Betsafe

Betsafe has been around since 2006, so it’s safe to say that this one is a staple in the online gambling community. In fact, Betsafe boasts players in over 100 countries worldwide and has a count of about 450,000 customers. That should be no surprise, because over the years Betsafe has established itself as a one-stop-shop for online gambling, offering not just an online casino with live games, but also sports betting, poker and a mobile casino.

In 2011 the BML/Betsson Group acquired the casino, clearly making a safe bet here as well. The name of the casino also seems to be its motto, because Betsafe has managed to obtain a reputation as being reliable and trusted in the industry. That is certainly underlined by the fact that the casino comes with a Malta license as well as a UK license, ensuring that the regulations of two different gambling jurisdictions are adhered to.

But at Betsafe you can also rest safely in the knowledge that you’ll get a winsome offering of some of the best online gambling providers in the industry. Games from NetEnt, Microgaming, Play’n GO, Yggdrasil Gaming, Quickspin and Evolution Gaming can be found here.

And let’s not forget the bonuses on offer here. Not only is the welcome bonus quite generous, but Betsafe has different offers for sports and poker as well and an impressive range of short-term promotions. There’s very little missing here and we find the main advantages to be the following:

  • UKGC and MGA licenses
  • 24/7 live support
  • Impressive range of slot providers
  • Offers more live tables than many others
  • Sports and in-play betting are offered
  • Ongoing and short-term promotions

A Welcome Package that includes free spins

Betsafe doesn’t just offer one welcome bonus, but several. Whilst that includes specials for poker and sports betting, their casino welcome bonus also consists of three parts that players can claim:

  • 1st Bonus: Receive 100% and up to €250 plus 10 BIG spins on Gonzo’s Quest
  • 2nd Bonus: Receive 50% and up to €250 plus 25 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest
  • 3rd Bonus: Receive 100% and up to €500 plus 25 BIG spins on Gonzo’s Quest

After signing up new players can automatically claim the first of these bonuses. Big spins are worth €1 per spin. No more than €10 are required for the first deposit and in order to claim the bonus. Once the bonus has been claimed, the money used and the wagering requirements have been met, the second bonus is unlocked. Again, a minimum deposit of €10 will suffice to claim the bonus. And again, the bonus will need to be wagered in order to unlock the third bonus.

One must note that new players have 30 days to claim the bonus after initial sign-up. Anyone depositing with Moneybookers, Skrill or Neteller will not be eligible for this bonus, however. In order to meet the wagering requirements, the bonus money has to be wagered 40 times before a withdrawal is possible. This is fairly standard and better than what it used to be. Also, winnings from free spins or big spins need to be wagered 35 times before a withdrawal is possible.

As usual players should read the full bonus requirements on the website itself to prevent later disappointment.

Bonus WR Type Bonus Code Expires Info
100% up to €250 35x Welcome 4 months Info
50 Free spins 35x Free Spins 4 months Info

More than 500 games at Betsafe

Considering that Betsafe does boast an impressive range of iGaming providers, it should come as no surprise that the number of games available here is pretty high. In the video slots section alone one can count 467 slots at the time of writing this review. This number will no doubt climb very soon, because most slot providers release new games regularly.

And among the newest slots are, of course, Alchymedes, Divine Fortune, Sam on the Beach, Tarzan, 7 Sins and Turning Totems. So you can see that Yggdrasil Gaming, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Thunderkick, Microgaming and quite a few others are available here.

Fans of table games won’t be disappointed either. Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Casino Poker variations, Red Dog and Pai Gow are all available at Betsafe as well. Video Poker is not missing either.

An award-winning Poker Room.

But for more excitement one is likely to go and look at the Poker Room Betsafe has to offer. And one would be remiss not to, because Betsafe’s Poker Room has received accolades in the past. You wouldn’t want to miss out on an award-winning Poker Room, would you?

Back in 2013 Betsafe received the EGR 2013 Best Poker Software of the Year award. The EGR awards are among the most prestigious in the industry and online casinos boast with them for a reason.

At Betsafe you’ll find two poker clients: Poker Black and Poker Red. They are available as instant play and download. You may also want to peruse the Poker welcome offer and check out the other regular offers that Betsafe makes available to their poker players.

Live games galore

It goes without saying that Betsafe also offers a live casino, but where most online casino have a somewhat limited offering with only a handful of live table, Betsafe currently boasts 52 games in their live casino section. There’s plenty of Roulette to be found, but Baccarat and Blackjack are also served up generously. Even four live casino poker versions can be found here.

And yes, there are bonus offers for the live casino tables available as well. So Betsafe has everyone covered, no matter their preferences.

Win life-changing jackpots at Betsafe

The number of progressive jackpots that hold life-changing wins is higher at Betsafe than at most other online casinos. And by life-changing we mean those jackpots that can easily reach €1 million or more and have indeed done so in the past. Here are a few of them:

  • Mega Moolah and Mega Moolah Isis
  • Mega Fortune
  • Hall of Gods
  • Arabian Nights
  • Joker Millions
  • Empire Fortune
  • Apollo

Those aside there is a large number of progressive jackpots paying out €100,000 or more and then there is always a handful of those jackpots that pay out a few thousand at a time. In total Betsafe currently offers 37 progressive jackpot games, which means you are sure to find your favourite among them.

