RealDealBet is a new face in the online gambling world, and while they don’t have the years of experience that veteran betting companies can boast, the site has grown quickly in terms of popularity as well as the market and betting opportunities they offer. It’s quickly becoming clear that RealDealBet is a site that commands serious respect, and we’re likely to hear a whole lot more from them as time goes on thanks to their professional approach and the care they give to their players.
The markets available may not be as exhaustive as can be found at the bigger names out there, but this is changing rapidly, and each day new markets are added. All of the usual bet opportunities are available as well as a few of the less conventional, so most punters will easily find the right market to suit their needs and personal preferences.
Below, we look at some of the core aspects of the site alongside a brief history of the company, as well as reviewing the website itself and the mobile experience provided to players.
Sports Betting at RealDealBet
One of the core reasons behind RealDealBet’s success is the variety of markets they offer. In fact, unless you have very specific tastes you’ll be hard pressed to find a market they don’t offer – especially impressive given the short amount of time they have been on the scene.
You can view all the sports and other markets available on the left-hand side of the screen, and you’ll see everything from Football, Golf, Hockey, MLS, Gaelic Football, and more.
What’s quite refreshing about the bookmaker, is that unlike almost all other UK sites they don’t solely focus on football; and though there are still a ton of football markets and events on offer, RealDealBet have an incredibly varied selection of other markets as well, with their promotions and offers spread across all of them.
Although you won’t find the widest selection of bizarre or comedy markets at RealDealBet, you will find a curated number of less common sports markets, and this includes: Chess, Fussball, Aussie Rules Football, E-Sports, Handball, and even Pool.
There’s a ‘Specials’ tab on the menu too, which allows you to bet on various noteworthy events. At the time of writing, markets are available on events in Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Inside each country’s individual tab, you’ll find betting options including major Political events, country specific TV show results (i.e. the winner of I’m a Celebrity: Get me out of Here), and more.
You can even bet on seasonal events like Surfing and Trotting, although as you can probably imagine the availability varies heavily, and you won’t always find markets available.
How Good are the Odds?
RealDealBet offer great odds on most UK and Irish markets – particularly Horse Racing – but they appear to fall short when it comes to international markets. The odds on international races are a little worse when compared to most bookies, and for this reason, American, Australian, French, and South African horse racing punters may be better off at a different bookie.
If, however, you’re interested in placing UK bets only, then RealDealBet is an ideal bookie for you to join, and you will benefit from competitive prices along with best odds guaranteed, which is relatively rare to see from a new bookmaker.
Best odds guaranteed ensures that if you place a bet and your selection starts at a higher price than the one you took; your bet will be settled at the higher price. Thankfully, this doesn’t work the other way around, and if you place a bet at say 4/1, if the price is 3/1 when the event starts you’ll still be paid at 4/1.
In Play Betting
Here’s a quote from RealDealBet’s own website regarding the in-play functions and features:
“12 Jul 2017 – Bet in play now with RealDealBets live betting platform that offers the best real time odds across multiple sport events around the globe.”
This promise is one that’s evidently been honoured by the bookie, and they offer one of the most well built in-play sections we’ve seen in a while, definitely on-par with the likes of Betfair who are giants in comparison.
You’ll be able to access all of the live events from anywhere you wish thanks to the ‘in play’ tab on the main navigation bar on each screen. Click this, and you’ll be taken directly to the in-play area where you can narrow down the matches and events, as well as checking out any live streams that are available, as well as actually placing your bets of course.
The RealDealBet website is, unfortunately, a little underwhelming. While there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s not anything special, and it follows the classic layout we’ve become so used to seeing in online bookies and casino’s. It feels a little one size fits all.
Now this lack of originality isn’t to say the website doesn’t perform well, because in all honesty it does. The site’s loading times are pretty decent, and it’s clear they’ve invested in both experienced web designers and a good server to boot, which ensures you enjoy a pacey betting experience at all times.
Like most bookies, you’ll see two menus; the main navigation bar at the top of the page for navigating around the main areas of the site, and then the sports menu on the left-hand side which lists all of the sports available, as well as providing options to split them into sub-categories.
One thing we particularly like is the ‘Popular Markets’ tab, which shows you the most popular bets/events of the day. In some circumstances, the bookie even compiles popular trebles/fourfolds of the day, and allows you to add all selections with one click. Quite a cool unique feature you don’t often see.
