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Betvictor Review: Bet £5 Get £30

Betvictor Review
Betvictor Review 2018
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Last Checked: 16-11-2018
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Last Checked: 16-11-2018
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Betvictor, formerly Victor Chandler, are one of only a select few bookmakers we’ve awarded a 5 star rating. Their widely used by the staff here at TopBettingSites.co.uk and from our experience offer the most competitive odds, especially on football and horse racing, you’re going to find online.

New Customer Bonus & Promotions

One of the best-established online bookmakers around, Betvictor run one of the most generous welcome offers for new customers. The offer provides £20 in free bets and a further £10 in casino bonuses, if you place an initial qualifying sportsbook bet. To qualify, the initial bet must be worth at least £5, be placed at odds of evens (2.00) or greater and be placed within seven days of opening your account. Two free bets, each worth £10 and available to use for different types of bet, will then be credited along with £10 worth of casino bonuses.

Open Account
Start out by opening your account and choose a username and password – bonus code not needed to trigger.

Deposit & Bet
Make a deposit and a £5 bet at odds of evens (2.0) or higher to release £30 in bonuses to use across various bet types and products.

Get Bonus
You get your free bets as soon as your trigger bet is place – any winnings from free bets can be withdrawn instantly.

T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.

Withdrawing & T&C’s

The two £10 free bets provided are non-withdrawable and can be used to place different types of bets. Any winnings resulting from their use will not include the stake itself but will be fully withdrawable. The £10 worth of casino bonus is available to use on any Betvictor casino game, apart from Baccarat (all versions) and the Blood Suckers slot.

The casino bonus is also non-withdrawable and no withdrawal is possible until the bonus’ wagering requirements are completed. Those requirements state that a player must stake an amount equal to at least 40 times their bonus amount (£400) within seven days of being credited with the bonus or else all remaining bonus and all related winnings will be forfeit. Slots, Scratch Cards, Numbers and Games contribute 100% to those requirements; Roulette, Table Games and Video Poker contribute 20%; Blackjack and Craps contribute 10%; Casino War contributes 5%.

Existing Customer Promotions:
  • Run For Your Money – Automatic cash refund if your horse refuse, whips around at the start, fails to come out of the stalls or otherwise fails to give a run for your money.
  • Acca Insurance – Stakes up to £10 refunded as a free bet if a qualifying five leg or greater accumulator is let down by only one selection.
  • Best Odds Guaranteed – Best odds guaranteed terms on all UK and Irish horse racing meeting ensure that punters always get the best possible prices.

Visit Betvictor & select ‘Promotions’ to view all existing customer offers now!

T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.

Features

Markets
Betvictor price up both in-play and pre-event markets for a great selection of different sports, events and competitions. They range from mainstream options like football to more unusual alternatives like hurling.

In-Play
Loads of matches, events and contests are taken in-play by Betvictor on a daily basis. Their website features a dedicated ‘In-Play’ section and each event benefits from live scoring, amongst other features.

Cash Out
Loads of betting markets offered by Betvictor are eligible for cash out. The markets where cash out is possible are marked on the site by a symbol depicting a hand holding a bank note.

Live Streaming
Betvictor’s ‘Bet & Watch’ feature lets punters watch UK and Irish horse and greyhound racing action live, as it happens. Punters who bet at least £1 on an eligible race are allowed to watch the streams.

Support
Betvictor provide an online help centre with answers to FAQs, as well as a 24/7 live chat facility. Punters can also send an email or arrange a customer service call via the help centre.

Virtual Betting
Betvictor’s website features a dedicated virtual sports betting section. Virtual horse racing, dog racing, football, speedway, motor racing and cycling betting options are all provided.

Scores/Results
As well as live scoring of in-play events, Betvictor also offer a comprehensive results service. Horse racing, football, tennis, golf and greyhound results from the past week can all be easily found and perused.

Mobile App
Betvictor offer a really user-friendly and popular mobile betting app. It can be downloaded for both iOS and Android operated devices, as well as being accessed via any mobile web browser.

