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Best sportsbook for a fun and playful brand personality
  • Racecards available from all meetings in the UK and Ireland

  • App delivers all the same features and information on the website

  • Easy access to a broad range of other sports and casino games

£10 FREE BET
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NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. MAX ONE £10 FREE BET. QUALIFYING BETS MUST BE PLACED AT ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. PAID AS BONUS TOKEN WITH MIN 4/5 ODDS REQ. SKRILL, NETELLER & PAYPAL NOT ELIGIBLE. REAL MONEY BETS REQUIRED FOR KARAMBA BATTLE. PARTICIPANTS SUBJECT TO TIMEOUT. £1000 WINNER CASH PRIZE GUARANTEED. T&CS APPLY. 18+

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Martin Booth
By Martin Booth  
Updated: 22 July 2021 10:00 am
A lifelong sports fan, Martin has spent his working life as a sports journalist, a copywriter and in various roles in the betting industry. This has given him extensive insight into how betting works, from both sides of the eternal battle between punter and layer.

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Karamba at a glance

Karamba is one of the plethora of recent entrants to the world of digital sports betting. Launched in 2005 as a casino brand, Karamba opened its sportsbook in 2018 but there are already some signs of a promising future. There is a healthy selection of sporting events available, though as with many of the brands operated by Aspire Global International there is a clear sense of the sportsbook having to scrap for attention.

Karamba horse racing customers will find plenty to like on the website. There’s a general sense that Karamba want to have a bit of fun and not take everything too seriously, which is a good note to strike. Although horse racing does not feature in the top carousel, it is to be found high in the vertical navigation bar to the left of the home page. Racecards are available for all races in the UK and Ireland, and a limited selection of meetings from further afield.

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Occasional bonuses are offered on horse racing, including enhanced odds and extra places. There is also the option to take advantage of extras such as forecasts, place betting and betting without the favourite on each race. However, the absence of features such as form and analysis, best odds guaranteed and, most of all, live streaming of races is regrettable.

The good news is that a Karamba sign up bonus is available. Once you stake your first £20 in bets after becoming a customer, you qualify for a £10 free bet. It’s also worth knowing that Karamba’s sportsbook offers change frequently – it’s best to check the website to be sure what promotions and bonuses currently apply.

The same range of events and features is available on the app. However, it must be said that both the app and the site are often glitchy and unresponsive, which does not help the customer experience. It’s also a surprise to find that Karamba is one of the few sportsbooks that imposes a fee for depositing funds – in this case, 2.5 per cent. However, if Karamba can iron out some of these teething problems – it is still in the very early stages of life as a sportsbook brand – there is no reason it cannot stand comparison with some of the best sites and apps around in years to come.

PROS AND CONS

  • Racecards available from all meetings in the UK and Ireland

  • Fun, playful brand personality

  • App available on both Apple and Android devices

  • No live streaming of horse racing

  • No Best Odds Guaranteed

  • No horse racing form guides or analysis

  • 2.5% deposit fee

  • Both app and website can be glitchy at times

Karamba Free Bets and Bonus Codes

When you open the Karamba website or app, you are confronted by a range of attractive offers. However, many of these are for casino players. For Karamba horse racing customers, however, there is one Karamba sign up bonus of interest. When you open your account and place your first £20 in bets, you qualify for a £10 free bet, which must be used within 14 days. There’s no Karamba bonus code since the offer is activated automatically by settlement of your first bet.

Please be aware that Karamba changes its offers on a regular basis to keep things fresh. It’s always best to check the website to be sure what promotions and bonuses currently apply.

