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Betsson Review

Review of Betsson

Editors Note:
Betsson are a Swedish company, first formed in 1963, who target both the Scandinavian market and the rest of Europe. In this review we’ll take a look at all it has to offer and what Betsson have available to online punters.

I personally find the Betsson site and app hard to use and confusing. I’ve got just over 13 years experience using betting sites so god knows how beginners would find it…

When you couple that with the fact that there’s currently no new customer bonus you’ve got yourself a bookmaker that’s not worth joining.

Honestly you’d be much better off checking out one of our two 5 star rated bookmakers in Bet365 or Betvictor – both offer a way better interface and both have great value new customer promotions.

Betsson Review
2/5

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Licensing & Safety

Safe to use
How safe is Betsson?
10/10
  • UK Gambling Commission licesne
  • Malta Gaming Authority license
  • Established company
  • Safest rating

Malta Gaming AuthorityBetsson is operated by Betsson AB and this company is registered in Malta (license number C-34836). It is operated under a license granted by the Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority, who also regulate the activities on the site.

They also hold a license with the UKGC to serve the United Kingdom gambling market.

These licenses ensure that:

  • All bets are completely fair and comply with the rules laid down to protect both the site and the customers from fraud and exploitation.
  • Anyone with a specific problem relating to excessive gambling can receive timely and correct help to assist with their problem.
  • All minors under 18 years old are prevented from using the services that the site provides.

Deposits & Withdrawals

Lots of fees to pay
Will I get paid?
1/10
  • Lots of fees
  • Credit & debit fees
  • Entropay fees
  • Some eWallets accepted

The fees you have to pay when you deposit at Betsson are nothing short of outrageous… you can find much better bookmakers in our bookmakers reviews section (99% don’t charge any banking fees).

Method Fee Time Scale Deposit Withdraw Limit
Visa 2.5% Instant £10 – ?
Maestro 2.5% Instant £10 – ?
Mastercard 2.5% Instant £10 – ?
Neteller 0% Instant £10 – ?
Skrill 0% Instant £10 – ?
Paysafecard 0% Instant £10 – ?
ecoPayz 0% Instant £10 – ?
Entropay 2.5% Instant £10 – ?
Bank Transfer 0% 2-5 days £10 – ?

Markets & Odds

Poor odds & confusing layout
What sports are offered?
6/10
  • 30+ different sports
  • Confusing layout
  • Tight odds
  • Live streaming

The first thing that you will notice about the sport section of the Betsson site is that there’s lots of markets all crammed together, odds plastered all over the place…it’s nothing short of confusing. They need to take a real look at what’s going on with their user experience and design, the app isn’t much better either.

Betsson do offer a number of different sports to bet on though, all of which can be found listed on the left. These sports are:

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Aussie Rules
  • Badminton
  • Bandy
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • eSports
  • Floorball
  • Football
  • Formula 1
  • Futsal
  • Gaelic Sports
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Ice Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motorbikes
  • Motorsports
  • Politics & Business
  • Rugby
  • Snooker
  • Speedway
  • Tennis
  • TV
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Sports

This wide number of sports is due to the fact that this is an international sportsbook, so popular sports from all different countries must be covered.

Each of the sports listed on the left of the page can be expanded to show all of the different events taken place, both in the future and in the present. While some have hundreds of markets – such as football and ice hockey – others are more limited.

You can be assured though that all major events in every sport are covered. It’s the smaller events where Betsson struggles. They also struggle to compete with the big boys when it comes to the competitiveness of their odds and for this we’ve naturally had to score them down.

Want better odds? In our experience Betvictor have the most generous odds when compared to all other online bookmakers.

In-Play Betting

Must do better
Is live betting offered?
5/10
  • Cash out available
  • Live streaming
  • Limited stats & scores
  • Confusing interface

Betsson In-playThe live console offered on Betsson ranks poorly when compared to other online bookmakers. You get live scores but game stats are severely limited (as you can see from the screenshot).

There’s no graphic for action areas and to be honest you barely get any game info aside from the score and time of the event.

Betsson LiveOne plus point that Betsson have going for them when it comes to their live betting section is the fact they do offer live streaming. Just look out for the live button or play icon to see which matches can be streamed.

To watch live streams as a customer at Betsson all you need is a positive balance in your account, if you meet that criteria all streams are free. Horse racing streams are not available.

If you want a better option for in-play betting and live streaming check out the best bookmakers for in-play betting.

Welcome Bonus

No welcome bonus offered
New Customer Offer
0/10
  • Nothing for new customers
  • Little reason to join
  • Better value elsewhere
  • Don’t bother

Quite clearly Betsson have no interest in offering value to new customers, or giving them a reason to join, as no welcome bonus is offered.

Which sucks!

You’d be better off checking out the free bets & bonuses available at other bookmakers.

Overall Review

Here’s our overall take on things…
Our Verdict of Betsson
Avoid for now
Our Rating for:
Betsson
2/5

Betsson have scored a whopping 2 stars out of 5 in our review. As you can probably tell that isn’t very good…

The best thing we can probably say about them is that they are fully licensed and regulated, after that it’s all downhill.

The fees that they charge for deposits are nothing short of shocking, a 2.5% fee on Visa, Mastercard or Maestro deposits is a total rip off and something other bookmakers just don’t do. We hate to see it.

Quite frankly their site needs a redesign before we would class it as usable. In it’s current form it’s confusing and it doesn’t translate well to mobile either.

Unfortunately when it comes to a welcome offer there’s even more negativity. Betsson don’t offer one. IT’s like they are sticking two fingers up at punters, it’s standard to offer a bonus and these guys don’t think they need to to win your business.

Bottom line… just don’t bother and instead head over to our betting reviews to find yourself a much better home.

 

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Author: David Lenton

David Lenton
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter