138.com Bookmaker Review
138.com are probably best known as the sponsors of Watford – an association that has been in place for five seasons. But maybe you should get to know them for what they are, a bright colourful online bookmaker brimming with price boosts, bonuses, free bets and concessions.
138.com Free Bets / Promo Code
As a new customer you can claim a 138 free bet bonus token worth up to £10. There is no 138.com bonus code required although you will have to contact customer support, via E-Mail or Live Chat, to claim your 138.com free bet.
This is a matched-bet offer with a minimum qualifying bet of £5. Your bet can be much bigger although you will only qualify for the maximum bonus which is £10.
Before clicking ‘Join Now’ on the138.com homepage, completing a short registration form and making your first deposit, do be mindful of a few 138.com free bet terms and conditions which include:
- Qualifying bets can only be placed on a win single or combination bet.
- Only deposits made via credit or debit cards are eligible for the 138.com bet bonus.
- Qualifying single bets must be staked at odds of 1.8 (4/5) or over.
- Only deposits made via credit or debit cards are eligible for the bonus. You cannot use E-wallets such as Neteller or Skrill.
- A 138.com free bet will be credited to a new customers account within 24 hours of being claimed.
We like138.com a great deal.
The experience normally starts with a very easy to claim new customer free bet. But during the football season you can often get a one-off bet boost about a forthcoming Watford game. It can be outrageous too, with up to 35/1 being offered about the team in some games where they are trading at odds-on.
But this is just the window display at 138.com and once you step inside you will be pleasantly surprised to find what this site has to offer: A great selection of betting sports – around 35 in total ranging from eSports to Chess – bundles of in-play betting markets and plenty of bet options.
Exotic system bets like Lucky 63s and Super Yankees are welcomed, and amongst the 120 or so bet options available to you on high-profile soccer matches is Asian Handicap bets.
138.com do not have high street shops. They were originally focused on Asian customers in the Far East but have been offering their site to English and Irish customers since 2012 with a base on the Isle of Man and a UK Gambling Commission licence.
Other 138.com Offers & Promotions
A number of 138.com promotions are specific to forthcoming games, matches or races so you need to make regular visits to the 138.com ‘Promotions’ page. But there are a couple of permanent fixtures in there such as:
- Acca Insurance
That’s money back as a free bet if one leg of a six-fold+ football accumulator lets you down
- Football Acca Boosts
Here accumulators with four legs or more on selected games will have their boosted by up to forty percent.
- Best Odds Guaranteed
And there is something for the horse racing punters with Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG). Unlike some companies the BIG concession will apply to all legs of combination bets and are not restricted to win singles.
138.com seems to put a lot of its resources into football and that is where they offer the most markets and bet types. All the usual suspects are listed in all games, such as: Match Result, Both Teams to Score, Over/Under Total Goals, Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time and Handicap Match Results. But there are some great additions, not least the rare opportunity to play the challenging Asian Handicaps.
Special Features (Bells & Whistles)
If Cash Out and In Play betting is not enough of an add-on, you can also visit 138.com for comprehensive Live Scores, Results and Pre-Match Statistics.
There is the option to display odds in either a fractional or decimal format and sections explaining how to understand odds, explaining bet types and outlining betting rules for every sport.
Ways to Bet at 138.com
138.com are clearly very proud of the App. They should be, it works on all devices, is optimised to replicate the desktop user experience and lets you place bets,pre event and in-play, quickly and easily.
The bet-slip on PC and mobile is nice and simple. It offers pre-loaded stake options and, something of a rariety for online sportsbooks, price changes will be dispalyed in it instantaniously.
138.com Customer Service
Live Chat, Freephone telephone numbers, email addresses and a contact form are all found with the ‘Contact Us’ area of 138.com’s free flowing website. All are manned 24/7.
Payments & Withdrawals Options
Its quality over quantity at 138.com when it comes to deposit and withdrawal methods: Visa, Mastercard, Neteller and Skrill is all they believe you need.
Our Verdict – 4 Stars
138.com is a tidy site. Loads of sports markets, loads of bet options and plenty of in-play and cash out opportunities. There’s room for improvement naturally. Live pictures would be an undoubted bonus, some would like more payment methods. Greyhound racing is a glaring omission from its long list of sports.
Ultimately however 138.com gives you a good vibe. Gamcare and IBAS certification means they are fair people to deal with and the fact they encourage you to contact their customer support agents should be praised – most major corporations do all they can to avoid talking to their customers.
Asian Handicap betting is a rare treat and you can find some excellent offers with the promotions area of the site. All-in-all 138.com should take care of the needs of the vast majority of punters. That said, they have a good reputation amongst high-rollers for accepting gigantic football wagers.
138 Bet Pros and Cons
- Great Mobile Site
- Asian Handicap Bet Options
- Loads of Form and Game Data
- Statistics and Live Results
- Free Bet Bonus Tokens Generously Given Out
- 24/7 Customer Care
- No Live Game Pictures
- Limited Payment Options
Here’s how much extra you could win:
- Match Result
- Both Teams To Score
- Match Result and Both Teams To Score
- Over/Under Total Goals, Correct Score
- Match Result and Over/Under Total Goals
- Half Time/Full Time and Handicap Match Result
138.com Bonus Acca Boost Terms and Conditions:
• This offer applies to 138.com customers who are at least 18 years of age.