Stats
Betvictor punters can head to the ‘My Account’ area of the bookie’s website and select ‘Account History’. There they can choose to view their bets and/or transactions for any period of time they wish.

Casino
Betvictor aren’t only an online sportsbook provider, they also operate an online casino. That casino can be accessed simply by selecting the ‘Casino’ link found on the top bar of the Betvictor website.

Markets

One of the most important aspects of any online sportsbook is just how many different betting opportunities it supplies to punters. Betvictor ranks highly in this regard, as they regularly price up loads of in-play and pre-event markets for a multitude of different competitions, tournaments and events. In fact, they cover all of the following sports:

  • American Football
  • Aussie Rules
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowls
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Formula One
  • Gaelic Football
  • Golf
  • Greyhounds
  • Handball
  • Horse Racing
  • Hurling
  • Ice Hockey
  • MMA/UFC
  • Motorcycling
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Speedway
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Virtual Sports
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Sports

When you head to the homepage for each of the above sports, you will find a list of the upcoming matches or events with betting markets available. If a match or event is scheduled to be taken in-play by Betvictor once it begins, a small symbol depicting a stop watch will appear next to the odds for the event. If cash out is available for bets placed on the event, meanwhile, a symbol showing a hand grasping a bank note will appear.

In-Play Review of Betvictor

As we mentioned above, sporting events or games which will be taken in-play by Betvictor are marked out on the bookie’s website by a stop watch symbol. Those events appear within the ‘In-Play’ section of the Betvictor website when they go live and generally include contests from a wide range of sports. When you select any such event, you are taken to its in-play dashboard, and the features of that dashboard differ a little from one sport to another.

Football In-Play

Betvictor Football Review

In-play football console & stats.

Football matches which are priced up by Betvictor and have been taken in-play benefit from an in-play dashboard with a variety of notable features. Those include a handy live scoreboard which displays the current score and match time, as well as a football pitch graphic on which the current events of the match are displayed as they happen. On and around that graphic, too, there is an option to display key stats from the match to better inform a punter’s bets. Speaking of which, the available markets then complete the dashboard and make in-play betting swift and simple.

Horse Racing In-Play

Seeing as Betvictor is an online sportsbook rather than a betting exchange, it should come as no surprise that they do not actually cater for in-running betting on horse racing. The bookmaker do, however, offer an excellent all around horse racing betting service and allow punters to watch live streams of any UK or Irish races that they have bet at least £1 on.

Tennis In-Play

Betvictor Tennis Review

Live tennis betting at Betvictor.

Betvictor’s tennis in-play dashboard is similar to that which they provide for football, in that it includes more than just the available betting markets for any given match. At the head of the dashboard, the current score of the match – down to the points scored in the currently ongoing game – is displayed and updated as live. Beneath that, meanwhile, there is a kind of running text commentary feature which displays the major events of the match in chronological order. It is then beneath that feature that punters will find the currently available in-play markets for the match and their continuously updating odds.

Go to Betvictor & select ‘IN-PLAY’ to view all odds and markets now.

Live Streaming

As well as providing a comprehensive in-play betting service, Betvictor also provide a selection of live streams which allow punters to watch the action they’ve bet on as it unfolds. Whilst Betvictor’s ‘Bet & Watch’ service isn’t as diverse or wide-ranging as the streaming options provided by some other bookmakers, they do comprehensively cover the following sports:

  • Horse Racing
  • Greyhound Racing

How to Access Streams

Betvictor’s ‘Bet & Watch’ service provides a live stream for every UK and Irish horse and greyhound race via both the Betvictor website and their mobile app (as well as some racing from South Africa & the UAE). In order to be eligible to watch a stream, a punter must have placed a bet worth at least £1 on that race. If they have met that simple requirement, they can then head to the race via the website or app at or around its start time and select the ‘Bet & Watch’ link which will be available. The stream of the race will then appear at the top of that very page.

Visit Betvictor’s website and select ‘Horse Racing or ‘Greyhounds’ to see what’s showing live.

Geo restrictions apply, bet & watch.

