Sky Bet Review
Sky Bet Functionality And Awards
Sky Bet specialises in, and only offers betting online and through a particularly good mobile service for iPhone and iPad users. An app can be downloaded on the SkyBet website for Android users, but is not available in the Play Store due to Google Play restrictions. They have won awards for their online sportsbook, regularly receiving top accolades at the eGaming Review operator awards. They are certainly a highly trusted and very popular brand, and being linked to Sky Sports have fantastic live sports news updates on the site.
User Friendliness & Site Design
The Sky Bet website pages load very quickly, is easy on the eye with great images and graphics and many promotions are featured on the homepage, along with the ‘highlights’ sections which shows you the main matches for betting on for that day.
The left hand menu displays easy click categories with ‘Top Sports’ (, ‘Next Horse Races’, ‘Quick Links’ which include Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, NFL, Live Roulette and many more. That is followed by an A-Z of sports categories to choose from for betting, with a massive choice from Boxing, Darts and Motor Sport to Snooker, Politics Betting and Virtual Sports. Clearly displayed in the centre of the home page are the forthcoming and featured events for the day.
There is a superb selection of betting options available on Sky Bet as they cover around 25 sports with a focus on football markets, but have really good market depth coverage for many other sports as well. Their prices are strong and they run a handy cash out option when live betting.
There are roughly around 40 betting opportunities for pre-match options, as well as regular bets such as Half-Time/Full Time and First Goalscorer, head to head, handicap markets and over/unders. and markets for ‘Half-Time Match Specials’, ‘Clean Sheet’ and ‘Score a Hat Trick’. There are so many betting options for any given event on Sky Bet, particularly for tennis and soccer betting sites. The site offers around ten pre-game bets for tennis matches that are a part of large tournaments. When we looked we found that the same applied to Test Matches that involved England and rugby union matches if there was a Home Nations team involved in the game.
The in-play options at Sky Bet are certainly comprehensive, where you can find the live options on the home page. From there you need to click on the event to see all the markets related to that game to get in on the action. You will get stats on football matches as you progress, but that feature isn’t available on all the sports on this online betting site.
One of the big bonuses of signing up for online betting with Sky Bet is that all new customers get a £10 bet without needing to make a deposit into your account!
The Sky Bet Club is free to opt into, and it certainly offers a lot of rewards for players. You will need to have made £25 worth of weekly qualifying stakes at either evens or greater, then you will receive a free £5 bet from them. Do be aware though, that if you miss any week you will be relegated from the Sky Bet Club, but you can purchase your way back in.
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