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BEST SPORTSBOOK FOR PURELY MOBILE BETTORS
  • Outstanding design and user experience on app makes betting on your mobile quick and easy

  • Generous Horse Racing welcome free bet offer for new customers – stake £10 and get £40

  • Impressive choice of daily racing specials

  • Betfinder feature helps you to zero in on horses you want to back

£40 Free Bet
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18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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Martin Booth
By Martin Booth  
Updated: 9 July 2021 1:00 pm
A lifelong sports fan, Martin has spent his working life as a sports journalist, a copywriter and in various roles in the betting industry. This has given him extensive insight into how betting works, from both sides of the eternal battle between punter and layer.

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BetVictor AT A GLANCE

BetVictor’s story shows how far you can go with a trusted name, a good dollop of business sense and the agility to move with the times. The company was known as Victor Chandler for many years after the man who built it. It was rebranded as VC Bet and, in 2012, became BetVictor. Victor himself changed the industry when he was the first to take his business off shore to Gibraltar.

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Similarly, the company was one of the first to see the potential of online betting and has worked constantly in recent decades to refine its online and mobile offering. The result is a website that looks cool and classy and delivers a fantastic user experience. If anything, the BetVictor mobile app is even better. It manages to cram all the information, statistics and offers you find on the website, in a fraction of the space, without ever feeling cramped.

Any BetVictor review should, however, start with a mention of how prominent horse racing is on both the site and app. The roots of the company are clearly showing – this is a firm that sprang up in the days when betting meant horse racing and greyhounds and not much else. Racing is the first sport you find on the top navigation bar, and it’s clear a great deal of thought and creativity has been lavished on the service BetVictor horse racing customers receive.

As well as the opportunity to bet on racing in the UK, Ireland and numerous other locations around the world, there are a host of features that add value to the betting experience. These include an eye-catching sign-up offer for new customers, which gives you £40 in free bets when you place a £10 wager as your first bet. This is in the form of four £10 bets, one of which must be used on BetVictor’s array of slot games.

If you’re a fan of this sort of betting, there are several specifically racing-themed slot games for you to enjoy. Back to the real-life action, and there are a host of daily racing specials and the excellent “Betfinder” feature, which enables you to narrow down your search for a winner based on a variety of criteria familiar to racing fans – including the odds and the current form of trainers and jockeys.

BetVictor Pros and Cons

  • Exceptional app

  • Impressive choice of daily racing specials

  • Brilliant “Betfinder” feature

  • Horse racing very prominent across all platforms, much more than other sports

  • Minimum bet (£1 or more) required to live stream a race

BetVictor Free Bets and Bonus Codes

The BetVictor free bet offer for new customers appeals specifically for those who like betting on horse racing. In return for staking £10 on your first bet, you receive £40 in free bets. This is split into four free bets, one of which is to be used on casino games. The other three are for use on racing, including a daily special bet and a lengthen-the-odds bet.

These bets must be placed within seven days; and while you will be able to collect winnings, the free stake won’t be included in any return. There are no bonus codes required for this free bet – you simply opt in via the “Available Offers” tab when you sign up.

£40 Free Bet
T&Cs Apply

18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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BetVictor Live Streaming

Once you’ve placed your bet on a horse, naturally you’ll want to watch live video of the race to see how your selection gets on. BetVictor horse racing betting clients are very well served with the company’s live streaming offering. You’ll be able to watch every race in the UK and Ireland, provided you have staked at least £1 on the outcome.

Live streaming with commentary is also available from numerous other locations around the globe – check there’s a TV logo next to the time of the race to confirm a live stream of the race will be provided.

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BetVictor Best Odds Guaranteed

As you would expect from an operator that clearly adores racing, BetVictor has a Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) offer firmly in place. This applies to all races in the UK and Ireland. Let’s say you place a bet on a horse at 5/1 on the morning of the race. To your surprise, its odds lengthen and it wins at 8/1. BOG means you will be paid out at the 8/1 price. However, if the odds of the horse you backed shorten and it wins at 3/1, you will still be paid out at 5/1.

Best odds guaranteed
T&Cs Apply

18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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BetVictor App

This is, quite simply, one of the very best betting apps available. The sign-in process is quick and easy, and the functionality across the app is excellent. There are none of those tell-tale glitchy hold-ups; tap on what you want to do and you arrive there straight away.

