Betdaq Review: Sports Betting, Free Bets & Bonus Codes
The Betdaq.com platform consists of both the Betdaq sportsbook and Betdaq exchange services but we’ll be paying most attention to the sportsbook section of the online betting site in this review. As an overall first impression, we can see that the horse racing and greyhounds dominate the homepage with feature positions and quick links. Other mentions worth noting are football and rugby, with the Betdaq cricket markets enjoying a little bit of variety and the up and coming esports has made the list as well.
In terms of how much detail is provided within these sports markets, we can see that all the UK and Irish racing events are covered in detail with the US and Australian race meetings also available in the betting markets. Football is also widely available with the top European leagues taking up most of the betting options and no deposit bonus offers, but punters can also search through several other top leagues from around the world. Take your pick of matches from Argentina to Qatar and Japan, with a good range of betting markets within each league available for betting using a free bet or any other kind of bonuses. It’s the racing that holds the most real estate on the site though with the main adverts based around the upcoming events and race meetings. Any of the major sports events will also enjoy plenty of advert space on the site like the recent rugby world cup for example.
Next up is the betting margins and on the whole we found that Betdaq sportsbook offers slightly above average for the majority of the betting markets on both its desktop and mobile bet platforms. The pre-live margins found in football were in the range of 5.3-11.5%. This is about normal for any major online betting operator and looks like a rather good place to use any kind of free bets offered for both new and existing players. The likes of Skybet and Bwin offer a similar range with the high margins coming in at around 11% or 12%. We saw that the rugby union market also provides a margin of around 8.4%, which when compared to the high of 10% from Boylesports and 11.4% from Betfred does seem to offer some value. The live margins available at Betdaq for the popular English Championship are based around 6.37% and shows better value than the big betting names of Coral, Ladbrokes, and Paddy Power who all offer well over 8% in their Championship markets.
To provide a wider range of comparison, we’ll also look at the top leagues that enjoy a lot of betting action whether with real funds or with a no deposit bonus. The Europa League pre-live markets at Betdaq offer 6.9% and seems to come in slightly higher than the 5.74% from Coral and 5.49% from Bwin. It’s certainly a lot higher than Betfred’s 3.48% in this particular market. The same goes for the Champions League and again Betdaq come in higher than most in the live markets with 8.64%, far from the 6% industry standard offered by 32Red, Skybet, and Matchbook. Probably, Betdaq isn’t the most enjoyable online betting site for placing bets with no deposit bonus funds. It’s clear that although there is some value to be found in one or two of the markets at Bet daq, they are not offering value for money in the bigger events and leagues that punters generally place most of their bets on with a freebet or a no deposit bonus.
Lastly, we looked into whether there was any variety in the Bet daq markets and unfortunately, there wasn’t much to write home about here as well. The pre-live markets for football showed us a rather small offering of 45 markets, 6 for rugby union, and 2 for horse racing. The live markets were not much better with just the 20 in total for football. So there aren’t many options to consider once you’ve been granted with a no deposit bonus or a freebet and are looking for the best way to use it. We can’t say much for the betdaq exchange as the odds found there are created and dictated by the customers using the platform. However, the high margins and lack of variety in the sportsbook platform shows us that the site is not offering much value for the everyday punter, with better odds to be found amongst many of their competitors.
Statistics & Results at Betdaq
The statistics at the site are provided by Touch-Line and the amount of data to search through becomes a practical tool for betting fans on both the desktop and Betdaq mobile platforms. Providing this on-site data centre saves punters the time of visiting other websites to find their stats, and so makes the whole betting process a lot more convenient in finding their Betdaq predictions and tips in order to take advantage of their no deposit bonus. The Touch-Line stats centre offers a range of data from previous scores, goal scorers, corners, league standings, defensive and attacking records, and even a tab for referees that displays how many cards they have previously shown.
It’s a lot of information to look through but there is value and betting insight to be found for those who have the time to spend in this section of the online betting site. Horse racing fans will enjoy the dedicated results section found in the side menu alongside the stats link. You can click through the previous seven days results for quick reference and to find any previous winners. Such tool may come in handy should you require help in making decisions about how to use your free bet, a no deposit bonus or a bonus code in order to gain greater winnings.
Also, for those who enjoy the thrill of in-play betting there is a live stats widget on the site. You can use this to keep informed and up to date on what’s happening throughout the live events and matches on the Bet daq site. With all of the usual in-play stats of score lines, time remaining, shots on goal, corners, and possession percentages. This all becomes very useful when searching out those insightful predictions and Betdaq tips while betting with freebets.
