Betdaq Virtual Betting Review

Ever tried virtual betting before? While there’s still plenty of interest left in real sports events, virtual sports betting has really exploded in the past few years.

The BetDAQ betting exchange and sportsbook is just one place where you can expect to find an array of virtual events to bet on. But what is it that betting exchanges such as BetDAQ offer to really get ahead of the competition?

BETDAQ Virtual Betting

BET £10 GET £10
BETDAQ Virtual Betting

18+ only. Offer applies to customers who have not placed their first bet on Exchange virtuals before 01/12/2015. Minimum odds of 2.0 or greater applies. Free bet stake not returned on winnings and must be placed at odds of 1.5 or greater. Free bet can only be used on Exchange virtuals. Free bet valid for 7 days. T&Cs Apply. Full T&C's Apply

In this BetDAQ review, we will largely focus on the virtual sports and virtual betting side of things. Virtual sports allow you to place bets on events that are completely fabricated – meaning you can bet on ‘live’, randomised races and matches at any time of day or night!

We’ve taken a look at BetDAQ sports to some extent before, but let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from the virtual side of BetDAQ, and why it’s worth heading here for your virtual fun as opposed to any other betting exchanges on the web.

Welcome Offer & Sign Up Bonus

Activate the welcome BetDAQ bonus for virtual betting and you can claim a £10 free bet if your first punt loses.

Therefore, if it’s your first time betting on virtual horse racing and your runner just doesn’t convert, then you’ll be able to get your cash back. This promo is available to you at the point of registration.

Whether betting through the BetDAQ app, the mobile site or desktop site, you will need to make sure you place a bet at odds 2.0 or higher in the virtuals section.

The minute your bet settles, your promo will go into pending mode. Within 72 hours of that bet, you’ll have £10 afresh to play and bet with.

Keep in mind that you’ll find this acc reg free bet valid for seven days after you receive it. You won’t be able to cash it out, so make a point of taking a closer look at other markets in the virtuals section on the BetDAQ website to spend your free credit!

On-Going Promotions & Offers

As well as offering what BetDAQ refers to as best odds guaranteed, there are plenty of other promotions available beyond the welcome offer. Here are a few promos and bonuses you might want to look into if you’re one of several new customers joining the betting exchange and/or sportsbook.

  • £10 Free Bet – This deal is a little bit different to the virtual games welcome bonus, in that new customers can activate this £10 free bet on any sport or event site-wide. Again, you will need to place this bet on odds that are at least 2.0. However, this is a bet valid on exchange and sportsbook alike, making it amazingly flexible. If you’re a new customer and want to credit your account with a freebie, just use the promo code BDQ10.
  • Up to £1,000 Cash Back – As a new customer, you’ll also be able to take up one of the most popular BetDAQ offers – you can claim up to £1,000 back in betting cash if you lose a stack to commission during your first month. Full T&Cs apply as always, so do make sure to take a closer look at the fine print, as well as what other BetDAQ reviews have to say. Use the promo code DAQBACK as soon as you’re ready.
  • Free Bets – Across virtuals and a wide range of sports, BetDAQ does occasionally offer free bets that you can either use in the BetDAQ exchange or in the main sportsbook. However, to get access to these, make sure to follow the promotions page, and to check out any social media posts and promos the site is running at any given time.
  • 0% BetDAQ Commission Rate- If you choose to really get into the betting exchange side of things, it’s worth noting that there’s a 0% rate offer running on everything barring football, greyhound racing, horse racing and cricket. That means if you really want to diversify your sports betting after giving virtuals a go, the sky’s the limit.

VIP Promotion & Player Rewards

There are no BetDAQ VIP clubs or deals running right now. This seems a little odd for what is the second largest betting exchange in the UK, but truth be told, you get plenty of other perks alongside!

Virtual Free Bet Promo Code

Want to claim a £10 free bet when you first open your BetDAQ account? You’ll need to use the promo code V1010.

Remember, to claim this free bet for virtual sports, you will need to bet on odds of at least 2.0 – and your pick will need to lose for you to qualify!

BetDAQ Virtuals Site Overview

Horse racing, greyhound racing, football, you name it – BetDAQ tends to give most of its focus to the more popular sports, particularly those that UK and Irish punters tend to sway towards. However, there is a solid virtual section well worth looking into.

On the whole the online betting experience at BetDAQ is pretty solid. Before we came to review BetDAQ we knew that the site has had a few concerns raised over its slightly dated look. However, we think it does still offer a lot of appeal to new customers – it’s pretty easy to use on the whole.

That said, there’s not that much of a focus on virtual sports for it to be considered a main feature – more on this section of our review below. However, when it comes to customer care as well as payments, withdrawals and responsible gambling features, we really don’t have much to complain about.

For complete newbies, there’s a fantastic trading tools section. BetDAQ trading tools aim to help you find your way around the exchange a little bit easier. The BetDAQ exchange itself isn’t that complex deep down, but it’s still worth using trading tools here and there if you’re not sure on where to get started.

