Betway Review

Betway BookmakerBetway may be an unfamiliar name to some punters but the reality is that this is an established bookmaker who set up their online presence way back in 2002. The company aim is to provide a wide range of markets at above average odds and it certainly succeeds on both counts.

Based in Gibraltar, Betway provide an attractive, but easy to navigate website which is certainly far more eye catching than most. Add in a healthy welcome bonus and some generous ongoing promotions and they are a worthy addition to your portfolio.

Betway Bonus Review

  • Bet Bonus:$ 100
    Bonus Rating:★★★★★4.5/5
    *New Canada customers only. Opt-in required. Bonus based on 1st deposit of $10+. 5x deposit and bonus wagering at odds of 1.75+. Full terms apply - full terms
    Key Terms : *New Canada customers only. Opt-in required. Bonus based on 1st deposit of $10+. 5x deposit and bonus wagering at odds of 1.75+. Full terms apply - full terms
  • Bet Bonus:€ 30
    Bonus Rating:★★★★★4.3/5
    This offer is only valid to New Customers who reside in the following countries: Austria, Finland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland and must be claimed within 7 days of a Real Account being registered at Betway Sports.

    To qualify for the Free Bet offer, a minimum of £10/€10/$10 (or the customer’s currency equivalent) must be deposited using a valid debit/credit card, PayPal account, SOFORT Überweisung or PugglePay at Betway within 7 days of a Sports Account being registered.

    To activate the Free Bet (€50/500kr): - a customer MUST place bets totalling the value of their 1st deposit; - to count towards the playthrough requirement: single bets - must be placed at odds of 1.75 or over each-way bets - the place part of the bet must be placed at odds of 1.40 or over system bets - each selection must be placed at odds of 1.40 or over
  • Bet Bonus:£ 30
    Bonus Rating:★★★★★4/5
    Key Terms : 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. Terms Apply

New customers to Betway can look forward to receiving a free bet when they adhere to some very simple conditions. Firstly, register some basic details and then make a deposit using any of the safe and secure methods listed below at a minimum level of £10.

Betway will then match that deposit up to a maximum of £50 (£30/$30 for UK, Ireland & Canada customers) – you don’t even have to make an opening bet to receive it but you must play through it with single bets at odds of 1.75 or higher or each way / system punts at 1.40 or greater.

Look out too for a number of refund opportunities throughout the sporting calendar, details of which can be found on this website.

Sports Markets/Odds

Upcoming events are prominently shown on the Betway home page and if you look to the left hand side, you will find a full list of the sports covered. This reads as follows,
Horse Racing, Football, Tennis, Darts, Rugby – both codes, Cricket, Golf, Snooker, American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Motor Sport, Baseball, Aussie Rules, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Pesapallo, Pool, Martial Arts and UFC, Volleyball and Chess.

That’s a fairly comprehensive list and you’ll also notice regular specials such as politics, TV and awards ceremonies such as the Oscars. Betway also host a lively casino which features all your favourite games as well as the option to use live dealers.

Signing up with Betway

Betway have a welcome bonus open to UK customers that can earn up to £30.00 as a free bet. This is a growing site in Britain that has used clever advertising and sponsorship to bring themselves more into the public eye and I thought it was time I got involved.

So how easy was the sign up process, did I receive my bonus as promised and were Betway helpful along the way? Here’s what I found.

My Ratings

  • Bonus Offer – 8/10
  • Markets/Odds – 8/10
  • Support – 7/10
  • Banking – 6/10
  • Overall Rating – 7.25

Betway Welcome Offer’s T&Cs.

The Welcome Offer

The terms and conditions of the welcome deal are laid out in a logical order. There are different offers depending on which part of the world you are based but unlike some outlets, Betway make sure that their offer is an easy one to follow.

When you head to their main sportsbook page there is also a very distinctive banner ad which promotes the offer.

You can also access the terms and conditions from this page but if you click on the main part of the banner it will take you through to the registration area. Our new account holder is based in the UK so he qualified for welcome offer number 1 which promises up to £30 as a welcome bonus.

Landing Page


Registration Form

The registration process here was really very easy indeed and came in three quick and simple to follow sections.

