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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.
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Skrill (Formerly Moneybookers) is not a bookmaker but is an e-wallet accepted by the majority of online gambling sites. It is an invaluable tool for serious bettors wanting to deposit and withdraw sums quickly and easily whilst at the same time separating the betting float from day to day expenses. TheGamblingTimes can get you VIP status and an exclusive bonus on sign up as well. Bonus £10 20% cash bonus
Dafabet is an "Asian" bookmaker who are focused on Soccer markets although they cover the majority of sporting events. In Europe they are regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and based in the Isle of Man. They have recently signed a two year deal as Official Main Club Sponsor with Aston Villa. Customer services can be contacted via email, web form, live chat and freephone. Via email support is quick but not particularly helpful. Payouts are usually very quick (July 2013). Bonus 50% up to £60 x 35 > 1.80
Bet-at-home is currently based in Malta, Austria, Germany and Gibralter and they are licensed by the Lottieries & Gaming Authorities in Malta. Bet-at-home offer an online form, live chat, e-mail and an international phone for their support options. Email response is quick and efficient. Placing large bets is not a problem and withdrawals back into Moneybookers take up to 48 hours. The website was relaunched in August 2013. The site is easy to use and there is a large range of Soccer match lines to bet on. There is a good range of deposit options, with 2% charges when depositing via visa, MasterCard and diners club. (Oct 2013). Bonus - £15 50% of your deposit matched, credit to your account, enter bonus code. Rollover deposit and bonus x 4 odds > 1.70.
BetClic are based in Gibraltar and are regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. Customer support is via online form, live chat and email. Payments are recieved typically within 48hrs. There is a minimum deposit amount of £30 and there is a 2% admin charge for deposits under £100.
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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)
Bonus £88 freebet(s) > 2.0
StanJames offer an excellent Sportsbook for both casual and experienced UK customers. They have 24/7 freephone and E-mail support, with the addition of live chat support once you have logged in. They have a huge range of markets and offer very competitive odds. They run regular promotions on the website for active players, with cash prizes for correct "Spot the Ball" answers, etc etc.
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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)
Bonus £50 50/50 Free bet > 2.0
SBObet are licensed in the Isle of Man. In 2009 and 2010 they won the EGR's Asian Operator of the Year and claim to be 'the world's leading online gaming company specialising in Asian Handicap Sports Betting and In-Play betting'. There is a good variety of markets, in-play live betting and video streams of games. Customer services can be contacted via live chat, email, phone and skype. Email response was comprehensive and friendly. The online 'information center' is also very useful. A wide range of currencies and deposit options are available. There are no fees for deposits or withdrawals although checking with payment provider to see if they have any is advised. Payouts to money bookers are usually very fast. (Feb 2014). Bonus: max £150, 15% of your 1st deposit - credited to your account after completing x 10 rollover, odds >1.50
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)
Bonus £190 20% 10x wagering >1.5