STSBet Sports Betting Review (2020)

STSBet
4.4 / 5
  • Claim £40 welcome bonus
  • Wide range of sports and markets to bet on
  • Features Peter Schmeichel and Martin Schmitt as global ambassadors
Latest Offer
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50% Bonus Up To £40
T&C APPLY, 18+ ONLY

FEATURES

UK Gambling Commission
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Live Stream
VIP Program
Cashout
Bet Builder
Support 247
Native App
Crypto Currency
Established in 2006

PROS

  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Variety of great sportsbook promotions
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal times

CONS

  • No VIP programme
  • No mobile app
  • No horse racing betting available
  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Variety of great sportsbook promotions
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal times
  • No VIP programme
  • No mobile app
  • No horse racing betting available

A sportsbook displaying legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and former Olympic champion Martin Schmitt on their front page is going to snatch the instant attention of any sports nut. STSBet are the largest bookmaker in Poland – which is already an incredible feat in itself – and to add to that achievement, they’ve become a significant presence in the UK market. But do they back it up? In this STSBet review, we’ll run through their platform with a fine-tooth comb to see if they’re worth your time.

 

Registration Process
5 / 5

  • Easy three-step registration process
  • Set account limits
  • No registration email

Before getting to the fun stuff, you’ll need to create an account at STSBet. Don’t worry – this doesn’t take long. Registering is a three-step process, and during the first stage you’ll need to register your email address and choose a secure password. If you have any bonus codes you can enter them here, but at the time of writing. this isn’t necessary for the welcome bonus.

STSBet Registration Form

Thr second step is where you’ll fill in the usual details – first and last name, username, address, city, postcode, country, and mobile number.

STSBet Registration, Step Three

The third and final step is where you’ll set account limits. These will help you keep your budget under control. You’ll have to enter maximum daily, weekly and monthly deposit values (these can be changed later). Moreover, this section is also where you’ll decide to opt in or out for alerts via text, email or telephone. Tick the terms & conditions, hit the submit icon and voilà – your account has been created. There’s no need to check for any confirmation email, but you will have to head over to the Documents tab in your profile to verify your account. Here, you can upload necessary documentation to prove your age, identity and place of residence.

 

Deposits and Withdrawals Options
5 / 5

  • Minimum deposit of £10
  • Popular banking methods available
  • Quick withdrawal times

STSBet Payment Options

Above are the 9 payment methods you can use to transfer funds into your STS account. To make a deposit, go to My Profile, click My Wallet and select Deposit. As is the case for most gambling websites, you’re able to deposit money using VISA and Mastercard debit cards. The undisputed number one for online transactions, PayPal, is also offered, as well as Neteller, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, MuchBetter, Trustly and ecoPayz. If you’re old-fashioned, Fast Bank Transfer will allow you to safely deposit funds directly from your bank account, though this takes 1-3 days. All other payment methods are instantaneous, meaning your balance will be topped up immediately.

The minimum deposit amount for each method is £10, while the maximum is £10,000.  No additional fees are charged for deposits.

Withdrawals are just as easy, and these can also be done by clicking on My Wallet followed by Withdraw. The exact same methods (minus Skrill 1-Tap) can be used. As you would expect, it takes longer for withdrawals to be processed than deposits, but not too much longer. E-wallets all take half an hour, debit cards take 15 minutes to 1 day, and Trustly can range from anything between 15 minutes to 3 days. Bank transfers remain the same – 1 to 3 days.

Welcome Offer
4 / 5

  • 50% bonus up to £40 of first stake placed
  • Needs to be placed on an accumulator of at least 2 selections
  • No code necessary

STSBet Welcome Bonus

As a new STSBet player, you can pocket up to £40 as a welcome bonus after placing your first bet. There are a few things you’ll have to do to benefit. After registering, place a qualifying bet of at least £10 on an accumulator with at least 2 selections, minimum combined odds of 1/2 (1.5). It’s important that you don’t deposit using Skrill, ecoPayz, Rapid, MuchBetter or Neteller.  Players will receive 50% of the first stake wagered once the bet is settled, regardless of whether it’s successful or not. The maximum welcome bonus is £40, so to take full advantage of this opportunity, place a qualifying bet of £80.

As for the welcome bonus itself, this can be placed on any single or accumulator bet, as long as the odds are at least 1/2 (1.5). Keep in mind that you’ll have to wager it 6x before it can be withdrawn, so if your bonus is £10, then the wagering value is £10 x 6 = £60 before you can cash in.

We’ve outlined the most important T&Cs here, but we still recommend you look at the other finer details to avoid any problems. Overall, STSBet’s welcome bonus is one of the more generous ones on the market, especially considering the low minimum odds and wagering requirements.

Sportsbook Promotions
4.5 / 5

  • Constant promotions
  • £10 weekly bonus while betting on English football
  • Refunded stake if your +6 acca loses by one

STSBet Promotions

STSBet continue to impress when it comes to their sportsbook promotions. One look at the past and present offers tells us there’s plenty to take advantage of.