£10 Free Bet
T&Cs Apply

NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. MAX ONE £10 FREE BET. QUALIFYING BETS MUST BE PLACED AT ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. PAID AS BONUS TOKEN WITH MIN 4/5 ODDS REQ. SKRILL, NETELLER & PAYPAL NOT ELIGIBLE. REAL MONEY BETS REQUIRED FOR KARAMBA BATTLE. PARTICIPANTS SUBJECT TO TIMEOUT. £1000 WINNER CASH PRIZE GUARANTEED. T&CS APPLY. 18+

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Karamba App

The Karamba app is available for both Apple and Android devices. The sportsbook shares the app with Karamba’s casino and live casino service. However, Karamba horse racing markets are easily accessible from the sport home screen. All the information and data you can find on the website is also available here.

You can access details of racecards from UK, Irish and some international meetings and the process of placing a bet is straightforward. It is surprising, though, that a brand that places the emphasis on fun should choose grey as its main online colour. It also has to be said that the app can be a little clunky and unresponsive at times. Nevertheless, there are signs of promise from such a young sportsbook and it wouldn’t take much to turn this into a really attractive and user-friendly destination for mobile sports betting fans.

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Karamba In Play Betting and Cash Out

It’s great to see that Karamba has responded to the modern desire of punters to keep betting once the action has started. The ability for sportsbooks to update instantly has added that extra layer of excitement to the punting experience.

Events in several sports – sadly, not including horse racing – are covered by Karamba’s in-play capability. Karamba also offers the facility to cash out on a bet if you want to take a profit or limit your losses. If the Cash Out facility applies to your event, you will find an icon on your bet slip.

Karamba Real User Feedback

This is a brand that consciously places the emphasis on fun – so it will no doubt be encouraged by the tone of many positive Karamba reviews to be found online. “If only many other sites were as good clean fun as Karamba!” raved one App Store review. That sentiment was echoed by the visitor who enthused: “Karamba put the fun back into it for me. I recommend it.”

The other facet of life with Karamba that emerges from Karamba bet reviews is the quality of the support received from the customer services team. “Customer service went out of their way to help me!” said one reviewer, while another went on to say: “Excellent customer service. Excellent betting site. I can’t fault this site, it’s one of the best I have been on.”

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Fun online betting app.
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Smiler08288, App Store review
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I joined Karamba three months ago and have been a fan since day one. My first withdrawal was fast and painless.
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Samiya Jahan, Trustpilot review

Karamba Security

Karamba have created highly secure systems to give you confidence when you use their banking facilities. Look for the padlock symbol in the bottom right hand corner of your web browser. This means that your personal information will be encrypted before it leaves your computer.

Whilst the data is in transit, Karamba utilizes the latest 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to ensure that sensitive data is transferred securely over the internet to their secure server, which is protected by the latest firewall.

Karamba Customer Service Checklist

Year Founded: 2018
Telephone Number: 0207 572 1215
Email: contactus-eng@Karamba.com
Live Chat:
High Street Shops:
Banking Options: Debit cards, PayPal, MuchBetter, PaySafeCard

Karamba FAQs

What is Karamba?

Karamba is a casino brand founded in 2005 that launched a sportsbook in 2018. With its HQ in Malta and with a strong emphasis on fun, Karamba offers visitors a wide choice of casino games, as well as several sports betting markets, including horse racing.

Is Karamba legit?

Yes. It’s part of a well-established company, ASG International, and is operated by another big name in gaming, Aspire Global. They are both regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. Karamba uses the latest encryption technology to ensure your financial details and personal data are kept safe.

Does Karamba offer cash out on a horse racing bet?

Yes, but not while a race is on. Horse racing is one of the sports that is not covered by the Karamba in-play offering. As a result, you may cash out a single bet before a race begins, or a multiple bet in between races.

How long does it take to withdraw from Karamba?

The length of time your Karamba withdrawal will take depends on your banking method. However, in most cases your money should be in your personal account within five days of a Karamba withdrawal. Please note that the minimum amount for withdrawals is £10.

How do you use your Karamba free bet?

If you have qualified for your Karamba sign up bonus and placed a total of £20 after joining as a customer, you should have a £10 free bet in your account. This is activated when your initial bets are settled. You can then use your free bet via the bet slip when you next make a selection.

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