Betsson is a Swedish-born award winning bookmaker operating in Malta and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority commission, having been online since 2002. They are one of the big names in the industry (listed at the Swedish stock market) and pride themselves with providing a care-free, safe, secure environment and quality services, a known characteristic of Nordic Sportsbooks.
Website, bonus and promotions
Betsson has a nice, clean website with a minimalist design, I won`t deny I just love both the looks and the functionality of their platform. Maybe some punters would prefer some bigger, darker fonts, but all in all this is surely one of the better websites in the betting industry – it looks absolutely great, it`s very responsive, it`s both usable and intuitive, easy to use for beginners.
The welcome bonus consists in a matching freebet of 25 pounds (100%) which is pretty decent, but it`s only available to customers residing in United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. The bonus has to be wagered 10 times on odds of at least 1.50. Betsson also runs different promotions regularly.
Betting coverage and odds
Betsson`s betting coverage is very good, they have about 30 sports on offer and a lot of special markets, with plenty of minor events and minor leagues as well. The betting options available on the top markets are varied with over 50 types of handicaps, under overs and side bets. Events like tennis challengers or minor football leagues also have good betting options attached. On the downside the asian handicap offer is not really that great and could be improved. Overall, the market selection at Betsson is surely one of the best in the industry.
The odds are pretty good, about average I`d say – a payout percentage of 91-91,5% is not top notch but it`s decent. You usually get above average odds on the big events (especially football) and decent odds on minor ones. Margins are usually 1.91 – 1.91.
Mobile betting, live betting
Betsson has a nice and clean mobile dedicated platform, fast and responsive and with the same attractive design as the desktop version of the website. Not much else to say here, mobile betting at Betsson is very well implemented and will surely meet your expectations.
The Swedish bookmaker is well known for having one of the best live betting sections in the industry, providing the punters with tons of events from different sports to bet on, with a satisfactory number of betting types as well. The only downside is that Betsson does not support live streaming.
Customer support, banking and limits
Betsson has a top notch client assistance, you can contact through phone, e-mail or live chat and they also have a comprehensive FAQ section. I won`t give them a 10 out of 10 only because I found myself waiting one day for a response once or twice, but surely customer support is very, very good at Betsson.
Nordic bookmakers are known as the best in the industry when it comes to banking, and Betsson makes no exception. Deposit methods include Bank Transfer, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Credit Card, NETeller, Paysafecard, PostePay, Przelewy 24, Skrill (Moneybookers), Sofortuberweisung, Speedcard and Ukash. You can withdraw trough Bank Transfer, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Credit Card, NETeller, Skrill (Moneybookers). The banking options are very varied as you can see, and payouts are some of the fastest in the industry. When it comes to banking Betsson is, if not the best, one of the best in online gambling.
The betting limits are generally about average, but if you live in certain countries (like Eastern European) you may find yourself limited to a couple hundreds of bucks per bet on non-football events.
Betsson bookmaker review summary
One of the most trusted and respected online Sportsbooks, Betsson is surely a bookmaker with which you can`t go wrong. While the asian handicap market or the odds could be slightly improved, Betsson does not have any real, pregnant downsides and will provide the punter with a very good betting experience (and an excellent live betting experience), with plenty of sports, leagues and betting types to choose from.