Betway Review

Not Approved for US Customers
Pros
  • Fast payouts
  • Betting markets have soft odds.
  • Live streaming options for sporting events.
Cons
  • US customers not accepted
Over the last 11 years, The Betway group has worked hard to build a trusted brand in the world on online sportsbooks and casinos. Launched initially in 2006, The Betway group now claims to deliver world-class betting to over two million clients worldwide. The goal of Betway from day one has been to deliver first-class entertainment across the spectrum of sports betting, casino, poker, and bingo. Betway has some solid credentials behind that should help you feel very secure playing there. First up, Betway is licensed in eight different major jurisdictions. Those jurisdictions are Malta, The United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, and Italy. It is rare to see a site with this many licenses from so many major countries. Another great thing about Betway is that they have accreditation from the trusted international testing agency, eCOGRA. Accreditation from eCOGRA is not easy to come by, and it means that the site can be trusted for fairness across all activities.

The Sportsbook

Our first impression of the sportsbook at Betway was that it was a little too busy. It took us a moment to get our bearings and sort out the layout of the site. Once we got things sorted out, we were quickly speeding around the sportsbook without an issue.

You’ll find the main sports menu located on the left side of the sportsbook page. From this menu, you can select the sport you are interested in wagering on and then drill down to see what options you have. If you don’t see a sport listed in the menu, Betway does not have any active bets on that sport at that time.

Something that we really liked about the sportsbook at Betway was how easy they made it to find in-play action. Across the top of the sportsbook page, you’ll find an in-play link that will show you all active in-play wagering options. As well, they also have links showing you specific in-play options for major sports such as football and tennis. Many people enjoy in-play betting as it allows them the chance to get in on the action immediately for an event already in play.

Sports You Can Bet On

Betway does not disappoint when it comes to their selection of sports that you can bet on. At the time of this review, Betway offered an impressive 25 different sports that could be wagered on. Betway offers all of the standard sports like football and basketball but also brings in some more rare sports such as snooker and Gaelic sports. So that you can quickly see if Betway offers wagers of your favorite support, we’ve compiled the full list below of sports and events that are available on Betway.

Note: The list below shows sports and events that were available for wager at the time of our review. Beyway.com only shows sports and events that are in session or have active wagers available. If you do not see you sport or event of choice listed below, be sure to check Betway’s site once that sport is in session to see what options are available to you.

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • eSports
  • Handball
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Motor Sport
  • Boxing
  • UFC/Martial Arts
  • American Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Horse Racing
  • Gaelic Sports
  • Snooker
  • Pool
  • Specials
  • Beach Soccer
  • Pesapallo
  • Politics
  • Winter Sports

We’re highly impressed with the lineup of sports that you can bet on at Betway. In general, most everyone should have no issue finding what it is they are looking to wager on from the Betway list of options. We really enjoyed seeing some more creative offerings that Betway had to offer such as wagers on Game of Thrones and who the next pope would be.

esports Coverage

We were glad to see that Betway offered some esports wagers on their platform. esports are currently growing in popularity and we’re seeing more and more sportsbooks get in on the action. At the time of this review, Betway offered wagers on Dota 2, League of Legends, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. While they have a good collection of available wagers now, we hope that Betway will add in some more esports action in the future.

User Interface

After a small initial bit of confusion, we found Betway’s website easy to search and navigate. The sportsbook homepage allowed us to filter down to our sport and event of choice quickly. Placing a wager was super easy to understand and complete.

As we mentioned earlier, the main menu for the sportsbook is located on the left-hand side of the sportsbook page. Using this main menu, you can drill down through sports and events until you find what wager you’d like to place. After selecting your preferred sport and event, all available wagers and associated odds will be displayed to you. From there, you can quickly and easily place your bets.

One thing that we liked a bunch about the user interface at Betway’s sportsbook was the fact that you can easily toggle between how the odds are displayed. From any screen in the sportsbook, along the top bar, there is an option that allows you to change the odds display between American, decimal or fractional all with one mouse click. This is great functionality that makes it very easy for players regardless of how they prefer to see their odds displayed.

Something that we would have liked to see on Betway’s sportsbook is the ability to sort by type of wager. If Betway were to offer this functionality, it might make it easier for some clients to find what they are looking for. While this isn’t a major drawback, it definitely gives Betway some room for improvement in the future.

