Betclic has been on the betting scene since the middle of the last decade. After the online provider initially had to struggle a little with the internal processes, the development in recent years can be rated as completely positive. Betclic has become number one among horse betting providers in USA. It is precisely this fact that should be emphasized again at this point. It is not a sports bookmaker in the traditional sense, but a provider who has specifically turned to the horse racing segment. In the following Betclic test we took a closer look at the betting offer, the bonus and of course the services.
During our Betclic test, we had a choice of 20 different sports . You can find these in an alphabetically arranged menu on the left of the start page. Since the page has not yet been translated into other languages, you can find soccer betting under the English term “Soccer”. It offers a very extensive compilation of the disciplines that are traditionally the most popular with sports betting fans. Of course, in addition to the most popular sports like football, tennis, basketball and ice hockey, there are also classics such as American football, baseball, rugby, motorsport, snooker, darts or boxing. We were somewhat surprised by the lack of volleyball during our test. The range of exotic species , on the other hand, is somewhat thin. Anyone looking for niche competitions has to be satisfied with futsal, pesäpallo and water polo. You won’t find any eSports or special bets on politics, entertainment shows or events like the Oscars. So Betclic focuses entirely on real sport.
The number of available bets is not shown to the user in advance, as is usual in the industry. All tip options only appear after clicking on the respective discipline. It becomes clear that the bookmaker doesn’t have to hide from the competition. According to our Betclic experience, a very extensive selection of bets is available for popular sports . In addition to popular markets such as handicap, over / under, double chance and Co., there are almost always special and long-term formats. In general, the offer appears to be primarily based on demand.
So it is not surprising that this provider also has by far the most tip options for “King Football” be offered. Anyone who prefers to place bets on grass sports will definitely not be disappointed at Betclic. Of course, all major European leagues and competitions are covered. For the big football nations like England, Spain, France, Italy and Germany, the offer extends at least into the third division, usually even lower. In general, the abundance of leagues that can be bet on is impressive. Even matches in Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kazakhstan or Malta are available. In USA it goes down to the different regional leagues. Women’s football, on the other hand, is very rare, for example the Norwegian “top series” is offered.
Even if other bookmakers have a larger selection in the program, the betting offer from Betclic is overall very satisfactory . If you are after the popular disciplines, you will certainly find enough options here. Especially when it comes to football, the huge selection of international leagues and the depth of the offer inspire.
Betclic’s live betting offer – previously a known weak point – has been significantly improved. In the meantime, depending on the time of day and the season, real-time options are available for almost all available disciplines in the area called “Live Sports” . During our test, we had a choice of almost 10 sports, of course most games are available in football. In addition, we were very impressed by the large number of tennis live bets. Here you will not only find the big tournaments of the ATP tour or Grand Slams, but also matches of the smaller ITF and Challenger events.
Changes in quotas are marked with the usual green or red arrows. In addition, however, the visual implementation is not particularly extensive. This means that the active gameplay is not shown graphically, as is the case with other bookmakers. Statistics on the respective match are also not available. Overall, however, the live betting area at Betclic is clear and user-friendly.
Like almost all betting providers , Betclic also offers a welcome bonus to new customers. The bookmaker chooses the classic way of a 100 percent deposit bonus. However, the amount of the bonus is not at all usual, because Betclic doubles your first deposit up to an amount of 5 Bitcoins (BTC). At the current exchange rate (as of September 2018), this corresponds to more than 27,000 euros! There is therefore no question that this offer is likely to be the highest bonus in the entire sports betting market. The minimum deposit for claiming the premium is set at an amount of 0.01 BTC (currently around 55 euros) and is therefore also significantly above the industry standard.
Of course, with such an offer, the question of the sales conditions quickly arises. To unlock the bonus, so-called “loyalty points” must be collected. These are fundamentally credited to a separate account for every bet placed and for every use in the Betclic casino. As soon as 800 loyalty points are reached, 0.01 BTC of the total bonus is released and credited to the betting account. In total, you have 365 days to unlock the entire bonus in this way. The number of loyalty points you receive for a placed bet is calculated using the following formula:
Loyalty Points = bet (in mBTC) x Price Score (≤1)
The “Price Score” in turn results from the square root of the betting odds minus 1. What sounds complicated at first can be illustrated with an example. Let’s assume a betting odds of 2.00. If we take the square root from this, we get a rounded value of 1.41. So we get a price score of 0.41 (1.41 – 1 = 0.41). For our example, we choose a bet of 0.01 BTC. This corresponds to 10 mBTC. The formula then looks like this:
Loyalty Points = 10 x 0.41
With a bet of 0.01 BTC and a odds of 2.00 you get 4 loyalty points. This shows how long it can take for the wagering requirements to be met. On the other hand, there is no minimum quota and you have a whole year to do it. The Betclic bonus is therefore particularly recommended for frequent gamers and high rollers.
