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Betfair bookmaker review

The first and most famous of the online betting exchanges, Betfair was officially founded in June 2000 by Andrew Black and Edward Wray. Based in London and Dublin, it moved much of its activity to Gibraltar to reduce tax liabilities. The company is well respected at the highest level of world football, where it is […]

Betfred Review bookmaker review

Betfred, the rebranded name for Fred Done, has its roots in traditional British bookmaking. Betfred started out in the 1960s from a single bookie’s shop in Salford, near Manchester, and by the 2018–19 financial year, Betfred had grown to a turnover of over £10 billion. Individual punters have struck it rich as well, with a […]

BoyleSports bookmaker review

Ireland’s largest High Street bookmaker, BoyleSports, has been in business since 1982. From small beginnings – a single shop in County Armagh operated by John Boyle – it has grown into a major player thanks to a series of judicious acquisitions. Today BoyleSports has more than 300 shops across Ireland and, following a 2019 buy-out […]

Sky Bet bookmaker review

At the heart of sports broadcasting in Britain since the 1990s, Sky’s impact on the sport – and especially football – has been huge. In the early years, the TV company’s money bankrolled the Premier League and football subscriptions powered a media giant. Sky Bet is a logical extension of the brand – but is […]

Vbet bookmaker review

Vbet Is an international bookmaker based in Armenia. It was established in 2003 by Vigen and Vahe Badalyan. The company offers sports betting, casino, live casino, poker, esports etc. services. Vbet began its journey as Vivaro with just four employees and first launched its online betting website in 2006 to the general public of their […]

12Bet bookmaker review

12Bet is a privately owned internet gaming operation launched in 2007. 12Bet is controlled by Pacific Invest, a diversified investment group. The site is authorized to operate in the United Kingdom by the UK gambling association and the site offers services like betting online and playing casinos. 12Bet is well-known for sponsoring various sports events […]

188Bet Bookmaker Review

188BET, who are solely an online bookmaker, was founded in 2006. Their internet operation is licensed by the Gambling Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man and Great Britain. 188BET’s main target audience is the Asian market, but is also made available in English and a number of Asian languages. Clients are able to top […]

Bet365 bookmaker review

If you watch TV – especially TV sports – you’ll struggle to miss adverts for Bet365. Founded in 2000 by Denise Coates in a portable office in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Bet365, this web-only bookmaker, has always adopted an aggressive marketing strategy. However, Bet365 is more than just a brash publicity campaign. As a company, it pioneered […]

Betano bookmaker review

Whether you prefer football, tennis, or any sport in between, you’ve no doubt heard of Betano. The company was originally founded by George Daskalakis in Greece. Betano first hit the Romanian bookmaker market in 2017, following in the footsteps of its sister company Stoiximan, which launched in Cyprus in 2015. Betano has since stepped out […]

BetCris Review

BetCRIS (Costa Rican International Sports), was founded in 1985 in Costa Rica and is part of the BetDSI, BookMaker and JustBet brand. The firm’s main office is in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, while it also represented in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Brazil and Spain. The company started out offline and now has […]

BetDsi Bookmaker Review

BetDSI (Diamond Sportsbook International) was founded in 1998 in Costa Rica. Its head office is located in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. BetDSI is part of the betting group, which includes BetCRIS (Costa Rica International Sports), BookMaker and JustBet. BetDSI is regulated through a license from Costa Rica. Unlike its partner BetCRIS, BetDSI […]

Betking bookmaker review

BetKing was founded in  2018, by parent company SV Gaming Limited, for betting on major sporting events and customized sporting games for entertainment for all its users. In the same year, in Nigeria, the BetKing was licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. What makes BetKing unique is that […]

Betway bookmaker review

Betway holds a world record for the biggest ever payout on an online slot machine. Back in Oct. 2015, Jon Heywood landed a cool £13,209,000 on the Mega Moolah slot, subsequently verified by Guinness World Record as the largest pay-out of its type. Not everyone can get that lucky, of course, but Betway continues to […]

