Reviewed By James Molloy
BetRegal Sports offers a whole new world for Kiwi punters and provides the stats and extra elements that you won’t find at the TAB.
It definitely helps that they are offering that free $10 bet, so we reckon you should give BetRegal Sports a nudge and broaden your betting horizons.
BetRegal Sports offers good odds, they are fully compliant with the New Zealand Gambling Commission, and they even have a live casino on top of the sports betting goodness. But are they up to the mark for the dedicated Kiwi punter?
Let’s dive in for a BetRegal Sports review!
|Good odds market||Pages are slow to load|
|Great in-play betting and stats||Range of markets for smaller sports can be limited|
|24/7 support for Kiwis|
There’s nothing better than betting with someone else’s money, and that’s basically what BetRegal Sports lets you do when you first join up.
It’s pretty simple really — register with BetRegal Sports for the first time, make a $10 single bet with odds over $2.00, and they’ll give you a free $10 sports bet.
While you only get the free $10 sports bet after your original $10 has settled, it doesn’t actually matter if you win or lose that first bet, you still get your BetRegal free bet.
There is no promo code needed, just make your first bet and your free bet will turn up automatically after your first bet is settled.
We went through the small print for you, and here’s the gist of it:
There is the off chance the BetRegal free bet won’t turn up automatically, but if that’s the case, just talk to their friendly 24/7 support team, and they’ll sort it out for you.
Just something else to note, you’ll only get that deal if you click through our BET NOW link at the top of the page.
As well as the welcome bonus, BetRegal Sports has a few little sweeteners to keep you coming back for more. These promos will likely change seasonally, but it should give you a good idea of what BetRegal Sports has on offer for its loyal subjects.
Place at least four pre-match sports bets as an accumulator, with each bet at odds of at least $1.20, and you could boost your winnings up to 77%! The more bets you add the higher your boost.
This one is a competition to see who are the best punters. Place at least ten $1 bets at odds of $1.30 or greater. Whoever ends up on the BR Challenge Leader Board will win prizes!
This one is free! Just guess who will win out of four sports games. The more you are correct, the higher up the leaderboard you go. The best of the best will win some sweet prizes.
You might notice that they don’t specifically mention NZ dollars, but don’t worry, just make your bets in NZ dollars and you will qualify.
BetRegal Sports may be based in Europe, but they know what side to butter their bread when it comes to sports for Kiwis. Rugby, cricket, football, rugby league, Aussie Rules, basketball, golf, motorsports, horse racing and greyhounds are just some of the markets on offer.
Being an international site, it’s not just the Kiwi favourites on offer either — BetRegal Sports offers a bunch of other sports from around the world.
In the four or so years that BetRegal Sports has been around, they’ve managed to put together a range of features that rival the old established sites in sports betting.
BetRegal Sports have taken on the services of AG Communications to power their sportsbooks, and it’s a pretty good system overall. With the big leagues and games, in particular, there is a lot of detail and stat stuff you can dig into to really make it a great sports viewing companion.
We watched a Japanese J-League football game via BetRegal’s in-game play screen, and they had a graphic of the pitch with the ball movement, and then literally hundreds of odds below that you could bet on. To the right of the screen where all of the stats for corner kicks, shots on goal, etc. There was also a little graphic at the top right to show the momentum of the game if you wanted to confirm your hunch on what was going on.
When it comes to smaller leagues or NZ domestic games, it’s unlikely you’ll get this much detail, but it’s good to know it’s available for the big games. For the likes of a Premier League football or NFL game, it would make a really sweet viewing companion to have BetRegal Sports open on your phone while you’re watching the game on TV.
In terms of horse racing, they had a fair bit of international action, but unfortunately, we couldn’t see anything for NZ or Aussie. Still, there is plenty on offer if you know your horses, especially in the UK or Ireland.
Your betslip is on the right of the screen (once you’ve made your bet/s). To the right of that, there is a My Bets tab with a summary of your bets in play. Below that is the BR-Bot, which is BetRegal Sport’s own little game predictor — it’s up to you whether you want to trust it!
If you click on the settings cog of the betslip tab, you can also choose whether you want to accept odds changes, only accept better odds, or not accept any new odds. Pretty cool if you want to take advantage of changing odds automatically.
Bets are easy to revise and remove, and it’s otherwise quite clear and easy to use.
Cash outs are available on selected bets, and you’ll see whether you can cash out by looking at your betslip. Cash outs are also available for qualifying multi bets — again, just check your betslip to see if it’s available.
In-play betting was a dream in our BetRegal Sports review, as they have just a ton of stuff going on live during the big games. Just click on the In-play tab, and you’ll see every game that is being played live around the world at that time.
Click on the game you want to have a gander at, and stats and odds are updated in real-time so you can have a crack as it happens.
In the age of copyright and legal rights, sadly there aren’t too many sports leagues that give away their coverage for free. This extends to BetRegal Sports where there aren’t any live video streams of games — or at least that we could find.
In saying that, the in-play coverage of the big games are excellent, and would make a great companion on your phone or laptop while you’re watching the match on the telly.
Think of BetRegal Sports as something to make your viewing experience way better than just listening to Justin Marshall shout “YES BOY” instead of actual, useful insight.
Joining up with a sports betting site that isn’t the TAB is probably a bit different for most Kiwis, so we get that you might have a few doubts about it. Rest assured though, it’s all legit — and to prove it, we went through the registration process in our BetRegal Sports review to show you it’s all sweet.
