When we first heard about Bet Butler we were quite excited as in theory it is exactly the type of website we want to let punters know about on BettingTools. The idea behind the UK based site being that the ’Bet Butler’ serves you up the best available odds on your chosen betting selection with them taking a 3% commission on any winning bets. We all know that to give ourselves the best possible chance of profiting from betting we should shop around for the best price but this can be a nightmare managing so many different accounts and transferring money from one to another.
Best Odds from over 60 different Bookmakers
Bet Butler aim to solve this problem by acting as a broker between you and over 60 different bookmakers and allowing you the punter to place all your bets on all the major sports at best odds from one easy to use account and reducing the need to shop around. Of course, you could bet with all the Bookmakers individually yourself but this is extremely time-consuming and difficult to manage and with Bet Butler you get the added bonus of the bookies not knowing who is trying to place the bet. So there’s less chance of them limiting your stakes.
Nice easy to use site with all major sports covered
We at Betting Tools signed up and to begin with the service looked promising. The site is clean, well laid out and easy to use and allows you to check the odds in your slip are still the best before you commit your money. Football is the dominant sport on the site and has the most markets listed but it also caters for most other major sports including Horse Racing, Tennis, golf, cricket and rugby. We believe there needs to be even more variety than this and we did have some problems accessing the tennis markets.
Bet Butler could be another tool to add to the punter weaponry
If done properly Bet Butler could replace the need from you ever having an account with every other Bookmaker. However, if there are Bookmakers that you like to use regularly you’d still be better served betting with them direct and not paying the 3% commission. For example, on some of the markets we looked at one of our favourite Bookmakers Pinnacle Sports were the best price and it would make more sense to bet with them especially as their limits are high anyway. For the multitude of other Bookmakers though who like to compete by randomly offer stand out best price here and there and who are not one you regularly use, Bet Butler is potentially the ideal solution and could provide the punter with more weaponry to achieve the aim of beating the bookmakers.
VIP gold membership with personal trader available for high rollers
If you are ‘high roller’ and you make big bets you may be eligible for the VIP area. There are a number of exclusive gold memberships available on an annual basis, with customers getting several benefits as part of the service, including your own designated personal trader and this is a promising part of the Bet Butler service.
A number of times the odds on Bet Butler didn’t quite tally with the best odds we found on Oddschecker and the Bookmakers it claims to use. This could be because Bet Butler still don’t quite have a deal with all Bookmakers or that the Bookies only plan to allow very small amounts at the best price and it’s not worth Bet Butler advertising this. We would like to see a little more transparency as to exactly why this is the case though because if you are paying commission on your bets you want to have faith that you are always getting the best odds.
Another downside for racing fans is that Bet Butler don’t seem to offer bets odds guaranteed. This seems a bit unfair since many of the bookies they are matching you with will honour this. We’ve also heard that bets are taking a long time to be settled and so there a lot of improvements needed here.
If you do come across any best odds discrepancies like we have or want to know more about how the site lists exchange based odds then you can always give Bet Butler a call. The customer support staff are available between 09:00 and 18:00 Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00 Sunday, with customers able to either send an email or make a phone call and they will get through in seconds. Or you can speak to the traders who are available 09:00 – 22:00 Monday to Saturday and on Sunday 09:00 to 18:00.
Risk free £25 bet
Bet Butler offer customers a no-risk first bet up to £25. If your first bet (at odds over 1.5 and at least £10) loses, they will give you a free bet of equal amount up to a maximum of £25. If your selection loses just email firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll credit your account with you free bet. We did this and can confirm that our free bet was allocated within hours.
In summary, we think that Bet Butler is a sound idea but various improvements are needed. Punters are not going to put up with bets not being settled quickly and the jury is out as to how regularly you are getting the best odds available which is the whole idea of the site. Hopefully improvements will happen in time and a Bet Butler account will be well worth having.
We currently suggest taking advantage of the risk free bet and only betting with them if the price they offer you after the 3% commission is deducted is still better than those odds of your regular Bookmakers that you have money in. You can use our odds after commission calculator to help work this out.