When it comes to the sorts of betting markets available, there is no surprise to see Sport Nation go big on football. Customers can access over 100 different lines, from feature leagues such as the Premier League to divisions in the United Arab Emirates.
The depth to those markets is also impressive, with Asian handicaps and enticing specials that include bets such as which team will be awarded the first throw in of a match.
It has to be noted that prior to their rebrand, Sport Nation didn’t offer such comprehensive markets as many of their competitors, as their focus was on football betting, but now customers have a huge range of sports to bet on. Punters have all the feature sports such as cricket, tennis and rugby but also emerging markets such as e-sports and even chess.
In terms of odds, Sport Nation’s are powered by SB Tech, a company that also does the odds for bookmakers such as 10Bet. With that in mind, if you are looking away from betting on football, the odds provided are nothing special.
However, if football is your chosen sport, then you can find some real value with Sport Nation. Their enhanced odds for football and on other major sporting events make them a very appealing proposition, as they are either unlimited or have a high-stake maximum, which is rare to see.
The casino service that Sport Nation provide is powered by some of the best industry software providers, including NetEnt, Microgaming and Play’N Go. As a result, users can play a suite of top game titles whilst there are also large jackpot games such as Mega Moolah and Major Millions.
Sport Nation are always looking to stand out from their competitors. One way in which they are exceeding in that area is through the content that they provide for punters using their service.
Most online sportsbooks offer simple written previews and stats for feature sport, but Sport Nation have gone one better, adding a multi-media element to the content that they deliver.
In their ‘News’ section on the main site, users can find video previews for feature events and matches in football, horse racing, cricket, rugby and much more. These previews see a presenter offer their best bets, backed up by key statistics. They are pretty basic in their design and production, but their simplicity makes them very effective and can help inform customers before they bet on a certain match or event.
In addition, there is also a nice feature where Sport Nation review how their tips for the week have gone, listing which bets of theirs were winners. Alongside the video content, there are also written previews for all feature sports, with in-depth analysis and tips provided along the way.
When it comes to previewing action, Sport Nation certainly deliver. However, when it comes to showing live events, they still have work to do.
At present, Sport Nation don’t offer live streaming for customers which is a real negative for those who want to bet and watch sports in-play. Live streaming has become big business for online sportsbooks, and even though Sport Nation are new to the online betting scene, they are missing a trick with their in-play betting not offering that particular service.
Sport Nation In-Play Betting
Sport Nation deliver a full in-play betting service on over 30 different sports, with football in particular offering a superb depth of markets. From feature matches such as Champions League games to non-league football, there is a great variety of markets to get involved in, with totals on goals, corners and cards as well as allowing punters to cash-out on their in-play bets.
Just like the rest of the site, the in-play service is simple but functional, packed with lots of information, with live stats and a 2D graphic supplied to show how a match or a sporting event is progressing.
The simplicity of it allows the live betting section to be fast and not liable to freezing. However, the lack of live streaming is a negative as customers have now become accustomed to being able to watch and bet on a live event. Most major sportsbooks offer this to enhance their in-play betting service, making it more immersive and bringing the action to life for their customers.
Without it, Sport Nation’s in-play betting service just doesn’t quite meet the standards expected.
Sport Nation Stats & Form
Rather than having a separate stats and form page, Sport Nation have decided to merge their form guides with their sports previews. This has its pros and cons.
The positive side of it is that if you select for example a preview for a Premier League game, all the relevant stats are provided in one place, with league positions, recent results and head-to-head records provided by the stats company, Opta. With Opta, they are one of the biggest stats providers in the world, so not only is information accurate, it is also very detailed, which enhances the value of the previews.
However, it would be nice to have the option of a separate stats/form page. Punters like to be able to access information for an event/match that they are interested in betting on, rather than being constrained to using stats from previews on feature events.
Other sites provide databases which cover a variety of sports and therefore benefit those who are looking to bet on more obscure events.
Overall, we were impressed by the offering from Sport Nation. Not only is there a wide range of betting markets, but the in-play betting section helps to enhance the overall experience.