SportingBet Review


Sportingbet
us flag
Certifications
VeriSign Secured logoeCogra Approved Casinos logo

Overall Rating

4.5/5

Payout Speed

4.3/5

Bonuses & Offers

4.5/5

Security

4.3/5

Sports Markets & Bets

4.8/5

SportingBet at a glance


Games Football, Horse racing, Basketball, Tennis, NFL, Cricket
Banking Options Visa, Mastercard + 15 more
Customer Support Phone, Live Chat, Email
Compatible Devices Android, iPhone, Tablet, Desktop
Bet Settlement Speed
1-30 minutes
Withdrawal Speed
1-5
Number of Sports
32
  • The biggest selection of sports and betting markets we've seen
  • Over 50,000 betting markets available at any given time
  • Clean and well organized betting platform
  • Dedicated mobile sports betting app
  • Fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commisison and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner

SportingBet Review 2021


If you’re looking for a no-frills site that offers a ridiculously large amount of sports and betting options, look no further than SportingBet. This sportsbook might look simple but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. It has an incredibly detailed and elaborate betting library with more than 50,000 wagers available at any given time. SportingBet also has an app and mobile site that are beautifully designed, easy to use and even more enjoyable than the desktop version.

Pros

  • The biggest selection of sports and betting markets we've seen
  • Over 50,000 betting markets available at any given time
  • Clean and well organized betting platform
  • Dedicated mobile sports betting app
  • Fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commisison and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner

Cons

  • Dollar value of welcome bonus is standard and could be bigger
  • Sheer number of options may be overwhelming for beginners

Casino Name SportingBet
Games offered Football, Horse racing, Basketball, Tennis, NFL, Cricket
Welcome Bonus Up to £50 in free bets

Sports Markets and Bet Types

4.8/5

It’s common for online sportsbooks to offer a ton of different sports, but SportingBet takes it to another level. The sheer number of options are largely responsible for the high marks in this category.

There’s such a large variety that you can get lost checking out all the available leagues. Whether you’re looking to bet on the NBA or the Vietnamese Lee Sport Cup, SportingBet has you covered. There’s definitely no shortage of sports, leagues, political races or TV shows to bet on.


Select your bet and save your favourites

In terms of different bets, the list is equally long. You can find all the standard singles bet you’d expect and the options are extensive. You can also select multiple bets to make your own parlay bets and there’s also system option where you can pick from a bunch of different system bets that include Trixie bets, Patent bets, Canadian bets, Goliath bets, Heinz bets and even a Lucky 63 bet.

If there’s a system out there you can think of, you can probably find it at SportingBet. There’s also a new feature called “Build a Bet” that lets you combine bets from a single match into one single bet with higher odds.

On top of all of that, SportingBet also offers a number of coupons, price boosts, special bets and enhanced accumulators. Since there are so many sports and leagues to choose from, SportingBet gives you a “My favourites” column where you can save your favorite leagues and sports.

There are also statistics and animations available, but SportingBet’s simple layout’s main focus is to help you find the right the bet among the sea of available wagers. It really is a pure sports betting site that shines with its variety.

Bonuses and Promotions

4.5/5

Bankrolls need to be nurtured so bonuses, boosts and special deals go a long way. That’s why we always check out the different welcome packages and promotions that sites offer to new players. Unfortunately, the signup bonus at SportingBet is pretty standard.


Welcome bonus

SportingBet offers a $100 Backup Bet to all new players. To qualify you need to deposit at least $10 and place a bet at a minimum of 2.0 odds. If you lose your bet, SportingBet will give you a $100 free bet.


Daily free bets and regular promotions

What set SportingBet apart are its daily free bets. This promotion allows players to get a $5 free bet every day as long as they place a $15 accumulator bet. The promotions that SportingBet offers are rotating and in the past they’ve offered similar accumulator style promotions. They had a Weekly Free Bet Club that offered a $10 free bet a week as long as players placed five accumulator bets worth $5 or more a week.

So be sure to check the SportingBet promotions page to see what they’re currently offering. In general, SportingBet’s bonuses and promotions are limited compared to other sites. If these features are a big plus or a must when you’re looking at selecting a new sportsbook, then you may find SportingBet lacking.

