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Gamebookers is a brand name of the "Party" group, but it is fine to have seperate accounts at them all. They are licensed and based in Gibraltar. Games are tested by iTech Labs (an independent tester of gaming and wagering devices, making sure games are fair and operate correctly). They have web form (email) and phone customer services. The e-mail suppport is excellent with well thought out, articulate responses. Payouts are usually fast (July 2013).
GeoBets are licensed in Curacao and claim to do business with "upmost honesty". Customer services are contactable via email (24 hour reply) and live chat. Email response is quick and helpful. Limits vary but are usually high enough, £500 or so being accepted on major markets. Payments are usually swift after ID has been verified. Players from certain countries are excluded, including USA and France. There is one free withdrawal per month, subsequent withdrawals are charged at 6%. There is an additional 5% fee for withdrawing via Paysafecard, Bank Transfer and cashU (after the first free withdrawal). Geobet reserve the right to charge 10% for withdrawals of funds not played (July 2013). Bonus €$£100 cash match use code GEOBET100 wager 12x (bonus+deposit amount) >1.5 60 days
HeavenBet unfortunately ONLY allows accounts to be operated in Euros which is a negative, they also do not cover Horse Racing at all. The range of Soccer markets is quite large though and odds and limits are acceptable, particularly "in play". They have several generous ongoing promotions to keep you entertained. Payments are handled by "Webdollar" typically within 24hrs of a request being made.
IASbet is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sportsbet group of companies and is licensed in the Northern Terrotory Government and the NTRC in Australia. Due to legislation there, '100 points' (as set out on their site) of identification must be provided to IASbet within 90 days of opening an account and prior to any withdrawal. They have excellent horse and soccer AH odds and accept large bets. Promotions and Bonuses are often ONLY available to Australian residents. Customer service is available via phone, email and live chat. Withdrawals are usually processed very quickly so long as the account has been ID verified. (Review 05/05/10)
HeyPoker has a Casino and Sportsbook offering which are all part of the OddsMatrix network. They have a sign up bonus which is available to all new members with all payment methods applicable at present. They have a large range of markets for most Soccer matches but they do not have particularly good odds with arbs only appearing when matches are "in play". They also do not have UK Horse Racing markets as standard. On the plus side though payouts are free and usually recieved within 24hrs.
Goldbet is a very efficient little bookmaker, focused on European players and Soccer markets. They are registered and licensed in Austria. It has a wide range of Sports to bet on but not a lot of depth in terms of markets. Accounts can only be operated in Euros or $US. Customer support is via email (very fast response), phone and skype. Payents once ID has been sent takes less than an hour to be processed during office hours (August 2013).
IbetX have rebranded themselves and relaunched as the Betting Exchange Bettor.com with a novel commission structure charging per bet rather than per market. They also have a highstreet presence in central London and are looking to roll this out across the UK.
Hackett’s is now part of the "BetPack" group. If you are looking to open a new account you are directed to that site. If you are an existimg account holder you are invited to phone your bets into them. (Review correct May 2010)
HollywoodSportsbook operates accounts in US $s only and focuses on US Sports. They have very efficient livechat and also they reply to E-mails promptly. They offer a large range of promotions such as reduced juice on Fridays as well as "Cycle", "No Hitter", and "Slaughtered" refunds for losing bets. Payouts are free once a month to most payment methods and are paid in the past over a week but more recently in a few days or less.
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