Betsafe Online Casino Review
Betsafe was founded in Norway all the way back in 2006, so it is a brand that has been around for quite some time. Their original focus was on the Scandinavian market, namely Norway, Finland and Sweden, but soon they grew outside of the Nordics. Betsson Group acquired Betsafe in 2011 after five years of quick growth. Over the last few years, Betsafe has focused on entering regulated markets. The Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian and Swedish market have all been successfully launched.
Why play at Betsafe?
Betsafe is, as mentioned, owned by the Betsson group, a group renowned for it’s splendid player support. They have received several awards throughout the years for their excellent approach to Customer Service. If you have any problem, you can rest assure the support will be able to help you out and resolve the issue.
Five jurisdictions and counting. That should tell you a little bit about the approach to following regulation and making sure their players use gambling for fun and entertaining. Betsafe truly lives up to their name when it comes to player protection and being clear with terms and conditions. Betsafe is also one of the few Casinos we have noticed where you can actually set a deposit limit directly in the registration form.
When it comes to their marketing however, they have chosen to juxtapose this “Bet Safe” approach with massive sponsoring of Extreme Sports. Over the years, here are a few of the things they have sponsored:
- Gumball 3000
- Conor McGregor (for one fight, he then punched a bus and the
- Alfa Romeo in Formula One
- Manchester City
- Saracens FC
- Sam Twiston-Davies (A British Jockey, no not a Disc Jockey a Horse Jockey.)
- Various MMA Fighters in Norway
Welcome Bonus at Betsafe
The Welcome Bonus at Betsafe is a standard 100% up to €50 plus 20 free spins on Coins of Egypt. Coins of Egypt is a game from Netent which was released in March 2018. It’s Egyptology theme made it a hit with players and Betsafe made sure to include it in their welcome offer.
The Bonus claiming process stood out to us from an informative perspective, no doubt influenced by their approach to regulation. When making a deposit, you are prompted to choose if you want to have the welcome bonus or not. The offer is very clearly stated and you have direct access to the terms and conditions to make sure there are no mischievous things hiding there.
Here are the key takeaways from the terms and conditions:
- This bonus is a sticky bonus, which means you cannot withdraw your winnings until you have finished wagering the bonus.
- Bonuses in Casino have got a max bet restriction in place of €6 per game round or €.0.50c bet per line (or currency equivalent) and failure to adhere to this max bet rule may result in account closure and forfeit of the Bonus and any winnings attained during the wagering of the Bonus.
- You need to wager the bonus amount received 40 times before it can be withdrawn.
- Games contribute differently to wagering. most slots are at 100%, whilst table games are at 5-10%. Check the rules on the game you want to play.
- You are allowed to bet a maximum of €6 or €0.50 per bet line when playing with bonus money. This is higher than most Casinos who normally have €4 and €5 limit.
Betsafe Online Casino really shines when it comes to the Slots section in their Casino. There is no shortage of game providers in this casino and it is probably easier to mention which providers they miss rather than which ones they have. Depending on the rules, the slots available to each country vary some. For example, in Norway, the available number of games is a massive 1600! The main game provider which is missing is Playtech. If you frequent UK Casinos, you are probably going to miss slots like White Lion and the Marvel series.
The Betsson Group of Casinos all have the networked Daily Jackpots from Red Tiger Gaming. Their players thus get a chance to win a much larger Daily Jackpot. This jackpot regularly reach upwards of €30 000 in the evening before paying out. The Daily Jackpot is available on a varied selection of games, all from Red Tiger Gaming. Some of our favourites here at Slotmad are Mystery Reels, Treasure Mine and Winter Worlds. Make sure you give them a shot.
Live Casino at Betsafe
Betsafe separates their Live Casino in its own Lobby, were they choose to give prominence to Blackjack and Roulette. That said, they have a lot of exclusive tables from Evolution where if you are a big player who loves any over these games, Betsafe is really a casino you should try out. If the classics aren’t your thing, we suggest you give the newest games at Evolution a try. Games such as Monopoly Live, Deal or No Deal and Lightning Dice are all exciting new alternatives you should give a shot.
If you want to try something new, Betsafe also offers Live Games from Netent Live. Netent Live sends from a Studio in front of Green screen, and Authentic Gaming, are live from real landbased brick-and-mortar casinos all over the world. Try a spin on the roulette tables in St Vincent i Italy, and then whisk over to Aspers Casino in the UK. The world is your casino!
Betsafe for the rest of the world in English seems like a bad place to be if you are looking for promotions. There is only the Welcome Bonus and a “log in to see more offers”-banner. However, when you’re logged in, you notice there are no other promotions. That said, Betsafe runs a lot of promotions in the individual countries. So if you are from Norway for example, you will see a lot more promotions.
The Casino works a lot with individual offers sent via SMS or email. Make sure that you do not miss out on these. We found a small thing in the Registration form which may cause some people to miss out on offers. They have snuck in a “not” in the marketing approval information. If you want to receive marketing, make sure you do NOT tick the box.
Betsafe earns a good 4 out of 5 stars. The let down is the Promotions and the Blog area which makes us wonder if there is anyone at Betsafe taking care of the English market. They do have a lot of focus on other markets. If you are from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Estonia or Lithuania, this is a 4.5 star gaming site!