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Skybook Review

Sportsbook Name: Skybook
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Sportsbook Review of Skybook
Last Update: October 08

Company Background

Since their inception in 1997 Skybook have established a solid reputation and exceptional customer support. Skybook was the first American sportsbook to be featured on CNNText and endorsed by Bluestar Communications, the parent company responsible for CNN advertising. Not to mention gained recognition from other media outlets including ESPN, USA Today, New York Times and FOX Sports.

Moving in a direction to make Skybook the flagship they recently absorbed their sister sites Rio, ClickandBet and IIS. In an effort to reduce the juice gap left by IIS they introduced BetMania to the gaming industry.

Opening an account 4/5

This has got to be the simplest registration I have ever submitted.

Software & Navigation 4/5

User friendly website using ASI software provides reliability and clean, crisp betting screens.

Betting Limits 3/5

Skybook minimum wager online: $5.50 - over the phone: $50. Maximum limits are at the discretion of the sportsbook.

Sports Offered 3/5

Football, baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, horse racing, tennis, nascar and golf.

Odds Offered 3/5

20 cent lines.

Signup Bonus 4/5

Skybook offers 50% signup bonus for residents of the United States and Canada only. Residents of all other countries can receive 25%.

Minimum deposit $50 via Western Union or Neteller only.

Max cap $250 with a 5x rollover requirement.

Promotions/Bonuses 3.5/5

10% Re-up bonus when you deposit $500 or more.

Free half point on all football wagers when you deposit the minimum of $50, max bet $500.

25% Refer a Friend Bonus: plus extra incentives the more friends you refer within the same month.

Customer Support 3/5

Round the clock support is provided and agents can be contacted via email, live chat and telephone.

Skybook customers can expect slow response times during peak periods.

Financial Security 3.5/5

Skybook is part of the RIO Group which is perhaps one of the oldest and more secure organizations in today's offshore sportsbook industry.

Deposit/Withdrawal 3/5

Skybook offers the following payment methods:

Payment Type Min. Max. Country Available Fees
Bank Wire $20 $9,500 US Free
Credit Card $20 $500 All Free
Instadebit $10 $2,500 CDN only Vary
Neteller $5 $5,000 Non-US/CDN Vary
Western Union $20 $2,500 All Free

Skybook offers the following withdrawal options:

Payment Type Min. Max. Country Fees
Bank Wire* $2,000 $5,000 All $100
Instadebit $10 $1,000 CDN only $10
MoneyGram $100 $1,500 All Vary
Neteller $1 $1,000 Non-US/CDN $15
Western Union $100 $1,000 All Vary

*Bank wire limits are based on management approval.

Sportsbook transfers to Bookmaker / BetJamaica and account to account transfers are free of any fees.

Additional Information

Skybook is the first to offer this unique bonus giving customers better value on wagers and diminishes the risk of losing a wager because of half a point.

They also have a comprehensive racebook, no download casino featuring the most sought after games and a poker room with guaranteed tournaments.

There is no policy on sharp players. According to Erika in CS Skybook treat all customers in the same way.


Skybook is without doubt one of the most respected brands in the business offering you a truly dynamic experience and very little to complain about. So if you are a recreational player or high roller looking for a secure betting environment - this is the place for you!