Betsafe has character – a mean and competitive edge. The brand is dressed in bold red and black, and their slogan is clear and concise: “in it to win it.” They describe their players as a winner, who love the thrill of the game. Amazingly, there are 450,000 players from 100 different countries relate to this description and play at Betsafe! Betsafe has even gone so far as to sponsor athletes in various sports (cool thrill-seeker types like Poker and free-skiing), each brand association carefully selected to embody the Betsafe brand.
Now, how does Betsafe translate this spirit into casino gaming? By giving “the fattest bonuses, the most interesting offers and the fiercest competitions.” I like the sound of that. As usual, I run this casino by our five-point test: games, bonuses, banking options, yada yada. Does Betsafe defeat other mobile casinos and come out on top? Let’s find out:
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|Licensed in||Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta; for UK residents, betsafe.com is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission|
|Languages||English, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Deutsch, Latvian, Polish|
|Currencies||GBP, BGN, EUR, NOK, PLN, SEK, USD|
|Software Provider(s)||Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Cryptologic, Evolution Gaming and Thunderkick|
|Casino Type||Mobile app (Android and Apple), mobile browser and desktop|
|Facebook Page||Betsafe’s Facebook page|
|Betsafe on Twitter – @Betsafe|
|Helpline number||00356 2260 3036|
|Help email||Use this contact form here|
|Number of Games||200+ on desktop and 50+ on mobile, including slots, Roulette, Poker, Blackjack.|
|Bonuses||100% First deposit Match up to £200|
|Wagering Requirements||Medium difficulty (no less than 35 times the bonus amount received has been wagered)|
|Deposit Methods||Visa, Mastercard, Neteller and Skrill (mobile); entropay, paysafecard, Citadel, bank transfer and Trustly available online|
|Withdrawal Methods||Ukash, Debit/ Credit Cards, Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer (1-28 days)|
|Pros||Games and promotions embody the Betsafe spirit, good bonuses|
|Cons||Most promotions are catered to Poker players|
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Betsafe Casino is powered by Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Cryptologic, Evolution Gaming and Thunderkick. All of these are leading software providers and among them are the best casino games in the market today. There are many engaging titles with fancy money-making features and better yet, some really huge jackpots. In total, you’ll find over 300 online games and 50 mobile titles. About 40 of them are available for Free Play, which means you can play without spending real money.
Some noteworthy games:
- Mega Fortune Dreams with a £1.7 million jackpot!
- Microgaming's famous Millionaire Maker – Mega Moolah
- South Park: Reel Chaos – the much-awaited new slot. There are special game features for each character, including multipliers, respins and stacked wilds.
- Fruit Warp – interesting fusion slot with no reels and a resemblance to Fruit Ninja
- 100+ video slots, including new releases like Go Bananas and the ever-popular Magic Portals
- Pearls of India – Unlock the “Wall of Shiva” feature and win 250x your wager
You can be assured that these games from these large software developers are fair and tested by independent testing boards.
It seems as if these games are specifically chosen because they portray the Betsafe competitiveness. They’ll satisfy any player’s desire to win large amounts of cash with 30 jackpot games! This is one of the largest jackpot collections we’ve seen at any site. Then, their video slots are packed with innovative features and are less passive than the regular fruit machine. Some titles are emblazoned with the Betsafe spirit, such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Victorious.
You can download Betsafe.com as an Apple and Android app, which allows you to play on the go. I’ve tested both these apps and found that the games run smoothly. There is also convenient access to your casino account and the mobile cashiers.
New players are welcomed with a £200 Casino Bonus, in the form of a 100% Deposit Match. This free cash can be used to play any casino game, as well as their Live Casino ones. For a limited time only, Betsafe also offers 50 Free Spins on “South Park Reel Chaos.”
It is incredibly easy to redeem this bonus – simply deposit £15 or more, and the Deposit Match will be automatically credited into your account. You can also choose the Sport Bonus (50% Bonus up to £/€25) or the Poker Welcome Bonus (£25 to £1000). Remember, some of their bonuses are locked to a specific product (Sport, Casino, Poker, etc). Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions for each bonus and choose those that best fit your gaming preferences.
