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8.0Rated 8.0 by The Gambling Times

Victor Chandler (VCBet) is established in and is fully licensed by the Government of Gibraltar.  The 'Gentleman Bookmaker' provides an easy to use site, an array of markets to bet on and regular horse racing and football offers. Customer service can be contacted via freephone, web-form or live chat.  Withdrawals are free and may take two to three days but this can be quicker when using e-wallets.
Bonus £25 freebet

Bonuses
6
Payouts
8.5
Limits/Odds
8
Service
8.5
Website
9
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7.6Rated 7.6 by The Gambling Times

Wilson Bet is a small independent bookmaker who focus on Horse racing but cover most sports and markets.  The customer service and payment systems are shared with the Jenningsbet group but it is fine to have accounts at them all.  They have a range of promotions and bonuses running for both new and existing users.
Bonus - £50 freebet (after wagering 20x!)

Bonuses
7
Payouts
8.5
Limits/Odds
8
Service
9
Website
8.5
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7.1Rated 7.1 by The Gambling Times

Launched in early 2013, Winner Sports has quickly established itself among the leading online bookmakers. They offer a large range of markets and sports (over 20 different ones) including UK Horse racing.  They provide some live video and audio coverage with "in play" betting.  Winner Sports offers daily promotions on certain sporting events with great offers such as Money Back deals, free bets, refunds "if", etc etc.  Geneity betting software is used by Winner Sports to power its book making services. The CS is available by Email, Phone or Live chat 24hrs a day.
Bonus £25 freebet moneybookers and neteller excluded

Bonuses
8
Payouts
7.5
Limits/Odds
7
Service
6.5
Website
7
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6.9Rated 6.9 by The Gambling Times

Vivarobet is essentially an Armenian bookmaker who are spreading all over Europe and have recently added £s as a currency option for accounts.  Customer services are responsive but possibly due to language barriers, or the fact that they are not too bright, the responses you get are not always answers to the questions you asked.  They do have a large range of markets and odds are OK but not good, it is incredibly rare to see an "arb".  Payments are fast though, within the hour when we last tried.

Bonuses
6
Payouts
8
Limits/Odds
7
Service
7
Website
6
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WBX

6.7Rated 6.7 by The Gambling Times

WBX is a new betting exchange. Unfortunately like most other exchanges they are well behind Betfair in terms of liquidity and seem to "seed" the exchange themselves. The base rate of commission is 3% for markets with 3 outcomes, up to 5% for markets with 5+. Although you can deposit using any type of card you can only withdraw to Solo/switch/Maestro. For credit card deposits you must withdraw directly to a bank account or wait for a cheque.
Bonus £25 freebet

Bonuses
4.7
Payouts
8
Limits/Odds
6
Service
7
Website
6.7
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6.6Rated 6.6 by The Gambling Times

ZETurf are mainly targeted at the French market but do have an English language version of the site.  The account must be operated in Euros but they accept moneybookers so this is not a problem.  They only offer HorseRacing bets but have a sister site Zebet which you can link to for Soccer and Tennis bets.  Both site only accept wagers using the Tote system only so you do not know your returns for sure until after the event.  The maximum bet size available is usually 300 Euros.  Payments are made within 48hrs of your request as standard.
Bonus E150 over 5 bets

Bonuses
6.5
Payouts
8
Limits/Odds
4
Service
6.5
Website
6
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6.6Rated 6.6 by The Gambling Times

Vernons is a small UK focused casino site with quick and easy to use no download software.  There is limited customer support but you should not need them anyway, payouts are within 3 to 5 working days. They have mainly Slots and Bingo games but there are also Casino games available under the heading "Instant Win".  They do not have a regular ongoing promotions campaign but they do have a generous new user offer.

Bonuses
6
Payouts
7
Limits/Odds
5
Service
7
Website
6
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6.6Rated 6.6 by The Gambling Times

William Hill are one of the Big 3 UK bookmakers and have a range of markets available. They also have a cryptologic Casino which runs from the same account. They currently have a range of freebet offers sometimes up to £100 but it varies constantly. They have competant customer support and the odds given for EP horse races are good. One drawback of this bookmaker is the need to wait three days before they allow any withdrawals. Nobody else does this and they have never provided a good explanation why they do. Withdrawals are always free though.
Bonus - £25 freebet

Bonuses
4.5
Payouts
6
Limits/Odds
6.5
Service
4
Website
5
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6.0Rated 6.0 by The Gambling Times

Wager Web started as Casablanca Sports over a decade ago and for US $ sportbooks has one of the highest reputations in the industry. The site offers excellent customer support via livechat. All odds on the site can be viewed in decimals if required.  There can be fees to withdraw but they are received within 24 hours as standard.

Bonuses
6
Payouts
6
Limits/Odds
6
Service
6
Website
6
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6.0Rated 6.0 by The Gambling Times

YouWager is the flagship Sportsbook of the First Fidelity Group based in Costa Rica.  They have several brands focused on different regions including BetPop, HanPlayer, and others but you can only have one account accross the group.  They have recently begun expanding into Europe and have introduced European Soccer odds as well as new deposit methods Moneybookers and Neteller.  There is a range of "New User" and "Reload" bonuses depending on Nationality, Deposit size and Deposit method used.  They have a Odds are pretty good all round but especially attractive for Baseball where they have Dimeline and large limits apply.  Customer support is good (but they can be a bit pushy) and available 24/7 via livechat and phone.  Payouts to Moneybookers are free twice a week.
Bonus $350 35% freeplay

Bonuses
6
Payouts
6
Limits/Odds
6
Service
6
Website
6
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