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Betting Review & Available Markets
When it comes to the number of sports available on the Betdaq exchanges, there is a decent number of sports on offer but not as many as you would find at a top rated bookmaking site.
However, by the same token, as this is a betting exchange, there is also the option to lay against a selection, in addition to backing it to win, which does give the punter added options when it comes to betting that a traditional bookmaking site does not have.
Horseracing and Soccer are its most popular and important markets but you can also bet on many other sports including greyhounds, golf, cricket, tennis, rugby union, rugby league, snooker, American football, darts, ice hockey basketball, Formula 1 and many more.
There is also a burgeoning Politics betting market and there is a Virtual Sports console offering you the chance to bet on these random computer generated sporting events.
Betdaq Football Betting
Alongside horseracing betting, Football betting is the mainstay of the Betdaq site and is its second most important betting exchange operation.
The site offers a wide selection of matches to bet on from all the top European Leagues and competitions, as well as a number of other leagues and competitions from less well known parts of the world.
There are a small number of markets you can bet on for football however compared to a traditional betting site, with Match Odds, Goal Markets, Correct Score and Asian Handicap markets the predominant markets for most games.
There is a detailed statistical breakdown of the game displayed which is helpful in formulating your bets too.
- Get 50% Commission Back – Not strictly a football-only promotion as such, but your football betting can play a part in earning back 50% of your commission paid during your first three months as a member of the Betdaq site.
Betdaq Horse Racing Betting
Betdaq offers an extensive Horseracing betting exchange service for its customers which updates almost every second in the lead up to the start of the race.
The technical wizardry that allows the exchange to update so quickly is impressive and it is clear that Betdaq has invested a great deal of time and effort in offering a superb horseracing betting exchange.
Finding the section is simple as it is at the top of both the lists on the left hand side of the home screen.
Once you click on one of the horseracing tabs, you can then click on any of the races at any of the meets available today.
You can also then choose to back or lay a selection by clicking on the odds. Remember, if you choose to lay a horse, this uses different betting parameters to simply backing a horse for a stated stake.
The odds update in real time, so pick your time wisely to ensure you get the best odds when you decide what you want to bet on and what type of bet to make.
Horse Racing Promotions
- ITV Saturday Racing Get 20% Extra – Back a winner on Betdaq for any live race shown on ITV on a Saturday during the season and you will receive 20% extra on your standard return as a free bet.
Betdaq does not offer any live streaming services either on its website or via its mobile service.
Betdaq Mobile App
Betdaq offers a choice of two different apps, one for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) and another for Android devices. Both of these can be downloaded directly from the Mobile section of the Betdaq website which also gives the customer a rundown of the different items that you will find on each of the mobile apps. The same app can be used on both smartphones and tablet devices.
What’s good about the Betdaq app?
Betdaq’s mobile app is relatively simple to use on a tablet, with the different markets available easy to find and use. Upon loading up, the familiar Betdaq set up is displayed and the way the app is designed is intuitive meaning that it is easy to navigate across the exchange to find the markets you want to back or lay.
The ability to access promotions is also very well designed into the app and the speed at which the app works, especially considering this is an exchange rather than simply a bookmakers app, is impressive.
What’s not so great about the Betdaq app?
One of the main issues with the app is that it is easier to see and use the app on a larger screened device, such as a tablet, rather than a smartphone where the text is very small and the amount of information on display can make it easy to click on the wrong options when betting.
This does become frustrating after a time. It would have been nice had the app been optimised specifically for a smartphone and a tablet, rather than a generic app to serve them both.
The first place to head on Betdaq if you have an issue with an aspect of the site is the Help section, which can be accessed by clicking on the link in the top right hand corner of the screen, just below where you enter your log in details.
Once selected, this brings up the Help console in a pop-up window (so enable pop ups for this site if they are disabled).
Here you can use the Search bar to look for a key word or phrase to do with your enquiry, or there is a section which lists answers to some of the most popular reasons why customers require help.
If your answer cannot be resolved through the Help console, then you can contact Betdaq in a number of ways:
Live Chat – Betdaq offer a Live Chat service which is available to all customers once they have logged into their account. Simply click on the Live Chat icon in the Help Console and you will be put through to a Betdaq advisor who will do their best to deal with your enquiry there and then.
Telephone – You can call Betdaq from the UK on 0870 178 1021, or if you are based in Ireland, the number is 01 673 3360. Alternatively if you are outside of the UK and Ireland, the number is + 353 673 3360.
Fax – You can fax details of your issue to Betdaq on +353 673 3396
Email – You can email details of your issue to Betdaq at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may need to wait 24 hours or so for Betdaq to deal with your enquiry.
Betdaq Restricted Countries
Betdaq doesn’t list all the countries that it restricts, instead it offers a list of countries where customers can reside to bet legally with them. The full list of countries you can bet with Betdaq at are:
- Cayman Islands
- Isle of Man
- Netherland Antilles
- New Zealand
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
- British Virgin Islands
It can be assumed that customers from any countries not on this list will not be accepted by Betdaq.
Betdaq Bonus Review
Betdaq offers customers a chance to earn £25 in Free Bets when they sign up to the site and have earned their first four Exchange Points by either winning or losing £100.
To qualify, sign up to Betdaq using the process below and deposit cash into your account. You can then use the Betting Exchange to either Back or Lay against selections.
As you win and lose your bets, the amount you have won or lost will be added up and once you have either won £100 or lost £100, then Betdaq will give you your free £25 bet.
Here’s the simplest method you can follow to sign up and claim this Betdaq new customer bonus:
- Visit the Betdaq site and click on the Join Now button.
- This will load up a form with three different sections to complete. Personal Details, Address Details and Account Details. Simply work your way through the form completing all the required fields. These are the fields that are not designated as “optional”.
- In the Promotions Code box enter the code FB2515. This is important as without this you will not receive the new player offer.
- Once you have received an email from Betdaq saying your account is now open, you can now log into your account and head to the Banking section.
- Make a deposit into your account.
- Start betting with Betdaq, remembering this is a Betting Exchange so you can both Back and Lay against selections.
- Once you have earned 4 Exchange Points by winning or losing £100, you will receive your free £25 bet.
Load up the Betdaq website and click on the Join Now button in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Positive Points – The Betdaq service is excellent for punters who want to expand their betting beyond simply backing selections and perhaps also laying them too.
The exchange format is easy to understand and the website well designed, with enough guidance in the help section to help newer punters not used to this form of betting get started with ease. The site is well designed and keeps up with many transactions very quickly indeed.
What needs to be Improved? – Where Betdaq needs to improve is firstly their streaming services offered. No live streams make it very difficult for a bookmaker to compete with the best in the industry.
That is mitigated by the fact that Betdaq is more an exchange, than a bookmaker, but even so, being able to see live streams would help the site improve a great deal. Improving its mobile service, on smaller devices in particular, would also benefit the site a great deal.
It’s new player offer is also very poor value compared to some others you will find with other sites.
Betdaq Rating: 3/5