Review: SkyBet


Betting Offer:

You’ll find varied betting markets depending on the game in question, such as individual map winners, correct score, handicap and more. League of Legends has the most comprehensive betting markets we’ve seen so far, and some matches have up to 29 markets to choose from. It’s a number we seldom meet for eSports matches.


You’ll find nearly all tournament matches covered, no matter how big or small. The games on offer are Dota 2, CS:GO, Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Smite, World of Tanks.

Live Bets:

In-play betting with extensive betting markets on select matches is available at SkyBet, usually tied to League of Legends and CS:GO.

Welcome Offers:

New players can look towards a £20 free bet when joining SkyBet. In order to claim it, you’ll need to stake exactly £5 on your first bet ever at this bookie. It’s not the most eyebrow-raising of offers, but it falls in line with industry standards for the most part.
To compensate for the lack of a hefty welcome bonus, SkyBet offers a weekly free bet of £5 to all players who have deposited £25 or more throughout the week. As is always the case, make sure to go through the terms and conditions of each promo.

Seriousness and trustworthiness:

SkyBet was founded in 1998 under the name of Surrey Sports. In 2002, they were taken by Sky Plc and rebranded to SkyBet. The bookie has retained an excellent reputation among the UK and wider, and they hold a license issued by the UK Gambling Commission for UK customers. All other players are subject to a license granted by Alderney.

Customer Service:

SkyBet provides a more than satisfactory service to players all-around, and customer support is no exception. Click on the help button and a side menu will appear, where you can find a comprehensive FAQ section as well as a Contact tab. You can issue direct contact via e-mail, live chat or telephone. The live chat service is advertised as working 24/7, but expect to see prolonged waiting times at odd hours.

Payment Transactions:

SkyBet offers payments via a number of safe and reliable methods in the likes of VISA, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill and more. Deposits and withdrawals carry zero transaction fees, and withdrawals usually take up to 5 business days, depending on your method in question.

Design and navigation:

SkyBet’s website is massive, as they feature a number of products ranging from casino to sports. Luckily, they’ve neatly arranged everything you need to easily find your way. The eSports section is not situated at an obvious spot, but once you’re there you’ll enter a specialized section listing all games, matches and markets.