Betvictor Free Bet : £25

LAST UPDATED : 24/6/2016

The Betvictor free bet of £25 is allowing them to become one of the biggest sportsbooks in the UK, and their current £25 bonus offer is one of the quickest and easiest to snap up. We’ve put together some background information on Betvictor, along with a detailed guide on how to claim their welcome bonus – and the exact steps that you need to bet and withdraw any winnings.

Having undergone a slight rebrand in Spring 2016, Betvictor have been advertising heavily on television and across the web lately. Given that it’s a sportsbook that we’ve used for years here at CompareTheBets – we’re proud to promote them as we believe they’re one of the best bookies on the web. Often considered a medium sized bookie in terms of sports markets available, their bonus reminds me a little of the Betfred free bet and Coral new customer offer. Betvictor also have Asian markets available which is something that will appeal to the more advanced gamblers out there.

They regularly have offers for their existing customers – we usually get offered free £5 and £10 bets at the weekend and recently we received an email offering us a free £25 bonus on the Champions League Quarter Final. It’s offers like this that lead us to giving BetVictor a 5-star rating, along with many other reasons like their enhanced odds, competitive welcome offer and great customer service.

Throughout the page we’ll go through in detail how to use Betvictor and the steps that you need to take to grab your free bets to top up your balance.

How To Claim Your Free Bet In 2016


1. Click the green claim button above/right to go to BetVictor and claim your free bet. A new tab will open and take you to the Betvictor home page.

2. Click the green claim ‘CREATE ACCOUNT’ button as seen in the picture to the right, to begin the registration process.

Bet Victor Registration Page

Fill out all the required fields and set a deposit limit to protect yourself.

3. Fill out all the fields on the registration part. Ensure you enter the correct information, as there may come a time where you are required to verify your account by SMS or email.

Set a daily, weekly or monthly deposit limit if required. This prevents you from getting carried away and spending more than you may wish in the heat of the moment! Don’t worry about a sign-up code or promo code, we don’t need one. We’ll get our bonus after registering and depositing. Keep reading!

Betvictor registration page

The registration field is quick and painless to complete

4. After you register you’ll see this screen letting you know your account has been created.

Go to your email account and click on the email shown below from Betvictor.com, to activate your account by clicking the green button that says “Get started”.

Post Betvictor Registration Page

Once you’ve submitted the form correctly you’ll see this success message

5. After you activate your account through your email, you will be taken back to Betvictor.com where you will need to make a deposit to get started and to claim your 100% match deposit bonus.

Hit the green ‘Get Started’ button as seen in the image on the right. If you don’t see the page illustrated above, click the ‘Deposit’ button at the top of the Betvictor page.

There is no minimum deposit to claim your 100% deposit match bonus, however if you wish to maximise the bonus we advise you deposit £25.

The betvictor confirmation page

This should be what you see once your account is confirmed

6. Choose a payment method. Click the checkbox to show you understand Betvictor’s payment protection policy. Click the green ‘Continue’ button.

Betvictor Avilable Payment Methods

The choices of payment methods available at Betvictor

7. Enter an amount to deposit and your password.

If depositing by card for the first time you’ll need to add your card details.

Payment methods allowed for deposit depends on the country you reside in. For UK residents the image above shows the large range of payment methods accepted.

Betvictor accepted payment methods for UK customers

The large range of payment processors available for you to choose from make Betvictor an ideal bookmaker

How To Withdraw The Bonus


You will only be eligible to withdraw winnings accrued through the use of Bonus Funds once you have staked at least 4 times the value of your initial bonus amount and these bets have fully settled. This is stated in the terms and conditions.

For example: If you receive £25 in Bonus Funds you must place bet(s) with a cumulative stake value of at least £100 before you will be permitted to make a withdrawal of any winnings accrued through the use of Bonus Funds.

Once you have staked 4 times the value of your initial bonus and the bets have settled, you can withdraw your cash, bonus and all!

To withdraw any money in your account just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the ‘My Account’ button in the top-right corner of the Bet Victor website.
  2. Click the big purple ‘Withdraw’ button in the account overview window that just popped up.
  3. Choose your payment processor in which you’d like the money to be processed with.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to withdraw and click the big green button.
How To Withdraw Your Winnings

The ‘My Account’ menu provides you with plenty self-explanatory helpful options to manage your account

BetVictor Mobile Site & App


Betvictor have a separate website available for mobile users. All of the common functions of the standard site are available.

