Sky Bet Signing Up/User Interface
The familiar red, white and blue branding that is so associated with Sky Sports is exploited to the maximum by Sky Bet. Both the app and desktop versions of the site immediately fall into the Sky family ‘look and feel’ that is so familiar to households across the UK and beyond.
Strong usage of the ‘Breaking News’ yellow means that key messages just can’t be missed. The whole design style is fresh and clean. Key sports and products sit at the top of the screen and both app and desktop feature the full range of sports, promotions, and media options on the left hand navigation. The two platforms are instantly recognisable and almost identical.
For gaming, the Sky Vegas, Sky Casino and Sky Poker brands are all utilised cleverly.
Sky Bet Betting Markets
Sky Bet are rightly lauded as an innovative player in the market and the #RequestABet function is clear evidence of this. Now copied by a host of rivals, the firm was the first to allow customers to suggest bets via Twitter which would then be priced up and displayed on the site. This kind of interactivity is just what modern punters are looking for and the feature is incredibly popular, particularly with football bettors.
You don’t sit near the top of the online bookmaking tree these days without having a comprehensive portfolio of markets and, rest assured, Sky Bet have everything that you need.
Sky Bet Bonuses
Like most major firms, Sky Bet will vary their account-opening offers during the year, especially around big sporting events, but their standard promotion is ‘Bet £5 Get £20’ in free bets. Some competitors have richer offers but this is simple, easy to understand and fair.
Keep an eye out for the ‘Price Boosts’ and ‘Money Back Specials’ that add a real fun, value feel to the Sky Bet product. Ditto goes for the Sky Bet Club for regular customers.
Sky Bet Live Streaming and Content
Sky Bet stream over 6,000 live football matches and 5,000 tennis matches per year. All you need to do is login into any mobile device and away you go! Disappointingly, the desktop streaming service is limited in comparison and, while work is being developed in this area, really only has horse and greyhound ‘bet and watch’ events that compare with the mobile offering. The standard £2 bet is required to be allowed access to watch the racing streams.
If you haven’t a bet on a race Sky Bet offer an excellent commentary radio service and ‘Live Simulation’ for free. The latter uses computer graphics and is based on real data to show how the race is progressing – complete with percentage chance of winning! It even has a pre-race paddock simulation too. This is a really great feature of the site, innovative and very useful.
The lack of an online TV channel – like William Hill’s ‘Betting TV’ – is a negative, as is the absence of a horse racing radio channel, again like its local Leeds rival.
Away from streaming, Sky Bet is very strong on betting content. When you own Oddschecker and Sporting Life and have Sky Sports giving massive coverage of your ‘Super 6’ product then there is undoubtedly a significant advantage over other bookmakers!
Sky Bet In-Play Betting
This site features a beautifully-presented, easy to follow In Play product, which is instantly available from the home page. The familiar Sky branding gives the scoreboards an extra air of authority and credibility. The usual ‘Cash Out’ facility is available.
Sky Bet Stats and Form
Sporting Life content is understandably to the fore with this site’s racing products. The horse racing cards feature excellent comments, ratings and lifetime form. Stats for football are better during in-play than pre-match and this is where Sky Bet focus their attention. Other sports have less relevant content.
Customer Satisfaction with Sky Bet
Like most of the giants of the online betting world, Sky Bet do attract some negative criticism, particularly around bet and account restrictions. The firm has a reputation for good customer service so they will no doubt be paying great heed to any social media comments.
Sky Bet Banking
Again, there is some online grief directed at Sky Bet for their withdrawal process but, in the main, this is a well-oiled machine that ticks the boxes.
Soccer Saturday Super Six
Sky Bet offers customers to chance to win £250,000 on the weekly prediction competition for free.
Sky Bet Fantasy Football
Sky Bet customers can enter the Fantasy Football Competition and the chance to win £50,000
Sky Bet Price Boost
Price Boosts on winning odds are available for Sky Bet Customers
Request a Bet with Sky Bet
Customers have a long list of different betting markets to avail of a special bet.