The Swedish company Betsson AB have a history going back 50 years. Such a level of experience bodes well for the management of any website. They are one of the largest gaming groups in the world with experience in not just offering odds for sports events but casino, poker, scratchcards and bingo too.
The Betsson site is fully owned and operated by BML Group Ltd and their registered address is Betsson Experience Centre, Ta' Xbiex Seafront, Ta' Xbiex, XBX 1027, Malta. They are licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and for UK residents, have a UK Gambling Commission license.
With these licenses in place, you can gamble on this site safe in the knowledge that they have to comply with strict rules that greatly reduce the possibility of unfair gambling and fraud and do their best to ensure underage gambling does not take place, more about this later.
The site covers a wide range of sporting events from all over the world. This global coverage ensures that there are always betting opportunities available on the site regardless of what time of day it is. They also offer risk free bets that can help boost your winnings when playing at Betsson. Customer support is good with an extensive FAQs section that should answer any queries that you may have about how the site runs. The site also gives its customers the chance to see the action take place as it happens thanks to an extensive live streaming calendar of events.
THE BETSSON SITE
There’s a bright and cheerful look to this site and if you like the colours orange, white and black, then this is going to put a smile on your face. Those are the dominant colours on the Betsson website, though the ‘Open Account’ box is an exception to that rule. It’s in the top right-hand corner of the site where it seems to end up on nearly every site we review. It’s in green and you can’t miss it.
You will see straight away that there is a lot going on at the Betsson sportsbook and thankfully it is easy to navigate your way around. At the top of the home page you will see a bar that has links to the main sections of the Betsson site including their promotions page. Underneath this is a bar in orange that you will use a great deal as it includes links to live betting and the latest live scores from the events that they cover. There’s also links to a page that gives information on how to place bets on sport, info on their live streaming and how to place risk free bets.
If you want to be placing a bet on an event that is soon to take place, the left-hand column has a list of events due to start within the next hours. Underneath that is a list of the most popular leagues on the site, such as the English Premier League, Champions League and NHL. Keep on scrolling down and you’ll see a full list of the sports that the site covers and it’s certainly a comprehensive one.
The centre of the home page in the sportsbook is full of action. There’s one column that has the most popular events, odds for the events starting soon and the top football games on their way. Next to that all in black with scores in yellow are the live events taking place, just click on those to access the full details.
THE BETSSON APP
You’ll be keen to be playing on the Betsson website as much as you can because there’s so much going on. Being able to play on the move is of key importance in this area and the good news is that they have an app that can be downloaded for both Android and iOS. There’s more information on the mobile app information page. Once the app is downloaded you will be able to follow all the action whenever you want and wherever you may be.
Betsson app for Android
To download the BETSSON app onto the Android phone that you own, go to the Mobile App information page. This gives you all the instructions that are required in order to download the app. You will need to open your mobile browser and go to app.betsson.com. Go to settings, choose security and then turn on the option for ‘Unknown sources.’ Then you will be able to download the .apk file. When that is downloaded, click it to prompt its installation and then you will be able to use the app on your android device.
Betsson app for iPhone
The Betsson iOS app is easy to download. You simply need to go to the iOS device’s app store and search for ‘Betsson.’ Then it’s just a case of downloading the app and waiting for the installation process to be completed.
Betsson app review
The Betsson app allows you to use the features that are present on the desktop site. Its colour theme is attractive again being mainly orange and white. The layout is very suitable for use on your mobile devices and there is good navigation around the site. You will be able to receive live odds, all the latest scores and there’s no problem in making bets or processing deposits and withdrawals to your account.
BETSSON SPORTS BETTING
The Betsson website gives you the opportunity to be placing bets on a wide range of sporting events. There’s a couple of notable exceptions though as it’s not possible to wager on horse and greyhound racing here, so if that’s your passion you will have to look elsewhere. Hopefully in the future the site may introduce betting on these popular sports.
Apart from that you are spoilt for choice really with plenty of betting available for sports such as football, boxing, basketball, tennis and American Football to name but five. There’s a full list of the sports they cover later in this review of the Betsson sportsbook.
The wide range of sports covered plus the fact that events from all over the world are present, means that you will always be able to find live matches on the site. There’s lots of action from India and other Asian countries in the morning before the European action begins. That keeps you busy for the rest of the day but don’t expect an early night because there’s tons of events from the Americas to keep you interested in the small hours.
The site has excellent football coverage with all the top leagues covered. So, if you are looking to be placing bets on La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A and the English Premier League you can do on this website. Not only is it the top-level action but you can bet on under-19 games and reserve matches too.
There’s a promotions page on this site but it is certainly not as packed with offers as others out there. At present there isn’t a welcome offer available which is a bit of a shame. They do offer risk free bets to their customers and this can help get you some wins.
These risk-free bets are constantly offered by Betsson as part of their sportsbook campaigns including their Super Weekend campaign, Keep an eye on the ‘Bet History’ section of the website. Any winnings that you make from the risk-free bet is classified as bonus money and is subject to a 1x wagering requirement. This must be used within 60 days of receipt on selections with minimum odds of 1.5.
LIST OF SPORTS TO BET ON
American Football, Athletics, Aussie Rules, Badminton, Bandy, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, eSports, Floorball, Football, F1, Futsal, Gaelic Sports, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motorbikes, Motorsports, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Snooker, Speedway, Tennis and Volleyball.
