Betvictor is an established online betting site and I was understandably keen to see if this sportsbook was able to live up to its reputation.
The signs were initially promising as I was able to download and the install the iOS app in a matter of minutes. Whilst I waited for this process to complete, I browsed the desktop site and was pleased with its simplicity. Some Irish bookmakers have over-complicated their interface in order to stand out from the crowd, however, Betvictor have opted for a more traditional layout which makes it simple and straightforward to browse.
The A-Z of sports which is located on the left-hand side of the home page made it easy for me to browse different sports, and although I wasn’t necessarily interested in the entire list, I found plenty of betting options. You won’t be disappointed by the offering. Gaelic Football and Hurling was listed prominently whereas the horse racing section covered meetings from both South Africa and France as well as the Irish card from Thurles.
I was pleased to see such competitive odds available, although I was disappointed with the speed of settlement. Some of bets, particularly those with voided selections took several hours to settle in my account, and this often left me with limited funds to use on upcoming events.
Once you’ve signed up, you can quality for the $50 of free bets and although I was initially disappointed by the fact that I only had 7 days to place my first bet in order to qualify, this proved to be unsubstantiated as there were plenty of events to keep me entertained throughout the course of the week. It is a generous welcome bonus, however, the 40x wager restrictions on the bonus money was a bit steep for my liking.
I used the live chat service when asked to supply documentation in order to complete a withdrawal. Although I found the assistants extremely helpful and friendly throughout, I was left a little disappointed by the lack of urgency in this department. Although I wasn’t desperate to receive my winnings, I was left waiting several days before being asked to re-submit my documentation. However, I couldn’t fault the professionalism of the live chat operators as they were extremely pleasurable to deal with. Although I didn’t personally get in touch using this method, I also happened to notice that Betvictor were very good at replying to enquiries on social media.
I found the Betvictor mobile app extremely straightforward to use and I was able to place bets whilst on the move. There really isn’t much more to say about the app, as it worked perfectly and replicates the main desktop site.
I was pleased to find a range of deposit methods available including my personal preference; PayPal. With many bettors moving towards e-wallets, I think it’s important to offer these and Betvictor now accepts the majority of these. A minimum deposit of €10 is also perfectly fair. Although I found the verification process a little frustrating, I was more than happy with the straightforward process of making a deposit. This was completed instantly and I was also able to do this using the mobile app.
My experience of using the sportsbook was an extremely satisfying one. Although I was left a little frustrated by the slow settlement and the delayed verification process, the majority of aspects were straightforward and unfussy. The vast range of markets and sports betting opportunities help this sportsbook to stand out from the majority of its peers and that is fundamentally, the biggest reason for signing up.