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BetSid is considered to be one of the ‘newcomers on the block’ by many experts and betting connoisseurs, especially for those of you out there who may be casual fans of betting. They are primarily based in the North West region with an official betting partnership alongside AFC Fylde, and in addition to that, they are the primary sponsor of Blackpool FC.
Our initial reaction to the home page of BetSid is that it can be described as fairly paint by numbers, although the colour scheme is a bit more unique which is always going to benefit the brand. They have a clear focus on the horse racing side of things from what we can tell, with an evident emphasis on their casino games.
There are a wide variety of sports for you to bet on and while they may not be as many as some of their rivals, it’s certainly a healthy collection as seen below.
American football, Australian rules, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, football, GAA football, GAA hurling, golf, greyhounds, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, motor sports, pool, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, specials, tennis and volleyball.
The Sunday Acca Insurance gives you the opportunity to have money back as a free bet if one team lets you down on a 5+ team accumulator, and while there are similar offers out there, it’s nice to know that some companies understand the trials and tribulations associated with a stressful accumulator.
The BetSid Boosts are considered to be a big priority on the site from what we can tell, with their own sub heading featured when you head onto the home page. The Casino section provides you with much more selection, though, whereas the Boost tab can be a bit hit and miss in terms of variety and loading times. They also have a Bet Tracker app, but it’s incredibly inconsistent.
BetSid is fully licensed and regulated in the United Kingdom, which we all know to be a relatively saturated region in this regard.
BetSid allows you to function under both Decimal and Fractional odds, but it doesn’t quite extend to American – likely because they’re more of a standard British operation in comparison to some alternatives around the nation. The minimum deposit regardless of which method you’re using is £10, with no specified maximum right off the bat.
The withdrawal page offers you an instant withdrawal history which is always beneficial, and can sometimes be difficult to locate on the bigger sites that know they don’t have to go out of their way for that kind of thing.
They’ve certainly upped their game when it comes to a social media presence, but probably not enough to warrant calling it a successful tenure on any of the platforms. They have just over 1,000 Twitter followers with little interaction from their customers, and in addition to that, the only feasible Facebook page doesn’t seem to have been updated for a few years now.
The sign-up process is quick and efficient in a one-page kind of format, with your email and phone number being asked for. The default currency, as you probably would’ve expected at this stage, is GBP.
BetSid is a little fish in an incredibly big pond, and it’s not hard to get that impression from their product. It feels like they probably should’ve progressed further than they have within their timeframe but when you consider the fact that they mainly cater to the North West, you have to wonder whether or not they’ll continue to get by on their regional prowess.
Visually speaking it can be a little bit hit and miss and times but we enjoy the simplistic layout of the home page, even if it’s something you could probably get elsewhere. The odds offered are pretty standard in a market where it’s pretty difficult to stand out, although it seems as if their more dedicated punters tend to remain loyal.
Pros and Cons
- Casino section is vast and entertaining
- Easy sign-up process
- Decent variety of sports to bet ons
- Very poor social media presence
- Moving between sections on the site can be quite clunky
- The app leaves a lot to be desired