Welcome to our Betsson review, where we take a look primarily at the esports service offered by the European-based sportsbook. Esports betting is now available on the site and this will be our primary focus.
Let’s take a closer look at the site now with a focus on the esports service offered by the site and how well that meets the requirement of most esports betting fans.
Betsson is a good example of a site that has ventured from its area of expertise, sports betting and casino games, into esports. The site offers a rudimentary and simple esports betting service, which is perfectly adequate, but perhaps not as in-depth as some more experienced esports punters would require.
In terms of esports markets, the most important ones are covered and there are a decent selection of bets available on fixtures. Odds are middle of the road in terms of value, though some are better value than others.
With a solid site bonus too, there is a lot to like about the site, including excellent customer support, and I think over time, Betsson will make big improvements to its esports betting service. At now it is fine for most punters, but perhaps more experienced esports bettors may need a little more depth.
Betsson Esports Betting Markets
One key thing for our Betsson review to mention is that the site does not have a separate esports section unlike some more specialist esports betting sites. What the site has instead is a section dedicated to esports on its sports betting service.
However, when we conducted our Betsson Esports review, we found the section easy to locate on the Betsson site and perhaps as exciting as that, there were an excellent selection of esports to bet on within the section.
The site does focus heavily on the Live Betting aspect of esports, with a good number of live betting markets available and this will likely be the thing that you notice immediately upon entering the site, with other esports market listed below.
Betsson Dota2 Odds
Dota 2 bets are always one of the most popular on any site and the good news is that Betsson offers a relatively limited choice of bets on the game, across a smaller range of tournaments around the world than you get from more specialist operators.
That said, one pleasing aspect that this Betsson esports review should note is that there are also a good number of markets available for a number of Dota 2 matches on the site.
So far, so good then for Betsson, but there are a couple of niggly issues. Locating bets on just one esports can be tricky and is best done using the tournament option, when a simple tab for each of the major esports would be better. A tab is available in the sidebar, but if you want more information on screen, then one on the main screen would be easier.
It would then make fans life easier to appreciate the Betsson odds on offer for the range of markets available.
Betsson League of Legends Odds
Rather like what is available Dota 2, Betsson does offer a selection of bets on the top League of Legends tournaments although the tournaments you can get on are again, not as extensive as on some other sites.
Another thing we should mention in our Betsson review is that in terms of odds, not just for League of Legends but for all other esports bets available on site is that their odds generally come out as around the average when compared across the industry.
Betsson CSGO Odds
So would this Betsson review recommend the site as one of the top CSGO betting sites you can sign up with? Certainly out of the three major esports we’ve mentioned above, CSGO does fare well. The site tends to have more CSGO markets than other esports, but that may be because there are more CSGO tournaments played than other esports events.
Markets available are decent, with a good selection of standard esports bets available, and a couple more obscure ones, but again, the site probably lacks the depth of the specialist esports betting providers.
With a good range of other esports bets available across some big name esports titles like Valorant for example, this Betsson review recommends the site as a great choice for someone who wants to try esports betting for the first time. Betsson odds are good enough to enjoy and the range of options perfect for someone who wants an esports service alongside other forms of betting options.
Betsson Welcome Bonus
No Betsson review would be complete without a detailed look at the site’s welcome bonus and whether you need a special Betsson bonus code in order to access it.
Well, first the good news, there isn’t any Betsson bonus code you need to enter when making your qualifying deposit. Instead, all you need to do is sign up and then you can go about taking up the fantastic value offer of a 100% Matched Deposit bonus plus a Betsson Free Bet of €10.
Once you have signed up, you need to verify yourself by providing documentation as part of the anti-fraud and anti-money laundering protection enabled on the site. However, when you have provided this and been accepted, you can then make your deposit.
Deposits must be of €10 or more in value but will be matched 100% by the same value with a deposit bonus up to a maximum of €100. So if you deposit €100, you will get the maximum €100 bonus.
Your bonus comes with a 12x wagering requirement, which you have 30 days in which to complete before the bonus expires.
However, in addition to your deposit bonus, you will also receive a Betsson Free Bet worth €10 when your welcome bonus is activated. You have seven days to use this bet before it expires.
We’re happy to say that we think this is one of the better starter bonuses on offer currently and it is compatible with those who want to use it with esports bets, as well as sports betting.
Betsson Mobile App
If you want to access your Betsson account from your mobile device, then the good news is that the site has dedicated apps for both Android and iOS devices. Both apps are easy to download and install and once you have logged in to your account, you will be familiar with the layout and where the different betting options are.
We felt that the apps were good additions to the site and worked well on the devices we checked them with. There was no lag and all the key bonuses and betting options were available on the site, including esports betting of course.
Betsson Live Chat
If you require customer support then the good news is Betsson offer a very detailed help section, which will often have the answer to the most common questions and queries.
However, if you need to speak to a representative, then Live Chat is the best option and one nice touch is that for all the contact options, there is a guide showing the expected time you will need to wait for a response. The Live Chat option is usually the quickest option by far.
Other options you can consider are an email or you can request a call back from customer services.
The customer service options on Betsson are very good and it is good to see a site that does not do its utmost to avoid speaking to its customers directly but instead offers them simple clear lines of communication.
Betsson Betting Markets And Licenses
When it comes to betting markets, our Betsson review reveals that the site offers a good selection of the most common sports bets on the sports betting site, although fans of horse racing will be disappointed as there are no options for this betting.
Alongside the most popular sports such as football, basketball, darts, Formula 1 and more, you can also find betting on other less well-known sports such as Bandy, Australian Rules football and the Olympics. You also have an extensive choice of Virtual Sports to play on the site too.
Alongside the different sports and esports betting options, there is also a Casino and Live Casino you can access.
For most people across Europe, Betsson esports betting is easy to find but one thing that is of note to some readers is that Betsson UK ceased operating a while back. This occurred when new online gambling legislation was brought in across the UK.
As such, there is now no dedicated Betsson UK site available, which is a shame. However, there are still lots of other sites you can consider for esports betting in the UK.
There are a number of other countries where Betsson is not available and they include Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.
However, you should be able to access Betsson in most other countries where betting is permitted.
The site operates under the highly respected Malta Gaming Authority License worldwide. Furthermore, they are certified by eCOGRA and are members of the European Gaming and Betting Association, which are two very respected organisations.
If you want to make a payment into your Betsson account, then the good news is that there are a number of different options available to you. These include:
- Visa/MasterCard Debit and Credit Cards
- Bank Transfer
The deposit methods available to you are dependent on which country you live in as all options may not be available in all countries.
The minimum deposit you can make into your account at any one time is €10.
When it comes to making a withdrawal, there are a number of options you can use:
- Visa – 2 to 5 Banking Days
- Bank Transfer – 2-7 Banking Days
- Trustly – Immediately to most banks (1-3 days to others)
- PayPal – Immediately
- Skrill – Immediately
- Neteller – Immediately
The minimum amount per withdrawal is €20 and each withdrawal takes one day to process, plus the time it takes for the payment to progress through the withdrawal method you chose. These times are shown above.
So what is the general feeling having completed our Betsson review? Well, first of all, it is clear that this is a site designed for sports betting/casino gaming, which has now added on esports. The site doesn’t have the depth of coverage of other sites, especially the esports betting specialist sites.
That said, the introductory offer at Betsson is good value for money, easy to access and the site not only offers a wide range of betting options, but specifically for those that want to start betting on esports for the first time, then this is a very good choice.
I do feel that more experienced esports betting enthusiasts may find what Betsson offers a little limited compared to some sites, but for the majority of punters Betsson offers a very solid betting experience and a good range of esports betting options.