Our cloudlet experience with betting odds leaves a conflicting impression. Very good odds are often offered for particularly popular events such as Premier League football matches. Especially when it comes to favorite bets, you sometimes find real outliers compared to the competition. In contrast, the quotes for minor sports and events sometimes drop significantly. Other bookmakers are characterized by a higher degree of stability. In our current Betclic test, we still get a payout key of over 93 percent. This means that the odds are on average at a good level. However, it is advisable for this provider in particular to look for alternatives when comparing quotas.
Betclic has remained true to its special position as a pure Bitcoin bookmaker since it was founded. Deposits via PayPal, credit card, bank transfer or similar are not possible here. All payments are processed exclusively via the cryptocurrency.
Fundamentally, deposits are made with Betclic with all common Bitcoin wallets possible. To do this, you simply have to copy the payment address of your Betclic betting account into the field for the payment recipient of your Bitcoin wallet. Then select the desired amount and click on “send”. After a few minutes, the credit will be available on the betting account. On the Betclic blog, you will find detailed instructions on how to deposit (but only in English). If you do not yet have a Bitcoin wallet, you will also be provided with helpful tips on choosing a suitable provider. A Bitcoin wallet works much like a bank account. Therefore, of course, a deposit requires that there is also credit on it. How and where you can buy bitcoins is also described in great detail on the Betclic blog.
A great advantage of Betclic is that there are no fees for deposits and withdrawals . In addition, transfers in both directions usually take place within a very short time (a few minutes). It can only take longer if very large amounts are debited, since they have to be released manually by an employee. A minimum amount of 0.001 BTC (currently around 5 euros) is required for both deposits and withdrawals .
In terms of customer service, there is still room for improvement at Betclic. Since the entire offer of the bookmaker is not (yet) available in USA, you must also be able to use the support of English. To do this, click on the green button at the bottom right of the website, which opens an input window. In theory, live chat is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, as soon as all employees are in conversation, the chat function is not available and instead only a contact form is displayed. Either you wait until the chat is free again or you use the form and wait for a response. However, it often only takes a few minutes before it arrives in the email inbox.
However, our experiences with live chat (if available) were consistently positive . Test issues were answered in a friendly and competent manner. There is currently no customer service by phone at the Bitcoin bookmaker. However, basic questions can also be answered in advance in the FAQ section . Also highly recommended is the Betclic blog, which has many useful tips on betting with bitcoins.
Website and app
At first glance, the Betclic website stands out due to its very minimalist design . Sometimes annoying banners, as can often be found in the competition, are avoided here. In general, everything looks very tidy and not overloaded , which also makes a longer stay on the pages a relaxed experience. The orientation towards the classic sports betting layout is unmistakable, whereby the developers deliberately limited themselves to the essentials. With regard to the color design, opinions differ with certainty. We find the different shades of gray, which alternate with a subtle orange, in any case very appealing and pleasant for the eye. This is definitely a very great thing, combined with the sensible structure of the menu elementsgood clarity. Page layout and loading times convince with good speed, there are no restrictions for the user. What is there to complain about? For one thing, in our opinion the alphabetical arrangement of the sports is not ideal. Here it would be desirable if popular events and leagues were listed further up and could therefore be called up more quickly. On the other hand, the betting slip does not scroll. A small change would make the betting experience with Betclic even better.
There is currently no separate Betclic app. Of course, the bookmaker has reacted to the increasing trend for mobile use on the screen and accordingly. The entire online presence is optimized for access with mobile devices. No matter what type of smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android, etc.) you visit Betclic – the site recognizes your system and adjusts the display automatically.
In addition to the good reputation as a pioneer of Bitcoin bookmakers, Betclic also has an impressive casino offer including live casino in its program. In the casino area alone there are over 500 slot games including high jackpots available. In each case over 50 variants of video poker as well as classic table games (blackjack, roulette, baccarat) and even numerous dice games, scratch cards as well as bingo and keno really leave nothing to be desired.
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