Sky Bet are one of the biggest bookmakers in the UK but where else do they accept customers from? where don’t the accept customers from? and what restrictions, if any, do they put on their welcome bonus?
Use our Sky Bet restricted countries checker below to see if you can join and find out where Sky Bet is legal and illegal.
Sky Bet Restricted Country Checker:
- American Samoa
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Cayman Islands
- Chinese Taipei
- Congo Republic
- Costa Rica
- Cote D’Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Democratic R. of Congo
- French Guyana
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- Norther Ireland
- Puerto Rico
- Republic Of Ireland
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- US Virgin Islands
- Virgin Islands
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Where is Sky Bet Legal & Illegal?
Due to a combination of national gambling legislation and bookmakers’ own policies, each company tends to offer their betting services to only a select few nations around the world.
Sky Bet are no different and include within their terms and conditions the statement that;
It is you responsibility to determine the law that applies in the location in which you are present and to ensure that you are acting legally in that jurisdiction in using our services…
They currently only accept customers based in any of the following countries:
- Channel Islands
- Isle of Man
- United Kingdom
Currently, then, if you live outside of that very small selection of territories you are not eligible to become a Sky Bet customer. It is fair to say, that the number of countries from which Sky Bet do not accept customers far exceeds those from which they do. Legislation and policy can change fairly rapidly, however, and as such the above list may also be subject to alteration.
Bookmakers who do welcome customers from all over the world often allow for the use of a variety of different currencies through their website. Given Sky Bet’s limited selection of legal countries, however, it is not surprising that their variety of available currencies is simply as follows:
- Euros (EUR)
- United Kingdom Pounds (GBP)
This is by no means an impressive array of accepted currencies but does, of course, cater for the currencies used in all of the few territories from which the bookmaker accept customers.
Sky Bet Bonus Restrictions
One final kind of national restriction which bookmakers can place upon its customers are those related to their bonuses and promotions. Many companies, in fact, tend to exclude punters from a large selection of nations and territories from taking part in their offers.
Fortunately, this isn’t actually the case with Sky Bet. The Sky Bet free bet and their other ongoing promotions are not subject to any restrictions based upon a customer’s country of residence and as such are available to residents of all of the company’s six legal territories.
Note: our Sky Bet promo code article is worth a read before joining.
The Sky Bet website is operated by a company named Bonne Terre Limited. That company is registered in Alderney and has a registered office at Office 1, 1 The Crusher, Braye Harbour, Alderney, GY9 3XX. For UK based customers, the company is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, for all others it is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
Long associated with the TV company and network with the same Sky branding, Sky Bet is a limited company now only 20% owned by Sky UK Limited. The controlling 80% share of the company was acquired in March 2015 by a business named CVC Capital Partners from whom Sky UK now license the Sky Bet brand.
Very much a UK centric company, Sky Bet only serve customers from one country not at least in some way related to the United Kingdom. The company’s operational headquarters is found in Leeds in West Yorkshire and they have offices in Sheffield, London and Rome, as well as Alderney.