Betway is one of the largest bookmakers you’ll find on the internet, and one that places the customer at the heart of everything they do.
If you’ve not already checked out the site it would be wise to do so, because Betway offer one of the largest selections of markets you’ll find anywhere. So, whether you’re looking to put a 10-fold acca together, or simply fancy having a go on the day’s horses, Betway will very likely offer the market for you.
Part of the Betway Group which also contains a number of other smaller brands, Betway has offices in London, Malta, and Spain, and is a big fan of sponsorship/partnerships, especially with teams in some of its most prominent sports like football, esports, horse racing, and snooker.
THE BETWAY WEBSITE
Betway offer one of the most reliable and aesthetically pleasing websites in the industry, and it’s no surprise that so many players flock to the site to enjoy it.
It feels fresh, well spaced out, and is easy to navigate and scan for the market or option that you need. It’s also pretty quick to do its work, with an interface that feels intuitive.
In the following section we’re going to take a look at some of the core features that have helped Betway build the reputation they enjoy today, and we’ll begin by looking at their in-play betting options, which have helped the company grow exponentially in recent years.
The in-play sports betting section is one of the most comprehensive on the web and you’ll find a huge range of markets to choose from, all offering exciting, realistic, and potentially profitable in-play betting.
In order to access the in-play markets, click the ‘In-Play’ button which is coloured green and appears at the secondary navigation menu across the top of the screen. Once inside, you’ll be faced with a large number of betting options which you can categorise or search directly, to ensure you always find the market and event to suit you.
You can view the events sport by sport and also split those that are currently live from those that are imminent, so if you need to get a bet on something that has just started you can find it in just a few clicks.
Live streaming is available, and its free so long as your account is funded, and the quality of in game stats is premier, as is the game visualisation tool which can actually be more fun to watch than the real thing if you are a bit of an analyst.
As we see with most bookmakers these days, cashout facilities are available on all eligible bets on your bet slip, and at any point during the event.
While Betway has received some criticism in the past for offering what could only be described as miserly cashout prices, the bookmaker has really upped its game since then, and is generally considered one of the better sites out there for cashout odds these days.
If your bet does qualify, you’ll see a big green ‘Cashout’ button underneath the bet on your bet slip, and this button will display the offer Betway are making you. From there it’s up to you to decide whether or not to take it.
All sites offer cash out these days, we know, but that doesn’t make them all equal, and Betway are aiming high with theirs.
Betway offer a mobile App to all iOS and Android players, and this allows you to place bets on the go, manage your account, check scores, cashout, and more – without having to log into the website through your internet browser.
Of course you can use your mobile browser too, and the experience is almost exactly the same.
Either option will provide you with a really natty betting tool that carries out tasks quickly and efficiently, without any hiccups that we could find.
There are a lot of menus and it feels like almost everything can be swiped one way or the other to reveal more options, but it’s all been built so ergonomically that it’s never a challenge to operate and it feels great in the hand, especially if you are one of those people who does everything one handed.
The quick link to promotions is especially useful as Betway do tend to have a lot of them running at once, so it’s always a good idea to have a quick check when you log in to see if there is anything new to take advantage of.
The loyalty program at Betway is one of the longest running in the industry, and it is based on points, or comp points as they are commonly known.
Things are a little different here though, because as well as collecting loyalty points you also collect tier tokens. It’s a roundabout way of doing things but essentially the more you play, the more tier tokens you will earn, and the higher your tier, the greater the number of loyalty points you can earn. There are six tiers to get through.
Loyalty points can then be traded in for bonuses and free bets. You don’t need to do anything different to what you normally would, just let them accumulate and then spend them when you have enough. Of course, the more you bet and/or play the quicker you will amass points and tokens, but best to let this happen naturally.
Betway’s loyalty program is a good feature as it doesn’t require you to bet a certain amount or complete any wagering requirements each week, you just bet as you normally would and you’ll slowly be rewarded over time. It also auto enrols everyone who signs up, so you won’t miss out if you don’t know about it.
It’s only possible to exchange your points in multiples of 5,000. This means you’ll be getting a minimum £10 bet/bonus each time you cash in your points.
Here are one or two things that make Betway stand out from the crowd.
These daily price boosts are the first place you should look when you log in, because you could end up with improved odds on a bet you were going to make anyway.
As the name suggests, the list is updated every day, and while some sites that do similar things up the prices on a handful of selections, Betway regularly has 30+. They aren’t restricted to the most obvious sports either, when we last looked they had boosts on esports, baseball, ice hockey, UFC, and more. Of course the majority are to do with football but that where the majority of their business comes from.
They also feature super boosts, which are boosts that are even better than regular boosts we should imagine.
They helpfully put any relevant boosts at the top of the page when you look at a specific event too, so you shouldn’t miss them.
HUGE MARKET SELECTION
Possibly their biggest claim to fame is the huge range of sports betting markets they offer.
They are a European brand, they don’t just cater to the UK market, so their sports list and depth of market has been created to appeal to quite a broad range of customers, and for anyone that likes to spread their betting about a bit this is fantastic news because it makes Betway the hypermarket of betting websites.
No matter if you want to place any anytime score bet on Bulgarian football, or you want to place Asian Handicap on some ice hockey, Betway have it all. You can view the full list of sports from the homepage using the handy navigation menu on the left-hand side of the page – you can even bet on professional poker.
Betway are always adding new markets and events too, and while they don’t officially operate a request a bet feature, you can email support or use live chat to see if they will offer you a price on a market you want to bet on that you can’t find.
As a leading name in the online gambling industry, people have high expectations of Betway and expect the bookie to live up to these expectations. One of the ways in which Betway have tried to keep everyone happy is through their banking facilities.
Usually, UK punters are limited to a couple of debit card options, along with some virtual pre-paid schemes no-one’s ever heard of, but not at Betway.
The cashier facility allows you to deposit and withdraw from your account in a number of different ways, and in the table below we’ll cover some of the most popular options along with the minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts associated with each.
|PAYMENT METHOD||MINIMUM DEPOSIT||MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL|
|VISA Debit Cards||£5||£10|
As you can see, Betway offer relatively low minimums in terms of deposits and withdrawals, and for the vast majority of the payment methods offered you’ll be able to add funds to your account for as little as a fiver.
For a full list of all available payment methods, log in to your account and head to the ‘Cashier’ area of the site. You’ll then be able to see a complete breakdown and can choose the method most suitable for you.
In terms of withdrawal times, they officially state that withdrawals will be processed within 48 hours – but from what most punters appear to be saying online it’s generally a lot quicker than this, with most requests processed in around 8 hours.