138.com Offers & Promotions
Apart from the £10 138.com sign up offer, there’s some great 138.com offers found in the ‘promotions’ section of this sportsbook.
Best odds guaranteed is in place on all UK and Irish horse racing and another ‘staple’, acca insurance, refunds losses on a football 6-fold+ bet when one leg is unsuccessful. It’s also worth checking the Cheltenham betting offers we have listed as 138.com may release some Cheltenham specific offers.
But there are also some stonking ‘money back’ 138.com promotions, these include:
- Moneyback as a 138.com free bet if your selection loses in a playoff in either a European or US golf tour event.
- Refunded losses if a tennis selection loses his match on a Tiebreak in deciding set.
- Moneyback as a 138.com free bet if any football match finishes 0-0.
In all three cases the maximum refund is £20 and to avail of all 138.com offers, bonuses and refunds you must contact 138’s 24/7 customer support often quoting your bet reference number.
138.com Features & Betting Opportunities
There’s plenty of sports to bet on – both in-play and pre-event – at 138.com and a lot of market depth on football (over 110 betting markets on the average English Premier League match for example).
Here’s some of 138.com’s best features:
- 24/7 Live Chat
- Over 30 different sports to bet on
- Statistics / Form
- Live results
- IBAS membership
- Bet search feature
- In play betting
- Partial and full ‘cash outs’
- Cash outs on accumulators
- Easy access to the 138.com casino
- Fully licenced by the UK Gambling Commission
The odds and prices found at 138.com are fiercely competitive and they can be displayed as decimals or fractions. Some sports/markets, such as horse racing, are priced up well in advance.
138.com Odds and Markets
The main focus of 138.com sportsbook is football and in particular, its in play betting with over 5000 live games featured every month. Fixed Odds and Asian Handicap betting are offered, powered by market leading Live Betting software.
Players can take their pick of every major sports, varying with whatever is current at the time. The choice of betting markets is increasing all the time and 138.com now offer horse racing from around the world, including UK and Irish racing plus a bigger selection of of futures tournament betting to compliment the head-to-head and matched betting markets previously favoured on the website.
The bookmaker originally established its presence with Asian bettors, but is now tapping into the European market. The site is regulated by the UK Gambling Commision, and is well respected for fast payouts and secure withdrawals. The betting markets are, most definitely, their standout feature. They serve sports fans around the world with a wide range of categories. We’re talking football, tennis, American football, motor racing, MMA, rugby, as well as best odds guaranteed on all UK and Ireland horse race meets. If that’s not reason alone to join, we don’t know what is. Essentially, you’re looking at around 30 different sports, each with thousands of betting markets and seriously competitive odds under their belts.
Another speciality of the bookie is their in-play platform – impressive as they cover various events around the world in different time zones. Somehow, they keep it all organised and never miss a trick. The ‘betting highlights’ on the homepage link to the most popular events, and the ‘last-minute bets’ is solid for those that like to live on the edge. The streamlined web design is great as the sections don’t blend into one – you can find what you are looking for in a matter of seconds. Plus, the betting slip is clearly highlighted, along with the odds format options and different time zones.
The website has a distinctive Oriental flavour with images and graphics having a strong Asian influence. The home page is a stylish gateway to the three main products offered by 138.com. ie Sportsbook, Casino and Financial Betting.
On entering the Sportsbook, players are given immediate access to upcoming horse racing events and football matches. Extra markets can be selected for each game and live betting is offered once the event starts. A simple navigation panel allows the players to select other sports markets and the sportsbook offers little in the way of frills otherthen the option to select Fractional, Decimal, American or Italian Odds.
The software has been rigorously tested to meet the stringent requirements of the Isle of Man authorities. Registration is quick and simple and the InplayMatrix software provides a top of the line betting facililty, especially on Asian Handicap betting.
138.com Mobile Betting & App
138.com are rightly proud of their 138 Betting App, unsurprising as it always receives rave reviews.
The 138.com app works on all devices, is optimised to replicate the desktop user experience and carries all the same features, offers, promotions and in-play betting opportunities.
You can download the 138.com app at the App Store or Android users can use an APK file which is found in the mobile section of 138.com in an open browser.
138.com Customer Service
138.com is dedicated to providing quality service and offers 24/7 customer support via toll free telephone, live chat and email with English, Mandarin/Chinese speaking representatives. There is a VIP program designed to reward loyal customers and a top level Concierge service is provided for high rollers.
Payment options include Visa and Mastercard debit/credit cards, bank transfer and e-wallet payments to and from Skrill (Moneybookers) and Neteller. Cash deposits can be made via Barclays bank.
138.com Our Rating: 3½ stars
The lack of live streaming is a major shortcoming of the 138.com sportsbook. Being forced into contacting customer support staff to avail of 138.com free bet offers and money-back offers is an additional disappointment.
These two bumps in the road detract from an otherwise attractive online sportsbook. After all 138.com offers no end of betting opportunities, via an excellent app and easy to navigate site, on more sports than most.
The live score and statistics section of 138.com goes some way to make up for the lack of live pictures and some would argue none of these ‘bells and whistles’ matter when you are simply trying to strike a fair bet at a fair price.
And this one of the most outstanding features of 138.com, their willingness to accept, particularly on football, exceptionally large bets. Naturally high-staking punters are more likely to receive some preferential treatment.