'Fun88 - Where dreams come true' - it may sound a little cheesy and possibly off-putting to some experienced players, but Fun88 is the reincarnation of the very serious online betting site 'asiabet88'.
When new players arrive on the gaming scene it is often their bonus offers which are used to attract new custom, this doesn't seem to be the case at Fun88.
If truth be told, they are offering one of the worst welcome bonuses around and there is little here to attract a new player. A particularly low bonus offer, 15% of your initial deposit is all that's being offered, more of a token gesture than anything worth getting your teeth into I might suggest. If you do decide to take advantage then you must wager 10 times your deposit plus bonus before you can withdraw.
The Sportsbook at Fun88 is naturally geared towards the Asian market and Asian Handicap betting is logically at the forefront of their offerings. The way odds are displayed can be a little daunting and confusing at first, but the best way to familiarise yourself is to play around with them either betting with small stakes or just 'paper betting'.
No online bookmaker have made a really significant impact in Europe to date, but these guys are looking to change that and if Nottingham Forest can gain promotion to the Premier League then their latest sponsorship deal with the club will be like striking gold.
The sports that they offer are not necessarily vast but they are comprehensive. All the major sports are there and there is a good range of Handicap offerings on all aspects of the game. If handicap betting is your forte then you will know that the Asian market is where to look and this rebranded Asiabet88 certainly lives up to that reputation.
Banking - Deposits & Withdrawals
With Fun88 there are only a few options in regards to your payment and withdrawal possibilities, however you should find that the ones available for your selection are pretty popular and commonplace with other major betting websites. You can make a deposit through Neteller, Moneybookers and through a local bank transfer (you can also use a China Debit Card if you happen to have that option). In regards to the withdrawal of available funds, the above listed methods also apply to you, so despite a lack of available banking avenues, the connected few should be enough to attract and keep custom.
Fun88 Our Verdict
Once you get past the initially daunting layout of the site and perhaps unfamiliar nature of the odds the basics of Fun88 are very good. The problem that they may have is attracting new custom from the European market, but the serious punter will really find this a useful addition to their bookmaker portfolio.
I'm of the those people that says 'don't knock it until you've tried it', and that could certainly apply with Fun88. As you can see, there is fun to be had in many ways, depending on your age and interests in sports. The bottom line is, if you are interested in online betting, I would recommend giving Fun88 a try, because there can be no harm in testing out their competitive odds and exploring the Asian markets, if that's something that interests you. However, if you're a seasoned or new player just looking for a straightforward and modern betting experience, go for a brand name that you recognise. I think it all depends on how adventurous you're feeling, as you never know, you might just like it and have some fun.