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STS Bet Overview From Our Team

They are Ok but nothing really stands out betting wise. There are many UK betting sites better than them at pretty much everything. The one thing they do have an edge over most competitors is the number of deposit methods they seem to have. If you have a problem using a debit card and want more options than the standard E-Wallets, then STS could be for you.

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STS Basic Facts

Foundation

1997

Country

United Kingdom

Website

www.stsbet.co.uk

Activities

Sports, Casino, Live Casino

Useful Features

Cash Out, live stats, live streaming

Deposit methods

Visa / Mastercard, ecoPayz, MuchBetter, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Trustly, Pay by Mobile

Withdrawal methods

Visa / Mastercard, MuchBetter, PayPal, Trustly, EcoPayz

Support

Live chat, email

Mobile app

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STS Bet Pros & Cons

Pros:
  • Great range of In play coverage
  • Featured Acca Boosts every day
  • Easy to navigate website
Cons:
  • Just one Free bet offer for existing users
  • Welcome bonus Free bet winnings must be wagered 8x

STS Bet User Ratings

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Range of betting markets

7/10

A wide range of bets. High odds on top matches

Apps

0/10

No mobile apps

Live streaming

1/10

No match broadcasting. Only live stats

Payment systems

5/10

Debit Cards, E-Wallets, PayPal, Mobile Payment. MuchBetter

Bonuses for new customers

6/10

There's a nice welcome bonus on sports betting. But there's only one. There are a few more at the casino

Bonuses for existing customers

5/10

Only one sports betting bonus. A lot more of them on casino

Registration and support

9.5/10

The registration process is very simple. You can use email and live chat to contact the support team. But It responds very slowly

Legal information

8.5/10

All legal information is available in full on the website ("Privacy Policy", "Responsible Play", "Licenses" and etc.). Though it's a bit inconvenient that all the information is on different pages. It is easy to get confused

Ease of navigation

8.5/10

Navigation on the platform is as simple as possible. However, the live chat dialogue window often covers half of the left-hand screen. Extremely inconvenient

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STS Bet Free Bets, Offers & Promotions

Sports Welcome Bonus

Like every good bookmaker there is a Free bet to use on any sport as a bonus offer.

Like every good bookmaker there is a Free bet to use on any sport as a bonus offer.

STS Bet offers new customers a sports welcome bonus when they join. Customers will need to register an account with STS, and then make the first deposit of at least £10. The code SBW10 must be used when depositing funds, in order to be eligible for the bonus. Deposit method restrictions apply; deposits via EcoPayz, Neteller/Skrill, Rapid, and MuchBetter will result in customers being ineligible for the sports welcome bonus.

Customers must then wager at least £10 on any pre-match or In play market in the STS sportsbook, with min odds of 1/2 (Decimal 1.5) or higher. If you place an each-way bet, only the winning portion of the wager will count towards the promotion, so this part of the bet must be at least £10. Minimal risk wagers are also disqualified from this offer. Within 48 hours of settlement of this bet, customers will then receive a welcome bonus in the form of a £10 Free bet.

The Free bet is valid for 30 days from the date it is credited to a user's account. Winnings from the Free bet must then be wagered 8x on any sports betting markets, at min odds of 1/2. Funds will not be moved to a user's withdrawal account until all requirements have been met. It is unusual for online bookmakers to ask new customers to wager the winnings of any Free bets that they are given so this is a negative here.

Extra 5+ Acca Returned Stake Free Bet

STSBet Acca Bonus.

STSBet Acca Bonus.

Place a wager of between £5 and £10 on a pre-match accumulator with at least five selections, with minimum betting odds of 1/5 per selection on any sports market (except Horse racing). If one selection loses, your stake will be refunded as a sports Free bet.

