Betmotion was founded in Vienna in 1990 as a telephone sports betting provider by Wolfgang Fabian, who still heads the bookmaker today. Betmotion started the first online betting shop on the Internet at the end of 1996. Today the company from the Austrian capital, which officially sails under the flag of Malta, is one of the most renowned providers in Central Europe.
Betmotion has not lost its technical pioneering position in the betting scene over the years. Football fans appreciate the online bookmaker’s extensive betting program on the one hand, and their excellent favorite odds on the other. Betmotion is extremely customer-friendly. The Austrian support team has already received several awards. The deposits and withdrawals can be carried out safely and quickly via PayPal.
Betting offer football
At Betmotion, football fans will of course find all the leagues that are relevant worldwide. In total, the Austrian bookmaker has well over 100 competitions in its program.
The top events are undoubtedly the Champions League and the highest division from Germany, England, Italy and Spain. The special focus is clearly on the domestic leagues in English-speaking countries. The local fans can place their tips down to the regional league (also in Austria). Even the women’s Bundesliga has the appropriate betting odds. Exotics in the football range include, for example, Honduras, Ecuador or Bolivia.
In the depth of the betting options, Betmotion shows itself as a typical “Central European”. With around 50 to 60 special bets per game, you are clearly behind the market leaders, but have all the relevant betting options on the screen. The goals over / under markets, the result tips or the handicap bets are standard. A special Betmotion special is the offers for the halves: in the most important leagues you can bet whether more goals will be scored in the first or in the second 45 minutes.
Not to be forgotten are long-term bets and they can be very long at Betmotion. For example, the world champion 2018 can already be determined today, although the qualification for the tournament in Russia has not even started. Furthermore, the upcoming champions, relegated teams and top scorers of the individual leagues can of course be typed.
The king of football is logically number one at Betmotion, but the bookie doesn’t forget the rest. Austrian handball and motorsport are represented above average. In both categories, the bookmaker may even be the current market leader. Overall, customers can choose from around 30 disciplines with over 25,000 individual bets per day.
The live center makes a very clear and tidy impression. Even beginners will find their way around easily.
A special is the “one-click” function: If you place your bet in advance, you can place the live bets with just one touch of the odds. This feature is the perfect help for “fast-paced” real-time tips.Live betting with odds overview at Betmotion (source: Betmotion)
The football bets are also clearly game-determining live. Betmotion not only quotes the top leagues, but goes deep into the amateur and youth sectors. Behind the top sport of football, tennis is clearly in second place live.
Unfortunately there are no more pictures at Betmotion. The livestream offer was discontinued a few years ago. Football fans who want to find out about the latest results can use the integrated livescore.
Betmotion celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. The tradition of the bookmaker dinosaur alone shows its seriousness. The Austrians also have a customer base of around 1.4 million users.
The Betmotion generates annual sales of over 700 million euros. So the numbers speak clearly for Betmotion. It is of course also confidence-building that the bookmaker still has its headquarters in Vienna.
However, the move to the Mediterranean island of Malta was legal. The betting provider works with a valuable EU license from the local supervisory authorities. Betmotion also has a permit from the Ministry of the Interior in Schleswig-Holstein. The company have made a special name for themselves with their social commitment: Betmotion supports numerous charitable institutions and associations. The betting provider has been a partner of Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders or the St. Anna Children’s Hospice for years. In Austria, enormous amounts are also used to support recreational and disabled sports. Betmotion has been involved in the Heartbeat Foundation since 2013, which deals with the research of sudden cardiac death.
Top-class sport is of course not neglected by the bookmaker either. Betmotion puts together a pool of sponsors every year, from which top clubs as well as individual events are supported. The bookie is currently on the ball at SV Grödig. The racing teams are also sponsored by Derendinger and Techno-Mag.
Odds – with the best favorite bets on the market
With an average quota key of approx. 93%, Betmotion stands out in the middle field in direct performance comparison – regardless of this, the bookmaker has occupied a niche for years, in which he shows the picks to the entire competition. Betmotion is the clear market leader in the section of favorite bets.