Take your sports betting to Betsafe

If you have a casino or poker account at Betsafe, you might as well check out their sportsbook as well. Plenty of sports such as Football, Ice Hockey, Tennis, the Olympics, Handball and whatnot are available here. Special sections include Film, Politics or TV Events that one can place bets on more and more these days.

Betsafe doesn’t offer the biggest sportsbook around, but it does cover all bases and a large number of markets. If you betting isn’t your main interest, you’ll certainly find your needs met here. That includes the in-play betting section, which is available separately.
And it certainly doesn’t hurt that there are plenty of sports promotions available as well.

A dedicated help centre

When you find yourself in need of help, simply click the little “?” at the top of the website and you can select between contacting live support or visiting the help centre first. The latter offer answers to frequently asked question and does so in a manner that is easily navigated. Most queries will resolve themselves after you’ve read up on everything here.

If you still find yourself with questions, the easiest option for you is the live chat. Betsafe promises response times of 30 seconds, so you won’t be left waiting. Should you prefer email, you’ll be waiting between 30 and 60 minutes for an answer and anyone who calls is expected to be served within 2 minutes. That’s indeed impressive and shows dedication to customer service. The customer service centre has a deservedly good reputation and you should not find anything amiss here.

Customer service is available 24/7, but phone support appears to have limited opening times.

The important payment options are there

Betsafe appears to prefer a limited number of withdrawal and deposit methods, but ensures that the most important ones are indeed there. Some online casinos tend to go all out here, offering a number of obscure or local payment options that often can be used for withdrawals.

Betsafe on the other hand keeps things fairly straightforward. You can choose credit cards, debit cards, eWallets such as Skrill or Neteller and bank transfers as well as a few other options. The selection of payment options isn’t very big at all, but it should suffice for everyone’s needs.

Most withdrawal methods have a limit imposed by the method that you may use. However, it does not appear as if Betsafe has a monthly withdrawal limit. It’s also good to know that most withdrawals are processed within 24 hours at Betsafe. Any delay is therefore caused by the method of withdrawing the money.

UKGC and Malta licenses

When a casino is called ‘Betsafe’, one expects that betting is indeed safe there. As such players expect to see certain licenses and Betsafe comes with a license from the UK Gambling Commission as well as one from the Malta Gaming Authority.

Additionally all the game providers that Betsafe works with have their own strict licenses that they need to adhere to, which means players are covered on several bases.

Betsafe does come with an excellent reputation and considering that the brand has been around for over 10 years now, one would expect that this reputation has been well earned. But whilst many questions are answered on their website, we were unable to find any information on the casino’s payout to their customers. The RTP information is woefully missing on the site, which is a bit of a shame. That doesn’t mean Betsafe isn’t trustworthy, but we do prefer a little more transparency with our online casinos.

Classic design

Betsafe has kept their design choices simple. The casino is in no way flashy, which means there are no distractions from the main purpose. The background is a fairly uniform black and dark grey with white script and a few red highlights here and there. A banner on the front page adds a little colour, but that’s about it.

The icons for the individual games are surprisingly large, which may contribute to the feeling that this site seems to be just a little cluttered. Whilst it is by no means overloaded, the layout could use a little clean-up.

That said, everything you need or want is usually only a click away, which means navigation is generally no issue and you won’t get lost on the homepage either. There is just nothing that really makes the design stand out or lodge in your memory.

Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

That’s the motto for Betsafe’s mobile casino and as far as mottos go, this isn’t a bad one. For a mobile casino it is quite apt. And since that means the aim is high, the mobile casino has to cover quite a few bases. That includes sports betting, online and live casino and even poker.

It also means that the mobile casino should be available not just for iOS and Android, but for Windows as well and therefore across a range of different devices. Betsafe manages to accommodate just about everyone and whilst their mobile casino may not win any awards, players should be more than satisfied with the offer available.

What else might capture you at Betsafe?

As far as one-stop-shop online casinos go, Betsafe has a very good offering. Especially their incredible number of on-going or short-term promotions is a reason to take your gambling to Betsafe. Few casinos offer this many promotions at any given time and cover not just the online casino, but also the live casino, sports section and poker with their promotions. Whatever your gambling preferences are, you are sure to find a promotion to sweeten the deal for you, including welcome promotions for the different sections.

Also, check out their blog. Few casinos run one and when they do, they usually only post updates once in a while. Betsafe appears to have a dedicated team that offers an astounding number of insights into the sportsbetting and online gambling world, covering a lot of different topics. They even have game reviews in the casino section.

Conclusion: A safe bet indeed

With a large number of games, a decent sportsbook, an award-winning poker room and bonuses galore you’ll find Betsafe a very safe bet indeed. Whilst this may not be the most exciting online casino you could be visiting, it really does have a solid feel to it and its reputation speaks for itself.

You’ll find almost all the slots you could want here, whether it’s an old favourite such as Starburst or Gonzo’s Quest, or whether you want to try the brand new Huangdi: The Yellow Emperor, Betsafe has it all.

The live casino is impressive and poker fans will be happy here as well. Other sportsbook operators will certainly offer more variety than Betsafe, but at least you won’t get lost here in a multitude of markets that can feel overwhelming to new players. Indeed, if you want to try your hand at sports betting for the first time, Betsafe is a pretty good choice.

Betsafe concentrates on what’s important, which includes a great customer service. So we can easily overlook that their website doesn’t offer mind-blowing graphics, but instead keeps things fairly simple, if a little cluttered.

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