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    Betway Sports Review

    Expert Review | Players Review (0)
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    In a Nutshell

    • Top highlights: Many different sports on which to bet; well-designed website and mobile app
    • VIP or loyalty programme: Yes
    • Other offerings:Casino games, live casino games, bingo

    Overview

    Betway is among the most firmly established sports betting portals, the Betway Group - as the company is known - having been founded in 2006. Since then, it has grown to offer various entertainment options under brands including Betway Casino, Betway Bingo and Betway Vegas.

    Unsurprisingly given its lengthy tenure in the sports betting marketplace, Betway offers much functionality - including live betting opportunities and mobile games - now deemed standard in sports betting sites. It all adds up to an effective one-stop shop for betting enthusiasts.

    Promotions

    Betway regularly changes the promotions that it runs for sports bettors. Hence, when you check what promotions are available, you can often expect to see something that is both fresh and exciting. At any one time, there's no shortage in the variety of promotions.

    For example, while the UK's very many football fans will be delighted with the promotional offerings, you aren't necessarily left out in the cold if football in particular leaves you... cold. Snooker, esports and horse racing are some of the other sports for which we have seen Betway running promotions which, even if you don't win, can be very fun to enter.

    Sports Betting Types and Betting Markets

    The breadth of betting options is impressive; football fans will be particularly heartened to see the strength of the options with their favourite sport. Several major leagues - including the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A - are well-represented.

    However, don't fret if your tastes in sport are rather less conventional, as Betway also offers an impressive palette outside of football. American football, darts, basketball and horse racing are just some of the sports that appear in a range of over 30,000 markets.

    Hence, Betway could be an ideal place at which to discover a new sport on which to enjoy betting. You might, for example, have overlooked the appeal of betting on esports - which, on Betway's site, you can follow live as you try to decide how to bet and when.

    Betting Coverage

    A wide range of sports as well as live betting is on offer at Betway

    We have already mentioned the option of live betting. Indeed, you can enjoy seeing a stream of the action whether you want to bet on football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey, darts, golf, badminton, handball, table tennis, volleyball or - as previously mentioned - esports.

    What live betting means is that you can place your bets "in-play"; that is, while the action is happening. This can add some impressive complexity as you endeavour to discern precisely the right time to bet. Of course, the trickier the bet you pull off, the bigger the winnings can be.

    If you like the idea of placing the occasional bet while waiting on the train taking you to or from work, then you will love that a Betway Sports app is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices. More than 15,000 international and regional markets are available through this app.

    Software and Graphics

    Due to its widespread use of software from the highly regarded Microgaming, Betway offers a consistently smooth experience for people who take up the sports betting options.

    The website is also intuitively designed with a sensible layout that is unlikely to leave you struggling to find what you want when you want it. The site uses a visually distinctive and appealing colour scheme of black, white and green that has been extended to the app, too.

    Of course, looks aren't everything - and all of that beauty could have counted for little if the actual betting didn't feel frictionless. You only have to click once to select a bet - and in various parts of the site, it isn't hard to find statistics that can assist you in making well-educated bets.

    Extra Value

    Betway supports Android and iOS devices

    If you have an iPhone, one feature we particularly like is the app's support for Apple's Touch ID technology. This means that if your iPhone is one of the many equipped with a fingerprint sensor, you can simply put your finger on that sensor to speedily log into Betway.

    This means that you don't need to, on repeated occasions, fumble with trying to type your username and password before you can start placing bets. Sadly, Touch ID-based logins aren't available for users of the Android app; however, whichever version of the app you use, you will still have access to much of the same functionality that the Betway sports betting site provides.

    Loyalty or VIP Programme

    Betway runs a VIP scheme, Betway Plus, which is available to users of both the sports betting and casino sites from the company. Members of the scheme also have access to particularly exciting bonuses; the ones for sports bettors alone certainly intrigue us.

    Other Offerings

    Befitting its name, Betway has expanded its offerings to forms of betting other than those focused on sports. For example, there is a good choice of casino games - including Vegas, poker and live games - and you can try your hand at bingo, too.

    Deposit / Withdrawal Methods

    When you want to deposit, you can select one of these options:

    Payment MethodFeeProcessing TimeMinimum Deposit
    Credit CardsNoneInstant£10
    Debit CardsNoneInstant£10
    NetellerNoneInstant£10
    PayPalNoneInstant£10
    EntroPay VISANoneInstant£10
    PaysafecardNoneInstant£10

    *Current as of January 2018; please check Betway’s website for updates

    Payout Policy

    Seeking to take some money out? You can do so with the following methods:

    Withdrawal MethodFeeProcessing TimeMinimum Deposit
    Credit CardsNone1-2 business days£10
    Debit CardsNone1-2 business days£10
    NetellerNone2-24 hours£10
    PayPalNone2-24 hours£10
    EntroPay VISANone2-24 hours£10
    PaysafecardNone2-24 hours£10

    *Current as of January 2018; please check Betway’s website for updates

    Customer Support

    Fortunately, if you need help, Betway's support team is on hand 24/7. Whether you phone, email or activate the live chat function, it's all good.

    Who Can Play?

    You can play at Betway except from any of these countries:

    AfghanistanMyanmar
    AngolaNorth Korea
    AustraliaPapua New Guinea
    Bosnia HerzegovinaPhilippines
    BulgariaRomania
    FranceRussia
    GreeceSingapore
    GreenlandSouth Africa
    GuyanaSyria
    HungaryTurkey
    IranUganda
    IraqUnited States
    IsraelVanuatu
    LithuaniaYemen
    Mexico 

    Licence

    In Great Britain, Betway is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. Outside Great Britain, the Malta Gaming Authority is the licensing body, as the company Betway Limited is Malta-registered.

    Bottom Line

    It's hard to argue against Betway's viability as a formidable sports betting portal. The sports markets and wagering options are massive in both range and number here. However, even with that huge choice, perusing the site is a breeze thanks to its sensible design.

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    What do other players think about Betway Sports?

    Robbie
    London
        
    Pros:   Its simple to use and the app, while not as responsive as i-d like, is far better than other apps (except maybe betfair). 
    Cons:   App responsiveness especially when getting near to cash out. Few times i-ve cashed out 5-10 seconds before the timer ran out but it did not register and ive lost money as a result. 

    Alan
    North-West
        
    Pros:   They are an easy company to use and have a large selection of sports to choose from. Questions are answered quickly by customer services 
    Cons:   Sometimes the odds are not as good as other betting companies 

    Philip
    South-West
        
    Pros:   I like Betway because they have the sports I-m interested in, which is Esports and MMA / UFC. Not all UK sites have these. 
    Cons:   I don-t see as many bonuses as I would like for the sports I like. 

    James
    Eastern
        
    Pros:   Nothing 
    Cons:   Stop making it difficult for people to withdraw their money and decrease the time it takes to withdraw. It’s far too long 
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