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Bet Victor - Trustworthy Race and Sports Wagering

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With over 68 years of experience Betvictor, known legally as Victor Chandler International Limited, is one of the world's most trusted brands when it comes to bookmaking. Back in 1998, former chairman Chandler, after whom the company is named, was the first bookmaker to move his business' headquarters from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar, thereby avoiding the gambling tax that was due from such enterprises. This tax was later abolished by then-Chancellor Gordon Brown in 2001.

Now under the control of horse racing magnate Michael Tabor, Betvictor claims to turnover 1bn with half a million customers in 160 countries. A global face of gambling online and with a number of retail outlets, the company is the current sponsor of many sporting events including Cheltenham's Queen Mother Champion Chase and World Matchplay Darts. Former England striker turned racehorse owner/ breeder Michael Owen became the new face of the brand this year.

Betting Markets

The Betvictor sportsbook homepage is concerned with in-play markets and the day's feature events. The in-play section is divided up by sport and has tabs for each, be it football, golf or tennis, should the visitor want to view the current market of a different in-play activity. By pressing the 'All Sports' or 'See More Live Sports' tabs, it is possible to view every available market in one place.

Up the left hand column of the homepage are links to popular pages, the top sports and a list of all the sports the bookmaker offers odds on. There are over 30 sports for punters to bet on though beneath the umbrella of this term are categories like entertainment and politics. The most niche markets would include handball, hurling and volleyball, all of which are covered comprehensively with plenty of markets for interested parties to place money on.

Of the more mainstream sports, the design of the football homepage should be applauded. By accessing this space, visitors are given the choice to select match betting, betting on 'outrights' or 'specials', with each category being divvied up into the appropriate country and sub-divided into the country's appropriate tournaments and competitions. All this information is laid out in a clinical table format making it easy for those who know what they want to seek out their preferred bet.

Should the customer be betting on a particular match, they will be able to see the available markets ('Goalscorer Markets', 'Handicap Markets', 'Corner Markets' etc.) as soon as they click on their tie of choice. Again, the knowledgeable punter will be able to save time by selecting one of these options, avoiding the hassle of scrolling through markets that aren't applicable to what they are searching for. Whilst this tool isn't unique to Betvictor, the displaying of the number of available markets next to the name of each is i.e 'Corner Markets (16)', 'Spincast (1)'. From sixteen up-coming international matches, there was an average of 72 possible markets to bet on with Betvictor. Certainly not a bad performance at all.

Their horse racing homepage is just as easy to use as its footballing counterpart with quick links to categories such as 'Tomorrow Racing', 'Future Racing' and 'Saturday's Channel 4 Racing' prominently placed. Beneath these links are a table of the day's meetings with the race times providing links to that particular race's own page. Each race has a Timeform overview and, by pressing the slider to the right of this summary, it is possible to receive Timeform star ratings assessing each horse's chance in the race. As standard, punters are also treated to each runner's form with place betting and betting without another horse next to the 'Win/ EW' odds should these be offered in the race in question. Customer Service There are a number of promotions and services to be taken advantage of when betting with Betvictor. These can be assessed from the homepage by simply clicking the promotions link in the 'Popular Pages' category up the right hand side of the page.

Firstly, citing research from, the company claims to offer better odds than sixteen of its leading rivals. Such a claim is solely based on evidence from football betting during the 2013/14 season. A quote on the bookmakers' website reads,

'The analysis shows that Betvictor topped the bookmaker table, having offered better value on Match Odds markets than the median price across Oddschecker's panel of bookies, 71% of the time.'

Director of public relations, Charlie McCann described the findings as 'another ringing endorsement' for the company whilst aiming for 'more of the same value for punters old and new'. It seems to be an exciting time to be a Betvictor customer.

Lovers of the gee-gees needn't worry either as they too are catered for in the way of exclusive deals and services. Like many bookmakers, Betvictor run a best odds guaranteed (BOG) service that promises to give its customers the starting price of the horse, should this be bigger than the early price they have already taken. This offer applies to all horse racing events in the UK and Ireland, though is not available to those betting in-play or anti-post.

There is also the option for customers to watch races though their betting account with streams from At The Races and Racing UK present for all events in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and United Arab Emirates. To be eligible to view a race, registered users must simply bet 1 on their race on the day it will take place. Simple! Finally, downloading the Betvictor app to a iPhone or iPad can see the racing lover gain free access to one of the company's sponsored days at Kempton Park. Even those unable to upload the app are eligible for the offer with users just having to log-in to their accounts on their phones and tablets and presenting this to the stewards at the entrance. There a still eleven days left throughout October, November and December (2014) so get involved!

To the credit of Betvictor, all terms and conditions are concise and easy to view on the page dedicated to the selected promotion.

All terms and conditions are clearly displayed on the Betvictor website.

In Summary

Betvictor would be recommended to those with a strong passion for horse racing and football. Whilst there is initially a strong focus on the more niche sports, there are very few promotions concerning anything other than the two aforementioned betting staples.

All the website's content is well-displayed and the use of Timeform information for horse racing meetings is a positive for those wanting to get a second opinion on their selection. Essential information such as terms and conditions is always prominently displayed, and such transparency is always greatly appreciated.

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