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Spreadex Sports Review

  • Very generous welcome offer
  • Accepts users from most countries
  • Beginner spread betting guides
  • Excellent mobile app
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General Information

SpreadEx are an established firm founded by former City dealer Jonathan Hufford. They are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and were founded back in 1999. The Spreadex online sports betting service launched in 2006, with the firm merging and acquiring other betting sites along the way.


Payment Methods:

  • VISA
  • Master Card

Expert Analysis

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Our experts provide this analysis to give you a clear overview of important features. This analysis does not impact the provider’s overall score, which is based on user ratings.

Not Your Standard Bookmaker

SpreadEx are not your standard online bookmaker. In fact, there are only a handful of firms around the world who offer the services they do. Conventional online bookmakers offer odds on a range of events, with fixed returns – if a customer’s selection wins, then they get paid out a pre-determined about.

SpreadEx are a spread betting company, which is a little difference. Spread betting was born in the financial industry and the basic premise is, the more right you are, the more money you make, whereas the more wrong you, are the more you lose. The swings can be much bigger than conventional betting (although it is possible to cap wins and losses).

In this review, we look at the services on offer to customers and see the quality of every aspect of the bookmaker.

The Website

SpreadEx provides a great user experience on both desktop and mobile. A three-column layout makes it easy to find what you are looking for. You’ll find a list of in-play events on the left, live and upcoming events in the centre, and your bet slip, a comprehensive list of sports, and a live streaming window displayed on the right.

Several years ago, SpreadEx added a fixed odds section on their website to complement their spread betting fayre, and when clicking on a desired sport, customers can easily flick between the two types of bets by just choosing the option from a small menu bar above the games.

SpreadEx provides a great user experience on both desktop and mobile

For each match/event, SpreadEx sports have their own statistics section (indicated by a bar chart next to the odds). When football matches are live, the site keeps customers informed with what is going on in the game, with a useful graphic showing the pitch, and game stats – thus helping players make more informed betting decisions.

There is also a useful search bar on the left hand side of the screen, enabling customers to quickly find their desired bet, and players also have the choice of flicking between fractional and decimal odds.

Free Bets and Cashback Offers

Most bookmakers entice customers with the promise of large free monetary rewards for signing up and using their site. SpreadEx is no exception. As a new customer, you can claim £300 cashback or an iPad simply for staking £300 on qualifying markets within 28 days of creating an account.

Spreadex also welcomes new customers with up to £25 in free bets. To qualify for five £5 fixed odds single bets, you must place a £25 fixed odds single bet at minimum odds of 1/2. You will then receive one £5 bet every day for five days. You can still claim free bets even if you don’t want to bet £25 in one go. By betting between £5 and £24, you will qualify for one to four free bets.

As a reward for placing three sports spread bets in the space of 10 minutes, Spreadex will cover the cost of your fourth bet. The free bet will be up to the value of the lowest stake in the qualifying bets and will be placed at the mid-point of the spread.

Sports Markets & Odds

SpreadEx stick to the major sports that are popular in the UK and Western Europe. They have a total of 19 different sports available to customers in addition to financial betting. Football dominates the homepage.

For football matches, SpreadEx’s margin is typically around 0.20 goals which is decent.

For instance, for Burnley v Tottenham, the spread was 0.8-1 goals in Tottenham’s favour. So if a bettor had a stake of £100 per goal, and they ‘bought at 1’ (expecting Tottenham to win), and the result was 3-0 to the Spurs, then the total pay-out would be £200. 3 goals – 1 goal = 2 points x £100 = £200 profit. If Burnley won 1-0, then the loss would be £100.

Horse racing is also a major part of SpreadEx sports’ service. Bettors can place bets on individual horses, distances, saddle cloth number of the winner, etc. In addition to the spread betting, there is also regular markets for customers.

As mentioned, SpreadEx also have a regular bookie section. The following total book percentages were observed for a cross section of sports:

  • Football – 105.5%
  • Basketball – 108.7%
  • Cricket – 106.5%
  • Ice Hockey – 106.5%
  • Tennis – 107%

All of these odds are okay, but are definitely not overly competitive in the world of online betting. The upside is, the number of additional markets for bettors to wager on is impressive for all sports.