The site also gives its customers the opportunity to be placing bets on politics and business with odds being offered on who the next British Prime Minister or American President will be. Also, you can place bets on television events in the UK and Finland including ‘X-Factor,’ ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
FOOTBALL BETS AT BETSSON
There are plenty of reasons for football fans to be joining the Betsson website. All through the day there are betting opportunities being made available to their customers. That’s because there’s coverage of league from all around the world. Some you will be familiar with but others not so. A quick bit of research on the teams playing can quickly give you an idea on who to be placing wagers on.
When you do decide to place a football bet, you will discover that there are plenty of different ways of getting a potential winner. It’s not just a case of deciding who will win or lose or whether the game will end in a draw. There are markets aplenty at Betsson and many don’t require you to correctly predict the overall winner. Markets available include everything from the next team to score, how many tries will be scored in a rugby match, and how many goals the home team will score in an ice-hockey match.
Being able to bet on a match as it happens can be extremely exciting. On one hand at least, you know just how your selections are progressing rather than having to wait for an event to end and listen out for the final score. Following the event live really allows you to experience the highs and lows (hopefully not too many lows) of a sporting event. As the events progress you are shown the up-to-date statistics but there aren’t the graphics that you see on some sites.
There’s lots of live betting on The Betsson website and at all times of the day and night. The odds that are on offer will be changing almost by the second all depending on how the game is progressing. If your selection is doing well, you can try to get more wins by placing further bets. On the other hand, if your selection isn’t doing well, you can try to correct the situation.
Live streaming adds even more excitement to betting on an event as it happens. There’s plenty of live action to watch on this website and that’s a big plus. There are thousands of hours of sporting coverage and all that is required of you is that you have a funded account. Being able to actually see what’s happening is important because you can make a better judgement on the live bets you can place.
The site has a comprehensive FAQs section that tells you all you need to know about the live streaming that is available. This includes a link to a Live Stream TV Guide. Sporting events covered include action from the Brazilian Serie A league, European football, NBA and NHL.It isn’t possible to watch the live stream in full screen but by opening more windows in your browser, you can be watching several live events.
Another great aspect of live betting is the cash out feature. This is available on most of the events that the Betsson site covers, just look for the yellow Cash Out box. With this feature you can end your bet without waiting for the game to be completed. It can get you some wins that wouldn’t actually happen if waiting for the end of the match. Your selection may be in the lead but the way they are playing they might not hold onto that winning advantage. If you believe that you can cash out and receive an amount that will be less than if you’d held onto the end of the game. The site doesn’t offer partial cash out at the time of writing this review.
This is an important aspect of any site of this nature. Betting can be very enjoyable but sometimes can also cause you problems. It’s good to see that the Betsson website has a special page dedicated to this subject.
They offer a self-assessment test which will help you spot any signs that gambling might be becoming a problem. It’s also possible to set deposit limits to ensure that only a certain amount can be wagered. These limits can be daily, weekly or monthly. You simply need to go to your account and head for the ‘Responsible Gaming – Set Limit’ menu.
If gambling does become a problem, then you can decide to self-exclude yourself from the Betsson site. There are several different time-periods that you can choose from in the dropdown menu. In the UK though the minimum period is six months. To choose a shorter time you can opt for a cool-off period instead. If you do self-exclude yourself from the site, you can’t open it again until the self-exclusion period comes to an end.
The site also includes a page that has helpful advice and links to organizations that can help you with any problems you may have in this field.
HOW TO REGISTER WITH BETSSON
It’s a fairly straightforward process that you must go through when joining the Betsson website. Look for that big green box in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Click on that and the registration process will begin.
A page comes up that has the registration form, and this shouldn’t present you with any problems. It’s the standard set of questions that those of you who have already joined other sites of this nature will have already encountered. The most important task here is to ensure that you give them accurate information.
You will be asked to supply your Christian name and surname, email address, a password and your home address as well as a mobile number. Your birth date is also required as part of the process of proving that you are of legal age to gamble on the site, more about that soon. It’s also possible at this point to set a deposit limit if you so wish.
Betsson use state-of-the-art security measures and this means that all transactions that has sensitive information between your browser and their servers will be encrypted. This also includes credit card information that is stored in their databases.
Once you have successfully signed up to the site, you will be required to verify your new Betsson account. You need to supply some ID and documentation which will confirm that you are old enough to be gambling on the site. You can’t make any withdrawals until this has been done but it’s an easy process. There’s a whole page on the site that has more information on this including how to upload them through your Betsson account.
As mentioned previously, once you have completed your registration, you can then set the payment method that you wish to use to make deposits and withdrawals to and from your account. You need to select the payment method that you wish to use and there is a good range of methods that you can make your choice from.
The list includes Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard and Maestro. Entropay and Instant Bank Transfer. There are some restrictions on the payment methods that can be used by members from different countries. Full details are available in the help section of the website. The minimum deposit you can make to your account is £10 or currency equivalent.
The minimum withdrawal you can make from your Betsson account is £20. You must make the withdrawal to the same payment method you use for your deposits. The withdrawal processing time can take up to 24 hours and how long it then takes to get back to your payment method/bank depends on which is being used.
There is a special section dedicated to payments which will help you with any problems you may have re this issue. This is in the help section, but you can also email them, use live chat or call them and request them to call you back.