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Bookies Review

We have reviewed the following sport-books based on our knowledge and understanding of the market, the Bookmakers listed are financially secure and in most cases well known to the public. At Betting-analyst we believe in total transparency, we are not just here for the niceties, we won´t sell our souls for advertising revenue, we are different to your average Sportsbetting portal! It is a fact, most traditional Bookmakers do not like losing, they stop and restrict winning accounts, sports-books like Bwin and a host of others are of no interest to our audience.

We hope to give users of this site a clear indication of what you can expect from a variety of Bookmakers.

Before opening an account with any Bookmaker you should read through their terms and conditions, check out rules and regulations, understand bonus incentives, check to see if any costs are involved for pay-ins or payouts, look through the small print, bookmakers like Interwetten charge 2% for depositing funds, and, rule 7, Interwetten reserve the unfettered right to deduct a 5% service fee, a disgrace, be diligent!!

We are here to help you make the right choice!


License - Curacao

Restricted - USA, UK, Switzerland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and other countries where sport betting is illegal. However, they offer other options for many of the countries listed.

Positives - Best odds, Biggest sports betting program, Financially strong, Massive live betting offer, Quick payments and 61 Methods, 42 languages available, Many currencies, top of the range live casino and games suite.

Negatives - Lower limits, quick to restrict.

Payment methods - Credit / debit cards (Visa, Mastercard), Skrill, NETELLER, Qiwi, Yandex Money, Webmoney, EcoPayz, B-Pay, liqpay, Boleto, DineroMail, AstroPay, Przelewy24, Teleingreso, ToditoCash,, Bitcoin, Cash Transfer + many more

Currencies - Armenian Drams, Australian Dollars, Azerbaijani Manats, Belarusian Rubles, Brazilian Reais, Bulgarian Leva, Chilean Pesos, Czech Korun, Euros, Georgian Lari, Hungarian Forint, Kazakhstani Tenge, Kyrgyzstani Soms, Latvian Lati, Lithuanian Litai, Mexican Pesos, Moldovan Lei, Mongolian Tögrög, New Zealand Dollars, Polish Zlotych, Pounds Sterling, Romanian Lei, Russian Rubles, Tajikistani Somoni, Transnistrian Ruble, Turkish Lira, Turkmenistan Manats, Ukranian Hryven, and US Dollars.

1XBET offer clients a superior quality betting and gaming product with industry leadin Read Review >>


License: Alderney - UK

Restricted: USA, Canada, France and Spain.

Positives: Financially strong. All betting monies ring-fenced. Lowest commission charges of any exchange, only 1% (1.15% UK). No Bookmakers juice. Superior liquidity in top leagues. Impossible to get better odds on Ice-hockey, NFL, NHL, NLB and cricket. No premium charge or complicated commission structure. Good and practical betting interface, mobile and live-betting.

Negatives: Lower leagues and minority sports not covered. Betting options are kept simple, so not much variety.

Deposit Methods: Bank Transfer, Credit Card, Debit Card, InstaDebit, NETeller, Skrill (Moneybookers).

Currencies: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, USD

Matchbook is a sports betting exchange designed for the professional and savvy sports bettor. Read Review >>

Bet365 (Rating A)
License: UK
Restricted :  Antarctica, Ascension Island, Bhutan, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island, Comoros, Falkland Islands, France, French Southern Territories, Guernsey, Heard and McDonald Islands, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn Island, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, South Georgia and South S., Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Timor, Tokelau, Turkey, US Minor Outlying Islands, US, Vatican, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara
Positives: Large bonus, excellent support, large selection of languages, currencies, payment methods, very quick withdrawals, rich content, live-betting is the best on the market, decent limits.
Negatives: Risk managers are very efficient so you won’t get rich.
Deposit Methods : 1-pay, Bank transfer, Click2pay, Credit card, Entropay, Giropay, Instadebit, Neteller, Paypal, Paysafecard, Przelewy 24, Skrill, Sofort uberweisung, Ukash.

