Sky247 has been around since 2018, though we get the impression that they are currently doing a major overhaul of their site and services. We will tell you why below.
The brand is owned by Sky Infotech N.V., who are also behind BetBarter, which we reviewed for you as well. If you know BetBarter, you may find some similarities when visiting Sky247, though there are differences as well.
Sky Infotech N.V is registered and licensed in Curacao, and they profess to only operate in regulated markets, i.e., where it is legal for them to offer their services.
Sky247 very clearly caters to customers from India, placing a strong focus on cricket and (whenever available) kabaddi betting. The casino hosts a range of games favoured by customers from India and there are a few promotions to benefit from as well.
We have taken a thorough look at Sky247 for you, but here is a brief summary of what we liked and didn’t like.
- Primarily caters to customers from India
- Solid cricket and kabaddi betting
- Uses Betfair’s betting exchange
- 24/7 customer service
- Good casino and live casino tables
- Interesting bonus offers
- Excellent selection of payment options
What we didn’t like:
- Only Curacao license
- External sportsbook that is not great to use
- No jackpot games at the casino
- Only bank transfer for withdrawal
Safety and Security
Sky247 is owned by Sky Infotech N.V., who are also behind BetBarter as we have noted above. The company is licensed in Curacao, which is not our favourite, but it will do. Sky Infotech N.V. promise fair conduct and apparently don’t operate in unregulated markets.
With the experience of BetBarter, we can say that they seem to be doing a good job, though we have found only very few reviews about Sky247 online and a mix of happy and unhappy customer comments.
Sky247 is not brand new. Their welcome bonus has been available since 31/12/2018, which means that they’ve been online at least since then. The sportsbook as shows a message from around that time. It is therefore a little puzzling that not more reviews are available online.
If you are sceptical at all about using Sky247 but want to try them out regardless, you can always just make a few smaller deposits, test them out thoroughly and request multiple withdrawals. This will generally give you a good idea about a bookmaker or online casino and not lose you a lot of money either.
Betting and gambling at Sky247
At this time, we cannot truly recommend you the sportsbook at Sky247. When you visit the homepage, you see all the sections you can access, which includes a drop-down menu for sports. From here you have the option to select the exchange, the sportsbook, kabaddi betting and there is a ‘coming soon’ logo as well, which we hope will be a new sportsbook.
When you click on sportsbook or kabaddi betting, you will be taken to an external site that seems to have been created twenty years ago. It’s not attractive or easy to use and it feels somewhat dodgy as well.
We certainly hope a new sportsbook is in development because we found this unusable.
The good news is, Sky247 has a betting exchange, which is what we are looking at instead. It is powered by Betfair, so you know what you are getting here.
The setup is somewhat simpler than in most regular sportsbook, but you get to lay and back bets on various cricket, soccer and tennis events as well as kabaddi. These are surely the most important sports that punters from India are interested in, and betting exchanges certainly make for a different kind of fun. Plus, you generally get better odds than at traditional sportsbooks.
At the time of our review, the range of cricket events you could bet on was excellent, covering the Bangladesh Premier League, ICC U19 World Cup, International Twenty20 Matches, ODIs, and much more.
If cricket betting is your thing, the betting exchange at Sky247 is an excellent choice. Plus, the Betfair platform is easily one of the best in the world. You can’t go wrong here and aside from Sky247 taking a small commission (which is common), you can safely bet your money here as well.
The casino at Sky247 is rather small. Games are only available from six providers at this time, two of which are Microgaming and Playtech, though. This means we get a few hundred slots and a handful of table games, which make for a nice distraction. It would be nice to see more providers though, especially knowing that Sky Infotech works with other providers at BetBarter as well.
There are a few Age of the Gods slots available from Playtech, though, which usually carry jackpots. Unfortunately, we couldn’t check that for you as the game wouldn’t load when we clicked on ‘Free Trial’, which should allow us to play it in demo mode.
On the upside, the live casino is a good alternative as you will find live tables from Microgaming, Evolution Gaming, Playtech and others. There is a great selection of games available, including Andar Bahar and Teen Patti.
