Founded in 1997 by Mark Blandford, Sportingbet, initially a British–based site, wasn’t content with just a UK–focused sportsbook and began to invest in a global operation that grew to encompass poker and casino action as well. More recently, Sportingbet was absorbed into the GVC stable, which also includes Bwin, Ladbrokes and Coral. Poker dropped off the menu, but the brand is still alive. But what does Sportingbet offer?

Sportingbet services are currently available in 26 countries from These include some unlikely locations, such as UAE where online gambling was not permitted for a long time. There are further localised Sportingbet sites available to cover more countries and users in those territories will be automatically redirected to the relevant address. As a result, Sportingbet has a truly global reach. is available in six languages – English, German, Hungarian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and two Spanish variants (Chile and Mexico).

The Sportingbet website is provided by ElectraWorks and is based in Gibraltar. Sportingbet’s operations are licensed and regulated by the territory’s government and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. Sportingbet’s British operations are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.

Sportingbet Pros

  • Average odds
  • Average variety of markets
  • Average maximums

Sportingbet Cons

  • Poor bonus offers
  • Complaints received about the closure of accounts accused of multi-accounting

Min. Bet

Max. profit

Support channels

Email, Live Chat


English, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish


Argentinian Peso, Australian Dollar, Bulgarian Lev, Brazilian Real, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Chilean Peso, Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, Euro, British Pound, Hong Kong Dollar, Hungarian Forint, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, Norwegian Krone, Peruvian Sol, Polish Zloty, Chinese Renminbi, Romanian Leu, Russian Ruble, Swedish Krona, Singapore Dollar, American Dollar, South African Rand


PC, Mobile, Tablet

Mobile App

Android, iPhone


American football, Athletics, Aussie rules, Badminton, Bandy, Baseball, Basketball, Beach volleyball, Bowls, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Curling, Cycling, Darts, Entertainment, Financials, Floorball, Futsal, Gaelic sports, Golf, Greyhound racing, Handball, Horse racing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Martial arts, Motor racing, Poker, Politics, Pool, Rink hockey, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Snooker, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Trotting, Volleyball, Water polo, Winter sports


Yes, Sportingbet has a welcome offer. It offers a £10 free bet and 100 free spins in the casino.

Sportingbet offers iOS and Android apps.

You should go to the Contact page, choose a FAQ question. Answer “Yes” to the question “Do you need more help?” and in the appeared window you will see the live chat option among other options.

This, as is the usual practice, depends on which payment method you originally used. If you used a debit or credit card, your wait time will be between 3 – 5 days. If you used Skrill or Paypal, expect your winnings within 24 hours. Longer wait times apply for bank transfers and Entropay.



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