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Sky Bet Review
Sky Bet app falls under the ownership of Flutter Entertainment. They are somewhat of a powerhouse when it comes to the gambling industry, owning other brands such as:
- Paddy Power
- FOX Bet (US)
- TVG (US)
- Sportsbet (Australia)
- Adjarabet (Georgia)
Prior to Flutter owning it, Sky Bet had a wealth of experience in the betting world and was already a well-established, popular online bookmaker in its own right.
The app is available in the UK on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. It is also accessible from any mobile web browser. Sign up online today, where the below bonus is ready to be claimed.
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Sky Bet App Review
Sky Bet has a design that has been trusted upon for years. Very few changes have been made to the overall appearance, making it nice and familiar every time a user logs in.
The app does look a little dated, compared to others, such as bet365, which has undergone a major facelift recently. However, the system works inasmuch as keeping information clear, navigating to the right place, and placing bets quickly.
The app is packed full of handy tools and features but regularly falls short of the best price on their standard odds offering. That said, they do offer out price boosts and bonuses that produce prices that cannot be beaten elsewhere.
Sky Bet App Features
Betting on live events has become more and more popular over the years. As it is an aspect of betting that can require you to act quickly. Sky Bet place the in-play events visible from the home page.
Tapping on an in play event will open up the in play visuals and markets. At the top, a visual will represent what is actually happening in the event. This can be swapped to show key statistics and information.
For example, it is a good place to head to in order to find out which players have produced a shot on target in football matches.
Enhanced odds are frequently offered on the most popular events of the day and are shown at the top of the markets section. Scrolling down further will reveal all of the in play markets available. A filter menu is provided, making it easier to locate specific markets when there is a lot to choose from.
The Cash Out feature is available across a wide variety of sports and markets. It is a standard cash-out system, whereby users have the option of cashing out in full or staying in the bet. There is no partial cash-out facility here that allows users to cash out a percentage, leaving the remainder to ride.
Cash out amounts on open bets can be viewed by visiting the “My Bets” section of the app and then selecting the “Cash Out Bets” tab. Any bets with available cash out amounts will show here.
Any market that is labelled with the cash out icon will have this feature attached to it. The icon will appear next to the title of the market in question and is represented by two green arrows that make a circle.
Sky Bet is well known for the free games that are connected to it. These free games give you the opportunity to win a broad range of prizes, without having to risk any of your own cash. Our favourite free games to play associated with the Sky Bet app are:
- Super 6 – This game appears frequently on big football game days. You can opt to enter by predicting six score lines from six specific matches selected by Sky Bet. Predicting all six usually has a jackpot amount of £250,000, although on the odd occasion it will be boosted up to £1,000,000. If nobody successfully predicts all six scores, a consolation prize is awarded to the highest scoring entrant of £5,000.
- Super 6 Extra – This free game requires players to answer 6 questions on a specific football match. Questions usually revolve around the full-time and half-time scores, player to score first, the man of the match, first player booked, and the number of corners. There’s a £5,000 prize on offer here and a tie-break question regarding possession percentage ensures a standalone winner every time.
- ITV 7 – This is a free horse racing game that offers prizes of £1,000 and upwards. Jackpot amounts are usually higher on broadcasted events. Seven horse races are selected by Sky Bet for users to predict which horse they think will win in each. This is a game we recommend playing frequently for those who like betting on the horses. It keeps the day’s races interesting and a monthly player leaderboard provides a good indication of how good each user is at predicting winners.
- Prize Machine – The Prize machine gives registered Sky Bet users a daily chance to win a reward. The machine spins like a slot machine and requires the three wheels to spell out the word WIN. If the word spins in, the machine reels change to display a range of prizes, from a 10p casino bonus to £1,000 in cash.
All of these games are well advertised on the Sky Bet app but require separate apps or websites to play them.
Skybet provides live streams on a good number of sporting events around the world. These include:
- Horse Racing
- Rugby Union
- Rugby League
The Live video is nice and clear and smooth when connected to a reliable data connection. The video player can be played in full screen to make use of every available pixel.
Sky Bet’s request a bet system helped give rise to a brand new feature in the industry – the Bet Builder. Although Sky Bet was one of the original brands to offer this type of service, they have somewhat fallen behind.
This Bet Builder system is restricted to only four combined selections and has not really expanded the available markets that can be chosen from. Other Bet Builder systems offered by other bookmakers allow a lot more selections to be made, have incorporated markets such as shots on target and allow you to place Bet Builders as multiple bets.
However, The Bet Builder system is available on football bets with Sky Bet and any bet that is unable to be priced up automatically is sent to the pricing team for a manual check.
One benefit that the Sky Bet Bet Builder has is that it has stats available and integrated in to it. Other bookmakers do not offer this feature. This allows users to make a more informed choice on the markets they wish to incorporate by analysing trends and statistics simultaneously.
