BetVictor Sports Betting Review (2020)

BetVictor
4.9 / 5
Bookmaker Review | BetVictor
  • Best UK/Ireland horse racing odds
  • Very good support including live chat
  • Includes Virtual Sports
Latest Offer
Latest Offer
Bet £5 Get £30
T&C APPLY, 18+ ONLY

FEATURES

UK Gambling Commission
UK Gambling Commission License Logo
Live Stream
VIP Program
Cashout
Bet Builder
Support 247
Native App
Crypto Currency
Established in 1946

PROS

  • Traditional British provider and a subsidiary of the betting giant Victor Chandler
  • Over 539,000 customers
  • Chelsea FC betting and gaming partner
  • Attractive football betting markets offered

CONS

  • Live Streaming limited to Horse Racing
  • Betting offer is mainly tailored to the UK
  • Traditional British provider and a subsidiary of the betting giant Victor Chandler
  • Over 539,000 customers
  • Chelsea FC betting and gaming partner
  • Attractive football betting markets offered
  • Live Streaming limited to Horse Racing
  • Betting offer is mainly tailored to the UK

It’s astonishing to think that BetVictor was founded back in 1946, as their betting site appears to be the absolute epitome of what a modern betting site should be from both a design and variety standpoint.

Everything about Betvictor’s first impression provides a delightful sense of confidence. It certainly looks like everything you could want for a betting site, with an amazing amount of betting variety and a very generous looking Bet £10 Get £30 welcome bonus. It’s also got a sterling reputation both in the UK and elsewhere, in fact, the site is also available entirely in Dutch through the settings. With all this said we, of course, know that the first impression is not always the last impression, so we’ll need to dig a little deeper to find out what makes BetVictor tick.

 

Registration process
5 / 5

  • No need to add banking details during the registration process
  • The whole thing can be completed in a matter of minutes
  • Live chat available throughout

Conveniently, the actual process of joining a betting site happens to be one of the best ways of testing its design, as you can often see here how well the site responds and how much thought has gone into making everything as simple as possible.

And unsurprisingly for a site with the reputation of BetVictor, this is all made very, very easy.

However, people are often apprehensive about signing up to a betting site, especially if they have not done so before. For that reason, we’ll be taking you through every step of our sign-up process so you’ll know exactly what to expect should you decide that BetVictor is right for you.

BetVictor - Registration Form 1

First off, you’ll simply need to enter your e-mail, mobile and password. Make sure your password is strong because this is of course a site where you’ll be entering sensitive information. As you can see the welcome bonus is available to view from here and you’ll also be able to contact live chat during any part of this process in case you have any issues or questions.

BetVictor - Registration Form 2

Some more basic details here for personal information, including gender, name, and date of birth, that is pretty much all there is to it. This seems like as good a time as any to point out the one account per person rule and mention that this not only extends to things like your personal details but even your e-mail, home and IP address. This may seem strict but is actually standard practise to protect the sites against multiple accounts. So, be sure that no one else is using this site on your computer to avoid issues down the line.

BetVictor - Registration Form 3

Next up there’s your address, generally, all you’ll need to do is type a postcode here and the rest will be filled out for you.

BetVictor - Registration Form 4

In the final step, all you need to do is choose whether you want to receive bonus offers, which we highly recommend, choose your currency, and accept both the privacy policy and terms and conditions. If you’re happy with everything, hit that big green create account button and you are all finished.

Deposits and withdrawals options
4.5 / 5

  • Neteller, Skrill, PayPal and Paysafecard all available
  • Instant deposits are available
  • Available in several currencies

Immediately after you have completed the registration process you can choose your preferred bank details and deposit funds. This is a big mainstream UK betting site so as you would expect every option here is a legitimate household name that you can trust. These include Neteller, Paypal, Paysafe and Skrill.

All deposits should be instant and there are no additional fees from the bookmaker. The minimum and maximum amount depend on the currency you are using as this site is available in several countries, so while we’ll be using GDP as our example do be sure to check on the site itself if you are signing up from another country.

The minimum deposit for Neteller is £5, and the maximum is £50,000.

The minimum deposit for PayPal is £10, and the maximum is £5,500.