Welcome Offer and Promotions
There is a separate section for promotions on the homepage, where you can find all currently available promotions at Sky247, including a welcome offer. Interestingly, this is a cashback offer. New players will receive 24% on their net losses and up to INR 10,247 during their first seven days of playing at Sky247.
The cashback will be paid out the day after the initial 7-day period is over. And there don’t seem to be any wagering requirements attached to the cashback, which is usually the case as it is indeed cash that you receive back.
The cashback offer is applied to all your net losses on all gambling products, which is quite cool and definitely makes this one of the more worthwhile offers we have seen lately.
That aside, there is also a daily casino cashback offer, a weekly premium free bet, a fancy deposit bonus of 21% and up to INR 2,247 every week, a friend referral bonus and the occasional short-term promotion to celebrate a big sports event or some such.
Overall, we liked the selection of available bonuses and promotions here and recommend you check them out.
Payment methods at Sky247
Whilst it is not immediately obvious, Sky247 does have a dedicated page for payment methods. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage and you find various payment options listed there. When you move your mouse cursor across the logos, you will see them highlight. Simply click on any one of them and you will be forwarded to the payments page.
Here, all available deposit methods for Indian customers are listed, which include handy options such as PayTM, PhonePE, GPay, UPI payments, Astropay, PayGlobal, credit cards and Net Banking. Cryptocurrencies are not listed here.
In keeping with the theme of the site, the minimum deposit amount is always INR 247. In many cases, the maximum deposit amount is INR 247,000. All options are free of charge.
Unfortunately, the only available withdrawal method listed here is bank transfer. A minimum withdrawal of INR 1,000 is listed and a maximum of INR 700,000 per transaction.
The terms and conditions mention that withdrawals are usually free of charge as well, but a fee is applicable for fast and express withdrawals, which are processed in under an hour. So, if you want your money quickly, you seem to have the option available.
Note that you must have completed the KYC process prior to requesting your first withdrawal. We therefore recommend that you get this done right after you have signed up.
At the top of the page, you will find various options to contact the customer service team. You can click on WhatsApp, Support (which opens up your email program), Telegram Support Channel, Marketing or Telegram Group. Additionally, you can click on the little speech bubble that hovers in the bottom right-hand corner, which gives you the option to check some FAQs or contact the customer service team via live chat.
As you would expect and in keeping with their brand, the team is available 24/7, which is handy. From BetBarter we know that support is available in English and Hindi, though this is not expressly stated here.
In any case, the support seems to be decent here and you do get a lot of useful information around the homepage already.
Sky247 strikes us as a modern brand with a sleek homepage when you first open it up. This impression continues in the casino, where the design holds up.
Since the betting exchange is powered by Betfair, you will find that it also looks like the Betfair exchange. A little bit dated but easy to use. No problem there, though it doesn’t quite reflect the modern design of the homepage.
Where we definitely stumbled was the current sportsbook, which takes us back in time a few years and almost looks fake. It’s not attractive. It’s not great to use. The whole experience is somewhat confusing as it clashes so obviously with the rest of the homepage. We sure hope that a new version is in development, which we can then check again for you and recommend more easily.
The mobile page is more or less the same, which means we have the same highlights and low points there. The good news is, there is a new app available for download. It is unclear whether it is available for both iOS and Android or just the latter, but you can simply check it out on the homepage and see for yourself. It does give access to the betting exchange, but we are not sure about the sportsbook.
Sky247 looks good on the surface, and they do a lot of things right. The betting exchange is a huge plus, especially for experienced punters. For that reason alone, we’d be happy to recommend the Sky247 exchange. As you know, there aren’t many betting exchanges that accept customers from India, which makes this one a big deal.
The sportsbook is currently not something we would recommend and therefore we just don’t really want to mention it here. If an upgrade is coming, we’ll be revisiting the bookmaker. Until then, you might as well use the one over at BetBarter.
The casino is relatively small with only a few providers here. It’s a nice distraction but not suitable to serious slot enthusiasts. If live dealer games are more your thing, you’ll be happy to find a solid live casino at Sky247, though.
Whilst we would consider a few things about Sky247 a work in progress, we have no problem recommending them in those areas that they are doing a good job in, so check them out and tell us what you think.