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Nordicbet have a focus on European sports. They have most sports covered but not UK Horse racing instead they have the Scandinavian equivalent known as "trotting". They are registered in Malta and are licensed and regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta. Accounts can be opened in Euros, Norwegian crowns, Swedish crowns, Danish crowns and US dollars. There is a 2.5% fee to deposit by card. By visa there is one free withdrawal per 7 days, with subsequent payouts charged at 2 EUR. By Skrill and Neteller there is one free withdrawal per 4 weeks, with subsequent payouts charged at 2%. Payouts are usually quick. Customer support is via live chat, although this is not 24 hour, email and phone (not freephone). Response by email is fairly swift. There is no sign up bonus for UK customers (August 2013).
NetBet are a new site with a good range of markets. They are based in Malta and regulated by the Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority. Customer services are 24/7 and can be contacted via online form, email, phone and fax. Response via email is quick and very comprehensive. Payouts appear to take several days (September 2013).
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OurPriceBet is part of the "Jennings" group of bookmakers but you can have accounts at all of them and also be eligible for the promotional bonuses here as well as at the others. It is the same software, support, payout times and limits as at the rest of the group, just in a different "skin".
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Mcbookie is a Scottish focused bookmaker run by Victor Chandler International Ltd. They are based in Gibraltar, licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. They feature regular special bets and offers on Scottish Sports and Sportsmen. Customer services can be contacted via email or live chat but via email they have very strict security rules. They have been known to void winning bets for spurious reasons in the past but if you play straight with them then they will play straight with you. Payouts are usually very fast. There is a sign up bonus but its only for Scottish residents (August 2013).
Meridian Bet are registered and based in Malta. They are a small bookmaker but they do cover most games in most football leagues. Odds can be competitive to start but we have found after a few winning bets ALL bets you try to make are referred to a trader and offered at lower odds, regardless of what you are betting on initially. It can be difficult to find information on the website. They require copies of ID before withdrawals are allowed but once accepted payments are made within minutes of request to Moneybookers. Customer services can be contacted via phone (not freephone), post and email. Email response is quick and helpful (September 2013).
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Novibet are based in the Isle of Man and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. Customer services can be contacted via live chat, phone skype - all 24/7 and email, fax and post. Email response is quick and efficient. They have no UK Horse Racing odds but seem to cover more Soccer markets than even Betfair. Accounts must be operated in Euros. Withdrawals to Moneybookers are free and take between 24 and 48hrs to be processed as standard but you must send ID the first time you withdraw (September 2013).
Matchbook is the closest thing US sportsbetting has to betfair. It is also an exchange and works in a very similar way. Commission is 1% on your winnings. Most deposits and withdrawals are free but there may be some charges if you "abuse" this. They are based in Antigua and licenced by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. Payouts are generally very quick. Customer services can be contacted via phone, post and email. Email support is quick and helpful (September 2013).
Noxwin is regulated and based in Malta and has been operating since 2009. They have an easy to navigate site although odds are a little on the low side. You can use Skrill to deposit for bonus purposes and customer service via email has been good. Previously only used Euros but on recent sign up £ were allowed Bonus *Exclusive £44 bonus for TGT users* use link here deposit £44 and email cust service with thegamblingtimes44 to claim once first bet has settled - 6xWR on winnings
Odds ring are a relatively new site. They are based in Malta and are regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta. Customer services can be contacted via post, email and online form but response via email is not particularly quick (September 2013) Bonus 200% - 200% of your first deposit amount (up to max $200 or currency equivalent). Score bonus amount in USD x 25 ring points. Earn 1 point for every $1 won and every $1 lost.
Marathonbet was established in 1997. They are registered in the British Isles and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. There are some minimum desposit and withdrawal amounts. Customer services can be contacted via live chat, email, phone, fax and post however our emails were undeliverable. No sign up bonus (September 2013).