Sportingbet have launched a brand new website which went live on the 27th February 2018. In this review we are going to have a look at the new Sportingbet site and it’s features. If you’d like to see our old Sportingbet review then click here.
Sportingbet currently have a 100% deposit match bonus up to R2000 and their wagering terms are very generous. You only need to wager the bonus 3 times!
The Landing page
The Sportingbet Landing page is very different from their previous one. The colours are all Sportingbet and you know immediately that you are on their website. It’s packed full of banners, promotions and features. A great step up from the old site, however it will be a bit jarring for those who aren’t used to change. They’ve also removed all the splash banners and small write ups which were pretty good to read, we’re sure they’ll be incorporating them somewhere else on the site but either way it’s not really an issue.
The events menu (or coupon) on the side contains all the important and upcoming events as well as a breakdown for all available betting markets and events. We hope to see them bring back the more focused highlights like Bulls v Lions or other big match ups, but seeing as how the site is new we’ll have to wait and see how they end up promoting these, because they were very handy!
You can login to your Sportingbet account with your previous Sportingbet details, no nonsense about having to use a new username and password, something which we covered in our Betx Launch overview.
Once logged in you can find all your important account information at the top of the screen, including a new feature called inbox, which we assume will follow what WSB have done with their inbox system.
It’s pretty easy to find what you are looking for on the Sportingbet site, there is no having to click Soccer then a refresh button then the league etc. You simply click what you are interested in and it will load in the centre of the page, which also has a few different options for you to explore when it comes to different markets and league etc.
There are a few new features on Sportingbet that we are going to give a brief overview of. The first of which is Dreamcatcher.
Dreamcatcher is similar to Betgames, the concept is that there is a large spinning whell and you have to bet on what numbers you think are going to come up. It’s a nice change from Betgames, which you’ll find at almost every bookmaker these days. We haven’t played it too much but it does look like it’ll be more fun than Betgames as it has a live studio and fun vibe to it.
Another new feature is the Bestseller Multi, this is a combination of the most popular bets on the site all bundled into one multi. There was a similar feature on the old site but you had to manually take the bets, the Bestseller Multi automatically does this for you now. A very nice touch indeed.
A feature we stumbled across while putting the site through it;s paces was the “Further options” once you’ve placed a bet, this let’s you get your bet results via sms or email. Nothing groundbreaking but it’s nice that you can pick and choose which bets you’d like to get instant results for. A very nice touch indeed!
Sportingbet have kept all of their previous Promotions but have updated the page to give it a very tablet look and feel. We hope that the added space means that we’ll see more promotions added in the future.
The Sportingbet mobile is as slick as one would expect, there have not been too many changes here so it’s not going to have mobile users throwing their phones across the room! We’ll have a full Sportingbet Mobile review up once we’ve had some time to play around with the new software.
As one would expect the overall experience is a very positive one, the site is a pleasure to use and while there are a few niggles here and there they are most certainly going to be ironed out in the coming weeks. It’s a big step forward for Sportingbet and them keeping things fresh shows that they are keeping up with the times. It’s always been a pleasure to use any Sportingbet site and this is no different, we certainly recommend you give them look if you don’t have an account there. The R2000 Deposit Match is one of the better ones in South Africa but you won’t find as many promotions as you would at other bookmakers.
Sign on Bonus Rating : 7/10
Overall Rating : 8.5/10*
*The site was tested on launch day and this review will be updated once all features are active and bugs worked out. If you have a problem or bug on the new Sportingbet website feel free to comment below.