One of the freshest releases in terms of online gambling, Sun Bets has been launched in August 2016 as an in-house brand of the infamous UK newspaper The Sun. For this project, the publishing company that runs The Sun, News UK, has teamed up with Australia-based Tabcorp Holdings Limited, in order to create a special platform for the newspaper’s customer base. Just as the title suggests, Sun Bets will aim towards sports betting enthusiast, while other earlier releases, Sun Bingo and Sun Casino, target specifically bingo and casino fans.
Available exclusively for the British publish, Sun Bets get its name from one of Britain’s leading newspapers, and is operated by the largest publicly listed gambling company in the world – Tabcorp Holdings Limited. The collaboration seems to be a win-win situation for both companies, as News UK takes up the advertising and promoting side of the business, while the developing and operating is entrusted to Tabcorp. Their licence is, of course, provided by the UK Gambling Commission, which ensures that no form of underage or irresponsible gaming is possible on the Sun Bets website.
New as they might be on the online betting market, Sun Bets are no amateurs when it comes to their design and sports selection. While not having any impressive visuals to catch the eye, the simple red and white background is really pleasant, due to its neatness and unclutteredness. You can test your luck with football, tennis, darts, snooker, horseracing, ice hockey, all kinds of motorsport and many more. If you’re more into TV shows, you have the opportunity to place your bets on your favourite Big Brother, Strictly or I’m a Celebrity contestant. Being a sister release to Sun Casino, Sun Bets offers its customers the opportunity to try out casino classics as well: slots, roulette, table games and poker are all available as well. One unique feature of Sun Bets is that they actually provide professional betting consulting – if that is even a thing – by having two of the most famous football and horseracing initiates, Ian Wright and Matt Chapman, signed on the website.
Launched in a time of ruthless competition among online betting platforms, Sun Bets could not get started without a generous beginner offer to top off their rivals. They offer a very easy to claim £10 bonus for newcomers who bet at least £5 on any market at odds of 1.5 or higher. All you have to do to win that is set up an account with the promotion code G10, place your bet and enjoy your extra cash.
As most people nowadays value having everything in real time on their mobile devices, including their sports bets, Sun Bets has launched its own app in September 2016. It’s available for free download on both App Store and Google Play, and includes all the features of the original website plus occasional extras, such as the weather and track conditions for upcoming racecourses. Really convenient if you’re a racing enthusiast! Whether you’re reading this on your phone, tablet, or PC, you should definitely check out Sun Bets right now.