Updated: 12 Jun 2018
Betser Casino Review
Betser Casino is brought to ye by one o’ de betst (is this how they pronounce it in Old Norse?) Scandinavian groups - Hero Gaming. True to its origin, the site features simple and minimalistic design, and a nice collection of software providers, from guys like Microgaming, NetEnt, Yggdrasil and Playson. New casino players get a big fat nothing as a welcome bonus.
If you prefer sports betting, you’ll get some treatment, by the way. It’s not fair. Betser is licensed by the MGA, though it has not earned a good name among the players yet. It lacks live casino games and 24/7 Support, but overall it’s still a fun platform to play at.
- MGA License;
- Great design and UX, both desktop & mobile;
- Signature ‘Balls and Brains’ mechanic;
- A plethora of sports bets;
- Diverse banking options.
- Live casino section is missing;
- No welcome bonus for casino players;
- Live chat is not 24/7.
Betser Casino is still relatively young, but with a damn solid pedigree. Founded in 2016, it is a part of the Hero Gaming family (Casino Saga/Heroes), the new Scandinavian ‘golden standard’ for casinos, much like the Maltese MT SecureTrade (Rizk, Guts, Cashmio). If there were gambling gods out there, who watch the earthly exploits of casino makers, they’d surely reserve a place for these guys in Gaming Valhalla. Betser, an heir to this glorious legacy, inherited a secure, independently audited, SSL-protected platform. As well as a top-tier MGA license and other cool features.
Betser is, in fact, a blend of sports betting site and a casino. Unlike most crossovers, which often look like poorly stitched Frankenstein creatures, limping heavily on one of their limbs. Betser smoothly integrates both parts, with a smart ‘Balls and Brains’ gamification mechanic. The overall design is simple, smart and clean; the website runs smoothly across all platforms and browsers.
The sportsbook part offers near-endless opportunities for betting on anything, from Gaelic hurling, to Donald Trump becoming Muslim (look it up, we’re serious!) in his first term. The betting interface is logical and easy to navigate.
The casino part features an array of quality gaming software from top providers, though the fans of live games will be disappointed, as these are left out.
As a primarily Scandinavian platform, Betser is translated into Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish, along with English and German.
Customer Support. The customer service is not outstanding, but not disappointing, either. Betser offers standard email and live chat options. The chat is available between 09:00 and 00:00. Though before you contact customer support, be sure to check out the FAQ page – it covers an extensive range of questions. Besides, it’s never hurt anyone to RTFM.
Don’t be lazy and read their FAQ section. It’s really informative!
Banking. The choice of banking options is quite decent. Withdrawals and deposits are available via Skrill, Neteller, iDeal, Zimpler, credit cards, and Bank Transfer. E-wallets will take up to 24 hours to process withdrawals, while other options might take up to 5 banking days. It wouldn’t have been so bad if not for a 3-day pending period for each withdrawal, which can be prolonged up to 10 days.
Betser accepts payments in Euro, Swedish and Norwegian Kroner, but the operational currency is Euro. The minimum first deposit is €10, while subsequent deposits start at €20. The monthly withdrawal limit is €20,000, and winnings beyond that will be paid in parts.
Software and Game Variety
Betser Casino is powered by Microgaming, NetEnt, Play'n GO, Quickspin, Yggdrasil, Playson, and Push Gaming. The platform features up to 700 titles, and most of them are slots and table games. The range of card and table games is impressive: a dozen variations of Blackjack, Video Poker, and Roulette each, as well as Punto Banco, Baccarat and, suddenly, Mahjong.
- Slots: Avalon, Jurassic Park, Mega Moolah, Game of Thrones;
- Table Games: Roulette, Baccarat, Punto Banco;
- Card Games: Blackjack, Poker;
- Video Poker: Double Bonus, Deuces and Joker Wild;
- Other Games: Mahjong, Money Wheel.
Mobile and Live Gaming
Betser’s mobile version matches the original in both speed and functionality. It’s so well-crafted that even navigating through the jungle of sports bets doesn’t require a machete-like we thought it would.
Live games, on the other hand, are missing completely. We can understand this sacrifice, but it is still a shame for a modern casino. Why the hell they need that inactive “lIve games” category? Probably they are going to add some live gaming options in the near future.
Live games are missing completely. What a shame!
Bonuses and Promotions
Betser Casino offers used to offer a welcome bonus for casino players, but now they decided to remove it. Only the fans of sports betting can get some mimicry of a welcome bonus - €10 with no wagering requirements. There also some promos on the website, but most of them are for the sportsbook only.
But the most interesting part is the ‘Balls and Brains’ mechanic. In Betser sportsbook, there are two types of bets – smart (odds 1.25 to 7.99) and ballsy (odds 8 and up). Brains are what you get for making ‘smart’ bets – though normally it’s what it would take to make them in the first place. Balls are earned by making ‘ballsy’ bets, accordingly. Luckily, it is not only sports bets that you can use to earn mentioned body parts. Each casino game has a corresponding symbol below its title, so you can choose which points you’d like to score. Though neither of these ‘currencies’ is directly convertible into cash, both can be effectively spent at the local ‘store’ to buy some freebies – spins or bets. Oh, and there’s also a Betser League for the most competitive punters.