Royal Panda Sports
The Royal Panda Sports book is an online sports book that's run via the well-established Royal Panda online casino site. It is a recent addition to the Royal Panda suite of online wagering products that also includes an online casino and a live online casino.
Royal Panda is its own entity, 'owned' by Royal Panda Limited, a company that is based in Malta. Both the casino and the sports book are licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and for UK players, the UK Gambling Commission.
Unlike most other sports books, Royal Panda Sports does not offer a free bet. Instead, new sports bettors at the site can claim a casino-like bonus that's much tastier – a one hundred percent welcome bonus up to a maximum of £100! That's a pretty sports-tastic deal.
This is bonus cash, and it's only available to players from the United Kingdom and it's not available if you use Skrill, Neteller or Paysafecard to fund your initial deposit at this sports book.
To turn your bonus cash into withdrawable money you need to make real money bets totalling ten times the bonus amount you claimed. Note that only events with minimum odds of 4/5 (1.80) qualify as being able to meet your wagering requirements. You have a very generous ninety days in which you can meet these play-through needs.
You will also receive 'Loyal Panda Points' when you play at Royal Panda. For every sports bet you make at this place you will receive loyalty points, and you can then use these loyalty points to buy goodies at the Loyal Panda Shop. Here you can 'buy' special extras such as cash bonuses, casino free spins, gadgets (including MacBooks and iPads!) and a host of Royal Panda merchandise.
There was one other promo the site was running when we reviewed it (just before the start of the 2017-18 football season) that was tied in with the Royal Panda Casino's deal with the Championship football club Queens Park Rangers. If you managed to predict ALL of QPR's matches for the season correctly you would win £1 million! Of course, this was an unlikely event, but the person who came closest to getting the million would take home a £5,000 consolation prize, plus there was £1,500 for the runner-up.
- Alpine Skiing
- American Football
- Aussie Rules
- Beach Football
- Beach Volleyball
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sports
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
In-play betting and cash-out are both available.
We have to admit we did not find the Royal Panda sports book the easiest site to use, but that's probably because it is very, very comprehensive. There is a great deal of coverage of eSports such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: GO and Dota 2, which shows that this site is a very forward-thinking one.
The screens do look a little bit too 'busy', but we think it's really just a question of getting used to it!
There are a huge number of payment providers available at this site, so you'll have no problem funding your account. Naturally, both Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards are accepted, as are leading eWallers such as Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard. Many 'lesser lights' of the eWallet world are represented too, including AstroPay, eKonto, ToditoCash and Trustly.
The minimum accepted deposit is £10, and the maximum (depending upon the payment method you choose) is £15,000. All deposits are processed instantly and there are no fees.
You can withdraw via credit/debit card, Skrill, Neteller or bank transfer. The minimum accepted withdrawal is £10 and the maximum is £100,000. Again, you do not have to worry about fees. Withdrawals to Skrill/Neteller are processed instantly, but bank transfers and credit cards will take between one and five days.
The Royal Panda online casino is a very highly-rated establishment and we are confident that the Royal Panda sports book will become just as highly regarded. This is a place for the serious sports bettor – there's no mistaking that, and the coverage of events (and in particular eSports) is exceptional, as is that £100 max welcome bonus.
In short, the Royal Panda sports book gets our royal approval!