Review of 188Bet Casino
188Bet is an online betting site that is licensed in the Isle of Man and owned by a company named Annatar Limited. The site offers a huge selection of betting options including a Microgaming Quickfire software casino, a live dealer casino, bingo, poker, racing and sports betting. Available in both English and Chinese languages, It touts itself as a premier place to do all of your betting, so I took it for a test run to see if 188Bet delivers on its initial promise.
Warning: cost cutting, likely to be in financial trouble
188Bet announced that is would be closing its doors to customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland through an email to its affiliates on March 26, 2019. It is also attempting to slash costs by shutting down its affiliate program and stopping payment of commissions to its affiliates. In the message it cited a very competitive marketplace as reason for this decision. Rather more alarmingly it also stated that Annatar Limited is solvent and fully able to meet all its financial obligations. The lady doth protest too much, methinks? Our interpretation of that email and the actions taken is that it is highly likely that this casino is in financial difficulty. The disclosed level of protection for player funds at 188Bet is classed as basic, which is as good as nothing. It means that if the casino were to go out of business its creditors could claim player deposits to recover their debts before the funds could be redistributed to players. Customers would be wise to withdraw their funds as soon as possible.
Software and game selection
As mentioned, the 188Bet casino runs on the Microgaming Quickfire platform, which is completely contained within a browser. You don't have to download any software to register and play, and you can be up and playing games within a matter of minutes of registration. In addition to Microgaming's extensive catalogue of games, Quickfire integrates games from other developers such as Betsoft, Quickspin, NextGen, Leander Games and many more.
The games include slots and table games, along with parlour games such as keno and bingo. I was only able to find one game of Video Poker - a Double Bonus Poker machine kind of hidden away in the "Other Games" section. The lack of other Video Poker variants is an unusual omission. The bulk of the games available to play at 188Bet are slot machines with the titles ranging from classics such as Doctor Love to Immortal Romance and Tomb Raider to lesser known titles such as The Rat Pack, Anastasia, and Lucky Witch. 188Bet highlights so-called 3D slots prominently, with the genre holding a complete tab inside the casino's virtual walls. Here you will find many of BetSoft's titles such as Arrival, A Night in Paris, Lost, and The Slotfather while Microgaming slots such as Jurassic Park, Avalon II, and Terminator 2 are also available for real money play. There are many great games in this section, but as per usual they are only faux three dimensional in as far as the graphical design goes, they don't actually pop out of the screen at you, nor do you need 3d glasses to play them.
If you are looking to win a huge cash prize you can pick from a bunch of progressive jackpot slots, which include the huge Mega Moolah and The Dark Knight jackpots. Smaller prizes such as Fruit Fiesta and Treasure Nile can also be picked up if you hit the right combination. See below on this page for the current jackpot values.
Table games at 188Bet include several Blackjack and Roulette variants, along with Baccarat. The selection is small, and based on the casino's focus on the Chinese speaking market, I suspect that the live dealer section is far more popular. Speaking of which, you can play live Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack, and if you have the bankroll, you can even try your luck on the tables that feature Playboy bunny dealers.
188Bet also has a mobile site, which is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. They have a good selection of mobile slots and a few table games available for play on the go, although just like almost every other mobile casino these days, the choice is far bigger on a full fledged PC based browser. A full sportsbook is also available on mobile, and the experience is as smooth as what you will find on your desktop.
Banking and Customer Support
Banking at 188Bet is fast and stable, allowing punters the opportunity to deposit instantaneously while allowing withdrawals to be processed at a speed that is also very quick. The variety of accepted deposit methods includes credit cards, Skrill, Neteller, bank transfers and a few other e-Wallets, while withdrawals can be processed through cheque, bank transfer, Neteller, Skrill, and back to supported credit and debit cards. On my first withdrawal I was asked to supply a copy of my drivers license and a recent utility bill in order to verify my identity. This process took around 24 hours to complete, and after that my withdrawal was paid within another day. I made a second withdrawal a week later and it was paid in under a day to a Neteller account, so 188Bet get s the thumbs up as far as speed of withdrawal processing goes.
Customer Support staff may be reached through telephone, email, or instant chat through the website. I found the staff reachable at any time of the day, and the reps I chatted to were polite and well trained, and were able to offer basic guidance on bonuses, games, and simple technical questions.
Security, fairness, and responsible gambling policies
Connections with the 188Bet website are encrypted using SSL, so that your gameplay and financial transactions are secure from interception. 188Bet does not publish any audited monthly payout reports, but it was pleasing to see that the casino publishes the theoretical RTP percentages for each of its casino games in the help section of the site.
The site provides an easy way for players to set limits on their gambling activities. In my account settings I was able to set daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limits, and there was also a process for requesting a minimum 6 month self exclusion from the site.
