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BETWAY REVIEW 2020 - SPORTS BETTING REVIEW

OUR OPINIONS ABOUT BETWAY

  • Highly competitive market prices.
  • Extensive sportsbook options.
  • Quality live sports streaming and in-play betting.

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This is our Betway UK review after having an in-depth look at their services. The primary thing that we have explored is the Betway sports section.

Betway was started back in 2006 but they now hold a big presence for UK sports betting.

They were started by a bunch of sports fans who wanted to get together and offer something a little different for punters; a way to bet how they liked and wherever they liked.

It all comes together at www.betway.com.

Registration with them can start with the Betway sign up offer and inside there is a big sportsbook along with other features like Betway offer that accentuate the sports betting.

With good sponsorship and support of sport, they have become a firmly established player in the world of online betting.

This is the result of our extensive look at areas like the Betway football betting, the Betway welcome offer and the bet Betway app.

To start this review off we take a look at the Betway sportsbook.

Betting markets and odds quality 7/10

Betting markets

Overall, their betting markets in the Betway sports section is great.

It covers the range of markets you would expect any bookmaker to carry, along with their solid odds.

The staples of the sportsbook, of course, are the major sports like football, tennis, golf, American Football and so on.

We did notice that they are a little more Euro-centric than some other bookmakers out there. By that we mean they covered minor sports pretty well.

Think of the likes of Floorball and Handball, those kinds of things which are more popular in mainland Europe than across the UK.

We really liked the extensive sportsbook in our Betway review.

Looking primarily back at the major sport of football, which is the crux of a sportsbook really for a lot of punters, you have great sub-market options to get stuck into.

We looked at a Premier League match and found a great deal of depth of markets within from goals, top goalscorers, to both teams to score and the regular staples.

We will have a more thorough look at the user-friendliness of the Betway website later in this Betway UK review. But the sportsbook navigation is good.

There is a menu down the left-hand side of the screen and that is broken into sections like Quick Links, Search and All Sports. So that allows for quick access into the market.

There is a lot that is happening on the main sports home page as well at Betway.

Punters are presented with Betway promotions and offers right at the top of the main home sportsbook page, followed by the big betting highlights which include the Betway Boost, which are enhanced odds offers.

Then there are in-play options and big prominent sports listings. The Betway home page is stacked with stuff.



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Betway Football

But let’s break it down a bit by taking a look at Betway football.

There is the main link to the action in the main sportsbook menu and in a horizontal menu that sits atop of the sportsbook.

The look of the Betway football betting section is superb. It’s very clean and they give out a lot of information through the simple use of icons.

Immediately on the match listings, you can see which have a live stream available, which will be in-play, have the cash-out feature available and has #BetYourWay which is where punters can build your own custom bet.

There is a stunning range of football betting markets from the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League to the far-flung places like Australia, Asia and the Americas.

It means that there is always something going on in the football section at Betway, no matter what time of day or time of year.

There is great coverage there. Navigation is just a little bit different. The list of football competitions doesn’t get expanded in the left-hand menu.

Instead, they crop up in a Top Leagues section in the main area of the sportsbook, which you then have to click through to bring up the matches from only the FA Cup for example.

The main viewscreen of the football listing can be filtered into coupons, such as listing all the matches there by the over/under 2.5 goals or Double Chance odds.

Where the Betway football really gets good is inside an individual match. There is a brilliant range of betting markets to look through.

The presentation is superb, there is a match view at the top which is where streams or graphical representation will bet.

It also serves as a statistical window and where the match commentary via text updates happens. It’s superb coverage and we will look at more of the details during the in-play review.

With so many betting opportunities in an individual match, we have to next mention in this Betway UK review, more about the navigation.

There is a good horizontal menu to skip to markets such as Goals, Half, Handicaps and so on. At the top of the markets in a football match, Cash Out availability will be clearly indicated.

Betway Racing

Horse racing betting is available on the Betway sportsbook. This is another good section for this online sports betting review.

But it is not quite up to par with their football section. But there is plenty of international racing around on the Betway site as well as the domestic UK and Irish racing.

The Betway horse racing racecards have little more about them other than the key race details and which of them are available through a live stream.

Notably, when it came to some of the international races there was a lack of horse information, things like form, weight and jockey for example. So that integration was something missing from the racecards.

Things were naturally more inclusive when it came to the domestic UK and Irish racing.

We did find some good Quick Links to future races, mainly big things like the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the King George VI Chase.

