WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for all the races at Sligo today.
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|Rizk App||Rizk Casino|
|Rizk Live Casino||Banking Options|
When you first visit the Rizk Sportsbook, you’ll probably notice that it’s different to most other online bookmaker websites. There isn’t a long list of sports to choose from and instead, you must customise your homepage and add the sports you wish to have quick access links for. On your first visit, there will be a handful of sports icons along the top of the page. When clicked, available events, leagues and competitions for that sport will be displayed. To add a sport to the list, click on the ‘+’ icon and you’ll be able to select a sport. Some may like this approach and some may not but it is useful for keeping the homepage only filled with sports which you bet on.
There are 24 different sports available at Rizk which is a relatively low number compared to the bigger bookies and even some of the brand new ones which have over 40 sports available. However, many of the most popular sports are available as can be seen in the table below.
There is a relatively good selection of sports with most of the main ones covered with the exception of horse racing which is a bit of a disappointment. We can see past a bookmaker not covering sports such as Beach Volleyball, Sailing and Cycling as the number of people who bet on these sports is low, but we always like to see horse racing available.
For the majority of sports, Rizk provides an acceptable number or betting markets. Again, you’ll find more at the bigger bookies but if you generally tend to bet on the match result, correct score, scorers or Asian lines, then you’ll find all of those and more available at Rizk Sportsbook.
Unfortunately, we didn’t find the odds at Rizk very good when compared to the likes of Bet365. There were a few bets where Rizk was offering slightly better odds but for the majority of them, they were lacking in value.
As mentioned, horse racing is, unfortunately, not available at Rizk. For horse racing bets, we strongly recommend bookmakers Betfred and Bet365 where you can bet on UK, Irish and worldwide horse racing and also take advantage of horse racing offers such as Extra Places, Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG), Free Bet on Winners and many others.
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In-play betting is available at Rizk Sportsbook with featured events being shown on the sports homepage along with a link to all live events. When comparing the number of in-play events with other bookies, we did find that Rizk were missing a few but these were events in the lower leagues which the majority of customers will not be looking to bet on.
Similar to their pre-match odds, Rizk’s in-play odds were unfortunately not great. We found quite a bit of difference when comparing them to several other bookmakers which leads us to believe that they don’t offer great value in this department.
Rizk do offer an excellent selection of in-play statistics along with a Match Tracker so that you can see what is happening in the event.
Rizk Sportsbook does not currently provide any live streams of sports which isn’t hugely surprising for a brand which mainly focusses on their casino product. However, live streams are not available at many other bookmakers and as mentioned above, customers at Rizk can take advantage of the in-depth in-play stats and Match Tracker as an alternative to a live stream.
The Rizk Help Centre is where you’ll need to head if you ever need an answer to a question or need to contact the Rizk support team. The Help Centre contains answers to a huge number of frequently asked questions regarding account settings, banking, placing bets, promotions and more.
If you can’t find the answer to your question in the Help Centre, there are quick links to get in touch with the support team via telephone, email or live chat. There is no telephone number listed on the Rizk website but you can request a call back and the website states that the average wait time is 15-60 minutes which we think is acceptable considering that you don’t need to be waiting on the line.
Email enquiries can be sent to [email protected] with the website stating that the average response time being 30-60 minutes. If this is true then this is very impressive for an email response.
Live chat can also be launched from the Help Centre and you can usually be connected to a support agent within a matter of seconds.
Overall, we were impressed with the level of support and reported response times for queries.
The Rizk website does state that apps are available for both iOS and Android devices. However, we were unable to find a Rizk app available on the Apple App Store. The Rizk Android app isn’t listed on the Google Play store but you can download it direct from the website and it gives you access to all the betting options which you have on the desktop website such as placing pre-match and in-play bets, all banking options and everything else.
The Rizk Casino is the main focus of the brand and it’s where you’ll find hundreds of online casino games ranging from slots to table & card games. The selection of slots is impressive with many of the top titles such as Book of Dead, Starburst, Reactoonz, Hotline, Dog House, Dead or Alive II and Jammin’ Jars available.
Table games include Blackjack, Roulette, Jacks or Better, Casino Stud, Baccarat and many others.
Rizk also provides an excellent selection of Live Casino games with the majority being provided by leading live game developer Evolution Gaming. Crazy Time, Mega Ball, Lightning Dice, Live Dragon Tiger, Deal or No Deal Live, Dream Catcher and Monopoly Live are all available as well as Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Baccarat and more at various stakes, including a high-roller section.
Rizk provides one of the best selection of live casino games that we have come across.
A good number of banking options are available to customers of Rizk. Debit cards are accepted as you would expect with Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Trustly and Sofort the other options.
See the table below for a full list of available banking options at Rizk Sportsbook.
|Method||Minimum Deposit||Withdrawal Time|
|Debit Cards||£10||2-5 Days|
|PayPal||£10||Within 24 Hours|
|Neteller||£10||Within 24 Hours|
|Skrill||£10||Within 24 Hours|
|Bank Transfer||£10||3-7 Days|
|Trustly||£10||Up to 24 Hours|
|Zimpler||£10||Up to 24 Hours|
|EcoPayz||£10||Up to 24 Hours|
|WebMoney||£10||Up to 24 Hours|
Rizk is a unique betting site which looks fantastic. It is refreshing to come across a bookmaker which is different given that so many new bookmakers use the same platform so that is one plus for Rizk.
Rizk isn’t without its flaws though as although they do cover many of the most popular sports in their sportsbook, horse racing is unavailable. We also weren’t impressed with the odds compared to some of the bigger bookies which may put some off who are looking for maximum value from a bookie.
The Rizk casino is excellent, hosting a huge number of games and one of the best selections of live casino games we have come across.
If you’re looking for a betting site to place the occasional sports bet at as well as play a range of casino games, Rizk may be worth a look.
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