The horse selector feature should come as a blessing to the horse racing enthusiast who is stuck for time. It uses a list of filters for users to interact with in order to find horses and jockeys that match certain criteria. Filters include:
- Jockey in form
- Top trainer
- Trainer in form
- Course and distance winner
- Course winner
- Proven on the going
- Proven over the distance
- Distance winner
- Beaten as favourite last time out
- Winner in last race
- Won at least once in last three races
- Placed in last race
- Placed at least once in last three races
These filters can be combined in any way the user sees fit, to provide matches that suit the combination of filters selected.
Promotions & Bonuses
Sky Bet are well renowned for their odds boosts, enhancements, and money-back specials. This is where we personally use Sky Bet the most. There’s no real value in any of their standard offerings and it makes more financial sense to bet with bookmakers offering top to best odds on general bets.
However, there is value to be had from the promotions, that are both fair and frequent. Enhanced accas, price boosts, and extra places are almost a daily occurrence and The Sky Bet Club helps keep users logging in and betting frequently.
Sky Bet goes above and beyond any other bookmaker when it comes to their offers. Any money back offer is as described – with money back coming by way of cash that can be withdrawn back to a bank account. Other bookmakers offer money back by way of free bets.
While we are on the subject of free bets, Sky Bet offers no expiry dates to any of their free bets given. Users can bank free bets for as long as they like, save them up and then use them on a rainy day or when funds are running low. Most bookmakers offer free bets that expire after a day or two, leaving users to make rushed decisions and to place bets they ordinarily wouldn’t have done.
GroupBets is a great little feature for groups of friends that like to place bets together. For example, 6 people all make one selection to create a six-fold accumulator for the Saturday. Each person puts £5 in for the stake, to create a £30 six-fold.
A group will need to be created by someone within the circle of friends and then all other friends would need to be invited into it. This system keeps track of the bet and also each individual’s picks over time, so it is clear which friend is frequently letting the side down and which one its’s best to get tips off.
A chat feature is built in to provide plenty of opportunity for banter before, during, and after the action has taken place. This is a unique feature that is not common amongst online bookmakers.
The Sky Bet app is a great all round offering from one of the modern-day giants of the betting arena. You wouldn’t expect any less from a group that really is at the forefront of sports betting in the United Kingdom. There are reams of sports and markets to bet on here, with enticing in-play options. Were it not for the lack of competitive odds on standard offerings, this would be one of the leading betting apps on the market.
But as it is, this is still a worthwhile app to add to the home screen, in our opinion. It’s easy to use, has loads of information, and has unique, quirky markets that cannot be found anywhere else. We wouldn’t recommend this to be the sole betting app to rely on, but it is certainly worthwhile having alongside other apps that offer better odds across everyday markets.
Other Sky Bet Apps
The Sky Vegas app has a huge catalogue of online slots to choose from. The old classics are plentiful, as are popular games and newly released titles. Jackpot slots, megaways and a range of numbered reel feature slots are all offered in abundance.
There’s also a live dealer section built in to the Sky Vegas app. This adds ten live streams to bubbly hosts ready to spin their wheel or deal their cards. User’ can join the streams whenever they wish and sit back and watch or get involved in the gambling action.
The Sky Vegas app is the home to the prize machine promotion. This daily game gives users one free spin each day which could land them with extra value rewards on a regular basis. We’ve never won anything significant from this promotion, but it does drip-feed small bonuses that adds value to the everyday gameplay.
The app has a nice interface, but with so many games on offer, specific titles can sometimes be hard to locate. This is very much the case when the actual name of the slots title desired vanishes from the memory. All in all though, this is an app that we would happily recommend to anyone looking for an app dedicated to slots
The Sky Vegas Lite app is designed to offer a more user friendly, efficient slots experience. The app is lightweight, requiring just 25.9MB of internal storage space. This makes the app a lot quicker in response time and much more less prone to crashing, when comparing to the Sky Vegas app.
There’s significantly less choice here in terms of game titles, but new games are being added frequently. This is a relatively new app and as such it is very much still in its experimental stage.
One reason to give the Sky Vegas lite app a try is that it includes app exclusive games. One such game would be Sky Roulette, for example. This is a simple digital version of the classic game where users can take their time placing their chips. The wheel will only spin once the user taps on the spin button.
On the whole, The Sky Vegas app is a more solid choice. However, when on the go or in a low data connection environment, The Sky Vegas Lite app may well be a more viable option.
The Sky Casino app is an all-in-one casino experience. Table games, slots, live dealer tables and instant wins makes up the selection here that is nearing towards the 200 titles marker.
The app has a slick appearance, with a dark theme and games are well categorised within the menu system. There’s a players club attached to the Sky casino app that rewards players with comp points each time they play. Comp points can then be traded in for cash, once enough of them have been accumulated.
A new customer bonus is available for new players registering their first Sky account. However, this bonus does not apply if you are already a sky customer through one of the other apps developed by Sky.
Only one new customer bonus can be claimed from all that are offered out. Therefore it is wise for potential new customers to weigh up all of the offers available before registering and claiming the one that offers the most value to their betting preferences.
There are certainly better casino apps out there, but the Sky casino app acts a nice complimentary service to the Sports betting app and a more complete expereince, when using it alongside the Sky Vegas app.
The Sky Poker app is a great way to play fast moving poker across different styles of the classic card game. Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo can all be played within short timeframes.