Found in 1974 as a traditional Bookmaker by the Coates family, sold its betting retail estate to Joe Read Review >>

William Hill (Rating A-)
License: UK-Gibraltar
Restricted : American Samoa, Antarctica, Ascension Island, Australia, Bhutan, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bulgaria, Burundi, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guernsey, Heard and McDonald Islands, Hong Kong, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Kiribati, Korea North, Libya, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mayotte, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, South Georgia and South Sandw..., Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Syria, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Turkey, Tuvalu, US Minor Outlying Islands, United States Virgin Islands, United States of America, Wallis and Futuna Islands
Positives: Excellent customer service, mobile betting, willing to stand alone with odds, take a fair bet, wide variety of payment methods available, many languages supported, account opening bonus, prompt withdrawals, guaranteed best odds for UK racing fans, excellent in-play and live streaming.
Negatives:  Margins typical European.
Deposit Methods: Bank transfer, Click2pay, Clickandbuy, Credit cards, Debit cards, Neteller, Paypal, Skrill + many, many more!

Established in 1934, online since 1998, they claim to be UK’s largest retail Bookmaker with over 230 Read Review >>

Marathonbet (Rating C)
License: Curacao-Alderney
Restricted :
Positives: Large betting offer, excellent odds and willingness to stand alone, plenty of payment options, quick payment processing and a decent customer service.
Negatives: Moderate limits, quick to restrict.
Deposit Methods : Bank transfer, CartaSi, Chronopay, Click2Pay, Contact SYS, Credit card, eNets, ePay, iDeal, Laser, Moneta, Neteller, Online Dengi, Poli, PostePay, Przelewy, Skrill, Webmoney.

Established in 1997, operated by Panbet Limited, they really came onto the world scene starting 2010 Read Review >>

Ladbrokes (Rating B-)
License: Gibraltar-UK
Restricted: American Samoa, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, France, French Guiana, Greece, Guadaloupe, Guam, Israel, Italy, Martinique, Mayotte, Northern Mariana Islands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Saint Pierre, South Africa, Turkey, USA and US Virgin Islands
Positives: Financially strong, many payment options, special offers on many events, bonuses, some stand out prices, large selection of languages supported, prompt withdrawals.
Negatives: Odds, content is not befitting that of a large company, no live chat.
Deposit Methods Bank transfer, Cheque, ClickandBuy, Credit card, Debit card, Entropay, Giropay, Neteller, Paypal, Skrill, Sofortuberweisung, Ukash, Western union.

Solid foundations, everyone knows Ladbrokes, origi Read Review >>

Paddypower (Rating B-)
License : Isle of Man
Restricted : American Samoa, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Chirstmas Island, Cocos Island, Congo (Republic of the), Cuba, China, Denmark, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guam, Heard and McDonald Island, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy (players from Italy must play on, Korea, North, Libya, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mayotte, Micronesia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (US), Wallis Futuna and Zimbabwe
Positives: Bonus, money back offers, free bets, especially good for entertainment, solid content.
Negatives:  Only English language available, average odds, quick to restrict, not many payment options, only 2 currencies available.

Irelands pride and joy, founded in 1988 by the merger o Read Review >>

Betsson (Rating B-)
License : Malta
Restricted:  Spain
Positives: Rich content, financially strong, many languages supported, attractive site, excellent customer support with live chat.
Negatives: Odds are moderate, quick restrictions, poor live offer.
Deposit Methods: Bank Bank transfer, Click2Pay, Credit Card, Neteller, Paysafecard, PostePay, Przelewy 24, Skrill, Sofortuberweisung, Speedcard, Ukash.

Betsson was found by Fredrik Sidfalk and Anders Holmgr Read Review >>

Betfred (Rating C)
License: Gibraltar
Restricted: American Samoa, Ascension Island, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Saint Barthelemy, Spain, Turkey, US Minor Outlying Islands, United States of America
Positives: Financially strong, bonus, money back specials, excellent customer service.
Negatives:  Reputation as a softy who doesn’t like losing, few payment options, scary website,betting content is based on UK and Irish markets, in-play still needs work, only English language available.
Deposit Methods:1-Pay, Bank Transfer, Betfred Shops, Cheque, Credit Cards, Moneybookers, myCitadel, NETeller,

Fred Done opened his first shop in 1967, today this in Read Review >>

UNIBET (Rating C+)
License: Malta
Restricted: Turkey, Hong Kong, United States and the territories of the United States, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen.
Positives: Attractive site, known to take a decent bet, excellent customer service, decent bonus.
Negatives:  Poor in-play betting, moderate quotes, slow to price up, limited specials, offer looks a bit lazy!
Deposit Methods: Bank Transfer, Credit Cards, Entropay, Neteller, Paysafecard, Skrill, Ukash.

