WhichBookie racing analyst Will Smith previews the action on Monday 25th October, and has found 4 EW selections across three cards.
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There are over 30 sports available to bet on at SportNation, giving customers an excellent choice. All of the most popular sports are covered such as football, horse racing, rugby, boxing and cricket, as well as some less-popular ones such as handball, bandy and futsal.
Bet on Brazil, the former name of Sport Nation, was mainly focussed around football betting and was launched to coincide with the 2016 European Championships. Thankfully, the in-depth football markets have been transferred across to SportNation and customers can choose from over 100 markets on many football matches. The number of markets available to customers of SportNation is very impressive and one of the best we’ve seen. Everything from the match-winner and the first scorer to whether or not an own goal will be scored or if a goal will be scored in the first 10 minutes are available to bet on.
When comparing the odds on Sport Nation with those of more established bookmakers, we found them to be competitive, especially for football markets.
Sport Nation provides comprehensive coverage of horse racing taking place around the world. International meetings include races from Australia, Japan, North America and South America and Best Odds Guaranteed is available on all UK & Irish races available at Sport Nation. With Best Odds Guaranteed, should the starting price of your selection be greater than the price you took, Sport Nation will settle your bet at the bigger odds should it win.
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All in-play events available to bet on can be found via the ’In-Play tab’ in the main menu. From here, you can browse the in-play events or filter them by clicking on the individual sports icons.
The layout of in-play betting markets on SportNation is excellent. In-play markets are grouped into categories, allowing users to find the markets they’re looking for quickly and easily. Unfortunately, Sport nation do not provide live streams of sports but they do display a visual representation of current events. You’ll be able to see which team is attacking or if there is a throw-in, goal kick or shot on target. There is also a list of in-play stats such as the number of corners, red & yellow cards and more which you can use to help determine which bets are best to place.
In November 2019, SportNation became the first SBTech bookmaker to provide a live streaming service for horse and greyhound racing. Although customers are not able to watch UK horse racing, they can stream over 10,000 horse races from across Europe, the UAE and the US. There are also streams for over 30,000 greyhound races taking placing at tracks in the UK and Ireland.
One advantage SportNation customers have is that there are no bet requirements to stream available horse & greyhound races. All streams are free to watch providing that you are logged into your SportNation account.
SportNation provides support to customers via both Live Chat and email. Live chat support is available from 12:00 to 10pm 7 days a week and they claim to have an average response time of 3 minutes. For those who prefer to receive support via email, SportNation states they have an average response time of 48 hours. However, when we emailed them, we received a reply within just under 8 hours which we were satisfied with.
The SportNation App is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices from the app stores. It provides users with quick access to all SportNation products including the sportsbook, casino, live casino and virtual sections.
Like the SportNation website, the app is extremely well designed and allows for easy navigation between sports and markets. Sports can be selected from the main menu or individual events or competitions can be found by using the search function.
We found the Sport Nation app to be one of the better betting apps available due to it’s fast loading time, sleek looks and comprehensive functionality.
Downloading the SportNation app also allows users to opt-in to receive push notifications which will alert you when there are special offers such as price boosts and free bets available.
SportNation have taken a unique approach to marketing and allow customers to join their WhatsApp channel. Once joined, users will receive exclusive offers and free bets which you won’t find on the website.
To join the SportNation WhatsApp channel, simply add SportNation as a contact with the telephone number ‘+44 7898 444444’ and then send a message containing your username. You’ll be then added to the WhatsApp channel and you will start to receive exclusive offers. You can opt-out of the channel at any time by replying with ‘STOP’.
The SportNation website is extremely well designed and you can tell a lot of thought and effort went into it when SportNation initially launched after the rebrand from Bet on Brazil. There is easy access to the various sections of the site via the navbar and a list of sports can be found in the sidebar. Overall, the navigation around the site is excellent.
As well as the sleek look of the SPortNation website, we also like how tidy the markets are displayed for individual events. As some events contain over 100 markets, categorising them helps users find what they’re looking for. For example, for football matches, categories include goals, halves, corners, specials, cards and periods.
Cash out is a feature which is available to customers at SportNation. This allows customers to settle their bets early and either lock in a profit or cut their losses before the event has finished. Partial cash out is also available which is a nice addition and allows you to cash in a set amount of your bet and leave the remainder to run on your bet. Cash out is available on selected sports and markets for both pre-match and in-play events.
The SportNation casino is host to over 400 games ranging from online slots to a variety of table games such as roulette and blackjack. At the time of writing, 311 of these games were slots, leaving just over 100 games which include baccarat, texas holdem, punto banco, blackjack and roulette. Overall, there is an impressive selection of games from a variety of game providers at SportNation casino.
SportNation also provide customers with the option to play various live casino games. These include blackjack, roulette, casino holdem, dragon tiger, dragonara, lightning roulette, dream catcher and more.
There isn’t a huge range of deposit & withdrawal options available to customers at SportNation but the ones which are available should satisfy the majority of customers. Be aware that the minimum deposit and withdrawal when using PayPal is £50 and the maximum deposit using Boku is £40.
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Currently, the Sport Nation website is only available in English but there are a number of settings which customers can use to personalise their account.
Odds Format: Customers can choose to have the odds displayed on SportNation in Fractional, Decimal or American format. This can be changed by clicking on the ‘Odds’ drop-down list at the top of the homepage.
Responsible Gambling: SportNation provide a number of settings to allow customers to stay in control of their betting. Some of these options are listed below.
Account Limits: Customers can set limits on how much they can deposit over a day, week or month period.
Reality Checks: When set, you will be reminded when your session on SportNation reaches the set amount of time.
Time-Out: A time-out can be set by a customer which will lock them out of their account for a period of 1 day, 7 days, 1 month or 6 weeks.
Product Blocking: You’re able to exclude yourself from specific SportNation products such as the sportsbook or casino.
Self Assessment Test: A self assessment test is provided by SportNation which can help customers determine how safe their gambling activities are.
Self Exclusion: For longer breaks from SportNation, customers can choose to self exclude themselves for a period of between 6 months to 5 years.
SportNation is an excellent choice of betting site which we have no problem recommending. We particularly like the design and layout of both the desktop and mobile versions of the website and there is a good range of promotions available on a regular basis for existing customers.