Ruby Bet Betting App Review

UK + IRE Only. Further terms and conditions apply

4/5

Ruby Bet is a relatively new online sportsbook that has been in existence since 2019. The company is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and registered in Malta.

Brought to us by Progress Play LTD, who have until now focused on online casinos, Ruby bet seems to have made it’s focus to cater to the specific needs of the UK punter.

Customers based in Great Britain are gambling on a site licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. Ruby Bet can be accessed as an app on mobiles and tablets. The mobile version can be accessed using Android and iOS devices. The app replicates the desktop version of the site so new customers can claim the welcome offer. 

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New Customer Bonus

Desktop and mobile customers new to Ruby Bet are entitled to £10 in the form of free bets after depositing that amount. 

The Ruby Bet welcome offer is subject to the following Terms & Conditions:

  • New customers only.
  • Residents of the UK.
  • First deposit of at least £10.
  • £10 bonus in the form of free bets.
  • Free bets credited after the first qualifying deposit has been made.
  • The free bet must be placed at odds of 1.5 or bigger.
  • The free bet stake is not returned with any winnings.
  • Bonus must be wagered once before a withdrawal is allowed.
  • Bonus and winnings will expire after 7 days.
  • Ruby Bet’s general Terms & Conditions apply.

UK + IRE Only. Further terms and conditions apply

 

Ruby Bet sign up offer is for a modest amount but the process is transparent and achievable. The offer is a 100% matched deposit bonus because the value of the qualifying deposit is the same as the free bets.

Mobile Exclusive Sign Up Offers

Customers with Ruby Bet are not entitled to any mobile exclusive offers. However, mobile customers can take advantage of the welcome offer and any promotions for existing customers. At the time of writing there were no dynamic promotions for current players but there were benefits on offer with the VIP Club which is described below.

Mobile users can earn points and receive loyalty benefits if they have VIP status. The Ruby Bet casino has a welcome offer and ongoing promotions for desktop and mobile new and existing customers.  

Promotions

There are no dynamic ongoing promotions at Ruby Bet. However, the VIP Club rewards loyalty with an extensive range of benefits for casino players. These benefits are dependent on betting turnover so the bigger staking customers will earn the better benefits. Mobile customers can earn VIP status and receive the same benefits as players who use the desktop version of the site.

There are five levels in the VIP room and the range of benefits increases at each successive level. Sportsbook turnover does not count but any casino bets placed using the mobile app are valid. Points earned over the previous three months determine the level each month. 

Ruby Bet Highlights

Devices

Website

Android

Iphone

Windows

Blackberry

Features​

In-play Betting

Quick Cash Outs

Top Security

Competitive Odds

Markets

Football

Horse racing

Greyhounds

Cricket

Tennis

Basketball

Payments

Visa/Mastercard

Scrill

Neteller

Paypal

Support

Email

Phone

Chat

UK + IRE Only. Further terms and conditions apply

Ruby Bet Android App

The Ruby Bet Android app is easily downloadable and it features all the elements of the desktop version of the site. The chosen platform must use the operating system of 4.30 or above. The suitable devices for the Ruby Bet Android app include Samsung, HTC and Motorola. Here are the steps that must be followed to gain access to the Ruby Bet app for Android devices:

  1. Open an account by visiting the Home Page of the Ruby Bet site.
  2. Search for “Ruby Bet” in the Google play store.
  3. Select “Install”.
  4. Open the app and begin to bet at Ruby Bet on your mobile device.

Mobile customers with Ruby Bet have access to all the features of the online sportsbook. The app has a good interface and it works well on smartphones and tablets and older versions of Android devices. The app offers the same benefits of the latest version of the website, including the welcome offer and VIP status. The app mirrors the Ruby Bet site and includes betting on all the popular sports.     

Ruby Bet App for iPhone & iPad

The download procedure for users of the iPhone and iPad is just as easy. The Ruby bet app works on devices with iOS 8.0 and above. Here are the steps that must be followed to download the app:

  1. Register a new account at Ruby Bet.
  2. Search “Ruby Bet” in the App Store.
  3. Select “Install”.
  4. Open the app and begin betting with Ruby Bet.

There is very little difference between the betting experience using the Android app and the iPhone and iPad app. The apps offer all the features of the desktop version including in-play betting on several sports.

Adding Ruby Bet Mobile Site Shortcut to your Home Screen

Apps use space on mobile devices and it may be that a potential new Ruby bet user has other priorities.  Customers can still enjoy the Ruby Bet app experience by adding the mobile site to the regular site. By visiting the Ruby Bet Home Page on a mobile device users are taken to the mobile optimised version of the site. The next stage of the process is to Add Shortcut On Home page. The Ruby Bet icon and link will then appear on the home screen of the mobile device.   

UK + IRE Only. Further terms and conditions apply

Ruby Bet App Features

The Ruby Bet betting app offers customers all the features of the website including the following:

Live Betting

At the time of writing there were 49 live events on the Ruby Bet app. These fixtures covered the following sports: football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and handball. A relatively new addition to the live betting service is Esports which are computer games played online. The Ruby Bet live betting interface does not feature live streaming but there is plenty of information updated as the action progresses.

There is a graphical representation of the progress of the play in football and key match statistics such as the number of attacks and corners. Live markets include match, handicap and totals which are suspended when there is a key event such as a goal, sending off or penalty. Tennis live events are suspended after a break of serve. 

Cash Out

Ruby Bet cash out betting is available on a selection of sports and betting markets. An icon next to a market indicates if bets can be cashed out. The option applies to bets placed in pre-match markets or earlier in the live betting event. Customers can fully or partially cash out a bet with Ruby Bet.  Partial cashing out means part of the bet stands until the outcome is known. Bettors request a cash out value and Ruby Bet makes an offer which can be rejected. The cash out amount depends on the stake and odds for the original bet and the odds at the time of the request.  The purpose of Ruby Bet cash out betting is to ensure a known profit regardless of how the match pans out or limit the loss when the progress of play and odds move against the bet.

Live Streaming 

The operator offers several live services but Ruby Bet live streaming of betting events is not one of them.  The site features a live betting interface and a number of views.  Live bettors can view one live event on the screen or several events at the same time. The lack of live streaming is a negative but live bettors with Ruby Bet have access to detailed live match data and a dynamic animation of the action.  Customers can refer to statistics for attacks, shots and corners which illustrate the balance of the match. Possession percentages also provide an impression of the play but they do not fully compensate for the lack of live streaming which provides the best guide to the balance of the action.  Several betting brands in the UK do stream many live events.

Acca Insurance

Ruby Bet does not offer the concession of insurance on an accumulator bet. The big brands, such as Ladbrokes, offer this concession. Most bookmakers credit the customer with a free bet if one selection in a fivefold or more accumulator lets the bet down.  Customers with Ruby bet can place multiples. The odds are combined to calculate the return.  Every leg of a multiple bet must win so this is where acca insurance is useful if one of the selections does not prevail.   Unfortunately, Ruby Bet dies not feature this offer or the enhanced acca or one winner bonus promotion. 

Results

The Ruby Bet app provides a comprehensive results service for all the main betting sports. The date, competition, match and half-time and full-time score when applicable are displayed. Customers have access to a Search facility whereby they can filter by sport, competition and a range of dates. There is also a calendar so it is possible to specify a dare and display all the relevant results. Sports results are updated regularly and usually on the day of the event.

Other Apps and Services

The Ruby Bet sportsbook was only launched in 2019. The operator has not developed a downloadable app but the mobile version of the website can be installed on iOS and Android devices.  There are no mobile-specific offers but mobile users can claim the welcome bonus and any ongoing promotions for existing customers. The mobile format of Ruby Bet is fully functional and features the full range of account management and betting services.