When ex teacher and journalist Anders Ström found Unibet in 1997 he had Read Review >>

Expekt (Rating C)
License: Gibraltar Restricted: USA, Turkey, Denmark, France, Spain Positives: Website is easy to navigate, many languages, payment methods and currencies supported, quick withdrawals, friendly customer service.
Negatives: Content could be richer, in-play is basic, past issues with poor payment moral, no financial incentives at time of writing.
Deposit Methods : Abaqoos, Bank link, Bank Transfer, Credit Cards, Eco, eKonto, Euteller, eWire, GiroPay, iDeal, Neteller, Paysafecard, Przelewy24, Skrill, Sofortuberweisung, Ukash Webmoney, Ukash.

Found in 1999 by Swedish entrepreneurs Christian Haupt Read Review >>

Sportingbet (Rating C)

License : Alderney

Restricted: USA

Positives: Financially strong, reliable, plenty of languages and payment methods, excellent support, solid content, likeable website, good in-play offer.

Negatives:  No value, low limits, bonus restrictions depending on residence, quick to limit and close accounts.

Deposit Methods:Bank Transfer, Cheque, Click2Pay, Neteller, MoneyGram, Paysafecard and Skrill

The company was found by the likeable Mark Blandford & Read Review >>

Betfair (Rating B-)

License: Gibraltar-Malta

Restricted: Half of the world (see comments)

Positives: Horse racing markets, live-streaming, accurate guide to market price.  

Negatives:Liquidity, only top games and horseracing are interesting, arrogant customer service, high commission rates, premium charge for winning clients, many country restrictions.

Deposit Methods:Many options dependent on location

The world’s best known betting exchange, La Read Review >>

Pinnaclesports (Rating A-)

License: Curacao

Restricted: USA, France,UK.

Positives:Lowest industry margins, dynamic lines (odds movement without need to refresh), business built on excellent reputation, winners welcome!

Negatives:Only single betting, suitable for experience punters, takes a bit of getting used too!

Deposit Methods:Bank transfer, Credit card, ClickandBuy, POLi, EntroPay, Przelewy24, InstaDebit, Moneta, Skrill, Neteller, , Qiwi Visa virtual cards, Ukash and WebMoney.

Founded in 1988 and operated by Pinnacle sports worldwide, probably o Read Review >>

Interwetten (Rating D)

License : Malta

Restricted :  All countries outside of EU with the exception of Switzerland and Lichtenstein, UK customers cannot use the sportsbook.

Positives: Website easy to navigate, bonus.

Negatives:  Been charging a 5%  fee, processing charges for withdrawals under €300, very poor margins, low limits, quick to restrict, many countries restricted, poor in-play offer, customer services moderate.

Deposit Methods: Bank transfer, ClickandBuy, Credit cards, Neteller, Paysafecard, Paybox, Skrill, Sofortuberweisung, Ukash.

Established 1990 in Vienna, Read Review >>

SBO (Rating A)

License: Isle of Man-Philippines

Restricted: France, Turkey, Belgium, Greece, Germany, USA, UK

Positives:Low margins, dynamic lines (odds movement without need to refresh), business built on excellent reputation, excellent website, fastest payouts, decent bonus, accept winners.

Negatives:Only suitable for experience punters, takes a bit of getting used too!

Deposit Methods:Bank transfer, Credit card, Diners, eNETS, Envoy, Skrill, Netbank, Neteller.

One of the world’s leading online gaming br Read Review >>

Bet3000 (Rating C)
Positives: Top soccer leagues offered at very competitive odds, highly opinionated which makes for value, tends to keep prices longer than most.
Negatives:  Poor content, many leagues require minimum 3 selections, account processing can be very slow (manual), only withdrawal option is bank transfer, they have an habit of changing terms and conditions every second week, has been known to implement a 5% charge for single bets!
Deposit Methods: Skrill, Credit Cards, Ukash, Paysafe, Bank Transfer, Sofortuberweisung.

Operated by IBA Entertainment limited, a company estab Read Review >>

Tipico (Rating B-)

Restricted: Spain, France

Positives: Sign up bonus is interesting if you live in the right country, mobile application, rich content.

Negatives: Moderate live-betting application, quick in restricting.

Deposit Methods : Bank transfer , Credit Cards , Neteller , Giropay , Paybox , Paypal , Moneybookers , Ukash , Webmoney , Sofortuberweisung.

Restricted: Spa Read Review >>