Online Betting Sites

Welcome to the betting sites review section of onlinebetting.org.uk. Online betting can be a minefield, often you sign up to a site based on an introductory offer or free bet only to find the type of bet you want to place isn’t offered or the market is not covered.

Here we provide in depth betting site reviews so that you can make an informed decision about what UK betting sites are best for you.  If you are looking for sign up promotions instead visit out free bets page.

Ladbrokes
Full Coverage

A more traditional bookmaker established originally in the 19th Century and now with over 2300 betting shops worldwide - Ladbrokes is the world’s largest retail bookmaker.

Ladbrokes are now partnered with Coral and offer a vast sportsbook that is available on the main site and through a great mobile betting app. Live in-play betting, cash out and streaming integration rival any other site with additional statistics and live score features that are second to none. Old school they may be but you will have to go far and wide to find a better all-round bookmaker.

Being one of the worlds biggest betting companies means Ladbrokes can rarely be matched on the size of their books or range of features. Long term and short term offers are fantastic and this is where their wealth of resources really does shine through. It's hard to understand why anybody who bets regularly wouldn't have a Ladbrokes account.

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Coral
National Favourite, Great All-Rounder

Another giant of the betting world in the UK with a long-standing reputation behind it, being established in 1926. Perhaps originally better known for their 1800+ bricks-and-mortar betting shops, Coral have made great strides to make their online offering match up, and it's working.

Now partnered with Ladbrokes, the combined power of the group means that Coral are able to provide great value offers and regular promotions, along with some of the best live betting and streaming on desktop and mobile that you can find (100,000's of events a year). There is genuinely always something to be excited about with Coral, on top of the great cash out, partial cash out and comprehensive range of products and features.

Personally, I think Coral are the absolute best for regular free bets, insurance, and enhanced terms offers. If you like betting on big events then it can often pay to have a Coral account as they tend to have industry leading promotions available.

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888 Sport
Unique offers and promotions

If you are looking for a break from conventional betting sites then 888Sport may have something fresh for you. With an international pedigree and unique regular existing customer promotions, this should be a welcome addition to your list of betting sites.

888 cover all the usual markets plus some more boutique options, especially from across the pond, and full live betting and lots of streaming is available. Plus, with their gaming expertise there are plenty of cross-product offers and deals too, calling out to bettors who game on the side.

This is a fantastic site for anyone who is fed up with the same old high street bookies but still wants access to the biggest and best features along with solid market depth. The mobile betting side needs work but other than that, for the independent gambler, 888 has to be worth a look.

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Bet365
Best Betting Site in the World

Bet365 are one of, if not the, most trusted online bookmaker in the UK, in my opinion. I've found over the last fifteen years that Bet365 often lead the way through innovation and new ideas in the online betting market. Covering all major worldwide sports, I've discovered if there is a market worth placing a bet on then Bet365 will have it.

With an easy to use interface on both mobile and desktop, a huge range of live betting and streaming options, cash out, and many other novel features these guys are pretty hard to beat in my book. You can read more about what I think about Bet365 in the full review.

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BetVictor
The Gentleman Bookmaker

A top quality betting site with plenty of class and style, BetVictor represents the sophisticated gentleman of online bookmakers. Based entirely in Gibraltar and formerly known as (and owned by) Victor Chandler, BetVictor as it is known today was one of the first bookies to go online. These days, their interests are solely represented on the internet.

They are famous for providing good honest value and offering some of the best odds across the board both in-play and on future bets, focusing on football and racing particularly. As they serve customers all over the world their output is varied and vast.

You won't get hundreds of weekly offers from BetVictor, but you will get an excellent in-play service, partial and full cash out, an expansive and easy to use sportsbook and plenty of currencies and payment options.

They certainly have a loyal customer base and this tells its own story, possibly spurred on by some tasty personalised bonuses communicated directly and based on your betting history.

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Betway
Slick and Professional

Slick, sleek and professional, this Malta based online-only bookie is one of the most user focused and user friendly bookmakers you are likely to find. Betway offer one of the most satisfying interfaces around with excellent in play betting, live streaming and a really nice mobile app to boot. There is a good range of sports markets on offer, a loyalty points scheme and free bet club, competitive odds and excellent customer support. Available in 15 languages with regular offers and promotions. This is a great bookie for less common markets and more minor sports in particular (e.g. eSports).