RealDealBet have some work to do when it comes to mobile betting, and unfortunately, at the time of writing you won’t find any form of downloadable app available for any of their products.
They do, however, offer a pretty decent mobile ready website, which can be accessed by punters on all smartphones and tablets running any operating system. To access the mobile site, simply head to the RealDealBet website as normal and the site will detect your device and instantly redirect you to the mobile optimised website.
One of the things we loved about the mobile site, was that virtually all of the markets available on the desktop site were available to take advantage of on the mobile site too, and this means you don’t miss out on anything if you choose to bet via mobile.
It’s also worth pointing out the ease with which new punters can sign up for an account while playing on the mobile site. Usually, arduous sign up forms and laggy interfaces prevent a fast and hassle-free sign up; but RealDealBet have ensured that their mobile sites sign-up process is smooth and quick, and it takes just a couple of minutes to complete.
Other points worth mentioning include that full cashier and banking services are available alongside live streaming functionality, which also happens to work flawlessly providing you have an internet connection capable of streaming the event in the first place.
RealDealBet also operate an online casino, and while this won’t appeal to all players, those who like the occasional roll of the dice will love what the bookie has to offer. Each week new promotions, like free spins on the slots, are offered in the casino as a reward for wagering a certain amount of money in the sportsbook (usually £25), and with low or non-existent wagering requirements, it’s a great way to earn some potential extra cash while having a bit of fun.
Bonuses on Accumulators
Regular bonuses are awarded on access, and while you’ll usually need to have 5 or more selections in order to qualify, there aren’t any restrictions on the odds (i.e. some casinos won’t let you have ACCA bonuses if all your selections are 1/5), and this means all players and all bets enjoy a rewarding experience at the bookie.
Re-load bonuses were first made famous by online casinos; simply deposit as normal, claim your daily or weekly re-load bonus, and enjoy either 25% or 50% extra cash on top. Thankfully, this generous offer has made its way to RealDealBet’s sportsbook as well, and each week you can enjoy re-load bonuses which allow you to bet more for less.
Note: Contrary to what we said above, it should be noted that some markets do have minimum odds requirements, and as is the case with all re-load bonuses, you’ll be required to complete wagering requirements before being eligible to withdraw the cash. Full details can be found on the same page that you claim the bonus on by clicking ‘Terms and conditions apply’.
Payments & Limits
RealDealBet don’t state any specific limits other than generic maximum bet limits, which vary from market to market. While the exact limits depend on your account status and the country you’re betting from, generally you’ll find the maximum bet amount is around £10,000, with payouts restricted to a maximum of £100,000 per day.
RealDealBet may be quite a small bookie, but one thing they have managed to nail down despite their age is the payment methods, of which there are many.
Some of the more popular ways in which you can deposit/withdraw through your account, include: Bank Wire Transfer, Maestro, Neteller, Skrill, Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Delta, and other pre-paid cards and EWallets.
Withdrawal times differ depending on your account’s VIP status, but you can expect to see your withdrawals processed in around 24 hours for the most part. One way that you can speed this process up is by ensuring your account is verified. Upload your documents and show your ID and proof of address to speed this up.
History & About
RealDealBet is one of the newest online gambling companies. First founded in 2015, it wasn’t until a year later in 2016 that they began to gain any real traction in the industry.
Offering a small but quality range of betting markets, the bookie has seen significant growth in its short life time, much of which can probably be attributed to its endorsement by the former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield.
Fact: The site is called RealDealBet because that was Holyfield’s nickname during his fighting career.
The bookie uses extremely secure and reliable software to deliver its betting markets to punters, and it actually uses the same platform as 10bet, which is further proof of the legitimacy of the company and the quality of the software used to run their website.
Owned by ZapZap marketing, RealDealBet may not yet be a household name within the UK but it continues to grow, and is certainly beginning to give some of the smaller bookmakers a run for their money.
While some controversies have already tainted the bookie’s reputation (most notably the fact it holds a license from Curacao – essentially a meaningless license, with many experts calling the whole license scheme a scam in itself), RealDealBet fight back determined to secure their foothold within the betting industry, and by all accounts it appears they’re doing a good job.
Website updates, better mobile betting, and new features have been promised by the RealDealBet team, and it’s likely we’ll see their business continue to grow, particularly if their popularity keeps increasing at the rate it has done thus far.