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Reasons to Play

  • The prestige, power and prowess of an enormous international brand
  • A polished and well-presented website that is easy to work with
  • Solid introductory offer free from excessive terms and conditions
  • Excellent live betting facility and a great mobile experience

Depost / Withdrawal

  • payments
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Payout Percentage

90
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  • Visual Pleasure
    8
    out of 10
  • Ease of Use
    9
    out of 10
  • Originality
    9
    out of 10
  • Special Offers
    8
    out of 10
  • Performance
    9
    out of 10

Sky Bet

Sky Bet has been in business for a fair few years now and has gained an extremely strong following across the UK. One of the most instantly recognisable brands in operation, the service has been melded around Sky’s regular way of doing business and has a nicely familiar look and feel. Alongside Sky Casino, Sky Poker, Sky Vegas and many more, each of Sky Bet certainly seems to have stepped to the forefront as a real industry leader. But how do they perform when put to the test? Casino Papa has done exactly that – read on for more!

Overview

Sky Bet first came into business in 2002 and has since grown into one of the UK’s most widely recognised online gaming brands. Sky itself is a company that offers an abundance of TV and entertainment services across the UK and Europe, the company also owns and operates Oddschecker. Sky’s betting service is promoted by dozens of famous faces from across the world of sport, the mobile app released in 2011 is regarded as one of the best released to date and its sister services including Sky Casino and Sky Bingo deliver endless gaming opportunities for UK punters.

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Contact Information

  • Customer Service
  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Registered Office
    Sky Bet, 2 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP

Site Summary

The sheer volume of sporting leagues, events and one-offs the Sky Bet sportsbook opens access to is impressive to say the least. Unsurprisingly, perhaps the strongest and most popular service of all is Sky Bet’s football betting services, which is the primary draw for most. All national and international upper-league games are covered, along with tournaments and one-off friendlies. After football, horse racing is the second strongest feature/service of Sky Bet and once again the abundance of betting opportunities is really something else.

Among the other sports you’ll find on offer at Sky Bet are rugby, tennis, golf, speedway and so many more besides. Coupled with the thousands of games on offer across the site’s sister sites, it’s easy to see why Sky Bet is such a popular choice.

The Sky Bet site itself is extremely easy to use and presents the very best of all betting opportunities on the first page. It’s very much a simplified point and click affair that demands little prior knowledge of betting to get started (ideal for newbies!). There’s a full A to Z of sports down the left hand side, all the upcoming action from various sports is listed in the centre and real-time results are also delivered for those keeping their eye on the action.

And of course, you’ll also find a bunch of links to the other Sky betting sites across the top of the page, not to mention a fair few advertising banners outlining any special deals and promotions at the time. Like many leading sites, the home page also leads directly to helpful resources with guides on betting safely and getting the most from the experience.

If bonuses and promos are your thing…which they probably are…you’ll be pleased to hear Sky Bet ticks all the right boxes here too. At the time of writing, newcomers are being offered a £25 Free bet upon making their first bet of £5. After this, joining the Sky Bet Club opens up the opportunity to take home a £5 free bet every week for four weeks, when betting at least £25 of your own money. Terms and conditions apply (be sure to read them first) but aren’t nearly as severe as they tend to be elsewhere.

The popularity of live betting is growing at record pace these days. Fortunately, Sky Bet has introduced a dedicated Live Betting page on the primary website,

which features a comprehensive calendar of all live betting events on the horizon. A vast range of sports are covered from all over the world, though national and international football fixtures are by a wide margin the most popular of all…no surprises there!

On a slight downside, during our own experience with Sky Bet we couldn’t say that they were always offering the very best odds on most markets. They were usually in line with the competition when it came to football, but we rarely found a horse where at least slightly more generous odds couldn’t be found elsewhere. Still, that’s only in our experience…maybe you’ll find different!

The mobile site is a dream to work with, getting in touch is a doddle and there are loads of on-going promotions in line with major events – horse racing in particular. On the whole therefore, shy of a few minor imperfections there’s really nothing you can say about Sky Bet other than…check it out for yourself!

Cons

  • Not always the best odds, particularly on horse racing
  • Not nearly enough live streaming action
  • Bonus offer not quite as generous as elsewhere

Pros

  • An absolutely enormous range of betting markets from all over the world
  • Clear focus on live betting, which is presented beautifully
  • Brilliant security and outstanding customer service in general
  • Excellent introductory bonus offers and on-going promotions
  • Site design that is easy to get to grips with and ideal for newcomers
  • The mobile experience is also quite excellent
  • Superb virtual sports and events

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