Reviewed By James Molloy
BetVictor was originally founded in the United Kingdom by a man named Victor Chandler and this family-run business has now become a global operation. The operation stemmed from the greyhound tracks and racecourses in England, with the online operation becoming VCBet before eventually evolving into BetVictor. This is one of the top sports betting sites that is branching out into new territories - and this includes New Zealand where this bookmaker now has a strong presence.
This is a safe, trusted online bookmaker that has a license from the UK Gambling Commission and adheres to the laws set out by the New Zealand Gambling Commission.
There is a $100 Matched Bet Offer available at BetVictor, with new customers firstly required to opt in to the promotion. Once you are registered, you then have seven days to bet up to $100. Once your qualifying bet has been settled, you will then receive a free bet to the same stake as your original deposit and bet.
The free bet up to $100 can be used on any sport and it can be used on one whole bet or alternatively a number of smaller bets. Naturally, the stake is not included in any returns and none of the free bet funds can be cashed out along the way.
Beyond the sports welcome bonus, there isn’t anything obvious available at the sportsbook although we would draw your attention to the casino offers that can be claimed with BetVictor. New casino players can claim a 100% deposit bonus up to $300 and this can be used at the Casino or the Live Casino.
You can qualify for up to $100 in free bets when you get signed up at BetVictor. It’s important to make sure your first deposit is at least $10 in order to meet the qualifying requirements. Just bear in mind that the most you can land is $100 in free bets, which can be split up and used in different instalments along the way.
It’s also important to note that there are only certain payment methods that are eligible to claim the BetVictor free bets. PayPal, Moneybookers (Skrill), Neteller and PaySafe don’t count, with customers recommended to use a bank card in order to make a deposit.
Let’s firstly talk about horse racing, where BetVictor have always scored highly among the best horse racing betting sites. It’s no different for New Zealand-based customers, considering that you can bet on NZ race meetings, while this bookie also covers a wide range of race meets in Australia too. Indeed, this operator has a global flavour to their horse racing product as they cover every race in the UK and Ireland, while you can also bet on races from France and the USA.
For those customers wanting to bet on soccer, you will find that leagues from all over the world are covered. This includes the popular European competitions along with several New Zealand, Australian and Asian divisions. There is the chance to choose from a wide range of markets and you can regularly put together a Bet Builder on the action.
Tennis, rugby union, rugby league and cricket betting are also well covered at BetVictor. On the tennis front, you can expect to find a host of betting markets when it comes to the ATP and WTA circuits, while the National Provincial Championship is among the rugby union leagues that get the first-class treatment. The NRL takes centre stage for rugby league and there are a wide range of match betting and handicap markets.
BetVictor has a really user-friendly interface where you can easily access all the sports betting markets. There is a homepage menu which showcases In-Play betting along with Football, Tennis, Horse Racing, Bet Builder, Virtuals, Basketball and Esports. On the homepage, upcoming races are listed and you can tap through to each one and scroll through the various runners.
There is plenty of key information for each racecard and often the chance to fire up live horse racing streaming as part of the service. You can bet outright and grab a price boost to lengthen the odds, while there is sometimes the opportunity to enjoy place betting or alternatively place bets without the favourite.
If you’re betting on soccer, there is a fantastic sub-menu where you can choose from options such as Competitions, Boosts, Accumulator, Bet Builder and Specials. The Bet Boosts are worth checking out to see if your fancies have enhanced odds available, while the Bet Builder option gives you the choice to select a pre-loaded bet or alternatively create one of your own.
Cash Out is something that is available when it comes to selected markets for every sport. This option is visible when you add a selection to the bet slip and the functionality is very good on this front. Should you add more than one selection to the bet slip, you are presented with various multiple options and that includes placing accumulator (multi) bets.
The In-Play section at BetVictor is packed with lots of betting options on a 24/7 basis. It’s pretty common to find soccer, tennis and golf live betting markets available on site, while there is also a link to Live Streaming. Baseball, basketball, cricket, darts and table tennis are among the other sports that are regularly featured In-Play, with the odds updating in real time.
