Some bookmakers have linear growths in the betting market – the more time they spent activating in a country or geographical region, the more customers they pool in. For others, the situation isn’t exactly the same, especially if they start working outside their main area of interest. One clear example from the UK betting sites is RedBet.
Although they’ve been around for quite some time (opening their UK business in 2004), they’ve always prioritized both Europe their casino business more than developing their UK sportsbook. At least that was the case until recently. We’re writing this review to show how RedBet plans to attract new customers from the UK, and to see if their sports betting offers match those of their competitors.
RedBet Sports And Casino Sign-Up Promotions
RedBet is a bookmaker which has been in the UK scene for 14 years and activated based on a UK Gambling License in the area. They’ve been a lot more involved in the casino business for a good number of years, and have only recently started to develop their sportsbook as well.
A perfect time to do this, as we’re quickly coming to the beginning of the biggest football tournament in the last 4 years: The World Cup 2018 in Russia, starting in the middle of June. That is the point at which RedBet would hope to have as many customers as possible, and there is one way of ensuring you get new clients: have awesome bonuses. How do RedBet’s bonuses stack up against the other ones we’ve seen in the business?
First of all, we were very glad to see that their “promotions” page on the website is extremely straightforward and transparent, and very easy to use. Additionally, RedBet doesn’t have a single welcome bonus for new customers: they have a different bonus for every section of the website – the sportsbook, the casino, and the poker area. We will analyze them bit by bit, and compare them to the other welcome bonuses we’ve seen in the UK betting scene.
RedBet Sports Welcome Offer: Up To £100 In Bonus Bets*
– Bonus Code: REDBETWELCOME –
Welcome bonuses in the industry have stopped being static a long time ago. Nowadays, bookmakers and gambling companies are well aware that they have to adapt to an ever-changing market, or risk being left behind by competitors who are more agile in answering their customer’s needs. To adapt their welcome offers to 2019, which grows ever closer, RedBet have changed a few things about their welcome offers:
The Sportsbook welcome bonus now consists of two stages. Stage 1 is a free bet with a twist. If your first bet (made on odds of at least 1,80) is a loser, you are entitled to receive 25% of your stake back as a free bet, with an upper limit of £50. This upper limit is certainly interesting, but bear in mind that your initial wager must be £200 to receive it.
However, for lower initial bets, the bonus is still worthy of considering. Moreover, Step 2 is very enticing as well: after going through £200 worth of bets, on odds of at least 1,80 (again), you’ll be entitled to another £50 in bonuses: £25 worth of bonus money to use on the RedBet sportsbook, and another £25 for the RedBet casino. Make sure you read the terms and conditions of the bonus before using your bets.
RedBet Casino Welcome Bonus Up To £100*
The Casino welcome bonus isn’t very different, but that’s great news. It was one of our favourite casino welcome bonuses across the UK gambling industry. For new casino customers, RedBet offers a 100% first deposit bonus, with an upper limit of £100 – and all deposits over £20 automatically qualify. The playthrough conditions are also fairly standard, sitting at x35.
RedBet Poker 1st Deposit Bonus 200% Up To £2000*
Not a lot of bookmakers have dedicated poker welcome bonuses, but RedBet not only created one – it created a great one. They offer 200% in bonus money, again in steps: £20 for £10 deposits, 200% for deposits between £21 and 200£, with a withdraw rate of 25%, and again 200% for deposits between £201 and £2000, with a withdraw rate of 20%. Thus, RedBet easily becomes one of the best places in the UK gambling scene to start a poker career, even competing with traditional poker-oriented companies.
Sport Betting Markets
Of course, all these bonuses are next to useless if RedBet doesn’t have good betting markets and odds to use them in. We’ll primarily be looking into their sportsbook because that’s the scope of this review – the casino and poker areas of their website and mobile app work very well and can provide some hours of fun, but we’re here to analyze if a betting account with RedBet is worth it.
That being said, they have all we’re expecting in terms of betting markets: the traditional football, tennis, basketball or ice hockey are accompanied by several tens of sports and even newer additions like e-sports and lifestyle bets.
Speaking of football, we’re very impressed with the number of leagues and competitions offered by RedBet. Apart from the classic big leagues, Champions League or Europa League, you can bet all the way down to the Norwegian 4th League, the Qatar Emir Cup or Serbia’s U19 League.
Sure, most UK betting enthusiasts are looking into options to bet on English and Scottish competitions, but diversity can never hurt. Especially if it’s given at good odds – RedBet’s odds are right there at the market requirements, and you’ll never fear being cheated on by less-than-ideal odds. The same is valid for in-play bets, offered on most of the biggest footballing competitions that RedBet host.
Website Features And Mobile Betting
Furthermore, a big part in loving or hating a broker is about their website and mobile app. If you can easily, reliably and transparently place your bets, you’re in for a very good time. If the website looks and feels clunky, it will quickly deter people from using it.
Thankfully for RedBet, their website has a very sleek design, and works extremely quickly, which is essential for in-play betting. Also, the transparency of their terms and conditions, especially for bonuses, is critical. A customer can very easily see the conditions under which they can use promotions.
RedBet also has a few of the most common deposits and withdraw options on the market, catering to around 95% of the customers they might attract. The traditional wire transfers, credit and debit cards, as well as Skrill and Neteller are all there, although one particular banking method is lacking – PayPal. Granted, it’s not very used in the UK, but its addition would still be useful. Withdraws also take a decent 1-2 days, so you’re able to cash your winnings very quickly.
As far as customer support is concerned, RedBet can be contacted in multiple ways: the modern and useful live chat, as well as e-mail ([email protected]), or telephone – +46 866 73322. Their customer service works even outside UK hours, from Monday to Sunday between 9 AM and 1 AM CET.
All in all, we believe that RedBet is on the way to become a bigger player on the UK betting scene. This is especially due to their bonus scheme, which is good for the sportsbook, but awesome for their casino and poker areas, as well as their very transparent use of fair terms and conditions.
More often than not, people feel “cheated” because they aren’t able to read terms and conditions(find out more about RedBet’s terms) easily and have issues finding them on the website. Not the case for Redbet, and we hope that these small perks will push them into a top position in the UK betting scene.