The BetVictor (formerly Victor Chandler) dynasty stretches back to 1931 when William Chandler first opened the Walthamstow greyhound racing stadium. The venue included a bookmaking business which was eventually passed to Victor Chandler Jnr in 1974.
Under his guidance, the company enjoyed steady growth and in 1998 became one of the first betting companies to move their operations to Gibraltar to avoid UK betting taxes. They were also quick to enter the online gambling market where they now stand as one of the biggest names in the business with over a half a million customers in more than 160 countries.
Although they also offer a casino suite, BetVictor have always been known as a leading sportsbook. As specialists in this field, they have a strong reputation to maintain and continue to offer some of the best prices out there. As a result, many punters prefer BetVictor when it comes to betting on all the major sports.
They have achieved this by keeping their margins low to reasonable - something which more knowledgeable punters recognise and reward with their loyalty. Football is their biggest market and this is where they really excel offering good odds across the board and a deep range of markets within each event.
In total, they cater for well over 30 sports including some more niche ones such as badminton and squash. Their sportsbook is well laid out and works smoothly across all platforms and all the top markets and special markets are just a click away. Overall the site is very quick and responsive and easy to use.
BetVictor are still amongst the few European bookies to offer Asian Handicap markets and this is something they do this very well indeed. With this type of bet becoming more and more popular, they are way ahead of the game here.
Another growing trend is live in-play betting and BetVictor have taken a no nonsense approach this by offering a straightforward but efficient live betting section. This allows punters to react and place bets quickly in real time without out any of the annoying glitches that can plague over-complicated systems.
Perhaps the main downside with BetVictor is that their live streaming service is currently limited to UK and Ireland horse racing. Obviously, this will not be an issue for those that do not use this service but for those accustomed to watching live streams through other betting websites, this might be a turn off.
The decision to omit this feature for a full range of sports seems a strange one and we can only imagine that the company has plans to introduce this in the future. As a company that has been at the forefront of online gambling it would certainly seem a logical step to take.
The mobile app is available on iOS and Android devices and includes exclusive features such as the Betfinder horse racing feature that helps you to find the perfect horse racing pick. As with the main site, you can bet in-play and cash out at any time.
Withdrawals and deposits
BetVictor can deposit or withdraw funds using various methods including: • Visa • Maestro • MasterCard • Electron • Bank Transfer • Money Transfer • Neteller • PayPal • Skrill • Paysafecard
Bettors should refer to their provider for more information about processing times.
BetVictor are one of the few bookies that offers a 24/7 call back service as well as a phone number, live chat service and an email address. What’s more, there is a comprehensive help section providing answers to all the most common questions.
There is something very appealing to regular punters about BetVictor’s commitment to good value and strong betting choice especially in the football markets. The inclusion of Asian Handicap markets is also a massive plus. They are a reliable and trusted brand and have a very loyal customer base. The website is very user-friendly and easy on the eye making it easy to find the section you are looking for. The choice of payment methods is good and the customer service appears to be up to scratch.
As mentioned before, the only real negative is the lack of live streaming beyond UK and Ireland horse racing. The addition of this feature, especially in football and tennis, would put them up amongst some of the big players and we are sure that this is something that would attract even more numbers to their ever-growing customer base.