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Betsson Sports Review

Felicity Kay

Betsson is a European based online sports book that has been in operation since 2000. With more than 1,000,000 registered users, it has grown into one of the largest sporting operations in Europe (and the world). A unique feature about this site is that they offer both a traditional sports book operation as well as a betting exchange. This is an interesting combination of two worlds, allowing punters the operation to bet against other players or making a wager in the traditional fashion. The interface itself is very user friendly and high quality. You will this an easy and exciting place to play, whatever options you are seeking.

Software/Site & Graphics

The software used to power the Betsson site is proprietary and offers users tons of options. The most interesting feature is, perhaps, the fact that it runs both a traditional sports betting service and an exchange wagering platform. It is also very easy to use, with fully integrated bet slip technology to keep track of everything. Not that graphics are a big concern when placing a sports wager, but they do make it easy to tell when a line has changed.

Bonuses & Promos

To be completely honest, the bonuses and promotions offered at Betsson could use some improvement. There are no deposit or initial sign up bonuses offered at this time. However, they do have a number of cool ongoing promotions to help make up for this. Many of these are timed to coincide with major sporting events such as the Super Bowl or the World Cup (among many). You will also receive a referral bonus for any friends who join based on your recommendation.


Betsson does offer punters a wide range of sports to choose from. Just as an example, a quick look at the site reveals football, tennis, basketball, hockey, rugby, darts, cricket, motor sports, and mixed martial arts, among many others. Additionally, there are a number of special options such as business (financials), politics, TV events and even music. There are also a wide range of wagering options including combination bets and of course, exchange wagering.

Support offers an extensive range of support. This includes a comprehensive and searchable frequently asked questions section. If you prefer, send them an email; the address is prominently displayed on the main support page. Support is also offered via telephone and live chat for those interested in a quicker reply. You will find the agents to be very knowledgeable and helpful.

Extra Value

There are also a number of extras included, such as the Livescore results checker. This allows you to see if you have won instantly. For those interested in trying out the betting exchange, commissions are only 1%, saving you a lot of cash compared to the traditional 10% vigorish. Feel free to try out the action in the attached poker room and casino. There is even bingo and scratch cards offered through your online Betsson account.

General Information

It is easy to make wagers on events even after they have started, using the live, in-play feature. The site is also very user friendly, so even those new to the world of online sports betting should not be afraid to take the plunge. And, you can even take things on the road with the available mobile app. Now you will never miss placing another wager again.

Deposits & Withdrawal Options

Making a deposit or taking a withdrawal out of your account are both very simple and painless. Some of the more popular banking options offered include:

  • Visa

  • Visa Electron

  • Master Card

  • NeTeller

  • Click 2 Pay

  • Ukash

  • Pay Safe Card

  • Bank Transfer

Make sure to check the site for all the details, since banking options do change from time to time and region to region.

Payout Policy

Taking a payout is very straightforward. Just determine the amount from your back office cashier and then decide which payment option you prefer. Under some conditions, you may be required to take at least the amount of your initial deposit by your original method. The site also reserves the right to perform identity verification. This usually means simply sending over some form of identification documentation and possibly a copy of your original deposit method.

Pros & Cons

The Betsson site is a growing online sports book with a large number of sports and wagering options. They offer lots of excellent features including in-game and mobile betting. The downside is the fact that they do not offer initial sign up or other deposit bonuses. However, the addition of some strong ongoing promotions does at least partially make up for this.

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