SportNation.Bet Review & Free Bet
You may remember the popular sportsbook that sprang into our lives during the 2016 Euro football cup, named BetonBrazil. This sportsbook used the popular sport pundit and ex-international footballer Alan Brazil as the frontman. This lasted for almost 2 years and recently the company rebranded and became SportNation. The layout remains largely unchanged and the company has just slightly tweaked the aesthetics and logo. So, if you are looking for a competitive, new sportsbook with good odds and decent amount of background experience, read on to see whether SportNation is going to be the right one for you.
Website Layout & Interface:
This sportsbook is laid out in a familiar way that plenty of players with experience will find familiar and easy to navigate. The colour scheme is quite minimalistic but there are a few flashes of colour throughout which doesn’t look out of place in the slightest.
The SportNation Logo can be found in the top left-hand corner and on the right are links to some of the other sections of the site, including a casino, in-play console, virtuals, live casino and a newly added reward section. Further across on the right is where players can log in or start their SportNation journey, by creating a new account. Below is a menu that contains links to the result section, as well as promotions, cashout, bet boosts of the day, help and news. On the opposite side of the page is a function to change how the odds are displayed throughout the site and here is always where your SportNation bet slip is situated.
Over on the left side of the homepage is a most popular section. This has a bunch of different bets and leagues that are available for betting on. Further down is a comprehensive list of sports and markets that you can expect to find here. At the bottom-left of the page is an information section which contains some important links to various sections of SportNation. This includes their results, privacy, contact us, about us, statistics and an FAQ guide.
Down at the very bottom of the page is a social media hub which is there for players to access and keep up to date with the very latest news surrounding SportNation.
There’s no shortage of betting markets provided by SportNation, which means that players can bet on numerous sporting leagues and competitions. Having a huge variety of sports and markets is the bread and butter of any sportsbook and players at SportNation can expect to find Football, Horse Racing, Tennis, Trotting, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Speedway, Specials, Sailing, Snooker, Pool, MMA, Motor Racing, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Gaelic Football, Futsal, Floorball, eSports, Cycling, Darts, Boxing, Chess, Badminton, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, American Football, Cricket, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Virtual Sports and Golf.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions:
The welcome bonus that players can expect to receive when they take the plunge and become a SportNation player is a rather generous one and is worth a hefty £100. This requires a bonus code of SN100 and you can enter this as you are completing your account registration. The minimum deposit you can make towards this promotion is £20, meaning that with the £10 bonus funds, that you’d have £30 to play with. The maximum would be a £200 deposit which would leave you with £300 at your disposal.
Other sportsbook promotions at SportNation consist of a weekly free bet that players can get stuck into, which is worth £5, and this is claimable each Monday. To become eligible for this promotion, players are required to stake £25 on sport markets and £25 in the casino.
Players can also find an accumulator boost promotion at SportNation and this is available across nearly all the top leagues. This acca boost could see your potential winnings on 14-folds or above by a staggering 70%.
Having an in-play console that looks the part is important but when it comes to the push, will it hold up against the bigger names within this competitive gambling industry? Thankfully, SportNation has a quality live betting console that enables players to bet on their favourite sports and teams whilst the game or event is ongoing. Having this sort of freedom is a huge advantage and is something that never existed until recently.
Mobile & Tablet:
Nowadays, you don’t have to stand in a brick and mortar bookies or even be glued to your computer to stick your favourite bets on. The newest and most popular way of betting on your favourite teams, matches or leagues is from your mobile or tablet. Lots of online sportsbooks like to provide this to their players through the guise of a sports betting app. SportsNation doesn’t have a mobile app yet for their players to take advantage of. Instead, they have provided their players with a fully optimised version of their desktop site. This means that you can find all the good markets and betting odds and prices from their regular sportsbook but on the smaller, scaled down screen for your mobile.
SportNation has yet to jump onto the e-wallet hype train and this leaves them wide open when you look at some of the accepted payment methods of their rivals. The only methods that they are currently accepting are Visa and MasterCard. They do have particularly low withdrawal limits, which is great for the more conservative of players.
With any sportsbook in today’s current climate, a good support team is a requirement. This means having people on hand to help the players who need it by giving them the support that they require. SportNation don’t have a round the clock help team but they do have a live chat service which can be accessed between 12:00 and 22:00, 7 days per week. Players can also get in touch with a representative by emailing through the site. If you don’t think that your question or issue requires an immediate response, you can always search through SportNation’s FAQ guide.
Overall, SportNation is a great sportsbook that has a flood of markets and some excellent betting markets available. Their in-play section is simple to use and is packed with sports. There are some areas that SportNation do fall in, however. These can be simple things like which payment methods that they accept, to bigger issues like the fact that their support isn’t reachable on a 24-hour basis. We would also like to see them add a mobile betting app at some point, this is a great way of showing a large chunk of customers that you mean business. On the other hand, for a platform which has only existed for less than 2 years, they are certainly worth checking out.