Although there were a few minor irritants, I was on the whole impressed by 188Bet. It offers a full service range of betting options, the casino games are great, the withdrawal speed is very good, and the site has admirable responsible gambling policies. This is a very good online casino, and is a good choice if you are looking for a full service gambling site with other betting options.
Heads up: 188Bet has announced that it is closing to customers from the UK and Ireland, citing a very competitive marketplace as reason for this decision. It is also cutting costs by shutting down its affiliate program to avoid paying commissions to affiliates. They also stated that Annatar Limited is solvent and fully able to meet all its financial obligations which, rather than being reassuring, should be a huge warning sign.
The disclosed player funds protection level at this casino is only basic which means that if it goes out of business, rather than being protected, they can use player funds to pay off debts before reimbursing players. If you have money in an account at this casino I urge you to withdraw it ASAP, as it looks very much like this casino is in serious financial trouble. Better safe than sorry.
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188 bet is primarily a known brand among bookmakers. Some may associate this company as a Manchester City sponsor some 2-3 years ago (I do not remember exactly), part of the bonuses of their time for all their sections for € 5 for everyone.
As a bookmaker, a distinctive company. Very good e-sport courses where I once played, but also for "ordinary" sports. Some of the better in the network and most importantly for players who live with it very high limits (I do not care about it) Very Happy Small minus (for some maybe a little bigger Razz), it is live bets, which are opened only as the match begins , we can not bet before the match.
I focus on what I know the most, i.e. the Casino Slots are not too much there, Microgaming and Betsoft. Practically every moment some promotions to the casino with spins or cash, for example, play for 5 days, you will get 5 €, 10 days 10 €, etc., or promotion of 10% more wins on a given slot. Generally promo not very encouraging to play there. There is nothing to write more about this topic. It is worth reading the terms of each promotion, because we are not included in all of them, so that Wink would not be surprised later
Live Chat available 24 / 24h, importantly competent, does not sell customers, or I was so lucky there. On the plus side certainly payouts on Skrill usually up to 24h, without verification, or ask for it for themselves. The downside is surely the funds you can deposit, only Skrill, Neteller, card and some other virtually unused deposit wallets. No even paysefcard, Trustly, or przelewy24.
On my birthday, I get a free € 5 from them every year for use in the casino from what I remember (or I always played in the casino just Smile). Interestingly, without being a depository, they also gave me 5 € for a birthday, it is also worth having an account there, maybe you will also be able to sign up on that day.
CL - klaw
188bet becoming one of the largest players in the betting market. And i am not surprised because they have really great sportsbook and very often i can find the highest odds here when i want to make bigger bets. So i give them 5 stars for the sportsbook,
Also they have super nice casino. Online slots and live casino, both are very great. Also theyhaspoker and even esports betting.
What i dislike about them so not very attractive promotions. At the moment i have just one promo for poker and i am not a big fan of poker. But in general it is very solid website and if i make as i said before bigger bets i always come to check odds jere and very often place these bets here.
CL - klaw
I think 188bet did give a good fortune, different when playing on other sites, I tried to play and take the first deposit Bonus, but I did not succeed with turnover requirement which I think was quite low, maybe then I have been wrong in choosing the game type , then the second time I tried to play without taking a deposit bonus and I managed to refund my losses at the first deposit while getting a pretty good win, .. They have friendly enough customer service, and friendly, for my deposit using local bank transfer because I use my country's local currency, the number of games they play is also very much, ranging from microgaming, quickspin, and others, in general 188bet very good ,,,
I sign up at 188bet and before make a deposit, I make a chat with CS. I tell her that I want to upload the KYC documents for account verification. Then the document identification was upload and an hour later was approved by the customer service. Then I make a deposit for 1 million rupiah (about $ 75) via local ATM transfer without take the welcome bonus (almost always lose with WR...)
188bet has microgaming platform with detail RTP and Rating shown. I think 188bet have about 60% of Microgaming Slotslist. For the first game (and finish here too), I played my favorite slots Immortal Romance on manual spin. About 90x dry spins got feature with 6 bet (0.60p), took Amber (because only Amber is activate.. 😳 ) and got 133x bet from that. When I am still in ahead now so I increase the bet to 9 (0.90p) and have about 20x spins on 9 bet before returning to the beginning... 😉
I wish in 20x spins I get lucky...and...yes I do...got Wild Desire with 3 wild on 1, 2, 3 and Sarah on 4,5 then Troy on 4...from this WD I get 317x. Time to make a withdrawal...about 20 minutes later the money was in my local bank account.
For 1 hour of play my favorite slots game, and then has a winning session with quick payout, in my opinion and base on my experiences, 188bet worth to get 4 stars rating.
