World of sports betting

Why join Sportingbet

Sportingbet is a tax-free, publicly traded company on AIM, part of the London Stock Exchange with its UK Bookmakers
Permit and its additional licence held by Capital Consulting Services (N.A.) N.V., a Sportingbet group company.
We have over 550,000 customers from over 100 countries and have been trading since 1998. We were in fact the first
company in the British Isles to offer tax free betting sites on the internet.

"This is now our fourth season of operations which has seen a is the range of sports and bet types we offer, plus the addition
of a recently introduced casino. Our website and systems are continually being upgraded for the customer's ease of use whilst
supporting the high standards of customer service you would anticipate in a secure and fully-licenced environment.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for any advice and queries.
Remember, bet on your favourite sport, but never on your choice of bookmaker."

If there's anything else you'd like to know about Sportingbet, give us a call on our Helpline or e-mail [email protected]

Our services

Sportingbet is a fully interactive sports betting and casino service; you can view prices, fund your account, place bets
and check your winnings all online and in real time, whenever you like.
We cover the world's most popular international and US sports, which you'll find under their admissible headings over in the blue
margin. We also feature a number of additional sports and special events ranging from motorsport, boxing, athletics,
international competitions and even politics; you'll find all of these under our Other Sports section.
We offer a wide range of adaptable payment options to enable easy deposits and refunds, wherever you are in the world, using
secure online credit card processing for your financial protection.
Our online service is open 24 hours a day, bringing you the latest prices and betting opportunities on the world's leading sporting
events, right as they happen. For customer support and telephone betting, both our US and International Sports Helplines are
manned from 9:00am - 3:30am GMT (4:00am - 10:30pm EST) seven days a week.
If you have any other questions about our services, call the Helpline for information or assistance, or email [email protected]

Our Licences and Credentials

Sportingbet is the trading name of Sportingbet PLC, which is fully managed and belongs to a number of official regulatory bodies.
We hold a UK Bookmakers Permit and have an additional licence held by Capital Consulting (N.A.) N.V.,
a Sportingbet Group Company.
The British gambling industry is the most highly developed and regulated in the world. These mandatories ensure that you can bet
with trust with Sportingbet:

Should you require, we are also able to provide references on request.
Our full Rules & Regs are published on this site for your information.
Before you take out membership with any online bookmaker, we recommend that you demand that the service satisfies these criteria:
    1.    It is fully licensed by an official regulatory authority, in a country which legally supports an established sports betting industry.
    2.    It operates and banks in a politically and economically stable location.
    3.    It has for at least 10 years operated proven successful Bookmaking services.
    4.    It makes bank references available for your inspection at your request.
    5.    It provides a comprehensive range of betting opportunities at competitive prices.
As a note of CAUTION - there are a number of offshore bookmakers offering tax free betting on the internet. Many of them are
operating in countries with little or no formal regulation over sports betting, and where your money may not be secure.

Confidentiality and security

We understand the importance of respecting your privacy, and to this effect you have our assurance of complete privacy:
we will not misuse your details to any third party, nor will we send you any spam email. All financial matters will be handled
with absolute care.
The Sportingbet infrastructure has been designed with optimum security in mind, to ensure that the system itself, and all your
transactions with us, are as safe as can be. As a member, as soon as you are logged on all of your transactions take place on
secure servers. As a guest, your sign-up application also takes place on secure servers so that your confidential account
information is transmitted in total privacy.


Our aim of becoming the global name in sports betting was accelerated in May 2000 when we acquired, rebranded
in the Summer of 2000 as This site is designed specifically for our North American customers, with a customer
service bureau in Costa Rica.


In July 2001 Sportingbet became the biggest internet sportsbook in the world with the acquisition of Sportsbook and its 3 major
internet products;, and This acquisition increased the Sportingbet customer
base to over 450,000.