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Online Betting at Bet UK

Here at Bet UK, our focus is to provide the greatest online betting experience for our bettors. We do this by providing competitive odds across a wide range of sports, political and novelty events. So, whether you're looking for the latest football bets or looking at who will be the next UK prime minister, we have the betting markets and odds that you're looking for.

We also have a wide selection of betting FAQs and guides for you to utilise and tackle any issues that you may have while you bet. We are always working to make your experience better, whether it's through accessibility or enjoyability, you're always likely to see new and innovative features on our sportsbook.

We currently have a special betting offer for the Cheltenham Festival, so be sure to check out our Cheltenham Festival betting offers every day of the festival.

Online Betting Odds

With the wide range of sports that are offered on Bet UK, it makes sense that we have a large array of markets. However, Bet UK aims to stand out by providing the most competitive football odds in each market which helps us provide the best sportsbook experience possible. Betting odds can be found in three different formats, decimal - where all of our betting odds will be found in a decimal point format. Fractional where all odds are organized in a ratio format, so for example, 2/5 if you put £5 on, you'll get £2 back. The final format is American, in this scenario, the base value is 0. If a value is higher than 0, it means that the odds are over evens, if the value is lower than 0, it means that the odds are under evens.

Online Betting Markets

To view betting odds, first, our players must find the betting markets for their chosen event. All sports events are broken up into a variety of markets, each of these markets are split into depending on specific elements for the event. For example, if you're looking to focus on goals scored, cards, corners and more! In some events, you may find over 100 betting markets for an individual game and then a further 20-30 markets outright that the game will impact. The more important event is, the more markets you'll find for that event. Betting markets can also find odds slashed or increased due to their popularity in the market, so if for example, if hundreds of people are backing Brazil to win a World Cup, their odds to do exactly that will drop based on those increases.

We often aim to increase the number of markets we have available depending on the event as well, if the event has high popularity such as the Super Bowl or the Champions League final, you may find more in-depth odds around that fixture in comparison to what you may find for a standard group game. In regards to individual markets for games, the most popular market is the Both Teams to Score market which is commonly found in football. If you're interested in tips for how to place BTTS bets, check out our blog.

Sports Betting Strategy

When looking at how you can place a bet on Bet UK, there are a number of things that need to be considered including:

  • If it's your first bet at Bet UK, have you taken into consideration the betting offers available to you?
  • Have you looked at the statistics behind your bet? Does it look like it could potentially come off or is it a longshot/hunch? If so, does your stake reflect this?
  • Have you checked into the Acca Club of the Bet UK betting site? Could it impact how you place bets?
  • Will you be able to cash out your bet at a later time? If so, have you downloaded the Bet UK sports betting app to make this easier?
  • If using the Bet Builder feature, how likely are your bets? For example, if you have under 2.5 goals but two goalscorers on your bet, this isn't likely as areas of your bet are working against each other.

What Sports can I bet on?

We offer competitive sportsbook odds on 35 different sports here at Bet UK, our most popular markets are football and horse racing, while we also have sports that perhaps you're unaware of such as Bandy and Trotting. Just because our football and horse racing betting markets get the most attention, doesn't mean you can't find outstanding value in other sports.

Football Betting

As one of our top markets, our range of sports betting markets for football betting is substantial, bettors can view up to 100 different markets for individual games as well as outright bets for the English Premier League, Champions League and more!

Horse Racing Betting

Horse Racing is one of the biggest sports in the world for bets, whether it's through major events such as the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot or daily races at the likes of Aintree racecourse, you can find our markets for each race at Bet UK. If you're looking to place a bet on these events today, check out our sportsbook.

Betting on American Sports

Outside of the UK, America is one of the biggest hubs for betting in the world. The best performing sports are Basketball and American football, thanks to the NBA and the NFL, these sports are viewed by sports bettors all over the world and are some of the most popular sports in the world today. Americans are typically torn by their favourite sport but the vast majority of the time, it is either Basketball, American Football or Ice Hockey.

