Sportingbet Review - Golf

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Bookmaker Review: Sportingbet

Sportingbet are a truly global online sports bookmaker who offer a decent golf betting product. Established in 1998, Sportingbet are a pureplay online bookmaker who, with over 2.5 million active customers, have a global reach spanning Australia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. With golf being such a global sport, the synergy with Sportingbet's customer base works well and there's no doubt that their coverage is strong. An easy-to-use site, coverage of hundreds of tournaments each year, strong player prices, extended each-way places at the Majors and full payout for ties across Top 5 and Top 10 place markets make Sportingbet a strong candidate for regular golf punters.

Sportingbet are owned by GVC Holdings PLC who are quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Their growth in the UK has always been powered organically with no huge TV ad campaigns. Instead Sportingbet's reputation for delivering a fantastic digital sportsbook experience is driving an ever increasing UK and Republic of Ireland customer base, who become loyal once on board.

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A large number of Golf Betting System readers use Sportingbet as part of their bookmaker portfolio - here's what some of them had to say about Sportingbet with a specific slant on their golf betting odds, promotions and overall offering. For more bookmaker reviews click here.

Depending upon how you like to bet on golf, Sportingbet has numerous advantages over its competitors, so sit back and let me tell you why.

There are multiple markets to bet on in Golf. Where Sportingbet differs from its competitors and has the upper hand is in its place markets. Many punters will simply bet a golfer e/w when placing their bet. Whilst this is the easiest method, you are always running the risk of the dreaded T5 place with umpteen others making your e/w returns less than desired and, let’s face it, we’ve all been there.

So what if you could guarantee that your tied places will be paid in full? And you can do this with Sportingbet by splitting your stake between the win and place markets. If you place a bet in the Top 5 and Top 10 markets then, depending if your golfer finishes in those positions, you get paid out in full. No worries about the multiple people T4, T5 or T10, you’re getting your cash whatever the outcome.

You only have to look through the leaderboards this year to see why this is the better option than the standard e/w bet. The rub, and there’s always a rub with bookmakers, is that the place market odds can be slightly less than it should be. For example, Joost Luiten is 20/1 in the Nedbank, so his place odds if I bet e/w are 5/1. In the place market he’s only 4/1 (best price elsewhere is 9/2).

So you have to ask yourself a question, which is better? I can see both sides of the coin but given how hard it is to get golfers placed, one always errs on the side of the lesser price with a bigger guarantee. If you’re betting solely on the Top 10 market then there is no other bookmaker to use. You may lose half a point here and there but you’re secure in the knowledge that if they finish on the fringes of 10th ans above, you’ll be paid in full. Reviewed by DD, Dec 2014. Rating: 4/5

Overall Rating 4/5 (1 review)

About Sportingbet

New customer promotions and bonuses

In a UK marketplace where the amount of free bets for new customers is continually declining, Sportingbet's headline offer is one of the leading deals currently available. New customers can also access attractive deals across Casino, Live Casino and Games products totalling £300. All of these Welcome Bonuses are available individually once you have created an active account.

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Sportingbet Golf Betting Coverage

Let's be clear from the outset Sportingbet, don't offer In-Play golf betting. However that downside doesn't take away from the fact that they offer plenty of angles that most of us pre-tournament punters will love. Take the fact that they are the ONLY bookmaker who pay out fully on ties across both Top 5 and Top 10 markets. That's a huge boost for place punting lovers and their actual player prices often match those of other bookmakers. On that basis, why wouldn't you?

This 'ties in full' promotion across the Major Championships, WGCs, European and PGA Tours presents an option that can replace each-way punting and the frustration of pro-rata reductions. By splitting your stake across two separate win and Top 5 / Top 10 place bets, the reduction for ties rule is taken out of the equation. Yes, the place price offered will always be less than the each-way place price, but if your player places you get full returns. Food for thought.

Sportingbet offer comprehensive coverage of worldwide golf from the Major Championships right through to the second tier of regional Tours. You'll find that their weekly PGA and European Tour markets are established on a Monday and the depth of the main Tour markets on offer are pretty strong with the main Top 5 and Top 10 place markets available with First Round Leader. Unlike some other online bookmakers, Sportingbet also price up Overall Tournament Winner markets for the second tier Tours across the Asian, OneAsia, Australasia, Japan Golf, Korean, South American and Sunshine Tours. In the United States the LPGA, Champions Tour and Tour events are always priced up as well. Main European Tour and PGA Tour tournament markets are available on Monday morning (Euro) and afternoon (PGA), allowing bargain hunters to get the very best early bird prices.

Typical markets include Outright Betting, Top 5, Top 10, 1st Round Leader, 2/3 Balls, Match Betting, Tournament Threesomes, Tournament Group Betting and Top American/European/Australian/Asian etc.

Maximum Golf Payout

£250,000 across any golf bet with Sportingbet.

In-Play Betting

Sportingbet don't facilitate in-play betting on golf.

Player Prices

As you would expect, we keep as close as we can to player odds here at Golf Betting System. Sportingbet offer very competitive prices from the Outright Market through the place markets. You can often find plenty of each week's favourites at market leading price and their prices tend to be competitive throughout the whole field. With the their 'ties in full' promotion across Top 5 and Top 10 markets you would be right to expect a reduction in player price, but Sportingbet still regularly beat competitors such as Sky Bet and William Hill despite offering their unique promotion.

Extended Each-Way Places

Sportingbet traditionally give their customers an extra place at the full field Major Championships. So if you place an each-way bet with them at the U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship you'll typically receive 6 places each-way (1/4 odds), naturally giving your selections an additional 20% chance of placing. Don't think this additional spot is a given within the industry as some other online bookmakers stick to the traditional 5 places.

Below you'll find detailed Sportingbet's historical Major Championship each-way terms offered across the past 3 years:

Sportingbet Sports Promotions

Sportingbet is renowned amongst knowledgeable football punters for their strong football prices and their football ACCA bonus puts other bookmakers promotions completely in the shade. Indeed it's worth noting that Sportingbet and Bet Victor go head-to-head each year when it comes to the title of Best Odds on the Premier League title. But the ongoing value promotions don't stop with football as Sportingbet offer a cracking ITV or ITV4 Racing promotion which blows most online bookmakers into the weeds, plus their NBA ACCA insurance adds real value.

Football ACCA Bonus - Sportingbet will pay out a 25% bonus on winning football 5-folds and above on British football. Applies to English Premier League, English Championship, League 1, League 2, FA Cup, Capital One Cup and Scottish Premiership.

ITV or ITV4 Racing 3/1 Winner Free Bet - Back any single winner at 3/1 or more on a live ITV or ITV4 race with Sportingbet and get a free bet to the same stake up £100. The Free bet token will be awarded within 48 hours of the winning bet being settled and is valid for 7 days.

NBA ACCA Insurance - Place a 4-Fold or higher ACCA on the NBA and if just one selection is a loser Sportingbet will refund your stake as a free bet, up to £25.

Sportingbet Gaming Products and Bonuses

As you may have gleaned by now, Sportingbet may not be the brashest brand but they offer a quality product. This stretches across their gaming sites which get great reviews from players and online casino experts. Sportingbet offer top slots from both market leaders, namely Playtech and NetEnt. Another highlight with Sportingbet's Welcome Bonus structure is that both new players and existing customers can access all three of their Casino, Live Casino and Games bonuses over time. Plenty of other operators restrict customers to the first bonus/free bet they received when registering their initial account. New customers only, 18+, T&Cs apply:

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Sportingbet golf review 2018. Offers and promotions updated 17.11.17. Author Steve Bamford, Find us on Google+




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