SPORTINGBET - REVIEW
Sporting Bet Bookmaker Review
There are quite a number of reasons as to why you should go for Sportingbet. The one that however stands out from the rest is the In-play betting service that they are able to offer. You will rarely get any particular time whereby they will not be covering any live event and they have quite a wide range of sports as well as markets.
The fact that this company has been able to post such an impressive growth over a short period of time is quite admirable. The key pillar to their growth has particularly been attributed to the fact that they have been able to translate their site to many languages. This has put them on the global radar and the tight margins that they offer have been quite impressive.
SPORTING BET New Customer Offer
£50 Risk Free First Bet
If your first bet loses, we’ll refund it as a free bet!
Open an account, deposit and place your first bet within seven days – and if it loses we’ll refund it as a free bet up to £50.
- Place your first bet on any sportsbook market with odds of 1.5 or greater
- If it loses we will refund it as a free bet up to £50 within 48 hours
- This free bet will be credited as winnings-only (stake not returned)
- Place your free bet on any sportsbook market with odds of 1.2 or greater
- If your first bet wins, we’ll award you double rewards points
- This offer is only available to new customers who register an account between 00:01 GMT on 01-03-2012 and 23:59 GMT on 31-07-2012.
- The maximum bonus amount is £50 or currency equivalent per user.
- This promotion is not cumulative and it is valid only for the first placed bet. Only “Losing” bets can qualify for this promotion.
- To qualify your first bet must be placed at odds of 1.5 or greater (for multiple bets each leg must be odds of 1.5 or greater).
- Customers who make any deposits via Moneybookers/Skrill & Neteller are excluded from this offer.
Sportingbet was founded back in the year 1998 and the website was launched in October of the same year. Within a very short time, the firm has been able to grow to be one of the biggest online bookmakers. Back in the year 2001, they were able to list in the London Stock Exchange as a plc in the Alternative Investment Market (AiM). Over the years, they have been able to acquire quite a number of betting companies. The one that was most notable was the SportingOdds.com in June 2002. After some years, it became part of SportingBet brand.
Their licensing was done in Antigua and Barbuda but they also some localized brands in Spain, Turkey and Germany. This has made this brand very famous in such countries.
Odds and Markets
One very plausible fact is that Sporting bet has been able to provide the best price when it comes to various football teams, players as well as horses. Something else that also makes them unique is that they are able to offer very competitive pricing not just to the sports that are in North America or UK. As far as the in-play prices are concerned, they are not as great. They will however be reasonably better than the ones that will be offered by other bookmakers that are out there.
Their coverage of the sports and markets that they offer is very excellent and this could be attributed to their website being available in nineteen different languages. Most of us are used to the markets covering racing, NFL and soccer. There are however some other services that you will get covering other sports such as handball, volleyball as well as the European ice-hockey leagues. You will hardly come across a soccer league that will not be covered by Sportingbet. As for the big games, you will be interested to know that there are over 100 pre-match markets.
The blue and white color scheme that has been used for the Sportingbet website is certainly very eye catching. In the middle of the homepage, you will come across all the games that are covered in the In-play by this firm. This is certainly a factor that beats all the other sites that are out there. The live console is also very dynamic and interesting. All the latest incidents will be listed down and the odds will keep on being updated in real time.
Still on the homepage, you will be able to see a graphic that is rotating and will be highlighting all big events that are coming up. Instead of hiding the free bets, they are displayed clearly and neatly. In order to have promotion on some of their items, the website contains both the left and right hand menu. This avoids bombarding the customer with all their services. There are also several other choices available to the customer and they can be easily accessed through the thumbnails that are available.
The customer service at Sportingbet is available 24/7 and they try their best to resolve any problems faced by the customers. Besides the live chat option that is available, they also have both email and telephone support. Once you contact them, they will quickly respond.
Customer Service Email
Customer Service Telephone Number
0800 028 03480800 028 0348 (UK)