Review of Bethard Casino
Bethard is certainly an aggressive name for a modern internet casino. In these days of enhanced regulation and messages of responsibility, the balled-fist, "winners dare more" approach has been mostly shunned by other operators. Opened in 2014, this casino and sports betting site offers a gigantic library of games, fast payouts, and some nice bonus features for new and existing customers alike.
Software and game selection
Bethard Casino has a very impressive looking site that's easy on the eyes and also simple to navigate. I really like the black and yellow colour scheme, and I found it easy to find whatever game I wanted to play by using either the various categories or the quick search function.
The library of games present at Bethard is expansive, and you'll find hundreds upon hundreds of games from the likes of NetEnt, Quickspin, Microgaming, Yggdrasil, Big Time Gaming, NextGen, and more. The casino has the vast majority of these slots available in desktop or mobile mode. Without a doubt, you could go on for a very long time without playing the same game twice if you chose to. There are many progressive jackpots on offer as well, with the seven-figure big boys like Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune up for grabs.
Outside of slots, you'll find a good selection of table games and a comprehensive live dealer section which has studio games provided by Evolution Gaming, NetEnt, and Relax Gaming. Here you'll find games like roulette, blackjack, baccarat, or various table poker games. A little more difficult to find, the casino does have a couple of games of Video Poker, though you will have to search for them by name as there doesn't seem to be a dedicated category to list them in one place.
Rounding out the betting options for those of you that like to wager on more than just casino games are a sportsbook, virtual sports games, and even daily fantasy sports for the roster assembling geeks out there.
Banking and customer support
The banking system at Bethard supports deposit and withdrawals using bank wire, credit card, and popular eWallets. I am particularly fond of the eWallet option, as it offers the fastest way for me to get my money both into and out of the casino. After requesting a test withdrawal I found that the money was paid to my Skrill account within a few hours, which is just the way it should be. Needless to say, eWallets are the way to go if possible.
There is a bit of a strangely worded clause within the terms that states that if you win €100,000 or more and request a withdrawal of more than 50% of the win, the casino reserves the right to pay you out in 10 monthly instalments of 10% each. This rule seems weirdly open to manipulation as you can just withdraw less than 50% of your win to ensure that you get your money much faster. For example if you won €100k and you tried to withdraw it all at once, they would pay you €10k per month over 10 months. But if you manually withdrew €49,999 two months in a row you would have almost all your money in a fifth of the time. As far as I can tell from the terms this rule would apply if you won multi-millions from a progressive jackpot.
Customer support is reachable through live chat and email, and I was pleased to see that it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I used the chat function to ask about bonus terms, and was met with a quick reply. Asking the questions did have a bit of a delay while the rep got me the answers, but I did end up getting the information I sought.
Security, fairness, and responsible gaming
Bethard does their part to protect your personal information by using SSL encryption to secure connections. This applies to all sectors of the casino's operation, including registration, banking, and gameplay. We always recommend players only stick to casinos that encrypt data.
Bethard Group Limited holds gaming licenses issued by authorities in Malta, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, and Spain. They held a UK license, but decided not to renew this and no longer accept customers from the United Kingdom as of mid 2020. This long line of licenses from credible regulated jurisdictions give Bethard credence as being a legitimate and well regulated operator, and more importantly gives players a variety of official support and arbitration mechanisms should they encounter a dispute with the casino.
Within your account settings, the casino allows you to set limits on your activity on the site in order to foster responsible gambling practices. This includes limiting the amount you can deposit or wager within a set time period, as well as setting "reality check" style time limits that prompt you when you have been playing for a long period of time. In the event that you feel the need to self exclude from the casino, you can also block access to your account.
I have to say that I was impressed by what I found at Bethard Casino. I really like how this is a properly regulated, all-in-one betting destination. It is a very deep betting site, and the great design works well on mobile devices as well. Most importantly winnings are paid out in quick time, so if you are able to play at Bethard I'd say they are well worth a try.
I have been more than 2 years with bethard now for their live casino. Great withdrawal service, fastest I've found, funds arriving speedy in my account within minutes.
unfortunately you people at Bethart keep sending messages i have free spins but they are not available, hence am closing down my account as cannot be bothered with your false rubbish every Sunday.👎
CL - klaw
I signed up well over a year ago but they do not play in my currency so I discovered after signing up. X40 wagering and playing in Euro do not mix for me. A shame as i enjoy Evolution live casino games.
CL - klaw
I made a deposit at this casino, twice. The first time I lost $ 150 but after the second deposit I had $ 480 in the account. The payment went smoothly and customer support was very helpful during my account verification.
I've been a member at Bethard for some time now. I signed up a few years ago and continuously had a good time so I kept coming back. They have a great customer support team and withdrawals are smooth- once I verified my account, I received withdrawals within few days. I think they have a really solid game selection from all of my favorite game providers and I always find games I like to play. As an active player I would like to see bigger bonus options but aside from that, I am pleased. Since I've been playing there, I never had any bad experiences so I can recommend them!
CL - klaw