Rizk Sportsbook Review (2021)

Rizk
3.8 / 5
  • Comprehensive casino and esports offerings
  • Competitive and consistent odds
  • Superb customer service
Latest Offer
Latest Offer
Currently No Welcome Offer
T&C APPLY, 18+ ONLY

FEATURES

UK Gambling Commission
UK Gambling Commission License Logo
Live Stream
VIP Program
Cash Out
Bet Builder
Support 24/7
Native App
Cryptocurrency
Established in 2018

PROS

  • Comprehensive casino and esports offerings
  • Competitive and consistent odds
  • Superb customer service
  • Well-designed and structured website

CONS

  • Absence of a welcome offer
  • Greater emphasis placed on casino compared to sportsbook
  • No horse racing
  • Sub-par football in-play experience
  • Comprehensive casino and esports offerings
  • Competitive and consistent odds
  • Superb customer service
  • Well-designed and structured website
  • Absence of a welcome offer
  • Greater emphasis placed on casino compared to sportsbook
  • No horse racing
  • Sub-par football in-play experience

Emerging in late 2018, Rizk Sports is one of the new kids on the block within the UK betting scene. The bookie has been revered for its unique online casino since its establishment, but has continued to add to its sportsbook in an attempt to gain greater attention from the average punter. So, without further ado, let’s run the rule over this new bookie in our in-depth Rizk review.

 

Registration Process
4.5 / 5

  • Quick and easy three-step process
  • Basic information required
  • Verification code to conclude process

Creating an account with Rizk involves a simple three-step process. Firstly, you’ll be asked to enter your email address, mobile phone number and password.

Rizk registration page screenshot

Once the bold ‘Continue’ button has been clicked, you’ll advance to step two that involves filling in a little more information. As shown below, the bookie requires you to give your name, address, postcode, gender and date of birth.

Rizk registration page screenshot

Just like that, you’re one step away from creating your Rizk Sports account. To conclude the process, check your phone for a verification code. Enter it into the bar below, accept the terms and conditions, decide whether you want to receive messages regarding exclusive offers and click the ‘Create Account’ button to start your journey!

Rizk account verification page screenshot

 

Deposits & Withdrawals
4.5 / 5

  • Healthy supply of different payment options
  • Simple depositing process
  • Verification of identity required

There are several payment options accepted by this bookie when depositing funds into their account. These include PayPal, debit card (VISA/Mastercard), Trustly, paysafecard, Skrill and NETELLER.

The process of funding your account is a markedly easy one. All you need to do is access the distinct ‘Deposit’ icon located on the left-hand side of the page to open up the below tab.

Rizk deposit and withdrawal screenshot

Select your desired payment option via the drop-down list, enter how much you want to deposit (£100, £200 and £500 are the default options provided, which is a little strange) and fill out the financial formalities to complete the process.

All payment methods boast a minimum deposit of £10 and a maximum deposit of £100 – hence the unusual nature of the default deposit amounts.

There are no cryptocurrencies available, despite their meteoric rise in recent years.

Withdrawals – which, once again, involve filling out basic card information – involve no fees, and are typically processed between one to five banking days following your request. Those using e-wallets, however, should see funds arrive in their account within 24 hours.

Rizk withdrawal verification screenshot

Before you can withdraw, though, a verification process is required. To verify themselves, customers will need to submit a copy of their ID card, passport or drivers’ licence. You’ll also need to confirm that you’re using a legitimate source of funds via uploading either a recent payslip or bank statement. The bookie aims to process your documents and verify you within 24 hours.

 

Welcome Offer
0 / 5

  • No welcome offer available for Rizk’s sportsbook

Unfortunately, there’s no welcome offer of any kind for Rizk’s sportsbook. As you’ll discover further down in this Rizk review, though, casino players can take advantage of generous new customer bonuses.

 

Sportsbook Promotions
4 / 5

  • Old promotions are still advertised on the site
  • Plenty of variation
  • Leaderboards, free bets and raffle entries

Original and exciting sportsbook promotions are imperative in retaining the interests of customers, with Rizk Sports certainly trying their very best to ensure the intrigue of punters remains high.

Rizk sportsbook promotion screenshot

At the time of writing this Rizk review, current sportsbook promotions generally focus on football, with the bookie offering £10 risk-free bets through their Match of the Week and Champions League: Live Booster promotions. To benefit from the offer, punters will have to place a £10 pre-match bet at odds greater than ½ on the selected fixture.

Their Rizk Sports Club offer gifts customers a £5 bonus every week when they place £20 in combination bets.

