Betway Review

Betway are a relatively new company in a fast expanding industry. Their site has a great deal to offer to its customers with a fair few new ideas.

This is one of the most professional betting sites I have seen in a long time with a great balance between markets, features, offers, loyalty and fair terms.  One of my personal favourite places to bet.

Welcome Offer – £30 Matched Free Bet

A 100% deposit matched free bet bonus up to £30 is available when UK/Irish customers join the Betway site. Joining the site isn’t a problem at all and down the bottom of the sports home page there’s a ‘Getting Started’ link that tells you exactly what to do to register, that’s really helpful.

UK/Ireland customers must make an initial deposit of £10 or 10 Euros within seven days of registering their account. The maximum matched amount is £30 (50 Euros), Betway will then match this amount with free bet funds.

The free bet is valid for 7 days and must be used in one go.  The free token itself is not given back with any payout although winnings themselves are in real cash that does not require wagering before withdrawing.

Terms & Conditions Apply. New Customers (18+) Only.

Betway Casino

There is quite honestly no better looking website or app to play casino games on than Betway’s.  They offer games from leading software providers with an interface that hands down beats the competition.

Betway have a very attractive sign up bonus to for casino, high enough to suit big rollers but can be taken at a low enough level to suit the occasional player.  Click below to read more about the casino offer in our Betway casino section.

Terms & Conditions Apply. New Customers (18+) Only.

Banking 

Betway present their customers with a number of secure banking options allowing them to comfortably deposit and withdraw funds to and from their account. Simply select the Bank icon and choose a preferred payment method. Once that’s done you won’t have to register a payment method again while making deposits/withdrawals.

Betway accept Visa Credit/Debit, Visa Electron, Maestro, Citadel Direct, Direct Bank Transfer, ecoPayz, Neteller, Paypal, PaySafe Card, Skrill and Skrill1-Tap plus some others aimed at their European customers.

Withdrawing your cash from the site again is a straightforward process. Just how long it’ll take for the withdrawn amount to arrive in your account depends on the payment method you have chosen.

Markets and Odds

As soon as you log into the Betway site you’ll realize that no customer is ever going to be short of having anything to place a bet on. It’s packed with events for you to place bets on from all over the globe. Don’t expect to log in during the early hours of the morning and find little to bet on, there’ll be something to keep you interested and hopefully make some profits.

Football is definitely a sport in which they specialize. Not just the very best games from the top leagues around the world but smaller leagues as well and reserve/youth games. A win is a win in my book!  It’s the same with other sports such as tennis with non ATP or WTA events being given coverage. Horse Racing has comprehensive coverage of the UK and Irish racing scene plus overseas races from South African tracks. More global coverage is seen with basketball, American Football and golf tournaments.

Odds at Betway are highly competitive with their rivals. Look out for their enhanced odds that can really give you some good profits. This includes enhanced trebles on selected football teams from around the world. Horse racing fans will love the Best Odds Guaranteed promise ensuring that if you take a price and the Starting Price is higher, that’s what you’ll be paid out on.

Sometimes it’s good to have a bet that’s a little bit out of the box.  It could be about a reality TV show, politics or a minority sporting event.

Bets that might not be the first to come into your head include:

  • Will London win an Olympic vote under the current London Mayor?
  • Who will win the 2016 Elitloppet Trotting Championship in Sweden?
  • Will Craig Revel-Horwood give a celebrity a zero score in Strictly Come Dancing?

Betting isn’t just about what’s happening this or next week. At Betway there’s a great range of ante-post bets available. You can already get betting on who’s going to win next year’s World Snooker Championship so put a bet on now, after all that price on Kyren Wilson will plummet if he has another good season.

Live Betting

Those ante-post bets might be a fair way in the distance so let’s look at what’s happening right now. Live Betting is a massively popular part of any online betting site. At Betway you will always find some events that you can bet live on.

I have to admit that the number of events isn’t quite as high as on other similar sites that I’ve reviewed. Even so those that they do have give their customers a fair bit of excitement as they follow games as they happen with fluctuating odds. There are plenty of markets for you to bet on so even if one side is winning easily you’ll find some decent odds out there to try and win on.

Football coverage includes games from around the world so that ensures live betting on the sport around the clock. It’s the same with golf, bet on the European tour during the day, have something to eat then prepare yourself for plenty of live betting on the US Tour. That US coverage continues with plenty of basketball, American Football and baseball.

