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21.co.uk sports betting review (UK)

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Return to player %

  • Return to player % 95%
  • Horse Racing Yes
  • License United Kingdom
  • Tax free Yes
  • Minimum deposit £10
  • Live betting Yes
  • Live stream No
  • Cashout No
  • Live chat Yes
  • Launched 01/2013
  • Platform Rhino / LeoVegas
  • Currency £
  • Language English
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User rating

3.2

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21 is a classic number at casinos, but 21.co.uk is not just an online casino, but also provides top-notch betting services! Operating mainly with British players in mind, the site is catered especially towards the mobile experience, but this doesn't mean that desktop players should be cautious!

21.co.uk is actually owned by the massive LeoVegas Gaming Group, which means that the site has huge resources to enjoy. This means that everything can be done with both quality and quantity in mind, so there's an extensive betting selection waiting for you with all the practical features handled nearly perfectly!

This is what 21.co.uk betting looks like on mobile

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21.co.uk is one of the smaller casino/bookmakers available. Mostly, their focus seems to be on casino and slot games, with sports betting as a side offering. This is not to say that they do not have a decent sports section, but they focus more of their promotions on the casino side.

The website came across as a fast and responsive site, even more so than some of the major bookmakers, however navigating it took a little getting used to. But once you connect all the dots, it seems like an easy task. Most bookmakers would list their sports categories along the top or left of the screen, making for easy navigation. However, this seems almost hidden.

It seems like they have a website that does everything well but nothing exceptional, where some bookmakers offer a theme or some excitement, it appears that 21.co.uk lacks personality.

Overall rating:

3.2

21.co.uk free bet & sign up offer

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Once again, Bojoko has made it very easy to claim the welcome offer from this bookmaker, all you need to do is follow the link to 21.co.uk from this page. You do not need to remember any special bonus or promotional codes to register and claim your welcome bonus.

After I clicked the link from Bojoko, I landed on the registration page for 21.co.uk, where I started the registration process.

First, I entered my email address, picked a username and a password. Thereafter I selected my gender and entered my personal details such as name, surname, date of birth address and marketing preferences.

During my initial deposit, I had the option of picking the welcome bonus I preferred, which I promptly did.

My welcome offer was applied once I met the conditions of the offer, here you need to make sure you follow the rules of the offer to the letter.

I was very impressed with the sign-up process, and claiming the promotions they offer. At no point did it feel like I had to complete any unnecessary steps or that the rules for the offer were unreasonable.

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21.co.uk doesn't offer no deposit bonuses or free bets at the moment.

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The odds at 21.co.uk are more than competitive to begin with, but as a special treat there are also plenty of daily price boosts available! These can usually be found in the more interesting and important matches, and when the normal average payout is 95%, you'll find a tough time finding better elsewhere!

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Another important aspect of a bookmaker is the odds they offer. Should your odds be too low, then nobody will place any bet with you as they might as well just go somewhere else.

The pre-match odds came across as having very competitive odds. I compared their odds to some of the major players in the industry and it was on par most of the time. The differences I found would have made a few pennies difference on an average bet.

During in-play, the odds seemed more skewed towards the bigger bookmakers, but again here it was only fractional differences.

Changing the odds representation was an easier task than usual, as with some bookmakers, you have to dig deep into your settings to switch it from fractional to decimal which I prefer. With 21.co.uk, you need to simply head to the bottom of the page from where you can enter the settings menu.

As you can probably guess, being a LeoVegas operated site means that the betting markets available at 21.co.uk are the same as at all the other sites of this betting giant. This means that everything under the sun is truly well covered, while the main sports at the site are of course classics like football, horse racing and tennis - all British favourites!

The selection includes over 30 different sports including the likes of esports, entertainment and politics, while other UK favourites 21 offers are rugby (both), snooker, cricket, darts, golf, greyhounds, boxing and many many more.

Every single match at the site provides you with a plethora of betting options, so no matter the game, you can always find something interesting to bet on!

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The sports betting section is definitely not as big as you would find at other bookmakers, although there are over 30 different sports categories to pick from. This is not the bookmaker you choose because of their sports offering, sports seem to actually take a backseat to the casino games on offer.

As expected, you will find the favourites such as football and horse racing here, as well as the more obscure matches or categories of sport. Although there are a decent number of matches to pick from, do not expect the same number as you would from the High Street bookmakers.

As to the markets on offer, the pickings are rather slim when you compare to the High Street bookmakers. However, if you are just learning about sports betting, then this could be the place to start, as there is not the overwhelming abundance you would find elsewhere.

Our world today is more live than ever, which is why the in-play section at 21.co.uk has been heavily invested in, like on all LeoVegas sites. All matches featured in the live betting come with a nice game center, which provides access to all the important stats you could possibly need for betting + live coverage of the match in real time.

As always, there are plenty of betting options to choose from, while the amount of sports covered is almost as high compared to regular, pre-match betting.

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Live Betting has become very important to bookmakers, as more and more players start to enjoy the excitement that comes with the changing odds of a match. This is especially true for those punters who can spot a comeback before it happens.

