Sky Ute Casino Resort located in Ignacio, Colorado launched its own mobile sportsbook in June 2020 for iOS and Android devices. Sky Ute Sportsbook is now open for business to customers 21 or older and located within Colorado state lines.
Sky Ute Sportsbook is powered by Nevada’s USBookmaking, an online sports betting firm that works in partnership with tribal casino operators across the country. The USBookmaking team is composed of industry veterans and has delivered for Sky Ute Casino a mobile betting app that is simple and not particularly feature-rich but one that is easy to use.
The Sky Ute Sportsbook website claims to offer the best odds in Colorado, which could potentially offset a lack of welcome bonuses and other promotions. ColoradoBetting.com will investigate that claim in this review and then take a close look at the mobile app’s usability, sports coverage and overall quality compared to the competition.
- Visit Sky Ute Sportsbook online at: SkyUteCasino.com/sportsbook/
- Mobile apps available for: iOS and Android
- Colorado licensing status: Approved
- Can I bet on Colorado college games at Sky Ute Sportsbook? Yes. Licensed CO sportsbook may accept wagers on college games, including games that involve Colorado universities.
- Who’s allowed to bet online with Sky Ute Sportsbook? Sky Ute Sportsbook accepts customers who are 21 or older and US residents. Bettors may register from any state but must be physically located in Colorado to place wagers.
- Land-based casino partner: Sky Ute Casino Resort
Sky Ute Sportsbook Bonuses
Sky Ute Sportsbook does not yet offer a welcome bonus or any ongoing promos for loyal customers. This is still a relatively new entrant in the Colorado sports betting market, so it’s possible a bonus and/or other promos will be offered at some point in the future.
ColoradoBetting.com will check back in with Sky Ute Sportsbook periodically and update this review if anything changes in that regard.
Sky Ute Sportsbook Odds Review
The Sky Ute Sportsbook website advertises “the best odds in Colorado,” which is a bold claim in a competitive market. With the likes of SBK Sportsbook drawing its odds from an international exchange to reduce house commissions and Circa Sports also providing surprisingly low commission odds, Sky Ute Sportsbook has its work cut out for it.
To put that claim to the test, ColoradoBetting.com picked several sports betting events at random and compared the odds between Sky Ute Sportsbook and three of its competitors.
Soccer: Manchester City vs. Bournemouth
MMA: Dan Ige vs. Calvin Kattar
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NBA: Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Based on these three random samples, Sky Ute Sportsbook is competitive, but it would be a stretch to call these “the best odds in Colorado.” SBK Sportsbook is a tough one to bet on odds alone as it pulls its odds from a betting exchange to significantly beat the competition in many instances.
However, Sky Ute is clearly competitive with other mainstream operators such as BetMGM and DraftKings. Given this information, Sky Ute is worth adding to the list of sportsbooks to check when looking for the best odds, but it has some work to do before it can truly lay claim to the best odds in the state.
Sports Covered and Types of Wagers Offered
Sky Ute Sportsbook offers a basic selection of wagers primarily focused on the US market. Domestic coverage includes the major US pro and college leagues with the standard assortment of football, basketball, baseball and hockey coverage along with golf, boxing and other mainstream sports.
International coverage is currently limited to soccer aside from the occasional MMA or boxing bout that takes place overseas. Otherwise, Sky Ute is more limited than most when it comes to international competition.
All that being said, Sky Ute says it will be adding new sports and leagues to the list over time.
Sports covered as of today:
The types of wagers offered for individual games is also somewhat limited compared to the competition. Visiting the wagering page for any particular event reveals a list of basic wagers such as the point spread, moneyline, total and first half/quarter/period outcomes. Sky Ute also accepts futures wagers on all major US sports and golf tournaments.
Other wagering options such as in-play betting and team or player props were nowhere to be found at the time of this review.
However, it should be noted this review was written during a dearth of US sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Sky Ute’s focus being on US sports, it would not be surprising to see in-play betting offered and the variety of wagers expanded significantly once US sports leagues resume normal activity. ColoradoBetting.com will revisit this review once US sports resume.
Sky Ute Sportsbook Mobile App Review
The Sky Ute Sportsbook app provides a straightforward experience that forsakes advanced features in favor of simplicity. New and experienced bettors alike should have no trouble signing up, logging in and placing wagers.
Design wise, the Sky Ute app largely follows industry standards and will be familiar to anyone with online betting experience. Novice users should have no issue either as menu items are clearly labeled and wagers are displayed prominently in the center of the app.
One minor issue we encountered is the app’s home screen does not display a list of popular wagers and upcoming games as most betting apps do. As a result, customers need to specifically navigate to specific sport pages to find the wagers they want – there’s not really an easy way to just browse a list of upcoming events to find something interesting.
iOS and Android users can find links to download the official mobile app at the Sky Ute Casino website here. Alternatively, iOS users can search the App Store for “Sky Ute Sportsbook” to get started. Sky Ute does not yet offer a web-based platform, which means no desktop computer access. Customers must have an iOS or Android devices to bet online with Sky Ute.
Customer Support is a weak point for Sky Ute Sportsbook at this stage. Logging in to the app and selecting “support” from the menu simply directs users to the Sky Ute Casino website, where users must again select “support” to eventually be directed to a help page on the USBookmaking website.
Support representatives are available from 10 AM to 10 PM MST seven days a week but cannot be reached via phone. Instead, users may only fill out an e-mail form or send an e-mail to ask a question and wait for a response. Customers may also visit any of the tellers at the Sky Ute Casino Resort sportsbook for in-person assistance with the app.
Sky Ute Sportsbook Deposit Methods
Sky Ute Sportsbook accepts deposits through the Play+ account/prepaid card service only. However, Play+ can be funded through several methods. Making a deposit therefore requires customers to enroll in Play+ and then upload funds to the Play+ account via:
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Electronic bank transfer
Having to register for a Play+ account adds one step to the process, but registration is fairly quick and players can make instant online deposits using any of the methods listed above. After registering and making a deposit, customers also receive a physical Play+ card by mail that can be used to withdraw funds via ATM or to make purchases wherever Discover is accepted.
Sky Ute Casino does not appear to offer any built-in responsible gambling tools at this time. Colorado law requires sportsbooks to provide customers with the ability to self-exclude but there are no mandates that such tools be integrated into the app.
Currently, the responsible gambling link inside the Sky Ute betting app redirects customers to the website of the International Center for Responsible Gaming.