Betway Sportsbook Review 2019 – Are They Safe?

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Rating
betway review (sportsbook for 2019)

PROS

  • Live Streaming
  • Worldwide Horse Racing
  • Best Odds Guaranteed
  • Good Mobile Website/App
  • Top Weekly Promos

CONS

  • No Fluff - It Just Works
NEW ACCOUNT OFFER
LIVE STREAMING
SITE DESIGN
WITHDRAWAL SPEED
CUSTOMER SERVICE

New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply, 18+, www.begambleaware.org

Betway Review Summary

Betway is an online bookmaker that was founded in 2006. It is registered in Maltese by the Lottery and Gaming Commission and licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission. While it hasn’t always been an A-list sportsbook, over the last 2 years, Betway has made remarkable changes to become a prominent UK online bookmaker.

Today, Betway is an all-inclusive site that features more than 30,000 betting markets and hundreds of additional games, including sports betting, casino gambling, bingo, poker and an e-sportsbook for every type of punter. Still, it is important to note that Betway does not have the huge amount of promotions that other sportsbook companies have.  In this review, just like all other bookmakers we review, will cover 5 main areas of the business, including New account offers, site design, live streaming, withdrawal speed and customer service.

Betway New Account Offer (UK and Ireland)

Betway’s new account offer in the UK and Ireland is quite straightforward. According to Betway, any bet placed between £10 and £30 is matched in the form of a free bet bonus. All new accounts are offered bonuses on their first three deposits. Basically, you are guaranteed 100% extra when you place your first bet of up to £250. On the second deposit, you will be given a 25% match on up to £250. On the third time you deposit money into your account, you will receive a 50% match on up to £500.

However, new account holders must deposit within the first 7 days of registering to receive the bonus. Also, only deposits made by credit or debit card, PayPal or bank transfer are relevant for the bonus.

Summary Term and Conditions: New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply, 18+, www.begambleaware.org

New Account Offer India

New bettors on Betway India are awarded a 100% matched welcome bonus of up to Rs. 2500. Terms and conditions apply.

New Account Offer Nigeria

Betway Nigeria offers bettors 50% free bets up to 20,000 Naira in free bets. Terms and conditions apply.

New Account Offer Kenya

Betway Kenya offers a 50% deposit matched welcome offer of up to KES. 5000 awarded as a free bet. Customers have 30 days to meet the playthrough requirements to unlock the welcome bonus. Terms and conditions apply.

Live Streaming Review

Betway offers a ton of streaming options for its customers. The streaming choices, however, vary depending on your location. They offer their customers a live streaming option around the clock. For some sports, you must place a bet before streams are enabled, which is the norm for 99% of all online bookmakers now. This especially applies to UK and Irish horse racing.

Due to all the recent legislation changes in a lot of the main gambling territories, the extra taxes applied to bookmakers now means that they must charge for streams, that before were free. This is due to the increased taxes and levies applied by the local governments, not to mention extortionate streaming rights charged by digital streaming services. Online bookmakers must now pass on the charges unfortunately to us punters. This is not a Betway problem, but applies to ALL betting sites who are operating within the law, such as Betway.

Here are all the sports where streaming is available at Betway. As stated earlier, different streams will be allowed for different regions, so please check with your local betway support team for full details.

  • Horse Racing 
  • Bundesliga Football
  • Ligue 1 Football
  • Serie A Football
  • Eredivisie Football
  • Russian Premier League Football
  • MLS Football
  • Belgian Pro League Football
  • ATP Tennis
  • WTA Tennis
  • ITF Tennis
  • NHL Ice Hockey
  • KHL Ice Hockey
  • Euroleague Basketball
  • Euro Volleyball
  • Snooker
  • eSports
  • Handall

Site Design Review

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Betway offers a slick and well-designed website. Although the site is aplenty with banners and graphics, it is not too clustered. Customers can easily navigate the site to their desired market. This sportsbook has also teamed up with Betradar to offer bettors extensive statistics, which can help punters identify potential bets. Other than their intuitive website, Betway has also had specific apps for both Android and iOS apps that can be downloaded, allowing customers to strike their bets even while on the move.

Withdrawal Speed

Betway works hard to make their withdrawal process as easy as possible while ensuring your information and cash is safe and secure. It has a withdrawal limit of £4,000 per week, but this does not apply to progressive wins. Withdrawals are verified and processed in two to four days. They also have one of the largest selections of banking options, which makes it easy to fund your account or withdraw.

