CopyBet is a unique betting site, that offers punters the opportunity to subscribe to tipsters and effectively copy their bets (clue's in the name, right!) Regular sports betting is included, giving UK bettors to try something different but still stick to their bread and butter. A generous welcome offer where new customers get £50 in free bets and some decent-looking promotions makes for a great product all told.
- Copy bets from tipsters
- Competitive odds
- 32 sports to bet on
- Attractive welcome bonus
- Limited payment options
- Not the easiest to navigate
- Only UK racing offered
|Debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Skrill, Neteller
|Debit card, Skrill, Neteller
|Sportsbook, betting tips
|CopyBet UK Ltd
CopyBet Sign Up Offer
Full T&Cs apply. New UK and ROI customers only. The qualifying bet should be a single bet, start at £/€10, and have 1.9 or greater odds. 5 Free bets include: 1 x £10 Free bet on horse racing, 1 x £10 Free bet on football, 2 x 10 Free bet in-play, 1 x £10 Free bet Acca. 7 day expiry.
New CopyBet users get £50 in free bets after signing up and placing a £10 bet on any sport at minimum odds of 11/10 (1.90).
The £10 qualifying bet can be on any pre-match or in-play football match but it can’t be cashed out. Once it has settled, you’ll receive not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE £10 free bets.
Promotions at CopyBet
CopyBet sportsbook has a few promotions available after you sign up, although a couple of them are one-time use.
As official betting partner of Queens Park Rangers, CopyBet gives all new users a no deposit free bet after signing up and verifying their account. The free bet can only be used on the next QPR game after you sign up, but, hey, it’s better than nothing, right?!
New users also get a £5 free bet simply for downloading the CopyBet app, and this no deposit free bet can only be used on the event specified. It could be football, it could be tennis, it could be NFL - it’s whatever CopyBet decides.
CopyBet is one of the few UK betting sites with no deposit free bets
In terms of regular promos, CopyBet have a loyalty program that rewards you with a £5 free bet when you bet £30 or more during a Challenge Week. The Challenge Week begins on Thursday at 10am and only single bets with odds of Evens (2.0) or greater count.
Finally, there’s a regular accumulator bonus that rewards you with a profit boost on successful accas. You need a minimum of five pre-match legs to qualify and each selection has to be odds of 1/2 (1.50) or greater. A winning fivefold adds 10% to your winnings, with each further leg topping you up by 2% - up to a maximum of 20% when you hit 10 legs.
It’s not the best accumulator boost in the world - bet365 offer between 5-70% on all accas and 10Bet do between 5-100% on trebles upwards - but if you’re gonna put a fivefold on anyway, you may as well reap the extra rewards if it lands.
Overview of CopyBet
CopyBet is probably the most unique betting brand in the UK as users can copy bets made by others on the site at the click of a button.
The Tipsters page shows the top users on the CopyBet sportsbook in terms of profit made, plus details on their average odds, average stake, and how long they’ve been active. You can also filter by time period to eliminate tipsters who are maybe just having a hot few days.
You can also click on a tipster to show their recent bets, plus information about preferred sports types and their typical risk level.
If you don't have time to research a bet, you can just follow a tipster
It’s worth noting that not all tipsters are free. Based on the information gathered for this CopyBet review, it seems that most are, but some do charge either weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.
Whilst a good idea in theory, the historical bets placed by tipsters that you can view are kept vague to the point that they don’t even look real. You also can’t see the exact previous bets made and whether they were in-play or pre-match, which makes me wonder if these wagers are even legit.
For example, one previous darts bet from a top tipster clocked in at almost 60/1 in a best-of-11 match - despite there being no point in that match when those odds would have been offered unless CopyBet were in the business of losing money.
What about the actual sportsbook?
CopyBet boasts 32 sports ranging from the likes of football and horse racing to ski jumping and hurling. Truly, CopyBet UK caters to all types of bettors.
The site is a bit difficult to navigate, though. All the sports are listed on the left-hand side and the dropdown shows countries and leagues you can bet on, but there’s no rhyme nor reason for the order.
At the time of this review of CopyBet, the first few football options include international friendlies, club friendlies, Ballon d’Or, and Premier League International Cup; very random selections instead of prioritising major competitions like the Premier League, Champions League, and competitive international fixtures.
Better news comes in the form of odds, where CopyBet may never be the market leader but they’re usually pretty good so are always worth considering once you know what bet you want to place.
Betting on Football
CopyBet football betting is pretty impressive, with hundreds of markets available on games in popular leagues like the Premier League, EFL, international qualifiers, and the Champions League.
The depth of the markets outshines most other UK betting sites, with odds on throw-ins, VAR checks, goal kicks, and just about anything else you could possibly want to (or not want to) bet on.
You can also create bet builders on most games, although it’s disappointing to see that the choice of markets is limited to just popular ones like match winner, goalscorers, and corners.
One cool feature of CopyBet football betting is that it tells you which markets are available for cash out, so you know before placing the bet that you can settle it early if that’s what you want to do.
Navigating through the football section is a bit of a pain, though, with no quick links to popular leagues and tournaments so you have to trawl through the list on the left.
Betting on Horse Racing
Horse racing betting at CopyBet is miles below standard with only UK and Irish races available to bet on. There’s no worldwide meets on offer, so your choices are extremely limited.
To really pile things on, CopyBet only have race winner and forecast markets, with no other markets like place insurance or distances.
There’s also no race information from the likes of Timeform or Racing Post to help you out with your betting, and no live streaming of any races.
