Our Rating: “A” (96%)
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Sky Bet is the sports betting arm of Sky plc, one of the UK’s most recognisable and powerful companies with a huge share of the UK media market. The sportsbook subsidiary is operated from headquarters in Leeds and operates on various platforms including online, on mobile and through a Sky TV interactive service. It was launched in 2002 and has grown rapidly since.
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As you would expect, Sky Bet offers a huge range of sports betting markets and boasts an vast array of sports covering everything from American Football to Yachting. There is a good depth to the various sports categories too, with outrights, specials and various bet types giving you the option to wager in a number of different ways. Sky’s strong association with football is reflected in a massive roster of worldwide leagues to bet on and unrivalled coverage of the English leagues right down to the seventh tier divisions.
The high profile name and extensive TV coverage give Sky Bet a very familiar feel which immediately makes you feel at home. The layout is simple and easy to understand, with just the right amount of information to grab your attention without becoming over-imposing. Live and forthcoming events are given priority on the homepage for quick navigation and to tempt you into a cheeky In-Play bet while you browse. There are also plenty of action-packed images to add a bit of colour and excitement to proceedings.
Functionality and Features
Sky Bet has a huge range of interesting features to keep even the most demanding customers more than satisfied. Bet In-Play offers interactive graphics in various sports, helping you to track the action while you consider your next move or wait to see how your bets play out. The site also has various platforms to help give you the latest information including quick links to a live Twitter feed and a link-up with SportingLife.com. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the Sky Bet site however is its Virtual Sports games, which offer an exciting and surprisingly life-like representation of various sports.
Sky Bet has a special club for customers wishing to take advantage of their latest bonus offers, with a generous £20 bonus for users who sign up and deposit £5 or more. You are automatically made a member of the SkyBet Club when you register an account and will be able to opt-in to the Weekly Free Bets Promotion which treats users to a free £5 bet every week. Sky’s sponsorship deal with the Football League also means that the company is giving away tickets to Sky Bet Championship games throughout the football season.