Bet Victor - Trustworthy Race and Sports Wagering
Launched in 1999, BetVictor is the online sports betting web site of Victor Chandler, one of the U.K.’s oldest and most trusted independent bookmakers. Decades of experience in race and sports wagering have gone into this formidable Internet presence. Wagers are accepted for all types of events, from horse racing and football to cricket, snooker, and much more.
BetVictor’s guaranteed odds never take second seat. They feature the “best of the best” tables found in sporting newspapers as well as in Irish and UK racing forms. Odds can be quickly displayed as decimals or U.S. lines as well as default fractions. The latest addition to the web site is mobile betting, so that customers never have to miss an opportunity.
BetVictor’s online services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing Victor Chandler to handle some two million sports bets a year. The web site’s customers are spread throughout the world, so its content has been translated and made available in a dozen different languages.
The BetVictor Race & Sports Book activities are complemented by companion web sites for poker, casino gambling, games, slots and financials. There is now a Live Casino section, too, for real-time betting on Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette.
Offers for New Customers
For newcomers to BetVictor, Victor Chandler is currently offering a £25 Free Bet. To qualify, new registrants who open an account and make a deposit should simply place at bet of £25 at evens or better. The value of the initial stake will then be matched by a Free Bet up to a maximum value of £25.
Some conditions apply to the £25 Free Bet. The qualifying wager must be made with 30 days of opening the account. Void bets will not qualify, nor do any bets placed on U.S. horse racing or any Tote bets. The Free Bet is added to the customer’s account as “Promo Cash,” credited within two business days of account settlement. Promo Cash must be used within 30 days of issue. Any profit exceeding the stake from a winning bet made with Promo Cash is returned to the real account balance, but the promotional cash stake is not returned.
Sports Betting at BetVictor
Victor Chandler got its start with greyhound and horse racing, and those activities are still the centerpiece of activities at BetVictor online. A full range of betting options is offered, from ante post and early prices to forecasts, tricasts, placepots, accumulators, singles, doubles, Yankees, and more. In Ireland and Great Britain, the limits on payouts are £1 million. In South Africa, the maximum payout for horse racing is £250,000; elsewhere, the limit is £50,000.
Race cards are provided in two different formats—Standard and Detailed. Adjacent to each event name are links for switching between them. To record a wager, all it takes is ticking the checkbox next to the selection and clicking on “Add to Bet Slip.” Multiple selections are also possible.
Outside the track, BetVictor offers the opportunity to bet on just about any type of sporting event in the world. Markets are available for football, rugby, cricket, tennis, darts, golf, snooker, boxing, ultimate fighting championships, basketball, baseball, American football, Aussie rules, Gaelic games, and even politics. There is a special “live section” that opens the way to in-running betting.
Besides the more common sports, BetVictor also offers markets for the less familiar ones, such as Scandinavian Bandy and Trotting, Asian Handicap Betting on football and fixed odds betting on financial market outcomes. There are extensive opportunities for betting on virtual sports, too: virtual horses, dogs, speedway, motor racing, and football. That means events can be wagered on every minute of the day or night.
Bookmaking Web Site
BetVictor is easy to navigate and use for wagering. Sports are conveniently listed alphabetically on the left side of the screen, along with a Search function for looking up specific contests. Past results can be accessed quickly by using the buttons immediately below the sports list.
Current betting opportunities are clearly displayed in the center window, along with a “Live Media” center bar that can be used to quickly access events in real time via radio or video broadcast. A pull down menu for “Results” is also available on the center bar, which allows a pop-up window to display the latest information on tennis, football, golf, hose races, or dogs.
The Bet Slip tab is located in the upper right corner of the screen. All of the various “Help” options can be found there, too, including links to the FAQ, Banking Help, contact information, and chat.
To complement the £25 Free Bet for sports and encourage new customers to sample the other betting options available online, Victor Chandler offers a £175 Welcome Bonus. It is valid for use on Casino, Games, Slots and Live Casino. The bonus is awarded in conjunction with actual play, starting with £25 as soon as £500 has been wagered, win or lose. Another £50 is awarded upon wagering £1,500 and then comes £100 more when £3,000 has been wagered. All action must take place within 30 days of the first real money game play.
Ongoing promotions at BetVictor and its affiliated sites are plentiful. There are weekend free spins for active slots players, daily cash drops in addition to weekly Member’s Bonus payments, and “Beat Victor” promotions, giving players a chance to win from “The Gentleman Bookmaker” himself. Irregular or seasonal promotions at BetVictor have included frequent freerolls and £15 monthly free bonus betting vouchers given away for 10 or more bets of over £5 placed within a calendar month.
The Poker section has its own €2,500 Welcome Package, along with an array of generous specials for avid card players. One recent promotion was the €25,000 Endurance Challenge, rewarding the most active members. Continuous promos include a Bad Beat bonus, a Royal Flush Fortune incentive, and a Progressive Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot.
Victor Chandler has been called “The Gentleman Bookmaker.” For more than 60 years, the company has prided itself of customer service, guided by principles of trust, which are applied in every aspect of business.
Specifically, Victor Chandler makes six promises to customers: fast, efficient bet placement; wide range of payment methods; no hidden payment charges; best value promotions; over 60 years of trusted gaming; and the best customer support.
The “Help & Rules” section of the web site provides answers to most basic questions that might come up. It has three tabs, one each for Web Site FAQ, Betting Rules, and a Glossary of common betting terms. A chat link can be seen at the top right of every screen, giving immediate access to a customer service representative from anywhere on the web site.
Contact can also be made via email or using a special form available for comments and enquiries in the “Contact Us” section of the web site. Of course, live telephone representatives take calls 24/7, too. There are native speakers of numerous languages on hand round the clock via phone to attend to the needs of a diverse clientele located in more than 160 countries.