Bookmakers

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10 = The best of the best, 100% safety and unrivaled service and quality.

9/8 = Very good sites with negligable risk to funds, top class service.

7/6 = Good to Average sites with occasional slips in service and slight risks to funds.

5/4 = Average to poor sites, often poor customer service and some risk to players funds.

3/2 = Poor sites with frequently bad customer service and extreme risk to players funds.

1 = Scam sites, do not play there at any costs.

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6.9Rated 6.9 by The Gambling Times

Ladbrokes is one of the largest and one of the best bookmakers in the UK. As well as a Sportsbook they have a Microgaming Casino and Poker site too, all operated from the one account. They often have a new user matched bet token available but it comes and goes frequently so it is a good idea to look in the Racing Post on Saturdays or check in our forum for the best current offer. They have a huge range of markets available on every possible Sport.  They take large bets, and have very generous odds on most Horseraces.  Payments back to Neteller are Instant and all other methods are fast and free with no maximum limits. They have a freephone number which have good operators but the E-mail support can be patchy and not answer the question asked!
Bonus £30 freebet

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7
Payouts
7
Limits/Odds
6
Service
7
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6.8Rated 6.8 by The Gambling Times

JetBull has been around for many years and has had a mixed reputation in this time, however since joining the OddsMatrix network the quality of service in all areas has improved dramatically. They are registered and licensed in Malta. Wager limits have generally been increased on major events, there is horse racing early prices. Customer Services can be contacted via live chat and email (24 hour). They are very quick and helpful in response to queries. Payments are usually processed very quickly. They have a fairly profitable "SUB" and have semi-regular reload offers for existing clients as well. There are a vast range of despoit options, most with min/max transaction limits (August 2013).
Bonus E$£75
50% deposit bonus wager x12  >1.8

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7
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6.5
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6.5
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6.8Rated 6.8 by The Gambling Times

LSbet is a relatively new bookmaker who have a Casino and Poker room available to clients as well.  They cover most sports and a large range of markets but not UK Horse Racing.  Limits are reasonable high and odds are competitive.  They are regulated in Curacao and have efficient CS but not 24hrs so Email can be the best way to get in touch.  Payouts are free and made swiftly after ID has been provided.
Bonus: 50% to £100 cash 

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6.4Rated 6.4 by The Gambling Times

Leonbets is registered in Belieze but has Russian owners and backing.  They are one of the most reliable sites you will find outside of a big "Highstreet" name and payouts are free and paid within 48hrs without fail.  They have a large range of markets and helpfully the maximum stake you can get on any bet is displayed alongside the odds.  They have a range of bonuses and promotions but these tend to be based on the number of "Leons" (reward points) you have earnt whilst wagering rather than cash credits or free bonuses upfront.
Bonus $150 post wager cash

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7
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6.2Rated 6.2 by The Gambling Times

JAXX is a bizarely named bookmaker who offer both sportsbetting and casino. They are registered in London. They have a fair selection of soccer markets but limited amounts of other sports. Payouts are usually swift. The customer support is via email and phone although it is not a freephone number so email is best and they give a quick response.  A very nice feature is the "Jaxx Club" whereby points are earnt as you bet and can be redeemed in the casino (August 2013).

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1.5
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5.5
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5.5
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6.5
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6.2Rated 6.2 by The Gambling Times

LuxBet is an Australian based bookmaker who began trading in 2008 and are licenced by the Northern Territory Racing Commission.  They cover most Sports but not UK Horse racing.  They have recently added moneybookers as a deposit method which makes opertaing an account here easier but promotional bonuses are ONLY available to Australian residents.  The customer service is very quick and efficient via livechat and E-mail but the telephone number is not 24hrs or free. 

Bonuses
2.5
Payouts
6.5
Limits/Odds
5.5
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6
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6.1Rated 6.1 by The Gambling Times

Jazz is oprerated by DPT sports group who also operate ABC Islands. They are based in Costa Rica. They have very good Baseball moneylines and overnight lines are also available here.  Max bets are usually $5000 on major sports.  There is a minimum desposit amount of $50. Withdrawals are usually very fast 1-3 days.  Customer services are contactable via email (online form), phone and live chat (August 2013).

Bonuses
6.5
Payouts
5.5
Limits/Odds
6
Service
6.5
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6.5
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5.5Rated 5.5 by The Gambling Times

Justbet is a US focused sportsbook although it does have some European football, albeit with bets restricted to $100. Bet limits increase when betting on American sports or if you phone them but it is $500 as standard. Information regarding where they are based and who they are licensed by is hard to locate on the website. Customer services can be contacted via phone and email but our email was not responded to. There are a variety of deposit options but some have high minimum deposit amounts. Payouts are usually swift but most withdrawals have a fee associated. They do have new user and follow up bonus offers but remember that depositing via NETeller is not eligible for the sign up bonus (August 2013).
Bonus $2500 (15% of first deposit) 4 x rollover, enter promo code from website

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5.5Rated 5.5 by The Gambling Times

Jennings Bet are a well established land based and telephone bookmaker who have added an online version to the mix. They are part of the TGP Group Ltd, registered and licensed in the Isle of Man. The odds are always competitive, especially in UK Horse Racing. Customer support is by E-mail (quick and helpful response), online form and post. Payments have always been swift and hassel free. There are some min/max desposit/withdrawal amounts and there is only one free withdrawal per 30 days via neteller, subsequent withdrawals are charged at £10 or currency equivilent (August 2013).

Bonuses
3
Payouts
7
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0
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5
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3.0Rated 3.0 by The Gambling Times

A Greek site run and operated by StanJames, they have no English language version available.  The odds are shared with the UK version although not all the same markets are covered.  Limits do not appear to be linked between the two accounts.  YOU MUST BE GREEK TO HAVE AN ACCOUNT HERE.

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