- Applies to pre-match accumulator bets on English Premier League, FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, English Championship, English League 1 and English League 2 football. The games must be played on one weekend, from Friday to Monday, inclusive.
- Qualifying markets: Match Result, Both Teams To Score, Match Result and Both Teams To Score, Over/Under Total Goals, Correct Score, Match Result and Over/Under Total Goals, Half Time/Full Time and Handicap Match Result. System bets do not qualify for this offer.
- Maximum bonus amount is £1,000 (or currency equivalent) and bonus amount is applied to winnings only as Bonus Tokens.
- If any selections are postponed or cancelled after the wager has been placed, then the bonus will still apply to the remaining bets that exclude the postponed or cancelled event. The percentage bonus added will reflect the actual number of winning selections.• Offer only applies to the first settled winning acca in the promotion window.
- The Bonus Tokens can only be claimed once your qualifying bets have been settled.
- Bonus Tokens will be issued within 72 hours of completion.
- The bonus token will only be valid for 7 days from when the bonus is issued.
- This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion run by 138.com.
- 138.com reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time, for whatever reason and without prior notice.
- 138.com reserves the right to alter these Terms & Conditions at any time without prior notice.
- General Bonus Terms and Conditions of 138.com apply.
The following restrictions also apply to all bonuses:
- Only one bonus offer per customer, per household, per shared computer and shared IP address unless otherwise stated. 138.com does not allow “Multiple Accounts”. Player account details will be determined by any or all combination of name, mailing address, email address, computer (serial), IP address, payment (deposit/withdrawal) method used and any other form of identification
- 138.com reserves the right to withhold any bonuses if believed that the offer has been abused and/or where the terms of the offer are not fulfilled or any irregular betting patterns are found.
iii. Players already registered are not allowed to register as a new user under another name or email address. If multiple accounts are registered with 138.com, we will cancel the user account and void any bonuses claimed
- Restrictions regarding withdrawals may also apply to bonuses. Please refer to the site terms and conditions as well as our Withdrawal Policy (https://global.138.com/en-gb/info/WithdrawalPolicy) for further details
- 138.com reserves the right to request any customer to provide sufficient documentation for account verification and for us to be satisfied that we are certain of the identity of the players to whom we are issuing any bonus, bonus token or special promotion.
- 138.com is not responsible for the Promotions or content of its partner websites.
138.com Free Bet Welcome Offer – Full Terms and Conditions:
• This offer is open to NEW players only. Existing players do not qualify.
• Only deposits made via credit or debit cards are eligible for the bonus.
• Deposits via E-Wallets such as Neteller or Skrill do not count for this promotion.
• Your BONUS TOKEN will be equivalent to your qualifying bet.
• Minimum stake required is at least £5/€5.
• Maximum stake allowed is at £10/€10.
• Qualifying bet can only be placed on a win single or combo bet. System bets do not qualify.
• Cash Out bets do not count towards this promotion; any Cashed Out qualifying bets will not count.
• Qualifying single bets must be staked at odds of 1.8 or over. Each selection in qualifying combo bets must be placed at odds of 1.40 or over.
• Only the win part of each way bets count as a qualifying bet.
• The BONUS TOKEN can only be claimed once your qualifying bet has been settled.
• You must contact our 24/7 Customer Service Team to claim this offer.
• BONUS TOKEN will be issued within 24 hours of correspondence.
• BONUS TOKEN applies to Sportsbook markets only.
• BONUS TOKEN will be accessible in your bet slip
• BONUS TOKEN must be selected from the dropdown box to be used.
• BONUS TOKEN will be valid for 5 days from issue.
• BONUS TOKEN stake not included in any returns or winnings.
• BONUS TOKEN does not count towards ANY future 138.com offers/promotions.
• Offer expires on December 31st 2018.
• Applies to bets placed prior to the start of an event only. In-Play bets do not count.
• Available to new 138.com players who are at least 18 years of age.
• BONUS TOKEN can be used for a single bet or combo bets, but excludes System bets (Yankees, Lucky 15, Heinz, Super Heinz, Trixie, Goliath, Lucky 31, Lucky 63, Patent).
• The total amount of the BONUS TOKEN issued to your account is valid for one single bet or combo bet, and cannot be divided into smaller amounts (Multiple bets).
• Non-runners/voided bets do not contribute towards wagering requirements under any circumstances.
• The bonus token offer is limited to one per person, household, IP address, ISP network, email address, telephone number, same payment account (e.g. debit or credit card etc.) and shared computer, e.g. university, public library, workplace.
• This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion run by 138.com.
• 138.com reserves the right to withhold any bonus tokens if believed that the offer has been abused and/or where the terms of the offer are not fulfilled or any irregular betting patterns are found. 138.com decision is final.
• 138.com reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time, for whatever reason and without prior notice.
• 138.com reserves the right to alter these Terms & Conditions at any time without prior notice.