Promotion summary – April 2017
|Bookmaker||Bonus type||Bonus value||Promo Code|
|Sportingbet||New account free bets||£50||Not required|
Sportingbet promo code
What’s the deal then? It’s a £50 welcome bonus for all new customers, and it’s broken up into 3 parts to give you a boost as you get used to Sportingbet. First up, you’ll get a £10 free bet after placing your first bet of £10 or more. Part 2 of the bonus comes after you’ve placed 5 bets, and is good for another £20 free bet.
The final part is a continuation of the second stage, and is again worth another £20, bringing up the total of £50. Because of the way it’s structured it’s ideal no matter what your betting budget may be, you can play at lower stakes for a smaller bonus, just take the first part or vary your bets for a middle ground bonus.
Who are Sportingbet?
Sportingbet was launched back in the late 1990s at the height of dot com boom time. Unlike a lot of other online businesses of the time, it’s success was not fleeting and over the last 20 years or so it has grown into a huge operation encompassing various brands around the world. Sportingbet remains an online only bookie, with no physical bookie offices or trackside kiosks they prefer to concentrate on the digital side of things.
How to get this Sportingbet free bets promotion
We’ve made it easy for you to claim this offer and get started with Sportingbet. Click the claim button or the banner at the top of this page and you’ll be taken directly to the Sportingbet homepage where you’ll be greeted with details of the promotion. You’ll be looking at a screen a little something like this:
At the top left of the screen you’ll see a red box “open an account” – pretty self explanatory that this is the place to start! Once you’ve clicked it you’ll see the registration form pop up and you can fill in your personal details. You’ll need to pick an account username and password, as ever you should make sure the password is a strong one to keep your account secure.
There are a couple of other fields it’s worth drawing your attention to at this stage. Firstly, you’ll note you can set your preferential odds format – there’s a choice of fractional, decimal or American formats. The default is fractional, but if you prefer one of the others it is easily changed. Even if you miss this setting or decide you want to change it later, you can do so via account management. The second point of note is the preferred contact methods – Sportingbet will send you various promotions and free bets from time to time, so its well worth opting in to these (also the default setting). As before, you can always change this later if required.
What can you expect to find at Sportingbet?
Sportingbet concentrate on a handful of key products, and their website is neatly divided up into the relevant sections. These are listed below, with a description of each:
The standard sportsbook is kept separate from the in-play sportsbook, meaning the separate sections have more dedicated screen space. Once you’ve clicked Sports you’ll see a horizontal bar across the top with the most common betting sports such as football, racing and tennis given the priority here. If you’re looking for something that’s not on the main bar, click “More sports” at the far end to see another pop out menu with a huge number of different disciplines. On the left of the screen you’ll see their “Quick links” section – this is updated according to the current sport, so if you’re looking for a bet on the evenings big match it’s likely to be there.
Once you’ve chosen a sport you’ll see the screen change again with all the latest coupons, highlights and events listed. Drilling down further into a specific game or race will take you into the various available markets, and you can be assured that there are a lot of them! Plenty of options to bet on every last detail of the game. When you’ve chosen a bet it will be added to the betslip at the top right of the screen, where you’ll see the available bet types. Choose your stake and confirm, simple as that.
The in play section is where you find bets for all the current action. Whatever time of day there’s something going on somewhere and this is where you’ll find it. Live football matches benefit from the match visuals section, where the action is illustrated on a graphic of a football pitch. Not quite as good as watching it, but the next best thing! This action plays out alongside the latest odds, with quick links to place your in play bets.
The casino contains everything you’d expect, all neatly organised by game type. Choose from slots, table games or video poker, there’s a huge variety to play. Note that the slots include jackpot slots with some astonishing prizes up for grabs. At the time of writing, their online slot “Hall Of Gods” was showing a progressive jackpot of over £1.8M!! That’s one serious prize!
Alongside the casino is the live casino. As you may have seen, this is designed to bring the casino experience to you, using live video and audio streams to put you in the thick of the action. Betting is done in exactly the same way as normal, but the difference is that you get to see the action unfold live on the video. It definitely adds something to the whole home casino experience, adding that element of authenticity to proceedings.
This section consists of a number of alternative slots and scratchcard games. There’s a variety of themes and flavours, with at least 50 different slots to choose from here. If you are on your phone you’ll notice that a number of the games have a little phone icon on them, these are the games specifically designed to run well on your mobile, so if you want to play while you’re out and about these are the ones to choose.
Sportingbet bought out the Paradise Poker brand a number of years ago, and to this day they continue to provide the poker room. This means the poker experience at Sportingbet is a lot more authentic than it can be at a lot of other bookies. When you click the poker tab you’ll also see details of a separate welcome bonus for poker players. If you’re looking to join to play poker, this would be the place to start.
The penultimate tab is for “Mobile” – this links to their mobile apps. They currently have two distinct apps – one for sport and one for casino. So if you like to access these on the move, it’s worth downloading them both. If you prefer not to install the apps, they have a specific mobile website that is optimised for access via a mobile or a tablet.
The final tab on the navigation bar is Promotions – this lists all the current offers and is subject to regular change. In here you’ll find their “Tennis acca insurance” and “Cash out” and you can learn about how these work there.
We think there’s something for everyone there, so get stuck in and enjoy betting at Sportingbet.
Terms of this promo code offer
The up to date offer and the associated terms and conditions can always be found on the bookies own website, and we strongly advise that you familiarise yourself with them before you join. For your convenience we have detailed a few of the keys points below:
1. The bonus is released in 3 parts. See the Sportingbet website for details of the requirements and schedule of bonus release.
2. All required bets to qualify for the bonus must be staked at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5 decimal)
3. If you cash out a bet it does not count towards the promotion.
4. You have 14 days from registration to qualify for the 3 parts of the £50 welcome offer
5. Bonus funds must be rolled over 3 times before you can withdraw them.
6. Some eWallet deposits are excluded from receiving the welcome bonus.