The minimum deposit for PaysafeCard is £5 and the maximum is £750.

The minimum deposit for Skrill is £5, and the maximum is £25,000.

No maximum withdrawal is specified for any of these options. However, this is because that information can depend on a variety of factors.

With regards to withdrawals, E-Wallets take between 1-3 days, with Paypal usually taking closer to 1 day, and there is no charge for this service.

Some people will want more options, especially those who are looking for play with cryptocurrencies. But this is aimed at a very mainstream audience and for the vast, vast majority of those looking to use BetVictor, this selection will be more than enough.

In terms of sharing your ID, this is not usually necessary, especially when betting smaller amounts as many accounts are automatically verified using the information already provided. This was the case when we used the site: we had no issues banking with BetVictor and were never asked to provide ID.

However, if you are the usual options apply here, including photographic ids like a passport or driver’s license for proof of identity and recent bills for proof of address.

Speaking of our experience, we’re well aware that for many of our readers the proof is in the pudding and there’s no greater test than simply trying it out to see whether their claims are trustworthy. With that in mind, we’re going to go through our experience of depositing, betting and withdrawing with BetVictor so you can see for yourself what to expect.

BetVictor - banking example 1

This is what you’ll see at the top of the screen, all you need to do is choose your preferred payment method, for us it was Neteller, hit deposit and you’ll be able to choose how much you want.

Banking Example 2

As you can see, we had the choice of betting £10, £20 or £30. We added £10 and were credited as shown in the following screen.

BetVictor - Banking Example 2

We now have £10 to bet with, do keep in mind although we opted in the promotion, we have not yet bet the money to activate it. So, we decided to pick Manchester United to beat Chelsea, because we thought they were given decent odds.

BetVictor - Banking Example 3

As you can see after this we were credited with our promotion.

BetVictor - Banking Example 4

On top of that, our bet was successful. Meaning we got this notification.

BetVictor - Banking Example 5

All we had to do to withdraw was head into our settings and tell them how much we wanted. Do note that we had to withdraw by the same method via which we deposited, which was Neteller.

BetVictor - Banking Example 6

We hit that button and the withdrawal began processing immediately.
That’s all there is to it. We deposited £10, put it on a market we liked, won that bet, got our promotion and withdrew our funds. It really is that simple.

Welcome Offer
5 / 5

  • Bet £10 Get £30 offer
  • £30 split across a £10 single bet, £10 accumulator bet and £10 casino bet
  • Both sports bets come with no wagering requirements

Introduction to bookie welcome offer

A classic looking Welcome Bonus from BetVictor as a bet of £10 will entitle you to £30 worth of free bets. These are intended to get you invested in the site generally as it’s split across single and accumulator bets, and even the casino. As intriguing as this sounds, all promotions, of course, live or die on their terms and conditions. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look to see whether this is all style and no substance, or whether BetVictor truly offers additional value to new customers.

Sportsbook Bonus Description

First off getting the bonus is as simple as opting in and betting £10 with minimum odds of ½, you’ll have several chances to opt in via your account and during the deposit process.

The only thing we can imagine people being disappointed about at this juncture is that this offer is only available to those using Paypal. This is hardly a surprise as e-wallets are usually not viable ways of qualifying for promotions.

Other restrictions include bets that are Cashed Out, Partially Cashed-Out, void bets, special markets, enhanced accumulators or bets placed with other bonus funds. All pretty standard and fair for basically any promotion. You’ll also need to use your promotion within three days of it being credited and will need to opt-in within seven days.

Beyond that those standard terms though this is extremely generous.

That split we mentioned is £10 for a single bet, £10 for an accumulator and £10 for the casino. We’re of course most interested in those first two (although we will come to the casino side of things later in this review) and the two most important thing to realise is that these can be used on any market, pre-event or in play, and there are no wagering requirements for this promotion. This essentially means you get two free chances of winning big and an opportunity to try out the site for real. It’s very generous and it achieves its goal of getting you invested in different parts of the site. A pretty much perfect welcome bonus.

In terms of how it actually works, you have seen pretty much everything we had to do in order to qualify for the promotion during our banking examples, however here’s a quick look at what to expect.

