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SportNation NZ

Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

Newly launched in New Zealand, SportNation is British bookie with plenty to offer. You'll find a wide range of football betting markets with plenty of unique betting features. SportNation also excels with esports, tennis, NBA and NHL betting. Overall, a solid bookie - especially for punters looking for a new sign up bonus.

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SportNation pros & cons

  • Great odds
  • Huge range of football betting markets
  • Plenty of esports & novelty betting options
  • No betting apps in New Zealand
  • No live chat or phone support
Bonus offer
7/10
Betting variety
9/10
Mobile experience
4/10
Payment options
8/10
Betting experience
10/10
Support
6/10
Summary
8/10
SportNation quick facts
Website sportnation.com
Game TypesSports Betting, Virtual Sports, Casino, Live Casino,
Deposit methodsVisa, Mastercard, EcoPayz, Muchbetter , Skrill, Neteller, Trustly, PaysafeCard & more
Withdrawal methodsVisa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller & more
Odds providerBetConstruct
Betting functionsLive Betting, Live Streaming, Cash Out
Casino game typesOnline Pokies, Table Games, Video Poker
Casino provider1X2 Network, Pragmatic Play, Spadegaming, Evolution, and more.
AppsNone
SupportEmail
OwnerEsport Entertainment (Malta) Ltd
Founded Year2017
HeadquartersLondon

SportNation Safety & Legality

SportNation is licensed in the UK and Malta and offers its online betting and casino to customers in these countries as well as Canada, Finland, Spain and Brazil. SportNation payments and accounts are secured using the latest SSL encryption technology.

According to New Zealand's Gambling Act 2003, it is legal to use SportNation and other online betting sites. Read more about betting legality in New Zealand.

SportNation Review

SportNation is one of New Zealand's newest betting sites launching in the land of the long white cloud in 2020. The bookmaker has been active in the UK for a few years now and has already made a name for itself as one of the best football betting sites in a hugely competitive market.

SportNation's other strengths come from their ice hockey, tennis, esports, and international racing markets where the odds and are high and there's plenty of betting options. Overall, SportNation is a great choice if you're interested in these sports and the tidy $100 NZD welcome offer definitely sweetens the deal.

Why we like SportNation ✅

  • Great odds for football, tennis, esports, ice hockey, and more
  • Huge range of football betting markets and betting options
  • Weekly free bet promotions

Why we don't like SportNation ❌

  • New Zealanders can't get the SportNation betting apps
  • Customer support is limited to email only
SportNation NZ in More Detail
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about SportNation - especially if you're into football, tennis, esports or ice hockey betting.

When it comes to football, SportNation offers odds on hundreds of different matches every day. These include all of the world's, and New Zealand's, top leagues but also womens' football, age group football and lower league football from basically any country you can think of. Overall, SportNation's pre-match and live football odds are very competitive.

Some of the other great things about SportNation include their features. Their live betting interface with stats and play-by-play graphics is great. SportNation also offers cash out for most betting markets and multi betting and chain betting options too.

Two of SportNation's unique features are their Superbet and Counter Offer options. Superbet allows you to place bets that exceed the usual limit amounts and Counter Offer lets you request an odds increase.

Overall, SportNation excels for football betting but their tennis, international racing, ice hockey, US sports and esports offerings are also top-notch. Live streaming is available for most esports matches and there are tons of games to choose from on SportNation.

SportNation isn't perfect though. For one thing, their mobile betting apps aren't available in New Zealand. They also have no live streaming (except for esports). SportNation's customer support options are also pretty average with no live chat or phone number - only 24/7 email help.

SportNation Welcome Offer

100% up to $100 in Bonus Funds

SportNation Sign Up Offer

The SportNation $100 bonus welcome offer is available for all New Zealanders when they first register with the betting site. To get your SportNation bonus funds simply follow the steps below.

  1. Click the green button above
  2. Select 'Join' on the SportNation website
  3. Confirm your account by clicking the link sent to your email address
  4. Head to the 'Bonuses' section of your account & select 'Claim Bonus'
  5. Deposit at least $10 NZD
  6. A bonus matching your deposit up to $100 NZD will be credited to your account

After more SportNation bonuses? Find out how to get up to $1,000 in weekly free bets!

SportNation Welcome Bonus T's & C's
  • You must claim the SportNation bonus before making your first deposit.
  • You must bet your SportNation bonus funds on sports bets at a minimum odds of 1.6.
  • Your initial deposit will be used before any SportsNation bonus funds.
  • The maximum SportNation bonus payout is $1,000.
  • Deposits must be made with Visa, Interac or Astropay to qualify.
  • Your SportNation bonus must be claimed within 30 days and wagering requirements must be met in 10 days.
  • Your SportNation bonus must be wagered to 6 times its original value before it can be withdrawn as cash.
Sport Nation NZ sign up offer

SportNation has a $100 in bonus funds welcome offer for new Kiwi customers

Sport Nation FAQ

Is SportNation available in New Zealand?

