Sportingbet review


Sportingbet is an online sports betting site from Europe's largest online bookmaker. Sportingbet Plc is listed London's AIM stock market and operates numerous gaming-related websites world-wide. Sportsbook features include:

- Get free welcome betting bonuses worth up to £100;
- Live betting on football, rugby, tennis and other sports;
- Mobile betting via smartphones.

Read our Sportingbet review to learn more about this long established online bookmaker, which has been offering sportsbook betting online since 1998 - including how to get free bets worth up to £100. Sportingbet clients can also use the same account for other online gaming activities including at Paradise Casino and Poker.

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Overall rating for Sportingbet : 8/10

Look and feel: 8/10
Range of sports betting & features: 7/10
Customer support: 9/10
Welcome offer: 8/10

Sportingbet free bet offer

Open an account today with Sportingbet via one of our links to qualify for up to four free welcome bets each worth up to £25. From the special offer page, click through to the registration form. Registering a new sportsbook account is easy and should take no more than two minutes. For UK clients, the account currency is conveniently pre-selected as £ / Pounds. The free bet bonus works as follows:

Step 1: having registered an account, make an initial deposit into your betting account of at least £10. Within the next 30 days, place each of a single, double, treble and 4-fold bet. Each bet must be for at least £10 and the odds must be 1.3 or greater for the single and 1.5 or greater for the other three types of bet.

Step 2: Each qualifying bet will be matched with a free bet from Sportingbet to the same value, up to a maximum of £25 each time. The free bets are offered on a "winnings only" basis, meaning that the stake won't be returned - you just keep any winnings.

Further terms: any free bet bonus that remains unused after 7 days of being credited will be removed. The offer is only valid once per customer, per household, per account, per IP address. The full terms and conditions applying to the offer are available on Sportingbet's website, via a link located at the bottom right of the special offer page as accessed via our link below.

» Get up to £100 in free bets with Sportingbet

Whilst we update our reviews regularly, please check the details of Sportingbet's welcome offer and its terms before registering, as promotions may be withdrawn or conditions amended at any time.

Sportingbet betting

Sportingbet's online sportsbook leverages the Group's international presence to offer a wide range of sports betting. However, the bookmaker also places a strong emphasis on offering ready access to locally based and themed events for its UK-focused betting site. The result is a wide choice of online sports bets including:

Football Horse racing Tennis
European basketball US basketball US football
Baseball NHL hockey Ice hockey
Motor sports US motor racing Cricket
Snooker Darts Rugby union
Rugby league Golf Boxing
Cycling Handball Futsal
Poker Politics Specials

Selections are displayed in Sportingbet's betting coupons in the registered user's preferred odds format. However, they can also be switched quickly and easily between fractional, decimal and American odds using the selector in the top right of the coupon. For help with odds, see our odds guide.

Placing bets with Sportingbet

Selecting a sport in the left hand menu causes available markets to be displayed in the central area of Sportingbet's betting site. Coupons for one or more chosen markets can be viewed either by clicking on a single market or by selecting multiple markets using the checkboxes and then clicking on Continue at the bottom (which may require scrolling down).

With the coupons displayed, selections can be added to the bet slip (opens top right) either by clicking on any of the immediately visible odds (eg home win, draw, away win) or after first clicking on All Bets, which may be shown to the right of certain types of event (eg for a football match, clicking All Bets may show further options such as half time result, under / over goals, etc).

Once added to the bet slip, stakes can be entered for each selection. The possible payout is indicated at the foot of the slip, where bets can be submitted (when logged in) by clicking on Place Bet.

To place multiple bets instead of singles, click on Multiples at the bottom of the sports list in the left hand menu. This will display markets for which Sportingbet is accepting multiple bets. Adding selections via this route causes the bet slip to display whichever multiple bet types are available, along with the same facility to enter stakes, view payouts and place bets.

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Sportingbet in-play betting

Accessed via the left hand menu, Sportingbet's in-play betting service offers the facility to place bets on sporting events as the action unfolds. Live betting markets include football, horse racing, tennis, cricket, rugby and more. For easier monitoring of more than one in-play market, they can be added to an in-play Favourites section by clicking the icon to the right of the market's title. Grouped selections can then be viewed conveniently by clicking the Favourites tab (in the central area).

Other Sportingbet features

The sportsbook also offers live scores, results and statistics via the "Other" section in the left hand menu.

Payment methods

Sportingbet accepts deposits via methods including credit and debit cards, bank wire transfer, Neteller, paysafecard, MoneyTransfers, CLICK2PAY and Moneybookers. The minimum deposit account for GBP sportsbook clients is £10 and the minimum stake is 50p.

Sportingbet's layout and design

The betting site is attractively styled in blue, grey and white. Text is readily legible and menu navigation self-explanatory.

Sportingbet help

The Help link (top right) focuses on providing access to information about payment and withdrawal methods, corporate information and Sportingbet's rules. A separate click on Contact Us (also top right) reveals the bookmaker's three support channels of email (via form), live chat and freephone telephone (for UK clients).

Sportingbet information

Sportingbet's online sportsbook and online games are operated by Interactive Sports (C.I.) Limited, a subsidiary of Sportingbet Plc that holds a licence issued by the betting jurisdiction of Alderney in the Channel Islands. The Groups' online casino and poker are similarly licenced by the UK-whitelisted jurisdication of Antigua and Barbuda. Sportingbet's customer service agents can be reached by UK clients on freephone 0800 028 0348.

Sportingbet Sign up with Sportingbet

Click one of our links to be taken straight to a special welcome offer page for new online betting clients. From there, you can register for a new account with this popular online bookmaker and get up to four free bets worth a total of up to £100. Or to continue browsing offers from other online bookmakers, visit our main betting directory listings by clicking on Betting below:


For sports betting and more

Sportingbet clients can access a full portfolio of online gaming products using the same account - including Sportingbet-branded sportsbook and instant games site and the Paradise-branded online casino and poker room.


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