With years in the industry, SportingBet don't feel the need to over-complicate their sportsbetting site - nor should they
Launched in 1998, SportingBet has the longevity and the reputation to put it among the very best online sportsbetting sites.
But does the site itself match the firm’s 17 years+ experience in the business? Let’s take a closer look at SportingBet to see if it’s deserving of some hard-earned betting action.
Since launching when most online sportsbooks were just a twinkle in their creators’ eyes, SportingBet has grown to become one of the world’s biggest online providers.
They boast 700,000 customers across 26 countries, and have 8,000 betting markets open every day.
- 300 in-play betting markets
- Licensed in Malta and the UK
- Loads of sports stats in the multi-lingual area
- Cash-out option for sports bettors
- Needs more horse racing bonuses
- Welcome bonus requires a lot of initial bets
- Cash-Out bets only apply to certain sports
New customers to SportingBet can earn a free cash bonus worth £50 when they join. To qualify, players must deposit and make a sports bet worth £5 or more. Players then earn a second bonus amount based on the average bet size of their first five bets.
A final, third bonus is paid out according to the average bet size across the initial 10 bets on the site. Again, a £5 minimum stake on each bet is required to qualify.
Markets and Bets
There’s a solid range of betting markets available at SportingBet, ranging from the familiar (football, tennis, horse racing) to the not-so-familiar (handball, water polo, poker events) with odds clearly displayed on-screen. In fact, the betting markets are among the tidiest we’ve seen displayed on an online sportsbook.
As with all the best online sportsbetting sites, a Cash Out option is available to customers. This lets gamblers take a small profit before the end of a game or minimise any expected losses on the bet. Only football, tennis, basketball and cricket are currently eligible.
SportingBet also operates a good service for anyone winning bets via SportingBet’s outlets at UK stadia. The ‘Claim My Bet’ lets you enter your winning coupon number online and have your winnings sent direct to your account.
Promotions and Offers
At time of writing, SportingBet customers can earn a free tennis bet when placing a 5-selection tennis accumulator. If one of the bets loses, players’ stakes are refunded as a free bet up to £50.
Deposit Methods / Banking
SportingBet currently supports deposits and withdrawals from major credit and debit cards like VISA and MasterCard. In addition, customers can use e-wallets like NETELLER, PayPal and Moneybookers/Skrill, as well as online payment options like paysafecard and CLICK2PAY.
Email: Online form
Phone: 0800 028 0348 (Free)
Live Chat: On-site available
With years in the industry, SportingBet don’t feel the need to over-complicate their sportsbetting site – nor should they. With clearly-labelled bets and markets, and an easy-to-navigate lobby for customers, SportingBet is definitely the sportsbook for players who like to get to their bets fast.