BetCity review:

BetCity Sign Up Offer

€20 Free Bet

The €20 Free Bet welcome bonus is for new players. An initial deposit of at least €20 is required. If you claim the Free Bet welcome bonus, you cannot claim any other bonuses at the same time. The Free Bet welcome bonus expires 30 days after the time of issue.

BetCity overview

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BetCity was one of the first betting sites to launch in the Netherlands after online gambling was legalised in the country in October 2021.

With a unique look and a fresh feel, we expect the Kambi-powered BetCity to be at the forefront of sports betting in the Netherlands for years to come.

BetCity score

  • Bet Builder for football, NFL, NHL
  • New and innovative betting site
  • Sportsbook provided by Kambi
  • Limited live streaming
  • No mobile app
Bonus offer
8/10
Betting variety
9/10
Mobile experience
7/10
Payment options
8/10
Betting experience
9/10
Support
9/10
Summary
9/10
BetCity quick facts
Website betcity.nl
Game TypesSports betting, Casino, Live Casino
Deposit methodsiDeal, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro
Withdrawal methodsBank Transfer
Odds providerKambi
Betting functionsLive betting, cash out, bet builder
Casino game typesSlots, table games, video poker
Casino providerStakelogic, Merkur, Gamomat, Pragmatic Play, Peter & Sons, Oryx Gaming
AppsNone
SupportLive chat, email, telephone, Twitter
OwnerBetent B.V
Founded Year2003
HeadquarterAmsterdam

BetCity Review

When the licensing system came into fruition in October 2021, bettors in the Netherlands might have been concerned when the very popular Unibet had to stop accepting bets.

However, their worries were eased as BetCity - which, like Unibet, uses sportsbook provider Kambi for its odds and user interface - opened up and fit the needs of former Unibet players like a glove.

🔁 Substitution for Dutch Bettors: BetCity ⬆️ Unibet ⬇️

Just like other Kambi betting sites, BetCity boasts a hugely impressive range of betting markets, especially for football which is the most important sport on any betting site in the Netherlands.

Are you from the Netherlands? Head over to our partner site My Bookmakers NL to read a Dutch review of BetCity.

Betcity football betting

Bettors will be delighted with BetCity's football betting offering.

Crucially, there is a BetCity Bet Builder function which is hugely popular and rightly so. By using it, you can combine multiple bets within one game into one wager, and selections include total goals, handicaps, goalscorers, and more.

The sharper bettors among you can bet on Asian handicaps for most leagues but perhaps not the more obscure competitions.

We love the football section, but what else?

There are over 20 sports to choose from in total, and if you like to bet in-play, you can select the Live Betting section and check out events that are already under way.

Those of you that have experience with Unibet will know exactly how to find your way around, but even for novices, this is a very easy betting site to use.

As far as promotions are concerned, the welcome bonus free bet is a terrific start but there aren't too many existing customer deals thereafter.

There are BetCity Specials, which is their equivalent of enhanced odds.

The BetCity Specials section will feature odds boosts for whatever the big events are that day, which could be anything from ATP tennis to Brazilian football.

Customer support is a key factor and BetCity does a great job with it thanks to a live chat function as well as a phone line, email service, and Twitter account. 

The selection of payment methods is also more than fair, and while the lack of a mobile app is frustrating for now, surely it won't be too long before that is rectified.

Choose BetCity for their

  • Football betting section with plenty of options
  • BetCity Specials enhanced odds
  • Breadth of markets for American sports
  • Ability to deposit using iDeal

Find another bookie if you don't like

  • No PayPal transactions
  • Lacking a dedicated mobile app

BetCity Rating - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 9/10

Betcity tennis betting

With the launch of BetCity, players in the Netherlands have a great legal betting option straight away.

Who is behind BetCity?
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BetCity is a new brand launched by BetEnt, which is an online spin-off of the land-based casino chain, Casino City.

When the Dutch betting market opened with a new licensing system on October 1st, 2021, the B2B sportsbook provider Kambi announced a multi-year partnership with BetEnt.

Kambi's technology can be seen on the BetCity site, giving the brand a familiar feel and one that is similar to fellow Kambi sportsbooks such as Unibet, LeoVegas, Casumo, and Mr Green - all of which are popular outside of the Netherlands.

BetCity Free Bet

€20 Free Bet

The €20 Free Bet welcome bonus is for new players. An initial deposit of at least €20 is required. If you claim the Free Bet welcome bonus, you cannot claim any other bonuses at the same time. The Free Bet welcome bonus expires 30 days after the time of issue.

New Dutch players at BetCity can get a €20 free bet after signing up and making an initial €20 deposit.