This is an area where BetVictor score highly and Kiwi customers will love the opportunity to bet through mobile, with the mobile In-Play betting service allow you to place bets on the move.
Click on the green Sign Up button and you essentially begin the registration process. Choose your gender along with forename and surname to get started. BetVictor also need your date of birth for proof of age along with mobile number. You then need to enter a New Zealand postal address for further proof of identity and it might be that they contact you to submit documentation to certify this.
You can then select your currency, which is likely to be New Zealand dollars - before selecting an email address and choosing a password. Naturally, you have to also agree to the terms and conditions, which are pretty standard for a betting site. Once this has all been done, the account is created and you can then choose your sign-up bonus.
There are a number of payment methods available to New Zealand-based customers who want to make a deposit at BetVictor. Many players choose to use a bank card and you can go down either the Visa, MasterCard or Maestro route here. Alternatively, there is Skrill available should you want to go down the e-wallet route and there is also Skrill 1-Tap if you have this enabled.
Paysafecard is the other option available and you will need to use the same method when it comes to making any withdrawals. For the bank card option, you will have to fill out your long card details and there is the chance to set your own deposit limit.
BetVictor provides a really clean and quick desktop experience when it comes to sports betting. This bookmaker is really well-established and they started off with a desktop site which has moved with the times and has been the subject of several rebuilds. You can see your real money and bonus balance at the top of the page, while the bet slip sits on the right-hand side of the site.
On the homepage, you can also see the upcoming horse races that take place on an international front, while In-Play betting takes centre-stage and there is a traditional left-hand sports menu that is packed with punting opportunities. This includes a search functionality where you can quickly find your bet, although navigation is straightforward thanks to an A-Z menu.
BetVictor have successfully pioneered a mobile betting app which is available on Apple and Android devices. You can use Touch ID to log in to your account and this is a slick product where Kiwi customers are able to personalise their own menus and choose their favourite sports and markets so they can go ahead and place bets quickly.
The mobile app also supports In-Play betting and there is also the ability to access live streaming through mobile devices. Indeed, all the hallmarks of the desktop site translate nicely to the mobile product.
BetVictor has earned a reputation for providing competitive odds across a wide range of sports. They have long set the benchmark when it comes to their soccer odds for the leading European leagues, with Football Enhanced Multiples also showcased on the homepage so that you can take advantage of price boosts on a daily basis. The horse racing odds are also competitive and there is Best Odds Guaranteed for some races.
You can access a Contact Us, Live Chat and Help Centre link off the BetVictor homepage. The Contact Us option provides six different choices, with customers able to load up the Live Chat facility along with a bank of questions at the Help Centre. There is also the opportunity to send through an email or alternatively request a call back. BetVictor also provide a channel where you can make contact through Facebook or Twitter.
Although there is nothing discernible available on the site, customers who place bets on a regular basis are likely to be given extra offers and rewards as part of the deal. Loyalty is something that BetVictor looks to reward.
As you might expect, there are a wide range of features when it comes to responsible gambling. It all starts with setting a deposit limit and you are also able to take a Reality Check and even self-exclude should you feel as though you need to stop. There are links to several bodies dedicated to helping customers with a gambling problem.
We feel that BetVictor is a first-class option for Kiwi customers who are looking to place sports bets. They score highly in every department and there is a generous welcome bonus available when you first visit this website. Sign in and you will enjoy In-Play betting along with live streaming opportunities.
Yes, you need to have a minimum of $10 in your BetVictor account to make a withdrawal.
There is a huge selection of sports and markets at BetVictor. They are a highly experienced bookmaker and you are spoilt for choice.
You can download a BetVictor mobile betting app for sports betting and for playing casino games.
BetVictor Sports provides a safe and secure experience. They have a number of gambling licenses, including with the UK Gambling Commission, and are regulated in a number of territories.
You can expect to receive a withdrawal in between 1-3 working days using a bank card, while Skrill and Skrill 1-Tap should ensure that funds return within 24 hours.
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