BetVictor - Promotion Example 1

As you can see here the only thing, we have to do is place a qualifying bet within the 4 day period in order to receive the promotion, which, as we showed you in the banking section, is exactly what we did. As soon as our bet was settled, we received the following message.

Promotion Example 2

From here we could use our Free Bets as we pleased, within the expiration date. That really is all there is to it. So, if you’re being put off by the idea that this might all be very complicated, don’t be, it’s as simple as it sounds.

Sportsbook promotions
5 / 5

  • Ongoing bonuses on the promotional page
  • Additional bonuses made available via the preferred contact method
  • Each example we’ve seen offers real value to the average player

Promotional Page

And that is far from all that is available in terms of promotions at BetVictor.

Before we go into what is currently available, we would like to point out two things. One is that BetVictor regularly offer promotions via your preferred contact option, meaning that what is shown here is far from all that is available.

On top of that promotions are regularly changed and/or updated. This does mean that there may be a difference to what you see here and what is available on the betting site. This can include the promotions more generally, but it can also mean certain terms and conditions, so be sure to check just in case to avoid any misunderstandings or disappointment. Despite that, we are going to take a look at what is available right now, as even if the entire promotions offering was overhauled it should still provide an idea of what you can expect in term of bonus quality.

Acca Insurance: Just like their welcome bonus this is a classic promotion bolstered by generous terms. Put simply if your 5 plus fold accumulator loses by a single leg you receive a refund of your stake so you can place another, giving you another shot at accumulator glory.

Harry’s picks free bets: Keeping it simple once again, this promotion gives you a £1 free bet on Harry’s (that’s former English football manager and player Harry Redknapp in case you were unaware) picks on a Saturday. This does exactly what BetVictor are great at which is using promotions to not only provide extra value but also to highlight an element of their site.

Run for your money: An interesting twist here as this promotion provides you with a free bet if your horse loses all chance at the start of a race, in other words, if it doesn’t run.

We love BetVictor’s approach to promotions, they are all aimed at providing practical benefits that don’t require you to be a high roller to enjoy. With that said some people who do like to bet more may be disappointed there’s not extra to cater to them. With that said for the casual bettor, which is BetVictor’s bread and butter, this is an amazing selection. Not only do these bonuses provide value, but also a reason to try out more of the site, and in that regard, we’d say its mission accomplished.

Pre-match Offer
4.5 / 5

  • Odds format selection across UK, American, European and Eastern options
  • Huge amount of betting markets
  • Widely available Cash Out

Pre-Match Offer

Sports

We talked about how impressed we were by the variety during our first impression. Well, under close inspection, we can confirm that BetVictor does not appear to have let us down as we have gone into more depth. There’s a huge amount of sports to choose from, and although they don’t go too far away from what can be considered mainstream, the vast majority of potential users should be more than satisfied with what is available here.

It’s not just the selection of sports, which includes everything from Football and Horse Racing to Ice Hockey and Basketball, to give but a few examples, but also the sheer amount of different leagues and sub-markets available. You’ll be able to find everything from the Premier League to League Two and beyond, with the most popular matches providing several dozen betting markets.

Like we said, only those looking for something very niche would fail to find it here.

Right, so we know the options are ample, but do they represent good value? There’s one key way of working this out and that is by utilising the overround.

For those of you not in the know, the overround refers to the bookmaker’s margin, in other words, the extra value they add on for themselves to retain an edge and ultimately to stay in business. The way it works is simple. If you have three possible outcomes, say either side winning or a draw, then the odds converted into percentages should logically come out to 100% because that means certain and it is certain that one of those outcomes must be the result. However, when you do this with a bookmaker it will come out as more than 100% and the percentage beyond 100% is what is known as the overround. For reference, anything less than 110% is considered decent.

We’ve chosen Club Brugge v Manchester United for our example. Club Brugge has 85/40 odds of winning, which translates to 32%. Manchester United has 7/5 odds of winning, which translates to 41.7%. Finally, a draw has odds of 9/4, which translates as 30.8%. Add these all together and you get 104.5%, which can be considered very fair odds.

