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Having been online since 1998, Sportingbet is an internationally-recognized brand that has long been popular with Canadian punters and players. Offering an extensive range of bets across all major North American and international sports, there is also a good range of promotions for regular players to take advantage of, combined with the ability to bet on the go through the mobile sports book. Additionally, there is an in-play betting service and you can also enjoy a huge range of slots and table games in the online casino.
Canadian players who sign for a new real money account at Sportingbet receive a 100% match on their first deposit, up to $150. To receive this signup offer, register for a new account, make a first deposit (minimum $10) and wager that amount within 14 days, then your bonus sum will then be credited to your account. The wagering requirement is 2x the deposit + bonus amount (effectively 4x, which is still lower than at many comparable sites). It is important to note that you’re required to accept the bonus during the sign up process to be eligible to claim it.
No matter what sports you’re into, you’ll be able to find a wide range of markets and bets at sportingbet, especially in all major North American sports.
Football: Football fans, for instance, can make props, futures and parlay bets on all NFL and CFL games, while Hockey: the hockey market is also extensive – you can bet not only on NHL games but also on leading international leagues, such as Russia, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Basketball: Basketball fans can take a punt on all matches in the NBA, WNBA and international leagues, while in baseball there are long-term markets, props bets and live betting on all MLB games, as well as the Japanese and Korean leagues.
Soccer: Soccer fans too are well catered for, and you can bet on every MLS match as well as European leagues like the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, along with special markets on big international tournaments, like the World Cup and European Championships
Tennis: If you follow tennis, you can make wagers on all the events on the ATP and WTA tours, as well as Grand Slam tournaments, along with special markets on other international tournaments and events like the Olympics. Other sports too are covered, such as motor racing, UFC, golf and snooker, as well as minority interest sports from around the world.
Horse racing: Horse racing fans can also punt on all the major meetings from the UK and Ireland.
Live Betting market: The Live Betting market is also extensive (more than 300 markets on a single game) and you can find plenty of options in all sports, where the odds change and reflect what’s happening on the field. Go to the in play calendar to find out which matches are on, all across the world 24 hours a day. Similarly, you can bet on virtual sports 24/7, including basketball, soccer, horse and greyhound racing.
For casino players, the Sportingbet online casino features a great range of Microgaming slots and table games, as well as a selection of live streamed games that are dealt by real dealers.
Regular players can pick up special offers and promotions that add some real value to your sports bets.
For instance, in the 100% CFL Triple Insurance promotion, if you place a three-leg wager on CFL matches and only one of your selections lets you down, then you get a 100% match on your wager (up to $50) as a free bet bonus. Similarly, with the Magic 5-Fold Insurance promotion, if you make a 5-leg MLB parlay bet and only one of your selections fails, then you also get a 100% match as a free bet bonus (up to $50).
There are also daily casino promotions dedicated to particular games, including Slot Boost Wednesdays, Risk Free Blackjack Fridays and Mobile Casino Sundays.
If you play regularly you can also earn prizes through the Rewards Club, where you pick up points on very wager you make, which every week can earn you prizes and free bets.
Bet on the go: For players who like to bet on the go, the Sportingbet mobile sportsbook gives you two options to access the site. Android and iOS users can download a web app from the Google Play and iTunes stores which is compatible with Android OS 4.0 smartphones and IOS 7.0+.
Alternatively, on other web-enabled mobile devices and tablets (including Android and iPhones), you can simply go to mobile.sportingbet.com and access the site directly in your browser.
Slick and easy for navigation: All of the same services are available in the mobile sports book and the site is slick and easy to navigate. Whether you’re making single of multiple bets, the bet slip is simple to use and finding your favourite sports is made easier with horizontal scrolling. In play or live betting is also available in the Sportingbet mobile sports book. You can use the same username and log in details at the main site and in the mobile sports book, but new players can also register for a new account via mobile. There is also a casino app for iOS users that can be downloaded from iTunes.
- telephone support: 1-800-246-0716 (5am – 7pm)
- email : via contact form
- live chat 5 am – 7 pm
- FAQ pages
Canadian players have a wide range of options for funding their Sportingbet accounts. The most convenient of these is Instadebit, but others range from pre-paid methods like PaySafe Card and Entropay, to e-wallets such as Skrill and Eco Card, to Western Union money transfers. More conventional methods, such as Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, and direct bank transfer, can also be used. Withdrawals at Sportingbet using e-wallets are processed immediately, while other methods that go via banks can take up to 5 working days to process. Sportingbet does not charge fees for withdrawals, although you can be charged by your financial institution when some withdrawal methods are used.
The outstanding range of good value bets on a huge array of both North American and international sports is what makes Sportingbet such a popular and trusted site for Canadians. They also excel in live betting, and this feature is even more attractive in that the mobile sports book enables you to bet anywhere and at any time. The ongoing promotions offer regular players excellent value, and so overall this is a site that we recommend enthusiastically for all your online sports betting.