In addition to loyalty points the range of existing customer offers available with this site is staggering. You could easily be fooled into thinking these guys are the size of William Hill or Ladbrokes based on how many resources they throw into offers for regular punters. Must have site if you like free bets and money back insurance on a consistent basis.

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Paddy Power
A lively and fun bookie to bet with

Paddy Power bring some Irish charm, humour, and plenty of cheek to the UK online betting trade, so if you like your bookmaker not to take themselves too seriously then go no further. You will especially appreciate their social media accounts.

PP are a massive bookmaker, now partnered with Betfair which gives them even more reach, and this allows them to reward customers with a large number of markets, expansive live betting, and superb streaming facilities. The Paddy Power mobile betting apps are also excellent, so good in fact that you could manage all of your activity from the small screen.

The company excel when it comes to their existing customer promotions. There are few events that Paddy don't have some sort of insurance, free bets or extra places offer for. Never one to be outdone, the brand can run crazy promotions that make having an account with them very worthwhile indeed.

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William Hill
Trusted Old Name

One of the biggest kids in the playground for both online and high street betting. William Hill have been around since 1934 and provide a far reaching sportsbook with good range plus other betting services. Excellent in play & streaming go hand in hand with cash out facilities, a nice mobile app and great payment options and limits.

William Hill is available in a number of languages, currencies, and countries and you can bet online, by phone, text and in store. This powerhouse of the gambling industry has huge resources meaning great value for the customer.

If you don't mind the corporate faceless side of the Hill's brand then you can find a lot of long term value with them as a punter. Very few companies have the clout and depth of features and markets on offer here. Perhaps not always the best for basic odds but in terms of promotions and enhanced lines there is a lot to be found.

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Betfair
Home of the sports betting exhange

The professional gamblers bookie of choice. With the world’s largest betting exchange and now a fixed odds sportsbook on the side, Betfair offers a staggering number of markets and bet choices. Betfair exchange betting can give odds on average 20% better than those on fixed books; and the fixed odds book itself is no slouch, providing some of the best average odds on a range of top sports.

They were the first online bookmaker to offer in-play services and cash out (including on live horse racing) and this is an area where they still lead the pack, offering excellent live betting with a huge amount of sports streaming.

This is an excellent betting site for offers too with a nice balance between long term predictable promotions and short term free bet and money back deals. Since the partnership with Paddy Power the retention promotions have got better still, and customers can even fund their accounts using Paddy Power's high street shops.

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MansionBet
Pleasure To Use

MansionBet are the sports betting arm of the long established Mansion Casino first founded in 2003. The brand are well known to UK punters through their early sponsorship of Tottenham Hotspur and more recently Bournemouth. Unlike many casinos that release sportsbook products this one stands alone from the games side as a quality sports betting platform powered by the well revered SB-Tech software provider.

This means MansionBet comes with every major feature built into one the nicest to use interfaces around, on desktop and mobile. With over 35 markets, 30,000 live events each months and features such as cash out, bet editing and action bet this makes the site not just a good alternative but rather a brand with its own unique features. This is rare these days with many new sites ending up as clones of each other. Mansionbet also offer PayPal, which a lot of new sports-books do not.

If you are someone that likes playing games alongside sports betting then this could be one of the very best all round options out there. Powered primarily by Playtech this casino has been around a lot longer than most and because of that they have a refined and quality platform.

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ComeOn
Best for Player Rewards

A relatively youthful entrant to the industry with a fantastic approach to rewarding customer loyalty. ComeOn take pride in providing a customer oriented experience with transparent and clear terms and processes and this makes a refreshing change.

Player rewards points are paid to customers for all activity and every bet placed, these can be exchanged for bonuses, prizes or even cash. They aren't hard to build up either with such great markets, live betting, a nice interface, and a fun outlook.

This is a UK and European facing online bookmaker that is making steady pace, adding cash out, fast markets, and a bet builder to their armoury already. Over time good companies that value customers get recognition, and those that try ComeOn will realise that sometimes good honest terms and a fair approach are more valuable than constant offers and odds boosts (although they are available too!)

Sport Nation
Focused On Rewarding Existing Customers

Sport Nation (formerly known as Bet On Brazil) are still very much a new betting site in terms of the number of years they have been in business, but their commitment to doing things differently places them firmly in the same category as those bookies who have been training for decades.

