Betway – Bookmaker Review
- 1 Betway – Bookmaker Review
- 2 Betway – Welcome Bonus
- 3 About Betway
- 4 Betway Welcome Offfer
- 5 Pros
- 6 Cons
Although still in its relative infancy, Betway is emerging fast as one of the UK’s most popular online betting sportsbooks and a look at the direct feedback from their customers on the app store or online is testament to their product.
Betway boast more than 30,000 betting markets across a range of sports and events every week with a reasonably competitive welcome bonus offered for new customers too – full information on this can be found below.
Odds are fairly comparative to most of the newer online firms with a concentration on football, especially in the UK, though the sport is bet on in the millions with Betway across continental Europe.
- Good welcome bonus
- Great offering on English football
- Good live streaming service offered
- Easy to navigate site
- Concentration on English football and horse racing, not so much on other markets
- Access restricted in some territories
- Streaming not always available in all territories
- Notifications not switched on for all sports / events
Betway – Welcome Bonus
Sports bettors joining Betway will be entitled to receive a £30 free bet. Simply join at betway.com to receive this offer, though naturally there are terms and conditions to read before you do.
There are no particular betting requirements on the free bet; winnings are paid back to customers into their cash balance (minus the initial free bet amount), i.e. should you use your £30 to back a horse at 5/1 then you will receive the £150.00 “profit” from the bet as cash.
The £30 is a maximum of course as the free bet is based on a match against your first deposit. So, should you initially deposit £10 into your new Betway account then you will receive a £10 free bet instead.
The only major stipulations on the free bet are that they must be priced at odds of 3/4 (1.75) or over on singles, or 2/5 (1.40) or bigger on all each-way and system bets.
The Betway Group own a number of online casinos and bingos, but their Betway brand is growing rapidly in the online betting market with its base in Malta and its main concentration being on football, particularly the English Premier League.
Betway have been willing to put money back into the sports they cover in order to grow their brand. They have done this by sponsoring certain large scale events and teams such as the Carl Froch v George Groves boxing bout at Wembley (in front of 80,000 people) and West Ham United FC of the Premier League.
Popular horse racing jockeys Silvestre De Sousa, Richard Johnson and Davy Russell all have sponsorship deals with Betway too as their logo and imagery become more and more recognisable in the industry.
Sportsbook Betting Offers
Betway’s promotions, known on the site as Betway Plus, change quite often but currently include offers such as money back specials on NBA games, and double winnings on the NHL (if your team is losing with a quarter to go and then wins, Betway will double your winnings).
Also on offer are football deals such as a £10 free bet each week when you opt in and then spend at least £25 on trebles and over, all of these promos proving popular with regular users of the website.
Best Odds Guaranteed
In line with most major online firms, Betway offer up Best Odds Guaranteed meaning horse racing punters will always get the best possible price for their selections.
Should you place a bet at the available price on a horse and it wins at a better starting price, Betway will pay out at the bigger odds. The same works in reverse, i.e. you take a price then the starting price is smaller, you still get the price you took upon placing the bet.
BoG is offered up on all UK and Irish horse racing on bets placed after 9AM each day. All win and each-way bets are included, though those betting on Lucky 15, 31 or 63 bets do not benefit from this offer.
The minimum stake to count for a Best Odds Guaranteed bet is £1 and any bets placed using a free bet or bet credits of any kind are not eligible.
Betting Markets offered
Betway are not lacking quality, but neither do they want for quantity with thousands of different betting markets offered on dozens of different sports and events with football being the main focus of the firm.
The Premier League in England is their particular centre of interest, perhaps not surprising given that they sponsor West Ham United, though other European leagues are well covered as well as UK and Irish horse racing.
Alongside their popular casino area, Betway offers betting markets on football, horse racing, tennis, cricket, basketball, eSports, ice hockey, baseball, darts, golf, snooker, rugby, American football and over a dozen more.
Generally speaking Betway’s odds are not the very best on the market, though they won’t take your eyeballs out either with their football offering usually their most competitive.
Betting in-play is offered up by Betway on both the full site and it’s mobile versions. Over 2,000 in-play events are shown weekly on the various platforms with statistics available to help you choose your bet.
When following your chosen bet in-play, a cash-out feature is presented to enable you to control the bet even more (see below).
Even now, the thing that separates the men from the boys in the online betting world is the commitment to paying for a live streaming service and in this regard, Betway doesn’t disappoint.
A whole host of sports and leagues are offered up live on Betway. When you see the TV icon listed with your chosen event and it means you can watch live while you bet in running.
As well as ice hockey, basketball, handball, snooker and tennis, Betway currently offer live coverage of a number of football leagues including Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie and the MLS with more to be added in the future.
No good modern online betting firm can claim to be at the top of their game without offering cash-out and Betway are towing the line in this regard.
In their case, as long as the cash-out icon is displayed next to the bet you wish to take then this feature will be an option. Available on both pre-event and in-play bets, the Betway cash-out option is available on singles, multiples and system bets.
This feature has become a staple for daily online bettors and so being given the option to cut your losses when things are going wrong or claim a profit before they do so with Betway keeps them alive as a viable option versus the likes of SkyBet and Bet365.
The Betway app is available on both iOS and Android, however the same service can be accessed via browsers on all smartphones and tablets.
Most of what is available on the full site can be accessed on the mobile version too which is broadly positive, though some markets may not be listed on the app versions which may mean missing a bet from time to time.
The apps on both iOS and Android are easy to navigate around with this simple positive being what most users tend to feedback. A tour of the app and the mobile site can be accessed before depositing so potential customers can feel free to shop around before committing.
- Good selection of betting markets
- Quick and efficient customer support
- Easy to use format
- Good welcome offers for app customers
- Some markets / leagues missing versus full site
- Access restricted in some territories
- Bonuses only open to UK / Irish residents
- Live notifications switched on for matches in all leagues
What Payment Methods are available?
In line with all major online companies Betway accepts all major credit and debit cards for deposits and withdrawals alongside a number of alternative payment methods. Other methods may be added soon, for now though this is the full list:
|Payment Method||Type||Fee||Deposit Time||Withdrawal Time||Minimum Deposit / Withdrawal||Maximum Deposit / Withdrawal|
|Visa / MasterCard Debit||Debit Card||Free||Instant||1-5 Banking Days||£5 / £5||£20,000 / £20,000|
|Visa / MasterCard Credit||Credit Card||Free||Instant||1-5 Banking Days||£5 / £5||£20,000 / £20,000|
|PayPal||eWallet||Free||Instant||N/A||£10 / £10||£5,500 / £5,500|
|Paysafe Card||eWallet||Free||Instant||24 hours||£5 / £5||£770 / £2,000|
|Skrill||eWallet||Free||Instant||24 hours||£5 / £5||£25,000 / £25,000|
|Neteller||eWallet||Free||Instant||12 hours||£10 / £10||£37,500 / £37,500|
|Entropay||Bank Transfer||Free||Instant||£10 / N/A||£20,000 / N/A|
|Bank Wire||Bank Transfer||Free||2-10 Banking Days||£25 / N/A||£100,000 / N/A|
Website : www.betway.com
Customer Support E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Customer Services Telephone No: 0808 238 9841
Company Address: 9 Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, Malta
PostCode: GZR 1300
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