Victor Chandler was established bearing the name of its owner in 1946 although family connections with betting can be traced back to 1925 when Victor’s grandfather, William, opened Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium.
Victor Chandler began to expand after betting shops were legalised in the 1963 Betting & Gaming Act and the bookmaker opened betting shops in several locations across the south-east of England. In 1975 the current Victor Chandler took over the management of the bookmaking operation and set up a series of high profile racecourse pitches.
In the early 1990’s Victor Chandler began accepting telephone bets offshore from customers in the Far East, including a number of “high rollers”.
In a pioneering move in 1998 Victor Chandler switched the entire betting operation to Gibraltar and became the first UK bookmaker to offer “tax free” betting to its customers.
Over the last decade, Victor Chandler has expanded its internet betting considerably and now boasts offices in Macau, Kuala Lumpur and Buenos Aires with the company estimated to have turnover in excess of £1billion with over half a million customers in 160 different countries.
Victor Chandler has always had a reputation as a bookmaker who is prepared to accept a large bet and is frequently referred to as the “gentleman bookmaker”.
The holding company VC International is 45% owned by Victor himself and 45% owned by Michael Tabor with the other 10% being owned by staff . Michael Tabor is a very wealthy racehorse owner and businessman who owned the Arthur Prince chain of betting shops during the 1990’s before selling to Coral.
In January 2012 the name was changed to BetVictor and the website upgraded to portray a modern style more fitting to its customers’ needs.
BETVICTOR OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS
BetVictor offers a greater range of generous betting offers than is available with most online bookmakers. BetVictor keeps its offering fresh with regular changes, focussing on different high profile sporting events.
New customers can get up to £25 free bets when opening an account with BetVictor, simply place a single bet at odds of evens (2.0) or bigger and get it matched with up to £25 free bets.
Claim £25 in free bets with BetVictor.
There is a particular focus on football betting offers at BetVictor and UK horseracing is promoted well throughout the site with a number of unique offers.
BETVICTOR BETTING OPPORTUNITIES
BetVictor’s website offers a huge range of betting markets covering every major sport and many less popular sports too.
The site has an excellent live betting application which includes in-play statistics and BetVictor provides a wide range of in-play markets across most sports.
BETVICTOR WEBSITE DESIGN AND LAYOUT
The BetVictor home page has been freshened up with a light and bright, blue and white theme. The website is very well laid out, modern in design and the developers have delivered a fast loading website.
At the top of the BetVictor home page is an interactive slideshow of pictures portaying the most appropriate current offers and featured betting events. A separate tab at the top of the page takes you to the live betting application while the upcoming and current live betting opportuinities command centre stage on the home page.
BETVICTOR WEBSITE NAVIGATION
As is the norm on online betting sites, BetVictor have retained the navigation side bar to link to its sports betting markets.
The bet slip and some of BetVictor’s special features are found on the right hand side of the page along with a link to the new promotions page which conveniently lists all the current sports special offers and free bet promotions. There is also a link to the classic website for those who prefer the old black and gold style.
Help and Rules are available at the top of each page and an online chat facility is available for instant feedback to customer questions.
BetVictor accept the following currencies; AUD, CHF, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, KRW, NOK, NZD, RMB, ROL, SEK, SGD, USD, THB, TWD
BetVictor accept the following deposit methods from customers; Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Electron, Delta, Solo, Switch, Laser, Pay888, 1-Pay, Bank Wire, Western Union, Neteller, EcoCard, Pay2 , Moneybookers , PayPal , BACS , Telegraphic Transfer
Withdrawal Methods are as follows; Visa, Moneybookers, Neteller, PayPal, Bacs, Telegraphic Transfer.
BetVictor provides a very useful Banking Help tab in the top right corner.
BETVICTOR MOBILE BETTING
BetVictor provides a Mobile facility accessible to all customers who have an internet enabled mobile phone. Set up of the mobile service is simple and suitable for use with iPhone and Blackberry as well as other internet enabled mobile devices.
In-play betting and all other markets are available throughout the mobile application.
BETVICTOR LIVE STREAMS
One of BetVictor’s special offers will cover the cost of a home Racing UK subscription for its customers. The offer is open to customers who place at least 10 bets of £5 each per month, and represents a nice reward to loyal customers.
Live video streams of UK, Ireland, South Africa & UAE horse races are available on the BetVictor site via PC, Laptop and Mobile when staking a minimum of £1 in real cash on the actual race, free bets do not count. Once your bet is confirmed, click the TV icon button on the racecard next to the race you wish to view before it starts, keeping in mind that once the race begins you will not be able to launch the video stream.
Live racing covered by Racing UK is available to Betvictor customers from all countries except Australia, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and USA. Live racing covered by AtTheRaces is available to Betvictor customers in the UK & Ireland only.
There is also an option to watch replays of all UK horse races completely free of charge. BetVictor provides an additional audio service for all UK horseracing.
Betvictor’s most loyal customers are personally invited into a VIP programme by the professional and highly dedicated VIP Team.
VIP customers benefit from an unparalleled level of service as well as some fantastic rewards and prizes such as gadgets and luxury holidays. Achieve VIP status to get your very own account amanger and you could be jetting off to one of a number sporting events from around the globe, with plenty more perks as part of the Royal treatment at betvictor VIP.
Betvictor reserves the right to limit stakes on certain selections at their own discretion, but maximum payouts of £500,000 on UK & Irish horse racing as well as the majority of top football competitions suggests the firm is happy to lay a sizeable bet more often than not.