A generous list of available sports is listed on the left-hand side of the sports page. Key tournaments (The Open golf and the Tour De France cycling were top of the list at the time of review) are listed at the top. A football Transfer markets heading followed as the transfer window was in full swing.
Those white label events are then followed by the key money makers – horse racing and football, darts, golf and tennis.
Then the remaining sports markets were displayed in alphabetical order – American Football, Aussie Rules Football, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, E-Sports, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Racing, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker & Pool, Speedway, Surfing, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Sports and Gaelic Football. A Specials market was also thrown in to complete the list. The prices available are competitive.
In each sport the outright markets are fully stocked and markets exist for most competitions and leagues around the world. Ante-post options also exist on upcoming matches. It’s all there, but the volume of markets available within a match might prove limiting to the seasoned online punter.
Expect industry-standard odds from TLC Bet.
Live Betting & Streaming – Is there live streaming available?
There is nothing. Zilch. Diddly squat. While the rest of the industry has appreciated for some time that punters like to be wooed with moving images and the occasional podcast or blog posting, this new-fangled malarkey seems to have passed TLC by.
Again this provides the punter with the impression the sport section is perhaps an afterthought and would be an easy area to improve the company’s offering if they were looking for quick fixes.
That impression is reflected in their social media presence. When the website was reviewed there were no options to go through to the social media side of things. Upon further digging, both of TLC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts lacked recent content and therefore fell behind from a customer engagement standpoint.
TLC Bet In-Play
TLC Bet’s in-play activity is wide-ranging and their live markets have grown significantly in recent years.
The In-Play markets are easy to find, displayed on the middle of the screen, although they are not as extensive as on some other sites. The major players have circa 300 markets on major matches, while TLC Bet offer around 100. A cash-out facility is also available in-play.
There is a Live Schedule section on the website so customers can see what matches are upcoming.
TLC Bet Stats & Form
Statistics are available in-play, but no form guides or further information is available pre-match. A results service is available on the website.
The same can be said for the horse racing section where basic statistics such as age and weight, plus jockey and trainer, are offered but again a lack of form information will turn seasoned punters off.
Although the sportsbook is well stocked there are better and more established websites around. While there is nothing overtly wrong with what is on offer it does smack of a sports section for existing casino users rather than something that would lure punters away from the major players in this field.