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Choosing the right bookmaker has become somewhat of a struggle as the market has become oversaturated with below par betting operators and sports betting providers. And while it may be easy for us to differentiate between a reliable and fraudulent betting operator since we come across both types of providers every day, for regular punters who just want to place a bet and get it over with, finding a reputable bookmaker can be very difficult.
Fortunately though, there are still some bookmakers that still believe in trustworthiness and reliability. One such betting operator which has established itself as dependable bookmaker and at the same time a bookmaker which offers high odds and excellent playing conditions is BetSid UK.
BetSid is one of the rare bookmakers which is still family owned, while at the same time being part of the RIGBY GROUP. This gives the betting operator a sense of familiarity to the regular punter and a sense of security which comes from being part of a parent company such as the RIGBY GROUP, which operates across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
This betting operator was founded by successful Lancashire entrepreneur Simon Rigby in 2013. Rigby, who is also the owner of Preston Guild Hall, started BetSid out of necessity, as during his catering service that he was providing at Preston North End’s stadium Deepdale, he noticed that a sports betting provider supplementing his other types of services would be perfect for punters and the community.
Currently, there are eight high street BetSid shops across West Lancashire and they all share the same traits: they are welcoming, with fresh styling and offer the latest in sports betting. Furthermore, the fact that they are a local firm makes them able to be more flexible with clients, to offer better bonuses and to provide better value than competitors.
BetSid’s online betting operations are exactly the same. They offer tons of sports betting markets, a myriad of bonuses and promotions, are more flexible than other betting providers, and offer the best value for a punter looking for high odds and a great customer service.
Last, but not least, the sportsbook platform for BetSid’s online sports betting establishment is provided by FSB Technology (UK) Ltd. FSB Technology is the platform provider to some of the highest profile UK bookmakers and as such is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, the top gambling authority in the United Kingdom.
Sports Markets and Odds Value
BetSid’s sports betting offer is comprised of literally all sports played on a given day in the UK and of the most popular sports worldwide. They include matches and events from sports ranging from popular ones such as football, basketball, tennis, and horse racing to less common sports such as handball, darts and Gaelic football and Gaelic hurling.
Expectedly, the more popular the sport, the bigger the offer for it. That’s why for sports such as football, for example, a single event can have north of 100 different betting markets. A Champions League match, for instance, would include markets such as goal totals, a special section for corners, a special section for each half, half time and full time handicaps, goal time markets, yellow and red cards betting markets, total number of throw-ins, first penalty, player to score and many other markets to bet on.
Conveniently, all sports at BetSid are placed on the left hand side of the screen so you can easily navigate between the sports events you chose to put on your betting slip. Here you can also find the In Play (live betting) option, which is constantly updated and is yet another perfect addition to the website. Even more conveniently, the betting slip is on the right hand side of the screen so you can instantly see your selections, odds total and potential winnings.
If there is one thing that the people at BetSid should definitely improve on, it is the number of banking options they provide. Currently, players can place deposits and do withdrawals using only 3 payment methods – Visa, Maestro, and MasterCard. E-wallets such as Skrill or Apple Pay are not available at BetSid.
The minimum deposit at BetSid is £10 and the maximum deposit is £5 million. The bookmaker only accepts deposits from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The minimum withdrawal amount is £10. All credit and debit card payments from customers, including deposits, are processed by FSB Technology (UK) Ltd.
Existing account holders at BetSid can easily resolve a problem or an issue by simply sending a query via the Contact Us page found at the top right corner of the website’s homepage. In addition to this, BetSid’s customer service can also be reached through email at [email protected].
The email support option is also used by clients who have problems logging in to their account or registering a new account.
BetSid is a family owned sports betting operator which has made maintaining good rapport with punters its top priority. This is done through its excellent collection of sports on offer and the markets that accompany them.
Popular sports such as football, horse racing and basketball usually come with larger selection of betting markets than other less common sports, but the overall sports betting offer is more than satisfactory.
The layout of BetSid’s website is very easy on the eye and navigating the site is a breeze as practicality and functionality are the name of the game here.
- Family owned bookie which caters to every punter
- Wide range of sports
- Perfect for followers of popular UK sports such as football or horse racing
- Practical and functional site design
- Decent customer service
- Accepts only UK players
- Limited number of payment options
- No live chat option