Sportingbet Review


Sportingbet launched in 1998 and it´s parent company is GVC Holding which is listed on the London FTSE 250 Stock Exchange and it has a licence from the Isle of Man. By now Sportingbet has gained over 2,5 million users/players across 200 countries and the reason why it has so many users is that bedside its local focussed sportsbook it has also casino sites, live casino and online poker site Paradise Poker  - available online and via mobile. But sports have been their main priority – any sport you play, you will find it here.


The design of the site is simple and the white letters on the soft blue background makes the site pleasing and the contect is easy to read. There is an informational guide which helps you started and walk you through the first bet if needed. For beginners there is a glossary to figure out and understand all the terms. It has a logical layout which makes it easy to get hold of the different tabs and sport offerings.

There are almost 30 sports available on the sportsbook and you can get the access immedately from Sportingbet homepage. There is betting available on traditional sports like football, horse racing, tennis, golf, basketball, snooker, cricket, boxing, cycling, ice hockey, rugby and many more. But alos there are niche offers represented like special and political wagers. The most expressive is the offered football leagues ― there´s betting available on 800 leagues worldwide. Supported languages are English, German, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Bulgarian, Czech, Crotian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.


Welcome offer gives you the right to get a free bet worth up to £150 per user and it is divided into three parts or actually it runs over three different levels – all three connected. The first part is based on your initial deposit, the second part is based on the average stake of the first five bets and the third part is based on the average stake of your first 10 bets. A £10 minimum stake is required on each bet and the bonuses must be used within 30 days. Remember to check the Terms&Conditions for bonuses.


There is also Sportingbet loyalty program and current promotions. Loyalty program is known as Elite Clubs and it features Elite Platinum, Elite Gold and VIP Club. Here it is possible to earn weekly deposit bonus, get entries into monthly prize draws and exclusive promotions. Make sure that you are contactable through your account because you must be invited to join the Club.


New players get 10 free spins no deposit on sign up, just sign up a new account and then you can spin 10 free spins on the Starburst slot for free, all new players also get a 100% bonus up to £100 with your first deposit




Mobile betting 

Sportingbet stands out in its investments to their mobile betting what´s been done to get the best user experience. Their mobile website can be accessed from tablet or mobile device. They have a specifically designed app available for download. The Sportingbet app allows to bet anytime and anywhere in the world – you can follow the live streams, bet in play and have access all the great features through the mobile app which is available on iPhone and iPAD devices. Sportingbet´s casino feature is accessible on any internet capable device. There are three options for mobile betting: in-play betting, mobile sportsbook and Sportingbet casino feature.


The sportsbook at Sportingbet is very well designed. You find extremely easily coupons, in play options and upcoming events. There is a lineup of major sports across the top of the sportbook and at the tail end of the lineup you find button “more sports”.     


In-play bettings section is separated from the main sportsbook and meant to be easily found. Here you can quickly place the in-play bet. The option to live stream certain events gives the ability to watch the game you have placed a bet on.


In-play products have big emphasis on football and tennis. It has live 24-hours betting on the international matches like in the Premier, Champions and Europa League. Also it has extensive live markets for both WTA and ATP events.

Sportingbet notes all your favourite sports from your bet slip in your calender ― in this way you don´t miss any beat. The minimum bet amount is 0.50£, and the maximum bet depends on the sport. Sportingbet´s average betting margin is between 4,3%-7,7%, depends on sports. Anyhow ― the betting margins are definitely on the higher side in a betting odds comparision.

Other products. Beside the spotrsbook offerings you can find casino, live casino and poker options. There is a separate app at your disposal that makes possible to share a casino and sports wallet.


Promotions offers

Sportingsbet runs an ACCA insurance for football and tennis accumulators which is very popular amongst the people who regulary bets on five or more teams. Acca insurance gives your stake money back if one team lets you down in your bet of five or more teams – Sportingbet will refund up to £25 to use as a free bet. Minimum bet size is £5 and you have to remember to use this free bet from your laptop or desktop device and the maximum refund of £25 is allowed per day/per customer.  



Banking options

Sportingbet offers the most widespread selection of banking options. The players can use the popular credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Maestro; also Online-Wallets including Neteller, Skrill, Click2Pay, PayPal, Switch, Delta, Laster and PaySafe Card are accepted. Be careful though using Skrill and Neteller for funding the bets – you may not be able to qualify for promotions.


Accepted currencies: AUD, CHF, CAD, EUR, DKK, HUF, GBP, HKD, INR, JPY, SEK, USD and SGD.


The Minimum deposit limit depends on the currency of your Sportingbet account. For Euro the minimum deposit amount is €15, for GBP the minimum deposit amount is £10 – so it is important to read terms and conditions before picking the deposit method. The deposits are usually carried out instantly if you use your credit or debit card.



Security and Fairness

Licensing. Sportingbet holds the following gambling license to ensure their members´ safety and security:

  • UKGS (United Kingdom Gambling Commission)

They use the latest Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology which guarantees that none of the financial or personal information provided to the casino by players may be decoded, intercepted or used malevolently.



The customer service tab is easy to find.  

Online chat is open between 10 a.m. and 20:30 p.m. GMT

Email: follow the link on the website to get to their online form

Phone: UK: 0800 0280348

Sweden: +46 852500166

Finland: +358                     942450416

Canada: 1800 7649804

Norway: +47 21950180

Singapore: +65 31583907

FAQ help section with answers to frequent questions.