Rizk promotions screenshot

Top of the Odds is a weekly leaderboard that rewards the victor with £1,000. The promotion rewards punters who secure winning bets at the highest odds. Finally, Rizk Sports’ ACCA Fiesta grants punters an automatic raffle ticket entry for every acca placed (minimum stake £10) with the chance to win a £1,000 cash prize.

VIP/Loyalty Programme

Rizk rewards screenshot

Rizk Sports does not offer a VIP Programme as such, although punters are able to earn rewards via ‘levelling up’. However, this is more of a casino promotion as opposed to sportsbook.

 

Pre-Match Offer
3 / 5

  • 30 sports covered
  • Competitive odds
  • Superb esports coverage
  • Cash out option

Rizk pre-match offer screenshot

30 sports make up Rizk’s sportsbook, but a gaping void is manifested through the absence of horse racing, a hugely popular market for UK punters, in particular. Nevertheless, the coverage of the sports they do offer is fairly extensive, with a plethora of worldwide events available within each.

The above image for a Premier shows Rizk’s offering League contest between Manchester United and Leicester City. There’s little by way of pre-match statistics and other neat features that other bookies provide, but there is a sufficient variety of markets offered, with the bookie’s odds, as you’ll soon discover, competitive.

We tested the quality of Rizk’s margins via the odds overround calculation. This is a percentage figure which is obtained when all the probabilities of an outcome of a bet are added together. Logically, this figure should come to 100%; however this does not take into consideration the profit made by the bookie. For this reason, it is commonly accepted that an odds overround of less than 110% indicates good odds.

So, we picked three random football matches from the English Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga that returned margins of 105.39%, 106.57% and 106.08%, further indicating the competitiveness and consistency of Rizk’s odds.

You can display odds as decimals, fractions or American with Rizk, while the minimum stake is set at 10p. The maximum stake works on a bet-by-bet basis. Punters can also enjoy enhanced accas and boosted odds with this bookie, although such offers are infrequent.

Esports

Rizk esports screenshot

Rizk’s esports coverage is comprehensive, to say the least. In fact, their offering is one of the most impressive offerings we’ve seen of its kind.

Counter-Strike, Dota 2, King of Glory, League of Legends, Overwatch and Rainbow Six events are all covered by the bookie, with nine live events available at the time of writing.

It’s an absolute haven for those who enjoy dabbling in the gaming world, and, to ensure your well-equipped for such betting ventures, be sure to check out our esports betting guide for tips.

Other Specials

Their specials offering, however, is limited. At the time of writing, the Eurovision Song Contest was the only event available of its kind. Nevertheless, it was covered extensively.

Cash Out & Bet Builder

While there’s an absence of a Bet Builder, Rizk allows customers to take full control of their bets through their Cash Out option. However, such an option is only available for certain events/markets, with the bookie noting: “for a variety of reasons, the Cash Out option will not be available on all events and markets”.

 

Live Offer
3.5 / 5

  • In-play football coverage poor
  • Excellent coverage for other sports
  • No live streaming

Rizk live offer screenshot

The circular icon with the TV screen denotes the bookie’s live offering, which is pretty basic. The most popular markets are available to punters, but the in-play experience is poor – for in-play football betting, that is.

For less popular football events, there are no live statistics, commentary or match tracker of sorts. Although, such features are accessible for more popular events.

Rizk live offer screenshot

However, while the live football offering leaves plenty to be desired, Rizk excels in other areas. Their live tennis coverage, for example, is superb, offering both detailed statistics and an up-to-date point tracker. This is also the case with their live basketball coverage.

Unfortunately, there’s no live streaming service accessible on the site at the time of writing this Rizk review.

 

Security
4.5 / 5

  • Licensed by both the Great British Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority
  • ‘Customer Care’ page
  • Sufficient account limits

Rizk security screenshot

Rizk Sports is operated by Zecure Gaming Limited, with its operations in the UK licensed and regulated by the Great British Gambling Commission. They also hold a licence with the Malta Gaming Authority for overseas operations.

Responsible gambling is only a subtle feature on the site, with the ‘Customer Care’ tab allowing punters to access the responsible gambling page. There are several account limits available for you to set to prevent problem gambling. These include Deposit Limits, Reality Checks, Time Outs and Self-Exclusions. A self-assessment test is also accessible on the site to measure just how much of an issue your gambling currently is.

For those who are keen to know what Rizk is doing with your personal data, a comprehensive Privacy Policy is available to view on the site. The bookie uses top-tier SSL data encryption algorithms to ensure personal information is protected.

