If you have never heard of Betfirst you will not be alone. These titans of the bookie scene are barely known outside of their native Belgium. There they are leading the pack and have been for years both on the street and online. Considering they have only been in business since 2010 they are doing exceptionally well.
They have built up a very healthy reputation in Belgium and the few other countries that they accept customers from. They only accept punters from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland. This is a big shame for the rest of us, the site has French, German and strangely enough English language platforms.
They only accept Euros for obvious reasons and for a nice change only run a sports book not a casino and poker room as well. This has focused their attention well and they have produced an excellent platform.
When you log onto the page the immediate first impression is much the same as everybody else. Dark colour schemes with splashes of bright thrown in. Sports listed on the left with markets and fixtures in the middle. Betting slip on the left hand side along with a couple of banners with top winning punters and advertising different bets. Nothing new, inventive or even slightly exciting. Maybe that’s how the Belgians like it?
A little harsh maybe but bookies all seem to look the same these days anyway functionality is good the betting slip works well. Because there is only a bookies on the site nothing is cluttered and you don’t need to search for anything. Promotions are a big thing with Betfirst and they run a lot of them. The Betfirst welcome bonus comes in the form of a refund of up to €100 if you lose your first bet. Then they have a lucky challenge with €10 000 worth of prizes. A combo boost of 50% on combo bets and when you download the Betfirst mobile app and make a wager you get €10 cashback.
The wagering requirements on Betfirst bonuses are very good with only a single times play through. That’s one of the best there is period.
The rest of the world is really missing out Betfirst mobile app is stunning. The site looks so much better on a mobile device. The functionality is very good and is available for both Android and iOS devices. There are over 500 matches available at the weekend, and 13 000 per month to bet on with the mobile app.
A play by play service so you can follow your favourites and some mobile unique markets as well. A one click cash out that will payout before the game is even over, if the bet is settled of course. Regular mobile promotions all go to make the Betfirst mobile app really very good. Betfirst in-play service is also very good with games from around the world featured and an excellent amount of markets available during play.
Then we come to the live streaming. Any bookies that has a TV service has to rank up there. It’s not just footie either tennis, volleyball, ice hockey, basketball, rugby, handball, field hockey, table tennis or baseball are all available. What’s more you only have to have a balance of €5 in your account or having placed a recent small bet to be able to watch for free. Betfirst advertise 10 000 events can be viewed over the ten sports.
There are over 30 different sports offered at Betfirst with the number of events a staggering amount. Football is obviously the top choice the site is European after all. Any league you can think off you can bet on. The number of markets is not the most of any bookies but it is a fine number nevertheless at over one hundred it is up with the best. More importantly the prices offered are great. Not earth shattering but you won’t find many better and some are excellent.
They don’t stop with football though American sports are well covered with minor as well as major leagues with a very decent amount of markets offered. Then you have the less popular sports handball, floorball, bandy, chess, e-sports the list is impressive. You can even put a bet on most of the major categories of Oscars. Betfirst has a great choice it’s no wonder they have carved such a big slice of the market in their home territory.
Outside of the UK there can’t be many bookies with the amount of different banking methods available. The usual debit/credit cards and e-Wallets are mandatory with most bookies. PayPal with their vetting process are partnered up. But then we have the Dutch iDeal system which gets rave reviews. Chipay, Belfius, Ticket Premium, Bancontact and Betfirst even have their own pre-paid card.
Major sponsorship deals with national football teams and title sponsorship of the national basketball league confirm ligitamacy. Fully licensed with the Belgium Gambling Commission just underlines what you can see already, Betfirst are top draw. It’s just such a shame that the punters are restricted to just a few countries. So to conclude Betfirst may look a bit like everybody else, and they don’t really do anything different. What different is there to do to be fair, a bookie takes bets! The promos are excellent with easily doable wagering requirements. The TV live streaming is brilliant read any customer review and the vast majority will be very good.
There really isn’t a lot you can say that’s bad about Betfirst. Except one thing and for some it’s a really big thing. The rest of the world can’t play there. So if you are living in one of the accepted countries sign up and use them!