138 Bookmaker Review

138
Rated 4.2 of 5 based on 6 ratings.

£10 Free Bet

  • New Customers
  • T&C's Apply
  • 18+
  • begambleaware.org
Review updated on 22nd May 2018

About 138 Sportsbook

A unique Asian experience is on offer for customers who choose to bet with 138.com. A market leader in online gaming in the East, the company has recently turned its attention to European gamers with impressive results.

138.com is a well-known brand in Asia although isn't so much of a household name outside of this territory. The company, founded in 2010, used to be known as 138SunGame before rebranding to 138.com in 2013 on entry into the European market. 138.com is now licensed by one of the most stringent regulators in the world in the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, although the bookmakers main base is situated in the Philippines.

The company has achieved a high visual presence in the UK by sponsoring English football sides Newcastle United and Watford. 138.com can now be considered a truly global brand offering sports betting and live online casino games.

Bookie Offers & Promotions

First Deposit Welcome Offer - This offer is only open to new customers who deposit £10 into their account and place a qualifying bet. After the result, players must then contact customer support to request a free bet of £10 which will be placed in their account within 24 hours.

Triple 138 Treat - This is again only open to new players who can claim the following:

Acca Insurance - This bonus is available to all 138.com players. Acca insurance gives players their money back if one team in their football selection loses. This offer only applies to accumulators of six or more teams. Customers will be required to send their losing bet ID to customer services to claim the money back as a free bet.

Website Review

One thing 138.com must be congratulated on is that it has stuck to its roots even though it's branched out into a global market. There is very much a cross-cultural feel to the website layout and an Asian identity still remains which makes this website unique amongst its competitors.

On the sportsbook side, the site offers gamers the chance to bet on competitive Asian Handicap odds using the gaming platform TGP. 138.com also provides regular casino games through Microgaming technology and live casino games powered through the use of the HoGaming software. At their online casino, you will find traditional Asian favourites such as baccarat, SicBo and roulette. Their live games also come with real life Asian dealers to intensify the Eastern betting experience.

Deposit & Withdrawal Options

Like most bookmakers, 138.com requires customers to register their personal and financial details before opening an account with them. Once your account has been verified you will be able to deposit money through a range of different payment methods. They are:

Neteller - Neteller is an e-wallet that allows fast and secure payments online. Deposits into your 138.com account can be made easily through your e-wallet.

Skrill - Skrill is another e-wallet system that allows players to deposit money into their 138.com account quickly and securely.

Credit Card/Debit Card - 138.com accepts all major credit and debit cards including Mastercard and Visa. Customers are required to enter their CCV number (the three security numbers on the back of your card) each time they make a deposit.

The minimum you can deposit is £10, while the maximum you can deposit in one go is £5,000.

138.com has a slightly more complicated process for withdrawing money than other traditional UK online bookmakers. 138.com requires players to send identification such as valid photograph ID, the first 6 and last 4 digits of your credit or debit card and proof of address before withdrawing money. The company require the documents to be digitally captured or scanned and e-mailed directly to help@138.com.

Withdrawal limits on credit and debit cards are restricted to a minimum of £10 and day and a maximum of £5,000. Neteller and Skrill users can withdraw a minimum of £10 and a maximum of £10,000 a day. High VIP members are entitled to a withdraw limit of £99,999 per calendar month.

Customer Service

Customer support is available in English 24/7 through telephone (UK): 0808 120 1969), live chat and e-mail (help@138sungame.com) 138.com also has a twitter page: @138help

Conclusion

Pros: The gaming experience on 138.com is like no other online bookmaker. The Asian inspired theme of the website gives a unique feel while navigating around the different pages. The company is hugely respected and experienced in the Eastern market and it's authorised by some of the strictest gambling commission around, ensuring a safe environment to place bets. There is a range of global markets to bet on and the online casino offers live gaming with real life Asian dealers which further enhances 138.com's appeal. The customer service is of the highest standard and the ability to reach someone 24 hours a day is a real bonus.

