Betsafe Review

To give you an idea of how much Betsafe has to offer, the sportsbook offers markets on 36+ sports, the casino includes consists of 500+ games and the poker portion of the website connects to two separate poker networks (Ongame and Microgaming). All told, Betsafe is one of the largest gaming sites I have ever reviewed.

Notice: This Betsafe review constitutes personal opinion. This is not official promotional content. All opinions and statements are ours alone.

Betsafe

Betsafe

Betsafe is a large, all-in-one betting site that offers online sports betting, casino games and poker. The company now boasts more than 450,000 customers across 100+ countries.

Pros

  • Long list of sports covered
  • In depth coverage of every sport
  • Extensive live betting options
  • You can play poker on two different networks

Cons

  • Two different poker rooms is confusing

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Betsafe Info

  • Betting Site: Betsafe
  • Website: www.betsafe.com
  • Established: 2006
  • Country: Malta
  • Support: Phone, live chat and e-mail
  • Minimum Deposit: €15

I also have to give Betsafe credit for an extremely straightforward approach. If you visit the BetSafe website, you’ll see a prominent link right across the top with the words “no BS betting.” Following that link takes you to a page where Betsafe explains in plain terms that it is entirely possible to beat the house, but they do usually win over the long run because the odds are in their favour.

It may not be the most elegant wording, but it is refreshing to see an online bookmaker openly address what we all know: the house has the advantage. However, they also make sure to point out that they do pay out around €500 million a year to winners.

Basic Information

  • Types of Gaming Offered: sports betting, casino and poker
  • Accepted Currencies: euro, pound sterling, US dollar, Norwegian krone, Swedish krona, Danish krone, Polis zloty and Bulgarian lev
  • Languages: English, Svenska, Norsk, Suomeksi, Deutsch, Latviešu and Polski
  • Odds formats: decimal, fractional and American
  • Software: Microgaming, Ongame, NetEnt, Evolution, Play’n Go, Williams Interactive and Cryptologic
  • Established: 2006

Betsafe Sportsbook Review

Sports betting is Betsafe’s core product and it shows with a selection of three dozen sports that include everything from football to trotting. Selecting one sport from the menu brings up a submenu of specific leagues within that sport. For example, the football options include the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, the World Cup and additional leagues in England, Australia, Asia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and more.

All available sports at Betsafe:

FootballIce HockeyTennisBasketballMMA
Winter SportsHandballAmerican FootballAustralian RulesBandy
BaseballBoxingCricketCyclingDarts
Formula 1FloorballGolfHorse RacingMotorsports
MusicPesapalloPoolRugby UnionSnooker
SpeedwayTrottingVollyeballTV EventsFilm
Speed SkatingeSportsSport SpecialsBowlsGaelic Sports
International Rules

If you follow the practice of shopping around for the best lines, you will find that Betsafe is right up there with the other major bookmakers of the world in terms of competitiveness. The success they’ve seen in recent years has pushed them well past any need to gouge customers on prices. They don’t have the best odds every time, but they’re usually right in the mix with all the other large bookmakers.

Combination betting is supported for all wager types by default. If you have a few selections and want to combine them, you can add multiple wagers to your betting slip and then click the “combine” link at the top of the slip to combine each wager into one accumulator-style wager. When you combine multiple bets, the website automatically multiplies the odds and offers a much larger payout – but only if every selection you choose is correct.

Live betting is also available for multiple events every day at Betsafe.com. Just to provide a random example, I checked the live sportsbook on a random Wednesday afternoon and was able to find in-play betting in progress for eight football matches, two ice hockey matches, five tennis matches, four basketball games and eight volleyball matches.

There were some complaints a few years back that Betsafe didn’t provide enough in-play betting, but they seem to have stepped up their game since then. The betting interface also provides live scoring and a constant stream of updates for each game.

As you can see in the screenshots below, individual sports leagues are often home to hundreds of markets. At the time of this review, the sportsbook had 9,365 wagers for football matches alone. The sheer number of options is well above average in comparison to competing bookmakers.

Online Casino

Betsafe Casino features something in the range of 500 casino games from multiple software providers. The full lineup includes nearly 350 video slots, three dozen jackpot games, more than 30 table games and multiple blackjack variations. There is also a live dealer casino with 47 individual games that use human dealers and streaming video to bring the live casino experience to your desktop.

