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Dafabet is an "Asian" bookmaker who are focused on Soccer markets although they cover the majority of sporting events. In Europe they are regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and based in the Isle of Man. They have recently signed a two year deal as Official Main Club Sponsor with Aston Villa. Customer services can be contacted via email, web form, live chat and freephone. Via email support is quick but not particularly helpful. Payouts are usually very quick (July 2013). Bonus 50% up to £60 x 35 > 1.80
This is a small UK focused site who specialise in the traditional Football Pools type coupon. It is basically a very large accumulator where you pick the results of as many matches as on the slip. There are no set odds you just pick what you think will happen and payouts are based on the number of correct entrants. They also have a "Spot the ball" competition and a number of instant win type games inluding Top Trumps. They are backed by a UK listed company so your funds are very safe.
Dhoze is based in Malta and regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority. Dhoze accounts must be in Euros. Payouts are usually within 48hrs of being requested, but they have been known to ask for advanced ID checks, such as a picture of you holding your ID, not just a scan of it. Customer services are contactable via phone, live chat and email. Email response is quick and helpful. There is currently no sign-up bonus for UK customers (July 2013).
Doxxbet is a small European Sportsbook based in and regulated in Malta but with Slovakia as its native market. They cover a suprisingly large range of betting markets and take reasonably large bets (in the hundreds). They take pride in payout times with a standard request being received within minutes by Moneybookers or Neteller. When cashing out YOU WILL need a code they include in your welcome E-mail so don't lose that. Customer services can be contacted via live chat, email, phone, web form and post. Email support was helpful. There is no sign up bonus for the UK (July 2013).
Digibet is a small site, licensed and regulated in Gibralter and has over 150 land based shops. Customer services can be contacted via email, post and phone (not freephone). Via email the response is quick but not particularly helpful. Withdrawals are free but there are minimum amounts. Payouts are usually fast (July 2013). No UK Customers after Nov 2014
Efbets is the new brand name for "BalkanBets", old accounts can still log in with the previous details and you are not allowed to open a new account. They still operate under a Maltese licence and have the same customer support and sotware infrastructure in place. They do not have a huge range of markets covered but it is acceptable, the odds are rarely particularly generous though. Where odds are "out of line" they have been known to "palp" the bet and also they are quick to limit accounts, bets of more than a few hundred £s are nearly always referred to traders. Payments are always swift though and free of charge to all methods.
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Expekt is a very good European bookmaker with a good range of markets and odds, especially in Soccer. They pay out the next day and have very competent e-mail support. You can not deposit and use your account until you have provided scans of your passport and credit card. There are frequent (small) reload offers and promotions offering double winnings if XYZ or 50% cashback if ABC etc etc. (26/03/10). No bonus for the UK at Oct 2013.
Do Bet are registered and regulated in Costa Rica. The website is obviously translated from another language and information can be difficult to find. Customer services appear to only be contactable via an online form but this is tricky to locate and we did not receive a reply. Accounts are available in euros, US dollars and pounds. They do pay winners but have VERY convoluted T&Cs which are almost designed to trip you up/catch you out and they are not a reputable place to play. After the first withdrawal in 30 days, any subsequent requests are charged a 2 % transaction fee. You will need the promo code in your registration email for the bonus (July 2013). Bonus E50 desposit match, (rollover deposit x 1 and the amount of the bonus x 5, odds > 4/5)
Diamond Sportsbook has had its domain name and some assets siezed by the US Government. They are currently using the domain name www.betdsi.com as a back up for now.