We didn’t find any issues when it came to the speed and responsiveness of Betway’s site. Pages loaded quickly, and we had no reason for concern at any point during our site review. Based on the experience we had, you should not have any concerns with slow site speeds or snags.

The Casino

If you’re looking to take a break from the sportsbook or you’re just not that into betting on sports, Betway has you covered with a great online casino. On Betway’s online casino, you’ll find a solid lineup of gaming options. In total, you’ll find 48 slots, 46 table games, and 7 types of live dealer games. Betway’s online casino also offers options for video poker, keno, and bingo.

We were really excited to see that Betway’s online casino was offering live dealer options. Live dealer casino games are currently a big trend in the online casino world as more players are demanding the increased transparency and social interaction that come along with these games. Betway offers a great lineup of 7 different live dealer games which is more than we see on most other online casinos.

Another thing that caught our eye was the size of some of their jackpot games. At the time of this review, Betway’s online casino had 4 jackpots over one million dollars each. While we’ve seen some big jackpots before, it is worth noting we don’t see this many over one million dollars in one online casino that often.

We were pleased to see that Betway’s online casino offered up some name brand games. We came across some for Game of Thrones and Jurassic World. Many other online casinos don’t invest the extra funds to get name brand games and instead might offer knock-offs such as Scheme of Thrones or Jurassic Globe.

As a whole, we’re extremely pleased with the lineup that Betway brings to the table for their online casino. While many online sportsbooks tend to not invest heavily in their online casinos, Betway looks to have spent considerable time and money building out a very respectable online casino. If you plan to wager on Betway, be sure to check out their current bonuses and promotions so that you can maximize your free cash!

Deposit and Withdrawal Options

Deposit Options

Betway offers an astonishing 22 different deposit methods to their clients. While not all 22 deposit methods are available in all countries, each country has a solid lineup of options available. Below, we’ve listed all deposit options available on Betway at the time of this review. See Betway’s site for specifics relating to which deposit options are available for your location.

  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Bank Transfer
  • ecoPayz
  • Neteller
  • PayPal
  • PaysafeCard
  • Skrill
  • EntroPay Card
  • Sofortuberweisung
  • EPS
  • Citadel Direct
  • eCheck
  • i-Debit
  • InstaDebit
  • Trustly
  • Euteller
  • Zimpler
  • Giropay
  • MPass

Withdrawal Options

Similar to their deposit options, Betway also offers a large number of withdrawal options. At the time of this review, Betway offered 14 different withdrawal options to their clients. Eligibility for each option varies by country so be sure to check out their site for full details relating to your situation. We’ve listed all 14 of the Betway withdrawal options below for your convenience.

  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Bank Transfer
  • ecoPayz
  • Neteller
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • EntroPay Card
  • eCheck
  • i-Debit
  • InstaDebit
  • ACH/EFT

Overall, we’re highly impressed by the size of banking options for deposits and withdrawals offered by Betway. Offering this many options helps to limit the possibility that clients will have a hard time moving money onto or off of Betway’s site. We were not able to quickly locate any information relating to banking fees on their site. We’d suggest that you check with Betway’s customer service team to get a full understanding of any banking fees that might apply to your withdrawals or deposits.

Bonuses and Promotions

If you’re considering wagering on Betway, you’ll be even more inclined to do so after learning more about the bonuses and promotions that they offer. Like most online casinos, Betway offers some great bonuses and promotions aimed at attracting new clients and retaining current ones. Below, we’ve broken down some of the top promotions that Betway was offering at the time of our review. Note: bonuses and promotions vary depending on time. Be sure to check out the promotions page on Betway to get the latest scoop on all current offers.

Sports Welcome Offer

Betway offers a solid sports welcome offer that allows clients the chance to earn upwards of €/£150 of free cash through a generous 100% initial deposit match. The amount of the maximum match varies depending on where the client resides. Be sure to see the Betway promotions page for full terms and conditions.

Free Bet Club

If you bet of trebles or higher often, Betway has a great promotion for you. If you opt into the Betway Free Bet Club and spend a minimum of £25 in a week, Betway will credit your account with a bonus £10. It’s as simple as that! What’s great is that you only have to opt in once and you’re enrolled in the program forever!

