“Winners Dare More!” The slogan mirrors exactly what the team behind Bethard has shown ever since they launched the casino and sportsbook in 2012. Being a group of gaming veterans, they persevered through the first years of their existence on a Curacao license only, touching what we call the grey markets while at the same time laying the groundwork for their expansion into regulated territory. Today, they are one of the most successful gaming sites, offering Casino, Live Casino, Sportsbook, Fantasy Sports and Virtuals, all available on desktop PCs or mobile devices.
The Curacao licence was replaced in 2016 after they successfully acquired one from the MGA Malta. Over the next two years, they added licenses from the UK Gambling Commission, the Danish Gambling Authority and the Swedish Spelinspektionen, which not only shows their commitment to operating in regulated markets only but also a strict adherence to responsible gambling regulations.
The GMBLRS Detective
Although I do not have an account with Bethard, I have been following the group for some years and witnessed their rise to a well-liked and trusted gaming and betting hangout. It all peaked in 2018 when they signed none other than legendary Swedish world star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic as their brand ambassador.
This part of the review will focus on the Casino and Live Casino part as we will review the Sportbook in a separate section. Registering at Bethard is fairly easy and completed in four steps. However, they do have an extensive list of restricted counties, make sure to check the terms and conditions to find out whether you can register at Bethard. An authentication email or SMS is sent to you which will activate your account. Once that is done you are ready to go, except for UK players who have to complete identification checks before they are allowed to deposit and play.
A long list of global and regional payment methods will let you fund your account in a jiffy. Pick from debit/credit cards, instant banking options, a series of e-wallets, prepaid cards and mobile solutions such as Zimpler and Siru to make your first deposit and claim the generous welcome package. It will vary base on your country of residence and is either straight match bonuses and extra spins as or a wager bonus which is added in cash every time you play for 100 credits on slots. Bonus terms apply for all offers, make sure to read them carefully to avoid disappointment.
Ready to play? Bethard offers a vast amount of slots and games from over 40 providers that include not just the mainstream developers and giants from the industry but also lesser-known or new studios. Among the latter are Booming Games, Booongo, Habanero, Gaming1, Iron Dog Studios, Ganapati, Side City Studios, Kalamba Games, Foxium and more. They are well mixed with the big boys of NetEnt, Microgaming, Play’n GO, Endorphina, Scientific Games, IGT and others. The shooting stars such as Big Time Gaming, Quickspin, Elk Studios, Push Gaming or Blueprint Gaming are not missing either. A large range of live dealer games is powered by Authentic Live Gaming, Evolution Gaming and Netent Live.
Bethard does not offer a loyalty program per se but has plenty of rewards and tournaments available every day of the week. Quickspin Achievements is just one example where you complete missions on selected Quickspin games and collect rewards as you go along. Watch out for the slot marked with a golden Q. Live Casino enthusiasts can take part in a weekly tournament with a cash prize pool. Plus, look out for the personalized emails sent out regularly as they contain special offers for bonuses and extra spins on deposit.
You just hit the withdrawal button after a lucky session? You’ll be pleased to know that Bethard processes withdrawals daily. Payments to e-wallets are naturally the fastest and should reach you within a few hours. For any withdrawals exceeding 50,000 credits, Bethard reserves the right to pay in instalments. Make sure to speak to support when you plan such a withdrawal.
Customer support is available 24/7/365 via email and Live Chat. Multilingual agents are on standby to help you at any time with your queries and issues. The site itself is available in English, Finnish, German, Norwegian and Swedish languages.
The GMBLRS’ Detective Verdict
Bethard is a fine gaming destination that caters for virtually all needs of casino players and sports bettors. The game choice is vast and should have something for any taste and budget. The promotions are well-rewarding while the 24/7 customer support makes sure that you can talk directly to someone in person at any time of the day.