Users are able to deposit, withdraw, register, place bets, cash out bets and view their progress whilst inplay.

All markets are available to bet on. The drop down navigation menu when viewing a match inplay make it simple and quick to get to the bet you want. Odds will update live on the page without the need for you to refresh.

betvictor mobile site

Betvictor have a nifty little mobile site

Company History : Victor Chandler, VC Bet & Now BetVictor


Betvictor, formerly known as Victor Chandler is a British sports betting company founded in 1946 by William Chandler. Later, he was succeeded by his son Victor Chandler (this is where the name of the company comes from) and his grandson, also named Victor Chandler, in 1974. He was the owner until 2014 when the major shareholder Michael Tabor acquired sole ownership.

The name of the company changed a couple of times as it was called VC Bet between 2004-2008 for brand reasons, but it was then renamed back to Victor Chandler. The current Betvictor was introduced in 2012.

The operator earned a reputation of an innovative company that is not afraid of experimenting and taking advantage of new opportunities aggressively. This is one of the reasons it moved its entire business off-shore in Gibraltar in 1998 with the sole purpose of lowering the taxes paid to the UK government. According to the rumors, that move was the direct reason why the British Chancellor, Gordon Brown, abolished gambling taxes in 2001.

Betvictor was one of the bookmakers that entered the online market early – in 1999, and this helped the company establish itself as one of the biggest UK online gambling operators. Initially, it was limited to sports betting only, but later other products such as poker and casino were introduced as well. Betvictor continued to embrace technology and it was among the first in the industry to develop a mobile version, as well as features such as Cash Out and In-Play console with various betting options and stats.

Nowadays, Betvictor holds a dual gambling license from the commissions in Gibraltar and the United Kingdom which allow the company to operate in more than 100 countries around the globe. This is the reason Betvictor is considered to be a more progressive operator compared to other traditional British sportsbooks.

The company currently employees more than 350 people, mainly in Gibraltar and London. Its yearly turnover is more than £1 billion which makes it one of the biggest bookmakers in the world.

Betvictor also has a number of different sponsorship deals spread across various sports and events. The latest of them include the Cheltenham Open Meeting in November (horse racing), the snooker Welsh Open and more. Football is another sport in which Betvictor invests a lot with former English footballer Michael Owen signed as a brand ambassador in 2014 and a deal with Chelsea FC taking place in 2015.

Free Bets For Existing Members


From what we’ve noticed in the past few months since we registered, Betvictor are quite frequent at giving out free bets to their existing customers.

The like’s of Betfred and Coral don’t do this quite as easily – they usually make you jump through a few more hoops or offer refunds on certain losing bets. Betvictor seem a lot more upfront about it. We’re not sure if ALL their customers get this treatment, as we get the free bets emailed to us.

Last weekend I had an email saying if I placed a £10 bet on the FA Cup quater final game then I’d get a £10 free bet inplay. Didn’t seem too bad – I ended up losing, but the offer was decent to say the least. Just a month later I’d been using bet365 a lot as we were writing the guide to claiming their bonus code, and I got another email from Betvictor. This time it was £5 worth of free spins on some arcade slot. I went £1.75 up at one point but didn’t see the point in running away with it, ended up losing the lot. The intent was there though, and it’s these regular offers that attract their sports bettors into getting involved with the casino and other parts of the site.

I’ve not had anything from them lately, but I think it’s a bit of a loyalty based thing. Like some other bookmakers, they obviously use these promotional offers as a way of tempting their regular members into betting again – perhaps after they’ve withdrawn their winnings or wiped out their balance. The argument is that it attracts problem gamblers into going beyond their limits, but at the end of the day it’s just marketing – that can be opted out of. They’ve got plenty of safety nets in place to exclude or limit yourself.

TV Adverts


Betvictor have had several adverts that showcase their £25 or £50 free bet in the last couple of years. Featuring actors Paul Kaye and Mark Lawrenson in one, their aim was often to brand Betvictor as being ‘Simple’ to bet with – given that certain bookies can be quite complex to a new user.

The adverts focus around a couple of guys struggling to make conversation – which portrays the simple, no nonsense approach that BV are after.

