We fully understand that an aspiring betting provider like Sportingbet wants to stand out in a highly competitive market. Whether this makes it absolutely necessary to make pink one of the dominant colors on the website remains to be seen. The combination with green and yellow is particularly “beautiful”. Even if colors are always a matter of taste, we believe that there are definitely better solutions. After all, every visitor immediately recognizes that this is the Sportingbet website.
Even if we may not really like the look, we can consistently praise the clarity and functionality. The content is structured sensibly and the betting slip also makes a very good impression. New customers can orient themselves very quickly and intuitively find the bets they want. All details are logically presented on the betting slip. This is an important plus, because most sports betting fans do not want to get to know a new website by trying out or reading help texts for hours.
The Sportingbet Bonus for new customers is a free bet of up to 25 euros. Each customer has only one way to use this bet. When making the first deposit, at least an amount of EUR 10 must be paid in order for the bonus to be activated.
What are the bonus terms?
One of the most important bonus conditions concerns the bonus amount: The customer must always set the full bonus amount in order to be able to pay out a profit at the end. In addition, only the profit is paid out at the end, but not the bonus amount.
Is there a bonus code and if so, what is it?
A Sportingbet bonus code is not required. For the new customer bonus it is only important that the customer deposits at least 10 euros. A voucher code does not have to be entered when registering or making the first deposit. It is also not possible to increase the bonus with a second deposit.
How do I redeem the bonus?
In order to receive the bonus, the customer must place a bet with a stake of at least 10 euros and a minimum odds of 1.8. Up to the amount of 25 euros, the customer will receive an equally high bonus as a reward. The bonus appears on the betting account within 24 hours of the first bet. The deposited amount and the bonus must be wagered 5 times with a minimum odds of 1.8. A payment is only possible after this. Live betting is not allowed. The wagering requirement is fair, but not outstanding.
Sportingbet betting offer
Sportingbet is a young sports betting provider, but at least in terms of diversity, the betting offer is impressive. Over 40 sports are offered. Football offers the largest selection, but there are also many attractive betting offers in sports such as tennis , ice hockey, basketball and boxing . In addition, many sports are offered that have a rather small audience, such as baseball and rugby . If you want to get a rough overview of the bookmaker, then take a look at our Sportingbet guide.
Good diversity – weaknesses in the depth of the portfolio
In any case, it is commendable that so many sports are offered. But if you take a closer look at which sports betting is available, there are many gaps. For example, there are very few amateur football games. In USA only the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga are offered. Compared to other betting providers, this is a bit thin. Many football fans are interested in the amateur leagues and it is therefore important that a betting provider is well positioned in this area.
Virtual sports and e-sports as highlights
Virtual sports and e-sports are, at least among European bookmakers, more the exception than the rule. Things are different at Sportingbet, because customers can also use Counterstrike and Starcraft 2 , for example . We generally find that very positive, because we rarely come across such offers. If you like virtual sports or e-sports, you should definitely take a look at Sportingbet’s sports betting portfolio.
Live betting at Sportingbet
It is rare for Sportingbet to offer more than 50 live bets in parallel. However, it is commendable that a great many sports are taken into account. Football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey and various other major sports are quite common in live betting. At Sportingbet, the customer will also find live betting on snooker , beach volleyball , futsal and other side sports. That is why it is definitely worth taking a closer look at the live betting area.
Live streams make many live bets more interesting
Many live bets are offered with live streams. This is very positive, because the livestreams make less popular events particularly interesting for customers. While a major soccer game is likely to be broadcast on television or elsewhere on the Internet, this is far from the case for all events in marginal sports. In this respect, we find it very pleasant that the customer at Sportingbet has the opportunity to create many very personal live events through the live streams. The livestreams make it much easier to place meaningful live bets.
The overall quality of the odds is quite high at Sportingbet. On average, the payout ratio should be just under 93 percent. Despite an intensive search, we have found only a few bets where the payout key falls below 90 percent. We did not notice a pattern that popular events, for example, have higher payout keys. That’s why we recommend every customer to compare odds to find the best deals on Sportingbet. But even regular customers who basically only have one betting provider don’t do much wrong. There are also bookmakers with even higher average odds, but a value of 93 percent is above the industry average and therefore absolutely acceptable.
