BetVictor is now one of several fully legal iGaming Ontario betting sites, officially going live on September 27, 2022. Mainly known as a brand for the UK and Ireland, BetVictor has gained significant brand traction with Ontario English Premier League fans through several past club sponsorships within that league. As BetVictor enters the legal Ontario market, they will be looking to attract new fans that may be more focused on traditionally 'Canadian' sports and leagues like the NFL, NBA and NHL. In speaking with their representative, perhaps surprisingly, the NBA is one of the most popular leagues for their Canadian customers. If the BetVictor brand is new to you, know that they are not new at all - their parent company was founded in 1946. They know what they're doing and what bettors like, no matter where they live.
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To play on their iGaming Ontario platforms, whether it be their betting site or their apps, players must be physically located in the province of Ontario. If you are located in another province, you can however play on the main BetVictor "international" site which is based in the gaming jurisdiction of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Read our BetVictor Canada review for players outside Ontario.
Like any proper, proper Ontario sportsbook, BetVictor offers both a top notch mobile betting site and the option of their mobile app for either iOS or Android. We always have a real problem with any Ontario provider that only offers an app for mobile betting, given all of the data privacy concerns that have arisen surrounding their use. Several of the US brand entrants to the legal market only offer Ontario betting apps for use from a mobile device, not a mobile site, which is unfortunate, unnecessary and usually a signal of a greedy operator that wants to not only profit from being a gaming brand, but one that can also harvest your valuable data. BetVictor gives you the choice to play more privately with their super quick and intuitive mobile site as accessed from your preferred mobile Internet browser, or their mobile betting app.
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BetVictor offers a super-clean three-pane setup for play from their full resolution betting site, which is tailored to Canadian tastes and terms. Find Hockey, Football and Soccer, not UK lingo for the same. Find the main sport and gaming vertical navigation on the left. Once you click a given sport, you will be able to find featured events in the main middle pane, or click 'competitions' to find your league events of interest.
Each page loads very quickly, whether it be a page full of events, or a page that belongs to a given event with all of the applicable betting markets. Betting markets are nicely categorized with buttons. Click your category to see the array of markets. Left navigation elements have a dark grey background while the main events and odds area have a white background, which is a nice natural contrast between the two key areas. Early cash out markets are widely available as they happen, as shown by the cash out icon (money-in-hand symbol).
Currently BetVictor supports Interac, Visa and Mastercard, but will soon be expanding to offer other popular bank debit methods. (Stick with Interac if you can, as Visa & Mastercard credit card transactions to all gaming sites in Ontario are very expensive due to being deemed as "cash advances". Yes, this is even the case in the new legal iGaming Ontario market. Avoid high interest & fees by using Interac instead.)
Odds margin is the rate of revenue that a bookie builds into their odds. Lower margins mean generally higher odds for you the player, more often. At the moment, true to their UK heritage, BetVictor is very competitive with their odds margins for top soccer events. Find margins between 3% and 4% for top leagues like the EPL, UCL and Serie A among others. BetVictor margins for the 'top four' North American leagues have also really improved. For the NFL and NBA we've found margins in the same 3% to 4% range. Compare this to most Ontario betting brands that offer margins in the 5% region. Remember, if the odds margins used at two different betting sites are 3.5% and 5% respectively, the difference between them is not 1.5%, the difference is nearly 43% (5 divided by 3.5). While no betting site will ever always have the highest odds for your bets of interest, it is great to know that your betting site of choice is giving you far better overall value on your favourite leagues and betting markets.
If you tend to have more international flavour to your betting choices, be it rugby or cricket or otherwise, you will find that BetVictor has more competitive odds (and better coverage) of your preferred sports and leagues, with margins closer to 5% on the main betting markets. Many of the brands out of the US likely won't pay much attention to these sports, even though Ontario has big immigrant communities that are obsessed with these sports. Margins for various US sites can blow out beyond 7%, meaning the bookies tend to keep about 40% more money than a bookie taking only 5%.
BetVictor Ontario offers one of the top legal Ontario online casinos, with RNG (Random Number Generator) online casino games, slots and jackpots, as well as access to live dealer casino games with real-life dealers and croupiers that run your games on-camera. So if you are interested in any of these game types, they will be available from the same account, across devices.
If you'd like it to be a part of your overall betting experience, know that BetVictor provides a solid Ontario esports betting offering, covering events well. Find 'Esports' in the main navigation as its own gaming vertical, or within the A-Z of sports listings. At the time of our review, we could see that BetVictor had in-play coverage of live esports events as well an array of pre-match offerings on many CS:GO, LOL, KOG, SCII and DOTA2 events. Within each event, we can see that there are more betting markets available than simple match winner markets.
Many of the US brands that have moved into Ontario have no esports coverage, or if they do offer esports betting, they only offer this most basic match winner market. This is mainly down to the fact that esports is both not very popular yet in the USA and various US states actually do not allow betting upon these events. So this lack of coverage simply rolled over to their Ontario platforms. At BetVictor Ontario, find various scoring markets, handicap markets, map winner markets and more depending on the given esport of choice.
If you are a Premier League watcher, you likely already know the BetVictor brand given their serious UK heritage, but you would be making a mistake to overlook them, thinking they are mainly about soccer. They know that Canadian players love more than soccer, so they've moved to ensure you get really competitive odds and event coverage of the NFL, NBA, NHL and more. If these top North American leagues and any top soccer league will play a significant part of your betting action, BetVictor needs serious consideration, given their highly competitive odds margins, breadth of market coverage and all-around, quick and intuitive betting platform through your choice of their website or their apps. A strong, strong option for Ontario bettors.
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