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About SkyBet

Skybet is the sportsbook site owned and operated by BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster. As such, you can expect TV tie-ins with the live events screened on Sky Sports, incentives that relate to your Sky TV subscription, and even dedicated satellite channels such as Sky Poker TV.

All of this makes for a slick operation, with a clean site that’s easy to navigate, and separates out the day’s main events so that they’re easier to select. In fact, the homepage is deceptively simple, and with fewer links than many sites, you might be left wondering how come you managed to place your bet faster and with less fuss.

New Player Welcome Offer

Skybet’s bonuses are pretty clear and straightforward. Scroll right down to the bottom of the page and take a look at the Don’t Miss section for the current best offers.

When we reviewed the site, there was a £10 free bet up for grabs, without having to make a deposit. With ongoing incentives for free bets or Sky TV discounts.

18+ New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C’s.

Games Available

  • In-play Betting
  • Sports Betting

Skybet.com in-play options are understandably TV-focused but are by no means limited to what’s showing on Sky Sports. Coverage for other networks, including the BBC, Eurosport, and ESPN all get a front-page listing, so there’s no need to worry about missing out.

Other non-televised sports are easy to find too – just click the ‘All’ button in the Live section of the homepage. Every event updates with the latest score, odds and an icon to indicate whether it’s on TV or not.

Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

Skybet.com accepts all main payment options for both deposit and withdrawal. They accept all major credit and debit cards and also PayPal.

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa
  • VisaDebit
  • Visa Electron

The wagering requirements on Skybet can differ depending on the types of game you play. The standard on their site is x50 wagering requirement (some games such as slots and casino games contribute more than others). We recommend you double check their website for further details as these requirements may have changed since the time of writing this review.

Please note: Any winning accrued from bonus money will remain as non-withdrawable as it is still classed as bonus money until the player has met the wagering requirement. Also, if you don’t use the bonus funds within 30 days, then it will expire.

Skybet.com claims to process withdrawals within 24 hours of receiving your request, and this means they should reach your bank promptly. However, members making withdrawals may need to provide additional information such as a copy of their driving license, passport or recent utility bill before their withdrawal can be processed. While they claim, withdrawals will be processed within 24 hours be advised they can take a few days to clear dependent on the method used, see below for withdrawal times.

Withdrawal Times

  • Credit / Debit Cards = 1-5 days, min withdrawal £10 and max withdrawal £50,000
  • PayPal = 24 hours, min withdrawal £10 and max withdrawal £5,500

Promotions

Grab the £10 free no deposit bonus when you register at Skybet.

Receive a £5 free bet every week when you spend £25. Make sure you opt into the Sky Bet Club and place your £25 bet up until midnight Sunday to qualify.

Some of the promos that feature on the Skybet homepage relate to Sky Poker, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino or Sky Bingo, so be aware of that if you’re only interested in the sportsbook options.

Like the other larger gambling sites, there are also incentive schemes that overlap with the casino games and poker rooms, so look out for these if you’re an all-rounder.

Customer Support and Help

Skybet Customer Support is available 24 hours a day to help with any queries. The quickest way to get hold of them is via their live chat and players can also contact them by telephone, email, contact form or via their social media pages

Support Telephone: 0330 024 4777
Support Email: support@skybet.com
Social Media Profiles: Facebook, TwitterYouTube and Google+.

Company Information

Software
Playtech
Licence
UK Gambling Licence
Alderney Gambling Control Commission
Launched
January 2011
Available Languages
English
Accepted Currencies
GBP, EURO
Affiliate Program
Skybet Affiliate Hub

2 Comments
  1. Reply
    Si March 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I only signed up for the free £10, but it was so easy to use, quick and simple. Now i use it weekly for all my sports bets.

  2. Reply
    Richard May 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    SkyBet is great.
    The app is wonderful and saves me time, better than walking to the bookies in the rain!

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