Not as well established as many online bookmakers in Europe, Betway has managed to grow rapidly especially over in the UK and is making its mark as one of the best sportsbooks around the world right now.
Typical of a European-based firm, Betway offer more than 30,000 markets over a host of different sports each week with good bonuses offered for new customers, though some offers are kept for regular players too.
Betway Welcome Bonuses
Betway currently offers a $100 welcome bonus to all new customers, just as long as you remember to opt in. This is a 100% matched bonus, i.e. to receive the full amount you will need to deposit $100 of your own cash.
So, should you deposit $20 then that’s what you’ll receive as a bonus, however depositing more than $100 will still only mean you receive $100 from Betway so be careful what you deposit first time up.
If you do wish to opt into this offer upon sign-up, and why wouldn’t you, you can simply tick the box “I wish to receive the Welcome Bonus” during your registration process. At any point, you can use Betway’s live chat option if you have any specific questions.
The welcome offer is valid for 7 days after your new account is registered and it only works on the first deposit, i.e. if you placed two $50 deposits separately you will only receive one $50 bonus.
Betway Odds & Casino Bonuses
Although deals change all the time, there are currently no specific casino or sportsbook bonuses other than the welcome bonus, however there is a way to keep the bonus money coming in soon after you’ve joined, regardless of what sports you like to play.
Other than a 100% matched bonus for your first deposit, you can also claim a 25% bonus on your second deposit and another 50% bonus on your third. For full details of how this works, have a chat with the well informed customer service team.
Betway VIP Program
Betway’s admittedly over convoluted loyalty program involves players earning Tier Tokens, Plus Points and Bonus Plus Points. Although the program is difficult to follow and too long to explain in full here, it does mean great rewards should you reach the upper echelons of the scheme.
Players earn 5 Tier Tokens for every $10 wagered on the site but should you reach 25,000 Tier Tokens then as well as receiving points which turn into free bets etc, you can expect to be offered tickets to major events and gifts galore making the scheme well worth joining.
Odds And Betting At Betway
European-based betting sites tend to be very thorough when it comes to sports markets and Betway is no different. Currently you can bet on a whole range of markets in the following sports:
Aussie Rules Football
Odds on all of these sports are fair with a particular focus on horse racing and soccer, where the lines are more than comparable with most of the competition.
Betway Live Betting
On the top left of the sportsbook you will see the In-Play button and upon clicking this you will see in the middle of the screen a bunch of options for live betting. Sports include soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey and a whole lot more with lines updated constantly and all very competitive.
Betting on the go is a massive deal these days with online players and Betway have a great offering, so if this is your thing then Betway has another tick in another box.
Labelled by the site as a one-stop destination for online casino gaming, Betway’s casino offering is strong and so along with the latest video slots you can expect variations of all the usual table games including Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and more.
Betway Live Casino
Any good online casino these days should have a live dealer option as this improves trust between the site and the player and once again it’s not an area in which Betway let themselves down. Live dealer games include:
Plus their own game, Dream Catcher
Live screens are crystal clear, work quickly and are not let down by any connection problems from Betway’s end. If the casino is where you want to play, there is no reason not to choose any of the live dealer games instead of the ordinary video tables.
Ordinary video poker is offered on the site, but just like the above table games the way to play on Betway is with live poker.
Stud Poker, 3 Card Poker, Casino Hold’Em and Texas Hold’Em can all be played with live dealers making the games so much more interesting, plus on their dedicated live casino page you will find any offers available to new players which change frequently.
Betway Site Layout
With a black, white and pale blue layout the site looks slick, well organized and befitting one for this sector. It works fast, is easy to follow and gives tons of playing options without ever confusing the user.
The main links are at the top of the page and are kept simple with only sports, casino, live casino, esports, Vegas, poker, blogs and plus are listed as links to keep things plain, though behind each of these links is a world of information, games and offers about the specific game or sphere chosen.
In comparison with other sites on the market Betway’s layout and color scheme make it look more professional, something they can back up with their game choice and customer service.
Betway Cash Out
Cashing out at Betway is never a problem with money hitting your account 1 – 3 days after a withdrawal request. Deposit and withdrawal options are listed below.
Betway Mobile Betting
The mobile site is available without the need for a download and is a good representation of the full site with links easy to find, not too plentiful and all working smoothly and quickly.
As always the homepage on the mobile site will hit you with a few ads, however they aren’t too bad with only one displayed at a time keeping the page small. The menu is in the upper left and brings down the same list as the options on the top of the main site (listed above).
Given how well the mobile site works and the fact that, as mentioned earlier there is a long list of live in-play betting options, this site is well worth keeping close to hand for when you want to bet on the move.
Betway Deposits And Withdrawals
The North and Central American markets will undoubtedly get better following rule changes in 2018, however as things stand the major concern with customers in these markets are deposits and withdrawals. Sites beginning life in Europe however already have that locked down and in Betway’s case they have a more than fair array of banking options.
Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, Moneybookers and Entropay are among the options available to you should you wish to deposit or withdraw money at Betway. Limits and fees are good (more info at betway.com) and as we mentioned earlier the typical wait of 1 to 3 days for a cash out is excellent in this market.
Betway takes its responsibilities very seriously in terms of helping players not to go too far. A full breakdown of their Responsible Gaming policy can be found here: https://account.betway.com
Opened originally as the Hippodrome Casino back in 2013, this organization concentrated almost immediately on in-play betting with 32 sports offered right from the off. During the firm’s first year in existence they expanded quickly by launching the spin casino and immediately promoting themselves by delving into the world of sponsorship.
By 2015 additional licenses were granted as expansion continued apace and by 2016 the firm were the official betting partner of numerous European soccer clubs and even the official shirt sponsor of English Premier League team West Ham United.
Virtual sports were launched in 2017 and as betting rules began to relax across North America, Betway were not slow to understand the importance of this market by getting involved immediately.
As of 2018 Betway now covers as many as 190,000 events live in-play across 50 different sports, making them one of the busiest and best equipped sportsbooks around with a staff of over 500 people keeping things ticking over just nicely.
Betway Customer Support
The demands of online customer support with sportsbooks in Europe is great and so it’s no surprise that Betway’s offering is strong. The live chat service is of course the quickest way to gain answers to any questions, while emailing [email protected] equally can prove effective.
Worldwide customer service phone lines are open Monday – Sunday 8AM – Midnight, those times being in British Standard Time so be careful to check what this means for your region. Operatives are well informed, polite and give answers very quickly making this a strong area for Betway.
Betway Terms And Conditions
Betway’s policies and terms are comprehensive and cover you and them sufficiently. Full details are available at www.betway.com/policies/terms