At the time of writing, apart from the welcome bonus, there are promotions on French Open tennis, English football, and accumulator betting. We’ll briefly go through them here to whet your appetite.

Weekly £5 French Open Sports Bonus

Tennis punters don’t get enough love sometimes, so it’s great to see STSBet add to the French Open drama by handing out a free bet. To pick up the £5 bonus bet, players must qualify by placing a total of £50 on in play bets throughout the first or second week of the tournament. The £50 doesn’t have to be placed at once, but it’s important that each bet is placed on odds of minimum 1/2 (1.5). From what we can see, this isn’t a one-off promotion. The completed promotions section shows that STSBet did something similar for the US Open, so we can expect tennis fans to be nicely catered for overall.

Weekly £10 English Football Bonus

Another weekly offer with a few differences. Players can pocket a £10 by placing exactly £20 on an accumulator of two or more games, with total odds of at least 4/1 (5.00). This must be placed on any Premier League or Championship game taking place between Friday to Sunday. If the bet wins, then a £10 sports bonus will be added to your account the following Monday at 16:00 BST, redeemable for five days.

Extra 6+ (100% Acca Insurance)

Many of us can empathise with the punter who suffers the agony of losing a big acca by one. It happens to the best of us. No kind words can ease the pain, but a refunded stake just might. At STSBet, if you place an accumulator of 6 or more selections and one team lets you down, you’ll receive a 100% match bonus of your stake, given it’s not lower than £2 or higher than £50. All selections must have odds of at least 3/5 (1.6) for you to benefit.

Looking through past promotions, it’s clear to see that the promotions team at STSBet are always trying to come up with new incentives to keep things exciting. The Champions League, the Europa League, the Nations League, the FA Cup and the Championship are some of the tournaments that been the focus of previous offers, and this assures us that the promotions flow throughout the year.

VIP/Loyalty Programme

STSBet VIP Programme

We made it to this part of the review without finding a fault, but alas- here it is! As the screenshot above explains, STSBet do not have a VIP programme in place right now. We always love to see players rewarded for their loyalty, so we hope this is something STSBet will come round to implementing sooner rather than later.

 

Pre-Match Offer
4 / 5

  • Extensive sportsbook
  • Competitive odds
  • Great esports product

STSBet Pre match highlights

There’s no shortage of things to talk about here, so let’s get to it. With over 30 different options, STSBet is packed with betting options. Besides the usual – football, basketball, tennis and handball to name a few, you’ll find niche markets like sailing, WWE and cross-country skiing. One downside is the omission of horse and greyhound racing, so if you’re a fan of these sports, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

As for the sub-markets in each sport, we have to say we’re impressed with the tremendous range on offer. We checked out a Premier League match and found a whopping 323 betting lines to choose from. There were odds on pretty much anything you can imagine, from match result, to Asian handicaps, to corners and so much more. One sub-market that caught our eye is Anytime Goalscorer Double Chance. This lets you wager on 2 players to score; if one finds the net, you win.

What’s more, for each event, you’re able to open a pop-up window packed with useful information to help you make your prediction. So, for example, for a football match, you’ll be able to see the league table, past head-to-head matches, the form of both teams, and stats on goals scored.

While football clearly benefits from the widest selection of betting markets, STSBet also delivers elsewhere. We looked at tennis, handball and basketball and found between 30 – 50 markets available for each sport.

Of course, it’s all well and good to be spoilt for choice, but do the odds represent good value? As you might know, this is the stage of the review where we calculate the odds overround. This tells us the bookmaker’s margin (their expected profit) from each sporting event. For any sporting event, the percentage of all outcomes combined is 100%. However, when you calculate this on a bookie, the total will amount to over 100% because it will include the overround. As a general rule of thumb, any value lower than 110% will present the punter with a decent betting opportunity.

Let’s put this in action. Using our betting margin calculator, we worked out the overround of a Premier League match, a tennis French open match, and a basketball NBA match. The results were as follows: 105.98%,106.03%,108.66%. Thus, we can confirm that STSBet back up their great selection with valuable odds.

Esports

STSBet esports markets

STSBet’s esports product is every bit as brilliant as its sportsbook counterpart. It’s got a beautifully designed page where, at the time of writing this STSbet review, players can select between loads of major esports: CS:GO, DOTA 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, Starcraft, Starcraft 2, King of Glory, Rainbow Six and e-football. On top of that, for each game, you’ll find an excellent range of markets to punt on. For example, for the League of Legends World Championship, most matches had over 40 betting lines, including Match Result, Kills Handicap, Both Teams to Slay, Race to Kills and Total Kills Markets.

Other Specials

On top of STSBet’s sports portfolio, you’ll also be able to wager on major political events from across the globe, such as the winner of the next US Presidential Election – you’ll even be able to vote on the winner of every state. On top of that, there are markets for beloved TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars.

Cash Out & Bet Builder

It’s time to talk about two integral features to sports betting: Cash Out & Bet Builder. Can these be used on STSBet?