Online Sports Betting Live

If you're one for American leagues such as the NBA & NFL betting, you may wish to learn more about our live betting odds which allows you to place a bet on a game while it is being played by using our in-play betting. These sports are played in a longer format than the likes of Horse Racing, so it gives you a chance to base your prediction on how the game has gone. For example, if the scoreline doesn't necessarily represent how the game has played out, you can bet on an alteration and find substantially better odds for your desired bet.

What sports are popular for Betting

The most popular sport for betting in the world is without a doubt football, popular across the world each nations league are the most popular in their nation alongside the Premier League. Many people tend to place a straight-up bet on outright bets such as a team winning a league, a team being relegated and more! One particular highlight of football is the number of sporting events every single year and for each event, you can find in-play betting and outright betting on most online betting sites.

Horse Racing is the second most popular sport for those looking at UK betting sites, mainly due to major events such as the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot where if a regular bet wins, it can provide substantially higher payouts than the likes of football. Some sports that are also popular across the world are Cricket betting, Snooker betting and NBA betting.

What makes Bet UK one of the best betting sites in UK?

Here at Bet UK, we pride ourselves in being one of the fasting growing betting sites in the United Kingdom and what this means is that we're dedicated to innovating the world of online betting and casino. We do this by providing competitive odds across all online sports betting markets so if you're looking to bet online, we recommend that you do so using our special features, which can be found below.

Bet UK Sports Betting Features

Acca Club

Here at Bet UK, you can grab a £5 Free Bet every single week throughout the season using the Bet UK Acca Club. We revamped our exciting Acca Club to provide our players with even more value for their money.

As the football season returns with headline acts featuring the FIFA World Cup, Champions League there's plenty of action to bet on. Your bets don't all have to be on football either, so if you're looking at betting on horse racing meetings or the Twenty20

The football season is back, headlining what looks set to be a sensational sporting end to the calendar year. Enjoy the best Premier League, Champions League, and World Cup betting experiences on top of the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, the biggest horse racing meetings, and much more!

Betting App

If you're looking to place a bet on your mobile, it is worth noting that you can do this in multiple ways, you can either check out the site using mobile browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox. The second option you have is by checking out your app store on your mobile and type in Bet UK to find your android or apple application, download our app and enhance your betting experience today.

Bet Builder

One of the newest features at Bet UK is the bet builder function, since its launch where people could only bet on a small number of features, the bet builder has massively grown as demonstrated on Bet UK. Nowadays, bet builders can be used on a number of sports with dozens of markets for each sport. There is a big difference between bet builders and accumulators with the main difference being that a bet builder is based on a singular game while an accumulator can be based on a number of matches across a period of time.

Live Streaming

Here at Bet UK, there are a number of sports that you can watch live on our sportsbook, including the likes of Horse Racing, eSports and Greyhounds. To do this, you must create an account at Bet UK, log in and enter the betting markets for a particular game/race and on the right-hand side of the screen, you will find a play button with a video attached, if you're looking to watch an event, you can do so for free at Bet UK. Check out our live streaming sports.

What is Bet UK's current betting offer?

Our current betting offer is Bet £10, Get £30 In Free Bets! £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. . If you'd like to read more about our free bets offer, check out our promotions page.

We'll also offer enhanced odds on a number of fantastic bets on our sportsbook which can be found by clicking Bet UK specials on your sidebar.

Sports betting FAQs

How do sports betting odds work?

Betting odds demonstrate the probability of an event. If you view evens as 50%, under evens would represent an event that is likely to happen while over evens is what is unlikely to happen. These odds calculate the potential return that players may receive if they end up being successful in their bet.

Odds can be shown in three different ways, American odds, fractional odds and decimal odds are the three formats, American odds will be shown as the likes of +370 or -125. This demonstrates how much players would receive per £1. So, if your bet has odds of +370, this shows that you'd receive £3.70 for every £1 you bet.