If you are fed up of the same old offers from the same old sites then you will get a very pleasant surprise from Sport Nation. Beyond the welcome bonus there are some really fantastic loyalty clubs and accumulator promotions that offer amazing value to regular punters.

A great bookie for footy fans, in particular, this is a site that suits higher stakes punters in particular but will serve those with smaller bankrolls too. Plus, the sportsbook has expanded beyond recognition recently and is growing all the time.

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Betfred
The Bonus King

The UK’s 4th biggest bookmaker and the biggest UK and Irish horse racing sponsor there is. With Betfred you can stream all UK and Irish horse races online or on mobile, they are also owners of the Tote offering unique betting opportunities for Totepool betting.

As one of Britain's last independent bookmakers, and one who are able to offer a wide range and depth of UK markets, Betfred are perfect for UK focused punter. Known as ‘The Bonus King’ for a reason, you are never short of offers across the sports book, including in-play markets. They also have a habit of paying out early on Manchester United.

Fred Done not only founded Betfred he also founded the Lucky 15 bet and BOG. This means Betfred are fantastic if you like to bet on things beyond win and each-way bets. It's not the prettiest website going but if you are after traditional sports and markets from a bookmaker that knows what they are doing then this is an excellent brand.

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Novibet
Independent Greek Bookie

Novibet may be new to a UK audience but they have in fact been going since 2010, making them a fairly aged brand in the world of online gambling.

Originating from Greece and now licensed in Britain the brand has a lot going for it, mainly driven by the fact it is completely independent and runs all of its sportsbook and odds in house. Unlike a white label therefore this means Novibet have 100% control of what they offer and how they provide it.

This is why you will notice this brand has character, the site is nice to use and is completely tailored to them. The longevity of the company also means they have a lot of established features that includes a wide range of banking options (e.g. PayPal) along with top end stats, in-play, scores and a good blog and promotions unique to them.

Having a more continental outlook also means UK punters can find some interesting markers with Novibet that would make them worth adding to anyone's list. Customer service is 24/7 through a range of options and the in-play suite is far better than the average.

Looking to try a new brand and fed up of the old faces but yet don't want some clone, maybe give Novibet a try.

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138
One Of Asia's Biggest & Best Brands

An Asian focused betting site that provides something very different to the UK market. With services in both English and Mandarin this is an attractive proposition to Asian bettors in particular, and if you prefer to use a betting app they have one of the most user-friendly on the market.

The range of markets with this company is superb, offering many global sports in addition to typical UK sports, and the depth of market is also big, with over 200 football tournaments and leagues for example. The range of payment options, however, is noticeable by its limitations.

The site has a very high contrast and minimal design that makes betting about as easy as it could ever be - albeit at the expense of style. But if you like your betting sites to focus on the important stuff, i.e. providing good prices and easy to find markets, then you will find a lot to enjoy at 138.

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Unibet
European Giant

Despite being one of Europe's biggest bookmakers Unibet have gone largely unnoticed in the UK until recently, and now they are starting to make a name for themselves through high profile sports sponsorship.

This bookmaker have an immense product that gives customers something a little different from the normal UK focussed betting site. Unibet offer over 150,000 events, 40,000 of which are live streamed, an award-winning fully functioning mobile app, a great range of varied and interesting offers, and some of the best odds around especially on football.

With a continental outlook you will also find many sports and markets available here that you cannot find elsewhere. Not that they shout about it much, but they really should; for my money they have one of the best out and out betting packages on the internet. You have to admire their modesty though, they are quietly confident and so they should be, having built a customer base across 100 countries by providing a reliable, high value, and feature rich online sportsbook.

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10Bet
Massive Sportsbook

What a fantastic sportsbook 10Bet have. By pouring so many resources into sports this site claims to offer more than 15,000 unique events a week and covers 150 different football leagues, and that's before mentioning any other sport or the unique betting lines to try.

A huge range of live betting is available too, with excellent odds across the board. Casnio, Games, Virtuals and Live Casino are well separated leaving a lot of space for dedicated sports betting. The interface was recently improved and is now much better both on desktop and mobile.

It's not all about big markets either as 10Bet have access to features that you only usually get with the biggest brands such as full and partial cash out, live streaming, bet editing, cash out, fast markets, etc.

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RaceBets
Horse & Dog Racing Specialist

Heralding from Germany, RaceBets is a horse and greyhound racing specialist online bookmaker that was founded in 2005. If you don't bet on racing there is zero point creating an account here, but if you do then this is one of the best betting sites on the internet.

