From the biggest selling paper in the UK comes the Sun Bets app. A little later to the party than some others, perhaps – but with a big name and advertising clout, this new mobile betting experience is making a splash.
Cutting to the chase, Sun Bets have a £10 new free bet offer* and a decent betting experience to tempt you away from other more established UK bookmakers. First, you need to sign up with them.
Sun Bets sign up offer: Bet £/€5 Get £/€10 bet (T&Cs apply, uses promo code G10).
If you prefer to download the installable app version, the options are as follows:
Android: In your device’s Settings, allow third party downloads. Then go to sunbets.co.uk and sign up before proceeding to the Android download icon.
Alternatively, you can download the BookieBoost app from bookieboost.com which includes the Sun Bets app as well as all of the other leading bookies and regular special offers and betting tools. Again, as Google Play does not allow gambling or betting on their app store, you need to allow the installation of third party apps.
(BookieBoost app – includes the Sun Bets app)
iPhone: First make sure that you have claimed the £10 sign up offer at sunbets.co.uk. Then, On the App Store, search for “Sun Bets” and proceed to download, or download the BookieBoost app for iPhone by searching for that app.
So far, there have been mixed reviews of the Sun Bets app download (see the app store reviews to see how it’s currently faring). At this stage you may well prefer to use the mobile web version. It’s fast and does the same job, without any crashes on your iPhone, Android or any mobile for that matter.
While Sun Bets is fully focused on sports betting, it’s part of a wider range of gambling options including Sun Casino, Sun Vegas and Sun Casino Live. The first thing you will see on the main menus are In-Play at the top – leading to what’s currently happening in the live sports betting markets.
Then, under this there is the menu of sports in order of what’s most popular. This begins with football (soccer, the round ball type), horse racing, tennis and so on. The menu also includes popular current and upcoming events. We like the layout and ease of use on this mobile version of Sun Bets.
That large “B” that can be seen from our screen shots above are a link to the user’s betslip. So, even if you have chunky fingers you can’t really go wrong in accessing it.
Sun Bets app review
We like the way that this is designed and it flows quite nicely from the user’s perspective. It shouldn’t be too long before this becomes one of the more popular betting apps in use. It’s always good when the existing bookies get a bit more competition and Sun Bets looks to have included the best of what their rivals have from the outset. We’re not saying that there isn’t room for improvement on this mobile betting app, but it certainly has got things off to a great start.
Features of the Sun Bets app
- Free bet welcome offer
- Cash out for selected live events
- Secure payment options
- A good range of sports to bet on including all of the usual suspects
- Fast experience, particularly on the mobile web version
- Well designed interface
- Ability to also access casino and other games easily
The app only accepts players from the UK and Ireland and operated under UK gambling license number 000-044547-R-324037-004. It is actually a joint venture between The Sun newspaper and Tabcorp, Australia’s largest bookmaker.
Sun Bets customer support
The customer support for any issues you may have with the Sun Bets app is readily available and we have found this to be very responsive. It is manned 24/7 by customer service staff. You can contact them between 0700 until 2300 daily. The telephone support numbers are 0800 092 7767 or +44 (0)203 81996501 from the United Kingdom and 1800200818 from Ireland.
24/7 chat support is also available, plus email which you can access initially via their online form.
Funds can be deposited and withdrawn from your account via debit or credit card if you have Visa or MasterCard. Currencies accepted are British pounds and euros (GBP,EUR). The minimum deposit that you can make into the Sun Bets app is £5 although the minimum that you can withdraw is twice that at £10. The minimum bet that you can place is just 1p! Regarding withdrawal, it’s not particularly fast and you ill have to wait between two and five days on average to get your cash out.
In addition to the joining bonus (T&Cs apply) which we have already mentioned, Sun Bets run regular price boosts (odds boosts) which you can also find published on the BookieBoost app. And like several bookmakers, if you are a big-spending customer you may even be invited to join the Sun Bets VIP club.
To make sure that you take advantage of the signup offer, use the button below which pre-fills the offer code G10 for you:
*Terms & Conditions apply