BetRegal Sports Betting Review (2020)
BetRegal is one of those bookmakers that clearly takes its theme very seriously, offering up betting goodness in royal form. But does the style match the substance with this elegant all-rounder? This is what this review of BetRegal will try to find out.
Table of Content:
Introduction to BetRegal
There are a few things that immediately spring to mind when you enter the BetRegal site. One is that it is clear that both the casino and the sportsbook side of things are being given relatively equal billing here. Even though we’ll be focusing more on the sportsbook side of things, we know that plenty of you like your sportsbook to also be a jack-of-all-trades, so you don’t require multiple accounts if you want to mix and match your betting experiences. It’s pretty clear here that BetRegal is taking every aspect of its site seriously, without any looking like an afterthought.
The next thing that you notice is, of course, the welcome bonus which provides newcomers with a Bet £10, Get £10 in free bets opening offer. This is ideal for those who want to try out what BetRegal has to offer without needing to break the bank in deposits cash to enjoy the bonus.
Finally, there is BetRegal’s unique sense of style which manages to balance a little royal flamboyance with a more classic, conservative approach to design. All in all, the first impressions of BetRegal are very good indeed. We hope it keeps up.
Bonuses, Bets & Promotions
At the time of writing, there are three promotions available for sportsbook users of BetRegal. While this isn’t the largest we’ve ever seen, it is important to note that quality is far more important than quantity in this regard. If you have a couple of promotions that really add value to the user experience, that is worth a lot more than a site with dozens of promotions all of which have no practical benefit.
Before we take a closer look at what is available via BetRegal, it is worth pointing out that more than any other part of a betting site, the promotional offerings are subject to change. They can change entirely or amend terms and details, so what you see here may not necessarily perfectly reflect what is available on the site when you look, depending on if such changes have indeed been made.
Nonetheless, even if that is the case, we think that by looking at these promotions we can at least give you an idea of the type of value this betting site generally offers with its bonuses. Another important point is that while we will mention what we consider to be the most vital terms and conditions, this is by no means intended to be a full listing of the entire terms; these must instead be viewed on the site itself.
First up, there’s that Bet £10, Get £10 bonus we were talking about. And it delivers pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. Simply register an account, click deposit, select this promotion as your bonus incentive and then deposit £10 to receive your matches bonus. There are some terms: you must play your deposited £10 on sports with odds of over 2.0, and the free bet token must be used on a bet with minimum odds of 1.80, for instance, alongside being used with 14 days. However, what is really important here is the total lack of wagering requirement, making this an exceptionally generous promotion.
Next up is The Kings Court, which boosts specific markets to 99%. This means BetRegal are taking a huge market cut on certain events allowing the users to receive more generous pay-outs. The markets available with this offer will be provided to the player via e-mail or SMS.
Finally, there’s the Prediction Master, which is really more of a competition than a promotion, but still provides an improvement to the user experience. Quite simply, you will be given four questions to predict and if you get them right, you will receive an in-game token, up to £200 on weekends. This token will be available for 24 hour and cannot be split. Once again, the terms and conditions claim that this “will not require any wagering”, making this another excellent bonus.
Well, we said that a few excellent bonuses could be worth their weight in gold and this is the perfect example providing a trio of treats for their users. These are different and each improve the experience of the site in a unique and concrete manner. Excellent stuff all around.
We have called BetRegal an all rounder from our first impressions and now is the time to see if it lives up to that moniker. Well, there’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to sports to bet on.
You have all of your most popular sports available here, with football being the most prominent, while also being joined by the likes of tennis, basketball, ice hockey, horse racing and much more. On top of that, there’s some more left-field options including e-sports and specials, alongside a dedicated section to Muay Thai, which is a bit of a unique selling point based on our experience. Specials cover things like politics and TV events for the most part.
It isn’t quite at the level of some of sports betting’s heavy hitters, but certainly stands on its own as a pretty high-quality selection. We also have to praise the layout of these betting markets as the featured links, in-play betting, betting slip and more are very well put together in order to make this as slick an experience as possible. One area which deserves special praise is the effort that goes into providing information on many of the sporting events, meaning you don’t have to go elsewhere to get an expert overview on things like head-to-head history or recent form.