Deposit & Withdrawal Options

Method Min Deposit Withdraw Min Withdraw
Mastercard £5 Yes £10
Visa £5 Yes £10
Maestro £5 Yes £10
PayPal £10 Yes £10
Skrill £5 Yes £10
Skrill 1-Tap £10 No N/A
Neteller £5 Yes £10
Pay Now £5 No N/A
PaySafeCard £5 No N/A
Bacs £5 Yes £25
Bank Transfer £5 Yes £25

Betvictor History

Timeline

1931

William Chandler opens Walthamstow Stadium greyhound track, in what was the beginnings of a betting business that would ultimately become Betvictor.

1946

William Chandler dies and passes on the running of Walthamstow Stadium to sons Charles and Percy, and the running of the now separate bookmaking business to sons Victor Sr. and Jack.

1974

The death of Victor Sr. saw the operation of the family’s bookmaking business pass down to his son Victor Jr.

1998

Victor Jr. took the then near-unprecedented steps of moving the company’s headquarters to Gibraltar and taking the entire business offshore, in order to avoid UK gambling tax.

2004

The company underwent a commercial rebrand and was renamed ‘VC Bet’.

2008

Victor Jr. decided to change the company’s name back to the formerly used ‘Victor Chandler’.

2012

A third name change saw the company adopt the current ‘Betvictor’ moniker.

Bad Reviews & Complaints

As a company who serve a great many customers around the world, and especially one which does most of its business online, Betvictor is unsurprisingly the subject of a multitude of online customer reviews. Many of those reviews, through channels such as Trust Pilot or on the App Store, are positive but there are of course some bad ones too. We’re going to take a look at a selection of those bad reviews and discuss whether customers’ complaints are largely valid or if they’re a little sketchy.

Questionable Complaints

The vast majority of customer reviews which rate Betvictor most poorly seem to come from punters who have been asked for ID verification. In many cases, it is simply the request for this verification which has angered punters to the point that they’ve submitted one star reviews and denounced Betvictor as being in some way a scam.

That is clearly not the case, and Betvictor do only request ID in order to guard against criminal activity, as they are legally required to do. The degree to which such reviews should be taken seriously by people who are trying to decide whether to use Betvictor, therefore, is more than a little bit questionable.

It’s a similar story, too, for those negative reviews which rail against the terms and conditions of Betvictor’s welcome promotion. These terms and conditions are clearly supplied by the bookmaker to punters and are not wildly different from those applied by other bookmakers to their similar offers.

Reasonable Concerns

Whilst we have stated that the legitimacy of those reviews which criticise Betvictor for requesting ID verification is somewhat questionable, it should be noted that some reviews do flag up genuine concerns with how the bookmaker handle the process.

There are a number of reports, for instance, of Betvictor offering unclear verification instructions and taking absurdly long to complete the process. These types of complaint should certainly be taken seriously and may reveal a genuine issue with Betvictor’s customer service in that area.

Betvictor Review – Our Rating

We Like
  • Loads of Markets. Betvictor cover one of the best selections of sports of any bookmaker and offer loads of in-play and pre-event markets.
  • User-Friendly Apps. The mobile betting service provided by Betvictor is widely considered to be one of the most intuitive and user-friendly around.
  • Great Ongoing Value. The odds offered by Betvictor, especially for major sports like football, are amongst the very best around.
  • High Value Welcome Promotion. In offering a total bonus value worth £30, Betvictor’s is one of the most generous welcome offers you will find anywhere.
  • Bet & Watch. Betvictor provide live streams of UK and Irish horse and greyhound races to punters who bet just £1 on a race.
We Don’t Like
  • Poor Selection of Promotions. Betvictor have one of the smallest selections of ongoing promotions, of any major bookmaker.
  • Limited Sports Streaming. Away from horse and greyhound racing, Betvictor do not host live streams of any other sporting events.

A company with over 80 years’ worth of history in and around the gambling industry, Betvictor remains one of the most trusted bookmakers around. They provide an excellent array of betting markets, great odds and a high value welcome promotion to their current and future customers.

Betvictor also offer arguably the most user-friendly mobile betting apps around, but do lag behind their competitors in terms of live streaming and ongoing promotions. Star Rating 5.0 out of 5.

T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.