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 to bookmakers in the UK for betting on various games. 49s.co.uk explains their games and publishes the results, and provides locations where players can play. Again, don’t expect (at this time) to be able to place your bets directly through 49s.co.uk’s website.
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. They are also partnered with several local betting sites.
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 various 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 every morning.
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 assigned balls to each racer. A “random number generator” calculates 1st, the 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 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. Players are directed to talk to their local bookmaker for more information, especially about what they can win. It’s not a surprise then as players have to be from and in the UK to play – oh, and 18 years or older.
Promos Discounts and Offers at 49’s
As a new customer, you are entitled to cashback of up to 40 pounds if you lose your first bet as a way to encourage you. In addition to that, you get a cash bonus of 10 pounds.
Why You Should Register With 49’s
Something to Do at LunchTime
Collect Your Winnings As You Play – we think
Somewhere to Go to Place Bets
Why You Shouldn’t Register With 49’s
You can’t place bets on their website- at this time
No Real Lotteries
No Mega Jackpots
Is 49s.co.uk Legit?
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. According to them, they have put rigorous policies and procedures in place to ensure a transparent draw.
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.