BetVictor is one of the most iconic brands in the gambling industry. They’re another who are better known for their foray into sports betting rather than online casino, but like all of these top, multi-billion pound company’s the transition to online casino has not only been an obvious progression, but also very seamless and successful.
The casino side of the company have been about since 2000, making them about as old as an online casino as you’re going to find. Age doesn’t always mean that the product is good, but in this case, it’s safe to say that anyone playing at BetVictor, wont be disappointed.
Software and Platform
The casino uses a very slick looking browser-based version for all gameplay. The site looks exceedingly good and is without doubt one of the better ones in the industry. A few really nice features that stuck out to us are the inclusion of demo play games, meaning that you can simply trial a game for free before playing for real money and also the sites inclusion of a search function, to quickly find your game of choice amongst the plethora of games on offer.
BetVictor, like so many online casinos nowadays have a good range of software providers to choose from including Amaya, Ash Gaming, CryptoLogic, IGT / Wagerworks, Microgaming, NetEnt, Novomatic, OpenBet and Realistic Games. The two notable ones are NetEnt and Microgaming, and this is where the majority of their games come from.
You get around 480 games in total to choose from within the BetVictor casino, which makes them one of the biggest in the industry. The site actually allows you to choose between categories for each game, but along with that you can also list them by newest first, allowing you to see which game are the freshest on site. From the time we tested the site we saw a good few new games be added, which would lead us to think that they are adding (and possibly removing older games) games on a regular basis.
With over 400 slots to choose from, it’s safe to say that this is the most populated section of the casino. The site includes a number of classics such as Starburst, Batman, Gonzo’s Quest and Thunderstruck II. But, they also include some new, exciting games to compliment the older guard, such as Queen of riches, Buster Hammer and Hugo, to name but a few.
You’ve got 13 blackjack games to choose from in total, which is an excellent range to be honest. Included in the mix are 3 hand, low/mid/high stakes, double exposure, Euro, Hi Lo, realistic and side bet blackjack.
Roulette is equally as well covered with 14 different games to choose form. They have a mix of 3 wheel, pinball, European, French, Premier, VIP, standard and a variation of stakes to play for each game.
Around 15 video poker games can be enjoyed, underlining the casinos willingness to offer up a huge range of games for each variant. Here you can select from 3 card poker, Caribbean stud, oasis poker, joker poker, draw, jackpot, challenge, and loads more.
It probably comes as little surprise to hear that their jackpot section is equally as good as the rest of the casino. Here we have around 20 games to choose from, with pretty much all of them being networked based, meaning that the rate in which the jackpots increase will be much higher due to the large number of players that are on each game. Our highlights included Mega Moolah, Hall of Gods and Mega Fortune, which are widely regarded as the ‘Big 3’ within the jackpots section of online casinos.
The BetVictor brand has gone under a few changes over the years. Set up by William Chandler in 1946, the company started life with a fleet of high street bookmakers. It wasn’t until the business got passed down to Victor Chandler – William’s grandchild – that the company really kicked on and in 1998 they started to not only tackle the online betting industry, but also were one of the first bookmakers to take their business offshore in search of lesser tax laws.
In 2012, the company then changed its name from Victor Chandler to BetVictor, which is what it is to this day. The online casino sector has seen massive success for the brand and in 2014 the company claim to turnover more than £1billion, making it one of the largest brands in the online gaming industry. The brand now reach out to over 160 different countries and, whilst the sports betting side has been the main figurehead for BetVictor, their online casino presence can’t be ignored and are now widely regarded as one of the best in the business.