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SBK Sports Review

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Millions of punters enjoy betting on their mobile phones and tablets. For that reason, we’ve seen a huge influx of gambling apps over the last decade. Today, we’ll review SBK and analyse all of its strengths and weaknesses. By the time you get to the bottom of this page, you’ll be able to decide whether or not it appeals to you. We’ll cover everything from betting odds to payment options.

SBK Review

SBK is a brand-new ‘True Price’ sportsbook powered by Smarkets. It focuses on social betting and allows you to share your thoughts and opinions with other users. If you find a market that you reckon has a decent chance of winning, you can share it with the community. Similarly, you can take advantage of other punter’s betting tips.

SBK Homepage

The operator offers pre-match and live markets on several sports including horse racing, football, tennis, and cricket. What’s more, there’s a decent variety of bonus offers for both new and existing customers to claim.

The SBK sportsbook app is licenced and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.

SBK Verdict

Why punters bet at SBK

Pros

  • Powered by the reputable betting brand Smarkets
  • Licenced and regulated by the UKGC and MGA
  • Offers higher odds than most other bookmakers
  • Pre-match and in-play markets offered
  • Telephone support provided from 09:00-00:00

Cons

  • Punters can’t contact support via live chat
  • Sportsbook is limited in some areas
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SBK Odds & Markets

When you sign up with this bookmaker, you can bet on 17 sports in total. However, we’d like to see more categories being added to the sportsbook in the future. As things stand, punters can’t bet on any darts, eSports or ice hockey events. Having said that, there’s an excellent selection of specials markets, which cover current affairs, entertainment, and politics. Here’s a summary of the various categories:

American FootballBaseballBasketball
BoxingCricketCurrent Affairs
EntertainmentFootballGolf
Horse RacingMMAMotorsports
PoliticsRugby LeagueRugby Union
SnookerTennis

SBK Football Betting Tips


SBK Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

If you enjoy betting on horse racing, we think you’ll be pleased with what this app has to offer. If covers all UK and Irish racing in addition to a selection of South African and French meetings.

When you arrive at the racing section of the sportsbook, the most popular events are displayed in the centre of your screen. However, you can view every single racecard for the day by pressing the ‘Today’ button. Alternatively, if you want to bet on a specific meeting, click the ‘Racecourses’ link.

When you click on a racecard, all the information you need to make an informed betting decision is displayed. For instance, you can view stats relating to weight, form, age, etc. What’s more, the distance of the race and the going is also available.

You won’t just be limited to straight-up single bets either. If you think your runner will finish in the top three places, just press the ‘Top 3’ button. The odds will be much lower, but it’s a great way to protect your bet if it’s a competitive race. You can also place each-way wagers and create multiples.

If any racing projections have been posted by other punters, you can view them by pressing the ‘Tips’ button on the racecard. This will only display the predictions for the race you’re betting on. This saves you from having to scroll through pages and pages of tips.

Other Sports

This bookmaker covers a host of other popular sports such as American football, boxing, baseball, tennis, snooker, and motorsports. There’s also a variety of interesting special markets. For instance, you can bet on when the next UK General Election will take place.

What’s more, this operator is transparent about its prices. It tells you the percentage of its markets that beat bet365’s prices. If the percentage is low, you might want to shop around. However, if the markets are better value, you’ll probably want to stay where you are. As you can see from the odds comparison table below, this bookmaker’s prices are extremely competitive.

Event
SBK
bet365
Toals
Football. Aston Villa vs Bournemouth. Aston Villa win.2.442.402.37
Football. Manchester City vs Tottenham. BTTS - Yes.1.771.751.75
Horse Racing. Lingfield R1. Price of favourite.3.452.753.00
Rugby League. Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves. Warriors win.1.331.301.33
Tennis. Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Carreno-Busta. Djokovic to win 2-0.1.271.161.16


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SBK Live Betting

If you want to place an in-play bet, click the lightning bolt icon at the top of your screen. There are plenty of sports to choose from including football, golf, tennis, and snooker. Moreover, the live and pre-match markets are extremely similar. The only thing that changes is the odds. The longer an event goes on, the greater the odds will be.

The app also has in-play graphics which are useful when you’re placing a wager. You can find out which team has had more possession and shots on goal when you’re betting on football. You can even build multiples if you want to increase your odds. Overall, the live betting section of the app is fantastic.

SBK Live Betting

SBK Website & Login

The platform is relatively new, therefore, new features are being added regularly. Here are some of the things you can enjoy at the moment:

Betting Tips
As we’ve mentioned a few times already, you can exchange thoughts with other punters on the ‘Hot Tips’ section of the app. If you’re not particularly familiar with a sport, you can benefit from someone else’s knowledge and expertise. The community can also add emojis to tips. This allows you to separate the wheat from the chaff.

SBK Betting Tips

Auto Acca
If you’re feeling lucky, you can take advantage of the auto acca feature. All you need to do is select the number of markets you want and the app will randomly generate an accumulator. If you reckon it has a good chance of winning, you can add it to your bet slip. Alternatively, you can make a few alterations. The power is in your hands.

SBK Auto Acca

True Price Sportsbook
The big selling point of this platform is that it claims to be the world’s first ‘True Price’ sportsbook. What this means is that instead of operating like a traditional bookmaker and adding its own margin onto the markets, the ‘true price’ is taken from the latest odds on the Smarkets betting exchange, which have a considerably lower margin as it’s peer-to-peer betting. This is an interesting concept and it makes the SBK app a very appealing proposition.

SBK Withdrawals & Deposits

Deposits and withdrawals can be made via:

  • Debit Cards
  • Credit Cards
  • Bank Transfer
  • Trustly
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Neteller

The minimum deposit amount varies depending on your preferred payment option. If you’re using a debit card, for instance, you can fund your account with just £/€ 10 at a time. However, if you’re sending cash via Trustly, the minimum payment required shoots up to £/€ 40.

For a full rundown of the details, press the ‘Funds’ button at the bottom of your screen. Once you’ve acknowledged the terms and conditions, you can make a payment by following the on-screen instructions.

SBK Customer Service

If you have any queries about the app, you can contact support via the methods below:

Telephone - +44 2076177413 (Lines open from 09:00-00:00)
Social Media - @sbk_app on Twitter

SBK FAQs

Is the SBK app legitimate?

Yes, it certainly is. It’s powered by Smarkets, one of the most reputable betting brands around. It’s also licenced and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. You’ll be safe and secure while using this platform.

Can I claim bonus credit by using an SBK promo code?

Yes. When you download the app, you’ll be asked to complete the registration form. Once you’ve entered your details, you’ll notice a space for SBK promo codes. If you have a code enter it. Alternatively, if you’re looking for one, make your way over to our SBK promo code page.

What is the best SBK bonus?

There are a couple of different SBK promotions. One of our personal favourites is the referral bonus. If you invite your friends to play, you’ll get £10 of free credit to use.

Is live chat support available?

Not at the moment. However, you can get in touch with the team via email, telephone, or by contacting them on Twitter.


Facts & Figures


Top 5 Bookmakers November 2019