SPORTINGBET TEST REVIEW - Our experiences and evaluation

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In our extensive reports of individual bookmakers we also provide a detailed Sportingbet test. As the name suggests the report deals with the provider that has been around since 1997. After difficult years at the beginning of the new millennium they have been writing black numbers since 2011. The takeover by GVC Holdings in 2013 also was a positive catalyst, who is now the owner of bwin. Our Sportingbet test is supposes to give you an understanding of our Sportingbet experiences in the most important categories, so that you know in the end, whether signing up with this bookmaker pays off. The thoroughly tested bookmaker is licensed in Gibraltar by the way - a unique feature on the betting market. In the following we first want to discuss our Sportingbet experiences in more important fields, namely the categories betting offer, live bets and betting odds, so that you have a comprehensive picture of our Sportingbet test in the end.

Content on this page

  • Betting offer
  • Betting odds
  • Live bets
  • Betting Bonus
  • Usability
  • Deposit and payout
  • Customer service
  • Integrity
  • Total evaluation

Our review and our experiences at
Sportingbet,
77 / 100 Percent

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Bonus details
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All details
  • maximum bonus amount: £15 Free Bet
  • minimum deposit: £10
  • max stake: £15
  • wagering requirement: no further requirements
  • minimum odds for 1st bet: 1/1 (2.00)
  • time limit upon receipt of bonus: 7 days
  • payment restrictions: deposits made via Skrill and Neteller will not qualify for this offer
  • geographical restrictions: for new customers resident in the UK and Ireland only
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Criteria Rating
Betting offer 16 / 20
Odds 15 / 20
Live betting 7 / 10
Betting bonus 7 / 10
Usability 7 / 10
Methods of payment 8 / 10
Customer Service 7 / 10
Integrity 10 / 10

BETTING OFFER - Sportingbet test shows variety in sports selection

With more than 30 different sports they score well in our Sportingbet test. Another positive Sportingbet experience was that the bookie doesn't only offer sports bets, but also society bets. According to our Sportingbet review they forego the category E-sports, which leads to minor deductions in our evaluation, since the focus should clearly be on "regular" sports. The depth of their betting portfolio shows that Sportingbet is serious in that regard. In England for example they offer the 4 highest leagues and you can also find less relevant countries like South Korea, Colombia or Latvia for example. In short: The focus - as almost always - is on football. But: At the time of our Sportingbet test one could only place long term bets on the champions in important countries like Italy, Spain or France. A bad omen? Not necessarily, since we conducted our Sportingbet review way over a month before the season kicked off in those countries. It's a fact that you can expect an extensive update in this category once the respective leagues kick off. Regarding betting markets the test candidate is above average. For the matches of the knock-out stage of the World Cup 2018 they offered more than 300. A number that you need to be satisfied with, even though they haven't reached the ceiling of the sports betting market yet. There will also be an update for this subcategory before the start of the individual leagues. Until then we rate the betting offer in our Sportingbet test with 16 of 20 points.

BETTING ODDS - Sportingbet is oriented towards big brother Bwin

In this category of our Sportingbet test the "examinee" is something like a "clone" of the big brother Bwin. After all the odds for individual events and competitions are pretty much identical. Both betting providers have a big range of variation. Our Sportingbet experience regarding betting odds showed for example, that World Cup 2018 matches had pay-out keys between 94,80 and 97,00. Therefore it's variations on a very high level. Additionally Sportingbet as well as Bwin show the will to improve, because the odds in the last couple of years have been significantly lower. In league business it looks a bit different though. Here our Sportingbet experiences came to the conclusion that the pay-out key is between 93 and 94 percent, not a bad number, but an expandable one. Therefore we have been forced to deductions in our Sportingbet test.

LIVE BETS - Sportingbet test reveals extensive offer

We can report positive experiences in our Sportingbet test regarding live bets. After all: Clear arrangement is a strong asset for the betting provider with Austrian background. The Live Center is clearly structured and therefore a quick and simple navigation is possible. The odds keys for live bets can't quite compete with the ones of some competitors, but they are still in the upper midfield with 90 to 92 percent. Additionally Sportingbet scores with variety in our test. At the time of our Sportingbet report there have been events for all important sports like football, tennis, basketball or even handball and therefore one could also place live bets on these events. The number of betting markets also adds to a pretty positive evaluation in this category. Even though the events were already going on there have still been offered more than 100 markets for tip events. In addition you can arrange the currently ongoing matches and competition easy and quickly in the header, so that the customer gets a pleasant betting experience. A special feature in our Sportingbet test in the category live bets: As a registered customer you have the opportunity to follow certain matches via live stream and so combine the betting experience with a TV experience. A special that we definitely want to highlight in our Sportingebt review. Sportingbet also has an extensive live score in their portfolio. Another feature that has a positive impact on our Sportingbet experience is the fact that there is an extensive statistics centre for users, which is a great decision helper for live bets in particular and it rounds of the general live betting offer. Additionally you can make use of a cash out feature with this bookmaker, without any restrictions regarding certain betting forms. Therefore we award Sportingbet in this category 9/10 points.

BETTING BONUS - Sporting bet offers modern bonus

In the field of betting bonus the bookmaker Sportingbet has a quite modern version for new customers. If you open up a new betting account with Sportingbet, you can receive up to £15 money back as a free bet. The welcome bonus offer only counts for UK and Ireland residents though. There are a couple more bonus requirements that you need to consider. This welcome bonus offer is only valid for new customers and after registering you need to deposit at least £10. The maximum stake for the money back free bet is £15. Otherwise there are no more wagering requirements. The minimum odds for the first bet are 2.00. Additionally there is a time limit of 7 days, once you've received the bonus. We also need to mention certain payment restriction with the Sportingbet welcome bonus offer. Deposits made via Skrill or Neteller won't qualify for this particular bonus offer. Due to the geographical and payment restrictions we award the bookmaker in the field of betting bonus in our Sportingbet test 7 of 10 points.