 

Service & Customer Support
5 / 5

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Live chat, email and telephone
  • Efficient and incredibly friendly support staff

The ‘Customer Care’ tab takes you to Rizk’s ‘Help Centre’ in which a robust, well-organised FAQ’s section is displayed. A range of queries are covered here, but should you require further assistance, Rizk’s customer support team are on hand 24/7 to assist.

Rizk customer support screenshot

You can contact the bookie via email, telephone and live chat. We decided to test the efficiency of Rizk’s live chat service ourselves to get a first-hand experience of the support the bookie offers.

To start the process, we had to fill out a quick form that involved us listing our name, email, date of birth, home address and the subject of our query.

Rizk live chat screenshot

It took no time at all for us to connect to an agent, with their introduction into the chat welcoming.

Rizk chat screenshot

As you can see below, we asked about any sportsbook promotions the bookie was currently offering.

Rizk chat screenshot

As we were waiting for our query to be resolved, the agent kindly asked us how our day was. This took us back a little bit, with such friendliness so often absent from so many live chat services across many bookies. Then, after a couple of minutes, they provided an answer to our query. Their response was succinct, but provided everything we needed to know.

Rizk live chat screenshot

The session concluded with a friendly “stay safe” message. Overall, our experience with Rizk’s support team was one of the best. There’s little we could fault. Efficient, helpful and remarkably friendly.

Rizk live chat screenshot

 

Design & Usability
4.5 / 5

  • Captain Rizk and comic book theme
  • Smart, cool design with a coherent structure
  • Rizk Insider

Rizk design screenshot

Captain Rizk functions as the bookie’s mascot, with a superhero feel to the website clear. For example, their logo uses a cool comic book-like font, while a yellow, black and red colour scheme is followed throughout.

Overall, the website’s design boasts a slick edge with the technical performance also impressive.

There isn’t much by way of a homepage, with a casino welcome offer prominent. However, a scroll down will allow you to access the bookie’s minigames and some of its casino offering. The layout and structure are both markedly simple. Tabs to access the various components of the site consume the left-hand side of the page, with a digital clock a neat feature in the bottom left-hand corner.

Rizk’s sportsbook, meanwhile, is neatly structured. Sports are easily distinguishable by their smartly designed icons, while upcoming and in-play events are large and clearly visible.

The presence of your bet slip on the right-hand side of the page aids the betting process as well.

Rizk sportsbook screenshot

Another feature of the website is Rizk Insider. This is not only where you’ll find the bookie’s sports and casino promotions, but helpful guides too. Cash out, Asian handicaps, accumulators and many other useful features of sports betting are explained here.

 

Mobile
4.5 / 5

  • Available to download on the App Store and Google Play
  • Slick aesthetic
  • Faultless technical performance

Rizk’s mobile app is very impressive and available to download via the App Store and Google Play, thus satisfying both Apple and Android users.

A clean technical performance facilitates a user-friendly experience, while the simple but refined structure ensures all components of the app are easily accessible. The bookie’s casino is the primary focus, but punters can also access Rizk’s sportsbook on the app. Rizk Insider is also available.

The graphics are identical to the website, with the comic book/superhero theme working brilliantly to elevate the app’s aesthetic.

 

Other Products

Rizk other products screenshot

A greater emphasis appears to be placed on the bookie’s casino compared to its sportsbook. Rizk’s casino offering is vast.

There’s an endless list of games available, including jackpots, table games, slots, Megaways and scratch cards. The bookie also provides an A-Z list of their different casino games.

Promotions are aplenty, too. Seemingly every game boasts an exclusive offer of some kind, with such offers varying from cash drops to double speeds (for levelling up and earning rewards). Rizk’s casino welcome offer, meanwhile, is a 100% reload bonus on your first deposit (up to £250). 50 free spins are gifted on a selected game as well.

However, a major snag is that this offer isn’t available for UK customers. This seems the case for several of the bookie’s casino promotions, with Swedish and German customers also frequently excluded.

UK customers can take advantage of Rizk’s live casino welcome offer, which follows a similar concept to their casino bonus. Live roulette, blackjack and baccarat events are accessible in this regard.

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say

Rizk Sports has obvious potential, but its sportsbook is currently overshadowed by an immense casino offering. However, for those who enjoy casino gambling, Rizk is more than a worthy option. Regarding their sportsbook, on the other hand, there’s certainly room for improvement. The lack of horse racing is a major downside, especially for UK customers, while we can only describe their football coverage as sufficient, not extensive.

Nevertheless, its fundamental soundness as a bookie means it could certainly attract and entice punters, with their variety of promotions intriguing. Their support staff are wonderful, too! So, while we would recommend taking your sports betting exploits elsewhere, for the time being, you could do a lot worse than Rizk Sports.

OVERALL RATING:
3.8 / 5