What it's like to bet on football at SportingBet:
SportingBet used to be known as SportingOdds and have always claimed to offer the most competitive odds. Whilst it's impossible to say that this is always true, when comparing their football betting odds with other online bookmakers, they're pretty close to achieving their claim. They clearly know their stuff when it comes to fixed-odds betting and supplement it with a simple bet selection process and an excellent live betting interface.
SportingBets website looks highly polished, professional and manages to cram in an awful lot of information without appearing cluttered. It can be viewed in 23 different languages with country specific options also available should you need them. The SportingBet homepage itself offers all the usual markets as well as each days top sports betting highlights. The website is bright with each page loading pretty quick with highly intuitive navigational systems. Once bets are placed a live betting slip allows you to keep track of your activity.
SportingBet offer one of the largest ranges of football bets out there with excellent match specials appearing on the day/day before major football matches. SportingBets in-running odds are accurate during every minute of a match and often give punters the edge when predicting how a football match will unfold. SportingBets Premiership coupon is also highly visible on their homepage and provides fixture lists and 'head to head' football statistics.
As well as offering a very generous free football bet and an impressive range of football bets SportingBet also manage to provide a good range of alternative sports betting markets. If you're into horse racing then SportingBets early prices, radio commentaries and results service for every major UK meet would definitely be of interest as would their excellent coverage of world cricket.
The only slight disappointment that we found with SportingBet was their poor ‘live chat’ facility which at the time of writing regularly appeared offline. If you do need to contact SportingBet we'd recommend doing so via their phone number as all the customer services representatives that we've spoken to in the past have been very friendly and highly efficient at solving any issues.
Opening a new football betting account with SportingBet is simple as they allow you to open one using 13 different currencies. A minimum deposit of £10 is required if opening an account in GBP with the easiest way to deposit being via debit or credit card. Other deposit and withdrawal methods offered include bank transfer, cheque, Moneybookers and Western Union.