The Promotions Section is well-designed to cater to the Betsafe player – I’d imagine he or she is ready to invest some serious cash for big rewards. Of course, most of these serious players prefer Poker over slots. Betsafe caters to these players with many Poker Tournaments, in various game formats and stakes. A few of them include:
- Daily Poker tournaments – Big Night In, Mosh Pit, Blaze Poker
- SuperWeekends and yearly Poker Battles
- Double Your Winnings on any Casino in a Poker Side Game
- Cashback for unlucky players
- Poker Rewards, which treats loyal players with daily, weekly and monthly prizes
- The Four Play – nightly flagship tournaments where you can play to grab buy-ins worth €22
To enter into any of these promotions, just head over to their Promotions section and “Opt in” to those that you’re interested in.
Sadly, slots promotions are few and far between. While I was there, Betsafe hosted a 1400 Free Spin Giveaway and a £20,000 Slot Tournament to celebrate the launch of the South Park: Reel Chaos slots. There were two tournament styles – Net Win and Game Rounds – which catered nicely to every type of slot player; the top 25 of each category received a substantial amount of cash.
You can be assured that real people win these prizes, as Betsafe dedicates an entire page to its recent winners. There are tales of newly-weds enjoying their Maldives island holiday, and many jackpot winners too. These lucky guys are lifelong Betsafe players, for sure!
Betsafe accepts deposits via all the standard payment methods – Visa, Mastercard, Neteller and Skrill for mobile players. If you deposit on their online casino, you may also choose from entropay, paysafecard, Citadel, bank transfer and Trustly. All of these payment options are trusted systems and serves Betsafe’s customers well. Mind you, these players deposit from 100 different countries!
All transactions on betsafe.com are encrypted and follow the latest security requirements from the payment provider.
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Withdrawals are issued via Visa, Neteller, Skrill Moneybookers and Envoy Bank Transfer. Their withdrawals are processed really quickly too – within 24 hours! The minimum withdrawal is £20. For card and bank transfers, you’ll receive your money after 3-5 working days, subject to each bank’s processing procedures.
A huge part of the withdrawal process involves player identity verification, a requirement by most gaming authorities and licensing bodies. We are impressed with how Betsafe handles their players’ personal details; all documents are stored on a secure server with limited access. All credit card copies are made PCI compliant by blocking out the middle 6-digits and the security code on the card. Most importantly, Betsafe processes these within a record 12 hours!
They seem to strive for speed and quick service; their Customer Service Team promises to answer all chats within 60 seconds and all emails within 60 minutes.
World of Betsafe
Betsafe builds their brand through the World of Betsafe. This scheme sponsors nine professional athletes in various sports. There's a motor rally driver, freeskier, wakeboarder, MMA fighter and poker player on Team Betsafe, to name a few. Similar to bookmakers sponsoring the Premiere League, Betsafe put their name where it is relevant to them. Their brand logo during these events lead to millions of quality impressions and valuable return on investment. It seems to be an effective strategy; they have recruited more than 450,000 players from 100 different countries! We can safely assume that all these players associate themselves with these Betsafe personalities.
Betsafe is a really exciting place for thrill-seekers and high-rollers. It is hard to find any other site that characterise their players quite as deeply, crafting events that suit appeal to that particular type of player. Even their customer service and speedy withdrawals have their customers’ best interests at heart. However, it seems as if Poker players have all the fun at Betsafe! Betsafe is skewed towards a certain demographic of player, leaving out the lot of us that play slots for fun and a few extra tenners. There aren’t any Free Cash Welcome Bonuses or smaller Facebook giveaways.
That being said, I believe that there is an inner bad-ass/ competitive streak in all of us. Betsafe is the perfect place for your wilder night out, for the day you feel luckier and crave larger jackpots.
Last updated by: Victoria, 14 October 2014