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New UK, Ireland customers only. Deposit a minimum of £10 with cards, paypal or bank wire to claim offer. First deposit matched up to £30 as a free bet. Wager first deposit once on odds 1.75 or greater to receive free bet. Only free bet winnings returned. 18+, T&C Apply.
Formed in 2006, Betway has been in the sportsbook industry for a long time. In fact, they are in our top list of betting sites. Betway offers a complete gambling product with Betway Sports, Betway Casino, and more. Betway was also one of the first betting sites that launched a product focused on betting on e-sports.
If the name Betway sounds familiar, it’s likely due to their increased commitment to sponsorships. Notably, West Ham United, Premier League Darts and many others now displaying the brand.
There is a decent welcome offer with Betway. Deposit up to £30 for a free 100% match
- Register as a new customer (UK and IRE only)
- Deposit a minimum of £10 within 7 days of activating your account
- Place bets totalling the value of your 1st deposit (up to £30) at odds of 1.75 (3/4) or higher.
- The free bet will be a 100% match of your first deposit up to £30
T&C’s Apply 18+
Promotions and Rewards
Betway has many different promotions at any given time. Also, their rewards scheme called “Betway Plus” is always active.
- #BetYourWay- Place a £5 bet on the West Ham vs Man United game at minimum odds 2.00 qualifying for a free £5 bet (Game changes with each promotion) T&C’s Apply 18+
- Welcome Bonus- As previously mentioned
- Betway Plus- Exclusive loyalty scheme rewarding you for placing bets T&C’s Apply 18+
- 4 to win- Free prediction game for the chance to win £10,000. Pick the winner in four selected races each day. T&C’s Apply 18+
Appearance and Navigation
At first glance, Betway offers a good looking website design. The colour scheme is clear and easy to read, also the darkness is a bonus to the eyes. I can have no complaints about the appearance of the site, in fact, it is up there as one of my favourites. The layout has stuck to the industry standard. In brief, the sports list is to the left with the main content being in the middle.
When navigating, Betway uses some very handy shortcuts to make things a lot less painful. I am a big fan of their quick links and highlights section, as well as current promotions near the top. Advertising may bother some people, but I like it. It saves time having to search for the current promotions myself.
As with all sites, you want it to be fast and easy to navigate. There is nothing more frustrating than a slow site or confusing information. Thankfully using Betway is very simple and doesn’t have this as an issue.
Betway is a major player in the sportsbook industry. To show, they have a huge variety of sports with thousands of betting markets available.
For this reason, I will not list every single sport and market they have available. Here are a few featured sports.
- Horse Racing
- American Football
I love that Betway even includes “Specials”, in which you can bet on TV shows, Awards, Chess and many more.
Betway has a huge emphasis on its Esports platform. In fact, it is the only sport with its own separate page and colouring. Vibrant purple colours light up your screen and promotions for Esports appear. Betway was one of the first sites to adopt the Esports platform and they are very serious about it.
- MSI Acca Insurance- Place a four-fold or more, and if one bet lets you down you can get a refund of up to £25 in free bets. T&C’s Apply 18+
- ESL One Leaderboard- A chance to win a free VIP trip to Cologne if you top the leaderboard. T&C’s Apply 18+
- Esports Free Bet Objectives-Place £25 in esports bets in a week and you can get a £10 Free Bet. T&C’s Apply 18+
In conclusion, Betway is truly the home of Esports betting. In fact, it is the only site so far that has a dedicated Esports section. As well as plenty of promotions and rewards for its loyal Esport customers. To name a few of the Esports available below.
- CS: GO
- Dota 2
- Heroes of the Storm
- League of Legends
- Call Of Duty
Live Betting and Streaming
Live betting is a crucial part of any successful sportsbook. First of all, the layout of the live betting section is strong. It’s easy to use, navigate and full of tons of games from plenty of different sports. Betway’s live markets have a great organisation as well. Allowing for quick bet selections. The infographic is large. But, it is full of key stats and up to date data coming from the game.
If you are lucky enough to be in countries that allow the live streaming, it is an awesome feature to have. To find out if you can access a free live stream contact customer service.
Betway has awesome identical mobile platforms for their app and mobile site. They both utilise quick links to great effect for fast bet building and general navigation.
Once you have an active account (deposit of more than £10) you can get free access to a number of live sports streams. But, you will also need a positive account balance and to be logged in. You can watch from a number of different sports ranging from ice-hockey to football.
You can find their customer service built into the app with a 24/7 live chat, free phone and email all available. It’s much easier to access their customer service through their mobile platforms than through your desktop.
Overall, Betway has a fast and sleek mobile platform up there with the best. Both are user-friendly, have plenty of markets and events to choose from and live streaming is a great bonus.
Betway’s customer service is available in several different languages.
In brief, the main help page links are filled with FAQ and a live chat. But, customer support could improve. It doesn’t make it too clear where the live chat is, and when you finally find it right at the bottom. It links you to the FAQ’s page. Usually, customer service is easy to find and quick to solve your issue.
It says they have a 24/7 service with Live chat and a phone number to contact. However, it’s proving difficult to find.
Betway needs to improve their customer service to meet the high standard set by its competitors. They should take a look at Betsson’s award-winning service and learn from it.
In conclusion, Betway’s only real fault is its customer service. Firstly it has a wide and diverse sportsbook which features thousands of different markets to choose from. Secondly, it has a live streaming feature and a great reward scheme with plenty of different promotions. Meaning, we are happy to recommend Betway as a terrific sportsbook for both new and existing customers.