All in all, you have a great selection and great value in term of pre-match sports at BetVictor.

eSports

You would be forgiven for imagining that a site like BetVictor, which is so clearly aimed at the mainstream, might overlook e-sports as so many others do. However, it appears they are too shrewd to not take advantage of this blossoming market. Dota 2, Counterstrike and League of Legends are all available, with a solid selection of markets for each. There are of course less than the more established traditional sports, but eSports fans should find all major matches covered. Once again, we’re going to check out the odds here, but do keep in mind that eSports generally have higher odds than more competitive markets.

In a League of Legend clash between OZ Gaming and Spear Gaming, the former was given a 29/10 chance of winning, which translates to a probability of 25.6%, while the latter was given odds of 83.3%. All together this comes out as 108.9%, which, as we expected is more than our other example, but still can be considered quality odds.

Other Specials (politics, weather, celebrities, etc.)

For those of you looking for something different then BetVictor does offer some options in the way of political and entertainment specials. At the time of writing option to bet on the winners of leadership elections and the winner of Dancing On Ice was available. Of course, the amount of options that are available hugely depends on what is going on at the time, but we do think it is fair to say that this probably isn’t the most expansive set of specials you’re ever likely to see, maybe we just caught them at a bad time. Once again, BetVictor’s key focus is clearly on those more traditional betting markets.

Cashout & Bet Builder

Cash-out

The key to what makes BetVictor exceptional in terms of variety might not be how many weird or wonderful specials they have, its more about how much depth you can get from the most popular sporting options. You can see this in how many sub-markets there are, how many leagues are covered and also in their CashOut and Bet Builder options. Yes, both are here and both are extensively available.

Cash Out has been available to use on every bet we’ve made, both partial and full. And, in our opinion, what we’ve been offered has been fairly generous, it’s a great way to diversify your betting strategy. Of course, the number of events it is available on is down to the bookmaker and we can’t provide exact figures, except to say that in our experience the selection was vast. BetBuilder Is also one of the most comprehensive and easy to use examples we have come across.

Live Offer
4.5 / 5

  • Great selection of live markets
  • Sadly, live streaming only available on horse racing
  • However, live graphics keep you up to date with the action

Live Streaming Example

In terms of the amount of markets that are available, the selection of in-play bets matches its pre-match offer in virtually every regard. In all honesty, in terms of what you can bet on, there’s barely any difference. Considering how great the pre-match offer is, this should be considered a good thing. The only downside is a lack of live streaming beyond horse racing, where a pound bet grants you access. We never come down too hard on sites when it comes to a lack of live streaming, the reality often is that it is simply beyond their capabilities especially when you get into the complicated licensing side of things. What we do appreciate though is the effort that is made via graphics to allow you to follow the game as it happens while having all of your options set out making for an easy to use and smooth live experience.

Security (5/5)

  • Licensed by UK Gambling Commission and Government of Gibraltar
  • Multiple licenses open the site up for a larger audience
  • Extensive responsible gaming measures

BetVictor Security Example

The first thing you’ll need to know when it comes to ensuring that BetVictor is reliable is that they are licensed for British users by the UK Gambling Commission, as well as under the Irish Revenue Commission for that jurisdiction and by the Government of Gibraltar for elsewhere.

Not only does this show that BetVictor are legitimate, but also shows the scope of their potential audience. Your data is also encrypted, meaning it is kept safe from anyone who would want to use it for nefarious means, and their privacy policy is strict and in accordance with UK law.

BetVictor already made it clear that they take responsible gaming seriously with deposit limits, and also offer several links to the likes of BeGambleAware and GamStop to help those who feel they have an issue and even have a checklist to help someone understand if they have a problem. There are also self-exclusion and time out tools. All in all, we couldn’t be happier with the security we’ve seen at BetVictor.

Service and customer support
5 / 5

Contact Us Form

BetVictor is so easy to use and so intuitive that many of you won’t need any additional help, however, there’s plenty here just in case you do. Similarly, many people will find that the excellent FAQ answered all their questions, however, no site can cover everything, so there’s a wide selection of contact options. You can message them on Facebook, Twitter, email, text, request a callback or chat to them live. The latter will be most people’s preferred option, however we tested out all the nonsocial media options to give you an example of the type of experience you’re likely to receive.

