Whilst it is always difficult to judge the trustworthiness of a new bookmaker or online casino, a look at the licenses they carry is certainly a good idea.
BetSteve is registered in Malta and also licensed through the MGA. More importantly, the bookmaker has a license from the UK Gambling Commission, which means this is a very well-regulated bookmaker and casino. As such, we believe BetSteve is trustworthy at least on the official side of things.
Since they are still relatively new, they have not established much of a reputation. We’ve seen a few reviews from sites such as ours that are not quite up to date, though they generally viewed BetSteve favourably in many aspects.
Customers seem to look at this bookmaker with the usual mix of happy and disappointed. None of the complaints we found seemed unusual and considering their licenses, BetSteve is safe for you to try.
Cricket betting and other sports
BetSteve undoubtedly provides a comprehensive sportsbook. If you find yourself scrolling down the left-hand menu, checking for pre-match bets available, you’ll find more than three dozen sports and special events to bet on. They are sorted into popular leagues, then countries, then the big sports and then smaller sports.
It’s actually a bit much and not quite clear where to go for newbies. But cricket is covered in the section for popular leagues as well as sorted alphabetically.
You’ll be able to find betting options for events such as:
- ODI matches
- World Cup
- Big Bash League
- Various test matches
- The Ashes
- Super Smash and Super Smash Women
- Momentum One Day Cup
- Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
There isn’t anything missing here when it comes to the big international events and even smaller events are covered quite well. Betting options include:
- Team Wins
- Will a Wicket Fall in Over
- Individual Total Runs
- Winning the Toss
- First Ball of the Match
- Man of the Match
As well as many more.
Whatever flaws BetSteve might have, their cricket offering is not one of them.
Beyond cricket, you’ll find tons of other sports, TV specials, political events and e-Sports to bet on. The sportsbook is exhaustive, though not necessarily great to navigate. One advantage is that you can customise a few views and settings, which makes things a little easier.
Games and more
BetSteve has also always provided a casino for players to enjoy. Here you will find a great selection of slots, table games, jackpot games, and live casino games to play.
BetSteve works with some of the best game developers in the world, bringing us the newest and most interesting games out there. Here you can play games from NetEnt, Play’n GO, Microgaming, Big Time Gaming, Elk Studios, Quickspin, and dozens more. You’ll be able to filter the games according to provider, which is handy.
Beyond the casino and live casino, you won’t find other gambling products, however.
Promotions and bonuses
BetSteve has a welcome offer for the sportsbook and another one for casino players. Of course, new customers will only be able to use one of the other.
In the sportsbook, players can make a deposit of €10 (or the currency equivalent) and get a €10 free bet. Unfortunately, this will need to be wagered 10x at odds of 1.50 or higher, which you only get 7 days to do. The winnings are capped at €20, which is also a bit ridiculous.
Deposits via Skrill are not eligible for the welcome bonus.
Players at the casino, can claim up to €200 (or the currency equivalent) in bonus funds, which have to be wagered 50x in 30 days. The maximum winnings are 3x the bonus amount. Again, pretty strict and not necessarily recommended.
Beyond the two welcome offers, BetSteve does have quite a range of sports betting and casino promotions and bonuses available. They do leader board for various sports and your betting activity on them. Casino players can grab power-ups, promotions most days of the week and participate in tournaments.
At the bottom of the homepage are links for deposit and withdrawal options, which opens up pop-up windows, where you can get the most important information on all available deposit and withdrawal options.
Whilst there are not many deposit methods that you can use for INR, they do include credit cards, UPI banking, NetBanking, ecoPayz as well as the option to deposit cryptocurrencies.
Fewer options are available for withdrawals, as is the norm. Here you will have to be content using credit cards, Skrill or bank transfers.
The main let-down is the fact that withdrawals incur a few for every transaction. Additionally, there are weekly and monthly withdrawal limits, which is also somewhat restrictive. They usually don’t apply to jackpot wins, but if you win big elsewhere, you may have to get paid out in instalments.
The customer support at BetSteve is available 24/7 via live chat or email. You can first read through the help section and FAQs posted on the site, of course.
The support is usually quick in responding, helpful and professional.
The site is truly a bit of a mess. Yes, you can find the main sections easily and the casino is well enough organised. But it’s not a good-looking online casino. Game icons are way too big and take up unnecessary space. Scrolling through the games takes forever when all games are loaded.
But the sportsbook is also a bit messy. The way everything is sorted in the main menu on the left-hand side is not immediately logical. It’s not tidy and it could have been narrowed down to fewer options, making searches easier and quicker.
The large banner at the top of the screen is also taking up too much space and completely useless.
The design does have the makings of a good-looking page that could be great. It’s there but the potential isn’t realised.
You are better of trying out the mobile version of the page. There is no separate app, but the mobile site is more attractive and easier to use.
BetSteve does a few things quite well. Their cricket betting is definitely good, their customer service is commendable, and they have a great online casino with tons of good games. The sportsbook may look like a mess, but plenty of sports are covered here, which is great.
And customers from India have the option to deposit safely via UPI payments, which is a great advantage.
On top of that, the casino is well-regulated and securely licensed, even though they are still new.
Withdrawal limitations, transaction fees, prohibitive bonus conditions and the website design are all items that need to be improved. We have seen that BetSteve is able to get better where they are lacking. So, hopefully these things will be fixed in the future as well.