BetVictor horse racing punters will find all the information that’s available on the website here at on the app. All the details on each horse in every UK and Ireland race, plus the extra features like the Betfinder and all the Daily Racing Specials are all present and correct. Once you get used to the architecture of the app, it is genuinely extraordinary to realise quite how much detail the firm manages to include in such a small space. With easy access to other sports and the casino, as well as all your account details and betting history via the Menu button, this is an absolutely top-drawer betting experience.

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BetVictor In Play Betting and Cash Out

In-play betting has added an extra dimension of engagement and excitement to punting in recent years. As a firm that has always prided itself on keeping up with the times, BetVictor has embraced the development and offers in-play betting on a range of sports.

That includes horse racing; the ability to update odds instantly means sportsbooks can allow people to keep betting even after a race has started. A close relation of in-play is the Cash Out facility. If you are awaiting the outcome of a single bet, or an acca, and you get the feeling it’s not going to win, this is a way out. BetVictor will offer you an amount that can ensure you lock in a profit.

BetVictor Real User Feedback

It can be extremely helpful to view the comments of other customers when assessing a site. There are many positive examples of a BetVictor review from satisfied users of its website and app on both bookmakeradvisor.com and The App Store. The app in particular has attracted numerous positive reviews from visitors to The App Store. “very stable, easy to navigate and cover all the markets I need,” said one. It was “by far the easiest to use” for another and that tone was continued by the reviewer who wrote that they would “recommend this site and app very highly”.

It’s always notable when dedicated punters who have visited various sportsbooks compare their experience here favourably with the competition. “BetVictor is head and shoulders above the rest,” said one satisfied user. Another wrote: “I have had several years’ experience of betting with numerous bookmakers and if I had to choose a No.1 it would have to be BetVictor.” Many people have also reported favourably on the response they received when they needed to contact the company for assistance. “Fantastic service… very impressed,” wrote one user.

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I have bet a lot with different websites and BetVictor is head and shoulders above the rest with its slick, easy to use gaming device. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone looking to have guaranteed fun and enjoyment.
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spurs_monkey, App Store review
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The service I received was great and was asked did I have any preferences to rejoin, just horse racing, not games or casino, which they obliged without hesitation. It was the first time any betting site had given me a choice to play what I wanted – refreshing in the present time of ever expanding betting culture.
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BetVictor Security

Founded in 1946, BetVictor is an established, trusted part of the betting landscape. As a company, it holds licenses in Gibraltar (for European customers) and with the UK Gambling Commission. They also work closely with the likes of NetEnt and IGT, companies who regularly test the site and app for fairness. The company also adopted a two-factor authentication back in 2018 for all customers who choose to opt-in, receiving a unique code to authenticate their registration.

In addition, BetVictor focuses heavily on safer gambling, working with GAMSTOP, a free service that “enables you to self-exclude from all online gambling companies licensed in Great Britain.” For more information, head to the safer gambling section on BetVictor’s website, found here.

BetVictor Customer Service Checklist

Year Founded: 1946
Telephone Number: 0207 127 9064
Email: help@betvictor.com
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Banking Options: Debit card, Bank transfer, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, PaySafeCard

BetVictor FAQs

How long do BetVictor withdrawals take?

All withdrawals from BetVictor horse racing bets can take up to 24 hours to process. After that it’s a question of which banking method you use, but funds should be in your account in between two and five working days.

How do you use BetVictor bonus funds?

When you get a BetVictor free bet, or other bonus funds, they are straightforward to apply. Make your selection and when it appears in the bet slip you will see the option to use your free bet. Always check the terms and conditions to be sure you are using the bet correctly.

Do BetVictor do Best Odds Guaranteed?

Yes, on horse racing in the UK and Ireland. You should be able to wager your money on a horse on the day of the race safe in the knowledge that you will get the best payout possible, whatever happens to your selection’s odds in the time before the race goes off.

Does BetVictor offer cash out?

Yes, it does. If you fear that a bet, either single or multiple, is going to lose, you may be offered the opportunity to cash out. That means you can reduce your losses, or lock in a profit, in advance of the result or results you are waiting for.

Is BetVictor safe?

Yes, it is. Like most leading sportsbooks, it has stringent security measures in place that are designed to protect you and your money so that you can enjoy your betting experience. It’s a well established brand that also has links to responsible gambling organisations such as Gamcare and Gamble Aware.

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