Betclic has been on the betting scene since the middle of the last decade. After the online provider initially had to struggle a little with the internal processes, the development in recent years can be rated as completely positive. Betclic has become number one among horse betting providers in USA. It is precisely this fact that should be emphasized again at this point. It is not a sports bookmaker in the traditional sense, but a provider who has specifically turned to the horse racing segment. In the following Betclic test we took a closer look at the betting offer, the bonus and of course the services.
During our Betclic test, we had a choice of 20 different sports . You can find these in an alphabetically arranged menu on the left of the start page. Since the page has not yet been translated into other languages, you can find soccer betting under the English term “Soccer”. It offers a very extensive compilation of the disciplines that are traditionally the most popular with sports betting fans. Of course, in addition to the most popular sports like football, tennis, basketball and ice hockey, there are also classics such as American football, baseball, rugby, motorsport, snooker, darts or boxing. We were somewhat surprised by the lack of volleyball during our test. The range of exotic species , on the other hand, is somewhat thin. Anyone looking for niche competitions has to be satisfied with futsal, pesäpallo and water polo. You won’t find any eSports or special bets on politics, entertainment shows or events like the Oscars. So Betclic focuses entirely on real sport.
The number of available bets is not shown to the user in advance, as is usual in the industry. All tip options only appear after clicking on the respective discipline. It becomes clear that the bookmaker doesn’t have to hide from the competition. According to our Betclic experience, a very extensive selection of bets is available for popular sports . In addition to popular markets such as handicap, over / under, double chance and Co., there are almost always special and long-term formats. In general, the offer appears to be primarily based on demand.
So it is not surprising that this provider also has by far the most tip options for “King Football” be offered. Anyone who prefers to place bets on grass sports will definitely not be disappointed at Betclic. Of course, all major European leagues and competitions are covered. For the big football nations like England, Spain, France, Italy and Germany, the offer extends at least into the third division, usually even lower. In general, the abundance of leagues that can be bet on is impressive. Even matches in Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kazakhstan or Malta are available. In USA it goes down to the different regional leagues. Women’s football, on the other hand, is very rare, for example the Norwegian “top series” is offered.
Even if other bookmakers have a larger selection in the program, the betting offer from Betclic is overall very satisfactory . If you are after the popular disciplines, you will certainly find enough options here. Especially when it comes to football, the huge selection of international leagues and the depth of the offer inspire.
Betclic’s live betting offer – previously a known weak point – has been significantly improved. In the meantime, depending on the time of day and the season, real-time options are available for almost all available disciplines in the area called “Live Sports” . During our test, we had a choice of almost 10 sports, of course most games are available in football. In addition, we were very impressed by the large number of tennis live bets. Here you will not only find the big tournaments of the ATP tour or Grand Slams, but also matches of the smaller ITF and Challenger events.
Changes in quotas are marked with the usual green or red arrows. In addition, however, the visual implementation is not particularly extensive. This means that the active gameplay is not shown graphically, as is the case with other bookmakers. Statistics on the respective match are also not available. Overall, however, the live betting area at Betclic is clear and user-friendly.
Like almost all betting providers , Betclic also offers a welcome bonus to new customers. The bookmaker chooses the classic way of a 100 percent deposit bonus. However, the amount of the bonus is not at all usual, because Betclic doubles your first deposit up to an amount of 5 Bitcoins (BTC). At the current exchange rate (as of September 2018), this corresponds to more than 27,000 euros! There is therefore no question that this offer is likely to be the highest bonus in the entire sports betting market. The minimum deposit for claiming the premium is set at an amount of 0.01 BTC (currently around 55 euros) and is therefore also significantly above the industry standard.
Of course, with such an offer, the question of the sales conditions quickly arises. To unlock the bonus, so-called “loyalty points” must be collected. These are fundamentally credited to a separate account for every bet placed and for every use in the Betclic casino. As soon as 800 loyalty points are reached, 0.01 BTC of the total bonus is released and credited to the betting account. In total, you have 365 days to unlock the entire bonus in this way. The number of loyalty points you receive for a placed bet is calculated using the following formula:
Loyalty Points = bet (in mBTC) x Price Score (≤1)
The “Price Score” in turn results from the square root of the betting odds minus 1. What sounds complicated at first can be illustrated with an example. Let’s assume a betting odds of 2.00. If we take the square root from this, we get a rounded value of 1.41. So we get a price score of 0.41 (1.41 – 1 = 0.41). For our example, we choose a bet of 0.01 BTC. This corresponds to 10 mBTC. The formula then looks like this:
Loyalty Points = 10 x 0.41
With a bet of 0.01 BTC and a odds of 2.00 you get 4 loyalty points. This shows how long it can take for the wagering requirements to be met. On the other hand, there is no minimum quota and you have a whole year to do it. The Betclic bonus is therefore particularly recommended for frequent gamers and high rollers.