Doxxbet Bookmaker Review

The Slovak betting agency DOXXbet started as a B&M betting office, but today it provides only online services. The betting company DOXXbet operates under a license granted in Malta in 2009. It has established itself very well on the market. Customers from the Slovak Republic can no longer register on the international domain In […]

Efbet bookmaker review

Efbet was founded by brothers Boyan and Tzvetomir Naydenov in 2006 in Bulgaria; as one of the first major betting companies in Eastern Europe, it sought to bring a new perspective to the gambling market while still providing the services users look for worldwide. Licensed by Curacao eGaming and authorized and regulated by the Government […]

Expekt bookmaker review

Expekt is an online Gaming and online sportsbook company. The website has its headquarters in Sweden and its main office in Gzira, Malta. Expekt was founded by Christian Haupt and Conny Gesar in 1999. Expekt is considered one of the first betting platforms in Northern Europe prior to expanding its service to offering sports betting, […]

Get`s Bet bookmaker review

Get’s Bet is a Romanian website targeting the Romanian audience for increasing their interest in betting in sports. It was established in 2004 in Romania. Get’s Bet was licenced by the Romanian National Gambling Authority in January 2018. Get’s Bet gives you an online betting offer and gives you the most disciplined and sporting event. […]

Intertops bookmaker review

While Intertops was originally founded before the internet, the website that is popular today was formed in 1996 by Detlef Train. It was also the first-ever online sports booking website! So, right off the bat, you can be assured that Intertops is a legitimate enterprise! It is also the longest-running online sports betting site, and […]

Liga Stavok Review

The Liga Stavok betting company is a bookmaker based in Russia, which was founded in 2007 by Oleg Zhuravsky, who is also the honorary president. He is also the founder of the First Self-Regulatory Organization of bookmakers and the former head of the National Association of Bookmakers. The company has a large network of betting […]

Nesine bookmaker review

Gambling in Turkey is tightly regulated. While this large country, straddling the boundary between Europe and Asia, is noted for a passionate love of sport in general and football in particular, the government has taken steps to keep gambling under tight control. Sports betting, horse racing and lotteries are the only three permitted gambling options […]

Merrybet bookmaker review

Founded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2013 by Opeoluwa Fashakin, Merrybet proclaims they are “Nigeria’s biggest, most successful, security conscious and innovative bookmaker”. The bookmaker company is fully licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board. It provides a sports betting service as well as casino games. Merrybet is unique in that while they don’t appear to […]

NetBet bookmaker review

NetBet is an online gambling operator. The company offers sports betting, casino, poker, and live casino options. Offering “best prices on the go with enhanced odds, cash out, advances combi bets, live betting and much more,” NetBet is owned by NetBet Enterprises Ltd, the web-only bookmaker is offered in English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, […]

Novibet bookmaker review

Novibet is a relative newcomer to the online betting market. The company began in Greece in 2010 and, despite expanding into both the British and German markets, Novibet is still a bit away from being a global player. That said, there is plenty to admire about a self-starter, especially when it has clearly devoted some […]

Parimatch bookmaker review

Parimatch is a relative newcomer on the British betting scene, but it has a long history in Ukraine, Russia and the former Soviet Union. Founded in Kyiv in 1994 as a chain of betting shops, Parimatch soon crossed the border into Russia. In 2000 Parimatch went online, becoming one of the first in the region […]

Slbet bookmaker review

The motto of Slbet is “Your lucky star,” which may not make a lot of sense, but it corresponds to the green-coloured star that makes the website’s logo. Even though, it is not the most famous online gambling company in the world. Nonetheless, it is definitely worth looking into, for it is a reliable betting […]

Sportybet (Nigeria) Bookmaker Review

Sportybet’s origins are Nigerian and it was formed by Sudeep Dalamal Ramnani in 2013 to provide a fun way to make money from gambling. Sudeep lived in London and studied at the London School of Economics. Nowadays, Sportybet is the most promising company in Nigeria in the betting market after receiving a license in Kenya […]

