Betway Offers & Review - October 2021
Founded in 2006, Betway have quickly established themselves as one of the biggest names in gambling. Renowned for their competitive odds and available markets, the bookie provide one of the best experiences around for both new and experienced customers.
Betway's main welcome offer for their sportsbook is a get up to £30 in free bets offer which you can choose to opt-into once you have created an account with the bookmaker.
If you choose to opt-into this offer then you must deposit a minimum of £10 up to a maximum of £30 with this amount matched in the form of free bets. For example, if you were to deposit £30 you would be credited with £30 in free bets.
This offer is available to new Betway customers and requires you to either use a debit card or PayPal to deposit and you will have seven days from registering your account to use the bonus before it expires. You must then place bets totalling the amount of your deposit which will then release the bonus as a free bet.
Single bets at odds of 1.75 or more must be used to qualify, while each way bets must be at odds of 1.4 or more and Accas must contain selections with odds of 1.4 or more.
Sports & Markets
As you would expect from any top bookmaker, Betway offer an extensive range of sports and markets for all of their customers. Of course, their bread and butter is football, and they offer a very impressive range of leagues and competitions for you to bet on. The Premier League and Champions League enjoy well populated markets while the likes of the Championship, La Liga and Serie A are popular on-site too.
They continue this theme of covering a lot by offering markets for leagues across Europe including the Swedish Allsvenkan, the Turkish Super Lig, the Belarusian Premier League and many more. While markets for these leagues are not as plentiful as the Premier League, their range of offerings with regard to these leagues is very impressive and trumps many other bookmakers in this regard.
Away from football, Betway offer 28 different sports for customers to choose from with bigger sports like horse racing, cricket and tennis well represented, while they also have room for volleyball, snooker, table tennis, Gaelic Sports and more. This simply means that if football is on a summer break and therefore providing no chances to bet, you will not be left with nothing to bet on throughout the long dark days without football. All of those available sports are shown on the left-hand side of the sportsbook making it very easy to switch between your preferred sport.
Betway also offer an extensive range of sports that you can bet on In-Play, helping those experienced bettors or sports viewers to capitalise on their knowledge. The In-Play section is located near the top-left of the sportsbook and once clicked on, a scroll-bar menu appears showing all of the sports that are currently available to bet on In-Play. This ranges from football and Esports to table tennis and ice hockey along with many more.
Delving deeper into the sports and markets themselves shows an impressive depth to the site. The likes of the rugby union's European Champions Cup is very well populated market wise although it is not as extensive as a Six Nations game between England and Wales. Despite this, you are still able to back markets like match winner, first, anytime and last try-scorer, handicaps, winning margin and many more at club level, which is something not all bookmakers offer with sports away from football.
Esports markets are also offered by Betway who have made a decent fist of their foray into the world of betting on video games. Offering markets for games including CS:GO, DOTA 2 and League of Legends, Betway have managed to capitalise on the ever-growing Esports scene in recent years to the point at which they are at the forefront of providing Esports betting.
Betway's Live Streaming service is one of the most impressive on the market today. While many other bookies only stream horse racing as part of their Live Streaming offering, perhaps the best thing about Betway's Live Streaming service is their offering of football. Leagues like Seria A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 feature prominently in this service and this makes betting In-Play on football even more enjoyable.
Football is not their only offering though. Betway also gives you the chance to watch tennis, Ice Hockey, Basketball and more on site. In order to access these Live Streams all you need is a to have a Betway account with a positive balance in there. This trumps many other bookies who ask you to bet on a certain event in order to watch it, whereas you can watch any offered event as long as you have a funded account.
Betway's version of the classic Request A Bet comes in the form of their #BetYourWay feature. To make the most out of this you simply need to head to Twitter and tweet Betway's handle using the hashtag #BetYourWay with your request. Their traders will then price up your request and reply to you with the odds.
While this version is hardly re-inventing the wheel as the likes of William Hill and Paddy Power also offer the exact same feature, Betway's iteration is not to be scoffed at. Their already very competitive odds on-site are usually enhanced further when you create your own bet.
The only downside to this feature is the fact you have to wait for Betway's social media team to see your request, pass it onto their traders to price it up before then tweeting you the odds. While this is not a particularly long process, bet365's Bet Builder is an instant way to create a bet with no waiting around for odds required.
Best Odds Guaranteed
Beway's best odds guarantee on horse racing provides you with the ability to bet on the horses in the knowledge that you will always get the best price Betway can offer.
Simply put, the best odds guarantee means that if you back a horse at 4/1 and your horse wins with a SP (Starting Price) of 5/1, Betway will pay out at the larger price of 5/1. This means that you will always get the best price on horses that Betway offer.
The best odds guarantee can be used on all UK and Ireland horse racing but it is not available for Ante Post Bets, Tote Bets, bets on International Racing or Combined Odds Bets. Lucky 15, 31 and 63 bets are exempt with all other bets including each way included.
The Live Streaming and In-Play betting features Betway boast are perfectly suited to their cash out feature which can help to take your betting experience up a level. Together, these features are best used on sports like football, cricket and tennis, where markets are plentiful and the match can turn on it's head in a matter of seconds.
Betway offers Acca Insurance which can be activated when you place an acca of four win/draw/win over the weekend. If a team in your acca lets you down and loses then Betway will help to soften the blow by refunding you via a free bet up to a maximum of £25. In order to qualify for this Acca Insurance you will need to stake a minimum of £5.
You are also able to tweak the odds presentation on site between fractional, decimal and American. With regard to customer service, Betway offer mobile, email and live chat assistance, with 24/7 assistance available to customers. Their mobile app is also an impressive iteration of the site, with their mobile version of the site also offering all of the same features as the desktop version with the design of the site itself a sleek and attractive one.
The available features Betway have to boast only serves to make them a more viable bookmaker. Their live streaming app is more well rounded than many others on the market while their odds and markets on all sports and, in particular, football are very impressive.
Negatively, they do not seem to have too many ongoing promotions for existing customers which really does detract from what is a great welcome offer and overall bookmaking package. This is a large detracting factor too as Betway offer one of the most generous welcome offers in the game today but are let down by their existing customer offers.
All in all, Betway continue to offer one of the best packages in the industry. A superb range of sports and markets is complemented by a high powered site, an array of features and a good live streaming product. If their existing customer offers were to improve then they would be a very serious contender for the coveted position at the top of the gambling industry.