BetAdria are a relatively new online bookmaker based out of Costa Rica. In operation since 2009, they provide sports betting, live action, a casino, virtual sports and games. Although their service is primarily based in Costa Rica, they do also have a UK business address which may reassure some punters who would be sceptical using a Caribbean firm. In this review we assess all aspects of BetAdria’s service, and evaluate whether having an account with the firm will be of benefit to punters.
The website definitely has an outdated look about it – surprising since BetAdria are a new firm. The landing page has a few banners and graphics and adopts a blue, white and orange theme. When accessing the bookmaker, the layout is familiar and easy to navigate around. It follows the standard design adopted by most bookmakers; the list of sports on the left hand side of the page, markets in the middle and bet slip and live events on the right hand side.
The markets for individual sports are not subdivided and therefore each has just one very long list. For instance, the football betting has well over 100 links at any one time. Although they are presented in alphabetical order, it would look much better to have drop down lists for each country. The text for all of the markets is presented in all capitals, which looks unprofessional.
BetAdria’s website can be viewed in English, Bulgarian, Croatian and Serbian.
There are only a limited number of different sports for customers to choose from. At the time of review, BetAdria only had 15 markets available, with American football and baseball two noticeable absentees. They do however have beach volleyball, floorball and futsal.
In fairness, the football coverage is decent. There are odds for matches from 203 leagues worldwide, spanning all of the major football nations and some minor ones too. The depth in each country is solid, with coverage down to the 3rd division in places such as Norway. The English betting extends as far down as the Southern league (8th tier on the football pyramid). English Premier League matches typically have around 25-30 extra bets on top of the 1X2 offering. This is low, with firms such as SkyBet having 85-95 at the same point in time.
The basketball coverage has solid geographic reach, with odds available for games from 21 countries (there are prices for more than one league in France, Italy and Spain). Volleyball matches can be found from 17 different countries and handball in 14.
The competitiveness of odds is determined by the total book percentage. A total book (the sum of all of the odds for an event when expressed as percentages) would equate to 100% if the bookmakers aimed to make no profit out of an event. Obviously they want to make money, so adjust the odds accordingly. The greedier they are, the bigger the total book percentage
The odds for the English Premier League are not fantastic by any means, working to 107-107.5% books. Similar percentages can be found for La Liga in Spain, and surprisingly the odds were a little more generous in Italy, with matches in Serie A coming to 106.5-107%. Most bookmakers sit in the 104.5-106% region, so BetAdria definitely can’t be considered competitive.
The NBA basketball matches work to 106-106.5%, and most European basketball fixtures come out at 108-108.5%. NHL games come to 108-108.5% but volleyball matches are a little more conservatively priced at 109-109.5%.
BetAdria offer all new customers a 25% first deposit bonus, up to a maximum of €50 (Customers who deposit more than €200 still only receive €50). The bonus is valid with credit card payments, Skrill and bank transfers. To satisfy the rollover requirements, customers must turn over their first deposit and bonus a minimum of 6 times (€1500) within 60 days before they can make a withdrawal. The odds for each selection must be at least 1/12.00+1001.001.00-1.00. Whilst the bonus amount of €50 is reasonable, the bonus has quite strict rollover terms and it will be difficult for customers to withdraw their funds.
Customers are provided with a solitary email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). BetAdria have English, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian and Montenegrin speaking staff.
For those who wish to write in, there are two addresses:
Betadria Online SRL,
San Jose 1000,
Pty 444 Castle House 1,
There are only a limited number of payment methods that customers can use to fund BetAdria accounts.
The payments and website are protected by an SSL secure system with 128-bit RSA encryption. Although customers can deposit using a Visa/MasterCard, the only two methods for withdrawal are bank transfer (takes 10 days) and Skrill (Moneybookers). The first pay-out each month is free, and BetAdria charge a 5Eur fee for every withdrawal thereafter. This is incredibly poor and off-putting for customers, as the percentage of bookmakers who now charge for withdrawals, is minimal.
To their credit, although BetAdria only have a limited number of sports, the number of markets for each of the disciplines is decent. They have prices for a wide number of games and divisions and so punters looking for games from lower leagues and smaller countries, may find their desired bets at BetAdria. On the negative side of things, BetAdria’s odds are not competitive. They do have a good sign up bonus in monetary terms, but the conditions and rollover requirements make extracting the bonus a difficult task. Customer services are only available via email and the fact that customers have to pay for their withdrawals is particularly off-putting.