Live Streaming

Actually being able to watch the event you’ve placed a bet on really adds to your enjoyment of the site. If you follow the Bundesliga and other European leagues then you can watch some live games on the Betway site.

Betway also sponsor lots of darts, snooker and other events you can watch live on site.

Betway Promotions

There are plenty of promotions available at the Betway site. They are all listed on one page, just click on ‘Plus’ on the home sports page.

Tier Tokens

This is a loyalty program and you earn Tier Tokens the more you bet on the site. You can work your way through the tiers starting off at Blue going through to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Black.

There are special offers/bonuses available including invites to top sporting events once you reach the higher levels.

Horse Racing

As well as that Best Odds Guaranteed offer, there are other horse racing promotions available on the site.

You can also get your stake (up to £25) refunded as a free bet if your selection comes second in a selected race and is beaten by a horse priced 10/1 or more.

Football

Promotions include those enhanced prices on selected accumulators. There’s also the chance to earn bonuses such as 20% on top of a four-fold Both Teams to Score accumulator (or higher). Minimum stake is £5 and maximum £200 with combined odds of at least 4/1 (5.00).

Acca Insurance is also available at the Betway site. It’s always so frustrating when that bet you’ve been working out all week is let down by one team, usually the one you thought was a banker. At Betway they refund your stake (minimum stake £5, maximum £25) as a free bet if that happens to you. This applies to win/draw/lose bets with at least five selections made at minimum odds of 4/1.

Golf

Betway really do like their golf tournament coverage. A popular promotion is their Golf Round Leader Special.

Place a  minimum £20 bet on a selected tournament before it starts and if your selection is the leader after the first, second or third round you receive a free £10 bet.

Basketball

If you go for a win bet in the NBA Playoffs and the team you back to win loses in overtime, losing bets up to £50 are refunded as free bets.

Acca Insurance is also available and if one team in a four-fold (or higher) accumulator loses, your stake is refunded as a free bet up to £50.

Cash Out

There’s no need to wait for the event to end for your bet to reach a conclusion, good or bad. With Cash Out you can end your bet when you want and get something out of what might even turn out to be a losing bet if you’d waited till the final whistle.

Statistics

With there being so much happening on the site statistical help is really important. If the live game is a Polish league game then being able to quickly find out where the teams are in the league and their current for is a necessity.

The good news is that the Betway site is packed full of statistical information that can help you decide who to back and who not to. A dedicated page covers all the sports under the sun including Bandy and Futsol.

In addition there’s a special horse racing page full of all the information you need to work out who’s going to win the big race. Also have a look at their blogs page with lots of interesting sports articles that help you make your selections.

Desktop Site

If black is one of your favourite colours then you’ll love this site as it’s the dominating colour. Everything looks clear and there’s no cluttering here despite all the information available.

The home page on the sports site has plenty of information. In the centre there’s links to the top games being played soon and live coverage. Down the left hand side there’s quick links to top events and special bets and then an A to Z of events.

Each of the sports has its own dedicated page which is packed with markets for you to make bets on. All this makes navigating your way around the site fairly easy. Just make sure you have a good look round the site after joining to get used to where everything is.

Mobile Site

If you download the Betway app then you’ll be able to play whenever or wherever you want. The mobile site has an attractive look to it and the matches and offers available on the desktop site are available here so it’s highly recommended.

That way you can be on the bus on the way home and following that youth game in Scotland that you’re sure you know the winner of.

About Betway

Betway celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016. The company was launched in 2006 dealing in sports betting, casino, bingo and poker. They have the aim of using state-of-the-art technology to give their customers a great gaming experience.

The Betway Group has its HQ in Malta as well as offices in London, Stockholm, Guernsey and Cape Town. They have sponsored several major sporting events including being current sponsors of the Darts Premier League and are the principal sponsors of Premier League side West Ham United.

Help and Customer Support

If you need some help whether it be about banking or understanding a particular promotion there’s plenty of help available on the Betway site.

There’s a whole page giving details on how to place bets and explaining system bets. Also take a look at their FAQs or contact their live chat.

Contact Details

UK Phone number:  0808 238 9841 (24/7 service)

Email:  support@betway.com

Registered Address:  9 Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, GZR 1300 Malta.