The Grosvenor sign up offer for new customers is only one of aspect of the Grosvenor Sport service outlined in the following review.
Grosvenor casinos began opening across the UK in 1970 and they have remained a fixture in town centres ever since. There are now more than 50 spread across the country and the group employs 6,000 people, while it has also expanded into Belgium.
It was formerly part of the Gala Coral Group, but it was sold to FTSE 250 company The Rank Group when Coral and Ladbrokes merged in 2013.
Grosvenor made the natural step into online casino gaming and then in 2016 it decided to move into sports betting. It appointed award-winning operator Kambi to power its sportsbook, and that means it benefits from a massive range of markets, compelling odds and a seriously impressive live betting section.
The site looks great on mobile and desktop and it is really easy to browse. It also boasts a range of excellent promotions, and you can watch all UK and Irish racing live on the site if you stake just £1 on the action.
It is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, and it has built up a reputation for fairness, trustworthiness and security.
Horse Racing Betting at Grosvenor
Grosvenor offers betting on a massive range of meetings taking place around the world on a daily basis. When you land on its horse racing page, you will see a list of the races that are next off running down the page, covering the UK, Ireland, France, South Africa, Australia and more.
A tab at the top of the page allows you to switch between “Next off”, “Meetings” and “Ante-post”. If you tap on the Meetings button, you will see that day's meetings, divided into country, and then alphabetically in descending order. It displays the times of each race in a clear, easy to read manner.
The ante-post page is divided into flat and National Hunt racing for the UK and Ireland, while there are individual sections for big future meetings like the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National. There are also ante-post sections for America, France and South Africa, covering events like the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders’ Cup.
If you tap on a particular race, you will be presented with an extremely detailed racecard, which is bursting with useful information. First, it tells you the type of race, the class, the going and the place terms, and then it sums up the race in a few sentences, offering tips and insight.
It assigns a star rating to each horse depending on how strong the bookmaker feels it is compared to the rest of the field. The racecard initially looks quite basic, but if you tap on a particular runner you will see a lot of information appear. It tells you the horse’s weight, age and when it last ran.
You will see a blurb such as: “Unreliable type. Course winner. Thirteen runs since last win in 2018. Creditable fourth of 13 in handicap (6/1) at Carlisle (7.8f, soft) 8 days ago. Worth taking on for win purposes.” That is accompanied by a detailed form guide covering its last six appearances, mentioning the course, date, jockey, position, distance, starting price and going.
A separate section allows you to compile a forecast, tricast or combination, and it is really easy to use. If you click on the odds next to a horse, it will go into your bet slip, which reminds you of the odds and the place terms. You can then decide whether you want to go each way and select your stake.
When you add multiple selections to the betslip, there is a tab for an accumulator and a separate tab for multiples. You can choose singles, doubles, trebles, trixes, patents, Yankees and so on, and you have the option of going each-way here too.
The bet slip is clean and extremely effective. You will also note that the odds on offer are typically appealing compared to the market average.
The betting limits are generous, and customers can place a bet to win at least
£1,000 on any race taking place live on ITV, regardless of the class. You can also cash out on multiples.
It also has a 'best odds guaranteed' offer, which allows you to take a price and still receive a higher payout if the starting price is higher than the odds you took. You can stream all UK and Irish racing live on the site, provided you bet at least £1 as a single or 50p each-way. That covers 60 UK racetracks, 17 Irish tracks, and 12 of the best greyhound tracks in Britain.
Football Betting at Grosvenor
Grosvenor stands out as a great football betting site due to the vast range of markets you can bet on within a single game. A Champions League clash might contain more than 380 different betting options, from classics like full-time result, total goals, both teams to score, double chance, corners, cards and goals to all manner of quirky special betting options.
You can place a wager on a particular player to score and be booked, to give at least two assists, to receive a straight red card or outscore the rest of his teammates. There are three-way handicaps, plenty of Asian lines and many more bet types to choose from. You will be hard-pressed to find any bookmaker that offers more betting options on football matches, and the Kambi platform means that Grosvenor’s coverage of world football is highly impressive.
You have three options at the top of the football page – “Live & Upcoming”, “Outrights” and “All Football” – and the latter lists the different countries covered. As you would expect, England, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Germany and France are all there, but it goes way deeper than that, covering Azerbaijan, Gibraltar, Indonesia, the Maldives and many more footballing outposts.
There are also youth tournaments to bet on, plus plenty of women’s football. The England section goes all the way down to the National League, and you can go down to the fourth tier of Swedish football, as just a couple of examples. There is outright betting on every major league imaginable and many obscures tournaments too.
The betslip is clear and simple to navigate. Crucially it allows you to place a bet quickly in just a few taps of the screen or clicks of the mouse, ensuring you can lock in a price before it changes or make your play before a race starts.
The live football betting section is extensive, covering a large range of games from across the world. In a particular game, you are likely to find more than 100 betting options, which are rapidly updated as the action progresses. There are all the classic markets you would expect, plus interval winner betting, next corner betting and next throw-in wagering.
There is no live streaming, but a handy graphic tells you what is happening with live updates, plus the score, the cards and the time. You can also take advantage of an in-play bet builder, which allows you to combine live markets for more value.
One excellent Grosvenor promotion is the Video Assisted Refunds, which gives you back your money in cash if your Premier League or Champions League bet is scuppered by VAR. Bet on the first, last or anytime goalscorer and if that player's scores but VAR rules out the goal then you will get a refund. Offers like this typically refund you in the form of free bets, so it is great to see Grosvenor give you back cash that can be withdrawn.
Another offer is called Grosvenor Goals, which allows you to pick a player in each of 10 different games. If they all manage to score first, you win £1 million. If they are score at any time, you get £10,000. If three or more of your chosen players score first, you are given a £10 free bet.