Bethard is a website that offers a diverse variety of betting options to European players, including casino, live casino, sports betting, live betting, and virtual sports. It launched in 2014, and is currently one of two online casinos that’s operated by Bethard Group Limited (the other being Sverige Casino.
Members can enjoy 24/7 customer support, welcome bonuses, quick withdrawals, and risk-free bets, plus mobile casino games and sports betting via the Bethard mobile app.
In 2017, the site was short-listed for Best Customer Services Operator at the EGR Operator Awards. But, does the casino’s reputation deserve such high praise? Let’s find out.
The Bethard homepage is all-encompassing as it comprises all aspects of its online portfolio. Football betting is heavily featured, but by clicking on the various tabs of the main menu system, you can look more specifically at areas such as Live Betting, Casino, Live Casino, and Virtual Sports.
The site uses a black background with yellow and white font, which gives it a smart and professional appearance.
A secondary menu lets you look at information about the mobile app, current promotions, and the blog. However, when we tried to click through to the blog, the link appeared to be broken.
High-quality images of footballers and slot games appear throughout the site, and we particularly like how the brand logo (a yellow fist) appears on the screen each time that you move between the pages.
You can quickly get help by clicking the white Support link at the top of the site or the yellow Live Chat button at the bottom.
The games lobby uses a tab system to make it easier to identify the different types of games that are offered.
It’s great to see that Bethard Casino offers its members 24/7 support, and although no telephone number is provided, you can get in touch quickly and easily via email and live chat.
In addition, there’s a mini-FAQ that covers topics such as updating your email address, changing your password, and requesting withdrawals.
The Promotions page features a mixture of special offers for casino and betting fans, but for the purposes of this Bethard review, we’re only looking at the casino-specific promotions.
The welcome offer is rather unusual in that it gives you a £5 bonus each time that you wager £100 during your first week as a member. Although it’s quite a small amount (5%) for an online casino, it does have an advantage in that it comes with zero wagering requirements. As you can claim the offer up to ten times, you can enjoy a maximum of £50 free. You can also use your bonus on Bethard’s Sportsbook, Casino or Live Casino.
Bethard uses exclusive promotions to stand out from its competitors, although from time-to-time, it runs networked promotions in conjunction with software providers such as NetEnt which was recently running a holiday prize draw.
Although the operator does a good job of catering to all types of punters, it spreads itself a little too thinly and, therefore, it would benefit from having more casino-related promotions.
Bethard Casino runs on proprietary software, which is actually very good. Its instant-play desktop format allows you to easily move between the different Bethard portals such as Virtual Sports and Live Casino.
Games can be favourited and played full-screen, and recommended games are displayed along the bottom of the screen. You can also play slots with demo credits if you prefer to play for fun.
The Mobile page features lots of useful information about the Bethard mobile app, which allows you to enjoy sports, live betting, casino games, and live dealer games on mobile devices. There are apps for iOS and Android devices.
The casino tab of the mobile app comes with over 700 different games including jackpot slots, and allows you access to promotions, as well as a quick search feature that makes it easier to find your favourite games.
Bethard operates under a UK Gambling Commission license, and is secured by SSL encryption. Links to information regarding responsible gambling, cookies, terms and conditions, and privacy are provided in the website’s footer.
Under the Casino menu, you’ll find hand-picked recommendations, slots, jackpot slots, live casino games, roulette games, blackjack games, and other games. Some of the most popular titles include Side Winder, Jammin’ Jars, Twin Spin, Starburst, Bonanza, and 6 in 1 Blackjack.
The Live Casino features exclusive Roulette, Sports Roulette, and Blackjack tables, as well as NetEnt blackjack, roulette, and baccarat tables.
Bethard Casino accepts the following payment methods: MasterCard, Visa, Paysafecard, Trustly, Neteller, and Skrill. Withdrawal requests are usually processed within 24 hours, which is impressively fast in our opinion.
At present, Bethard Casino does not appear to operate any form of VIP programme or loyalty scheme.
If you’re a keen sports betting fan and you also love to play slots and casino games, Bethard should be right up your street. It does a great job of offering an extensive range of betting options without falling short on variety in its casino games catalogue. While there are areas that we’d like to see improved (N.B., in particular, the addition of a VIP scheme and more casino-related promotions), Bethard is a great choice of site for anyone who likes to have a fluffer on multiple betting streams.