SportNation.Bet Review & Free Bet Bonus
The bookmaker SportNation.Bet came to life during 2016, although at the time they were not called that. They were then called BetonBrazil and fronted by former footballer Alan Brazil. Since then they have changed their name to something more general, although the service they offer remains very similar. They have a competitive sportsbook with good odds and a solid range of sports for you to bet on.
Website Layout & Interface:
SportNation have gone for a familiar feel when setting up their website, and it is one that regular online players will be very comfortable using. They haven’t over-complicated things either, so if this is your first sportsbook then you are going to get to grips with it in no time.
There are four sections to the sportsbook that you need to be aware of when you are visiting. The top of the page is where you log on and also where you change sections, for example, if you want to visit the casino, you would do so from here. The left-hand side is the main sports menu, where you will find all the different sports they cover, along with some quick links to the biggest upcoming events.
The right-hand side is where you place your bets, this is your betslip and it is here where bets are confirmed and where your selections will appear when you choose them. Lastly, right in the middle, you should see a combination of the big upcoming events, with the available odds listed and any live events that are currently in play. The middle section may prove to be a little complicated for new players, but don’t worry, you can ignore it if needed and just use the menu down the left-hand side to make your picks.
The sports on offer with SportNation are impressive, and they cover a large range of both big and niche sports. Here are just some of the sports you will find of their website:
- Horse Racing
- Table Tennis
- Motor Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Gaelic Football
- Aussie Rules
- American Football
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Virtual Sports
Welcome Bonus & Promotions:
One positive for bigger punters who sign up with SportNation is the welcome bonus that is on offer. This is available up to a huge £100, so if you intend to play a lot on their site and stake plenty of money, be sure to take advantage of this. The offer required the bonus code SN100, which you can enter when signing up.
The offer is a 50% matched deposit offer based around your first deposit. This means that SportNation will give you bonus funds totalling 50% of your first deposit. The minimum deposit is £20, which gives you £10 in bonus funds and the maximum is £200, which will give you the full £100 bonus, and a total of £300 to spend in your new account.
There is also a free bet club at SportNation, but this requires you to play in both their casino and on the sportsbook. To receive a free £5 bet you must stake £25 on sports and £25 in the casino, so be sure to look into this if you intend to play in both sections.
Accumulator punters should also be on the look-out for the impressive SportNation acca bonus. This can go all the way up to a 70% bonus for winning 14 folds, so is certainly worth looking into.
In-play betting is very popular and if the trend continues, this is only going to become bigger and better for punters over the coming years. The demand for this is so high that bookmakers have been forced to create large in play markets just to be able to compete with each other, and this is something that SportNation have done. They have a good in play section, and perhaps most importantly of all, it is easy to understand and follow so newcomers won’t have any problems placing their first in play bets.
Mobile & Tablet:
Betting has changed considerably over the past few decades, and punters now bet in a very different way to how they used to. To get a wager down, you had to go to your local bookmaker but with the rise of internet betting, this is no longer the case. The second wave is mobile betting, which enables you to be able to place bets from your mobile phone when you are out of the house. SportNation allows you to do this thanks to their mobile betting site, which is fully optimized to be used on mobile devices and ensures a smooth process from start to finish.
One slight disappointment with SportNation is the number of payment methods they accept. They do not accept any of the popular e-wallet methods, and instead they only accept Visa credit and debit cards, and Mastercard credit cards. This will be enough for most people, but it would have been nice to see more choice on offer for punters.
Should you need any assistance from SportNation when you are playing with them, you can use their customer support team. These are not available 24 hours a day, unfortunately, the opening hours are 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm, however they do open seven days a week. They can be contacted via the live chat function that is on their website, or an email through the website, which will trigger a response to your inbox when someone can answer.
SportNation have put together a very solid sportsbook with a large range of sports covered including many niche ones. They have an in play section for punters who would like to bet while the game is on, and also many promotions that you can take advantage of, to always ensure you are getting a good deal. They don’t yet have a mobile app, or 24-hour customer service which is slightly disappointing, but they are still a new betting website, and they do have the foundations built to grow and develop their service.