Black Type

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Why Should You Bet with This Bookie?

  • Easy-to-use sportsbook aimed at UK bettors.
  • In-play betting for half a dozen sports.
  • Good spread of sports including horse racing and greyhounds.
  • Welcome free bet bonus worth £10.
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For horseracing, there are 'market leading prices' (but not Best Odds Guaranteed) as well as a 'Guaranteed Bet To Win' offer.

Black Type might sound more like a swanky London graphic design agency than a betting site, but these are the days of wacky gambling company names. The type is indeed black, but you’ll be hoping to keep your account out of the red when you gamble online on a range of sports markets.  

With a UK gambling license, there’s not too much other information about this new player on the scene. Perhaps a flutter or two on one of the hundreds of footie markets is in order.    

Welcome Bonus

Like most new sportsbooks, Black Type offers fresh blood free cash when they make a deposit. There’s a no-nonsense £10 free bet for new sign-ups split between the casino and sportsbook arms. If you place a tenner bet you’ll get £5 to spend on the casino plus a £5 sportsbook bet if your first bet is a losing one.

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Live Betting


  • Licensed in the UK by the Gambling Commission.
  • Dedicated iOS download app available.
  • Guaranteed bets to win and Cash Out function.
  • Customer support includes live chat & phone.


  • No live streams available.
  • Limits on winnings over 24-hour period.
  • More deposit/withdrawal options needed.

Markets and Bets

Football and horseracing are the big draws at Black Type, with markets available on all world leagues plus major competitions. All UK & Irish racing is covered. Greyhound meets are also covered with easy-to-understand forms and quick betting slips. Elsewhere, there’s cricket, rugby league, and motor sports to gamble on.

Special Features

If you like in-running wagering, Black Type has a host of in-play markets. Football takes centre stage – of course – and gamblers can choose from dozens of bets during a game. There’s no live stream, however, and not much in the way of statistics to analyse. Black Type also runs a regular Twitter feed – streamed on the sportsbook’s homepage – with latest offers and markets.

Promotions and Offers

UK sportsbooks spreading greyhound and horseracing wagers often load up their sites with appropriate offers. If you love betting on the dogs, Black Type promises ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ on all UK greyhound racing.

For horseracing, there are ‘market leading prices’ (but not Best Odds Guaranteed) as well as a ‘Guaranteed Bet To Win’ offer. Cash-Out is available, although it’s not widely advertised. Players can lock in smaller profits by cashing in their wagers early. However, it’s not available on all markets.

Deposit Methods / Banking

Black Type has a basic set of banking solutions for UK customers. Grab your bank cards as you’ll need a VISA, Maestro or MasterCard to get money in and out. e-wallet users may want to hunt elsewhere.

Customer Support

There’s a limited range of contact options at Black Type. The simplest way of getting in touch is by the email form (choose from Banking, Bets, Self-Exclusion, or Other queries) but there is no phone line or Live Chat.

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Black Type is an odd addition to the crowded UK sportsbetting market, but it at least caters to UK punters with its focus on football, horse racing, and greyhounds. The Bet Slips are super-easy to use, and the dedicated iOS app is a breeze. Sign up and see if the site plays “to type” for you.

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