- Decent odds across most events
- Large range of horse racing bets
- Bookmaker with long history
NB: SportingBet review based on personal experience/opinion and for reference purposes only.
SportingBet have been around for a number of years, and although they used to be know as SportingOdds originally, the brand has been operating online since 1998.
They're established in about 26 countries around the World, servicing around 70,000 members each month and offer over 8,000 different betting opportunities on a daily basis.
The team behind SportingBet used claim to have some of the most competitive odds in the industry, and quite frankly they probably used to, but things have moved on since then.
We've found that they still offer competitive Grand National odds, but better bookmakers like Bet365 or William Hill generally tend to beat them when it comes to horse racing odds.
Although a few rival bookmakers edge it when it comes to betting on the Grand National, SportingBet do offer offer competitive odds when it comes to football and rugby.
The SportingBet.com website is bright, loads pretty quickly and is updated as soon as results come in, which is something that is a given these days but couldn't be relied on in years past.
SportingBet navigation works fairly well with you very rarely struggling to find the horse racing market or other sports betting markets that you want to place bets on.
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Saying that, it does at times look a little cluttered but that was just our personal opinion - some punters prefer to have as much information to hand as possible!
The accompanying App that SportingBet offer members is quite good, although the look and navigational elements are slightly lacking when compared to the best bookmakers Apps.
SportingBet also encrypt all the pages that involve your account details and use secure firewalls that get audited on a regular basis so there's hardly any chance of your data being stolen.
They also use Thawte security so you can be confident that your funds are totally secure when you're accessing them online via SportingBet's website or App for iOS or Android devices.
We also found that the SportingBet customer service team to have been friendly, efficient and seem to deal with most queries that we've fired over to them with lightning speed.
Here are the contact details for SportingBet.com should you need to get in touch:
Phone UK: 0800 028 0348
Phone Int: 1800 553 399
Email: [email protected]
Address: Sportingbet Ltd., 82-100 City Rd., London EC1Y 2BJ United Kingdom
Signing up with SportingBet
SportingBet have made setting up a new betting account with them very easy - just visit their website via any of the links on 'Free Bet on the Grand National' and click the 'Register' button.
This brings you to their new account registration page where you'll be able to enter a username and password, your name, address etc., and then confirm that everything is correct.
You'll then be well on your way to claiming the SportingBet free bet offer for new signups by making your first deposit and betting on the Grand National or any other sport.
SportingBet Betting Markets
Although SportingBet haven't got the biggest range of markets, they're good when it comes fixed-odds betting with their bet selection process also one of the easiest to get to grips with.
All the usual markets are there for you to bet on as well as some of the specials that we all love and loathe such as X-Factor finals and TV competitions like Love Island etc.
If you're into horse racing you'll love that SportingBet offer some of the earliest prices as well as radio commentaries, race cards and results for every major UK meeting on the calendar.