Another new bookmaker for 2017, RedZoneSports’ name suggests they will be very hot for US Sports. In the NFL, the red zone is the area between the goal line and the 20 yard line so the terminology gives us a clue as to what they may be focussing on.
In fact, this bookie gives plenty of options for all sports – their prices are particularly good for NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB – but it could be a good home for all bettors, no matter what their preference may be.
The website at RedZoneSports is certainly a very colourful one with striking graphics against a black background and blue text bars. Design is important for a lot of new visitors and while opinion in this respect is obviously going to be subjective, we think it’s a very attractive website.
More importantly, it’s a very functional one too with the full list of sporting markets laid out in a logical order on the left hand side of the home page. Popular options come first and then the rest are in an easy to follow A to Z order.
Everything is in its place with the possible exception of banking options. Usually you will see clear graphics at the bottom of a bookmaker’s home page but we had to look at the FAQs to double check what was available.
Overall, however, the first impressions are very good in a well-designed and functional website.
When you first come on board as a new customer to RedZoneSports, you can claim a 50% match on your first deposit which has the potential to increase to £100.00 as a bonus. That’s a very competitive figure in this industry and if you don’t want to credit the £200.00 needed to trigger it, there is a very low entry point of £20.00.
Check the terms and conditions as there is a rollover of 7x the deposit and bonus combined which must be completed within 30 days.
As for ongoing deals, there seems to be no regular fixed promo at the time of writing but it is possible that some one-offs will be issued so keep checking your RedZoneSports account for any further updates.
Markets and Odds
The following is the full list of sporting markets that you can bet on at RedZoneSports.
All of those US sports are included but as we can see, this is a list that would appeal to most members of the betting community. All of the popular options are here, including horse racing, while there are some very useful, obscure sports too.
RedZoneSports also publish a set of eSports markets and this looks to be a very active section of their site while there are some novelty bets too in the shape of political and entertainment punts.
We mentioned that the bookie is strong on US sports but their pricing looks very good right across the board with excellent odds on football in particular.
Trust can be earned over a period of time and for any new bookmaker starting out, this can be a tricky area to nail down.
RedZoneSports have details of their relevant license at the bottom of the home page where they also confirm that they are owned by the Argyll Entertainment Group. There is a further About Us link so this is definitely an open and transparent way to approach things and it should hopefully build some trust at this early stage.
Like a number of new bookmakers, RedZoneSports has started with quite a small set of funding options which, as of August 2017, only include bank transfers plus all of the major debit and credit cards.
Admittedly that will be enough to give most players access to the site but it helps any new company in any industry to be flexible and it would be helpful to see some eWallet providers added in the very near future.
We often discuss how important it can be for a bookmaker to get their message across via the social media platforms so what are RedZoneSports doing in this respect?
Having joined at the end of 2016, the Twitter account has just 232 followers as of August 2017 but that could be explained by the fact that only 78 tweets had been made in nearly 12 months. The Facebook account was even quieter but looked as though it had only recently been set up so both areas clearly have room for some improvement.
In many ways it would be a shame to put too much emphasis on the US Sports focus here as this really can be a bookmaker for everyone to enjoy. It’s true that if you like betting on NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL then RedZoneSports is a good home but with prices strong in all markets, there’s no reason why we can’t all get on board.
The small list of funding options is just a tiny drawback as we get good value from a generous welcome deal plus those competitive odds making RedZoneSports a strong all-round package.
- Matched 50% bonus on first deposit is a generous welcome deal worth up to £100.00
- Emphasis on US sports but wide choice of markets for all customers
- Strong prices across those markets
- Very small list of funding options with no eWallets currently included