Check out our Rivalry review for 2023. One of the newest betting sites in Australia has now launched and we wanted to know what it offers. We delve into how to sign up with Rivalry, what the key features are and mobile betting. We review bet options, banking methods, customer support, and more.
In addition, we answer your most important questions about Rivalry Australia. Key features in our Rivalry review:
|Sign-Up Procedure||Quick and easy – 4/5|
|Features||Sports and eSports live betting, but no streaming or extras – 2/5|
|Mobile Betting||There is no app, but the mobile site works perfectly – 4/5|
|Payment Options||Very few for now, more to come – 2/5|
|Customer Support||Via live chat, service is fast and effective – 4/5|
🙋 Signing Up to Rivalry
Signing up to bet with Rivalry is thankfully very simple. Our review found the process to be quick, most accounts in fact will be live in a matter of minutes.
Follow these steps to join up:
- Click the orange ‘Sign Up’ button at the top of the screen.
- Enter your email address and create a password and hit ‘go’.
- Check your email address. A link is sent to verify your account.
- Once your account is live, deposit funds by heading to the ‘deposit’ page. Just select your deposit method and amount.
Our Rivalry review found this to be one of the easiest sites to join up with. A Rivalry sign-up code is not needed for registration.
Rivalry’s Key Features
Our Rivalry review found that the brand likes to keep things simple. In terms of being a straight-up betting site, it gets the job done with just two main options covered; sports betting and eSports betting.
When you click on the main sports betting link, you’d think that the only options are the live betting ones. Current bets are displayed in lists depending on whether you click ‘Up Next’ or ‘Popular’.
The best way to find all available bets is to hit the main menu, then click ‘Tournaments & Leagues’. From there, you can choose eSports or sports options.
With sports, we found markets available on:
- Rugby League
- American Football
Naturally, this isn’t too exhaustive a list and misses some key markets such as cricket and rugby union, at least for now. The most popular sports, such as soccer, feature anywhere between four and 26 betting options depending on the tournament, the biggest being within the World Cup.
From there, each match has up to 12 different bets available. Odds are at least fair according to our bet review, though are nothing spectacular.
Follow the same path, via ‘Tournaments and Leagues’, to find all available eSports markets. Rivalry offers odds on plenty of games, including:
- League of Legends
- StarCraft 2
- Dota 2
- Call of Duty
- Rocket League
- Rainbow 6
Within major betting markets such as CSGO, there are up to 11 further options. When you click into a specific match, even more come up.
Our eSports review seems to point to this area being Rivalry’s main focus. On each eSports match-up, there can be upwards of 43 individual markets to choose from. Odds here are competitive too making this the best part of our Rivalry review for sure.
Academy and eSports News
A couple of extra features we found were Rivalry’s Academy and eSports News features. The Rivalry Academy is for those new to eSports. It features solid betting tips, including via video which we love.
Rivalry eSports News is also helpful for the same reason, to help your punting. The latest news appears on the link so that you know who the hot players and teams are, further improving your eSports betting experience. This was another positive part of our Rivalry review, though we hope they add more betting options in future.
📱 Rivalry Mobile Betting
We didn’t find any available betting apps in our Rivalry review, but mobile betting is still strong. The mobile site works in the same way as the desktop site, perhaps even quicker, with colours, lists, links and odds basically designed in a ‘mobile-first’ way.
All features are available on the mobile site; sign-up, depositing and withdrawing, sports and eSports betting, news, academy, customer support and FAQ’s.
💳 Payment and Withdrawal Options
As Rivalry is very new to the Australian market, things are understandably quiet on this front. The site states that they are working with new payment processors to give players more options in the future which we appreciate.
As of right now, you can deposit funds to Rivalry using:
- Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard)
- Bank Transfer
We appreciate that it’s early days, but this will exclude many punters. Debit card transactions are needed ASAP, while there should be plenty of eWallet options in the future too.
Depositing and Withdrawing with Rivalry
Moving money around with Rivalry is very simple. To deposit funds, simply head over to the ‘Deposit’ page within your wallet. Select your deposit method and amount and then submit.
The minimum deposit is $15. This is a little on the high side versus more established brands. You can deposit a maximum of $3000 without question. If you want to bet more, you’ll need to contact customer services (see below).
To cash out, simply head to the site’s ‘Withdrawal’ page. Again, select how much you want to take out and the payment method. You should choose the same method you used to deposit, or there may be some delays to your payment.
You’ll need to verify your identity before you cash out. Documents are easy to upload and include a passport or driving licence. The minimum withdrawal is $15.
Once you request a withdrawal, it will be processed within 24 hours. How long it takes to receive your cash is up to your credit card or bank, with up to seven days being possible.
❔ Customer Support
During the Rivalry review, we easily found the ‘Help’ section. Just head to the main menu and look to the bottom of the page. In there you can find info on payment options, though look out as these are the options accepted by Rivalry worldwide and are not all accepted in Australia.
You will also see an FAQ section which in this case is one of the best we’ve seen. It is very detailed and very helpful, at least for general questions. If your query is urgent and/or more specific to your needs, you’ll need to contact the Rivalry team.
Click Contact Support to get in touch. This is all done via a Live Chat system. Simply tap the link, then type your query at the bottom of the page.
An operator will be in touch within minutes. All appear to be well mannered and knowledgeable, though we’d advise patience while the brand gets its feet under the table in Australia.
Licence and Security
One of the key things we checked in our Rivalry review was the safety and security of the site. Rivalry is fully licenced in the Isle of Man and has been given a licence to trade in Australia by the Northern Territory Racing Commission.
The site also boasts top SSL encryption, keeping all of your data safe while their responsible gambling policy is also fully up to date.
Why Choose Rivalry?
Before you join up, read all relevant information. T&Cs apply to joining, though the process is very fast. Our Rivalry review found this to have been a good start for a brand-new betting site in Australia with the promise of much better to come.
Pros and cons found by our 2023 Rivalry review:
|✔️ Pros||❌ Cons|
|✔️ Quick sign-up procedure||❌ No dedicated app|
|✔️ Lots of eSports betting options||❌ Very few payment options available.|
|✔️ Excellent customer support|
Rivalry Review FAQ
Your top questions answered by our latest Rivalry review.
Is Rivalry legit?
Yes. Rivalry was granted a licence by the Northern Territory Racing Commission in January 2023. It is fully licenced to offer sports gambling odds and eSports betting in Australia.
Where is Rivalry from?
Rivalry is based in Toronto, Canada. It now operates on a global basis with operations in more than 20 countries around the world.
Is Rivalry a good betting site?
For betting on major sports such as NBA and Premier League football, Rivalry is fine. Rivalry eSports is also very popular with many betting markets live in this sphere every day on the site.
Is it easy to withdraw funds from Rivalry?
Yes. On Rivalry’s withdrawals page, simply select how much you wish to take out of your account. Delays only occur when choosing a different payment method to the one you deposited with.