Sky Bet

Sky Bet needs no introduction to UK sports fans as its odds feature regularly on Sky Sports where it is backed by the broadcasting giant BSkyB.

Sky Bet is the sportsbook at Sky's betting and gaming website which also provides Casino, Poker and Bingo. Punters at Sky Bet get an unrivalled choice of special sports propositions based on breaking news and while there is a strong focus on football, horse racing punters are well catered for.

Sky became involved in betting in 2000 when acquiring Sports Internet Group, which included Surrey Sports who operated a small telephone and internet betting business. In 2002, the website was rebranded Sky Bet and has since developed into a leading online sportsbook. Sky Bet, Sky Poker, Sky Vegas and Sky Bingo are all fully licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).


Punters should not miss out on Sky Bet's unique welcome offer for the sportsbook. Sky Bet is giving new customers a £20 free bet when they open an account and place a £5 bet. Just register an account and make your first bet a £5 single and Sky Bet will give you a £20 free bet.

Football punters have been benefitting from a range of 'bad beat' concessions which are awarded on a discretional basis by Sky Bet and racing punters can be awarded 'Hard Luck Bonuses' too. The sort of racing incididents that could trigger a refund are; Horse refuses to race under orders, Horse slips up, Horse breaks down injured, Horse runs out, Jockey weighs in at incorrect weight, Jockey falls off in a flat race.

One concession Sky Bet punters can always count on is to be paid in full on both winners in a Dead Heat in all races in UK and Ireland. Get 10% added to forecasts and 15% added to tricasts on UK and Irish racing every day


Sky Bet offers odds on over 20 major sports with world wide coverage plus special betting markets such as Music, Politics, TV and Film. Customers wil find a great depth of football markets from traditional pre-match betting markets and Live betting to a vast choice of topical speciality bets. If it's breaking news, there will be a betting proposition to go with it.

Racing punters can watch their selections live on the website. In addition to ante post betting there are early prices and board prices for UK, Irish and International race cards as well as special odds for Jockey Specials, Winning Distances, Favourite Challenges and more.


Sky Bet shares some similar themes to Sky Sports huge news based website and is similarly very deep with content. Thankfully, navigation is simple and the registration process is also very straight forward. The site lacks for little in way of special features with Sky Bet Video providing a rich selection of sports news and previews and Sky Bet News Radio provides something similar in an audio version. There is no shortage of results, form and stats for punters looking for a bookie to provide their research material.

Sky Bet Mobile gives customers access to their account and the ability to bet on all Sky Bet markets via dedicated apps for Apple and Android mobile devices. The mobile version of the website means anyone with an internet enabled phone can also get access whenever and wherever they are.


Sky Bet offers 24/7 customer support, online and over the phone. Customer services can be contacted by email, live chat or freephone from the UK and Republic of Ireland with a standard international number for overseas.

Accounts can be managed in the following currencies; AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD

Payment methods accepted; Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards, Neteller, Moneybookers and PayPal.

Sky Bet is also affiliated to IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service) and will abide by its decision in the unlikely event that any dispute cannot a cannot be resolved to the customer's satisfaction.

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