Bowmans Sportsbook Company Details
Company name: Bet365 Limited
Brand name: http://www.bowmans.com
Postal address: Bowman International Ltd, Informatics Park, La Tour Koenig, Pointe Aux Sables, Mauritius
Licensed By: United Kingdom
International: +44 161 222 3888
Fax: 1 800 404 9900
Management: Owner Gary Bowman
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Bowmans Sportsbook Company Bio
In 1985 American Football Pools was founded by Gary Bowman in Manchester, England. In England sports betting has been legal and regulated since the 1960’s. American Football Pools, equipped with a British Government license to accept bets from anywhere in the world, was the world’s first offshore book. Over the past 15 years the company has invested millions into it’s ultra-modern computer and satellite telecommunication networks not to mention it’s workforce. In 2007, Bet365 purchased the company, and now manages & operates the company with all the security and expertise that Bet365 has shown since they first came on the scene in1999. Although Bowman’s still functions as a website, it isn’t anything more now than a skin for Bet365, therefore all links will be redirected to Bet365.
Online since: 2001
Offline shops: Yes.
Betting Software: Proprietary.
Bowmans Sportsbook Betting Details
Singles accepted: Yes
Minimum deposit: $50
Deposit options: Bank Transfer, Bank Wire, Cashiers Check, Check, Citadel, Credit Card,
NETeller, Western Union
Accepted credit cards: Visa, Mastercard
Policy towards US residents: –
Deposit fees: Neteller: Free, InstaCash: 3.9% (when using the Bowman’s website), Citadel
ACH: Free (over $50), Western Union: All fees for deposits of $500 or more
will be reimbursed, Bank Wire: customer must pick up the fees, Credit card:
There is a charge of 2% on deposits 1000 and over, and 2.5% on deposits less
than 1000 (Dollars, Euro, Pound Sterling). Deposits take approximately 15
minutes to clear, FedEx: free of charge for deposits above $500, $15 on
deposits less than $500. Regular mail: Free. Cheques will be cleared upon
Minimum bet: $1 internet, $20 phone
Maximum bet: Case by case – call for limit.
Maximum winning: None
Maximum payout: None
Withdrawal options: Express delivery, credit card, regular mail, bank to bank transfer,
NETeller, One free withdrawal per month, Funds deposited by
NETeller must be withdrawn to NETeller
Withdrawal fees: Express delivery $10 USD, $15 CAN; 1 free regular mail refund every 7
days. $5 or €5 will be levied on any additional refunds with the exception
of the UK; Bank Wire: $15 US/ $20 CAN €15/£0. Neteller: $15 USD per
request or currency equivalent.
Account currencies: USD, GBP, EUR, CAN
Supported languages: English
Odds format: American decimal, British fraction.
Secured website technology: Q-L Software, Secure level III socket -128 bit encryption
security with fire walls. Attack Mitigator as protection from
WAP betting: NO
P2P betting: NO
Online chat with customer service: Yes
Bonus offers: 15% sign up bonus, Max. initial deposit bonus is $500, 5X rollover required
Reload Bonus Offers: n/a
Bowmans Sportsbook Review
Site Navigation: The face of the bookmaker; the look, feel and ease of use of the site: 9.7/10
Bonus: Sign-up, referral bonuses are a nice perk: 9.0/10
Transfer: Ease of deposit/withdrawal: 9.9/10
Fees: Lack of deposit/ credit card fees: 9.7/10
Odds: Fairness and chance of winning against the house: 9.6/10
Range of events and special bets: 9.8/10
Service: Questions or concerns met with a quick response: 9.5/10
Trust: Length of company history, strength of reputation: 10/10
Total Score: 97.5%
What They Say: In 1985 American Football Pools was founded by Gary Bowman in Manchester, England. In England sports betting has been legal and regulated since the 1960’s. Indeed there is a bookmaker on almost every street corner and to place a wager, whether large or small, is part of the fabric of everyday life. American Football Pools, equipped with a British Government license to accept bets from anywhere in the world, was the world’s first offshore book. Now called Bowman International, the company has maintained its place in the world of global gaming with a reputation for integrity, reliability and of course legality. High quality service is all well and good but what if you can’t get through? The offshore betting revolution has been built on technology and Bowman International has been at the forefront. Over the past decade the company has invested millions into it’s ultra-modern computer and satellite telecommunication networks not to mention it’s workforce. Bowman International has developed it’s own training program covering all aspects of gaming and financial transactions – All prospective employees must complete this course before being considered for employment. So with highly trained staff combined with state-of-the-art telecommunication networks what else could Bowman International do to maintain their position as the world’s number one offshore book? Expand of course. Bowman International built a major call-center on the island of Mauritius situated in the Indian Ocean, east of South Africa. The Bowman International Treasury Department is situated in the Isle of Man, UK. "Mauritius is perfect for us and our customers," says Gary Bowman. "The country thrives on enterprise and has a very high standard of education. With our satellite based telecommunication system we could have expanded anywhere but Mauritius had all we could want. Now we have over 150 operators to receive bets, deal with all transactions, management and customer service, all situated in the beautiful Republic of Mauritius. It works very well but then it should, we invested an awful lot of time, money and effort into it." The website www.bowmans.com and international gaming licence are 100% owned and operated by Bowman International Sports Ltd, located at Informatics Park, La Tour Koenig, Mauritius. Bowman International Ltd is a sister company and operates the group treasury function from its offices at Cumbrae House, Market Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles.
What We Say: Bowmans operates from the island paradise of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. Bowmans International has a site full of comprehensive content, detailed usage instructions, an intuitive, fast-loading user interface and decent bonuses. Bowmans International offers a 10% 1st deposit bonus, and a 20% reload bonus.