Customer Service Example 1

The response from Live Chat was pretty much instant, we actually contacted them several times through live chat and they were every bit as quick and helpful each time. We actually had some issues regarding the welcome bonus as our account had been activated earlier, and customer service were able to help us with that so we could enjoy the bonus. Other things we asked them was to clarify the terms and conditions of the Welcome Bonus, and also for some info on what other promotions we could expect. The explained to us both the process of the Welcome Bonus in full, as well as where we could find all new promotions.

Customer Service Example 2

If you decide to go with email you can expect an almost as speedy response, it took them 20 minutes to get back to us on this occasion, and their response were an extensive and information one. We wanted to know what languages the site was available in, for the record they have a service for both German and Asian players at the time of writing. This is great if you want to get a more concrete, saved response to an important question.

Customer Service Example 3

Obviously, we couldn’t show you a picture of us talking to customer service via the call back, but you can see here that you can select a half an hour slot and provide details of your query in this form so they can get right to the point, with a real human being, at a time that suits you. We wanted to know whether their app had any missing content and after a brief double check, they provided us with a full answer which informed that part of our review. Text was also something we were unable to screenshot but was again a fast and helpful option in finding out what sports we could expect to find live streaming. In every attempt, customer service was fast, helpful and informative.

Design & Usability
5 / 5

  • Technically as flawless as they come
  • Easy on the eye and easy to use
  • Extras include a blog and betting calculator

Design Example

While BetVictor doesn’t innovate in terms of design, it does perfect a winning formula. Everything is easy to find and beautifully laid out and we have a soft spot for its icy blue modern fonts adding a modern twist to a classic style. Aesthetic is all personal of course but we imagine they will have a lot of fans in this regard. It manages to be mainly practical and pragmatic while maintaining a sense of style and personality. It’s a balance few others pull off.

From a technical standpoint too its virtually flawless, we found no slowdown, no minor hiccups, nothing that would negatively affect our experience with the site. This is of course especially important in the fast-paced world of live betting, where a slowdown can cause a big difference in odds if you place a bet or Cash Out too late. We also love all the little touches like having a betting calculator on site so you can work out your betting maths in house and their ongoing blog providing tips, news and analysis. There’s a care and attention to detail which puts BetVictor in very rare company.

Mobile
5 / 5

  • Available on both Google Play and the App store
  • Amazing amount of content on a small screen
  • Promotions still all available.

Mobile App Store

The brilliance of BetVictor is not merely confined to the desktop as they’ve hit the ground running on mobile with a fantastic app on both Android and iOS, which offers every bit the world-class betting experience of its bigger brother. A huge selection of sports, promotions, bet builder, cash out, it’s all here and in terms of design and ease of use BetVictor also keeps up the incredibly high standards they are known for. If a great app is all about crafting a small screen experience every bit as good as the original, then they have knocked it out the park here.

Other products – doesn’t count to rating

We’ve talked about the incredible amount of variety that is available on the sportsbook, and of course, that is our key focus. However, we know that some of you reading will also be interested in other betting options. We’re thrilled to tell you if that is the case then you can pretty much get all your betting needs satisfied without needing to find a separate casino site because BetVictor has excellent and extensive Casino and Live Casino options, alongside virtual sports.

There are an enormous number of great slots from the biggest and best software developers, alongside table games and more unique options. The casino also plays a part in the Welcome Bonus, as £10 of the 30 offered can be played on the casino. However, this does come with a 35 times wagering requirement. Do note that these other products don’t count towards our overall rating because, as we have said, our focus is on the sportsbook alone. However, all of this is also available should you choose to sign up to BetVictor.

Summary

BetVictor is a site that is aimed squarely at your mainstream audience. That’s obvious from the betting selection, the banking options, the design and the choice of promotions.

So, if you are looking for something which is more niche or has big rewards for high rollers, then perhaps something else would be more suitable.

For the vast majority though, we think that BetVictor could be a perfect fit.

It has an amazing selection of betting markets on the most popular sports, the website looks and operates beautifully, the round the clock customer service is among the best in the world, the mobile app is fantastic, and the bonuses offer real value. For the type of user they are after, which is the majority of them, BetVictor make a rock-solid case for being among the best choices in an online world full of world-class competition.

OVERALL RATING:
4.9 / 5