BetVictor has, and continues to be, one of the leading lights in the gambling industry. The company has a pretty standard background in the fact that they used to be a well-known high street bookmaker before venturing into the world of online.
Once formally known as Victor Chandler, what BetVictor has continued to offer is one of the most competitive ranges of odds within the industry. Using this bookmaker week n, week out we know just how well they stack up against the competition, and more often than not, they come out way ahead; in terms of price at least.
A bookmaker this size generally covers a high profiled sport like cricket pretty well. Throughout this review we will be looking at what exactly they have included in their cricket betting section, but also what’s missing (if anything).
We like to use the term ‘clean’ when it comes to BetVictor’s new account offer and by this we basically mean one of the simplest in the industry. It won’t win any awards for the biggest at just £25 max per customer, but it’s without doubt one of the easiest to claim and clear.
To get your free bet you first need to register a new account as this promotion is not on offer for existing account holders (although keep checking back to their site as they are one of the more generous in the gambling industry when it comes to existing offers).
You need to then make a first deposit and from there your opening bet will be matched 100% between £10 and £25. You can place a bigger bet as your opening amount, but only £25 (max) will be covered.
‘All About Cricket’
Cricket probably isn’t the most common sport that you think of when it comes to what’s on offer at a bookmaker, but it’s actually very popular and one that’s been growing within the industry for a number of years now.
BetVictor is definitely a more seasonal bookmaker when it comes to cricket, and what we mean by this is that they run the markets that are taking place at the current time. Basically, if you compare this to someone like bet365 who have their markets on offer for all sorts of leagues within the next 12 months, BetVictor will seem like they offer a much smaller number of markets at first glance.
Having said that, comparing them to bet365 will provide a smaller range of markets! The majority of the major domestic competitions are there such as ones from England, Australia, IPL and Asia Cup. When it comes to slightly more ‘niche’ leagues from countries such as Bangladesh, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, they tend to be a little more limited.
The bookmaker probably comes into their own a little more when it comes to the international fixtures. Pretty much every Test Match will be covered, along with your major competitions such as the World Cup, Ashes, Twenty20 World Cup and a range of Test Series and even friendlies.
Next we want to touch on their market coverage for each sport. It’s simply insane and easily one of, if not the, best in the industry! At the time of writing there just so happens to be an upcoming Test Match between South Africa and Australia, bearing in mind, neither country is particularly targeted by BetVictor. Before a ball is bowled there are already over 50 markets in which you can bet on! These include top batsmen, top bowler, match bets, race to 10 runs, man of the match, bowler match bets, opening partnerships and so, so many more. It’s really a huge feature for the site!
It probably goes a little without saying about how well BetVictor covers their sports. You don’t get to be a multimillion pound company and one of the biggest bookmakers in the world by offering a poor range of markets. Everything you could possibly want or even think of for that matter is on offer from your football, tennis, golf, darts, boxing and horse racing to more obscure sports such as handball, hurling and speedway.
The depth of the markets are really something that we probably take for granted with BetVictor and even bookmakers in general, but when you break it down, it’s easy to see why they do so well because they offer so much.
After trolling through the BetVictor site for a number of days now and seeing what works and what doesn’t– in terms of cricket – we can safely say that they are a bookmaker you have to try!
The initial downside was to the range of tournaments and competitions that they had on offer. This undoubtedly wasn’t as big as some, but that being said; we never felt that anything was particularly missing.
The bookmaker stands out, for cricket bettors at least, in the depth of the markets they offer. Each match can have well in excess of 50 markets to wager on and this doesn’t even include the live betting. Some do appear a little obscure in all honesty, but then again, you don’t have to bet on any of them, and variety is always a positive.
All in all, BetVictor is a top recommendation and easily one of the best bookmakers not only for cricket betting, but on the whole!