Year established: 1992
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For professional players (Spread betting company)
Sporting Index Review
Sporting Index is based in London and operates one of the world’s largest sports spread betting firms under the umbrella of the Sporting Index Group.
The group employs over 220 people, mostly at the London HQ, operates a B2C division that is the spread betting company and a B2B division too (under Sporting Solutions) which supplies sportsbooks worldwide with real time pricing and sports trading capabilities.
Sporting Index began life in 1992 with just five members of staff and continues to grow and improve, in 2014 it won the eGR Spread Betting Product of the Year award for the third time. In 2001 it launched something of a first; an interactive sports spread betting site which has grown considerably to that which it runs today. In 2016 Simon Trim became CEO, he took over from Warren Murphy.
Sporting Index maintains a social media presence, there’s a Twitter account which has over 14,000 followers and posts shareable, light hearted video content in addition to promotions, previews and odds.
Sporting Index runs odds on a number of sports in addition to political markets and entertainment too. It also runs occasional specials such as, at the time of writing, UK summer 2016 predictions.
All the sports you can wager on can be seen here: Football, Horse Racing, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Gaelic Football, Golf, Greyhounds, Hurling, Ice Hockey, Motor Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Tennis.
Sporting Index is a good place to bet live on numerous events and you can choose to sort the in-play events by popularity or alphabetically.
Usability of the site
The Sporting Index site is easy enough to get the hang of, and you can select Favourite markets to personalise it and there’s a recently viewed tab too which is handy. There’s no search bar which is a shame and arguably the site is a little overrun with betting promos and offers. This is a little distracting, but ultimately the site design delivers and the drop down bars work smoothly.
There are Sporting Index mobile apps for both Android and iOS users meaning you can get an equally great experience when out and about.
Customer support is available in the form of a solid help centre which has answers to all the typical questions, whilst there are more personal and detailed support options available including via email ( email@example.com), by Twitter and by live chat too. The live chat was responsive and helpful during the test.
If you’re a little more old fashioned, not to mention patient, you can also reach them by post at the following address: Sporting Index, Gateway House, Milverton Street, London, SE11 4AP, United Kingdom.
Sporting Index calls itself the largest sports spread betting firm in the world and it’s a fair claim.
It offers a huge range of markets across sports and politics too, plus there’s a great inplay section, a strong range of promotions, an app for when you’re on the go and extensive customer support. Sign up now if you haven’t already and see if spread betting is for you, don’t worry Sporting Index includes an educational resource to teach you all you need to know if you’re a newbie.
– The next interesting form of betting after betting exchange;
– They are the biggest sports spread betting company in the world;
– Spread betting market leader with alternative value options from fixed odds;
– Strong range of markets for a range of sports;
– More In play markets than any other spread betting firm;
– Solid in-play betting service;
– Easy-to-use betting platform;
– Permanent and attractive sign up offer;
– Regular incentives for customers such as refund of losses, double profits;
– The ability to close out your spread bet thus taking your profit or minimising your loss;
– They have expert traders that cater for every type of customer;
– An excellent website in terms of colour scheme, lay-out, navigation and bet placement;
– Quality customer service – there’s very rarely any hanging around in a call queue.
– Not traditional online betting;
– Lack of depth in certain sport markets;
– They could maybe show some more flair at times by offering the opportunity to buy and sell at exactly the same price;
– Complicated registration (you have to send required documents, to complete the registration);
– Losses can exceed deposits.
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