Are you looking for the full package with casino, sportsbook, live casino and poker all on one site? Then they don’t come much better than Betsson. The Swedish parent company has been in the gaming business since 1963 and is today listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Building on their vast experience, they acquired in 2003 what was then a well-liked sportsbook in the UK under the name of Betsson and transformed it over the years into the crown jewel of the group’s portfolio.
The stringent trio of gaming licenses from the MGA Malta, UK Gambling Commission and the Swedish Spelinspektionen shows their commitment to operating in regulated markets only as well as ensuring a safe and fair gaming environment while adhering to strict rules for responsible gambling. Over the years, they also acquired multiple local licenses such as in Denmark, Latvia, Spain, Italy, Ireland and other countries.
Fun Fact: Betsson once owned a major share in Swedish gaming giant Net Entertainment AB or better known as NetEnt, which was divested in 2007 as part of a restructuring plan that saw Betsson focusing on becoming one of Europe’s largest online gaming company.
Update 21st October 2020: In an official note, parent company Betsson AB announced that all but one of their brands will be leaving the UK with immediate effect with no further deposits or bets accepted. All UK operations will be focused on Rizk Casino&Sportbook. Existing players will be contacted accordingly, all balances returned via the depositing method and all outstanding bets will be paid out as winning bets.
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How to best write a review about a gaming site with such a pedigree and legacy? The entire group culture has been groomed in over five decades to always focus on the players and punters, be it a casual low-roller or the biggest high-roller. Loading the Betsson homepage will give you the first indication that they know what makes a gaming hangout a favourite place for players and sports bettors. A mobile-optimized layout with tabs including Casino, Live Casino, Sports and Poker will lead you instantly to the section you are looking for. If you are a mobile player, then a visit to the App Store or Google Play is recommended as Betsson developed a casino app specifically for iOS and Android devices.
Registering an account is very easy and done on a single page. Enter your details, choose from nine currencies and indicate whether you want to activate a deposit limit. An SMS message or email with an authentication code will be instantly sent out after you completed the registration, which will activate your account. Once that is done, you have access to a vast wealth of games, sporting events, live dealer tables and a poker client coupled with generous promotions and a loyalty program that will reward you for your activity.
New players are greeted with awesome welcome packages that are tailored to your country of residence or an entire region. They are either a straight match bonus on your deposit, bonus or cash spins and for some countries a combination of both. Wagering requirements with bet limits, game weighting and restrictions apply to all bonus offer, subject to the Betsson bonus terms and conditions. Always read them carefully to avoid disappointment.
Once you are ready to play, brace for a huge amount of slots and games from 40+ providers plus a selection of Betsson proprietary or exclusive titles. Tough to single out the best providers but rest assured there is something for every taste and budget. NetEnt is, of course, part of the portfolio just as Microgaming, Scientific Games, Play’n GO, Novomatic and other legacy developers. On top, Betsson lists a whole host of smaller studios and rising stars of the industry such as Big Time Gaming, Push Gaming, Quickspin, Elk Studios, Thunderkick, Red Tiger Gaming and many more. Bingo and scratch card enthusiasts will also find their favourites on the site. A decent range of live tables is powered by Evolution Gaming and Netent Live. Betsson also features a range of exclusive tables.
All active players are automatically enrolled in their loyalty program called Betsson Points. Collect points for wagering on the games, placing sports bets and other activities which can be exchanged for a range of rewards including extra spins on selected games, bonuses and cash. The more you earn the better the rewards will become. One of the attractions at Betsson are their original promotions. The page is always filled with offers for tournaments, races, prize draws, bonuses, wager rewards and other goodies that will make your visit all the more exciting.
Betsson is in the category of fast-paying casinos, processing withdrawals around the clock and that 24/7/365. Payouts to e-wallets should reach you in minutes and not more than a few hours while transfers to bank and card accounts are done daily. An award-winning team of customer support agents is on standby day and night to assist you with any questions or issues via live chat, email, onsite message and phone. For added convenience, the site is available in no less than 17 languages.
The GMBLRS’ Detective Verdict
It would be very tough to find anything negative about Betsson or missing from their offering. There is rarely such a comprehensive hangout that caters virtually for all gambling needs be it casino, live casino, poker or sports. Highly recommended.