BetVictor Review

The ‘gentleman’s bookie’ has grown significantly since it was set up as a small family business back in 1946. Victor Chandler, now known online as Bet Victor, doesn’t claim to be a specialist in one particular sport and its ‘Jack of all trades’ approach means there’s always plenty to choose from.

Sports Betting Markets

As you can see, BetVictor’s sportsbook is substantial with bets offered on all of the following sports.

Baseball, basketball, bowls, boxing, UFC, cricket, cycling, darts, football, futsal, Gaelic Games, golf, greyhounds, handball, horseracing, ice hockey, motor racing, motorcycling, Olympic games, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, speedway, tennis, US horseracing, skiing and volleyball.

Their in-play markets are varied and with football, golf, snooker, tennis and horseracing featuring heavily there’s plenty to put your money on.

Sportsbook Website

BetVictor.com has recently received a facelift and as a result is now one of the cleanest looking sports betting websites out there.

Users will be immediately drawn to the top six biggest markets and events being offered via the striking rotating image banner at the top of the page, but navigation to other sports is very simple too.

Simplicity is the key to the BetVictor website so there isn’t quite the range of extras you’d get with other bookmakers but what this site is great at is making betting online easy and fast. However, to accompany their in-play features you can listen to live commentary from horseracing in the UK and Ireland and the biggest football matches of the week as well as the audio feed from Sky Sports Soccer Saturday.

Coral Review

This traditional British bookie is at the top of the tree when it comes to football and major sports betting. Through their simple online betting portal they attract customers from over 100 countries who are privy to some of the best fixed odds on all the major sporting events.

Sports Betting Markets

Compared to some other online bookmakers Coral don’t offer the widest range of sporting events to choose from, but what they do offer is a huge choice of betting options within the most popular sports in the UK and USA such as football, cricket, rugby and NFL. Their list includes:

American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, football, Formula 1, golf, greyhounds, horseracing, ice hockey, motorbikes, Olympics, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, tennis and volleyball.

Sportsbook Website

Their website looks and performs well with quick links to football, horseracing and greyhounds along with the popular ‘Goals, Goals, Goals’ coupon.

The rotating banner at the top of the page highlights the top five betting events at any given time and all other sports are easier to navigate to down the left hand side of the page. ‘Bet in Play’ is also easy to use and understand if you’re new to online sports betting – breaking down events into ‘Live Now’, ‘Next 3 Hours’ and ‘Later’.

Other features include Coral’s in-house radio feed covering all major domestic football matches, horseracing and greyhound racing and there’s also Sky Sports News Radio and live audio of Soccer Saturday with Jeff Stelling.

Coral do provide a striking interactive Flash cricket scoreboard with live updates on most major matches and the website also hosts a neat F1 microsite that comes to life between March and November.


William Hill is a world leader in sports betting and probably the best-known bookies in the UK. Established in 1934 William Hill has more than 2,000 betting shops, 13,000 employees, 450,000 telephone clients, 7,500 Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, and 600 AWP machines with a $15 billion annual turnover.

Sports Markets

William Hill is practically an icon when it comes to sports betting and has a truly impressive selection of the most popular sports in the UK and abroad.

Their full list is as follows:

Horseracing, football, tennis, cricket, rugby union, greyhounds, American football, basketball, golf, F1, NASCAR, MOTO GP, speedway, Australian rules, boxing, futsal, handball, motorbikes, rugby league, UFC, MMA, athletics, cycling, GAA football, ice hockey, Olympics, snooker, baseball, darts, GAA football and hurling.

As you would expect, the mainstream sports offer a more comprehensive range of betting options; so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to horseracing, football and cricket.

In-play betting is offered at William Hill too. However, their choice of in-play sport isn’t quite as good as some of their rivals, with football, tennis and greyhound racing being the three biggest markets.

Sportsbook Website

The WilliamHill.com website is fairly simply to navigate and use, with the day’s biggest events and offers clear for all to see at the top of the page. Live streaming is offered on European and Australian football as well as selected international cricket and tennis matches. Log in at the right time and you’ll catch live handball and beach soccer too.

If you visit the subtly marked ‘Sports Betting News’ page you’ll be treated to a live RSS feed, podcasts and radio commentary and punditry on the day’s biggest horse races form the UK and Ireland.