Betshop is one of the legion of new bookmakers from United Kingdom that try to close the gap separating them from established operators such as William Hill or Ladbrokes. Their approach is only mildly successful, but the area that differentiates them from the competition is the welcome bonus. New customers can collect a maximum of €500 and have several payment methods at their disposal, something that is supposed to provide them with the incentive to choose this bookie over others.
The welcome package is always exciting for those who don’t have a lot of money to start with but have high expectations and a three digit bonus is quite tempting. On the other hand, those who don’t have highrollers ambitions and would gladly settle for smaller profits will find the minimum stake wagering of only one euro to be much to their liking. It is possible to wager in different currencies, including US dollars even though players from the United States are not accepted at Betshop.
The problems start for those who want to wager a lot of money because the maximum stake is of only €150 or currency equivalent. In order to raise the limits, members need to get in touch with the Betshop representatives and ask them for a slight increase. The same forms can be used for contacting the customer support to solve technical issues or get answers for questions regarding the bonuses and the manner in which they can be redeemed.
The decision of the management is always final, but so far there are no pending complaints against Betshop and members can easily cash out their profits. What punters are frequently complaining about is the fact that there are not too many wager types available and they have to settle for basic markets. Diversity is ensured for those who play online casino games, with hundreds of slot machines, video poker and table games, with the latter to be played also against real dealers.
Betshop doesn’t take too many chances and what it proposes is a system that has been used over and over again with relative success. Decimal odds are the only ones available, which is probably frustrating for those who prefer the Asian or fractional system. Truth be told, the vast majority of those who wager over the Internet are more than comfortable with decimal odds, not to mention that most of their customers are located in Europe.
The absence of horse racing is conspicuous and can have a deterring effect for customers located in the United Kingdom, as they are prone to bet on these events. On the bright side, live phone betting and overnight betting are two of the features that UK residents appreciate and both of them are offered by Betshop. The same crowd will cheer at the prospect of betting on rugby, Olympics, boxing and politics, even though the number of events is not that impressive and the odds are slightly lower than the industry average.
You should also check our Betshop sports review to find out more about Betshop's sportsbook and promotions.