They’ve ran into plenty criticism along the way, with the latest advert in winter 2015 jumping from the stale conversation of two men, sat abroad in affluent surroundings to a slightly grungy looking pub with a group of lads dressed in their jeans, chanting ‘Oi oi lad lad, banter acca lad’ and various other modern day slang terms.

The advert does clearly push their £25 welcome bonus, their cash out features and the fact they’ve had the best odds on the Premier League winner for five years in a row – which is handy for you ante-post punters out there.

BetVictor Review


All things considered, we generally think BetVictor are one of the better bookies out there. Don’t get me wrong, me and the guys at CompareTheBets have argued all day about it.

They tick a number of boxes :-

  • Relatively simple £25 free bet or £50 promo cash for the casino.
  • High Payout Limits.
  • A quick loading desktop site.
  • Deposit Limits for those wanting to restrict themselves.
  • Plenty of Deposit Methods (Debit Cards, Online Wallets like Paypal, Neteller etc).
  • Cash Out Option that actually works.
  • Enhanced Odds and Markets on Eurovision, I’m a Celebrity, Politics, Horse Racing, Rugby League and Football.
  • Live chat and good customer care.
  • Free bets of £5 and £10 at the weekend on the Premier League.
  • Free spins on the slots (occasionally).

What would we like to see more of?

  • Better inplay markets – bet365 completely crush them with their lower leagues and obscure games.
  • A no deposit bonus for the casino would be handy
  • A slightly quicker mobile site
  • A better advert – but then again bookies TV adverts aren’t usually spectacular

We’ll continue to add more detail to this page over the coming months. If the sports free bet or poker/casino bonus changes, we’ll update the guide and instructions. As usual, we beg you to not throw too much of your hard earn dosh on their virtual sports – unless you’ve got a voucher code or more money than sense! Stick to the tennis, it’s always on – just wait for Murray to drop a set and you’ll get better odds!

Customer Reviews & Feedback


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 5 reviews

by Bill on BetVictor

Joined and got a £25 welcome bonus. Wasted it all on France keeping a clean sheet against Romania, great start to my Euro 2016 holiday fund! Anyway it seems simple to use, good layout and there’s still some offers poking around today for the England v Russia match. Think I prefer William Hill as they have the app on my ipad but this seems to be working OK so far. Will maybe post another review some other time when I’ve had more time to check out their bingo, poker and other bits – as they’ve got some bonus things there too.

by Luke on BetVictor

Been a betting man for several years now and have accounts with over fifteen of these betting sites. This is one of the better ones, although their football is a bit of a pain to navigate. William Hill and bet365 let you pull up a list of Today’s games, and they section it off into different leagues – with the women’s and youth leagues at the bottom and the good stuff at the top. This can be a bit of a jumble – which isn’t too bad on a Monday afternoon when there’s spurs and a Spanish game on, but on a Saturday and Sunday too it can be a nightmare. Way too many games to browse through and the site can be a bit slow sifting through each different league to get to the game I want.

by Simon on BetVictor

I’ve recently started using Betvictor after Coral wanted me to go in one of their shops to prove my age and there isn’t any near me. So yeah I’ve sacked them off and came here for my £25 free bet. Got all signed up and never heard anything about it, got chatting to a ‘Natalie’ on the live chat who smoothed it all over for me. Gonna enjoy taking their money when the footy is back in August, come on you Gooners!

by Claire on BetVictor

Joined in April because they had a £25 free bet for the Grand National and other sites only had £5 or £10 or nothing at all. Of course it was a waste as I can’t pick a winner in horse racing to save my life, the boyfriend just uses it now for his Saturday accumulator – although he usually cashes out when he shouldn’t since they added the cash out option. Oh well it keeps him entertained.

by Anonymous on BetVictor

Only gave them four stars as I’ve been following an inplay tipster on Twitter lately, some of the Austrian and Czech football that he tips hasn’t been on there. Shame really as the £50 free voucher I got was pretty good, although it might be better if they did what Betfair did and give it you in small £10 chunks. With Betfair I used each of the £10 as a longshot punt on things like FA cup winner, acca for the weekend and on the boxing – but don’t really want to put a £50 free bet on a doomed coupon really, need to wait for something a bit more concrete like maybe Newcastle to win the Championship next season.