After launching in 2012, 138.com has grown into a very good sportsbook, with plenty of choice for everyone. They have a good grip on what punters want and that alongside sponsorship with UK sporting teams has given them a great platform to grow on.
Now fully established in the market, does 138.com have everything you need to sign up?
138.com give a welcome bonus to new customers which is a free bet worth up to £25. To qualify for this you need to sign up to a new account with them and place five bets on their site. After you have placed five bets you will need to contact their customer service team where they will credit you with a free bet to the same stake as your other bets, up to a maximum of £25. If you have placed different stakes then your lowest stake will count as your free bet amount. The qualifying bets must be staked at evens (2.0) or higher to count as a qualifying bet. This offer is good, although you do have to contact the customer service team to receive it so make sure you do that as the bet will not appear in your account automatically.
138.com cover a great range of sports and each sport has many different betting opportunities for you. I am sure that everyone will find a sport they like to bet on, from the popular sports like horse racing and tennis to more obscure sports like speedway and volleyball.
138.com do not have a separate live betting page for you to place in-play bets, however the in-play section is right in the middle of their home page and it is where you land when you sign on to the site. This means you can quickly sort the markets by sport and find what you would like to bet on in-play, which is simple and quick to do.
If you want to bet on a team to win a game in-play you can do that with just one click, although if you want to see all the markets you have to press on the markets button at the side which will bring them all up.
138.com have a great mobile app which you can download from the Apple app store, or you can download it from their website. The link to the app on their website is under the app menu located on the top bar.
When you are logged into the app you can access all the betting markets quickly, including in-play markets as well as deposit into your account and check your betting history.
138.com run many different promotions for members and here are just a few.
Best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing
If you like to bet on horse racing then you will be pleased to know that 138.com offer the best odds guaranteed promotion on all UK and Irish races. This means you can take a price with them and if the SP is bigger, they will pay you at the SP.
Money back for 0-0 on any top level football league
If you bet on correct scores then make sure you look at the money back offer 138.com have if the game finishes 0-0. This offer applies to many different leagues so check out their website to see if you can take advantage.
Premier League acca boost
If you like to place accumulator bets on the English Premier League then check out the boost that 138.com give on your winnings. This starts with 4-folds and goes up to 10-folds with the bonus starting at 10% and working up to 40% so if you bet on the Premier League then make sure you take a look at this.
138.com do not have a huge range of payment methods, but they do cover the main ones. You can deposit into your account using any major credit or debit card as well as using the popular internet wallets Neteller and Skrill. The choice isn’t huge, but covers major services that a lot of people will already have accounts with.
You can contact 138.com in two different ways, either using the live chat service that is available on their site or by emailing them. Both of these are open 24 hours a day seven days a week and while it is disappointing there is no phone number to call, they should be able to deal with all requests.
Live Chat: On-site
138.com have built a very impressive sportsbook, with many great features. The free bet offer they have is good, although it would be much better if it appeared automatically in your account without having to contact customer services. The range of markets they cover is very good and for in-play gamblers, their in-play markets are available on the home page or through their very good and quick mobile app. This is ideal for betting on the go and allows you to do anything you need with your account.