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 bookmaker with great limits and odds on Asian handicaps, with strong presence especially in Great Britain as 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 and Wigan Warriors rugby team.

The company is owned by the respectable Annatar Limited and have been online since 2006. It is licensed in the prestigious jurisdiction of the Isle of Man, where the special laws for the players protections have been established and it is also made available for customers within Great Britain serving customers in over 90 countries overall.

Customer support

188BET customer support offers 24/7 multiple language agents in order to help you with any problem that may arise. They provide optimum 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 mostly 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 and Vietnamese languages.

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) and Korean Won (KRW).

You can deposit using the following methods : All major credit and debit cards (Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, Electron), Bank transfer, Cheque, Dankort, China Debt Card, Baropay, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Entropay, UKash vouchers, MyDebit, Thai card, WING, Fast Bank Transfer and Cheque.

Your can withdraw your winnings from your Sports Book account using the following methods: All major credit and debit cards you previously used when funding your account, Cheque, Bank Transfer, Entropay, Skrill (Moneybookers) and Neteller.

188Bet targets Brazilian and Asian markets allowing them to deposit and withdraw using countries' specific 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 automatically 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.

Needless to say, they operate with a simple one wallet system that allows you to move the funds easily between Sportbook, casino, live casino, games, bingo or pooker rooms with minimumal time wasted.

Betting coverage, Odds quality, Live betting

Their whole business revolves around having the largest selection of sports and matches to bet on. Website offers five odds formats: decimal (European style), fractional, Hong Kong, Indonesian and Malaysian type.

Their sportbook has one of the biggest limits online with 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 bookmaker's standards, with 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, just when speaking about their odds quality. In addition to great football live offer, 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.

One of the disadvantages would be lack of live streaming, however you can check a little ox on the right hand side of the betting screen which alows you to see live stats and updates of the selected game.

Reliability: Is 188bet safe?

Yes. This is one of 188bet's strongest points. All clients funds (deposits and winnings) 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 fully licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee.

Working over a decade and with more than 500 employees, they have made a strong presence within number of Premier League and Championship clubs over last decade, adding more and more reputation to their name.

188bet advantages

The advantages in comparison with other bookmakers are many. Amazingly high limits, large football betting offers, very early lines with great odds at Asian handicaps, odds in an even match are even up to @1.98 – @1,98 making them one of the industry leaders and that mobile betting is available, are their strongest advantages.

However, they are still pretty much oriented as an Asian bookmaker meaning that they still don't have wider offer of lower profile European sports. Generally, it's really rare to find something negative in their services except that they still might look as more of a Asian bookmaker than an European one.

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

Overall rating : 4.0 out of 5.0
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188bet free bet

They are currently offering a £20 free bet cash, only for new UK customers (188bet free bet code: FREE20).

This offer is only available for new customers residing in United Kingdom. If you are a resident of another country you are not eligible for the 188bet free bet offer.

To qualify for the bonus, members must make a deposit to their new account, and place a bet of at least £10 bet at odds 2.00 (evens) or bigger. The Free Bet will automatically be credited to your account within 72 hours of settlement of the qualifying bet.

Your free bet can be used for singles, accumulators and each-way bets, and you'll need to make a selection at odds of 2.00 or bigger, while the free bet will expire in case it's not used within 14 days of being credited.

If the bet is successful, both winnings and initial stake will be credited to customer's account. In case of a withdrawal, the stake amount will be removed when the withdrawal is completed.

Restricted Countries

People from the following countries are not allowed to bet:

American Samoa, Antartica, Australia, Belgium, Bouvet Island, Croatia, Christmas Islands, Cocos (Keeling Islands), Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guernsey, Heard and Mcdonald Islands, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Martinique, Mayotte, Netherlands (including Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and 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 and the South Sandwich Islands, South Sudan, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands and Wallis and Futuna Islands.

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 directly 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 simply by navigating 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.


Players can choose to play in their International (European) or Asian sportsbook with different user interfaces. The player select which one feels best to him.

Website screenshot

However, European based players may find it a bit strange when they try to place a bet on a game, cause the odds listings style is nearly 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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