Betway have only been about since 2006, but in the last decade or so have managed to create one of the standout bookmakers of their time. The site has seen many different faces and there have been times where they simply weren’t up to scratch. But, that’s far from the case these days.
They are best known for being a true all rounder and there is very little they either don’t cover or they don’t cover well. The site is now home to a plethora of professional sports bettors who are able to not only get competitive odds, but are also able to take advantage of a massive range of markets to expand their betting armoury.
Welcome Bonus: £30 Free Bet
When registering a new account you are going to be able to claim a free bet worth up to £30. This will be a 100% match of your opening deposit (minimum £10) and first bet placed at odds of 3/4 (1.75) or greater.
The Betway Website
The design here has divided opinion in the betting industry for some time now. People argue that it’s now a little dated and the black/green/white colour combination is tough on the eyes, especially with the relatively small text. Style is always very subjective though and we actually quite like how Betway looks.
The mobile app, for us at least, is a much stronger component to the makeup of the brand. With it you are able to quickly jump between sports and markets, which allows you to place your bets faster. The integrated betting slip works really well and doesn’t intrude on your browsing of the site whilst allowing you to see what you’ve added.
One area that Betsafe have worked hard on is their marketing. We realise that all brands do these days, but coming with new ways in which to maximise exposure is always interesting to see. One of the ways in which they have done this is by increasing their sponsorship. They currently are the shirt sponsor of West Ham United, but on top of that they also provide sponsorship for major sporting events, none bigger than the Betway Premier League of Darts.
It’s tough to fault the betting markets and sports that are currently on offer. Coverage is very strong for higher profile sports such as football, where you are going to get tens of thousands of markets to bet on alone. In fact, we would even go as far as saying that when it comes to football betting, they are one of the best we have seen.
They have vastly improved other sports as well, with horse racing, tennis and golf being notable mentions. It just so happens that at the time of writing the Wimbledon Championships are taking place and their coverage is simply superb. Each game gets a huge range of markets and there are plenty of promotions running alongside it as well. Whilst this coverage is specific to this tournament, it should give you an idea at least of what to expect, especially around major sporting events.
The pricing structure on offer is very good and we have consistently seen that Betway are right up there with some of the best prices. But, from our research we did find that for the odd bet that we tested they did struggle in the middle of the pack. As we say, this was few and far between, with no complaints generally on odds from our end.
Live Betting & Streaming
The live betting section has been a brilliant addition and is one of the better ones that we have tested. The first thing to note is the number of games that are on offer, which is massive. The range of sports is great as well, and whilst football makes up a large percentage, areas like tennis, cricket, rugby, darts, golf and many more all add to the overall package that you get.
Each football match will come complete with a live match centre. This is allows you to track progress of the game and watch a live simulator-type platform to see up to date information showing what’s going on. It’s a fairly common feature with the major bookmakers these days but Betway’s is undoubtedly one of the most interactive and best looking that we have visited.
The banking options on site and pretty straight forward and are made up of a mix of credit/debit cards along with e-wallets such as PayPal, Neteller and Skrill. Banking times will range from just a few hours for e-wallets up to 5 days with all other methods.
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