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188Bet Sports Book Review

First Time Deposit Bonus

188Bet will match first time deposits of up to £50 at 100%
Only valid to UK customers and only available in the Casino. It must be rolled over 30 times before withdrawal.
If you haven’t heard of 188Bet188Bet, you’re living under a rock. They have some of the highest odds online, especially in sports betting. They are most known for football sports betting with higher odds than other sites. They are seen in Premier League as an official gambling partner for football groups such as Chelsea, Everton & Liverpool. 188Bet offers everything from football to futsal. Covers some of the Asian Lottery markets, boasts special events including TV show Outcomes, Award Outcomes. There’s betting available on the financial markets and pretty much everything between. They have a designated Racing tab. Which is great is that’s your flavour. It is split in Horseracing and Greyhounds. Broken into Today / Tomorrow’s racing, regional races, track races. Not too mention all the upcoming favourites on the right hand side of the screen. 188Bet really knows how to build a compatible, easy to navigate website. It’s a punters website and it shows just how much they care about their customers.

188Bet Sports Betting Welcome Offer and Promotions

188Bet have a good selection of welcome offers and promotions. Most of these are only available to UK Customers, and most are just for the Casino section of the 188Bet. I’ve listed a few here, but please use the link below to see the full range of promotions and the Terms & Conditions for each of them
  1. Welcome Bonus: 188Bet will match first time deposits of up to £50 at 100%. Only valid to UK customers and only available in the Casino. It must be rolled over 30 times before withdrawal.
  2. Christmas Menu: Again this is a Casino promotion and only available for UK customers. Essentially this is an advent calendar for Christmas. The bonuses are different every day. But well worth checking this one out along with the T&C’s.
  3. New Years Resolution: As far as promotions go this one is actually quite good. The total prize pool is €100,000. Again only available for UK customers. The promotion runs from the 31st December 2018 to the 06th January 2019.
  • 1st Prize – Trip to Maldives for 2 people with €5,000 spending money.
  • 2nd – 800th Prize – Cash between €20 – €10,000.
With this promotion there’s a lot of T&C’s. Here is the link to the promotions page, which has the full T&C’s for each of 188Bet’s promotions and welcome offers.

188Bet Sports Markets

They have a strong market depth to sportsbook, with more than 15 categories to choose from. They also have some of the biggest limits online. Daily winning maximum set to $50,000 USD for every customer. And they have quality odds, and so great features available to their customers. Once you get into the website it’s easy to see why 188Bet is a front-runner. 188Bet is obviously geared toward the Asian Markets, however the Asian handicap style of betting is becoming increasingly popular across Europe. The range of markets are varied, from football to martial arts. And you can play your game in 4 different odd formats; European, Malay, Hong Kong & Indo.

E-sports, Fantasy Sports and Virtual Sports at 188Bet

188Bet’s eSports is limited to Dota 2 and CS:GO. However they do these well. You can view all the games in all leagues across the globe. The information, news and stats available really stand out. They might not have the selection of some of the other big players out there, but these guys are knocking it out of the park it terms of content. They also again got some top odds, with total book percentages of 105% for the win market common. For the virtual sports fans 188Bet is treasure-trove. From the moment you click on the Virtual tab at the top of the home page a live streaming begins and the stats are right there, right where you need them to get started on your bets. The markets are varied and well represented, the fact that the live streaming begins as soon as you open the Virtual tab is impressive and shows that they are for their customers. It’s a quick, easy to navigate no nonsense website and it out-classes a lot of the other big sites.

188Bet Casino

188Bet boasts more than 150 slot machines, the majority of them are 5-reel games by Microgaming. They seem to emphasis the extravagant video slot themes and special gameplay features, however there are some classics to be found, including some 3-reel classics. They have a jackpot tab which shows you what the current jackpot is on each of their jackpot games. They also have a mobile phone symbol on their games that are available on the mobile site/app version. They also offer blackjack, roulette, baccarat, keno, and Germinator. 188Bet also boasts a full range of bingo and poker. Their live casino is professional with professionally trained croupers, it looks clean and plays well. The interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate and choose the right game with the right stakes for you.

188Bet Sportsbook Mobile App

188Bet’s mobile site and app design is slick, functional and easy to pickup. They have a good selection of mobile slots, but as normal the mobile app and site is a shortened version. The sportsbook, however is the full version that you’d find on the PC and it’s just as smooth. The mobile app can be downloaded from either the apple or android stores, however if you are unable to find it there. Simply go to the mobile site and download it from there. The benefits of downloading the app is that you don’t have to log in every time you use it on your mobile device.