SpreadEx sports offer accounts in GBP, USD, EUR, CHF and CAD. However, they are happy to look at requests for different currencies on a case by case basis, and some larger staking players may be able to negotiate having their desired denomination.

How To Deposit And Withdraw

SpreadEx accepts the following payment types:

  • Visa debit/credit cards
  • MasterCard
  • Bank transfer
  • Cheque
  • Direct Debit
  • Credit

SpreadEx sports do not charge for payments using a UK debit/credit card or for making bank transfers. There is however, a 2% administrative fee for all credit card payments. There is also a 2.5% flat fee on card transactions that are not made in pounds sterling. At present, the company do not accept any third-party payments or e-wallets such as Moneybookers, PayPal, Neteller etc.

The minimum withdrawal that can be made is £50 (assuming it is not being used to support the margin on any positions). The maximum card withdrawal is £25,000, apart from MasterCard, where the maximum is £2500. Although there isn’t officially a charge to use a debit card, SpreadEx reserve the right to implement a £1 fee for any transaction under £50 – the site is clearly designed for the bigger staking bettors.

Restricted Countries

Unfortunately the bookmaker does not offer services to clients in the following countries: Belgium, Angola, Canada, Cambodia, Denmark, Guyana, Italy, Iraq, France, Kuwait, Spain, Lao, United States of America, Namibia, Singapore, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Iran, Panama, Algeria, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Sudan, Indonesia, Syria, Myanmar, Uganda, Afghanistan, Yemen, Albania, Zimbabwe, Israel, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Qatar, Australia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Thailand, India, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Japan, Ukraine, Malaysia, South Korea and Romania.

Customer Support

Customer services are open 24 hours a day, which is always great. They can be reached by phone on the following numbers:

  • Freephone: 08000 526 575
  • Landline: 01727 895 090
  • Overseas: +44 1727 895 090

Or via email on sports@spreadex.com

For those betters who like to use their quill and ink, head office can be reached by letter at:

SpreadEx Ltd,
Churchill House,
Upper Marlborough Road,
St Albans,

SpreadEx have an extensive help section that can help clients find answers to their questions. There is an FAQ section for Account queries, sports, and technical questions. There is also a glossary that can help demystify some betting terminology.

Betting on the Move

So far, SpreadEx have shunned a downloadable app and have optimised for a mobile optimised website. The site automatically loads when visited from a handheld device, and iOS, Android, Windows and other devices are supported.

All of the same functions can be performed as the desktop site, and everything loads very quickly. The sports are located on a horizontal scrolling bar at the top of the page, and there are live odds and spreads for different sports in the centre of the page. The site is responsive, intuitive and well-design and it gets the thumbs up.

SBO Verdict

SpreadEx sports have a spread betting service and a conventional bookie. Their undoubted focus however is on the spread betting, and they deal with high staking bettors. For lovers of a spread bet and getting paid more the more right you are, SpreadEx is a great firm to sign up for an account with.

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User Reviews

Angela Wise
Opened my account to claim one of the best bookmaker welcome offers but I like it that much I’ll be doing plenty of spread betting and sportsbook betting here.
Ursula Bull
I like spread betting, so this is an obvious choice. It’s a bit of a pain to sign up, but worth it if you like to bet this way.
Daniel Jones
I’ve been into spread betting for many years and there’s not really a better UK platform than spreadex for it. The addition of fixed odds betting also adds another great aspect.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I bet at Spreadex?

Spreadex was established in 1999, and it is an online betting site that offers you the best of both sportsbook betting and spread betting. New players can also enjoy a welcome offer.

Is Spreadex legal in the UK?

Yes. Spreadex is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Members in the UK and other countries can legally bet on both its sportsbook and spread betting platform.

How do I withdraw money from Spreadex?

Spreadex allows players to withdraw money using popular online banking solutions such as debit cards and popular e-wallets like PayPal. Members in some countries may also use credit cards.

Does Spreadex offer free bets?

Existing players are rewarded with free bets at Spreadex for placing qualifying spread bets. If you’re not already a member, you’ll also get some free bets when you open your Spreadex account.

About the author

Alan Penny
Alan Penny


Alan hails from Northern Ireland and is an avid fan of all sports. He has been with us since 2017 and serves as SBO’s Editor-in-Chief. Alan passionately covers everything from the latest regulatory developments across the globe to tips on the latest football matches.