” totals are bets on the combined points between two teams. They can also apply to prop bets when projecting a player to finish over or under the number Unibet set for a given stat line.
  • Parlays: Parlays are wagers that combine multiple “legs” into one single bet. The odds are multiplied for each betting outcome you add to the slip, but if you didn't get all the legs correct, the entire bet was a loss. This can make parlay betting tricky but also quite profitable, even with a relatively low upfront cost.

Unibet’s betting app in VA

Unibet’s Virginia betting app was unique to players in VA, so if you were traveling out of state, you needed to download the correct app for that state or play in a web browser instead. This is because the app used geolocation to ensure you were within state lines when attempting to make your wager and it blocked your bets if it couldn't find you in Virginia.

The app saw somewhat mixed reviews in app stores, with Apple users giving Unibet a 2.7/5 rating; Android reviewers were more kind, and the app held a 3.9/5 rating in the Google Play Store.

iOS reviewers noted that the app was “quite buggy,” and would regularly kick them back to the login screen. However, Android users didn’t echo these concerns and instead lauded the easy-to-learn nature of the app, as well as the favorable betting lines.

How you downloaded the Unibet app on iOS

If you had a steady internet connection, you were able to download the Unibet app on your iOS device. Here’s how you could get it.

  1. Log into the App Store with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Search “Unibet Sportsbook VA” in the search bar. Note that there is a different app for each state, so make sure you find the correct version.
  3. After locating the right app, tap “Get,” then “Install” to begin downloading.

Once you downloaded the Unibet app, you opened it up and logged in with your Unibet credentials. Then, you made a deposit and you were ready to place your bets!

How you downloaded the Unibet app on Android

Downloading the Unibet app on your Android device was be one of the best ways to wager with the betting operator. Here’s how you could have added it.

  1. Log into the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search “Unibet VA - Sports Betting” in the search bar and locate the correct version. It is important to include the two-letter postal code, as there are different Unibet apps for each state where it operates.
  3. Click “Install” and wait for the download to complete.
  4. Open the app, log in with your Unibet account credentials (or sign up for a new account), and start playing!

No, betting on Virginia college sports with Unibet was not legal. Under state law, VA bettors are not allowed to place a wager on an in-state collegiate athlete or team.

Though Virginia is not the only state to prohibit wagering on in-state college sports, it does come as a bit of a surprise given the state is not home to a team in any of the “Big Four” sports leagues, which can eliminate a local angle for many bettors. However, gamblers were welcome to place a bet on college sporting events that did not feature Virginia-based teams.

Customer support at Unibet Sportsbook Virginia

On the whole, we found the customer support at Unibet Sportsbook Virginia to be satisfactory but not spectacular. When testing for this review, we found the chat feature to be moderately helpful, though response times were rather slow even after we got connected with a real person.

One big drawback was that phone support wasn't available 24/7. While you may have been able to answer your own questions by browsing the FAQ pages, larger issues that may take a bit more time to resolve could have required setting aside a decent chunk of time.

  • Email: Support@va.unibet.com
  • Phone: 1-844-996-2316 (8AM - 11PM daily)
  • Chat: Yes
  • Social media: Twitter - @UnibetUS

Our expert opinion on Unibet Sportsbook Virginia

In our expert opinion, Unibet Sportsbook Virginia was a fine alternative to the other operators in the state, especially those looking to take advantage of favorable lines when odds shopping. Unibet’s odds were competitive and at times were slightly “juiced” towards the player, meaning savvy gamblers could win more money using the same stake by playing the more favorable line.

The customer service experience was quite pleasant, and we would go so far as to say it was the best feature of the sportsbook. Though we would have liked to see expanded hours, we believed the FAQ pages answered many of your questions without needing to reach out for direct assistance.

To improve, we think more frequent and varied promotions would have gone a long way to gain favorability among Unibet users in Virginia. Further app improvements wouldn’t have gone amiss either, especially for those on iOS devices.

Our rating of Unibet Sportsbook Virginia


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VA Betting gave Unibet Sportsbook Virginia an overall rating of 3 out of 5. This rating was based on the following criteria:

  • Welcome bonus - Rating 3/5: Unibet’s $100 second chance bonus bet was rather uninspiring, especially with a 3x playthrough requirement. This offer paled in comparison to other sportsbooks in the state and could have actually been a deterrent to new signups. Removing the playthrough requirement would have boosted this score.
  • Payment options - Rating 4/5: The payment options were comparable among other Virginia bookies, though we could have certainly stood to see a few more options added, especially e-wallets like Google Pay, Venmo, and Apple Pay.
  • Sportsbook app - Rating 3/5: The app’s mixed reviews in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store led to some trepidation ahead of use. The display was easy on the eye and the user interface was sufficient, but there wasn't much of a “wow” factor here.
  • Variety & features - Rating 3/5: Promotions were much less frequent than with other sportsbooks, and the high playthrough requirements led to headaches for those who didn't read the T’s & C’s.
  • Customer Support - Rating 4/5: While the customer support team was positive and knowledgeable in our interaction, we had to stop short of a full “5” score here due to the lack of 24/7 support.


What was the minimum deposit at Unibet in Virginia?

The minimum deposit at Unibet in Virginia was $10. This was the minimum amount for all deposit types and was also the minimum withdrawal amount.

Did you have to live in Virginia to bet on Unibet?

No, you did not have to live in Virginia to bet on Unibet. You only needed to be physically located in Virginia (or another state where Unibet was legal and launched) and at least 21 years of age to make a wager.

When did Unibet Virginia go live?

Unibet Virginia went live on April 28, 2021, just over three months after online sports betting launched statewide. Because of the delayed opening date, it trailed other operators in Virginia in total betting handle numbers.