Sky Bet Review
Sky Bet Review
Welcome Bonus: £10 No Deposit Bet + £5 Free Bet Every Week
Sky Bet is the betting arm of TV broadcaster BskyB. Having dominated the subscription TV market for several decades, in 2000 the company decided to improve its portfolio and add to its improving sports market, with a takeover of the Sports Internet Group; which was a small betting outlet based in Surrey. It may only have been a small betting company at the time, but Sky could see the potential in the emerging online betting market
Since then Sky Bet has become a household name and is one of few betting companies that are solely available online, with no high street outlets. Although not the biggest online betting operator Sky has seen an impressive growth in their customer base in the last few years, which reflects the levels they have gone to when trying to improve player experiences
Looks and feel
As you would expect from sky, the skybet site is a classy looking site, instantly recognisable as a sky brand. Although on the first few visits it may take a while to navigate your way through the menu’s, to find specific bet types but once your familiar with the layout its plain sailing form there on in.
They have placed direct links to a whole host of popular betting market in the menu column to the left of the homepage, which makes it easy to place certain last minute bets. They also have a vast array of betting markets, including the ever popular in-play market.
On the whole the appearance and user experience of the site is unlikely to frustrate and deter customers.
One of the main reasons skybet grew in popularity so quickly, was the unique no deposit free bet bonus. Upon registering a new account all new customers will receive a £10 free bet, without even having to make a deposit. There are no catches and as soon as your account has been activated, you will receive your free bet to use instantly on any market.
But this year they have taken that free bet bonus to the next level, you can now also earn yourself a £5 free bet each week by placing an accumulator worth £5 or more on any sport. Provided the combined odds are at least 5/1, this free bet is available to all customers every single week, by simply doing what you were likely to do anyway; place a bet.
A stand out feature for Skybet is their popular free betting game Super 6. Every Saturday the sky team will pick 6 games being played that day and all you have to do is correctly predict the score line of all six matches, its completely free to enter and good fun to play along. If you guess all six right you will win the jackpot of £250,000, which isn’t bad being as it’s not cost you a penny.
Given their background in media and technology, it’s no surprise that sky are leading the way with their mobile friendly platforms, meaning you can switch from watching to betting absolutely anywhere using your mobile or tablet.
Skybet may not claim to consistently offer the best odds on every betting event, unlike most other bookies. But they are competitive with enhanced specials and extended E/W places and with bonuses and features like a weekly free bet and Super 6, they can certainly hold their own when it comes to keeping customers happy. All in all Skybet is a good solid and reliable betting site that very rarely disappoints and with the unique £10 no deposit sign up bonus its easy to find out for yourself.
Welcome bonus and promotions subject to change.