How to claim the BetCity Bonus:

  1. Click 'Claim' and register with BetCity.
  2. Make your first €20+ deposit.
  3. Select the €20 free bet welcome bonus in your account.
BetCity welcome bonus T&Cs
  • BetCity.nl gives all new players a Free Bet welcome bonus of 20 EUR on their first deposit.
  • To qualify for the Free Bet Welcome Bonus, the deposit must be at least 20 (twenty) EUR.
  • The Free Bet Welcome Bonus can be activated by the player in the cashier by selecting the bonus while making a deposit. The Welcome Bonus can also be requested by the player via live chat support or via email after the first deposit has been made. The bonus is then added to the player's account by support. No bets need to be placed until the bonus has been successfully added.
  • Please note that once you have claimed the Free Bet Welcome Bonus, you cannot claim another bonus at the same time. In the event that you claim another bonus, the Free Bet Welcome Bonus will no longer be available to you.

For full BetCity bonus T&Cs, visit BetCity.

FAQs

What is BetCity?

BetCity is an online betting site that launched in October 2021 when gambling was legalised in the Netherlands. It is owned by the operator BetEnt, which was one of the first to be granted a licence in the country.

How do I register with BetCity?

  1. Visit the BetCity website.
  2. Click the Register button.
  3. Enter your details and sign up.

What payment methods can I use on BetCity?

You can make a deposit using iDeal, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, or Bank Transfer. For withdrawals, you can request a Bank Transfer to your bank account.

Is there a BetCity welcome bonus?

Yes, when you register with BetCity, you can claim a €20 free bet by following the below steps.

  • Register with BetCity.
  • Make a €20 deposit and activate the bonus.
  • Receive your €20 free bet bonus and use it within 30 days.

What can I bet on at BetCity?

You can place pre-match or in-play wagers on popular sports including football, basketball, tennis, darts, American football, baseball, ice hockey, golf, and many more. You can also play casino games across various slots, table games, and live casino titles.

BetCity betting

When you arrive on the BetCity sportsbook homepage, things might feel rather familiar to some of you.

That's not because BetCity has been around for a long time (quite the opposite, in fact) but the platform providers, Kambi, have partnered with some high-profile brands all over the world.

By partnering with Kambi, BetEnt has ensured that BetCity is a high-quality betting site with a suite of features and tools that please all kinds of bettors.

What are these features then?

Well, pretty much what you would expect from any top betting site, but to an excellent standard.

If you like to create your own football bet builders, you have that capability. Otherwise, if you're predominantly an in-play bettor, you have everything you need in order to crack on with that.

Bet City betting features

Find all sorts of options at the top of the BetCity sportsbook home page.

There are also some very appealing odds boosts on a daily basis, but if you take things a bit more seriously, you can wager on Asian lines.

BetCity Bet Builder

One of the most popular bet types to emerge in recent years is the bet builder - or the same game parlay as they call it in the US.

These allow you to combine multiple selections within one game and turn it into an accumulator.

BetCity provides this option for football, as expected, but also American leagues like the NFL and NHL.

For football, you can choose from rather basic markets like goalscorers, handicaps, and total goals. But if you're into American football, bet builders are arguably even more fun to put together because there are more player props on offer.

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Website Manager

"I'm definitely a sucker for a bet builder. For Premier League and Eredivisie games, I tend to combine a handful of bet builders into one big accumulator each weekend. Don't get me wrong, I rarely win, so I suggest you perhaps play it a bit safer than me! I do, however, have more success with my NFL bet builders, mostly due to the receiving and rushing yards options."

BetCity Live Betting

The in-play section on the BetCity sportsbook is very well organised and easy to navigate, but more importantly, it is well-populated with a vast selection of events.

Football and tennis are the sports you'll see the most when you head to the live betting tab, while the likes of ice hockey and snooker appear in there rather frequently as well.

When you click into an event, you'll see lots of available wagers for top football matches, and of course less variety for lower leagues and niche sports.

Betcity live betting

If you like to bet while on the move, live betting on the mobile site is worth a go.

As far as odds are concerned, the payout rate is pretty much in line with competitors, but on the more generous side.

While the live betting offering is more than adequate, the same cannot be said for BetCity live streaming at this stage.

BetCity Cash Out

Cash out is available on some BetCity wagers and this allows you to close your bet for either a profit or a loss before the event finishes.

If you go to your 'Lopende weddenschappen’ (Pending Bets) tab, you'll see whether any of your open bets are eligible for cash out and what the settlements being offered are.

BetCity Speel Slimmer

With their dedicated section for previews and strategy guides, BetCity is encouraging users to 'play smarter'.

There are also promotions in this tab, most of which are enhanced odds for new players.

Some of the previews are definitely worth checking out, as they cover the top football leagues as well as Formula 1 and more.

Bet City speel slimmer PL

Each of the previews feature valuable pieces of information that you can use for your betting.

Speel Slimmer Bets

On the sportsbook home page, you will see a Speel Slimmer Bets button in the sidebar and this is where you can find some pretty good odds boosts.

Usually, they are enhanced accumulators, and they can centre around a mix of sports.