Cons: Some processes with 138.com can seem overly complicated. Withdrawing money, for example, is much more complicated than 138.com's UK rivals. There are also restrictions to how much a player can deposit and withdraw which may deter some of the more serious gamers. While some of the welcome bonuses for new 138.com players are enticing, they may not be as lucrative as other bookmakers who are offering bigger incentives to become customers with them.

  • Bookies 44
  • Casino 8
New Customers. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org

Free Bets

  • £50 Bonus at Mansionbet! £50
    New customers only. Use code MB50. Min Deposit of £10. Deposit and bonus wagering x 6 at odds of 4/5 (1.80). UK debit/credit cards only.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bet £20 Get £20! £20
    New Customers only. Unibet Offer: Minimum bet value is £1. Minimum odds of 1.40 (2/5). Free bet expires after 30 days.
  • The UK version of Pinnacle? £0
    UK Licensed Mustardbet aiming to be the UK version of Pinnacle, betting to very low margins. Well worth a look!
  • £10 Free Bet at Karamba! £10
    New customers only. Min deposit £10 at Evens (2.00). Expires after 14 days. Neteller, Skrill & Paysafe excluded.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bet £10 Get £30! £30
    New customers only. Min stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.50) and get £30 in free bets. Cards & Paypal deposits only. Free bets expire in 30 days & must be used on a Sportsbook market. T&Cs apply.
  • Up to £100 in Bet Credits! £100
    New Customers only. Min deposit £5. 1x settled bet requirement to withdraw Bet Credits. Min odds/bet & payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits apply.
  • £20 Free Bet! £20
    New Customers only. Min stake is £20 at min odds of 1.80 (4/5). Payment methods excluded. Free Bets stake not returned & expires in 7 days.
  • £40 in Free Bets! £40
    New customers only. Opt in and bet min £10 at Evens (2.00) or higher. £30 Free Sports Bet split as 3 x £10 on certain events + £10 Casino Bonus. Free bets expire after 7 days and no stakes are returned. 18+. begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Up to £50 Free Bet! £50
    New customers only. Up to £50 free bet to the value of your first qualifying bet. Min stake £5 at min odds 1/5 (1.20). If your first bet is an accumulator, at least one selection must meet the min odds requirement. Qualifying bet must be placed in first 30 days of account opening. Cards & Paypal only. Free Bet expires in 7 days. T&Cs apply.
  • £50 Free Bet £50
    New customers only. Promo code 'F50' required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min deposit and bet £5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools. Max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days and stake not returned. UK&IRE only.
  • £30 in Free Bets! £30
    New customers only. Min. stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days. UK&IRE Only.
  • £30 in Free Bets! £30
    New Customers only. Min Deposit & stake £10. Free Bets Credited as 3x£10. Free Bet Stake Not Returned and valid for 4 days. T&C's Apply. UK & IRE only.
  • Bet £20 Get £20 £20
    New Customers Only. Must opt in. Minimum stake to qualify is £20 at minimum odds of 2.00 (EVENS). Neteller & Skrill excluded. Free Bets stake not returned and expires in 7 days.
  • £30 in Free Bets + 30 SPINS! £30
    New Customers only. Min £10 Deposit at odds of Evens (2.00) on first bet. Offer is 3 x £10 Sports Bets & 30 Free Spins. Free Bets & Free Spins expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply.
  • Deposit £20, Play with £70! £50
    New Customers only. Min Deposit £20. Max Sports Bonus £30. Max Casino Bonus £20. 5x wagering to release sports bonus. Min odds 1.80 (4/5) 40x wagering to release casino bonus.
  • £50 No Deposit Offer! £50
    New customers only. Join and get £50 No Deposit funds to bet with that cannot be withdrawn. Any losses over £50 are your liability. Losses may exceed your initial deposit or credit limit. Market restrictions apply & 7 day expiry.
  • £30 Free Bet £30
    New UK & Ireland customers only. Min First Deposit £10 and matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at min odds of 1.75. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only.
  • Bet £10 Get £30! £30
    New Customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 at 1/2 (1.50) using code 30f. Free bets expires in 7 days and are not included in returns. Payment method restrictions apply.
  • Bet £5 Get £10! £30
    New customers only. Use code G10. Min deposit & bet £5 at odds of 1/2 (1.50) on any sports market. Only win portion of each-way bets count. Free bet expires after 30 days and no stake is returned.
  • Up To €100 Sign Up Offer €100
    New Customers only. Bet €10 & get €10 back! Place your 10th bet & get the average value of first 10 bets back, up to €40 max. Bet €60 in first 4 weeks & get €12.50 back, can repeat 4 times.
  • £25 Free Bet £25
    New customers only. Min £10 stake for initial £5 free bet at odds of 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. 30 days to activate qualifying bet. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions.
