In this guide we will provide you with our recommended list of online bookmakers based in Gibraltar. You may have wondered why so many gambling companies choose to base their businesses in Gibraltar. The reason is because of the tax advantages. Companies pay a very low rate of corporation tax in Gibraltar.
All of the online bookmakers that we recommend that are based in Gibraltar will have an operating license from the Gibraltar Licensing Authority (GLA). Gambling companies must adhere to the strict rules of this license. One of those rules is that they must have a know your customer (KYC) procedure that verifies the identity of all of their members.
What we look for with an online bookmaker in Gibraltar
Below, you will see our recommended list of offshore bookmakers in Gibraltar. We have a very experienced team here at AZBookmakers that applies several stringent checks and tests to every Gibraltar bookmaker that we review. There are only a small number of Gibraltar bookmakers on our list because only a few of them fully pass all of our tough tests.
Are they really in Gibraltar and do they have a good reputation?
The most important check that we make is if the online bookmaker really is in Gibraltar and has a valid operating license. Just because an online bookmaker states on their website that they are form Gibraltar and have a valid license from the GLA does not always mean that this is true. Unfortunately, there are unlicensed bookmakers that will say anything to attract new members.
Once we have verified that the bookmaker is based in Gibraltar and has a valid GLA license then we will check that they do not appear on any online gambling blacklists. There are special websites that provide blacklists of online bookmakers who have not treated their members fairly.
In addition to this, we dig deeper to see if there are any negative comments about the online bookmaker on gambling forums or other places online. There will always be negative comments about any bookmaker so our experienced team will examine these carefully and only exclude those bookmakers where the comments are regular and justified.
What sports are covered and markets offered?
Our next task is to assess the sports covered by the bookmaker and any other betting opportunities that they provide. We expect bookmakers in Gibraltar to cover a wide range of sports and certainly the most popular ones such as football. In Europe, football betting is a favorite of most gamblers so we will check what leagues are covered and more.
What other sports does the Gibraltar bookmaker offer betting opportunities for? If they accept gamblers from different countries then they need to provide the most popular sports across the world. In the UK and Ireland, the most popular sports are football, horse racing and tennis. Others may want American sports such as the NFL, baseball and basketball.
The markets that the Gibraltar bookmaker offers for all of their sports is also very important. With some sports there are a lot of possible markets. Football is a very good example. We will check to see if they offer Asian handicap bets and lots of others.
There is no point you registering with a bookmaker based in Gibraltar and making a deposit if they do not provide betting opportunities on the sports that you want to bet on. Of course, we cannot predict what your favorite sports bets are, so we look for bookies that have the widest range of sports and markets.
Does the Gibraltar bookmaker provide good support?
There are many issues that can arise when you are placing bets on sports. We consider it essential that the bookmaker provides a reliable support service. The best way to contact the support team of a bookmaker is live chat in our opinion. With live chat, you get a very fast response to your inquiry and you can communicate in real time.
Our team will contact the support team of a Gibraltar bookmaker and ask them different questions. Here we are testing how long it takes them to respond, how friendly and helpful the support team are, and how knowledgeable they are. Only those bookmakers that provide good support make our recommended list.
What payment methods do they accept?
We check all of the Gibraltar bookmakers that we review for the range of payment methods they accept for deposits and withdrawals. Not everyone wants to use a bank transfer or a credit card. This usually means that they have to provide the bookmaker with their sensitive financial information.
There are a lot of different e-wallet payment systems that gamblers like to use. These protect their financial details. A good example of a popular e-wallet system is Neteller. We believe that you should have the widest choice of payment options. Our team also checks the deposit and withdrawal processes deployed by the Gibraltar bookmaker.
What bonuses are offered by the Gibraltar bookmaker?
Because the online bookmaker industry is so competitive, most bookies offer bonuses to new and existing members. We look at all of the different bonuses that the Gibraltar bookmakers offer as well as the terms and conditions that are associated with the bonuses.
There are always terms and conditions with bookmaker bonuses. Usually, there will be a wagering requirement and sometimes these can be pretty severe. The bookies from Gibraltar with the best bonuses appear on our recommended list. There are other tests that we apply as well such as the security arrangements of the Gibraltar bookmaker.