Focusing on one product allows a set-up for racing with no compromises, with greater coverage, more markets, more streaming, plus better features and offers than any other site, especially for worldwide racing.

For those that bet regularly on racing events this is a must have account, and for foreign racing markets especially you may find these are the only UK licensed site offering odds. Concentrating solely on racing also means finding events is easier here than with any other site, in particular for ante-post wagers.

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Betsafe
Scandivanian Bookie With Unique Outlook

Betsafe are not just another small European betting company with a UK license, they are the centerpiece of the Betsson group which originates in Sweden and is today one of the continents largest betting companies. The group as a whole, which includes numerous other well-known brands, is extremely well-resourced meaning that Betsafe are able to draw on a lot of experience and many great features from their sister sites.

Thus, Betsafe are able to offer all of the markets you would expect from the biggest bookmakers in the industry, but with many more European sports alongside that you would struggle to find elsewhere.

Betsafe provide exceptional horse racing markets and international HD streaming, courtesy of sister brand Racebets, along with good depth and honourable odds for all sports. The interface and style keep things flowing quickly, with a modern and minimalist appearance which makes it incredibly fast on all devices.

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NetBet
Top Interface & Offers

NetBet could certainly teach the bigger household names in the industry a thing or two. This betting site is set up for the user's benefit from the outset with a superb interface that is a dream to use, fantastic live betting, and comprehensive coverage of some lesser spotted betting lines.

NetBet actually run tons of good loyalty deals that are both useful and attainable, and offers are available daily from price boosts to money back promo's. This is a perfect bookie for any portfolio and one of the best for adding value to your bets.

For me the best aspect of this site is how it looks and how easy it is to use. There has been a lot of effort put into the design and functionality and this shines through, so those sick to death of old-style clunky sites or interfaces that are stuffed with useless extra's will like this.

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Tonybet are a betting site from Lithuania established in 2009. They were set up by a famous poker player at the time, Antanas Guoga, better known as Tony G. and provide a wide ranging gambling service including sports, casino, live casino, games and of course poker. In 2016 the Lithuanian side of Tonybet was acquired by Swedish gaming giant Betsson and this became Betsafe, Tonybet however remained an independent company decided to expand into markets like the UK, which is why you might think they are new, but in reality they are a well established brand.

Therefore, you get what you might expect form a more experienced operator, they have a solid range of banking options, good 24/7 support, blogs, stats, news and very nice market depth. There is unfortunately no horse racing available but they do also specialise in providing markets for a wide range of European tastes and so you can find plenty of unique betting opportunities with them, so if you fancy a dabble on biathlon to water polo alongside your traditional sports this is a good option. They also are very strong for entertainment events and politics, especially markets aimed outside of Britain.

Being an older independent brand they also do everything themselves, this means they run their own platform, create their own odds, run their own customer services, banking, promotions, themes, etc. Therefore unlike many new sites to the UK that are white labels, these guys are independent and that means no compromises. They deliver exactly the product they want to and those looking for something new and unique might appreciate that.

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Totesport is the online version of the great old British tote, the original way everyone used to bet on racing. The brand is now effectively now a skin of Betfred, who bought the tote in 2011 to get access to the pool betting monopoly at UK racing tracks. That isn't to say however that you shouldn't bet with them, Totesport still offer the best way to place totepool bets and in some ways can now offer so much more with all the added sports, promos and features (like streaming) that comes from their powerful owner.

Any racing fan would certainly have a Totesport account and personally I prefer the design and layout of the tote site over Betfred, even though they offer the same things. Betfred and Totesport are also exceptional for racing offers and so if you like an offer you can double up on it by having accounts with both, you are also able to claim welcome offers with both.

Pool betting also offers generally better odds than fixed-odds markets and the system is making a comeback with UK punters. You will often find enhanced jackpots and other totepool options with this site you cannot access elsewhere.

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LeoVegas Sports
Loved by Players, Epic Mobile Site

In 2011 two Swedish guys sat down and decided to make the world's best online casino focused on mobile, they came up with LeoVegas. They achieved this goal in just a couple years creating what today the industry recognises as one of the best online casinos in the world, especially on mobile and tablet devices.

In 2016 based on the success of their casino and driven by demand from their very loyal player base, the brand decided to launch a sportsbook. This was one of the first casino-sportsbooks launched, before everyone else jumped on the band wagon, and is frankly still the best of it's type. The mobile-first focus means it is one of the fastest sport betting sites available, which can be critical in-play, and stands in its own right as a great sports betting platform.

