Launched in 2006, 188bet set as its mission to set itself apart from the rest of the betting industry as offering better odds to the betting public.
188BET £50 Bonus Offer
188BET are currently offering all new users a £50 bonus! 188BET will match your first deposit (100%), up to a maximum of £50, and with this bonus money you can bet on any market of your choosing!
It's worth noting that the 188BET bonus offer is only available to those residing in the UK and it is for new sign ups only (on or after 1/9/13), as is standard with most welcome bonus bet offers.
In order to be eligible and not to miss out on this top 188BET bonus, you're required to wager an amount which is equivalent to 5 times the bonus amount that you may be eligible to receive. So for example, if you deposit £100, you will be eligible for a £50 bonus, which is subject to 5x rollover requirement of £250. Take note that you must do all of this within a minimum of 5 settled wagers in order to qualify for the bonus and that market odds must be 1.50 or greater.
To claim each bonus, you must enter the 188BET promotion code SPORTS50 and the amount of your first deposit into the promotion code field at the top of the promotions page after the account login, or email the promotion code, first deposit amount and 188BET member code to firstname.lastname@example.org using the email you registered with 188BET.
188BET prides itself as the in-play betting specialists as well as offering lower margins than their competition in football handicap betting. 188BET offers an average of 3,000 live in-play bets every month and has more than 400 markets available to bet on. 188BET prides themselves as one of the best providers in publishing early odds and offering a wide range of markets.
188BET Sport Markets
188BET offers a great range of sports to bet on. You'll find all major sports, leagues and contests taking place across the world including many lower level leagues, obscure sports, games and entertainment events. More than that, as the In-Play specialists, you'll soon discover that 188BET provides live betting for your favourite leagues as play progresses making watching that big game or your favourite team all the more exciting. But if it's a sport that's a little more obscure, then you'll be truly amazed by the full range of In-Play events offered, all with live scores right there in your betting window.
188BET offers a great range of betting options for those who want to be in real-time. While the action takes place, you can bet on the head to head result, handicaps as well as over-unders. Don’t expect to find a range of exotic and proposition bets. That isn't what 188BET is all about. Their mission is simple, if it's happening in real-time then you can bet on it at 188bet!
Banking with 188BET is simple and they offer many transaction methods, with online chat help - if you should run into any difficulties.
Click the 'deposit' link on your user tool strip located in the top right corner and the deposit window will open in a new browser. Here you will be presented with the deposit options available. You can make a deposit with reliable online money wallets Moneybookers and Neteller or you can make a deposit from your Visa, Mastercard or Entropay credit cards. You can also deposit by bank transfer or debit card.
188BET offers a number of withdrawal methods. These include cheque, credit card, bank transfer, e-wallets such as Moneybookers and Neteller, ThaiDirect, Entropay and Baropay. Each methods has restrictions on the amount that can be withdrawn at any one time.
Signing up with 188BET is a simple and straight forward process. You'll be asked to provide basic personal information and if at any time you have difficulty while creating your new account, 188's help is at hand via live chat which you'll find to be prompt and ready to assist you with whatever sign up issues you may be experiencing.
188BET's opening layout is very sleek with a professional feel and stylish design. As the In-Play specialists, you'll see promotions for upcoming In-Play events, as well as easy to navigate statistics and betting tools menu. More importantly, every category of sport available to bet on is right at your disposal arranged in a simple navigation board at the top of the page, with all current live In-Play events just a click away as well as list of the full range of 188bet promotional offers.
Placing a Bet
Putting money down at 188BET is simple for all events prior to the start. You simply find the game you want to be on, make the selection and your betting slip will open prompting you to enter the amount you wish to stake. Then it's just a matter of confirming your bet and you're done.
In-Play betting is a touch more involved, but nothing to trouble you. You make the selection and enter the desired stake. Once you've confirmed your bet, it's then a matter for 188BET to confirm your selection. This is because the odds are always shifting and in the time it takes for you to make your selection, enter your stake and confirm your bet, the odds have likely changed, even marginally. Once you place your bet, you will be warned that the odds have changed and you are given the option to exit the bet. Once you've confirmed, you only have to wait a few moments for that bet to be finally confirmed.
188BET has a number of help options available including live chat, phone, email and Skype. In your help window you'll also find detailed help with betting, the latest news and promotional offers.
In the right sidebar you'll find helpful tools to get you on the right side of the score. These include a detailed statistics section in which you'll find current standings, a results matrix and interactive form rankings. You'll also find results and an odds calculator where you can compare 188bet's odds with their competitors.