The company launched back in 2005, and it had only one goal, it was to be one of the best legal online betting platforms. Since then, Betway has managed to stay true to their goals, by offering European players with exclusive sports betting, poker, casino, and bingo software. During those years their website has gone through two major redesigns, which have helped making the site more user-friendly and even catered to the products that were added during that period.
Nowadays, the players who decide to join Betway should expect diversity in absolutely everything they offer from the payment methods to the events they can wager on. Not to mention that the library they provide has over 500 casino games. The company name has become a synonym to positive reputation as well as trustworthy online gambling. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
Who Can Play
In this section of our Betway review, we will discuss what type of punters can place bets. The company is currently open to users, who are over the age of 18 and also reside in one of the following countries:
The website supports languages for every country in the list and these currencies: CAD, EUR, GBP, and USD. Unfortunately, Betway is not open for users who reside in these countries:
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In this section of our Betway review, we will discuss banking. The operator offers a large selection of payment options, and most of them can be used for withdrawals as well as deposits. When users fund their accounts, the cash can be easily transferred between products through the cashier. Players can even expect instant payments and fast withdrawals from all of the available options.
Here we have listed all of the available payment methods. All of these options have a minimum of €10, and a maximum of €50,000 for a day. There are only a few exceptions which are explained below.
Debit, Credit and Prepaid Cards
- Click and Buy – min €5 and max €350
- EcoPays – min €250 and max €30,000
- Skrill 1-Tap – min €5 and max €5,000
- Skrill Moneybookers – min €5 and max €5,000
- Quwi Wallet
Direct Bank Transfer, EPS, eWire, GiroPay, Lobanet, Poli, Przelewy24
In this section of our Betway review, we will discuss the welcoming offers. Each of the products that Betway offers has its own unique promotion for the new players. These bonuses can be used on various products, and all of them carry different values to meet the wagering requirements.
In general, there are several extra promotions which are offered to all the users. Instead of account managers review each of the player’s activity and offer them bonuses on that basis. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
The users who deposit for the first time and plan to bet with Betway can get a 100% match up to £/€/$30. However, there is a wagering requirement of 10x. Not to mention that the bonus money is released as they are earned in increments.
The new customers of the casino are eligible for three bonuses, which will be divided across the first three deposits they make for a total of £/€/$1000 in cash. Each of these deposits will be matched and capped at various rates. Unfortunately, the wagering requirement here is 50x of the total of both the deposit and bonus. Moreover, the players have only three months to clear as much of the promotion as they can.
The new poker players can get a 200% match up to £/€/$700. The funds are released in 1% increments, which are based on how much poker they play. So the more you play, the faster you will be eligible to withdraw your bonus funds.
If you enjoy bingo, during your first deposit you can get a 300% bonus up to £/€/$150. The minimum upload, in this case, is £/€/$5. The wagering requirement is 30x.
For every person that you refer that makes a deposit of at least £/€/$20 you will get £/€/$20. This requires a rollover of 8x. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
In this section of our Betway review, we will discuss the sportsbook offering. When Betway launched they were only a bookie, but during the decade they have been open in they decided to add casino games and other offers. Their betting website still states that its main source of income is the sportsbook, but the casino, poker and bingo rooms get excellent reviews and look as they have a great deal of traffic.
This operator is one of the leading bookmakers in the United Kingdom. They compete against bigger names such as Ladbrokes, Bet365, and Paddy Power. Betway has tons of sponsorships with professional teams, and do their best to get their name out there. They have tremendous traffic through their sportsbook.
Before we talk about the website’s available markets, we wanted to discuss their new live betting platform. This company is pushing live betting on their site and ads, but our team found it a bit disappointing. It is probably because of the time we visited, or it may even be bad coverage, but we could only find football games listed as in-play.
These are the sports that Betway currently covers:
The emphasis is without a doubt on European sports. However, it is nice that we can see some quite obscure markets. If you are not familiar with Pesapallo, it is Finland’s national game. In a nutshell, it is a mash between baseball and other bat-ball games, but you can rarely see it out of Scandinavia. Netball is a game that is based loosely on basketball’s rules. It is quite popular with women in countries such as South Africa, Canada, Australia, and India.
