Skybet is a relatively recent entrant into the online betting arena, but that’s not to say it’s a lesser option than some of the other, more established bookmakers. As you may be aware, Skybet has emerged out of the same stable as Sky TV, and indeed shares their branding as well as other services from within the group and this makes for a powerful combination.
Being affiliated with a major sports broadcaster is particularly handy if you are a betting provider, and Skybet doesn’t disappoint. There���s a whole mini-site “Skybet Xtra����� with the latest odds and betting news, with additional articles from Sky’s team of journalists and experts. There are also links to detailed statistics and form guides, which in several cases are provided by Sky Sports.
Skybet also has related gambling sites offering an online casino (Sky Vegas) as well as Poker and Bingo. You can also access betting on the move with their WAP site, enabling easy gambling from your mobile phone handset whilst you’re out and about.
Is it safe?
A number of factors work in Skybet’s favour in this regard. Although they don�������t have an as long a track record as some of their competitors like Ladbrokes or ToteSport, as we have mentioned above, Skybet is a subsidiary of the giant British Sky Broadcasting Group, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, who in their last set of published accounts had sales of over £5 billion. Whilst this doesn’t guarantee that Skybet will not be shut down, it’s pretty unlikely that any winnings you have won�����������������t be honoured due to them being unable to pay (though nothing is certain in life).
Skybet is not regulated in the UK, but it is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, an entity recognised by the UK Government as having similar standards in relation to oversight of the gambling industry, thereby offering a degree of protection and comfort for the users of the site.