* Quick Deposit dan Withdrawal Process (Take first on KYC approval before make a deposit as my sugestion) ;
* Low turn over ; and
* Almost all slots on they list have Good RTP on average.
* so far there is no problem
CL - klaw
one year ago I played in 188bet, very good with the games they dedicate, from microgaming, quickspin, etc.
for the account verification process is also very easy and fast, as well as withdrawals, and more interesting to me is there is a site usage service with the language I use at the same time livechat, and it gives a different atmosphere when I use IDR currency when playing slot, it is easier to give satisfaction for me, because the number of numbers more than using USD or EURO,
besides slots they also provide table games, keno, poker, black jack, baccarat, and sport.
It's pretty good
CL - klaw
I try to play at 188bet with 300ribu (25$) deposit around and take 100% deposit bonus, I play in jungle jim slot with 5000ribu (0.50$) bet with 50 spins and win round 800ribu (75$) bonus,i finised turn over with 1.4 juta(110$) and withdraw fast on my banking
casino 188 is the most popular casino. my favorite game in microgaming tarzan slot. and many also there is betsoft and Quickspin. i am even more happy i can play with idr currency. the withdrawal and deposit money is also very easy. it can directly transfer via local bank account. I was really impressed by the casino 188. hopefully the many more games are presented. good 188
2 CL-Ed, Zaelany Zael
I was very impressed with some of the international casinos operated in several branches in asia, especially those operated by agents in Indonesia such as 188bet, they did not alter the specified operating standard, but there was little addition to the payment system, and that certainly turned towards that better, an international site operated by a local agent offers a very fast payment system, in fact I can add "super fast", I have never encountered anything like this other than in Indonesia, (I mean an international site that has a local agent in asia, Indonesia)
for the withdrawal process from the local agent the customer only takes at least 20 minutes, and the fastest about 5 - 10 minutes, how? # have you ever met it on the european site ?? and for all payment processing agents do not require verification of all their customers, regardless of the amount of deposit and withdrawal limits,
it is a convenience and very liked by customers,
I think that is one of the advantages of a local agent that operates several international-class casinos, one of them is 188bet
188bet is populer in asia. Indonesian gambler must play in here, in 188bet we can playing microgaming casino. By the way as indonesia people we can playing with IDR curency and withdrawal prosess can to sending in local bank account. This great casino in ASIA. LOVELY 188Bet
I do not understand anything about it, because I joined there through a local agent serving the southeast asia, I did not know if it was a good site, I was just looking for luck there, making deposits several times but never getting positive results.
apart from that everything in my view has a strong management company, they always innovate to capture a lot of customers, in fact I am very comfortable to play there, but the software they use is always not on my side, so I think playing a place that many get luck for
3 CL-Ed, Endro Nawawi, Zaelany Zael
i liked netent slot but player from indonesia can't play it,restrictions country :'(
worth considering from 188bet is speed of withdraw,I make deposit for 1st and play in quickspins and won idr 700k (50$) and make withdraw after verify my account,only 5 minutes balance has been entered into my local bank account,recommended casino from my country 👍
2 CL - klaw, Pharidodot
188bet i my favorite asian casino. i like 188bet because i can play microgaming sofware in IDR curency and withdrawal proses max 2 hours to my bank account in idr curency. i have best experience on this site. I very recommend this site for players from Indonesia
3 CL-Ed, Endro Nawawi, Zaelany Zael
This casino is powered by a popular software Microgaming and Betsoft. Of course Microgaming is the reason I tried this casino out in the first place. So after my sign up I wanted to contact their live support regarding the bonuses that they have in the casino, but unfortunately it said that they were currently busy. So I ended up exploring them myself, but also tried tried the support a bit later but nothing happened. So a big minus from me regarding their support. I managed to bag a small no deposit bonus from an affiliate site back in May 2013 which is as good a reason as you can hope to find to register at a new on-line casino. They only had Microgaming slots back then and that seems to be the vast majority of their current offering too - AskGamblers mention that QuickSpin games are available, although I didn't see any I recognize as QuickSpin when I checked their site out today and even the "3D Slots" tab which is often used for BetOnSoft games at other sites just has a random selection of Microgaming slots plus a handful of strange looking titles by a provider called "BluBeri Group" who I don't recall seeing before.
CL - klaw
This will be my review about 188BET Casino. This casino is powered by a popular software Microgaming and Betsoft. Of course Microgaming is the reason I tried this casino out in the first place. So after my sign up I wanted to contact their live support regarding the bonuses that they have in the casino, but unfortunately it said that they were currently busy. So I ended up exploring them myself, but also tried tried the support a bit later but nothing happened. So a big minus from me regarding their support. I managed to bag a small no deposit bonus from an affiliate site back in May 2013 which is as good a reason as you can hope to find to register at a new on-line casino. They only had Microgaming slots back then and that seems to be the vast majority of their current offering too - AskGamblers mention that QuickSpin games are available,Withdrawals are advertised as being in under 12 hours to e-wallets however I haven't been able to verify that as this is yet another casino that doesn't give their welcome bonus if you make your first deposit using an e-wallet.