Yes! SportNation came to New Zealand in 2020 and offers sports betting and online casino in New Zealand dollars.

SportNation is one of New Zealand's best-betting sites for football, tennis, esports, ice hockey and international racing. New Kiwi customers can claim a $100 sign up offer when they create a new SportNation account.

Why is SportNation a good getting site?

SportNation is a good betting site because they have some of the best odds and range of betting markets for football, tennis, ice hockey, esports and international racing.

SportNation also has plenty of features like cash out, esports live streaming, multi & chain betting as well as Superbets and Counter Offers.

With a $100 sign up offer for New Zealanders, as well as up to $1,000 in weekly free bets, there's plenty of things to like about SportNation.

Is there a SportNation free bet?

Yes!

New Kiwi punters can get up to $100 in welcome bonus funds from SportNation after signing up and claiming their sign up offer.

SportNation also has up to $1,000 in weekly free bets for existing customers who place qualifying bets.

How do you claim the SportNation sign up offer?

To claim the SportNation $100 NZD sign up offer you need to:

  1. Select the green button at the top of this page
  2. Create a SportNation account by selecting 'Join' on their site
  3. Confirm your SportNation account by clicking the link sent to your email
  4. On SportNation, go to 'Bonuses' and select 'Claim Bonus'
  5. Deposit at least $10 NZD using Visa, Interac or Astropay
  6. A bonus matching your deposit up to $100 NZD will be credited to your account

Note that your initial deposit will be used before your bonus funds. All bonus funds need to be wagered 6 times before they can be withdrawn at a minimum odds of 1.6. Your bonus must be claimed within 30 days and wagering requirements must be fulfilled within 10 days.

    How do you sign up with SportNation NZ?

    Signing up with SportNation NZ is simple:

    1. Go to the top of this page and select the green button, you will be taken to the SportNation website
    2. Once on the website select 'Join' and enter some basic personal information (age, address, name, date of birth, email)
    3. Finally, confirm your account by clicking the link sent to your email

    Don't forget about your $100 welcome offer which you must claim before making your first deposit!

    Is there a SportNation app in New Zealand?

    No, unfortunately, SportNation has not made their betting and online casino app available for New Zealanders yet.

    What are the SportNation NZ payment methods?

    Is SportNation NZ safe?

    Yes!

    SportNation is licensed in the UK and Malta and is trusted by thousands of worldwide punters every month. As per New Zealand's Gambling Act 2003, offshore betting sites like SportNation cannot, and do not, get New Zealand gambling licences but they can still legally offer sports betting to New Zealanders.

    SportNation also uses the latest SSL encryption technology to protect accounts and payment information and their customer support team is available 24/7 via email.

    SportNation Free Bets

    SportNation has a weekly free bet promotion for Kiwi punters. The value of your free bet depends on how much you bet each week but it ranges from a $10 free bet to a $1,000 free bet.

    How do you get a SportNation free bet every week?

    1. Select the 'Visit SportNation' button below
    2. Go to 'Promotions' and open the 'Get a Free Bet Every Week' offer
    3. Select 'Opt In'
    4. Place at least $100 of sports bets between Monday and Sunday at a minimum odds of 1.7
    5. Your free bet will be credited to your account on the following Monday
    How much will your SportNation free bet be?
    Total Qualifying Bets AmountFree Bet Value
    $100$10
    $500$25
    $2,000$50
    $10,000$250
    $50,000$1,000

    Opt in is required. Minimum odds 1.7. Free Bet credited every Monday by 5pm. Free Bet min odds 1.2. Free Bet expires after 7 days. One Free Bet per customer per week. Qualifying bets must be placed and settled in the same week to qualify. 18+. Full T&Cs are on the SportNation website.

    SportNation Weekly Free Bets - Get $10 to $1,000 in Free Bets

    25 March 2021

    SportNation gives New Zealand punters anywhere from $10 to $1,000 in free bets every week - great for casual players or big-time bettors! Read more

    SportNation Betting

    As we've already said, SportNation is a solid bookie with a great range of betting markets and competitive odds. This is true for both pre-match and live betting markets but even more noticeable for a few particular sports.

    SportNation is one of New Zealand's best betting sites for football, esports, ice hockey, tennis, virtual sports and international racing

    We say this primarily because SportNation offers heaps of different features like cash out, live betting, live streaming, Superbets and Counter Offer for these sports - but also because their odds are very well-priced.