Best Odds Guaranteed is available, though, so it’s not entirely rubbish, but overall it’s still a very basic experience that lags behind most other UK betting sites.
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If football and horses aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of other options to get stuck into at CopyBet.
There’s all sorts of sports available, from popular ones like golf, cricket, tennis, and American football, all the way to pretty niche stuff like 3x3 basketball, biathlon, and ski jumping.
Some of CopyBet’s outrights are excellent, too. Darts bettors can have a punt on the World Youth Championship, whilst golf fans can bet on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, DP World Tour, plus the majors and special events like the Ryder Cup.
Sadly there’s no live streaming to speak of on any sport, which isn’t a dealbreaker but it is a shame.
In-play betting is offered by CopyBet on quite a few sports, including football, tennis, basketball, and cricket, so there’s no shortage.
Unlike most other betting sites, the game is displayed on the left-hand side rather than in the middle of the screen. Instead, the middle of the screen has all the markets to bet on for your chosen game.
If you’re looking to bet on a popular in-play market, like match winner, simply select it from the left-hand side and all events with that market will be shown with their odds.
It’s hard to pick many faults with live betting at CopyBet as you can even copy in-play bets from the tipsters you subscribe to, making it a very good overall site in this facet.
The CopyBet app is decent but has some serious flaws that prevents it from challenging the likes of bet365 or Sky Bet in the realm of top mobile betting apps.
To begin with, the homepage takes you to your user profile instead of straight to the betting page, which is a bit of a nightmare especially if you want to bet in-play as it adds a pointless extra step.
It’s also pretty slow to load pages so if you’re trying to place a time-sensitive bet, either because the event is about to start or you want to live bet, you’ll probably struggle.
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On the plus side, it’s pretty easy to get around as the left-hand menu shows everything you need, including the full list of sports plus links to the enhanced odds page, pre-built daily accas, and to that day’s events.
New CopyBet app users also get a £5 free bet simply for downloading and using the app. This CopyBet free bet can only be used on a specified event, but don’t let that put you off.
There’s only a few CopyBet deposit methods on offer so your options are fairly limited but they’re all popular, so it’s unlikely anyone will feel excluded.
Both VISA and Mastercard debit cards are accepted which covers most bettors, plus Skrill and Neteller caters to those who prefer ewallets. Apple Pay and Google Pay make it easy to deposit on the CopyBet app, too, although no PayPal deposits is a big miss.
The £10 minimum deposit is a little higher than we like to see as the big sportsbooks all generally do £5, and on the flip side the max of £1,000 isn’t great for the higher rollers amongst you.
Check out the table below for the full CopyBet payment methods information.
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CopyBet Withdrawal Time
CopyBet state that all withdrawal methods will be processed within a couple of days, and whilst this is true, it’s a bit vague. In our experience, Skrill and Neteller will be processed within 24 hours and VISA usually only takes up to four hours.
It’s also worth noting that CopyBet considers a working day to be between 9am and 6pm EET, which is two hours ahead of the UK, so withdrawal requests outside of 7am and 4pm UK time will take an extra day.
CopyBet have two support options, live chat and email. Both of these can only be found on the main homepage on desktop, not the sportsbook page, and they’re not even available on the CopyBet app at all. Not a great start.
There’s also an FAQ section - again, this is only accessible from the homepage and not on the app - but it’s all very basic and only answers the most rudimentary of questions.
The only saving grace for CopyBet in this section is that customer support agents are usually pretty quick to answer both live chat and emails, and they’re generally knowledgeable.
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CopyBet have a few responsible gambling tools available but they severely lack compared to other UK betting sites.
Deposit limits give you the ability to set the amount you can put into your account each day, week, or month. Increasing this limit takes 24 hours to come into effect.
Self-exclusion prevents you from logging in to your CopyBet account for any period between one week and three years. There’s also links to GAMSTOP where you can self-exclude from all UK betting sites.
The unique aspect of being able to easily copy tipsters and place the same bets as them is a cool part of CopyBet that is enough reason on its own to sign up with them.
If that's not enough, then £50 worth of free bets when you register and bet a tenner is one of the best bookie sign-up offers on the market, and this is backed up by regular promos including their loyalty program and acca boosts.
Football bettors have lots to get stuck into, even if Bet Builder is a bit lacking, but if horses are more your speed then you'll be better off elsewhere. Navigation on the site and the CopyBet app needs an overhaul, too.
CopyBet was founded in 2016 and is owned by CopyBet UK Limited. They are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission to operate and legally accept bets from players in the UK.
How long does CopyBet take to withdraw?
CopyBet withdrawals are processed within two days, regardless of which payment method you use. In our experience, though, Skrill and Neteller are processed within 24 hours and VISA withdrawals were confirmed within four hours.
Who owns CopyBet?
CopyBet is owned by CopyBet UK Limited, which is based in Baker Street, London. They were founded in 2016 and are licensed to operate betting sites by the UK Gambling Commission.
How do I use a free bet on CopyBet?
After selecting the wager you want to place, select the CopyBet free bet in your bet slip and place your bet with that. Bets made with free bets don't include the stake in the returns, so you only receive the winnings.
What does copying bets mean?
CopyBet is unique in this regard. A list of tipsters is available with options to sort by aspects like ROI, bets made, and size of bet, and you can simply choose the ones you want to follow. You get notified when they make a bet and you can decide if you want to copy their bet or not.
Does CopyBet do horse racing?
CopyBet has odds on UK and Irish horse racing, with Best Odds Guaranteed on most of these races. There’s no odds on races outside of the UK and Ireland.