188Bet is a brand name of Cube Limited, a company that is based in the Isle of Man and is licensed and regulated by its Gambling Supervision Commission. In addition to sports betting, 188Bet also offers an online casino, poker, bingo and even financials betting. 188 Bet was founded in 2006. 188bet have ten years of experience behind them, so it isn’t surprising that it’s made itself a serious betting site. 188Bet sponsors the popular rugby league club Wigan Warriors.
If you like betting on football, you’ll have a lot of options to choose from at 188Bet, especially for matches of popular competitions and leagues, like the English Premier League. If you select a particular match for betting, you’ll notice that in addition to the standard 1×2 market, there is a whole range of other markets, including handicap, correct score and both teams to score.
188bet offers more than 15 different sports for betting. It is also possible to bet on eSports, as well as other events, such as celebrity specials and political events, including betting on who is going to win the next elections in the US, UK and other countries, but there are also markets regarding elections within certain parties.
Furthermore, 188Bet also offers goal scorer betting, as well as betting on what would the outcome be after the first 15 minutes and whether there will be a goal scored during the opening 15 minutes, and similar options are offered for the second, third, fourth, fifth and the last 15 minute period.
188Bet enables you to place a wager on a particular match even after kick-off (after the event has begun if the sport in question is not football). All the events for which betting is available and are taking place at that moment are listed under ‘In-Play’. The odds for in-play selections change quickly, especially when something significant happens on the pitch.
By clicking on the odds for selection, you are adding it to your bet slip, and then when you add all the selections that you like, you can choose whether you want to place individual single bets on all of them or multiple bets. It is also possible to place both single bets and multiples on the same set of selections. You are allowed to combine selections of different sports on the same bet slip, and in cases when two or more selections are incompatible you will be warned that you can’t include them in the same multiple bet.
Bonuses and Odds
188Bet doesn’t offer any special sports betting bonuses, even though there are plenty of bonuses that are available to players who play casino games, poker and bingo. However, 188 Bet states that it offers 20% better odds compared to a betting exchange (provided that the punter has already paid the commission on their winnings). Plus, unlike betting exchanges, 188Bet is a conventional bookie, so you won’t have to wait until someone else matches your offer.
This operator has calculated that their gain on certain Asian handicap betting markets for matches of the top European leagues such as the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, Seria A and Primera is lower than 1.5%. 188Bet offers more than 10,000 matches for live betting, and when it comes to football, it offers more than 400 different leagues, which is more than most of its competition.
188Bet allows direct access to all their products – bookmaker, casino, poker, etc. from a single website. The design and the interface are quite simple and practical. Neutral colours are used, and the pictures are neither too large nor too flashy. On the left, on the main page, you’ll notice a list of all the sports that are available for betting.
Registered users can select competitions that are their favourite and those will added to ‘My Competitions’ so that they could have easier and faster access to them. The odds can be displayed as European (decimal), Hong Kong, Indonesian or Malaysian.
188Bet features a special mobile size which has been built using HTML5 technology and allows punters to place wagers on their mobile phones and tablets. The website is fully optimised and designed to match the size of the mobile device that you’re using. All that is necessary is to open the website in your mobile browser, and then you can log in, browse through the betting offer and place online wagers just like you can on your desktop.
- Visa/Visa Debit
- Bank Transfer
This operator doesn’t charge any fees on deposits, and all deposits excluding direct bank deposits are processed instantly. Minimum deposit amount is £10, except for bank deposits for which the limit is £50. The maximum deposit limit is £20,000 if you’re depositing using your credit card and £50,000 if you’re using Skrill.
Withdrawals are available via international bank transfer, Skrill, Neteller, credit and debit cards and cheques. 188Bet doesn’t charge any fees on withdrawals, except if you’re withdrawing using a cheque, in which case the fee is $20 per cheque. Skrill and Neteller withdrawals are processed within just two hours, and if you’re using one of these two e-Wallets, you will be allowed to withdraw as little as £1.
The minimum withdrawal amount if you’re using a credit card is £5, whereas the maximum is limited to £20,000. The maximum withdrawal amount with Skrill is £50,000. Punters are allowed to request up to 5 withdrawals during one day, as long as their previous withdrawals have been either completed or rejected.
188Bet Customer Support
188 Bet offers 24/7 customer support. Before contacting customer support, you may want to check the FAQ section and see if you find the answer you’re looking for there. Separate phone lines for Europe and Asia are offered and tell is a support email address as well. Communicating with a member of staff is also possible via live chat, directly through the website.