SBOBet is an online bookmaker that operates in Asia but is licensed in the Philippines and holds a UK licence from the Isle of Man's gambling regulators. Founded in 2004, the company has grown in both size and reputation and was crowned Asian Operator of the Year in both 2009 and 2010.
Gamers may be familiar with SBOBet through its sponsorship of some major British football clubs. It acted as shirt sponsor for West Ham during the 2012-2013 season and had previously sponsored Cardiff City for the 2010-2011 season. In August 2013, it was confirmed that SBOBet would be the main sponsor for five Premier League teams, again partnering with West Ham alongside Swansea City, Southampton, Hull City and Norwich City.
SBOBet has a broad sportsbook on which you can place bets and also enables you to place stakes on various financial and entertainment events. Alongside the usual football, rugby, cricket, tennis and motor sports, there are slightly more unusual sports and events such as beach soccer, lacrosse, mixed martial arts and water polo. With such a variety of sports to choose from, you are almost guaranteed to find some upcoming event that you will want to have a flutter on.
There is also a fairly sizeable e-sports section, which includes virtual football and racing, to broaden your betting options still further. It is also worth noting that SBOBet was the first online bookie to be granted approval by the Isle of Man regulators to launch a live online casino and it is well worth checking out the other elements of the site beyond the sports betting.