Sporting Index Sportsbook Review

Sporting Index have a great deal of longevity and having formed in 1992, they have a huge amount of respect among those members of the betting community to like to focus on spread betting. In this sector of the market, they are simply the biggest operators around and have claimed over three quarters of this particular area.

So, if you are a UK customer looking to get into spread betting or you are a regular player elsewhere, what else does Sporting Index provide as a means to entice you in?

Sporting Index Promotions

New Customers here can claim a welcome bonus worth up to £25. To qualify simply place a £25+ bet on any Fixed Odds market at odds of 1.5 (1/2) or greater. Qualifying Bet must be settled within 30 days of registration.

At this point you should be aware, if you are not already, that while spread betting can carry high rewards, it can also lead to losses that are some way above your initial stake. You should therefore only proceed if you are comfortable with the concept and are aware of the risks involved.

Sporting Index also run a refer a friend programme and there are regular one off promos that can be tailored to your betting pattern so keep playing and you will be rewarded with more value as you go.

Sports Markets and Odds Value

The following list covers most of the popular sports and is typical of the sort of event schedule that you would see from a spread betting provider.

Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Football, Greyhounds, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Tennis, Volleyball.

Those are the key sports that you will find from this sector of the industry and although lists may be slightly bigger elsewhere, this is really all that most of us need. And, as the number one provider for spread betting, the odds provide consistently good value time and time again.


There is a fairly small set of funding providers here but once again, this is typical for the spread betting sector. All major debit cards are accepted at Sporting Index plus the two main eWallet providers Skrill and Neteller.

You may be used to a wider selection on the standard sportsbooks but that does cover the main options that we all use so there should be at least one choice.

Customer Service

Sporting Index provide the whole range of customer support options starting with a live chat operator who can deal with things in the quickest possible time. The FAQS are among the most comprehensive around while you can also email or telephone for assistance via a UK number.

Overall it’s the widest set of customer service facilities you could want and it’s also proved to be quick and effective.


Spread betting is popular across the world but it has a particularly big following in the UK. Sporting Index back the UK markets and were among the first to really promote this area of the industry when they first launched in 1992.

The list of markets has a strong UK focus too with events tailored to their main account holders. Add in a generous welcome offer worth £10 and some excellent value across all markets and this should really be your first port of call if you’re going to play the spreads.

Pros (+):

  • Referral programme and ongoing promos
  • Trusted brand, established in 1992

Cons (-):

  • Limited range of funding options