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BETZONE MOBILE APP REVIEW

Whilst Betzone only launched in 2021, the company’s bookmaking history dates back to 1973. Betzone is owned by the UK’s Bet21, and operated by Playbook Gaming. The site operates under a license from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, and it features both an online sportsbook and a casino. 

This review will focus primarily on the bookmaker. In particular, we will describe our experience with the Betzone app and the bookmaker’s mobile platform. By reading this review, you should get a very good picture of what Betzone has to offer, and – ultimately gain an idea as to whether this app is the right one for you. 

Betzone Sign Up Offer 

UK residents who enjoy mobile sports betting and a great betting sign up offers will love what Betzone has waiting for them. New customers can claim up to £60 in free bets here, along with some free spins in the casino. 

This offer has three tiers. You can claim a £10 free bet plus 10 free spins, £20 in free bets plus 20 free spins, or £50 in free bets plus 50 free spins. To qualify for the £10 free bet and 10 free spins, you must open a new account and make your first deposit. You must then place five wagers of £10 to £19.99 on single events, with even odds or greater. Once you’ve done this, Betzone will credit your account with the £10 free bet and 10 free spins. 

Betzone signup offer

 

To qualify for the £20 free bet package, you have to place 10 wagers of between £20 and £49.99. Each wager must have even odds or greater. Once the qualifying wagers are settled, you will receive your £20 in free bets and 20 free spins. To claim the maximum bonus amount, you need to place 10 bets of £50 or more on events with even odds or greater. Once settled, Betzone will give you £50 worth of free bets plus 50 free spins. 

Some key terms of this bonus offer include: 

Overall, we love this as an introduction to the Betzone brand. The three different tiers gives you an unusual amount of flexibility, and – in all three cases – the value you’re offered is excellent. The terms and conditions are also completely fair, including the generous £500 maximum cap on your winnings.

Betzone Mobile App 

Unlike most new bookies nowadays, we’re pleased to say that Betzone already has mobile apps in place, for both iOS and Android devices. You can scroll to the bottom of the main page to find the app download links, or get your app of choice from the App Store or Google Play respectively. 

The talented team that created the Betzone interface clearly had the end-user in mind when they designed the mobile app. As far as the layout goes, it’s rather generic, which is actually a good thing. If you have ever found your way around another online bookie’s mobile app, then you’ll have no trouble navigating Betzone. In addition to the interface’s simplicity, it is also easy on the eyes, with the yellow and white print standing out nicely on a dark background. 

Upon arriving at the app, the main page greets you with some of the most popular in-play and upcoming matches. Triggering the menu in the top-left corner brings up the entire sports menu, as well as links to the casino and other key pages. You’ll also find tabs for horse racing, promos, and casino games at the bottom of the screen, meaning – in short – that navigation here could hardly be easier. 

Betzone mobile app

Betzone iOS App 

The Betzone iOS app is free, and can be downloaded by either selecting the link at the bottom of Betzone’s main page or by visiting the App Store. This app requires iOS 11 or higher, but if your iOS device is an older model and doesn’t support the app, you can simply use your mobile web browser instead. It only has eight ratings on the App Store at the time of writing, but these average an impressive 4.0/5 rating. 

Betzone Android App 

Android users can get the Betzone Android app by hitting the “Get it on Google Play” button at the bottom of the main screen. Alternatively, you can just get it by going straight to Google Play yourself. Either way, you’ll find an app which is essentially the same as the iOS version in every meaningful way. 

Other Betzone Apps 

Mobile users can use either the iOS or Android app to access all of the desktop site’s features, including the casino. Just as you can use your browser to place bets, the mobile casino games are also available in instant play mode, making them extremely quick and easy to enjoy.

Advantages of the Betzone Betting App 

The Betzone app comes with a variety of strong points. Perhaps the biggest advantage of having the Betzone app is that it allows punters to place wagers, claim bonuses, withdraw winnings, and anything else they want to do, all while they are on the go. This truly takes convenience to the next level, but there are also several other reasons to use the app. 