This offer is open to all new and existing customers registered and verified at STSbet .co.uk. Any bets with stakes below £5 won't qualify for this promotion. However, customers can still place a wager of more than £10, but the maximum refund will be a £10 Free bet. If any one of the accumulator bet selections is abandoned or void, leaving fewer than 5 selections, the qualifying bet will no longer be valid for the promotion.

Qualifying bets must be placed with real money and not bonus funds. Any wagers placed on special bets or boosted markets, will also not count towards this promotion. Users must also not use the Cash Out feature for any part of their qualifying bet. As with other promotions, deposit method restrictions apply; deposits made with Skrill, EcoPayz, Neteller or MuchBetter will not qualify. A maximum of one Free bet up to £10 per day will be received by each customer; this refers to the day the qualifying bet is settled.

The Free bet value will be credited within 24 hours of all selections of the sports accumulator bet being settled. The Free bet is valid for 7 days after being credited, and can be used on live or pre-match sports markets, excluding horse racing. Fortunately, there are no wagering requirements on the Free bet winnings, so any winnings will be added straight to the customer's withdrawal account. The Free bet stake will not be returned with any winnings, so keep that in mind when making your wager.

Casino Bonus

STSBet Casino Welcome Bonus.

STSBet Casino Welcome Bonus.

STS also offers a Casino Bonus Welcome Offer, as well as various other casino promotions, for customers who enjoy a flutter at the casino as well as sports betting.

STS Bet Odds

The odds at STS Bet are not so good and at best can be described as average. They hover around the 7% margin level which is at the limit of the main UK bookmaker's odds. For the minor games they do not actually get worse, but you will very rarely find STS Bet best priced on any particular bet.

To demonstrate this point we look at the Man Utd vs Leeds game (English Premier League, September 10th, 2022):

Match Odds - 7.38%

Bookmaker

Man Utd

Draw

Leeds

Margin

STS Bet

21/50

19/5

520/100

7.38%

Bet365

4/9

15/4

5/1

6.97%

William Hill

4/9

18/5

11/2

6.38%

Ladbrokes

4/9

7/2

11/2

6.86%

Betfred

1/2

19/5

5/1

4.17%

Over/Under 2.5 - 7.24%

Bookmaker

Man Utd vs Leeds Over 2.5

Man Utd vs Leeds Under 2.5

Margin

STS Bet

47/100

31/20

7.24%

Bet365

8/15

6/4

5.23%

William Hill

8/15

11/8

7.34%

Ladbrokes

1/2

6/4

6.67%

Betfred

N/A

N/A

N/A

What to Know About STS

STS have been around since the early days of the internet, and the fact that they have survived this long whilst so many others have fallen to the curb shows that they must be doing something right.

STS History

A well-known bookmaker in Poland, STS was established in 1997. Today, the STS Gaming Group has over 1,500 employees, more than 440 betting shops in Poland and four offices across Katowice, Warsaw, Prague, and Malta.

In 2019, STS began operating in European markets, under UK and Estonian licenses. STS is a dominant player in the Polish betting companies market, with over 45% of the market share. Despite its large number of betting shops, the majority of revenue for the company is generated online via its betting site. Although STS is a relative newcomer to the UK betting market, STS is ranked 27th in the EGR Power 50, making it one of the largest operators in the betting industry.

In addition to its sports betting services, STS has also begun to offer online casino and live dealer card games, in order to continue to expand its product portfolio.

Key Features Of Betting With STS

The sport with the largest number of different markets offered by STS is football, with over 1,000 markets available to wager on, covering tournaments from all over the world. As well as the usual extremely popular sports such as football, basketball and American football, STS Bet offer markets on some more obscure sports, such as Pesapallo, Floorball and Alpine Skiing. There are also a surprising number of Handball markets available to punters.

They also have a rather unique Welcome bonus for new users, but it is not in a good way. There are wagering requirements in order to be credited with the Free bet, but this is quite standard so far. There are the usual T&C's, for example, 'minimal risk' bets are disqualified from the offer - such as betting on every available outcome, perhaps one team +0.5 pre-match and then the other team In-Play at kick off. Assuming your qualifying bet is OK then the Free bet will be credited to your account within 48 hours of your qualifying bet being settled. It is valid for 30 days from the date credited. All fine so far BUT...

