SunBets
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If you are from the UK you will by now probably recognise the Sun brand by now, the notoriously famous newspaper is now trying its hand at the online sports betting scene and they actually have done a decent job in the process. Despite not being the oldest sports bookie in business, they are being carried by a widely recognised brand and even bring to the table a Casino and a Live Casino that customers can access from one account.

SunBet is currently licensed and regulated from within the UK by the British Gambling Commission whilst being operated by Tabcorp UK in London, England. Their services also extend across the sea to the Republic of Island where they are fully licensed and regulated by the Office of Revenue Commissioners.

Website – Layout & Interface:

SunBets have gone for a slightly different layout and it’s not necessarily a bad thing either. Their sports book has a very refreshing feel to it as its both minimalistic yet packed with loads of different sports and prices ready for punters to get their hands on.

At the very top left of the page, customers can freely swap between the different sections like the sports book, casino and live casino. Below is a drop down menu as well as talksport, login and join tabs. In-Play is a huge feature here at SunBet and they even have a header that is specifically designated to showing their customers which sports currently have live betting options available.

Underneath is a horizontal menu showing the most popular aspects of SunBets site, this shows sports, competitions and even sections from the Sun newspaper. On the right is where customers can find their bet slip and pending bets as well as some of the current promotions happening.

Markets:

By going over to the menu at the top left hand corner, you will have an option to browse all sports and their available markets. Customers of SunBet will have exclusive access to sports like Football, Australian Rules, Boxing, Basketball, Baseball, Cycling, Cricket, Darts, Futsal, GAA Hurling, GAA Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Handball, MMA, Netball, Motor Sport, Novelty, Racing Specials, Politics, Surfing, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Snooker, Tennis, Special Events and Volleyball. For a company that hasn’t been around all that long this is a solid attempt at a varied sports book, thats for sure.

Once you have selected the sport you are looking for you will be then shown a list of matches and events happening as well as the different markets available within them. For football punters will be able to bet on the usual markets, such as First Goalscorer, Total Goals O/U, 1st Half Result, Draw No Bet, Clean Sheet, To Win To Nil, Handicaps, Both Teams To Score, Correct Score, First Team To Score and plenty more.

Welcome Bonus & Promotions:

New customers who sign up and create a SunBets account will be eligible for £10 free bet when you deposit and bet £5 on their sports markets, where the odds are 1.5 or higher.

SunBets also have a designated section to racing promotions that’s definitely worth taking a look at if you’re an avid fan. Some other promotions they have going on include a European football incentive, Half-time options for your team of choice if they are winning at half-time and price boosts across certain accumulators and matches.

In-Play Betting:

SunBets has their very own in-play console for customers to use, if betting at the most pinnacle moments in sport is your passion. Sports like Basketball, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Football, Sun Boosts, Football Specials, Baseball, Futsal, Cricket, Handball and Novelty are covered with complete in-play prices.

Mobile & Tablet:

SunBets does have a downloadable mobile application ready for customers, this can be downloaded from the Apple app store for all IOS users or directly from SunBets’ website for Android users. The application isn’t a requirement and customers can head over to SunBet from their portable devices’ browser and enjoy a fully optimised version of the site that is ready to use from a small screen.

Payment Methods:

Sadly SunBets don’t accept any prepaid cards which is something they are probably going to look at in the near future, but in the meantime customers have the option to credit their account by Visa Debit, Visa Credit, MasterCard, Debit and MasterCard Credit cards. The lack of payment options is definitely a reflection of the sites age and as they grow they will surely add more.

Regarding card withdrawals, it can take anywhere from 3-5 business days before the funds register in your account, depending on when the bank clears the transaction.

Customer Support:

SunBets provides a few different methods in which customers can contact them with any issues or questions they might have. On their website they have listed both a telephone number and email address, there is also a live chat function that is accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Their telephone service is open between 7am and 11pm 7 days a week and they are always actively responding to any emails they receive.

We definitely recommend checking their FAQ section first and if the question you have hasn’t been previously addressed, then you should get in touch via live chat as the staff are extremely well informed and are very helpful in the advice and service they deliver.

Verdict:

For a relatively new face in the game, SunBets are doing a lot of aspects right in the world of online sports betting, their rendition of a sports book has loads going for it all the way from their exquisitely laid out website all the way to their available markets. Customers can access everything they have to offer from just one account, so if you feel like trying your hand at their casino or live casino you can visit them effortlessly. Moreover we definitely recommend you hit the sign up button and see exactly what SunBets could offer you today.

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