- Unique features
- No bonus wagering requirements
- Few Promotions
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Owned by the UK betting exchange Smarkets, SBK is an online sportsbook available in the UK and Malta. So why would a leading betting exchange like Smarkets feel the need to launch a sportsbook?
The idea involves transferring Smarkets’ low commissions (2%) exchange model to a traditional betting site. The result: SBK Sports features really low juice on the bets it offers. SBK typically takes around 5% vig from the losing side, compared to 10% for the average sportsbook.
The downside is that it makes up for this low juice with limited promotions. UK punters can only expect £10 in free bets, with little else available afterward. Of course, we can’t fault SBK much when considering that it already has excellent odds.
You can also look forward to unique features at this sportsbook, including Price+ and Auto Acca. SBK follows these features up with more-common offerings, such as live streaming, cash out, and in-play wagering.
This Uk betting site provides more sports than the average bookmaker at 25 and counting. Therefore, you’ll have plenty of markets to choose from at SBK.
Overall, we think that this mobile sportsbook is one of the best options for UK and Malta punters. It could offer more promos and a desktop version (currently app only), but these are merely minor drawbacks.
Extras & Features
Price+ is the big feature at SBK, and it compares this bookmaker’s odds to other major online sportsbooks. It also shows you when you’re getting the market’s best available odds for a certain bet. Other SBK features include live streaming, cash out, in-play betting, and Auto Acca.
The latter is another unique SBK feature that automatically puts together accumulator bets. We have no idea why you’d want software randomly choosing your acca legs. Nevertheless, you might find it fun to roll the dice once in a while with Auto Acca.
This betting site really excels in the odds category, offering some of the best prices in the industry. Its great odds lead to low juice, which is about half that of the average online sportsbooks (5% vs. 10%). SBK doesn’t offer as great of promotions as other operators to make up for its odds. Even still, you’ll be getting good deals through SBK’s betting lines.
In-play / Live Betting
SBK features a large live betting section that covers several sports at any given time. You can quickly access the in-play wagering area by selecting “Live” at the top of the app. From here, you just choose a sport and begin scrolling through available lines. Note that live streaming is also available, which is helpful for in-play betting.
Sports Markets & Betting Types
You’ll find an above-average number of sports at SBK, with 25 markets currently available during this review. A sample of the sports here includes:
- American football
- Gaelic hurling
Regarding bet types, you’ll find all of the necessities at the SBK Sportsbook. Wager types include moneylines, totals, spreads, accumulators, live wagers, and props. That said, you’ll have no trouble placing a variety of different wagers here.
Website Navigation & Layout
SBK offers an Android and iOS app, yet no desktop version of its sportsbook. Therefore, the website navigation is purely for informational purposes and to locate Android or iOS app download options. You’ll find the SBK app to offer smooth and user-friendly navigation. This operator clearly labels all major sections and doesn’t clutter the homepage with over-sized promotional banners.
The SBK customer service team is available through email and live chat. Do note that support only operates for limited hours between 8am and 11pm GMT.
This mobile sportsbook uses various protocols to protect its app from malicious attacks. This being said, you can be confident that your data and money won’t get stolen by cyber thieves.
SBK holds licenses with the UK Gambling Commission. More recently, it entered the US through a license with the Colorado Division of Gaming.
The UK version of SBK accepts deposits through bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, and Trustly. Most of these options require a £10 minimum deposit.
Welcome Bonus - Bet £10 get £20 in Free Bets
The SBK Sports bonus gives £20 in free bets when you bet £10 to new depositors. You need to deposit at least £10 to qualify for this welcome bonus and the £20 free bets will appear in your promo balance once your £10 bet has been placed. You can use your free wagers on any sport, provided they’re placed at 1.5 minimum odds or greater.
The SBK free bets can be made in denominations of £2, £5, or £10. No wagering requirements apply to winnings from these bonus bets, but the maximum amount you can win is £10.
If your free bet is settled as a win, the winnings will be added to your withdrawal balance: a £10 free bet placed on a selection at odds of 3/1 (4.0) that is settled as a win would result in £30 winnings being added to your withdrawable balance, with the £10 free bet stake not returned.
Free bets that have not been used will expire 14 days after they have been credited to your promo balance.
Users making their first deposit by Skrill, Neteller, PayPal or a virtual/prepaid card will not qualify for this promotion. Please note that this includes virtual Monzo cards, first deposits made by this method will not qualify for the welcome offer.