Free Bets on Sportingbet

Sportingbet is a leading global online bookmaker offering a wide range of bets on sport and other events 24 hours a day .  

Our Sportingbet review

Background

Mark Blandford's decision to sell his small chain of betting shops to Tote Bookmakers in 1997 to lauch an internet betting business was certainly an inspired one . Blandford launched Sportingbet in 1997 and the business grew very quickly and launched on the Alternative Investment Market (AiM) of the London Stock Exchange in 2001 .

Sportingbet continued it's rapid growth with the acquisition of SportingOdds.com in 2002 and the poker network Paradise Poker in 2004 .Following the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in the United States in 2006 Blandford stepped down from the running of the business .
In recent years Sportingbet has grown it's business in Australia and Europe in particular and is once again one of the major players in the gambling world .

 

Offers and Promotions

At the time of review Sportingbet is offering a £50 Risk Free Bet to all new customers. Sign up and place your first bet on a selection at odds of 1.5 or bigger and if it loses Sportingbet will match the stake with a free bet, up to a maximum £50 free bet.

The free bet will be credited automatically and can be used on any sportsbook market at odds of 1.2 or bigger.

Odds & Markets

As befits a leading worldwide operator , Sportingbet offer the widest selection of odds and markets including many European sports that are not offered by many sportsbooks such as European basketball , European Ice Hockey , Handball and a good range of markets on Winter sports particularly skiing .

However the in play betting is the outstanding attraction and Sportingbet's in running offering is amongst the very best .

The range of novelty markets and special bets is good but not as extensive as some other operators .

Website

The Sportingbet website uses the Finsoft sportsbook software and is certainly one of the quickest sportsbooks around.  The site has been around for a long time and offers users a quick and easy way to find the markets and offers they are interested in and bet placing is fast and straightforward .  

Quick links across the site navigates Sportingbet’s customers to the most popular current events quickly and there is also quick access to the in-play section.
The central part of the home page is used to promote the in play betting markets , current free bet offer and betting highlights on a daily basis .

Details of current offers and bonuses are very well displayed and there is seamless access to the casino,games and poker sections of the website via tabs at the top of the home page .  

Customer Service

Customer Services can be accessed from all pages and contact is either by live chat , email or telephone . Service is fast and professional .

Reputation

Sportingbet are rightly recognised as one of the most professional and well managed bookmakers anywhere in the world . As a UK based PLC , Sportingbet offer the highest levels of integrity available and trust available .

For any betting disputes Sportingbet are a member of IBAS (Independent Betting Ajudication Service) .

Verdict

Sportingbet is highly recommended as a top rated online bookmaker with consistently good free bet and event based offers . 

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8 out of 10

Introductory Offer

£50 RISK FREE BET

Sign up and place a bet at odds of 1.5 or more and if it loses Sportingbet will match the stake with a free bet, up to maximum £50 Free Bet.

Quick facts

Sportingbet was originally founded in 1997 in the UK by Mark Blandford and has now grown to be one of the largest online gambling operations in the world .

Sportingbet PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and it's UK Head Office handles a business with over 2.5 million customers and over 1 million bets per day .

Sportingbet is one of the top 250 companies on the London Stock Exchange .

The good

  • £50 Risk Free Bet
  • Sports Refunds
  • Loyalty Scheme

Contact information

Name
Sportingbet
Established
1997
Country
United Kingdom
E-mail
support@sportingbet.com
Telephone
0800 028 0348

Customer Service

Support Quality
Very Good
Has 24/7 Support?
Yes
Speed
Excellent
Knowledge
Good
Payout Time
Sportingbet process payments immediately . Transfer to individual accounts will depend on the method of withdrawal and the type of account held by the customer . Typically 3-5 days for most customers .
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