New customers only. Max one £10 free bet, qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min odds req. T&Cs apply
Bet Regal is a traditional fixed odds online bookmaker that was launched in 2017. The parent company is the Regal Group which is located in Malta. The operation is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. The games provider have an Irish Betting Licence. Bet Regal have a betting partnership with Dundalk FC who play in the League of Ireland Premier Division. The core product is sports betting but the Bet Regal site also features a casino and live casino. There are no downloadable apps but the Bet Regal product can be accessed on PC and mobile platforms.
New customers with Bet Regal can claim a welcome bonus. The bonus has a value of £10 in the form of a free bet.
The offer is a matched bet bonus and is subject to the following Terms & Conditions:
The value of the free bet is relatively modest compared to similar bonuses with other UK-facing operators. This is a genuine 100% matched bet bonus. The value of the bonus equates to the value of the qualifying bet. The offer is transparent and achievable in the time frames. However, other operators offer up to £100 in the form of a welcome bonus and the average is about £30. The headline amount of the Bet Regal sign up offer does not provide a significant incentive to register with the operator, make an initial deposit and start to bet. This review will identify other areas in which Bet Regal compete in a crowded market.
Bet Regal offer a range of ongoing promotions for existing customers that complement the welcome offer. Some of these offers are time-specific and others are open ended. At the time of writing the site featured the following concessions:
All sports betting markets are compiled with a built-in profit margin for the bookmaker. A market is over round if the odds calculation is over 100% and the bookmaker wins over time. Bet Regal apply an overall percentage of 99% for some markets which means the bettors win over time. A two-way markets with both outcomes priced at Evens equates to 100%. Bet Regal do not price all sports markets to 99%. The concession applies to selected markets for matches in soccer, American Football, tennis and some less popular betting sports. Recreational customers may not notice the value in the odds but big-staking players will be aware of these odds.
Customers with Bet Regal have a free entry to a competition every Saturday and Sunday. The objective in the Predictor Master promotion is to predict the outcome of four markets across a number of matches. Typically, these matches are in the Premier League in England. The markets are as follows: three way match result after 90 minutes, the half with most goals, the total number of goals and the team to score the first goal. Players who correctly predict the four results will be credited with one token for in-play betting with a value of £100. Any players who qualify on both days of a weekend will be credited with £200 in the form of one bet token.
‘Sport’ is the first option on the main menu on the Bet Regal Home Page. The most current betting events are displayed under Highlights. The operator offers betting markets on about 35 sports. Customers can place pre-match, in-play and ante post on a range of the betting sports. In addition to the regular sports, customers with Bet Regal can place wagers on TV Specials and Awards.
Featured Links display the main betting events of the day which are mainly related to football, horse racing, tennis and American sports. The betting categories are listed by the number of bets and then in alphabetical order. Customers can also use a search facility to locate a league, match or market. The three most popular betting sports with this operator are football, tennis and basketball. Here is more detailed information about each of these sports and horse racing:
Football accounts for more than 80% of all sports bets placed with Bet Regal. The operator offers match and outright betting markets for over 100 leagues and Cup competitions in about 50 countries from all around the world. The most popular betting categories are the main domestic European competitions with most bets placed on the Premier League in England and the Champions League. The most popular betting markets are the match result, both teams to score, over/under and total number of goals and handicaps, including Asian handicaps.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the professional basketball league in North America and appears in Featured Links. It is the most prestigious and bet on basketball competition in the sport. Bet Regal also offers betting markets on the main domestic leagues in Europe. There is a great deal of betting interest in the Euroleague which is the equivalent of the Champions League in football. The most popular basketball betting options are the two-way match winner including overtime, over/under and total goals and handicaps.
This review was completed during the tennis close season when there were no matches on the ATP and WTA tours. Bet Regal issues odds on these tours, Challenger events and International Team Federation (ITF) tournaments. The most popular tennis betting markets are the two-way match winner, handicaps and totals. Customers with Bet Regal can place ante post bets on the outright winner of upcoming Grand Slam tournaments and international team events. Bet Regal takes more bets on tennis live events than in pre-match markets.
Bet Regal covers horse racing in the UK and Ireland on a daily basis and features betting for the major international races and meetings. The most popular betting markets are win, each way and Forecasts. Customers place accumulators on four or more races. However, Bet Regal does not offer acca insurance and enhanced acca odds. The site features horse racing system bets such as the Lucky 15,31 and 63 and Yankee and Canadian. These bets bring together horses in various combinations, such as singles, doubles, trebles and multiples.
