Bethard Casino in a nutshell
Bethard Casino is a no-nonsense online casino that’s orchestrated by Gormodatn Solutions Limited Casinos. Gormodatn Solutions is not a name we’re familiar with, and upon investigating we found out why – the company only runs one other casino: Suomi Vegas Casino. We can’t find out much about Gormodatn Solutions via the net, but judging by the choice of ‘Suomi Vegas’ as the name of one of their gambling ventures, we’re guessing they might originally be from Finland.
Bethard Casino is married to an extensive sports book that possesses numerous betting options. You can easily switch between the two, making this an ideal gambling place for those who love sports betting as much as casino play. This review sticks to the casino side of things, though. Bethard Casino runs via licences granted by Curaçao eGaming and the Malta Gaming Authority.
So, will you find it hard to bet at Bethard Casino, or willl you find it hard to bet anywhere else? Keep and reading and you’ll probably find out …
What’s the look and feel of Bethard Casino?
We like sites that keep things simple, and that’s very much what we find at Bethard Casino. Don’t expect to be overwhelmed by anything flashy, so if you prefer all-singing, all-dancing sites then you’ll need to look elsewhere. Here it’s effectiveness that is in the ascendency with plain menus and selection thumbnails.
We do have one quibble though – game selections available are slots, blackjack, roulette and ‘other games’. This means that video poker and scratch cards are mixed in with table games such as baccarat and casino poker. We’d prefer it if table games, video poker and ‘other games’ all had their own sections. It just makes life easier.
What games are available at Bethard Casino?
Bethard Casino seems very proud of the software providers they’ve succeeded in gathering together at their site, and so they should be as they’ve a couple of great names in there, namely NetEnt and Microgaming. If you’re running an online casino then you can’t really go wrong with that pair. As evidence, it means that plenty of great slots are available, such as Starburst and Jurassic Park.
It’s not all slots though at the site we’re pleased to report, and Bethard certainly does not skimp on its table games. There are around a dozen games of blackjack and a similar number versions of roulette. In the ‘other game’ category you’ll find baccarat, casino poker, ‘Red Dog’, video poker and keno. There are a small number of live games too.
Software here is provided by NetEnt, Microgaming, Quickspin, Evolution Gaming (live games) and iSoftBet. The sports betting side of things is powered by SBTech.
Live support is available 24/7.
The site has a very functional version of itself for mobile users.
What promotions are available at Bethard Casino?
First up, Bethard Casino is willing to hand you ten free spins just for signing up with them – no deposit needed. Your ten freebies can be used on Starburst, Lights, Aliens, Fruit Shop or Piggy Riches. Unfortunately, this offer is only open for players in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Australia or Switzerland. You need to wager any winnings you make from free spins sixty times, and you must have made a deposit of at least €30 before you can cash-out.
Deposit bonuses are available over your first four days (note – not deposits) as a member of Bethard Casino, as follows:
- DAY 1 – deposit between €25 and €500 to receive a 100% bonus plus fifty free spins
- DAY 2 – deposit between €25 and €250 to receive a 100% bonus plus fifty free spins
- DAY 3 – deposit at least €25 to receive two hundred free spins
- DAY 4 – deposit at least €25 to receive two hundred and fifty free spins
All free spins can be played on Starburst, Attraction, Lights or Pyramind: Quest for Immortality. These bonuses are available to players in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Australia, Canada or Switzerland, although Canadian players are not entitled to the free spins.
Your day one deposit and bonus must be wagered twenty-five times before a withdrawal can be made, and your day two deposit and bonus seventeen times before withdrawing. All free spins winnings must be played-through fifty times within three days before you are able to withdraw.
You can only use slots (classic and video) and scratch cards to meet your wagering requirements. All other games provided at the Bethard Casino site do not count towards wagering. Also Blood Suckers, Cosmic Fortune and Jackpot 6000 and any slots with a progressive jackpot do not count towards wagering. The maximum allowable bet when meeting wagering requirements is €10.
After a bit of digging we could find no evidence of further promotions that Bethard Casino run, or any sign of a VIP or loyalty scheme.
All major payment methods are covered at Bethard Casino – MasterCard, Visa, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, Trustly, Zimpler, Sofort and iDeal. The minimum accepted deposit is €10, and all deposits are processed instantly.
The site brags about the speed of its withdrawals, and says that payments will be made as soon as possible. The maximum allowable payout is €50,000 – any payouts greater than this are paid in installments. The minimum withdrawal is €30, and before you make a withdrawal you must have deposited at least €30.
There’s a short pending time that’s a maximum of twelve hours. After that your withdrawal should be with you within one day (eWallets) or three to five days (credit/debit cards).
The final verdict
There’s not a great deal to complain about here – the only ‘bug’ we found was that poor categorisation of the games. Oh and perhaps the lack of promotions beyond the deposit bonuses and a VIP/Loyalty scheme. They’re only minor annoyances though.
The positives vastly outweigh any negatives here. Bethard Casino is a pleasantly-designed casino that promises (and – upon our examination of independent customer reviews – delivers) speedy withdrawal times. There are more than enough games and plenty of classics, plus it’s easy to switch over to sports betting if that interests you.
In short, we’d have to say we found it (bet)hard to give Bethard Casino a poor review!