License: United Kingdom

Currencies: GBP, EUR, USD

Languages: English

Site Terms: View the site’s Terms & Conditions

My Rating: 86%

McBookie is one of the leading bookmakers in Scotland which places a heavy emphasis on Scottish football and Scottish sport. The bookie offers a basic but comprehensive service which is designed to attract customers that like to bet on Scottish sports above anything else. Other markets aren’t excluded but they get less coverage than elsewhere on the market.

Website Design & Usability 18/20

The design of the website is very simple. The website uses a classic bookmaker layout which makes all sports and the most popular markets very easy to find for any fan that likes to bet regularly. Using the website is equally simple as there is no confusion over what to do when a selection has been made and all bets can be tracked via the bet slip towards the top of the page.

Markets & Odds 17/20

The range of markets with McBookie is limited but all of the most popular markets are listed and are easy to find. There are some more obscure markets listed through a novelty markets link but little is laid on for the punters who will be looking for that strange bet to lay. The odds are reasonable and McBookie ha started to compete for attention and position on odds comparison sites. However, the company doesn’t have a huge turnover like some competitors and therefore can’t offer the same value.

Customer Service & Money 20/20

Nothing bad to say in terms of customer service. The contacts tab is easy to find down the left of the page detailing telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. This makes it very easy for any customer with a problem to get in touch and rectify that issue promptly. Money is handled in a professional way with a variety of popular and accepted methods available to make deposits and withdrawals; Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Bankers Cheque, Western Union, Moneybookers and Neteller.

Promotions & Offers 17/20

The basic welcome offer with McBookie is a sign up bonus of a free £10 bet which is available to all new customers. New customers simply have to sign up, make a first deposit and then use that deposit in a wager in order to get the free bet.

There is also a very good offer available through the casino section of the website which works in exactly the same way. The welcome bonus for the casino section is up to £100 of free capital to use across a variety of different games. The poker welcome offer works in the same way with a 100% match offered on first deposits of up to 100 Euros.

Extra Services 14/20

Extra services is where McBookie loses a lot of marks because there simply aren’t the same options that are offered by a lot of competitors. There is no live chat facility which allows customers to talk to employees within seconds. There are no links to watch or to listen to live events as they happen to enhance live betting. The only extra services offered which catch the eye are information tabs with legal advice about betting.


McBookie is a solid bookmaker in terms of sports betting or casino and poker play. Any punter can use the bookie in any of these areas and have a great time as they go about their daily gambling. However, the bookie lacks the things which are necessary to take gambling up an extra level.