The Bethard app is a brand new betting app available across Europe and Canada. These late entrants of the gambling marketplace have the advantage of creating their app from the latest software available. This made us quite excited about what that would bring. Here’s what we found.
Signing up was a straight forward process, as is the case with most gambling apps. A few details entered, a username and password created and we were ready to explore further.
Be sure to enter your email address/phone number correctly as upon registration you will be sent an activation code. You will need this to access your account for the first time.
One other aspect of the sign up process was that we were immediately presented with gambling control features so that we could customise our experience based upon our budget and preference. Adding this as part of the registration journey goes a long way to demonstrate that Bethard have the customer’s welfare at the forefront of their operation.
Options presented to us were;
- Deposit limit
- Loss limit
- Wager limit
These can be applied per session, per day, per week or per month. There are further gambling control measures available once you are registered. These can be found within the responsible gaming section of the Bethard app.
- Fantastic range of choice for both Sports and casino.
- Strong standard pricing of odds.
- Looks great and easy to navigate.
- Reliable and trustworthy.
Bethard app welcome bonus
There is a welcome bonus offered to all new customers too. However this bonus isn’t the most appealing on the market if you are on a tight budget. A total of £50 is up for grabs. However in order to receive the maximum bonus, customers are required to wager £1000 within the first seven days of opening a Bethard account.
£5 is released to your betting funds each time you wager £100 within the first seven days. So to receive anything at all you will need to put down £100 in bets within the first week. There’s some value there for the big spenders but the budget bettors aren’t going to really benefit here. Betting apps are not all about the welcome offers though so don’t be too put off by this. There’s plenty of value to be had once you have signed up and are ready to explore the app as a registered user.
Installing the Bethard app
Bethard Android app
The Bethard Android app is available to download. However you will not find it in the Google Play Store. Although the Play Store has now opened up to allowing gambling apps in the UK and beyond, The Bethard app is still absent. Instead you will need to download the Android app direct from the Bethard mobile site. This is a dedicated .apk file and is a native app, rather than a mobile site. You do also have the option of the mobile site but the .apk provides a slicker feel and more pleasing look.
You may need to adjust a setting on your Android device to successfully install the Bethard Android app to your Android phone or tablet. Android devices are set up as standard to not allow app installs from unknown sources (any app that is installed outside of the Google Play store). As this app is classed as coming from an unknown source you will need to turn this setting off. We can verify that the app is safe to download and install.
To switch this setting off navigate to your settings on your Android device. Then head to the security settings found within the system settings. Now ensure that Unknown sources are enabled. If they are there should be a tick in the relevant tick-box within the device administration section.
To install the Bethard .apk click or tap here
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Bethard iPhone app
The Bethard iPhone app can be downloaded and installed directly from the Apple App Store. Use the search function in the App store to search for Bethard. The Bethard iPhone app should be the top result. Recognisable by the app logo – a yellow fist on a black background.
However with the app being so new it is being updated frequently. Recent changes to the approval process of gambling apps has meant that legitimate gambling companies have been temporarily blocked or removed when attempting to submit updates to their apps.
Bethard fell foul to this during our testing period. Therefore, if the app cannot be found in the app store, you will need to resort to visiting the Bethard mobile site until the Bethard iPhone app has successfully travelled through the painstaking app update approval process.
Bethard marketing campaigns
Bethard have spent a fair bit of money on getting the brand recognised. One significant chunk (I imagine) went on partnering up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as part of their advertising campaign to represent their image. Zlatan certainly is an interesting and intriguing character and as such we see this as a bold, yet wise move to enhance their profile. You can see Zlatan in action in the marketing video below.
Bethard app review
How competitive are odds on the bethard app?
There may not be much value to be had in the welcome offer but there is plenty to be had from Bethard’s everyday offerings. Standard odds have proven to be very strong from our research, frequently appearing as best price on odds comparison sites. There’s a no nonsense attitude that is quite refreshing in the current environment.
What does the Bethard app look like?
The theme to the app is presented in a jet black wrapper with white text and yellow icons. Therefore, creating a stark contrast between the background and text, making the information clear to digest. The layout is kept simple and in an orderly fashion. We had no problems navigating to specific sports or events right from the off.
What features are available on the bethard app?
The Bethard app isn’t the most feature rich platform you will find. However this makes the app fairly light-weight. Therefore making it quicker and more reliable than those that are packed full of fancy options, settings and widgets. The critical features of a betting app are present, as are a few that we are now accustomed to seeing. A classic example being the cash out function.
