Sportingbet Promotional Code 2016
All online betting companies are after new customers in such a competitive market and Sportingbet are no different. To help them in the quest for more customer account holders they have announced a new incentive for newcomers. By using the Sportingbet promotional code 2016 when you sign up for a new account you will make yourself eligible for £25 in free bets.
The Sportingbet promo code in question is MAXBONUS and that is all you need to remember to add to your registration to receive the free bets. There are some terms and conditions applicable to the offer, as is to be expected – but the basics are this:
Sign up using the MAXBONUS Sportingbet promotional code 2016 and get free bets.
As the name suggests, this is a brand new Sportingbet promo code for this year so make sure that is the one you use when you sign up for a new account with Sportingbet. It is all very easy and won’t take long at all and we will look at the sign up process in just a minute but first we need to take a look at those terms and conditions.
The Details of the Sportingbet Promo Code Offer
Let’s take a look at the Sportingbet promo code offer in a bit more detail. By using the MAXBONUS code when signing up for a new account you will receive up to £25 in free bets. How much you get depends on how much you bet in the first place. Here’s how it works:
- Register for a new account using the Sportingbet promotional code 2016. You must not have had a Sportingbet account before
- Make a deposit into your account and then make your first sports bet of £5 or more. You will then receive a £5 bonus free bet
- You then must make a further five bets where you will receive a second bonus based on your average stake up to £10
- This process is then repeated to be eligible for your third bonus. Make another five bets and depending how much your average stake is, you could receive another £10 in free bets
- All that gives you the £25 in free bets
How to Sign Up For a New Account
So, that all sounds pretty appealing. And the sign up process is very simple. Here’s a step by step guide.
- On the Sportingbet landing page look up to the top left hand corner of the screen and you will see a red ‘Open an Account’ button. Click this
- This opens up a new window. First enter all the usual personal details – name, address, email, phone number etc.
- Then choose some security settings including password and security question
- You can then choose some preferences for how your account will work. These include what currency you want to bet – and hopefully be paid in! You can also choose how you want the odds displayed when you are on the Sportingbet site – fractional, decimal or American
- Don’t worry too much about making these preference decisions as they are easily changeable once you have set up your account
- Now for the most important bit. Enter the Sportingbet promotional code 2016. And this is MAXBONUS
- From there it is just the standard ticking the terms and conditions box and clicking the ‘Open an Account’ box
- Now you have a brand new account. Deposit your initial funds, make that first qualifying sports bet of £5 or more and you are on the road to your welcome bonus of £25 in free bets
Other Promotions at Sportingbet
Online betting companies know that it is only half the battle to entice new customers in with their welcome bonus offers. With such a competitive and packed marketplace they need to keep their customers happy. And that means ongoing promotions and offers for existing customers as well.
So once you’ve signed up for your new account using the MAXBONUS Sportingbet promo code you will still be able to make good use of further promotions. A quick look at the offers available at the time of writing this review is a good indication of the kind of the things you can be likely to expect.
We will concentrate on the sports specific promotions as that is what we are looking at in the is review but there are further offers for the casino and games sections of the site as well.
For the Australian Open tennis, Sportingbet have a promotion where if you place a bet on a match and your chosen player wins the first set but then goes on to lose the match you will have that losing match bet refunded up to a limit of £25. Football fans are well catered for as well. If you place a fivefold (or more) accumulator and just one of your selections lets you down you will get that bet refunded as a free bet up to a limit of £25.
And it is not just bets that should have lost you money that you can turn into a result. In the 25% Acca Bonus you will receive an extra 25% on your winnings on an accumulator with five or more selections. And this isn’t for some little known football league. This promotion covers English Premier League and Championship, English League 1 and 2, the FA Cup, Capital One Cup, Champions League, Europa League, Spanish Primera Division, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga 1, French Ligue 1 and the Scottish Premiership. That covers most of the big leagues in Europe – as well as the premiere club competitions in the World!
