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Fitzdares sports betting review (UK)

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Return to player %

  • Return to player % 93%
  • Horse Racing Yes
  • License United Kingdom
  • Tax free Yes
  • Minimum deposit £10
  • Live betting Yes
  • Live stream Yes
  • Cashout Yes
  • Live chat Yes
  • Launched 10/2018
  • Platform FSB Technology
  • Currency £
  • Language English
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User rating

3.9

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Fitzdares is a bookmaker who wants to bring the old ways of betting back with a side of luxury. The previously exclusively via membership operating bookie is now available to all 21+ citizens of the United Kingdom, so if you're looking for an old-school betting experience in a beautiful atmosphere, you've come to the right place!

There is a big emphasis at Fitzdares on horse racing and other British favourite pastimes, and bets on these can be enjoyed easily and with speed via mobile apps for both iOS and Android users. Come to the clubhouse and take a closer look!

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Fitzdares places itself apart from other bookmakers by offering a luxury experience backed up by exceptional customer service. Unlike other bookmakers, Fitzdares traces their history back to 1882 via Sunderland, which they acquired in 2016.

Players will love the great odds on offer, which is comparable to the High Street bookmakers that guarantee the best odds. Combine this with a plethora of markets available for every major sport and you have a great experience.

Aside from Fitzdares sportsbook, they also offer an online casino experience with their slot and table games. Although not as extensive as you would find at some other online gambling sites, you will still find all the favourites.

Fitzdares offers a website that is fairly easy to understand, although it seems a bit bland compared to other websites. The fact that you can only make deposits and withdrawals via Visa and Mastercard seems a bit limiting.

Overall rating:

3.9

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Fitzdares takes good care of all of their old players as well, with some kinds of offers available for almost all sports at the bookmaker. These include free bets, cashbacks, enhanced odds, insurances and special bets. Be sure to check out the bookie's offers page regularly to keep up to date with what's available.

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To take advantage of Fitzdares' sign-up offer, you just need to follow the link provided by Bojoko. As a result, you do not need to remember promotional or bonus codes.

The sign-up process is straightforward and easy since I completed this in only a few minutes. Initially, I needed to provide my name and surname, date of birth, mobile phone number and email. Following this, I selected my marketing preferences, declared that I am over 21 and pressed join. The process could not be easier.

Fortunately, claiming my bonus was as easy as the sign-up process. I simply made my deposit, placed a qualifying wager, and they will credited my bonus within 24 hours.

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Fitzdares doesn't offer no deposit bonuses or free bets at the moment.

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The odds at Fitzdares vary quite a bit from sport to sport and league to league. The average payout percentage being around 93%, Fitzdares odds are very competitive in general.

The biggest sports, such as football and horse racing offer the greatest odds, while some of the smaller sports the payout is slightly lower.

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Fitzdares does not claim to offer the “Best guaranteed Odds”, however,I felt that the odds offered by Fitzdares are above average. You will have to search rather hard to find better odds at a bookmaker.

Compared to other bookmakers, I believe Fitzdares compares favourably. You can often find odds with only a fractional difference or, in most cases, offer you the same odds, especially in the football and horse racing markets.

Despite being a prominent place for horse race betting in the UK, there's plenty more to be found from the betting markets at Fitzdares. With almost 30 different sports to choose from and all British favourites available, there's never a dull moment when betting at Fitzdares.

Thanks to the clear and fast FSB platform you always have all the relevant information that you could want in front of your eyes, while there are also dozens of bet options in each match, especially in matches from the biggest leagues and sports.

Players can find a simple menu for all sports that are available for betting. Sports are in alphabetical order which helps you to find your favourite sport quickly. You can find all the popular American sports such as NFL, Baseball, NBA basketball, NHL hockey and of course English football, Tennis, Horse Racing, Darts, Cricket, Golf and so many other sports!

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Fitzdares prides itself as the quintessential racing bookmaker and won the 2020 Racing Bookmaker of the year. You will find extensive coverage of every UK & Ireland race and Australia, France, and the United States.

I found ‌Fitzdares covers all the major sporting fixtures, from the ever-popular football to the new Esports matches.

If you are looking for a wide range of markets, then Fitzdares will not disappoint. You have everything from match odds and race winners you can normally back, as well as most markets offered by other bookmakers.

Personally, I was rather impressed by the depth of the markets on offer which in most cases I found compared rather favourably to most High Street bookmakers.

Like all of the finest bookmakers online, Fitzdares gives you the opportunity of enjoying a potentially lucrative cash out function. This means that almost whenever you place a bet on the site, you have a chance of sealing a win from it before it's been resolved.

Fitzdares offers their cashout on both single and multiple bets in their sportsbook (both pre-match and in-play bets), and the more likely your bet is to win, the bigger the cash out amount available will be. Cash out odds are however always slightly smaller than if your bet was to win normally, so be sure to be certain in your decision!

You can enjoy in-play betting at Fitzdares on all the major sports available on the site in similarly speedy and clear fashion as the pre match -bets on the site. Even games from smaller leagues offer players loads of ways to bet on, although on a slightly negative note there are no stats to help you make your bets.

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Live betting on the Fitzdares platform offered a great variety compared to other bookmakers. You will find that some of the matches are not covered, but these are the more obscure fixtures.

Generally, the odds that you find on Fitzdares for live betting are on par with other bookmakers and, in some cases, even better. Should your bet have a change in odds after you added it to your bet slip, they will offer you the option to accept or decline the new odds. The markets offered during the live bets are also extensive and, when you compare it to other bookmakers, compares rather favourably.

In summary, live betting was a rather straightforward, pleasant experience. However, live streaming or tracking of the matches that you find at other bookmakers was somewhat missed.

