138Bet - despite being a fairly new bookmaker - has managed to cement itself as one of the more trustworthy names in the online betting space - and in this review, we're going to be taking a closer look at what 138Bet has to offer - and why you should consider joining if you've not yet got a betting account with them.
Formally known as '138SunGame' a recent rebrand saw the company renamed to their current '138Bet', and the Asian-based bookmaker today, offers online gambling to players all over the world.
Their sportsbook is the main element of their site, but the bookmaker also offer an online casino.
The site boasts a tremendous range of features - in-play betting, cash out facilities and mobile betting to name just a few - and they hold licenses in both the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom, allowing them to offer games to players all over the world.
All new players who create an account art 138Bet and make a deposit qualify for the New Customer Offer, and this is detailed below:
Bet £20 and get a £10 bonus token if your bet loses.
It's pretty simple - and it's just as it sounds; if you place a £20 bet and it loses, the bookmaker will then give you a £10 free bet token to use on any event(s) you like.
At the top of the site you'll see a 'Promotions' tab. Clicking this will give you a full breakdown of all of the promotions currently available - and this allows you to get a quick and thorough overview of what's on offer. It's worth checking back to the page regularly, as the bookmaker regularly add new offers - and some of them can be pretty lucrative too!
138Bet's website is both easy-to-use and easy-to-navigate, and you'll find yourself abler to access all the various sections at the site easily and quickly.
One of the features we like best about the site, is the search facility. This allows you to search directly for various markets, events, sportsmen/women - and it's a great way to easily and quickly find your way to the bets you're looking for, saving you the hassle of having to browse them all manually.
There are also some inplay and live streaming facilities - and we'll cover details of these in this review, too.
If you decide to bet at 138Bet, you'll find yourself faced with a huge range of betting markets. Naturally, you'll find the 'big markets', like football, tennis, golf, horse racing, rugby, and motor sports - but you'll also find some smaller, niche markets, like Pool, Surfing, and Polo.
You can see a full breakdown of the markets on offer on the left-hand-side sports navigation menu.
138Bet are also pretty decent when it comes to odds, and they continually monitor events and markets they offer against their competitors to ensure that they're offering punters the best, fairest odds possible.
138Bet offer live streaming on a decent number of events, and the only requirement in order to stream live, is that you have placed a minimum bet of £1 on the event you wish to stream. (Your account balance must also be positive.)
You will then see a link to view the event a few minutes before it starts.
138Bet have just released a mobile app for iOS devices, and this allows you to place bets, check your betslip, and enjoy a pretty comprehensive mobile betting experience from your smartphone or tablet.
If you own an iOS device, you simply need to head to the AppStore, where you'll be able to search directly for the 138Bet mobile app.
If you don't own an iOS device, you can still enjoy their mobile-optimized website - and you simply need to head to it from your mobile device. This will automatically redirect you to a mobile-optimized version of their website, which allows you to bet on the move!
Like most reputable bookies, 138Bet offer cash out facilities, and this allows you to cash out on bets that are winning - but where the game or event hasn't actually finished.
If cashing out is available, you'll see the amount being offered within your betslip; if you choose to cash out, the monetary amount will be instantly added to your account balance, for you to withdraw or stake on further events/matches.
As mentioned briefly earlier on in this review, 138Bet have licenses from both the United Kingdom's Gambling Comission, as well as the Isle of Man Gambling Comission - and both of these licenses prove that the bookie is reputable and trustworthy.
They operate a fantastic customer support portal - something they take very seriously - and players will be able to get in touch with the team through a number of methods, including using a live chat facility, as well as phone and email support.
Security is also a top priority at the site, and you'll notice that 138Bet's site has the 'Green Padlock' icon, meaning it's fully encrypted and secure.