The Betting Maestro has burnt the midnight oil to bring you the Royal Panda Review. Grab a shoot of bamboo, take a seat and enjoy.
Royal Panda has a high-class LiveBet service that’s up there with the best of them. And if you want to watch what your betting on as you go along, there are no shortage of events made available on their comprehensive Livestreaming service.
Their football and cricket products are excellent in terms of choice, boasting lots of options on the main markets and also plenty of specials for those who like that sort of thing. They also cover just about every other sport, from ice hockey to MMA and Esports.
They’re a smart choice for anyone who believes in a fair fight against the bookie without any of the frills that other betting companies sell themselves on.
Key Info making up Royal Panda Review
Products: Sports, Live Casino, Casino.
Launched: Sportsbook – 2017
Licenses: UK Gambling Commission, Malta License.
Languages: English, Finnish, German, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian, Japanese, Chinese.
Accept customers from:
United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, India, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Austria, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Malta, Iceland, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, Chile, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Peru, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Royal Panda Review: Welcome Bonus
£20 free sports bet when you sign up.
Let’s kick off our Royal Panda review by talking welcome bonus. To get your free bet, you just need to have made a deposit of at least £20 when signing up and have wagered at least £20. You can place several bets totaling £20 instead of just one. They can be accas as well as singles.
Once you’ve wagered that amount, remembering that the bets must be placed at odds of at least 2.0, you’re ready to claim your free bet. The free bet, unlike the qualifying bet, must be placed as just one bet and again, has to be at odds of at least 2.0.
Just remember to avoid using Neteller, Skrill or Paysafecard when making that first deposit. If you do, you won’t be able to claim your free bet. A mild case of discrimination against certain payment methods? Yes, maybe but there are plenty of other methods available. Check the section on deposit methods.
Significant bonus terms
18+, first deposit only, T&Cs apply. Free sports bet:
Minimum deposit and stake £20 (min odds 2.0). Credited after all qualifying bets settled.
Terms and conditions can be found in full here.
Value is the name of the game here in our Royal Panda review and that’s exactly what they offer you by going best price on a number of high-profile events, mostly football ones.
Royal Panda offer ad-hoc bonuses across a variety of different sports on an ongoing basis. It pays to sign up for their Marketing communications. Anyone who suffers from FOMO will know the value of not wanting to miss out.
- Variety of markets.
Big, high-profile matches often have in excess of 500 different markets so if you can’t find something you like, you’re probably the sort of person who has 800 TV channels at home and says ‘there’s never anything on’. If you are, don’t worry about it. We here at Betting Maestro like discerning.
Joking aside, you’ll find every market under the sun. Slightly less high-profile games have a few less markets but we’ll bet you a pound against 5 pounds that there won’t be a market you want to play which they’re not offering. That includes an extremely generous offering of different Asian Handicap lines.
Pretty good. Sometimes when slightly newer sportsbooks start up they can be as stingy as an impoverished University student when it comes to getting a round in down the pub. But that’s not the case here. Their odds are very competitive in relation to their industry rivals.
You might want to give their tennis odds a miss as they’re not quite as competitive but you don’t have to worry when it comes to football and cricket.
- Side bets and specials.
You’re not going to get to 500-odd betting markets without having a load of specials, are you?
Royal Panda have more specials than a high-profile TV channel on Christmas Day. In fact we’d go as far as saying that they might have the best offering of football specials of anyone on the market. From number of offsides to fouls, shots on goals to cards, corners and goalscorers.
So if you’re the type who’s more interested in whether Bournemouth will have more shots on goal than Everton than you are in the final result, you’re going to love it at Royal Panda.
There are no shortage of specials to get stuck into on any big football game.
- Request your own markets.
They don’t currently have this facility. But if you’ve just read the above, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that whatever market you want to bet on is already available anyway.
- Variety of markets.
Not up there with some of the biggest hitters in terms of having hundreds of different things covering every last detail that could happen in a game of cricket so if you’re looking to bet on how many spoons of sugar Joe Root puts in his Earl Grey at tea, you’ll be disappointed.
But it does have all the main ones including some Betting Maestro favourites. We’ll come to those in a minute.
If their odds were a cricketer they’d be Alastair Cook. Solid, uncomplicated and reliable. As good as whatever everyone else is doing. Like Cook himself.
- Side bets and specials.
Top batsman and top bowler markets are available which is pretty standard but the Royal Panda gets a few extra bamboo shoots for dinner once we’ve finished our Royal Panda review courtesy of offering the man-of-the-match market. Last week Betting Maestro held a vote with his orchestra and it was voted our favourite cricket market.
