Amongst our audience, Sportybet seems to be a popular bookmaker. I have had a small experience with the platform having been discussing the benefits with one of my friends. I have to admit that I have not personally made too many wagers so far. So, my information about Sportybet is based on research and navigation of the site. As a professional gambler, I have used so many platforms and Sporty has only taken three bets from me so far.
What are the good bits about Sportybet?
The colour scheme on the site is enticing. I think the site looks very neat and well presented. When you spend a long time on a betting site, the fluidity of the site is crucial. I would go as far as to say that in essence, Sporty has one of the best user experiences I have tried. Against some of the major players like Bet365 and Betway, perhaps it is lacking in “look and feel” but the navigation of the site is great. The bets are nicely presented, and the information architecture is well balanced to attract eyes to key markets and sports.
- Fantastic user experience on the website
- App is a little clunky but also good
- Variable bonuses are definitely interesting and worth noting
- Great Live Betting experience
- Match Tracker
- Solid reputation in Africa
Live Betting is something I particularly enjoy and this platform performs better than most. The match tracker that shows possession zones, shots on target, and other key performance metrics help to tempt betting. The software on the match tracker is virtually identical to Betway, and it does make you want to bet. Reading the stats, combined with watching the match tracker enables a player to get a gist as to what is happening on the field of play.
Are there some bad points about Sportybet?
Many have moaned that Sportybet has no casino and labeled it a negative. For me, the name says exactly what it is; a sports betting platform. Probably the only negative I have really found so far is the suspension of wagers in live betting. For anyone that doesn’t understand why markets get suspended: Bookmakers will have people at games that click when something important is happening in a match. Or, they will have a service that offers to monitor match action and suspend markets on the site to reflect match action. Typically, you can tell when a service is a person because suspension times are short and dynamic. With this platform, I do find markets are suspended for longer periods of time in most of the lower leagues. Suspended markets, stop players wagering bets. If I am building a two or three-team multi-bet, and one game suspends, it can destroy my odds in seconds and most of the time – for nothing.
- Suspended market times too long
- Hacking has been an issue
- Player safety
Bookmakers should have the best security you can imagine online. I have read multiple reports over the last 12 months of Sportybet’s struggles to maintain security thresholds on the site. Not that it can impact on the player terribly, but the site going down frequently picks away at player loyalty.
What do you think of the Bonus?
Apart from the, up to 150% deposit bonus, Sporty have an interesting accumulator bonus. You can build you bonus rate against your returns of up to 1000%. Albeit you would need to wager 50 folds in order to achieve a 1000% bonus. The idea is pretty cool and something that has been done effectively and well. For weekend 10 fold accumulator players, this bonus could be one of the best in the marketplace. If you would like to read some more about the bonus you can check out Sportys 1000% accumulator bonus here.
How do I Register for a new account?
Sporty take simplicity to another level. You need your telephone number and password. Yes that is it. You register on the site and you are done and dusted. As I have explained before, when there is little to do to register, you will usually pay for that when you withdraw. Getting funds into a bookmaker is the easy part! Just ensure you check the terms and conditions for withdrawal before you deposit money as the terms will vary from country to country.
How long will it take to pay out my wins?
Sporty claim to get withdrawn funds back to the player within 24 hours. I have to be honest that, as yet, I am yet to withdraw from my book to confirm. However, on researching for this article I found some disturbing information from another player. I am used to betting sites playing hardball with withdrawing funds but this is a new one.
Sometimes bookmakers will do things to limit certain players from withdrawing or depositing funds. I have had similar issues myself when using Betway once because of a game that played in my accumulator. I have also had issues with Bet365. Bookmakers are the house, and we live in it. This message may well not be rolled out amongst the masses so consider it subjective. But, err on the side of caution when it comes to making large deposits at any bookmaker.
You should use Sportybet if:
- You want an easy-to-use navigational site
- If you want to focus your betting primarily on sports
- If you like an easy registering process and get down to playing right away
- You like easy markets without complexities, especially if you are a 1×2 player
- You like betting in the Nigerian Professional Football League