Year established: 2004
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Isle of Man & UK
Overall rating: C+
Recommended: For recreational players
Letou Sportsbook Review
Letou was one of the first bookmakers in the online space, establishing its business in 2004 in Asia, initially in the Philippines. For the 2017/18 Football season and more to come, they are sponsoring Swansea City as they aim to avoid relegation in the most competitive league in the world, the English Premier League. TGP Europe ltd, who own a number of European bookmaker brands, power the Letou business, bringing them under the umbrella of their UK Gambling Commission License, something every bookmaker wants to see.
Letou’s Sportsbook and Betting markets are open for business 24/7, with the ability to bet on the major sports of Horse Racing, Football, Tennis, Golf and American Sports. Within these sports are the many of the standard betting markets such as points, goal, team/player and handicap markets. A useful bet search function on the main betting markets page can allow you to easily find the event and market you want to place your bets on. You can also switch between Live and Pre-Match betting at the click of a button, and change between fractions and decimals depending on your betting preference. The guilty pleasure of many a discerning sports bettor, Letou Bookmaker allows to place Accumulator bets across different sports and specific markets, with a seemingly unlimited number of selections allowed. If you’re feeling lucky, why not try to win big on the days football results. Currently, the bookmaker doesn’t offer new customers any form of sign up bonus for choosing to join the site, which may send some punters elsewhere. However, something very positive to see is the site offering Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish Horse Racing inline with the best in the industry. Letou is active on social media, with both Twitter and Facebook accounts providing information, event results and more to followers.
The online bookmaker also offers Live Betting to its customers. You can live bet on sports such as Football, Basketball, and Ice Hockey. Sadly, a lack of statistics, or visuals mean you may need to get live event updates from another online source, although there are many free sites available.
The two main areas of the Letou site are Sports, and the Casino. For the casino, a number of slots on are offer, including jackpots, games and video poker to entertain almost every customer. In addition to this, the bookmaker offers various table games for punters, but unfortunately there is no Live Casino version for the most common Casino Style games. You can play each game on the casino in Demo version first, if you’d like to test the water before putting in your hard earned cash.
Usability of the Site
The website of Letou is a reasonable site to use – first impressions could be improved upon however. Aesthetics and feel of a Sportsbook is important to many a gambler, and Letou is seemingly lucid in this regard. The homepage explains that Letou sponsors Swansea, but not much else – it would be good to see better navigation and a more obvious indication of the benefits of using the site in future. The Sportsbook and Live Betting sections of the site run reasonably smoothly, and the casino is streamlined, and well-laid out. Live Chat, Email and Phone contact is available for all customers, in addition to everyone having an online account area to track betting and gaming history. Support for Visa, MasterCard and also the two main eWallets, Neteller and Skrill are offered by the bookmaker, in addition to Letou being part of all the right regulators and social responsibility initiatives – Gambling Commission, IBAS and GambleAware.co.uk, something that should please many of their customers.
Letou is a new Sportsbook on the European scene, with long-standing roots in Asia. As a result, strong and competitive real-time odds are available, with minimal customer promotions, a staple setup of Asian Bookmakers. The bookmaker is reasonably easy to navigate and gamble with and has an average casino. The company seems to offer a reasonable selection of everything, but at the same time, nothing memorable or extremely positive that will attract an influx of new customers and keep them returning for more. In future, it would be great to see Letou up its game on the marketing and branding front, in addition to expanding its promotional offering, Live Betting experience and general layout and feel.
– Excellent choice of markets including popular events and a very useful range of niches;
– Incredible betting selection, especially on football;
– Best odds guarantee system on all UK and Irish horse racing;
– Website is easy to use with everything in its logical place;
– Effective customer service;
– Little-known brand;
– Limited choice of bonuses;
– Players from multiple countries are prohibited from betting;
– List of funding options is relatively small;
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller
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