Finally, it’s not just the amount of sports but the variety within those selections which is impressive. You won’t just find couple of football selections here; you’ll find a worldwide selection of leagues to choose from. It’s not the best we’ve ever seen, but still very good and far better than average overall.
There is no dedicated mobile app at the time of writing, although the site is available on mobile via your browser. We’ve had little issue with accessing everything we need to there. Still, improvements can be made in this regard.
Live Streaming and Virtual Sports
Unfortunately, this is an area where BetRegal is lacking, as it has neither live streaming nor virtual sports. The lack of live streaming is something we can’t criticise too heavily. This is generally just a practical issue for less established sites and is usually beyond their control. Plus, they clearly go to an effort to provide as much coverage as they can in terms of statistics.
However, the lack of virtuals does stand out as a disappointment considering the attention to detail that has gone into making this a versatile experience elsewhere. Still, how much this matters will depend on your personal interest in virtuals but having it here certainly couldn’t hurt.
Payment and Withdrawal Methods
In more positive news, one area in which BetRegal absolutely deserves credit is how easy it makes understanding payment methods. You must withdraw by the same method through which you deposited and all the information regarding things like deposit times, withdrawal times and currencies is all available via an easy to understand table.
Not only that but the variety of payment options available is also pretty impressive. At the time of writing, Visa/Mastercard, Bank Transfer, sofort banking, Trustly, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, Neteller, ecoPayz, PayPal, Interac e-Transfer, EasyEFT, Euteller, Zimpler, EPS, Wire Transfer, Paysafecard and Instadebit are all available at BetRegal.
All are instant with the exception of Interac e-Transfer, which takes up to 24 hours and Wire Transfer, which takes up to six days. Withdrawal times on many are less precise, but that can hardly be considered the fault of the betting site. Further information can all easily be found on the site itself and is, of course, subject to change.
One thing we would like to single out for praise is the international appeal of this site based on these options, with the only major missing market being those looking to use cryptocurrencies.
Customer Support is available via live chat between 8am to 1am the following day Central European Time. Of course, around the clock coverage will always be considered the gold standard here, but this is still a very generous service considering the size of the site.
Once again this is one of those areas in which larger sites can simply afford to shoulder costs that a site such as this cannot, nor would there be enough demand to necessarily justify such coverage, so it is hard to judge them harshly here. That is especially the case considering that the customer service team were exceptionally helpful during our interactions with them.
We tried to research customer feedback on this subject but couldn’t find enough responses to give what we would consider to be a fair assessment of their satisfaction rates. That is neither good nor bad: it’s more just a natural symptom of a site which is still relatively new to the betting scene.
Reliability and Security
In terms of reliability, a site like this can cause us some problems. That’s because reliability goes beyond simply being able to rely on a site to be legitimate. It also means reliable in terms of providing a quality experience.
What we can say in this regard is we have gotten no indication to suggest that BetRegal is doing anything other than everything it can to provide users with an excellent experience. And we’ve certainly been impressed. Nonetheless, we can’t vouch for the user experience in this regard because, just like when it comes to customer service, there’s not enough feedback for us to come to conclusions. All we can say is that all the signs look very good.
In terms of reliability from a legal perspective, there’s certainly no issue there as the site is fully licensed under the laws of Malta and under the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. On top of that, BetRegal also utilises encryption to keep all your personal data safe and secure. Finally, it’s also clear that they take responsible gaming very seriously, offering a huge amount of information and options to keep people gambling in a responsible way.
We’ll start with the obvious: there’s certainly things that are missing here which prevent us from giving this site full marks. However, considering how long BetRegal has been around, we’d honestly be astonished if this wasn’t the case and in a few short years, it has already clearly established itself as a quality betting option.
We are extremely impressed with BetRegal. The betting markets are excellent, there’s a huge amount of attention to detail, the promotions are generous and, all in all, this is a site where a huge amount of effort has clearly gone into crafting an excellent gaming experience. Mission accomplished, we’d say.