WhichBookie racing analyst Will Smith provides a preview and an ante-post each-way selection for the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday 25th September.
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Planet Sport Bet is operated by Playbook Gaming Ltd which also operates other online betting sites such as Rhino Bet, BetZone and others. They offer an excellent range of sports and with 30 available, they match, and often better, many of the more established online bookies.
All of the most popular sports in the UK are available to bet on such as Football, Tennis, Rugby, Snooker, Darts, Golf, Horse Racing and Greyhounds, as well as worldwide sports with the likes of American Football, Basketball, Boxing, Table Tennis and MMA all available.
In terms of available sports, there’s really nothing to complain about at all and we were very impressed with the selection.
Moving onto the betting markets and there is a reasonable number offered by Planet Sport Bet. You will find more at bookies such as Betfred, Paddy Power and William Hill but all of the main markets are available along with dozens more for popular events such as Premier League football matches.
A full list of available sports at Planet Sport Bet can be seen below.
|Planet Sport Bet Sports|
|American Football||Football||Motor Sport|
|Aussie Rules||Formula One||Olympics|
|Baseball||Gaelic Hurling||Rugby League|
|Darts||Ice Hockey||TV & Specials|
|Esports||Mixed Martial Arts||Volleyball|
We were also impressed by the standard of odds available. When compared to the likes of Bet365 and Unibet, who often offer the best odds on high-profile football matches, Planet Sport Bet offered surprisingly close odds and in many cases, better. We found the same when comparing odds for Tennis, Basketball and Horse Racing which gives us confidence that customers are getting value when betting with the bookie.
Horse racing is available to bet on with Planet Sport Bet but only races from the UK and Ireland are covered and international racing seems to be absent currently. However, this may not be an issue for many punters and we did find the odds for the races that were available to be very competitive.
Various bet types are accepted on horse racing such as Win, Each-Way, Forecasts and Tricasts, along with multiples such as Yankee’s, Canadian’s, Lucky 15’s and more.
At Planet Sport Bet, bets are settled as winners based on the Official Result as well as First Past The Post. There are some exclusions to this offer such as ante-post bets, forecasts/tricasts and some others. See the ‘Betting Rules’ section for more info on this topic.
We were pleased to see Best Odds Guaranteed available on all races at Planet Sport Bet which is a racing promotion that many new bookies do not offer. Take an Early or Board Price and if the Starting Price (SP) is bigger and your horse wins, your bet will paid out at the bigger price.
Planet Sport Bet also offer bonuses on winning Lucky 15’s, Lucky 31’s and Lucky 63’s which is great to see. Place you bet and if all selections come in, you will receive a cash bonus based on your winnings as shown below:
On top of bonuses for winning Lucky 15s, 31s and 63s, customers can also receive ‘double odds’ on bets that only have one winning selection.
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|Do They Pay First Past The Post?|
|Do They Offer Scoop6?|
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Clicking on the ‘In-Play’ icon in the main navigation bar will load a page with all live events that are available to bet on. Despite allowing customers to bet on around 30 different sports, it seems as though Planet Sport Bet’s coverage of lower leagues is rather poor. At the time of visiting the live betting section for the purpose of this review, there were only two live events listed for football and cricket. However, heading over to Bet365 and they had several dozen live events for sports such as football, tennis, basketball, bowls, cricket, cycling, esports, table tennis, volleyball and others. If you’re betting on sporting events in the top leagues then you’ll most likely be able to bet on them in-play with Planet Sport Bet but the same assurances can’t be made for the less popular events.
In-Play odds at Planet Sport Bet are of a similar standard to their pre-match odds and are very competitive when compared to some of the top UK bookies.
Like many newly-launched bookies, Planet Sport Bet does not provide a live streaming service. We recommend Bet365 if you’d like to watch sports live via your bookmaker accounts and you can see all upcoming streamable events on our Bet365 Live Streaming page.
As with all of the betting sites that are operated by Playbook Engineering Ltd, live chat support is not available. This is a disappointment as it is the preferred method of contact for most customers. However, email support is available and a list of social profiles are also listed in the footer of the Planet Sport Bet website.
Planet Sport Bet Email: [email protected]
Planet Sport Bet do not currently have an app available to download. However, if you wish to bet with them using a mobile device, you can do so by visiting the site using a mobile browser. The website is fully optimised for all mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Along with the sportsbook, Planet Sport Bet customers can access the online casino which features several games ranging from slots to table and card games. The selection is somewhat limited compared to other online casinos but there should be enough to satisfy the more casual casino player.
There are over 100 different slots to choose from, including a couple of dozen Megaways titles such as Curse of the Warewolf Megaways, The Dog House Megaways, Reel King Magaways and several others.
Table games are limited to under 15 choices with blackjack, roulette and baccarat being the only available options currently.
You will find some good casino promotions available on a regular basis at Planet Sport Bet with free spins, tournaments and bonuses all common.
It’s great to see live casino games available at a new betting site but similar to their standard casino game offering, the selection of live games is rather limited. However, there is a good variety of live blackjack, roulette and baccarat tables to choose from as well as a few live game shows such as Mega Wheel, Mega Roulette and ONE Blackjack.
Planet Sport Bet customers can choose from the following banking methods for their deposits and withdrawals:
As you can see, the options are rather limited and although the vast majority of customers will be using a debit card for their transactions, we would like to see some e-wallet options available such as PayPal, Neteller and Skrill.
Withdrawal times are pretty standard with funds taking on average 2-5 days to reach accounts.
Planet Sport Bet is a solid new bookmaker that has a lot of things to like about it. Their odds are very competitive which is one of the main plus points of the brand and they have a good coverage of worldwide sports. We would like to see a few more betting markets available along with better coverage of the lower leagues and also the addition of e-wallet banking options.
Overall, Planet Sport Bet is a good bookmaker that comes from one of the UK’s leading independent sports networks. With extensive news coverage of various sports through their network of sites such as Football365, TeamTalk, Planet Football, Planet F1 and Planet Rugby, they can provide good resources which can help sports betting customers gain more knowledge on the sporting events that they’re betting on.