So there were decent horse racing ante-post fixtures floating around on the Betway horse racing section.

Betway Esports

Betway Esports is actually a big strength of their sportsbook. They really do seem to put a lot into it, making for a very big plus.

First of all, there is variety in abundance there for Esports both in pre-event and in-play markets.

The main listing in the Esports section is just a list of the match outright options organized by competition and day.

The eSports action they cover includes Counterstrike, Dota2 and Overwatch, all of the usual fare along with the likes of e-football and e-racing. It’s all in there.

At the top of the screen in an individual Esports match like a CS:GO match, there is a box which lists details like head 2 head, ranking, map win percentages and so on.

It is an exemplary part of the Betway Esports which outshines a lot of their competition.

When it comes to markets there are also good options and variety from things like Maps handicaps, correct score and proposition bets on whether Team A will win a Map.

It all helps to create such a strong, solid product and there is also Betway eSports Rewards available through Esports Objectives which we will explore in-depth later in this Betway review.

Betway Boosts

This is a section of the Betway sportsbook. It is a listing of enhanced odds feature bets that they have created.

That could be anything from two nominated teams to win on a given day from a league, or a certain team to win and BTTS comes in at a boosted price.

These Betway Boosts are predominantly on football markets.

Novelty Markets

Another good, strong part of the Betway sportsbook is their Specials. These are the novelty markets that are a popular aside to the stacks of sports betting that goes on.

We found a very nice variety of options within the Specials section.

There was everything from TV, Bitcoin, Celebrities, Feel Good Factor, Finance & Economy, Music, Royal Family, US Sports, Movies and even Gaming.

Looking around we found some good unique market options like Playstation v XBox sales, and odds on real-life Royals to play themselves on a future episode of The Crown.

It was just another extensive example of how well Betway performed in carrying markets.

Betway Sportsbook Summary

Overall the sportsbook at Betway is absolutely out of the top drawer.

The navigation isn’t the smoothest, most of the time it feels like an extra click is needed to actually get to where you want to go. But that’s just a little niggle.

In terms of the market variety and bet variety that they have, Betway can’t be faulted. Certainly, the football and eSports betting sections get high marks for what they are offering to punters.

Presentation is great and it was so pleasant to see the icons everywhere indicating exactly what other features like cash out and live streams were available or not.

That was a really nice touch and with the competitive odds that are around, it is an excellent product.

odds comparisons

Punters will probably find Betway to be pretty generous with their odds, particularly on football betting. That was a stand out feature of them in our Betway betting review.

They are rarely cutting odds into the shortest odds that competitors are offering, but never seem to quite get all of the way to ending up as a poor choice for odds because of a lack of value.

So that leaves them somewhere nicely nestled in the middle and that can be a good thing for punters because they offer steady value, not mindblowing out of this world value, but solid enough to get your teeth into.

Where they fall down a bit is on some markets like tennis and ice hockey where they really ramp up the betting margins.

But, for other markets like soccer, American football and basketball they are actually running very decent, competitive betting margins, which is something that the punter would like to hear.

There is a maximum of one million pound winnings per bet with them.



Betway sign up bonus, free bets & current promotions 8/10

bonus offers

There is a free £10 bet bonus to be picked up at Betway and this is through a 100% matched deposit on your first funding of the account with them.

To start things off with and there is a minimum of a £10 deposit to activate this bonus.

This Betway bonus should automatically hit your account straight away.

To then activate the free bet, just place singles bets in their sportsbook totally the value of your initial deposit at odds of 1.75 and this has to be done within seven days.

There are deposit limitations as the Betway welcome bonus is only available with PayPal, SOFORT and debit card deposits. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please, Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Betway.

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Other Betway Offers

Betway delivers a variety of different betting offers along with the Betway new customer offer.

Next for our Betway review, we take a look at some of the main ones that have.

All Betway promotions can be found in the Promotions page, accessible through a menu link above the sportsbook.

4 To Win

This is a Betway prediction game which has a daily jackpot and it is based on horse racing.

Each day Betway nominates four races per day and the quest for players is to pick the winner of each.

If a player predicts the winner of all four races, they will be in line to win the jackpot.

If more than one player selected all four winners, the winner will be settled by a tiebreak question and the tiebreak question will be to calculate the combined winning distance of all four races.

Key T&Cs In the Betway 4 To Win £1,000 prize Sunday to Friday and £10,000 on ITV meetings. UK & Ireland customers only. Selections must be submitted before the start of the first eligible race. Full Terms & Conditions apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly.

