Generally, there are two different types of online sports betting sites. Those that specialise in sports betting – and it is their number one, and those that are designed originally as casinos and add sports betting to their products later. As a rule of thumb, these are often very different. The dedicated sportsbook operators, such as William Hill, will be stuffed full of everything you could want and then a bit more. The casino sportsbooks are more aimed at the relaxed bettor. As such they offer everything a casual bettor would want – and make them nice and easy to look around and navigate. This is true of Rizk.
Rizk was originally owned by GiG and the casino brand was founded back in 2016. However, it added sportsbook to its site 2 years later, in 2018. Then, at the start of 2020, Betsson acquired Rizk along with Guts, Kaboo and Thrills. It was, at that point, one of many Betsson brands that operated in the UK. However, now it is the only Betsson brand that is available in the UK. As such, Betsson has all its eggs in one basket for the UK. So, how does it fare? Is the sportsbook obviously just a casino addition or does it hold its own in a marketplace full of great and dedicated sportsbooks? In this review, we’ll look at all areas of the site to see how it compares when it comes to free bets, promotions and value, as well as markets, sports and overall customer usability and satisfaction.
|🔴 Site Name||Rizk|
Sports, Casino, Bingo
|🎁 Welcome Offer||£100 WELCOME BONUS|
|💳 Minimum Deposit||£10|
|✅ UKGC License||View|
|📮 Address||GIG Beach, Triq Id-Dragunara, St. Julians, STJ 3148, Malta|
|🤝 Sister Sites|
|📗 Deposit Methods||
PayPal, Visa, Mastercard
Overview of Our Experience at Rizk Sportsbook
When entering the site, it was as we expected – it was very much in line with the eye-catching Rizk branding – black, orange, yellow and highly visual. It looked clean and bold, making it very easy to work with. Good first impression. It does look very much like a casino that has taken a dive into sports betting, but that could be appealing to casino players looking to try out sports betting. So, it is attractive and easy to navigate – and looks fun.
The number of sports on offer was also very much in line with expectations. There was plenty for casual bettors as they pretty much offered all the basics. There wasn’t as many in comparison with bigger betting sites, but for most, that wouldn’t be an issue. It did have all the main sports such as football, cricket, tennis, boxing etc. It was missing horse racing and greyhounds though, which was a shame and reflects that this is very much a betting site created in Europe rather than the UK.
The best thing about the site was the look, feel and how easy it was to navigate. It offered a simple and straightforward way to make your bets. Moreover, as it is regulated by the UKGC, it is trustworthy and safe to use in the UK. It also has an MGA license – so it’s regulated by two separate licensees. Overall, although we found a few areas that could probably be improved, it offered a pretty decent experience.
The Rizk Sportsbook Welcome Offer
Unfortunately, as this is a casino, the welcome offer is aimed at the casino market and it does not offer a separate sportsbook offer. Having said that, as it stands, it’s currently a 100% deposit up to £50 plus 50 free spins. Obviously, this is all well and good if you fancy a spin on the reels, but if you want a special sportsbook offer, you’ll be left wanting.
How does it work?
As soon as you sign up to the site, you will be offered the chance to take up the welcome offer. All you have to do is enter your details and make your first qualifying deposit of £10 or more. You will then be awarded a 100% match bonus up to £50 that you can spend on the casino area of the site. You will also get 10 free spins every day for 5 days.
These are the Terms and Conditions
If you are someone that fancies picking up a casino bonus and want to try your luck, then like any welcome offer, there will be terms and conditions attached. It’s also wise to remember that often, casino terms are stricter than the sportsbook. The current offer has T&Cs as follows:
- The offer is available only to brand new customers of Rizk.
- You need to place a qualifying deposit of £10 or more.
- Deposits made with Neteller or Skrill will not qualify.
- Bonus money has a wagering requirement of 40-times bonus amount.
- Wagering requirements must be fulfilled within 30 days.
- The maximum bet you can make with bonus funds is £5.
- Game weighting applies.
Please make sure you check out all the full t&cs attached to the offer before you deposit and claim the welcome offer.
From time to time, there will be other offers and promotions which are added and updated regularly, such as the Wheel of Rizk. Make sure you check out the promotions page to see what they have on offer.