- Extensive statistics
- Results stored for 7 days
- In-play widget
The Betdaq sportsbook site offers their customers a handful of free bets but these do require deposits, so they are not the complete no-risk free bet offers that some operators provide. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for some Betdaq tips on where to find the best no deposit bonus deals, read on. We will explain the two major £10 Betdaq free bet deals available on the site for new and existing customers:
|Promo Name||Promo type||Requirements||Restrictions||Max. Winnings|
|Bet 10, get 10||Deposit||Enter code: BDQ10 and place a £10 bet at min. 2.0 odds||Deposits via Moneybookers, Skrill, Neteller, and PayPal not allowed||A maximum of £10 in bonus is available|
|Qualifying bet available on sportsbook or exchange.|
|Bet 10, get 10 on Virtuals||Deposit||Enter code: V1010 and place a £10 bet at min. 2.0 odds||No restrictions||A maximum of £10 in bonus is available|
|Qualifying bet available on virtuals.|
|£1,000 Cashback||Deposit||Enter code: DAQBACK and place bets on the exchange and sportsbook||No restrictions||A maximum of £1,000 in cashback is available|
|Bets during first month only will apply.|
|Best Odds Guaranteed||Odds Boost||Place a single bet on any pre-live horse or greyhound event||UK and Irish events only||Winnings capped at £25k per day|
|Guaranteed to pay at the biggest odds.|
|10% Cashback||Deposit||Enter code: BETINS||No restrictions||5 percent (5%) of the Eligible Sports Bets‘ total net losses during the Promotional Period, up to a maximum of £/$/€ 5,000.|
|A real money bet.|
The cash out feature is a convenient betting tool used by punters on both desktop and betdaq mobile platforms to either secure a profit or reduce your losses on a potentially losing bet. The feature is especially useful as you have a choice of either cashing out the full amount or a partial amount. This gives you the option to leave some of your stake in-play to see if the bet wins at the end or not. One of our useful Betdaq tips would be not to wait too long before cashing out, the amount will reduce quickly as the end of the match or event gets closer. You can’t use the feature on freebets on the Betdaq exchange platform but it is available to use on many of their sportsbook markets including both pre-live and live events across the main sports, as well as the Betdaq cricket and Betdaq rugby markets. The same goes for no deposit bonus bets. Lastly, you will always need to be logged in with your Betdaq login details to view your cash out amount and to use the feature itself.
Bet 10, Get 10
Simply enter the Betdaq promo code – BDQ10 – when you sign up and register your account, use your Betdaq login details to access the site, make your deposit, and then place a bet on the sportsbook or exchange platforms. Just make sure that your qualifying bet is at least £10 with odds of 2.0 or more, and that you place your bet within 14 days of registering your account. If you meet these requirements of this particular Betdaq sign up offer then you’ll receive your free £10 bet instantly.
Virtuals: Bet 10, Get 10
All existing customers are able to claim this virtual sports Betdaq free bet by using the promo code – V1010 – in the My Account section. You’ll need to be logged in with your Betdaq login details to access this part of the site. The requirements are similar to the offer above in the fact that you need to place a qualifying £10 bet to receive your free £10 free bonus. The bet must be on the virtual sports market and the minimum odds of 2.0 still applies. The deposit restrictions are more relaxed though and you can use your preferred banking method.
Up to £1.000 Cashback
Player’s can earn up to £1,000 in cashback from the first month of their membership on either of the desktop or mobile bet platforms. Use the code DAQBACK to activate the promotion and place your bets on either the exchange or sportsbook platforms. The minimum you can earn is £1 and the maximum is the top £1,000 cash back amount.
Best odds guaranteed
All existing and new players to the site can enjoy the best possible winnings from the UK and Irish horse racing and greyhound events. If you take a price in the pre-live markets and your horse or greyhound comes in as the winner with a bigger price, Betdaq will pay you the bigger winnings every time. The promotion is capped at £25,000 winnings per day for each customer.
£50 Free on Dynamite Digger
If you enjoy playing casino games then read on for another of our Betdaq tips to boost your bankroll. Simply stake a minimum of £10 on Dynamite Digger and you’ll get a £50 bonus to use on the game in the form of free spins. The bonus comes with a 40x wagering requirement and you will need to use the bonus within 14 days else it will be removed from your account.
