Anyone know anything about these guys ? They say that they have a UK license.
I would be very careful here. There is no Eastbridge Sports Betting Brokerage that I could find listed amongst the UKGC's licensees. There is an 'Eastbridge' (nothing more) listed under Joe Jennings's licences, but the Eastbridge licence is marked as 'inactive'.
Thanks,Trevrizent. I was dubious because they claim to do a lot of business on Asian handicaps.The top bookmakers specialising in Asian handicaps are all Asian,and have closed their doors to UK clients due to our point-of-consumption tax [Although there was some talk of Pinnacle applying for a UK licence].Ladbrokes and Unibet do offer Asian handicaps,but I don't think many UK licenced bookies take bets from brokers [I think Betfair do and Matchbook did].
Betbutler did try being a broker with a UK license,but they went bust.
Apologies to Pinnacle.They are a top bookie and are not based in Asia.My bad.
I eventually found (at the bottom of their responsible gambling page) a reference to Joe Jennings and their UKGC licence, although the UKGC logo is not on their site which suggests the licence may well be inactive/have lapsed.
Nice detective work,Trevrizent.Who knows,perhaps Eastbridge will read this thread and come up with an explanation !
I write betting previews for Eastbridge and can confirm that they are UK licensed, under the Joe Jennings Harlow Ltd UK License. They offer their own prices (which match or better those available with Pinnacle, SBO & IBC, etc), they do not restrict winning punters on football, tennis or US Sports (I know as I have been using/winning with them for over a year). Deposit/withdrawal is to a UK bank account and instant via debit card, no issues around transactions or winnings being paid.
I'd be happy to help anyone with further questions, as I know they would be themselves as well.
Anyway, happy punting!
Betraying my zero knowledge of licensing regulations,here,but how does licensing under somebody else's license actually work ? Is Eastbridge actually part of Joe Jennings ?
The UKGC's licensing system effectively operates on two levels. Some operators have their own individual licence while others share a single 'umbrella' licence often held by their platform provider, e.g. FSB Technology have Dafabet, Toals, 21bet, Blacktypebet and quite a few others all under their single UKGC licence.