SportingBet review

SportingBet

Review score:

3.4/5/5

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G2Bet

3.4

SB (previously Sporting Odds) used to be my favourite online bookie. I recently placed each way singles on two horses 5-1 and 14-1 along with an each way double. They both finished 2nd. However they returned at 7-1 and 33-1 respectively, therefore just like the other bookmakers I place bets with, I fully expected Best Odds Guaranteed to enhance my returns. I was horrified to see I was only paid out at the original odds. It is already difficult to try and win, but when you do, SB cannot even offer like for like. I closed my account and will now stick to placing bets with 'fair' bookmakers who wish to look after their clients....
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About SportingBet

General Information

SportingBet was founded in 1997 by Mark Blandford. Headquartered in London, they are now part of the GVC Holdings group, after a 2012 takeover that also involved William Hill and saw Hills buy out Sportingbet’s Australian and Spanish operations. Sportingbet has more than 2.5million registered customers across 200 countries, and claims over 1m bets are placed with them every day. They have also regularly been shirt sponsors of a number of football clubs, the most famous of which is perhaps Wolverhampton Wanderers, though Sportingbet’s name has also been carried in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece.

Deposit & Withdrawals

As expected, they offer the standard payment methods available to bookmakers online these days. Visa/Credit cards being the main port of call, though the ever-popular PayPal is also included, alongside Neteller and Skrill. There are no fees with any of the deposit methods, though there is a minimum deposit, as well as withdrawal. Sometimes transactions may take a little while, but not beyond the expected time frame of three to five days.

Customer Service

The experience for customers is usually high rated at SportingBet, with ease of contact the main draw-in. The ‘Help & Contact Us’ button is combined in the website’s header next to the search bar. Upon clicking, a pop-up window is displayed, so do be aware to have this enabled. Although the live chat link is covered by the search bar in the pop-up, simply extending the browser gives the correct formatting. As well as live chat, telephone and email is also an option, with the former available in five other countries including Canada, Finland and Singapore, though only from 10am to 8.30pm.

License Information

Customers in the United Kingdom: Sportingbet is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission. License number is 1772.

 

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G2Bet

3.4

Sunday 28. May 2017

SB (previously Sporting Odds) used to be my favourite online bookie. I recently placed each way singles on two horses 5-1 and 14-1 along with an each way double. They both finished 2nd. However they returned at 7-1 and 33-1 respectively, therefore just like the other bookmakers I place bets with, I fully expected Best Odds Guaranteed to enhance my returns. I was horrified to see I was only paid out at the original odds. It is already difficult to try and win, but when you do, SB cannot even offer like for like. I closed my account and will now stick to placing bets with 'fair' bookmakers who wish to look after their clients.
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Odds format & betting margin

Sporting Bet offer fractional, decimal and american odds formats

Betting limits

The maximum amount that you may win via the Sports betting Facilities within any 24-hour period is, depending on your selected currency, EUR 250,000. If your net win exceeds the Sporting Bet limit on winnings (above) it is your responsibility to be aware that you will not be paid out if your net win exceeds this limit.

The maximum amount that you may withdraw is twenty thousand US Dollars ($20,000) (or the equivalent amount in EUR or GBP currency) every 30 business days.

Types of bets

A little above their competitors, SportingBet usually offers better value on British sports such as football, though be prepared for less kind odds in other sports across the globe. Their basketball odds, as an example, are ones you could probably find much better with other websites. This is also the case with American Football. On the other hand, with some of their other markets, their odds are some of the best around, so do scan the entirety of the website to find what suits you as a better. Their social media also updates odds throughout the day so keep an eye on that as well. 

Sport coverage

Sporting Bet cover 34 different sports within their online sports betting portal. The main betting offers are within horse racing, football, tennis, cricket and basketball.

In-play experience

This is where SportingBet shines – in particular areas at least. Their live streaming may not be as polished as some of the pioneers of the feature but they have caught up with their competitors in hindsight. Football and tennis seem to be the go-to options in this regard, covering the usual events in these sports but also a little outside the box with the latter when WTA and ATP competitions come to town. The live options are probably Sportingbets’ best selling points.

Live streaming

Live streaming is offered on the site

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Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Hamburger SV: Prediction, Tips & Betting Preview

Date: 15 December 2017

Time: 19:30

Borussia Mönchengladbach

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2017 December 15 19:30

Hamburger SV

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General Information:

Website URL: sportingbet.com

Founded: 1998

Supported platforms: apple windows android

Products: Sportsbetting, In Play, Casino, Live Casino, Games

4/5

Customer service:

Customer service hours: 10 am - 8:30 pm

Telephone number: 0207 553 4162

Live Chat: Available

Address: Sportingbet 3rd Floor, 45 Moorfields LONDON EC2Y 9AE