Ryan's Thoughts"With a turnover in excess of £1 billion a year, BetVictor is evidently one of the largest bookmakers around - and it is one of the best as well. BetVictor was previously known as Victor Chandler and VCBet but has since been rebranded into the BetVictor name that is now famous around the world. BetVictor is known for being extremely financially secure, fair to all customers and for having an absolutely massive sportsbook, with great odds and very good promotions too."
Things We Like
Prices - The odds on offer at BetVictor are frequently the very best on offer anywhere.
Promotions - On football in particular, BetVictor has a fantastic array of offers for users.
Website - The BetVictor site works brilliantly and perhaps has the best design of major bookies.
Reputation - BetVictor has such a trusted brand it is regarded among the most reliable sites.
Things We Do Not Like
The one issue with the BetVictor sportsbook is that the maximum winnings are a little bit short compared to some of the other big brands in the online gambling industry. Account holders can win no more than £500,000 on a single bet with BetVictor, which is good compared to smaller operators in the betting sector but not up to top payouts offered by the very best bookmakers.
Another small complaint about BetVictor is that their promotions are very football-centred, so more could be done to appeal to account holders who are fans of other sports as well, although this tends to be the case with a lot of the big betting brands too..
At A Glance - Important Facts
- Name - BetVictor
- Stock Symbol - Privately owned company
- Head Office - Gibraltar
- Year Incorporated - 1946
- CEO - Andreas Meinrad
- Major Awards and accolades - Leading independent odds comparison website Oddschecker regularly names BetVictor as the bookmaker offering the best odds
- Contact Info - Call 0800 061 2809 or email [email protected]
BetVictor Bookmaker Review
Established in 1946, BetVictor has grown into a massive betting brand that now boasts customers from 150 countries around the world. In order to avoid UK gambling tax, the company was moved offshore in 1998, a decision that was later followed by a number of other UK-based betting firms.
Major shareholder Michael Tabor completed a takeover of the company in 2014, after which the business was rebranded into what remains its current name and form as BetVictor.
Markets Covered and Odds - Live In-play and Prematch
One of the main reasons for taking BetVictor offshore was to enable the bookmaker to offer excellent odds, with this plan still working well around 20 years later. BetVictor is regularly found to have the best odds available anywhere on the internet, which is why it is so popular today.
BetVictor also has a very detailed sportsbook that does not just cover the main sports like football and tennis, with a huge choice of markets to bet on.
For football in particular, BetVictor is perhaps the best online sportsbook around, offering a tremendous array of bets on markets that are not provided by any of the other big betting brands.
Live In-Play Betting
Betting live and in-play at BetVictor is as smooth as you could hope for, with the bookie going out of its way to make the process as easy as possible. Placing live bets at BetVictor is as quick as any of the other bookmakers, so you can be assured you will not miss any betting opportunities.
While BetVictor was at first a little slow to add live streaming functionality to its website, the company has worked hard to catch up in this area and users are now able to access a range of sports through their BetVictor account, as long as they have placed a bet on the event in question.
Other Gambling Products
Away from the BetVictor sportsbook there are other gambling products to explore, but the company has not provided quite as many options as some of its rivals in the industry. While there is an online casino on the BetVictor site - offering plenty of table games, slots and instant win games as well as a live casino with blackjack, roulette and baccarat - there is no poker or bingo.
Sponsorships and Associations
In 2017 the company announced it would be sponsoring the BetVictor Gold Cup for the next three years, indicating a desire to give the firm a strong platform in the world of horse racing associations. As part of the deal, BetVictor agreed a three-year partnership with British Racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner.
BetVictor Sign Up Bonus Offers
Bet £10 & Get £40 is the main BetVictor sign up offer. This is how you can get it:
Sign Up Bonus
£10 in Free Bets
Deposit £10 and the money is yours
- Register for a free BetVictor account and opt in to this offer
- Place your first bet of £10 or more at odds of evens or greater
- Receive your welcome bonus comprising a £10 Sports Free Bet, £10 to use in-play, a £10 acca token and £10 in BetVictor Casino Bonus Funds
- Bonus funds must be wagered 40x before they can be released
- Deposits made through Skrill or Neteller are excluded from the BetVictor welcome bonus
VIP Loyalty Program
BetVictor VIP is invitation-only, but there are some tips on the company's website for those who would like to be considered for the program, which has perks such as tickets for events such as Premier League football games and big race meetings like Royal Ascot.
To have a chance of being invited to be a BetVictor VIP, the firm says users should visit the site often, be loyal to the brand and play across multiple products, as well as using Weekly Member's Bonus or Promo Cash rewards.
Mobile Betting App Features on Tablets and Smartphones
The BetVictor mobile site and app might not have some of the bells and whistles of some of the company's rival betting companies, but both work quickly and that is the most important thing. Users with iOS or Android devices can also download the BetVictor app on to their smartphones or tablets to make betting while out and about even easier. You can also take advantage of BetVictor's live streaming through your mobile devices, so you never have to miss any action.
The maximum winnings up for grabs at BetVictor are fine, but they could be better if the bookmaker wanted to be known as one of the most generous companies on the market. Account holders can only claim a total of £500,000 from bets at BetVictor in any one day, which is low when you consider that some of the other big betting firms offer £1 million or even more.
Great Britain & Ireland horse races have the £500,000 maximum payout limit, while most elite football matches will have the same for most markets as well. Away from racing and football, BetVictor's maximum winnings are even tighter, with a top payout of £100,000 up for grabs.
BetVictor does not have a bonus scheme available for football accumulators at the time of writing, but the bookmaker has made an effort to have a couple of promotions available for those who like to place this type of bet. The first of these is an excellent best odds guaranteed promotion, which means if your five-fold or greater is a winner, BetVictor will check the odds of its rivals and boost your winnings if its prices were not the top odds around.
At BetVictor you can also take advantage of the firm's acca insurance, which involves the bookie promises to give account holders money back if one leg of their football five-fold or more lets them down. The acca must have cumulative odds of 4/1 (5.0) or better to qualify and the stake will be repaid in bonus funds up to £10 to use on another acca.
Banking - Deposits and Withdrawals
The banking options at BetVictor are similar to most major bookmakers - here's how they work:
Betstars Accept The Following Payment Methods
|Debit Card||£5||none||Instant||Free||£10||none||3-5 days||Free|
|Credit Card||£5||none||Instant||Free||£10||none||3-5 days||Free|
|Bank Transfer||£5||none||3 - 5 Days||Free||£100||none||3-5 days||Free|
With 24/7 customer service, you can get a quick answer to any questions about your BetVictor account at any time of the day or night. There is a strong help centre that is easy to find on the company's homepage and many users will find they can resolve a query themselves here.
For those who would prefer to contact a BetVictor customer service agent, they can call 0800 061 2809 or email [email protected], while there is also a solid live chat facility that can be used.
In Conclusion / Our Verdict
BetVictor has a reputation as one of the top bookmakers around - and it is fully deserved. But there are a couple of small areas where the company could still stand to improve itself even more. For example, maximum payouts of just £500,000 do not compare well with some of its rivals.
However, there is more than enough to recommend BetVictor to anyone who is thinking of signing up to get a new sportsbook account. Their odds are typically unbeatable - BetVictor prices even beat those available on the Betfair exchange on a regular basis - and the range of markets on the BetVictor website is also absolutely top notch. In addition, solid customer service and a good live streaming service means there are no obvious downsides to BetVictor.