Betoto Review

Rating: 3
Betoto Review
  
Poker from BwinParty

Betoto Poker is owned by the gambling portal specialists BwinParty and that makes it a safe and legitimate site.

However, there is a lack of welcome bonus, cashback, rake races or player promotions. Therefore players would be better off looking around the network to find poker sites with more value.

  • A Legitimate Site Owned By BwinParty
  • Full Range Of Poker, Betting And Casino

 

About Betoto

Until 2005, Betoto was a Greek sports betting brand which operated in that language only. It was then bought by Bwin, who were looking to expand their operations into Greece. Today this is a betting, casino and poker portal in both English and Greek– which accepts players from many countries. They are licensed in Gibraltar and operated from there by a company called Electraworks – who are a division of BwinParty that specialise in the complex operational side of managing gambling portals. This review will give you a detailed overview of Betoto Poker, and highlight differences between this site and other poker rooms on the OnGame Network. First you’ll find practical information about the look and navigation of the site, and then mobile poker options, bonuses, loyalty rewards, banking and customer services are all covered.

Something Is Missing from the Betoto Website

You’ll find a smart red themed website with separate sections for the different gambling verticals. The first time I saw this I was sure that something was different about it compared to other sites. After checking and rechecking the poker section, it struck me – there are no bonuses advertised. After some research the only mention of bonuses was in the FAQ, under ‘Poker Points’. This covered how points were not accumulated here, that they were used to clear bonuses which were e-mailed to players or appear on the website. The sports betting and casino areas of the site seem to be the main focus. Maybe after Bwin sold the OnGame Network they lost interest in promoting the poker side of this site? The OnGame skin is decorated in the bright red theme. Other than the logo in the middle of the table this is just a standard client.

Is Betoto Poker Safe and Legitimate?

From a player safety perspective BwinParty are about as reputable as you will find anywhere. This site is licensed in Gibraltar (a reputable jurisdiction in its own right) and their parent company are listed on the London Stock exchange. This site displays the eCogra badge on their website, showing that their game fairness has been externally tested. There are very few complaints of any substance concerning this site online, and none of the ones I could find specifically mentioned the poker at all.

Can You Play Mobile Poker at Betoto?

There is a java ‘instant play’ client available, which works in your browser. This site does not have the apps for Android or iPhones. You can 1-table the games on tablets without too many issues; however this is not a smartphone-friendly site for the time being.

Welcome Bonuses – No Indication of What Is on Offer

With no welcome bonus information mentioned at all, I have sent an e-mail via their web-form to customer support with a friendly / neutral request for information on this. At the time of writing (48 hours later) nobody had replied. The only promotion I was able to find information on was a ‘Bonus Dollars Freeroll’. The info in the FAQ was talking about how many points would be required to release the money after it was won – presumably in a freeroll tournament.

Loyalty Promotions or Cashback Seem a Remote Possibility

Judging by the evidence so far – no welcome bonus, no promotions or specials and only the vaguest mention of freerolls – it will probably not surprise you that there is no cashback here either. In fact, Betoto specify that points are not accumulated and only used to clear bonuses. Compared to other OnGame skins this is not a rewarding site to choose. Best of the sites we have listed so far are the returns from Full Deck Poker.

Banking Methods for Those Who Insist On Depositing

I’m really not sure that depositing here is the best idea. This site may be legitimate; however the lack of rewards would be a show-stopper for most players. If you do choose to deposit you’ll find all the big methods here, including Visa, MasterCard and the eWallet systems – you could use bank transfers for larger amounts too.

Customer Service at Betoto

There is a form on the website, however this took some finding. It is hidden in the footer among around 30 links. I have yet to hear back from my inquiry about the welcome bonus. This site is contactable by telephone too, between 11am and 3pm (GMT+2). Update on my e-mail – 3 days later now and still no reply!

Summary – There Are Better OnGame Skins

I can’t recommend this site as a real candidate for players looking for an OnGame skin. No bonuses, no cashback, no races and no promotions are on offer here. On the plus side this is a safe and legitimate site that is owned by BwinParty. Unfortunately that is just about the only thing in its favour at the moment. Play poker now at Betoto Poker