AK Bets overview
Beginning as an on-course bookmaker back in July 2021, AK Bets has gone from strength to strength thanks to its excellent sportsbook coverage, with a heavy focus on horse racing and football. Featuring plenty of bet builder options, in-play markets and live streaming, AK Bets is a great option for those looking for a new bookie, despite the disappointment of no current sign-up bonus available.
AK Bets Pros & Cons
- Excellent football coverage
- Live streaming of horse racing
- Plenty of daily enhancements and specials
- Very good mobile app
- No sign-up offer
- Limited payment options
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- Excellent football coverage.
- Daily enhancements and promotions.
- Live streaming of UK & Irish racing.
- Very good bet builder option.
- Overall Score 8/10: Thoroughly Recommended✔️✔️✔️
AK Bets Promotions
AK Bets as mentioned above does not host a new customer betting offer or welcome bonus and the lack of bonuses is continued for ongoing players, with very little in the way of promotions.
Hopefully, this improves at some point, but it is clear that AK Bets prime focus is on good odds and plenty of markets, which is never a bad thing!
AK's Slots Club
AK Bets does provide an ongoing promotion for casino players, with AK's Slots Club promotion, which offers 50 free spins to players who bet £250 each week.
Some of the qualifying games available in AK's Slots Club
How Good Is The AK Bets Web/Mobile Experience
Overall, AK Bets' is easy to use and a joy to navigate on both desktop and mobile devices, with an instinctive UI and layout that will be very familiar to users of Rhino Bet.
Although it follows the traditional format, with sports to the left and shortcuts to In-Play, Casino and Virtuals at the top of the page, the homepage and each subsequent sports page are clean, well spaced and easy on the eye.
I would go as far as saying that AK Bets aesthetically is one of the best sites to use on any device
Despite a lack of ongoing promotions, AK Bets fills that void well, by highlighting the big markets of the day, whether that's a big race, match or tournament. Showing the latest trending odds and provides information on available TV coverage, which is a nice touch.
I would go as far as saying that AK Bets aesthetically is one of the nicer sites to use on any device, which is a testament to the AK Bets team.
In terms of betting and making selections, once again AK Bets gets it right, with selections added to the betslip on the right of the page and betting options appearing as more selections are added, while the bet builder functionality is also easy to use and very straightforward to add to the betslip.
AK Bet's has a easy to use UI making it easy to find the correct markets and place your bets.
AK Bets Mobile App
The great news for AK Bet users is the addition of a dedicated mobile app for both iOS and Android users, which can be downloaded from the relevant app store.
In terms of functionality, the app provides a perfect solution for betting on the go, offering the complete desktop package in the palm of your hand, including bet builder and cash-out options, the ability to watch live racing and access to the other areas of the site such as the casino.
There isn't anything more to say about this superb app, other than it is quick to load pages and events, while live video streams are smooth and without issue, including live casino games.
Overall, I thoroughly recommend the dedicated app for AK Bets users as a great accompaniment to your betting experience. Check out our article for the best betting apps here.
The dedicated AK Bets mobile app is a great addition to the betting experience and comes highly recommended.
|How AK Bets Ranks Among Its Peers
AK Bets unsurprisingly provides a strong betting experience, although a lack of enhancements or promotions does dampen the joy a little overall.
AK Bets provides markets for over 20 sports, along with TV and Political events, although the primary focus is on football and horse racing.
Alongside regular outrights and individual match betting, players have a full range of bet types available from doubles, trebles, accas and system bets at their disposal, while horse racing deserves a special mention, with AK Bets making forecasts, tricasts and combinations of those bets a breeze, which is not always the case at other bookmakers sites.
An excellent bet builder option is available, offering an impressive 100+ markets on top matches, while American sports fans have access to Money Line and Spread markets too.
Betting on horse racing is about as good as it gets at AK Bets, with strong pricing and live streaming available too.
Pricing on the whole is strong, albeit never quite hitting the top range, but nine times out of ten, punters will be hard-pressed to find better odds outside of the bigger brand bookies.
AK Bets is good for those seeking a wide range of betting options, with all manner of singles/places, doubles, system bets and more available via a few simple clicks. As mentioned above, the availability of reverse forecasts/tricasts is a handy extra option, which isn't always available at other sites.
Despite no racing promotions available, strong pricing across its racing markets helps ease player's disappointment
In terms of international coverage, racing in France, the USA, Australia, South Africa and more are available to bet upon and once again AK Bets shows other sites how to do things, by allowing international races to be used in forecasts, tricasts and system bets, which many just don't allow.
