Like anything in the business world, it's often hard for new companies to establish themselves in an already saturated marketplace. Whilst we won't go quite as far as saying that ComeOn have managed to crack the gambling industry, we have been impressed in the amount of the progress the bookmaker has shown in a relatively short time frame.
It's tough when reviewing these younger bookmakers not to compare them to their more established counterparts. But in all honesty, it's these guys who they are up against. Whilst we will be as critical as we need to be with ComeOn, we will give them a little leeway in that they are still very much finding their feet. That being said, at the end of the day, they are in direct competition in an industry that holds no prisoners.
It's great to see that ComeOn have included a welcome bonus and you can get a free bet worth up to £/€25 when registering a new account. The free bet isn't the easiest to claim however! It requires you to work through your free bet and deposit amount 6 times. On top of this only combination bets are eligible to the clearance amount, which is essentially bets with two or more selections involved. Odds have to be of 2.00 or greater to qualify for clearance.
This promotion is not available to players residing in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine. This essentially rules out a large part of Europe but that's not all that uncommon for a lot of bookmakers these days with their target areas being very much that of the UK and Ireland. It's also worth noting that deposits made using Moneybookers, Neteller, Paysafecard, Webmoney and UKash are not eligible for the deposit bonus.
ComeOn do run a range of other promotions, with their latest being a double payout on the winner of the 2014 World Cup. Whilst this is ongoing at the time of writing, we have seen these types of offers to be quite common for their football betting section on similar high profile tournaments and competitions.
They often run give away offers as well, which aren't necessarily betting related, but still are worthwhile. They are more along the lines of trips away and cash prizes when you place a certain number bets within a calendar month.
As part of their ongoing mobile campaign you can also get a risk free bet when you register your account through their app. From here, if the first bet you place on your mobile loses then ComeOn will refund that bet in the form of a free bet worth up to £25. Please note, this bet only applies to live betting markets!
After using ComeOn for a few years now, it's been interesting to come back and see how the bookmaker has expanded. One of the areas in which we have seen them improve is through the number of features that they offer their punters. They've gone from having not a lot going for them to a genuine alternative to some of the bigger sites. Whilst not quite up to scratch just yet, we thought it important to inform you of their continual improvement over the last couple of years that they have been running.
Betting Odds and Markets
The range of sports that are on offer are actually quite good on ComeOn. Football is without doubt their biggest sport and we dare bet that it covers over 80% of total market coverage. A big and surprising omission came in the form of horse racing of which is not featured at all. This is even more surprising considering they are UK focused site!
A refreshing change from the norm was ComeOn offering a comprehensive coverage of the US based sports. Whilst these have definitely been an area where UK bookmakers have massively improved over the years, ComeOn have a really solid range at both professional and college level for these sports.
Their odds are pretty competitive without every really being that exciting to be honest. They certainly aren't going to rob you in terms of value, but more often than not there are other bookmakers providing a stronger range of odds for comparable markets.
We spoke at the start of this review about how far ComeOn has 'come on' in the relatively short space of time it's been running and one of the areas in which they have significantly improved is that of their mobile app. It's not as polished as some, granted, but it's pretty steady in that you can access all the sports that its online count part does. The app aesthetically looks good and possibly most importantly of all, runs smoothly even off a weak signal.
The live betting section feels much like a work in progress part of the site. Tennis features heavily here, funnily enough, with a strong football and American sports section to accompany it. It's a positive that you can access a totally different section of the site for your live betting that includes a live counter with the time and score for each game that's on offer. The markets that you can bet on are all on display with a list of other live sports and markets down the left for your convenience.
At ComeOn you will be eligible to receive their 100% matched deposit bonus worth up to £25 when you register a new account. The bonus will hit your account as soon as you have made your first deposit of £25 or more, with the minimum deposit being that of just £10.
You will get 30 days in which to clear the full amount and you must wager through the bonus 35 times before being able to withdraw. It’s worth noting however that you may also clear this bonus by using their sportsbook, where the rate will change from 8 x the bonus and deposit amount. You will need to place bets at odds of 2.00 or greater to qualify.
