Year established: 2017
Mobile version: yes
Jurisdiction: Malta & UK
Overall rating: C-
Recommended: For recreational players
Royal Panda Sportsbook Review
Royal Panda was originally set up nearly a decade ago as a comprehensive online Casino offering over 300 Games, Jackpots and Video Slots to a worldwide customer base. The casino site is warm and inviting with beautiful graphics and an intuitive interface for uses to easily navigate through. Recently the site has expanded its operations to provide a sports betting experience to its customers, which currently seems quite fragmented and separated with the casino section of the site. The sportsbook is powered by BetConstruct, who also drive a number of other bookmakers worldwide.
The Royal Panda sportsbook offers all the major sports such as Football, Tennis, Golf and American Sports, but notably, it doesn’t currently offer Horse Racing betting to its customers. In terms of market depth, there is a reasonably selection of betting markets within each event to keep the customer interested and engaged in their gambling experience. A real strength of the site is that one of the best new customer offers around is available, a 100% bonus match up to £100, meaning if you deposit £100 you get to play with £200.
Live Inplay Betting is set up as the homepage of the site for RoyalPanda, which detracts from the usability of the site. Maybe as a result of being a relatively new sportsbook, the site usability is poor, and the navigation through different sports (both Live and Upcoming) is difficult, slow and irritating. The Live Betting itself is reasonable, with real-time updated odds across a large range of markets, a handy visualization screen and some supporting stats. No live streaming of events is currently available on RoyalPanda.
Easily the strongest aspect of RoyalPanda, the company has run an online casino for nearly 10 years and it shows. The casino is a refreshing change from the sluggish sportsbook, with beautiful graphics, streamlined navigation and a clear and logical interface considering the amount of games available online. The RoyalPanda casino offers everything you could ever want; the site is easily one of the best in the industry in this area. Both online and Live Casino games area available and run by the industry leading software developers to give a seamless user experience. In addition, a range of new customer and regular promotions are available to provide value to customers for their gaming activity.
Usability of the site
RoyalPanda Casino is a stark contrast from its Sportsbook. The Casino is a joy to use, and is no doubt reflective on the length of time the Casino has been operating worldwide – this company knows how to run an online casino. On the other hand, the Sportsbook, driven by third-party software, feels like a different company – slow, difficult to use and generally irritating to deal with.
In conclusion, RoyalPanda seems to have attempted to set up a Sportsbook to complement its superb online Casino, but seems to have only undertaken a half-hearted attempt. The great new customer promotional offer is a real plus, but after a short period of time it is hard to see how users won’t begin to dislike the site and will look elsewhere for their sports betting experience. In the future, it would be great to see RoyalPanda build their own purpose-built Sportsbook, and if it’s its half as good as their online casino, many customers will flock to the site on a regular basis.
– Decent choice of markets for UK players with horse racing included;
– Plenty of events to bet on;
– Good early prices on available markets;
– In-depth live betting channel;
– Integrated with online casino;
– Excellent range of effective customer service options;
– No deposit fees, multiple methods accepted.
– Lack of many betting event types;
– Would be good to see ongoing offers introduced for regular customers;
– Site layout & design leaves something to be desired.
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