BetRally Sportsbook Review
BetRally.com is a bitcoin-friendly sportsbook that overloads its customers with a website that offers a rather comprehensive list of not just sports markets to bet on, but a full service online and live casino that caters to all gamblers – not just punters.
About BetRally.com Sportsbook
BetRally was founded in 2013 and has since come a long way. The site itself has progressed nicely, moving from relative unknown to one of the better sportsbooks out there on the market today. What makes BetRally different from so many other sportsbooks is the fact that the site is able to transact in Bitcoin. Though, initially, BetRally only dealt in traditional methods of payment, such as e-wallets and debit cards, they have recently transitioned into accepting Bitcoin as well.
For those who many not know, Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists only online. It is great because it offers users a newer, more advanced, safer way to both deposit and withdraw funds from online sportsbooks. Though we could go on all day about what, exactly, makes Bitcoin great, all you need to know that it is becoming increasingly commonplace across the online sportsbook scene.
Name: ZapZap Marketing Limited
Established year: 2013
Wagering limits: Medium
Cashout times: 1 to 5 days
PROS VS. CONS
Immense list of sports markets and events to bet on.
Tons of live betting available.
Lots of promotions and bonuses for new players.
Live and online casino attached.
Bitcoin-friendly; cashouts in 1 to 5 days.
No live chat function.
Site is “busy” and overloaded with games/events.
Design and Layout
This is where BetRally.com can be a bit overwhelming for the user when you visit this site. The look and feel is a bit too early-2000’s for me, while the font size is very small and tough to read on your desktop or notebook computer. I understand what they’re trying to feature, which is of course the extensive list of sports markets and added games from their online and live casino. However, it can be a bit much and can be information overload when you’re browsing BetRally.
Surprisingly enough, the site looks and functions best on a mobile device. In fact, they really push the mobile aspect of their site more so on the desktop version of their website than anywhere else to be perfectly honest. BetRally.com mobile loads quickly and you have access to some great lines, especially in regards to live betting. Overall, I would say the site might be due for an aesthetical overhaul down the road, but as long as you can absorb all the information they’re putting out there on their platform, then BetRally is a site you’ll want to bookmark.
Bonuses and Promotions Available at BetRally
Something BetRally does do quite well is offer promotions to both new and existing players. Given that I’ve tried out and deposited at many comparable sportsbooks, this is welcome news, as so many offer ZERO bonuses or have insane rollover requirements to clear even the smallest of bonuses.
For new customers at BetRally, you will find that the sign-up/first deposit bonus is about as straightforward as they come. For new players who are making their first deposit, you will be eligible for a 100% deposit bonus with up to €100. Though the maximum is €100, the minimum qualifying deposit is just €5. The rollover requirements tied to this and other bonuses vary depending on where you reside, but are about in line with what you can expect to find across the industry.
Apart from this particular welcome bonus, there is a plethora of other promotions run by BetRally at all points during the year. These exist as deposit bonuses or simply bonuses tied to specific types of wagers, or wagers placed on specific sports. The site has also been known to run mobile-specific bonuses, where you can receive extra cash incentives just for placing a bet via your smartphone.
Sports Markets Offered by BetRally
Having been in business for a few years now, BetRally has had the time it takes to develop a complete offering of sports betting markets. As a site, they are great because they perfectly intertwine the most popular sports with some of the games and leagues you might not have ever heard of.
What we like perhaps more than anything else is the sheer number of betting options. While there will be a large number of events from which you can choose to bet on, the number and variety of bets able to be placed on these aforementioned bets is astounding. For example, a Norwegian league soccer match featuring two teams you have probably never even heard of features in upwards of 30 different propositions tied to it! If an event so small and obscure can feature such a wide variety of betting options, it almost goes without saying the quantity and variety of betting options you will get with more popular sports and leagues.
Live betting is another draw to BetRally. Their live betting section is about as expansive as you can ask for and, once again, does well to cover sports and leagues that are extremely popular as well as those that are a bit more obscure. On any given day, there are dozens and dozens of live events, with odds and propositions being updated constantly. The live betting interface is simple to use and very responsive, as it is constantly being updated in real-time even if you leave the site up and idle on your browser.
BetRally, as a site, does not talk much about betting limits. Through our search of the site, almost nothing is said about the minimum and maximum wager that can/must be placed. As far as the sports markets available at BetRally are concerned, the following are available to you:
- Table Tennis
- Water Polo
- Winter Sports
- Aussie Rules
- Snooker & Pool
- Virtual Sports
BetRally.com Security and Sign Up Process
The security offered to players by BetRally is great in that it is in line with industry standards, but not the greatest we have come across. The reason for this has everything to do with what goes into creating an account. In order to get a BetRally account up and active, the site necessitates that you confirm a whole host of pieces of information. From your full name, to your date of birth, and even a verifiable street address, there is very little information that BetRally does not ask for.
As such, there is some—albeit small—security concerns with regard to this site. However, those concerns have mostly to do with the fact they seem to want to know a little “too much” about their customers, and that’s something many people will scratch their head at when you sign up for an account.
Now with that being said, we have scoured the internet and have found precisely 0 posts regarding any sort of actual security breach on the site – but quite a few posts on privacy concerns from customers regarding the type of info BetRally asks for, even when it comes to verifying your identity for cashouts (this is randomly done from what I see). In hindsight, though, I suppose it’s more likely than not that your information will always be safe from 3rd party intruders or hackers, but as far as why BetRally is so intrusive about it all is a bit disconcerting.
BetRally Banking Options
Finally, when it comes to making a deposit, you can rest easy knowing that this is quite the simple process. Bitcoin is by far one of the more prominent deposit options here, but they also take most other major options, with most only requiring a minimum deposit of $10.
These alternative deposit methods include:
- Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, MC, Visa Electron)
- Bank Transfer
Most of the aforementioned banking options carry with them little to no fee, and this is something that you will not find at most other sportsbooks.
As far as withdrawals go, the only methods you cannot cash out to are Ecocard and Paysafecard. The minimum withdrawal is only $10 as well. Most of these options process anywhere from 1 to 7 days, with bank transfer taking the longest.
Having been founded in 2013, it would be a crying shame were BetRally not to have a competent mobile offering. Luckily, they have exactly that. No matter whether you are at home or on the go, all of the sports betting that can be done through a laptop or desktop can also be done via most every mobile device.
Making your life even easier is the fact that BetRally’s mobile option does not require any sort of download from an app market. Rather, BetRally exists and functions within your mobile device’s web browser. The mobile application may feel and look a lot like the downloadable apps you have probably grown accustomed to, however they are quite different.
Finally, it must be mentioned that BetRally is available on just about any mobile device so long as it can access the internet. Whether you have an Apple, Android, or anything else, all you need is an internet connection in order to begin placing wagers.
Final Verdict for BetRally Sportsbook
Overall, this is one sportsbook that doesn’t mess around when it comes to the events you can bet on and the dozens upon dozens of bets you can throw down for each individual event. Yes, the website itself is a bit outdated. Yes, it’s a bit overwhelming for the casual bettor just looking for a simple game to bet on. However, what it lacks in style it makes up for with an amazing and intuitive betting platform, solid customer service and super-fast cashouts.
The fact of the matter is the site features a very responsive and easy to use betting platform, which also looks and functions just as good on a mobile device or tablet. You have a plethora of bonuses and promotions available to you as a customer and you can also play additional games in their online or live casino. Overall, this is a very decent site, especially if you’re looking for action on a variety of sports and events.