Sky Sports is one of the top international sports coverage channels in the world and extending this presence with an online sportsbook makes perfect sense. Skybet features the same colours and overall look of the brand, creating great continuity from sports coverage to betting site. They offer excellent local and international football coverage as well as horse racing, greyhound racing and more.
New players signing up for a brand-new account with Skybet will be eligible to receive a £10 Free Bet offer with no deposit needed. The offer only applies to brand new customers, anyone who already has a Sky account (Sky Vegas, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Sky Casino) will not be eligible for this offer.
A popular ongoing promotion is Skybet Bet Club which gives members a weekly free bet worth £5 for a £25 evens or higher bet. Participating members will receive this offer each week as long as they stay in the promotions. In other words, if you miss a week you have to buy back into the Bet Club. Members will also be able to receive an additional Bonus Builder from the end of May 2017. The added bonus is over and above the regular weekly £5 free bet.
How Skybet works?
Skybet offers a simple, unified sports betting page that is easy to use and fairly intuitive. Newcomers to online sports betting shouldn’t experience any problems getting around the site and placing an initial bet online. Betting markets are neatly arranged along the left side of the screen, with the main area occupied by live betting options, betting odds and other stats. Bettors can click on the betting tools button to reveal a choice of decimal or fractional odds as well as a handy betting calculator.
Their maximum payout for most football markets is set at £500,000. Minor fixtures that are not part of the listed European, English and MLS fixtures are set at a ceiling of £250,000 while all specials are set at £50,000. UK horse racing is set at a maximum payout of £500,000, with Irish horse racing set at £250,000. Greyhound Racing BAGS and BEGS meetings (races covered by SIS), as well as those covered live on Sky Sports, are set at £100,000 which includes ante-post betting.
Skybet offers 24/7 support through a variety of means and methods. Customers can contact the casino support through a simple contact email and pick the category in which they require assistance. The site also offers a Live Chat feature with fast, professional response. Skybet also offers a simple FAQ section which addresses all but the most complex of questions and issues.
Skybet banking options are somewhat more limited than other UK-based sportsbooks. They offer play in GBP and only Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo and PayPal as payment options.