It’s pretty common for sportsbooks to be paired with casinos. The two go hand-in-hand, after all – both revolve around gambling, both have been revolutionised by technological developments, and so on. In our Mr Green review, we find a business which focused solely on casino games, from their inception in 2008 right up until 2016. It was only then, in tandem with the Euros, that they launched a sportsbook.

Mr Green made a great success of its online casino, which is certainly a good sign. Have they managed to carry this forward, and create a successful sportsbook too? En route to answering that question, we’ll thoroughly investigate the promotions, security, betting markets and more which are on offer.

Let’s get started!

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Great footbal sections & numerous other markets

Excellent navigation & solid banking options

Outstanding customer service

Mr Green Sign Up Offer

Simply being in the gambling industry for a while, like Mr Green, isn’t enough reason to make people sign up for your sportsbook. To do that, you must provide a number of actual, compelling reasons, and a high quality welcome offer should be near the top of that list.

The Mr Green new customer offer sounds simple enough. It’s called ‘£10 Acca Bet’, and provides you with exactly that – in the form of a free bet – after you’ve satisfied the requirements. There aren’t many T’s & C’s attached to this offer, but the ones which are in place are extremely important:

  • First deposit must be £10 or more
  • Must place qualifying bet/s of at least £10, at minimum odds of 3/1
  • Bets placed using the Bet Builder are ineligible
  • Mr Green free bet will be granted once the qualifying wagers are settled
  • Free bet must be used on accumulators, with at least three selections
  • Free bet stake will not be returned as part of winnings

While we applaud the simplicity of this Mr Green offer, it’s hardly the most appealing welcome promotion for newcomers. The qualifying stake of £10 might be fairly standard, but the 3/1 minimum odds will make it challenging to actually win that first bet. In addition, the restriction that you must use your free bet on an accumulator, with at least three selections, add an additional (and unwanted) hurdle to overcome.

The potential is certainly there to turn a big profit with this offer. Given the reasonable chance that you might win nothing at all from it, though, it’s certainly not one for the risk-averse bettors among you.

Mr Green Ongoing Promotions

With the welcome offer hardly being a knockout, you’d certainly hope this bookie’s initial appeal might be strengthened by some other enticing deals. Unfortunately, though, that’s definitely not the case. In fact, the current ongoing Mr Green promotions are downright poor.

For starters, there’s literally just one thing which you might call a ‘Promotion’ at the time of writing. That isn’t even particularly exciting – it’s simply a Bet Builder, which you’ll find at many other modern bookmakers. It certainly makes it easier to concoct an interesting and unusual bet on football markets, but – again – it’s nothing you won’t find on a number of other sites.

Confusingly, there’s also another offer within the Sports section… but it’s not actually listed under ‘Promotions’. Regardless, this ‘Correct Score’ deal is far more interesting than the Bet Builder. It’s available on football, NFL, NBA and ice hockey, and offers the chance to make some hefty winnings if you manage to nail a series of predictions. You do still need to place a stake, with the prize depending on the size of that stake, but you can play for as little as 20p.

In football, you can make selections for every Premier League game across a weekend. Get five right and you can win £5,000, eight correct picks gets you £10,000, and so on. There are even ‘consolation prizes’ for going close – 7/8 still nets you £200 on a 20p stake, for example – and the deal is available on a wide range of markets, including Both Teams to Score and Over/Under 2.5 Goals.

‘Correct Score’ shows that Mr Green are perfectly capable of putting together an interesting offer. It’s just a shame they haven’t taken the chance to do so a few more times.

Mr Green Football Features

Between its unappealing welcome offer and its general lack of promotions… it’s fair to say that Mr Green doesn’t create the best first impression! Given the importance of football features to any sportsbook, therefore, they offer a great opportunity for this bookie to get back on track.

We’re pleased to say that Mr Green seize this opportunity with aplomb. The excellence of their football section begins with the layout, which is exceptional across the website. Visually it looks clean and modern, thanks to a cool white, grey and green (naturally!) colour scheme. Navigating the site is faultlessly easy, with a search bar ever-present at the top to help you quickly locate a particular sport or market, or a neat menu on the left listing all your options.

Click ‘Football’ from that list, and you’ll find a section which is laid out simply and intuitively. ‘Live & Upcoming’ games are displayed first, which shows you in-play markets and the biggest imminent matchups. Both 1/X/2 and Over/Unders are listed for those upcoming games by default, but you can change this via a handy dropdown menu to see all the prices for Both Teams to Score, Draw No Bet, and so on at once. Within the area for a particular match, you’ll find every bet type you’d expect from a major bookie (including handicaps), plus a useful selection of statistics to inform your betting.

To find the rest of the football markets, you can simply click ‘Outrights’ or ‘All Football’ along the top menu. Outright bets are available for domestic and continental competitions from around the world, including the Champions League, and ‘All Football’ houses a massive range of international betting opportunities.

In addition to this impressive collection of markets, Mr Green provides all the football betting functionality you’d expect from a modern bookie. In-play betting and the Mr Green cash out feature both work well, and – while there’s no live streaming – you will find plenty of constantly-updated stats to help you keep up with what’s happening.

Other Betting Markets

No bookie can survive on football betting alone. Rather, they should really offer a nice mixture of markets to cater to a wide range of customers.