And that is just some of the promotions on offer. Once you have set up your new account make sure you check back to the promotions page regularly to see what great new offer they have going at that time.
Football Betting at Sportingbet
Most new account holders at Sportingbet will be interested in what kind of football markets are available as this is probably the most popular sport to bet on in the country.
You can access the football area of the site easily enough – the main menu bar lists all the sports underneath it. And football is first on the list.
The margins of the screen include markets from other sports so you won’t miss out on anything by concentrating on the football. Obviously the football markets are usually the most popular and some featured highlights are included on the list on the left hand side of the screen. This will include the big matches of the day, or the big competitions going on at the time as well as any other big sporting occasion and also an option to go to the next five horse races in the UK.
The right hand of the screen is where your betslip appears – and it updates automatically whenever you make a selection. Underneath that you will be able to see some of the most popular bets going at the time with the latest odds. Clicking on any of the selections automatically enters that on your betslip above.
You will also be able to see all the current In Play matches, as well as upcoming events. This list is also not wholly football as it will inform you of all the sports that provide in play markets.
The main centre section of the screen is dedicated to the football highlights with clickable options to take you to the entire daily football coupon – or even the weekend football coupon.
Immediately below that is the comprehensive list of all leagues and competitions that Sportingbet provide a market for – from the UEFA Champions League to the Staffordshire Senior Cup. You can even bet on who the next FIFA president will be!
Right at the bottom of the page – and possible easy to miss – is a nice summary of the type of markets available in some of the major football competitions and some information about them. The sections covered are Premier League betting, Europa League betting, Euro 2016, Football betting specials, Champions League betting and Football odds in general. It’s a bit of a shame this is tucked away at the bottom of the page as it gives the site a little bit more dimension to just purely a list of odds and markets.
Horse Racing, Tennis, Cricket and Other Sports
Sportingbet cover all the big sports and have an impressive selection of markets available. The layout of the screen in all these sections is the same as the football. The general sports information is down both the sides of the screen with the chosen sport’s latest markets taking up the bulk of the page.
The lists of competitions and leagues are really very impressive with so many markets to choose from depending on your chosen sport. This is the case across all the main sports so whatever your specialist subject – or even just a speculative punt – you are sure to be able to find something that suits.
As well as horse racing, tennis and cricket there is also basketball, darts, golf rugby union and snooker represented on the main sports menu bar that goes across the screen.
More Sports Markets at Sportingbet
Sometimes you want something a little different. Or you might have some expertise knowledge of a lesser known sport. That’s where a good online betting company comes into their own as they will offer markets on the more obscure sports and competitions.
Sportingbet is able to offer markets a number of the more niche sports out there. There are the bigger sports that don’t always have as much constant betting activity such as motor sports, boxing and American football to the less popular sports such as handball and Mixed Martial Arts. The thing about these markets is that if you have a little bit of specialist knowledge it could mean some big winnings.
Use what you know to make the most of the odds available and you could be putting some of those free bets you received for signing up using the Sportingbet promotional code 2016 to very good use indeed!
Casino, Live Casino, Games and Poker
We won’t go into these too much here as we are concentrating on the sports markets and opportunities but it is worth mentioning the range of other areas you can bet on with Sportingbet.
All the popular casino games are available including roulette, blackjack and the slots as well as the chance to play in a live casino setting with real life dealers. There are a wide variety of games available to suit all level of players and good explanations of the games for those with little experience of casinos.
The poker section is very extensive with a special dedicated area comprising a huge number of available games. If you want to take a break from the sports betting and are interested in the casino side of online betting it is well worth a look.
In Play Betting
All online betting companies know that the in play markets are increasingly popular with their customers. Sportingbet are no different and offer a good selection of in play markets in a well laid out manner.
For those of you new to the term, in play betting means betting on events after they have started. It gives the customer more flexibility in the way that they can bet and the ability to react to what is happening in a particular event and bet accordingly. Whatever you might think will happen before an event starts, you may think very differently once it gets under way and in play betting gives you the chance to change your mind. In fact, as long as there is money in your account you can change your mind as many times as you want!
