The name Sporting Life is steeped in history, having been established in 1859. Sporting Life was originally a print publication and sold as a newspaper up until 1998. Two years prior to this, the Sporting Life website was created and it was the first multi-sports website of its kind in the United Kingdom.
The basis of the website – sportinglife.com, is to provide up to date sporting news, betting previews, scores and reviews, covering several sports such as football, horseracing, golf, cricket, tennis, motorsport and US Sport.
Upon landing on the website, it immediately becomes clear who owns it, as more often than not there is a big advert at the top of the page for Skybet (Now part Sky past CVC capital – news here). It’s below this ad where the main action starts and Sporting Life looks very much like a standard news website, with the latest news at the top of the middle column and older news articles below. On the right side of the homepage, you will find upcoming football fixtures and horseracing times, in addition to latest scores and results.
One key thing Sproting life has is the fast results page – this delievers yo horse racing results in an instant after the race has finished – here’s how it looks –
On the left side of the homepage is a menu of all the sports covered by Sporting Life and by clicking on one of them, you will be taken to the specialist section of the website for that sport.
Towards the bottom of this menu, you will find the betting zone and by clicking on the arrow to the right, a new menu opens on the left side, displaying many betting options. From here you can access betting previews and these tend to be for football, horseracing, NFL and golf. Previews include a facts section, team information and various tips. The betting news section highlights any special offers on upcoming events and the tipsters section shows the people who are writing the tips for the website, a bit about their background and previous tips they have provided.
You can also check out the record of Sporting Life when it comes to providing winning tips. There is also a handy betting calculator and betting guide, the latter of which comes with a betting glossary, for any terms you may be unsure about.
Sporting Life is a website which is very rich in content and if you are looking for the latest news and betting previews, especially for football, horseracing, NFL, tennis and golf, Sporting Life is a great resource. The tips on the website are free and they keep a record of how well they are doing, so you can check this before deciding whether to follow at tip. The only downside is the lack of statistical information.
So, if you like to base your betting activity on statistics, Sporting Life may not have the content you are looking for but in general, it is a very good website.