Should you not clear the full deposit within the 30 days then the bonus will be removed along with any winnings from the bonus. It’s worth noting that you can only clear the bonus by playing on slots from the site excluding Bloodsuckers, Böb's Quest, Devils Delight, Aliens, Eggomatic, Robin Hood, Castle Builder and Forsaken Kingdom. Table games such as roulette, blackjack and any other games aside from slots will not count towards the clearing requirements for the bonus.
ComeOn provide a comprehensive shopping section where you can trade in points for cash rewards. Your points will accumulate with the more games that you play within the casino. As you rack up points you’ll be able to transfer them for a mixture of cash rewards, free spins and reload bonuses. Depending on how many points you have will depend on the quality of your reward, obviously with more points resulting in more prestigious rewards.
What ComeOn do well is provide their existing customers with several bonuses throughout the year. Again, this will depend on how much you play at the site and it’s also unknown as to how and why some bonuses get applied, but if you’re a member then they will contact you via email to highlight which offers are available. They state that all members will get at least one offer a month from them, which is pretty good going.
You’ll be able to check the amount of points that you have accumulated in the shop section of the site. The points will accumulate and then highlight exactly what you can spend your money on from there. It’s worth noting that points are earned for use in the sports book, casino, making deposit’s, refer friends and daily log ins to ComeOn. You start with 225 points when you sign up, just to get you off to a good start.
Software and Games
Both Microgaming and NetEnt, two of the biggest software providers in the casino industry at the minute, power ComeOn casino. With this comes a plethora of games, of which we will mention below, but also a browser based version for desktop users, with no download option.
You can play games via their mobile casino app, which is accessible by entering the casino on your smartphone. As with the online version, there is no dedicated download for this just yet. You will notice that not all of the games are available on your mobile which is a little disappointing, but due to the sheer size of ComeOn’s game catalogue, there are plenty to get your teeth stuck into.
The table games are predominantly made up of variants of both blackjack and roulette. In fact, between the two games you’ve got 18 different styles of the games to choose from. They’ve also included a comprehensive live dealer section, where you can play face to face in a live casino section. Other table games include Texas hold’em, Caribbean Stud, Baccarat, Red Dog, Pontoon and Punto Banco.
The slots section is where the affiliation with both Microgaming and NetEnt really comes into play. You have over 350 titles to choose from in the slots area with some big names such as Thunderstruck 2, Jack Hammer, Dead or Alive and EggOmatic, to name but a few.
Progressive Jackpot Games
You will be able to access about a dozen or so jackpot games at ComeOn. Whilst this doesn’t seem a particularly high number considering how many slots there are in total, however, it does provide a good range of games including Mega Moolah, Dark Knight, Mega fortune and Hall of Gods. Each of these will easily be retuning 7 figure sums for the majority of jackpot wins.
ComeOn have been about since 2014 and whilst a relatively new gambling platform, have made big strides in a relatively short space of time. What you’re getting from the company is a fresh, clean and modern betting experience. Whilst the they aren’t the biggest by any means, you aren’t left feeling as though much is missing, when compared with some of the more established gambling outlets in the industry.
The company are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission so are fully fledged to offer their gambling services to all countries who accept this accreditation. Whilst the company were originally Scandinavian based, they now very much target the UK market but also still cater for players in several European Countries.
One thing that will be interesting to see about the company is if they can maintain the good work they have put in over the last couple of years. It’s often very difficult for one company to come in and become established in both casino and sports betting in such a short period of time, but this is testament to the strength and depth that they have provided throughout the bookmaker. If they do continue at this rate then they could be one to watch in a couple of years.
Banking & Payment Methods
ComeOn provide an impressive array of banking options ranging from Visa, MasterCard, bank transfer and a number of higher profile e-wallets. Unfortunately, the majority all incur a fee which ranges from 0%-5% depending on your selection. Larger deposit of £/€200 or more have their fee waived when using Visa Debit and Credit Cards. Interestingly enough, withdrawals incur no fee and processing times will range from 1-7 days. A minimum withdrawal amount of €/£16 is applied across the board.