Sbobet bookmaker was founded in 2003 and in a short period of time has taken a leading position in the Asian bookmaker market. In 2009, the company was recognized as the winner of the Asian Operator of the Year Award.
The main office of the bookmaker is located on the Isle of Man, where a license was obtained to conduct betting activities among European players. Representative offices are also opened in European countries. Sbobet serves Asian customers under a license from First Cagayan Leisure & Resort Corporation.
Sbobet is or has been a sponsor of many famous football clubs: West Ham, Hull, Norwich, Southampton, Swansea.
SBOBet line and odds
By the saturation of the line with events, the bookmaker’s office Sbobet cannot be attributed to the world leaders. In total, there are not even 1000 offers during the day. This matter is explained simply. The owners of the office are not interested in putting in a line risky events for them, where, as a rule, professional bettors play.
Football and basketball are the most widely represented. All other sports lag far behind in the number of events on offer. You will not find options with bets on statistical data and individual performance of players. The hallmark of the bookmaker can be considered the highest handicap quotes among all bookmakers on the Asian handicap in the football line.
The football line in terms of coverage of countries and divisions of national championships is at a good level. Basically, it presents European championships, as well as a number of tournaments in Latin America and of course Asia. The average number of offers is about 500 markets in general.
All the main betting options are available in the tennis line, but proposition bets will not indulge in deep study. The number of markets is average and allows you to play comfortably. Proposition bets offers to bet on the winner of the match, total, Asian handicaps, even/odd. There are also a number of suggestions for each of the sets. Tournaments ranked below offer a small number of markets.
A distinctive feature of the hockey line at the Sbobet bookmaker is its division into two parts (regular time and with overtime and shootouts).
The number of events for betting is sufficient, but the number of markets open for betting leaves much to be desired, and this is even taking into account the NHL. This bookmaker does not have bets on a simple outcome of the match. Among the available proposition bets, it is possible to bet on the Asian handicap, match total, even/odd, a number of offers by periods, who will score first from the teams, who will score the next puck and some other options. But in general, the hockey line looks rather weak.
Basketball is represented by approximately 20-25 markets in NBA games and 10-15 in European basketball. Among the available betting options, we note the Asian handicap, even/odd, totals, which team will score 20 points first, proposition bets in quarters and some other offers. There are no net bets on the winner of the match.
The topic of odds at Sbobet bookmaker is very interesting. Without going into details, it may seem that the office offers one of the best quotes in terms of level. Margins at Sbobet are really very low. But this does not apply to the entire line, but to certain markets. Compared to many other offices, Sbobet looks, of course, much better and more interesting in this regard.
High quotes are found in football on totals, handicaps, and equal chances. Let’s open a little secret. The Sbobet line is still focused on its competitor in the face of Pinnacle Sports, it is also dynamic, but analysts do not always keep up with the ongoing changes. Therefore, for a certain period of time, there may be better quotes for the same event than in the same Pinnacle.
All other markets offer mid-level quotes. And there are also those where the margin is one of the largest among most bookmakers. For equal chances, quotes are high, in basketball from 1.9 and above, in football for 2.2.-2.7.
Live and types of bets
The Live betting line looks prettier than the pre-match one in terms of proposition bets. Here it is much wider and more varied. On the quantitative side, however, the situation is the opposite.
Here is a good proposition bets on outcomes and totals, at high odds. Unlike many bookmakers, there are no delays in live betting on the Sbobet site, which is a good indicator for live betting fans.
At dangerous moments in the game, the bookmaker practices the “Danger Zone” rule, when bets on the handicap and total markets are not accepted, and if a goal was scored at the time the bet was accepted, then a refund will follow.
One of the features of the Asian bookmaker is a sharp change in quotes after the first minutes of the match. This is most clearly seen in the markets of totals and handicaps. Arbitrage bets are not accepted.