Superbet bookmaker review

With online sports betting and casino world growing every day, there are many newcomers popping up all over the world. But are they safe? Even if they are safe, which ones should you be using and which ones provide the best gambling experience? Today we take a look at the Romanian online sports betting site, […]

Tonybet bookmaker review

TonyBet was created in 2009 by Antanas Gouga or Tony G., a world-renowned poker pro, politician, and businessman. Their website is authorised in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Lithuania, and Estonia at the moment. This allowed the provision of the website’s services to the enormous European market. It is one of the fastest growing online gaming […]

Tuttur bookmaker review

Tuttur is a sports company established in Istanbul, Turkey, founded in 2009. As well as a sportsbook, services offered include gamification, national lottery, social betting, and customer service. The website is functional and offers many essential features that punters come to expect. The company offers a wide range of pre-game and in-game marketplaces, with literally […]

Unibet bookmaker review

Unibet was established in London in 1997 and launched its first website in 1999. At the start of the online betting revolution, Unibet was a big, high-profile player in the 2000s but has lost some of its edges after that. PCM magazine rated Unibet best sports betting operator in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Perhaps, the […]

Virgin Bet bookmaker review

Virgin bet was founded in the year 2001 by the Gamesys Group Plc. However, it was set up a lot later in 2019 in the UK. Despite being a little late to the party, Virgin bet has wasted little time in making its mark as one of the premium online sites for betting in the […]

Winlinebet Review

Winline was registered in Moscow in 2009. It’s online business works through a license in Costa Rica through the company Winlinebet S.R.L. It’s betting network in Russia, which is licensed by the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation (FNS) No.7 from July 9, 2009, was distributed by the Administrative Company National Horse breeding Union. […]

5Dimes bookmaker review

The Costa Rica-based enormous online sportsbook has gone through its own history of controversy and mystery. William Sean “Tony” Creighton launched 5Dimes in 1999 out of San Jose and served the United States as an illegal offshore sportsbook for 20 years. However, in 2019 he was killed in a botched ransom-kidnapping. This led to his […]

Betboo bookmaker review

The majority of people around the world like to gamble and if you are one of these people you need to know about Betboo. Betboo was established in 2005 in Malta. It was acquired by Entain for $4M in 2009. This company promises to command the betting entertainment market in Latin America. The global giant […]

Fonbet Bookmaker Review

“Fonbet” is the oldest Russian bookmaker. The company was founded in 1994 by the chess player Anatoly Machulsky. The bookmaker company is licenced by the Federal tax service of the Russian Federation in 2009. The bookmaker is part of SRO Bookmakers. The website of the country is According to our own research, “Fonbet” ranks […]

Oddsmaker bookmaker review

OddsMaker was founded in 1998, and since then, it has operated as a source of live sports betting, race betting, and online casino. Headquartered in Barbuda and Antigua, the company has around 100 employees. The Government of Costa Rica provides the licensing for this platform. If you are searching for a sports betting site in […]

Gambling business in Kosovo

Gambling business in Kosovo is allowed. The size of the legal gambling market is measured by the amount of taxes collected. For example, in the first half of 2016, the Kosovo customs collected more than EUR 1 million. This is 24% more than in the same period in 2015. The volume of the illegal market […]

Gambling business in Venezuela

The gambling business in Venezuela is legalized. The market size is small compared to other Latin American countries. The revenue of Venezuelan casinos is 4 million USD annually. There are 5 casinos operating in the country. In addition, the situation is affected by severe poverty – 76% of Venezuela’s population lives below the poverty line. […]

Gambling business in China

Gambling business in China is considered illegal. Residents of the country, regardless of the region, can play only one gambling game, the operator of which is the state itself – the lottery. All other entertainments involving betting are placed in two gambling zones – Hong Kong and Macau. There are only four types of gambling […]

Gambling business in Brazil

Gambling business in Brazil is prohibited as of 2017. The government is discussing a package of laws on gambling legislation. Already, the gambling market in Brazil is one of the largest in Latin America. The Brazilian Legal Gaming Institute (Instituto Brasileiro Jogo Legal, IJL) is a non-profit government organization that researches gambling in the country. […]

