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 £30 in free bets and bonuses when you deposit and bet £5 after opening a new account. The bonus is split into two parts, £20 in free bets to use on sports and £10 in casino bonuses to try out their games.

  • Terms - New customers only. 18+. Two £10 sports bets and one £10 casino bonus when you bet £5 at evens or more. Wagering requirements and deposit restrictions apply. T&C's apply. Begambleaware.org.

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.