Summary

SkyBet is a betting company run by Sky TV Broadcasting. They use their sports expertise to bring you a great service and top odds on a number of markets. SkyBet are currently offering a bet £5, get £20 free bet + £5 free bet every week in the free bet club.

  • £20 free bet.
  • Great £5 free every week offer in the free bet club!
  • Free soccer Saturday game for all customers.
  • Great looking and easy to navigate site.

Becoming a member of SkyBet

To sign up to SkyBet, click the “Join now” button on the promotional page or the “Register” link on the top left of their site. Registration is quick and easy, and they offer a number of deposit options. After only betting £5, you get a free bet of £20 as long as you place your first bet at odds of 2.0 or greater.

To receive the free £5 bet every week you have to opt in to the “free bet club”. Once done, you need to bet £25 across any sports market before 23:59 GMT every Sunday. Your free bet will be added to your account by 19:00 the next day. As long as you continue to do this, you will continue to receive a free bet of £5 every week. If for any reason you miss a week, you can re-enter the free bet club by betting £40 over the week, and then from the next week your qualifying stake will return to £25.

SkyBet customer promotions

As well as the £20 free bet and free bet club, SkyBet have a number of offers for customers:

  • Soccer Saturday Super 6 game – Enter free to have a chance of winning £250,000.
  • Free Sky Sports fantasy football with a chance of winning £100,000.
  • Best odds on horses. If you take an early price and the starting price is bigger, you get your odds bumped up on winning selections.
  • Ticket giveaways for the football league.

Website design and features

SkyBet is a well designed site with pleasing colours and layout. Their site seems much more spacious than other sportsbooks. They offer a wide range of markets and odds. This is especially true for events shown on their Sky Sports channel and their in-running market is one of the best out there. Regular SkyBet users are rewarded with extra free bet offers sent via email so your loyalty is well valued. The site is easy to navigate and next to each market it will show how many different bets can be placed on the event. SkyBet also offer you a unique service where you can bet through your TV with their “Sky Vegas TV” service.

We liked the football pitch graphic in their live betting area which shows you where the ball is currently on the pitch for all those who can’t get to a radio or screen and can sit watching this without getting bored for more than 5 minutes. Unfortunately for you guys that like to have a bet at work, SkyBet have removed the slightly amusing “Boss?! Look busy!!” link. This was on top right of the site and used to bring up an Excel spreadsheet to make it look like you were doing work. Along with their betting service, while using the SkyBet website you have access to all their other services, including Sky News.