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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.
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?
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