BetVictor are one of the U.K.'s oldest bookmakers with an excellent reputation for offering generous racing odds and promotions. Their mobile racebook works on every major type of smartphone and tablet.
We no longer recommend BetVictor as a bookmaker app because it can't compared to the feature rich app released by internet betting sites like Bet365. Bet365 Mobile offers the best horse racing promotions, free audio commentary, betting tips and a complete archive of UK and Irish horse races that can be viewed at no extra charge.
BetVictor Mobile works on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows.
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Bet Victor is easily one of the biggest bookmakers in the UK and Europe. Their stellar reputation has meant that they have been able to build up a customer base that most bookmakers can only drool at. Throughout its existence the company has had to overcome many crossroads, and the re-brand from Victor Chandler was a one that won’t have been taken lightly. However, they have since then managed to come out the other side unscathed and are continuing to grow as a company.
One thing the company is probably best known for is producing exciting products in the betting marketplace. One of their flagship launches in recent years was that of their mobile betting app; in fact, they were one of the very first to do so. Whilst it’s pretty common for a lot of bookmakers to have changed their app over the years since its original development, few will have done so as frequently or successfully as Bet Victor. The app is available on pretty much all smartphone and now tablet devices (separate downloads).
Horse racing has also played a large part in the success of Bet victor, and this hasn’t been left out in this app. Throughout this review we will look more in-depth as to how well this section of the app performs.
You can access the racing section right from home screen of the Bet Victor betting app. Now unlike a lot of betting apps you aren’t greeted with a lot of sports to initially choose from on the home screen. You do have some quick links on there for horse racing, but instead Bet Victor have adopted the notion of adding a favourites section where you simply highlight the sports or markets which you are going to use most frequently. This is actually a very nifty little feature and something we like very much as it allows you to condense and personalise your home screen depending on which markets or sports you often use.
Once into the racing section you can then choose from a list contain three titles; Today, Tomorrow and Antepost. These are pretty self-explanatory but simply put they include current meetings, tomorrows meetings and Antepost events. Again the recurring theme of adding markets to your favourites continues in this section of the app. So if you wanted to highlight a certain races markets or even those entire meetings markets, you can do.
Unfortunately for the Bet Victor app the race card is the section which does let the app down a little bit in our eyes. The only information on offer is the name of the horse, the jockey, owner and its current price. There is nowhere to heck any form guides, tips, weights, ground, ratings or any other additional information punters often use to make more informed decisions. Now we mentioned earlier in this article how Bet Victor are one of the biggest bookmakers probably in the world, so the lack of information on one of their biggest sports is not only disappointing but a little frustrating as well.
That being said, you can access more markets per race then a lot of its competitors apps. These range depending on the profile of the race and how competitive it is but you can expect things like faller insurance, starting price favourite, head to heads and betting without markets as well.
The app does include live streaming on pretty much every meeting it covers, including those from Ireland and even some from further afield including South Africa and America, although admittedly these are a little more limited. To view the streams you need to have placed a wager of at least £1 on that specific race. It’s also worth pointing out that the stream is often delayed around 10 seconds, so betting live is probably not advised whilst watching via the stream. That being said, the stream is rock solid and whilst the picture certainly is High Definition, it’s more than suitable, even off 3G connections.
Look and Feel
In all honesty, the Bet victor app isn’t the best looking on the market. We must point out that the smartphone and tablet app is very different. In fact, the smartphone app actually looks really good and functions really well. They have managed to fit everything in nicely with the limited screen size and the colours look super sharp, even on older smartphone devices.
The iPad is –surprisingly - where it lets itself down somewhat. They have tried to incorporate this dynamic three tier site where you have two sidebars and main section running down the middle. Where on other apps these sidebars are easy to minimise and maximise, on the Bet Victor app they are static which makes it all feel a bit claustrophobic in our opinion.
It’s a bit of shame that the two can almost be polar opposites, but hopefully Bet victor will look to rectify this in future updates.
BetVictor Racing Screenshots
Offers & Promotions
New users to Bet Victor can enjoy a free bet worth up to £25. This is based on your first deposit and settled wager after registering your account. As soon as the bet is settled, your account will be credited up to a maximum of £25.
Bet Victor does run a series of betting specials and promotions throughout the year for horse racing punters. In fact, they are probably one of the more generous bookmakers when it comes to these sorts of offers. They can range in terms of value but you should be able to look out for money back offers, enhanced places paid, insurance on fallers and even best odds guaranteed on a number of races from around the world.
We would really like to use this section to finalise a glowing reference for what should be a fantastic betting app; unfortunately we can’t, for the horse racing section at least. When reviewing these kinds of apps you only have what already on the market to compare it to, and whilst what’s on the app at the minute is fine, it doesn’t come anywhere near some of its bigger competitors.
Other apps that we have tested are much more of a one-stop-shop for horse racing fanatics. Everything you could possibly want or need for 99% of punters is there, but on Bet Victor it probably appeals to the minority of racing bettors. The aesthetics of the app – on the tablet at least – is disappointing also, and in all honesty, most betting fans will be better off looking elsewhere.