Ruby Bet Review - Offers & Features

New Players Only. Minimum stake £10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X wagering the winnings from the free bet. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Free bet is valid for 7 Days from issue. Max conversion: £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full T&Cs Apply


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Last Updated: March 2021

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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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Ruby Bet New Sign Up Offer

Understandably, one of the most important parts of this Ruby Bet review concerns the Ruby Bet welcome offer. At present, a £10 free bet can be earned by new customers placing a qualifying bet of at least the same amount. As with any such promotion, terms and conditions do surround the Ruby Bet free bet offer. Free bets are a one-time stake, which must be used on a sports market at odds of 1/2 or greater. Meanwhile, only winnings made from the free bet will be withdrawable, with the stake being returned to the bookie. Any winnings must be wagered 10x before withdrawals can be processed. Free bets are valid for just 7 days, while the maximum conversion has been set at £20. Unfortunately, terms and conditions uncovered as part of this Rubybet review mean that opening deposits made via Skrill will not qualify.

In order to ensure that potential customers fully understand the process of claiming their free bet sign up offer at Ruby Bet, the following is a step by step guide, with there being no Ruby Bet promo code to worry about:

  1. Visit the Ruby Bet sportsbook site via desktop or mobile.
  2. Click or tap on the “JOIN NOW” option.
  3. Complete the registration form.
  4. Verify your account via email.
  5. Make an opening deposit of £10+, using a payment method other than Skrill.
  6. Place a bet of at least £10, at minimum odds of 1/2 or greater.
  7. Upon your bet settling, claim your £10 free bet.

Ruby Bet Sign Up Offer

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.

Ruby Bet
DEPOSIT £10 & GET A FREE £10 BET
New Players Only. Minimum stake £10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X wagering the winnings from the free bet. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Free bet is valid for 7 Days from issue. Max conversion: £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full T&Cs Apply
New Players Only. Minimum stake £10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X wagering the winnings from the free bet. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Free bet is valid for 7 Days from issue. Max conversion: £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full T&Cs Apply Show Less

Ruby Bet Ongoing Promotions (Updated 3/02/2020)

Existing customers are also well catered for at Ruby Bet, with the bookie having introduced a good number of ongoing promotions. As a result, there is the opportunity to win free bets and other rewards, with the following offers having been available at the time of writing this Ruby Bet review:

Ruby Bet Welcome Offer
Ruby Bet Deposit Min. £10 and Get £10 Free Bet
Sign up at Ruby Bet and make your first deposit (minimum £10) to get a £10 Free Bet. Skrill deposits excluded. The free bet expires after 7 days from being issued. Winnings from the free bet must meet 10x wagering requirements. Full T&Cs apply.

Football Leaderboard

Punters depositing £10 or more using the promo code “SHOOTS” and placing £50 worth of qualifying bets on UK football will be entered into the leaderboard. Then, the top 5 wagering players will win cash prizes, worth up to a significant £125 for the overall leader. Any winnings made from the free bet must be wagered x10 within 30 days, while minimum odds of 1/2 must be met when placing qualifying bets.

Hoops Leaderboard

Similarly, rewards are available to those placing bets on basketball matches. A £10 deposit is once again required, this time using the promo code “SPLASH”, with £25+ worth of basketball bets also being needed. Again, the top 5 wagering players will receive cash rewards, up to a maximum of £125. The same wagering requirements and minimum odds terms are also in play, with all basketball markets being eligible.

Sports League

This time, punters must deposit £10+ using the promo code “HEAD”, before placing bets to the value of at least £50 on any sports market in order to be in a position to win cash prizes. This time, a prize of £150 will be awarded to the player finishing top of the leaderboard, with the window for placing bets lasting for the entire month.
£10 Free Bets – Punters can occasionally earn themselves a £10 free bet when wagering on specific sports. Using the relevant promo code, customers must place total bets worth £25+ within the required timeframe in order to qualify. Normally available for bets placed on tennis and rugby matches, free bets then have their own terms and conditions and wagering requirements.

Betting on Ruby Bet from Mobile Device

With Ruby Bet having only been founded at the end of 2019, it perhaps comes as little surprise that no mobile app has been developed at this point. It remains to be seen as to whether a Ruby Bet app will materialize in the future, however for now, the bookie’s sportsbook site works well on mobile browsers. As such, iOS, Android and Windows users can place bets when on the move, with the speed and performance of their mobile site being pleasing. The design is the same as on the main Ruby Bet desktop platform, with all markets and features also being available, including virtuals, cash out and live chat support.

