Bethard Sportsbook Review

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Since its arrival on the online betting scene in 2014, it was obvious that Bethard is not trying to be just another bookie. Created by a team of iGaming professionals with years of experience between them, Bethard is going full-steam ahead trying to become one of the best. Trying to be unique can be quite hard in today’s market, but this surely doesn’t stop Bethard in its intentions to be the best there is.

Owned and operated by Bethard Group Limited, a well-known brand that manages several popular casinos, Bethard is dedicated to offering the best gaming experience on the market. The operator offers a casino besides the sportsbook and is constantly working on improving its products and services. The classy layout and slogan definitely make it all the more interesting, and the signing of football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a brand ambassador gives Bethard another ace in the sleeve.

Company Details

As we already mentioned, Bethard is part of the Bethard Group Limited brand which owns a network of casinos. The company is located in Malta and licensed in the European Union by the Malta Gaming Authority.

The MGA license is widely regarded among the best gambling governing bodies in Europe, coming right after the UKGC license. Thanks to this license, you can bet that Bethard sportsbook is a reliable and competent business.

Bonuses and Promotions

The welcome offer at Bethard for new punters is €50 in extra cash. The sportsbook won’t shell out the €50 all at once – instead, you get €5 every time you deposit €100 during your first week. The offer can be claimed for a maximum of 10 times during your first seven days at the site, eventually allowing you to claim up to €50. The offer is only available for minimum deposits of €20.

Unfortunately, the bonus is only available for players from certain countries – you can see the full list in the bonus terms and conditions. You need to wager the extra funds at odds of over 1.80 so your bets can count towards completing the requirements. Although we’re not too excited by the bonus being spread over 10 deposits, it is wager-free and can be instantly withdrawn.

Additionally, the bookie also has three other promotions. There’s cash out which allows you to get your winnings before your slip is done. Then there’s the combo booster that boosts your winnings up to 30%, and the biggest prize of them all – a VIP trip to LA to meet the King himself, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The offer is time-limited and available for 15 lucky punters who can even bring a friend to LA. It’s a pretty great and refreshing bonus that will allow you to meet one of the biggest legends in football.

Sports Markets

There are around 50 of the world’s top sports in Bethard’s offer, all accompanied by innumerable sports markets. The sports offer is the real highlight of this bookie with the focus clearly being on football. Football fans won’t have a hard time at Bethard – they can pick from a variety of leagues and matches to bet on, starting with the Premier League.

Motor racing, table tennis, volleyball, and even bandy, Gaelic hurling and Gaelic football are all available for your pleasure at Bethard. The odds are right around the industry standard, but what really sets Bethard apart from the rest are the boosted odds.

Click on Price Boost near the end of the list of sports and you’ll get great odds on certain events that are too enticing to pass up. A bookie in 2019 can’t really call itself great without live betting in its offer and Bethard isn’t passing on that opportunity. You can bet on several hundred events in play and you can also cash out ahead of time, which is a nice option to have at your disposal.

Banking Options

Bethard accepts the most secure and reliable payment options such as credit and debit cards and a few e-wallets. Taking player security very seriously, Bethard will ask all customers for verification before they make their first withdrawal. Once your documents are verified, you’ll be able to get your winnings fair and square.

You can choose between Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafe Card, Zimpler, Trustly, and Siru. Not the longest list of banking methods, but it’ll do. The bookie reserves the right to charge a tiny fee for all deposits made via credit and debit cards – e-wallets are free of charge.

The withdrawal times are 1-3 days for e-wallets and 1-5 for debit and credit cards – that’s a bit on the slow side of things in our opinion.

Customer Service

Bethard’s customer care department is available round the clock. You can contact the customer support team via email ([email protected]) or use the convenient live chat. Sitting in the low right corner of the website, the live chat allows you to pick the reason why you’re contacting the bookie. If your problem is of a technical nature, choose Gameplay. If you think you’re in too deep, click on Responsible Gambling. There are other options as well, including payments and account.

Conclusion

We generally liked what we saw at Bethard. It’s really a bookie with lots of potential that could go on to become one of the greats, just like their ambassador Zlatan. Although the welcome offer could be improved, everything else is on point.

The fact that Bethard has a mobile app for the iOS and Android platforms further solidify its position on the market. We give this bookie a high recommendation. Hey, you get the chance to meet Zlatan Ibrahimovic – is that something you’d pass on?

Pros

  • An impressive list of sports and markets
  • Dedicated mobile app
  • Live betting and cash out
  • Punters get a chance for a VIP meet & greet with the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic in LA

Cons

  • The welcome offer could have been better
  • Needs more payment options
  • No live streaming