Usability 

App developers continue to improve the mobile sports betting experience by producing apps that get easier and easier to use. The Betzone app is among the most user-friendly sports betting apps out there. With the exception of a couple of promotional advertisements, the Betzone mobile is free of any distractions. The menus are clearly labeled, and they are right where you would expect them to be, with it rarely taking more than a couple of taps to find the betting opportunities you’re looking for. 

In general, it couldn’t be any easier to place wagers on the go. Once you have found the selection you want to wager on, you can simply tap on it, and your pick will automatically be added to the betslip. It’s then just a matter of entering the stake amount and submitting the wager, with the whole process taking a mere few moments of your time. 

Sportsbook and Casino Under One Roof

If you like to wager on sports, then there’s a good chance that you also crave the excitement of real-money casino games from time to time. In addition to giving users the ability to place live and pre-match wagers on the go, the Betzone app serves up a huge assortment of casino games from top providers. You can play the trendiest slot games like Big Spin Bonus, Sweet Bonanza, and Catch of the Day. You can also play nearly 40 Megaways titles, like Invaders Megaways, Raging Rhino Megaways, and Rock the Reels Megaways.  

Elsewhere, the live casino is loaded with your favourite casino classics like blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. If you are a fan of Evolution Gaming’s game-show games, then you can launch the Betzone app and immerse yourself in live games like Sweet Bonanza Candyland and Mega Wheel.

Betzone mobile screen

Attractive Welcome Bonus and Plenty of Promotions 

We already told you about the excellent welcome bonus package that is available to new customers in the UK. This allows you to claim free bets and free slot spins when you sign up, deposit, and start betting. 

However, the free spins, bonus cash, and other perks don’t end there. Betzone also has some fantastic regular promotions through which existing customers can earn things like daily price boosts, daily specials, and a boatload of free bets. Make sure to keep a constant eye on the promotions page, so that you don’t miss out on the latest offer. 

Safe and Secure 

It is obviously essential that you are afforded the highest levels of player protection, and UK customers can rest assured knowing that Betzone is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. This means that the bookie must adhere to the highest industry standards, including the use of the latest and most effective internet security technology. All communications with the site are protected by SSL encryption, while any stored data is further safeguarded by firewalls as well as a dedicated team of security experts.  

Perhaps most importantly of all, Betzone also makes sure that your money is always safe. In compliance with their licensing agreement, the operator is required to keep operational funds and your money in separate accounts. This ensures that your funds are secure and available for full withdrawal at all times. In short, even if the bookie goes out of business, your money will still be there for you. 

Good Selection of Payment Options

Even though the UKGC now prohibits the use of credit cards at UK online betting sites, they still allow customers to use debit cards. On top of debit cards, UK customers can use Maestro, online banking, and even cheques. You can launch the Betzone app, head to the banking section, and safely conduct instant deposits and quick withdrawals in whichever manner you please. 

Betzone Betting Features 

It would be a stretch to say that the Betzone app is laden with special betting features. However, the app does offer a few tools that enhance the overall experience. We should also bear in mind that the app and website are relatively new, so it would certainly not be a surprise to find more features added soon in future app updates. 

Competitive Betting Odds

One of the keys to making a profit through sports betting is getting the best available odds. As you may or may not know, bookmakers earn their money by charging a commission on every bet they accept. If the bookmaker charges a higher commission, then your winning bets will pay less. A smaller commission means that you get higher returns when you win your bets. 

The odds at Betzone are a bit of a mixed bag, but are still generally fair. While some money lines for mainstream events can have odds margins as high as 7%, other moneylines have margins under 5%. This is pretty much the definition of competitive. In general, the odds aren’t the greatest, but they are certainly reasonable. Those who like betting on niche sports like darts, badminton, or volleyball can find particularly good value, with the odds margins for these events often hovering around the 7% to 7.5% mark. This is actually pretty good, considering that many competitors have margins in excess of 8% for small-market sports. 

Somewhat surprisingly, Betzone’s live odds are actually very good. In fact, the live odds margins tend to be significantly lower than their pre-match counterparts. As this review was being written, for example, the margins for live MLB baseball money line odds came in at under 5%.  