Great gambling and betting site with attractive layout and wiide range of games and bonuses. It's perfect room for Microgaming lovers. I have joined to 188bet couple years ago. Made several deposits but haven't made any cashouts. This is a quite good casino. They have some ways of promoting. For example they send free offers out like a free 5 bonus quite often. Five stars from me.
188Bet is definitely one of my favourite casinos. They offered no deposit bonuses to their customers on a regular bases, beside that the variety of games is really good and I think every player could find something for himself. The Welcome bonus is quite good I think, so I don't have any major complaints with my experience on the site. The customer support is always helpful when you need them which makes the experience on the site even better. All usual and popular payment options are supported so when we consider all that 188Bet is really a strongly recommended casino.
This excellent casino is characterized by the professionalism and discipline of the players in all segments of modern online cube that has been present since the creation of the casino, and it's so. For me this is one of the most trusted gambling sites that come from Asia, and I dare say that with 138.com my first choice when it comes to casinos that come from the Far East. As for the software, they have a large number of games from the Microgaming platform, which has long been known for the great trust the people who have their confidence, this operator. At this casino so far I deposit more than 300 € and paid about 400 € for the last two years of the game. I'm satisfied with customer support and speed payments to Neteller, me high score for 188bet Casino.
Both our Slovakian friend wrote that it is average, usual,and boring bonus. Did not believe them, this is not regular bonus.
Actually, 100% bonus up to 50$ is strange, super strange, and very unique, yes, congrats to casino. In terms before registering i found that bonus will be credited in 48 hours, after my deposit, and moreover i need to send email to claim it. I am made 30$ deposit, sent email, and played with my money. Unfortunately those always greedy to my money 243 liners quickly destroy me, so i just start to wait. Btw, i am not sure about this bonus. If i win with my original deposit before bonus credited, could i withdraw or no. In terms i did not understand it, live chat told me that i can't...Okay, after almost two days passed they finally credit me this bonus, and i am again lost it at 243 liners.
WHat i would like to say in my review, this bonus is just strange, and yes, unique, haha. Nothing understandble, you did not get instant bonus and need to send email to claim. I mean too much headache for welcome bonus. Did casino get any more deposits from me - i am sure you know the answer.
CL - klaw
PeDrone’s 188Bet Casino Review
This online casino using games created by Quickfire. It is operated by Annatar Limited. Personally, the games variety is quite limited as it is only Quickfire.
100% bonus, match deposit. This is very average and boring bonus. Nothing interesting and 40x wagering also is not the thing which could make me happy this time. The bonus is disappointment.
Deposits and withdrawals
There are many deposit and withdrawal options as well. I used Skrill to deposit 25$ (it grabbed money directly from my credit card so the transfer was much safier than it would be, if I deposited via credit card directly). The 50$ was given to my balance.
Withdrawal did not appear for me this time.
Live chat support service is available. Live support representatives are ready to help 24/7, although I doubt about it a bit 🙂 I rate this service fine, but the representative is very formal attitude. I like when he sends at least one smiley, or whatever to enrich the communication.
I played few games here, some paid and some not. Here is my list for this time:
Immortal Romance – 0.30/spin
Thunderstruck – 0.09-0.90/spin - finished me
I recommend the casino, although its quite average and doesn’t offer any interesting bonus, its quite reputable so there is certainly much to discover and try.
CL - klaw
So, another casino, that I visited and knew while on my "way through Microgaming casinos". This one is , however, only Quickfire software claiming - what does it mean? Certainly the fact, that this casino is not offering a downloadable lobby (standalone application) and will be playable only from the browsers. Personally, I like it, just ONLY on Microgaming I prefer the .exe application, so this is a negative for me. But I can deal with it easily.
The bonus offer is, as mostly , average and not interesting for me: ) My deposit of 15$ was doubled, yes, the same way like it would be at most of other online casinos - but this is nothing interesting nor new for me, nor anything that could make the rating better.
The games are of my favorite software provider (at least one of my favorites) and from the beginning they also paid a bit - Agent jane blonde, when rised from 0.18 to 0.36 (1 to 2 coins), began to pay like mad - I think that it stopped somewhere around 120 (from 20), this low stake is quite good when pays this much - but when switched to Mega Moolah, nothing could help me to rise again. Not even late switch to Thunderstruck II did not save my balance.
Result - 3/5 just for giving me hope at the beginning.
CL - klaw