Bet Victor’s is one of the more interesting offers. That you get 40 GBP/Euros in free bets is generous enough but the way they’ve done their welcome offer, you’ll have to place four very different types of bets in order to take full advantage. But let’s start with what you need to get the welcome offer.
Place a 10 GBP/Euro bet on any Sportsbook event of your choice as long as it’s at odds of 2.0. But also remember to place it within 7 days of signing up to them and avoid using Neteller or Skrill to make the deposit. If you do, you won’t be able to receive the free bets.
The 40 GBP/Euros in free bets are divided in four so here’s what you can look forward to:
- £10 in pre-match football bets
- £10 in live football bets
- £10 in football accas (minimum 5 folds)
- £10 on any sportsbook market
This is a fun way of trying different elements of their Sportsbook and a clever method of BV making sure you do. Just remember that all four of them will expire if you don’t use them within 7 days.
Opening an account
Head to the Bet Victor site and click on the big green SIGNUP button in the top right hand corner.
There are 3 steps that you’ll need to go through before you can place your first bet:
- Personal Details.
- Account details.
- Deposit and Bet.
But it’s all pretty simple stuff so you should get through it all in less than 5 minutes. Do remember to opt in to the Welcome offer or else you’ll miss out.
Other BetVictor offers
Best Odds Guaranteed (Racing)
If you take an early price or a Board Price and the official Starting Price (SP) of your horse is bigger and goes on to win, you’ll be paid out at the bigger price. So say you back Betty Blue at 11am in the morning at 4/1 and the official Starting Price of it when it runs at 4pm is 5/1, you’ll get paid out at 5/1 should it win.
Guaranteed Best Price on 5 Folds +
We like this offer. Say you place a 5-fold and it comes to 8/1 and wins, BV will check whether that would have been a more generous price with another leading bookmaker. If it was available with say Bet365 at 9/1 then they’ll pay you the difference in cash.
It’s worth knowing who they consider to be ‘leading bookmakers’. They are: Bet365, BetFair (Sportsbook), BetFred, Coral, Ladbrokes, PaddyPower, SkyBet or William Hill.
There are a few other things you should know about so check the terms and conditions for this offer on their promotions page.
As you’d expect from a Sportsbook that has been around for a very long time, it’s hard to fault it.
They cover all the major sports in great depth and as an added little bonus, have a cute little icon representing each sport next to it. But they’ve spared a though for those who like the slightly ‘off the beaten’ track sports as well, such as MMA, Australian Rules and Gaelic Football, for example.
There’s also a Virtual Sports product for those who are in that way inclined.
But in terms of ‘real sports’, you should find all the main markets so a good supply of goals markets, goalscorers, corners, cards and all the other usual stuff for football plus a more than adequate supply for other sports.
For a bit of fun, not to mention the chance to bag yourself a life-changing amount of money, you can also take advantage of their Golden Goal promo. ‘Just’ pick the first goal scorer, time of the first goal and the final correct score. If it sounds hard, it’s because it is. But it’s free so you might as well give it a go. All the instructions and terms and conditions are here.
When betting on any sport you can also take advantage of the Cash Out function. It’s worth remembering that this isn’t a particularly good option in the long run because you’re giving away a bigger portion of your potential winnings every time you use it than what you should be giving away.
That’s the house edge. But there’s nothing wrong with using it now and then if you’ve had a good bet that could be profitable and you don’t want to end up too disappointed.
For the most part, their odds are pretty middle-of-the-road compared to the other major players. So you won’t get too many instances of them going best price but you won’t be too disappointed, either. With one notable exception. Their odds can be pretty stingy when it comes to first goalscorers and anytime goal scorers on football matches so you’re best off going elsewhere when it comes to these.
Here’s a list of methods you can use to deposit money into your Bet Victor account: Webmoney, PaySafe, BACS, Neteller, Skrill, Entropay and Paypal plus VISA Delta/Solo/Switch and Electron. So plenty to choose from but remember to avoid using Neteller or Skrill when making that first deposit or else you won’t be able to get your welcome bonus.
Bet Victor score highly in this regard with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful support staff available to deal with your queries. One area in particular where the company rates highly is when it comes to withdrawal times, which are significantly quicker than many of their competitors.
Given that this is one of the biggest bugbears of sportsbook punters, it’s not rocket science that this is one less thing to worry about and one less reason to contact Customer Service to begin with.
If it wasn’t obvious up to now, our general impression of Bet Victor is that they do most things well but there’s nothing too eye-catching about any of the things they do.
They’re not a great source of value like Betfair, they’re not fun and quirky like Paddypower and they don’t have as comprehensive an offering as Bet365 in terms of the variety of sports, number of live events or live streaming.
But if it’s a professional, honest and straightforward service with a decent welcome offer and if that’s good enough for you then you’re unlikely to be disappointed with what they offer. And the two ongoing promos we’ve mentioned are pretty fair so if those are the sort of bets you place, you can take advantage whenever you like.