Bet Regal has not developed downloadable betting apps for iOS and Android devices. The leading UK operators have launched apps that can be downloaded from the appropriate store. However, mobile customers can install a mobile version of the website on their device as long as the browser is mobile optimised. The installation procedure is quick and can involve creating a short cut on the first screen.
The mobile version of the website is fully functional and offers all the account management and betting features of the website. The screen space is minimal but players can easily scroll down to see the Home Page. Bet Regal does not have any mobile-specific offers. However, new mobile customers can claim the welcome bonus and existing customers can take advantage of the ongoing offers.
Bet Regal is a traditional bookmaker so offers odds for outcomes in sporting events and novelty markets. Customers place bets at these odds which alongside the stake determine the return from winning bets. All bets are back bets and there are no options for exchange and spread betting. Consequently, customers are offered the following betting features:
There are two options on the main Sports menu: Results and In-Play Betting. Clicking the latter takes users to the main live betting page on which the current events are displayed. Most live events at Bet Regal are related to football but other popular live betting sports are tennis, basketball and ice hockey. Customers can bet on about 50 markets during a live football match. The operator does not provide live streaming but live bettors can view an animation of the progress of play and live match data. Betting is taken down after a key event, such as a goal in football or break in tennis.
Unlike many UK operators, Bet Regal does not give customers to cash out bets before expiry. However, there are several short term markets which are akin to pulse betting. These betting options are related to outcomes over the next minute or five minutes. In a football match customers can place bets on the team to be given the next corner, yellow or red card, penalty, free kick, goal kick and throw in. Customers who like to bet often on things to happen in the short term will have many options and bets are settled immediately and the account balance is updated accordingly.
BT-Bot offers automated betting based on machine learning. Bet Regal claim that they have the mechanism to examine a customer’s betting profile and provide sports tips accordingly. The operator does not guarantee a profit from these bets or advise on staking. However, customers are advised to bet responsibly but this is not quantified or defined. BE-Bot is a unique feature but there is a danger it could alienate customers rather than provide an incentive to remain loyal to the brand. Historical results are not always an accurate guide to future bets.
Customers with Bet Regal can fund their accounts in eight currencies, including GB Pounds, Euros and American Dollars, even though US players are restricted. Players can deposit funds using bank cards, e-Wallets, prepaid cards and Bank Wire Transfer. Deposits are immediate and free of charge. Once a deposit has been accepted, the customer account balance is updated immediately.
The operator also offers a similar range of withdrawal options. There are standard delays of 2 to 10 business days, depending on the method. Transactions are generally free of charge but the provider may impose a fee for making the transfer. Once a withdrawal request has been made the account balance is updated and customers do not have access to the funds for betting.
Potential new registrations visit the Home Page at Bet Regal and click ‘Join Now’ The sign up procedure involves entering a Username and Password. There is an option to enter a promo code which activates the welcome offer. Once the required fields have been populated new customers confirm and create a new account. The new betting account is funded by the first deposit. Players specify the method and enter the amount and transfers are immediate. Customers locate a market using the search box, Featured Links or list of sports. When a market has been selected the Bet Slip appears. The betting options depend on the number of selections. Customer chose the bet and enter the stake. Bets are generally accepted immediately and the customer account balance is update immediately.
The Bet Regal customer support department is open from 06:00 to 23:00 UK time seven days a week. Other operators offer a day and night service but Bet Regal do not see the need to provide 24/7 customer support. Customers can make contact using phone, email and Live Chat. Support is available in four languages, including English. The site also features a detailed FAQ section which covers the most common questions across all the functions of the service. Bet Regal takes responsible gambling seriously. The site offers exclusion measures and there are banner links to bodies that provide support to problem gamblers.
There have been a number of negative comments on review sites but the issues are anecdotal. Bet Regal has been granted a licence by the UK Gambling Commission which suggests the service is in order. The operation is relatively young so any missing features could be added in the fullness of time. The site offers a decent range of sports categories in pre-match, in-play and ante post markets. The operation has a number of licenses so complies with the rules in each jurisdiction it operates. The site is UK-facing but there are customers in other parts of Europe. When the review was completed, the website was not loading and there were no other local issues so it appeared to be a technical problem at Bet Regal.
Bet Regal is a new player in the UK online gambling sector but will have to offer something more to gain market share. The operation provides a solid sports betting experience and a decent range of casino games. However, the site suffers from a lack of brand awareness. Bet Regal is one of a number of UK-facing sites competing with the trusted and established brands. There are no major negatives or missing features but the welcome offer is for a modest amount. Anecdotal evidence of payment issues could have come to the attention of the UK Gambling Commission. The operator still has a licence so must be meeting compliance standards.