BetShop Greece Bookmaker Review
BetShop Greece Summary
BetShop Greece is one of the many bookmakers licenced out of Curacao but, unlike most of the others, they have been around for a while and are well established. It’s powered by B2B Gaming Services in Malta. In addition to sports betting they also offer live betting, casino, virtual sports and VRacing and other betting games. The site is predominantly aimed at the Greek market and so defaults to Greek.
We’ve given Betshop Greece an average rating because it’s a basic site and offers no bonus for new customers. Click below to find better betting sites.
- Payment Methods: Bank Transfer, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, Visa
- Restricted Countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy
- Languages: Greek
Betshop Greece Features
- Traditional layout and nice design
- Thousands of football markets
- Some excellent live betting
- Terrific value odds
Not Fancy but Still Does the Job
The BetShop Greece home page is adorned with colour and imagery. Once you arrive at the sports betting pages the fancy graphics may be fewer and far between but are still there, and it looks quite good. It may not have the full-on colour overload of some their more famous rivals, but has a quite pleasing, uncomplicated feel to it. It also has some good functionality and a nice design.
The sports betting section is set out in the traditional three-column layout – one that will be familiar to all punters – and there is a useful search bar that makes navigating around the website nice and simple. There is very little not to like.
No Bonuses? No Promotions?
There are however no signs of any no sign-up bonuses or promotions, which is very disappointing. We found this odd because the main incentive to attract new users is indeed the welcome bonus.
Generally, we give new sites the benefit of the doubt on the basis there will likely be some bonuses and promotions further down the line, but for BetShop Greece there is no such excuse. It’s part of an established chain of sites and there’s no obvious reason why they don’t offer their customers at least a little something.
Football is, as usual, their biggest sport by some distance and at the time of this review they were offering a staggering 156,000 markets.
Nice Selection of Sports and Bets Aplenty
In the bookmaker league table, based on the number of sports on the site, BetShop Greece are mid-table. They haven’t gone for broke, like some of their competitors, by including every single sport ever invented, but instead have picked a mix of the big sports (or at least most of them) and some of the popular betting sports. They have arrived at a workable number of 21, plus an extra one for TV bets.
The only notable omission from that list is golf, which we found a little strange – especially given its prominence in the sports betting field – but generally we found their selection well balanced.
Football is, as usual, their biggest sport by some distance and at the time of this review they were offering a staggering 156,000 markets. Basketball was a distant second but still had over 5,000 markets on offer.
Their football coverage – as you would expect with that volume of markets – is worldwide, and they cover the sport in 35 countries – from Argentina to Slovakia and plenty in between. They also go big on international tournaments and, in addition to the major competitions like the World Cup and European Championships, they cover international friendlies.
It’s not just about the number of countries and matches on offer though – the variety and depth of bets on offer is also very good. Most football matches – especially those in the big leagues – have well in excess of over 300 markets available within 20 betting categories.
Basketball, as mentioned earlier, is their second biggest sport and most matches come with over 120 markets. At the opposite end of the spectrum, their American Football coverage is limited with most NFL, games available with no more than four markets priced up for each. For example, at the time of this review, an upcoming game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints had four bets available – the 1X2 and over/under.
The live betting they offer their customers is pretty good. For most matches – specifically for the big leagues and competitions – they provide an excellent match tracker, odds being updated constantly, some detailed coverage of game itself, and a good selection of markets. We tested it out for the entirety of a Premier League match and it’s well worth a look.
In terms of odds, BetShop Greece are on the money and, in fairness, this goes some way to compensate for their lack of bonuses and promotions. We tested a sample of their football, basketball and American Football bets and were quite impressed.
Generally, bookmakers who compile their odds to 100% leave themselves a zero-profit margin, so for the punter, the closer to 100% the odds, the better. Within the betting industry it’s accepted that odds compiled to between 105% and 106% are fair, and so for Betshop Greece to compile their football odds to 104% is good. Their basketball bets were slightly less generous, although 106.8% is still okay, and the NFL bets were even better at 105.8%. All in all, very impressive.
Great for Betting on the Go!
BetShop Greece cater nicely for customers who bet on the move. Although there are currently no iOS or Android apps available, they have instead created a very good mobile configuration that works as well, if not better, than the desktop site. It can be accessed on a mobile browser on a smartphone, tablet or phablet – using Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer. It looks good and functions very nicely.
Depositing? Withdrawing? – Yes, They’ve Limits
BetShopGreece offer their customers the chance to use the following methods:
|DEPOSIT METHODS||FEE||PROCESSING TIME||DEPOSIT LIMITS|
|Visa||No Fee||Instant||Min €35 / Max €3000|
|MasterCard||No Fee||Instant||Min €35 / Max €3000|
|Skrill||No Fee||Instant||Min €35 / Max €3000|
|Neteller||No Fee||Instant||Min €35 / Max €3000|
|Bank Transfer||No Fee||Instant||Min €35 / Max €3000|
|PAYOUT METHODS||FEE||PROCESSING TIME||WITHDRAWAL LIMITS|
|Visa||No Fee||Instant||No Min / No Max|
|MasterCard||No Fee||Instant||No Min / No Max|
|Skrill||No Fee||Instant||No Min / No Max|
|Neteller||No Fee||Instant||No Min / No Max|
|Bank Transfer||No Fee||Instant||No Min / No Max|
Worth noting too is that the maximum repayment amount per customer, for a calendar month, is € 50,000. More than this will be repaid in successive months.
Mainly Aimed at the Greek Market
The site defaults to Greek and the currency used is the Euro. There are quite a few restricted territories listed on the site, and this includes United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, France and Italy.
Safe and Secure, and Plenty of Info
BetShop Greece looks safe and secure and there was nothing in our review that rang any alarm bells. In general, it felt robust reliable and an online search also revealed no problems.
The customer services function also seemed okay and, unlike the English-speaking version of the site, we did get our queries answered to a satisfactory level. In addition to the live chat facility – which is useful when it’s available – there is also an email helpline and some FAQs.
Another plus point is that they do recognise the importance of responsible gambling and dedicate a page to it at the foot of the page.
There is plenty of good to be found on Betshop Greece, not least some terrific value odds – especially for football. They also offer their customers a fine selection of sports, which are backed up by a generous number of markets and a good depth of bets.
We were pleasantly surprised by the value on offer and any site that compiles their football odds to 104% is worth more than a second look. On the flip side, we were very disappointed with the lack of bonuses and promotions, something consistent with other BetShop sites.
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