ComeOn is one of the new, up-and-coming sportsbooks on the market. What’s been interesting to see from ComeOn is that the fact they have flourished in a market that is very saturated. Whilst they are far from the cries of a bet365 or Betfair, they have managed to take their little corner of the industry and are continuing to grow with each month.
There’s little doubt that their main bread and butter sports lie within the boundaries of football and the bigger American based sports. But for a bookmaker of ComeOn’s size, they offer a pretty wide range of sports to choose from. The bookmaker has been under close observation after its arrival only a few years ago, but one sport that we have seen start to expand in terms of exposure is that of golf.
We aren’t going to get carried away here though, and realise that for a bookmaker of its size it needs to concentrate on more mainstream sports to become successful. Having said that, they do open their doors to the majority of countries around the world, with the US being the major notable exception due to their stricken gambling laws.
The welcome bonus for ComeOn is that of a £/$/€25 bonus when you register a new account. This is based on your first deposit rather than your first bet, so bear that in mind should open a new account. Whilst the bonus may seem pretty standard, once you get into the fine print it’s a little more complicated than it first looks.
First thing to note is that it’s a bonus and not a free bet. This means you will need to wager through both your deposit amount and your bonus 6 times before being able to withdraw. On top of that only bets with two or more selections in (combo bets) at odds of 2.00 (evens) or greater will count towards clearing your bonus. Basically, if you were to claim the maximum bonus amount you need to wager through £/$/€300 worth of bets before you could claim your £/$/€25 bonus.
From what we have seen, golf specific promotions are pretty much few and far between. This isn’t all that surprising to be honest, given how the small the site is and how much exposure golf gets, but when you compare this to other betting sites out there, it puts Come On at a massive disadvantage.
Golf Betting At ComeOn
The bookmaker doesn’t include the biggest array of golf betting markets. What you will find will be the larger events form the PGA Tour and European Tour with the majors thrown in for good measure as and when they start.
Unfortunately it doesn’t bode too well for how much coverage each event gets either, with only the outright winner markets available for most, with some match betting on offer for the bigger events. To be honest, it’s a pretty poor turn out on the golf front for ComeOn, but it was to be expected given that golf isn’t the biggest of sports for betting and the fact that the bookmaker is still very young in comparison with its competition.
We do like the fact that the bookmaker has tried hard to find its niche in the market and this has been through the US based sports. American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey are really well represented which makes a nice change from the usual suspect within European facing sportsbooks.