One of the biggest bookmakers across the UK and Europe is Sportingbet. Lets take a look at this popular sport-betting site a little more closely.
The prices at Sportingbet are competitive, but they do not offer great odds. There in play offering and market coverage is strong, but you will not find standout prices on football. However they are generally prepared to go best price on a number of bigger score lines. The Asian handicap lines are worth a look.
Sportingbet are stronger in regards to market coverage and shows that they have a global offer and an even spread of customers from all over the world.
They cover pretty much every soccer league and there are a handful of markets to choose from.
There offer over 50 match betting opportunities on the big games and the bigger the game then the more betting options you will have.
Sportingbet cover about 25 sports events at any time, so there are plenty of betting opportunities at hand. Sportingbet does have a focus in US sports like basketball, NFL and ice hockey, but they also have a great coverage of European basketball. They also have a volleyball service that is pretty good.
The website is appealing as it is neat and has an ordered layout, so that customers are able to find their bet quickly. This is very true if the event you are looking for is a feature on the homepage as a thumbnail.
The homepage does also advertise casino and poker games and customers may not want to see this, if they only want to place a sports bet.
The promotions have been structured nicely on the right hand side and on the left the various sports are listed.
There are quick links, which will take customers to the immediate sports events like the next football match or the next 5 races. This is impressive as they acknowledge that customers might want to place quick bets. When you click on a selection the online bet slip is automatically populated and the in play console is in the middle of the homepage.
In Play Betting
The in play area can be a little slow to load, but it is has a great live betting offers. It can be fiddly though to find the event that is being covered and is especially true when there are multiple games at once.
If you click the in play option on the left menu a flash console will load, but there is also a non-flash version too.
Sportingbet will always be covering some type of game and the console has sound effects when a goal is scored or some other highlight.
Sportingbet has round the clock support with a live chat feature. The customer support is pretty quick in getting back to customers with the live chat, but you can also call them or email them.
Sportingbet creates promotions around the big sporting events. These are updated so be sure to take a look. They offer cash back and a refer a friend promotion.
They also have a rewards system in place where you can earn points and get cash back for them.