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- Lots of Betting Options
- Owned by a Respected Brand
- Good Features
- Competitive Odds
- Limited Bonuses
- Software Not Original
- Withdrawals Not Instant
Gamebookers is a betting site that had flown under my radar prior to writing this review. I’m used to having some kind of experience with the sites I cover, whether it’s because I use them, have used them, or have argued with them and burnt all bridges. With Gamebookers, none of that is true.
It’s a Gibraltar-based brand that’s owned by the same parent organisation behind Ladbrokes and a handful of other top sites. It’s a sportsbook, and while the name might not be familiar, the software probably will be.
With that said, let’s take a closer look at what this site has to offer in the following Gamebookers review.
When it comes to bonuses, Gamebookers is a frustrating site, to say the least.
Clicking on the promotions section prompts a notification telling you to sign in before you can see personalised offers. That’s fine, but the offers I want to see aren’t personalised. If you skip straight to registering for an account, as I did, you won’t be introduced to a welcome bonus and, as a result, you’ll skip right over it.
I managed to sign up for an account without seeing or collecting any kind of bonus, which was frustrating, to say the least.
That doesn’t mean there are no such bonuses out there. It just means that Gamebookers doesn’t do a very good job of advertising them.
We’ll keep monitoring the Gamebookers welcome bonuses and as soon as an offer becomes available, you’ll see it listed on this page. Make sure you check the terms and conditions and follow the link. Don’t just assume—as I did—that you will get a bonus by joining through the standard link.
On the loyalty promotions side of things, there isn’t a great deal to write home about. Gamebookers needs to do a lot of work in this department.
Software and Betting Options
I’m writing this review straight after completing a review for Sportingbet, and after first loading the site, I had to double-check that I wasn’t still on Sportingbet.
It’s a carbon copy, albeit with a slightly different colour scheme. That’s not much of a surprise when you consider that they are both part of the Entain group, but it would have been nice to see more of a personal touch added to the site.
If you have played Sportingbet, you will know exactly what to expect from Gamebookers. It offers a multitude of different sports, events, and betting options, including a variety of special bets.
You’ll find features such as Build A Bet and live betting, but you won’t encounter much in the way of live streams.
There’s a good selection of virtual sports and the site works well on desktop and mobile. It’s hard to find fault with Gamebookers, but it’s a tried and tested formula that has been used by Sportingbet for many years, so that’s to be expected.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Gamebookers accepts a number of payment options, including debit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay. It’s pretty much the same selection you’ll find at Sportingbet and other Entain sites.
If you’re using a debit card, some variation of the name “LC International Limited” will likely appear on your statement. LC International Limited is the name of the licensed operator behind the brand. “LC” stands for Ladbrokes Coral, which was the former name of Entain.
There are no fees for using any of the payment methods on Gamebookers, and the withdrawals are fairly quick. They don’t appear to be instant, which is so often the case, but they’re not that far off.
Verdict: Gamebookers Review
I said that Gamebookers was basically a carbon copy of Sportingbet, but that’s only true for its software. Unfortunately, it doesn’t extend to the site’s bonuses. Sportingbet has a decent selection, including a Welcome Challenge bonus that offers free bets, free spins, and more. Gamebookers doesn’t have anything of the sort, at least nothing that’s clearly advertised.
It’s rare to find an online betting site that doesn’t welcome players with a bonus these days, so this is clearly an area that needs work.
Elsewhere, Gamebookers is a solid site. It’s not original, but that’s not always a bad thing. After all, Unibet uses more or less the same software as 32Red and even Mr. Green, and I still praised it heavily. The issue is that nothing has changed, not even the colours, and when the original wasn’t all that impressive to begin with, it’s hard to praise the duplicate.
However, despite all of that, this review is becoming more critical than I intended. I would still recommend checking it out. It’s owned by an established brand. It has a good bet selection. And if you like Sportingbet, you’ll definitely appreciate it. Just don’t expect anything mind-blowing.
Gamebookers is part of the Entain group, one that used to be known as Ladbrokes Coral and includes sites such as Sportingbet, Ladbrokes, Coral, and bwin.
To me, yes, and maybe to you. But the site has actually been around for a time long. It was first acquired by PartyGaming in 2006 and was then added to the Entain portfolio (then known as GVC Holdings in 2016). Despite this fact, Gamebookers isn’t very well known in the United Kingdom.
Yes, the site is mobile-friendly. The above review was largely conducted on desktop, but I did have a quick scan of the mobile site and it works just as well.
Yes, you can place live bets and cash them out. As is often the case, the cash out feature isn’t always available and is usually limited to big events and betting lines.