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10Bet.co.uk founded in 2003, is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and IBAS. They have good payout times which are now usually within 48hrs (although fees are sometimes reported). They have a massive "in play" betting platform covering over 200 bet types on 12,000 events a month. Customer services are available 24/7 via live chat, email, phone, fax and web form. The email customer services answer very quickly. They have both a new user "SUB" and have been known to send out tempting reload offers to selected clients via email as well as offers open to all on the site. (Sept 2014)
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188bet are Based on the Isle of man and have been in business since 2006. They have a heavy UK presence sponsoring Bolton Wanders. They offer email, (with a fast response) phone, fax, postal and skype customer support but the best way to contact them is via live support. They have many deposit options but Skrill is definitely best as credit cards require large amounts of ID to be sent in before you can wager with the deposited funds. 188bet specialise in in-play markets. They have very competitive in play odds and take large bets without limiting players. There is a large range of lucrative ongoing offers and promotions for existing players. (June 2013)
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32Redbet are owned (not suprisingly) by the 32Red Plc Group who have long been the number one Casino operator on the Internet. They are a Britsh company but incorporated and based in Gibralter. There is an instant chat, phone, skype, post and email customer support who are swift in response but a tad bureaucratic. Odds are taken and seem to mirror those of Betdaq so are never quite as good as those on the exchange. Deposits and Withdrawals are swift and free but using the "Cashier" as the main wallet between accounts can be confusing. They have occasional enhanced odds offers and promotions and very very occasionally "freebet" offers too. (June 2013)
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Gibraltar and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar. They have a range of markets and live betting. There is a comprehensive online help section and customer services can be contacted via the web form or phone but there is no email address. They have frequent ongoing promotions but are quick to limit accounts. Payouts are usually within a couple of days. (June 2013)
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This was an Asian Specialist bookmaker, founded more than a decade ago, who have recently changed focus to the UK market. They have a history of many generous promotions and bonuses. and are regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. They have average limits but certainly competitive. The odds are as you would expect very good in most markets but quick to change in UK Horse Racing. There is 24/7 customer support via live chat, email and phone. Email customer support is very slow to respond. Payouts take around two days on average. Note that depositing using Moneybookers or Neteller does not qualify for the bonus. (June 2013)
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In Europe, 12bet is operated by Pacific Sea Invests S.A. (Europe) Limited, an Isle of Man company. They are licensed and regulated by the IOM Gambling Supervision Commisison. In Asia, 12bet operates under a Philippine licence. Customer services can be contacted in a variety of ways including email (very quick response but don't always answer questions properly), post, via social media, skype and live chat but there is no English speaking telephone support. The site has a HUGE range of soccer games to bet on and their Asian Handicaps and in-play offerings are strong features of their site. Withdrawals back to Moneybookers are often received in a matter of hours (subject to any ID request). (June 2013)
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24hPoker run a large number of gambling sites where you can sportsbet, play poker or go to the casino. There are literally dozens of these "clone" sites, you can have accounts at each but will need different usernames each time. 24hrPoker occasionally have sign up and reload bonuses when you make a deposit and transfer the money directly to your sportsbetting account. To be able to make a withdrawal from the sportsbetting account if you took a bonus there is a 30 day lock in period. Once that is up payouts are usually made the same day. (At all 24hrpoker sites the bonus codes come and go frequently so you should double check with the individual sites and on the forum what the current offer is). 24hPoker are registered in Malta and regulated by the Malta´s Lotteries and Gaming Authority. There is a web form, live chat and email customer support. The email service is very quick. (June 2013)
The 377 sportsbook is licensed in the jurisdiction of Malta but customer service and day to day business is run from Denmark. The sportsbook is a an Oddsmatrix site with the same standard odds and limits as the rest of the group. Payouts are just as quick too, recieved within hours as standard. Larger payments tend to require ID to be sent the first time you withdraw but smaller amounts do not. There is a massive range of ways to deposit money. They specialise in live matches (they have more than 3000 per month). There is online help, live chat and email based customer support. (June 2013).
1Bet is owned by Bellona N.V. and registered at Curacao. They are licensed in Curacao. 1Bet has upgraded its betting platform recently. It has competitive odds and high limits, focusing on Soccer markets. They also have in-play betting. Payouts take around 48hrs as standard. Customer services via email are quick and helpful, there is also support via live chat, skype and fax (June 2013).
No UK customers after Nov 2014
5Dimes is based in San Jose, Costa Rica, and has over a decade of experience in the online gambling industry having been one of the pioneers back in 1998. Accounts can only be held in US dollars. There is a highly competitive range of markets on US focused sports but it can be hard to get a decent sized bet on at times. (They are linked to Sportbet and IslandCasino you cannot open new accounts at each). The site is very much geared to the North American market and it is worth checking the t's & c's carefully because there are different rules for players from outside North America (e.g. players outside of North America who choose the Cash Back Reward Program receive the 20% Cash Back Reward option only and are required to fulfill 30 days of activity before qualifying for a Cash Back Reward). There is telephone, fax, email and live chat help. Payouts are usually quick. There are 4 options for sign up bonuses but if you want an option other than the default (reduced juice), you have to go on live help to have your eligibility assessed (see also warning about players from outside North America above). (June 2013)