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Betway Review 2018 - Sports Betting Review

Betway is one of the newer players in the online betting market, as they were started just back in 2006. However, 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.

So they have bombarded punters with a tremendous amount of betting opportunities, and our Betway review picked up on that immediately. With a good sponsorship and support of sport, they have become a firmly established player in the world of online betting.

BETWAY

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

Online-Betting Rating:

4.5 Stars Rating




Betting markets and odds quality 7/10

You 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.

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Overall, their betting markets, which covers the range of markets you would expect any bookmaker to carry, along with their odds, are all solid. 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 bookmaker 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, to goalscorers, to both teams to score and the regular staples.



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

There is a free £30 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. So if you go and open an account and deposit £30 then you will have £60 to bet with to start things off with and there is a minimum of a £10 deposit to activate this bonus. Any bonuses will automatically hit your account straight away. In order 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 bonus is only available with PayPal, SOFORT and debit/credit card deposits. New Customer Offer, T&C's Apply, 18+. Please, Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Betway.

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18+. New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full Terms & Conditions apply.

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In-play betting 8/10

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 1x2 market odds to snap up. You can just do your live in-play betting from there of course or click on a tennis match 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.

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Extras & features 8/10

One of the first features that we noticed in our review of Betway is a good free bet club that they have running. This Betway Free Bet Club is an offering where you just need to hit a minimum total settled stake each on multiples in a week in order to collect a bonus back. You can earn a total of £10 in Free Bets each week when you spend £25 on sports multiples. Read the full terms and conditions of any bonus and promotional offers that you come across.

Betway throws out some nice price boosts which can all be accessed by a link in the menu. They also have #BetYourWay. This gives you the opportunity to request a bet of your choice by Twitter by using the hashtag #BetYourWay and @BetwaySupport. Once they have processed the request, they'll let you know when the market is available on the website. In order to find #BetYourWay options which have already been matched, you click on a football match.


There you will see a menu with the hashtag and in there will be all the options that you can pick from. We looked at a Chelsea v Manchester Premier League fixture and found the likes of Over 10.5 Corners, Over 2.5 Cards & Both Teams To score as a selection, Chelsea To Win, Over 10.5 Corners and & Over 3.5 Cards as another, as well as a Correct Score To Be EIther 2-0, 3-0 or 4-0. That's just scratching the surface of what was available. If there was something not there that you wanted, you could them Tweet them.

There are the usual standard features of score sections and statistics. There are virtual sports for betting on as well. That was another positive feature of the overall Betway experience that we had. You will also find great esports coverage which has its dedicated section on the website. That is something that that has not been experienced at other online betting sites.

Betway offers a wide Cash Out spread as well, where you can take control of your wagers. This is a feature which runs across a lot of sports. Their cash out is available on both pre-game and in-play bets and the current Cash Out price will be displayed there against enlight unsettled bets in "My Bets". It has good coverage across the sportsbook as well on a variety of sports and markets.

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Betway payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 8/10

The usual fare of payment options is available to getting funds in and out of your account. You can fund through Visa and Mastercard credit/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.

Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Visa Electron, Credit Cards, Maestro, Citadel Direct, Direct Bank Transfer, EcoPayz, Neteller, PayPal, PaySafeCard, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, EPS, eWire, Euteller, Webmoney, Neosurf, Astropay, EntroPay Card
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, Visa Electron, Credit Cards, Direct Bank Transfer, ecoPayz, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, Webmoney, EntroPay Card

HOW TO SIGN UP

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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

There is access to the customer support team which runs from 8 am through to midnight daily. There is a dedicated UK number to call during those hours and if you wanted to send off an email instead then you would go through their support. If none of that appeals to you, then you might go with the first point of contact which is a live chat console on the website. There is a good help section on the website which we found answered a lot of questions that we could think of.

Online-Betting Rating:

4.5 Stars Rating


User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 7/10

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 Betbright 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. You can get to the Android version under the 'Mobile' link on the website and that's because Google Play doesn't promote gambling products. You can get the Apple version from the store.

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 the 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.

We found the access of it quick and easy to use. There are live streaming and virtual sports on there, a betfinder and that stack of in-play markets to enjoy.

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

There is access to the customer support team which runs from 8 am through to midnight daily. There is a dedicated UK number to call during those hours and if you wanted to send off an email instead then you would go through their support. If none of that appeals to you, then you might go with the first point of contact which is a live chat console on the website. There is a good help section on the website which we found answered a lot of questions that we could think of.

Overall / Conclusion 9/10

4.5 stars - bookmaker review

Overall the look and feel of Betbright are pretty nice. It's nicely functional but the sportsbook isn't the most expansive one out there at all. But if you are focused on just the big sports then you won't be let down by them. There's plenty going on at the site and the addition of live streams is a huge plus as well.

There are good racing coverage and decent odds all around. It is a solid platform that will likely grow in stature over time. They have a very good base to work off and the big pluses of the whole BetBright experience are the ease of operation on their website and mobile versions.



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