WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for four races between York and Downpatrick this afternoon.
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|Live Streaming||Customer Service|
|SkyBet App||SkyBet Website|
|Sky Casino||Sky Live Casino|
|Sky Lotto||Banking Options|
There are just over 30 different sports available to bet on at Sky Bet and although you may find a slightly higher number at some other bookies, we’re confident the selection will satisfy the vast majority of punters.
Although horse racing and football are generally the main focus at Sky Bet, as they are at most bookies, you’ll find a number of price boosts, free bet offers and other promotions available for a range of sports on a daily basis including tennis, golf, darts and more.
A full list of available sports can be seen below.
|Sky Bet Sports|
|Athletics||Greyhound Racing||TV Music and Film|
|Aussie Rules||Handball||Table Tennis|
|Basketball||Ice Hockey||UFC and MMA|
|Cricket||Motor Sport||Virtual Greyhounds|
|Cycling||Netball||Virtual Horse Racing|
|Darts||Politics||Virtual Horse Racing Jumps|
|ESports||Pool||Virtual Motor Racing|
|Football||Rugby League||Virtual Speedway|
|Formula 1||Rugby Union||Volleyball|
Available betting markets is where Sky Bet really shine for both pre-match and in-play bets. As well as offering a huge number of standard markets across various sports, you’ll often find dozens of exclusive markets for each event. These mainly consist of SkyBet RequestABets which are bets requested by customers at SkyBet and are generally multiples made up of bets within markets which usually wouldn’t be combined. For example ‘Harry Kane to score, Rashford 3+ shots on target, Martial to be carded and there to be 10+ corners in the match’.
SkyBet also regularly feature a ‘YES/NO’ Acca where you are given a list of questions to which you must answer YES or NO to such as ‘Will a corner be taken between 00:00 and 09:59?’. You are then offered odds based on your answers.
Perhaps one of the best features at SkyBet are their Price Boosts which are available on the majority of major sporting events. A selection of both pre-match and in-play boosts are available with some bets being boosted to Double Odds!
Sky Bet is an excellent bookmaker for horse racing bets with regular promotions available such as Best Odds Guaranteed, Extra Places and Money Back Specials. Horse racing offers are available on a daily basis for races taking place around the world.
Customers at Sky Bet are not limited to betting on just UK & Irish racing as races from the US, France, South Africa, Australia and other countries are also covered.
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ITV7 is a free horse racing game from SkyBet and ITV. Customers of Sky Bet can enter for free and select 7 horses from selected races which they think will win. There are prizes of up to £50,000 up for grabs should you predict all 7 winners and prize pools are rolled over to the following day should no one hit the jackpot.
Read our ITV 7 guide for more information.
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In-play betting is available across a huge number of sporting events every day at SkyBet. Along with offering an impressive range of in-play markets and special bets, they also have some of the best in-play stats available from any bookie.
The majority of top bookies offer in-play stats but Sky Bet have some useful additions to what is usually offered. For example, a popular and common price boost at SkyBet is a player to have X+ shots on target in a certain football match. Usually, the progress of your bet would be difficult to track as most live score websites, apps and bookmakers do not provide this information. however, at Sky Bet, you have quick access to every shot and shot on target each player on the field has made. There are also a range of other player stats such as number of tackles, interceptions, assists, blocked shots and others.
In-play odds at Sky Bet are generally quite competitive and we found no huge difference compared to many of the other top bookies.
Live streaming is available for various sporting events at SkyBet and accessible via the SkyBet website or SkyBet App. A number of sports can be streamed at Sky Bet with the most popular being horse racing and football. Football matches, when available to be streamed, are free to watch whereas ‘Bet & Watch’ applies to horse racing streams.
To access a horse racing stream, customers must place a bet of £1 or more on the race which they want to watch. The ‘Watch Race’ button will then become available where you can stream the race live.
Streams are available around 5 minutes before the race start time with the quality of streams generally being very good and with around a 20s delay on the actual live event.
Customer support at Sky Bet is available via live chat, email and telephone. Telephone support is available from 8am to midnight (UK Time) 7 days a week and their online chat support is available 24/7. If your query is less urgent, then you may with to contact the team via email with response times generally being very good.
As well as support from the Sky bet team, there is also a comprehensive Help section on the Sky Bet website which contains a wealth of information regarding betting with Sky Bet, account settings, banking and much more.
Customers can download the Sky Bet App for free via the app stores and it is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Over the past few years, SkyBet have put a lot of effort into their service being optimised for mobile devices with even their desktop site essentially being a mobile site.
The SkyBet App works great with customers being able to log into their accounts via fingerprint scan or facial recognition. All of SkyBets promotions and price boosts are available via the app as well as all other parts of the site such as pre-match & in-play betting, cash out and more.
If you wish to use other Sky products such as Sky Casino, Lotto, Bingo or Poker, there are dedicated apps in the app store available for these.
SkyBet redesigned their website a couple of years ago so that the desktop version is the same as the mobile version. It’s an easy website to use with all sports and top pages listed in the left sidebar, your bet slip in the right sidebar and events, markets and odds taking centre stage.
As mentioned earlier, Sky Bet run a lot of promotions and price boosts and these can be found in the carousel on the homepage. Here, you’ll find the latest and best offers but be sure to check out individual betting pages for event-specific boosts and offers.
From the SkyBet website, you’ll be able to access all other Sky products such as Sky Casino, Sky Vegas, Sky Poker, Sky Bingo and Sky Lotto.
Sky Casino is hosted on a different website to Sky Bet, although accessible via the SkyBet website. Players at Sky Casino have the choice of hundreds of casino games along with generous casino offers which are available on a regular basis. There are around 150 different online slots to choose from at Sky Casino with new and classic titles added regularly. There are also a selection of table and card games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more.
Although you may find a larger game selection at other online casinos, there is more than enough to satisfy most players at Sky Casino. You will also find more games available at Sky Vegas and in the Sky Live Casino.
The Sky Live Casino is part of the Sky Casino and features a range of live casino games which you can play with real-life dealers and croupiers.
A selection of both Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat tables can be found in the Sky Live Casino, each with varying min & max stakes, as well as a number of other live games which include, Live Spin A Win, Live SicBo Deluxe, Hi-Lo Live, 3 Card Brag, Casino Hold’em, Casino Stud Poker and Sette e Mezzo Live. There are also a couple of live slot games such as Buffalo Blitz Live and God of Storms Live. These are multiplayer live slot games where you can choose your stake and enjoy playing slots with other players at Sky Casino.
At Sky Lotto, as well as being able to purchase online scratchcards, customers also have the chance to enter the Daily and Weekly Sky Lotto draws which have top prizes of £25,000 and £250,000!
Both Sky Lotto games are 100% free to play and gives customers a risk-free chance of winning huge sums of money.
Unfortunately, you can’t bet on lotteries such as the Irish Lotto at Sky Lotto and for this, we recommend bookies such as Betfred which also run their own lotto, which has proved to be extremely popular, named The Nifty Fifty.
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Currently, Sky Bet allows customers to deposit and withdraw using either debit cards or PayPal. Although we would like to see some additional banking options such as Skrill and Neteller, the majority of customers will find the available options satisfactory.
See the table below for a full list of available banking options at Sky Bet.
|Method||Minimum Deposit||Withdrawal Time|
|Debit Cards||£5||2-5 Days|
|PayPal||£5||Up to 24 hours|
Sky Bet is one of the most well-known betting brands in the UK and offers some excellent promotions for existing customers. However, we do feel that there are some bookies which offer a slightly better all-round service which we have listed below.
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