An introduction of Blacktype
Blacktype was first launched in 2016 and has become one of the newer names in the UK betting market. It offers players a number of different markets, odds and gambling features and is known for allowing players to win high without banning them. They have developed a strong reputation in the racing market, particularly among horse and greyhound bettors. .
Regarding to their security and safety, They claim to be a safe and trustworthy sportsbook. They have taken many serious measures to protect customers’ bets. They have consistently upgraded is service that goes above and beyond their rivals. They are regulated and licensed by the UK gambling commission, which works to consistently oversee Blacktype’s operations. The UKGC is the most trust and unbiased regulating body in the United Kingdom for monitoring and controlling online betting sites. By just holding their certification, Blacktype has successfully proved that it is a safe ad provides a fair play experience.
To increase its safety and security, Blacktype use the services of the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). (IBAS) is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service, which is approved by the Gambling Commission to provide informed and impartial adjudications on disputes that arise between licensed gambling operators and their customers..
In addition to holding this license, Blacktype use the services of the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). IBAS is an alternative dispute resolution service which will represent punters should there be any issues between an online betting site and their clients. IBAS are approved by the UKGC, and Blacktype makes registering and contacting them very simple. By using the service, Blacktype is trying to make everything regarding issues easier and simple.
The one thing that did not meet our expectation is the fact Blacktype have not published any information regarding sponsorship and partnership programmes. We are expecting that they will public this sort of information because it will help gambles to see its engagement in the betting world.
During our experience at Blacktype, we discovered that this bookmakers take serious caution with the effort to avoid dangers or mistakes. Players can set and adjust personalised limits to their account. They are co-operating to services such as BeGambleAware, GamCare, and GamStop for easy access to gambling support groups. This proves that they want to build its reputation along with the years of establishment
Last but not least, you data and information will be safe at Blacktype as they have implemented some security measures which are SSL security and the most advanced firewall technology to prevent phishing and other forms of cyber-attacks.
Desktop And Mobile Design
Blacktype have ensured that they have a strong app for mobile and desktop design from the very onset of their foundation. Their iOS app in our opinion is one of the best produced by such a new bookmaker and allowed us to seamlessly browse from one bet to another. The design for both desktop and app is very similar, making use of the same graphics and market selection to ensure that players can use the app with ease on the go.
During our experience, both were very easy to use, being very user friendly with clear sections to choose from. This was definitely something to praise Blacktype on, as it is an area with many faults for many new entrants to the market
With an era of advanced technology, there is no doubt for the spread and growing popularity of mobile betting apps. Betting should be an entertainment for everyone and should also be available at their fingertips and wager anytime anywhere they want. In that aspect, Blacktype brings to the betting world the chance to bet on mobile.
There are some steps that required to find and install Blacktype for Android:
- Go to the security by opening setting panel on your phone or tablet.
- You will need to allow Unknown Resource on your device to get the .apk file
- Access the official site of Blacktype by clicking the button on our site
- You will see the hyperlink named Mobile Application.
- There you can download the .APK file.
- How to download the IOS app for Blacktype:
If you device is IOS, then you might be wondering how to install on any iphone or ipad. This instruction below will explain in detail what you need to do to get the application without any hassles.
- Accessing mobile site version by clicking on the button for instant access.
- Select the Mobile Applications button you will see on the bottom of the homepage.
- Once you see the new page just Download app for iOS, and click on it.
- The pop-up that appears will give you further instructions on how to install the Blacktype app for iOS.
- Tap on Agree and Continue to download the application.
When we first logged into the sportsbook we were introduced to 20 different sports to choose from. Considering the bookmaker was only founded 4 years ago, this was a relatively large sportsbook, but did not compare to competitors such as Betway and Bet365, with over 30 sports on each site. The coverage of each sport spans not just the UK and Europe, but all over the globe with sports such as American football, F1 and UFC. This was a great feature of the site, as it provided betting opportunities to those who do not want to focus on football or race bets.
The sportsbook itself started off as a specialist in racing, which was made obvious by the odds that were provided throughout their racing and greyhound racing events. If we backed a runner and the starting price is longer, we would always get the best odds available for the bet. What made this site so great when it came to races was the fact that we had every market possible to bet on. From the usual bets on the winner, second and third, we also had the opportunity to bet on how much they would win by and were provided with a significant amount of information regarding each individual race. On top of racing, we also bet on football, tennis, golf and basketball, all of which provided us with similar odds that were comparable to sites such as NetBet and Betway.
However, when looking at the number of markets available for each sport, we were not as impressed. During our time on the site, we had only 36 markets to choose from with each Premier League match, which was minute compared to the 100+ offered by even the smaller competitors in the market. In addition to this, there was no opportunity to customise our bets, which left us with a somewhat bland choice of boring bets to make. As a result, we would recommend the site for individuals who are into race betting, however for more football based betting we would advise sites such as Netbet and Betfred, who offer their players with hundreds if not thousands of different football markets to choose from.
One feature that allows Blacktype to stand apart from other new bookmakers in the industry is its betting odds. We had the opportunity to choose between both decimal and fractional odds, which were competitive with many of the larger bookmakers. When it came to racing, the odds themselves were often better, with odds such as 8/1 and 7/1 being seen consistently throughout races.
The payout for each sport was also very good for the industry, including the NBA which had a payout of 96.5%, slightly above the industry average of around 94%. Our experience betting on the football was not as great as other sports though, with rates being relatively average for the industry. As a result, our betting experience for racing was outstanding, but somewhat brought down by the low odds experienced during football bets.
Blacktype also offered punters to make bets on a wide range of live events, which were divided up via sports. The number of in-play markets available was very disappointing, with around 20 being the highest number that we could find. In-play can be found via the “live now” tab, where you will find a range of sports that are currently on. We averaged 7 sports at once, which was very low for the market. Whilst Blacktype has made some effort to include in-play betting, our overall experience was quite poor due to a complete lack of options.
One feature that slightly improved the market was a cash-out option for in-play markets. This allowed us to withdraw a bet in order to save losses or to reduce risk and get early profits from a risky bet. This feature was very fun to use, although the lack of markets that we had to use it in was very disappointing.
No live Streaming
At the time of writing this review, there have been no live stream services available, which was a major downside to the site. For fantastic live streams, we would highly recommend Bwin or Skybet. Both of these sites provide players with high-quality live streaming features for thousands of events on a weekly basis.
The payment methods at Blacktype are somewhat limited. Players can only choose from visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard and Maestro which means only debit and credit cards are accepted. The maximum and minimum withdrawal amounts are £10. Withdrawals took us around 2 days, which was average for the industry.
Customer service was good on the site and could be contacted via live chat, or through email at [email protected] The customer representatives were very helpful and also introduced us to an extensive FAQ section, which was ideal for the first time customer.
Unfortunately, we were unable to find a contact number to call, which was a slight downside to the customer service.