 

Ruby Bet offers a small casino that focuses on the most popular table games and slots. There is no separate mobile app for the casino so sports betting and other gaming products can be accessed on one mobile site.  Therefore, Ruby bet does not offer a standalone casino app that can be downloaded from any App Store.  Customers open one account to play casino games and bet on sports. The account balance is transferable across the product range.

Deposit Options

Adding funds and withdrawing money from a betting account is quick and easy with Ruby Bet. The site allows customers to bank using debit and credit cards, e-Wallets and Bank Transfer. The minimum deposit is £10 or £20 depending on the method. All deposits are available for betting immediately.

There are no fees for depositing funds. Withdrawals are processed within one business day and transfers take 3 business days to appear in a customer’s bank or e-Wallet account. Withdrawals are subject to a processing fee that is a fixed amount and not dependent on the value of the withdrawal. Transactions are subject to the approval of Ruby Bet.  

Method

Min

Max

Processing Time

Fee

£10

2-5 Days

free

£5

Instant

free

£5

Instant

£5

Instant

£12

Instant

£12

Instant

£12

Instant

£12

Instant

Ruby Bet Markets

The Ruby Bet app provides users with a comprehensive range of betting options. When the review was done the site featured 1738 pre-match fixtures and 43 live events. The sports main page displays the main betting events of the day under Popular competitions. These events are mainly related to football, including the Premier League in England and UEFA Champions League. The sports Dashboard also shows the current live events with the match winner odds and a link to the related markets. Football accounts for most live and pre-match betting options.    

General

Ruby Bet offers mobile customers betting on over 40 sports. The list is not displayed in alphabetical order but roughly by the number of current markets. Users of the Ruby bet app can also bet on Politics, TV and Entertainment and virtual sports. Each sport is indicated by an appropriate icon and the name of the sport. The number of current betting events is displayed against the name of the sport. Users can search for a match by competition or a team. The three most popular betting sports are football, tennis and basketball.

Football

The Ruby Bet mobile app features football leagues and competitions from about 100 countries, in each of the continents. The most popular betting league in the world is the English Premier League. Ruby Bet displays the three-way match result market for each fixture and a link to related markets.

The mobile app features almost 400 additional markets which is the most of any online bookmaker. The markets appear under headings including Match, Handicap and Totals and other events. Customers can also place ante post bets on the outright winner of many competitions and international tournaments such as the World Cup and European Championship finals.   

Horse Racing

Ruby Bet does not offer a horse racing betting service. This is something of a negative because betting on horse racing is popular in the UK and other parts of Europe.  In fact, virtually every firm that operates in the UK offers horse racing features and betting so this is quite a flaw in the Ruby Bet business model.  Other UK operators live stream racing from meetings in the UK and Ireland. The viewers must place a qualifying bet before having access to the coverage.  Ruby But may introduce horse racing in the future.  Other sites offer ante-post betting on the major championship races at the Cheltenham Festival and standalone races like the Grand National and Derby.

Tennis

In terms of the number of bets tennis is the second most popular betting sport on the Ruby Bet app. Markets are displayed by country rather than Tour and that can include up 15 countries in any one week. Odds are available for matches on the ATP and WTA tours, Challenger events and ITF tournaments. The odds in the two-way match result market are displayed with a link to up to 25 related markets, including handicaps, totals and set correct score betting. Customers can also combine the winner of a set with the match result which is a rare market. 

North American Sports

Ruby Bet covers about 40 betting sports and the most popular are football and tennis. However, the four main North American sports generate plenty of betting interest.  The following leagues are the most prestigious and bet on for each sport and all four take place in the United States and Canada:

  • Basketball – National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Ice Hockey – National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Baseball – Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • American Football – National Football League (NFL)

Each championship has a regular season and playoffs. Basketball, ice hockey and baseball have final series over five or seven matches. The climax of the NFL season is the Superbowl which is huge for betting with Ruby Bet. Customers can bet on the winners of divisions, conferences and the championship in ante post betting for each sport.  The most popular pre-match and in-play markets are the match winner, handicaps and totals. Player and team props are popular for each North American betting sport with Ruby Bet.

