188bet Review

  • Cashout times: Normal (12-24 hours)
  • US Customers accepted: No
  • Customer support: Very good
  • Casino: Available (Microgaming Quickfire)
  • Poker: Yes
  • Games: Yes

Popular betting site with great limits and odds on Asian handicaps, with strong presence in Great Britain.

They were official betting partners of many highest level football and rugby clubs such as:

  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Wigan Athletic
  • Chelsea
  • Liverpool
  • Everton
  • Fulham
  • Manchester City
  • Newcastle
  • Aston Villa
  • Wigan Warriors rugby team

The company is owned by the respectable Annatar Limited and have been online since 2006.

Licensed in the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man, where the special laws for the players protections have been established.

Their services are also made available for customers within Great Britain. They serve customers in over 90 countries.

Customer support

188BET customer support offers 24/7 many agents to help you with any problem that may arise.

They provide best ways to contact them with agents, and via regular options such as live chat, e-mail, fax and regular post.

The company has dedicated phones for Asian and European region, focusing on these two continents.

They reply within an hour when you use e-mail method, with efficiency and friendliness when dealing with any questions or queries.

Their customer support is available in Brazilian, English and many Asian languages.

Website is available in:

  • English
  • Brazilian
  • Chinese
  • Cambodian
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malaysian
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Currency options, deposits and withdrawals information

Currency options available:

  • UK Pound Sterling (GBP)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • US Dollar (USD)
  • Brazilian Real (BRL)
  • Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
  • Chinese Renminbi (RMB)
  • Thai Baht (THB)
  • Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  • Vienamese Dong (VND)
  • Korean Won (KRW)

You can deposit using the following methods:

  • Credit and debit cards
  • Bank transfer
  • Cheque
  • Dankort
  • China Debt Card
  • Baropay
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Entropay
  • UKash vouchers
  • MyDebit
  • Thai card
  • WING
  • Fast Bank Transfer
  • Cheque

Your can withdraw your winnings from your Sportsbook account using the following methods:

  • Credit cards
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer
  • Entropay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller

They target Brazilian and Asian markets. They use country specific payment methods and currencies.

The cardholder's name must be the same as the registered name on your account, if this is not the case, the account will be suspended.

The payee name entered for withdrawal must match your registered name in your 188BET account (case sensitive).

Customers may only withdraw with the method they have deposited. Your entire deposited amount must be rolled over at least once before they can be withdrawn.

We encourage using e-wallets (Skrill or Neteller), since processing time of such withdrawals are not longer than 2 hours.

They operate with a simple one wallet system that allows you to move the funds between Sportbook, casino, live casino, games, bingo or poker rooms.

Betting coverage, Odds quality, Live betting

Their whole business revolves around having the largest selection of sports and matches to bet on.

The website offers five odds formats. Decimal, fractional, Hong Kong, Indonesian and Malaysian type.

The Sportbook has some of the biggest limits online. Every customer's daily winning limit being set to 500.000 USD, while their odds are one of the most quality in the business.

Their profit margins are low for European standards. The odds for biggest leagues being set to 1.98-1.98, which is the same as the industry leaders.

When speaking about football offer, they can be compared with the best online sports books. Great odds quality.

They also have extensive American Football, Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball live betting offer.

Limits are also comparable to the online's best, since they don't have sharp limits, unless you are betting hundreds of thousands on one game.

You can check a little box on the right hand side of the betting screen. This allow you to see live stats and updates of the selected game.

One of the disadvantages would be the lack of live streaming.

188bet advantages

The advantages in comparison with others, are many. High limits, large football betting offers, very early lines with great odds at Asian handicaps.

They are still pretty much oriented as an Asian bookmaker. This means that they still don't have wider offer of lower profile European sports.

Generally, it's rare to find something negative to their services except that they are still more of a Asian bookie than an European one.

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Reliability

This is one of their strongest points.

All clients funds are held in a segregated reserve account with The Royal Bank of Scotland International and AIB Isle of Man.

This means that your money is ring-fenced and safe all the time playing with them.

They are owned by Cube Limited, which is licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee.

They work over a decade and with more than 500 employees. The strong presence within Premier League and Championship clubs, added more reputation to their name.

Restricted Countries

People from the following countries are not allowed to bet:

  • American Samoa
  • Antartica
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bouvet Island
  • Croatia
  • Christmas Islands
  • Cocos Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Faroe Islands
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Heard & Mcdonald
  • Hungary
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curacao
  • Sint Maarten
  • New Caledonia
  • North Korea
  • Palestine
  • Phillippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Saint-Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia
  • South Sandwich Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna

Mobile betting

The 188BET mobile app can be downloaded and installed on any compatible Android (version 4.4 and greater) and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini).

Currently 188BET mobile app is not available in the Google Play and iTunes App Store.

You can download the app from their website.

In case you don't have any of any of above mentioned devices, you can check their mobile website via 188Bet WAP service.

Navigate to their website from your phone and log in with existing credentials.

The mobile version is standard and lets you play poker, casino games and sports betting from most mobile devices.

Website

Players can choose to play in their International or Asian sportsbook with different user interfaces.

The player select which one feels best to him.

Website screenshot

European based players may find it a bit strange when they try to place a bet on a game.

The style is same to regular asian sportsbooks even at International Sportbook interface.

But it is a matter of time to get on it.

Highlights and live bets are listed on the home page, almost same like Asian bookies list their live bets.

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