Any Free bet winnings must then be wagered x8 on any sports markets! And at minimum odds of 1/2. Only once the wagering requirements have been met, will funds be moved into your withdrawal account. This is very unusual and a major negative when it comes to assessing the value of the Welcome bonus.

STS Bet Sports And Markets

The STS betting site offers a wide range of different sports markets. If you are looking to place a sports bet online, you are sure to find an appropriate market in their sportsbook. The following sports are covered on the STS site:

  • Football

Football betting is one of the bread and butter offerings from STS, with a good amount of their focus being on this sport. They cover every football league you could possibly imagine from all around the world, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria... and the is just the A's! There is also a depth to the coverage which you do not get at all UK online sites, they go through all the UK domestic leagues but also abroad as well, it is not just the German Bundesliga you can place bets on but all the way down through to the Oberliga, Germany's fifth tier!

The STS Sportsbook covers a large number of international football leagues.

The STS Sportsbook covers a large number of international football leagues.

All the while your betting limits remain high and although the odds are not fantastic they are consistent and you know that your bet will be accepted. New customers can use the Sports Welcome Bonus on any football match they fancy as long as the first deposit is by debit card and the odds of the bet are over 1/2.

  • Horse racing

The STS sportsbook has a separate section of the site specifically for those who like betting on horses.

STS horse betting mini site.

STS horse betting mini site.

This mini-site is perfect for finding the race you want from anywhere in the World, with an easy Navigation bar in the Header switching between the next races for those in a hurry, to the races for today, or tomorrow, AND they even have a results page which is super handy too.

From the races available today they are all listed by country, and from within there you see the times each race starts (displayed as UK time) and you can see which of the meetings you will be able to watch the races if you are betting on the races there.

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Darts
  • Snooker
  • Cricket
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Golf
  • Esports FPS
  • Esports MOBA
  • Alpine Skiing
  • American Football
  • Aussie Rules
  • Motor Sports
  • Biathlon
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Entertainment
  • Formula 1
  • Futsal
  • Floorball
  • Handball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Speedway
  • Pesapallo
  • Ski Jumping
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Politics
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball

If you are a football fan then you are in luck at STS, as Football has by far the widest number of markets available, and there is a constant stream of horse meetings from around the world to wager on, at any given time of the day or night. There are also a number of virtual sports markets available, although these and the other sports represented above have far fewer options for punters to choose from. Fans of sports like cycling, Formula 1 and golf have only a handful of markets to peruse, although STS state that more are available on request.

STS Live-Betting

STS offers a range of In-Play markets to allow live betting, including the option to live stream certain horse races. In-Play markets are also available for football, tennis, rugby union, basketball, Esports, and more, with a schedule available to view for the following three days ahead.


On the mobile site, a clear tab across the bottom of the screen directs customers to the In-Play betting pages, while colourful graphics within each sport are used to draw attention to the changing odds for each market.


New customers can make a first deposit and take advantage of the fast-paced live betting odds available at STS, to make a quick qualifying bet for the sports welcome bonus available, as In-Play bets are eligible to fulfill the wagering requirements of the promotion.

Streaming On STS Bet

At STS Bet it is only the horses that you can watch live via online streaming at this time. Customers will need to place a bet on the race in order to view the live stream.

Payment Methods At STS

There are a surprisingly large number of payment methods available for use...

Visa & Mastercard

Debit Cards

To deposit with a debit card, you need to select this method and enter the deposit amount, cardholder name and surname, card number, expiration date and CVV code.

Limits for deposits with a debit card.

Limits for deposits with a debit card.