Sports Betting Markets (Horse Racing and More)

The virtual sports side of things is just one element to BetDAQ. You’ll find that the BetDAQ exchange and sportsbook offer wider betting on various events and markets. Here’s a selection of what you can expect to bet on via BetDAQ:

  • Horse Racing
  • Greyhound Racing
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Snooker
  • Baseball
  • Boxing
  • Basketball
  • MMA
  • F1
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • NFL
  • Rugby
  • Aussie Rules
  • ESports
  • Darts

More About Virtual Sports Betting

Virtual betting at BetDAQ is really easy to find, as it is often in the middle of the main page of the website. It’s here where you will be able to see current virtuals unfolding, meaning you can dive straight into the live betting as soon as you’re ready. This happens to also be the only live streaming section of the website, though there are live in play betting options available elsewhere.

There doesn’t seem to be that much information available on virtual sports beyond the small selection on the main page at any one time. That said, there are often plenty of virtual horse races and football matches unfolding across the day, so you should still have plenty to get into. This section also works well on the BetDAQ mobile app, so make a point to download it if you want to bet on the go.

Otherwise, the virtual sports side of things at BetDAQ is pretty much an experimental process – though there shouldn’t be much information for you to leave disappointed.

Does BetDAQ Offer Live Streams?

At this moment in time, there are no live streams available at BetDAQ for real events.

However, that’s where the virtuals side of things really comes in handy. You can watch virtual sport action unfold and bet alongside, meaning you won’t have to move from one screen to another.

Bet on Mobile & App

The BetDAQ mobile site and BetDAQ mobile app both offer fantastic experiences for small screen punters. However, we’d probably say that the mobile betting app really does give the best experience, on review.

Simply head to the main site for the BetDAQ exchange or sportsbook from your mobile browser, or search ‘BetDAQ’ in either the iOS App Store or Google Play Store for your chosen device. It really couldn’t be simpler!

Once you’re logged in on your mobile device you can still launch features such as live chat, or still take part in welcome bonuses and promotions. Just place that qualifying bet at the exchange or a sportsbook bet at odds 2.0 or greater to qualify. You can easily access BetDAQ tips via mobile, too.

Payment Methods & Depositing

From a minimum of £5, you can deposit at BetDAQ using the following methods:

  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Neteller

From a minimum of £10, you can bank with the following:

  • Debit cards (MasterCard and Visa)
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer

In most cases, payments are instant (quickest with debit cards, Skrill, Neteller and PayPal). However, bank transfers and cheques can take several working days to credit your BetDAQ account. Therefore, if you really want to take advantage of that qualifying bet deal, use a card or e-wallet.

If you’re depositing directly via bank, make sure to give at least 10 working days for transfer to complete. This is even longer for cheques.

How Long Do BetDAQ Withdrawals Take?

If you withdraw to Neteller, PayPal or Skrill, you can normally expect to see your cash in your wallet within 24 hours.

Using a debit card means you will likely need to wait up to five working days for cash to return. Bank transfers can, again, take longer – so make sure to review this before you go ahead and take any winnings away.

Who is BetDAQ Owned By?

BetDAQ is technically owned by Ladbrokes, though it is part of the GBEA (the Global Betting Exchange Alderney). BetDAQ was acquired by Ladbrokes in 2013. It is, however, its own entity, and does not have the Ladbrokes branding.

Do also note that BetDAQ is overseen by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Any betting site or casino operating in the UK will require regulation from the UK Gambling Commission, so you know it is completely fair.

BetDAQ Customer Support

BetDAQ customer services are available to contact as follows:

  • Through Live Chat (Mon – Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9:30-8pm)
  • Via Email ([email protected])
  • Telelephone: 0870 1781 0121 (UK callers) and 01 55 66 222 (ROI callers)

BETDAQ Virtual Betting

BET £10 GET £10
BETDAQ Virtual Betting

18+ only. Offer applies to customers who have not placed their first bet on Exchange virtuals before 01/12/2015. Minimum odds of 2.0 or greater applies. Free bet stake not returned on winnings and must be placed at odds of 1.5 or greater. Free bet can only be used on Exchange virtuals. Free bet valid for 7 days. T&Cs Apply. Full T&C's Apply

BetDAQ Virtual Betting Pros

  • Lots of different markets available
  • Betting is really easy through the BetDAQ app
  • Virtual betting available most hours of the day
  • Low min deposit and reasonable banking terms
  • Free bet deals are pretty lucrative

BetDAQ Virtual Betting Cons

  • Not much in the way of virtual betting variety
  • No live streaming on real events

BetDAQ Review: Summary

Whether football, horse racing or otherwise, you’re sure to find plenty of virtual betting fun over at BetDAQ, especially with £10 BetDAQ credit to use. However, we’d prefer there to be a little more in the way of information on virtuals here.

What’s more, whether you take on the exchange or sportsbook bet scenarios, the site itself can feel a little dated on review. Generally, it’s really easy to use and we don’t personally see any issues for new customers – but seasoned betters may wish to look for a more comprehensive service elsewhere.