SetantaBet Review

The Setanta name has been on Irish television screens since 1990, when the first broadcast happened under the name Setanta Sports. The mission was set to entertain sports fans by broadcasting top sports events. With Setanta, Ireland and the Northern Ireland region had excellent sporting action.

Today, Setanta Sports does not operate anymore. Some parts of Setanta Sports were sold off or closed. As an international sports broadcaster, Setanta Sports covered the territories of Africa, Australia, Canada, USA and Ireland where audiences could watch live coverages of the English Premier League, rugby, motorsports, formula 1, Champions League, Europa League, different European football leagues, hurling, and different access to premium events.

After two decades give or take, the company witnessed massive changes, and today it is part of the sports betting industry through the SetantaBet brand. The needs and desires of the modern day sports fans are more easily recognized and fulfilled today thanks to all of that experience in the sports media industry, all in the pursuit of the ultimate sports betting experience.


At the moment there aren’t much offers to claim at SetantaBet. There is no welcome free bet offer, which is usually the most popular among football bettors. With welcome free bets, bettors get prizes on their first deposit or bet.

However, if you like horseracing betting, Setanta has you covered with the Best Odds Guaranteed promo. For every UK and Irish horseracing bet, you will get a guarantee for the best odds available on the market. How does this work?

For your horseracing bet to be eligible for the Best Odds Guaranteed promo, you have to place it with an Early or a Show price. This gives you an edge because if the SP is bigger, if your horse won, you are paid at the bigger odds. For example, you took 3/1, but the horse won at 6/4, you are paid at 6/4. This promotion is an industry-standard, and you can see it at many other UK online bookmakers.


In-play betting on global sporting events is available at SetantBet, as well as pre-match betting. The operator has made every effort to ensure that the bettors have many different choices at hand. The live betting information is accurate and updated in real time. Just click on an event going live at the moment and all information is readily available for you to make bets.

By the look at the website and the Quick Picks menu, some of the more popular sports markets at SetantBet are the Premier League, Championship, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NBA, The Ashes and NFL. Of course, these change as the seasons pass and big events enclose. For example, in 2018, the World Cup in Russia will be one of the Quick Links most certainly. This helps players easily access the most popular sports markets.

Further down you can notice the Today’s Events tab, where you can see everything scheduled for the day and plan your bets accordingly. Below it are all the available sports categories where bettors can choose between thousands of events on a daily basis. There is rugby, tennis, boxing, cricket, football, basketball, ice hockey, snooker and so on.

Make sure to check out the Betting Rules page, and to utilise the results and statistics sections when betting. If you are more of a Smartphone or tablet man, you can check out the web-app and make bets on your mobile anywhere you go.


Four different payment methods is all you get at SetantaBet. But, considering that these are widely accepted and used methods, it is not so bad at all. You can use two e-wallets for your deposits and withdrawals such as Skrill and Neteller, and credit or debit cards such as Visa, Mastercard (and maybe Maestro).

Interestingly, the minimum withdrawal limit is much smaller than the deposit limit, which the other way round at other bookies. You can make a withdrawal as low as £5, which awesome because you do not have to wait for the money to accumulate (during cold betting runs). The minimum deposit limit on the other hand is set at £20. For both deposits and withdrawals, the maximum you can take in or out of your account on a daily basis is £5,000.

Keep in mind that SetantaBet may require for some bettors to prove their identity by uploading scans of an ID and utility bill. This way the operator excludes any danger of identity fraud. You may not be a fraudster yourself, but since the operator does not know that, you may be required to prove your identity and address anyway by sending the necessary proof.


The customer support options at SetantaBet are standard. You get live chat support, which is the recommended option over the other options because you get instant and clear communication. You can also send email enquires at [email protected]. You have to send the documents needed to prove your identity to [email protected]

SetantaBet has 24/7 support service maintained by customer support professionals. Do not hesitate to ask anything from the support representatives. Remember, they are there for you, not you for them. It is about your money we are talking here. Even the operator encourages its customers to contact the customer support team even if it is about something trivial.

Licence, Company

The Setanta brand grew rapidly in the last decade or more. Its operations expanded worldwide before coming to an abrupt end. There ware Setanta subscribers on all continents and sports fans could watch Setanta broadcasts through cable, broadband or satellite. Its offices were in Dublin. Ireland.

However, today SetantaBet is powered by TGP Europe Ltd. with offices in Douglas, Isle of Man. The sports betting website is operated with a licence issued in the Isle of Man and in the UK by the UK Gambling Commission. The licence was issued in 2012, which makes SetantaBet an already experienced operator. The company is a strong supporter of the GambleAware organisation, which provides assistance to problem gamblers.