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Red Zone Sports Bookmaker Review

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When you’re in America, there are numerous things that you miss from back home. English tea is an obvious example. Baked beans are done a bit weird over there, too. Yet you tend to forgive all of that because the weather’s so good and everyone seems to have amazing teeth. When American’s come over to Britain they bid farewell to both the weather and the teeth, but in return they gain the ability to place bets on practically any sport that they want to without having to skirt state law, fly to Las Vegas or visit an Indian casino. That’s great, of course, and the majority of bookmakers over here offer fairly solid coverage of American sports. It’s not amazing coverage, though, which is where RedZoneSports saw a niche for themselves.

Owned and operated by Argyll Entertainment AG, which makes this the sister site to SportNation, RedZoneSports have chosen the tack of covering all of the major sports, but concentrating unashamedly on those that would be favoured by an American market. That means you’re looking at being able to bet on the likes of basketball, baseball and ice hockey with odds that are more impressive than you’ll be able to find from more ‘English’ centred bookies such as William Hill and Ladbrokes. On top of all of that, they’re promising lower margins than a lot of companies, meaning you’re getting even better value for your money.

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Desktop Site

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If you’ve used the SportNation website before then you’ll know what to expect here. They’re cut from the same cloth, though that’s no bad thing. Along the very top of the home screen you’ll find quicklinks to other sections of the site, such as the In-Play betting and the casino. Along the lefthand side you’ll see a search bar, which is perfect if you’re looking for a specific league or event that you want to bet on. Beneath that are links to all of the different sports that RedZoneSports cover, with the most popular options placed at the top of the list.

As you’d expect from a site with an America flavour, the base colours might be blacks and greys, but the rest are made up of reds, whites and blues. The centre of the screen has a scrolling look at sports that they want you to know about, up to and including drag racing. Then you’ll find tabs for In-Play betting, upcoming events and highlights from the future. The site responds almost immediately to any commands you choose to give it, meaning that it’ll load up pages for a specific sport in the blink of an eye. The layout is fairly standard, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when you consider that most punters will have been using a certain type of site for years.

Red Zone Sports Mobile App

red zone sports mobile viewI was a little disappointed to see that there was no app when I looked for it, which is nothing something that you’d expect from a company that is considering itself to be aimed at an American market. Regardless, it’s not overly critical when you consider that they’ve created a site that is optimised for your mobile, should you load it up in your device’s built-in browser. It follows the same colour scheme as the desktop site but, as you’d imagine, it’s been made simpler in terms of layout and so on. There’s a menu in the top-left part of the site that operates as the location for the top bar of the main site, allowing you to head to the casino, live casino and so on really easily.

Click ‘Home’ and you’ll be greeted by a scrollable list of all of the different sports offered. Go all the way to the end of the list and you’ll find the ‘Search’ function that’s on the desktop site, which is good. It actually becomes even more worthwhile to use it on the mobile site, thanks to the fact that it can take you straight to what you’re looking for without the requirement of clicking through numerous different pages and sub-menus. Further down the central column you’ll see those same tabs to Live Sports, Upcoming and any Highlights. Anything taking place at that moment will be split up into specific sports, making it easier to move around. As with the main site, it responds to requests nice and quickly.

Live Betting

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As you’ll already have gathered, the site is big on its Live Betting. In-Play is one of the quicklinks at the top of the page, with each sport then split off into its own section in order to make it easy to find the event that you want to have a flutter on.

Once you’ve selected your sport, each event has its own section of the page where you can find out how long has gone, what the score is and how many various bets you can place on the event. You’ll also see an icon that will inform you if there are any speedy markets available, which is handy if you want to place a quick bet on something and don’t really care what.

Live Streaming

At the time of writing, Live Streaming is not available through RedZoneSports. Don’t be too disheartened, though. Aside from the fact that you can Live Stream through one bookmaker whilst you bet with another, one thing that RedZoneSports does do is offer a really informative visualisation for the sport that you’re betting on.

Their stats are also up there as some of the best on the market, giving you a really comprehensive look at what’s going on during any event and split up by team or competitor.

Markets, Odds and Features

In terms of the depth of the market covered by RedZoneSports, you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you prefer to favour British sports and blown away if you like the American ones. Football coverage includes all of the obvious leagues as well as dropping down into the National League in the UK, with rugby, golf, motor racing and even trotting covered. Not all smaller bookmakers cover horse racing, for example, but RedZoneSports do. Obviously it’s their coverage of American sports that claims the headlines, so you’ll be able to find markets on Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and National Hockey League matches without any problem. Both the American NFL and the Canadian CFL are given a decent amount of focus in terms of American football, too.

