SportNation Review – Our In-Depth Bookmaker Test Report

This SportsNation review will discuss everything in which there is to know about SportNation, one of the latest betting sites available to customers in the UK. We will kick things off by outlining the pros and cons of the bookie, based on our experiences with them.

Sportsnation Our Rating 94/100
  • Two different Welcome offers
  • New well-designed sportsbook
£100
94 Odds
30 Betting Markets
Yes In-Play Betting
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Welcome Offer
  • Deposit up to £100 using code SNWEL100 and a 100% Bonus up to a maximum of £100 will be credited as bonus funds.
  • Deposit at least £25 using code SNWEL25 and get a £25 free bet when your qualifying bet settles.

Sportsnation at a glance

Founded
2017
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£10

SportNation, formally known as Bet on Brazil, was launched following a rebrand back in 2017. Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, SportNation is operated by the well-known Argyll Entertainment AG. SportNation attract punters thanks to its sports coverage, host of promotions and betting margins.

SportNation is now a good option for any punter looking for a new betting site.

SportsNation review: Pros & Cons of the sportsbook

  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Live chat support
  • Excellent live betting coverage
  • Large number of ongoing promotions

  • No live streaming
  • Withdrawals can be slow
£100 Matchbonus
94/100 Rating
T&C Apply 18: Valid for new UK customers in October. Qualifying stake must be on Horse Racing, Premier League, Championship or Champions League home or away selections. Minimum odds of 1.8 on qualifying bet. Bets on the draw will not qualify for a free bet. Deposit using code SNWEL25. Valid once per customer. Free bet expires after 30 days. Max winnings from free bet £1000.

Sports Betting Markets – 30+ Sports

There is certainly no shortage of sports at SportNation, with pre-match, in-play and outright markets being available in their droves. As you would expect from a British bookie, football, horse racing and tennis feature heavily, however 30+ sports are found in total, including diverse events from the world of Esports, Water Polo and even Bandy. It is not just high profile sporting events that are available to bet on either, with lower league football, challenger tennis, minor Esports tournaments and local horse races being found at SportNation. All sports are conveniently listed down the left-hand side of the page, with punters being greeted by ongoing live markets as soon as they enter the SportNation site.

Sportsnation in Test 94/100
  • Two different Welcome offers
  • New well-designed sportsbook
T&C Apply 18: Valid for new UK customers in October. Qualifying stake must be on Horse Racing, Premier League, Championship or Champions League home or away selections. Minimum odds of 1.8 on qualifying bet. Bets on the draw will not qualify for a free bet. Deposit using code SNWEL25. Valid once per customer. Free bet expires after 30 days. Max winnings from free bet £1000.

Live Betting at SportsNation

In terms of live betting markets at SportNation, football, tennis, golf, cricket and basketball options are available daily, with the bookie making it clear as to just how prices are changing. Odds are updated constantly, with many markets being accompanied by useful graphics and statistics. For example, punters will be able to see which part of the pitch the ball is in during a football match, as well as possession, shots and yellow card statistics. This is particularly useful given the fact that no live streaming is currently available at SportNation, aside from UK & Irish horse races, something which will come as a disappointment to many potential customers. There is some good value to be found in terms of in-play markets at SportNation however, especially when it comes to backing teams or players to come from behind to win.

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Betting Odds – Competitive, Not Fantastic

Odds found at SportNation are competitive, however they struggle to offer anything overly appealing, with prices generally sitting at around 94%. Prices tend to be the most generous when it comes to more diverse markets, such as Esports and MMA, with odds on football, tennis and darts falling behind some of their rival bookies. Odds are available in fractional, decimal and American formats, catering for punters in different regions in the process. It is worth noting that best odds guaranteed is available on all UK & Irish horse races, however we will discuss this promotion in greater detail later on in this SportNation review.


Bonuses & Promotions

One area in which SportNation does excel is promotions. Not only does a generous bonus await new customers, while a large number of ongoing offers aid existing punters. Those signing up at SportNation can claim a 50% deposit bonus up to £125, with the promo code SNWEL125 being required. Valid once per customer, a maximum deposit of £250 will be 50% matched by the bookmaker, with bonuses expiring after 90 days. The total bonus amount must be wagered 6x, at min odds of 7/10 (1.7), before withdrawals can be made. Unlike other bookies, there are no restrictions in terms of payment methods.

On top of this, a host of ongoing promotions were available at the time of writing this review, including the following:

VAT Insurance – Available on selected Premier League football matches, punters can claim a refund as a free bet should your pick score a winning goal that is then disallowed by VAR. A maximum refund of up to £250 is available, with free bets being credited within 24 hours, before being available for 7 days.

Best Odds Guaranteed – Available on all UK & Irish races, those placing a bet on a horse will receive the biggest odds should the starting price be greater than your chosen price. Applies only to bets placed on race day from 9am.

Pick a Pony – Offers a guaranteed reward for competing customers.

£20 Free Bet – Punters placing a “Create Your Bet” wager on any football match, featuring min odds of 4/1 and 3+ legs, will receive a free bet equal to their stake when successful. Available once per week, a maximum free bet of £20 can be won, which must be used on a market at min odds of 1/5.

£5 Virtual Bonus – Opt in and place 4x virtual sports bets of at least £5 in order to qualify for a £5 bonus. Bonuses must be accepted by the relevant pop up message, which can be spent only on virtual sports markets.

Rewards Points Revolution – Punters at SportNation can claim reward points with every bet placed. Points can then be exchanged for prizes at the Rewards Store. Meanwhile, 4x the standard amount of points will be collected on sports bets. For example, bet £10 on a 5-fold accumulator and claim £1.50 cashback or a £3 free bet.