The deposit amounts can be anything from £10 to £1500 per transaction which is a little low compared to elsewhere but still almost certainly going to be enough. Withdrawals start at £10 and can be up t0 £20 000.

EcoPayz

ecoPayz

EcoPayz is a digital wallet that allows you to securely and conveniently deposit, withdraw and transfer funds online. To deposit with Ecopayz, you must select this method in the deposit section and enter the deposit amount. After confirming you will be redirected to Ecopayz where you should log in to your EcoPayz account. Confirm the deposit there and the money will be credited immediately

Details of deposits with ecoPayz.

Details of deposits with ecoPayz.

Just like using a debit card the deposit amounts can be anything from £10 to £1500 per transaction. Withdrawals start at £10 and can be up t0 £20 000.

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MuchBetter

To deposit via MuchBetter, you should select this method in the deposit section and enter the deposit amount. After confirming you will need to confirm the payment on your MuchBetter app. Funds will appear in your account instantly.

How long it takes to deposit with MuchBetter.

How long it takes to deposit with MuchBetter.

As is standard at STS Bet you can deposit from £10 up to £1500 in one go. Withdrawal limits are a little lower though, and you can take out from £10 to £2000 in one transaction.

Neteller

Neteller

Neteller is an E-Wallet that allows you to securely and conveniently deposit, withdraw and transfer funds online.

Deposits and Withdrawals with Neteller.

Deposits and Withdrawals with Neteller.

You can deposit from between £10 up to £1500 per transaction, whilst withdrawals can be made from £10 up to £10 000.

PayPal

PayPal

PayPal is an E-wallet that offers customers payment services that allow them to send and receive money over the Internet. To deposit via PayPal, you should select this method in the deposit section and enter the deposit amount. After confirming you will be redirected to PayPal where you should log in to your PayPal account. Money will be in your account and ready to use straight away.

STS Bet deposits with PayPal.

STS Bet deposits with PayPal.

Deposit limits using PayPal are from £10 to £1500 and withdrawal limits from £10 to £20 000.

Skrill

Skrill

Skrill is an E-wallet that allows you to securely and conveniently deposit, withdraw and transfer funds online. To deposit via Skrill, you should select this method in the deposit section and enter the deposit amount. After confirming you will be redirected to Skrill where you should log in to your Skrill account. Funds will be in STS as soon as you do.

Limits and time frames for Skrill transactions.

Limits and time frames for Skrill transactions.

You can deposit from £10 to £1500 in one go and withdrawal limits span £10 up to £10 000.

Trustly

Trustly

Trustly is a digital payment provider that offers a "bank-independent" payment service that makes it possible to pay directly from your bank account in a fast, simple and secure way. You don’t have to register to use Trustly, just select this method in the deposit section and enter the deposit amount. After confirming you will be redirected to Trustly where you should select your bank and log in, confirm the payment and funds will be sent.

STSBet deposits with Trustly.

STSBet deposits with Trustly.

The Trustly payment method has deposit limits of £10 up to a maximum of £1500 and withdrawal limits of £10 to £20 000.

Pay by Mobile

Pay by Mobile

It is possible to deposit by charging payments to your mobile phone bill. You can deposit to your account without needing a bank account or undergoing any form of credit check. To deposit via Pay By Mobile you need to select a mobile payment option at checkout. After confirming you will be asked to enter your phone number and receive a one-time verification code to confirm the payment.

You can pay by mobile phone.

You can pay by mobile phone.

Deposit limits with this method are very low, and payments can be from £5 up to £40. You can not withdraw by this method and should contact the STS Bet customer services to arrange how best to receive your money.

Remember that all deposits should be made using the payment method registered in your name!

How To Make A Deposit to STS

In order to deposit into STS Bet you should follow these steps:

  • Log into your online account.

  • Go to the "My Account" section.

  • Select "Deposit".

  • You now choose the method you want to use to deposit. If you have deposited before it will be pre filled in for you but the first time you must add all relevant details yourself.

