Black Type Review
Black Type are a London based new online bookmaker that came onto the scene in 2016. The sportsbook and casino are provided and licensed under the stylish and modern FSB technology and this means that although they are a new brand they already have a full stocked and functional betting site.
Where Black Type are different is with their attitude to punters. They have been lauded for returning to traditional bookmaking values by not limiting players accounts who win, offering high payouts and industry leading prices along with open honest and fair loyalty promotions.
Finding a bookie that takes your money no matter what and gives you the fairest deal doesn’t sound so special on the face of it but in reality it is rare. Black Type are one of the only betting companies that seem to be motivated by more than just making profit.
Sportsbook: Bet £10 Get £10
I’ve never understood new sites who have convoluted poor value offers or ones that require you to stake a lot of money to claim them. Sign up offers are really there to give you an opportunity to try the product by giving you free funds to use, but many new betting websites simply do not realise customers won’t risk lots of cash until they can be sure they trust the brand.
Black Type however have certainly got the right type of UK introductory offer for a newer brand, offering customers a very straight forward £5 free bet if your first bet loses. You will also get a £5 casino bonus whether your opening bet wins or not.
Register and deposit (by card, Skrill or Neteller will not be eligible for the welcome deal) £10 or more and bet this amount at evens or greater on any sportsbook market. Within one day of your bet settling you will then receive a £5 free bet, if that initial wager loses, valid for 14 days.
Your £5 casino bonus is also creditied on qualifying bet settlement and is valid for 30 days with a 20x wagering requirement, see Black Type for stake contribution of all games categories towards the rollover. Maximum stake contribution is £100 and maximum overall winnings are capped at £1000.
Black Type Casino
The Black Type casino features an array of games from various software provides including Microgaming, Next Gen, Realistic, Lighting Box, Big Time Gaming to name a few. A very impressive range of slots, table games and jackpots for a relatively new brand. There are around 350 slots alone.
A welcome bonus for casino is available for those who would prefer to predominantly play games. If you would prefer this offer instead of the sports offer click the link below.
Black Type Regular Promotions and Features
Considering their size and age you probably wouldn’t expect to get quite as many offers and features as you do from Black Type. They provide cash out, a nice selection of live markets, a very good blog and of course a full gaming section.
The nicest aspect is how clean and easy to use the site is in spite of providing all these features. Black Type have one of the easiest sites to naivigate that I have seen, on desktop and mobile. I was literally able to find market in half the time compared with cluttered sites such as William Hill and Ladbrokes.
In terms of markets you have got everything a typical British punter would want and again the menu structure makes finding things very easy. Don’t forget also that Black Type pride themselves on providing low margin and high limits, giving you the security as a punter that you are getting good honest value.
Back Type offer a range of promotions, long and short term. Here are a few examples of the types of offers existing customers can expect.
- Free Bet Club – A sign of how this brand appreciates customer loyalty. Get £10 free bet each time you place 10 or more £10+ (evens+) bets in a 7 day period. If you want to bet more you will also get more, 20 bets gives £20, 30 bets = £30, 40 bets = £40 and 50 bets = £50.
- Best Odds Guaranteed – On all United Kingdom and Ireland greyhound racing.
- Acca Cash Bonus – All sports, 5% (4-fold) to 50% (13+ fold) tiered bonus. 1/5+ each leg, 3/1+ overall, max extra winning £5,000, all cash, no claim limit.
About Black Type Bet
Black Type, as I’ve eluded to a few times here, are different to typical online only bookies in that they have traditional values when it comes to being a bookmaker. The commitment to maintaining low margins, good odds and not limiting players accounts who win is a real draw for any punter, low or high stakes.
The site runs of the FSB Technology platform, this is also the company they are licenced under in the UK, along with sister sites 21Bet and Mintbet. FSB are known as the best sportbook platform to run on and this is a principle reason why the site is so good to use.
That is however where the similarity to those other brands end. At Black Type there is far more under the bonnet when it comes to providing for the user.
Perhaps the only area where the brand is lacking a little is with banking options. They currently only offer VISA and MasterCard funding mechanisms, although limits are low (£10) and maximum withdrawals are high. Customer support is an area where they need to improve, currently not offering phone support or live chat, although saying that they are very attentive to emails (firstname.lastname@example.org)