Another bookmaker to have recently expanded beyond their native Asia and put themselves in front of a wider audience, TLCBet are working hard to make sure we are all aware of them. Sponsor deals with high profile football teams can help that quest but greater visibility needs to be backed up by real substance.
So, what is on offer here and why should you consider signing up for a new account?
The holding page here highlights one of those sponsor deals and it’s a striking design. It’s just a gateway however so what about the main sportsbook page? Click through to it and it’s a reasonably attractive page with striking colours and images that will catch your eye.
If you’re more concerned about functionality, things are very positive in this respect too with all important aspects of a sportsbook placed exactly where you would expect to find them. The majority of sporting markets are listed on the left hand side of the page and most of these are laid out in A to Z fashion.
Current events are bang in the middle with help and payment details in a logical place so overall, first impressions are very good ones.
Update, 04/11/2017: Please note that TLCBet sign up bonus is temporally down.
As a new customer to TLCBet you can claim a welcome offer which comes in the shape of a £50.00 free bet. You earn this after signing up, making an initial deposit and then placing six qualifying bets with a minimum stake set at £10.00 each. All of these six bets must carry a minimum odds requirement of 1.75 and when you have completed that sequence, contact customer support to claim your free bet token.
The free bet itself is calculated by taking the total sum of your six bets and working out an average up to that maximum of £50.00. It’s a healthy start and at the lower end of the scale it doesn’t require much outlay even if there are a number of qualifying steps to get through.
At the time of writing there were no ongoing promos for regular players but you can take advantage of a Best Odds Guarantee if you like to bet on UK and Irish Horse Racing.
Markets and Odds
It undoubtedly helps a new bookmaker to list as many sporting markets as they are comfortable with and an extensive range is certain to attract new players and encourage them to hang around for the long term. TLCBet seem to have achieved that aim and here is their full list:
That’s a really good choice and the first point to note is that all of the popular options are here and that includes horse racing. Aside from those popular options, there are some useful niches such as surfing and swimming while eSports have their own section on the home page and are clearly taken very seriously.
Odds are harder to gauge as TLCBet are not on any of the odds comparison sites right now but by checking a random selection you can see that they are strong for most of the above sports.
TLCBet hold their license on the Isle of Man and we know this partly because it is shown in all of its detail at the very bottom of their home page. This is a good sign and for any new bookmaker who doesn’t have a long history behind them, you can gain some trust by being this open and transparent.
The list of banking options at TLCBet is a relatively small one but the main providers are here so hopefully the vast majority of punters will have some means with which to access their account. Skrill and Neteller are the biggest eWallet operators in this industry and they are here together with all of the major debit and credit cards so while this is definitely a smaller list than many, it should be big enough for most players.
If you harness the power of social media then you can really use it to your advantage and get a good set of new customers via this method. TLCBet haven’t quite grasped that yet and while they do have a Twitter account, there had only been 28 updates in two years since July 2015 and not surprisingly they had gained only 36 followers in that period.
As far as Facebook is concerned, we couldn’t find an account at all so this is an area that needs improvement. An active and entertaining social media presence can really help a new bookie to get potential customers onside.
It’s extremely rare to find a new bookmaker who ticks every single positive box as soon as they come online but TLCBet have certainly got most things right in their short lifespan to date. While regular players would want to see some ongoing promos introduced, a £50.00 free bet is a generous start and if you are a serious punter then the qualifying process won’t be an issue.
Social Media and banking options also need addressing but you certainly get excellent prices in a wide set of markets here and that’s all that most of us really need from a new sportsbook.
- TLCBet welcome offer worth up to £50.00 as a free bet after a series of six qualifying bets has been completed.
- Good choice of sporting markets here including some obscure events and there is an extensive selection for eSports bettors
- Strong prices in all of those quoted markets
- The lack of any ongoing promotions as of July 2017 may deter some new sign ups