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Skybet Review

1. General information about the operator

The British bookmaker Skybet is mainly operating in the German speaking areas, such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Therefore, the offer is designed for the customers’ needs and expectations of this market. As a part of the enterprise BskyB, it can benefit from the experience in the cooperated entertainment market. The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) of Great Britain issued a legal license for Skybet and regulates the bookmaker continuously.




2. Registration information

To start the registration procedure, it is obligatory that the customer has to open and fully load the homepage. In the centre of the landing page, a button which directs the customers to the registration formula is obvious located. By only one click, the formula opens automatically. The sports betting operator requests from the betting fan the entry of several personal data as well as a valid contact address. It is highly recommended to the customer to provide all data correct and truly, in order to avoid inconveniences afterwards. The bookmaker has the full right to request a legal document at any time to verify the betting account, in case the provided data is not correct, Skybet can refuse the pay-out and exclude the betting customer from its betting market. These aspects are settled in the general terms and conditions of the bookmaker, which should be read by the bettors before confirming the agreement.

As soon as the full name, address, birthdate and email address are entered into the registration formula and the conditions are accepted, it can be submitted to Skybet. The new customer receives immediately a welcome email to confirm and finalize the registration, by verifying the account. In case the new customer cannot find the mail, the sports betting test advices to check the Spam and Junk files. Especially free mailing services often direct the messages to the wrong box, like bulk or spam.

After the registration is completed, the betting customer can log into the portfolio of Skybet without meeting any limitations or restrictions at any time.

It is highly recommended by the sports betting test to place the first deposit directly after completing the registration procedure, in order not to miss out the chance of joining the bonus program. The determined amount of the minimum deposit is 5 Euro. As soon as this is completed, the customer can get the betting fun started with the bookmaker Skybet.


3. Website information

While the sports betting test analysed the website and the level of its usability it was getting obvious that online presentation of Skybet is not appropriate to the needs of the customers in this market. Especially the missing clear structure is the cause that the portfolio cannot be presented in a fetching shape. The system and organisation of the homepage of Skybet is not suitable for newcomers on the betting market as they won´t be able to deal with the navigation. Nevertheless, Skybet offers perse functions and setting options to personalize the website to the inpidual needs. But the sports betting comparison outlines that a higher level of usability would be much more useful.

Skybet is listing the betting options chronological. Therefore, in most of the cases the betting portfolio is a colourful mixture of the most perse events and teams. This aspect is very confusing, even the level of functionality of the website is appropriate. The sports betting test recommends to urgently upgrade the navigation and structure of the website, in order to allow also new and unexperienced customers an easy access to the presented portfolio.


4. Betting offer and betting odds

The sports betting comparison could clearly recognise that the betting offer of Skybet is focused on the mainstream popular disciplines of customers who are from the central European market. Of course the king of the disciplines is, as usual, soccer. The betting options around the soccer are presented in a large scale by the bookmaker Skybet. However, also other disciplines and events, which are interesting for the mainstream customers, are integrated successfully in the portfolio. Due to its origin, the operator Skybet powers as well a range of typical British betting offers, such as the classic greyhound racing. Apparently Skybet decides to go with the strategic plan to focus on betting fans with main stream interests. Offbeat sports or less popular events are hardly being found in the presentation of the operator. Especially for the chronological listing of the events, Skybet receives criticism in the sports betting test. This way of presentation makes it very hard to get a serious overview of the provided betting offer and the linked options.

The pay-out key of the bookmaker is settled in the average of the international sports betting market, with an acceptable value of around 92 percent. Of course this value is not a top value at all, nevertheless it is highly respected by customers as well as by the sports betting test. The reason is that there are no fluctuations recognisable, which means that it is possible to trust in save and stable odds. Thereby, the bookmaker is a very calculable and serious partner for the betting fans. Even there are no significant top odds being presented, as the sports betting test declares.



5. Live betting program

The live betting section is described as very interesting and well presented by the sports betting comparison. In combination with the abonnement of Sky a lot of fantastic and thrilling encountering in real time mode is being presented to the betting customers by the operator. The sports betting test found ability for improvement regarding the persity of the sport events powered in the real time mode, as well as for the depth of the betting options. It got obvious in the sports betting test that betting structures in the real time mode of other bookmakers are much more distinctive. The additional and non-chargeable feature of the free Sky radio is very appreciated by the betting fans.


6. Special features

Without any doubt, the additional extensive offers of Sky Poker, Sky Vgas and Sky Bingo are fetching features for betting fans, which are looking for a little change within the available portfolio. Therefore, the sports betting test can describe the available special features as very satisfying.


7. Mobile betting offer

The sports betting test was surprised that the operator Skybet presents such a high developed application. The structure and the usability of the mobile betting program are excellent. The complete website-portfolio is integrated in the application, which is available for all mobile devices. Therefore, the application meets all the needs and expectations of the customers and the sports betting test.



8. Customer service

The sports betting test scanned that the customer service of the operator Skybet is available 24 hours on each single day of the year. Furthermore, several communication channels are available for the bettors. For instance, customers can contact the customer service section of Skybet via telephone hotline, -email formula or by the modern live chat function. All employees are well educated and highly motivated. Inquirers and problems are being handled in a friendly and competent way. The customer service component is certified as outstanding by the sports betting test.


9. Payment Methods

The sports betting test shows that the payment portfolio of the operator Skybet is really limited. Accepted transaction methods are credit cards such as VISA Card, Master Card, the online payment service PayPal and the futuristic eWallets Skrill by Moneybookers as well as Neteller. The sports betting comparison was positively surprised that pay out requests are handled fast and without any inconveniences. The winning amounts can be transferred by PayPal as well as all other available deposit methods. Especially the availability of PayPal is highly appreciated by customers on the central European market, as it is a very comforting and secure online payment method.


10. Bonus program

The bonus program provides to every new customer a free bet option of 10 Euro after completing the registration procedure successfully. To access this bonus option the code "BET10" has to be entered. The free bet option can basically be used only as a single bet option. It is recommended by the sports betting test to read all provided information and condition regarding the bonus system of Skybet in advance.


11. Conclusion

The operator Skybet is already a well-established bookmaker of the online based gambling market, especially on the English speaking market. To achieve the same level on the German speaking market, several updates have still to be taken in consideration. So far the operator Skybet does not accept registrations of German nationals. Nevertheless, betting fans focused on popular sports events and leagues will find a sufficient offer in the portfolio of the operator Skybet.


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