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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.
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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.
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.Website
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.
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.
The Skybet app gets the thumbs up for being one of the most user-friendly out there at the moment. From Super Six to price boosts and live stats, this app has everything you would expect from one of the leading online operators.
Available in both IOS and Android formats, the Skybet app offers simple bet placement, as well as exclusive offers and rewards to serve up the ultimate mobile betting interface.
The Skybet tracker is the new home of Cash Out, with built in live football stats and your bet status in one place, wherever you are across any device. Place your bet as usual and qualifying markets will automatically appear in Sky Bet Tracker.
Skybet are renowned for their spontaneous price boosts, and these feature predominantly on the app, with the key offers notably listed at the top of the homepage and others situated within the specific sports sub-categories.
A separate app is available to download in order to submit your Super Six predictions, while live streaming of all UK horse races can be viewed via the app providing at least £1 has been staked on that race.
As shown by the iPad version below, placing a bet could not be easier, with a clear betslip listing all selections and open bets, as well as the headline price boost at the foot of the screen.
It is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the design of the app and the end result is that is easy to download, find and place your bets in as few steps as possible, taking advantage of the array of unique features the firm has to offer.
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.
Anyone who places a total of £25 in one week at Sky Bet will qualify for a free £5 bet, via the Sky Bet Free Bet Club. This can be done every week, which means that there is a total of £260 in free bets available, just for betting with Sky Bet.