Betway Sportsbook Review
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Betway is owned by Betway Group, a company which was established in 2006 in Malta, with offices in several countries, including South Africa, UK and the Isle of Man. Betway offers sports betting, but also online casino gaming, online poker and bingo. The company has been licensed by several authorities in Europe, including the UK Gambling Commission. In addition to the Betway brand, the company also operates few other gaming websites.
Betway has invested a lot in the company’s image and has sponsored numerous teams, organisations and events. Betway is currently the official principal sponsor of Premier League club West Ham United. The company has also sponsored eSports tournaments, horse racing and the Premier League Darts.
Betways is very user-friendly and the arrangement of the icons, links and menus on the main page makes perfect sense. In the top, you will notice dropdown menus that allow you to change the language and the odds type. The odds can be displayed as fractional, decimal or money-line. Below is a menu that features links to the most important pages, including the most popular sports. The sports which feature matches that take place at that moment have an extra ‘live’ icon.
Betway allows bettors to place bets on 25 different sports, including basketball, tennis and ice hockey, but also sports like curling, cycling and floorball. If you choose basketball, you’ll notice that in addition to the NBA, a number of national leagues, as well as international club competitions are featured.
Money-line and point spread betting is available on basketball matches, as well as other markets, like which team is going to score 10 points first, what will be the range of the winning margin, or the total number of points that either team is going to score.
In addition to betting on sports, you may also bet on political events like the US Presidential Election, and under the category ‘Specials’ there are betting markets on entertainment events like the Eurovision contest.
You are free to combine multiple selections in one bet slip and then choose whether you want to place each selection as a single bet, all of them as a multiple, or combine and place system bets. Betway offers cash out on a number of bets and the available ones are marked with a ‘CO’ icon.
In addition to pre-match betting, Betway customers can also place wagers on games that have already started, provided that the selections in question are available for live betting. If you click on ‘In-Play’ you will only see the events that are taking place and that moment and that are open for betting.
The markets that are offered for live betting may vary, but they are pretty similar to the ones that are available for pre-match betting. The odds for live betting can change quickly, as they are determined by the events that take place on the court/pitch.
Betway’s website is built using native media support for iOS and Android and owners of Android phones and tablets as well as iPhone and iPad users can access the website and then make payments, place wagers just like it is possible to do from a desktop computer or a laptop.
Bettors can become members of the Betway Free Bet Club by opting in to become eligible for the promotion. All customers that opt in and wager at least $25 on soccer bets of three or more selections during one week will receive $10 worth of free bets. The free bets are awarded in two $5 instalments. The cumulative odds have to be at least 3.00 or higher. Canada is one of the countries whose citizens are allowed to claim this bonus.
The free bets have to be used within 7 days and the maximum return on a bet wagered using free bet amount is $20,000. Bettors have to play through the deposit at least once before the bonus can be awarded.
If you enjoy watching NBA games, Betway offers an incentive that will make your experience even more pleasurable. Namely, if you play a live bet on an NBA game, your bet loses, but the last points scored in the match are a 3-pointer, you will receive your wager back up to an amount of $25. The bet has to be placed at odds of at least 1.5. If the game ends in an overtime, then the last points of the overtime are taken into consideration, regardless whether the regular game ended with a 3-pointer or not.
There’s also a bonus offer that applies to bets wagered on the most popular sport in Canada – ice hockey. Bettors who place a win/draw/win bet on any NHL game and the team they backed to win doesn’t manage to score a single goal are entitled to a refund in a maximum amount of $50. Only pre-match bets on the winner market of value at least $5 qualify. Free bets are credited within two days after the match has finished.
Bettors who like betting on American sports, which are also very popular in Canada, will get an insurance and if only one selection is a miss, and the bet includes 4 selections, the original wager will be refunded up to $50. The minimum qualifying bet is $5.
There are several payment methods which are available to Canadian customers at Betway. Visa, MasterCard, ecoPayz, Citadel Direct, eCheck, EntroPay, iDebit, InstaDebit, Paysafecard and ACH/EFT are accepted. Most of the methods are available both for deposits and withdrawals, some can only be used to make a deposit, whereas ACH/EFT is a withdrawal only method.
The minimum deposit and withdrawal amount at Betway is $10. The maximum amount may vary, and the company is required to check the customer’s identity if they wish to withdraw an amount higher than €2,000 or currency equivalent.
Betway provides a lot of information on their website in an attempt to make the user experience as straightforward and hassle-free as possible, but if you have any specific queries, you can always contact the operator’s customer support team.
Betway provides phone, email and live chat support. There is a special phone line for Canadians and it is toll free. The lines are open 24/7 and the live chat is also available every day, all day. If your question isn’t a matter of urgency, then you can send an email.
Betway is one of the most reliable sportsbooks nowadays. It offers a lot of different sports, including all the ones that are popular in Canada, it accepts more than few payment methods for Canadian players and it offers seamless betting experience on mobile and desktop devices. On top of that, there’s a range of free bet bonuses that bettors can claim.