Sun Bets Review

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Launching in 2016, it’s very early days for Sun Bets but when you consider that they are backed by such a familiar newspaper brand, they should have a very big future ahead of them.

Early interest among new account holders is very good and although some areas of the operation will need to evolve in the coming months, there’s every reason to sign up right now.

Sun Bets Welcome Bonus and Ongoing Promotions

Sun Bets’ opening offer is a £10.00 free bet: it’s very easy to get hold of and only requires a £5.00 deposit in order to claim it. Registration is also very quick and after you’ve made that deposit via a credit or debit card, you’re ready to play.

Make that first £5.00 bet from anywhere in the sportsbook at odds of 1.50 or longer and the bonus bet appears in your account within 48 hours. It really is very simple and the terms are very fair.

As of September 2016, there are no ongoing promotions for existing customers but obviously this is very early for Sun Bets so keep checking the news feeds to hear of any updates in this respect.

Sports Markets and Odds Value

For a new bookmaker, there is an impressive list of sporting markets already, even if some of the very niche events are absent at the moment. All popular options are here, however, in the following list.

Football, Tennis, American Football, Australian Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Football, GAA Football, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Sport, Pool, Horse Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and Winter Sports.

It’s also encouraging to see a number of special and novelty bets including politics, entertainment and eSports so this should be an innovative bookie who develops these over the coming months.

A quick check of prices in key areas such as football and racing also proved to be positive so value for money should be another big bonus for Sun Bets.


One area that will need some improvement in the months to come is the funding section. After signing up, UK customers are only given the option to deposit into their account via a debit or credit card and while many thousands of us are perfectly happy with this method, an eWallet provider or two will attract more players.

Customer Service

In contrast to the banking options, the majority of methods you need for effective customer service are already in place at Sun Bets. As you proceed towards sign up, a live chat window pops up if you need any assistance and having tested this facility, it’s proved to be fast and effective.

As an alternative to the Live Chat Operator, you can contact this bookie via e-mail and a webform while FAQs and a telephone number are also published. At this early stage, that’s a very comprehensive list.


We shouldn’t necessarily expect a new bookmaker to tick all of the right boxes as soon as they go online but Sun Bets are getting a lot of things right in these very early stages. While there may be bigger welcome offers elsewhere, the £10.00 free bet is very easy to claim after a very quick sign up process.

It would be good to see some additional offers plus some extra banking options but there are lots of positives here and it’s always a good idea to get in quickly with a new bookie and build up a long term relationship.


  • Welcome bonus is a £10.00 free bet and requires only a small, £5.00 deposit
  • Value for money prices particularly in popular areas such as football
  • Fast and efficient customer service with a number of options for getting in touch


  • While the site is still developing, it would be good to see additional payment methods introduced plus one or two ongoing promotions to keep existing customers happy.

Sun Bets Information

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Online Since:2016
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