Bethard casino Review 2019
Bethard – The coolest casino in the world?
Bethard Casino & Sportsbook can be one of the coolest casinos in the world according to me! Did you know before you visited this review that they have Zlatan Ibrahimovic as their brand ambassador?
Well, now you do!
I am a huge fanboy of Zlatan and I thought I knew most of the things about him. But when I checked Bethards Youtube channel I found a whole lot of brilliant videos they have made together! I strongly recommend you to watch the interview below, if you are interested in football or want to hear the opinions of one of the biggest sports stars in the world.
Sorry… Enough about Zlatan…
On this page, I will review the Swedish sportsbook & online casino Bethard, which became available for Indian players during autumn 2018. It quickly made its way to our list of new Indian casinos since they have a couple of really good features, such as fast withdrawals and low bonus wager requirements.
Read the full review to find out why I think Bethard is a good casino for an experienced gambler!
Pros / Cons
Choose a bonus which suits you
Since Bethard is both a sportsbook and an online casino you can choose whether you want some extra money for betting at sports or playing slots & Live Casino. The bonus we are marketing at Guide 2 Gambling is 100% up to €100. is the casino bonus.
Players who opt-in for any of the two bonuses with Paysafecard, Neteller or Skrill as deposit method will NOT BE ELIGIBLE for it. This is quite common among other online casinos since players using these deposit methods are usually “bonus hunters” and tries to cheat the welcome offer.
At the moment Bethard does only have Paysafecard available for Indian players but a little bird whispered in my ear this will soon change…
The casino bonus is a normal deposit bonus which gives you 100% extra money on the deposits you do, up to €100. What is not so normal with the bonus is the low wager requirement: Only x20 your deposit!
This is some of the lowest requirements we’ve ever seen in India, well done Bethard! On top of this, you may also use the bonus for playing in the Live Casino – something also truly unique in India.
What is good to know about the Live Casino bonus is that your wagers only contribute 20% to the wagering requirement when you play Live Baccarat, Blackjack or Roulette. If you play at slots you will contribute 100% though.
To activate the bonus you need to deposit a minimum of €10.
The Bethard betting bonus is simple: Deposit €100. and get €50. extra. You may redeem this offer 10 times and in total get €50, but you’ll have to do this within seven days after you opened the account or the offer will forfeit.
The bonus does not have any wager requirements, but you cannot combine it with other offers such as Risk-Free bets and you may not use the Cash-Out function while the bonus is active.
You need to deposit a minimum of €20. to activate the bonus.
The selection of slot games at Bethard is somewhere in the bottom for Indian online casinos. They have only slot games from NetEnt which I find kind of disappointing. Normally a casino has slots from Microgaming, Quickspin, Play’n Go and the upcoming Yggdrasil!
At the time of writing (January 2019) Bethard has 102 slots to play for real money, below are some of the latest slots.
A large selection of Live Casino games
Bethard live casino boasts a large selection of live games by the software developer Evolution Gaming. This means you can play many different versions of Live Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat, such as Blaze/Double Ball or Immersive Roulette.
Bethard also has several live streaming options from real physical casinos all over the world. Transport yourself and participate in a game of online Live Roulette at Hippodrome Casino in London for example.
One thing to point out; there are no Indian speaking live dealers. The closest you’ll get to Indian are Brittish dealers, who you can play with 24/7.
Next Level Live
Next Level Live is a new live casino concept developed by NetEnt and launched at Bethard at the end of 2018. Netent has developed a very special environment for Bethard where you gather Rocket Fuel levels by winning different bets. Once you hit 5 levels of Rocket Fuel you are transported from the first level, The Underwater World, to the Volcano and then to the final level in Space.
It is a 3D seamless experience and you don’t have to leave the virtual environment when you want to change between the four table games with English speaking live dealers:
- x2 tables of Next Level Blackjack with deposit levels from €5. to €5 000. This is like normal Live Blackjack, except for slightly higher minimum deposits levels.
- Next Level Roulette with deposit levels €1. to €75 000. Nothing special to comment on this game, it’s like a normal Live Roulette game.
- Next Level Sports Roulette with deposit levels ranging from €0.5. to €25 000. Like normal Live Roulette, but with a live feed of football results in the corner.
The audio and video quality is beyond normal level and I can honestly say its superb. However, the gaming and social experience are just like their normal tables. The dealers do not speak differently depending on your environment and the tables cloths & ships look like they’ve always done.
Sportsbook & Live Betting
Bethard is not only an online casino but also has an award-winning sportsbook created by SBtech. You’ll find all the normal games and leagues to bet on, as well as live betting to participate in. If you would be an international player you could also bet on Virtual and Fantasy sports from Scout Gaming Group. This is something I am definitely looking forward to being launched in India!
A blazing fast mobile casino
We tried playing both slots and Live Casino from the mobile and the experience was very good! Easy navigation between the games and especially very quick loading times. Honestly, I think the casino is faster in the mobile compared to the desktop. Another gold star for Bethard!
The OPTIONS of deposit & withdrawal might be the weakest point of Bethard since they only have: VISA & Mastercard, Paysafecard and Trustly. Normally when you play at Indian casinos you’d find Paypal, Neteller/Skrill, bank transfer and so on.
BUT, there’s a very big but here.
All withdrawals are processed within 24 hours, often within a few hours and sometimes within minutes! This is the fastest withdrawal times I have ever seen among the casinos I reviewed so far.
The customer support is okey – There is no telephone support and the FAQ only answers a few questions (posted at the bottom of this review). If you want to get hold of a customer support representative you have to write them an email or type in the live chat.
The live chat is open 24/7 which is also something unique among Indian online casinos.
3 reasons why you should open an account at Bethard
Even if Bethard has their flaws with few slot games, payment methods and support without a telephone I still find it a good casino. Especially if you are an experienced casino player.
The reason is that Bethard has everything you really need. How often do you contact customer support? How many payment options do you really need apart from VISA/Mastercard? How often do you play online slots from 2015?
So here goes my 3 reasons why I think it’s a good idea to start playing at Bethard:
- A bonus which is easy to redeem – Since you only need to play the bonus x20 times it actually becomes useful. In many casinos, you have to play it 40-50 times. You can also choose to use it for Live Casino games or slots, which is something unique in India.
- A fast mobile casino – Nowadays I play more on the mobile compared to my laptop and having a fast mobile casino is a necessity these days!
- Payments within 24h – This is the strongest reason why I would start playing at Bethard. Whenever I win big and going to withdraw it can take DAYS and since I have such a “bad character” I usually cancel the withdrawal and gamble the money again. At Bethard, that’s simply not possible since withdrawal can be processed within minutes if you are lucky.
If you play often and know what you are looking for I recommend opening an account at Bethard. However, if you are more of a beginner I suggest playing at a casino such as Mr Green which has a big selection of slot games!