Betway Review: Odds, bonus and offer
Betway have quickly made a name for themselves in the sports betting industry, with the European bookmaker having earned a substantial customer base since they were established back in 2006. With an array of markets available, along with a variety of additional features, it comes as little surprise that Betway are now competing with some of the biggest names in the market. Before we look at their operation as a whole, let’s take a brief look at their history.
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Betway were established back in 2006, and despite struggling initially due to a series of issues, the bookmaker is now firing on all cylinders under new management. Betway hold a valid gambling license from both the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, with their main headquarters being based in Malta at present. Betway’s services are available to countries around the world, with Nigeria being one of the recently added areas. Meanwhile, despite it being their sportsbook that has helped Betway to achieve such success the date, they also offer customers an online casino, as well as poker and bingo pages. Betway are the official sponsors of English Premier League side West Ham United, as well as races at the hugely popular Cheltenham Festival in the world of horse racing. Our Betway review will look at everything from markets and odds to customer services and promotions, however let’s first take a look at some of the positive and negative factors surrounding their operation.
Pros and Cons of Betway
Upon completing our Betway review, we found the following positive and negative factors:
- Large number of promotions for existing customers
- Competitive odds
- Live streaming capability
- Excellent in-play markets
- Withdrawal restrictions
- Lack of additional features
Betting Markets & Odds Quality
Our Betway review found that the bookmaker currently offer 28 different sports markets, with traditionally popular betting events such as football and horse racing being joined by more diverse disciplines, including floorball, Esports and badminton. Elsewhere, Betway also cater for those with interests away from sports, with politics regularly featuring. In our review, we found the following sports markets available for wagering upon Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Volleyball and many others.
Betway’s odds are certainly competitive, with sports such as ice hockey, basketball and rugby especiallly appealing to customers. However, with football markets being so popular in Nigeria, with competitions such as the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League attracting a huge amount of interest, profit margins of around 107-108% are a little dissapointing. When it comes to horse racing, Betway offer a best odds guaranteed promotion, meanig that customers will receive the best price possible, regardless of when they placed their bet. However, with horse racing odds averaging around 110%, punters are likely to be pleased with prices found on their sportsbook anyway. Elsewhere, sports including ice hockey and basketball currently sit at an attractive 105-110%.
Website & Mobile App Usability
Our review found Betway’s website to be both pleasing on the eye and easy to use. Their black, green and white colour scheme dominates throughout, making it easy to locate cleverly placed tabs and menus. All sports markets are conveniently placed on the left-hand side of the page, while quick links to some of the most popular events at the time can be found at the top of the page. Punters can also gain quick access to the most popular in-play markets taking place, with football, tennis and basketball matches regularly featuring. Meanwhile, a bet slip, displayed on the right-hand side of the page, is automatically updated upon a selection being made, making it easy for customers to see their potential earnings and wagering options. The whole interface of Betway’s sportsbook is helped by a lack of clutter and unnecessary imagery, which is the same when it comes to their mobile-friendly site.
In terms of mobile betting, as well as their mobile-friendly website, Betway have developed and introduced an excellent mobile app to the market, perfect for those looking to place bets on the go. The app is free to download and available for both iOS and Android users, with the speed of the app being one of the most pleasing aspects.
Betting Coverage, Live Betting & Live Streaming
Betway undoubtedly cover a wide range of sports events, tournaments and competitions, with a huge number of bets available to customers, especially when it comes to football. With matches covered from over 50 countries on their sportsbook, including both domestic and international encounters, punters are able to wager upon everything from match winner and first goalscorer to handicaps and specials on offer. Meanwhile, ice hockey is another prominent sport at Betway, with clashes from six countries available, with the NHL featuring heavily, with around 20 bet types available per match. Elsewhere, sports including basketball, horse racing and tennis are covered in depth, with the latter making up a large proportion of their in-play markets.
When it comes to in-play markets, Betway leave no stone unturned with their offerings, with a huge number of markets available on a daily basis. Live betting is undoubtedly one of the most popular forms of wagering nowadays, with Betway’s offerings all year round certain to please. Popular in-play markets can be accessed at the top of their site at all times, with odds on such markets also being hugely competitive.
Meanwhile, punters at Betway are able to watch the action as it unfolds thanks to a detailed live-streaming service. Football, tennis, basketball and eSports feature on a regular basis on their site, with a positive account balance all that is needed in order to gain access. Whether it be action from the German Bundesliga in football, EuroLeague basketball or ATP and WTA tennis tours, there is nothing better than watching live as your betting selections come out on top.
When it comes to bonuses and promotions, we found a large number of offers when completing this Betway review.