The process of logging in to your account can be made easier by setting up a four digit PIN number. Therefore making it much quicker to login, without compromising your privacy or security. Those with the latest iPhones can also benefit by logging in using Touch ID or Face ID for lightning quick access.
A newer feature to this the marketplace is pulse betting. This method of betting is ideal for those people who are looking for a bet on a specific live football match with a quick turnaround. Choose whether a goal will be scored within 30 seconds, one minute, five minutes or ten minutes. The shorter the time period, the better the return.
Quick turn-around betting plays a major role in the revenues earned and lost in today’s betting circles. Therefore, the in-play method of betting has proven to be very popular, allowing punters to place late bets and micro bets on specific elements of the play. Lots of markets are available and in-play events are clearly labelled right from the home screen on the Bethard app. When a game is in play a choice of visuals become available to view. key statistics are shown from the action that has taken place already, as is the choice to have a play-by-play commentary graphic across the most popular sports.
Boost your accumulators with Bethard
Accumulators are a popular method of betting, especially at the weekend. Therefore, Bethard have decided to recognise this and offer added value on top of their standard pricing by providing an extra boost to your winning accumulators. The bigger the accumulator, the bigger the boost;
- 5 fold – 7% boost
- 6 fold – 10% boost
- 7 fold – 15% boost
- 8 fold – 20% boost
- 9 fold – 25% boost
- 10 folds and greater – 30% boost
A comprehensive casino section accompanies all the sports betting action on offer on the Bethard app. The casino section is clearly labelled within the menu system. Pressing it will open up a dedicated casino and games section to explore. There’s plenty to go at! The Bethard app has one of the largest selections of games we have seen.
Hundreds of slots games are available to enjoy, keeping variety as the spice of life. All sorts of themes are available to ensure that pretty much all preferences are covered. Load speeds for individual games are at an acceptable level. Animations, sounds and graphics are all of high quality and are at the standard of the top dedicated casino apps in the marketplace.
With so much choice here it is easy to get overwhelmed. However Bethard have opened up all games to be played for fun so that you can familiarise yourself with different games without having to initially risk money learning how to play. It is important to note here that in order to play the games for fun, you must be signed out of your account.
Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat can be enjoyed on the Bethard app. In various styles too. This list of games available seem to keep growing. On our last count there were 29 different styles of Roulette to try and 19 different varieties of Blackjack. There are digital versions, live games, budget games, high stakes types and more to mix things up and to cater for multiple preference types. An impressive collection and one we would recommend visiting if you are a fan of the traditional casino games.
A dedicated section is carved out for jackpot games on the casino side of the Bethard app. Here you will find all the slots games that have very big jackpots, as well as high stakes live poker games. Over twenty different games feature here, with some familiar titles cropping up alongside new and trending games that we all enjoyed trying out.
Those who prefer a real dealer over a computer generated program will be relieved to hear there are live games to experience as well on the Bethard app. Here live video streams of actual casino setups are beamed across to you at your request. A live dealer will quite happily serve your bets and interact with you along the way for a more personal touch. There’s a lot going on here as well with over 50 live games at our disposal. Lots of quirky games to play as well as traditional, for example;
- Deal or No Deal Touch
- Dreamcatcher Touch
- Monopoly Live touch
- Super Sic Bo Touch
- Casino Holdem
- Live Football Studio
- Roulette Pro
- etc. etc etc.
We were impressed with most things that the Bethard app has to offer. Moreover, It is really easy to use and get along with. It looks good, caters for both sports and casino fans and has lots of choice for the end user. A strong marketing campaign and competitive odds are going a long way to getting this brand recognition and respect within the gambling world.
We weren’t particularly thrilled at the welcome offer. This is quite poor in comparison to others out there, but we don’t recommend joining a betting app purely for the new customer offer. It’s more important to be treated well in the long term and Bethard seem to be focussed on delivering this kind of service.
Features are there but there are some missing, such as live streaming and partial cash outs. However, this does make the app lightweight and reliable currently. That said, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if Bethard were to add these types of features in the future as the brand continues to grow and evolve.
All in all we found the Bethard app to be a credible betting app that does serve a purpose on most people’s phone or tablet. The current strength of odds means they are appearing top price frequently across lots of markets. I don’t see this app being our number one go-to app over the coming weeks but I can see it being used frequently to gain maximum value. A credible, safe, secure and reliable app with oodles of choice. Give it a try!