Gambling business in Argentina

Argentina is one of the largest gambling markets in Latin America. The gambling business in Argentina is legal and brings in USD 4.1 billion annually. The country is second only to Brazil and Mexico in this respect. The gambling market in Argentina is developing at a very fast pace. There are about 100 licensed casinos […]

Gambling business of Andorra

Until the beginning of 2010, the gambling business in Andorra was banned. Then the authorities of the smallest European country developed a long-term plan to attract tourists. Revenues from tourism are, according to various estimates, 60-90% of the total budget of the country. The legalization of the gambling business could attract more tourists and thus […]

Gambling business in Japan

Japan is a country with a special approach to gambling. A limited list of gambling varieties is allowed in the country. The main part of its items is made up of specific national entertainment, such as pachinko or mahjong, in addition, players are given the opportunity to place bets on some types of races. Most […]

Estonian gambling business

Establishing a gambling business in Estonia is a legal activity. The gambling industry is regulated by law and is under the supervision of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. The state act regulating the work of any organization related to the supply of gambling entertainment is the Gambling Act. The gambling industry is developing both […]

Gambling business in Uruguay

The gambling business in Uruguay, unlike most Latin American countries, is legalized. The development of gambling in the country has not encountered either religious or political bias. For more than a hundred years, a regulated gambling market has been operating on the territory of the state, where all types of gambling services are presented – […]

US gambling business

The gambling business in the United States is one of the most important sources of replenishing the state treasury. About two decades ago, gambling was legalized only in two states of the state. The operation of casinos and gambling clubs in the other 48 was strictly prohibited. Now the situation has changed globally. Casino gambling […]

Gambling business in Slovakia

Gambling business in Slovakia is allowed and organized at a fairly high level. Almost all forms of gambling have been legalized in the country since 1992. All land-based and online casinos are controlled by the Financial Office (Ministry of Finance of the Slovenian Republic), which maintains a clear list of all gambling establishments and the […]

Gambling business in Singapore

Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia that has long banned gambling. Today the gambling business in Singapore is only partially legalized. The legislation defines provisions that allowed several operators to organize the work of land-based casinos and online bookmakers. At the same time, the government imposes rather strict restrictions on both the provision of […]

Gambling business in Serbia

Serbia is a state of South-Eastern Europe with a legalized gambling business. Today gambling in the country is strictly regulated. For 2017 in Serbia, legislative provisions clearly define the system of organization and taxation in the sectors of lottery business, sports betting, casino games, poker, as well as all types of online gambling. The government […]

Gambling business in Romania

Gambling business in Romania today is absolutely legal. Land-based gambling entertainment is widespread and popular in the country. Online gambling was officially legalized relatively recently – in 2015. At the same time, the state authorities continue to work on improving the legal framework. The latest amendments to the relevant legal acts were made in 2016. […]

New Zealand gambling business

New Zealand is an island state in Polynesia. Gambling is legal under New Zealand law. The annual turnover in the industry is over 2,000,000,000 NZD. There are 4 land-based gambling houses and one bingo hall in the country. Online casinos in New Zealand cannot operate legally, but players have free access to foreign sites. Such […]

Gambling business of Monaco

Monaco is a small sovereign state located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The gambling business here is legal and well developed. The first casino was opened in the middle of the 19th century. However, due to the inconvenient location, this institution was not in demand, and eventually closed. But in 1963, gambling moved […]

Liechtenstein gambling business

Liechtenstein is a small sovereign state in Western Europe bordering Switzerland and Austria. Until 2010, the gambling business in the principality was considered illegal, since since 1949 a law banning gambling was in force. The only permitted gambling entertainment in the country was the Internationale Lotterie in Liechtenstein Stiftung, which has been operating on the […]

Gambling business in Macedonia

Macedonia is a relatively young state in southeastern Europe, where gambling is legalized and accessible to any adult. There are more than 5 land-based establishments in the country. Online casinos are also legal in accordance with Macedonian laws. Slots, sports betting and poker are especially popular in Macedonia. Macedonian law allows casinos, slot machine halls […]

