Most bettors know the name BetVictor.
Built to greatness by Victor Chandler (who sold the company but stayed on as consultant), BetVictor has become well known within the industry for its stellar betting markets, great promotions, and for offering industry topping prices on football.
The site also offers an online casino and, until recently, it offered poker facilities too. However, dwindling player numbers saw the company shut down the poker side of its operation, and while this was a blow for players and the company alike, the bookie has remained strong elsewhere, with thousands of players placing bets on the site each and every day.
THE BETVICTOR WEBSITE
BetVictor’s website is one of the freshest around today, it’s a real class act that embraces the latest technology and feels cutting edge, and the way in which customers can instantly transition from the sportsbook to the online casino is brilliant.
Below, we’re going to take a look at some of the things that really make the company stand out – in particular, the features they offer within their sports book.
The ease with which you can navigate the website is a breath of fresh air, made possible thanks to the menu that stays fixed on the left-hand side of each page.
It works in a number of ways, allowing you to use it to filter a sport into specific leagues for example, or allowing you to just go to the homepage page of the sport you are interested in. It gives you options which you don’t tend to get on other sites, because the BetVictor site is custom made, not provided by a platform.
This does also mean that there is more of a learning curve to BetVictor’s site but it’s nothing too strenuous and it is worth the extra effort. Not only is it, in our opinion, a far superior site than most, but the fact that it is different makes it more interesting too. A lot of other sites seem identical apart from the branding, but that is not the case here.
You don’t have to compromise any useful features here either, and everything is built into the interface limiting the need to re-load pages, so getting down to business takes no time at all and the process flies by.
BetVictor also offer a casino which features games from a multitude of different software providers including NetEnt, Microgaming, Thunderkick, and Realistic Games.
The Microgaming selection is the largest, and you’ll find titles like Immortal Romance, Dragonz, Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck II, 300 Shields, and more; and with a ton of game categories you’ll never get bored of what’s on offer.
If you want more of a realistic gaming experience, you can head into the Live Dealer Casino where you can play casino table games like Roulette and Blackjack, against a real live dealer, streamed to your computer through a high definition video link. Check it out under the ‘Casino’ tab on the top navigation menu.
Sports Betting at BetVictor
BetVictor offer some of the most comprehensive betting markets we’ve come across, and whether it’s a cheeky accumulator on the football, or a carefully-selected number of multiples on the horses, you’ll find virtually every market imaginable here.
What’s really nifty, is that all markets are available through a simple, hassle-free interface from the home screen, which helps you to navigate through the selections easily. There are a few major markets at the site which are big enough to warrant their own tab, and these are: Football, Horses, Dogs, and Tennis.
Don’t be fooled into think that this is all that’s on offer, however, as simply selecting the ‘All Sports’ menu opens up scores of markets to bet on, each one offering hundreds, even thousands of events.
Aside from the major markets already mentioned, BetVictor also offer a wide range of options on popular American sports, including: American Football, Baseball, and Ice Hockey; and many of these foreign markets offer rarer bet-types as well, including line-betting, and Asian Handicap betting.
While some wouldn’t go as far as calling it an unusual market per se, ‘Political betting’ is a sizable part of the BetVictor betting range, and in here you’ll find a number of betting types to choose between, with one of the most popular currently being “What year will Donald Trump cease to be President of the United States of America.”
Humorously, BetVictor allow you to place wagers on the years 2028 and 2030, which is odd, because both would exceed the maximum term of 8 years that any President can legally serve. Perhaps BetVictor have offered this as a ‘joke’ bet; or maybe there really are players who believe that President Trump will change the law (or try at least), to enable him to serve longer than anyone else before him.
Regardless, it’s refreshing to see, as it shows that BetVictor either have a very good sense of humour, or are simply going far and beyond the offerings of most rival bookies.
Other Political bets you can find include “Most Seats at the next General Election” for the UK Houses of Parliament, as well as some TV and specials bets.
How Good Are The Odds?
Odds are obviously one of the most important aspects of any bookmaker’s website, as without decent prices, players will simply go elsewhere. This is even more important these days as odds comparison sites become more commonplace, and for this reason, many bookies are doing all they can to offer the best odds possible without compromising profits too heavily.
BetVictor are well known for offering favourable odds, and it’s rare to find markets beaten at other bookies. One of the best markets for prices is horse racing, carrying best odds guaranteed according to BetVictor; something we’ve also seen work very successfully at Coral.
Plus, BetVictor also run other promotions that can boost value. Football is a particular area they excel in, beating most other bookies hands down.
In short, the odds are one of the best features of BetVictor.
In Play Betting
BetVictor offer a tremendous range of in-play betting markets, so you will always be able to find a suitable event, and bet-type, to wager your cash on.