Rizk Sportsbook Licensing, Security and Safety
Rizk was initially owned by GiG and is currently owed by Betsson. These are two of the biggest iGaming companies in Europe, so you can be sure that they are completely and fully licensed and regulated in the UK and most of Europe. The Rizk sportsbook has its UKGC license, which is one of the most recognised and possibly the strictest betting regulator in the world. As such, it is fully safe to use in the UK. If it is found to be unfair in any way, then the UKGC would revoke its license. It also has the MGA license to operate across most of Europe.
We were also pleased to see that Rizk was associated with IBAS – Independent Betting Adjudication Service. This means that if you were to have any problems that you were having trouble resolving, then it would be handled fairly by an independent third party. Moreover, it has also been certified by eCogra, meaning that all aspects of the site have been tested thoroughly and certified as completely fair.
In terms of security, when putting in your financial and personal details, you can rest assured that online security is as tight as any online bank. It uses the top of the range SSL security encryption that is used by the top financial institutions.
On top of this, the site will only accept payments from trustworthy financial sources – and all deposits and withdrawals are secured in line with the strictest PCI DSS standards.
Finally, the site is linked with some of the top names in responsible gambling, such as Gambling Therapy, GamCare and BeGambleAware, proving that it takes its responsibility towards players’ safety very seriously.
The Sports/Markets at Rizk Sportsbook
As stated, there are a decent number of sports and markets available at the sportsbook, although not as many as others. Here is a list of all available sports you can find:
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As said before, there are some disappointing misses – such as racing – horse racing and greyhound racing. Generally, this is better for punters who either want to try their luck with football betting or maybe have a try out different sports and markets. If you’re one that likes to bet on the gee-gees, then this one isn’t for you.
For every sport that it does offer, there are a decent number of markets available. Again, there may not be as many markets as some of the bigger sportsbooks, but for the average bettor, there will be plenty of options available. You’ll have options available such as correct score, match result, Asian handicaps, scorers and a deal more. What’s more, it offers features players the cash-out feature, which is always well received.
The one area that was pretty decent in comparison with the bigger sportsbooks was its variety of esports available. There are a number of games available to bet on, such as CS: GO and League of Legends. Overall, the site’s sports and markets were pretty good, but with a big horse racing hole in the middle.
Rizk Sportsbook Live Streaming/In-Play Betting
In-play betting is vitally important now, as many bets are made in-play. So, to be competitive, you need to offer not only an in-play service but a competitive one. This is one of Rizk’s pros. At most times, you will find around 40+ live betting options available to you. Many of these options will be football, but you will also find tennis, cricket, snooker, basketball betting and more also available live and in-play.
When clicking on your selected game/match, there were also pretty good graphics available. So, for example, on a tennis match, it updates all stats and even tells you when a fault occurs and updates scores immediately. You can also see stats on aces, double faults, points won etc. It’s very comprehensive and the next best thing to live streaming.
However, having said that, this is necessary because the site currently doesn’t offer live streaming options. This isn’t necessarily a surprise as it’s usually just the big, main dedicated sportsbooks that offer live streaming. Despite the lack of live streaming, the live betting experience is pretty good.
Despite not being their main product, Rizk has really done well with offering competitive odds straight away. They really are pretty good, even when compared with some of the other big betting sites. When comparing them to other sites, they were on par with bookmakers such as Bwin and 10bet. However, when comparing them to betting sites such as Bet365, they couldn’t always match the same value on some of the bigger Champion League football matches.
We found, in general, that Rizk was often able to match big sportsbooks when it came to odds for favourites, but for underdogs, they tended to offer slightly less value. So, this might cause issues for bettors who like a bet on underdogs as their strategy. However, for many, the odds are as good as most others.
We found that there wasn’t a lot of payment options at the betting site, but in general, it covered most bases for people wanting to place a bet. At the current time, your options are:
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It has most of the standard options, such as debit cards and eWallets. However, there were a few notably missing, such as PayPal, which is a popular method of payment. We also missed prepay cards such as Paysafecard, which is an option that some like as it can stop them from overspending. Be aware, however, that if you want to deposit to get a bonus, payment types such as Neteller or Skrill are not valid.
The minimum deposit is in line with many others, set at £10 for all payment methods. Furthermore, all accepted methods have no fees attached and you can pay into your account in both GBP and EUR.
