BetVictor Offers & Review - May 2023
Formerly known as Victor Chandler International Limited, BetVictor have used their change of name to help elevate them to new levels of popularity in the betting industry.
While BetVictor's bread and butter is football, they offer an extensive range of sports and markets meaning they have something for everyone when it comes to betting on sports. Having been founded in 1946, BetVictor have had a long time to perfect a winning formula that has made them one of the favourites in the industry.
When you sign up with BetVictor you will be given the chance to opt into their new customer offer. This welcome offer allows new players to bet £5 and get £30.
Once you have opted into this promotion you must deposit a minimum of £5 at odds of 2.00 or greater within seven days of opening your account to activate it. You will then be credited with 2x£10 sports/virtual free bets and a £10 Casino bonus. All three bonus bets must be used on odds of 2.00 or greater within seven days.
The minimum odds requirement of the sportsbook offer is to stop you from betting on 'unfair' markets that are deemed near-certainties to come off. The casino portion of the offer has a 35x wagering requirement in order to withdraw your winnings.
You should be aware that the free bets must be placed separately from real cash stakes. Activating this welcome is not possible when using payment methods like Skrill, Neteller or PaySafeCards and it is only possible to activate via card payments
Sports & Markets
BetVictor offer an impressive array of sports and markets to bet on with their sportsbook one of the best in the industry.
Their bread and butter is their offerings in football, with the bookie giving customers a range of available leagues and markets to bet on. Of course, the Premier League is very prominent on site alongside the Champions League and Europa League, while the FIFA World Cup and European Championships are always well represented when they come round every four years.
However, where they really impress is in the fact they offer markets for all leagues including those you are less likely to have heard of. Leagues like the SKR K League from Korea and Latvian Higher League are covered meaning that you are likely to be spoilt for choice with their football offerings.
Away from football, you will get all of the standard sports including tennis, cricket, rugby union, horse racing and darts, while more niche sports like hurling, table tennis and cycling are also available. 28 total sports offered is an impressive range and it will more than likely keep punters busy if their primary sport to bet on is taking a break.
Along with sport markets comes the ability to bet on Entertainment and political events in their novelty markets. This means that whether you want to bet on the General Election in the UK or the winner of the X-Factor, BetVictor will usually have you covered.
This extensive range of markets also covers so-called smaller leagues and sports, with the County Championship in the cricket and the Rugby Premiership well covered by the bookie who have not forgotten about bettors of sports outside of football.
While the Esports scene is one that is not particularly well catered for in the betting scene today, BetVictor does a good job of supplying avid gaming bettors a chance to put money on their favourite games and players. Games like League of Legends, DOTA 2 and CS:GO are all available to bet on.
It is very easy to find all of BetVictor's available sports as they are clearly listed on the left-hand side of the sportsbook homepage. If you cannot find what you are looking for you can click on the 'A-Z Sports' and cycle through that way.
BetVictor continue to add to their impressive repertoire with an extensive range of In-Play offerings. To find the In-Play sports you simply need to click on the button at the top of the homepage to reveal all of the In-Play sports. The likes of football, tennis, basketball and Esports are all well represented, while you can stay on top of games that will be covered by opening the 'See Upcoming Events' at the bottom of the In-Play page. This allows you to stay on top of all of the sports and matches that you will be able to bet on.
Sports like football boast graphics that can help you make the right bets at the right time while In-Play. The image of a football pitch with a team at either end shows the score, when an attack is happening along with the stats if you click on the image of the graph. While this is not ideal for betting In-Play, this sort of information is far more favourable than following a live text chat of the game which can be very slow.
BetVictor's live streaming is only available on horse racing from the UK and Ireland, while they also stream some races from South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
In order to watch these live streams you simply need to sign into your account and stake £1 or more on your selected race and you will be able to enjoy BetVictor's live streaming action. The races that are available to live stream are marked with a 'TV' symbol in the racecard section.
While it is disappointing that BetVictor do not offer live streaming of events like football, cricket or tennis in the same way bet365 do, BetVictor do offer you the ability to watch on your desktop or your mobile if you download the Android or iPhone app.
Of course, it should be noted that while these events are 'Live', the action is usually subject to a delay of a few seconds which is out of the bookmaker's control. The live streamed events are shown in accordance with advertised race times. This means that any delay to a race may result in some or all of the race being unavailable to be viewed.
BetVictor's version of the classic Request A Bet comes in the form of their #PriceItUp feature. To get involved with this you simply have to tweet your market request to BetVictor's #PriceItUp team and they will look into making your bet a reality. Once their traders have priced up your bet, the team will let you know when the market has appeared on the website, where you can bet on it as well as other #PriceItUp markets.
#PriceItUp is very similar to PaddyPower's #WhatOddsPaddy and William Hill's #YourOdd's and while it does not really add much in the form of new features to the Request A Bet market, it certainly does not lag behind the rest. However, all of these iterations are still someway short of bet365's Bet Builder, with the focal point of this feature seeing bettor's get their new bet priced up immediately, whereas with BetVictor's you need to wait for the #PriceItUp and market team to calculate the odds and create the market.
Best Odds Guaranteed
Like most other major bookmakers, BetVictor offer you a best odds guarantee on horse racing. This means that if you take a price on any UK or Irish horse racing and the SP (Starting Price) is bigger, then BetVictor will pay you out at the bigger odds.
This simply means that if you take a price on a horse at 5/1 but the SP is 7/1, then you will be paid out at the bigger price of 7/1, with the difference returned in cash.
This best odds guarantee works perfectly alongside their live streaming service of horse racing which is available to all BetVictor customers for as little as a £1 stake.
BetVictor's site is a clean iteration with the white and blue colour scheme across the site which is very attractive. The fast loading sportsbook is impressive to use and it is less likely to turn new customers off to the bookie.
Available niche markets including first goalscorer, team to win by a certain margin and asian handicap are all available to customers which means that experienced bettors do not see their available markets curtailed to the more novice ones like match winner and both teams to score. Experienced bettors will also be able to tweak the presentation of the odds from fractional to decimal and American when on-site while novice bettors may prefer to leave this feature alone.
BetVictor also offer an acca insurance which is designed for their customers that create football accumulators. This is available for all football accas that contain five win/draw/win or both teams to score bets. You can always combine the two bet types and still take advantage of the refund which is capped at £10 and paid out to you in the form of free bets.
BetVictor has done a lot to solidify their position as one of the premier bookmakers in the betting industry. Their vast array of football competitions, leagues and markets makes them arguably the best bookie to bet on football with, while they complement this with an impressive showing in other sports and markets too. Where they may fall down is their inability to show different sports on their live streaming app, but this is part and parcel for the industry and so you should not look too negatively on them for this.
All in all, BetVictor have become one of the nation's favourite bookmakers, especially for football. A good range of promotions and a decent repertoire of features and customer service options means that if you are looking for a new bookmaker and don't have an account with BetVictor, they are definitely one to sign up with.