BetVictor Odds and Free Bet Review with Betting Site Pros and Cons
- Odds: Exceptional betting odds for many sports, especially football, and very competitive across all the main betting sports including golf
- Free Bet: Bet £10, Get £40 (£30 in Free Bets and £10 Casino Bonus)
- Pros: Very trustworthy, a decent range of betting offers and one of the slickest betting sites around, both on desktop and mobiles
- Cons: Could have more golf betting markets for the smaller tournaments
BetVictor – formerly known as Victor Chandler – is one of a clutch of bookies who originated in the UK and who have a long and illustrious history. With their origins stretching back to 1925 when Victor Chandler’s grandfather William opened the Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium
The business developed to incorporate betting shops from the 1960s onwards and – after relocating to Gibraltar for tax purposes – Victor Chandler embraced the online gambling opportunities. While they offer a range of online gaming products – poker, casino, virtual sports and so on – it is their highly respected sportsbook which sets them apart from many in the industry.
With a reputation for fairness and for not refusing bets from punters, the self-styled “Gentleman Bookmaker” Victor Chandler has developed an exceptionally good bookie who excel in most areas. In short, you can’t go far wrong when betting with BetVictor.
BetVictor have prided themselves in recent years on having the best odds in the industry when it comes to Premier League football, which is great for football punters, but who do their measure up for golf betting? Well, thankfully for us, pretty darn well.
Based on basic research based on recent European and PGA Tour tournaments, BetVictor almost always offer the best odds on a number of players in the top 10 in the betting, often having the top price on three, four or five of the shortest-priced players. This compares very favourably to most of the main bookies out there.
Free Bet or Welcome Bonus
BetVictor have a nice, generous welcome offer for new customers: join them, opt in to the offer and place a £10 bet at odds of evens or above and BetVictor will give you a £30 in sports free bets AND a £10 casino bonus! You need to bet through your sports promo cash once before withdrawing any winnings and your casino bonus 40 times.
You do have 7 days in which to use your sports free bets from when it’s issued and 3 days for the casino bonus. The free bet stake is not returned with the winnings, but this is par for the course these days (sorry for the pun!).
At the time of writing BetVictor don’t have any ongoing golf-specific betting offers, but they tend to pull out some decent promotions when the majors or the Ryder Cup roll around in the form of enhanced odds offers, enhanced each way places and money back offers.
A lot of BetVictor’s ongoing offers revolve around football and horse racing, with acca insurance and bonus bets for the former and Best Odds Guaranteed and money back offers on the latter. It’s always worth keeping an eye on the BetVictor promotions page (and signing up to their promo emails) as they do occasionally come up with a real corker of an offer.
The mobile offering from BetVictor is very nicely designed, intuitive to use and works very well. They have clearly put time and money into the development of their mobile site and we feel it has been well spent given the almost faultless mobile gambling experience you can find there.
BetVictor does fall a little way behind some of their rivals when it comes to live streaming as they really haven’t developed as extensive a service as some have. They do stream live horse racing to those who place a bet, but not a great deal of other sports are offered at the time of writing. Certainly this is an area they could improve, but we get the impression they are in no hurry to do so.
BetVictor’s in-play offering, in contrast, is very good indeed, giving you a graphically representation of the action of the in-play event that is being covered, for example showing the direction of play, whether it’s a set piece and so on. They also offer a very wide range of in-play betting markets, especially for football matches.
As with any bookie worth its salt, BetVictor have a number of options by which punters can contact the customer service team, including live chat. The staff always seem professional and friendly enough and their knowledge is rarely found wanting.
BetVictor are certainly one of the better bookies around: professional, fair, great odds, some nice offers and a betting site that looks nice and works very well. Their new welcome bonus is better than it has been for ages, and the excellence of their sports betting product as a whole is impressive so we urge you to check them out.