The Black Type sports book styles itself as an online bookmakers that's a little different to all the usual sports book fodder. That seems to mean that it has taken a no-nonsense approach with a clean and clear interface. This sports book is owned in the UK by a company called Black Type Services Ltd, but the software is provided and run by the well-established FSB Technology (UK) Ltd. Black Type is licensed in the UK by the UK Gambling Commission.

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Black Type Review

Black Type caused quite a stir when they appeared on the internet just as 2016 began to wind down to a close. The people behind this online sports book stated that they were determined to return to a traditional form of bookmaking, with the only 'update' being that bets were placed over the internet, as opposed to at a betting shop or over the phone.



Black Type does now offer a welcome bonus. If you bet £10 then you will automatically receive a £5 casino bonus. What's more, if your initial bet loses then you will receive a BONUS £5 sports book bet. Your qualifying bet must be made at odds of at least Evens (2.00), and must be a single bet. If you are awarded a bonus bet, then your stake is not returned when the bet is settled - only any winnings. You cannot win more than £1,000 from your casino bonus, and your funds (and any winnings) must be wagered twenty times within thirty days before you can cash out.

As you will therefore have by now gathered, there is an online casino too at Black Type, and here there does exist a more traditional casino welcome bonus. This is a one hundred percent welcome bonus on any amount from £10 up to a maximum of £100. You need to play through your bonus and deposit amount twenty-five times before you are able to cash out, and you have thirty days in which to do so.

There will be plenty more betting offers from Black Type in the future, which you will be able to find here on our latest offers page

Markets covered

  • American Football
  • Aussie Rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Greyhounds
  • Handball
  • Horse racing
  • Ice Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motor Sports
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Specials
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Both cash-out and betting on in-play events are available.

Site design

You might recognise the 'style' of the Black Type sports book, as it's one that used by other sports book providers. The software is actually produced by Kambi, a company that's based in Malta and the UK. Among the other providers that use Kambi's software are 888Sport, UniBet, 32 Red, LeoVegas and Mr Green.

Black Type's style is very clean, clear and precise which makes this sports book one that is extremely easy to use.

Cashier options

It has to be said the Black Type is a little tight on the payment options side of things. The site will only allow you to use your plastic here – Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards. No eWallet solutions are allowed, not even Skrill or Neteller. Black Type will also only accept bets from players based in the United Kingdom.

The minimum amount you can deposit is £10, and the maximum accepted deposit is £5,000. There are no fees charged by Black Type for making deposits.

The minimum accepted withdrawal here is also £10. There are only fees when withdrawing if you've previously deposited money here and then not used it. All withdrawals should be completed within three to five days.


The attitude of Black Type should be music to any serious gambler's ears. Too many online sports books seem unwilling to allow high roller bets, and too many seem quick to close the accounts of successful sports bettors. It's as if they are only interested in the accounts of those who lose money!

As well as the guarantee bet to win pledge, Black Type has also vowed never to close anyone's account with them, no matter how successful they become. All this bodes extremely well.

Note that you do not have to be a high roller to use this online casino. Casual sports bettors are welcome here too!

Our impression of Black Type is a very decent one, then, although we would prefer a few more payment providers. Despite that, Black Type is our type of online sports book!

Pros and Cons

  • Best odds available anywhere
  • Top site for UK football and horse racing
  • Honest no-nonsense approach
  • Welcome bonus might be bigger

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