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Bet Cris offer new customers a range of promotional offers but they have quite restrictive T&Cs about what bets can be placed with the freeplays offered. They are one of the major US books and have fairly regular reload bonuses and promotions. Odds Lines are competitive for US sports but most markets are covered. They have E-mail, telephone and Live chat suport. However they change T&Cs seemingly at random and it give contradictory information depending on which CS agent youu speak to. Also accounts can be operated in £s but the payments are taken in $s so there is usually a conversion fee when transactions are made. Payments take 3-5 days to be processed after ID has been sent.
Admiral Sports Betting are in fact part of the largest betting operator in Austria, founded in 1991 and controlled by Admiral SportWetten AG. They have recently closed to UK players and now only take bets from residents of continental Europe.
Intertops has been accepting Internet wagers since 1996. They have a large range of markets to bet on and competitive odds mainly focused on US Sports. They have regular reload promotions which are actually better than the New User bonus. Payout times are just 24hrs to Moneybookers and they have a freephone telephone number.
Smartlive offers the full range of gambling products with a sportsbook, poker room, download and "live" casino as well as a financials service and a bingo room. They are fully regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and have there own late night TV channel. The promotions and bonus offers available are generous for both new and existing clients and payouts are quick and free. They have in the distant past (2010) had a bad reputation for retrospectively removing bonuses awarded, although there has been no recent complaints for quite some time. (Sept 2013)
They have a large range of markets to bet on including most US sports but not UK Horse Racing. There is 24/7 livechat support as well as Emails which are always answered the same day. They are licenced in Curacao. Payments take 48hrs as standard after sending in ID. (Oct 2013)
Bonus: "WELCOME100" gives a 100% cash to 50 Euros (or £s equivalent on the days exchange rate).
BetOnLive is as the name suggests a specialist bookmaker focusing on "in play" betting. They only have soccer odds available and it is on a fairly limited number with odds only being available in the hours leading up to and during the match. The odds are very very good though. Bets are settled quickly and payments made within 24hrs to an E-wallet free of charge and within three working days to most cards. Customer support is by E-mail only but is quick to reply and with thought out answers. They have been known to have ongoing promotions but not many and not regularly.
BetAdria are based in Costa Rica. Accounts must be operated in Euros. They accept bank tranfers, credit cards and moneybookers. They have a large number of Soccer leagues covered but not a lot of depth to the markets instead focusing on match odds, handicap and over/under bets. Customer services can only be contacted by post and email but email response is fast and efficient. Payouts generally appear to take a few days. It is difficult to find expected information on the website (e.g. bonus t & c's etc). (Jan 2014).
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InstantActionSports is a "US" site who are trying to market more to the UK market recently offering specific UK promotions and bonuses and also the ability to operate the account in £s. It still uses the standard US website template with a focus on Baseball and NFL in terms of odds but there is also Soccer covered just not to much depth. Payouts take around a week to be processed but are free to all methods.
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SeanieMac is a white label site powered by JenningsBet and it shares, odds, customer support, limits and payout times. Customer support via email is fast and fairly helpful.
Bonus £/E50 freebets - place first bet of £/E5 or more, get a free bet max £/E25 if it looses. Place 5 more bets and get a free bet for your average stake (max £/E25). Odds > 2.0 / Evs. Not valid when depositing via moneybookers.
Opening an account involves entering a lot of ID details, and some of the questions dont make sense! Once you do have an account it is a challenge to deposit, you must select "account", then "wallet", then "payment" then chose "APCO" and on the next screen you can deposit with Moneybookers (or a card). Bets are often accepted "with reserve" which means it is sent to a trader so check later that it was actually accepted! This is obviously a problem not knowing if your bet is on or not. Livechat are pretty helpfull. No sign up bonus.