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SGR Rating of 838bet Sportsbook is 2.5 Stars

838bet Review

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Sportsbook Review of 838bet
2006/09/06 - Review by Ira Nanson

838Bet have been online since August 2005 but have not made a huge impact on the sportsbook industry. A licencee of Chimera Technology Corporation, developers/licensors and turnkey solution providers of I-gaming platforms which hosts sports, casino, poker and horse wagering.

Related sites: 777Betz, GoldenGooseBets.

There is an expectation how the classic sportsbook looks, the design is typically fresh, energetic and enticing. However you will be greeted by a complete contrast at 838bet, also there is not one sexy, half clad lady to be found anywhere on the website, that certainly differentiates them from other books!

Powered by BLR Technologies the pages are slow to load, the layout is straightforward but the design is so dull you really have to look hard for some of the links.

Mobile wagering ability - open a betvoodoo account, download and play their casino games free on your cell phone, if its compatible.

Customer popularity stakes, a staggering 48% use the racebook, 31% are sports enthusiasts and only 21% are there to play in the casino. No figures for poker I'm afraid.

There is definitely room for improvement as far as customer service goes, limited to email and telephone only. Operative from 8am to 8 PM PST, no wonder it can take them up to 2 days to repond to email inquiries!.

Unfortunately the advertised bonuses are not much to get excited about either, terms include 5 times rollover plus a 30 days hold.

So what is good?

  • You can customize you own account with the schedule settings, choose when you want the lines displayed and show only the sports that you are interested in.
  • Online reports, view your historical information - bets, balances, scores and credit journal.
  • 838Bet offer 10 MLB cent lines.
  • Play for fun in sports, horsebook casino and poker first before registering an account.

It is the mission of Chimera to acquire the very best in gaming technologies so there is a possibility that one day 838Bet will join the ranks of Pinnacle, Advantage Sports Betting and BetCRIS.

SGR sportsbook review of 838Bet : SGR Rating of 838bet Sportsbook is 2.5 Stars