Sport Nation Review
Sport Nation is the reincarnation of BetonBrazil, which was a new but relatively well respected online betting site that, despite its youth, had attracted a decent number of players.
While it’s unclear exactly why BetonBrazil decided to re-brand, in our view it’s likely to try and resonate with a wider customer base. Sport Nation is virtually the same website with some of the design and of course the branding given a bit of a shake-up.
Sport Nation feature some of the best odds in the industry, which allows them to compete with some of the largest bookmakers like Bet365 and Betfair; and their unique ‘Build a Bet’ feature which allows you to build your own unique bet on your own terms has proven very popular indeed.
The Sport Nation Website
Sport Nation’s site is fairly new, and while it has had its problems here and there the development team are working hard to bring it up to speed with its major competitors. As it is you’ll enjoy a pretty robust, easy to use betting experience, thanks to the simplistic and well laid out design.
Below, we’ll look at a couple of the main features Sport Nation offer.
In-play betting is one of the fastest growing trends in the online gambling industry, and each day thousands of punters search the web to find a reputable bookmaker who offers a high quality in-play experience. Sport Nation is one of those bookmakers, and you’ll find a ton of markets to take advantage of including: Football, Tennis, Snooker, American Football, Basketball, and more.
To enter the in-play area just look for ‘In-Play’ on the main navigation menu. Click that button and you’ll be taken into a special part of the site where you can browse all of the events currently taking place, as well as add selections to your bet slip.
Note: New punters often get confused when they try to place an in-play bet, as they then see the bookmaker execute a 5-second delay. This is to stop cheating as, if you were at a football match for example, you’d likely have a couple of seconds advantage before the bookmaker could update their prices, so you could technically know what was about to happen and bet on it.
After 5 seconds, if the score hasn’t changed, or if nothing significant within the game has occurred, the bet will be placed, and you can sit back and cross your fingers.
Build Your Bet
A popular feature that started when the company were still called BetonBrazil, ‘Build Your Bet’ allowed you to choose your own selections and control each and every aspect of the bet, essentially building your own bet from scratch.
We’re yet to see this feature added to the Sport Nation website, but it’s very likely that it will be appearing at the bookie soon, so it’s well-worth keeping an eye out as it’s one of the coolest and most unique features we’ve ever seen.
Unfortunately, at the moment Sport Nation offer only a relatively small number of payment methods, and in fact there are just two options available to you; VISA and MasterCard Credit/Debit cards and a direct bank transfer.
While this is highly likely to change in the future (remember Sport Nation is a new site), it’s a little disappointing to see that E-Wallets such as Skrill and Neteller aren’t currently accepted, and we’d hope this would change in the near future to allow more players to take advantage of the bookies services. It must if they want to retain a significant market share.
However, Sport Nation do have a couple of other things going for them, one of the main points being that their minimum deposit is just £5, allowing players on all budgets to get started. There are no fees attached and Sport Nation credit your account instantly.
In terms of withdrawals, you’ll want to ensure that your identification documents and proof of address have been uploaded before you attempt to withdraw – this is because Sport Nation actively lock player accounts if they haven’t yet verified their identity, so it’s best just to get it out of the way early.
Once you’re fully verified you can expect your withdrawal to be processed in 48 hours, although that appears to be an absolute maximum, as from personal experience we have found that withdrawals take around 12 hours to process.