Founded in 2000, Ladbrokes Coral Group-owned BETDAQ is one of the most popular betting exchanges going around today. Dedicated to providing the best possible user experience on a highly-trusted and steadfast platform, as of writing this review BETDAQ has managed to avoid unplanned outage for more than 400 days. While this is a testament to the exchange’s quality and attention to its bettors, it also means more fun for the participants.
Licensed by the Government of Gibraltar, BETDAQ is the second largest betting exchange operator in the world and has complete legal authorization. It is regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and totally safe to get your bet on. If you are willing to find what BETDAQ has to offer and if it is actually value for your money, read on.
BETDAQ caters to betting markets on a wide spectrum of international sporting. Horse racing, MMA, American football, tennis, golf, greyhound racing, ice hockey, cricket, darts, basketball, boxing, formula one, GAA, rugby league, rugby union are some of the events that you can bet on. It claims to handle in excess of £75 million worth of bets on weekly basis which is quite believable considering the number of bets you can see on the exchange at any given time. No matter what your favorite sport is, BETDAQ will most likely have a listing for you to place a bet.
Apart from sports betting, BETDAQ’s colossus page provides you with a chance to win mammoth jackpots by guessing a series of correct numbers much like the power ball lottery. The nicest touch is the partial pay-out option. If you get 6 out of 7 numbers correct and are nervous about the last number, you can withdraw your betting amount partially and leave the rest to see what becomes of it.
Being a betting exchange, BETDAQ facilitates peer to peer bet placement for bettors from around the globe. Instead of trying to overcome the odds set by a bookmaker, you are actually pitted against other players of the trade. A commission is placed on the winning amounts so in case you lose, you do not have to pay anything extra.
BETDAQ allows you to tweak your Back and Lay options to your hearts content before you are ready. Or you can even join one of the popular prices set by another player immediately. Starting January 2018, BETDAQ has cut down its commission to only 2% which is also retroactive! Meaning, all the bets you have placed and won since eons, you stand to get back the excess you had paid as commission from BETDAQ. If that is not good news then what is?
BETDAQ’s live betting or In Play betting is among the best in the business. As soon as you hit the website, you can find a number of live events that are happening in different markets. With easy filtering, you can head to your preferred market, choose a live event and get a variety of bets to choose from. You can find odd/even, over/under goals and Asian Handicap bets to name just a few for live matches and enjoy the thrill of betting.
Of all the bookmaker and betting exchanges you will visit, BETDAQ is the frontrunner in terms of technology and ease of use. As they spruced up the website, the classic version of the website is also available for older punters who may have gotten too familiar with the old layout.
The new site has a refreshing color scheme, loads very fast and is extremely easy to use. As soon as you open the site, you are invited to a promotional landing page. Once you skip over to the main site, you will find large list of all live events, a list of all supported sports, links to virtual games, trading tools and BETDAQ tips. The site is available in a mobile version along with iOS and Android apps to handle your bets. The quick collapse and filter options are a boon to any bettor.
BETDAQ may not provide support for each and every payment method under the sun but it has enough to handle most bettors. Apart from the standard Neteller, Skrill, Visa/Mastercard credit and debit cards and Maestro, the support for Paypal will be a blessing for many. The support for cheques is a nice touch that you would not find at most exchanges or bookmakers.
The BETDAQ knowledge base is one of the best single point of betting and sports related resources you will find on the internet. Apart from knowledge on the basics of betting, how to bet and different types of odds, BETDAQ provides quality resources on trading as well. The BETDAQ tips section is a separate website in itself where you find all the latest previews, reviews and updates on a host of sports along with BETDAQ's best suggestions on the bets of a particular event.
BETDAQ provides the standard support methods of phone and email. Dedicated phone lines are there for Ireland and UK customers. But BETDAQ does not reveal at what times their customer service executives are available what the expected response times are. That could hamper speedy resolution of major issues. But the help section on the site is good enough to resolve most of the issues a new or even experienced bettor might face. For a betting exchange of this size, a live chat option is surprisingly lacking.
All in all, BETDAQ is a tremendously popular betting exchange and for the right reasons too! It provides ample content and options for heavy bettors and new bettors alike. The easy to use website, mobile apps and a huge knowledge base definitely add to the whole experience. Some work around the support system could propel BETDAQ towards the crown of best betting exchange in the world.
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