BetVictor Review

Formerly known as Victor Chandler, BetVictor’s origins as a bookie date back all the way to 1925 when Victor’s grandfather, William Chandler, opened Walthamstow dog track. The company that bears a little more likeness to today’s gambling giant was created in 1946 by the current boss’s father, also called Victor.

Enough of the history lesson though. The self-professed ‘Gentleman Bookmaker’ has grown plump in recent years on the back of customers recognising the good value odds and the reputation for never (well, almost never) refusing a bet.

Having successfully expanded into poker, casino, financial and other products in recent years, BetVictor has an annual turnover of more than £1 billion. William would have been proud.

Bonuses and Promotions

The initial sign-up bonus with BetVictor has varied in value over the years, but they now seem settled on £40 in free bets and bonuses when you deposit and bet £10 after opening a new account. The bonus is split into two parts, £30 in free bets to use on sports and £10 in casino bonuses to try out their games.

In terms of horse racing offers, they have an interesting recent addition, their non- runner free bet offer, which applies to some of the biggest races in the calendar. So if your ante post selection is a non-runner they will refund your stake as a free bet to the same value. While that might appear fair enough, some of their rivals go one better and just refund your stake for you to bet with or withdraw as you see fit.

They do have Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish races, so you can be sure if you take the early price and your selection drifts, you’ll be paid at the higher price should it win. And they also offer a live streaming service of all UK and Irish races, with a minimum £1.00 bet per race.

We do get the impression, however, that more could be thrown towards racing punters in the form of lasting offers. To be fair they do introduce new promotions with regularity, but there could be some room for improvement here.

Usability and Design

The site itself is well-designed, with plenty of space for the eye to wonder between the odds, offers and menu items without getting overwhelmed by banners. Their live betting section is better than most, with a timeline showing how far into a particular event you are, and odds that update regularly, indicating whether they are getting shorter or going out.

The mobile interface is neat and simple and presents a structure of live and upcoming events that is easy to interact with. In short, they know what they are doing when it comes to making things easy for customers.

The Verdict

Another of the bookies we trust to offer decent odds, a wide spread of markets and good customer support. They let themselves down slightly on the lack of ongoing offers directed at the horse racing fraternity, but – as mentioned – they are always liable to throw in a special offer from time to time, though most often with other sports in mind, whether darts, football or cricket.

Despite having some room to improve we would recommend having an account with BetVictor as they are often found to be the market leaders (or thereabouts), especially in some of the medium-interest UK and Irish races. They strive to offer value and regularly deliver, so bag the free bet and keep an eye on their website for their offers and standout prices.