4 To Score

Similar to the horse racing offer is the Betway 4 to score promotion, but this version applies to football markets.

Again this is a free prediction game with a jackpot. Players have to try and correctly predict the first goalscorer in four selected matches in each round of the contest.

Ket T&Cs A valid Betway account is required to participate in the promotion. The competition is limited to one entry per registered account holder at Betway, per round. If multiple accounts have been opened by the same person, all entries by this player and/or accounts will be discounted. The total prize pot for each round of matches is £/€25,000 (or customer currency equivalent, see below table) unless stated otherwise. If a Round has no Winners the prize will roll over to the following one (up to a cap of £/€100,000). For example, if there is not a winner in Round 1, the prize pot for Round 2 will be £/€50,000. Customers’ selections must be confirmed and submitted before kick-off of the first eligible match of each Round in order to qualify for the promotion. Once an entry is submitted a customer cannot amend or cancel their prediction. Full Terms & Conditions apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly.

Esports Objectives

Complete each objective in the Betway Esports Objectives offer and claim up to £30 in Free Bets along with bonus spin every week.

How do the Esports Objectives work?

Each offer is unlocked in order, completing Bronze unlocks Silver, completing Silver unlocks Gold. Win bets with increasing difficulty to earn bigger rewards.

Bronze
Win an esports double and get a £/€/$5 Free Bet, Plus 5 Bonus Spin on our NiP Online Slot.

Silver
Win an esports treble and get a £/€/$10 Free Bet, Plus 10 Bonus Spin on our NiP Online Slot.

Gold
Win an esports Accumulator and get a £/€/$15 Free Bet, Plus 15 Bonus Spin on our NiP Online Slot.

2. What are the best requirements?

Minimum Stake per bet: £/€/$10
Minimum Odds per selection: 1.25

Key T&Cs Opt-In Required. Esports selections only. Any bets that contain at least one sports selection will not be eligible. Bets must be placed and settled between Monday 00:00 UTC and the following Sunday 23:59 UTC to count towards the promotion for that particular week. Any bets that result in a void or push result, as well as those cashed out partially or in full, will not be eligible. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers. Real money and Bonus bets only. System bets are excluded. In order to be eligible for “Offer 2” or “Offer 3”, the previous offer must be completed first. Full Terms & Conditions apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly.

Betway Free Bet Club

With the Betway free bet club, there is a free bet available each week.

Opt into the Betway offer and if at least £25 is wagered on trebles and accumulators in a week, Betway will credit you with two £5 Free Bets.

Qualifying bets have to be settled within a week, between Saturday 00:00 GMT – Friday 23:59 GMT.

Key T&Cs. Customers have to opt in via the Free Bet Club tracker to be eligible for the promotion. Opt in keeps you in the promo forever, you don’t have to opt in again. Once you’re opted in, the tracker will chart our progress toward qualification. Minimum total qualifying stake(s): £25 (or customer currency equivalent). Total amount of Free Bets awarded: £10 (or customer currency equivalent). Bets must be settled between Saturday 00:00 GMT and the following Friday 23:59 GMT to count towards the promotion for that particular week. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly.



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In-play betting 8/10

live in-play betting

The next place for this Betway UK review that we will take in, will be the in-play section. Just hit up the in-play link at the top of the website to get into the live-action.

You will be presented with a simple and straightforward list of sports events that are currently going on.

There are no bells and whistles on the home page, just showing you what stage an event is at and the current 1×2 market odds to snap up.

You can just do your live in-play betting from there of course or click on a tennis match, for example, to get the full gamut of markets for that event.

Everything here is just very basic with the Betway live in-play service and that works. It works well.

We found sports like Baseball, Esports, Ice Hockey, Handball, American Football and Rugby League (plus a lot more) currently available for live in-play markets when we looked.

The bulk of them was covered with a lot of market variety within a single event. The fluctuations in odds are clearly presented.

You don’t get the flashy graphics or anything, it’s just a no-nonsense betting platform with a lot of market coverage.

You can quickly and easily see the Cash Out options as well next to markets. Functional and very user-friendly.

There is a Live Now menu that sits to the left so you can switch between other sports and events while looking at one on the main screen.

Any events which have Cash Out available live-in-play are clearly marked as well.

In-Play Football

The in-play football section at Betway is exemplary. There is never a shortage of action happening there.

Again the organisation of the section is great, being broken down into sections between Highlights and Top Leagues.