The NetEnt games are especially attractive with latest-gen graphics, bonus rounds and large jackpots. Speaking of which, the casino as a whole is home to more progressive jackpot games than almost anyone else on the internet (£16 million in total the last time I checked).

A quick click on the “jackpots” selector on the left side of the page brings up a list of every jackpot game along with its current jackpot. On most days, you’ll find several games with jackpots worth €5 million or more plus a handful of games with six-figure jackpots and even more with five-figure jackpots. If you like to go for the big ones, Betsafe Casino will give you plenty of opportunities to do so.

For those of you into table games, Betsafe has a collection of games that includes the likes of blackjack, baccarat, roulette, three card poker, casino stud, Texas Holdem poker, Caribbean stud and more. The minimum bet for table games starts at €1 and goes as high as €1,000 in certain instances.

The live casino at Betsafe offers roulette, baccarat, blackjack, casino holdem and 3 card poker with multiple tables and dealers for each game. Some of these now offer HD video to really give you that feeling of being at a real casino. If you’re not familiar with the live casino concept, these games actually employ human dealers who manipulate the cards and run the game in real time as you watch via live video feeds. You still place your bets with the keyboard and mouse, but real people take the game from there just like they would at any brick-and-mortar casino.

Real Money Poker

Betsafe Poker is powered by the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) and shares tables with all other sites on the MPN network. The software is available as a regular PC download, native Mac download and instant play option for everyone else. As one of the larger poker networks on the internet, MPN boasts significant traffic and a wide variety of game types that are offered at all different stakes.

As a Mac user, I’m glad to know they offer an actual Mac download rather than limiting me to an instant play option like most other poker sites do. PC users have their own software and mobile users are welcome as well with apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

As far as game selection goes, they offer Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and 5 Card Stud in USD, EUR and the occasional GBP table at stakes that range from .01/.02 to as high as 10/20 with a 2,000 buyin. In addition to cash games, they host sit-n-go tournaments and MTTs with large guarantees on Sundays. Microgaming is a large poker network on its own, so you won’t have any trouble finding the types of games you like.

Betsafe Poker also offers a fast-fold variant that they call Blaze Poker. For those not familiar with the concept, fast fold poker is a type of cash game in which you join a large pool of players and are automatically moved to a new table to begin a new hand every time you fold. Basically, it completely eliminates the waiting period that you normally experience in traditional cash games after folding.

If you don’t like your starting hand, just hit the fold button and you’ll be dealt in to the next game immediately. It all works by constantly shuffling players around between tables as they fold.

Mobile Compatibility

Every product at Betsafe is fully mobile compatible. The sportsbook, casino and poker room are all available on the App Store for iPhone/iPad and as an app for all Android devices. Modern bookmakers and casinos are usually mobile-friendly, but the mobile poker room is a definite advantage over most as it offers real money cash games and Blaze poker no matter where you happen to be.

Restricted Countries

AfghanistanAlgeriaAngolaBahrain
BelgiumChinaCubaCzech Republic
DenmarkEritreaEstoniaEthiopia
FranceGeorgiaGuadeloupeFrench Guiana
HungaryHong KongIndonesiaJordan
IranIraqItalyKuwait
LatviaLibyaLithuaniaMalaysia
MartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMorocco
Norfolk IslandNorth KoreaOmanPakistan
PortugalQatarRwandaSaudi Arabia
SudanSomaliaSouth SudanSpain
SyriaTurkeyTunisiaUnited Arab Emirates
YemenUnited StatesAmerican SamoaGuam
Marshall IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsPuerto RicoVirgin Islands

Accepted Deposit Methods

VisaMasterCard
EntropayNeteller
SkrillPaysafecard
TrustlyCitadel Instant Banking
iDEAL

Accepted Currencies: Betsafe accepts deposits in all the following currencies, but you may also make deposits in other currencies. If you deposit in a currency not listed below, Betsafe will convert it into the default currency you chose when creating your account.

Euro
Swedish Krona
Norwegian Krone
US Dollar
British Pound
Canadian Dollar