Banking

4.5/5

SportingBet offers an extensive array of options to deposit and withdraw money. All the standard bases are covered. You can use NETELLER, bank transfers, Skrill, bank transfers, PayPal and credit cards. It also has less common country-specific options lie GiroPay, EPS, Liberação Boleto and SOFORT Banking. The minimum deposit is just $10 for most options too.

There’s another big perk if you’re an Apple fan too. SportingBet allows you to use Apple Pay. If you have an Apple Pay account, you can deposit cash instantly with your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac. The only drawback is that you can’t withdraw using Apple Pay.


Withdrawing from SportingBet

Withdrawing can be the most important aspect of sportsbook banking. There’s not much use having your money in a site if you can’t get it out in a fast and efficient way.

You can withdraw via NETELLER, Paypal, Skrill or directly to your bank accounts. All withdrawal requests are reviewed internally and can take up to two days to process. The the cashout time will depend on what method you’ve chosen.

The fastest payouts are through eWallets, which can receive funds in 24 hours. Credit and debit cards take two to five days while bank transfers have the longest wait time of three to seven days.

Security and Fair Play

4.3/5

Our experience using SportingBet showed us that it takes safety, fair play and responsible gaming seriously.

SportingBet’s parent company, ElectraWorks Limited, is licensed in Gibraltar and abides by the strict requirements of the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. In addition to that, ElectraWorks is also licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. It also abides by the regulations of the European Gaming and Betting Association.

Overall the company tries hard to be transparent. SportingBet posts its Return To Player (RTP) and Random Number Generator (RNG) numbers online for anyone to see. The numbers are audited by an external lab, but they’re also organized by month and game type. This is an impressive display of transparency that not all gaming sites offer.

When it comes to protecting your data, SportingBet abides by the European E-Commerce Directive to prevent your information from falling into the wrong hands. All data is backed up and encrypted to ensure safety. Sporting bet also offers deposit limits, time-outs and self-exclusion options if you want to limit your play.


Customer help

If you’re having any trouble with your account, SportingBet has an extensive help section that’s organized by category and is easy to navigate. The site has a list of FAQs and a form you can fill out if you can’t find the answer to your question. There is also a responsive live chat tool, direct phone support or you can send SportBet an email.


Owner

GVC Holdings plc

Licenced by

UK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner

Audited by
  • ECogra

Mobile Betting

4.3/5

Timing is everything in sports betting and sometimes the moment strikes when you’re away from the computer. Mobile betting is a crucial part of our review and we were happy to see that SportingBet has a strong app and mobile site. In our opinion it actually looks better and is easier to navigate than the desktop website. The app is available for both Android users and iOS users.

The mobile SportingBet experience starts with an easily ‘swipeable’ view of all the live and upcoming matches. The odds and option to bet are easy to find and click on. A selection of sports is always static up top and your bet slip is always available near the bottom of the screen. The bottom banner also has options to head on to the table games or slots if you’re interested in taking a break in the casino.

All the promotions and betting options are easily accessible and laid out with clear icons so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. Selecting a single or parlay bet and system bets are also really easy to do on mobile. Overall, we think the mobile app is the best way to use SportingBet.

Conclusion: No Bells or Whistles, Just Great Betting

4.5/5

If you’re a sports betting purist who values betting options and good odds over fancy graphics and software, SportingBet is the site for you. It’s a site for the true gambler and always has more than 50,000 bets available. If you’re a fan of mobile gaming, SportingBet’s app is actually even better than the website.

On top of that you can bet any system imaginable and build your own customizable bets. If you’re not in the mood to build your own bet, SportingBet always offers a selection of price boosts and other special odds to spice things up.

This expansive array of options also extends to banking methods. SportingBet has one of the most extensive arrays of deposit and withdrawal options we’ve seen. On top of that, payments are processed quickly, especially if you’re withdrawing via eWallet. If you want a no-nonsense site that can handle your UEFA Champions League bets and Vietnamese basketball bets, then SportingBet could be your go-to site.

Up to £50 in free bets
Welcome Bonus