The one sticking point is enhancements and promotions. If you are looking for the "Money Back" or "Enhanced Odds" promos that feature prominently at Paddy Power or Sky Bet, I'm afraid you are out of luck, with nothing like that available at this time. That may change in the future, but it may put off some users, despite AK Bets generally providing strong odds across its racing markets.
AK Bets features plenty of racing from home and abroad offering plenty of markets on international racing too
Football betting is another string to the AK Bets' bow, although, on initial inspection, the 50 leagues and tournaments available to bet upon don't match up to the number of options available elsewhere, when compared to Betfred or BetVictor for instance.
However, it's the betting itself that is the star of the show, with games offering up to 50 pre-match markets to bet upon. As is the case with many bookmakers, the number of markets lessens, depending on the popularity of the competition.
Bet Builders play a significant part in football betting at AK Bets, with a dedicated section available for the vast majority of games being played. Selections are added to the bet builder at the bottom of the page, with overall pricing given, before players confirm and add it to the betslip and all are done in a few clicks.
As is the case in the horse racing section (and the site as a whole), football betting at AK Bets has no promotions or enhancements, which in the current climate of "Money Back" on pretty much anything from Red Cards to Late Goals is disappointing. Check out our list of best football sites for other options to bet on the beautiful game.
In general, for those looking for a strong football betting experience with a raft of available markets for the bigger contests, AK Bets fits that bill perfectly.
AK Bets lets you add selections to your bet builder, before finalising the bet and adding it to your betslip.
AK Bets offers a refined casino experience for players, with over 200+ slot and table games, along with over 80 live casino games in total, although this will no doubt increase over time.
Slots feature regular favourites, such as Big Bass Bonanza, and Gates Of Olympus, while newer games are regularly added and featured, all games are easy to find, thanks to an easy-to-use menu and a search function.
Drops and Wins feature, with this regular competition offering around £2,000,000 in prizes, while Megaways slots also have their section for this popular slot type.
All slot games can be demo played, allowing users to try them out before staking real funds, while full-screen mode, sound options and "how to play" are available also.
AK Bets more considered approach to slot games, means only the best games are available to play.
AK Bets casino offers a range of live games to players, with regularly featured games such as Blackjack, Baccarat and Roulette joined by slightly more niche titles like Andar Bahar, Dragon Tiger and Teen Patti.
AK Bets caters for all levels of players too, offering live tables with a minimum stake of 20p, through to the VIP tables, which start at an eye-watering £500!
In my experience of live games, everything works as intended from an audio/visual point of view and dealers/hosts were friendly and encouraged interaction, which added to the overall enjoyment, even if I did lose!
Away from traditional casino games, AK Bets also has Gameshow style titles, including Sweet Bonanza Candyland, Snakes And Ladders and Mega Wheel, although a few more additions would be appreciated from a pure choice point of view.
In general, AK Bets casino plays second fiddle to the sportsbook to an extent, as there is still some work to be done in certain areas, but it functions well and provides plenty of quality entertainment for players of all bankrolls. If you are looking for a sportsbook/casino combo, check out 32Red as an alternative option.
Live games at AK Bets offer plenty of popular titles for all bankroll types
Payment options are rather limited at AK Bets, with just three payment methods available and no e-wallet options at the time of writing this review.
- Bank/Debit Card (VISA, Mastercard, Maestro)
- Bank Transfer
All of these methods can be used for withdrawals apart from cheques, with a 2-5 day processing period in general, although this is likely to be quicker depending on the bank used.
FAQ - AK Bets
Is AK Bets Safe / Legit To Use?
AK Bets is a safe and legitimate site to use and is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission (no. 009177). AK Bets is owned by Star Racing Ltd, which also operates Star Sports and McBookie
Can I Claim A Welcome Bonus At AK Bets?
At this time, AK Bets does not offer new players a welcome bonus or sign-up offer.
If you are looking for a sign-up bonus, visit are complete list of bookmaker offers here.
Does AK Bets Have Sister Sites?
AK Bets is operated by Star Racing Ltd, who own several other bookmaker and casino sites. Players should be aware that none of these sites have sign-up offers.
The list of sister sites is as followed:
StarSports Bet, NE Bet, AK Bets and McBookie
Does AK Bets Have a Dedicated App?
Yes, AK Bets does have a dedicated mobile app for both iOS and Android devices
The mobile app is a fantastic addition to the AK Bets experience, with all of the features available that appear on the desktop version in the palm of your hand, including live streaming of racing.
Does AK Bets Have Casino Games?
Yes, AK Bets has over 250+ games across slots and live casino
As is the case with the sportsbook, there is no current sign up offer available.
Can I Use E-Wallets At AK Bets?
No, players can only use the following methods at AK Bets
- Bank/Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
Does AK Bets Charge Withdrawal Fees?
No, there are no fees charged for making withdrawals at AK Bets.