Our offer at livetipsportal is constantly improving and expanding, and we have now added Betclic to our bookie review section. Just like most other bookmakers, Betclic is based in Gibraltar. The company was originally founded in Malta in 2005 and got off to a good start, especially in France. Recently, the bookie has also captured the betting market in German-speaking countries and has acquired over ten million customers worldwide. Aside from sports betting, the bookie also offers poker and casino games. In our livetipsportal review, we put the bookie to the acid test in order to tell you whether Betclic has got what it takes to be the bookie of your choice.
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Before you can effectively start betting, you will need to set up your personal account at betclic.com. The button which will lead you to the necessary registration forms is located in the top right corner of the front page, and it can hardly be overlooked due to its flashy red colour. Contrary to other bookies, where you sometimes have to look a wee bit more closely to get to the sign-up forms, the prominent placement of the button definitely earns Betclic a plus in our review.
As usual, you are then required to enter some personal information such as your full name, your physical and a valid email address, and your mobile number. Furthermore, you are asked to create your password and to answer a default security question. In order to finish the registration procedure, you just need to agree to the general terms and conditions and you’re good to go! A note on the side: Betclic will ask you whether the bookie has been promoted or recommended to you by another user and will hence ask you for the respective username of that person. You can thereby enter a voucher code which will earn you an add-on for your Betclic account balance.
After having signed up and created your Betclic account via the red “register” button, you can make your first deposit into your account. Usually, you can choose from a variety of payment methods offered by the bookie, and Betclic is no exception to that rule. While the basic credit card option is available, you can also make deposits using bank transfer services as well as digital wallets like Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Giropay, and Ukash. Unfortunately, Paypal is not available to customers at betclic.com. When making deposits, you should always keep in mind that the minimum deposit levels may vary according to the respective payment method. Betclic offers information about deposit and withdrawal procedures in the bookie’s official FAQ section. Aside from the usual credit card fees, however, the bookie does not charge any additional fees with the minimum deposit level at 10 €.
In this section we will discuss in how far the site’s usability affects the betting itself. As far as matters of design are concerned, the front page already reveals a rather straightforward approach. We are welcomed by a smiling Marcel Desailly who appears to be a Betclic representative for the UK version of betclic.com. Besides a teaser for upcoming highlights, which is prominently placed at the centre, the Betclic front page does not convey a great deal of excitement, and although it provides a fairly good overview of the offer, it appears a bit antiquated in comparison to other online bookies. The IT staff at Betclic might want to consider a slight refurbishment in that regard.
Additionally, the main navigation bar, which includes the sports button, is easily overlooked, as the smallish, grey font blends in with the white background and is thus overshadowed by the bookie’s logo, which is way more prominent. Once you have managed to find the button and clicked on it, you might find yourself a tad overwhelmed with the offer at first sight. However, after a short settling-in period you should be able to appreciate the manifold options that are provided on the sports page. The main navigation bar in the sports section comprises the most important kinds of sports, and a convenient calendar option provides you with information about the events of the day. Furthermore, current live and last minute bets, as well as top and popular bets are displayed on the front page of the sports section.
Auch der „Sport“-Button, über den man zum Wettangebot kommt, sticht nicht auf den ersten Blick ins Auge und ist oben neben dem Logo etwas fehl am Platz bzw. leicht zu übersehen.
As soon as you have selected your odds, your bet will immediately appear on the bet slip on the right-hand side. The bet slip can easily be modified and expanded and is quite user-friendly. While Betclic might not be able to match top bookies such as Bwin or William Hill in terms of design, the bookie’s bet slip is definitely one of the best we have encountered in all our reviews.
Although Betclic could do with a bit of modernisation as far as page design is concerned, the site itself is quite user-friendly and straightforward to handle.
Every bookie who wants to reach customers across the globe needs to offer a comprehensive language selection. As for Betclic, the page is available in 11 different languages. The fact that Danish and Italian are not available surprised us, especially when you take into consideration that the bookie originally comes from France. Therefore, the first language listed is French, and now we’ve also got a better idea of why Marcel Desailly welcomed us on the front page.
While we have already discussed highly relevant issues such as the registration procedure and the design of the page, we are yet to discuss the most important aspect of any bookie review: the sportsbook. At betclic.com, you can choose from a great variety of events, and especially the range of events in football impressed us. You can choose from matches in Europe’s top domestic leagues and lower divisions, and if you want to broaden your horizon a bit, Betclic also offers events in non-mainstream leagues, such as the Iranian Pro League or the Guatemalan League Nacional. Furthermore, the bookie also offers various cup competitions (domestic and international) and international competitions in youth or women’s football.
Besides the comprehensive offer in football, Betclic also provides events in tennis and basketball, as well as in fringe sports (however you perceive it) such as snooker, MMA, and darts.
While we were quite happy with the breadth of the offer, namely the number of different kinds of sports and leagues, we also had a look at the depth of the offer, meaning that we checked how many markets per event are offered by Betclic. For this year’s FA cup final between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa FC, for instance, the bookie offered a total of 46 different markets with various options for each. These included the usual options such as Over/Under and double chance, but also more sophisticated specials such as whether the goal tally will be an odd or an even number, or within which 15-minute interval the first goal will be scored. Overall, the variety in market options should prove satisfactory to most punters. However, if you are into Asian handicap bets, you will be disappointed to find out that this is not a viable option at betclic.com. If you want to learn more about how to integrate markets into your betting strategy, make sure to check out our Livetipsportal section on sports betting strategies. Additionally, the bookie provides you with comprehensive stats and simple explanations for each of the various markets, in case you are not yet familiar with some of them – just move the cursor to the question mark symbol.
The rather small icons on the right-hand side will tell you whether the event will also be available to live betting, and provide a link to a more comprehensive stats section about the respective game. Overall, we can say that the Betclic sportsbook left a positive impression on us.
In case you come across any important questions that need to be addressed, you can contact the Betclic customer support which is available 24/7. However, the only way to get into contact with the support is via email.
Just like we did not encounter any significant problems in the process of making a deposit into our Betclic account, cashing out was fairly straightforward and hassle-free. The bookie offers a variety of payment methods including bank transfer, credit cards, and eWallet systems. The minimum value which can be cashed out is 15 €, and you may have to identify yourself by uploading a copy of any government issued identification document/card when withdrawing from your Betclic account for the first time.
Like most other bookies, Betclic also offer their services on mobile devices. Unfortunately, we are still in the process of writing the review for the Betclic mobile app, but if you want to learn more about other bookie apps, you should check out our app review section.
Considering how difficult it is for bookmakers to survive in the highly competitive industry of sports betting, the folks at Betclic have certainly proven that this company is a factor to be reckoned with. Over the last few years, the bookie has acquired more and more customers, not least due to some of the aspects that have already been listed above.
While the design might leave a rather negative impression at first sight, the bookie definitely makes up for that deficit in terms of the sportsbook and the site’s usability. While some punters might miss the option of markets for Asian handicap bets, though, Betclic covers almost everything else that you can think of. Furthermore, the bookie provides stats and information about the various bet types in order to facilitate the betting process as much as possible. This is also reflected in the Betclic bet slip, which is super convenient and easy to handle.
Depositing and cashing out did not cause us any sorts of trouble, and the quick page load time contributed to a very fluent and uncomplicated betting experience, so we can definitely give Marcel Desailly and Betclic the thumbs up. If you’re now interested in joining Betclic, just go ahead, register, and try it out – it’s definitely worth a try!