Sportingbet was founded in 1997 and was one of the first bookmakers to go online soon thereafter. Since 2013 Sportingbet has been part of GVC Holdings, a network that also includes BWin, Betboo and Gamebookers.
Today Sportingbet has a global reach, with over 700,000 active customers covering 26 countries worldwide and taking in excess of one million bets (casino, poker, sports and virtual games) per day.
With 8,000 different betting opportunities every single day across 30 different sports, there’s plenty to choose from at Sportingbet Sports.
Not only does Sportingbet cover a wide range of sports, but they also offer an extensive selection of in-play betting. Of particular appeal to many Canadian customers will be that you can bet in-play on all NHL games and many other sporting events 24/7!
There’s an attractive 100% matched 1st deposit bonus of up to $150 for new Canadian customers with Sportingbet.
Claiming this welcome offer is a very easy process too, consisting of just a few simple steps:
Your bonus is valid for 14 days after application and is comes with a x2 turnover wagering requirement on odds of -200 (1.5; 1/2) or higher before the bonus funds are eligible to be withdrawn.
The Sportingbet offer is exclusively available to residents of Canada who are new Sportingbet Sportsbook customers and over 19 years old.
In addition to the generous Welcome Bonus available to new customers at Sportingbet Sports, there are a number of other promotions available across various sports.
These will be of particular interest if parlays are your favored means of betting…
There is also a ‘Rewards Club’ where you can earn cash bonuses and free bets every week for playing on Sportingbet’s sportsbook.
Every week, whenever you bet on Sports (also Virtual Sports or Casino & Games) you accumulate points.
The combined number of points you accumulate over the week on Sportsbook, Virtual Sports and Casino & Games will determine the cash bonus or free bets are paid out every Monday based on the previous week’s play.
The Sportingbet Mobile betting app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and is one of the most popular apps in the betting industry.
You can either access Sportingbet via their mobile website or you can download any of their apps from the App Store.
The downside is that their Sportingbet free bets can only be used on a desktop computer, although cash bonuses can be used on a mobile device.
Sportingbet customer support is available via all the usual channels, including Live Chat, telephone and e-mail.
Customer support is open 7 days a week between 5:00am – 3:30pm (EST). There’s also a FAQ section that will be able to answer a number of general queries.
Sportingbet is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority.
Any Canadian customers wishing to fund their Sportingbet sports account will find a decent range of options at their disposal. In addition to the usual debit and credit card deposit options, you can also use Ukash, EcoCard, EntroPay, InstaDebit, PaySafeCard, MoneyGram and Western Union.
There’s a minimum deposit of $25 for Canadian customers.
You can withdraw funds from your Sportingbet sports account via Visa Card, Bank Transfer, Eco Card and Click 2 Pay.
Withdrawal times will depend on the method you have chosen. You can withdraw to e-wallets such as Skrill (Moneybookers), EcoCard and Click2Pay instantly, but credit card withdrawals and Bank Transfers can take up to 5 working days to process.
With nearly two decades of online betting behind them, Sportingbet are one of the longest established bookies of the Internet age.
Sportingbet Sports tick all the boxes when it comes to the number of sports covered, the selection of bets available and competitive odds.
There are plenty of banking options available, well-regarded customer service and an impressive number of promotions covering a variety of sports on offer.
All in all, Sportingbet are basically a very solid bookmaker.