Basketball

Basketball appears third on the list of sports with almost 200 betting events compared to 860 for football. Customers can bet on matches from about 30 countries and the most popular league is the NBA in the United States. The two-way match result market is displayed with a link to almost 100 related markets. App users can bet on the match result and quarter and half markets. There is outright betting on the NBA winners and the outcome of the Conference leagues. There are betting markets on the Euroleague which is basketball’s version of the Champions League in football

Specials

In addition to the regular betting sports, customers with Ruby Bet can place wagers on Chess, Politics, Esports, Awards and TV and Entertainment specials.  At the time of writing there is a huge interest in betting on Politics in the UK. The most popular markets are the outcome of a General Election and the UK’s departure from the European Union, which has been called Brexit.  Esports betting features major tournaments and leagues. The outcome of reality shows is an important element of betting on television.  Customers can bet on events on the Grand Chess Tour.

Security

Ruby Bet is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). They are amongst the most respected and trusted and regulated bodies in the industry. The UKGC in particular are vigilant when it comes to abuse through free bets and bonuses. Ruby Bet has met the high standards for compliance with regards free bets and promotions. The UKGC can issue fines and revoke a licence so Ruby Bet makes offers transparent and achievable.

 

The Ruby Bet website is secured by Sectigo, a company that provides customised solutions to security issues.  The site is secured through recognised industry-leading SSL certificates.  The service is tailored to the needs of an online bookmaking operation. The Ruby Bet website is scanned to ensure payments methods comply with industry regulations. Sectigio ensures that the Ruby bet account and betting functions are safe and secure.

Customer Service

The Ruby bet mobile app features a comprehensive betting rules section for all the betting sports. The sports are listed in alphabetical order and the rules for each bet of bet are explained. The objective of the betting rules service is to provide unambiguous terms for all the betting types.

If an issue is not covered in the betting rules customers can speak to a member of staff using the Live Chat facility. Customers with Ruby Bet can also contact support staff using a contact form. The customer service department is open from 7am to 11pm GMT seven days a week. Ruby Bet is committed to responsible gambling and provides guidelines and actions for addictive gamblers.

About Ruby Bet

Ruby Bet is one of the youngest online bookmakers in the industry so the mobile app was only introduced at the start of 2019. The company is trying to break into a crowded market and has gone for quantity in terms of sports, leagues and markets. The operator sees the importance of responsible gambling, security and privacy and customer support.

These services compliment a comprehensive sportsbook that features live and pre-match betting for about 50 sports. The mobile app for Android and iPhone and iPad devices provides the same service as the desktop version. The live interface displays many live betting opportunities.   

Bottom Line

There is no faulting the Ruby Bet app in terms of the number of betting options. No other online bookmaker offers more markets for a football match and tennis and basketball bettors are well served in the pre-match and live environment. The welcome offer is for a small amount and there are no dynamic ongoing promotions for existing customers. These admissions may be rectified in the future at which point Ruby Bet will offer a comprehensive sports betting service and casino. Despite being new to the industry there are no reasons not to bet on the Ruby Bet mobile app. 

Ruby Bet App Scores

Bonus offer 80%
Betting variety 85%
Mobile experience 85%
Payment options 75%
Betting experience 80%
Support 80%
Summary 80%

Ruby Bet FAQ

Ruby Bet does not live stream any sporting events but there is a graphical representation of the action for each in-play event.

Ruby Bet does not offer an acca insurance promotion. 

Live chat on Ruby Bet is available –  7am – 11pm 7 days a week.

James Fuller

James is a freelance writer with a huge passion for the world of sport. Specialising in sports betting industry, James has almost a decade’s worth of experience to his name, having worked for a range of clients in both the UK and across Europe.
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