Sky Ute Review
After much speculation and anticipation, Sky Ute Resort and Casino added a virtual sportsbook to its list of products – Sky Ute Sports. This product is available to players via a mobile app only, having launched in June 2020.
It also partners with USBookmaking from Nevada to offer bettors more options but aside from this partnership, Sky Ute Sports has an in-house team. Therefore, local punters can expect tailored options for the best results.
You can rest easy knowing the operator is legitimate and trustworthy in its dealings. First, because the operator boasts licensing and regulation by the Division of Gaming in Colorado. Second, the bookmaker is in partnership with USBookmaking, which is a native American sports betting operator.
Unfortunately, Sky Ute doesn’t offer any form of bonus. That includes ongoing promotions (so, no need for a Sky Ute sportsbook promo code) and loyalty program. In that case, new and existing players will have to wait a while longer as the operator conducts its soft launch.
While this may be disappointing, we’ll cut the team at Sky Ute some slack. With that said, we expect the operator to include a welcome bonus that levels up to leading sportsbooks. That means including free bets, deposit bonuses, and cashbacks. Going by Sky Ute Casio resort’s reputation (voted 7 times consecutively as the best in Colorado), we expect nothing but appealing offers.
Benefits and Promos
Similar to how the bookmaker doesn’t offer a welcome bonus, players will not find any type of benefits, bonuses or ongoing promotions or even the need to enter a Sky Ute sportsbook promo code, at least for now. Of course, bettors would like to see these goodies added on the platform as soon as possible.
- Available on both Android and iOS;
- Favorable odds;
- Decent customer support;
- Long, proven track record in Colorado
- No bonuses or ongoing promotions
- No live chat
- ; Sportsbook only available via a mobile app;
Markets and Betting Lines
Sky Ute Sports touches on all types of bets and markets. Of course, you want to stay behind state lines to get the best odds Colorado has to offer. In terms of odds offered, bettors can expect amazing offers and this is because the operator has an in-house team. This makes it easy for them to control its products compared to sportsbooks that rely on larger networks for their odds.
This strategy comes with some downsides as well. One of which is inconsistency to a small degree occasioned by the rather smaller team compared to leading operators such as Fox Bet and DraftKings.
The inconsistency here comes in the form of bias, with some sports appearing favored. This is a US bookmaker and that means sports such as baseball, football, and basketball will spot better odds compared to European sports.
Still, on wagering options, bettors will have plenty of different markets to wager on. You have the pre-match bets and in-bets available with the option of choosing single and multi-bets. Going in-depth to more advanced markets, punters have the following options
- Points bets;
- Over/under bets;
- Round robin
This sportsbook covers a wide range of sports. However, niche sporting events don’t have a home here. American sports take top priority here for obvious reasons; however, the bookmaker makes a decent effort to list global events. Here’s the full list of games available:
You’d expect the app to have a live betting section but unfortunately, that’s not the case. Punters will, therefore, have to seek alternatives if they want to bet on ongoing events.
Becoming a member requires you to take a slightly different route. The operator features a retail platform that will link to a mobile app. That means desktop betting will be unavailable, effectively cutting out desktop registration.
Everything on the platform, starting from registration to betting will be on the dedicated mobile app. The good news is the app is available for Android and iOS users. To start your registration process, visit the official Sky Ute website to download the mobile app. The top right of the website hosts direct download links.
Once you start the app, click on the “Register” button found in the top right of the app to begin registration. This will bring up a form requiring personal information:
- Full Name Date of Birth;
- Email Address;
- Physical and Email Address;
- Social Security Number (SSN)
Confirm the correctness of the details and once you are satisfied, click on the “Submit” button. Don’t forget to tick the check the box acknowledging the Terms and Conditions. An email confirming your registration will be sent to your address and the app will determine your location. If everything checks out, you will have access to the app to start betting.
iOS app: ✓
Cost – Free
Category – Sports
Size – 106.2MB
Requirements for OS – iOS 9.0 or later
Age rating – Gambling and Contests 17+
Android app: ✓
Cost – Free
Category – Gambling
OS needed – Android 5.0 or higher
Size – 32.9MB
Sky Ute Sportsbook is available on mobile only but fortunately, the downloadable app is available for both iOS and Android users. To get the app, you need to visit the official Sky Ute Sportsbook website. To the top right of the homepage, you will find download links for both apps.
Click on your preferred link to start the download. Once the download completes for Android users, simply install the app by choosing an installer (usually, this is done by the system).
For iOS users, the link will direct you to the official Apple App Store where you can rely on the system to install the app for you. After installation, the app will initialize and during this time, the app will determine your location since only players from the US are allowed on this platform. If you are outside the US, the app will return a timeout error.
As for the Sky Ute Sportsbook app interface, everything meets industry standards. The odds appear on the homepage as well as the events available to bet on. The toolbar at the top of the screen hosts the various sports available. At the bottom, you will find another toolbar with options such as A-Z Sports, My Bets, Bet Slip, and Support.
The options are practical in terms of navigation and efficiency since each option is self-explanatory and does as it says. Thanks to this, players seem to like overall app with few issues reported.
However, one rather weird occurrence shocked us. The app seemed to hang, displaying the message “no games available.” What was even more interesting is the disappearance of the toolbar at the top of the screen.
This section presents the biggest setback players will encounter when betting on Sky Ute Sportsbook. The operator doesn’t offer the variety of options bettors would want to see. Instead, all transaction will go through Play+. Multiple gambling platforms use this payment mechanism due to its proven track record.
With that in mind, it means you will need to create a Play+ account before depositing funds. The app will prompt you to do this once you create an account and while the process can be quite tedious and annoying, Sky Ute Sportsbook has nothing but your best interests at heart. You will want to know that your funds will be secure inside FDIC-insured bank accounts.
Play+ acts as a middleman here in that you will use a different payment method to deposit funds into your Play+ account and then to your sportsbook account. Once your Play+ account is up and running, deposit $25 or more to get started. To deposit or withdraw funds from your Play+ account, choose from the following methods:
- Checking Account;
- Bank Transfer;
- In-person cash payment
Support Team Contacts
Sky Ute Sportsbook doesn’t offer a live chat service, which is disappointing considering its handiness in resolving urgent queries. That aside, there’s a dedicated FAQ page where you will find an extensive list of questions and answers. However, the FAQ page doesn’t guarantee a solution and in such a case, consider using one of the following options.
- Emailing the team using the internal form;
- You can also opt to call in using the number 970.563.7777;
- Alternatively, you can visit the physical offices: Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Hwy 172 North, Ignacio, Colorado 81137