There’s a pretty decent chance that you might not have heard of RealDealBet before, but let us tell you that they are one of fastest growing bookmakers in the industry. The site comes with the endorsement of boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, which is pretty rare but a nice addition.
The brand has been in operation since 2015, but the company behind RealDealBet is actually that of Blue Star Planet. Again, probably not a name many of you have heard of, but they’ve already seen success within the sports betting sector with the release of 10bet, amongst others. Based out of Malta, RealDealBet is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
Sports Betting at RealDealBet
Whilst you are going to be able to access an integrated online casino at RealDealBet, of which we will talk about later in this review, it’s the sports betting side that will likely catch your attention. It’s here where the company have invested the majority of their resources and even though they have only been about for a couple of years, the site has seen a remarkable increase in pretty much all areas.
One of the biggest innovations has been the ability to offer the majority of their sports on mobile as well. You wont need to download the app, but simply visit the sportsbook from your smartphone device to access the latest betting markets.
Sports Welcome Bonus
When you open a new account with RealDealBet you are going to be able to get your hands on a welcome bonus that’s worth up to £50. The bonus is based as a 100% match of your opening deposit of £10 or more. You can of course deposit more than the £50 that’s on offer, but only the first £50 of the deposit amount will count.
You will need to enter the bonus code ‘RDB50’ when you make your deposit and if you fail to do so then this will not be reversible. The bonus hits your account once you have rolled over your qualifying deposit once. All bets must include at least 3 selections, each at odds of 1.40 or greater. You can place non-qualifying bets if you wish, but these wont count towards clearing your deposit amount.
Once you have met these criteria then you are going to be credited with your bonus amount. The bonus will need to rolled over 5 times prior to withdrawing and will need to meet the same betting terms as mentioned above. You will get 90 days in which to clear the bonus in full before any remaining balance and winnings from that bonus will be removed from your account.
Odds and Markets
The pricing structure on offer is an area that has seen massive improvement over the last 12 months. In fact, we would guess that it’s the reason as to why they are doing so well these days compared to what was a pretty slow start at best. The site will include a good range of odds for most of the higher profile matches and sports, but admittedly can be a bit erratic when it comes to markets that are a little more niche. This will be mainly down to the amount of money that is wagered on site, which will be less than the more established brands, resulting in higher fluctuations.
It’s been tough to really criticise the market coverage as well, which is going to be about as deep as you would expect a bookmaker of this ilk. What’s been impressive to see is that they are still improving the number of games and the number of markets for each game. Again, we looked at the bookmaker almost a year ago and saw about a 30% increase in the number of markets for top European football matches today.
We don’t want to sound a bit like a broken record, but again the live betting section is another aspect that’s seen noticeable growth over the last 12 months. Whilst progress has been made, we would still argue that it’s a fairly basic set up in terms of the number of games covered and then the live betting markets on offer.
The profile of the match or event would play a huge role and at the time of writing there just so happened to be a game based in Brazil and an English Premier League game, with the latter having almost 50% more markets to bet on. This sort of thing isn’t uncommon for these types of bookmakers, but when you compare it to the likes of bet365 and Coral, the difference is definitely noticeable.
RealDealBet has a fairly large Asian following and this is apparent in the introduction of one of their latest betting features, Asian View. Basically this section allows you to see an overview of all the live Asian betting markets that are currently taking place. So, it would include things like the Asian Handicap and the Over/Under markets as an example. We would even stretch as far to saying that RealDealBet might just be the only bookmaker to offer this type of feature, so kudos must be given!
The bookmaker actually offers up a pretty good range of promotions once you are through the door. The most popular will undoubtedly be their Acca Bonus where you can get up to 60% more in profits as you add more bets into your acca. The bonus starts form accumulators of 5 selections, which would yield a 10% bonus for that bet. To get the full 60% you would need to have 16 or more teams in your acca and obviously for that bet to win.
Casino Games at Net Bet
It’s probably fair to say that the casino plays second fiddle to the sportsbook, but it can more than hold its own within the industry. The site uses a number of software providers to offer a good range of games and the recent switch to HTML5 means that games can be accessed on both your desktop browser and your mobile browser for ease of use.
Casino Welcome Offer
The casino allows you to claim up to £200 worth of bonus money, which works out as a 100% match on your opening deposit of £15 or more. To claim the offer you will need to make sure that you use the bonus code ‘RUMBLE1’ and from there you can trigger your promotion. Unlike the sports offer, the bonus will hit your account immediately for you to start playing on any real money casino game.
You will need to wager through the bonus 25 times before being able to withdraw, which is one of the lowest rollover amounts we have seen for an offer like this. You will get 15 days in which to clear the bonus in full, before any remaining bonus and winnings from your bonus will be removed from your account. It’s worth noting that Baccarat and Craps games will not contribute to clearing this bonus.
Software and Games
With the likes of Microgaming, NetEnt, Betsoft and iSoftBet, amongst others, all providing casino games for RealDealBet, you can rest assured that they are able to offer up some of the best games in the business. What you will find is that the range of games isn’t huge, but the quality of games is right up there with the best.
The main bulk of games come from the video slots section and they include some great titles such as Game of Thrones, Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, Motorhead and Thunderstruck II. What was a really nice feature within the casino is that you were able to sort games via the software provider they originally came from. This is great if you know that you like a certain company’s games and also highlights which have been freshly added.
The mobile casino offers up a fairly good range of games, although compared to the online version, it does feel as though it’s lacking somewhat. What’s nice touch is the ability to see which games are mobile friendly form the desktop casino, which means you are then able to quickly jump across to your phone should you favourite game be compatible.
The main secondary offer to note at the casino is the £200 reload bonus that’s on offer. This works very much the same as the opening offer apart from that you need to enter bonus code ‘RUMBLE2’ to claim it. It’s a 100% match on all second deposits from £20 upward and with it you will need to wager through the bonus 25 times before withdrawing.
You get a good range of payment methods on offer at RealDealBet, which include Credit/Debit Cards, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Bank Transfer and EcoPayz. There are no fees to pay on deposits and min deposits start from just £5. Withdrawals can range from anywhere between 1-2 days for e-wallets, 3-5 days for credit and debit cards up to 30 days for Cheque. Again, no fees are charged for withdrawals.
As with most high-end bookmakers these days, there are plenty of ways that you can get in touch with RealDealBet, should you need to. The quickest and easiest is via their live chat function, but there are alternatives to this, as listed below.
- Live Chat: Accessible via Website
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: +356 277 61017
- Address: Blue Star Planet Limited, The Hub – Suite W301, Triq Sant’ Andrija, San Gwann, SGN 1612, Malta
- License: UK Gambling Commission (43173)