Mr.Play bookmaker review

Updated: 16.02.2021
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Pros

  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Five Star Customer Service
  • Large range of betting markets for each event
  • Football specialists
  • Attractive website

Cons

  • No Live Streaming service
  • Poor “In Play”odds
  • No “Cash Out” option
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Odds - Poor

We calculated the margin for Mr.Play by analyzing the odds they offer. We further ranked them in one of the following three categories:

From 1% to 5%: Good value

Over 5% to 7%: Average value

Over 7% to 10%: Poor value

Football

We got our results by taking into account the odds for final result outcomes measured in line with the over / under for different football leagues. Getting the average results using this method, we were able to obtain the margins for each league and the overall betting margin for the bookmaker.

Mr.Play has an overall average margin of 8.9% for football and falls in the high margins category. In the first section with Premier League and Championship, the margin is at 8.29%. The second section with Spanish La Liga and Italian Seria A, the margin is at 9.06%. Finally, taking the English Football League One, Austrian Bundesliga and Polish Ekstraklasa into account, the margin is at 9.33%.

Bookmakers margin

Range of Sports and Markets - Good

Range of Sports: Mr.Play has a huge range of sports for you to bet on, at time of writing some 30, including such specialist sports as “Bandy”. From their website they claim to focus on: 

“football, basketball, tennis, ice hockey, volleyball, horse racing, greyhounds, Aussie rules, badminton, baseball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, e-sports, American football, futsal, golf, handball, MMA, motor racing, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, pool, speedway, surfing, table tennis, and more.”

What is clear though is that Football is where Mr.Play has focused its attention. It has matches from all around the World including from Nations which we have genuinely never seen before, you can bet anywhere from “Albania” to “Trinidad and Tobago” if there is a competitive football game taking place anywhere on the planet Mr.Play will have priced it up for you. The layout is fairly standard, but why change a winning formula? It is simple and practical to navigate and easy to get your bets on and know when they have been accepted.

Range of Bets and Markets: Within each league or tournament, you shall find both match odds for individual games as well as outright bets (League Winner, Top Goal Scorer, etc). The markets for betting on a match are large and range from the standard correct scores, over/under, and Asian Handicaps to more creative and occasionally unique proposition bets such as “a player to hit the woodwork”, or “score from outside the box”.

The other sports coverage varies depending on the importance of the event, as to how much focus and attention, it gets, as well as how good the odds are and how high the limits are. A Major Masters golf tournament will be better served than a lesser open invitational event. The same formula is true across all of the sports.

Betting Limits: Mr Play has below average bet limits reflecting its more relaxed, and playfull image, but the limits are still large enough for the vast majority of recreational gamblers.

In-Play Betting - Average

The majority of football matches have both in-play betting and the “Mr Play cash-out feature” available. Odds for live matches are updated extremely frequently but the over-round is higher than if you place the bets before kick-off.

Other bookmakers seem to manage to accept bets quicker and with less delay so this could be improved, but it is still at an acceptable level. There is no live streaming of games (Yet?) but you can sort of following along with a little graphic display of possession and the state of play, which helps keep you up to date with the action.

Pros:
Not the best site here but worth doing for the simple welcome bonus. Was annoyed there small a 25p deposit fee and that when withdrawing could only withdraw round amounts! also was a £1 withdrawal fee which it didnt mention. Had to contact live chat to get them to add the bonus. They were quick and did it instantly. odds were ok. Only other slightly annoying feature is there is a spinning casino chip everytime you click on a new link on the page which then spins. felt like i was still using dial up internet. overall worth doing for the welcome bonus but wont be a regular player here
Pros:
The age verification was automatic and the customer service are quick to sort any problems out.  Live chat took 3 minutes from start to finish to help me.
Cons:
The welcome bonus was not added automatically even though it said it would be.  But Live Chat added it for me to use with no problems.

Bonuses

Mr.Play £10 Free Bet Offer

Mr.Play offers new users free bet up to the value of £10 after your first £10 bet has been made and settled.  The “free bet” is actually risk-free credit added to your account, meaning you can continue to make £10 bets until one loses when it loses you lose your free credit, not your existing balance.


  • Must be over 18 years of age and physically resident in the UK;
  • First bet must be £10 or more;
  • Odds must be 2 (Evens) or greater;
  • Free credit must be used within 14 days;
  • Users making their first deposit by Skrill, Neteller, PayPal or a virtual/prepaid card will not qualify for this promotion;
  • Promotion terms were last amended on 22nd July 2019.


As well as the sign up offer there is also an ongoing promotion for existing users called “PlayBOOST” which as the name suggests boosts the returns on your accumulators. To use it, you simply need to put together an Acca of at least four selections, with each leg having odds of at least  1/5 (1.20). With four selections you’ll automatically get a 4% boost, and the percentage increases as you add more. Six selections get you an extra 10%, eight gets you 20%, ten gets you 30%, and the maximum of 15 selections gets you a massive 77% boost.

Mr.Play £10 Free Bet Offer

Mr.Play offers new users free bet up to the value of £10 after your first £10 bet has been made and settled.  The “free bet” is actually risk-free credit added to your account, meaning you can continue to make £10 bets until one loses when it loses you lose your free credit, not your existing balance.


  • Must be over 18 years of age and physically resident in the UK;
  • First bet must be £10 or more;
  • Odds must be 2 (Evens) or greater;
  • Free credit must be used within 14 days;
  • Users making their first deposit by Skrill, Neteller, PayPal or a virtual/prepaid card will not qualify for this promotion;
  • Promotion terms were last amended on 22nd July 2019.


As well as the sign up offer there is also an ongoing promotion for existing users called “PlayBOOST” which as the name suggests boosts the returns on your accumulators. To use it, you simply need to put together an Acca of at least four selections, with each leg having odds of at least  1/5 (1.20). With four selections you’ll automatically get a 4% boost, and the percentage increases as you add more. Six selections get you an extra 10%, eight gets you 20%, ten gets you 30%, and the maximum of 15 selections gets you a massive 77% boost.

About the bookmaker

Mr Play’s Sportsbook is incredibly new having been launched in late September 2019. However, it is linked to “Mr Play’s” casino, which has a degree of pedigree and has been around for a little longer, since in 2017 in fact.

The ultimate ownership of Mr Play is a bit of a grey area but the majority of it is owned and operated by Aspire Global, an iGaming platform provider founded in 2005. Aspire also provide technology and customer support. Mr Play is based in Malta.

It should be noted that Mr Play doesn’t provide every deposit method for making a payment but they have all the main ones; Visa and Mastercard, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, and Paysafe. The minimum deposit for all methods is £10 (slightly higher than the £5 minimum elsewhere), and all payments are processed instantly.

The only major gripe is that you are charged a fee for making credit card deposit of 2.5%, whilst not a lot in itself, it is something most places do not charge, and something to bear in mind if you withdraw and redeposit frequently.

Contact methods Mr.Play

+442033189367
(06:00 to 23:00 GMT)
06:00 to 23:00 GMT, seven days per week

Licences

  • Gambling Commission of Great Britain
    №: 000-039483-R-319409-001

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