ESL Cologne €5 Free Bet

Under this Betway promotion, you’ll pick up a free €5 for every map your team wins if you bet €20 on any ESL One Cologne quarter-final, semi-final, or final match. The maximum any customer can receive from this promotion is €25. This is a great promotion to earn some free cash if you plan to bet on ESL Cologne matches.

Wimbledon Double Earnings

If you like to bet on tennis, be sure to look into this Betway promotion. Under the terms of this promotion, you can earn up to €/£25 for free. In order to win, you must wager on a match winner between any women’s or men’s singles match during Wimbledon. If your selected player loses the first set but ends up winning the match, Betway will double your earnings up to €/£25!

Rugby League Double Winnings

Betway has a solid promotion for people looking to wager on selected Rugby League matches. For this promotion, if your selected team is losing at halftime but ends up winning the match, Betway will double your earnings up to €/£50! In order to qualify for this promotion, you must place a win/draw/win bet on the select Rugby League matches.

Horse Racing – Best Odds Guaranteed

Betway wants to make sure that you’re getting the best odds out there on UK and Irish horse racing winner bets. Under this promotion, Betway will pay you the best odds available if your selected horse wins the race. What’s great about this promotion is that you do not have to opt in and Betway will automatically credit your account for any difference by 10 am the next day.

Casino Welcome Bonus

This one is a whale of an offer for sure! Betway is currently offering new casino customers the ability to earn up to $1,000 in welcome bonuses! Yes, you read that correctly. A match of up to $1,000 in total can be earned through your initial three deposits with Betway. Check out their site for full terms and conditions, but this is a sweet offer if you plan to play in their online casino.

Casino Game of the Week

Each week, Betway selects one of their casino games to be their game of the week. Under the terms of this promotion, you’ll have the chance to earn up to 3x points on the game of the week. If the selected game of the week is a casino game that you enjoy to play, this promotion can be a great way to earn some extra points for your account.

Betway Plus Loyalty Program

While we’re talking about bonuses and promotions available at Betway, we also should make mention of their Betway Plus loyalty program. In short, Betway Plus gives you more perks and free plays the more that you wager on their sportsbook or online casino. Betway Plus consists of 6 tiers, each one having more perks the higher you move up the chain. Check out the Betway Plus section to learn more about the terms and conditions of the program.

Overall, we’re very pleased with the lineup of bonuses and promotions that were being offered at the time of this review. They have a large and creative set of programs for the sportsbook. Our only wish would be that they would offer up more casino offers for those not interested in betting on sports.

Customer Service

Betway offers what we consider to be the trifecta of customer service options to their clients. 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, customer service agents can be reached via phone, email, or live chat. Having these 3 options makes it very easy for anyone to reach Betway at any time. We’re extremely pleased to see that Betway offers this set of customer service options.

Something else that really impressed us was that Betway offers customer service in 17 different languages. This is practically unheard of and speaks to the dedication that Betway has to their customers.

If you want to use email to reach Betway, simply fire off an email to support@betway.com. During our time on the site for this review, we shot off an email to the customer support email address to see how fast they replied and how helpful they were. We were pleasantly surprised to see a reply within an hour, and we had all of our questions answered completely. It was a great experience.

Live chat is our preferred method of contact for online sportsbooks and casinos as it tends to yield the fastest results. On Betway, you can find the live chat link on the contact us page. In fact, we really like the fact that the live chat box automatically pops up when you click on contact us. This simple feature makes it very easy for you to get a chat window going. We used live chat on Betway during this review and found that the response time was very speedy and the knowledge of their customer service representatives was on point.

If you prefer to speak with a live person on the phone, Betway offers phone support 24/7 as well. At the time of this review, Betway offers toll-free phone numbers for the UK, Ireland, and Canada. There is also a UK based phone number that the rest of the world can use, but note that it is not a toll-free phone number.

As a whole, we think that Betway has done a great job with their customer service options. By offering the trifecta of phone, live chat, and email, nearly everyone should have an easy time reaching an agent quickly and conveniently. Our experience with the Betway customer service agents demonstrated that they seem to really have it together and know what they are talking about.

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