LeoVegas are perhaps the most awarded brand of the last decade too, winning mobile operator and mobile product of the year on many occasions. If you are someone that mainly bets on the move, and especially if you like both sports and games, then you should take a look at this brand.

This doesn't mean either that LeoVegas don't have a great desktop site too, in fact they have one of the easiest to use, fastest and most navigable all around packages you will see. Leo have fantastic customer retention and while they gave a good sign up deal and great VIP scheme this isn't what drives customers to keep playing. The focus on giving the user a simple yet functional interface that they want while still maintaining all the excitement is the real draw here.

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22Bet are in fact a white label, but you would never likely guess that from looking at the site as it doesn't look like any of the usual underfunded clones you usually get. In fact, 22Bet are the only white-label brand running on the independent Tonybet sportsbook platform.

Tonybet themselves are a brand we are very fond of as they have a unique sportsbook built by a former poker player and have developed a reputation in Europe over the last decade as being a highly customer focused company. This means 22Bet have everything that Tonybet have, but no other sites do, so from a uniqueness standpoint this is a great new site.

The platform itself was developed with a European focus and that means there are many markets, payment options and features that you can't always get in the UK. If you like trying out sports that you can't get with most British bookies then 22Bet is a good option. They also support low deposit limits, high payout maximums, 24/7 customer service and strong promotions, such as reloads, aimed to reward regular users.

The only draw-back is they don't have horse racing, but then to compensate for this they have one of the best gaming libraries in the world with titles from 20+ software providers. Therefore, if you are more bothered about games than horses this site is the one to go for.

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MoPlay are the best new betting site to enter the game in a long long time. They operate using the industry leading sportsbook platform SBTech, but unlike most new brands they are not just a clone with different branding - this is the only brand run by the parent company Addison Global, and they are going all out.

There is obvious investment in this sportsbook and casino site, far beyond what many gambling companies would initially stump up. This is reflected in the absolute wealth of features, offers, and markets available, exceeding what many bookmakers established for decades can provide. They have everything from bet builders to cash out, which is impressive considering their age. Their promotions are also numerous and high value, along with tons of enhanced prices to boot, making them very rewarding for regular users too.

The name, MoPlay, reflects the fact that the brand is 'mobile first' engineered, although it works equally well on desktop and any other type of device. If you do bet on mobile though this has to be one of the best new options in years. Anyone looking for a new modern bookie but who doesn't want to miss out on all the features of an established site should take a look at MoPlay.

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EnergyBet (launched 2016) is the sportsbook arm of EnergyCasino (launched 2012) and together make one of the bet modern day all round betting and gaming brands. Anyone who is fed up with old bookmakers sites that are often over-crowded and hard to find your way around will find a new home with the BetContruct powered Energy site. Being more European than most they appeal to a wider demographic of punters with over 40 markets covering everything from traditional sports to rarer events such as cross-country skiing.

Loyalty is high on the list for Energy who's points scheme, for both sports and casino, is one of the best going. Earn points for all bets and exchange them in the shop for bonuses, products and merchandise or even withdrawable cash, they also have a good range of standard bonus and insurance existing customer promos. In gaming terms they are a step above the rest with one of the most versatile selections of titles form leading software providers.

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GiveMeBet were formed as a partner to GiveMeSport, the very well know Facebook sports news brand that boasts more followers than ESPN and other massive news providers. The brand owners, Bragg Gaming Group, wanted to give users a betting option and so they partnered up with Argyll Entertainment. This is quite frankly a great match, as Argyll are also the owners of Sport Nation, a bookmaker we regard highly with some of the best loyalty features and limits around.

The site is run by Argyll under their license and is on the SBtech platform, arguably the best third party platform around. The fact that GMB have teamed up with an established operator with all the main features and a range of expansive markets means the site, while new, is fully stocked both in terms of the product and the team behind it.

The real selling factor for GiveMeBet is the tie with GiveMeSport. On their own GMB and GMS are good in their respective niches, but combined together they give punters a unique product. Those that like to digest the latest news before betting will be delighted, the brand doesn't just have the best news compare to other bookies, they have better sports news than most mainstream media.

