Mr Play Sports Review

Mr Play 3 betHQ, 2021-12-08

A screenshot of the Mr Play sportsbook website.

Mr Play is a relative newcomer to the sports betting scene. Similar to many relatively new sportsbooks, Mr Play strives to keep track with the leading names in the business and provides a solid enough betting experience without outcompeting any of the big name bookies in a specific department.

A screenshot of the Mr Play sportsbook website.

Mr Play is a relative newcomer to the sports betting scene. Similar to many relatively new sportsbooks, Mr Play strives to keep track with the leading names in the business and provides a solid enough betting experience without outcompeting any of the big name bookies in a specific department.

Mr Play trust & financial stability

Mr Play has been around as provider of casino games since 2017. It was only in 2019 that parent company, Aspire Global International, launched the Mr Play sportsbook. This hasn't given this bookie much time to establish trust or credibility, which can take decades of operation to develop.

This means that Mr Play needs to rely on regulatory agencies like the UK Gambling Commission to provide some credibility and trust. And Mr Play has this box ticked as it is licensed by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. The site also offers standard security features to protect the accounts and payment details of Mr Play users.

Mr Play odds

The overround charged by a bookie impacts how much value you get out of your bets. The higher the overround the lower the odds and the more money you miss out on if a bet wins. We ran several football match markets on the Mr Play sportsbook through an overround calculator and Mr Play hit margins of between 107% and 110% across these odds markets. This is in line with what you'll find at most bookies, and competes with what you'll find at the big name bookmakers.

Mr Play specials & promotions

Mr Play offers a satisfyingly uncomplicated free bet offer to new customers in the UK. New customers don't need to through any hoops to get their free bet paid out once they've made a deposit and placed a qualifying bet. (Note that different free bets and conditions apply outside of the UK.)

When it comes to more frequent promotions for existing customers, Mr Play focuses on its 'Battles' feature.

If you opt into a Mr Play Battle Tournament you will compete against other punters to win a share of a prize pool paid out at the end of the tournament. For more frequent payouts you can take part in a 'Beat the bot' challenge, which will pay you out if you outperform the Mr Play bot across five qualifying bets.

While this is an interesting innovation, the reality is that daily free bets, specials and promotions have become something punters expect to find at their bookmaker. Ultimately Mr Play falls short in this department and is yet to introduce the type of specials that have become a daily feature at bookies like bet365, Boylesports and Paddy Power.

Mr Play website

One area where new bookies can get a competitive advantage over more established brands is with their websites. Due to the massive costs and complexity of redesigning betting sites, big brands often sit on outdated designs for years, long after they have ceased to be user friendly. Meanwhile, new bookies can crib from the big boys and come to the party with the latest tech and design styles.

To some extent that's the case with the Mr Play site with its muted grey, blues and white colour scheme. The website is clean, easy to make sense of and makes live betting markets and highlighted fixtures for any sport super easy to find and bet on.

Accessing horse racing can become confusing as the presentation of race markets is handled differently to other sports, using an instant-access widget on the right side of the website and a special menu label, while not listing it amongst the other sports on offer in the betting markets.

Live betting

In play betting is given pride of place on Mr Play, with live markets headlining relevant sport landing pages. You also get access to a large number of live markets for even obscure fixtures along with in-play stats and updates. There also a good range of sports available, including worldwide football markets, tennis, basketball, cricket, handball, snooker and more.

The emphasis on live betting markets on the site does highlights the absence of live streaming. Whereas most big brand bookies offer their users live streaming access to a range of sports, typically including horse racing, tennis and football, Mr Play is restricted to live reporting of scores in fixtures covered by its in play markets.

Payment and deposit methods

Mr Play offers a wide selection of payment and withdrawal methods, including credit cards and e-wallet services like Skrill, Neteller and PayPal. Mr Play also pays out welcome bonuses to users who make their first deposit using selected e-wallet options, setting it apart from some of its competitors.

Constantly adding new payment and withdrawal options gives Mr Play an edge of some of its bigger competitors who can be quite restrictive when it comes to depositing and withdrawing funds.

Mr Play mobile

Mr Play does not operate a standalone Android or Apple app for sports betting. This is not unusual as many bookies offer mobile friendly websites that do everything an app can do and more. However, if you're a punter who likes to bet off a mobile app that keeps you permanently logged in and plugged into your betting account, then you may not be satisfied with a browser-only experience from Mr Play.

Mr Play customer service

Mr Play has all the basics in place when it comes to customer support. Customer support staff are friendly and responsive, live chat customer support is available between 8am and 1am CET and there's an FAQ available that provides information on common customer support issues and questions. There is currently no customer support phone number available for Mr Play.

The bottom line

Mr Play offers a similar experience to what you'll find at other recently launched sports betting websites, which is to say it is perfectly acceptable without offering anything exceptional to users.

The free bet for new customers is worth claiming, odds are respectable and the live betting section is strong. As such it can't hurt to have Mr Play as an option when comparing odds for events. However, to get real value out of your long term betting experience you're probably better off at one of the more established bookies that offer value adds like regular promotions, a mobile app and live streaming.

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Mr Play FAQ

Is Mr Play Sport legit?

Mr Play UK operates a legitimate betting site. The company is registered with two regulatory bodies: the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.

How long do withdrawals take from Mr play?

Withdrawals from a Mr Play account usually take around three days. There is a two day pending period and a day for processing the withdrawal. Some withdrawal options may take longer to process, but will typically reflect in your bank account within four days.

How do I use my free Mr Play free bet?

Once you have made your first deposit with Mr Play and met the requirements for sign up offer you will be credited with your free bet by Mr Play. You can choose to select it to pay for a qualifying bet on your bet slip. [to be honest I have no idea what the answer to this is and there is no way for me to check, but this is SOP]

Does Mr Play accept users from the UK?

Yes, Mr Play is an international sportsbook. Its UK activities are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission while its international activities are regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority.

Is it worth opening an account at Mr Play?

Mr Play offers pretty competitive odds for a small bookie along with a simple UK sign up offer. They're also worth considering if your payment methods are getting rejected by more established bookies, as Mr Play offers a relative wide range of payment and withdrawal methods. At worst Mr Play will give you another option when trying to find the best odds on odds comparison services.

What is the Mr Play minimum deposit and wagering requirement?

Mr Play's minimum deposit and wagering requirement is £10 for the minimum deposit amount and 1 cent for the minimum bet amount.