Redbet provide a growing range of sports to bet on as part of their sportsbook.
Many of the usual suspects are included with football, basketball, tennis and cricket, though horse racing is a major absentee from the 28 sports that they cover.
The presence of E-sports betting is surprising and while very much a niche market it is one with the potential for major growth based on the hugely popular NBA 2K professional league in the US.
When it comes to depth in the markets, the football coverage at Redbet is impressive, with feature matches listing over 100 different betting options, including Asian Handicaps.
It isn’t just feature sports that receive this level of detail with their markets, with the chance to bet on everything from badminton in the Ukraine to baseball in Japan or ice hockey in Russia.
The level of detail and choice puts Redbet into a similar category with more established sportsbooks such as Paddy Power and Ladbrokes.
It is a shame that horse racing, one of the staple sports to bet on is yet to be included although Redbet are promising it with their new sportsbook. If they get that right, as they have with the rest of their products, they could soon become big players with the money that Mr Green will no doubt put their way in terms of advertising and marketing.
Many of the established sportsbooks such as William Hill and Betfair provide in-depth previews on a wide range of sports, to inform and entertain their customers.
In this case, Redbet are behind the competition and one would suggest they may need to follow suit in providing their own written betting previews for matches and tournaments on a range of sports, delivering key stats as well as tips.
They do include statistics in their live in-play games although these aren’t as easily digestible to the more casual punters as articles by well known experts or personalities which certainly grab the attention of the novices.
Redbet also have room for improvement when it comes to live streaming. At present, they are unable to offer live coverage of sports on their site, a feature that is becoming commonplace for many sportsbooks.
In-play bettors want to be able to watch and bet on sports at the same time, and if a sportsbook can’t deliver that, they will turn to an alternative site that can. Redbet are at a disadvantage here and while their innovative Super Live feature does offset it to some degree others are already starting to create similar options.
Redbet is a betting site that is always pushing forward so while they don’t mention live-streaming on the list of features coming with the new sportsbook, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a live streaming facility introduced at some point soon.
One of the major plus points when using Redbet is their in-play betting service.
With a live betting section that is equally attractive and easy to use, the variety of in-play betting options is truly what separates Redbet from many rivals.
The range of markets is huge, with Asian bets and alternative totals as well as some fantastic in-play betting features.
The Super Live feature allows punters to bet on all manner of things to happen in the next 1, 5 or 10 minutes along with such things as ‘next corner’ and a host of other bets likely to be settled very quickly.
Redbet have a very neat visualisation graphic in the top left corner telling you who is in possession, attacking or dangerously attacking to encourage punters to quickly place bets if the visualisation shows certain events becoming increasingly likely.
The visualiser brings in-play betting to life, as you really feel involved even if not watching the game and it allows you to try and follow the flow of a match. Other live fixtures are shown down the left-hand side too so can be navigated to with a single click making the list of bets at any time virtually endless.
Not many sportsbooks can offer such an immersive experience in-play so in that regard, Redbet are one of the leading lights in the field.
The only real drawbacks with their in-play service is the absence of live streaming and the inability to cash-out on most bets. Both are commonplace in the market and while Redbet are promising better cash-out options with their upcoming new sportsbook the presence of live streaming looks set to remain lacking.
Redbet Stats & Form
Betting sites and sportsbooks are always looking to give a bit more to their customers to keep them interested, and the inclusion of stats and form guides is one of those ploys.
Redbet, however, are somewhat lacking in this department with no previews or form-guides on the sportsbook so for those seeking either they must look elsewhere.
This will no doubt put off those who like to be influenced by expert opinions and it will be interesting to see whether they make more of an effort when they start covering horse racing where such previews are a near necessity on any betting website.
Redbet’s in-game statistics are relatively basic too so overall it must be said that they do lack in this area.