Betdaq Payment Methods
Banking at Betdaq UK is largely what you would expect from an experienced online betting operator. Depositing into either of your Betdaq exchange or sportsbook account is exactly the same with all of the popular payment methods listed, such as the top credit and debit card options from both UK and Irish issued banks like Mastercard and Visa. E-wallets are also readily available with Skrill, Moneybookers, Neteller, and PayPal giving customers a good enough selection to choose. These are convenient payment methods for customers who prefer to keep their online gaming lives private, the e-wallet name and total transaction amount will only be displayed on bank statements and not the actual betting brand name. However, payments made with e-wallets may not qualify for such promotions as freebets, cashback, welcome offers etc.
All of these banking options are also available via the Betdaq app if you prefer using the site via your smartphone or tablet. In terms of retrieving any of your funds from your Betdaq betting account, you can choose any of the same deposit methods mentioned above, and you usually need to use the same method with which you deposited your funds.
The Betdaq banking team look to be quite organised with their process requests and they do state that every withdrawal should take 1-2 days to process no matter whether your winnings come from real account balance or from your winnings from a free bet or a no deposit bonus. The nature of the e-wallet withdrawal process does allow for quicker requests and you’ll often get the money back into your personal account within 24 hours. In addition to the quick withdrawal requests, you won’t be charged fees for any of your banking transactions which is standard practice these days. Lastly, the Betdaq site does not provide too much detail in regards to the limits of your transactions apart from the minimum £10 deposit. You might need to contact your payment provider if you’re looking to withdraw larger amounts but most customers won’t need to worry about hitting any top limits.
Licenses held by Betdaq
Betdaq is a fully licensed and regulated online betting provider. It has successfully acquired betting licenses with Gibraltar and the UK gambling commissions, which shows that everything is in order when it comes to fair gaming and legal business operations. The UKGC license was issued back in 2000 when they first formed. The license is held under the owners LC International Limited (the Ladbrokes Coral merger company) and the official license number is: 54743. This license address is also the same as the LC International address based in Gibraltar, which is: Suite 6, Atlantic Suites, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA.
The UKGC and Gibraltar licenses give those customers with active Betdaq login details the opportunity to bet on the following activities; Betting Intermediary, Bingo, Casino,General Betting Standard – Real Event,General betting (standard) (virtual events), and Pool betting. Our review of Betdaq shows that there are yet to be any sanctions or legal actions placed against the operator.
Customer Support at Betdaq
Sun - 09.30-20.00
You can contact the Betdaq support team via the phones, email, and the onsite Betdaq live chat feature. Although the live chat is not a 24/7 option, this will be the quickest way to get advice on the more simple queries based on Betdaq login details, freebets, no deposit bonuses or Betdaq commission. We found that the team responded quickly in under 10 seconds and the overall contact lasted for 3 minutes on average which gave us some useful and detailed answers. Using the email option we found that there was no automated response in place and their reply was sent back within 24 hours.
We decided to test the overall competence of the Betdaq customer service team and so we set out some general betting questions based on margins, cryptocurrencies, and free bets.
Read on to find out what happened:
First off, we asked them if there was any movement in the betting margins on the site for loyal customers of Betdaq. There were reply was quite generic and asked us for Betdaq account details, however, they did briefly explain the concept of their betting and exchange site, and why they couldn’t change the margins: “Odds differ on all online betting websites. The odds displayed change due to money in the market and current liability.” At the end of the message, they left us with a short statement saying that “No you cannot boost your odds.” – which is a short way of saying that the margins and odds on the site are fixed and there is no chance of special treatment for loyal customers.
Secondly, we wanted to find out about the potential use of bitcoin cryptocurrency for withdrawals and they came back with, “Please kindly note we do not accept bitcoin.” It was a polite way of saying that cryptocurrencies will not be a part of the Betdaq plan for the foreseeable future, which is common amongst the bigger operators nowadays anyway.
Our last question was based around the possibility of receiving free bets or a no deposit bonus via the support team to test the site out before we register an account, they replied with “In order to receive any promotional offers you must first register an account with BETDAQ, than you must add the promotional code and meet the promotion criteria as per T&Cs.” This shows that there are no free bets available without registering a Betdaq account and acquiring your Betdaq login details first.
In summary, our review and test questions left us with a positive reaction and overall we think the Betdaq support team offers a good level of customer service. They were quick and knowledgeable on the most part, with a slightly longer wait when using the email option. The Betdaq live chat might not be 24/7 but it’s very convenient during the opening hours with lightning quick responses and relevant answers to our questions. You can ask them queries ranging from how to use the exchange to simple Betdaq login process questions. It seems that they will be happy to help regardless of your betting experience. However, there is no option to get a no deposit bonus from the support team.