Part of the Betsson Group, Betsafe is a Scandinavian (Swedish) bookmaker licensed and regulated in Malta. Since their January 2006 online launch, Betsafe became one of the most respected and trusted Sportsbooks in the gaming industry. Their small list of country restrictions, as well as their excellent services allowed them to gain roughly 500.000 customers as of September 2014.
Betting coverage and odds
Betsafe has one of the most varied betting offers in online, both regarding sports and leagues. You can bet pretty much anything you think of and the betting types associated are great as well, big leagues having over 80 options available. The asian handicap market could be improved however, it`s not really consistent aside of the major events.
Odds have improved a lot lately at Betsafe. The prices used to be below average but now are actually pretty good, the margins generally being 1.91-1.91 or even 1.93-1.93 and the payout percentage just under 92%. Bigger events have the best odds, but you`ll find average prices on any other sport or league.
Live betting and mobile betting
Just like the odds, live betting has improved a lot at Betsafe. But if the odds are still somewhere along the average, the live betting platform has went from “not so good” to “top class”. As an example, right now in a very early Wednesday evening they have over 35 live events, from tennis challengers to low-level football events. Betting types on offer are also rather varied but unfortunately live streaming is missing.
Betsafe is on par with all the top guys in terms of mobile betting, they even have dedicated apps for iPhone and Android and depending on taste you might conclude that their mobile betting platform is as good as it can get.
Customer support and banking
Customer support at Betsafe can surely be regarded as one of the best in the industry. Absolute top notch services, they are very fast and helpful and the options for contact are varied, including e-mail, live chat and phone, plus the comprehensive FAQ section on the website. Scandinavian Sportsbooks are well known to have excellent client assistance, but Betsafe excels even between them. 10+ for Betsafe in this department, no doubt about that.
Another traditional strong point for Nordic bookmakers is account security, banking and payouts. Again, Betsafe excels big-time – super fast payouts, top security protocols and a whole bunch of deposit and withdrawal options. You can deposit trough Bank Transfer, ClickandBuy, Credit Card, Debit Card, EntroPay, NETeller, Paysafecard, Skrill (Moneybookers) and Speedcard. Withdrawals can be made trough Bank Transfer, ClickandBuy, NETeller, Skrill (Moneybookers) and Speedcard. Betting limits are pretty low unfortunately especially on non-football events.
Bonus and website
The Nordic bookie welcomes you with an offer of a 50%, 25 euro / pound / dollar bonus. Check terms and conditions + country restrictions on the right. It`s not the best bonus around, but it`s nice to have. There are a lot of promotions running regularly, but mostly for Poker and Casino.
Betsafe has a nice looking, black themed website. Personally I like the dark design a lot but this might depend on taste. The facts are the website is responsive and intuitive, beginners should also find it easy to browse. In this day and age maybe it could load slightly faster, but this is not really a problem as the load time is not too slow.
Betsafe bookmaker analysis
If you are looking for a comfortable, secure betting environment packed with action both live and pre-play, than Betsafe is as good as it gets. The Scandinavian tradition guarantees absolute top notch services all around and their betting coverage is excellent. While you generally won`t get the best odds in the industry, the prices will still meet expectations and thus Betsafe is a solid, reliable bookmaker.