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bet-at-home
Old School, Focus On Value

bet-at-home are one of the oldest betting sites around, they hail from Austria and were set-up way back (in internet terms) in 1999. They have a massive European customer base with over 5 million regular users, and they pride themselves on providing an open and honest betting product and experience.

At first glance you might think they haven't updated their site much since 1999 either, but once you go beyond the bland looking interface the site itself is excellent. The entire platform is their own and that means they focus on what they think is important, which is betting. One of the fastest sites you will ever see, for in-play especially.

This bookie doesn't pretend to be British, they are proud to be European, and this is reflected in the markets they offer. You can't bet on horse racing for example, but if you like to bet on European sports, such as Pasapallo, Water Polo or Sailing, then this is a supreme site. They also cover more European focused leagues, and will generally have better prices for them compared to UK online bookmakers. This site is also one of the very bet for eSports, with steaming available too.

Being an older site they also have fully stocked banking methods, features such as cash out and 24/7 customer services. They don't run many promotions, instead focusing on providing value and fair prices.

Anyone looking for something different to the norm, especially those that like to try other sports and leagues, should add this site to their list.

VBet are a distinctly different type of online bookmaker and like nothing else you will see right now. The company are European, licenced out of Malta but heralding from Armenia, and they are proud of their heritiage and have created a bespoke betting site to match it.

The full name of the brand is Vivaro Bet and they have been around a long time, since 2008 in fact, but have only entered the UK market in recent years. Vbet is the premier brand of BetContust, a sportsbook software platform, and therefore has all the bell and whistles. When BetContruct advertise for new clients they use VBet as the poster child, which tells you it is the cream of the crop.

In terms of markets you can expect all the major sports you would expect form any bookie, but if you like more obscure sport then you are on to a winner here. Not being compeltely UK focused means VBet provide all sorts of markets that people find more interesting on the continent, such as freestyle wresting, futsal, handball and table tennis (to name but a few).

With a vast amount of live markets, features such as cash out and one of the most lovely interfaces you will ever see, this is a worthwhile addition to any bettors portfolio. You may even grow to like them so much they could become your main bookie, for some things at least.

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If you are a football fan you might remember Premier Punt in their first incarnation, they were a fantasy football platform that also allowed you to bet on your teams and results. The idea was very successful but also niche and so in 2018 the brand re-launched as a fully fledged sportsbook covering all markets.

The site is SBtech powered so on the face of it looks a lot like many other sites on the platform, such as 10Bet and ComeOn. However, dig a little deeper and you can see some genuine features here that give you a reason to bet with them. Of particular note is the speed of the site, one of the fastest we've ever seen, and combined with an exceptional in-play book this is a perfect bookie for those that like fast bets.

Premier Punt have a good looking site too, simple and honest but yet sleek and professional, a little like BetVictor. That may not be a coincidence too as BetVictor founder Victor Chandler is one of the brands biggest backers, and that is one of the best brand endorsements you can get. They are also a Scottish company too, so if don't like betting wth off shore bookies then this is a good option.

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Boylesports are Ireland's biggest independent bookmaker with over 250 shops and a massive customer base. They have been around since before online betting, founded in 1989 by John Boyle, and therefore have a huge amount of knowledge and experience.

This is a serious bookie for proper bettors, focusing less on pretty graphics and features but more on providing lots and lots of honest markets to bet on. This site will never blow you away but you will find it better for market choice, banking options, payout limits, etc., than most others. This is a brand suited perfectly for the traditional punter, they are particularly strong in horse racing, football, tennis, darts, snooker; and any other classic sports.

As you would expect from an Irish bookie they have some seriously good promotions. Some of the long term retention offers are so good and useful it is worth having an account just to utilise them.

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Red Zone Sports, or just Red Zone as they have recently re-branded, are, as you may guess form their name, an American sports specialist. They make no bones about their main markets and target audience and boast the lowest margins available to UK punters for US sports markets.

That is not to say that Red Zone are not a conventional betting site too, they have all the typical markets for British and European sports along with lots of betting features, banking options, gaming products and good price boosts. They are the sister site or Sport Nation, both owned by Argyll Entertainment, so if you would like to know more about the site in general you can get a good idea by reading the Sport-Nation review.

Red Zone is a perfect site for anyone that likes betting on sports from North America, but who also want a good variety of other markets alongside solid prices and features. With this site you can find huge depth of market for US events and even get access to sports such as drag racing.

