Updated: July 30, 2019 15:34
Bethard has only been on the scene since 2014 but they have proved to be successful so far first in Europe and then further afield in the likes of New Zealand. The people who were part of the creation of the gambling operator have many years of experience in the industry, so it is not as if they were starting from scratch.
They were heavily influenced by the Scandinavian way of doing things in the way the technology is delivered and how they run their operations. As well as having a sportsbook, they also have a casino and they are currently licensed out of Malta.
What type of software does Bethard utilise?
Their colour scheme is very traditional as they utilise a white, yellow and black colour scheme which really pops out from the screen. They have clearly put a lot of effort into the creation of their platform. The graphics are all very sharp, the loading times on the web platform are ultra-fast and everything is laid out in a clear manner which makes the site very easy to navigate.
You can see all of the various sports that are on offer on the left hand side of the platform, with a drop down section appearing when you select the given sport you wish to bet on. There are also quick links located at the header of the website that allows you to see what markets are upcoming or are currently the most popular among the users of the platform. They have a comprehensive statistics offering in a dedicated section which is provided by the world renowned BetRadar.
The sportsbook is available in a number of different languages.
What sort of betting offering does Bethard provide?
There is a comprehensive offering of different sports on the Bethard platform. You have all of the usual markets, with the glaring omission being that of horse racing. There are some more niche sports like table tennis, bandy and surfing that are catered for. The football offering generally is decent, with a wide number of leagues from across the world covered, including games in the likes of Rwanda and Jamaica.
In general, the odds for their football offerings on the bigger games are competitive when compared to the others sportsbooks in the industry. The English Premier League markets are going to be the most competitive odds because it is their most popular market. Usually, for example, the Bethard total book percentage for the Premier League is going to be around the 102% mark, whereas Italian football markets will be closet to 104% and the French league being closer again to the 105% mark.
There are many different types of bets that punters are able to place through Bethard, which allows for a lot of choice and flexibility. Anotherkey area of focus for them is their tennis offering. They have spent a lot of time and money investing in this side of their sportsbook. There is a massive array of matches catered for globally and they have much smaller margins for these types of games, which mean that decent value can be found by tennis punters.
Usually, you will be looking at a total book margin of between 101.5% and 102% for the straight to win market. They also have many different types of bets available for you to make on these tennis matches. As it is a Scandinavian based sportsbook, they of course cater for the likes of ice hockey and floorball, which are favourite sports in the region.
What types of promotions does Bethard offer?
There are certainly a few different interesting offers and promotions that Bethard provide to their customers. New customers are given the opportunity to match their first deposit 100% up to a max bonus of $100. This bonus will appear after you have made your first deposit and the bonus bets / funds will then be credited to your account. The wagering requirements you need to reach in order to be able to cash out these bonus funds is x14 the bonus amount on markets that have odds of at least 2.0.
There are a few sports (mostly American sports like baseball and American football) that are not allowed to be part of these wagering requirements. If you make a deposit using Paysafecard, Neteller or Skrill, you will not be able to avail of this deposit.
They also regularly run different promotions for existing customers, such as enhanced prices and free bets when significant events are taking place.
How is their banking and overall customer support?
Bethard are committed to making their banking system as efficient and effective as possible for their customers. They take the security of their platform very seriously and all customers looking to make a withdrawal for the first time will have to undergo an identity check to ensure that they are who they say they are.
In terms of the options available for customers, you can use Trustly, MasterCard, Visa, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller and Zimpler. There will be a processing fee of 2.5% on credit card transactions, but there will not be a fee when you utilise the other types of payments. There are also a number of currencies catered for, but the New Zealand dollar is not one of them.
There is a 24 hours customer support service in place with Bethard. This team can be reached around the clock either through email or by live chat. They also have a comprehensive FAQ section which will answer the majority of questions a person may have without having to directly deal with a member of the customer support team.
Conclusion to this Bethard sports betting review
Bethard has managed to achieve a lot in a short space of time. They are known for valuing their customers and putting in place the best safeguard to ensure that they are kept safe. They have an impressive offering for different sports, including some niche ones. They have solid promotions and are one of the leaders when it comes to tennis markets in particular.