Obscure markets are not the sports betting site’s sole forte. The sport with the best coverage is football, or as we Americans like to call it, soccer. This is the only sport that they cover in their live in-play section, and Betway even cover various amateur and pro leagues worldwide. During the day we visited them to write this review, the available games were everything from the MLS in America to a third-degree Icelandic league.
This bookie covers, even more, markets than that, particularly for the major sports and events. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
The Betway Casino offers over 500 titles. However, quantity does not always equal quality and that certainly does not make the games interesting. We usually are not impressed with sections that are only by a single provider, particularly when the developer is the type of the so-so tier like Microgaming and Playtech. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
The last time I visited, there were exactly 449 slot machines. This would be the appropriate time to mention that part of Betway’s online casino website is primarily filled with slots.
Overall, their collection is large, but since most of the slots are developed by the same provider, many of the games are similar to each other. For example, Microgaming tends to take a design, place fifteen different themes and name it with fifteen titles. The only difference is usually a slight change of bonuses, rules, or other features. However, they produce nice games. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
A total of 26 games are available under this category. This includes everything from video poker to classic table games. It is quite the odd collection of games.
Fortunately for us, Betway maintains a page with information about all of the games that are located on the site and their rules. Unfortunately, considering the small amount of games, it is disappointing how many of them are the same, with different wagering limits or other features that are not important to the game. For example “Premier Blackjack” is not different from any of the other variations of 21 on the site, except for the slightly better graphics and the darker colors.
There are 22 games from this type in Betway. Scratch cards are appearing rapidly in online casinos. Operators used to offer only one or two types of these, and now they have dozens of them.
We are not quite sure why these instant-win games are attracting so much attention since people can just purchase them in a grocery store or the gas station. These games do not have much of a difference when it comes to the gameplay. Moreover, most of them are of the match and win variety, and only the prize amounts and graphics are different. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
Betway Poker is part of the old Microgaming Poker Network. It is not one of the biggest online networks, and actually it is rather small. The traffic does not go over 1200 users across the network. Not to mention that the tournament participation is not sufficient, particularly for the events with higher stakes.
However, the MPM software is solid. I do not play poker a lot, but it is intuitive, with an attractive and stable interface.
The available games in this section are:
- Omaha Hi-Lo
- Seven Card Stud
- Texas Hold’em
The majority of traffic in Betway’s real money games is in the non-limit tables, which is quite common for online casinos these days.
The Blinds are available as low as $0.01, and the top can go up to $50. Most people wager approximately $0.50 or $1.00 and below. This is quite common with modern online poker rooms. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
This is one of the newest features, and it was added in the summer of 2014. Betway’s Bingo earns quite a lot good reviews, and even though I do not usually play Bingo, I was impressed. You can play these games on both tablets and smartphones and of course on a desktop browser. We have not seen a lot of mobile-friendly bingo games in gambling websites that offer all sorts of wagering markets, so this is a massive plus for Betway.
When I visited the site, there were only two games available, 90 Ball bingo and 75 Ball Bingo. The users can play a maximum of 50 cards at one time. However, the tournaments are scheduled one month ahead.
In this section of our Betway review, we will discuss the VIP Club. Playing regularly at Betway pays off. It does not matter if you prefer to bet on sports or casino games, you will earn loyalty points along the way. For every €10 you wager, you will receive 5 points. Moreover, as you go through the ranks, you will receive better rewards.
You should note that all of your points will expire after 90 days if you do not participate in any real money games. Continue reading our Betway review for more valuable information.
In this section of our Betway review, we will discuss the customer support. It is quite difficult to find a casino that offers top-notch customer service. However, Betway does their best to do that. No matter what way you prefer to reach them by, you will always be greeted by a friendly and professional representative, who want to help you.
When I contacted them, the agent did not only quickly answer all of my questions and concerns, but she also gave me several links with more information. The experience was similar to how hosts treat you in land-based casinos.
Their site works in these languages:
You can contact their customer support at email@example.com
Or you can reach them by a toll-free number for the appropriate country.
United Kingdom: 0808 238 9841
They are also non-stop available on live-chat.
Alternatively, if you like the old-fashioned way, you can write to them by the post at:
9 Empire Stadium Street
Gzira, GZR 1300, Malta
Overall, Betway struck us as an average bookmaker. They are certainly not bad, but they are not impressive enough to use superlatives. They are simply an all-in-one venue that offers a fresh eSports wagering service, as well as a well-reviewed bingo room.