Sky Bet Review
It should be no surprise that the potentially very lucrative online gambling milieu should attract the attention of well-heeled conglomerates. After all they’re all about increasing profits for their shareholders and a successful online betting operation is one of the most cost-effective ways known to man to do just that. In the case of Sky Bet the conglomerate in question would, of course, be Sky TV, the UK media giant known to anyone not living under a rock for the past 2 decades. The Sky Bet online enterprise allows you to bet on any one of the sport offerings you’ll find on any one of Sky TVs channels, as well as countless other sporting events they don’t cover at the moment. Skybet is now one of the biggest betting brands around and offers such great things as its Request a Bet in which you can select your own bets, it also has some great free games to keep you interested such as the Sky Super 6 and Sky Six A Side. Along with these excellent features, they also offer an amazing free bet offer, unlike the Betstars free bet offer or the Betfair bet £10 get £30 offer the Skybet platform offers a no deposit £10 free bet. This means as soon as you sign up you have a £10 free bet to play with without even depositing.
Sky Bet Website Review
The Sky Bet website has a cluttered feel about it mostly driven by the plethora of colours it employs and the fact that the structure varies almost from page to page. 3 columns on one page, 2 columns on the next, maybe 4 columns on the next. But are those pages effective in delivering information you can use to make informed wagers? For the most part, yes.
Sky Bet offers a wide array of sports to bet on including:
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- American Football
- Horse Racing
- Greyhound Racing
- Formula 1
- Australian Rules Football
- Ice Hockey
- And much more…
The offerings are laid out in a logical, easy to read fashion although as you get further downstream in the Sky Bet website you can almost get the feeling that you’ve migrated to another site.
Sky Bet In-Play Betting
The incredible range of sporting markets on offer at Sky Bet extends to their live in-play betting section as well. Nearly every one of the sports they cover is available for live betting action. Odds for the various matches etc are updated regularly and are generally competitive. The middle column of the in-play page is where you’ll find the relevant markets offered. Select an event and you’re presented with a dedicated console where you can follow the action, keep track of the odds and view match stats. It’s the kind of feature you’d expect from a company as well-funded as Sky and to their credit they don’t disappoint. With all this and the fact the Skybet sign up offer is a £10 free bet no deposit it gives you a great chance to try the website without even spending money.
One area where Sky Bet should earn our eternal gratitude and praise is in the area of live streaming. Because Sky Bets is a subsidiary of one of the largest sports media companies on earth you’d think that would give them a leg up on being able to offer live streaming on an outrageous number of events. But, for whatever reason, they only offer live streaming on UK and Irish horse racing at the moment. To say this decision on their part is a head-scratcher would be understating things.
Sky Bet Free Bet Club and Other Promotional Offers
While Sky Bet live streaming is not all it potentially could be the company do a decent job when it comes to offering bonuses and promotions. These include:
- Sky Bet Free Bet offer – Unique among sports betting sites Sky Bet actually give you something for nothing. Just for registering you’ll receive a £10 Sky Bet free bet you can place on any sporting event you wish. We’ll take that all day.
- Best Odds Guaranteed – This Sky Bet bonus is for all UK and Irish horse races. If your horse should go off at higher odds than you took Sky Bet will pay out at the higher odds.
- The Sky Bet Free Bet Club – Place £25 on bets that have odds of 2 or greater any week before midnight Sunday and you’ll receive a Sky Bet bonus of £5 credited to your account in the form of a Sky Bet free bet.
- Football Super 6 – This Sky Bet bonus is free to enter. Simply guess the correct results of 6 matches Sky Bet determines and win a potentially huge pay day.
All of the above, from the Sky Bet Free Bet Club offer to any other Sky Bet bonus or promotion is subject to change at any time. So make sure you check for new promotions every time you log on because Sky mixes things up with regularity.
Sky Bet Deposits and Payments
Sky Bet provide a fair number of deposit and payment options. By ‘fair’ we mean pretty thin considering the clout the company has and the number of options they could present. That said currently acceptable deposit and payment options are:
- VISA credit and debit
- VISA Electron
What We Like About Skybet
We like the absurd number of sports they cover. We like that they offer an almost equally absurd number of live betting options. We like that they provide live streaming of UK and Irish horse races. We like that they pay off in a timely, trouble free manner. We like the Sky Bet Free Bet Club. We like the other Sky Bet free bet and Sky Bet bonus offers. We like that navigation of the site, while not perfect, is basically easy. And did we mention we really like the £10 free bet just for signing up?
What We’re Not Crazy About on Sky Bet
We’re at a loss to understand why such a media rich company would cut back on live streaming the way they’ve done? We don’t like that. We’re not crazy about the limited number of deposit and payment options either. And, while we’ve got our grumpy face on we don’t like the big impersonal feel of the site just on general principles.
Regardless of your opinion of multinational corporations, Sky Bet do a decent job of providing the dedicated punter with reasons to visit their site. The vast array of betting markets alone make signing up potentially worth it. It should also be noted that the company do an excellent job with their mobile site which loads quick, offers the same absurd number of betting markets and makes organisational sense on the small smartphone screen.
Skybet offer two great fantasy football games you can play, one is the Super Six game and you can follow all our Super 6 tips here. As well as that they run a fantastic new game called Sky sports 6 a side every week, you can follow our sky fantasy football tips here.