Another attraction of in play betting is that there are so many more markets to bet on. Whether it is next point in tennis or next corner in football, the details in sport have never been more important. You can still bet on the score and who is going to win but with in play betting there is so much more to take advantage of.
So have Sportingbet got themselves a good in play section? The quick answer is ‘yes’! They offer a very extensive list of matches and events that cover all levels of play. For example, in domestic football you can have the biggest Premier League or FA Cup match or choose from a small non-league game. And the markets for all of them are just as good.
Just because it might not have the same kind of crowd or viewing figures doesn’t mean that Sportingbet are neglecting the paying punter. Of course it means that they get more people betting on matches that would otherwise get little interest, but just to have the information available for some of these smaller games shows how much investment Sportingbet put into these kinds of areas.
As for the experience, you can select favourites so you can easily find what you want and there is also the ability to check what is coming up in the near future as well. When you have chosen the match you want to bet on you are presented with all the relevant in play markets which, when selected, are automatically added to the ever present betslip.
You are also presented with what Sportingbet call their Match Visuals, which is a graphical representation of what is going on in the match in real time. This is a really good way to get more of a feel of what is happening and can actually be quite a nerve-wracking way to follow a game if you have no other way to know what is going on!
Betting On the Go with Sportingbet
Being able to bet whenever and wherever you like is a major plus point for online betting companies and having the ability to bet on your phone or other mobile device is extremely popular. Not having to either visit a traditional high street bookie, or be in front of your home computer, means that you much more flexibility in your betting.
Most online betting companies are well aware of this and Sportingbet are not going to buck that trend. They have a number of mobile apps to suit whatever you need.
We will take a closer look at the Sports Mobile App in a moment but Sportingbet also have a dedicated Casino Mobile App so you can access all the games available to you as if you were at home. This is currently only available to iOS Apple devices but boasts a number of great features for all casino lovers. You can instantly play any of their casino games as well as take part in the Live Casino. It also remembers the games you last played so you will soon find exactly where you want to go with the minimum of fuss.
The Sports Mobile App is even more impressive. It is compatible with iOS 7.0+ and Android OS 4.0 smartphones. You can download the app in the Apple App Store if you are iOS user or go to mobile.sportingbet.com to download the app for your Android device.
The app utilises Touch ID login and features a smooth horizontal scrolling system so you can find your favourite sport easily. A big plus is the dedicated In Play betting section which is so important for punters on the move and the video streaming and graphic visualisations of events make it even easier to follow your match or event. The quick bet feature is similar to the main site to make betting even easier. This is of paramount importance, especially with mobile devices.
These apps are specifically designed for smartphone screens so everything looks just as good – if not better – than your personal home computer screen. You can also access the Sportingbet website through your mobile device’s browser but if you are able to download the app then that is definitely the way to go.
Cash Out Option
Online betting companies know that they have to make their offers and promotions attractive to make sure that their customers don’t start looking elsewhere for better odds or more flexibility in the betting. The Cash Out option is one of the features that excites the punter as it feels like they are getting one over on the bookie!
The Cash Out feature gives the customer the chance to take some winnings before the event they are betting on finishes and the markets close. It may be if a customer’s selection is doing well – but there is the worry that it might not stay like that for too long. Or it may mean you can minimise your losses by cashing out early and at least taking something from a selection that doesn’t look like it is going to pay off.
You will not be able to cash out on all bets but it will be easily identifiable on your betslip. There are a number of different bets where you can exercise the cash out option and a full list can be found on the Sportingbet website. But the list of sports that have cash out bet options include football, tennis basketball, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, snooker, darts, ice hockey, handball, baseball, American football and NHL hockey.
Sportingbet Elite Clubs
Unlike some other online betting companies, Sportingbet are also happy to accommodate customers who deposit and bet in higher amounts. Where this may not be of interest to a lot of new customers signing up using the Sportingbet promotional code 2016 it is good to know for future reference.
