A big name in the United Kingdom, BetVictor was founded in 1946 when betting shops were illegal. Bookmaking was legalised in 1963 and the company expanded their brand around the country. With casino and sports betting, they offer odds and markets on all major sports. BetVictor have a big range of games including slot, live casino and poker, while they are partnered with Liverpool football club, one of Europe’s biggest teams.
2. About Registration
Available with the green ‘sign up’ button at the top right of the homepage. Quite a quick process, just basic information is required, including email address, date of birth and phone number. A username can then be chosen as well as a security question/answer.
Once terms and conditions are accepted, the account is then created.
3.About the Website
This is not the most colourful betting website, but it is still easy to navigate around. Each section is clearly labelled, with sports, casino and latest offers all clearly visible. At the time of writing there was a casino welcome bonus up to £200. All links appear to work well and each sport has its own logo to make it identifiable. Popular pages are listed, which includes their Cash Out option.
4.Betting Supply and Odds
This online bookie’s odds are pretty competitive and they have lots of different markets. They focus on the English Premier League, but have many different ways to bet. For example, Correct Score, Handicaps and Goalscorer odds for football. There is a dedicated Top Sports section, which has horse racing and tennis as well. For horses, there are small graphics to show which jockey to look out for. The different locations for races are also listed.
The live betting with BetVictor is called In-Play, where odds change as the event unfolds. It is clearly listed and easy to find from the homepage, located on the second level of subheadings. Again, it looks particularly focussed on football, though there are options for tennis, basketball and ice hockey events as well. It is uncluttered and has images of famous sportspeople to guide customers to their chosen section. The loading time is quick and there is the option to view upcoming In-Play events within the next 24 hours. UK and Ireland customers can stream certain horse races for a minimum bet of £1, but no other sports are available for live streaming.
6. Features and Tools
One interesting feature is that customers can choose whether they would like to view odds in fractions or decimals. This is not always offered so is a good addition. There are highly visible offers for new customers. At the time of this review, the Casino section had a 100% Welcome Bonus up to £200. BetVictor can also be accessed via their smartphone app or PC to the same standard. They also offer a Cash Out on selected football, horse racing, tennis and basketball markets – selected events are indicated by a logo. Restricted territories are listed on their website, though many European countries can open accounts with the website.
7.Betting on Mobiles and Smart Devices
As mentioned, BetVictor has mobile functionality. There are four different apps available. These are:
- Android App: This is designed specifically for Androids and allows for Cash-Out as well as viewing the latest promotions.
- iOS App: Available on iPads and iPhones, the app is quick and easy to use on casino and sports betting.
- InstaBet App: The app is available on both platforms and gives alerts on the latest offers and special prices.
- Spincast App: If you have an iOS device then this app can be used to combine individual selections for an event or to spin the reels for random outcomes.
8. Customer Service
BetVictor offer 24/7 customer support capabilities. They have a range of ways to get in touch which is a big positive. There are email and call back options. Live chat functionality is also available and is a pleasant experience. You are given a reference number immediately after giving some basic personal information, before being told which number in the queue that you are. As this is not offered by some bookmakers, this is a nice addition. Social media accounts also point customers with queries towards the live chat. There are mixed reviews from customers on review sites with regards to support from BetVictor.
BetVictor only allow debit and credit card deposits on their mobile applications. Their regular website allows for PayPal, BACS, Skrill, bank transfer, Webmoney, Neteller, PaySafeCard, debit/credit card and Entropay. BetVictor is available in these currencies: Pounds Sterling, Euros, Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Norwegian Krone, South African Rand, Swedish Krone, Swiss Francs and US Dollars.
As mentioned, this bookie has welcome bonuses for new customers. This includes getting £50 free when betting £10. There are also special promotions on upcoming events. For example, Arsenal against Manchester City in the English Premier League allows customers to predict a first goal scorer and the minute of the match that they will score, for free. This is called The Golden Goal and up to £25,000 can be won. The most up-to-date bonuses are displayed on the homepage sliders and change regularly.
Overall, BetVictor seems a very solid bookmaker with a big range of sports and casino games. By looking at the homepage it seems more focused on sports betting – particularly football. Customer service has mixed reviews from customers but the use of technology for live chat and their apps is impressive. Though the website is not the most attractive, the content, welcome bonus and range of payment methods means that it is worth a visit.
Wide range of sports markets
Good use of technology
No live streaming apart from horse racing