Free bets at Redbet actually take a few different forms. They're tied in to the welcome bonuses (more on these below) and are customised depending on whether you want to play the casino, use the sportsbook, or get involved with online poker games.
You can of course take advantage of all three of these offers, but make sure to fully read the website's terms and conditions. When it comes down to it though, not many sites offer you three separate bonuses that can be used across all sections, so Redbet is off to a good start.
Even if you're only interested in the sportsbook aspect of the site, it's worth keeping in mind the various sign up offers you can take advantage of at Redbet. The betting offer isn't bad in itself, although there are slightly more generous alternatives out there. Once you deposit £10 as a new member, you then need to place five bets at a minimum of £10 each. Once you've made those bets, you'll be credited with one free bet worth £10.
While getting one free bet for the price of five isn't anything to write home about, you can at least use the other promotions, including free spins and up to a £100 deposit bonus in the casino. There's also the poker welcome bonus, which offers up to 50% reduced rake of up to 200% of your first deposit. The downside is, if you’re not interested in these aspects of the site, the sign up bonus for betting alone falls a bit flat.
When it comes to betting offers, Redbet is a little lacking. Unfortunately for sportsbook users, most of the promotions and long-running offers are centred around either poker or the casino elements of the site. That said, offers do rotate recently, so while at the time of writing the main offers are focused on the Malta poker festival, these could change in future.
That means it's generally worth checking back from time to time to see what offers are running, as it's likely the site will have some more prominent betting focused offers in line with current events.
Redbet tends to vary its enhanced odds, so it can depend on the kind of sporting events that are running at any time. Right now, there are some competitive odds on tennis in general, as well as football.
A good general rule of thumb is that enhanced odds are always going to be found on the more popular sports, mainly because just like any sportsbook or bookmaker site, Redbet wants to attract punters by giving them attractive betting options. If you enjoy placing bets on most of the major sports, especially football or tennis, then Redbet will give you a decent selection of odds and markets.
If you're looking for a site that has a huge variety of international markets and odds, then Redbet really delivers. Not only is there a massive number of sports to choose from, including handball, ice hockey, e-sports, boxing and baseball (not to mention the major sports like football, tennis and golf, etc), the layout is very easy to use. You can filter by country too, so quickly accessing specific matches or events is straightforward.
Generally, the odds you'll find on Redbet are good. While you'll always tend to get the best odds on more well-known sports like football and tennis, as discussed above, there are very competitive rates on most of the sports the site covers. There's some excellent detail available too, with nice clear breakdowns of league matches and main events across all the sports.
There's no dedicated app for Redbet. Instead, the site has been optimised for mobile devices as well as desktop computers, so you'll get an almost identical experience whatever device you're using to access the site. The layout is the same too, so you'll know where everything is straight away.
If anything, the mobile site is easier to use in some respects, thanks to the fact you can access the top left menu and quickly locate almost any page on Redbet when using a mobile device. Redbet's site is strong in terms of responsiveness. Pages load fast on a phone (although this will depend on the speed of your internet connection to some degree) and the layout is clear no matter which way up your screen is. A slight gripe is that you can't zoom in at all, but generally this isn't a major issue.
While there's nothing in particular that Redbet does differently to other bookmakers, the fact it encourages punters to engage in all aspects of the site thanks to the cross-promotional offers for casino and poker does stand out. It means that if you need to kill some time between bets, or are waiting for a match or game to start before accessing the live betting features, you'll have plenty to keep you occupied.
It's worth noting that if you do want to access the poker section, you'll need to download a client – perhaps not ideal for mobile users with limited space on their phones. Overall though, Redbet offers a decent sportsbook experience. It doesn’t have the best offers, but there are plenty of interesting, well laid out markets to get stuck into for regular punters.