Eurosportbet is fast becoming one of the biggest names in online sportsbook betting and poker. Upon loading the Eurosportbet website, users are introduced to a busy yet uncomplicated site that predominantly targets sports betting customers but also offers plenty of opportunities for online poker players. Eurosportbet is likely to appeal to many sportsbook customers who associate the name with the popular Eurosport television channel, which provides regular news updates for just about every sport in existence. In fact, it is Eurosport’s diversity of coverage that also makes Eurosportbet such an attractive opportunity for online sportsbook customers, as there are numerous sporting events available on which to place bets.
The sportsbook at Eurosportbet features a number of main categories followed by various subcategories that pertain to certain events, leagues or tournaments. At the time of writing this review, the main sports categories consisted of: football, tennis, golf, cricket, horse racing, snooker, Formula 1, motorcycling, darts, rugby union, rugby league, baseball, American football, basketball, ice hockey, cycling and boxing or UFC (mixed martial arts). The site also supports a ‘live in-play’ category, which mostly features football matches that are currently taking place. Eurosportbet customers can further enjoy betting on the site using the live in-play service, as options and odds change as each game progresses. The live in-play service is especially useful for those who enjoy studying the game and placing bets as it unfolds.
In respect to the various subcategories available for each sport, football offers by far the most options to sportsbook customers. At Eurosportbet, money can be wagered on events such as the World Cup, Champions League, Europa League and the domestic championships played out in England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and various other parts of the world. The main sports categories and their subcategories are, at the time of writing this review, featured on the left hand side of the site, with promotional offers located on the right and top bets included in the centre. Many of the top bets included on the home page feature the most popular sporting events available at any given time; for instance, on the 11th March 2010, Eurosportbet featured bets for the Cheltenham Festival (horse racing), Lille v Liverpool and Juventus v Fulham (Europa League), Bahrain Grand Prix (Formula One), WTA Indian Wells (tennis) and WGC – CA Championship (golf).
Eurosportbet also offers a number of promotional free bets; although these will obviously change from time to time. Running until the 24th March 2010, Eurosportbet will be offering its new customers up to £75 in free bets. New customers should always read the terms and conditions of any such offer. Aside from its superb sportsbook, Eurosportbet is also making waves in the online poker scene; indeed, it already offers a daily freeroll for new players and has recently added a number of top tournaments for existing members. Available through downloaded software or over a web browser, Eurosportbet currently offers 17 packages (each worth $16,000) to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) event in Las Vegas in addition to various online tournaments, including its unique ‘Mad Tilt All-in’ tournaments. Notable for its relatively fast payouts, secure transaction of sensitive data and commitment to responsible gambling, Eurosportbet is one of the most secure and enjoyable sportsbook and poker sites available to UK players.