Claiming to have the best odds in the state of Colorado, Sky Ute SportsBook opened its virtual doors in June 2020. The online sportsbook is part of the Sky Ute Casino Resort family, which is based in Ignacio, Colorado, and is a partnership with USBookmaking out of Nevada.
Let’s check out this relative newcomer to the sports betting scene in more detail:
|Easy-to-use app||Support menu should be streamlined|
|Mobile focused||Banking options|
|Many sports options|
At first glance, it’s apparent that Sky Ute SportsBook caters to new players — using streamlined promotions and uncomplicated betting options — especially compared to other sportsbooks. However, getting to the support menu is a bit difficult and could be improved for new players who tend to have many questions.
Currently, Sky Ute SportsBook does not offer a welcome bonus or any promotional offerings.
The registration process at Sky Ute SportsBook is easy to complete. The entire process takes place on a single page where you provide the necessary information, including your name, date of birth, gender, address, phone number and social security number. After that, you’re ready to roll and begin placing bets on the platform. Sky Ute SportsBook is only available within Colorado, so you will need to be physically located in the state in order to play. The app will check your location using geolocation software to ensure you are eligible.
All deposits and withdrawals are done via a Play+ card. You can add funds to your Play+ Card, using different methods, including a bank transfer, debit card, credit card, or a cash transaction done in person at the brick-and-mortar casino. Play+ cards allow you to easily move funds in and out of your gambling account and access the cash at ATMs.
Sky Ute SportsBook is not available on desktop. This is strictly a mobile sports betting app.
Sky Ute SportsBook is available on mobile for both iOS and Android. The app is well-designed, with a simple and streamlined interface. This makes it easy to understand and use for both newcomers and more experienced players. From top to bottom, there are a few menus on the app. Let’s run through them.
At the top, you will find the registration/login buttons. Just below those, is a horizontal menu with the sports offered. Moving down, we see the sports listed again but with games attached and odds available to view.
The menus associated with each individual sport offer numerous bet types, including point spread, moneyline, futures, totals and other prop bets. At the bottom of the app, there is another menu that displays all of the sports, your active bets, the betslip and support.
The app also has zero latency issues. Everything runs perfectly and switching between menus is easy to do.
Outside of the partnership with USBookmaking, Sky Ute SportsBook does everything in-house, and the software is proprietary.
Sky Ute SportsBook offers an insane variety of prop bets, including individual player props, team props, quarter props, and more. There is no shortage of options available.
As we mentioned at the top of this review, Sky Ute SportsBook claims to have the best odds in Colorado. That seems especially true when you are point-spread betting underdogs or playing the moneyline on favorites.
For example, in Super Bowl LV, most sportsbooks had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as +3. Sky Ute was giving 3.5 points. That half point can make a huge difference. On the moneyline, the Chiefs were around -165 at most books. Sky Ute was -155.
So, while you still need to odds shop, there is no doubt that the Sky Ute SportsBook offers some of the friendlier odds out there.
There are a limited number of betting features available on the app. Live betting is not available, and cash out doesn’t appear to be an option yet. The sportsbook is pretty no-frills and appealing to new players who just want to log on and bet. Additional features will likely develop over time.
Sky Ute SportsBook does not have a VIP or Loyalty Program.
Sky Ute SportsBook currently has no promotional offerings
Sky Ute SportsBook has solid customer support options in the form of live chat, a message form, an address and an FAQs section. The tough part is getting to the menu. You must click on Support, then Sportsbook Information, then scroll down to Support on the web browser page before finally finding the button for contacting customer support.
For an online sportsbook that seems geared to new or inexperienced players, it would be nice if getting to customer support were easier.
Next to the login/registration buttons, you will find the Responsible Gaming Features icon. Clicking on this icon will bring you to the ICRG.org page. Here, you will find information on Responsible Gaming, including education and resources on the subject. However, these resources are not directly from Sky Ute SportsBook. It would be a nice addition to the site to have a dedicated section from Sky Ute on the topic
Sky Ute SportsBook has a solid framework. Sure, there are few promotions or fancy features, but it might be better for new users to be slowly introduced to those more advanced features. Right now, Sky Ute SportsBook offers a great way to log in and bet on your favorite team, and we look forward to seeing the evolution of the app. A more targeted Responsible Gaming section and an easier way to access customer support should be addressed, as well as offering additional payment methods (debit/credit cards, PayPal, bank transfers).
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