Do your homework, assess the conditions, pick one or two man-of-the-match candidates based on what you know and you could be on course to pick a 16/1 or 20/1 shot. That’s why we love it. That’s why we’re so glad Royal Panda has it.
Royal Panda features Betting Maestro’s beloved man-of-the-match market for all major cricket games.
- Request your own markets.
Royal Panda doesn’t offer this service.
Think of a sport you like betting on. Pub sports sort of punter? Fill your boots on snooker, darts or pool betting markets. Like your sports rough and tough and with a bloody nose never too far away? There’s MMA, ice hockey or rugby. And tennis and TV specials and Formula 1.
But if you’d rather punt on 16 year-old kids who don’t know what broad daylight looks like and think a nightclub is where other gamers get together to play League of Legends when the sun has gone down, you can always turn your hand to Esports betting. Apparently it’s the fastest growing betting sport out there so those kids may not go on too many dates, but they know a good opportunity when they see one.
All in all, Royal Panda offers 44 different sports to bet on at the time of writing.
Live Betting (4/5)
Live betting is Royal Panda’s bread and butter. So much so that the default on their Sportsbook is their Live offering rather than their pre-match one. They’ve clearly decided that’s what their customers want and decided to oblige.
Whatever’s going on in the world and is live, they’re probably offering it. And not only do they have loads of markets but there are also some good in-game graphics to look forward to.
The latest stats for goals, cards, corners, shots on target, dangerous attacks and a visual display of what’s happening in the game in terms of where the ball is and so on.
Royal Panda have eye-pleasing and useful in-game graphics to assist you with your live betting.
Live Streaming (4/5)
Not only do they have an excellent variety of live streaming events for you to enjoy in the comfort of your living room but some of the best ones are absolutely free. The others you’ll have to place a small bet on in order to be able to watch.
It’s well incorporated into the Live Event making it a seamless experience.
Royal Panda’s sporting calendar helps you to plan your betting week.
Royal Panda Review: Customer Service (4.5/5)
Customer Service is a bit like insurance. You hope you don’t need to use it but you’re glad that it’s always there in case you do.
And it’s just the nature of the betting beast that sooner or later you will need it to claim a bonus, make a deposit or whatever else and will need a bit of help. So it’s a good thing that at Royal Panda it’s first class. Knowledgeable, friendly and polite staff who know their stuff. Or know their onions, as some people say. Why onions? How much is there to know about onions anyway?
Email, telephone, live chat and customer contact forms are all available which is more than what a lot of other companies have on offer. We here at Betting Maestro have a soft spot for Live Chat. It’s in real time, it’s back and forth, it’s personal and it’s very 2018. What’s not to like?
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Money matters (4.5/5)
VISA, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe, AstroPay, ecoPayz, Euteller, Ewire, giropay, Online Banking Transfers, INSTADEBIT, Venus Point, Zimpler, Trustly, Safetypay, toditocash.
The only one missing is Paypal but that’s just splitting hairs because there’s so much to choose from in terms of getting your money in… and getting your money out.
Same as for deposits.
BRL, CAD, CZK, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, MXN, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, USD.
VISA, VISA Electron, Maestro and Mastercard can take between 1-5 days for withdrawals. All of the e-wallet methods are instant.
The Betting Maestro’s last note:
Making a name for yourself in the Sportsbook market – one so saturated it could almost be made of palm oil – isn’t easy these days. Too many companies are all trying to do the same thing but just a little better or a little differently to everyone else.
So which route have Royal Panda gone down? They’ve made a good, solid Sportsbook that has plenty of options, lots of different markets and is easy to use. They’ve decided that rather than trying to re-invent the wheel, they’d rather just purchase a pretty good one. And that’s what they’ve done.
Live betting is at the forefront of their raison d’etre. If Pandas are known for their cute black and white fur and gentle manners, then Royal Panda is known for its live betting service that runs 24/7, has endless events from so many different sports to choose from and comes together with a first class in-game package that includes one of the strongest livestreaming services out there.
And there’s nothing wrong with nailing that side of things if that means missing out on a few frills. Such as the fact that the Cash-Out option is available some of the time but not all of it or that what it lacks in bright colours and quirky graphics, it more than make up for in navigation and ease of use.
We here at Betting Maestro are huge fans of wildlife but we won’t be needing to start a campaign to save the Royal Panda. It will be just fine without our help.