  • Bet £10 Get £10 if first bet loses! £10
    New customers only. £5 Free Bet & £5 Casino Bonus if your first bet loses. Min bet £10 single at evens (2.00) or higher. T&C's apply.
  • £35 Free Bet Bonus! £35
    New customers only. Place 6 bets each with a minimum stake of £10 at min odds of 2.00. Your Bonus Token bonus will be equivalent to your lowest stake during all your qualifying bets. Neteller & Skrill excluded.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus! £50
    New customers only. £50 Sports Welcome Bonus is based on 20% of your first deposit. Min deposit £10 (or currency equivalent) at odds 1.95 or higher are permitted while betting to meet the wagering requirement.
  • Bet £10 Get £10 Free Bet £10
    Must opt in on registering. Min deposit £10 at min odds of 1.80 (4/5). Some payment methods excluded. Expires after 30 days and non withdrawable. UK only.
  • £200 Deposit Bonus £200
    New Customers only using code FD200. Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller). Bonus is 50% of deposit. 1x deposit turnover at min odds 3/5 (1.60) for bonus receipt. 5x deposit & bonus turnover in 90 days for bonus release. Withdrawals limits.
  • Up to £100 Bonus £100
    New Customers only. 10% Bonus up to £100. Min £10 Deposit. X 2 Wagering required to withdraw at min odds of 2.00 and expires after 30 days. UK only.
  • £10 Bonus at Smarkets! £10
    New customers only. Min deposit £20. First £10 losses from the exchange refunded as a bonus. Skrill and Neteller are excluded from this sign up offer.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus £50
    Register with K8 Sports as a new customer and you will qualify for up to a £50 bonus! Just deposit up to £50 for the first time and they'll match it to 100%. Bonus expires after 14 days and cannot be withdrawn. Min odds for bonus funds is 2.00 or higher.
  • Grosvenor - Double Odds First Bet! £0
    New customers only. Offer applies to Grosvenor Sports bets only. Max stake £20. Bets made with Odds Boost Token. Neteller & Skrill deposits excluded.
  • £200 Refund Every Day! £200
    ALL Customers. Verified accounts and only on Soccer. Applies to bets made before 70th min and offer is valid if bet is lost after 88.01 mins. Limited to £200 refund once per day.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus £50
    New customers only. Min deposit of £10 at odds of 1.50 (1/2) to qualify as rollover requirements. Max bonus is £50. Use code WELCOME. Bonus qualifying period is 45 days. Payment restrictions apply.
  • Up to £25 Free Bet £25
    New customers only. First bet must lose to qualify for the free bet. Min bet £1 to qualify for a free bet value up to £25. First bet must be placed on sportsbook markets only.
  • £10 Free Bet Each Week for Life! £520
    ALL Customers. To qualify for this free bets offer, you must place 10 x £10 bets per week at min odds of 2.00 to get your £10 free bet each week. Free bets expire after 7 days and are the free bet stake is not withdrawable.
  • Free Bets Forever! £520
    Place 5 bets of £10 or more at 2.00 (EVENS) or higher and receive a £10 free bet. Repeat every 7 days to get a £10 free bet each week forever. UK only.
  • £10 Risk Free + £50 Casino Bonus! £60
    New customers only. Deposit & bet £10 at odds of Evens 1/2 (2.00). Free Bet must be wagered at max odds of 4/1 (5.00). Free bets expire after 14 days, Casino Bonus 30 days. No free bet/bonus stake can be withdrawn.
  • £1000 Cashback + 2% Commission! £1000
    Must opt in and use promo code DAQBACK. £1000 cashback offer expires after 30 days.
  • £200 Free Bet £200
    New customers only. Min deposit £30 to get bonus. Max bonus amount is £200. 14 days to qualify ti withdraw bonus/winnings. Max stake on first deposit & bonus is £50 per bet, per event.
  • 100% Bonus £10
    ALL customers. Various options to choose on opt in. Min odds is Evens (2.00). Maximum profit boost that will be credited is £100.
  • £50 Deposit Bonus £50
    New customers only. Use code WELCOME50. 50% bonus on first deposit up to £50. Rollover restrictions apply. Deposit must be made within 24 hours. Rollover of deposit and bonus x6 to withdraw.
  • £25 Free Bet Offer £25
    Scottish residents only. First bet must be within 30 days of registering. Min odds of 2.00 (EVENS). Payment restrictions apply. Free bet stake not returned and expires after 7 days.
  • £10 Free Bet at 138.com £10
    New customers only. Up to £10 free bet 100% match. Min bet to qualify is £5 at odds of 4/5 (1.80) or higher. Only credit cards are eligible. Free bet offer expires after 5 days.
  • £15 Free Bet £15
    New customers only. Min deposit £10 at odds of EVENS (2.00). If first bet loses, you'll be refunded up to a £15 free bet. Skrill & Neteller deposits don't qualify. Free bet cannot be withdrawn and expires after 7 days.
  • Win an iPad! £0
    New customers only. Win an iPad 32GB Wi Fi when opening an account and staking £300 on qualifying markets. Increase stakes to £500 and win iPad Pro 64GB Wi Fi. Offer expires 28 days after registering.