Cash Out

The cash out feature has become so wildly popular that it is now a standard offering at the best UK online bookmakers. That said, if you are new to sports betting, you might not be familiar with this handy tool. 

Simply put, the cash out option allows punters to close their bets before the event has ended. For example, you wager on Crystal Palace to beat Man United in regulation time. While Crystal Palace has a one-goal lead late in the game, Man U is turning it on and they appear primed to notch up the match. You can let your bet ride and hope that Crystal Palace doesn’t blow the lead, or you could trigger the cash out option and lock in the win. 

Cash out doesn’t only work on winning bets. If your wager is going down in flames and there’s little hope of salvaging it, you can cash the bet out and receive a small return. In this situation, you shouldn’t expect to get much more than a fraction of your stake back, but that’s still better than nothing. 

When you trigger the cash out option using the Betzone app, the bookmaker will offer you payout amount based on the circumstances of the match. You can then either accept the payout and walk away, or decline it and keep your bet active. Not all games offer cash out, but you’ll find that plenty of them do. 

As great as the cash out feature is, Betzone customers get a bit of a second-rate version of it, since they must cash out their entire bet. The cash out option at many other top bookmakers allows you to cash out a portion of the wager, meaning – for example – that instead of cashing out your full £10 stake, you can cash out £5 of the bet and keep the remaining £5 active.  

Betzone football

Live Betting 

Live betting is another feature that almost all online bookmakers offer. This enables punters to place wagers while a match is in progress. As soon as an event starts, you can hit the “In-Play” tab to open the live betting menu. You will find many of the same wager types as you’d find on the pre-match menu, with Match Result, spreads, and totals being just the tip of the iceberg. You can wager on which team or player will score next, whether or not the game will go into extra time, and plenty more possibilities besides. 

Live betting on Betzone really can help punters maximize their winnings while minimising their losses. Let’s say that you wagered a 1X2 on Liverpool to beat Real Madrid. Unfortunately, Real Madrid is having its way, and your wager appears to be in jeopardy. This would be a good time to place a live wager to hedge your Liverpool bet. If it was the other way around and your bet was looking good, then you could always sprinkle a bit more on the selection with a live bet. 

If you are a novice, then you should know that live betting is very fast-paced and the odds move quickly. If you don’t act fast enough, the odds can move against you in the blink of an eye. That’s particularly true on the Betzone app, on which odds update very frequently indeed. Accordingly, when you see an advantageous live betting opportunity, you’ll need to jump on it without hesitation.

Responsible Gambling Tools

Betzone provides customers with the tools and resources they need to keep their gambling safe. App users are strongly urged to hit the “Safe Zone” tab here, and make use of the safe gambling tools. You will find some helpful hints there, as well as a self-assessment test that indicates how safe or unsafe your gambling is. 

One of the first things that UK punters should do when they join Betzone is to set deposit limits. This will ensure that they don’t overextend themselves. To do this, log in and enter the “My Account” section where you can customise your deposit limits. If you lower them, the changes are made right away, while – if you want to increase your deposit limits – then the changes will take effect in 24 hours. 

Do you need a short break after enduring a heartbreaking cold streak? If so, we suggest that you make use of Betzone’s “Play Break” option. By triggering a Play Break, you will not be able to access your account for a certain period of time. A Play Break can last as long as six weeks, or as little as 24 hours. Your account will not be reactivated during a Play Break under any circumstances.  

If you think your sports betting has spun out of control, you can also enter into a period of self-exclusion easily here. This will keep your account locked for a minimum of 6 months. If you are contemplating self-exclusion, then you might want to close your account too. Remember that Betzone’s Safe Zone provides customers with contact information for a variety of counselling organisations like Gamblers Anonymous, GamCare, and Gambling Therapy.  

Daily Specials 

Check out the Betzone mobile app’s “Betzone Events” tab, and you’ll find all manner of unique betting opportunities with boosted odds. These wagers often focus on things like player props and game props, and offer a fantastic amount of variety in the sports, players, and outcomes involved. Better still, Betzone tend to make the odds extremely generous in their push to drive action, meaning you can easily snag some excellent value here. 

