Fitzdares are a bookmaker that is available in the UK and Ireland and was founded by Balthazar Fabricius in 2005.
When setting up the bookmaker, Fabricius had the aim of creating an old-fashioned style of customer service that caters towards the consumers of their products in a friendly manner, rather than the modern-day impersonal approach. Notably, through their early day ideas, Fitzdares became the first bookmaker to introduce text betting having initially started with a traditional private telephone service.
Who Owns Fitzdares?
Fabricius still owns Fitzdares, while William Woodhams is the CEO of the bookmaker.
In 2016, Fitzdares expanded their brand by acquiring Sunderlands, the oldest bookmaker in the world that had initially been founded by Tom Guntrip, all the way back in 1882. The move to acquire such a historic brand effectively added a wealth of experience and expertise, culminating towards the release of their brand new bookmaker app in 2018, effectively completing Fitzdares' journey to where they are today.
Sports, Markets & Odds
The London-based bookmaker are known for having a series of superb features, ranging from their Injury Time Saver (football), offering free bets to bettors who have lost out on their bet due to an injury-time goal, while also offering promotions for horse racing such as bonuses being available for Lucky 15s, 31s and 63s. On top of this, if your horse finishes second to a competitor with odds of 20/1 or greater, then you can receive your money back as a free bet.
As well as this, Fitzdares have started to offer bettors American sports such as NFL and basketball, while also allowing punters the opportunity to bet on more niche sports such as ice hockey, table tennis and volleyball.
Fitzdares also has a series of Fantasy games for each sport that they offer as a bookmaker as a whole. These games range across all of the traditional sports which they cover such as horse racing, football, golf and cricket.
As far as odds go, Fitzdares are known for offering very competitive prices that would challenge the most established bookmakers in the business, with the average payout percentage being around 93%.
Fitzdares Sign-Up Offers
At present, Fitzdares sign-up offer stands at 50% back in a free bet (up to £50), plus 10 free spins when you join them via their website or app.
The minimum deposit required to claim this sign-up offer is £10, while the qualifying bets must be at odds of evens or greater. This offer allows punters to claim back 50% of their first-day losses.
How To Use Your Fitzdares Free Bets
In terms of using your free Fitzdares bets, you must make a minimum deposit of £10 into your Fitzdares account while betting on odds that are evens or greater, as previously mentioned.
You can bet up to £100 in the first 24 hours of using their services, as the maximum return you are allowed on the 50% is £50, however, don’t feel pressurised to maximise this, only bet what you feel comfortable with.
After the first 24 hours, you will then receive the money for the 50% of losses, while being able to use your 10 free spins on their casino game, Reel King.
It must be noted that there are no wagering requirements on the returned money/bonus and that the offer itself will expire within seven days.
Fitzdares allow a customer to deposit money via the following methods: Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, Visa Electron and Maestro, while also allowing Apple Pay and bank transfers where agreed in writing.
Further terms and conditions can be found via this link:
As far as withdrawal time goes, Fitzdares have suggested that if you use Mastercard, you will receive your money within three to five days.
When it comes to withdrawing your money, you will have to click on ‘account’, before selecting the option to ‘withdraw’. There is a minimum withdrawal amount of £10 unless you are closing your account, then all money will be withdrawn/returned.
On top of this, free bets or promotions cannot be withdrawn.
The Fitzdares App
Fitzdares app is fantastic, with a smooth and slick experience that offers bettors and customers with a very positive experience.
In particular, fanatics of horse racing will love it, as not only do they provide a free stream for races in the UK and Ireland, but the app also offers weekly racing offers for new and existing customers - further adding to the good value of the bookmaker that we have discussed above.