SkyBet

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Rated 3.6 out of 5
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Great Offers

by Afcj89, Milton Keynes, 27 February 2015

One of the better bookies available in terms of offers. Plenty of enhanced prices on the racing and football especially on a Saturday also with the added incentive of the SkyBet Club which means you can qualify for a free bet every week. The Vegas side of things also has a great range of easy 'pick up and play' games!

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  • With Sky Bet's Price Boost, you can now regularly enjoy enhanced odds on selected football betting markets.
  • Enhanced placed odds on featured big horse races.
  • Fairplay concessions.
  • Very quick with odds for breaking news events, such as when a manager has been sacked and speculation is rife on who will be the new man in the job.
  • SkyBet reward loyalty with their Free Bet Club - open to new and existing customers. The Free Bet Club gives Sky Bet customers a £5 matched bet each week, provided you stake a total of £25 in qualifying bet on across any sport, any market with odds of even or above before midnight Sunday. You must keep betting each week to stay in the offer, otherwise you need to spend £40 on an accumulator to get back in.
SkyBet SPORTS & MARKETS
  • Great for events featured on Sky Sports TV.
  • Excellent and clear ladder of events enabling one click navigation to your bet.
  • Good on novelties and reality betting.
  • Weekly enhanced offers for new and existing customers.
  • Great iOS app
SkyBet SERVICE
  • Deposits and withdrawals are unfussy and easy to process.
  • Online chat facility means you can instantly get an answer.
  • Email and telephone facility.
SkyBet EXTRAS
  • Sky Sport news updates
  • Betting previews.
  • Watch horse racing on your PC. Simply place a min £1 bet on the race then click the watch this race icon.
  • Sky Sports live scores centre.
  • Bosses look busy page for when you are at the office.

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  • Afcj89
    Afcj89, Milton Keynes, 27 February 2015

    Great Offers

    Rating 5

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    One of the better bookies available in terms of offers. Plenty of enhanced prices on the racing and football especially on a Saturday also with the added incentive of the SkyBet Club which means you can qualify for a free bet every week. The Vegas side of things also has a great range of easy 'pick up and play' games!

  • klopplr
    klopplr, Oxford, 04 December 2015

    Worth Opening An Account

    Rating 3

    Not the easiest to navigate and they have a stupid £5 bet club. Once in a while they do surprise with the best odds. I would open an account just for the prices

  • JJ8Lsm
    JJ8Lsm, Birmingham , 03 December 2015

    Excellent Offers Great Service

    Rating 5

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Skybet are probably the best online bookmaker I've bet with. You can almost guarantee there's some sort of price boost or offer on each time you log in. I take advantage of these offers because it's easy money. You get paid the very next day which is great! The app is by far the best bookie app too easy to navigate and get what you need. Highly recommend skybet and they're offering new customers £20.00 free when you bet £5.00, not bad.

  • Dariogg
    Dariogg, Sandbach, 25 August 2015

    BOG

    Rating 1

    Beware BOG with Skybet. If rule 4 takes your returns below what SP would have given you, they pay the lesser amount. So a simple 10p rule 4 on early price of 11-2 will give you returns less than a returned SP of 5-1.

  • OYSTON OUT
    OYSTON OUT, Blackpool, 11 August 2014

    Best Booky

    Rating 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    I have had 10 or so bookies but this is the best one by a mile .Pay out is next day and free bet every week and also best odds.Also big full screen horse racing far better than those poxy small screens.

  • cjfinno
    cjfinno, aberdeen, 07 June 2014

    Good Bookie

    Rating 4

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful

    SkyBet have really upped their game recently. Odds are a lot better also have plenty of matches. Maybe some matches don't have so many markets but still a bookie worth using. Their mobile app is top notch and very user friendly. Easy withdrawls and also have £5 SkyBet bonus offer throughout the season which is very good for a little flutter.

  • the runner
    the runner, Scottish Borders, 18 May 2014

    Win Only Bets Horses

    Rating 1

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    you cannot get a decent bet on you are lucky if you get £100 at 5/4.they do not like win only bets.

  • chimaira
    chimaira, Portsmouth, 15 May 2014

    SkyBet, Much Improved Now

    Rating 5

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful

    Skybet has improved 10-fold over the years, There prices are as competitve as any other bookmaker, They also have quick payouts, never have i waited over 48 hours, unless it is over a weekend or a bank holiday. Skybet offer incentives such as free bet club, and other generous offers to members who have been inactive for a while and also to newer members. They offer a polite quick easy to use help chat service eswell as live streams of the sports on your mobile. I have never needed to use any other bookmaker.

  • curlycov
    curlycov, shipston on stour, 21 February 2014

    Skybet Improves

    Rating 4

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Skybet are an improving bookmaker, now giving punters best odds guaranteed on English and Irish horse racing. The free bet club, soccer super 6 and fantasy football offer punters incentives to win free bets and cash

  • texpool
    texpool, Sunderland, 01 January 2014

    Great Now BOG All Uk/irish

    Rating 5

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful

    Brilliant with BOG and soft poker tables to reclaim losses. Regular user, more often now after winning ipad mini thank you OLBG

  • douchbeg21
    douchbeg21, belfast, 13 December 2013

    Skybet Now BOG!!!!

