Rivalo.com first became available in 2013. They’re one of the most promising bookmakers of this past decade and have given us ample proof of their capabilities. Consistent improvement, great design choices and excellent coverage make them a sportsbook to behold. While it’s easy to become mesmerized by their impeccable execution of the basic sports betting principles, we wanted to delve into the nitty-gritty and test them to see if they aren’t all bark and no bite. Let’s take a look at what they’re made of.
Dark blue and tangerine orange are quite an unusual combo, but they get the job done perfectly. Both dark colors, but still contrasting each other, they allow Rivalo.com to establish a low-key brand presence in all corners of the website. We absolutely love that they’ve found the middle ground for their background. Neither black nor white, overcrowded or boring, the layout is just perfect and doesn’t result in ocular strain. In 5+ hours during which we’ve continuously snooped around and placed bets, everything was smooth. This comes as no surprise, given the fact that Rivalo.com uses the same renowned software as Tipico. It’s also worth pointing out that this bookmaker decided against using large fonts, which results in the fact that you don’t even have to scroll to see all the content – even on the homepage.
Rivalo: What we like
- Low margin and high prices (particular on soccer events)
- Reliability of financial transactions and data storage.
- Qualified and helpful support staff which is available 24 hours a day and speaks various European languages.
Rivalo: What we don’t like
- Heavy restrictions on initial deposit bonus.
- A few means of communication with employees.
- Deficiency of non-sporting events, namely the financial, cultural, political wagers, as well as virtual sports.
If something goes wrong or if you’re in need of answers, the Rivalo.com customer support team has your back. You can contact them via forms on the website, as well as live chat. Think of this combo as a variation of the usual email-live chat tag team, enabling you to come to solutions in a painless manner. All the agents we’ve spoken to are polite and well-train, giving us no other choice but to give credit where credit is due. One thing that irked us was the sight of the payment options section being blurred out, coupled with a pop-up registration window saying “Create an account to find out more about our payment options.” What kind of bush league marketing is this? Bettors are supposed to know what they’re getting into beforehand. Still, Bitcoin, ecoPayz, QIVI, Paysafecard and all the regular platforms are there. Rivalo, please just get rid of the pop-up.
Football as far as the eye can see
The round leather dominates the betting line at Rivalo. Nearly 90 percent of all bets made by the King Football. Few other companies can be used with as many football betting. Very well represented are further tennis, ice hockey, basketball and handball.In these sports, each user should find his desired event. However, in the other ten categories the portfolio falls from far thinner. The depth of the betting markets with approximately 60 special offers on Topbegegnungen can convince the best British bookies provide at least twice the offer entirely.
In Live Betting Center governed only football. Tennis, ice hockey and volleyball can only be seen as a rounding. Praiseworthy is the structure of the live sector. The main odds are visible at a glance.
The Welcome Bonus
The Welcome Bonus is among many bookmakers often somewhat controversial, not so at Rivalo. The wagering requirements are chosen extremely fair and trustworthy. Our Rivalo experience is completely positive in this area. Currently welcomes the Bookie its new customers with a 100 percent match bonus up to a maximum of 100 Euro. The wagering requirements require a threefold turnover of deposit and bonus before making a withdrawal beantragbar. The minimum betting ratio of 2.0 is mitigated by the inclusion of multiple bets.
Positive is further that the Rivalo bonus may be pushed virtually unlimited. A timing does not include the bonus conditions. A current bonus offers for activation is not necessary. One limitation of the betting markets is not predetermined. Of course, also carry the live betting at reaching the rollover requirements. The Bonus must be activated by players from Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Montenegro, Hungary and Turkey. It should be mentioned that even regulars once a 100 percent match bonus may take up to 100 euros with analogous conditions.
The BC site is simple and tasteful. Convenient navigation, easy movement through sections provides truly comfort to the user. The variety in sports pleases not only ordinary representatives, but also some exotic species, which is very bold for a beginner. The statistics section is also of high quality design. In the latter, everything is clearly defined maximum and everything written is exceptionally useful information. On the site you can find such sections as online casinos, live bets, live casino and bonuses.
There is such an interesting section as Responsible Gaming. The latter says that you should not bet on the site in a state of alcohol or drug intoxication. The minimum bet amount is 1 euro and the maximum win amount is 100 000 euro. Users of this site themselves have the right to choose what currency they use on the resource. By all means, such a section as bonuses will please users, because the company offers serious amounts as an introductory bonus and for express bets. To be honest, I do not believe at all that a few years ago this resource only began to exist.
