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Betway Sportsbook at a glance

Betway doesn’t have the long history like many of its competitors but for pure usability then Betway is worth a look. With a high profile sponsorship deal in place with West Ham just in time for their move to the Olympic Stadium, this is a company you will be seeing and hearing a lot more from. They offer Free Bets, Money Back Specials, price boosts and they will ensure you are following your bets till the last kick with their Acca Insurance on the football. If you prefer a flutter on the horses, then the Outsider Insurance promotion on horse racing is the one for you.

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Overall Sportsbook Score A Grade Main Rating Criterias Markets 8.8/10 Live betting 8.5/10 Promotions 7.3/10

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Matched Bet for New Customers and other Promotions

Betway doesn’t have the huge amount of promotions that other companies have. That is not always a negative as we find that sometimes you can have too much choice! If you have watched the Simpson’s episode were Mr Burns spends 5 minutes in a supermarket trying to decide between “Ketchup” and “Catsup” you will know exactly what I mean.

How to claim Betway’s First Deposit Bonus:

Betway open account step 1 Open an account

Betway open account step 2 Deposit up to £30

Betway open account step 3 Receive your free bonus

Football Acca Insurance Special – The name really tells you everything you need to know about this offer. Place a Win/Draw five-fold Acca (at least five-fold but can be more) on any footy matches and if one of those pesky selections lets you down then they will refund you with a free bet to cover your stake (up to £25).

This Acca offer isn’t just for football fans though! They offer the same deal on basketball, ice hockey and even darts of all things!! Talking of darts, they do a great checkout special, place a Win/Draw/Win bet and if the final checkout is 100 or higher then they will refund losing bets with a free bet up to £25 (depending on the stake). This will be great for Premier League Darts action!

  • Place a fivefold accumulator
  • One leg lets you down
  • Receive up to £25 as a free bet

For the nags, they offer a racing outsider insurance special. On certain races if your horse finishes second and is beaten by a horse with a starting price of greater than 10/1 they will give you a free bet for your stake up to £25. No bookmaker can afford to miss out the highly rated and hugely popular Channel 4 racing. Betway will credit you the next day with a £10 free bet if you place three or more bets of at least £10.


Live Betting console and other Sportsbook Features

We have said it many times in our reviews that we wish we could watch the sports that we are betting on. However, the multitude of licensing hurdles makes this an idea that currently we can only dream about! It is not the fact that there aren’t any live streams, there are! Just not anything we particularly want to watch. This is the same for all bookmakers at the moment.

Betway Sportsbook Summary
Betway Screenshots Markets covered
American football, athletics, bandy, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, bowls, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, floorball, futsal, Gaelic sports, golf, greyhound racing, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, martial arts, motor racing, poker, pool, rugby, snooker, soccer, table tennis, tennis, UFC, volleyball, winter sports
Mobile app ..
Bet Exchange No
In-Play console Yes
Live streaming Yes
Live streaming requirements Account must be in credit.
In-Play Cashout Yes, Limited markets
Other features News, Blog, Tip Advisor
Minimum Bet £0.30

So rant over, what exactly do Betway stream? Well you get the mighty Russian Ice Hockey league (sarcasm level 8 here), everybody’s favourite Euro Volleyball (sarcasm level 9) and perhaps slightly more useful, the ATP Tour Tennis to stream. The Russian Premier League stream matches and I guess the jewel in the crown is that they have the German Bundesliga games to show. Again, we understand it’s a rights issue but we would love to see licensing deals in place so we can watch top events without having to subscribe to Sky, BT and whoever else is going to pop up in the future.

Betway offer the usual cash out options that you see at just about all online bookmakers nowadays. I did chuckle when I read within their terms and conditions that “cash out” is offered exclusively at Betway, pretty sure that hundreds of other operators offer the exact same thing, but as my dear Mother used to say, “never let the truth get in the way of a good story!”.

The cash out function is available on single, multiple and system bets and you can take advantage of this both before a game as well as in-play. The cash out icon will be shown in the “my bets” section of your account and you will see the cash out price. Easy to use, no issues here!

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Banking at Betway

Betway offer a reasonable amount of ways to deposit. All the major credit cards are of course supported and if you are looking to use e-wallets then the chances are, the one you have will be accepted at Betway.

Withdrawal times are in line with what you would expect at any major online bookmaker, with time frames ranging from 1 to 7 days. As with all operators, do not be surprised if you are asked to provide proof of identity, this is more likely if you request a withdrawal.

The minimum deposit for all options is £10 which is fine. We found any questions we asked Betway were answered quickly and the agents were not as pushy as other companies.

