SkyBet is the online bookmaker service, owned by TV broadcasting giants Sky. SkyBet sponsor the Championship this season, and are unsurprisingly a hit with UK punters.
As you’d expect, SkyBet offer a wide variety of sports to bet on.They offer lower league football too, which is certainly a selling point because some bookmakers don’t offer any leagues lower than League Two.
The colours of SkyBet mirror the colours of Sky Sports, and the brand and identity of the company is easily recognisable. There is very little to get to grips with when visiting the website. SkyBet also offers a very good sports news section, which is supplied by SkySports News. This aids the punter in understanding key information such as recent form and team news.
Given Sky Sports have the broadcasting rights to so many live sports,it’s very surprising that the website does not stream games. In fact, Sky Bet only provides commentary of horse racing. If it’s streaming you want, SkyBet is not for you.
SkyBet does offer an in-depth game stats chart for in play matches which means you can clearly visualize how the game is progressing.
When opening an account with SkyBet, you can access the website via your TV just by using your account number. All you have to do is press the red button on your sky remote. This is a very handy tool if you’re watching live football on Sky Sports. It’s quick and easy to place a bet, although cash-out is not available.