Our cloudlet experience with betting odds leaves a conflicting impression. Very good odds are often offered for particularly popular events such as Premier League football matches. Especially when it comes to favorite bets, you sometimes find real outliers compared to the competition. In contrast, the quotes for minor sports and events sometimes drop significantly. Other bookmakers are characterized by a higher degree of stability. In our current Betclic test, we still get a payout key of over 93 percent. This means that the odds are on average at a good level. However, it is advisable for this provider in particular to look for alternatives when comparing quotas.
There is a top grade in the Betclic test for the betting odds. The French online provider is involved in the odds comparison in the Champions League . Not infrequently, Betclic can even offer the best betting offer on the market. There is often a slight trend towards favorites. For example, if you mainly put your football tips on teams like FC Bayern Munich, Paris St. Germain or FC Barcelona, you are in very good hands. The stability of the betting offers is also given. The fluctuations shortly before the start of the game are minimal.
The average quota key levels itself at over 94 percent. But when it comes to sporting highlights, for example in the most important football leagues or tennis grand slam tournaments, things go even higher. In the Premier League and the Bundesliga, Betclic consistently works with the betting odds keys of over 96 percent. A slight decrease in the values can be seen in the frame area, although the French always stay well above the important 90% line, even live.
Deposits and withdrawals
There are no major surprises in the payment sector. Betclic has the most important payment methods on the screen. All deposits and withdrawals are processed free of charge. Credit cards from Visa and MasterCard, including all debit cards with the same label, are of course recognized at the checkout. Bank transfers can be carried out in real time with the direct booking systems from Klarna Sofort, Trustly and GiroPay. The prepaid codes of the Paysafecard are very suitable for smaller deposits. Those who prefer e-wallets can choose between Skrill and Neteller.
Winnings have always been paid out quickly and reliably. There are no negative Betclic customer reviews. Internally, the French need a maximum of 48 hours to get the funds on the way. It is often even faster. If technically possible, the payment will be made using the payment method. Withdrawals are only possible in favor of your own accounts, regardless of the transfer route. Before the first withdrawal, each user must also successfully complete the mandatory identity check.
Website and app
Anyone who accesses the betting portal for the first time will certainly face a small difficulty. The list of disciplines can be called up in the head menu using a folding bar. The layout is not particularly elegant at this point. But there is a trick. Click on the small button ” Calendar ” in the top left . You will then be guided to the usual sports betting design with a clear list of disciplines on the left edge of the image. The submenus then go on to countries, competitions and leagues. The submission of tips is self-explanatory with just a few clicks.
Visually, the provider mainly relies on the colors red, gray and white. The picture and advertising menus provide additional effects. According to our Betclic experience, the website as a whole is not a highlight, but can offer the essential functionality.
The identical rating can be transferred to the Betclic app . On the go, customers have access to the entire betting offer and all relevant administrative functions. Cash-out offers can be carried out at the touch of a screen, deposits and withdrawals can be made effortlessly. Technically, Betclic primarily relies on responsive homepage execution in HTML5 format. The mobile website can only be selected in the browser and then automatically adapts to any new smartphone or tablet. There is also a native Betclic app for iPhone and iPad that can be downloaded from the Apple Store.
We see customer service somewhat critically in the Betclic test. The betting provider relies exclusively on email support for the contact options . A live chat (only in English-speaking employees) and a telephone hotline are not available. At this point, however, it can be positively countered that the inquiries are answered quickly, in USA and in a helpful manner.
It can be seen that the sports betting provider tries to intercept the service on the website. Betclic works with a complete help center, which is divided into different sections. In the FAQ menu, users can switch between the following sections:
- My account
- My bets
The dictionary, in which the online provider conveys the most important terminology of sports betting in detail, is also useful.
Sports betting is the flagship of Betclic. However, the French are now successfully involved in all types of gaming. In the online casino, users have over 1,500 games on the screen, with the clear focus on the slots. Over 1,400 slot machines ensure a rich selection from A to Z. The game list is led by the best progressive jackpots, such as the Mega Moolah and the Mega Fortune. The fans of table and card games are of course not neglected either. Betclic works together with Microgaming, NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, Gamomat or Play´n Go in the software area. The live casino is streamed by the market leader Evolution Gaming, which is represented with its complete portfolio.
If you want to gamble properly, in the truest sense of the word, you can also switch to the connected poker arena, which is connected to Playtech’s top-class iPoker network. You can choose from Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card and 3 Card Poker.