SkyBet is an English-based gambling company owned in partnership by SKY Plc and CVC Capital Partners with it’s headquarters in Leeds.
SkyBet began life in 2000 when BSkyB purchased the small telephone and fledgling internet site Surrey Sports. They were re-branded as SkyBet in 2002. In 2006 BskyB made another purchase, this time of 365 Media Group which included Totalbet, Goldbet and UK Betting. These three were amalgamated into SkyBet bolstering its size considerably.
The past ten years has seen consistent growth for SkyBet who have added an online casino, bingo and poker room to its portfolio.
New Customer Offer
Bet £5 and receive a £20 free bet – SkyBet are giving new customers a £20 free bet if their opening wager of £5 or more is a loser.
Your qualifying bet must be placed on a selection of even-money (2.00) or greater. Your SkyBet free bet will be credited to your account once that initial bet is settled.
Do note customers using Skrill, Moneybookers or Neteller are excluded from this offer and free-bet stakes are not returned with winnings.
SkyBet are serious about their sport and they pump plenty of money into the sponsorship of it. Topping the bill is their association with the recently re-branded English Football League (now called the EFL) which will be called the Sky Bet EFL as of August 2016.
The EFL’s three divisions will soon be known as the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two. SkyBet will also be the title sponsor of the Sky Bet Playoffs. This relationship will work well with two of SkyBet’s popular products, The Saturday Super 6 prediction competition and Fantasy Football.
But SkyBet are not just football fans they have supported major darts events and have taken over the sponsorship of Doncaster’s Great Yorkshire Chase, which is currently known as the SkyBet Chase. Of course all of this marketing is aimed at new customers and so SkyBet makes sure their newly acquired clients can place bets easily via all mobile devices as well as desktops.
SkyBet also matches all bulk-standard concessions such as Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing. They also boast the ability to ‘cash out’ in running bets on major events.
Current SkyBet Bonuses, Incentives and Promotions include:
SkyBet Club – Place a total of £25 in settled bets on selections priced even-money or more during the course of a week and a free £5 bet will be credited to your account by the following Monday by 7pm.
Price Boost – Every day SkyBet will boost the price of at least one fancied horse racing in the UK or Ireland.
Daily Promotions – SkyBet produce more offers and enhancements than most firms and these promotions are produced every day to encompass the day’s sporting highlights. Therein it is well worth checking SkyBet’s ‘promotion’ page on a daily basis.
Sky Casino gives new casino players a 100% matched deposit bonus of up to £100. The promotion is open to first time depositors and existing SkyBet customers who are transferring into Sky Casino for the very first time.
Your first deposit must be a minimum £20 and you will be asked if you wish to opt-in to the promotion when making that first deposit. You must wager your money and bonus amount 20 times within 30 days of opening the account before funds become withdrawable.
New Sky Poker players will receive £10 completely free in addition to a 200% deposit bonus and entry into new player freerolls that could see earn you a seat in Sky Poker’s UKPC which has a guaranteed £1m prize-pool.
Games & Bingo
Games can be found at Sky Vegas and Sky Casino, there are over 320 games in total. All new customers of SkyBet receive £5 in free casino chips which can be used to test them out.
First time Bingo players at SkyBingo who spend just £5 can play with £40 as part of SkyBingo’s welcome offer.
There’s sign-up bonuses in all areas of Sky’s online gaming empire and the daily promotions at SkyBet are like an accommodating revolving door.
Over 30 sporting/betting fields are offered by SkyBet and there are several markets within these markets. SkyBet’s in-house odds-compilers are quick to price-up all events and it is not unusual to see SkyBets odds being the best in the industry.
SkyBet allow their customers to have more than one deposit/withdrawal method registered with their account although their deposit and withdrawal methods are limited to Visa, Maestro, MasterCard and PayPal.