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Hits

  • Everyone can join the Free Bet Club and get £5 every week
  • Sky Bet’s odds are pretty strong for all the sports covered
  • They have an impressive array of special bets for sports and entertainment
  • The website is well-structured and you can often find your bet on the homepage

Misses

  • The site is only available in English 
  • Therefore, the range of sports and markets are very UK-focused

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Summary

Sky Bet are one of our favourite bookmakers and they are the best when it comes to their new customer bonus. When you register an account with Sky Bet, you will qualify for the Free Bet Club. Once a member you can claim a £5 free matched bet every week.

They should also be applauded for the excellent prices that are available, especially for soccer betting where Sky Bet have 105% margins for the top European Leagues. They are also the bookie to visit if you want to have a special bet on a big event such as the Ryder Cup, World Cup or Wimbledon as the traders will often come up with something fun and imaginative.

The fact that Sky Bet reward loyalty is also a big plus, with this bookmaker offering customers the chance to claim £20 off their Sky bill or instead claim £20 in free bets when they have placed a certain number of bets.

New Customer Offer

Register a new account with Sky Bet and you can receive a £20 free bet when you make a first deposit of just £5. You will also be eligible to join the Free Bet Club, which gives you a £5 free bet every week.

Wagering Requirement

The Free Bet Club requires customers to place one bet of £5 per week in order to receive their free £5 bet.

Background

Skybet are part of the BSkyB Group Plc and have been online since 1998. They were known as Surrey Bet until 2003 when the acquisition took place. The company is licensed in the United Kingdom and has a registered address in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

As one of the 20 largest companies in the UK, BSkyB provide a strong degree of credibility, not to mention financial clout to their betting arm. Due to the provision of satellite television, Skybet's service has also become synonymous with 'pressing the red button' and betting interactively using the remote control.

Odds and Markets

Sky Bet have very good odds when it comes to betting on the Premier League, Champions League and La Liga. In fact, their margins are around 105% when it comes to all the top leagues and they regularly stand out when it comes to the price on a favourite for a particular soccer match. It means that this firm regularly come out on top when it comes to placing multiple bets and that’s why a lot of customers will visit to place their accumulator selections.

The range of sports is also quite strong, although this bookie very much caters for UK-based customers or at least those people that want to bet on UK sports. After soccer, it’s the horse racing service which is strongest, although Sky Bet make sure that they offer a competitive range of markets for any of the sports that are covered on the Sky TV channels and that includes darts, tennis, rugby league and golf. The same applies with In-Play betting.

Sky Bet are also very good when it comes to special bets, such as betting on the next manager of a football club or betting on which club a football player will next sign for.

Website

There is lots going on at the Sky Bet website, which features a rotating graphic which advertises upcoming sporting events along with any promotions that are available. The enhanced odds available on selected matches are also highlighted, along with any events that are being covered In-Play. Sky Bet are keen to cram as much information into one page as possible, with a list of football and racing ‘highlights’ also included along with details of where they can be watched and whether you can bet In-Play on them.

Naturally, there is also a way of selecting your bet from the left-hand menu, which helpfully has the ‘Next Horse Races’ listed along with ‘Quick Links’ and then an ‘A-Z Sports’. The site pages load very quickly and there is a neat sub-section for each sport which includes graphics to lead through to further sub-sections. For sports such as soccer, it lists the number of bets and clicking on this link unearths all available propositions. Bet placement is also nice and neat, while you can watch live horse racing at the site.

Customer Service

Sky Bet have 24/7 customer service available and there are several ways that you can contact them. The live chat facility is probably the most impressive, although they usually come back to any emails within an hour and the telephone staff are also very helpful.

Customer Service Email

help@ skybet.com

Customer Service Telephone Number

08000 724 777


Sign Up Offer

Register a new account with Sky Bet and you can receive a £20 free bet when you make a first deposit of £5 and you will also be eligible to join the Free Bet Club, which gives you a £5 free bet every week.


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