Top highlights: Wide range of gambling options; endorsed by footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic
VIP or loyalty programme: No
Other offerings: Casino; live casino; virtual sports; poker
Bethard isn’t yet a household name in the UK, having originated in Malta. However, with the site having gained a British launch in 2018 and attracted the endorsement of celebrated Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who, of course, many English people will remember from his spell at Manchester United – this is a situation that could change quickly for the better.
While the range of promotions being advertised at Bethard at the time of our visit wasn’t exactly overwhelming, there were still some eye-catching offers, including the likes of:
A generous welcome offer
Prize pools based around specific games
Bonuses gained through collecting tokens
The option to forfeit a bet and cash out
As you might expect given that Zlatan’s face is splattered across the site, football is a strength of Bethard’s; you can gamble on fixtures across the English Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, Italian Serie A and other key football competitions and tournaments.
There are, though, a lot of other sports also represented here, such as:
E-sports, covering the likes of the Rocket League Championship Series and Starcraft 2 NationWars
Cricket, including categories such as Twenty20 and the Indian Premier League
Horse racing events across the UK, Ireland and other countries
Rugby union fixtures in the European Champions Cup, France Top 14 and more
Tennis matches and tournaments, ranging from Wimbledon to ATP and WTA events
Bethard has a complete section of its site dedicated to live betting opportunities across sports such as football, tennis, ice hockey, basketball and volleyball – this type of betting, of course, enabling you to have a flutter on the outcomes of sporting events while they are taking place.
In common with basically every other sports betting site worth bothering with these days, Bethard also comes in a specially mobile-optimised version, which you can access by downloading the dedicated app or navigating to the site through your smartphone’s web browser.
Bethard’s website and betting interface is largely black with elements of white and yellow-orange; it’s perfectly presentable and classy-looking, meaning you won’t be distracted by graphical glitz when you’d rather just be focusing on your gambling here.
As we cover in more detail below, Bethard also has an online casino, the games here being provided by an assortment of trusted developers including NetEnt, Push Gaming, Blueprint, EvolutionGaming and many more.
Putting aside the fact that Bethard is not – contrary to what its name may suggest – solely a sports betting site, which we’ll explain in more detail below, the site seems to largely stick to what’s reliable and proven when it comes to all things gambling on sport.
We do, though, like that there are quite a few disciplines represented here that you don’t exactly expect to see on the average sports betting site, such as darts, speedway, bandy and floorball
At the time of our visit to the site for this review, Bethard lacked any discernible loyalty or VIP programme. Hopefully, this is something that will change over time, as the lightness of the site’s promo and bonus offerings is one of its few clear weaknesses right now.
You might imagine that a site called Bethard would focus squarely on sports betting. In reality, though, it’s a pretty comprehensive place to gamble in general, with its casino and live casino sections serving up a tempting selection of slots games, blackjack, roulette and more.
With the likes of instant-win games, jackpots and virtual sports also represented here, you might never feel the need to gamble anywhere else. Indeed, the below are just some of the intriguing casino offerings you’ll find at Bethard:
Jacks or Better Double Up
The Grand National Race of Champions
As for the live casino, such titles as Dream Catcher, Live Immersive Roulette and Live Blackjack Lobby provide no shortage of stimulating action and glamour, complete with live dealers.
Not all of the payment methods that you would expect to be accepted on a site like this actually are – the likes of Neteller and PayPal are notable absences, for example. Nonetheless, debit cards are represented, as are a few other interesting possibilities.
|Payment Method||Fee||Processing Time||Limit Per Deposit|
Bethard has a policy of generally requiring users to request withdrawals to the same account that they made their last deposit from, although there may be exceptions to this; check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for the latest information.
|Withdrawal Method||Fee||Processing Time||Limit Per Withdrawal|
|Visa Debit||£0||3-5 working days||Minimum £20|
|MasterCard Debit||£0||3-5 working days||Minimum £20|
|Trustly||£0||Up to 24 hours||£20-£50,000|
As aforementioned, there’s a FAQs section, which you can reach by clicking the ‘Support’ link in the top right-hand corner of the page and then ‘FAQ’. It’s not the most detailed such section we’ve seen on a site like this, but it does cover the basics, including how to request a withdrawal, how to change your password, and other key questions relating to your day-to-day use of the site.
It is also in this Support part of the site where you will find a ‘Contact Us’ tab for getting in touch with the customer service staff via email or ‘live chat’. Speaking of the ‘live chat’, you can also activate it by clicking on the relevant logo in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
You’ll find a list of ‘restricted territories’ in Bethard’s terms and conditions – these being parts of the world from which you are not permitted to open an account on the site or use its services. The below are just some of those jurisdictions:
The United States
The UK Gambling Commission both licenses and regulates Bethard, and is one of the gambling industry’s most respected bodies in this regard.
While the involvement of the incomparable Zlatan has helped to give Bethard a much higher profile among football fans than it would have otherwise enjoyed, it’s also a far more comprehensive online gambling portal than his endorsement alone would suggest.
With both traditional and live betting across all manner of sports, to which is added a casino and live casino for even greater gambling longevity, Bethard offers plenty to keep most members inspired and stimulated. Sign up today, and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about.