Football fans who prefer to bet on teams such as FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona or FC Chelsea London almost always get the best betting odds on the market from the bookmaker. The clear focus on the top team is, of course, at the expense of the other offers. However, Betmotion is and remains a top provider for recreational players, who also like to put together combinations.
Betmotion defines itself as a sports betting provider for hobby players. This fact becomes clear when designing the betting limits. According to our Betmotion experience, it doesn’t really go really high. Four-digit amounts may be wagered on important soccer matches, but this is not the rule.
A little criticism is that Betmotion is a little silent about the profit opportunities in the general terms and conditions. The minimum bet per tip is one euro. In system bets, 30 cents per row are sufficient to be in the game.
Usability and site design
The design of the web offer was solved by Betmotion in an impressive way. The homepage effortlessly makes a fresh and modern impression. Last but not least, the calm display means that the desired bet can be found in no time at all. The website is thought through to the last detail. Even beginners will navigate smoothly through the betting program at Betmotion. At this point, Betmotion impressively confirms that you are still a technical pioneer in the industry.
The design has always shone in the “Betmotion yellow” towards the customer. The backgrounds are selected in matt gray, the font in strong black. The look is almost perfect and supports the functionality.
New customers start with the Austrian bookmaker with a 100% deposit bonus of up to 100 euros. Betmotion advertises itself with the “most flexible bonus of all time” and is therefore not even that wrong.
Although the numbers speak for a standard offer, the bonus conditions differ significantly from the competition. The betting bonus is only booked up virtually after the deposit and must then be released “step by step”.
Betmotion stipulates ten euros as a minimum deposit at the bookmaker’s desk. Own funds must be played through a total of five times within 14 days with a minimum quota of 1.7 in order to convert the virtual credit into real money. It is positive at this point that the rebooking takes place 20 percent pro rata after each rollover. The credit is no longer lost even if, in the end, not all of the rollover requirements are completely met. Please note that bonus bets do not count system bets. Alternatively, the Betmotion Bonus can also be rolled in the online casino or with all other games on the homepage. All new customers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Cyprus, Holland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Monaco are eligible for the bonus – of course only once.
It should not be forgotten that football fans can receive free Betmotion betting vouchers at regular intervals. The free credit of five or ten euros is mostly for complete Champions League or Bundesliga match days.
Deposits and withdrawals
Betmotion offers its customers a very extensive range of payment options. Unfortunately, the Austrians charge two or three percent fees on numerous transfer methods. Only the direct booking systems, the classic bank transfer and the Bank Maestro card are free of charge.
The number one in the portfolio is without question PayPal: The cooperation with the American financial service provider also shows that Betmotion works reliably and reliably. Alternatives are Skrill by Moneybookers, Neteller and EcoPayz. The Paysafecard and Ukash are very suitable for smaller deposits. Accepted credit cards include Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club.
The bank transfers are transferred to Sofortüberweisung.de, Onlineüberweisung.de or GiroPay within a few seconds to the betting account. Betmotion proves to be a quick and very safe payer. When withdrawing for the first time, however, it should be noted that the instruction is made by bank for security reasons.
In the field of mobile betting, Betmotion focuses on optimizing the classic desktop offer: Regardless of the platform, the content of the website automatically adapts to the requirements of the smartphone or tablet used. This uncomplicated procedure means that the usual offer of the bookmaker is also available in the mobile sector without any restrictions. Neither users are faced with any restrictions regarding the bets offered or access to the customer account.
The ease of use is particularly positive. However, Betmotion would not be Betmotion if the bookie technically reached the end of the flag at this point. In addition to the optimized homepage, there are now classic versions for iOS, Android and even for Windows , with which Betmotion once again clearly puts the competition in its place.
For just under a decade, casino goers have also had their rights at Betmotion. At this point, the online provider works with the software manufacturers of Net Entertainment and Microgaming. The game portfolio ranges from the latest slots to classic table and card games to video poker machines. The Austrians are excellently positioned in the live area. Customers can choose between two different stream platforms, the premium and the diamond casino. The highlight is without a doubt the high-low blackjack tables.