Betsson is a betting company that has its roots in the gambling industry for more than 40 and was started in Sweden but they have an online presence since 2000. Their site doesn’t look great at first glance with an orange backdrop. The more I navigated around the site, the more I was impressed. Their speed of site is fantastic with a simplified betting process and a betslip that appears on the right that has on the information of your selected bets. The popular sports are listed on the left of the screen while all other sports are in the A-Z section. Betsson has a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority and is certified by The Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) for being a responsible gaming website.
- Excellent user interface
- Competitive odds on major sport
- Streaming available on selected events
- Wide range of odds on live betting
- Great welcome offer
- Lack of attention to SA sports
- No Local Currency
Betsson in a glance
Established Year: 1972 Online since 2000
Operator: Online Services
License: Betsson Enterprise is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority
Products: Sports Betting, Live Betting, Live Casino, Virtual Sports and Poker
Min Deposit: €5(R85)
Max Payout: $120 000(R1 800 000)
Head Office: Stockholm, Sweden
Currency: Betsson offers player accounts in Euros, British Pounds and US Dollars.
Credit cards like VISA, MasterCard, and Electron are common deposit options offered by Betsson. Making a deposit using your credit card will guarantee your funds will be available at Betsson almost immediately. There are also no fees charged, which is a huge benefit. With this in mind, they offer a wide spread of deposit methods that players can use to fund their account that include Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, Bank Wire, Visa, Credit Card, Pay by Phone and PayPal. Betsson Sportsbook & Casino accepts payments in several currencies including EUR, USD but payments in South African rand are not accepted.
Betsson offers you several payment methods to withdraw your money. Also, withdrawals are usually processed really fast and Betsson is not charging any additional fees for withdrawals to eWallets including Skrill and Neteller. Betsson‘s withdrawal times depend on the payment method you are using. It usually takes around 3 working days to receive funds in your bank account. However, if you are looking for a way to speed things up, you should consider using a eWallet like Neteller or Skrill. Withdrawals to these eWallets are usually processed within a few minutes and on top of that you can earn some great benefits like free cash and cashback for your transaction when signing up with them.
Overall deposit and withdrawal process
I can’t fault Betsson with their deposit and withdrawal process except that they don’t accept South African currency which may deter some punters. They also don’t have a voucher system which is probably the method most South African punters use to top up their accounts. I have reviews that are complimentary to Betsson on their quickness of withdrawals from players betting accounts.
Customer Service at Betsson
I tried to use their chat facility but was not permitted to do so until I registered with them which I don’t feel is very wise as I may have questions before joining Betsson. They always ask for personal information before you start a live chat which I found very strange. They do however offer a 24/7 customer service to registered players. I have read online reviews and they do have some negative feedback but overall their customer service is very good. You can also contact them on many different social media platforms
Registration and deposit process at Betsson
The registration process is simplified and will take a few minutes to complete which is what we all want. On their Registration page they have a feature whereby you can set a deposit limit; this prevents a punter from becoming reckless and believe this shows corporate responsibility from Betsson.
They accept most method of payments and I’m glad to say there are no additional costs when making a deposit with a credit card.
How does Betsson operate in South Africa?
They are new to the local market although they come with a great reputation in the European betting market. It is clear that their site has been created with the UK punter in mind but in order to compete with the bookies in South Africa they will need to also focus on our local sports especially the South African Premier league (PSL). The league has a huge betting following in the country and this needs to be addressed in order for them to be competitive. Other popular local sports like cricket and rugby are also not well covered.
The home interface of Betsson
When I visited the Betsson site for the first time I wasn’t not overly impressed because it has a rather dull orange as their background. This is a classic case of looks being deceiving as the site has everything a punter will need with speed of use and available markets excellent. The featured live match highlights the homepage and the there is a wide range of markets available on their live in play betting. The sports and competitions that are popular are found on the left side of the page while your betslip is on the right. The only issue I found with the betslip is after 4 selections you have to scroll down the page to see your remaining selections.
Welcome bonus and promotions
Betsson has a great welcome offer a €100 (R1700) first deposit match. This is a fantastic offer for the local punter and ranks among the best in South Africa.
The have a great promotion which is called the Accu Insurance which works this way; if you have 5 or more selections on your betslip and you are out one leg then you get a full refund on your original wager up to €20(R340).
How to place your first bet
In order to place a bet you will need to complete the registration process and then deposit funds into your account. If you have placed a bet online before then the process is easy for any experienced punter. Don’t worry if you are new to sports betting this is all you have to do:
- Log into Betsson.
- Select the game/match that you would like to bet on.
- Select your bet type.
- Enter your bet amount.
- Select Place Bet
Sports Betting Experience
Betsson experience in the gambling industry certainly comes to the fore when you bet on their site. They have tried to simplify the process from registration to placing a bet and have succeeded in doing just that. Their live in play markets and range of odds rank high in the market. The Bet Builder feature allows you to make up to 6 selections in one match but like all other sites this feature is only allowed on football matches. I thoroughly enjoyed the betting experience which was facilitated with market leading speed and efficiency.
Quality of Odds in comparison to other Betting Sites
The odds on offer from Betsson are in line with their competitors and their football odds can compete with most other online bookies. I carried out quick odds comparison test for couple of football games and saw that Betsson has same or better odds than some of well-established bookies. Their do not have large odds markets for other sports like cricket and rugby.
The minimum bet is R1.70 while the limit on winnings on any bet is
$120 000 (R1 800 000).
Mobile version and Mobile app
From your mobile device, Betsson offers a quick and well-organised experience that is as good as or maybe better than the desktop version.
An excellent all-in-one Sportsbook, Casino, and Live Casino app that
iOS users can download the app via App Store, Android users must download the Betsson app via the betting site App users can enjoy enhanced graphics, slick navigation, live sports updates, an option to live stream select matches, and an option to save your favourite team, event, or league. The betslip is at the bottom of your mobile screen and the great feature is that not only does it show how many selections you have made but also shows you the odds on your bet. This is super handy and have not seen it on other betting apps.
The Good about Betsson
They have a market leading featured called 2 Goals Ahead Early Payout Betsson punters can now get paid out in full if their team goes two goals up – even if they go on to draw or lose. Their site has the necessary speed and easy navigation that makes them an industry leader is this regard. Their coverage of European football is brilliant and offer great odds and if you a basketball punter they have extensive coverage and markets for the NBA. They offer live streaming on selected sports but you have to register to enjoy this service.
The Bad about Betsson
There aren’t many negatives that I can tell you except the fact that the lack of coverage of the local sports market will be detrimental as South African punters bet heavily on these markets.
Their over emphasis on UK sports is plain to see but the overall composition of their betting site is superb. They have used their industry knowledge to focus their attention to every punters needs. The welcome bonus will attract a lot of new players but I think they need to market themselves better in South Africa and the best way to do this is by offering more promotions as local punters are always on the lookout for betting offers.
One of the better international sites in South Africa and they cater for punters in all sports and have an extensive sportsbook. The user interface is fast and has all the markets on the left of screen which makes betting easy but the only issue is the lack of coverage of local sports like the PSL football league and rugby events. The welcome bonus is up there with the leading bookies so that’s big attraction. Overall I must say they perform better than many other bookies
Yes, Betsson Enterprise is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and South African punters can legally bet on this site.
Yes, all banking methods are safe and encrypted.
Yes they offer a great Welcome bonus of up to € 100(R1700)
Yes, live betting is supported at Betsson across all platforms.
The support team is available via telephone, email and live chat. They are also available on all social networks.