BetSafe is a large, all-in-one betting site that offers online sports betting, casino games and poker in one place. The company was established in 2006 and now boasts more than 600,000 customers from 100+ countries.
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Betsafe is a large, all-in-one betting site that offers online sports betting, casino games and poker. The company now boasts more than 600,000 customers across 100+ countries.
- Long list of sports covered
- In depth coverage of every sport
- Extensive live betting options
- You can play poker on two different networks
- Could use more sportsbook promos
To provide an idea of how large this betting site is, BetSafe Sportsbook alone offers markets on 36+ sports covering several thousand wagering options per day. Meanwhile, the casino consists of more than 1600 individual games while the poker portion of the website connects to the high-traffic Microgaming Poker Network.
BetSafe Basic Information
- Types of Gaming Offered: sports betting, horse racing 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, Polski and Español
- Odds formats: decimal, fractional and American
- Software: Microgaming, 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:
|Winter Sports||Handball||American Football||Australian Rules||Bandy|
|Formula 1||Floorball||Golf||Horse Racing||Motorsports|
|Speed Skating||eSports||Sport Specials||Bowls||Gaelic Sports|
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.
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.
BetSafe Virtual Sports Betting
The Betsafe virtual sports games are above average in terms of graphics and number of markets on offer for each simulated match or season. The virtual sports betting options cover football, tennis, basketball, horse racing and greyhound racing.
Betting options are offered in three categories. First are standard match bets that allow punters to bet on the outcomes of multiple games (fulltime, halftime, handicap and point total) along with match day props (total goals scored, number of home wins, etc.) and season wagers (season winner, top five finisher, etc.)
BetSafe Casino Review
BetSafe Casino features more than 1,600 casino games from numerous software providers. The full lineup includes nearly 350 video slots, three dozen jackpot games, more than 30 table games, multiple blackjack variations, virtual sports and many live dealer games.
BetSafe Online Slots
With more than 1,600 slots on offer, BetSafe Casino boasts one of the biggest slots collections in the world. Games powered by a wide range of well-known providers such as NetEnt, Play’n Go, William Interactive and more.
Progressive jackpot games feature prominently here as well with roughly 142 options to choose from. A good number of the BetSafe progressives share the same jackpot pools, but there are still quite a few truly unique jackpots. The largest jackpot at the time of this writing topped out at a hair over £14.3 million.
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, players can find multiple jackpots in excess of £10 million, more in the range of £1 million and on down from there to micro progressives worth a few thousand.
BetSafe Live Dealer Casino
The live dealer casino consists of 74 individual tables that use human dealers and streaming video to bring the live casino experience to your desktop or mobile device. The collection includes games from Evolution Gaming, Authentic Gaming and NetEnt.
Minimum and maximum live dealer bets range from £0.05 to as high as £15,000 per hand. Live dealer games include:
- Roulette (many variations including live roulette from Foxwoods Casino in the USA)
- Blackjack (many variations)
- Deal or No Deal
- Dream Catcher (spinning wheel game)
- Side Bet City
- Football Studio (hi-lo card game played alongside a live stream of a football match in a sports studio environment with commentary and chat)
- Lightning Dice
- Casino Holdem
- Ultimate Texas Holdem
- Three Card Poker
- Caribbean Stud
- 2 Hand Casino Holdem
- Sic Bo
- Baccarat (multiple variations)
BetSafe Table Games
Table game players will find 31 options on offer consisting of all the usual suspects: baccarat, blackjack, roulette, three card poker, casino stud, Texas Holdem poker, Caribbean stud variations of each.
The minimum bet for table games start at £1 and goes as high as £1,000 depending on the game.
BetSafe Online 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.
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.
BetSafe Restricted Countries
|Norfolk Island||North Korea||Oman||Pakistan|
|Syria||Turkey||Tunisia||United Arab Emirates|
|Yemen||United States||American Samoa||Guam|
|Marshall Islands||Northern Mariana Islands||Puerto Rico||Virgin Islands|
BetSafe Accepted Deposit Methods
|Trustly||Citadel Instant Banking|
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.