Sky Bet Boiled Down
Being formed in the early 2000s means that Sky Bet is one of the later additions into the sports betting industry; it's a very new kid on the block! Without the history behind them, they have been able to invent themselves freely in the age of the internet. Their slogan, which reads 'it matters more when there's money on it', alongside their connections with Sky TV and others, show that they are aiming mainly at today's recreational gamblers. We think this is a great foundation for a major bookie such as Sky Bet, and what we have found on top are some more very strong features!
Overview of Markets and Bet Types
Sky provides the majority of coverage for football viewing in the UK, so it is obvious that it's where the money and choice is at for betting! Sky Bet's football page is the most comprehensive we have seen, with a huge amount of leagues and competitions to choose from. For football, the amount and variety of bet types is second to none, and they also offer a great selection of fun specials for select football clubs, transfers, and managers. Next to football, Sky Bet has another 34 sports on its website, providing most of them with a great variety of markets and leagues. If you are into tennis then Sky Bet offer all the major competitions, and also some interesting player specials. Put your bet on Andy Murray to win the Olympic Singles Gold Medal in 2016, or Federer to win another Wimbledon singles title in his career!
Bonus Offers and Promotions
Sky Bet is currently offering a free bet of £20 when you place your first bet of just £5, all you need to do is set up an account. We like the simplicity of this welcome offer, though it's not a huge amount. If you're really into your betting, and you normally spend upward of £20 a week, then the Sky Bet Club might be of interest to you. If you spend £25 in a week before midnight on Sunday, you will receive a free £5 bet by Monday that you can use until the following Sunday, as long as you have registered with the Club. It's not just for one week either, you could receive this every week. Apart from these, and a Kempton First Race Special, Sky Bet is not offering any more promotions. We would like to see some more promotions please Sky!
Live Betting and Mobile App
All you need to do is have an account and bet £1 on Sky Bet for you to use the live streaming player on its website. According to them, you can watch more than 2,400 live sports events from around the world. This is accompanied by an in-play betting service which, while having a lot of events to offer, has a rather limited layout for them, with few statistics and some cheap graphics to keep track of the game with. Maybe it would be better to download the glossy Sky Bet Mobile app, available on all major mobile and tablet operating systems, where you can also keep track of your favoured events!
Payment Methods and Info on Support
On its Payment Methods page, Sky Bet has seven possible methods that they accept, which are Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro, MasterCard, Laser, and PayPal. For a bookie, this really isn't many. But, the page is very useful, and by clicking on each method you open a new page full of information regarding how to use it, including what it offers, minimums and maximums, and process times. Deposit times are instant, and withdrawal times are between 2-5 days. To contact Sky Bet is very simple, and you can do it by email, live chat, or phone.
In terms of Sky Bet's numbers, odds, markets and bets, it is excellent, especially for football! But, for customer satisfaction, the lack of offers and promotions and payment methods do let the side down a bit.