Bethard Sportsbook Review
Winners dare more – it’s a well-known fact that winners like to risk it all and it usually pays off in the end. This is the exact slogan used by Bethard, a bookie established in 2014 that strives to offer the best possible gaming experience.
Bethard was created by a team of professionals that have a lot of experience in the betting industry. These people know what sports fans and punters want and need and they’ve used all their knowledge to create Bethard.
As soon as you open up the website, you’ll be greeted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Well, not literally, but a picture of him. The Swedish football legend is actually Bethard’s brand ambassador. This gives it more recognition and gives you a unique welcome offer you never imagined you’d see at a bookie.
Bethard has a pretty great theme – as a matter of fact, it has one of the best mobile themes we’ve seen. Everything is nicely organized and the choice of colors is perfect. It’s a dark theme easy on the eyes with bright details and large banners you can easily select while on your smartphone.
Click on Sports and the featured matches and odds will pop up in the center, with buttons large enough to click on. Bethard also offers a great iOS and Android app, although visiting the page through your mobile browser is just as good.
You don’t get dozens of promotions at Bethard, but what you get is about the quality, not the quantity. Aside from the welcome offer which gives you €50 in extra cash, you also get price boosts, cash out, and a chance to meet Zlatan Ibrahimovic (It’s not a joke!).
The bookie will give all new punters €5 for every deposit over €20 (up to €100) they make during their first week on the site. The bonus can be claimed 10 times or a maximum of €50. But we guess that no one’s interested in the welcome bonus – instead, the VIP greet and meet with a football legend looks much more attractive.
All new players who opt-in to Bethard and make a deposit and wager of €10 get the chance to earn a VIP prize. Fifteen lucky punters will earn a VIP trip to LA and a meet & greet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic himself! The best part of it all? They can bring a friend! It’s a really great promo that will surely draw many new punters to Bethard.
Markets and Odds
The sports offer at Bethard is quite extensive. You get nearly 50 sports to bet on, all paired up with a large number of markets. There’s Asian handicaps, combo betting selections, over\under totals, and specials along with the default options, of course.
Football is understandably the sport with the most markets, but tennis, basketball, an e-sports are not too far behind. Footie fans can bet on all the matches from the top 5 European leagues as well as other events and competitions with highly competitive odds.
The e-sports collection is just as impressive. You can bet on a great number of competitions and matches from all over the world as well as internationals. DOTA 2, CS: Go, Rocket League, and Overwatch are just some of the tournament games you can bet on.
Additionally, Bethard has a variety of special events to bet on, ranging from politics to TV and award shows.
Bethard is an operator with offices in Malta, which means it is licensed under the laws of this European island country. The MGA license is one of the most respected in the industry and as such, it makes Bethard a pretty reliable operator.
You don’t get a lot of options at your disposal at Bethard. You do get the essentials, though – you can deposit and withdraw money with Visa and MasterCard as well as bank transfer and e-wallets (Skrill, Neteller, Siru, Trustly, Zimpler). As you can see, some options such as PayPal are missing and we hope the bookie adds them to the list soon enough.
All debit cards transactions are subject to a small fee, which is why you’re best off with e-wallets. The withdrawal times are a bit slow – 1-3 days for e-wallets and 1-5 for debit cards. You can deposit and withdraw money in a number of currencies, including EUR, CAD, KR, and FR.
Unlike many bookies, Bethard is present on social media. The innovative bookmaker has profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, constantly posting about special deals and rewards. Being active on social media is a must for bookies and online casinos nowadays. Besides the great marketing possibilities, it also gives punters a new channel of customer support.
Apart from the unimpressive welcome bonus and the lack of certain payment methods, Bethard is a great bookie that will surely rise to the top of the list in the near future. The offer of sports and markets is impressive, the odds are great, and you get a chance to meet and greet the bookie’s ambassador Zlatan Ibrahimovic. What more could you want?
- An impressive list of sports markets
- Competitive odds
- The VIP meet & greet Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a unique promo
- Licensed by the MGA
- Lacking several payment methods
- Don’t get too excited about the welcome bonus
- Slow withdrawals