If you want to sign up at BetRegal Sports, it will look like this:
The registration process with BetRegal Sports should take you less than two minutes if you’re quick with your fingers. In terms of your privacy, all of the info they ask for is to ensure your own security — they don’t give it out to other people who are going to spam you.
Something to be aware of — when you enter your name, make sure it’s spelt exactly the same as it is on your photo ID. When you go to cash out your winnings, they will need to see your photo ID to make sure that your name matches up to your ID.
In our BetRegal Sports review, we found they had a minimum deposit of $10 — it’s a nice low entry point, and it also qualifies you for the welcome bonus if it’s your first deposit.
Be aware that when you go to cash out, you will be required to provide your photo ID. This is completely normal and in fact standard security for any sports betting site worth its salt. It’s designed for your protection to make sure that it’s actually you cashing out your money, and not some 13 year old who has guessed your password. We would be worried if they didn’t include this requirement, as it would mean they don’t take your security seriously.
In our experience withdrawal, times are super quick and even faster than what we’ve listed here, but those timings should give you an idea of the longest you’ll have to wait.
There’s a lot going on at BetRegal Sports, especially since they have a live casino and esports section as well as sports betting. But once you have a look around, you should be able to find what you are looking for pretty easily.
In our BetRegal Sports review, we found it’s not the prettiest user interface we’ve ever seen, but it gets the job done offering up dozens of sports and thousands of live games.
We did find some errors, like the cursor jumping out of our text box when we were talking to support, but that might just have been the browser we were using. Things were sometimes a little slow to load, but it always gets to where you want to go.
If you are browsing from your mobile device, the BetRegal Sports mobile site provides pretty much the same experience as the desktop site. Things are rearranged a bit to fit everything on a small screen, but all of the features are there.
There is no official app for BetRegal Sports, which honestly is no great loss. The mobile website works well enough and should cover all of your betting bases.
We did notice there were some sites online offering a download of the BetRegal Sports app, but we’d stay well clear of those.
We found the betting odds in our BetRegal Sports review to be pretty solid — it’s often the case that you have to worry you’re not getting the latest or best odds, but that wasn’t a problem in our experience. We can say that the betting odds at BetRegal Sports are consistently up there with all the other big boys in international sports betting.
If you do a multi bet of four bets or more (with odds of $1.20 or more each), they will offer to increase your winnings by up to 77%. The more bets you put in your multi bet, the bigger the winning bonus you’ll get.
In case it wasn’t obvious, BetRegal Sports, like most sports betting agencies, is based in Europe. So if we have a problem with our bet here in New Zealand, there isn’t much use in emailing them and waiting for the reply the next day.
Thankfully BetRegal Sports has a really good live chat support system that is available to Kiwis 24/7.
When we wanted to find out a little bit more about the welcome bonus, we flicked them an instant message and they were talking to us within a minute. They helped us with what we needed, spoke great English, and were super friendly.
To sum up, two thumbs up for BetRegal Sports in terms of helping Kiwis on the other side of the world.
Sometimes its super-frustrating trying to figure whether a sports betting site has a VIP programme at all, let alone if they offer anything to Kiwis. Sometimes it’s the Europeans that get all of the toys, and they forget about us in the Land of the Long White Cloud.
It’s all gravy with BetRegal Sports though, as they have a VIP programme available for Kiwis, and it’s super-easy to keep track of.
BetRegal Sports calls their VIP programme their Loyalty Programme, and you climb their Loyalty Ladder by scoring points according to how much you bet.
There are seven levels on the Loyalty Ladder, starting from New Member all the way up to Prestige. The higher you go up the Loyalty Ladder, you’ll be offered more and more benefits like free spins on their live casino pokies, personal account managers, and monthly cash backs.
We really appreciate that BetRegal Sports spells everything out in regards to how to take advantage of their Loyalty Programme — no guesswork needed.
Having a punt on the game on Saturday or Sunday avo is a tradition in New Zealand, and it’s all about having a bit of fun while you watch the game.
But if you find your sports betting is becoming a bit of a hassle, you definitely want to reach out and get some help.
Thankfully our BetRegal Sports review found them to be a responsible sports betting site, and they have help available to you right from their site.
If you scroll down to the bottom of any page on BetRegal Sports, you’ll see links to sites that can help you with any problems you might be having with your sports betting.
Also, if you go into your profile, there is a section where you can do a quick test to see if you have an issue with your betting, and then you can get the help you need.
Finally, if you want to put some limits on yourself, you can create betting limits, cool off periods, and self-exclusion from betting.
BetRegal Sports has been around since 2017 and has very quickly established itself as a top place to have a punt on dozens of sports from around the world. Headed by the Regal Group, BetRegal Sports has partnered up with AG Communications to power its sportsbooks and a ton of fancy stats and live in-play goodies.
Having BetRegal Sports open on your phone while you’re watching the game creates a whole new dimension to having a punt, and we’re here for it.
Yes, the minimum withdrawal for BetRegal Sports is NZ$10.
The sports coverage at BetRegal Sports is very good for Kiwis. It’s unlikely you won’t be able to find a sport or game you’d like to bet on.
Yes, BetRegal Sports allows New Zealanders to pay in NZ dollars.
No, BetRegal Sports does not offer a dedicated mobile app. They do however offer a comprehensive mobile app experience.
Yes, it is safe to play at BetRegal Sports. LeoVegas Sports is licenced with the Malta Gambling Authority and follows NZ Gambling Commission guidelines.
We found withdrawals took a maximum of 1 to 3 days for Kiwi players at BetRegal Sports.
Yes, BetRegal Sports is licenced with the Malta Gambling Authority and follows NZ Gambling Commission guidelines.
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