Two of their additional stand out features is their loyalty point scheme, a rarity in sports betting, and their high stake limits for punters and players.

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Quinnbet are a relatively new family run (although owner Sean Quinn is a billionaire) online bookmaker that launched in 2017 and run on the FSB platform.

The look and feel of the site is very simialr to other FSB brands, but this however isn't what should influence you with this betting site. Instead if you can see past the generic look you will notice they have some quite incredbible promotions and some excellent features that make them a worthwhile addition.

Any punter into their racing simply has to take a look at this brand, they have some outstanding long term offers that can add genuine value to regular bettors. Most offers cover all events too, not just the highlight fixtures.

Quinnbet claim to want to provide customers with a 'fairer way to bet', and from what we can tell that is something they are very much delivering on.

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Bookmaker Comparison Table

Name License Betting Shops Min Deposit Live Streaming Support Visit
1611 1849 £1

Horse Racing

Football + Other Sports

Live Chat - 24/7

Tel - 8am-10pm

Email - 24/7

Twitter - 8am-12am

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39071 1540 £5

Horse Racing

Football + Other Sports

Live Chat - 24/7

Tel - 8am-10pm

Email - 24/7

Twitter - 8am-12am

T&Cs Apply, 18+
39028 - £10

Horse Racing

Footabll

Tennis

+Other Sports

Live Chat - 24/7

Tel - 9am-Midnight

Email - 24/7

T&Cs Apply, 18+
39576 3 £5

Horse Racing

Live Chat - 24/7

Tel - Call Back Service

Email - 24/7

T&Cs Apply, 18+
39372 - £10

Horse Racing

Football + Other Sports

Live Chat - 24/7

Tel - 8am-Midnight

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39426 600+ (UK+I) £5

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Horse Racing

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22201 - £10 No Streaming

Live Chat - No

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537 50 (Casinos) £10 No Streaming

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22201 - £10 No Streaming

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Why should I trust onlinebetting.org.uk reviews?

betting onlineAll content and opinions expressed in our betting reviews are based on direct experience and honest objective appraisals. All of the reviews here are written by me, the editor, for fair cross referencing. Many sites provide favourable reviews of online betting websites to those who pay the most money – our reviews are completely honest and we NEVER accept any form of payment in exchange for favourable treatment in our reviews.

Any site, offer or feature recommended on here is something that I have already tried or experienced myself and I will never review or recommend any provider I would not use myself. If you feel any of this content is misrepresented please go to the contact us section and shout at us, we care about our content and all feedback is kindly taken on board.

How do our reviews stack up against others?

reviewThere are many website reviews around for UK betting websites so why read ours? Unlike other review websites we don’t simply rate sites based on one or two aspects such as the introductory offers or the latest promotions. We realise that placing a bet is a personal thing, it’s your money, it’s your time and ultimately it’s your enjoyment that matters.

In addition to regular offers provided we also review our sites based on many other aspects, such as the number of sports/gaming markets covered, the bet types available, maximum/minimum limits, payment options, live betting and streaming availability, cash out options etc, etc. This allows you as the punter to make the best decision for you.

For example, there is little point in signing up to a great site with a huge deposit bonus if you want to bet on American Sports such as NFL and there is no market offered for this. For this reason we do not give overall ratings out of ten or A/A*, instead we attempt to review each aspect of a bookie on its individual merits, allowing you as the user to find the sites best tailored to your needs

Why do I need to read a betting site review?

review 2The UK has a heavily regulated and licenced betting industry for both your protection and for the security of the bookmaker. The internet is however a big place where you can base yourself anywhere you like in the world so this does not prevent unscrupulous agents operating trying to steal your cash.

There are many unlicensed and unregulated sites around and it is difficult on the face of it to tell who these guys are. This does not necessarily mean these people are out to get you but it does mean if something does go wrong or you have a dispute you have very little legal power. Some of these unregulated websites have been known to pay vast amounts of money for favourable reviews in betting guides with editors simply pocketing the cash with very little regard for the punter who may lose out based on misinformation. All betting sites reviewed on onlinebettingsites.org.uk are fully UK licenced for your protection and we will NEVER review a non-UK licenced site or wilfully mislead our audience.

How to Read Bookmaker Welcome Offers

offerThere are several factors to be conscious of when reading about a welcome bonus or an introductory free bet.