  • Enter the amount you want to deposit.

  • Finally, click on the Deposit button and your funds will be added instantly.

How To Withdraw from STS

In order to withdraw you must:

  • Log into your STS Bet account.

  • Go to the "My Account" section.

  • Select "Withdraw".
  • The payment method which you used to deposit will be selected automatically. Due to anti-money laundering rules, you must withdraw back to this method the value of the deposits made by this method before any other method can be used. (Except for extreme circumstances).
  • Enter the amount you wish to withdraw which can be anything up to your withdrawable balance but must be over £10. The only time you can withdraw less than £10 is as a one time payment if you are closing your account.
  • Your money will be with you soon, exactly how long will depend on what method you used amongst some other factors, but it should not take too long.

STS Bet App

As of September 2022, they do not have a mobile App. They claim that they are planning to release one in the near future but they said that in February and there are no specific dates mentioned for when it can be expected.

The FAQ page states that they do not have a mobile betting App but hope to soon.

The FAQ page states that they do not have a mobile betting App but hope to soon.

STS Bet Sign Up

In order to sign up you must follow these steps:

  • The first page of the process asks whether you want a Sports Welcome Offer or a Casino Welcome Offer. There is also an unusual choice of no bonus at all which should not be dismissed out of hand.

    Choose your Welcome Offer.

    Choose your Welcome Offer.

    Select the one that you want and then proceed. Do not worry if you change your mind later, the bonus is only activated when you come to deposit, and it is in the Promo code field of the first deposit that your choice is finalised.

  • The next step involves creating an account and to do that you need to add some of your personal details and specifics about your account.

    Add some account details for when you log into the site.

    Add some account details for when you log into the site.

    You should enter:

    • Your Email address
    • The Password which you want to use to access the account
    • A Promo Code if you have one to use (You probably will not, instead add it when you first deposit.)
    • The currency you want the account to be denominated in, and £s is the obvious choice.
  • On the next page you add your contact info, name and address and what have you before coming onto the Account settings page.

    Add your contact info

    Add your contact info

    This page allows you to set any deposit restrictions and other safer gambling measures so pay attention to this if it is something you feel that you might need. You also specify how they will be able to communicate with you.

  • The final screen is an interesting one that we have not seen at any other bookmaker before. They ask your occupation.

    Select your position

    Select your position

    We are not sure why what job you have matters but there is a very extensive list of options to choose from. Find the one that most closely matches what you do and then that is the last step finished.

How To Bet At STS Bet

In order to bet you must have registered an account and have deposited funds into it. Once that is in place you first go to either the "In-Play" or the "Pre-Match" sections of the website, depending on whether the event has started yet or not. Once you are in the correct area then navigate to the sport, and from there find the specific sporting game or match. If it is simply who will win the match then you can click on the relevant outcome there but if it is a more specific thing, such as a correct score, then you will see a small number on the far right of the match, click on this and all the other betting options will appear. Find what it is you want to bet on and click the odds of that choice. By clicking the odds that bet will be moved to your bet slip and from there you can either bet on just that as a single, or you can add more bets and turn it into an accumulator.

How To Edit A Bet At STS Bet

It is not possible to edit a bet here, once the bet has been submitted then that is it, you will either win or lose, there is nothing left for you to do now other than wait.

How To Cash Out A Bet At STS Bet

When you use Cash Out you are ending a bet early, and taking whatever the value of the bet currently is now. This can be more than your stake amount and you lock in a profit if it looks like your bet is going to win, or you can cut your losses and get at least something back if it looks like your bet is about to lose.

Cash Out is not available for all sports and is most often found for sports such as Football, Tennis and Basketball. You will know what bets you can cash out because you will see the special logo ($) on the markets while making bets. If the ($) is not displayed, Cash Out is not available on that bet. Should you wish to Cash Out, all you need to do is click on the ($) or “Cash Out” button located in the open bet area of your account or bet slip.

