Type: Match bet - What you deposit and bet is doubled.
Min deposit: No minumum required to claim free bet.
Special requirements: Deposit must be bet at odds of 2.0 (evens) or greater.
Full T&C on this page
General help: here
Sky Radio: here
Deposit options: here
Withdrawal options: here
SkyBet was created in 2002 by the re-branding of the company Surrey Sports which Sky Sports had bought 2 years earlier. The company grew in 2006 when rival betting companies Totalbet and UKbetting were bought by the SkyBet brand.
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 £30 matched bet + £5 free bet every week + £5 free play on Sky Vegas to all new customers.
- £30 free matched 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. You get a free matched bet of £30 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 place a £5 accumulator bet with odds of 6.0 (5/1) before 23:59 GMT every week. 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 with a £10 stake, and then from the next week your qualifying stake will return to £5.
SkyBet customer promotions
As well as the £30 free matched bet and free bet club, SkyBet have a number of offers for customers:
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.
Sky TV extend their sports services to betting and do it will style. With their simple matched free bet for new users and more free bets for loyal customers, you can't really go wrong with SkyBet.