UK 49’s Review
Okay, this one was weird. 49’s Ltd. is not so much an online betting site, but a website to link into bookmakers in the UK for betting on a variety of games. 49s.co.uk explains their games and publishes the results and provides locations where players can play. It does look like they are planning to go live through the site but not right now.
Getting Started at 49’s.co.uk
Again, don’t expect (at this time) to be able to place your bets directly through the 49s.co.uk’s website. It does say on their home page “Sorry! Our new website will be up and running as soon as possible!” so I guess they do plan on offering betting on their games direct. Not sure how long this process is going to take but for now each game directs players to a bookie in the UK for play.
49’s Ltd and their Games
49s.co.uk offers five games to bet on – 49’s, Irish Lotto, Virtual Horse Racing, Virtual Greyhound Racing, and Rapido. Our initial impression is their website is set up to encourage bookmakers versus clarification on the games mostly as the only explanation on how it works through their “Brand” menu.
More on their Games
49s is played twice a day (lunchtime guessing at noon-ish and tea time around 16:49 GMT), seven days a week with players choosing three numbers. Players have numbers 1-49 to choose from. The draw itself pulls six balls plus the booster ball. Rapido is a little bit more confusing as there are a variety of options depending on what you want to bet up to pick 10 numbers. The draw itself involves “lozenges” from 1 to 80 with twenty numbers drawn. It is played morning daily.
Virtual Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing
Note the word virtual here. Each virtual horse or greyhound has odds identified which go into the number of balls that are assigned to each racer. A “random number generator” calculates who is 1st, 2nd and 3rd down to the last. Betters can experience the game at their local betting shop. It looks like there is one race a day and they emphasize the fact that no races are canceled due to bad weather.
Irish Lotto Betting at 49s.co.uk
Last but not least is betting on the official National Irish Lotto. This takes place twice a week (Wednesday & Saturday) with 3 draws each day. It looks like they pay out on nailing three numbers, though it could depend on different bookmakers.
49s.co.uk Customer Service
This online betting site is registered in Wales & England with a post office box in London. 49’s Ltd. also has an email address, but no telephone number, online form or live chat. Keep in mind, you can’t play through this site, at this time. Players are directed to talk to their local bookmaker for more information, especially what they can win. It’s not a surprise then as players have to be from and in the UK to be able to play – oh and 18 years or older.
The Bottom Line at 49’s Ltd.
Though winning is winning, this is a betting site with products that have been developed and operated by 49s.co.uk – this is not your standard lotteries and don’t look for those mega jackpots.
Some Thing to Do at Lunch Time
Collect Your Winnings As You Play – we think
Somewhere to Go to Place Bets
No Online Play – at this time
No Real Lotteries
No Mega Jackpots
49s.co.uk doesn’t get a thumbs up or thumbs down – it’s just plain weird. If you live in the UK and have nothing better to do around lunchtime, then heading to the local bookie to play 49’s might be a bit of a hoot. For the team and me, we’re going to stick to our lotteries.