Sportsnation Bonus
  • Deposit up to £100 using code SNWEL100 and a 100% Bonus up to a maximum of £100 will be credited as bonus funds.
  • Deposit at least £25 using code SNWEL25 and get a £25 free bet when your qualifying bet settles.
1 Register
Register for free at Sportsnation.
2 Deposit
Deposit up to £100 using code SNWEL100 or SNWEL25 to reiceive a free bet.
3 Receive Bonus
Receive up to £100 Matchbonus or a £25 free bet.


Design & Interface

Another pleasing aspect of this review is just how easy to use the SportNation sportsbook site is to use. The unique design, which is dominated by the orange and black colour scheme, makes moving between markets and features simple, with visually pleasing images being used sparingly. Pre-match and in-play sports markets are neatly listed at all times, while it is also easy to move between the SportNation sportsbook, casino and virtual betting pages, thanks to links via the top menu. A bet slip is found on the right-hand side of the page, which is automatically updated upon selections being added. It is clear that top of the range technology has been used to develop the SportNation site, with its speed and overall performance being outstanding.

The same can be said of the SportNation mobile site, which has been fully optimized for a range of browsers. Meanwhile, an efficient mobile betting app is also available to iOS and Android customers, with links being found on the SportNation mobile site, as well as via the App and Google Play Store, respectively.


Additional Features of SportsNation

Both full and partial cash out is available at SportNation, with both single and accumulator bets qualifying. Cash out puts punters in greater control of their bets, with the maximum partial cash out being equal to the minimum bet allowed, while the maximum partial cash out is the full-cash out amount, minus the minimum bet. Cash out is perfect for guaranteeing a profit or cutting your losses. On top of this, SportNation also offers an entertaining casino platform, which features a host of slot, table and live dealer games. Some significant jackpots are available, while all games are fair. Meanwhile, virtual betting markets at SportNation start every few minutes, coming in the form of football, tennis, horse racing, cycling, speedway and greyhounds.

Payment Methods – Easy to Deposit & Withdraw Funds

Unfortunately, only a small number of payment methods are available to customers in the UK when it comes to depositing and withdrawing funds. Money can be transferred using debit cards, Apple Pay and PayPal, with credit cards having been banned for gambling purposes in April 2020. Deposits start at £10, while the minimum withdrawal amount has been set at £20. All withdrawals are processed within 48 hours, with customers receiving their winnings within 1-3 working days. Payments are generally processed free of charge too, however punters may incur a fee from time to time.

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SportsNation Customer Support – 10am-10pm

The fact that customer support is not available 24/7 at SportNation is also a disappointment. Support is available from 10am until 10pm 7 days a week, with live chat and email being the methods of communication on offer. Emails sent to [email protected] are responded to in under 48 hours in most cases, while agents were online via live chat in under 1 minute during testing. A lack of telephone support may be an issue for some, however a detailed FAQ page is on hand, delivering useful information surrounding registration, log in, payments, reward and responsible gambling. Speaking of responsible gambling, SportNation is associated with BeGambleAware and GamStop, who are leading organisations when it comes to offering support to punters.


Security & Reliability of SportsNation

There should be no concerns when it comes to your safety at SportNation, with the bookie having a number of security measures in place. SSL encryption technology is used to keep personal and payment details safe, while the server key exchange is authenticated by COMODO. SportNation is also audited independently by IBAS, a hugely respected figure in the gambling industry. The bookie’s privacy and cookie policy can also be read at all times on desktop and mobile.


More About SportsNation

Launched following a rebrand in 2017, SportNation was established with the help of Alan Brazil, a former Scottish international footballer. Meanwhile, SportNation is the main sponsor of Solihull Moors FC, who currently play in the National League.


SportsNation FAQs

How long has SportNation been in operation?

SportNation was launched in the summer of 2017, with the bookie having formally been known as Bet on Brazil. SportNation is operated by Argyll Entertainment AG, who have significant experience in the industry.

Can I take advantage of a welcome offer at SportNation?

Yes. A 50% matched deposit bonus worth up to £125 is available to new customers at SportNation. The potential bonus amount, along with the lack of any strict wagering requirements make this hugely appealing.

Is live streaming available at SportNation?

Yes. However, streams only cover horse races from the UK & Ireland. No other sports are available to watch live, with horse racing fans needing a bet of at least £1 in order to gain access to streams.

Is there a mobile app for iOS users at SportNation?

Yes. The SportNation betting app is available to download on both iOS and Android devices, with the relevant links being found via the App and Google Play Stores. Meanwhile, the SportNation sportsbook site also works well on most mobile browsers.

Can I deposit and withdraw using PayPal at SportNation?

Yes. PayPal is one of three payment methods available at SportNation. Deposits using PayPal start £25, which is also the minimum withdrawal amount. Payments can also be made using debit cards and Apple Pay.

Bottom Line on SportsNation

Following their rebrand a few years ago, SportNation has improved significantly, with their market coverage, promotions and additional features in particular being impressive. A lack of live streaming away from horse racing, 24/7 customer support and overly attractive odds are areas for improvement, however SportNation is certainly a good all-round bookie.

£100 Matchbonus
94/100 Rating
T&C Apply 18: Valid for new UK customers in October. Qualifying stake must be on Horse Racing, Premier League, Championship or Champions League home or away selections. Minimum odds of 1.8 on qualifying bet. Bets on the draw will not qualify for a free bet. Deposit using code SNWEL25. Valid once per customer. Free bet expires after 30 days. Max winnings from free bet £1000.
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