Betting bonus details Sportingbet

Betting bonus details Sportingbet"
Bonus details
£15 money back
as a Free Bet
All details
  • maximum bonus amount: £15 Free Bet
  • minimum deposit: £10
  • max stake: £15
  • wagering requirement: no further requirements
  • minimum odds for 1st bet: 1/1 (2.00)
  • time limit upon receipt of bonus: 7 days
  • payment restrictions: deposits made via Skrill and Neteller will not qualify for this offer
  • geographical restrictions: for new customers resident in the UK and Ireland only
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USABILITY - Pleasant experiences in Sportingbet test

Generally Sportingbet is counting on simplicity in this test category. The user interface of the bookmaker is not cluttered at all, instead all content is clearly structured. On the left side you can find daily highlights, additionally you can add certain bets to your personal favourites, so that you can easily find them again later. Also on the left border are the certain sports bets, followed by links for services like live score or statistics centre. There are also not too many colours on the site, but the different colours on the left side and in the middle of the display serve as a clear distinction between the different sectors. The middle is structured in live events, top bets and international highlights, which can then be called according to sport. On the right side you find the live calendre as well as the so-called bestseller combination bet, which summarizes the currently most popular bets on one single slip. Design-wise Sportingbet is counting on a mix of black, grey and blue, a pretty good combination. So in total there is not much reason for deducting many points in the case of the desktop version. The mobile version of the Sportingbet website is also well-structured and easy to use. Additionally the Sportingbet test came to the conclusion that there are no cutbacks regarding betting offer. You can also choose from the whole portfolio on the go and the same counts for the live centre. In total our Sportingbet experiences showed that there are hardly any disadvantages compared to the desktop version - apart from a little bit longer loading times. Therefore we award 9 of 10 points in this category.

METHODS OF PAYMENT - Sportingbet test reveals practices usual in market

The number of methods of payment are pretty respectable according to our Sportingbet review, even though we found some restrictions. As we found in our test Sportingbet doesn't have a site, which lists the offered transaction possibilities unlike many competitors do. Instead you can find them in the FAQ section. Positive: There is a short product information for each method and so you can make a rather quick decision for your personal favourite. It also needs to be mentioned positively that the bookie highlights the advantages of the respective method. Additionally there is a FAQ section for every single method of payment. Sportingbet offers 15 methods of payment in total. In the case of a registration you have to count with deposit limits at Sportingbet. What we want to praise in our Sportingbet test is the fact that the bookmaker doesn't charge any pay-out fees. It also needs to be mentioned that Skrill and Neteller can also be taken into account in the evaluation of this category, while they had to be excluded in the bonus offer section. We had to deduct some points, because one can't see a complete list of methods of payment on the Sportingbet site directly. That's a limitation regarding transparency. In total we award Sportingbet in this category 8 of 10 points.

CUSTOMER SERVICE - contact information in several languages

Sportingbet's customer service leaves nothing to be desired. The bookmaker provides a range of contact information. There is a well-structured FAQ section, which includes the topics registration, deposit/pay-out, betting rules etc. According to our experience Sportingbet also provides a seperate help desk that deals with similar topics, but in more depth. The provider's website doen't lack a contact form either. In addition Sportingbet provides phone support in German, English and - to our surprise - Hungarian. We still found a few flaws in this category of our Sportingbet test. We ahven't been able to find a live chat. The customer service section also could be a bit more prominent and transparent on the website. Currently it can only be found in the header section under "help" or "contact". Our evaluation of Sportingbet in this section of the test is still a very positive one. We award 8 of 10 points.

INTEGRITY - Sportingbet test provides convincing results

Regarding security and integrity we can calm you down right at the start of our Sportingbet test category. There is absolutely no reason for deducting points. After all: The betting provider sponsors several football clubs. With this background they can't afford to not work seriously. The best known partner of Sportingbet is the English top club Tottenham Hotspur. Additionally they support promoted team Wolverhampton financially. In addition they have been known to sponsor Slavia Sofia, Hannover 96 and Steaua Bucharest. At the same time they have also been supporting other sports, like the Basketball Euroleague. This comprehensive package of former and current partnerships in many countries of the world guarantee the highest integrity standards. Therefore we award Sportingbet in our last test category 10 of 10 points.

BETTING TAX

Our research regarding Sportingbet test found that the betting provider charges its customers a betting tax of 5%, which is extremely common. They try to make up for a it a little bit though, after all Sportingbet lets the customer decide whether these five percent should be deducted from the betting stakes or form the profit. You have this freedom of choice for every single bet.

CONCLUSION - Pleasing test results for Sportingbet

At the end of our extensive Sportingbet test the following can be stated: The examined betting provider isn't able to escape unscathed in some categories, but there hasn't been a really bad evaluation in any category either. We see some room for improvement regarding betting odds. The turn over conditions of the bonus offer are also very ambitious. Sportingbet scored very well in the category usability. Customers receive a more than pleasant betting experience, guaranteed by the provided live streams of course. Due to the fact that the bookmaker with Austrian roots cooperates tightly with Bwin and that they haven't been around for too long, we see Sportingbet on a good way and can therefore definitely recommend the bookie for beginners as well as for experienced betting friends.

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