While horse racing isn't covered, there's a good focus on world sports, including Aussie Rules, Biathlon, and American Football.
Royal Panda is a fairly new Maltese-licensed online sportsbook which you might know more for its award-winning casino arm. While the online casino side of the business boasts a tonne of great games and slots, the sportsbook still has enough to warrant a closer look.
New customers at Royal Panda can earn a 100% welcome bonus when they gamble on sports. And while sports promotions can often seem quite stingy compared to casino offers, Royal Panda’s is pretty decent.
The promotion is 100% up to £100 matched. There’s a straight wagering requirement of 7x, with minimum odds required of 1.80 on markets. Watch out if you deposit via paysafecard, NETELLER or Skrill – you’ll be excluded from the promotion.
- Experienced operators since 2006.
- Fast deposits and withdrawals.
- Easy to place wagers via the Quick Betting Slip.
- Very good, knowledgeable customer support.
- Customer support not 24 hours.
- No horse racing.
- No greyhounds
Markets and Bets
Royal Panda offers a right royal mix of regular fixed odds betting and live in-play gambling. All the major sports are covered – most notably British football/soccer for the homegrown customers.
There seems to be a focus on the LIVE BETTING (see below) but ante-post gambling can be made on all the ‘Pre-Match’ markets. There are 168 markets on world football, with betting available on English football from Premier League down to National League. The layout can get a little confusing, but players can use the Quick bet slip to sort their wagers.
While horse racing isn’t covered, there’s a good focus on world sports, including Aussie Rules, Biathlon, and American Football. There’s also a very in-depth eSports list including markets sorted by game (e.g. League Of Legends, StarCraft 2, and CrossFire).
The live betting at Royal Panda is the big draw here. You can sort sports through the Event View tab, fill a dashboard with your selected markets, or utilise your own Live Multi View panel by dragging and dropping selected games from the navigation menu. The live calendar offers a comprehensive list of upcoming live betting games day by day.
Royal Panda also has a detailed Results centre where you can pick a sport, competition, date and time.
Promotions and Offers
Other than the welcome match bet offer, Royal Panda’s bonuses are mainly restricted to roulette, Live Casino, and slots.
Deposit Methods / Banking
UK Royal Panda players can deposit via the usual card options (VISA, MasterCard, Maestro) for free, as well as bank transfer, NETELLER, and Skrill. It’s not the biggest range of options in the world but the cash-outs are quick. It’s possible to deposit up to £5,000 in one go with all methods.
Royal Panda has a good range of customer service options for UK players, but none are open 24 hours. The email support line is efficient, while the UK-based phone support was helpful but everything shuts down just past midnight.
If you want a good range of betting markets but aren’t too worried about horse racing, Royal Panda might be for you. Certainly, it has much more of a casino/slots angle but the Live Betting markets are worth every penny.