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.
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.
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.
We are now officially treading interesting territory. As far as variety and depth go, Rivalo.com has managed to find a balance between the two notions. Football dominates all markets, with an astonishing number of amateur leagues covered, too. Honestly, this is one of the best offers for those looking for variety and depth. However, if you’re in dire need of lots of special bets - you should pass on Rivalo.com.
Security and Fairness
Yet another bookmaker licensed by the Government of Curaçao, Rivalo.com has taken pride in their devotion to security. All of your personal data and transactions are safely stored in offline servers, with GeoTrust SSL encryption being the first line of defense. Apparently, they’re using a high-level SHA-256 hash algorithm combined with a 2048-bit key. Impressive.
You can find here a list of the most frequent questions regarding Rivalo, along with answers. While we are trying to keep the info up to date on this page, please note these details may change in time and is needed to double-check it with Rivalo website, where most info comes from.