BetVictor have developed into a leading player in the gambling industry, mainly due to the depth and detail that the company has strived for in everything that they do. What’s probably been most impressive is that they underwent a seamless transition in branding from Victor Chandler to the now BetVictor and have since gone from strength to strength.
The company are based in Gibraltar and also hold license there under the Gibraltar Gambling Commission which means they can legally trade in the UK. Their license gives users the reassurance they are working with a trusted and more importantly secure brand.
Whilst the company had come from a sports betting background, like so many they have managed to adapt to betting in the 21st century and as a result include comprehensive casino, poker and games section for their punters, of which we will look at in more depth throughout this review.
Sports Betting at BetVictor
As mentioned, the sports betting side of the industry has been what BetVictor are best known for. They are up there with the best in the business for sports and cover a huge range of both sports and markets.
In more recent times the sports betting brand has gone mobile with a dedicated app that allows punters to bet on the go. Admittedly the initial trails for the BetVictor betting app were less than successful, but many upgrades and tweaks later has seen the app be something that the brand can be proud of and more importantly, extremely user friendly.
Sport Welcome Bonus
At BetVictor you will be able to claim a £30 free bet AND a £30 casino bonus when you register a new account and bet £10. It’s one of the simplest welcome offers in the industry for sports bettors and we think that for this reason alone, it’s one of the best.
You simply need to register an account and make your first deposit. Then, simply place your first bet on any of the sports markets at odds of 2.0 (evens) or greater. Once the bet has been placed then you will be given your free bet.
You will have 30 days to use the free bet after it has been added to your account and you will need to wager through this amount 4 times to withdraw any winnings. Any withdrawal made prior to this will forfeit your bonus and any winnings from your bonus. Deposits made using Skrill and Neteller will not be eligible for this welcome bonus.
Odds and Markets
Betvictor’s biggest selling point for us has to be their pricing structure. They simply smash all other bookmakers out the park when it comes to the odds that are on offer. In fact, they are so good that they’ve won best-priced bookmaker for football betting in both 2013 and 2014 via Oddschecker.com.
Their market coverage is pretty good, although it’s very favourable for both football and horse racing, with other sports being left in their wake. As a UK/Euro facing bookmaker this comes as little surprise, although if you are looking to bet on sports other than these, you may be left wanting somewhat.
The live betting section of BetVictor has been one that’s been improved over the last twelve months or so. A site that is so good with its static bets, Live betting has probably admittedly been something that has let BetVictor down in the past, but no more!
The inclusion of a match centre for live bets is definitely something that has helped them take this on to the next level. It highlights latest scores, stats and is also linked into the live bets that are on offer for that game. The ability to see a real-time action shot of what’s happening in the game is a great additional feature!
BetVictor have been a little slow to implement the cash out feature on their sportsbook, but for 2015 this is now a fully functional extra that all bettors can lay their hands on. The cash out section means that you have the ability to cash out of a bet early for a guaranteed return meaning that the final result then becomes irrelevant. The downside to this is that it’s limited to only football or tennis betting, meaning other sports/markets aren’t accessible.
Acca insurance is a promotion that a lot of bookmakers tend to offer up these days, and BetVictor is no different. Basically if you place a 5-fold or greater from any Win-Draw-Win or Both Teams To Score market and just one leg of that bet lets you down, BetVictor will refund the bet up to a maximum of £25.
Whilst not a promotion, we can’t help but mention about the fact that BetVictor are so well priced for football betting. By using the bookmaker for the majority of your football bets, especially accumulator bets, you’re likely going to be getting a good percentage higher than most bookmakers meaning it’s consistently good value to do so.
Casino Games at BetVictor
The casino section of BetVictor is quite unique in that they use large number of software providers to make up their portfolio of games. Whilst most will use one, or possibly even two, BetVictor have teamed up with a reported 8 different companies to bring their customers the best games in the industry.
Casino Welcome Bonus
At BetVictor you are going to be able to take advantage of a very tasty £175 welcome bonus when you register a new account with their casino. The bonus works a little differently than most in that you get to earn actual cash, rather than bonus money to use initially.
So, you can deposit what you want then after you have wagered £500 you will receive £25 in cash. Next, once you have wagered another £1,500 then you get £50 for free and finally, another £3,000 wagered gets you £100, making for a total of £175 just for playing the casino.
The wager requirements must be met within 30 days of opening your account and will expire after this time. Once you have met each requirement then the money will hit your account within 30 minutes.
Software and Games
As we have already mentioned, BetVictor are using no less than 8 software providers with the biggest being that of Microgaming, NetEnt, IGT and Novoline, some of the biggest representatives in the industry.
The ability to choose between these companies means that it’s not going to be all that surprising to hear they have a catalogue of games amassing over 500 titles to play on. The games can be accessed via your desktops browser, but there is no download version to use.
The jackpot games on the casino are plentiful and as a user you will be able to access dozens from the different software providers. Some of the more popular jackpot games are Pixies of the Forest, Game of Thrones, Family Guy and The Dark Knight, where 6 and even 7 figure sums have been won.
Mobile Casino Games
The mobile app for BetVictor casino allows you to access the majority of games from the casino site. We did notice that there aren’t quite as many to choose from, but we would suggest that there must be some sort of issue with one or two of their software providers. It definitely doesn’t take away from the app, which can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices.
BetVictor often run a ‘Game of the Week’, which can change from slots to table games on any given week. With these games if you wager £25 or more then they will give you a £10 bonus for your troubles. The bonus will be need to be wagered through 35 times before withdrawing and you will need to Opt-In for these offers which can be done n the ‘Bonus and promotions’ section of your accounts.
The poker room at BetVictor is probably the one section that is a little lacklustre if being totally honest. They provide a fair number of games but the traffic on the site can be a little limited, which in turn means games are often limited, especially if you aren’t wanting to play Texas Hold’em.
That being said, they do offer a BetVictor Poker Club, Blaze Poker and a bad beat jackpot meaning there are a number of great prizes and bonus to play for at the tables. Overall its been reported that the standard is fair and good players will likely do well.
You get a lot of payment methods to choose from at BetVictor with some of the more popular being in for the form of Visa, MasterCard, Credit/Debit cards, Entropay, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, Skrill, UKash and WebMoney. Withdrawals vary from 1-10 business days and must be used with your original payment method, unless otherwise expired.
You can get in touch with a BetVictor representative by either using their live chat, email or by requesting a phone back time.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: You can request a call back via their ‘Contact Us’ page
- Live Chat: Via Website