Fitzdares Live stream

Fitzdares offers free live streaming and especially horse racing is well covered and broadcasted. Fitzdares shows every race from UK & Ireland throughout the season.

Fitzdares betting offers live stream for Horse Racing

Most of us use a mobile device to bet nowadays, which is why Fitzdares wants to bring their luxurious and personal betting experience to smart phones and tablets via their app. The app is available for download via the App Store and Google Play for all over 21-year olds.

By using the app you can enjoy nearly all of Fitdares' extensive betting services, like acca betting, live betting, cash out and the "create a bet" -function. You can also enjoy all practical services like support, offers and money transfers through the app as well.

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Fitzdares developed their own bespoke betting app, which you can download via the Google Play Store or the App Store if you are on an Apple device. You could visit the Fitzdares site and be directed to your preferred version from there.

For the most part, the app worked perfectly, offering you nearly an identical experience to the website. The layout is uncomplicated and you will get the hang of it almost immediately, especially if you used their website.

Safe & responsible gambling

Being an old-school bookie doesn't mean that modern safety and responsibility requirements aren't met at Fitzdares, which is why the site operates under a UK Gambling Commission license. If you feel like you or someone you know is suffering from a gambling problem, be sure to follow the links available at Fitzdares and seek help.

The bookie offers some options to help combat problematic gambling behavior, like deposit limits that can be set to 24 hours, a week or a month. For more serious problems full self-exclusion is also available.

Fitzdares wouldn't be much of a luxury bookmaker if they didn't provide top-quality customer support to all their players. Luckily this is done really well at the site via email, live chat and telephone, while members of Fitzdares can enjoy even more personal support via a number of avenues.

Live chat and email support is open at the bookmaker from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm, while on Sundays help can be received from 10am top 9pm. You can also call or send text messages to the bookie, and the helpful support team will stay for longer whenever there's a major sporting event going on.

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Fitzdares prides itself on its customer support and in some ways does not disappoint. You have the option of reaching out to customer support via “contact us” located at the bottom of every page.

Available to you is an email contact option and a chat function. In my test, I tried the chat function first and found it impossible to connect with customer service. After several tries, I finally gave up and resorted to email, which I felt would have a lot longer turnaround time. However, after I sent my email, I received a reply back in four minutes. Compared to other bookmakers, this was lightning fast, as I have waited hours, sometimes days, for an answer. On a follow-up question to the aforementioned email, I received a polite and concise answer again within minutes.

Overall, the customer support was great, with the only exception that the chat function was not working.

Site languages

English

Email support languages

English

Live support languages

English

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KYC & Documents

Fitzdares is one of the most responsible bookmakers out there, as only players over the age of 21 are accepted to the site. This means that you need to have a way of proving your age, which can be done with a national id card, passport or driving license. At some point you might also need to:

The latter-mentioned information won't necessarily be asked of you, but must be provided promptly if requested.

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The account verification process at Fitzdares was a straightforward process compared to some other bookmakers. Once you do, the initial quick sign-up, you will be logged in straight away. Before you are allowed to make a bet, you need to verify your age by uploading your KYC documentation.

To verify your account, you will need to provide proof of both identity and address. For the purpose of identity verification, you have the option of providing either a passport, driver's licence or identity card. As for proof of address, you could provide a utility bill, bank statement or council tax bill.

The required documents need to be uploaded via the website and once uploaded took a mere hour to be verified in my case. Again, some bookmakers take a lot longer to do their verifications and sometimes this is a process that can drag on for a few days.

Strangely, I received an email to verify my address and after searching the site for a while had to resort to customer service as I could not find anywhere obvious to enter it. After a quick correspondence via email with customer service, they informed me that I have to enter my address via the deposit button.

Banking

There isn't too much available when it comes to depositing and making withdrawals at Fitzdares, but the most traditional methods aka Visa, Mastercard and Maestro cards are accepted for money transfers going both ways. Apple Pay is also available, but for for deposits only.

The minimum deposit and withdrawal you can make at the bookmaker is nice and low, being only £10. Withdrawal times are fastest using Visa cards, with which you can enjoy your winnings within 24 hours, while with other methods you need to wait a couple of days.

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Once your verifications are complete, you obviously would like to place a wager. Topping up my Fitzdares account was easy enough. You simply click deposit, enter your address and card details and the amount you wish to deposit. I had to complete my deposit via my banking app, which only took a minute, after which the funds showed instantly.

The minimum that you can deposit at Fitzdares is set at £10 and the maximum that you can add to your account is capped at £40 000

Unfortunately, this is where some people might have a problem. Fitzdares only supports payments via Visa and Mastercard, which is rather limiting. The addition of other payment methods, such as PayPal, Skrill or Neteller, would surely be useful.

The withdrawal process also could not be easier. I simply selected the withdraw option from my account, filled in the amount and selected the withdrawal method. Within seconds, you receive an email to confirm the withdrawal process.

I was pleasantly surprised when my funds cleared in my account within an hour after I received the email to verify that my request was being processed. Fitzdares withdrawal time is provenly very fast.

It is worth noting that any withdrawal request received before 5:30 pm will be processed the same day. However, requests after 5:30 pm, on weekends and bank holidays will be processed the next working day.

Additionally, Visa withdrawals are normally completed within the same day whereas Mastercard could take up to 2 to 5 days.

Depositing methods

Mastercard Visa Maestro Apple Pay

Withdrawal methods

Mastercard Visa Maestro

Withdrawal times

Mastercard 2-5 working days, Visa 1-24 hours, Maestro 2-5 working days

Is Fitzdares tax free?

Fitzdares is a tax free sportsbook.

Who owns Fitzdares?

Fitzdares Ltd owns Fitzdares.

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