Operating since 2012 and now owned by LeoVegas, Bet UK should already be a household name, thanks to its sponsorship of QPR and Swansea City, as well as being the official betting partner of Premiership Rugby. The best betting sites are all fully licensed and regulated and Bet UK is no different.
Bet UK is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, so customers are assured of a fair and safe environment, while also getting to enjoy great free bet offers and features like cash out and live streaming.
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New customers at Bet UK can avail of a £5 free bet as a welcome bonus when they sign up and place a £20 qualifying bet on an accumulator with four selections or more. There's no need to enter a promo code, the free bet is credit as soon as your qualifying bet is settled.
Like all free bet offers, there are some terms and conditions to be aware of. As is generally the case, the free bet stake is not returned with your winnings, and the qualifying bet must be at odds of 4/1 or bigger. Void or cashed out bets don't apply either.
At the time of review, the only promotion available at Bet UK is the welcome bonus. However, their site calls out the fact that the promotions section is updated constantly, and any new promotions which are running will be listed there. It's also a good idea to sign up for marketing emails, as you will then receive notification of any new promotions.
Bet UK run free bet promotions around the time of big sporting events like the World Cup or Cheltenham Festival. Keep an eye on the Promotions page and your inbox if you've opted in to marketing emails, to make sure you don't miss out on a risk-free bet or another offer.
There are currently over 30 sports available to bet on with Bet UK. These range from the most popular sports around, like football, tennis and golf, to more niche sports like surfing and pro wrestling. Each sport has a number of events listed, and events can have hundreds of markets available. For some sports, betting is available on player stats, such as shots or shots on target in a football match. This is in addition to the more widely known markets like total goals or corners. The range of sports and markets at Bet UK is very impressive.
Having a huge range of markets available isn't always enough nowadays. Thankfully, Bet UK don't rest on their laurels, and have implemented a number of great features to make their sports betting site even better to use.
The first thing you'll notice is how easy and quick the betslip is to use. Simply clicking on the odds of any selection will immediately add it to the betslip, where you can enter your stake and then 'Place bet'. For multiples, all you have to do is click on the odds of more than one selection. They'll all be added to your betslip and the various betting options – combination (accumulator) or system (trixies, yankees etc) – will be shown, along with your combined odds and potential payout.
After you've placed your bet, access your account history to see if you have any bets available for cash out. It isn't available on every market in every sport, but it is widely covered. The 'My Bets' section will show you any open bets where cash out is an option, and within a couple of clicks you can accept the cash out offer.
Bet UK also try to arm their customers with all the information they'll need before placing a bet. For UK horse racing betting, Timeform data is used to show the recent form and star rating for all runners, as well as the jockey, trainer and weight the horse is carrying. The majority of sports have visualisers in the in-play section too. This is almost as good as a live stream, as you can follow the action and also see an in-depth list of the current stats on the event.
The in-play offering at Bet UK is huge. The majority of football matches are available to bet on while they take place, with a great selection of markets on offer. The same goes for many other top sports, including basketball, tennis, golf and cricket.
In the In-Play homepage, the odds for the main market will be displayed. This is usually the match betting or handicap betting, depending on the sport. To the right of these odds you'll see "X more wagers". This indicates how many markets are available on that in-play event. Clicking on that will bring you into the event page, where all of these markets are displayed.
At the time of review, Bet UK provide streaming on all UK, Australian and South African horse racing. To avail of the service, you just need to be logged in to your Bet UK account.
Live streaming isn't available on in-play sports, which may be something Bet UK looks to add in the future. Currently though, those in-play sports can still be followed with up-to-date stats and a graphic showing the gameplay available on most in-play events.
Opening a new Bet UK account can all be done on one page, rather than the step-by-step process often found at other online sports betting sites. From the top of the page to the bottom, new customers must provide their email address, username, password, gender, name, date of birth, address and mobile number. Tick-boxes allow you to opt in to market correspondence via different methods and another box must be ticked to confirm you agree to the terms and conditions. That's it. You're ready to click on 'Create Account' and jump into the action.
As noted on the registration page, Bet UK will attempt to verify all new customers' details electronically. If that's not possible, they are obliged to request documents to confirm that all customers are of a legal age to bet and are using a payment method owned by them. While this may seem like an inconvenience, it is reassuring to know you're betting with a sports betting site which is adhering to licensing requirements.