By looking after its customers who do operate at a slightly higher level, Sportingbet show that they appreciate all levels of gambler.
Sportingbet Elite is split into two VIP areas – Elite Gold and Elite Platinum. Both are set up for those customers making frequent deposits and playing higher stakes bets. Sportingbet say it is their way of rewarding the loyalty of its high rollers. There is no application form to fill in to become a member of these Elite clubs, rather you are invited. So Sportingbet recommend that you make sure your account status is set to ‘contactable’ if you think you may be able to qualify for either of these clubs.
So let’s take a quick look at what both of the elite clubs get you.
- Both Elite Gold and Elite Platinum offer special football and horse racing promotions
- You can enroll in prize draws every month
- You can transfer even over a £1000 to your bank account – the very same day
- Each week, the members with Elite Gold and Elite Platinum accounts will get a bonus on deposit
- Elite Platinum accounts get a VIP service and their own personal account assistant.
As we said, these elite clubs may not be applicable to many of new customers but it is good to know that Sportingbet do take notice of who is loyal to their company and bet at the higher stakes levels.
So now we’ve taken a look at some of the features of Sportingbet and what you can bet on let’s take a quick moment to find out some general information about the company and what you could get for signing up for a new account using the MAXBONUS Sportingbet promotional code 2016.
There are over 30 different sports that it is possible to bet on and Sportingbet claim that there are over 8,000 different betting opportunities open to customers each and every day.
Sportingbet seem to want to be more than just a place where you log in, have a bet and log out again. They have a comprehensive match results and fixtures section as well as offering an up to the minute live scores service so you can keep in touch with what is going on whether you have a bet on or not. There is also a multilingual statistics section so if you fancy really studying the form before making your selections you don’t need to search around trying to find a separate website for your information.
And especially of interest to some of the new customers after signing up using the Sportingbet promo code, the site is home to an excellent guide to betting which not only takes you through the whole process but provides a betting glossary so you won’t be confused by some of the terms used in the betting world.
Responsible Betting at Sportingbet
Online betting companies are very aware that most people who bet and become account holders enjoy the experience and have fun having a bet every now and again. But they also know that they have to do something to help those who have a harder time gambling – especially when it seems to be getting out of control.
Sportingbet are fully committed to helping any customer who is not enjoying responsible gaming and have sections of the site dedicated to explaining how their customers can stay in control and where to get help if a customer or someone they know seems to have a gambling problem.
As well as a list of organisations that customers can get in touch with, Sportingbet also offer a number of ways that customers can help themselves before any problem gets too serious. These include the possibility of a time out where you can take a time out from your account from one day to six weeks. They also operate wager limits and loss limits where restrictions will be placed on an account so the chances of irresponsible betting are drastically reduced.
For the most serious problems customers can request a self-exclusion period from anywhere between six months and five years. During that time it is impossible for a customer to access their account and even when the time is up, the re-opening must be done through talking to a customer service representative.
It is good to see that online betting companies such as Sportingbet take gambling problems seriously and offer help to customers who need it rather than pretend they can’t do anything about it.
Sportingbet has a website that is easy to use with an impressive range of markets for customers to select from and it is hard to see where you would need any help with the day to day betting experience. But if you do need help, whether it be with a particular bet, or even just problems logging into your account, Sportingbet have an excellent multilingual customer service team on hand to assist you with anything you need.
The customer service representatives can be reached by phone or email as well as live chat service. Being able to talk to one of the help team should be able to sort out any issue you may be having and the choice of contact options means you can fit it in to your day in the easiest way possible.
Whether you need help with a forgotten password or help with a particular bet, a quick call to a customer service representative should be able to sort out your problem.
As we said, Sportingbet’s customer service team will be able to assist you once you have signed up for a new account using the Sportingbet promo code, but here are a few of the most common customer questions:
How do I go about changing the password to my account?
