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Viks Sport Review

Felicity Kay

VIKS opened its sports betting arm in 2015 and is run by software firm EveryMatrix Software Ltd. While the website's plain design is unlikely to impress, you could be easily wowed by the huge variety of sports on which you can bet here. You can choose from a total of 27 sports - ranging from mainstream favourites like football to sailing, surfing and e-sports.

You can also opt to view the site in any of five languages: English, German, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish. A huge 26 currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD and CAD are supported, and markets to which the site caters include the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

Software/Site & Graphics:

With its abundant use of black throughout, the VIKS website does have the look of a late-night brick and mortar betting shop. For some people, that design could seem a bit dull; however, they are likely to overlook it once they get started with the betting and see how smoothly the software runs.

Sports:

Big favourites including football, tennis, basketball, badminton, darts, futsal, handball, snooker and volleyball can all be betted on; each of these nine sports can be followed live, too.

Other sports that VIK lets you bet on include American football, badminton, baseball, cricket, cycling, darts, golf, horse racing, ice hockey, motor racing and rugby. Still, football offers by far the most opportunities to win on VIKS, with a large choice of odds.

Support:

The VIKS website's hugely detailed FAQ section alone should answer many of your questions. However, even if it doesn't touch upon every single one of your potential queries, you can fall back on the live chat facility or the options of contacting VIKS via phone or web form. Customer support is available on weekdays at 9am-10pm and at weekends from 11am-8pm.

Extra Value:

Bonuses that you can take advantage of include the deposit bonus, which can be 50% or 100%, and the free bet, although you can only place that once.

An especially exciting bonus is 20% cashback on multiples. With this, when placing multiple bets with overall odds higher than 2.00, VIKS will provide 20% compensation up to £200 or the equivalent if a different currency is being used. To qualify for this offer, you need to place a stake of at least £10 - or the alternative currency's equivalent - per bet.

General Info:

You are unlikely to find yourself fumbling when using the VIKS website, as its layout allows for a straightforward and intuitive experience, while everything loads delightfully quickly too.

It remains unclear, however, whether VIKS runs any VIP or loyalty system. Looking around the website, we couldn't uncover any clear evidence that it does. Still, that doesn't take a lot away from the wonderful all-round experience that VIKS makes possible on both desktop and mobile devices.

Deposits / Withdrawal Options:

For making a deposit or withdrawing winnings, you can use a Visa or MasterCard credit card, an e-wallet like eco, Neteller or Skrill, the prepaid card paysafecard, or instant banking through WebMoney. There's a generally decent choice of methods that should please enough betters.

Payout Policy:

VIKS has outlined its policy of waiting until the declaration of "official results" before any money is paid out.

Bottom Line:

The website's design could benefit from a spruce-up that makes everything appear more inviting. However, if you can look past this, there is an amazing range of betting opportunities - and your own favourite sport is likely to be represented among those chances.

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