I had a positive experience over at The Pools, and I think they are worth checking out.
As mentioned, The Pools have a very nice website design, which helps along, as it has a calm, relaxing feel and offers an excellent user experience.
Beyond the surface stuff, the Welcome Bonus at The Pools was a little disappointing, in my opinion. I was surprised that the bonus, which is just £5, can only be used on Virtual Sports.
Those are games of chance and have nothing to do with testing my betting skills, which I found a little frustrating.
I have to get another slight weakness out of the way, and that’s their sportsbook. Their market coverage and variety for things outside of football and horse racing aren’t the greatest. Expand their main sportsbook menu, and you’ll see a lot of sports, but options within are limited.
They have two significant areas of focus - football and racing. On the upside, though, their horse racing is excellent as you can get strong early prices on many races at home and abroad, plus there are live racing streams to boot.
I was also happy to see an option for Classic Pools on the site. That’s where you make picks for a given round. For example, make ten picks, and big cash prizes can be snapped up if you get at least eight score draws.
There is a good range of sports promotions on their site. The Pools are excellent in this area, from Acca Boosts to the loyalty club and money-back specials on horse racing.
To summarise, it’s a good, nuts and bolts betting platform with great bonuses and one that is worth exploring.