First thing first: The welcome offer of Betway
You can get up to 20.000 NGN as a Free Bet on your first deposit. To get it, make your first deposit and place bets equivalent to 3x the value of your first deposit with min. odds of 3.00.
The Betway Plus Reward Program is undoubtedly well worth utilising, with punters being rewarded for their loyalty. Rewards will depend on the success of bets, as well as your location. Meanwhile, at the time of writing, the following promotions were available to customers in Nigeria:
- 4 To Win – A horse racing prediction game where customers have the chance to win cash prizes each Saturday, with just the winner of four selected races all that is required in order to be in with a chance.
- Horse Racing Best Odds Guaranteed – Available on all bets placed on UK & Irish horse races, customers placing winning bets will receive the best possible odds on their selection, no matter when it was that they placed such a wager.
- NHL Double Winnings- Place a Money Line bet on any NHL game and if the team you back is losing after the first period and goes on to win the game, Betway will double your winnings with a Free Bet.
- Super League Double Winnings – Super League Rugby Double Winnings if your side wins and scores 40+ points.
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Payments – Deposits & Withdrawals
In terms of banking at Betway, the bookmaker offers a large number of payment options, whether it be for deposits or withdrawals on their betting platform. In terms of deposits, the following methods are available at present:
Visa, InterSwitch, MasterCard, Verve, Zenith, GTBank, Diamond Bank, Skye Bank, Store deposit
Withdrawals at SureBet247 are available via the same options as stated above, while they can also be processed via mobile transfer. All withdrawals at SureBet247 are processed without any fee, whilst often taking under 24 hours to complete. Minimum deposits at SureBet247 start at just N100, which is perfect for those new to the world of sports betting, with a minimum stake of the same amount also available. Elsewhere, maximum bets will depend on the sporting market selected by the customer. Further information regarding banking at SureBet247 can be found on their website and mobile app.
Customer service, Security & Reliability
Betway offer a host of options when it comes to customer support, with punters able to take advantage of a telephone line, live chat feature and email service 24 hours a day. Response times via telephone and live chat are extremely quick, while emails are generally responded to within just 24 hours. As well as this, the bookmaker provides a detailed FAQ section on their website and mobile app, which gives answers to some of the most commonly asked question regarding Betway’s operation, whether it be on processing deposits or placing bets. Support is obviously available in English, along with 14 other languages.
Meanwhile, Betway have put in a lot of hard work when it comes to ensuring that their betting platform is 100% secure, with all payment methods that have been made available being trustworthy and reliable. With valid gambling licenses from authorities in both the UK and Malta, Betway are undoubtedly a company that have gained a reputation as being safe, despite a difficult start to life following their establishment. Elsewhere, the bookmaker also holds a Safe and Fair certificate from the eCORGA, an independent gaming regulator, further demonstrating their work in this area. Betway also use a state of the art 128-bit SSL encryption to ensure that helps to ensure that all transactions processed on their site are done so securely, with no personal information or banking data being made available to third parties.
There are a number of positive factors surrounding Betway’s operation, with many providing customers with an advantage from the off. A detailed statistics page offers details on a wide range of sporting encounters, while a regularly updated blog allows punters to keep up to date with some of the leading stories from the world of professional sport. The introduction of live streaming has also been welcomed by many customers, with the ability to watch top flight football from a range of European leagues, as well as high quality basketball, ice hockey and tennis action, making the whole wagering process with Betway all the more enjoyable. Football fans will be delighted with their coverage in this area, with the number of available bets making them one of the best bookmakers around when it comes to the beautiful game. Large betting limits also mean that Betway is an excellent option for all forms of betting customer, whether you are a beginner, recreational or professional.
Betway undoubtedly scores highly off the back of this review, with their operation ranking above many of their rivals in what is a hugely competitive industry. Despite initially receiving some negative feedback, Betway have worked hard under new management to make vast improvements, which have certainly paid off. Betway’s odds are competitive, without being outstanding, however their range of markets, promotions and customer service features are among the best around. Betway is also one of the safest and most trustworthy betting platforms around, with the bookmaker holding licenses from two of the biggest gambling authorities around. In-play markets also play a huge part in Betway’s success to date, with the introduction of live streaming having only made the whole process all the more exciting and enjoyable. With a wide range of banking options, including PayPal, as well as the ability to communicate with support agents via live chat, Betway are certainly a bookmaker who are able to change with the times and demands of customers. Despite not having one of the most enjoyable or fun website interfaces, Betway does the simple things well, meaning that they are likely to continue to attract customers on a regular basis. As well as this, their betting coverage is improving all of the time, while a statistics page helps customers to place bets based on the form of teams and players. The introduction of a welcome bonus for customers in Nigeria would help them to add to their customer base in the country.