You can use the above-mentioned methods to withdraw as well as pay in. The withdrawals are quoted as taking between 1-3 days. However, in general, card withdrawals will take longer than the eWallets withdrawals. Also, there may be some delay if there are KYC checks taking place. Another plus is that withdrawals are free.
Rizk Sportsbook Customer Service
The customer service available at Rizk is actually rather good and easy to use. Indeed, whenever you have any type of issue, it’s very easy to locate the live chat that can be found on the home page. What’s more, you can access the live chat all day and every day. So, if you have any queries at any time then you will always be able to access help immediately. All you need to do is fill out a query form, submit, and someone will be able to contact you quickly. The average time it takes is 30 seconds.
Although the site doesn’t offer a phone number, it does have a call back service. However, this isn’t available at all times and it can take between 15-60 minutes to get an answer. Another method is email contact. If you don’t need urgent assistance, then you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They claim that this can take between 30-60 minutes, but in our experience, it can take a little longer at busier periods.
All in all, we found the customer service agents to be helpful, quick and professional. This is definitely an area of strength for the betting site.
The Layout of the Rizk Sportsbook Mobile App
Rizk betting site has apps available on both Android and Apple. It is actually very good on both of the models. The overall design is effortless to navigate and a classic and bold design. What’s more, it offers not only the sportsbook but the casino. It offers all the benefits of the desktop site but in an easy to use mobile format. You can find all the sports and markets that are available on the main site.
If you want to download the App from the Apple App store, then simply search for Rizk, tap on ‘get’, and it will be downloaded directly to your phone/tablet. It’s quick and simple. However, the Google Play Store doesn’t have the Rizk app. The easiest way to find it is by googling Rizk App which will give you the link directly to the download. You need to make sure that you allow apps from unknown sources in your settings. The download should go then go ahead straight away. However, if it doesn’t, you will need to go to the download folder on your phone and locate the file. Then tap on the file and it should download. You can then enjoy!
How to Sign Up to Rizk Sportsbook
If you decide that you would like to sign up to Rizk then you need to complete the following steps:
- Hit the Rizk link and open up the registration page.
- Enter all your details as requested.
- Make sure you set up your account with the necessary limits.
- Enter a promo code if you have one.
- Click on the Join Now tab.
- Make your first deposit with the payment method of your choice (remember you cannot use Neteller or Skrill to claim the bonus).
- Place your first deposit of £10 or more.
- Accept the terms and conditions.
- Start enjoying the fun that Rizk offers!
This is actually the biggest area of the site and Rizk’s biggest selling point. As such, it offers a great casino experience for bettors. In fact, the Rizk Casino offers in excess of 1,000 games, which is impressive by anyone’s standards. You can find the newest games available as well as classics such as Dead or Alive, Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest as well as high volatility games, jackpot games, Megaways and the like. There are also a number of table games and live casino games. You can enjoy titles from providers such as NetEnt, Play’N Go, Nyx Gaming, Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, IGT, Quickspin, Betsoft and more.
The Rizk Casino is the perfect platform to join their already impressive platform. As far as casinos go, the Rizk Casino is certainly up there with some of the best and this comes down to their impressive range of game, helpful customer service and rewarding promotions.
Just like the sportsbook, the Rizk Casino is packed full of rewarding promotions and other offers. At the time of writing this, there was no need for any bonus codes but we advise reading the terms and conditions that are provided. These will tell you important information regarding the Rizk Casino welcome bonus and any other promotion available on their platform.
The Best Rizk Casino Games
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Considering sports isn’t its main agenda, Rizk does a pretty good job of catering to its customers. It is easy to look at, unstuffy, bold and attractive. It makes betting simple and uncomplicated. There are also a decent number of sports, markets and features. The customer support is also good and quick, with 24-hour help available. We found the mobile app to be very well designed and easy to download. The casino offering was also impressive.
There were a few sticky points that we couldn’t overlook – as it didn’t offer horse racing or greyhounds and there was also no welcome bonus for sportsbook. Furthermore, it didn’t give players the option to deposit and withdraw with PayPal. The odds on underdogs were also often not as good value as some other sites. Overall, it’s definitely worth a look, especially if you like a flutter on the slots as well.