Gambling business in Luxembourg

The gambling business in Luxembourg is both legally permitted and prohibited. The first article of the Gambling Law of April 20, 1977 completely prohibits gambling in the country. More recent legislation makes exceptions for certain establishments and gambling businesses. As of 2017, Luxembourg has one casino and a National State Lottery. The recently formed government […]

Gambling business in Ireland

The gambling business in Ireland is legalized. The horse racing and sports betting industry is well developed here. Bookmakers have been successfully operating in the country since the 18th century. The casino trend is formed in the form of semi-legal private clubs that offer gambling. Ireland’s land-based gambling market (excluding casinos) generates gross revenues (GGR) […]

Gambling business in Denmark

Gambling in Denmark is allowed both in physical establishments and on online sites. The Danish gambling market has been nationalized and controlled by a specially created body – the Danish Gambling Authority. This is a division of the Danish Ministry of Justice that issues licenses and regulates the work of gambling companies. Since 1948, all […]

Gambling business in Greece

Greece is a mainland island state in Southern Europe that allows almost all types of gambling. The first gambling establishments appeared in the country at the beginning of the 20th century. However, the rapid development of the gambling industry began relatively recently – in the 2000s. Due to the difficult economic situation, the government decided […]

Gambling business in Hungary

Hungary is a Central European state that has legalized all types of gambling entertainment. The country’s legislation clearly regulates the rules for working in the gambling industry both in land-based establishments and in the online segment. The largest provider of gambling in Hungary is Szerencsejáték. Owned by the state, until 2012 it was a monopoly […]

Gambling business in Albania

Albania is a country located in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. Gambling is allowed on the territory of the state. Over 50 land-based casinos operate in Albania. Online gambling is also legal, but regulations to regulate it are in the works. As a rule, in countries where the Muslim religion predominates, there is […]

Gambling business in Sweden

Sweden is known as one of the most liberal European countries. Democratic laws also apply to the field of gambling. Most types of gambling are legal in the country both in land-based establishments and on specialized Internet resources. According to the Swedish Ministry of Health, most adults have tried gambling at least once in their […]

Gambling business in Croatia

Croatia is a state in the south of central Europe where most types of gambling are allowed. In 2014, the authorities of the republic passed a law, thanks to which the operation of land-based gambling establishments and online casinos was allowed on Croatian territory. Now there are more than 10 casinos operating in the country, […]

Gambling business in France

The gambling business in France is legal. Licenses are issued for online gambling, casinos and slot machines. The state holds a monopoly on betting, running and lottery. Terrestrial establishments in France bring in 2.2 billion EUR annually. More than 200 casinos operate. They are operated by four main operators: Partouche, Barriere, JOA and Tranchant. More […]

Gambling business in Finland

Gambling is allowed in Finland, but at the same time it is under the full control of the state. The authorized body for regulating the gambling business in the country is the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The entire gambling industry (both offline and online) is monopolized by the state and divided between three firms: Fintoto, […]

Gambling business in Portugal

The gambling business in Portugal is legalized – both offline and online. The annual gross revenue from the country’s casinos is more than 288 million EUR. There are 11 casinos here. Unlike neighboring Spain, slot machines generate the most income. The share of slots in the industry’s revenue is 81%. There are so-called gambling zones […]

Gambling business in Moldova

The gambling business of the Republic of Moldova is completely legal and actively developing. The gambling industry began to develop especially quickly after the ban on it in neighboring countries – Russia and Ukraine. Both offline and online establishments are allowed on the territory of Moldova. Since 2011, all gambling establishments have been monopolized, with […]

Malta gambling business

The Republic of Malta is a small island state located in the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most developed gambling centers in Europe. All types of gambling entertainment are legalized in the country. The specifics of conducting gambling activities are clearly regulated by law. Malta became the first EU member state to define online business […]

Gambling business in Italy

Gambling in Italy is legal. Every year this sphere of entertainment brings up to 8 billion EUR to the state budget. Italian laws allow not only land-based establishments, but also online casinos. The gambling industry in Italy is developing dynamically. The most popular types of gambling today are sports betting, poker, lotteries and slot machines. […]

