The history of Betsafe goes back to 2006 when a group of Norwegian gambling veterans saw the future of online gambling as a comprehensive experience that included a casino, live casino, poker, sports and more recently In-Play and Virtuals. As a result, players don’t have to visit different places for their gaming needs, instead, all are available on a single mobile-optimized site. The concept was so successful that Betsafe was fast becoming the main competitor for top dog Betsson. Unsurprisingly, the Swedish gaming giant acquired Betsafe in 2011 for a then unprecedented sum of €60 million.
Committed to operating in regulated markets only, Betsafe over the years acquired some of the most stringent gaming licenses including from the UK Gambling Commission, the MGA Malta, the Danish Gambling Authority, the Swedish Spelinspektionen and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
After years of enjoying my time at Betsafe it became another casino on my growing list that decided to restrict my country of residence from most of the games and betting. Hence, I moved on, or maybe I should start thinking of moving to a more player-friendly region. Nevermind, this review is about Betsafe and specifically focused on their casino and live casino offering.
Registering an account is done on a single page form where you can pick your currency and set-up deposit limits right from the start. A very commendable feature that promotes responsible gambling. Only players from the UK can choose British Pounds while those not finding their own currency in the list can choose between Euro or US Dollars. On offer are also Bulgarian Lev, Norwegian Kroner, Polish Zloty and Swedish Kroner. We recommend completing the KYC process at your earliest convenience. Our UK friends will have to get it done before they can deposit and play.
New players can look forward to a fabulous welcome package at Betsafe. Available are different offers based on which section you want to use it, e.g. Poker, Casino, Live Casino or Sports. While UK players can choose from different amounts of wager-free cash spins, which might not look like much at first sight but all winnings from the spins are pure cash. Other players can claim a range of bonuses and extra spin for their first deposits. Please note, that wagering requirements apply to all bonus offers, subject to bet limits, game weighting and restrictions according to the Betsafe bonus terms and conditions.
To claim your welcome offer, visit the banking lobby and choose from a large choice of payment methods. Alongside global means such as credit/debit cards, e-wallets such as PayPal and Neteller and prepaid cards, you will find a number of localized solutions for instant banking, pay-by-phone and more. Worth noting is that Betsafe does not charge for deposits.
Ready to play? Then head to the main page to pick from 1,000+ slots and games, dozens of Live Casino tables including Betsafe exclusives, or download the Poker client for a superior gaming experience. Being part of the Betsson Group ensures that you will find virtually all big and small game providers on the site. They also offer quite a range of Betsson exclusive slots that have been developed in-house.
Betsafe is in the category of fast-paying casinos, processing withdrawals daily and that 7/365. E-wallets are as usual the quickest way to get your winnings, usually within minutes up to maybe a few hours. Card and bank transfers are done every day and can take up to five business day to show at your end.
Any issues, queries or problems? Rest easy as professional multi-lingual customer support is on hand 24/7 via email, phone and Live Chat. The Betsafe site can be loaded in a variety of languages including English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.
There is little if anything that is missing at Betsafe. It is an awesome gaming destination that caters virtually for all types of gambling as well as for all tastes budgets. In nearly 15 years of existence, they have advanced to an award-winning and trusted site and I would have no problems whatsoever recommending them to anyone who is looking for a new casino, poker or sportsbook hangout.