Cash Out is available on selected events, including pre-match and in-play/live markets. You can tell if Cash Out is offered on the market you’re eyeing if you spot the special ($) icon. If this isn’t there, you won’t be able to cash out at any time. To Cash Out, all you’ll have to do is click on the ($) icon or the Cash Out button in your open bet or bet history details. This can also be done on your mobile or tablet.

STSBet Cash Out

On the other hand, STSBet do not offer a Bet Builder feature, which is a shame since it’s become of the key components of many sportsbooks in the UK.

 

Live Offer
4 / 5

  • Wide range of in-play markets
  • Useful in-play stats
  • Live streaming on selected sports

STSBet Live Betting

STSBet’s live betting arena continues in the same vein as their pre-match product when it comes to the quantity of sports and markets on offer. For every event you click on, you’ll find a scoreboard and a stats section which obviously varies depending on the sport.

In terms of live streaming, you can check which events are scheduled to be broadcasted by ticking the video box in the top-right corner of the calendar page. At the time of the writing, there were no upcoming streams. This could be a case of bad timing, but it also suggests that STSBet aren’t going to shower you with streaming options.

 

Security
4.5 / 5

  • Licensed by UKGC
  • Certified by eCOGRA
  • Set deposit and betting limits

STSBet is a fully licensed operator, holding a permit from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The website is further certified by eCOGRA, a non-profit player protection organisation that oversees fair gaming.

STSBet Security Certifications

Furthermore, STSBet are dedicated to ensuring responsible gambling, and this is proved by the array of tools players have access to. As mentioned earlier, players are required to set deposit limits when they create an account, and they can also use a betting limit tool to control how much money is spent during a fixed period. Furthermore, the reality check tool is there to avoid you losing track of time by sending you reminders. These can be adjusted from the My Profile section of the site.

From the same section, you can opt to take a break from gambling by using the time-out option, which will let you temporarily lock your account for up to 6 weeks. If you want to lock it for longer or permanently, the self-exclusion option will offer you this. You can also sign up free of charge with GAMSTOP, which will let you restrict your online gambling activities on any UK website.

 

Service and Customer Support
4.5 / 5

  • Well-designed FAQ section
  • 24/7 live chat support
  • Email support also available

STSBet Customer Service

If you have any question or queries, you can get through to the STSBet assistance team through a variety of paths. Firstly, we found the FAQ page to be quite helpful and designed better than many of the low-effort attempts on other websites. Moreover, the live chat feature is available 24/7, which is an encouraging sign that this bookie is committed to helping their players. We tested it out on a few occasions; we asked about the VIP programme, live streaming, and responsible gambling, and each time we were met by a friendly, responsive agent.

If you prefer a less immediate route, then you can contact STSBet via email on support@stsbet.co.uk. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to have your question answered by an actual voice since STSBet don’t offer telephone support.

 

Design and Usability
5 / 5

  • Beautiful website design
  • Visually appealing colour scheme
  • Easy to navigate through

STSBet Website Design

We’ll be completely honest here: STSBet has one of the best websites designs we’ve seen. The main blue and orange colours combine magnificently to induce vibrance and energy, and the dark background provides perfect contrast for the overlaying white text. On top of that, you have the legendary Peter Schmeichel beaming a smile at you on almost every page. What more could you ask for?

On top of having a gorgeous design, the STSBet website is a breeze to navigate through. The main sections of the site are neatly displayed alongside each other at the top of the page. On the left, you’ll find the sports list which functions as a filtering device to narrow down your options. If you know exactly what you want, you can use the search bar to get there quickest.

 

Mobile
4 / 5

  • No mobile app
  • Well-designed
  • Acceptable loading time

STSBet Mobile

The STSBet mobile platform is another strength, although the lack of an app is a drawback. Players will have to make do with using the browser, which will irk some more than others.

It’s still easy to flow from one betting market to another since everything is tidily positioned, and placing bets is no hassle at all really. We had no problems with the loading time either, which is key to enjoyable mobile gambling.

 

Other Products

STSBet Casino Welcome Bonus

Players who want to spin the reels or play a few hands of poker will be chuffed with the casino side of things at STSBet. The welcome offer is a generous 500 bonus spins if you happen to lose your initial deposit of £50. You can’t take advantage of both the sports and casino welcome bonuses, though, so choose wisely!

As for the library of games, there’s over 1,3000 slots alone to try your hand at, supplied by big name software providers such as Microgaming, Netent, Play’n Go, and Yggdrasil. There are also a host of table games, and a live casino section which offers some fantastic HD action on roulette, blackjack, poker, baccarat and more.

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say & Overall Rating

STSBet have built an exquisite website with a wealth of betting options. They displayed competence in all the areas punters need, so we’re more than happy to give them a top rating. That being said, we would love to see a VIP programme, mobile app and more streaming options to elevate them to next level. Make no mistake though – this is definitely a quality operator.

OVERALL RATING:
4.4 / 5