Live and line
As already noted, the BC line includes about 20 kinds of sports, which is pretty good compared to other BCs. You will be pleasantly surprised by competitions in such sports as bobsleigh, badminton or chess. In addition to bonuses, odds are pleasantly pleasing to users. In order to quickly be in the top and at the same time squeeze out competitors, the organization made them very high and made the margin the lowest, in comparison with other representatives. For example: football margin is only 4.3%. However, in live mode there are not so many bets, as well as video broadcasts are not provided. Most likely, this is temporary.
In the area of customer support Rivalo has certainly decisive improvement. The accessibility of the service staff is only given in writing. A telephone hotline is not offered. For an online bookmaker is entitled to a top position in the sports betting scene, this is certainly not enough. It is positive that the inquiries via live chat or e-mail will be answered competent and friendly. A sign of scams Rivalo is the inaccessibility certainly not.
Deposit limits and withdrawal options
The deposit and withdrawal options at Bookie essentially correspond to the basic requirements of a reputable betting company. Note the limitations which are, however, displayed clearly and transparently on the website. With most methods deposit a minimum sum of ten euros is required. Bank transfers are only possible from 25 Euro. Rivalo recognizes the Visa and MasterCard. In e-Wallet portfolio includes Skrill by Moneybookers, Neteller and EcoPayz. The range is completed by Ukash and Paysafecard.
The payouts are all initiated manually by the staff of the bookies. Weekly three profit withdrawals can be requested free of charge. Each additional reservation will be charged flat rate charge of five euros. Test: 8 points
Sports and Betting Odds
Rivalo offers many sporting events for users to place bets on. Among the covered sports are: American football, Aussie rules, football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, handball, volleyball, MMA, boxing, motorsport, cycling, snooker, darts, rugby, badminton, waterpolo, cricket, floorball, bandy, alpine skiing. Betting odds at Rivalo are competitive overall. Soccer betting margin is 5.2%, tennis betting margin is 7.6%, ice hockey betting margin is 7.3%, basketball with 7.2% and so on. The overall betting margin is 6.3%. These betting margins have been calculated using odds from different events in each sport. Please note that margins may be different from a sport to another, and even from a league to other.
Betting with the Rivalo mobile app
Betting with mobile apps on phones and tablets is becoming increasingly popular. Therefore, the folks at Rivalo have developed their own bookie app in order to make their services available to customers at all times. The Rivalo mobile betting app includes all the features as mentioned above, except for the casino games which are not available on mobile devices. You can download this application for iOS or Android in the Play Market or App Store.
We will now turn to the most important aspect of our bookie review – the sportsbook. As mentioned above, the bookie offers events from 20 different kinds of sports. Besides football, which clearly dominates the offer, Rivalo provides odds for events in American Football, rugby, darts, cricket, snooker etc. The offer also features winter sport events. The numbers on the buttons indicate the number of available bets for the respective sport. Overall, Rivalo might not be able to compete with the top dogs in the sports betting industry as far as the number of events and different sports are concerned, but the offer should definitely satisfy the needs of the majority of punters. Especially in football, the depth of the offer is quite impressive as you can place bets on events in Europe’s top leagues as well as in amateur and youth football.
Apart from Asian handicap bets, which are not available, Rivalo offers all common betting options such as three-way bets (everything you need to know about accumulator bets) as well as bets on the half-time and final scoreline, goal and handicap bets, and double chance bets. Occasionally, win- and scorecasts are offered as well. One detailed feature that we really liked is the visualisation of in-play odds which indicates whether the odds get worse (odds flash red) or better (green). Furthermore, Rivalo offers a special fantasy football segment in which you can bet on matches between teams who do not actually compete against each other in real life, but who both play matches at the same time. Irrespective of how the clubs perform in reality, the winner in the Rivalo fantasy football match is solely decided by the number of virtual goals scored. Obviously, the team that scored more goals than the other is the winner. The fantasy football at Rivalo is not just a gimmick; it offers very interesting odds you probably wouldn’t encounter in real-life football.
In terms of odds, the online provider can already among the major industry players. Rivalo profits from the Tipico offers. The payout key is very good 94 percent. For highlights the odd scratch often the 97 percent mark. Very often the Bookie then even the absolute best odds on the screen. The show serious offers that Rivalo fraud is excluded at any time. Identifiable trends toward favorites or outsiders are also not recognizable.