BetCity app

Sadly, there is no BetCity app in the Netherlands just yet.

This will surely change soon but in the meantime, you can just use the website on your mobile device.

If you really want to, you can add a BetCity shortcut to your home screen and it will essentially act as a betting app.

BetCity promotions

BetCity focuses far more on new customer offers than existing customer promotions, but given that they have only just launched, this is probably fair enough.

There is a sports welcome offer in the form of a BetCity free bet, plus a BetCity Casino welcome offer which allows you to get up to €200 in bonus cash.

Around certain football fixtures, alternative sports welcome offers pop up, and through these, you can get massively enhanced odds.

Wanted: Existing customer promos
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The welcome offers that you can get on BetCity are absolutely fine, but where do you go from there?

Of course, the betting features are excellent on the site so you could argue that you don't necessarily need too many promotions, but this is not a thought process I necessarily subscribe to.

The enhanced odds are fine, but it would be great to see at least an accumulator insurance offer or some money back promos.

It would be even better if BetCity could get creative and come up with some kind of club in which users can get free bets or other rewards. That might convince users to stay loyal and stick with BetCity even after more operators inevitably enter the market.

BetCity payment methods

You can deposit money into your BetCity account via:

  • iDeal (minium €10)
  • Credit card (minimum €5)

*All payments are made through the payment provider, Adyen.

You can withdraw money from your BetCity account via:

  • Bank transfer

*Payout is transferred to your account within 24 hours.

You can set your own deposit limits for your account, and these can be changed as and when you please.

BetCity Casino

The BetCity Casino is fully stocked with plenty of games of chance. There are hundreds of different themed online slots on the site, and it is not too daunting because you can filter them by Jackpot, Books, Megaways, Fruit, or even by gaming providers which include Stakelogic, Merkur, Gamomat, Pragmatic Play, Peter & Sons, and Oryx Gaming.

There is a table games tab, too, and in it, there are a few options but even for blackjack, roulette, and baccarat, there are just one or two variations of each not including the live casino.

BetCity Live Casino

Through the BetCity Live Casino, you can play games with real-life dealers, which is as close as it gets to replicating the in-person casino experience.

As well as the usual suspects (roulette, blackjack), there are game shows that are a bit more unique and entertaining.

Bet City live casino

A small selection of games can be found in the BetCity Live Casino, which is better than nothing.

BetCity Casino bonus

100% up to €200

Minimum deposit is €20. Maximum bonus amount is €200. Wagering = 35x the bonus amount.

New players at BetCity Casino can get a €200 bonus on their first deposit.

How to Claim the BetCity Casino Bonus:

  1. Click 'Claim' and register with BetCity Casino.
  2. Make a deposit of €20+.
  3. Get a 100% bonus up to €200 and wager your bonus 35x.
BetCity Casino bonus T&Cs
  • Minimum deposit is €20
  • Maximum bonus amount is €200
  • Wagering = 35x the bonus amount
  • Payout is only possible after the rollover has ended
  • Wagering requirement contribution (percentages apply):
    100% slot machines
    10% table and card games
    10% video poker
    10% other casino games

For full BetCity Casino bonus T&Cs, visit BetCity.

The Last Word

BetCity Netherlands

Final Verdict

So there we have it! After reading this review you should have a good grasp of whether or not BetCity is a suitable betting site for you.

But if you couldn't be bothered to read all of that, maybe this quick summary below will help you make up your mind.

BetCity Netherlands Bonus Offers - 8/10

The BetCity sports bonus is excellent, and the casino welcome offer is worth a look too if you'd prefer. While these new customer deals are terrific, there are not enough existing customer promotions to supplement them.

BetCity Netherlands Betting Variety - 9/10

Very few other sportsbooks will be able to compete with BetCity in this department. That's what you get with Kambi - an almost perfect sports betting solution from top to bottom.

BetCity Netherlands Mobile Experience - 7/10

The BetCity website is optimised for mobile, but it would be much better if there was actually a BetCity app. Hopefully it's not too long before this is the case.

BetCity Netherlands Payment Options - 8/10

You can deposit via iDeal and credit card, so you can't really ask for too much more than that without pushing the boundaries of the regulations.

BetCity Netherlands Betting Experience - 9/10

I can't really fault BetCity in this department, especially as someone who mostly bets on football and American sports. There are bet builders, boosts, previews, loads of markets, and a great overall product.

BetCity Netherlands Customer Support - 9/10

If you ever need to get in touch with BetCity, you can usually do so pretty quickly either through live chat, telephone, or social media. Sometimes it might take a little while to get a response, but they're pretty sharp for the most part.

BetCity Netherlands Overall Rating - 9/10

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KSA has done Dutch bettors a huge favour by granting BetEnt its license and thus allowing BetCity to launch. This should be one of the top betting sites in the country for years to come, so we see no reason not to hop on board now.


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