Customer Service Review

Betway offers a comprehensive customer service department that is knowledgeable, courteous and effective. Their customer service is available 24/7 in 15 different languages. Customers can call them on:

    UK: 0808 238 9841

    Canada: 1-877-811-2604

    Rest of World: +44-808-238-9841

Email them on: (support@betway.com) or communicate with staff via live chat.

Promotions for Existing Customers

In addition to the welcome offer, Betway offers fairly frequent promotions for its existing customers to look forward to. For instance, it offers price boosts on high profile football games. It gives you money-back on selected horse races for UK and Irish races and doubles winnings on Super League Rugby. All their customers are provided with the option of joining the Betway Plus loyalty bonus and get points for their betting activities both at the sportsbook or casino sections. Here are some ongoing promotions for existing clients in different locations:

UK/Ireland customers

Betway offers a host of promotions to its UK/Ireland customers that change on a daily basis. These promotions include the prediction games where you predict 4 teams to score first and win £25,000. They also have a Free Bet Club where you get 10 in free bets every week. You can opt-in for the Free Bet Club to get full details of this special promotion.

India

Betway India offers regular promotions to existing players with the most tempting one being the Freebet of 250 rupees when you wager 250 rupees on selected cricket or football matches. Indian players can get Rs.600 in free bets every week when they bet Rs1500 on multiples across any sports at Betway.

Nigeria

Betway Nigeria offers bettors multiple jackpots with millions of Naira in prizes. For instance, the Colossus Jackpot provides punters with a chance to predict events in up to 7 football matches. Winners get to walk away with NGN 500,000,000. They also have a Refer a Friend promotion where you get NGN 50 per referral you make to use in a match of your choice.

Kenya

Betway is running a number of offers to its Kenyan Bettors. Punters in Kenya can take part in the weekly prediction games. All they need to do is predict the first team to score in 4 soccer divisions and stand a chance to win KES. 500,000. 

Final Verdict

Overall, Betway is a great betting site. Its user experience is excellent, primed with fine customer service, versatile mobile presence and a wealth of banking options. Its site is functional, easy to navigate and has everything you need to make a fuss-free easy bet. It offers a fair sign up bonus, has a great weekly free bet club, has tons of live streaming and doesn’t restrict customers who win. Its a sportsbook that welcomes all punters and that is a welcome change. Not only that it is now rivaling Bet365 with the amount of international countries it services.

Terms and Conditions Of All UK Offers

Betway New Account Offer

*New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply, 18+, www.begambleaware.org

Full details can be found here

Betway Free Bet Club

Opt in and spend at least £25 on any trebles (or higher) in a week and we’ll credit you with £10 in Free Bets.

Offer Terms 

  1. Customers have to opt-in at the following url to be eligible for the promotion. Opt-in keeps you in the promo forever. You do not have to opt-in again.
  2. Minimum total Qualify stake(s): £25 (or customer currency equivalent, see below table).
  3. Total amount of Free Bets awarded: £10 (or customer currency equivalent)
  4. Bets must be settled between Saturday 00:00 GMT and the following Friday 23:59 GMT to count towards the promotion for that particular week.
  5. Qualifying customers will be awarded the Free Bets in two instalments:
    • £5 (or customer currency equivalent) Free Bet will be credited at 12:00 GMT on Saturday, and is valid until 12:00 GMT Monday the following week.
    • £5 (or customer currency equivalent) Free Bet will be credited at 14:00 GMT on Monday of the following week, and is valid until 14:00 GMT on Friday.
  6. All markets eligible, excluding enhanced price offers and Betway Boosts.
  7. Eligible qualifying bet(s) must have three or more selections.
  8. Any bets including esports selections won’t be eligible for the Free Bet Club.
  9. Bet(s) must be placed on odds of at least 2/1 (3.00) to be eligible. This refers to the total odds of the multiple bet, not each individual selection.
  10. In the case of a selection becoming a “Void” or “Push” result, the bet will be eligible as long as it remains a treble or more and still meets the odds requirements.
  11. Any bets that are cashed out partially or in full will not be eligible.
  12. No system bets will be eligible for this promotion (Lucky 31, Canadians, Accumulator-4 with 5 selections, etc.)
  13. Two Free Bets per customer, per week. See details in term 6.
  14. Real money bets only
  15. Promo ID – 88380.
  16. Promotion is valid until further notice.
  17. Accounts registered in the following countries will not be eligible for this offer: Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine.
  18. Betway reserve the right to exclude customers at any point from this promotion.

