Betway is an online sportsbook that also contains a casino and poker room component. Betway is the flagship of the Betway Group and was launched in 2006 and now has more than 1.5 million customers worldwide.
Betway operates from Malta where it is licensed and regulated under the supervison and control of the LGA.
Although relatively new on the market, Betway's team have a wealth of experience in the market and their website www.Betway.com has gone from strength to strength in recent years. At the time of writing Betway is the official Premier League Darts sponsor.
Betway is an ideal choice for players new to the online bookmaker market, who are looking for a great introductory offer and solid range of sporting markets.
BETWAY OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS
For a limited period, Betway offer a £30 free bet for their sign up bonus, and this could not be simpler to claim. Just register your Betway account and deposit at least £10, Betway will match your deposit 100% with a free bet bonus.
Bet the amount of your deposit on a selection with odds of 1.75 minimum or selections with odds at least 1.4 in system and multiple bets to release your free bet. You may view your free bets under the "My Bonuses" section of your account page and you place your free bet on any sporting event.
It is incredibly easy to start your time at Betway with a winning free bet and extra winnings regardless of the outcome of your first bet.
Existing Betway customers don't miss out on the top free bets with a hatful of regular offers and promotions across a good range of sports. Betway run money back specials on high profile Premier League football matches alongside mobile exclusive offers such as bore-draw refunds and acca insurance. There are also promotions on US sports such as NBA basketball and American Football during the NFL season accompanied by rugby and cricket offers around the big competitions.
BETWAY ODDS AND MARKETS
Betway offers competitive odds on over 15,000 sports markets in Football, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Baseball, Formula 1, Snooker, Golf, American Football, Aussie Rules, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Motor Sport, Pesapallo, Pool, Rugby League, Rugby Union, UFC/Martial Arts and a number of Specials markets.
Betway's sportsbook has a separate section for its In-Play betting markets where upcoming in-play events are shown clearly, as well as fixtures that are currently in-play and their available betting markets.
While some sports do not have a particularly varied selection of bettings odds, and there is no Horse Racing or Greyhound markets, you will find some of the rarest Football markets at Betway. In addition to the Premier League and other top European competitions you can bet on the Latvian Virsliga and a number of South American leagues, such as the Paraguay and Uruguay Premiera Divisions. Also, in general there is usually a large range of sports to choose from.
Betway's website www.betway.com has a dark stylish theme that fits a functional and easy to use Sportsbook. Betway employs a number of well placed graphics and sporting photographcs to build on a simple but effect layout.
Navigating the Betway website is incredibly easy, and markets are easily found through sensible sections on the Navigation bar. Loading times are negligible and the website is all round user friendly.
The Betway website is viewable in 15 different languages including English, Danish, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Czech, Finnish, Greek, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish.
Deposit and Withdrawal methods are as follows; Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Maestro, clickandbuy, paysafecard, click2pay, webmoney, Moneybookers, Neteller and Bank Wire Transfer.
The minimum deposit amount for all methods is $10 and the maximum is $1000. Bank Transfers allows you to deposit as much as $30,000 but can take as long as 7 days to reach your account.
Overall, Betway's site is functional and well presented with upcoming major events clearly advertised and any current offers equally so.
BETWAY LIVE STREAMING SPORT
Residents of the UK, Ireland and Sweden can tune in to a host of sporting events via live streams from Betway. Football fans can catch games from some of the top European leagues, with tennis, basketball and more also available to view for free as long as your Betway account is in credit.
Click on the Live Streaming tab at Betway.com to look at which events are live now or look out for the Live Streaming icon when you are browsing the markets to place a bet. You can get right to the heart of the action at Betway by clicking on the 'watch and bet' icon which will take you to a screen displaying the latest In-Play odds alongside a live stream of the event.
BETWAY CUSTOMER SERVICE
Customer service agents can only be contacted between 8am and 1am via email but generally the response times are good and their policy is to respond within 20 minutes. So far they have managed to build up quite a good reputation.
The customer service team is available via the Live Chat function and e-mail, with each language having a separate e-mail they can use for customer support that completely removes language barriers.
The general, english speaking, e-mail to contact is email@example.com
In addition to the live chat, which is available 24/7, you can also make use of their extensive FAQ, which can be used to solve many standard issues.
A slight concern is the lack of a telephone service, but the extensive FAQ and other services more than make up for this.