Betsson.com is an old Swedish company that now operates one of the more advanced online casinos on the market. It was first established way back in 1963 by a couple of Swedish men who opened a brick-and-mortar casino at the Elegant Palace Hotel in Gothenburg. The company grew from there, established casinos in other countries and then finally went online in 2000 as CherryCasino.com.
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The Besson.com domain went live in 2002 and now serves as the primary internet property for the Betsson group. Today’s Betsson review will focus on the present state of the company from our point of view as players, with a particular focus on the casino. In addition to real money casino games, the website also offers sports betting, online poker and bingo.
Since safety is always a concern with gambling, we’ll start with the Betsson reputation. The fact that we even decided to publish this review in the first place is a positive sign; we do not review or recommend casinos with security issues. Betsson.com is a safe place to play based on our own experiences, reports from other players and the lengthy company history. To date, the people at Betsson have never given us reason to believe they run anything other than an upstanding gambling business.
Slots are definitely one of the stronger points going for Betsson. The selection consists of hundreds of machines developed by a variety of software developers. They have games from NetEnt, Play’n Go and Thunderkick just to name a few. If you’re tired of the same old Microgaming and Playtech casinos, Betsson is worth a serious look.
There are so many slots that the website actually has a search and filter option just for its slots. The largest collection can be found under the “video slots” tab while other tabs are reserved for classic slots and jackpot games. Some of the game types you’ll find are the latest games from some of the most active software developers, traditional machines that look like old-fashioned slots and many others themed after entertainment franchise such as Aliens, Bruce Lee, Game of Thrones, Jurassic Park and more.
Inside the “jackpot games” area is a collection of progressive jackpot slots that grow larger over time. At the time of this review, the largest had a £1.6 million jackpot on offer. In the past, Betsson has paid out jackpots as large as £8.1 million.
In all, there are more than 250 unique slot games on offer. Video slots make up the majority of the collection with jackpot games and classic slots consisting of several dozen games in total. Many of these games come from “newer” developers rather than the old guard. This makes for a casino that is up to date and easy on the eyes.
Betsson Table Games
Now we move on to one of the weaker points of Betsson Casino. There are only 21 table games in total, which is quite a bit fewer than other major competitors. The full lineup includes several blackjack variations, several roulette variations, baccarat, pontoon, punto banco, red dog, casino holdem, Texas holdem and oasis poker.
On a more positive note, the games they do offer are all high quality. Betsson works with some of the best software developers out there and these games are as close to the real thing as you’ll get on the internet. Betting limits range from £1 to £500 per hand.
The games are nice, but the selection is just too small to make Betsson a casino that I could recommend to anyone particularly focused on table games.
Betsson Live Dealer Casino
Oddly enough, there are more live dealer tables at Betsson than regular table games. You will find dozens of individual games inside the live casino area, with a real human managing each game on live video. You can talk to the dealers, join tables with other players for a more social, immersive experience.
The lineup of games includes multiple variations of live roulette, blackjack, casino holdem, three card poker and baccarat. Betsson has contracts with multiple live gaming studios that makes it possible to give you a variety of experiences. This is by far one of the most extensive live dealer casinos that I have reviewed to date.
Video quality varies depending on your connection, but I found the videos to be almost HD in quality. The games loaded fairly quickly and the dealers dealt a few hundred hands of blackjack without any noticeable errors.
Betsson Video Poker
Betsson does have a few video poker games, but this section feels like a hasty add-on with only 12 games on offer. The good news is that the games look great (thanks to NetEnt software) and run quickly. Other casinos tend to go with cheaper software providers and it is apparent as soon as you load a game. Betsson does not have that problem.
If they had a greater selection of video poker machines, Betsson would be an easy recommendation. For now, the video poker games simply serve more as a side-option rather than a destination for dedicated VP players. You can see a few screenshots below for an idea of what the games look like in action.
Betsson Banking and Support
No complaints in either of these areas. The full list of deposit methods isn’t the longest, but it consists of all the most popular options people use around the world. Withdrawals are normally processed within 1-2 business days.
Customer support can be reached by live chat, e-mail and phone. I haven’t had to ask the team any complex questions, but they did answer a test e-mail quickly. One thing that stands out is they publish their phone number prominently across the top of the help page. This is nice to see in comparison to some other casino sites that bury their phone numbers at the bottom of some obscure page.
List of Deposit Methods
|Credit Card||Debit Card||Entropay||Paysafecard|
|Skrill||Neteller||Bank Transfer||Instant Bank Transfer|