4 To Score

Play our free prediction game for the chance to win our jackpot. Pick the First Goalscorers in four selected matches.

Need To Knows

  • Is this Free to Play? Yes, this is a free prediction game.
  • What Do I Need to do? Predict the First Goalscorers in four selected matches (before the first match’s Kick Off Time). No Goalscorer is an option.
  • How much can I win? – £/€25,000 is available to win each round. However, if a Round has no Winners the prize will roll over to the following one (up to a cap of £/€250,000). For example if there is not a winner in Round 1, the prize pot for Round 2 will be £/€50,000.

Offer Terms

  1. A valid Betway account is required to participate in the promotion.
  2. The competition is limited to one entry per registered account holder at Betway, per round. If multiple accounts have been opened by the same person, all entries by this player and/or accounts will be discounted.
  3. The total prize pot for each round of matches is £/€25,000 (or customer currency equivalent, see below table) unless stated otherwise. If a Round has no Winners the prize will roll over to the following one (up to a cap of £/€250,000). For example if there is not a winner in Round 1, the prize pot for Round 2 will be £/€50,000.
  4. Customers’ selections must be confirmed and submitted before kick-off of the first eligible match of each Round in order to qualify for the promotion.
  5. Once an entry is submitted a customer cannot amend or cancel their prediction.
  6. If the first goal in the match is deemed as an own goal or scored by a goalkeeper, then the second goal of the match will count towards the competition. Standard First Goalscorer rules apply.
  7. Please find the matches within each Scheduled Round on the betway website.
  8. If two or more players correctly predict the First Goalscorer in each of the Rounds games, the prize will be split equally amongst those players.
  9. We will be using BBC to determine the First Goalscorer. What BBC states is final.
  10. In the event of a match getting postponed, the selections will stand and remain eligible as long as the match is played within 48 hours of the original match start. If the match is not played within the 48 hour timespan, the Round will be voided
  11. In order to withdraw the winnings, the customer needs to have passed KYC and have a valid payment method registered to their account.
  12. Eligibility is dependent on an entrant upholding the general Betway Terms and Conditions.
  13. Promotion is valid until further notice.
  14. Only accounts registered in the following countries will be eligible for this offer: Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom
  15. This promotion is only open to persons aged 18 years or over.
  16. By actively entering the 4 To Score Competition, you may be asked permission to participate in any reasonable publicity events/campaigns, in the event that you are a winner.
  17. Betway reserves the right to suspend / terminate this competition at any time, should it have reasonable grounds for doing so. This may include, but is not limited to, the competition (or the website on which it is presented) being subject to, or affected by, any denial-of service (DOS) attacks, bugs, viruses or any other technologically harmful material or act of hacking by a third party, or in the event of any wilful attempt to breach these Terms and Conditions.
  18. Betway reserve the right to exclude customers at any point from this promotion.

Prize Terms:

  1. All prize winner(s) will be notified by telephone, SMS and/or e-mail within 48 hours of winning the competition.
  2. Any prize winner who is not contactable within 7 days, after reasonable means, shall be disqualified and lose their entitlement to the prize. It is, therefore, the sole responsibility of each entrant to ensure that he/she has provided the correct contact details.
  3. The prize will be credited to the winning customer’s Betway Sports account within 72 hours of the competition ending if successful contact between the winner and Betway has been made.

Currency Equivalents

 

Prize Pot

NZD

50,000

PLN, BRL

100,000

DKK, NOK, SEK

250,000

CZK, RUB

625,000

Indian Rupees

1,000,000

ISK

3,125,000

All Others

25,000

Betway Sportsbook

9.6

NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

9.0/10

LIVE STREAMING

10.0/10

SITE DESIGN

10.0/10

WITHDRAWAL SPEED

10.0/10

CUSTOMER SERVICE

9.0/10

Pros

  • Live Streaming
  • Worldwide Horse Racing
  • Best Odds Guaranteed
  • Good Mobile Website/App
  • Top Weekly Promos

Cons

  • No Fluff - It Just Works