Casino

  • £250 Bonus & 50 Free Spins! £250
    New players only. 100% deposit bonus up to £250 + 50 Free Spins if depositing min £10. Use Exclusive Code: PUNTER50. NO WAGERING needed on free spins!
  • 50 Free Spins - No Wagering! £50
    New Customers only. 1 free spin every £1 of first deposit. £10 min deposit + 2.5% fee (min 50p). Free Spins expire after 3 days. Cash withdrawable anytime (£2.50 fee). Restrictions to which products promotion applies to. No max win.
  • Up to £200 Bonus! £200
    New players only. Min deposit £20. Wager 40x before withdrawing. Game weighting applies. Max bonus betting limit – slots: £5, other games: 10% of bonus amount. T&Cs apply.
  • 30 Free Roulette Chips £0
    New UK&IRE Customers only. Free chips over 3 days at 10 per day. Each set of 10 chips will expire at 23:59 GMT & can only be played on eligible games. X1 wagering requirements on winnings. SMS verification required.
  • 30 Free Spins! £0
    New Customers only. One bonus per customer. 30 free spins added to accounts verified by SMS (x1 wagering). Free spins expire within 10 Days & on selected games only.
  • Up to £100 Casino Bonus! £100
    Min deposit £10. x45 wagering, Roulette and blackjack 50% weighting. Bonus Valid 7 days. No using Moneybookers/Skrill or Neteller as a payment method.
  • £50 Bonus + 20 Free Spins £50
    New UK&IRE customers only. Deposits made with e-wallets are not valid. Bonus wagering x35 on eligible games. Max winnings from bonus £500. Spins available after bonus is redeemed/lost. 10 per day with no wagering.
  • £400 Slots bonus + 100 Free Spins £400
    New UK&IRE Players only. Min buy-in £20. Bonus wagering 35x on eligible games. Spins available day after bonus is lost/redeemed, 10 per day for 10 days, no wagering.