At the top of the markets for a live in-play football section there will be a section for a live stream if available or the score/stats and match updates.

The overall layout of the in-play markets for a game is very good, very easy to read and spot the cash out eligible markets are clearly markets as well.

There is a wide range of in-play football markers, covering the goals, goalscorer and outrights.

Also within the options, there is a link to the #betyourway options as well. The tool is easy to use and when you start applying your selections then the return is clearly listed at the top of the #betyourway section.

Betway does really deliver in terms of variety and market options.

There is live in-play betting to be found from leagues and competitions all over the world at any time of day or night. It is an exemplary example of in-play football betting at its best.

In-Play Tennis

Another section of the Betway in-play section that we felt warranted a mention was their tennis.

All of the WTA, ATP and Grand Slam action is covered. The matches come thick and fast and it’s great having that variety in there.

On occasion, there are even lower-tiered tennis in-play options that can be found at the bookmaker as well.

If a live stream is available for the tennis match that you are looking at it will be at the top of the page. Otherwise, it will just be a standard scoreboard.

There are statistics available to link too. We discovered a lot of cash out options in a tennis match, found on markets like the Match Winner, 1st Set Winner and so on.

The markets are so very well nicely presented and the odds are displayed either in green for shortening or red for drifting.



Extras & features 8/10

Extras & features

What other features exist at Betway to enhance the sportsbook? That is the next thing that we will look at in our Betway review.

In this section, we will take a look at things like cash out and bet builder and some other touches that they have available.

Cash Out

Does Betway have cash out? Yes. There are both cash-out and partial cash out options available within the Betway sportsbook.

In our experience of the Betway sportsbook, we discovered an absolute plethora of markets to which the feature was applied.

What markets are available will depend on the sport. There is cash out available on horse racing by only on multiple bets.

The general picture of it all, cash out is valid on single, multiple and system bets only.

An interesting aspect of this is that the cash out can be used with a bet that has been placed with a free bet.

To find out the current cash-out price of any eligible bet, a customer just needs to look in ‘My Bets’.

Bet-builder

We have already mentioned the Betway bet-builder in this bookmaker review, but this is a full look at the feature.

This is simply called the Betway #betyourway which allows you to, yes, build a bet.

With it, almost any markets can be combined from within a single football match and that allows for a great deal of customisation.

Fortunately, the layout of the feature allows players to easily see which markets are available. Only markets that are under the #betyourway tab can be played.

The coverage that the Betway #betyourway tool is great because it is currently available on all major football matches across Europe.

Just look for the hashtag within a football coupon to spot which matches do have it available. There is no cash-out available on any Betway Build Your Own bets.

 



Betway Live Streaming

A huge selection of live streaming is available from Betway.

They come up trumps in this department offering a lot of coverage and all that is needed to access any live stream to have a positive account balance with them.

Then no matter where you go in the sportsbook, be it a WTA or ATP tennis match, some European football or basketball from North America, you will be able to watch a live stream right on the betting page for that individual event.

Live streams through the sportsbook are easily recognisable thanks to the tv icon sitting in the listings.

Among the streaming services, horse racing is included.

The quickest way to see what is being streamed is just to go either to the in-play section or just click a link to your prefered sport in the menu.

Betway Virtual Betting

The virtual sports betting can be accessed through either menu on the Betway website and there is a lot of action available.

Among the sports that they cover, there is football, horse racing, cycling, greyhounds motor racing, speedway and trotting.

So there is a wide section of virtual sports betting to be sized up. There is a new virtual football match or horse race starting every three minutes which is common practice for virtual betting.

We did discover a great range of betting options in virtual football matches from Betway, everything from 3-Way Handicaps, to HT/FT, BTTS and Goals Totals option. So there was an excellent variety in that regard.

There is regular betting available for horse racing and other virtual sports like speedway. All details are clearly marked within a race as to how many places are on offer.


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Betway payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 8/10

Betway payment options

An important part of any bookmaker review is account management.

In this section we take an in-depth look at the different payment methods that the operator offers to players are a gateway registration, and how to make a Betway deposit and withdrawal.

Because of safety and security, there will be a verification of the account. That is to protect them as well to ensure that players are at least 18 years old.

What will happen is that they will try and check automatically on account registration, but may need to see requested documents like a drivers licence or utility bill.

Do Betway accept paypal? Yes. The usual fare of payment options is available to get funds in and out of your account.

You can fund Visa and Mastercard debit cards and use some of the top e-wallets around like PayPal, Skrill and Neteller.

