SBK Reviews & Ratings UK 2021
Is SBK reliable?
SBK UK has created a tasty betting app that you can use to get market-beating odds for horse racing. Read our SBK reviews to see more about how to use this ground-breaking horse racing betting app!
The SBK UK app was developed by the team behind Smarkets which is one of the UK’s biggest betting exchanges. This means that the SBK app is packed with competitive odds and a particularly generous welcome bonus. So take a look below to see our fair and honest ratings for how the SBK app handles horse racing betting.
SBK Pros & Cons
- Top odds on all major horse races
- Fully licensed in the UK
- User-friendly app interface
- Generous SBK welcome bonus
It’s fairly common for bookmakers to put on special offers for new customers that give you extra betting funds to play with. However, our SBK reviews found that this bookie has a welcome bonus with a difference. This is because this deal will refund your first losing bet in cash up to £20.
It’s a deal that’s only available to those customers who have never signed up to SBK UK before. But once you’ve signed up, then you can bet safe in the knowledge that any losses incurred will be covered by up to £20 in cash. This applies to your first loss, so you can enjoy your winning bets as normal up until that point.
What’s best is the fact that this deal doesn’t have any minimum odds requirement and you can use it across all of the horse racing bets found in the SBK app. The only sneaky bits of small print that we found in our SBK reviews concerned the fact that you couldn’t claim this deal if you made your first deposits with an ewallet brand like PayPal or Skrill. Just remember that your first losing bet needs to be settled within seven days of your making your first deposit of £20 or more.
Our SBK reviews began by downloading the brand’s app direct to a smartphone. The SBK app is available for iOS and Android devices, and we found that it was remarkably easy to use. This means that you should be able to do all of the standard things like browsing horse racing betting markets, making payments and requesting withdrawals from a smartphone or a tablet.
Some people might find the lack of a standard betting website a little unusual. But we think that SBK has done this so as to focus on its excellent social betting feature. This allows you to exchange horse racing betting tips with other punters in advance of each big race. Plus it’s a good place to celebrate or commiserate with friends at the end of a day’s racing.
We found that SBK has a good range of respected payment providers you can use to fund your bets. These include big-name brands such as Visa, MasterCard and PayPal. We also noticed that SBK accepts payments from alternative payment providers such as Trustly, Skrill and Neteller. Plus there’s also the option to make regular bank transfer payments to SBK. All payment methods apart from bank transfer allow you to make virtually instant deposits.
The good news is that SBK won’t charge you any processing fees for adding funds to your account, and the same is true for making withdrawals. You should normally be able to make deposits and withdrawals from a minimum of £10 with most payment methods. Withdrawal times vary between under two working days for ewallets to just over a week for bank transfers. All of which should give you the flexibility to find a payment method that works for you.
Our SBK reviews found that the bookie hosts a friendly and responsive customer service team. All that you need to do is to head into the help section and you’ll find a Contact Us tab. Clicking on this reveals an email address that can be used to directly message the brand’s customer service team.
Beyond this, you can also reach the SBK customer care agents via the dedicated Twitter channel, or there is a UK-based customer service telephone number. Just remember that this telephone number can only be used between the hours of 0900 and 0000. There is nothing in the way of a live chat option, but SBK has put together a fairly comprehensive FAQ section. This covers a range of topics and is a good place to come if you need help with anything from verifying your account to clarifying the betting rules.
You won’t have to worry too much about using the SBK UK app. This is because our SBK reviews found that the brand is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. Such licensing means that you’ll get plenty of customer protection here should something go wrong with your bets. We also liked the fact that SBK UK is part of the Smarkets family which adds a further level of legitimacy to the brand.
But is SBK secure in how it handles your sensitive personal data? We found that the app was well-designed and included all of the encryption technologies that you’d expect. This basically means that any information you transmit to SBK UK via the app will be completely scrambled and unreadable.
Our SBK reviews were also pleased to see that the brand’s app features two-factor authentication. This makes sure that it is only you who can access your betting account. Just don’t forget to use all of the responsible gambling tools that are on offer via the SBK UK app. There’s nothing like putting down a sensible deposit limit to make sure that you don’t run the risk of betting with money that you don’t actually have.
We’re always keen to see what kinds of deals a bookmaker offers its loyal customers. After all, some bookies will give the most steadfast punters access to some kind of reward scheme. Sadly SBK UK is not one of those bookmakers as there is precious little in the way of a reward program here.
But don’t give up on SBK yet. This is because we found no shortage of other promotions in our SBK reviews. OK so most of these were targeted towards the recent Euros football competition, but it was nice to see that SBK was willing to put on some top deals for big sporting events. This means that we’d definitely check out what SBK is offering the next time that Grand National or the Cheltenham Gold Cup comes around.
Plus we should note that there are plenty more deals that give you free bets and risk-free bets that you can use on all sports – horse racing included. Definitely worth remembering for whenever you want to bet on a horse race anywhere from Thirsk to Chepstow.
It’s easy to forget that SBK UK is a relatively new bookie, but we think that the brand has hit the ground running. This is because it has created an excellent betting app that’s easy to use and is packed full of competitive horse racing odds. Plus the social betting feature was a nice touch. Our SBK reviews found that the brand has used its Smarkets heritage to put on a reliable and trustworthy betting platform that is backed up by UKGC regulation.
However, we did find a few areas for improvement in our SBK reviews. Some horse racing fans will prefer to use a regular sports betting website, rather than having to use a smartphone or tablet to bet on horse racing. Plus we were a little surprised to find that there was nothing in the way of live chat customer support at SBK UK. But on the whole, it’s been great fun carrying out these SBK reviews and we’d recommend this bookie for anyone with an interest in horse racing betting.