188bet Review

188bet are a bookmaker that is continuing to rise and keep improving in the betting industry. One of the backbones to its success has been the fact that offer their customer a 100% match on their first deposit worth up to £50. 100% match offers aren’t all that common these days, so it’s always nice to see them make a return.

The promotion works by matching your deposit and then you having to place 5 settled bets amounting to a total of 5 times your deposit amount. Once you’ve hit this trigger, then money will hit your account and you are free to do what you want with it, including instant withdrawal.

It’s been nice to see that 188bet have been working hard to retain their customers by offering a series of promotions after you have made your first deposit. These include acca insurance when one leg lets you down, a 10% derby boost on derby matches (selected markets only), 10% euro win boost on Champions League and UEFA Europa League games and a £20 horse racing money back special if your horse loses.

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How It Works

The first thing you need to do is register a new account then make your first deposit of £10-£50. Depending on the amount that you deposit will depend on your bonus and as mentioned, it’s a 100% match on this. The next step requires you to make 5 wagers, each matching your opening deposit amount at odds of 1.50 or greater. So, if you deposit £50 then you would need to make 5 wagers of £50.

After you have met these requirements then the bonus will be credited to your account to sue as you please. If you wish to withdraw it immediately then you may do so or you can add it to your existing bankroll to keep wagering with.


It’s a promotion that is pretty black and white to be honest, but there are one or two things we need you to know.

  • The maximum bonus you can receive is £50 with the minimum being £10
  • The bonus will be a 100% match of your opening deposit
  • It will be credited to your account after you have made 5 wagers of the amount you deposited up to £50.
  • Qualifying bets are at odds of 1.50 or greater
  • Offer is only available to residents of the United Kingdom
  • The bonus will be credit your account within 48 hours upon completion of the above terms.

Our Verdict

It’s really great to see a return of the 100% matched bonus, which has been a dying breed in the industry for some time. The qualifying terms are about as easy as you are going to find with a promotion like this and you are able to claim a good amount of up to £50.

We will say that it’s important to realise you need to make five wagers of the same amount as your bonus, not just 5 times the bonus amount as they are very different. Overall though, an excellent bonus from 188bet and the additional promotions for existing users were a real bonus!