Betway accept the following payment methods
Payment method Deposit Withdrawal time Cash out
minimum maximum time fee Minimum Maximum fee
. £10 £50,000 instant free 1 – 7 days £10 £10,000 free
. £10 £50,000 instant free 1 – 7 days £10 £10,000 free
. £10 £50,000 instant free N/A N/A N/A free
. £10 £50,000 instant free 1 – 7 days £10 £10,000 free
. £10 £5000 instant free N/A N/A N/A free
. £10 £5000 instant free 1 – 7 days £250 £2500 free
. £10 £50,000 instant free 1 – 7 days £10 £100,000 free
. £250 £30,000 instant free 1 – 7 days £10 £30,000 free
. £10 £50,000 instant free N/A N/A N/A free
. £10 £50,000 instant free N/A N/A N/A free
. £10 £50,000 instant free N/A N/A N/A free
. £10 £50,000 instant free N/A N/A N/A free
. £10 £50,000 instant free N/A N/A N/A free
. £10 £50,000 instant free 1 – 7 days £10 £100,000 free

Support team at Betway

The support options are more limited than other operators but in all honesty, many of us will never write a letter to a bookmaker in our lives! The options that are available are more than adequate for the vast amount of players.

Live support is always our first port of call when it comes to questions. We tested the service at 7:30 am and as you would expect at that time we were answered within 5 seconds. Another attempt at 11:50 am was greeted with the same response time.

Betway Support Details
Support options are not as varied as other operators but is that going to affect you? We don’t think so! Polite fast and efficient service from Betway.
. Telephone number 0808 238 9841 (Mon-Sun: 24hrs)
Address: 9 Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, Malta
Post Code: GZR 1300
Email support@betway.com
Live chat Yes
Open Hours 0 – 24

I must admit that I didn’t have much confidence in the first person I spoke to. When asked about the minimum bet I was told 30 cents. Now I don’t expect support to be sat in Camden High Street in London when I contact them, but I would at least expect them to know what country I’m in, or at least ask first! I’m probably being slightly picky as the person I spoke to was polite and eager to help.

Next I tried email support, my least favourite way to contact any company if I’m honest. You normally wait for 8 hours to receive an automated reply. Betway did better than most in this case. Of course, I did receive the dreaded email stating they would get back to me, however, the lead time of 6 hours is better than most companies. Telephone support was fine, minimal answering time and a polite and friendly guy called Christian helped with a few simple betting questions.


Betway History Lesson

I think it’s pretty fair to say that not many of us had heard of Betway until they signed a £38 million shirt sponsorship deal with West Ham United. When foreign exchange broker Alpari was forced into liquidation, Betway agreed a deal with the Premier League club.

At A Glance – Company Information
Name of operator Betway
Sportsbook Web Site https://sports.betway.com/
Chief Executive Officer Richard Akitt
License Information Licensed by UK Gambling Commission, Combined Remote Operating Licence, 000-039372-R-319367-003, Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence, 000-040976-R-320438-002
Testing Agency eCOGRA
FTSE Listed and FTSE Name No
Revenue Not available
Betting Shops No
Number of customers if known n/a
Owner Information Betway Group
Employees Not known
Sister sites Dream Bingo brand
West Ham United, Premier League Darts

The timing of the deal couldn’t really have been any better for Betway with West Ham due to take over the fantastic Olympic Stadium site. This move alone will ensure the eyes of the football word are fixed firmly on shirts bearing their name.

The deal, which is the biggest in the Club’s history, will see the Betway logo feature on the front of all of the Club’s senior teams playing shirts and will also include the training wear, along with naming rights to the current Boleyn Ground’s West Stand before the move to the new stadium.

The group are also expanding their non-sport catalogue with the brands Betway Casino, Betway Vegas, Betway Bingo & Betway Poker.


Summarised Overview / Conclusion A – rated

Betway was quite a difficult one to rate if we are totally honest, there is nothing wrong with the site, it’s easy to navigate, it is functional and everything you need to have is there. Some people will crave for more fancy features but the Betway site is great for what I need, to make a fuss free easy bet.

Like most sites, it lacks the humour of Paddy Power, nor is Betway feature rich with extras like Ladbrokes is. We do however like the blog type stats and information that you can see squeezed between markets. This enticed me a few times to bet on something topical like a Ronaldo first goal bet.

One section I would recommend you check out if you are a football stats geek like me is the Useful Stats link, although this is likely to be a branded outsourced link (football suddenly becomes soccer!!!), I found the wealth of information highly useful. Although not the most pleasing on the eye, the depth of information was great and allowed me to plan weeks ahead for my football accumulator.

Our Overall Conclusion / Operator Score
Markets Support Live Betting Mobile App Bonus Overall
8.8/10Very Good! 8.5/10Very Good! 8.5/10Very Good! 8.2/10Very Good! 7.3/10Average .

The range of markets is a strong point, not just the different sports but the scope of the games within a sport. For example, if I choose football, just about every country in the world is available. Within a couple of clicks I can be betting on Serie A in Ecuador, £5 on Fuerza Amarilla SC to beat Mushuc Runa anyone???

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I like my betting sites to have a community feel, I like to be engaged when I am placing a bet. Betway achieves this with the small little tips it places in between the markets. This often gets our betting juices flowing and gives us an insight into markets we wouldn’t normally touch. In short Betway is a very useful addition to your sportsbook collection, it’s simple but more importantly it is fast and easy to place a bet!