New Customer Offer
Sportingbet are now offering Racingbase readers £50 free bets.
You simply need to open an account and deposit up to £50 and you will be matched at 100%
How to claim your £50 in free bets
- Go to Sportingbet and sign-up using the promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS
- Open an account and make a deposit (minimum £10)
- Place a bet at odds of 1.5 or greater. Your cash match will be deposited into your account 48hrs after the bet settles.
- Remember to use the code MAXIMUMBONUS when signing up to make sure you qualify for your £50 free bets.
Qualifying bets must be placed within 7 days of registration.
Bets must be placed on markets with odds of 1.5 or greater on the single qualifying bet
Sportingbet was founded in 1998 and the sportsbook website was launched in October that year. They have been listed as a plc on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange since 2001. The company have acquired several smaller betting companies along the way, the most notable being SportingOdds.com in June 2002, which was recently integrated into the SportingBet brand. They are currently licensed in Antigua and Barbuda.
Odds and Markets
Sportingbet’s prices should be applauded, you’ll regularly find that they provide the best price about a number of football teams, horses or players. What’s refreshing is that they seemingly offer competitive prices on virtually every sport, not just the North American sports or the UK-focused markets.
As you’d expect from a global bookmaker offering their website in nineteen different languages, they have excellent coverage when it comes to sports and markets offered. As well as the likes of soccer, racing and NFL, you’ll also get a specialised service for the likes of volleyball, handball and all the European ice hockey leagues. Their In-Play service is also very impressive.
Unfortunately, the website is unreliable on many counts. It is often slow to load pages, depending on what browser you are using. Aside from the slowness, navigation is a problem – it can be pot luck whether your market is available on the homepage or whether it takes several clicks to find it. The presentation of markets and odds are fine although the process of actually placing a bet is not one of the best.
Despite the apparent ‘live chat’ facility, this nearly always seems to be offline. In addition, the response time after emailing customer services can be anything up to 2 days. Therefore, it’s best to call with any queries where the 24/7 staff are generally helpful.
Customer Service Email
Customer Service Telephone Number
0800 028 0348 (UK)