There are different fees and processing times attached to the different withdrawal and payment options.

You have plenty of good options to run your account with. To make a Betway deposit, do a Betway login and click ‘bank’ in the top corner and then ‘deposit’.

Note that as of 2020 Betway no longer accepts payments via credit card because of UK Gambling Commission regulations.

How to make a Betway withdrawal

Login to Betway first on the main website or via the app. There is no definite answer to how long will a withdrawal time take a Betway.

Any request to withdraw will put the transaction in a queue, which they will then process.

That is only the first part of the answer to the best way to withdraw at Betway question. When they have done their security checks, Betway will release the money.

Then depending on your withdrawal method, such as bank or e-wallet, times will vary.

Can I cancel a Betway withdrawal request? This is possible simply by going to My Betway account banking section in the Cashier.

There is only a limited time to this, basically while the transaction is pending before Betway processes it. Beyond that, it cannot be cancelled.



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  1. Click the sign-up link on the website
  2. Enter your personal details
  3. Create your accounts settings and security
  4. Add your funding method
  5. Make a deposit
  6. Play
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User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 7/10

User-friendliness of website 8/10

The website overall is very easy to get around and that is because it runs off a very simple template and format.

Things are just straightforward and while the heavy black and white theme may not appeal to everyone, at the end of the day the website operation is the most important thing and it is quick and user-friendly.

That ranked highly in our review of Betway.

It is actually very well designed when you start poking around.

For example, we looked at a Premier League game and found the organization of things like stats, team line-ups and match info all very well organised.

We could also categorise the types of bets we were looking at, so it was easy to see just the goalscorers markets for example.

There is also an opportunity to look at just the listing of markets on the game that the Cash Out applies to.

Everything is very clear and easily navigable on the Betway website.

There are just small nice touches, even right down to the icons which give the overall feel of the website a really nice, cool touch.

Everything that was needed, from the changing of odds display to support right there all the time and easy to get too. It’s well organised and laid out.



So on to the Betway mobile app review part. There are two ways to access the mobile version of this website.

They have a dedicated app for Android and iOS users. There is a dedicated app for the Betway casino.

The Betway app download can be found right at the bottom of any page on the main site (or mobile site).

There is a button for each platform which will take you to the source. You can get the Apple version from the store via a search.

There is a mobile website, which translates well from the desktop version. It operated pretty quickly we found really, covering all the sportsbook markets well.

One of the main reasons to have mobile betting in whichever version is simply to get access to live-in-play options. That is where you can take control of your bets.

Just because of how extensive the Betway sportsbook is, having all of that at your fingertips was a very good experience.

We found the access and navigation of the Betway app to it quick and easy to use.

Betway live streams can also be activated through the mobile app as well as find virtual sports on there, a betfinder and stacks of in-play markets to enjoy.

There is such an abundance of live bets there to enjoy.

Another thing to note is that the Betway welcome bonus can be activated through a mobile sign up as well.


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Betway Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 8/10

Betway Customer Service

Next we take a look at the Betway customer support. A click through to the Betway help section brings up a very nice page which lists categories such as New To Betway, My Account, Withdrawal Queries, Sports Promotions and more.

There are FAQs within each of them. There is also a good search tool for use.

If at any point a help article hasn’t been enough then you can click No at the bottom of it in answer to the question “Was this article helpful?”.

In doing so a green link will then appear so that you can contact them and to do that you have to basically do a Betway login, entering the username and password.

This will raise a Betway live chat so that you can get direct help from a representative.

Access to all of that will need that Betway login UK done first and then you can initiate a Betway contact.



Our Betway review rating: 9 / 10

Betway review

Overall the look and feel of Betway are pretty nice. The sportsbook certainly does have a very expansive feel about it, especially on the major football, racing and sports scenes at least.

But a scan through the Betway sportsbook revealed plenty more.

There are just nice navigational and informational touches around the site that give the Betway online betting a very good feel.

The use of icons to relay info such as cash out and live streaming is excellent and because they have allowed for so much white space between listing, everything is clear and easy to read.

Betway also delivered well when it came to promotions and features and on the Betway mobile app, the in-play betting service was phenomenal in terms of the sheer number of options available and the ease of using the app to place your bets quickly is nice.

Is Betway safe? In our experience, their account management was good, both via the website and through security in their app.

It is just another part of an overall positive experience that we had with them. So to sum up this Betway review, we will close by giving them a high score.