BetVictor is the result of the merger between Victor Chandler and British bookmaker VCBet, one of the most important bookmakers in the world. Over 400 employees and more than half a million users in more than 150 different countries corroborate this fact. BetVictor’s specialties are horse racing and football, which is characterized for having the best odds in the market for the Premier League.
- Payment methods 7,1
- Reliability 8,5
- Sports catalogue 7,9
- In-play betting 7,4
- Variety 7,6
- Usability 7,6
Upsides and downsides
- - In-play betting. ‘Cashout’ allowed
- - Best odds for Football Premier League
- - Easy and pleasant environment and design
- - Really quick deposits and withdrawals
- - Limited betting options for some sports
- - Most of the special offers are just for football or tennis
- - Horse racing live streaming only
BetVictor is one of the longest-standing bookmakers in the UK. It was founded in 1946 by William Chandler. Mr. Chandler was the owner of Walthamstow Stadium, a Greyhound race track, but one day, he decided he wanted to give the bookmaking world a try, and so he did, becoming one of the first bookmakers in the UK. Eventually he passed the business on to his son, Victor Chandler, who later on, would again pass the business on to his own son, Victor Chandler Jr.
In the year 1998, with Victor Chandler Jr. in charge, the company moved to Gibraltar to avoid UK’s high taxes on bookmaking, where it remains as today.
BetVictor has changed its name twice since its foundation. It was formerly known as Victor Chandler, and as VCBet before that.
The company was run by the Chandler family until May 2014 when Michael Tabor, a stockholder in the firm, decided to purchase the whole company.
In the year 2015, BetVictor became the sponsor for one of the most famous teams in the Premier League, Chelsea FC. Some important changes where made that year as well, such as the inclusion of a cashout feature and an In-play service.
In 2016, and in coincidence with the UEFA EURO in France, they released the ‘Million Pound Goal’ campaign, which had a big impact in the community as it gave you the chance to win £1,000,000.
BetVictor rewards new users with a bonus promotion, Bet £10, get £40 in bonus funds. To benefit from it, you just need to follow these steps:
- Register on BetVictor.com
- Make a deposit of at least £10.
- Sign on to the promotion by clicking on “LOG IN TO OPT IN”.
- Place a bet of at least £10 (Odds 2,00 or higher).
Once the bet is finished and as long as the aforementioned requirements were matched, users will be rewarded with £40 (10£ for sports betting, £10 free bet for In-play betting, £10 for combined bets (acca) of at least 5 combinations (folds) and £10 for the casino).
BetVictor stands out in horse racing, tennis, and especially football. But they feature many more. This bookie also features other sports like cricket, darts, snooker, rugby, greyhounds, basketball, American football, baseball, Australian football, motor sports (Formula 1, rally, Nascar, MotoGP, etc.), hurling, boxing, volleyball, handball, Gaelic football and ice hockey, among many others.
Interface and usability
BetVictor’s website shows an easy, pleasant, well-organized environment where brand colours are predominant. The interface is simple and allows users to quickly browse through all the available sections. Loading times are really short on both desktop and smartphone versions.
Odds, minimum bets and maximum payouts
One of the reasons BetVictor has so many fans, is the odds. This bookie offers the best odds for some of the best football competitions like Premier League, Championship, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League... in both pre-match and In-Play. BetVictor is one of the few bookmakers that allows you to choose between 5 odd formats: Decimal, Fraction, American, Indo and Chinese.
Minimum bets and maximum daily payouts are pretty average. The minimum bet is £0,05.
Maximum payouts depend on the sport and the importance of the selected competition. For instance, in football, the limit is £500,000 if you bet on the main European leagues, as well as the Champions League and the Europa League. If you bet on secondary leagues like Scottish, Australian, Belgian, Austrian, Swiss, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish... the limit is £100,000.
For horse racing and greyhounds, maximum payout is set at £500,000 (UK and Ireland) and £100.000 for the rest of the world (if your selected greyhound race is being broadcast on Sky Sports/RPTV the limit is £50,000).
All the remaining sports have a limit of £100,000.
For more info about maximum payouts please go to the web’s Help Centre and click on “Payout Limits”.
Let’s not forget about Boost bets, a special feature that includes enhanced odds for determined betting options.
This is one of their flaws. BetVictor includes live streaming options, but only for horse races in the UK and Ireland. This is something they ought to improve if they don’t want to lose ground.
Smartphones and tablets
BetVictor, as every other bookmaker, has also developed its own app for smart devices. The app allows you to enjoy all of BetVictor’s features in your phone. It is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Playbook, Windows Phone and Sony Ericcson.
Deposits and withdrawals
BetVictor accepts many different currencies such as: Pound Sterling, Euro, Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars, Canadian dollars, American dollars, Norwegian Krone, Swedish Krone, South African rand and Swiss franc.
Please keep in mind that, once you have selected your currency, you will not be able to change it back.
Depending on the selected currency, you can make your deposit using one of the following payment methods: Credit and debit card, Paypal, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, Webmoney, Entropay, PaySafeCard, BACS (UK only), Bank Transfer and Fast Bank Transfer.
However, not all of them are available for withdrawals. The accepted methods for withdrawals are: Credit and debit card, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers) BACS (UK only), Telegraphic transfer and International bank transfer.
Some of the aforementioned methods might not be available in your country. Depending on your country, withdrawals might take more time to process.
Betvictor has an excellent 24/7 customer service. You can get in touch with them via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), livechat or phone. Besides, you can check the rules and FAQ under the ‘help’ section on their website. This service is provided in two languages: English and German.
Registered Company Name: BetVictor Limited
Customer Services: 08000 612 809, +44-207-127-9064
Fax: 01133 895999
Suite 23 Portland House, Glacis Road, Gibraltar
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