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There’s been a lot of hype about Black Type, a new gambling website which launched in 2016. Positioning themselves as a ‘traditional’ online bookmaker, their USP is that they will not restrict winners as other online gambling sites have started to do. This site is all about stripping things back and offers some great functionality if you’re dedicated to race betting.

Focused very firmly on horse racing, Black Type claim to offer value every day, not just on the big events, with industry-leading margins. They guarantee that they will lay any price to lose up to £500 on UK and Irish horse racing, and £1000 on other major sporting events.

Black Type is powered by FSB, and we like the fact that you can find them on which gives transparency to the claims they make about the odds they offer.

Black Type website review

Navigation and design

The website's navigation will be familiar to anyone who has used an online betting site. It’s easy to navigate between tabs and the odds are clearly laid out. Intuitive menu design means you can place a bet in just a few clicks, which is great if, like us, you like a quick last-minute flutter. Another nice feature is that fractional and decimal odds are both available.

The site has a clean and simple design, and all features are easy to locate. We also really liked the blog which has some interesting football and darts features for added value.

There are no bells and whistles in terms of bonus offers and fancy betting options, but we’re guessing this is how Black Type are able to offer the service they do.

The Black Type website is currently only available to customers in the UK.

Who is Black Type for?

This site is really all about the gee-gees with Black Type looking to find a gap in the crowded, if lucrative, online betting market. They’re a definite alternative to sites that ban punters who are too successful. If you’re a casual better, or you like a flutter on a range of sports, you’ll probably find more functionality elsewhere. However, if you prefer your gambling old school, then Black Type are doing things the traditional way and taking a gamble on the fact that they’ll still make a profit at the end of the day on the odds they offer.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a pundit, then you’ll love the advantages that Black Type offer, and for professional gamblers who rely on regular steady wins, then Black Type is ideal. Instead of having to spread your bets around on many different sites or apps, and having your accounts limited or closed down for being too successful, Black Type offer the opportunity to place all your bets on one site. If you sometimes feel like you get the short end of the stick with other sites and apps, then Black Type is well worth a look.

What offers do Black Type have?

Black Type don’t have any introductory bonuses or Best Odds guarantees. There is a football acca insurance offer if one of your 5+ selections loses, and Black Type will give you a free bet, but if you’re looking for bonus offers then there are other sites and iOS and Android apps that have far more attractive deals and features.

The trade-off for regular gamblers is that you have the freedom and flexibility to make regular bets - and wins - without getting your account limited or closed down. It’s a trade-off we’re guessing more serious gamblers are ready to make and it seems as if this is how Black Type are able to make their ‘no limited accounts’ promise.

Should you use Black Type?

Black Type is definitely for you if you like to place a range of bets and have been frustrated by being limited or closed down by other gambling sites. You won’t find a lot of bonus offers, which may put off casual punters, but the consistently low margins that Black Type offer mean it gives back a lot to more dedicated players. This site is definitely worth your consideration.

Payment methods

Currently, you can only make deposits through credit and debit cards like Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard and Maestro. Minimum deposit is £10 and maximum deposit £5,000.

About Black Type

Black Type Bookmakers were incorporated at the beginning of 2016. They use FSB sportsbook technology and are fully licenced and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. To find out more about Black Type, visit

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