Sky is a word synonymous with sport in the United Kingdom. Sky covers all kinds of sports on their many TV-channels, and their betting site is called Skybet. Skybet’s aim is to be as near to the excitement as possible, as the thing that’s most thrilling about sport is it’s unpredictability.
Sky has one of the most thorough selections of betting markets available online. Chances are, if it can be watched on Sky Sports, Skybet will be offering odds for it. All major sports are covered, along with a lot of lesser known sports also featured. There's something for everyone at Skybet, even odds on TV- and film specials!
Skybet's odds are pretty good, but nothing special to write home about. However, they do have a massive amount of campaigns for existing players that increase your multipliers and odds significantly!
Skybet also has a comprehensive in-play betting section, where odds are constantly updated on all ongoing games, no matter what sport it is. There is nothing wrong with Skybet's in-play, but it's not one of the best available on the internet.
Another slight minus for the site is the lack of live streaming. Despite owning the rights to almost every sport under the sun, only horse racing can be watched live on the site, and even then you have had to have made a bet of at least £1 to watch.
Skybet's casino operates at a separate site called www.skycasino.com. Sky aren't terribly focused on their online casino, as it's home to only 61 games. However, all of these games are of the highest quality. The casino has slots, jackpot games, roulette, blackjack and table games.
Sky's casino also has a live casino, where it feels like you're in Vegas as you enjoy Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Hold'em with real dealers.
Skybet also has two separate sites for poker and bingo.
Skybet's customer service has many options to contact them and a Frequently Asked Questions list. You can phone, email or even write to Skybet (don't know who would write a letter to a betting company in this day and age, but worth mentioning nonetheless), or alternatively use their live-chat service.
In our experience Skybet's customer service and support works just fine. Nothing to complain about here.
Skybet has all the money transferring options you could possibly need when gambling online. Deposits work in real time, while withdrawals will reach your account within 2-5 days of making the withdrawal.
Deposit options: Bank- and credit cards, e-wallets, bank transfers and a lot of other options.
Withdrawal options: Visa, e-wallets, bank transfers and many other options.
Skybet don't have a particular welcoming offer for new players, but they have a huge amount of campaigns for existing players that make up for it, like a free bet every week!
Sky's casino bonus is great, as they offer to match your first deposit up to £100!
Like all big bookies in the UK, Skybet have a UK Gambling Commission licence, which guarantees tax-free winnings for all UK-based players!
Despite being one of the biggest bookies in the UK and their fantastic selection of bets, we can't give Skybet 5 stars due to the lack of any live streaming and a welcoming bonus for betting. However, they are a solid bookie that won't disappoint in all other aspects.