Gambling business in Germany

Gambling business in Germany is legalized. The revenue of German casinos in 2015 amounted to 641 million EUR. The country is in fourth place among European countries in terms of casino profitability. This despite high taxes, which are considered one of the most onerous in Europe. The general ground business is governed by Interstate Treaty […]

UK gambling laws

The UK gambling business has been legalized. The total revenue (gross gambling yield, GGY) is more than 13 billion GBP (15.7 billion EUR) annually. The total revenue of the online market is 4.5 billion GBP (4.9 billion EUR), 32% of which comes from the online market. In the UK (as of 2016) there are 147 […]

Gambling business in the Netherlands

The gambling business in the Netherlands is allowed and available to all adult citizens. There are 14 land-based gambling houses operating in the country. The laws of the Netherlands have recently allowed online casinos to operate. Since 2017, foreign operators have received the opportunity to license in the country. Netherlands gambling laws The Netherlands is […]

Gambling business in Belgium

Gambling in Belgium is legal entertainment. The organization of the gambling business has been authorized since May 7, 1999. Online gambling has been legalized since 2002. The Belgian Gambling Commission regulates the gambling market and issues licenses. Today the country operates: 3 hippodromes; 9 land-based casinos; over 2,600 bet acceptance points. According to 2015 data, […]

Gambling business organization in Bulgaria

The gambling business in Bulgaria is allowed and is actively developing, despite the difficult economic situation. The corresponding license for gambling is issued by the State Committee for Gambling. At the moment, the most common practice in the gambling market in Bulgaria is the organization and sale of land-based casinos. The country regulates both offline […]

Gambling business in Spain

Land and online gambling business in Spain is legalized. The market size in 2015 was estimated at EUR 33 billion. All forms of gambling are allowed. The bulk of the revenue (95%) comes from onshore sites. The most played is the National Lottery: it accounts for 55% of all bets. There are about 50 casinos […]

Czech gambling business

The Czech Republic is one of the European countries where most of the modern types of gambling are completely legal. On the territory of the republic, both land-based gambling establishments and gambling sites are allowed to operate. There are over a hundred casinos in the Czech Republic. According to statistics, there is one slot machine […]

Lithuanian gambling business

Lithuania is a Baltic state in northern Europe, where almost all modern types of gambling are allowed. The final legalization of gambling took place in the Republic of Lithuania in 2001. Sports betting, slot machines and bingo are especially popular in the country. More detailed information for choosing casinos and online casinos in Lithuania at […]

Gambling business in Russia

The gambling business of Russia is 350 years old. Since 1667, the Russian authorities began to regulate the organization and conduct of gambling. This type of activity was one of the first to be licensed by the state authorities of the Russian Federation. Since 2009, the operation of casinos and gambling halls in the country […]

Gambling business in Ukraine

Ukraine is a European state in which active work is underway to legalize the gambling business. In 2009, the Ukrainian authorities decided to ban gambling. The fallacy of this initiative became obvious already in the first months after the law came into force: an underground gambling business began to actively develop in the country, due […]

Gambling business in Belarus

Belarus is an Eastern European state where most of the modern types of gambling are allowed. Now about a dozen land-based establishments operate on the territory of the country. There is no formal ban on online casinos in the Republic of Belarus. At the moment, the activities of gambling Internet resources are practically not regulated […]

UK Gambling Commission License – Bookmakers

On this page you will find a list of UK-licensed English bookmakers. The UK Gambling Commission was established in 2005 when legislation came into force to regulate commercial gambling in the United Kingdom in collaboration with licensing authorities. On October 1, 2013, the Gambling Commission was granted the rights to regulate the national lottery in […]

World gambling business and licenses

The modern gambling business is constantly growing and changing. Most of the profits for operators and the state budget come from slot machines. The volume of receipts from them reaches 70% in the total structure of income. Land and online slots are a favorite gambling game in most Western countries (Europe and the USA) due […]

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