Black Type is a UK bookmaking site that was launched in 2016. Although it was created relatively recently, this is an operator that took a vow to do things the old-fashioned way, which includes always aiming to provide fair odds with reasonably low margins, and, what’s also very important, not to limit its punters when it comes to winnings, as it is well-known that most operators place a limit on how much successful punters are permitted to bet.
This operator specialises in horse race betting and football, but other sports are also featured, including sports that are popular throughout North America.
At first sight, Black Type’s website looks rather simple and at second glance you realise that it is not a bad thing, as everything is quite straightforward and it is more than easy to navigate through and find exactly what you’re looking for.
The popular options are listed at the top of the main page and you can gain a direct access to the operator’s online casino platform as well. The website is mostly black and white, but despots the lack of colourfulness it doesn’t look dated or dull. The odds can be shown as fractional or decimal.
Generally, the user-friendliness of the website guarantees a hassle-free betting experience for all punters.
New customers who register a betting account with Black Type Sportsbook can claim a bonus offer of £10, as long as they place a wager in the same amount (£10+) at odds evens or above, provided that the bet loses. The bonus is divided into two £5 bonuses, one of which can be used on betting, the other on casino games.
You will receive the bonus funds immediately, as soon your bet is settled. And then the bet is valid for 14 days, whereas the wagering requirement which is 20 times the bonus amount has to be completed within 30 days. If your free bet wins, then you will only receive the returns, not the bet stake.
In addition to the bonus for new punters, all punters can claim a free bet once a week, as long as they are members of the Free Bet Club. The Acca Cash Bonus is a bonus paid out on winning accumulator tickets that include more than 4 selections. There’s also a Best Odds Guaranteed promotion on all UK greyhound races.
Markets and Odds
Despite specialising in the two most popular sports in the UK (horse racing and football), Black Type is a bookmaker that wants to cater to a larger audience, which is why their betting offer includes a range of other less popular sports, such as darts and ice hockey, as well Special bets which are bets on categories that could be, but aren’t necessarily linked to sports.
Live betting, i.e. betting on events that have already started at the moment when the bet is placed is also available and you can check which games are available for in-play betting by clicking on the button. The cash out option is really handy when you don’t feel good about waiting, or you have a feeling that it is better not to risk it. Namely, with this option you can save your wager and usually a fraction of the returns even before the match or matches that are featured in your bet slip conclude.
As for football betting, which what most punters are interested in, you there is a range of available markets, particularly for more popular events. Outright betting on major events such as the World Cup is also offered.
This betting site is owned by Black Type Services, a limited company registered in the UK and based in London. The website is operated by FSB Technology, another UK based company which has plenty of experience in the betting industry and runs several other betting websites.
Black Type is licenced and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, which means it can freely offer its services to all UK citizens. The operator cooperates with IBAN, an organisation that provides dispute resolution between players and operators.
The list of accepted payment options at Black Type includes only credit and debit cards, and only Visa and MasterCard, including Visa Debit, Visa Electron and Maestro are supported. You can’t deposit less than £10 or more than £5,000 in one transaction, whereas the minimum withdrawal amount is also £10.
Black Type payments are processed by the popular tools offered by Visa and MasterCard – Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code. Players can use more than one credit/debit card to make deposits.
Many punters these days like to get their information from social media, as many spend a lot of time using them.
It appears that Black Type is rather active on Twitter, more than 5,500 twits have been published from the account, it is followed by over 1,600 people and it follows more than 2,500 accounts.
It appears that Black Type isn’t on Facebook.
For players that are worried that their account might be blocked because they are successful and manage to stay afloat and make some money on top of it, then Black Type is the right option for you. The focus is undoubtedly on the sports that are the most popular in the UK, such as horse racing, football and greyhounds, but there are plenty of other featured sports as well.
The bonus offer for new punters may not be large in terms of the offered amount, but it is rather favourable. The only thing that can be improved is the range of accepted payment options.
- New punters are offered a Welcome Bonus of £10, and there are other promotions as well
- Mainly focused on the UK market, so it boosts great football and horse race betting options
- In-Play betting and cash out available
- Only credit/debit card deposits accepted