The long play, multi-table tournament option is also present here. However, we find it more of a comfortable experience from a desktop setting, rather than squinting at a mobile screen for a number of hours.
The shorter setting games are much more of a better fit for the mobile environment, in my opinion. Cash games and Sit & Go tables are available and a handy ‘Play Now’ feature instantly whisks users in to suitable tables that matches the user’s spending habits and budget.
Biometric login functionality from compatible devices makes logging in quick and secure at the same time and a loyalty program and exclusive poker promotions keeps users logging in regularly.
Those who are new to poker, or just not very good can benefit from the Sky Poker app through the strategy videos available. These videos can help calculate probability percentages better and faster, help with chip management, help eliminate common mistakes or just give an overview of the basics.
The Sky Poker app should appeal to all poker players looking to play short burst games on the move, regardless of ability.
The Sky Bingo app is a bold and colourful way to play bingo at home or whilst out and about. The lobby contains speed bingo rooms for users pushed for time and community rooms for those who are looking to engage in chat conversations with fellow bingo players.
A bingo schedule built in to the app makes it simple to plan future bingo sessions and there’s a wide range of bingo styles to check out. For example:
- 90 Ball Bingo
- Rainbow Riches Bingo
- 80 Ball Bingo
- Age of Gods Bingo
- Deal Or No Deal Bingo
- 75 Ball Bingo
- Mystical Bingo
Free bingo rooms become available every now and then and tickets can be purchased from as little as 1p. Promotions and bonuses are frequent enough to warrant a dedicated spot on the menu bar at the bottom of the app. Some of the offers are quick turnaround promotions with expiry dates, so it’s worthwhile checking in regularly.
Slingo games and popular slots titles have also been added to the Sky Bingo app. Over 250 different titles can be instantly accessed by tapping either the Arcade or Games icons.
The Super 6 app is the dedicated app for two of Sky Bet’s Free Games. These are
- Super 6
- Super 6 Extra
A brief outline of each game is included in our Sky Bet features section above. The Super 6 game is by far the most popular, as it has the biggest jackpot. The chances of winning these games are extremely slim, but I personally play them on a regular basis, to keep the weekend football action interesting, without having to put any cash on the line.
Sky Bet do provide odds and instant access to the bet slip from this app, in case the user wishes to also place bets based on their competition selections. This is entirely optional and does not form part of the terms and conditions. Full terms and conditions do apply to each game mentioned, all of which are available from the Super 6 app.
The Sky Sports Fantasy Football app is a season long game, giving users the chance to compete against each other in a fantasy football league. Prizes are awarded to those at the top of the league come the end of the season, plus manager of the month awards too.
Players get 100 Million of virtual currency to spend on eleven players to make up their fantasy team. Points are awarded to each player, depending on their performance in the upcoming game.
Players can be transferred in and out during the course of the season and captains need to be selected for each game day, who pick up double points for the team.
Private leagues can be created between friends. This is handy for groups who wish to organise their own personal prize structure.
This app is not really for those who like to play every now and then. This game is drawn out over the course of a season and one missed week could set the user well off the pace. This one is for the committed, fantasy football fans only.
The ITV7 app is dedicated to the free game ITV7. This is a great free coupon for horse racing fans to get involved with and is one I play often.
Sky Bet will choose seven races for players to try and correctly predict for a jackpot prize amount. All seven races have to be predicted in order to be in with a chance of the jackpot. The game is made available throughout the week, as well as at the weekend.
Sky Bet odds are built in next to each horse in the race and can be selected to be bet on. The odds can also be disabled on the ITV7 app to prevent users from getting too tempted at times when they shouldn’t.
Full terms and conditions apply and are well worth becoming familiar with before playing. For example, understanding how the tie breaker system works, or the ranking system in which consolation prizes are awarded.
The Sporting Life app is a handy pocket tool for all sports statistics, results, news and information. There are dedicated sports hubs for:
- Horse Racing
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
Each hub contains a wealth of handy information, but I use this app mainly for horse racing and greyhound news and statistics. The horse racing race cards on historic races often feature video coverage of the race. This is really handy when wanting to look back at how a particular horse ran last time out.
the stable tracker tool allows users to stay updated on particular horses of interest. Notifications can be enabled when tracked horses are due to race or if a special offer becomes available relating to that horse or race.
betting tips are posted on to the Sporting Life app from a number of sources across the football and horse racing. User’s can consider to back value accas, NAPs of the day, value bets or read through match and race previews.
Q & A
This option is hidden away within the user account settings:
- Tap on the user icon in the top right of the Sky Bet app to access settings.
- Select “edit account details”.
- Tap on “odds format” and choose between fractions and decimals.
- Tap “submit changes” and the odds format will change accordingly.
Sky Bet offer a flexible system for depositing funds in to a Sky Bet account. Methods available are:
- Visa Electron
- Visa Debit
- Mastercard Debit
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
Visa Debit is the recommended method. Sky Bet offer a fast withdrawal feature to any looking to withdraw back to a Visa Debit card. This feature can get money back in to a user’s account within two hours. Other withdrawal methods take 2-5 days for the money to appear.