Betway Review


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Our Score

(4.85/5)

Ryan's Thoughts"The last few years have seen Betway make a play to become one of the major betting sites around and it is obvious that the plan has worked. Betway now has to be considered among the leading online bookmakers due to the investment and hard work put into its product of late. If you are going to pick one bookmaker has not come off the high street, this has to be it. "

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At A Glance - Important Facts

  • Name - Betway
  • Stock Symbol - Privately owned company
  • Head Office - Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, Malta
  • Year Incorporated - 2006
  • CEO - Richard Akitt
  • Major Awards and accolades - Betway Bingo was recognised as the best new online bingo site at the 2015 WhichBingo Awards, Make sure you google things like “bookmakerX awards”
  • Contact Info - Email: [email protected], UK Phone: 0808 238 9841

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Betway Sign Up Bonus Offers

Betway offers a 100% deposit sign-up bonus for new customers, available without a bonus code, although you do have to opt in to qualify:

  • Sign Up Bonus

  • 100% Deposit Sign-Up

  • Deposit £10

Steps to collect the bonus

  1. Make a deposit of at least £10 via credit/debit card or PayPal to qualify for the offer
  2. 100% deposit bonus of up to £50 will be automatically credited to your Betway account
  3. Deposit/bonus must be wagered 5x at odds above 1.75 before money can be withdrawn
  4. Bets placed at lower odds than 1.29 do not qualify for wagering, while for bets between 1.3 and 1.74 the bonus must be played through 24 times before being withdrawn
  5. Welcome offer can also be used in Betway's casino or in its Vegas online games

VIP Loyalty Program

Betway Plus is the VIP Loyalty Program offered by this online betting site. Every time you play at Betway, you earn Tier Tokens and Plus Points to move up the pyramid from Blue to Black rating.

A million points are required to reach the top tier, which entitles users to promotional offers and gives them entry into Betway VIP events. Account holders can also redeem points for bonuses, credits and Free Bets once they have collected at least 5,000 points.

Mobile Betting App Features on Tablets and Smartphones

The Betway mobile site and app is quite basic compared to a lot of the bigger betting sites that are out there competing for customers. That is not necessarily a bad thing however, as both the app and the mobile site work quickly, it is just that there are no extra features on offer on them.

Maximum Winnings

Major European and international football matches have maximum payouts ranging between £250k and £500k at Betway, while novelty bets capped at £25k. UK horse racing has a maximum payout at £250k on Betway and this is reduced to £100k for Irish racing and £50k for overseas races. Rugby, snooker, cricket, boxing have a maximum payout of just £10k, however, which is quite low compared to Betway's major rivals in the sports betting industry.

Football Accumulators

Like many betting sites these days, Betway has a great offer available to boost acca earnings. For a minimum stake of £5, users can earn up to £2,000 in free bets. Here's how it works:

Bet Type Bonus
Accumulator (5)10% bonus
Accumulator (6)20% Bonus
Accumulator (7)30% bonus
Accumulator (8)40% bonus
Accumulator (9)50% bonus
Accumulator (10)60% bonus
Accumulator (11)70% bonus
Accumulator (12)80% bonus
Accumulator (13)90% bonus
Accumulator (14 or higher)100% bonus

The minimum odds per selection is 1/4 (1.25) and the offer only applies to multiple Win/Draw/Win bets only, while cashed out bets will not qualify.

Banking - Deposits and Withdrawals

The deposit and withdrawal options available at Betway are much the same as other bookmakers.

Betstars Accept The Following Payment Methods

Payment methodDepositCashout
MinMaxTimeFeeMinMaxTimeFee
Debit Card£10InstantFree£102-5 daysFree
Credit Card£10InstantFree£102-5 daysFree
Skrill£10InstantFree£10<24 hoursFree
PayPal£10InstantFree£10<24 hoursFree
Bank Transfer£10<3 daysFree£103-10 daysFree

Customer Service

Betway has a dedicated customer services support team available in 17 different languages, while they are known for being really quick at replying to emails. The best way to get in touch is probably the live chat function, which is standard across the industry, and works well at Betway. You can also opt to use the 24-hour customer service line, available by calling 0808 238 9841.

In Conclusion / Our Verdict

It is fair to say that Betway does not have the features to match some of its larger rivals but it is catching up at a rapid pace and will have them looking over their shoulder. We are finding that their odds are consistently better than average and coupled with good customer service, a solid range of markets and competitive odds, there are plenty reasons for us highly recommend Betway. The VIP program is also good, while live streaming is a bonus, but this is a bookmaker that could be even bigger and better in future.