STS Bet Security

They have a solid reputation when it comes to security and at Match.Center we have not had any reports of any problems (Sept 2022).  They have a solid responsible gambling policy and promote both awareness of the issues as well as early intervention. When it comes to your personal data they have appointed a Data Protection Officer (‘DPO’) who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. The Company’s DPO can be reached by sending an email to [email protected]

They are fully licenced for both Casino and Sportsbook operations with the licences being issued by both the Maltese and UK authorities. The details are:

STSbet.co.uk is operated by STS.Bet Limited, a company registered in Malta with registration number C 77195 and having its registered address at STS Gaming Group, Skyway Offices, block C, 3rd floor (C5), 177/179 Triq Marina, Pieta, PTA9042, Malta. STS.Bet Limited is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 54498. Their Remote Operating License Number: 000-054498-R-330654.

They have a transparent complaints procedure so you can be sure of being treated fairly. If you want to make a complaint in any matter in the first instance contact them via live chat or send an email to [email protected] The whole complaints process should take no more than 8 weeks to be assessed and responded to. In the event of a complaint not being dealt with sufficiently internally then either IBAS for betting or ECOGRA for casino disputes can be used as final arbitrators. Their decision is final.

Customer Support At STS Bet

We tell you about how the support service works, and what options are available to contact the support service

STS Customer Support is contactable via their Live Chat feature. Initially, this is serviced by a chatbot, but customers are very quickly given the option to request to speak with an agent, who responds in a timely manner.

Customer Support can also be contacted via email, at [email protected]

Advice For STS Betting

The Welcome bonus is actually probably worth declining rather than accepting here. Because you must wager the Free bet first and then any winnings 8x after that, your funds are effectively locked for the whole wagering period. STS are the only bookmaker we know of that have this policy. The amount of wagering is so high that you will likely lose more trying to complete it in time, than by just betting on what you want and withdrawing anytime you like with no restrictions.

STS Bet Summary

STS Bet has a few novel quirks which make it memorable, such as asking your occupation upon registration, but there is nothing that makes it stand out as being particularly good. The Welcome Bonus is quite unique too in the way it is structured but the T&C's are uniquley bad, not uniquely good. They have a large range of payment methods which to their credit but the lack of a dedicated App, and the difficulty some people find accessing the site from a regular laptop device means that they are always going to struggle to compete in the UK market.

STS Bet Frequently Asked Questions

What is STS Bet?

STS is a Polish bookmaker, with a sports betting site licensed to serve both the European and UK market. In addition to sports betting, the STS site also has a Virtual and a Live Casino offering.

How Reliable is STS Bet?

They are actually a pretty reliable site, they do not have all the bells and whistles of some of their rivals but they do what they say on the tin and they do it well. Odds are rarely spectacular but they have high betting limits and the online site is simple to navigate and is certain to have the bets you are looking to place.

Is STS Bet Licensed?

Yes, they have been licensed to operate in the UK market since 2019. "STS.Bet Limited" is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 54498.

Can I Claim a Welcome Bonus on STS Bet?

Yes, you can, but the T&C's are very harsh, so it's not the most generous welcome bonus out there.

New customers can claim a £10 Free bet when they deposit and bet at least £10 on any sportsbook market at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5), as their first bet. Customers must remember to enter the code SBW10 after registering and upon making their first deposit. Remember to use a debit card because deposit method restrictions apply.

How Long Do STS Bet Withdrawals Take?

Withdrawal times at all online betting sites can vary. Some payments may be processed immediately, but can take up to five business days depending on the processing time of the chosen payment method, or if an account requires verification.

Accounts must be verified. The verification process is usually completed automatically, but STS may ask customers to provide further identification if they are not able to do so. Forms of ID include copies of your passport, National Identity Card or driving licence, a photograph of yourself holding said ID, and proof of address.

Does STS Bet Have An App?

No, there is currently no App for the UK.

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