On our top 10 page we talk about the very best betting sites currently operating on the internet. It should come as no surprise that most of these are long established brands who have been operating for many years, and who often have a physical presence in the UK through betting shops, casinos or who even provide your TV and internet.
But we also realise that older bookies can be a little set in their ways, and there new bookmakers are cropping up all the time. These sites have to fight hard to get recognised and who often offer novel features or excellent bonuses as a way of trying to compete in a fairly saturated market.
In this section we’re going to talk about the latest betting sites to launch – all UK licensed and all vetted by us as safe and trustworthy, despite their young age.
New Sports Betting Sites & Online Bookmakers
Royal Panda – £20 Free Bet
Royal Panda may be new to the world of sports betting, having literally just launched it in the summer of 2017, but they have run an excellent online casino since 2013 through which they’ve built up a reputation for excellent customer service and fast payouts. They have also just announced their sponsorship of QPR for the 2017-2018 season and are offering the chance to win £1m by predicting the outcome of every QPR match this season.
For new customers there’s a £20 free bet which you’ll receive after depositing £20 or more and betting it at odds of evens or greater. Alternatively there’s a casino bonus you can claim instead if you’d rather hit the tables.
Racebets – £50 Deposit Bonus
First things first, racebets are a specialist horse racing bookie. So if you like to bet on the gee-gees read on, otherwise you may want to jump to the next site as there’s no coverage of other sports here.
If you’re still reading, then we’re assuming you’re partial to a bit of horse racing. And if that’s the case, Racebets are well worth looking at. Because they specialise in horse racing they’re able to offer much deeper coverage of racing from around the world including UK, Ireland, Australia, USA, Europe and so on. They also have live streams from many of these countries, not just the UK as with some bookies.
Their offers are quite good too, with BOG, profit bonuses on select races and a huge array of money back specials covering ‘beaten by a nose’ and more. Plus there’s a daily free to play £5k jackpot which is won by correctly guessing the winner of six races.
For new customers there’s a £50 deposit bonus, to claim you’ll need to deposit £10 to £50 and then bet it once. Then enter promo code WELCOME and the bonus will be credited to your account.
Sign up bonus terms – New customers only. Minimum deposit £/€10 – must play through once. 100% Maximum bonus £/€50 on first deposit only. 5x wagering at minimum odds of 1/2(1.5). Must be completed within 45 days of registering. T&Cs apply. 18+
32Red Sport – 100% Profit Boost
Like LeoVegas, 32Red started their life as an online casino. They just did it a little earlier… As a casino they launched over a decade ago, and have since added poker, bingo and, of course, sports to their repertoire. Throughout their time they’ve won numerous awards and were one of the very first gambling sites to be able to accept paypal.
The sports side of their site is slick and fast, with the occasional price boost. Navigation is simple and intuative and their bet finder will get you to the right place in no time at all. Standard features such as cash out and live betting are also well represented. One thing we would like to see is an expansion of their excellent loyalty and VIP scheme to include sports but that could well happen in the near future (fingers crossed).
For their welcome bonus they’ve also chosen to go with a profit boost, offering a 100% bonus on your first in-play bet of £10. Alternatively if you want to place a larger bet you can choose a smaller bonus percentage. It works on a sliding scale so you’ll receive a 90% bonus on a £20 bet, 50% on a £50 bet and so on.
We add new sites to this list all the time, so if you like trying out new bookies then it’s worth check back occasionally so see who’s been added. Every site gets tested before being listed and first appears on this page before being incorporated into the rest of the website with a detailed review at a later date.
New-ish Sports Betting Websites
In addition to the list above, there are also a few sites that have been around for a while, but that you might not have heard of. These brands probably fall into the middle ground between the old established ‘traditional’ bookmakers and the brand new online sportsbooks listed above.
Another European site migrating into the British market. 10bet are trying their hardest to become a real competitor offering plenty of goodies to their customers. The site is packed with features including a huge live betting section, cash out and so on. They also offer an absolutely huge level of football coverage, with matches from hundreds of leagues around the world. Definitely one to watch.
Vernons – Regular Offers on Sports Accas
If you’re thinking ‘hang on, I know that name’ then chances are your grandad used to play the football pools. Vernons have operated the pools for years, although the popularity of pools betting has declined as the decades have gone by. A few years ago they turned their focus to more mainstream fixed odds betting which you can. They are unusual in that they don’t offer a welcome bonus, but they do have plenty of free bets and money back offers throughout the year. Including money back on sports accumulators and Premier League darts. Worth checing out, especially if you’re partial to an acca bet on football, tennis or golf amongst others.
You might notice that some of these bookies appear elsewhere on our site – even making our top 10 page. That’s not a mistake, some of these medium-age sites are a force to be reckoned with and are able to compete with the big boys.