SunBets Review

sunbetsSunBets came along in 2016, backed by the huge Sun newspaper group and that popular brand name certainly got them noticed right away. The best bookmakers has undergone some tweaks since inception and now that it has had around a year to settle down, what can we expect if we are looking to sign up for a new account?

Available Sports

Here is the list of sports that you can currently stake on at SunBets – correct as of August 2017.

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 a relatively small list but it does include all of the popular options and it’s clearly aimed at a UK audience where most of its newspaper readers reside. It’s always good to see horse racing included and while there are few niche markets, this is enough for most members of the sports betting community.


Despite the fact that they are a new bookmaker, SunBets have already got themselves on to the biggest odds comparison site and that means you can easily check how their prices compare to other outlets.

Having taken a long look ourselves, they are good on football as you would expect and seem to do particularly well in some of the side markets such as individual goal scorer. They tend to always be up there with the more established bookies and are often out on their own with the highest odds. Horse Racing, Tennis, Golf and Cricket seem to be strong areas too so the pricing at SunBets is a positive section overall.


The generic welcome offer at SunBets isn’t the most generous one around but on the plus side it is very quick to take advantage of. Essentially you get a £10.00 free bet when you sign up and stake your first £5.00 and the terms in regards to qualifying bets are very fair too.

Alternatively, you could wait for one of SunBets’ enhanced odds deals for new customers. They are not the busiest bookie in this respect so you may be waiting a while but they are quite generous when they do arrive.

For example, at the Royal Ascot meeting of 2017, you could get the rather likely punt of Aidan O’Brien at 33/1 to train any winner. The stake was fixed at £1.00 and the price boost part was paid in free bet tokens but if this sounds interesting, check our news feeds for further deals.

It’s not the busiest bookie in terms of ongoing promos but there are regular price boosts for existing customers too so keep logging in to check these out.

Banking and Customer Service

There is a growing trend for new bookmakers to offer just credit and debit cards as a means of funding accounts and that’s currently the case here at SunBets. If you want access to your account then you must use one of the major cards and while the vast majority of bettors can still get on board, it would be nice to see some eWallet providers being added to the list in the near future.

Customer service options are much more plentiful and they include a live chat operator. This is the preferred method for many of us these days as it will answer your questions in the shortest possible space of time but if you prefer another method then there are options.

SunBets publish a dedicated customer support email and their list of Frequently Asked Questions is one of the better ones with everything laid out in a logical place.


There is definite value at SunBets and the set-up is mainly targeted at serious bettors who look past a flashy opening offer and concentrate instead on great prices from their preferred set of markets. You can, of course, wait to see if a one-off, enhanced odds promo comes in but the standard welcome deal of a £10.00 free bet is very easy to claim.

There are price boosts too for regular players and a Best Odds Guarantee on all UK and Irish horse racing. That’s the focus really; great odds for the life of your SunBets account.