This review is for 188bet.co.uk site, if you click on the above links and are not in the UK you will get a forbidden message and will need to go to the 188bet.com site instead. There are differences, not least regarding deposit methods and currencies availability, importantly however, odds are identical between the 2 sites.
Whilst you may not yet have an account with 188bet,you have probably seen them through various sponsorship endeavours with Premier League and Rugby clubs. I am a huge fan of them for the simple reason that they actually allow a punter to place bets. What I mean by this is that all UK bookmakers run a mile from winners and, whilst 188bet have been known to lower limits on specific sports, they will always let you have a bet on the football. If you take this in conjunction with someone of their top-notch promotions then they fall into my top 3 preferred UK bookmakers. If are yet to have an account with 188bet then I would recommend them as your next sign-up.
Sign Up Bonus
Bet £10 and receive £20 free bet
Place a bet of at least £10 bet at odds of evens or greater and receive a £20 free bet
The relevant bet is your very first bet so be careful!
As is standard, the free bet stake is not returned as cash, you only receive the winnings from any free bet placed
The free bet must be used on selections with odds greater than evens
Deposits from Skrill or Neteller do not qualify for the offer
Offer only available to residents of UK and Ireland (other countries will have other offers)
Over 18’s only
Best Odds Guaranteed
Take an Early Price (EP) or Board Price and if the Starting Price (SP) is bigger they will pay you at the bigger price. Applies to UK and Irish Horse races.
If you take a price that subsequently drifts in the market but goes on to win, you will get paid at that higher price. This offer is standard among mainstream bookmakers and I would go so far as to say that if it is not offered then you should place your racing bets elsewhere.
Acca insurance (Rugby/Tennis/Golf)
Place a rugby/tennis/golf 3 ball acca with 5 legs or more on any match winner market and they will refund losing bets where only one leg lets you down, up to a maximum of £/€25. Each leg must be placed at odds of 2/5 or greater.
No acca insurance on the football at the moment but we are coming to the end of the season (April 2017) and so will update this at the start of the 2017/18 where with luck it will be back! There aren’t many sites that offer acca insurance on other sports however so this may be worth taking advantage of (although how many people really bet +5 player accas on 3 ball golf?!)
That is it as far as regular offers go at the moment but what I would say about 188bet is that they do produce plenty of event specific offers. They will regularly offer 10% cashback (up to a certain amount) on horse racing meetings as well as offering faller’s insurance. For the major golf tournaments and horse racing meeting expect extra places and for those that visit the casino they do have some genuinely good offers. Just keep an eye on your email inbox for the latest.
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Bank Transfer, BACS (UK only)
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