    Rating 4

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    now that skybet have BOG on all irish and uk racing i can say they are on power weith the rest of the bigger firms and if you include their terrific loyality schemes i can only see them growing from strength to strength with a clean and easy to use site they are one of my favourite betting firms right now

  • rogerk13
    rogerk13, Belfast, 05 September 2013

    A Solid All-rounder But Not As Good As Before

    Rating 3

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful

    Skybet changed their loyalty scheme this year, it's been well covered in the forums but it simply doesn't offer the value of last year's scheme. They have their own Price Boosts on the racing from time to time but I find it makes little difference. They make a decent stab at in-play service. Occasionally they throw in a casino bonus but for me they are a bookmaker who are always thinking of the next gimmick to try and gain custom. In the football betting when you select a competition for betting the screen tends to come up with all the in-play options first, you have to scroll down to get to the matches. Can be a bit irritating to say the least. But overall a solid all-rounder.

  • skylinerob
    skylinerob, East Anglia, 03 September 2013

    Not The Greatest

    Rating 2

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Not the best betting site for horse racing, they don't offer 'Best Odds Guaranteed' which is a pretty normal thing on betting sites these days. They are very rarely best priced on football selections, more value to be had on various other sites. They have also stopped their loyalty scheme where you could save upto £20 off your sky bill every month. They do however, have a very good slots section, one of the best I have come across. Summary: Avoid for majority of sports betting, better prices and promises elsewhere but brilliant if you are into online slots.

  • JTaggart
    JTaggart, Paisley, 15 August 2013

    SKY BET Customer Service Are Useless

    Rating 1

    Sky Bet have changed their loyalty scheme from the straight forward place a £5 bet get a £5 free bet. They've also scrapped there monthly loyalty scheme. They have replaced it with place a £5 accumulator and get a £5 free bet. I took the trouble to read the instructions, which were all over the place and never actually answered what actually qualified. I selected four matches and placed an accumulator and lucky15 that can to over £5.00 total submitted in a single transaction - as in one betting slip. I wasn't sure if that was okay so I checked with the online chat and was told it was fine. I put on my feedback that the information on the loyalty bet was not clear. Checked earlier in the week and thetre was no free bet in my account. Checked my account again tonight - still no free bet. Enquired on live chat what was going on. Some guy called Matthew B told me my bet did not qualify as the lucky 15 only came to £4.05 and the accumulator on the same four clubs didn't count towards it. I referred him to the previous chat. It didn't matter. I referred him to the original chat feedback - where I raised concerns about the poor information supporting the loyalty bet. It didn't matter to Matthew. I asked for a call back from a manager. Matt called me to tell me that he was the duty manager. Complete waste of my time. I'll let this weeks bet run their course and then close the account. I don't think Sky Bet actually understand the point of a loyalty bet is to try and retain customers. Mainly use SKY BET for my football and golf bets. Won't be using them again. Do Sky not realise they are in a competitive marketplace unlike their TV monopoly.

  • DaveyRaver
    DaveyRaver, Cheltenham, 04 August 2013

    Sky Are My No 1 !

    Rating 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    My main online bookie , Sky Bet have most if not all of the information i need to make an informed bet , in a clear format . I do hope they don't mind me using this info to fleece them sometime soon !

  • passtimepunter
    passtimepunter, sheffield, 27 January 2013

    Skybet

    Rating 4

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Easy to use great loyalty rewards fantastic live betting all round great

  • Geoff0659
    Geoff0659, Widnes, 18 January 2013

    My Account Has Been Limited

    Rating 1

    I was taking advantage of their Free bet offer of 5 x £10 £5 Free bet. I wagered £10 per day. I then had an email saying that my 'account liability had to be reduced' and was kicked off the promotion. I am not allowed to wager over set amounts any more as it has been limited. So if you are too successful they don't like it.

  • reddell
    reddell, Leeds, 27 August 2012

    Sky Bet

    Rating 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    Just as good as Bet Victor. I use these two bookmakers more than any other. Sky Bet give me a reward of the price of my Sky bill and many other offers

  • bigdwarf
    bigdwarf, bolton, 14 October 2011

    Very Good Site

    Rating 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    do alot of betting on here,both teams to score coupen easy to us,good odds to,never had problems with reverse forcasts on dogs like other people have said

  • ilovevegas
    ilovevegas, London, 26 September 2011

    A Great "All Rounder"

    Rating 4

    Sky Bet are a company I have been using for years and I have seen them getting better and better as time goes on. Their free bet offer is great and they have a really good loyalty bonus for repeat custom. Something I am pretty sure no one else offers. The site is modern and easy to use, with the added bonus of loads of Sky Sports news and videos.

  • FionaC
    FionaC, London, 28 September 2010

    Avoid

    Rating 1

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    I have found this bookie to be an absolute waste of time. Today I tried to put on a reverse forecast on a difficult race at Newbury. I wanted an 8 reverse forecast and was told that my maximum stake could be 50p!!! This is not the first time that I've been limited on stake but for a reverse forecast?? Only gave them one star because there isn't a minus rating. Avoid them at all costs.

  • manutd08
    manutd08, North West, 06 September 2009

    Good Football Prices

    Rating 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    Sky are one of the bookmakers I use most, especially for football. They offer competitive prices and as jaydubs said the menus are very easy to navigate and to find the league/match you want. I think they deserve five stars.

  • jaydubs
    jaydubs, Gloucester, 05 September 2009

    Good At What They Do

    Rating 4

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Skybet offers the best prices and are usually a point or two ahead of their competitors h'cps on the Rugby Union matches. However I would like to see a few more markets available on a game instead of just the straight win and h'cp. The lack of markets is also true on a lot of football matches outside of the main divisions across Europe , where it is difficult to find anything apart from the straight 1x2. All this said though I do like the set up and ease of finding the match I want on their football pages and they do offer very competative prices.

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