Betzone Betting Markets 

Betzone do a wonderful job with their sports coverage. Like any top bookmaker, Betzone offers odds on mainstream sports like football, basketball, cricket, and tennis. However, Betzone stands out when it comes to small-market events. You can bet on cycling, darts, Gaelic games, handball, snooker, and much more, and – as mentioned earlier in this Betzone review – the average odds margins for niche sports are more than fair. 

In addition to covering such a wide range of sports, Betzone offers odds on a massive selection of leagues and competitions from all over the world. One of the benefits of this is that there is almost always a match being played somewhere, which means that exploring the vast number of live betting options will almost always turn up an opportunity. 

In general, the betting menus at Betzone are very deep indeed. Some major events give punters hundreds of wagering opportunities, which go far beyond the traditional sides and totals. You can wager on periods, quarters, and halves, as well as full-time results. The menus are laden with player props, team props, and game props, and – if you don’t like a posted total or spread – then you can simply choose an alternative number instead.

Football

Any top UK betting app needs to pay plenty of attention to football. After all, it is the most popular sport on the planet in terms of attracting fans and betting action. Having the Betzone app gives you access to all sorts of football competitions, ranging from the top European leagues to the most obscure leagues in places like Finland, Singapore, and the Faroe Islands. In total, Betzone covers well over 100 football leagues, which equates to countless wagering options. Some of the most popular football bets include: 

In addition to these, you’ll typically find an excellent selection of player props available. You can also take longer-term picks instead, on an outright market like Overall Winner or Top Goalscorer.

Horse Racing 

Football might have been first up, but we certainly haven’t forgotten about Betzone’s horse racing section. Betzone offers odds on a good selection of UK and Irish horse races within its betting app, with some of the more notable venues including Salisbury, Ascot, Sandown, and Cheltenham. 

On the flip-side, Betzone doesn’t cover many foreign races, and it’s also a little disappointing that the site doesn’t support live streaming. Fortunately though, there are more than enough free streaming services that let you watch the races in real time, and Betzone has a great free bet promotion for horse racing fans to make up for this absence.

American Football

American football keeps the bookies busy all year long. If they aren’t offering loads of live and pre-match odds during the season, they are busy posting outright odds in the off-season. 

Even though NFL football takes a back seat to the European version in the UK, its popularity has grown immensely in recent years. Whilst betting on spreads, totals, and money lines are the most common ways to wager on NFL games, a typical NFL betting menu at Betzone presents punters with hundreds of opportunities. Other popular bets include: 

Other Betting Markets

As noted already, Betzone does a great job of providing more niche markets along the most popular ones, like football and horse racing. 

Not all customers at UK online bookmakers are sports fans though, of course, and – even though they enjoy the thrill of betting – they might actually prefer to stake money on such things as politics, entertainment, and other current events. You can find these types of wagers at Betzone by checking out the TV & Specials tab, or the Politics section. On top of that, Betzone caters brilliantly to the growing number of eSports enthusiasts. You can wager on league play here, or on major knockout competitions like The International. In short, the Betzone app really does have something for everyone. 

Betzone Ongoing Promotions 

Those who appreciate continuous access to exclusive promotions should be satisfied with the deals offered by Betzone, but they won’t be overjoyed. It would certainly be nice to see a few more sports promotions in place. 

There are a few decent free bet offers here, which tend to be focused on either particular sports, or even specific matchups. We couldn’t find much else like cashback deals here though, nor a reload bonus. With that said, the daily specials and boosted odds do go a long way in making up for that, helping you to get extremely competitive prices on some of the biggest markets around.

Betzone Deposit Options and Banking 

To be honest, Betzone didn’t really win us over with their extremely limited range of payment options. Whereas the best UK online sports betting sites support a wide selection of payment methods, Betzone only supports Visa debit, Mastercard debit, Maestro, online bank transfers, and cheques. The operator would be doing itself and its customers a huge favour by accepting major eWallets, vouchers, and other options like Apple Pay. 