There aren’t a huge amount of deposit and withdrawal options available at Bet UK. Visa debit, Visa Electron, debit Mastercard and Paypal make up the full range of options for depositing and withdrawing to and from your Bet UK account. As you would expect, deposits are instant and there are no fees attached. Withdrawals remain pending for 24 hours after they're requested and will then arrive with you within 3 to 5 working days, though Paypal withdrawals will be noticeably faster.
The minimum deposit and withdrawal amount for all payment methods is set at £10. The maximum will vary depending on your method, but if you wish to withdraw above the maximum amount, the helpful customer support team may be able to assist.
One thing to note is that it is crucial to add a deposit method in your own name. Adding a payment method in someone else's name may result in account suspension or even closure, as it is a breach of terms and conditions.
The layout of the Bet UK site is simple but effective. Popular sports are listed in the top left of the homepage, with a button there to display all sports. Click on the sport you want to bet on, then the event you want to bet on, and you'll be able to see all of the markets on that match or event.
Everything is lightning-fast on site, whether it's navigation, price updates or placing your bets. This is quite an impressive feat, as we expected the site to run a little bit slowly due to the amount of betting markets available, but there were no such issues.
Mobile punters who enjoy the best betting apps will be glad to know that there is an app available for both Android and iOS devices. These can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store respectively. Once you download it, or if you decide to play on your mobile's browser, you're in for a great experience.
The look and general feel of the site is smooth and clean. Every feature on offer on desktop can be taken with you in your pocket. Live horse racing streaming, cash out, depositing and withdrawing, even the full in-play stats. They're all available and work seamlessly, as they're fully optimised for mobile.
The odds offered by Bet UK stack up quite competitively compared to other top sports betting sites. Taking a look at an upcoming Premier League game, the odds for the home team, away team and draw were all bigger than the shortest prices on the market, while not being the stand-out best price. This is a good indicator, as a betting site with a huge price on one selection will generally have to have the others much shorter to allow for it.
The Price Boosts section on the site is the home for all daily boosts. These will usually be boosted multiples, but can sometimes be single selections. It's worth checking this part of Bet UK out each day if you're looking for some extra value.
In terms of display, odds will default to decimal format, but can be changed in your account settings to appear in fractional form or US format.
If you need some help with a sports betting or account query, it's very likely you'll find your answer in the comprehensive help centre at Bet UK. It can be accessed in one click, via the Help link on the left side navigation bar. If you need to get in touch with a member of the customer support team, you can do so instantly via the Chat button, which is always present in the bottom right of the screen. Alternatively, you can contact Bet UK support via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Customer support is on hand 24/7 to assist with anything you need. We found the team to be very helpful and just as importantly, knowledgeable.
There is a VIP programme available at Bet UK, but unfortunately, it's invite-only, so there's not much information available on it. Most VIP programs at online betting sites offer customers a personal account manager, bespoke promotions, birthday free bets, cashback offers and perhaps quicker withdrawals, among other things. This is likely what's on offer at Bet UK, but we were unable to find out for sure.
Bet UK are clearly very committed to responsible gaming. Their Safer Gambling section, which can be found on the left-hand side of the homepage, is absolutely packed with information on the various responsible gaming tools available on their sports betting site. It also has contact details for a number of responsible gaming organisations.
The tools available to all Bet UK customers are deposit limits, loss limits, session time limits, wagering limits, reality checks, time-outs, and self-exclusion. This section on site also contains tips for keeping in control and a useful self-assessment which can be used to help identify potential gambling issues.
If you're looking for a fully licensed online sports betting site with a massive range of sports, events and markets to bet on, then Bet UK is the sportsbook for you. Being part of the LeoVegas umbrella, you can be sure of a top-quality experience. The Android and iPhone apps mean you can place your bets on-the-go and even avail of features like horse racing streaming and cash out wherever you are.
The minimum withdrawal amount for all payment methods at Bet UK is £10. Withdrawals will remain pending for 24 hours, but once processed, funds should be received within 5 working days.
Bet UK has an enormous range of betting opportunities. There are over 30 sports offered, with some sports having literally thousands of events to choose from.
Yes, Bet UK has an app for Android and iOS devices. These can be downloaded from the official Google Play Store or App Store.
Bet UK is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. As such, it is a very safe, fun and secure sports betting site to bet at.
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