To claim the Sportingbet Welcome Bonus is a very straightforward process, consisting of just a few simple steps:
Register for a new account with Sportingbet and make your initial deposit
*Bet £10 on any sportsbook market
*Get a 100% matched Sportingbet Free Bet of up to £15
As with any promotional offer, the Sportingbet Welcome Bonus comes with certain terms & conditions that have to be adhered to, some of the main points of which are as follows:
All qualifying bets must be staked at cumulative odds of Evens (2.00) or greater
To be able to make a withdrawal on your Welcome Bonus, you must first have had settled bets to the value of 4x your qualifying deposit + bonus
Your Free Bet has to be used within 90 days of opening your Sportingbet account
Sportingbet offers a number of other great deals too, including:
Football Acca Insurance – Place a 5-Fold (or more) accumulator on football, and if just one team lets you down, they will return your bet as a Sportingbet Free Bet of up to £25 max. There is a minimum stake of £5 and all your selections must be at minimum odds of at least 1/2 (1.50) or greater
Tennis Acca Insurance – An offer similar to that of the Football Acca Insurance deal, except that your selections have to be at minimum odds of at least 1/4 (1.25)
25% Acca Bonus – A straightforward 25% Acca Bonus if you get all five legs or more home in your football acca. All selections must be at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50) or more. The minimum bet is just £5, but you can stake up to £500 and the maximum bonus is £1,000!
Sportingbet also has VIP clubs, Elite Gold and Elite Platinum, which reward sports betting and casino play loyalty with huge bonuses.
Sportingbet was founded by Mark Blandford in 1997 and was one of the first bookmakers to go online soon thereafter.
Sportingbet is a leading provider of sports betting, casinos, games and poker online and on mobile. It was established over 15 years ago in 1998 and acquired by GVC Holdings in March 2013.
The company was hit more than most when, in 2006, US legislation prohibiting online gambling was passed. Sportingbet was forced to stop accepting US customers on its poker site and sold off its US sports betting and casino businesses. As a consequence, Sportingbet closed Paradise Poker in 2007 (although it retained the Paradise Poker brand name) and migrated players to its Sportingbet poker platform.
In October 2012, the Sportingbet board announced that it had agreed to a £530 million takeover bid from UK bookmaker William Hill and GVC Holdings.
GVC sportsbook brands also include Bwin, Betboo, Gamebookers and became a constituent member of FTSE 250 on 19th September 2016.
These days Sportingbet is very much a global company with over 2.5 million registered customers in 200 countries, placing over 1 million bets (sports, casino, poker and virtual games) a day.
Odds at Sportingbet remain competitive, although they are not quite at the top level compared with some of their rivals these days.
There’s long been an excellent selection of in-play betting at Sportingbet and there’s a wide enough range of sports and markets to keep any punter happy.
Sportingbet is regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority.
Mobile & Apps
The Sportingbet sportsbook mobile betting app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and is one of the most popular apps in the betting industry.
In addition to its sportsbook, there is also a casino, live casino and games available via your mobile devices. There is also a separate Sportingbet Casino app designed to give you the very best mobile Casino experience
Whether you have Android, iPhone, Smart Phone, or tablet, you’ll still be able to claim all the online gambling promotions and Sportingbet bonuses.
The app features a Touch ID login facility, while the horizontal scrolling feature is perfect for finding your favourite sports betting markets quickly and easily. There’s also a “quick bet” feature and you have access to all the site’s data and live streams as well as a dedicated ‘in play’ section.
The Sportingbet mobile app is very user-friendly and loading times for games, pages and features are all excellent.
Customer service can also be contacted through the app should you encounter any problems.
There are all the regular options available when it comes to funding and withdrawing from your account with Sportingbet.
All major credit and debit cards, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Click2Pay, PaySafeCard and Paypal are among those being accepted.
As is the case with the vast majority of major bookmakers, there is no charge for any deposits or withdrawals to and from your account.
The minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts are £10 which is a little higher than some, but still perfectly acceptable for most punters. Processing times for funding and withdrawals will vary depending on the method used, but they are fairly standard.
When it comes to security, Sportingbet has RapidSSL encryption that will safeguard all of your personal and financial information.
There’s a comprehensive customer service at Sportingbet that’s available via all the usual channels. Sportingbet customer service generally has a reputation for being friendly and professional, with most queries being dealt within a reasonable time frame.
Telephone support is available at 0800 028 0348 (Freephone) or on +353 1511 0840 if calling from abroad. The phone support is also offered in a wide range of languages, in keeping with the Sportingbet global brand.
E-mail support is offered at firstname.lastname@example.org or via an on-site contact form and there is also 24/7 Live Chat.
There’s a fairly basic ‘Help’ section on the site for general questions and there’s also the Sportingbet UK Twitter feed at @Sportingbet_com
Besides their sportsbook, Sportingbet’s online gambling portfolio also includes Casino, Live Casino, Poker and Games.
The Casino section has everything from video slots to table games and classic titles. There’s also plenty of tables to choose from in the ‘Live Casino’ section of the site, including blackjack, roulette and baccarat.
At the Sportingbet Casino, you can claim a bonus of up to £1000 each and every month through their fantastic £1000 Monthly Bonus promotion, with you being awarded points for every £10 you bet on their games.
The Sportingbet Poker section has long operated under the name ‘Paradise Poker’ and with it being so well established, its popularity can be relied upon to ensure that there will always be plenty of rival poker players to pit your wits against. There is also a generous sign-up bonus on offer.
Sportingbet Games offers the top casino games and live dealer options. The slots section has all the latest releases and includes big progressive jackpots like Mega Moolah and Hall of Gods.
Nominations and awards
Sportingbet’s name doesn’t appear to crop up too often when it comes to nominations and awards in the gaming industry, although in an increasingly competitive business it’s never easy to stand out from the crowd.
However, Sportingbet was nominated for the Sports Betting Operator of the Year at the CEEGAwards 2016 (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards 2016).