The first part just asks for a Username and then we have to pick a password before inputting our preferred e-mail address. (see pic on the right)

Then we are asked for some very basic personal details. (see pic on the right)

Finally it’s our contact details, check the terms and conditions and that’s it! A very fast process to get your new account underway.

Within 5 minutes an e-mail arrived in our designated account which welcomed us to Betway and mentions the £30 offer. We want to take advantage of this quickly so it’s time to fund our new account.

This is where I had a slight issue as I wanted to pay by credit card but the initial deposit of £30.00 wasn’t accepted. This was puzzling as I had enough money to cover that deposit but it did at least give me the opportunity to contact customer support

Betway’s live chat button is prominent on all pages so I clicked on this and the window came up instantly. I was informed that I was first in the queue and an operator was with me in less than 30 seconds.

I described my issue and my helper gave me two suggestions:

  • 1. Clear my cache
  • 2. Make a deposit at an odd amount of say £30.99

Clearing your cache is naturally a very sensible thing to do but if you’re short on time and have trouble remembering passwords then it can be annoying. I therefore tried to deposit £30.99 and this didn’t work.

Betway’s support finally suggested Paypal as I could use this and still qualify for the welcome bonus. I tried this and happily the funds were accepted instantly.

My Opening Bet

This issue may not happen for everyone but please be aware that you may need to clear your own cache before any funds are accepted.

Bet Placement

Finally it was time to place a bet! I wanted to stake in the football markets and thought I had spotted some value in the FA Cup replay between Leicester City and Spurs. The website is easy to navigate and it was a quick process to find the football page which led me in turn to my selected match.

As you can see, there are a lot of side bets – over 100 – but the one that interested me was Leicester to qualify. It was priced at 10/11 and this is above the threshold required by Betway in order to qualify for the free bet bonus.

10/11 equates to 1.91 and you must take a single bet of 1.75 or higher.

Bet Slip 1

Staking was quick and easy – here is my bet slip and confirmation.

So with my bet placed I watched the game. Unfortunately Leicester lost but when I checked our account the following morning, my £30.00 bonus had already been made available. I then placed this on another football event – Sunderland to beat Bournemouth on 23/01/2016.

Other points to note

Within 2 hours of opening the account I received an e-mail asking for verification via a form of ID. An SMS request also followed and I was given 72 hours in which to do this otherwise the account would be locked.

I forwarded a UK passport for this and Betway confirmed within 3 hours that everything was OK.


Bet Slip 2

Although my ability to pick a winning bet was lacking, I enjoyed the sign up process at Betway and are likely to add further funds in order to continue the relationship. Everything was easily laid out, the offer page was simple to understand and the registration process has to be one of the fastest around.

The issue with debit card funding was annoying but this was likely to have been a problem at our end and no fault of Betway’s. Fortunately, it was very easy to fund with Paypal and my money was available instantly. I found support to be quick and very helpful with this matter.

Verification followed and this was also quick while my bonus money appeared as promised. Overall this was a fast and positive procedure and we can highly recommend Betway as a provider.


There isn’t a vast amount of payment options but there are a number of standard and e-wallet facilities that should provide enough coverage for all punters. Bank transfer, debit cards are here together with Paypal, Skrill, Ukash, Neteller and Paysafecard.

Customer Service

Betway do not hide behind endless lists of FAQs and if you click the prominent ‘help’ button at the top right corner of the home page, all the relevant options will be displayed.

Account holders have a choice of e-mailing, calling a 24/7 manned telephone service or, as many people prefer, there is a 24/7 live chat option. Customer service at Betway has been found to be quick, friendly and efficient.

Final Conclusion

Strong odds and a selection of great markets make Betway one of the most popular bookmakers around and a £50 welcome bonus is a great way to kick off your new account.

Unlike other bookies however, the company continues to look after their customers with ongoing offers together with some of the best prices anywhere on the net.


  • Consistently good odds in a range of markets
  • Good selection of sporting events
  • Attractive, easy to navigate website
  • Generous welcome offer and ongoing incentives


  • The list of sporting markets is not laid out in a logical manner

Betway Information

Overall Rating: ★★★★★3.8/5
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Online Since:2006
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