Bethard Online Casino Review
We decided to check out Bethard, a combined Casino, Live Casino and Sportsbook. They have a lot of different products, ranging from Instant Win Scratch cards to Instant Trotting. Yes, you read right. Instant Trotting. Now, we have a hard time wrapping our heads around the Instant part here. They do carry Virtual Trotting as well, for when you want a more “realistic” experience I guess?
Keep on reading to see what more fun things we found at Bethard!
Why play at Bethard?
So why should you give Bethard the time and effort it takes to create an account and have a gamble? There are after all so many other Casinos and sportsbooks out there. Well, first off, this site is more than just a Casino and Sportsbook. The range of various games is impressive, Virtual Sports, Live Game Shows, Fantasy Sports, Sports, Live Betting and of course, Slots, Slots, Slots!
When it comes to the Welcome bonus, there are two offers to choose from for new players. First off, there is the 100% up to €100 bonus in the Casino. This bonus is for those of us who likes to have a gamble on the slots.
In the terms and conditions department, there aren’t too many surprises.
- You are only eligible to claim 1 (one) welcome offer, so you cannot combine it with the Live Casino or Sportsbetting welcome offers.
- Players from different countries may be offered slightly different bonuses.
- The deposit and bonus needs to be wagered 20 (twenty) times before a withdrawal is made.
- Only games under the “Casino”-tab on the page counts towards the wager requirement in the following way:
– Slots: 100%
– Instant win/scratch cards: 100%
– Live Casino: 20%
– Table Games: 0%
– Video Poker: 0%
– Progressive jackpot slots: 0%
– All other games: 0%
- Maximum allowed bet when having an active bonus is €10 per bet/spin. Larger bets may lead to confiscation of bonus money and winnings from bonus money.
Other than the Casino welcome bonus, there is also a Live Casino bonus where you get 100% up to €200! It is a steep wagering on this one though, more on that below in the Live Casino section.
In this area, Bethard shines with a wide variety of different providers. In fact, this casino has so many providers that they release a new game on average every working day. That is over 260 games per year!
In the game play area, Bethard has kept it as slim as possible so that the Game is in Center at all times. The game is after all the most important thing, so Bethard has done a good job here. They have also managed to squeeze in a Latest Played bar at the bottom, where other things like Full screen, Back to lobby and “Make this slot a Favourite” buttons are located.
We found more providers than on average when we went to the Live Casino at Bethard Online Casino. Besides the normal line up of Evolution Gaming and Netent, this site also has games from Authentic Gaming. Authentic Gaming is a new provider in the world of Live Casino, aiming to offer a truly authentic experience. “It isn’t Realistic, it’s Real” is their tagline. They live up to their name and tagline by broadcasting from real, landbased, brick-and-mortar Casinos.
On thing Bethard has done well is to separate the Live Casino and what they call “Live Game Shows”. Under Live Game Shows, you can find the various game show formats from Evolution Gaming. This includes Deal or No Deal, Dreamcatcher, Lightning Roulette and Lightning Dice. You would think that Monopoly Live should be here as well, but it seems like someone at Bethard forgot to put it there. If you want to play Monopoly Live, you can find it in the normal Live Casino Lobby. Read out our review of Monopoly Live here.
There is also a special Welcome Bonus offer tailored for Live Casino players. You can take advantage of a bonus of 100% up to €200. However, beware as the wagering contribution in Live Casino is significantly lower (20%). This means that the wagering requirement of 20x Bonus plus Deposit will lead to a head of wagering. For example, if you deposit €200 and get €200 in bonus, you will have to wager €8000. If you wager that at 20% contribution, you will have to place bets of a total of €40 000! That is a bit steep for us, but good luck if you choose to go for it!
Bethard is one of the first sites out there offering Fantasy Sports from the provider Scout Ltd. Now, you can gamble real money on Fantasy Sports against your friends and enemies alike. Do you think you know who will be the best in this years English Premier League? Sign up to Bethard today and join the €250 000 Guaranteed promotion. This promotion has a massive €50 000 in first prize! Make sure you do not miss out on this one.
The Virtual Sports section at Bethard is filled with exciting games. If the Need for Speed is running through your veins, then Speedway, Greyhounds, or Velodrome are the games for you. Tired of seeing real horses galloping around? Try Virtual Trotting, where horses are guaranteed to not gallop!
Besides the Welcome offer, Bethard runs regular promotions both in their Casino and Live Casino, but also in the Sportsbook and Virtual sports areas. However, the Casino is after all what we here at Slotmad cares about the most. In the casino, we found a couple of promotions when we review.
There was the 100 000 free spins Summer Festival, where Bethard gives away a whopping 100 000 free spins in July. All you have to do is play the games on the site. For every €20 wagered, you get a ticket in the weekly raffle where 250 winners get their piece of 25 000 free spins.
Other than promotions, Bethard also offer the Quickspin Achievements. The achiements are simple to understand and complete. Open a Quickspin game, and there are things to achieve. Things like winning X times in a row or getting into the free spins rounds. Once you manage to complete and Achievement, you receive Tokens. These tokens can then be used to purchase Free Spins and Feature spins.
Bethard is a casino that has a lot of pro’s and not so many Con’s. All in all, we’re putting this casino at a 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. It is an up and coming casino with a strong platform. We believe we will see a lot more from Bethard in the future.