Meanwhile, if you place a bet at -125, you would get 75% of your stake as a profit, meaning £0.80 would come as the profit of a £1 bet.

Fractional odds are much easier to read for beginners and that's what we would recommend all our bettors use. They come in the form of 1/10 or 10/1. If your bet pays out at 1/10, you will receive a 10th of your stake as profit. Meanwhile, at 10/1, if you win a £1 bet, you will win £11, as you've won 10x your bet with your £1 stake as an addition. Decimal odds, on the other hand, can be viewed at odds such as 1.32 or 8.00, if the odds are shown at 1.32, this will provide players with 32p profit from a £1 bet. Meanwhile, if you win a bet at odds of 8.00, this will provide £8 profit for every £1.

What does draw no bet mean in Sports betting?

If you're placing a bet using the draw no bet market, this nullifies your bet if the event ends as a draw. For example, if you placed a bet on the first Tyson Fury Vs Deontay Wilder fight that was Tyson Fury to win, draw no bet, as the match ended as a draw, all bets placed on this will be nullified and your stake will be returned.

It is worth noting that if you place a bet with 'no bet' attached, the odds will be significantly lower than what the bet would be without it.

How do I place a bet?

If you're looking to place a bet at Bet UK, it couldn't be easier to get started. If you don't already have an account on Bet UK, you must create an account to get started on any and all online betting sites, not just Bet UK. Once you're in your account and you've made a deposit, you can place a bet by heading to our betting page and adding a bet to your bet slip. You can add a bet to your bet slip by simply clicking on the bet that you wish to place. You can combine up to 20 bets in an individual accumulator but once you have selected all of the bets you wish to place, add a stake in the relevant section to your bet and click the place bet button to finalise your bet.

What is the best sport to bet on?

Picking the best sport to bet on depends on you. If you're following tipsters, then it'll depend on the tipster you follow but the best sport to bet on will always depend on your knowledge of the sport. For example, if you have a cricket knowledge beyond imagination but your football knowledge is lacking, you should focus your betting strategy around cricket betting rather than football.

What types of bets can I place?

At our online betting site, you can place dozens of different bet types ranging from single bets to Goliath depending on your chosen sport, a full list of the bet types we offer can be found below.

To find out how to use all of these bets, check out our UK Betting Calculator.

Can I place a bet without opening an account?

No, in the world of online gambling, safer gambling regulations require all players to have an account that is verified. This means to place a bet you will have to register for an account so we have your details on record. This is to ensure the safety of our players at BetUK, you will find that all betting sites in the United Kingdom follow the same regulations, meaning you must have an account to place a real money bet.

Can I cash out my bet?

Yes! Here at BetUK, we have the cash out option available for players to utilise, there is no guarantee that the cash out feature will be available for your bet. However, when a bet matches certain criteria, you'll be able to cash out.

The cash out option, for those unaware, is a feature that allows sports bettors the ability to cash out the entirety or part-of their payout. In most occasions, the payout will be significantly less than the full potential win. Your bet may not be able to cash out if something is happening in the event and it would impact your betslip.

What is the oldest sport for betting?

Back in 676 BC, it is believed that the very first bets were placed on Gladiator fighting. Now, in the modern day, we're a little beyond the days of Gladiator fighting but technically you can still bet on fights in Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing. This also means that betting on Olympic Sports is also one of the oldest methods of betting. However, in regards to sports, Horse Racing betting is one of the oldest sports in the world for online betting, records of this dates back to ancient civilisations and remains popular to this day.

What is the most bet on sport in the UK?

UK betting fans have two favourite sports when it comes to betting, the runner-up in this scenario is Horse Racing while the most popular is football betting. From the World Cup down to the National League North, the betting options for football in the United Kingdom are ever-growing. With fixtures both on weekdays and every weekend, there are hundreds of games every single week that bettors could bet on when using a sportsbook.