When it comes to the odds they have on offer, this is where I think RedZoneSports excels. They take their grid-iron seriously, you see, meaning that they don’t just follow the crowd and offer the same markets and odds as practically every other bookmaker that gets their information from Las Vegas. There’s a reason why they consider themselves to be the ‘British home of American sport’, with the fact that they have odds to appeal to even the most discerning of customers a big part of that. As an example, they were offering odds of 33/20 for bets on the Atlanta Falcons in their game against the Philadelphia Eagles, with the best on offer anywhere else being the 4/7 from Betfair. They’re just as good when you look at English sports, matching the best odds of most mainstream bookmakers for Premier League games.

Banking

The banking side of the operation is arguably RedZoneSports’s weakest area, with the only deposit methods available at the time of writing being both credit and debit cards. That said, there’s a minimum deposit of £10, which is comparable with all of the major bookmakers that they’d likely consider their rivals.

That’s the same minimum amount you can withdraw, too. Hopefully they’ll begin to add more options in the future, but for now you’d be forgiven for thinking they could do more to help their customers who like to look for more interesting banking methods.

Other Products

The options available away from the sportsbook are pretty much what you’d expect from a bookmaker with aspirations to appeal to a wider market. As well as the standard casino, where you can play all of the most popular slot games and a host of computerised table games, there’s also a live casino.

That’s where you’ll want to head if you prefer to interact with real people, given the you can get involved in live versions of roulette, blackjack, American roulette, a casino variation of Texas Hold’em poker and more. On top of all of that, there are also virtual versions of football, horse racing and greyhound racing you can get involved with.

About Red Zone Sports

red zone sportsAs I said before, RedZoneSports is owned and operated by Argyll Entertainment AG. That means its from the same canon as SportNation and Alan Brazil’s Fantasy Fever. Brazil was the face of BetOnBrazil, you might remember, before it was rebranded as SportNation. RedZoneSports was originally launched back in 2016 but it didn’t quite have the impact that Argyll Entertainment were hoping for, so they removed it and then re-launched it the following year. That time it caught on, perhaps because the 2016 European Championship was over and done with so people were more inclined to look at a different betting option.

As well as keeping their customers happy with decent odds, RedZoneSports also have regular promotions that take things that little bit further in terms of being able to ensure the best value. You can get promotions through WhatsApp, for example, which is an interesting and unique way of doing things. It’s just another example of the way in which they’ve decided make themselves relevant and help them to stand out from the crowd. They also have rewards for loyal customers, giving points to punters who place accumulators and other types of bets, with points gathering together to give you a chance to earn yourself some decent prizes. We’re not talking small change here, either. The likes of Swarovski crystal bangles and GHD hair styling kits have been available in the past.

Pros

Let’s start with the obvious, which is the fact that lovers of American sports will be really pleased with not only the depth of coverage but also the value available through RedZoneSports. The fact that they also cover typical sports that appeal to the British market and do so with such good odds is also definitely a pro. In fact, the small margins that they take definitely appeal.

Cons

The lack of Live Streaming as an option will put some people off, regardless of what I say about the matter. Far more disappointing from my end is the lack of choices in terms of depositing and withdrawing funds, though the fact that they’ve ensured that the options that are available are mainstream ones is a slight mitigating factor, I suppose.

Licence & Contact Details

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RedZoneSports offer a Live Chat function between midday and 10pm seven days a week, which boasts an average response time of around three minutes. I’m a big fan of that, believing that it’s the most convenient way of getting in touch with a company thanks to the ability to send screen grabs of your problems and so on. There’s an email address that you can reach them on instead if you’d prefer, but no phone number if you’d rather talk to someone.

For those of you that use social media, you’ll be pleased to know that RedZoneSports have a decent Twitter account that they actually do use to interact with customers and feedback about issues. It’s not likely to be the quickest way to get in touch with them, but it’s good to know it’s there. They also use their Facebook site with a degree of regularity, but the interaction with people is kept at a minimum there. Instead it’s mostly used for offers and bits of ‘banter’.  

It’s Argyll Entertainment AG that has the Gambling Commission licence that RedZoneSports are able to operate via, the number for which is 045143. They might be an American sports themed company that is trying to appeal to the English market, but Argyll Entertainment AG is actually based in Switzerland. Here’s the postal address if you want to get in touch with them:

Tote Ireland Address: Argyll Entertainment AG, Bahnhofstrasse 10, 6300, Zug, Switzerland.