Sky Bet are perhaps one of the most underrated online bookies in the business, especially for accumulator punters who are looking for that edge. They are the youngest out of my top 6 accumulator bookmakers, but they have one of the biggest brands behind them in the world in BSkyB, so they were never going to remain in the wilderness for too long.
New customer bonuses
Opening bonus: As detailed in my series of “How to sign up” guides, can claim a free bet up to £20. It’s a fantastic promotion in that you only need to deposit and wager £5 to claim up to £20 in free bets.
Once in: Sky Bet allow you to pick up a £5 every week that you wager £10 or more from the Sky Bet Club. Perfect for those weekly acca bets!
Good Stuff[wp-review]The plethora of betting options, markets, enhanced bets and accumulators on offer for the football fan is quite staggering. If you are lacking imagination when it comes to your four-fold then try clicking on the Enhanced Acca’s banner on the Sky Bet homepage. Here you will find enhanced trebles, four-folds and goal scorer multiples on all that evening’s action.
You feel like a kid in a sweet shop with the volume of bets, price boosts and variety of bets on hand. Even if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the Enhanced Accas section, then navigating you way through the coupon list on the left hand side you can find the BTTS, bankers coupon, goal frenzy and tons of special markets.
Quite simply put, it’s much easier to find a winning bet when you have such an array of opportunities.
Finding value and an edge over the competition is crucial if you want to make your bets pay. So keeping up-to-date with the price boosts available can be crucial in building that bankroll; Sky Bet highlights the price boosts at the side of each match in the coupon.
It’s no surprise that Sky Bet really push the big premier league games and increases the bets available. It’s worth checking the markets on the Manchester derby, for example, even if you can’t find a bet to add to your multiple it’s a good chuckle to check out Jamie Redknapp’s analysis and bets on the game.
Another feather in the cap for the accumulator fan is ‘The Free Bet Club’ that gives you a £5 free bet IF you place a £5 accumulator EVERY week with odds at 5/1 or over – it’s a great incentive which is effectively giving you a free accumulator bet each week!
Unlike the more traditional bookies like William Hill and Bet Victor, Sky Bet knows where its bread is buttered; and for them, it’s football! Despite having a poker, casino and bingo arm, Sky is subtle with it. There are no distractions so you can concentrate on the task in hand, making that successful six-fold accumulator.
The downside, in my opinion, is the lacklustre web design. It’s safe, boring and frankly rather plain. Yes, it’s only a cosmetic issue but I would like to place my bet with a warm glow of a website that is easy on the eye. Instead, it reminds of a Sky version of Ceefax!
I love popping back into Sky Bet and taking advantage of their enhanced acca bets along with their Sky Bet Club promotion. The site is one that’s grown on me over the years and with each year, I’ve seen myself going back more and more. There are flaws in the site, no doubt, but it’s generally just a fun environment to bet in, if that makes sense?
The new customer bonus is very good and you can claim this promotion by clicking here. The link in with Sky Sports is definitely something that caught my eye and an area that they can offer which no other bookmaker can.