Betting on favorites at Sportingbet:
We have rarely seen outstanding favorite ratings at major events, but occasionally we have seen less popular ones. In the football area in particular, it is relatively easy to find good favorites.
Outsider betting at Sportingbet:
Finding a good outsider quota is not that easy. It tends to be easier to find what you’re looking for in marginal sports, but with a bit of patience, customers will also find good tips for outsiders when playing football or tennis.
Deposits and withdrawal
Bank transfer, Paysafecard , EcoCard, Neteller , Ukash and Astropay are available to the customer as payment methods. The selection is quite manageable. In particular, we lack credit cards, PayPal and Skrill . At least the bank transfer is available, so there is a useful, albeit relatively slow, option for all customers. From our point of view, the best payment method is Neteller, because this option enables faster deposits and withdrawals.
No fees and quick transactions
All deposits and withdrawals at Sportingbet are free of charge. It is commendable. In addition, the overall pace is very high. In the case of payments, the processing of applications usually only takes a few hours. Every payment is processed within 24 hours at the latest. When making a bank transfer, the customer has to wait 1-3 working days again due to the banking system. With the other payment options, the payment is significantly faster.
Seriousness and security
Sportingbet works with a sports betting license from Curaçao. The company is also based in Curaçao. Overall, the Curaçao license has had good experiences in recent years, so this licensing is a positive feature for us. Only an EU license from Gibraltar or Malta would be even better. We looked at the entire website and found, among other things, that payments are processed securely and encrypted. Sportingbet is also well positioned in terms of transparency. However, more information about the provider on the website would be very helpful for the customer.
Missing certificates and test seals
If you compare Curaçao with top European bookmakers such as Tipico or Interwetten , you will immediately notice that there are no certificates or test seals on the website. This is by no means unusual for a sports betting provider with a Caribbean license. Nevertheless, it would be nice if Sportingbet would improve at this point in the future. Overall, the seriousness would be increased again. However, we currently have no evidence that Sportingbet is unsafe or untrustworthy. Everything suggests that Sportingbet is a solid bookmaker.
The Sportingbet website is responsive, ie the display changes depending on the screen size. However, we have found that the display on small screens, for example on a smartphone, is not quite optimal. A native Sportingbet app for iPhone and Android is completely missing. Even if mobile use is possible in its current state, it would be nice if at least the quality of the mobile website was expanded. More and more sports betting fans prefer placing bets with a smartphone or tablet. In the long run, it should be difficult with the current technical situation to convince these customers.
In addition to sports betting, Sportingbet also offers an extensive online casino. A live casino is also available. There are also bingo, backgammon and belote. Such a variety is rarely found even with the large gaming providers. In terms of quality, the offer is quite impressive. We particularly liked the online casino during the test. We also find it very positive that fans of backgammon and belote are also taken into account. These two games are seldom to be found even with the big providers. However, we know that there are a lot of fans who would like to enjoy these two classics from time to time in addition to sports betting.
Sportingbet, like all other sports betting providers that are present in USA, must pay the betting tax on wagers to the USA tax authorities. However, this is entirely up to the bookmaker and not the customer. The only thing that is decisive for the customers is that Sportingbet does not deduct the betting tax from the stake or the profit. This means that customers with a USA place of residence also receive the full profit. We find this very positive because the betting tax has a direct impact on the quality of the odds. A bookmaker without betting tax does not automatically have top odds, but passing the betting tax would make the odds worse for customers.
Service and support
Every customer can contact a Sportingbet employee directly via live chat with questions and problems. We have had the experience that the employees are well trained and react very friendly to detailed inquiries. Live chat seems to be available around the clock, even if detailed times are not given anywhere. However, we were able to easily address employees at different times of the day. In this respect, the live support deserves a very positive rating. Inquiries to Sportingbet can also be made by email, but this is only a sensible option in exceptional cases.
The FAQ and help page are unfortunately not convincing
There is a small help area and an even smaller FAQ section. Unfortunately, not all important questions are answered, so in most cases it is necessary to contact customer service directly. Since live support works well according to our Sportingbet experience, this is not necessarily a major disadvantage. Nevertheless, we would find it fundamentally positive if the FAQ section were expanded significantly. In many cases, sports betting fans prefer to look for answers without direct contact with a service employee. This possibility should be created at Sportingbet to a much greater extent.