To access the in-play markets, simply click ‘in-play’ from the main navigational menu on the homepage, or any subsequent pages, and you will be taken to the live interface. Here, you can categorise the results by sport and select the event you are interested in before browsing the available betting options.
All the bet type categories are split up too, into options like cards, goals, handicaps, etc. The only niggle is that the design means a lot of scrolling in order to see the whole range of available bets, which can be a tad annoying in busy fixtures.
Live streaming is also available at BetVictor.
Aside from awesome odds, what else do BetVictor do well? Let’s see.
Most online bookies feature some kind of virtual sports, which are digital versions of popular sports that run with random results. Hundreds of pre-determined events are developed in an animated fashion, and all in high definition. If you’ve not tried them before we recommend giving them a go as they’re pretty good fun.
The reason we mention virtuals here, is because of the large number of virtual games and races available at BetVictor. There really is a lot of choice; you’ll find Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Basketball, and even virtual Football.
You can access all of the virtual matches through the ‘Virtual’ tab which comes under the main ‘Sports’ tab on the far right-hand side of the menu.
Virtually every casino and sportsbook on the planet now offers a live chat function, and while many of these give you at least a semi-satisfactory user experience, BetVictor is by far one of the best we’ve come across; and unlike most sites, specialist live chat agents are available for different sections of the site.
For example, if you open up live chat and state that you want to talk about responsible gambling, you will be transferred to the relevant department who will help you with that; so you will always speak to the best trained and most experienced customer support agent available. Not something we see at every bookie.
What’s more, the reps are employed directly by BetVictor and know their onions. A lot of companies use support staff that cover multiple brands and they often can’t answer the simplest of questions. Live chat at BetVictor will see you talking to a professional, well informed, polite team member every time.
This football betting tool is built into the interface and allows you to create a same game multi from a large range of selected bet types. That means you can create a personalised bet using the selections you want, and get odds on that bet instantly.
The tool is very easy to use as well, anyone could do it, even a novice.
You can choose options like correct score, corners, goals, both teams to score, cards, all sorts. There are regularly more than 35 bet types to choose from so the range of options here is massive.
Despite their size, BetVictor have opted to keep their range of deposit and withdrawal methods fairly small, and this is probably due to the fact that they primarily serve punters from the United Kingdom only. Still, you’ll likely find more than one method that works for you, including Visa and Mastercard Debit cards, and most impressively, PayPal.
PayPal is still a fairly rare sight at online gambling sites, and that’s because PayPal are extremely strict on which merchants they allow to use their services. Gambling payment processing is so heavily restricted at PayPal now, that only a handful of online casinos and bookmakers offer it – but thankfully, BetVictor is one those that does. This allows you to enjoy fee-free deposits and withdrawals, and also offers the major advantage of crediting withdrawals to your account instantly.
Below, we’ll look at the main payment methods accepted at the site, along with their relevant minimum deposits and withdrawal limits.
|Payment method||Minimum Deposit||Minimum Withdrawal|
|VISA Debit Cards||£5||£10|
BetVictor also offer players the ability to withdraw using bank transfer or personal cheque, although the minimum limits are typically around £100 here due to the extra hassle. If you wish to withdraw via bank transfer you can do so via the Cashier, but if you need to request a cheque you’ll have to contact BetVictor through live chat or email to come to a suitable agreement.
Other payment methods are mentioned at the site, but aren’t necessarily available in the cashier. If you want to use Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard or the like, have a chat with the support team to see if they will make it available to you.
History & About
BetVictor has a long history going back to the 1940’s race tracks, before going on to become a high street bookie in the 60s. The owner of the company was called Victor Chandler, but when he suddenly died the company was passed down to his son, also named Victor Chandler.
It was Victor Chandler Junior who closed the high street side of things and took the business online, remaining a key part of the day-to-day running of the company for many years. He is a man who is well respected by employees and players alike, thanks to his willingness to get involved with the running of the company at all levels; it is said that Mr. Chandler would help out in the office when he visited, taking care of customer support and training employees personally.
Taking this into account, it’s not hard to see why BetVictor has become one of the biggest and most respected betting brands in the UK.
In fact, you may well recognise Victor Chandler from his TV commercials. You might have seen him on BetVictor’s adverts, often aired during Premiership Football matches, and while some may call this self-glorifying ‘showoffery’, it’s quite nice to see the real face of a company. Too often, the corporate side of bookmakers and online casinos remains shrouded in secrecy, with player-facing characters who have significant hold within the company a rare site indeed. If you want to see him in action, then here he is:
The company is actually now owned by Michael Tabor, a major shareholder in the company who took over in 2014, but Chandler is still an important figure for them. He was also, randomly, a good friend of Lucien Freud.
Fully licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, BetVictor remains one of the leading gambling brands in the country, and their pioneering in-play and mobile technology ensures that customers always enjoy the slickest mobile experience possible.