If you haven’t heard of Real Deal Bet then don’t worry, you’re not in the minority. The bookies, a sister company to the more well-known 10Bet, only launched in 2015 and got their UK Gambling Commission licence in 2016. It’s fair to say, therefore, that they are relative rookies in the online betting world. They’re not here to make up the numbers, though, following in the footsteps of 10Bet by going for the UK market in a big way.
They’ve decided to target a slightly different customer base than most bookies by bringing in Evander Holyfield as the face of the company and promising strong odds on lesser covered sports such as boxing. That’s not to say that more popular sports aren’t covered, of course. They offer over thirty different sport markets for all of your betting needs, so whilst they might be young they shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand.
Regular Real Deal Bet Promotions
Real Deal Bet are great for monthly reload bonuses. You can usually get deposits of up to £30 matched by at least 50% by entering a new bonus code each month. As long as you turnover your deposit once on accumulators with three or more legs and each selection you make has odds of 3/5 (1.60) or greater, you’ll get half your deposit added too your account as bonus money.
In order to withdraw the money you’ll then need to rollover the deposit and the bonus with qualifying bets that match the same rules or accas with three of more legs of 3/5 (1.60 or greater. Once again, each bet will be 50% of the rollover requirements. Hopefully I’ve explained that clearly. It’s not as complicated as I might be making it sound!
Another promotion that might interest you is there Enhanced Acca Bonus. If you place an accumulator with five legs or more then you could get a boost of up to 60% on your winnings. This offer is valid on pre-event bets on selected football matches and horse races, so it covers two sports that tend to generate a lot of interest.
Betting websites are a horses for courses scenario, no pun intended. What some people like others may really dislike, with taste being key to everything. I personally am a massive fan of the Real Deal Bet website. The colour scheme is a black background with white writing and some gold trim, making it really easy to read and clear to understand what you’re looking at. The site responds quickly to instructions and does exactly what you want it to.
Down the lefthand side of the sportsbook homepage you’ll find quick links to all of the most popular markets as well as a list of every sport that the company covers. The main part of the page has the latest offers at the top, with any in-play events in below that and all of the most popular bets being placed by other users beneath them all. I’m a big fan this website and was surprised at how good it is considering it’s such a young company.
I’ll be honest, the Real Deal Bet mobile app is confusing, not least of all because it doesn’t seem to be an actual mobile app. Instead when you launch the app it immediately sends you to the mobile site on your phone’s in-built browser. I might have been doing something wrong, but I tried it a number of times on a number of different devices so I’m not sure I am, to be honest. Bearing that in mind, then, this is more a comment on the mobile site than any associated app.
When it comes to the mobile site itself it does pretty much what you’d expect from a smaller, more succinct version of the desktop site. It’s a little bland and uninteresting for my taste, though it offers everything you’d want including links to the most popular sports as well as tabs displaying any live betting options, upcoming events and highlights. If you like betting on your mobile more than your computer you’ll be able to do it without a problem but you might just want a little more.
There’s a link the the live betting section of the website front and centre of Real Deal Bet’s homepage, letting you know just what a crucial part of their service they consider it to be. I’m writing this at 1pm on a Friday afternoon and there are currently 74 different events that you could bet on in-play should you so choose. It’s not all the usual stuff, either, with football taking up 37 of those events but the numbers made up by the likes of tennis, golf and handball.
Within each sport the options are then broken down into the competitions and the different matches. Each match has numerous betting lines, with the more popular sports having more betting options associated with them. Handily the righthand side of the page is taken up with stats and information to aid you with your betting.
There are no live streaming options with Real Deal Bet at the time of writing. That could change in the future, of course, with the site being young enough to mean it’s got room to grow. There are decent graphics within each live event that keep you up with the action, too. It’s not the same as watching it live but it’s better than nothing.
Markets and Odds
The main focus of Real Deal Bet is boxing, so there are loads of decent markets on that front that will keep fans of the sport happy. Most other major sports are covered too, though, so you won’t feel like you’ve got to look elsewhere for your betting needs if you don’t want to. Rarer things such as surfing, trotting and handball can all be found, with the only glaring omission being greyhound racing.
Real Deal Bet’s odds are strong in some areas and not so great in others. You can’t have a website fronted by a boxer and not offer good odds in his sport, for example. If you’re not looking for boxing coverage, however, you’ll find the odds to be perfectly fine without being exceptional.
Real Deal Bet want to make it as easy as possible for you to deposit your money and start betting with them. For that reason they accept deposits via all of the usual credit and debit cards as well as cheque and bank transfer. They’ll let you use Skrill and Neteller, plus EcoPayz and PayPal. There’s no fee for any of those methods, although your bank might charge you something. There’s a £5 minimum deposit on everything except bank transfers and Neteller where it’s £10.
Real Deal Bet keeps things nice and simple, offering a casino section and a live casino, for those of you that prefer to watch real people dealing cards out than a computer. There’s also a ‘Games’ section that includes slot machine type offerings as well as other computer games and the likes of BlackJack.
About Real Deal Bet
Evander Holyfield was ‘The Real Deal’, which is where they have taken their name from and why they decided to ask the boxer to be the face of the company. It’s part of the Blue Star Planet Limited family, alongside 10Bet. They’re a registered company in Malta and they worked in association with SBTech to create their website. Given that SBTech are one of the best in the business when it comes to online betting, it’s no shock that their site looks sleek and professional.
If you’ve used 10Bet before and been impressed with them then it stands to reason that you’ll also like Real Deal Bet. They’re aimed at a European audience with a specific lean towards boxing and football markets. How much of a say in things Evander Holyfield actually had isn’t clear, but it does allow them to make plenty of boxing puns such as ‘Our offers deliver a knockout punch to the competition’, so it doesn’t really matter.
The website is great, which is a real positive. That they give such weight to a market like boxing is also good news for UK-based gamblers. Most bookies cover the sport, of course, but doing so in depth and with good knowledge is a rarity. Their customer service team is also excellent and that’s not something to be sniffed at. Anyone who’s ever had an issue for whatever reason knows how important it is to be able to speak to someone who knows what they’re doing.
The lack of an actual, real mobile app is a major oversight. That may well change in the future but right now I was disappointed by that. I’m also disappointed by the lack of live streaming, though I have been told that this is something that they’re going to roll out in the future. It’s a young company and that means that not everything is as it will be right now, which might put some people off.
Licence & Contact Details
Real Deal Bet’s customer service team is available 24/7, 365 days of the year and has always been very impressive whenever I’ve had to get in touch with them. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and I’ve rarely had to wait long before I’ve been able to speak to someone. You can get in touch with them over the phone or through their online chat facility and both are great.
There is a Real Deal Bet Twitter account, but don’t expect it to reply to you. It’s mostly just used for automated tweets to keep the account ticking over, often quoting Evander Holyfield’s tweets with a smiley face, for some reason. Their Facebook account is a little better, though it’s still mostly about sharing betting offers than anything else.
Real Deal Bet is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and has a licence number 43173, just so you know. They have their headquarters in Malta and are regulated by their government, so your money is in good hands. If you’d like to write to them for whatever reason then their office address is as follows: The Hub – Suite W301, Triq Sant’ Andrija, San Gwann, SGN 1612, Malta.