Licensing and regulation

188Bet is full licensed and regulated by Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. In the UK 188Bet is licesnsed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.

Restricted Countries

188Bet has like all other online gambling sites a list of restricted countries, which thankfully they post in their terms and conditions: Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark (including Greenland and Faroe Islands), Ethiopia, France (including French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Réunion, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint-Barthélemy and Wallis and Futuna Islands), Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Netherlands (including Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten), North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri-Lanka, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, the United States of America (including American Samoa, Guam and United States Virgin Islands), Vanuatu, Yemen; However it is well worth checking this as the list is updated quite frequently.

Customer Support

188Bet’s support team is available 24/7. Getting support is easy, there is a bar on the right hand side of each page on their website which has a HELP and LIVE CHAT tab available. Live chat seems to be the best way to get in contact with them, as it’s direct to the customer service team almost immediately. For those of you who are a little old school, here’s the phone number, email address and postal address for 188Bet: Phone: +44-203-769-5910 Email: [email protected] Address: Ground Floor St George’s Court Upper Church Street Douglas, Isle of Man IM11EE When you click the HELP tab you will be given three helpful options, FAQ’s, Rules and Contact. It’s well worth browsing the first two options, even if you do not yet have any issues, as sometimes the questions here open up options you may not have considered, or clarify some of the conditions or requirements before you begin to play.

Payments

188Bet operate a one-wallet system, allowing you to more the funds quickly and easily. They do seem to have limited deposit / withdrawal options in comparison to other betting sites. But unlike some of those guys, there haven’t been any scandals or news regarding withholding prizes so perhaps the limited choice is the right way to go: DEPOSITS:
METHOD FEE PROCESSING TIME LIMITS
Visa Free Instant £10 – £20,000
Mastercard Free Instant £10 – £20,000
Skrill Free Instant £10 – £50,000
Neteller Free Instant £10 – £30,000
Skrill 1-Tap Free Instant £10 – £50,000
WITHDRAWALS:
METHOD FEE PROCESSING TIME LIMITS
Visa Free 1-3 working days £5 – £20,000
Mastercard Free 1-3 working days £5 – £20,000
Skrill Free 2 hours £10 – £50,000
Neteller Free 2 hours £1 – £30,000
Bank Transfer Free 1-3 working days £100 – £250,000
Cheque £20 per cheque 5-30 working days £20 – £20,000

Sponsorship Information

188Bet is heavily involved in sponsorship, which gets their name out in the public and like mentioned at the beginning of the review – if you haven’t heard of these guys you’ve been living under a rock. Here’s a list of historically and current sponsorship deals:
League NameTeam Name Year Sports
Chester Cup 2017 England – Horse Racing
Wigan Warriors 2010 & 2016-current England – Rugby
YONEX All England 2016-current England – Badminton
Open Badminton Championships
Champion of Champions 2015 England – Snooker
Manchester City F.C. 2013-current England – Soccer
Newcastle Falcons 2010-current England – Rugby
Everton F.C. 2010-2012 England – Soccer
Liverpool F.C. 2009-current England – Soccer
Bolton Wanderers F.C. 2009-current England – Soccer
Chelsea F.C. 2009-2012 England – Soccer
Aston Villa F.C. 2009-2011 England – Soccer
Wigan Athletic F.C. 2009-2011 England – Soccer

188Bet Business Information

Year founded  2006
CEO  Managing Director Gary Pearce Nigel Singer
Owners  Annatar Limited
Betting shops  No, completely online company

Betopins Verdict

188Bet is great for casual punters and professionals alike. The spotlight event is football. However, deep markets and competitive markets are throughout all the sports that 188Bet offer. And they do offer a broad range of sports, eSports, Casino Games, Live Casino, Virtual Games – there is something on this site for everyone. 188Bet has a superb horse racing section. With some of the lowest margins in the industry on football matches. It has a dedicated and unreal eSports section, complete with industry news and updates. It offers innovative bonus provided on an ad hoc basis. It really will appeal to everyone interested in online betting. All in all, 188Bet’s website is a testament to the value they place on their customers. It’s easy to navigate, and there are features on the site you just don’t get on other sites. It’s the little things they add to the website, that really do make them stand out from the crowd. From the little phone symbols on the slot games available on the mobile site/app to the support team’s knowledge and polite handling of complaints and queries.

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