If you need to change your password for any reason all you need to do is click the My Account link which you can find at the top of the home page. By clicking on the Security tab drop down menu you’ll be able to see the change password option.
How do I see what the balance of my account is?
You may want to know how much you have in your account to play with, or if you have enough to make a withdrawal. Whatever the reason, it is just a case of logging in. You will be able to see what your balance is as it will be displayed towards the top left hand side of the page, next to the deposit button.
I’ve noticed that the odds can be displayed in a few different ways. What are these? And how can I change it?
Sportingbet can display your odds one of three ways and it is entirely up to you which way you have it. The different options are fractional, decimal and American. It all depends on what you are used to, what you feel comfortable with, and which one you find it easier to understand. If you want to change the way yours odds are displayed at any time just go to ‘My Account’ and then from that menu select ‘Details and Preferences’. Now just ‘Edit preferences’ and change to suit you.
What can I do if I forget my password?
Don’t worry about forgetting your password. There are so many different places where you have to remember your password that it is not surprising that you might forget one now and again. The good news is that this really isn’t a problem. First of all you need to bring up the ‘Forgotten your Password’ form. You will need to submit your username and your email address. You will then have a temporary password sent to you. As good as this is, you will need to set up a new password as soon as possible to make sure your account’s security stands in place.
I signed up using the MAXBONUS Sportingbet promotional code 2016, how do I go about using my free bets?
To a degree this is the same as putting any other bet on but there are very important differences so it pays to take note. You must first be logged into your account. When you do this a pop up window will appear informing you that you have a free bet to use. The instructions on how to use the free bet will be here as well. You can close the pop up window and proceed with selecting your bet. Your selection must have minimum odds of 1/2 (or 1.5 in decimal). The other thing to remember is that it must be a single bet – no multiples. Your selection will automatically update on your betslip. Now, this is where the process differs from putting on a regular bet. Instead of adding your stake in the box provided you should click on the ‘Free Bets’ link which is immediately underneath the stake box. Another pop up window will now appear showing all the different free bets available to you. You just need to select the one you want to use and the stake box will now update with the full amount of the selected free bet. Now all that is left to do is click on ‘Place Bet’ and hope that your selection comes in.
I think I made a bet incorrectly, am I able to cancel it?
As long as the bet went through correctly there is no way to then cancel or void it.
I made a bet on the golf and I won. But I seem to have received less in a payout than I thought there would be?
Sometimes you may think that because your selected golfer finished in a winning position that your each way bet should have resulted in a bigger return. What you need to check is if there was a number of golfers finishing on the same score as the payouts are reduced to reflect this. If you are still unsure of why you have received less than you thought you can contact the customer service team.
How long does it take after the end of a sporting event for my bet to be settled?
All bets are settled almost immediately after the sporting event in question finishes but you should leave it for about 10 minutes to be on the safe side.
When I make a bet on my mobile device why do the odds sometimes change?
It can depend on what phone you are using. Some devices don’t automatically update odds on the screen without you hitting refresh. It always pays to refresh when you are looking at the odds on a phone just to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
Sportingbet Promotional Code 2016 Review
If you are looking to get into the world of online betting you could do a lot worse than take up Sportingbet’s welcome offer of £25 in free bets. Just for entering the MAXBONUS code you get free bets to use anywhere in the sports section of the site.
The bonus free bets are split into three and there are a number of qualifying bets that you have to make to activate the full £25 but if you are looking to regularly bet then that shouldn’t be too much of a hardship considering what you are getting back.
At first glance the look of the Sportingbet website may not be as flashy or creatively designed as some of their competitors but there is no difference where it really matters. Sportingbet have an impressive selection of markets available in a wide range of sports and the odds are comparable with their main rivals.
The other plus point for Sportingbet is that their ‘how to’ and explanatory sections are very easy to find so there is no trouble in finding out exactly what you want to do and what kind of bet you need to make.
All in all, this is an attractive offer from a back to basics online betting company. Why not take a look for yourself?