Fun88 sportsbook is a British bookmaker, fully licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. Owned by Welton Holdings Ltd., Fun88 was founded back in 2009. The company are the official betting partner of Tottenham Hotspur FC for Asia and Latin America, and they are trying to establish themselves as a household name amongst bettors, having also sponsored Burnley FC. In addition to a sportsbook, Fun88 also run a casino, but in this review, we will be taking an in depth look at the sports betting side of affair, deciding whether the odds, markets, service, customer services are indeed fun for customers.
What Does The Site Look Like?
When the website loads, it takes a few seconds for the list of sports and betting opportunities to load. The login for customers is located at the top of the page, and beneath it is a banner giving Cash Out options to customers. On the left hand side of the page, there is a vertical menu of the sports on offer to players, with a useful bet search bar at the top, so direct access can be obtained to a desired event. In the centre of the page, customers can find live betting and betting highlights, and on the right hand side of the page, there is the betting slip and the live schedule. Although the site is a little slow in loading initially, once it is up, the links load quickly and everything is very responsive. When hovering over a selection, it changes colour so customers know which bet they are looking at. The website can only be viewed in English at present.
As mentioned, Fun88 have a Cash Out section, which is available for individuals who currently have bets running. The players are able to take some or all of their money out of a bet at any particular time. This is a nice feature.
Unfortunately for sports lovers, Fun88 only currently provide a sign up bonus for slots players. This is a little disappointing as the vast majority of online bookmakers will provide an incentive for customers to join their site. The main concession that Fun88 advertise is their Best Odds Guaranteed on horse racing. This is a fairly standard offering by online bookmakers, and the idea is that if a customer bets on a horse and takes a certain price, then if that horse wins at bigger odds than those taken, then the player is paid out at the larger odds. For instance:
Take 5/1 and if your selection wins at 4/1 you get 5/1!
Take 5/1 and if your selection wins at 8/1 you get paid at 8/1!
Fun88 have a maximum bonus on the Best Odds Guaranteed of £1000.
Sports Markets & Odds
The Fun88 sportsbook features a diverse range of sports and disciplines for customers to choose from. There are a total of 29 different sports/categories from which bettors can make their selections. Now we know that any bookmaker worth their salt who wants to run profitable business will lead the way with football, tennis, basketball, cricket and ice hockey, but what else do Fun88 offer? Lovers of water polo can get bets on their favourite water sports, triathlon enthusiasts can bet on events such ITU World Triathlon Series, and futsal connoisseurs can get their fix of fast paced action.
Fun88 primarily focus on UK based clientele and horse racing is one of the staples of the British bettor, so it comes as no surprise that the sportsbook includes UK & Irish racing, as well as French and South African action. As mentioned, the UK and Irish action is boosted by Best Odds Guaranteed and Fun88 do offer overnight prices for the following day’s action. The very early odds are unsurprisingly conservative, with over rounds working out at around 2.3% per runner. This is fairly standard the night before racing, where odds can be quite off and can be taken advantage of by shrewd bettors.
The odds on football betting are very competitive. English Premier League matches work out to around 103.5-104%, which is very solid and while not industry leading, is not far off. The tennis odds are also great, with ATP Miami matches being compiled to 104%. Most bookmakers go 106-107%, so Fun88 have to be applauded for such strong odds. Basketball matches work to 106% which is around standard, and ice hockey works out to 104%, which is again very competitive. Overall, Fun88 have very strong odds.
Currency & Banking
Players can choose from three different currencies to deposit into their Fun88 sportsbook account:
Pounds Sterling (GBP)
US Dollars (USD)
And three ways to deposit:
All three methods come with minimum deposits of £5/€5/$5 and maximum deposits of £5000/€5000/$5000. Withdrawal payments are sent to the original method of deposit and the same limits apply to customers wanting to take money out of their account – £5/€5/$5 minimum and £5000/€5000/$5000 maximum per day.
Unfortunately Fun88 sportsbook is unable to offer their services to clients in the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cayman Islands, Chad, China, Congo, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North), Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), Lao, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macao, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, The Netherlands, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, USA and all US territories, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.
Fun88 have a dedicated 24/7 customer services team who can help clients address any issues or concerns. The company can be reached via Live Chat, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post: Suite 8/9, West House, West Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 1AE. The representatives at Fun88 are very fast to respond to any queries and are very helpful so get the thumbs up. There is also a comprehensive FAQ section that can help to answer many queries.
Fun88 are yet to invest in a downloadable mobile app, but so far their well-designed mobile optimised website has done a sufficient job. It automatically loads when visited from a handheld device or tablet, and gives customers all of the same options as on the main site. The homepage gives the option to look at the sportsbook or the casino, and once the former selection is chosen, then customers can use the horizontal scrolling bar to pick their desired sport. There is also live betting in the centre of the page, so if bettors are in a hurry and their match is underway, they can find it quickly.
Fun88 sportsbook is a bookmaker who, despite their sponsorship and advertising, have flown somewhat under the radar with bettors. However, most aspects of their service are very solid, and bettors should definitely give them a chance.