SkyBet Review

SkyBet

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  Mobile Betting

  Live Betting

  Live Streaming

  Rewards Program


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Sky probably don't need any kind of introduction - the British broadcaster is also online, offering sports betting, casino games, online bingo and online poker.

SkyBet Welcome Bonus

Sky offer their new customers a generous £10 free bet with no deposit or qualifying bet needed (UK & Ire customers only). In addition to that, you can also claim a weekly £5 bonus by joining the Sky Bet Free Bets Club - entry is as simple as placing a qualifying wager each week, which will earn you that weeks freebie.

Other Promotions at SkyBet

  • Daily Racing Offers: There's a different racing offer every day at SkyBet - check the SkyBet website for todays special.
  • Boosted Forecasts & Tricasts: Winning forecast bets receive a 10% winnings boost and winning tricasts get a 15% boost.
  • Racing Concessions: Backed a lemon? If Sky feel you were hard done by in the race you could be in line for a free bet. Examples include the horse slipping, refusing to run or getting injured and the jockey falling off in a flat race. Plus they pay both winners in a dead heat.

Site Features

  • Rewards Program: There's a £5 bonus up for grabs every week in Sky free bet club. Just bet £25 or more in a week and the free bet is yours. We would point out that you need to stay active in order to keep the free bets coming, but don't worry if you do miss a week - you can start the free bet train again by betting £40 or more in a week.
  • Live Streaming: Sky offer live streaming of over 4,000 horse races each year. You can watch on your computer or mobile device, and the minimum bet per race is £1.
  • Mobile Betting: SkyBet has mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, as well as a mobile site for other phones.

Editor review

SkyBet 2013-01-15 18:14:19 Editor
Rating 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Editor    January 15, 2013

Sky Bet Review

Aesthetically there are few betting sites that look as good as Sky Bet. Those familiar with the company Sky probably wouldn’t expect anything less however. But still, even with that taken into account it looks superb. It’s hard to explain why though, as when we flick through the site and really get down to detail it’s not really that flash. But it’s possibly that simplicity that makes the site tick, and usability within the betting industry is massive for bookmakers.

Sky Bet has big advantage over many of their rivals in the form of them being able to sync their site into the Sky Sports channels that they run via their satellite company. It all seems to inter-link nicely especially with the likes of the Sky Bet betting app, Sky Sports App, Soccer Saturday App and even Sky Go allowing you to watch sky sports on your mobile. If there was a betting site that was ‘on-the-go’ then this would be it.

What we love about the site is the depth of Sky Bet. We’re talking in terms of both sports and market coverage for each sport; it’s simply superb. It’s easy for bookmakers to promote sports and then provide a pitiful amount of markets but make it look from their homepage that they cover loads of bases. Clicking on some of the smaller sports on any betting site will give a good indication as to the overall depth of the site, with Sky Bet scoring very well in this area. If we take their Aussie Rules section – which doesn’t have a great following in the UK – then you will be met with around 10 markets ranging from Grand Final winner, Top 8 finish, Coleman Medal, Brownlow Medal and much more. 10 markets may not seem a lot, but for a sport with little to no following in their target area, then it’s a good amount.

There are tons of little features which make Sky Bet work so well. Things such as their horse racing form guides, betting calculators, form & stats section, mobile ready, loyalty offers and even the integration with their poker, casino and bingo sites which all amalgamate into making Sky Bet such a brilliant gambling portal. The one niggle we would have would be on their welcome bonus where the maximum you can pick up is £15 (combined). The only drawback comes for the bigger players who are starved somewhat of a good bonus amount, but on the other hand for people starting out on limited bankrolls their no deposit bonus is without the best in the industry. I guess it just shows how hard it is to please every party.

 

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