Betting In-play at BetVictor Reviewed in Full

BetVictor has made a name for itself largely through its pre-match betting, with the help of having the best odds for football out of any leading online betting site. But it has also developed a very respectable live offering over the years and, importantly, maintained the excellent football odds for in-play games. This review will take everything into account; from the aforementioned odds levels, to the markets available, live-streams and the statistical information provided for live fixtures, to give a complete picture of how BetVictor live betting shapes up. There are also reviews of the bonuses and mobile app.

BetVictor – Overview of the Live Betting Options
  • Live Betting
  • over 200 events per day
  • some cash out markets
  • horse racing live-streams
  • odds up to 95%
  • Live Streams
  • horse racing only
  • Live Scores
  • live scores
  • in-depth statistics

The In-play Features 7

BetVictor has one of the larger amounts of sports available to be bet upon live, with a total of 17 sports. Supporting these sports markets is a wide and varied selection of betting options. In-play odds here are also competitive. One of BetVictor’s biggest pulls is its football odds, which have been proven to be the highest around for the last five years. Thankfully, this has translated over to in-play football fixtures, with the betting site comfortably winning our tests to find out which of the betting sites had the highest live odds for football. Our tests found some in-play fixtures to have odds of up to 95%, leaving a bookmaker’s margin of just 5%. The bookie falls in the middle when the odds of other sports are taken into account however, with the range between 91.48 and 93.84%. There has been a decent effort to recreate as many features and options for the in-play platform as possible. There are a fair number of fixtures and betting options, though there are noticeably less of both when compared to other leading betting sites in this area however. I do like the fact that there are live handicap betting options for numerous sports though.

Summary of Live Betting Options
Football Tennis Ice Hockey Snooker Basketball
1st Team Goal Game Winner Puck Line Match Betting Handicap Betting
Over/Under Goals Set Winner Over/Under Goals Winner Frame Odd/Even Total Points
Correct Score Correct Score Game Team Goals First Colour Potted Race to Points
Half Time/Full Time Race to Games Total Goals Period Correct Score Quarter Win

One restriction is a smaller number of bet types that are available for cash out. Cash out is a vital function to many live betting fans, so it would be good to see it get a little more attention here. While betting options are a little more limited on the whole, there are also some interesting bet types that only arise in-play, usually for bigger fixtures. Once in the BetVictor in-play arena, the user can toggle between currently live and upcoming events. The platform isn’t the smoothest to navigate between fixtures since there is no main overview platform. Rather, you’re taken straight to the interface for a particular feature, when entering the BetVictor live betting platform. This means that the other events are listed in a small column down the left hand side of the page, which is suboptimal for both navigation and visual purposes. While the platform is visually pleasing on the whole, navigation around it is not the smoothest.

Limited Live-streams

Ultimately, this is an area where BetVictor lost some crucial points in the main review since it only offers live-streams for horse racing and no other sports. The horse racing coverage does make up for it somewhat however. All UK, Ireland, South Africa and UAE races are available to be streamed, but a bet of at least £1 is required to be placed upon a selection, in order to stream a race. This puts the bookmaker at a great disadvantage in this area compared to bookies such as Coral who have a huge live-stream collection across many different sports. Since live-streaming is limited to paid events here, the streaming box becomes available in a new window, rather than being integrated into the BetVictor in-play betting platform. The function works well, with a good level of clarity and the ability to alter the size of the video. So, the live-streams that are available are great and supported by good functionality, but with just one sport available to be streamed, the bookmaker lags severely behind the competition in this area.

Extra Info: Live Scores and Statistics

Since there are no live-streams outside of horse racing, punters are forced to rely on the match infographic to determine what’s the best in-play bet to make. The infographic itself is good, but the statistics, especially for smaller fixtures, are fairly limited. For many footballing fixtures for example, there are just the number of corners and cards displayed alongside the score. This is insufficient information for successful live betting. It would be very useful to have more information, such as the amount of possession each team have had in football.

There’s also a results service here that gives the results of fixtures for a few sports, that punters can use to check form and previous recent results. The sports available are football, horse racing, tennis, golf and greyhound racing, which is a little limited. The service is also limited in the amount of time its results go back to, which is just one week. However, these are the only two negatives about the results service. Aesthetically, it looks superb and navigation around it is made simple. The statistics are also very in-depth and really help towards checking form and making winning in-play bets based on the information. With football for example, it shows the form of each competing team over the last six matches, the two teams head to head record, as well as league form over the last ten matches. There’s also information designed to help with specific bet types, such as the amount of times the teams have scored over a certain number of goals, or how often they are winning or losing at half time. The statistics portion of the service is comprehensive then, so it’s a shame that the feature cannot check results further back in time. Though with such a high level of detail, this is somewhat understandable.

Conclusion – Best In-play Football Odds & Great Betting Markets

A consistently strong performer through all of our tests, BetVictor makes no mistake when it comes to live betting. A super slick platform, great market coverage and the best in-play football odds of any betting site, make this bookie a great in-play possibility. The horse racing streams are some of the best around, with full UK, Irish, South African and UAE races offered. There’s also one of the most stylish and detailed results services around, though it is also a little limited. On the whole then, BetVictor’s in-play feature is not perfect, but many aspects are right up there with the best.

Pros & Cons of BetVictor In-Play Betting
  • Major Strengths
  • high odds
  • Minor Strengths
  • great market coverage
  • intuitive in-play platform
  • Major Weaknesses
  • very limited cash out markets
  • Minor Weaknesses
  • live-streaming just for horse racing

But that’s not to say that it isn’t without its faults in this area. The cash out markets are a little limited and with live-streams available for just one sport, those who like to watch while their bets play out, will probably head elsewhere. To view bets outside of horse racing I can recommend the excellent live-streaming service at Coral.

FAQ

If you have any further questions regarding the BetVictor live betting arena, please email our team at info@bestbettingsites.uk.

How can I live-stream horse racing at BetVictor?

Live-streaming at BetVictor requires that a bet be placed upon an event for it to be streamed. So, to live-stream a horse race, you’ll have to bet at least £1 on a horse competing in that particular race. Once the bet is confirmed, then you’ll be able to click the TV icon next to the race, which will launch the event in a pop up window. Make sure to open the live-stream before the event has started.