Betzone Deposits 

Payment Method  Fee  Processing Time  Limit 
Visa Debit  Free  Instant  None 
Mastercard Debit  Free  Instant  None 
Online Banking  Free  Instant  None 
Maestro  Free  Instant  None 

  

Betzone Withdrawals 

Payment Method  Fee  Processing Time  Limit 
Visa Debit  Free  2 to 5 Days  None 
Mastercard Debit  Free  2 to 5 Days  None 
Online Banking  Free  2 to 5 Days  None 
Maestro  Free  2 to 5 Days  None 
Cheque  Varies  7 to 14 Days  None 

 

Customer Support 

Betzone does a lot of things right, but – as with payment methods – they drop the ball when it comes to customer service. For starters, this is one of the few major UK bookmakers that does not offer a live chat function. Not only that, but they don’t offer support over the telephone either. If you need to get in touch with the support team, you are relegated to sending an email. You’ll be lucky to get a response within 24 hours, and – in fact – the site warns customers that it can take up to 48 hours to reply. This is simply inexcusable by modern standards. 

We don’t want to pile on the app here, but it doesn’t even have much of an FAQ section either. You can really only find basic information about deposits, withdrawals, and a few other items, meaning the bottom line – unfortunately – is that you simply won’t be able to get the help you need right away. 

Security 

You shouldn’t have any concerns about the security at Betzone. To begin with, the site is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, which requires operators to provide the highest levels of internet security. This means using the latest SSL encryption technology and firewalls to protect your sensitive information, and having a dedicated security team constantly monitoring the site for suspicious activity. 

You can rest assured knowing that your money is safe at Betzone, since another requirement of the UKGC is that licensees keep player funds and operational accounts separate. This guarantees that you always have full access to your account balance. 

About Betzone 

Not a lot is known about Betzone,simply because it is such a new site. We can tell you that the owner, Bet21, and the operator, Playbook Gaming are both respected companies that have never been linked to any scandals or negative press. The fact that Betzone is licensed in the UK also lends credence to the site’s legitimacy and trustworthiness. The UKGC is among the strictest regulators in the business, and they demand that operators adhere to the highest standards. In other words, you can trust Betzone to treat you fairly. 

Final Thoughts

We’ve tested the Betzone app extensively as part of this review, and we still feel extremely conflicted about it. If you want access to fair odds on a full spectrum of sports and betting options, it’s definitely a great option. It might also be ideal if you enjoy a mix of sports betting and online casino games, and the interface which allows you to access both is brilliantly designed.

With that said, however, the site doesn’t particularly stand out from the many other bookies that offer their services to the UK market. The odds are fair, but they are far from being the best. The Betzone app has some cool features, but most other bookies have those same features, plus others like same-game accumulators and live streaming. 

Ultimately, we have no issues recommending this site, particularly if you’re looking for a no-nonsense, user-friendly solution. It’s not the most feature-packed offering in the world, but the excellent welcome offer basically still makes it a no-brainer to sign up, claim your bonus, and try out this up-and-coming brand for yourself. 

FAQ 

Do I need to download and install the Betzone app on my mobile device?

Whilst the Betzone app has its advantages over the mobile platform, it isn’t a necessity. If you don’t want to download the app, then you can simply use your mobile browser instead while still gaining full access to the bookmaker and casino. 

Do I need separate accounts for the bookmaker and casino? 

No. Your account gives you access to Betzone bookmaker and the casino. In fact, it is against the site’s terms and conditions to have more than one account. Those who have multiple accounts can be banned, and have their balances frozen or confiscated. 

Can I claim the Betzone Casino welcome offer and the bookmaker bonus? 

New UK customers who open an account at Betzone can choose either the bookmaker welcome bonus or the casino welcome bonus. They cannot claim both, so make sure to choose the most appropriate bonus for you. 

Do I need to complete the verification process? 

All online bookmakers that are licensed in the UK are required to verify the age, identity, and residential address of all customers. You can place wagers and claim bonuses without completing verification, but you won’t be able to conduct a withdrawal until you do so. 

Is Betzone legit? 

In our opinion, Betzone is 100% legit. The parent company and operator are both respected companies, while the site’s UK license means that Betzone operates to the highest standards.


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