    If you're interested in checking out what SportNation has to offer, select the button below, otherwise keep reading as we will go into a bit more detail about SportNation's top betting features.

    Sportnation betting

    SportNation has one of the most comprehensive and well-priced range of betting markets for football, esports, ice hockey, tennis and more!

    SportNation Live Betting

    SportNation places a big emphasis on live betting which is unsurprising given that it is one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative forms of betting.

    SportNation live betting can be accessed from the main navigation menu under the 'Live' heading.

    You'll find that there are plenty of live football betting options from leagues you may have never heard of.

    Esports, tennis, ice hockey, cricket and volleyball in-play betting markets are also diverse - to name a few.

    Depending on how big the match is you'll also get a live play-by-play screen which you can use to track the games you want to bet on as well as external links which you can use to access more stats for the match.

    There are plenty of in-play betting options on SportNation from win/loss markets to player specials, timed betting markets and next goal/corner/shot bets.

    Many pre-match and live bets are also eligible for SportNation cash out. Bets that can be cashed out have a coin symbol next to them.

    SportNation Live Streaming

    Despite offering racing live streaming to customers in the UK, SportNation only has live streaming for esports in New Zealand.

    You can access esports live streaming for free. Esports matches with live streaming on SportNation will have a small video camera symbol next to them.

    Almost all esports matches are live-streamed on SportNation including CS:GO, Dota 2, LoL, KoG, StarCraft 2, Valorant and more.

    Sport Nation live Streaming

    SportNation live streams esports for free through Twitch

    SportNation Virtual Sports

    Virtual Sports certainly aren't for everyone but SportNation caters to punters who are interested in them better than most New Zealand betting sites.

    Virtual Sports are sports played between fictional opponents and results, as well as game-play, is generated by computers.

    In this way, betting on virtual sports is more of a gamble, rather than an educated bet, but they can be fun when your favourite sports teams aren't playing.

    Virtual sports available on SportNation include Virtual Football, Drag Racing, Cycling, Grey Hounds, Horse Racing and Marble Racing.

    SportNation Bet Types

    For most sporting events SportNation offers a variety of bets - some that will be familiar to regular punters, others that may be less familiar.

    As any good betting site would, SportNation has popular betting markets like handicaps, Asian lines, totals, win/loss markets, outrights, players specials and more.

    SportNation also has a multi builder which can be accessed via the SportNation bet slip, as well as a chain bet builder.

    Chain betting is similar to multi betting but only your winnings from your first selection are then bet on the second selection and so on.

    SportNation also has a Superbet function which allows you to request a higher than normal bet limit - this is great for players who like to bet without limits.

    Finally, SportNation's Counter Offer function allows you to request higher odds for your bets. Normally this requires a bigger bet stake on your part but with an increased payout it may be well worth the risk.

    SportNation Payment Methods

    SportNation has a wide range of payment methods. These include popular payment options like credit and debit card as well as Ewallets like Neteller and Skrill.

    The following payment options are accepted at SportNation (though not all are available in New Zealand).

      SportNation NZ Deposit & Withdrawal Options
      • Visa
      • Mastercard
      • Astropaycard
      • Pay4Fun
      • Direct24
      • EcoPayz
      • Muchbetter
      • Inovapay
      • Skrill
      • Neteller
      • Neosurf
      • Trustly
      • Euteller
      • PaysafeCard
      • Siitro
      • Jeton
      • Sirunmobile
      • Gigadac
      • Interac

      SportNation App

      Despite the SportNation app being available for Android and iPhone users in the UK, SportNation has not yet released its betting apps in New Zealand.

      You will not find the SportNation Apple or Android app in New Zealand

      This means that mobile punters will have to use the SportNation mobile website for their bets. This isn't a big deal, especially because the SportNation mobile website is pretty solid and all markets and features can still be accessed from your phone.

      However, the SportNation mobile betting website is still harder to navigate and slower to load than New Zealand's best betting apps so we'd recommend using your computer when betting with SportNation.

      Sportantion app nz

      Despite the SportNation app not being available in New Zealand, mobile users can still access the SportNation mobile website from their phones

      SportNation Casino

      The SportNation casino is a solid choice for any casino minded folks but its a little disappointing to see that there's no casino bonus for new Kiwi players.

      Despite this, there's still a great range of popular online pokies, jackpots, video slots, table games and card games in the Casino section of the site.

      SportNation also has a live casino with popular games like roulette, blackjack, poker, baccarat and craps. These games are provided courtesy of Evolution Gaming and Bet Construct.

      Sport Nation Live Casino NZ