Firstly consider what you need to do to get the promotion, is this based on your first deposit or first bet and what are the minimums and maximums? Think in advance what level of bonus you want to receive before you make your first deposit/bet. If you make several initial deposits or bets it is highly likely that any promotion will only apply to the first one made. If your first bet or deposit is below the minimum limit you will not receive your bonus, conversely if you wager or deposit more than the maximum then your free token will be capped at the maximum limit.

Next look at the minimum odds required from your first bet(s) in order to activate or receive any bonus or free token. You will need to wager on odds lines with higher odds to activate the offer. Some welcome deals also have maximum odds prices so beware of this too.

Check any restrictions of the welcome promotion. For example, can the bonus be used on any sports market, can you use it on singles and multiples, etc. Most sign up deals cannot be used with full cover bets or pari-mutuel bets such as the tote so keep this in mind. Consider payment methods too, many welcome features are not given if you deposit by Skrill or Netteller. For lists of bookies that do or do not give out bonuses with various payment methods see our banking section.

Expiry is another important consideration. Most free bets are valid for at least 7 days and most bonus cash for 30 days but always read terms carefully. If you do not use your token or bonus in this time it will expire. You may also need to rollover any bonus cash in this time period or risk losing it all.

Finally take into account any rollover requirements that apply to bonus funds or winnings from bonus funds. If you receive say a £50 bonus with a five times rollover requirement you will need to wager the £50 bonus and then £200 of bonus funds winnings in total before you can withdraw either the promo cash or any subsequent winnings. This does not effect your first cash deposit and any winnings, only the bonus funds.

For details on the differences between free bets, bonuses and more see our freebets section.

Gambling Licencing in the UK

licencingEvery betting site and bookmaker that operate in the United Kingdom are required by law to possess a UK Gambling Commission Licence. This applies to all operators even if they are based outside the UK (which to be frank most are).

The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act of 2005 and are independent but receive funding support form the department for culture, media and sport. They act as administrators and regulators of all betting licences in Britain with the power to revoke licences for failure to comply with the law.

The primary aim of the commission is to prevent crime (both by and against operators), promote an open and honest industry (this includes clear terms and no misleading offers), to protect vulnerable people and promote responsible gambling.

For detailed information including links to all individual betting sites gambling licences see our gambling licencing article.

Advertising Standards for UK Online Bookmakers

standardsWhile betting sites are regulated by the Gambling Commission they are also required to adhere to Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) guidelines. This means promotions cannot be misleading and must clearly reflect any restrictions applicable to the deal.

Since 2007 gambling operators are allowed to market across all media platforms but are required to stick to the following rules issues by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP), operators must not:

  • Promote any behaviour or actions that cause harm in either a financial, social or emotional way.
  • Directly appeal to under 18's and vulnerable groups or exploit any lack of knowledge, aspirations, inexperience or susceptibilities of young people.
  • Portray gambling as a means of employment or financial security including any suggestion that betting is a solution to money problems.
  • Create any link between gambling and sex by prompting betting as attractive, seductive or a means to increase sexual success.

For more details or if you believe a bookmaker has contravened these terms see the ASA website.

Bookmaker Complaints

complaintIf you have a complaint against a betting site in the UK the first thing you need to do is contact them in writing outlining your grievance. UK bookmakers are required under the terms of their licence to have in house procedures and to take all complaints seriously. If you cannot resolve your complaint with a bookie then do not contact the gambling commission, they are not responsible for individual issues. Instead you can use the intermediary service of the The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). For full details see our guide on how to make a complaint against a bookmaker.

Word of advice. If you have attempted to claim a sign up offer listed on this page but you missed out because you misread some of the terms (such as the expiry time of a free bet) then contact the bookie directly. In most instances they will reissue your welcome bonus or free token if it is a genuine mistake. After all, the welcome features are designed for punters to try out new betting sites so they would be shooting themselves in the foot if they didn't do that.

Responsible Gambling

responsibleBy law all betting sites in the UK are required to promote responsible gambling. This includes offering several enforced features such as self-exclusion, parental controls and access to independent gambling advice services such as Gam Care (www.gamcare.org.uk).

Most betting sites go beyond and above what is required by law signing up to voluntary schemes that include things like not advertising on TV before 9pm and devoting space on adverts to responsible gambling. Some bookies provide many optional features too that help punters regulate their betting such as activity limits, partial exclusion, loss limits and more. For full details on all which features operators listed here provide as well as full details on responsible gambling including where to find help read our responsible gambling article.