Date reviewed: Monday 2nd of July 2012

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188BET Review

188BET is an online sports book that was launched in 2006. It is one of the largest online bookmakers in Asia and is building its reputation in UK and Europe. They have a huge amount of exposure in the English Premier League and their partners include well known clubs including Bolton, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Aston Villa and Wigan. The 188BET site is very neatly presented and well organised, with a clear focus on football betting. A menu on the top of the screen allows punters to click on the sport that interests them and a menu on the left hand side showing current in-play bets.

188BET is licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. This is part of the UK white list, which ensures player safety and responsibility.

188BET home and football odds page

Features - 7/10

188BET is very strong on in-play markets and offers a total of 3500 events a month. They cover over 400 leagues from around the world and offer a huge range of other sports, excluding horseracing. 188BET offers very competitive most popular football markets, which has made them popular with football bettors.

118BET has what can be considered to be the best in-play feature and there are many advantages of betting in play at 188bet. It allows punters to wait and see how their favoured football team is doing before deciding whether or not to place a bet. Another strong point for 188Bet is their early odds publication. They typically publish their odds earlier than any other bookmakers and do so at prices punters simply cannot find anywhere else, resulting in some excellent value bets for those who get in early.

Promotions - 6/10

The current 188BET sports book promotion is a risk free £25 free bet; 118BET will also refund the losing stake of your first bet up to a maximum of £25. 118BET also regularly run promotions to win tickets, hospitality, merchandise, money-can’t-buy items for Premier League football clubs, so keep a look out for these.

Banking - 7/10

118BET has a wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods available to punters; they include UK Debit/Credit cards, Local bank transfer, Moneybookers, Neteller and Entropay. The UK Pound Sterling, EUR Euro and USD US Dollar are some if the currencies which are accepted at 188BET.

Players will be glad to know that 188BET protects transactions using the “Verified by Visa" and "MasterCard Secure Code" security features known as 3D Secure. This protection method protects players against any unauthorized use of cards and details. 188BET also use the very popular SSL-128 encryption software which Is also used by banks to further protect transactions

Support - 8/10

There any many ways in which players can contact the very professional and helpful 24/7 customer service team. Players can call them, using an international Asian or European number, or simply by using Skype. Players can also email them directly or via a contact form, email replies tend to be replied to within 3 hours, this may be longer during peak playing times. The easiest and quickest way to contact the team is by the live chat feature which put you directly in contact with a 188BET representative.

Tel support (UK): +44 20 3286 9991
Email support:  Help@188Service.com

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