Year established: 2015
Mobile version: yes
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom, Curacao
Overall rating: C+
Recommended: For recreational players
RealDealBet Sportsbook Review
Endorsed by former world heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield, RealDealBet boxed its way onto the betting scene in 2015.
One of Holyfield’s nicknames was ‘The Real Deal’ (you may have played the Evander Holyfield endorsed game ‘Real Deal Boxing’ for the Sega Megadrive back in 1992), and so the betting brand was born. It utilises the SBtech sportsbook platform which is also used by 10Bet.
Both online bookies are run by parent company Blue Star Planet Limited which is a firm based in Malta.The RealDealBet sportsbook itself is licensed in Curacao; it runs sports including racing, and has a live casino inbuilt too.
RealDealBet has a presence on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. It joined Twitter in March 2015 yet has under 500 followers which indicates it needs to amend its social media strategy.
RealDealBet offers its customers a wide variety of sports on which to try their luck.
You can read each and every one of them here: Football, Horse Racing, Basketball, Tennis, American Football, Aussie Rules, Badminton, Bandy, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Sports, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker & Pool, Speedway, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Winter Sports.
RealDealBet doesn’t stop there as it also offers customers Specials such as Politics and Novelty markets, and Poker too.
RealDealBet is the real mccoy when it comes to live betting. It offers a range of sports and markets, there’s a decent set up with some inviting graphics and a helpful live schedule.
Whilst it looks the part and is very operable, it lets punters down slightly in that it doesn’t (yet) offer live streaming of any events. It does offer a cash out facility.
Usability of the site
The site is easy to get your head round and find what you want whether you’re a new bettor or a veteran. The layout is simple and doesn’t bog you down in too many graphics or attention grabbing, or rather distracting, betting offers.
The menu at the top keeps it to Sports, Live Betting, Casino, Live Casino, Games and Mobile which is great but they could make Live Chat or Customer Support options easier to locate.
That it uses the same platform as 10Bet, a well established sportsbook, adds to its trustworthiness and reliability. In terms of banking options RealDealBet customers have the usual banking options of Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill as well as Paypal which is less common for bookmakers.
The site is available in English, German, Italian, Swedish and Russian; this is something which could be extended should it wish to expand its reach.
The RealDealBet mobile platform is good but an actual app is generally preferred by bettors on mobile these days, and with the top end options available elsewhere this is where they’ll go if RealDealBet don’t step up to the plate.
Customer support, once accessed, is decent and available 24/7 in some form. At this time these include live chat, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and phone too (+442036958767).
As a member of the Blue Star Planet Limited family RealDealBet is in with good stock and with the Evander Holyfield name in its corner it should enjoy some success.
It needs to get out the corner and start fighting and making a name for itself however, especially with the amount of sportsbooks on the scene these days. Adding a mobile app is one item which should be prioritised on the to do list. It has a good betting interface with a solid depth of markets including politics and entertainment with well priced odds to boot.
Once it has that then it can plan its knockout blow.
– Fronted by boxing legend, Evander Holyfield;
– Plenty of markets on each sport;
– Large betting offer;
– Boxing betting experts;
– Strong live online betting service;
– Generous welcome bonus;
– Good betting interface with strong multi betting functionality.
– Very new on the market;
– Betting market displays could be more intuitive;
– Harsh turnover requirements on bonus funds;
– Restrictions likely in certain countries;
– Not a lot of payment options.
Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, Neteller, Ecocard
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.