New to the sportsbook market in the UK, RealDealBet is looking to emulate its main patron Evander Holyfield and deliver a knockout blow to its competition. RealDealBet really has come out swinging with a generous welcome offer and a healthy collection of betting markets…
So is it set to become the sportsbook heavyweight champion of the world, or will it hit the canvas early?
The brains behind the operation is Zapzap Ltd, who is perhaps better known for its leading sports betting brand 10bet and a number of other ventures in sports betting and casino gaming. It only set the site live late in 2016, and already it’s building traction. Can it jab its way to the very top?
The RealDealBet website has been built by SBTech, an award-winning platform that designs sports betting sites as a speciality and keeps them up-to-date with relevant content. It has powered RealDealBet’s ‘omni-channel’ setup, which basically means the transition between sports betting and casino gaming is seamless. The duel wallet system means you can have a flutter on both from a single bankroll.
There are no gimmicks, no shocks and no over-the-top touches from RealDealBet. This is simply sports betting at its easiest. The site itself looks and feels like many others – the fact that SBTech are one of the most trusted web management firms in sports betting is responsible for that. But the good news for punters is that it feels like many other sportsbooks you’ll have used before.
Popular markets and live betting take centre stage on the homepage, with an A-Z of available sports listed just further down the page on the left-hand side. Scroll a little more and a handy help section reveals all you need to know about the mechanics of RealDealBet.
For the purposes of this review two key British sporting events, the FA Cup final and the Derby, have been used to measure Real Deal’s odds compared to those of its competition.
As far as football betting is concerned, the conclusion is that it’s lacking a bit behind its rivals as far as the Match Winner markets are concerned, although it does earn its stripes as far as the Correct Score and Both Teams to Score markets are concerned given that they are best price, or near to, for a multitude of options.
As far as horse racing is concerned, they were equal best price for four of the first fifteen horses listed for the Derby; a very impressive 27%.
There are no surprises at RealDealBet, with all of the major sports covered with pre-event and in-play markets.
RealDealBet offers its own dedicated live betting channel, with a particular emphasis on football. If there’s a game going on almost anywhere on the planet then Real Deal will facilitate bets on it. Other popular in-play sports include tennis, basketball, volleyball and cricket.
The welcome offer at RealDealBet is fairly standard by all accounts: a 100% bonus on your first deposit up to £/$100. There are plenty of other goodies up for grabs though, including enhanced acca bonuses, cashback when your horse loses by a head or less, cash out and plenty more features into the bargain.
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RealDealBet takes the safety of its players very seriously, and it has incorporated a number of factors into its website that protects against any untoward activity. All personal details are kept safe with top-level encryption, and all finances held in a secure financial institution that is regulated and audited.
You don’t need to worry about your funds suddenly disappearing. Speaking of which, a myriad of payment methods are accepted by RealDealBet including Visa, Maestro and MasterCard, PayPal, Skrill and NETELLER, as well as bank transfer and personal cheque.
It will take some time for RealDealBet to catch up with the sports betting behemoths that dominate the industry, but you get the sense it doesn’t want to challenge the big boys anyway.
That’s why it has set up with a generous but standard welcome bonus, a recognisable set of markets offered and odds which are competitive but not ridiculously short – the tell-tale sign that a bookmaker is desperate to attract new customers. Instead, Real Deal has focused on doing the simple things well, and it’s a look that suits it well!
|extensive live betting options||could improve football market odds|
|excellent horse racing odds||could cover more obscure markets|
|a number of payment methods accepted|