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Sun Bets app review - The ultimate guide to the Sun Bets IOS app for iPhone and iPad

Download the Sun Bets app today and get started with a £10 free bet

Sun Bets are the latest new operator to enter the gaming industry and have launched a fantastic new IOS app covering their sportsbook and casino offerings.

Launched in August 2016, Sun Bets runs in partnership with newspaper group News UK and has already proved an instant hit among punters courtesy of its competitive odds and user-friendly interface.

The Sun Bets IOS app is free to download and has been branded as a 'game changer' offering 'thrilling sports betting' and 'lavish casino games' on the go anywhere in the UK and Ireland.

In this comprehensive review, we take you through the ins and outs of this great new app, detailing its key features as well as discussing its benefits and areas for improvement.

How to install

To install the Sun Bets app for free on IOS devices (including iPad), simply:

1) Open up the Apple App Store
2) Search 'Sun Bets' and select 'Download'
3) The App will appear on your home screen
4) Open the app and sign in to your Sun bets account OR create a new account here using the promo code: G10

Supported IOS versions:
8.0 or later. iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus.

Sign-up offer

Register an account with Sun Bets and you will be eligible to receive a £10 free bet when you place a first bet of just £5 or more at minimum single odds of 1/2 (1.5) on any sports market.

The £10 free bet will be credited within 48 hours of the settled qualifying bet and is a brilliant way to get started with Sun Bets.

Bookie background

Sun Bets was launched to co-inside with the start of the 2016-17 football season and carries The Sun's distinctive voice, tapping into the newspaper's sporting audience that are seen as regular betters.

Sun Bets is the latest addition to the tabloid's growing stable of sport and entertainment products, and follows on from the Dream Team fantasy football game and Sun Bingo. 

Powered by Australian gambling giant Tabcorp, Sun Bets is planning on integrating betting opportunities within The Sun's content output on a scale rarely seen in the mainstream media. 

Members of the Sun Bets team will even be present in the daily editorial meetings at the newspaper to see where the new betting site can add some value to the content while simultaneously enjoying an enhanced profile with readers.

Their 'Bet £5 Get £10' welcome offer is reflective of their proposed consumer base of small stakes punters in tandem with The Sun's working-class audience. 

The firm has signed up former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright and Broadcast journalist Matt Chapman as brand ambassadors, who will regularly offer their top tips both on site and through Sun Bets' social media channels.

Placing a bet

One of the notable plus points of the Sun Bets app is its quick and easy bet placement, which is enhanced by the ability to use Touch ID on compatible IOS devices.

The home screen features a left to right scroll menu listing all available sports in alphabetical order, while the 'Featured' menu below picks out the key upcoming events, as well as 'Sun Boosts' and other daily specials.

Finding and placing a football bet could not be simper, with the app giving the option to filter out your desired coupon, for example weekend matches by league or country.

Taping the odds on your selection will automatically add it to the bet slip, which can be found in the top right corner of the screen as circled B icon.

From there, there is an option to insert popular denominations as your stake by simply tapping that amount, while scrolling right allows you to insert any other amount. The potential return is displayed before the bet is placed so you'll know exactly how much your bet returns.


Sun Bets are constantly striving to offer their customers the best possible value for money, and one such instance is their popular Sun Boosts, which feature prominently on the app.

Located under the 'Featured' menu, all price enhancements are listed in time order and usually constitute one market from one or more major upcoming events, for example a live Premier League match or big Horse Racing meeting.

Typical Sun Boosts range from enhanced four-team accumulators to popular markets such as 'to win to nil', first goalscorer and both teams to score. They are open to both new and existing customers and it's well worth keeping an eye out for them on the app.

Sun Bets Casino

Sun Bets casino brings you the experience of a real-life casino straight to your mobile with over 250 slot and table games to choose from, plus a live casino available at the touch of a button.

Customers are able to use their sportsbook balance on casino games and vice-versa, and the majority of slots, jackpots and table games offer players the chance to trial for free before playing for real.

The welcome bonus is reason enough alone to get on board at Sun Bets casino, with a 100% deposit bonus (up to £100), 25 free spins and £5 free on live casino available to all new players when making a first deposit and inserting the promo code: SUNCASINO

You'll need to play through the bonus amount 35 times plus your live casino cash ten times before being able to withdraw your winnings from your cash balance.

The layout of Sun Bets casino on mobile is simple and effective, with users able to search for their favourite game via a central search bar, while blackjack and roulette menus are located directly below the search bar.

Room for improvement?

The Sun Bets app may still be in the early stages of development, but it's certainly a promising start. It's slick, easy to navigate and offers fast bet placement, everything you could ask from a gaming app. 

While The Sun newspaper may not be everyone's cup of tea, Sun Bets are a no-nonsense bookie who look set to make big inroads in the industry and have signalled that intention with their early offerings.

While mainstream sports like football and horse racing are well covered, less markets are available on other sports such as tennis, darts and cricket compared to rival firms. This, however, should soon be rectified once Sun Bets is fully off the ground.

Their in-play offering is very efficient in terms of up to speed odds and swift bet placement, but is currently lacking any graphics through the app to aid decision-making and help punters follow the event more closely.

There is a designed 'Contact Us' section on the app, featuring FAQs, the option to speak to the help team via live chat or a toll-free UK, Ireland or international number. Response times are typically fast and staff are more than happy to assist with any issues.

As of yet, Sun Bets have not secured the rights for live sports streaming, though this is an area they are sure to explore in the coming months.

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