Sportingbet Review

Sportingbet sign up bonus is a welcome offer of a maximum amount of £50 for new customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

  • Bonus: Free bet up to €/£50
  • Max. Bonus: No code required
  • Odds Required: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Rating: 7.5/10.0
  • Bonus Code: No code required
  • Mobile: Yes

Apparently, it seems like most of the top UK bookmakers were born in the late 90s. This is because sportingbet bookmaker also came into existence in the year 1998. Since then, it has been able to legally acquire some other small betting companies along the way. This company purchased SportingOdds.com in the year 2002. The company is proud to have over 0.7 million active users from 26 countries that are from different continents in the world. It also has so many sporting events to offer to its customers for betting.

The available sporting events

The bookmaker offers several sporting events to its customers for betting purposes. The markets that are readily available include Horse racing, Crickets, Darts, snooker, professional basketball, tennis, rugby union and not forgetting the most common market, football. There are some other special events this bookmaker also offers to its clients. These are the pool, MMA, and politics. Those common football leagues across the world are found here.

Promotions and Bonuses

Every bookmaker that has matriculated for many years is probably because of the promotions and bonuses that it offers to its players. Sportingbet has also not been left behind since it too has bonuses and rewards for its customers.
It has the “welcome bonus” set in place for its newly registered clients. The offer is €50 and is normally split into three parts. The first bonus of €10 is normally obtained when the new punter makes a deposit and places a stake of €10 or more in their first bet. Once they do that, they are then eligible to getting the second bonus. This second bonus is credited to the punter’s account once he/she places 5 bets which are at least €20 per bet. The average of the 5, which in this case is €20, will be what they will get as the bonus.

The final batch of bonus is obtained when the punter satisfies the first two bonus requirements. A punter is required to place not less than 10 bets. The stakes of each of the bets should not be less than €20. Their average which is definitely €20 is deposited in their accounts. The three bonuses will finally add up to €50 that Sportingbet had promised them.

Live streaming

Like many other bookmakers, Sportingbet also has live streaming available to its players. The registered punter is supposed to log into the bookmaker’s website and place a bet or have funds in his/her account. Once that is done, the punter is then able to stream anything from over 8000 live sports events that the bookmaker provides annually. These events could be tennis, horse racing, volleyball, handball, football, cycling, snooker, tennis, and handball.

Odds format

There are three well-known types of odds. These types are highly recognised across the world. The odds are American odds format, fractional type, and decimal odds. The American format is US style of format, Fractional being recognised as the UK style and Decimal odds being recognised at the Europe level. The betting has different margins across the many sporting events. This is how the bookmaker has set them in a move to balance their books.

Accepted Currencies

Sportingbet bookmaker accepts the following major currencies in the world. Australian Dollars (AUD), Canadian Dollars (CAD), US Dollar (USD), Sterling Pound (GBP), Swiss Franc (CHF), Japanese Yen (JPY), Euro (EUR), New Zealand Dollars (NZD), and Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).

Deposit methods

The bookmaker supports the following modes of payment to its clients. The common ones include Credit/Debit cards (which could be MasterCard, Visa cards, Maestro cards), PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Laser, Bank Transfer, and Switch. Even then, some of the payment options here if used will prevent the punter from getting the promotion or bonus offers. Use of either Neteller or Skrill automatically locks the punters out from enjoying the bonuses and rewards. In case you did not know, there are limits that surround the minimum and maximum allowed deposits for all the payment options that are there.

Withdrawal methods

They are basically the same methods that the users use to make their deposits. I can talk of processing time and transaction fee here. The payment methods used have different processing times. Some take longer hours than others while some charge a small percentage of the fee for any amount withdrawn from the punter’s account. The only payment method here that takes a longer time to process the request than the others is the bank transfer method. While others take not more than a single business day to process the request, the bank transfer option takes not less than 3 business days to successfully process punters’ requests. The transaction time is the same for both deposit and withdrawal requests.

Security of Sportingbet

The company implored the service of online security companies. It then added RapidSSL encryption which protects online punters from attacks by the hackers. The encryption safeguards both personal and financial information of every punter.

Customer support service

Service delivery to their clients is what the firm has dwelled so much in. They believe in making their customers smile as the best way to make money while impressing them. Customers can engage with the bookmaker’s staff members through live chats, emails, phone calls, or even web messages. The firm also has an FAQ section that helps customers manoeuvre through the many questions and answers that the users expect. But that does not mean that they will find all the answers they are looking for in that area. They can always shoot the burning issues through emails or live chats. The customers are always assured of the quick and impressive responses from their bookmaker’s dedicated support team.

The overall review

I can say that the bookmaker is doing a pretty good job for its customers. Although it has some areas that need to be improved, it is the best considering that it has not been in existence for a very long time compared to its rivals. I can give it a rating of 8.5/10 which stills qualifies to be an “A” in our region. Some will prefer to call that a “pass” but what do I know.