If you live in the UK you will no doubt have heard of skybet. They are one of the U.K.’s largest online sports betting operators and have been running in the UK for almost 15 years. Alongside their sports betting operation they run a weekly super six competition in which they give away £250,000 to players up and down the country. This may sound good but what are they catches behind it?
Although the competition is free to enter you do need to be over the age of 18 and live in the UK. Of course there are strings attached and skybet don’t away £250,000 out of the kindness of their hearts. In order to create an account you need to do so by opening an account with sky bet. This is of course where skybet make their money by enticing super6 players to make bets with skybet. There is no need to deposit or wager anything in order to play super6 but you will be inundated with offers and even calls from skybet themselves trying to get you to play for real money.
Chances of winning super6?
You may think to yourself this is fair enough after all you are getting a shot at quarter of million pounds every week or so. But really what are the chances of winning super 6? In order to win super6 you need to correctly predict the score of 6 football matches which kick off at 3 PM each Saturday. This is a pretty tall order. Just getting one correct score would be beating the odds but to get all six is almost impossible as you can see by looking at the recent winners, they can often go months without a single winner claiming the jackpot. If we say for example that you have a one in 10 chance of getting the correct score (which is being pretty generous) then the odds of hitting the super6 jackpot are one in 1 million. But going by the fact that few people ever win this jackpot the odds are probably far greater than that. And with a prize pool of £250,000 you are literally selling your personal data to sports betting giants for pennies.
How do Skybet handle their partners?
Furthermore skybet has been met with controversy after ceasing operations with their affiliates which means they have essentially stolen commissions worth millions of pounds retroactively. You may see adverts on various sports websites for online bookmakers, these are deals in which the sports websites earn a commission for all players referred to skybet and super6. Skybet recently terminated all their agreements and have stolen commissions potentially worth millions of pounds from small website owners to larger corporations. You have to ask yourself if this is what they will do to their own marketing partners what will they do to their customers in order to turn a profit.
Of course it is up to you whether or not you play super6. If you already have an account with skybet then you may think to yourself why not? entering only takes a few seconds each week if you have the super 6 app on your phone. But if you don’t have an account with skybet I urge you to think twice before signing up just for this promotion.
Super 6 on your mobile
Super 6 is available on mobile devices for ios and android. Downloading it through the relevant store and get started straight away. You need to be in the jurisdiction of legal countries to play super 6 (this is currently the UK). Once you have downloaded the app you can join or login to your skybet account. Once logged in you can go about making your selections. Just remember that your super6 account is part of skybet so you will be bombarded with requests to place bets through skybet (this is how they can afford to give away £250k after all). Super 6 app works best on IOS devices (especially iPad) selections are made in seconds so it doesn’t take much time at all to submit your selections. You can also view history of the results and view leagues.
From time to time super6 will giveaway £1,000,000 instead of the usual £250,000. This often happens when the jackpot hasn’t been won for a while or for major competitions such as the world cup. If no one wins in a certain week it is usually rolled over until someone does. Quite often so many people play to win the jackpot that it is split between multiple people.
Chances are you have heard of skybet (if you’ve heard of super6). They are the giants of the UK sports betting market and heavily advertise on TV. This is how super6 is funded (they want you to place bets after you’ve made your super6 selections). New players to skybet can claim a welcome bonus (see website) for use on the sportsbook. Furthermore super6 players can play at skybet casino and games. Skybet has been sold and resold is recent years and is currently in the process of being sold to stars group (which own pokerstars). They have a history of treating their affiliate partners badly (terminating contracts and more). Whether you decide to bet with skybet or not is up to you. Their are plenty of better sportsbooks out there such as bet365.
Super 6 and skybet have a good responsible gambling policy so make use of it. When signing up you can set deposit limits on a daily , weekly or monthly basis. You can easily self exclude or ban yourself entirely from the site. Depositing to the site is easy, you can use credit/debit cards and even paypal!
Super 6 Synopsis
Over all if you just want to play for the £250,000 jackpot then go for it. But don’t be drawn in by the sportsbook, there are much better options out there with bigger bonuses and better odds. Bear in mind that getting 6 correct scores is a lot harder then it seems. Not all games will be 2-1 scorelines that many seem to think. Just look at the latest results. Also super 6 usually use league 1 or championship games which have less predictable scorelines and more goals.