Review of Betdaq
If you’ve hung around on Cheeky Punter for a while, and read our blog section, you’ll know that I’m a keen sports trader and have been using exchanges for over 9 years now.
Betdaq are basically my second choice betting exchange so if for any reason I can’t use Betfair, I’m looking to avoid their excessive charges or Betdaq have a low commission promotion running then I’ll use them.
With that in mind I’m happy to recommend Betdaq and have been a satisfied customer in my time on the site.
As a new customer at Betdaq you can get a welcome offer which helps reduce commissions and avoid any premium charges recently introduced by Betfair – a BIG reason to have an account.
01. Licensing & Safety
02. Deposits & Withdrawals
03. Markets & Odds
05. Welcome Bonus (£1,000 commission back)
06. Overall Review
07. User Reviews
Total Results47 / 70
Licensing & Safety
- UKGC license
- Owned by Ladbrokes Coral
- Founded in 2000
- Safest possible rating
Betdaq is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (License Number 003367), therefore they are obviously a reputable company to use, regardless of the sport that you like to bet on. The fact that they are regulated by this organization means that they must:
- Ensure that all of the actions of the site are completely fair and unbiased.
- Make sure that those under the legal gambling age are unable to bet on the site until they are of an age whereby they understand the associated risks.
- Provide anyone with problems related to gambling with assistance and advice regarding how to sort out their issue.
- Betdaq was founded in 2000 and has nearly two decades of pretty flawless operation when it comes to paying out players and providing an exchange betting service.
- In 2013 the company was sold to Ladbrokes for a reported 30 million euros and is now part of the Ladbrokes Coral group.
- When it comes to safety and financial backing, given their ownership, punters should have no questions or concerns regarding Betdaq who we assign our safest possible rating.
Deposits & Withdrawals
- Deposit instantly
- Payouts on winning bets
- PayPal, Neteller & Skrill
- Free withdrawals
|Visa/Visa Debit||£0||Instant||£10 – £10,000|
|Mastercard||£0||Instant||£10 – £10,000|
|Skrill||£0||Instant||£10 – £25,000|
|Neteller||£0||Instant||£10 – £20,000|
|Bank Transfer||£0||3-5 days||£10 – unlimited|
|Cheque||£0||3-30 days||£10 – £50,000|
Markets & Odds
- All popular sports covered
- Back and lay in-play
- Strong on racing & football
- Non exchange multiples offered
Betdaq are certainly not one of the better known names in the world of UK online gambling, but they do have all major sporting events covered for punters.
Although they don’t have as many markets as the “big boys” they still provide more than enough to keep even the most serious gambler interested. Liquidity can however be a problem with less popular events. The sports that they offer are:
- Aussie Rules
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
As can be seen, the selection isn’t massive and if you’re a super high stakes punter then you’re not going to be pleased with the amount of money available to back and lay on different events – honestly most exchange bettors would be better off using Betfair.
Betdaq is better used as a secondary exchange. More of a backup for Betfair. The bigger the event the more liquidity you’ll see at Betdaq so for things like Premier League football you won’t find a problem. As soon as you start sifting through their less popular markets problems start to arise and in many cases you’ll struggle to get a large wager matched.
Betdaq have also recently added the chance to place multiples on the site – it’s not part of the exchange but it’s a nice addition odds offered are very competitive.
- Exchanged based in-play
- Good range of events
- Live price movement charts
- Quick cashout
Well Betdaq wouldn’t be a exchange if they didn’t offer live odds and the chance to both back and lay selections whilst the event is taking place. A list of the markets which will be turned in-play can be found do the right hand side of the Betdaq website (or on the app). Clicking the market will take you to a screen where you can bet the odds live.
Once again though, whilst the selection on offer is decent, liquidity is poor on lesser markets and you can’t guarantee to get big back or lay bets matched.
We’ve said it before but just to reinforce the point… you’re better off using Betdaq as a backup exchange, for big events or when there’s a good rate on commissions.
- Up to £1,000 commissions back
- First 30 days
- Regular low commission promo’s
- Bet £10 get £10 on virtuals
Betdaq are an online betting exchange and as a result they’ve structured their bonus offer a little differently to the majority of bookies out there (the old Betdaq free bet is no more).
They are giving all new customers the chance of up to £1,000 cash back on commissions for 30 days when they join and use the correct Betdaq promotion code:
Here’s how to claim:
- Visit Betdaq by Click here to visit Betdaq.com
- When you hit their landing page click either the ‘Join Now’ button to get started.
- You’ll be taken directly to the registration form where you need to fill out your details.
- When you get to the promotions code box use code: DAQBACK
- As soon as you make a real money deposit you’ll have 30 days worth of free commissions on the exchange (up to £1,000).
You’ll notice that we opened up our Betdaq review by awarding them a 3.5 star rating out of 5 stars. We grade all the sites we review on CheekyPunter.com and the grades range from 5* right down to 0* – find out more about the individual grades via our ‘Reviews’ section.
We acknowledge that giving a site a grade and not providing any explanation for that grade is useless to our visitors so in this section of the review we’ll be telling you why we’ve given Betdaq 3.5 stars and what they could do to move up the rankings.
There is a problem with liquidity at Betdaq and by this we mean the amounts available to back and lay on individual events. The reason for this is simply that they don’t have a large enough customer base and until they do they won’t improve. People are put off by this so it’s a bit of a catch 22 situation for Betdaq – for the regular exchange bettor Betfair is just a much better option.
Aside from the major downside that is the liquidity at Betdaq they’ve done a decent job with their brand. They are offering a decent bonus which rewards active participants on the exchange, they are regulated within the UK which means your money will be safe and secure with them and you’ll often find better odds at Betdaq than you will with traditional bookmakers who tighten the markets to ensure a profit (Betdaq don’t need to do this as they just facilitate bets between different people).
The promotions running don’t really deliver long term value at Betdaq and that coupled with the above has meant they can only really achieve a 3.5 rating overall.