|Max Bonus Amount||£20|
|Minimum Rollover Requirement - 1x B+D|
|SkyBet Club - £5 Free Every Week|
Claim a £20 matched free bet from SkyBet when you open a new account, Simply sign up to a new Skysports account and make your first deposit, to qualify for the free bet simply place a single or each way bet of £5 or more on any sports market with minimum odds of 2.00. SkyBet will then credit your account instantly with the amount of £20 for free.Opt into Skybet Club and each week you could receive £5 free to bet in the sportsbook. To qualify for the £5 free bet simply bet a total of £25 at odds of 2.00 or greater before 23:59 on Sunday each week. All qualified customers free bet will be credited by 7pm each Monday.
SkyBet was founded in late 2000 after parent company BSkyB acquired Sports Internet Group and the three web sites it owned. Surrey Sports, one of the web sites acquired by BSkyB, was re-branded in late 2002 and took on the name SkyBet. SkyBet further expanded only four years later after BSkyB acquired 365 Media Group, which included ukbetting and totalbet.
SkyBet used their acquisition and consolidation of 365 Media Group to propel themselves into the competitive world of online bookmakers. Their close association with skysports.com, thanks to mutual ownership by BSkyB, has also made them a preferred sportsbook for fans who frequent one of the UK?s leading sports news outlets.
The number one reason why people choose to place wagers via Skybet is due to familiarity in that the look and feel of SkyBet is virtually the same as its many associated media outlets, including Skynews, Skysports, and Sky. The familiarity with Sky as a brand is incredibly appealing to people who are not so quick to trust online bookmakers.
Even if you are part of the minority who has no experience with the Sky brand, the general layout of the site is easy to understand and even simpler to navigate. The vast array of markets and odds are neatly organized as to make finding and placing a wager as simple as possible. What's more, SkyBet offers the advantage and versatility of being able to place wagers on the go through your mobile device.
SkyBet, as you might have expected, offers betting on a wide variety of markets that encompasses just about every major sporting event and league in the world. They offer a plethora of football betting as well as betting on all major automotive sports and just about anything else you can think of. Each and every betting market has its own page and allows you to filter the odds and competitions as needed. No matter what sporting event you wish to place a wager on, it is only a click away from the home page.
As far as odds are concerned, SkyBet is generally not as competitive as some of the other bookmakers out there. Of course, this is just a general statement as the odds for any particular event will vary. Having said this, however, SkyBet is incredibly good with regard to pricing competitions and events far in advance. Many other sites do not list odds for a given event until the last minute and this can, for obvious reasons, be very frustrating to some.
SkyBet are not particularly well-known for offering many unique features. They do, however, have all of the features you would expect from a comprehensive bookmaker, including live streaming, telephone betting, and a number of special betting options, most of which are free. An example of one of these free bets is the Saturday Super 6 feature that occurs every Saturday during football season. It is free to enter and gives you the opportunity to win up to £250,000. All you have to do to win is predict the final scores of 6 selected matches correctly. Even if no one predicts all 6 scores correctly, SkyBet will still reward the highest scoring player(s) £5,000.
What features SkyBet does offer are easy to take advantage of as they are found on just about every page on the site. When you are navigating the football market page, for example, SkyBet places features such as live La Liga streaming front and center.
SkyBet are wholly focused on making the users experience as enjoyable and pain-free as possible. This focus has resulted in a mobile app that functions well and offers the user access to all of SkyBet's markets and odds at the tip of their fingertips anywhere in the UK. Mobile betting can be done on all major Android, BlackBerry, and Apple devices. For people who are always on the move, SkyBets mobile app is incredibly convenient.
Scores and statistics are updated live through the app as to give a bettor all the information they need in one place. The app very rarely crashes or experiences any glitches either. SkyBet Mobile is considered by many to be the best mobile betting app in the UK and SkyBet takes this unofficial recognition very seriously. The app is constantly being updated as to make the user's experience just as good on the go as it is when sitting in front of your computer.