With 21.co.uk, their live betting consisted of a fair number of matches and again, this was not as comprehensive as you would find elsewhere.

As players familiar with the LeoVegas brand will know, they are all about providing players with the best mobile experience available on the market. This means that at 21.co.uk you will have access to mobile betting through an incredibly smoothly running browser version, with an app likely to be on the way in the near future to join the casino one.

Almost all of the familiar features from the desktop version can be enjoyed on mobile as well, all the way from customer service to getting bonuses. The betting platform is built especially with mobile in mind, so all the menus are simple, while the buttons are also big enough for even the biggest butterfingers.

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The mobile betting app is an important part of any bookmakers' arsenal in attracting new players and keeping players engaged, especially via a device that most people always take with them.

Downloading the mobile app was painless and easy, I simply searched for it on the Google Play store and pressed install. Thereafter, I used the details from registration to log in.

For me it seemed like the app actually worked better than the website, it was a seamless switch and a better laid out version of the website.

Safe & responsible gambling

Betting can be fun and winning big one of the best feelings in the world, but this doesn't mean that you can go all out searching for the jackpot. Playing safely and responsibly is extremely important, which is why the following tools are provided by 21.co.uk to tackle problematic gambling behaviour:

The footer of the site naturally also provides plenty of links to help with any possible gambling problems you or someone you know might have. So please play responsibly and have fun!

Customer support is easy to do well nowadays, but it's also easy to bottle. Luckily with the resources LeoVegas provides 21.co.uk does the former, with customer service available in English at almost all times via live chat and email. Live chat is of course the method of choosing when looking for immediate assistance.

21.co.uk also provides players with an extensive FAQ section, wherein you can find the most common queries and problems players might be interested in. This help center also assists players through a search bar, which is definitely a huge plus when you are in a rush.

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Contacting customer support could be a frustrating endeavour some days, especially when there are long waiting times.

I found the Help Center that 21.co.uk offers to be full of solid, helpful information, represented in a well laid out fashion. It took very little effort to find information that I needed without having to go back and forth.

On the few occasions that I needed to contact customer service, I did not have to wait very long to be connected. I was never more than third in the queue, and the waiting time was always under 5 minutes.

Of course, they also offer help via email, however, I could find no mention of telephonic support.

Site languages

English

Email support languages

English

Live support languages

English

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KYC & Documents

As all betting sites operating under the jurisdiction of the UK Gambling Commission do, 21.co.uk needs to confirm who you are before allowing you to play or withdraw on the site. This means that you may be asked the following information/documents when playing on the site:

These might be asked at any time if not straight away, so don't be surprised when they are required! Sending the documents is simple through your account's profile or via customer support.

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If 21.co.uk can not verify your age electronically, they will inform you via email that you need to submit documentation through the website.

Although I did not have to submit any documentation for verification purposes, you might have to at any time.

Documents that are needed are to prove identity and address. For the purpose of proving your identity, you are going to need to provide a government-issued identification document, such as a driver's licence or passport. As to proof of address, you need to supply the usual documents such as a bank statement or utility bill.

Personally, I prefer it when a bookmaker gets the KYC done as soon as possible rather than some obscure point in the future.

Banking

A betting giant like Leo Vegas would get a stroke if they saw that one of their site's doesn't have adequate payment options available for players. This of course means that 21 UK is well stocked with ways to make both deposits and withdrawals, while the minimum deposit is £10.

There aren't too many options available, but all the traditional bases, like debit cards (Visa & Mastercard), e-wallets, Paypal, Paysafecards and Apple Pay are covered. Withdrawal times are quite decent, but with debit cards getting a hold of your winnings will naturally take longer than just a day or two normally.

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If you did not make the deposit after registration, then you can do so from either the quick deposit on the right side of your screen or the banking section. I selected the banking menu, after which I scrolled down to select my deposit method.

21.co.uk does not have as many deposit methods as most other bookmakers, so I had the option of picking three methods. These were the obvious Visa or Mastercard, instant transfer or PayPal. You should be able to get the job done with one of these methods, however, if you do prefer the absent deposit options, you might have a problem and seeing as the online wallet options are becoming more popular, this might be a deal-breaker for some.

Once I spent some time playing, I wanted to test the withdrawal process. This was also very easy, simply head to the banking section again. From here, I initiated the withdrawal process back to the payment method I deposited with. Once I initiated the withdrawal, it took an hour to clear my account.

I was rather happy with the time my deposit took to clear into my bookmaker account, which was within a few seconds.

Please note, 21.co.uk operates a closed-loop system, you must withdraw to the same deposit method.

Depositing methods

Mastercard Visa PayPal

Withdrawal methods

Mastercard Visa PayPal

Withdrawal times

Mastercard 1-5 hours, Visa 1-5 working days, PayPal 0-3 working days

Is 21.co.uk tax free?

21.co.uk is a tax free sportsbook.

Who owns 21.co.uk?

LeoVegas Gaming PLC owns 21.co.uk.

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I am an experienced gambler favouring roulette on a night out and am partial to laying a bet on the football fixtures when at home.

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