BetVictor is a massive UK bookmaker which has been around for 60 years. Victor Chandler for most of its existence; the company was rebranded at the beginning of 2012 with the global launch of BetVictor. The bookmaker welcomes customers from across the globe, including Australia, and new clients can receive up to $25 in bonus bets when they place their first wager.
The company was originally named Victor Chandler (after its owner) when it was established way back in 1946, but even decades before then, family connections were already a part of the betting scene. Victor Chandler began to expand after betting shops were legalised in the UK in 1963 and by the time the current Victor Chandler took over operations in 1975 the bookmaker had betting stores in several locations across the south-east of England. By the 1990s Victor Chandler began accepting telephone bets from offshore customers in the Far East, many of which were high “rollers.” In 1998 the bookmaker made a pioneering move, switching the entire betting operation to Gibraltar and in doing so it became the first UK bookmaker to offer “tax free” betting to its customers.
Fast forward to today and Bet Victor’s internet betting services have expanded considerably, with the bookmaker now boasting offices in Macau, Kuala Lumpur and Buenos Aires. The company is estimated to have turnover in excess of £1billion and more than half a million customers in 160 different countries. When the bookmaker underwent its rebranding and the betting site modernised to adapt to customers’ needs, BetVictors reputation remained the same. “A gentlemen’s bookmaker ballsy enough to take a large bet”
Country: United Kingdom
Regulatory Authority: Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner
Sign up with BetVictor, place your first wager and you’ll receive a 100% matched bonus. The maximum bonus is $25. Simply place your initial bet within the first 30 days of opening your account to qualify for a matched bonus. You can withdraw any winnings accrued through your bonus bet after playing through the amount 4 times. Residents of NSW, South Australia and Victoria are not eligible to claim the sign up offer.
As well as a sign up promotion BetVictor also have other offers members are able to take advantage of. Refunds on football and tennis multis if just 1 leg loses, are examples of some specials available. However only some promotions are valid for Australia customers so be sure to check the terms and conditions of promotion.
Free Bets Explained:
Freebets Australia largely feature bookmakers who offer new customers an introductory free bet or bonus for registering an account and either for placing the first bet or making a first deposit. Due to the Australian Government's online gambling regulations some States and Territories are excluded from these promotions. Victorian, New South Wales, South Australian and Western Australian residents are ineligible for bookmakers' Welcome Specials but Queensland, ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmanian residents can take advantage of 'Free Bet upon Registering' promotions.
The free bet bonuses vary in amount according to the bookmaker’s own policies and are subject to terms and conditions. Customers will not receive the free bet stake with returns on winning free bets - for example if a $25 free bet wins at 3.00, the customer will receive $50.
Customers will be expected to risk real money before receiving free bets - for example place a $50 bet and receive a $50 free bet. Many bookmakers offering this type of free bet will allow customers to withdraw winnings from the free bet straightaway, but some bookmakers will ask for certain wagering requirements to be met - for example bet the amount of the free bet four times before withdrawing winnings.
Where customers receive a bonus based on the amount of the first deposit, the bonus amount will not be available for withdrawal until wagering requirements are met. The wagering requirement will involve betting the amount of the real money deposit and betting the amount of the bonus at least once and often more.
Occasionally, bookmakers may offer a risk free bet where they will refund the stake if the first bet is a loser. Sometimes such refunds may be withdrawn instantly but most are awarded as a free bet and may have wagering requirements attached.
BETVICTOR MARKETS & BETTING OPPORTUNITIES
BetVictor’s has its own top sport list which includes football, darts, tennis and horse racing. UK Horse Racing is well covered while there are also markets for some International races. Unfortunately you can’t bet on Australian thoroughbred racing with BetVictor though they have an ante-post Market for the Melbourne Cup. For football fans BetVictor is VERY good. Not only does the bookmaker’s comprehensively cover the sport but it does so with very low profit margin on the world game. At under 3% the profit margin is above the average of the industry standards. This means you’ll get great odds on football betting. In terms of overall profit margin Bet Victor’s is 4.5% which is also a better than fair number.
BetVictor offers competitive odds on more than 20 sports while customers can also wager on Politics, Entertainment and other non-sporting markets such as Financials. You’ll find the usual sports to bet on plus some less popular ones as well like hurling and handball. Members will find markets on Australia’s main footy codes and of course another sport Aussies adore…. Cricket.
Australian sport also gets some coverage on live betting in-play events although it’s fairly limited given that BetVictor is a European based bookmaker. What’s not limited is the BetVictor’s mammoth amount of live in-play betting opportunities on multiple sporting events. And if you're keeping an eye on your wager through the in-play option and you're worried it mightn't win, you can always take your money and run, as BetVictor offers a cash out service.
BETVICTOR PAYMENT METHODS
(AUD), (GBP), EUR), (USD), (HKD), (SGD), (JPY), (CHF), (KRW), (DKK), (NOK), (SEK), (RON), (TWD), (NZD), (RMB), (THB).
Bank Transfer, eCheck, Money Transfer, Neteller, PayPal,paysafecard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Ukash, Western Union
BETVICTOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
BetVictor have customer service operators working around the clock waiting to help you whenever you require assistance. Simply click on the Live Chat button and you’ll be speaking to someone in no time.
This option is probably the best as calls from outside the UK will be expensive, though you can phone BetVictor on +44 -207-127-9064
Alternatively you can email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org