Adding Ruby Bet Mobile Site Shortcut to your Home Screen

Due to the quality of the Ruby Bet mobile site, it may well be worth bookmarking this page on your device, which can be achieved by following these simple guides:

iOS

  1. Unlock your iOS device and enter the Safari browser.
  2. Type in rubybet.com into the navigation bar.
  3. On the bottom the screen, tap on the “Share” button.
  4. Tap on the “Add to Home Screen” option.
  5. Tap “Add” in the top-right hand corner of the screen.

Android

  1. Open your Android device and enter the Chrome browser.
  2. Type rubybet.com into the navigation bar.
  3. Tap on the “Menu” option.
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen”.
  5. Tap “Add” just below the text bar.

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

In-Play and 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 Betting

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 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.

Virtuals

Ruby Bet is certainly a bookie that caters well for fans of virtual sports betting. Virtual football, cycling, greyhounds, horse racing and drag racing markets are available in all, with new events getting underway every 3 minutes. High-quality graphics are used to display virtual events, with sound effects and commentary adding to the overall user experience. As with other bookies, random number generators are used to determine winners, making virtual betting at Ruby Bet 100% fair. Popular virtual betting markets at Ruby Bet include first half double chance and Asian handicap in football, 1st or 2nd in horse racing and shadow will not end in drag racing.

Ruby Bet Key Features

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Ruby Bet Markets

Claim Your Ruby Bet Welcome Offer

DEPOSIT £10 & GET A FREE £10 BET​

New Players Only. Minimum stake £10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X wagering the winnings from the free bet. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Free bet is valid for 7 Days from issue. Max conversion: £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full T&Cs Apply

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.

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.

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.

E-Sports

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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:

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.

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.

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.

Other Apps & 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

Ruby Bet Deposit Options and Banking

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.

Ruby Bet Banking Options

Security and Safety

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.

Opening an account & starting betting with Ruby Bet

Whether you are looking to get involved on desktop or Ruby Bet mobile, there are a number of steps which must be taken before you can start placing winning bets. Having read our Ruby Bet review and decided that their betting site meets your needs, follow this step by step guide in order to create an account, deposit funds, and place your first bet:

  1. Enter the Ruby Bet website via desktop or mobile.
  2. Click or tap on the “JOIN NOW” option.
  3. Enter your email address and telephone number.
  4. Create a username and password.
  5. Click or tap on “SUBMIT”.
  6. Complete the remaining fields.
  7. Verify your new account via the email sent.
  8. Log in to your account for the first time.
  9. Enter the cashier page and select the “Deposit” option.
  10. Select your chosen method of payment.
  11. Enter the amount you wish to deposit.
  12. Wait a few seconds for your funds to clear.
  13. Browse available markets at Ruby Bet.
  14. Add selections to your bet slip and view the betting options and potential returns.
  15. Confirm your bet and wait to see if it wins or loses.

Responsible Gambling

As is the case with any reputable bookmaker, Ruby Bet promotes responsible gambling at all times. The bookie is associated with both BeGambleAware and GamStop, two of the leading names when it comes to offering punters support. This is always a good sign, however punters must remember a number of factors when signing up and placing bets. The following tips should help customers in gambling responsibly:

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.

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.

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.

Claim Your Ruby Bet Welcome Offer

DEPOSIT £10 & GET A FREE £10 BET​

New Players Only. Minimum stake £10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X wagering the winnings from the free bet. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Free bet is valid for 7 Days from issue. Max conversion: £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full T&Cs Apply

Ruby Bet FAQ

Here is a selection of the most Frequently Asked Questions with Ruby Bet:

No. At this time, there is no dedicated Ruby Bet app to speak of. However, as we explained during this Ruby Bet review, their website has been fully optimized for mobile browsers. We await to see whether a Ruby Bet mobile app is developed in the future.
Ruby Bet does not live stream any sporting events but there is a graphical representation of the action for each in-play event.
Yes. Ruby Bet is fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. This means that punters in the UK can sign up and place bets legally.
Ruby Bet withdrawal times range from 1-10 business days. The quickest options in this area are Neteller and Skrill, while bank transfer is the slowest.
The Ruby Bet bonus for new customers represents the first opportunity to claim a free bet with the bookie. However, free bets are also available to existing customers wagering on tennis, rugby and other sporting events.
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.

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