Mr Green do this brilliantly. Every major base is covered, with all the heavy-hitters on the sports betting scene represented. These include horse racing (in both the UK & Ireland and America), boxing, tennis, rugby, golf, and cricket. You’ll also find esports markets (including the likes of Dota 2 and League of Legends), and the major North American leagues like the NFL and NBA. Rounding out this impressive collection are a few more niche selections like futsal, and even chess!

Mobile Betting Options & App

While you might think that just about every bookie would offer a mobile app nowadays, that’s simply not the case. In fact, more and more sportsbooks are launching with no app whatsoever, relying solely on the strength of their mobile website.

In this context, we were extremely pleased to discover that Mr Green does indeed offer its own mobile apps. There’s both a Mr Green Android app and an iOS version, with the former available directly through the website (link here), and the latter posted on Apple’s App Store.

While it might be listed as the ‘Mr Green Mobile Casino’, this app does still contain a full mobile sportsbook. Navigation around this sportsbook is facilitated brilliantly by a dropdown menu, which allows you to instantly access the most important areas, including live betting and all the individual sports sections. All the markets – including the live ones – load extremely quickly, and everything on the Mr Green app scales absolutely perfectly to a smaller screen size.

If you’re not interested in downloading the app for any reason, you’ll still be well-served by the Mr Green mobile site. In fact, it hardly differs from the app at all, featuring an almost identical layout in terms of both navigation and scaling, and loads almost as quickly (in our test, at least).

Overall, we’re delighted to say that Mr Green do a brilliant job of catering to their on-the-go bettors.

Security

Mr Green don’t provide a huge amount of detail on their safety measures, but user security does seem to be a major priority… as you’d hope it would be! Access limitations, independent audits, and the encryption of personal data are a few of the specific steps they take, and all information sent over public networks is also encrypted.

In addition to all that, Mr Green also hold a full license with the prestigious UK Gambling Commission. If you hadn’t heard of the brand before, and were wondering ‘Is Mr Green legit?’, this should assure you that it is indeed.

Opening an Account

The registration process for Mr Green is very nicely simplified. It’s been broken down into three stages, each of which is self-explanatory, and quick and easy to complete.

At the first stage, you set your basic account details – your email address and password – and agree to the T’s & C’s. You’ll then move onto the second stage, ‘Verification’, which you’ll begin by providing a phone number. A verification code will be sent via SMS, which you must then enter back on the website. Finally, you provide ‘Personal Details’ – your address, date of birth, and gender.

After finishing those three stages, your account will be created. You’ll be given the option to set a weekly deposit limit, then you’re free to start betting!

Banking Options

The variety of banking options on offer can often prove a major difference between bigger and smaller bookies. In this specific case, though – whilst there aren’t a huge number of choices for making a deposit – Mr Green do a good job of covering the major bases.

There are six options for making a deposit: credit/debit card, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, and bank transfer. PayPal is a welcome inclusion here, given that it’s frequently omitted by non-premium sportsbooks. The minimum deposit amount is an industry-standard £10, and most methods process payments instantly (only bank transfers will take ‘up to 24 hours’).

These options are also available when making a withdrawal, minus Paysafecard, and you must withdraw to the same method you used for your deposit. Annoyingly, making a Mr Green withdrawal automatically incurs a fee of £1 for withdrawals under £100, or 1% for those over £100.

Customer Support

Like banking options, this is a common area in which some bookies are often found wanting. Once again, though, Mr Green comes up trumps here.

For starters, the Mr Green customer service team are available 24/7, which is obviously excellent. Support is provided most importantly through live chat – which is always accessible using a little button in the bottom-right of the screen – but you can also get in touch via phone and email, with the Mr Green contact details for each prominently displayed.

This direct customer support is brilliantly backed up by the Help Center, which is also outstanding. It’s intelligently laid out into broad sections like Account Verification, Deposit, and so on, or you can locate individual articles using the search feature, with those articles generally being in-depth and well-written.

Mr Green Company Details

Mr Green provide an ‘About Us’ page on their site, which – whilst lengthier than most bookies’ – also contains a lot of meaningless rubbish about the ‘character’ of Mr Green himself. The more important details are that it was founded in 2008, originally as an exclusively Swedish sportsbook, but has since expanded its offering over time, including the acquisition of a UK Operator License in 2015.

Elsewhere, Mr Green is owned by Mr Green Ltd. Along with its titular sportsbook, Mr Green also acquired the likes of Redbet and MamaMiaBingo, before themselves being taken over by William Hill PLC in early 2019. Like many betting companies, they are based in tax-friendly Malta.

Mr Green Bottom Line

It’s a shame that Mr Green create such a mediocre first impression, because the underlying substance of their sportsbook really is excellent.

There’s no getting around the fact that their promotions are generally disappointing. The welcome offer will alienate the safer bettors out there, while the ongoing promotions are… almost non-existent!

Aside from those, though, we identified very few weaknesses in our Mr Green review, while finding a whole lot to like. Some areas – including the customer support, football section, and mobile offering – are genuinely outstanding, and compare favourably with the biggest bookies in the game. The navigation is also excellent, and the banking options are solid (with the annoying withdrawal fee being the only drawback).

Overall, then – if you can look past the promotions – you’ll find a brilliantly well-rounded sportsbook here. If you’re willing to take on a bit of risk, then take the ‘£10 Acca Bet’ welcome offer for a spin. Even if you aren’t, we’d certainly recommend making a deposit, and giving Mr Green a shot. There’s plenty here to keep you returning for a long time to come.

T&Cs apply. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 3/1 and must be settled before triggering free bet. Free Bet must be used on an accumulator with 3 or more selections. 18+