Reviewed By James Molloy
Betway is one of the most recognizable sports betting brands in the world today. It has been around since 2006 and has significantly improved its offering over the years. As well as the betting site, the Betway brand offers an online casino and poker platform.
Betway has proven itself again and again as being one of the leading sportsbooks for Irish players. The platform is supremely easy to use on mobile and Betway desktop devices.
For new bettors at Betway, there is a welcome bonus package on offer. As part of this offer, Betway will match 100% of your first deposit of at least €10 up to €30. All you need to do is wager the free bet one time at odds of at least 1.75 on single bets to cash out these funds. For each-way bets, the minimum required odds are 1.40 and they are 1.40 for system bets.
This offer is only open to those who make a deposit using a debit card, or PayPal. You also need to make sure that you avail of this offer within seven days of opening your new account. There is no need to enter any Betway bonus code to activate this offer; it will automatically apply when you make the qualifying deposit.
As well as the nice welcome offer at Betway, there is also a top-quality selection of promotions. One of the best of these offers is the ‘Free Bet Club’. When you opt-in to this club, you will get two €5 free bets every week when you wager at least you €25 on multiples bet in a given week.
Another great promotion is the ‘Betway 4 To Win’ deal whereby when you pick the winner in the four selected races, you will get a significant cash payout. There are other types of bonuses that will be triggered when you make a qualifying bet or meet some other conditions. In our opinion, Betway has some of the best promotions you will find today.
There are plenty of Betway free bets for you to get your hands on. There is the welcome offer that allows you to get a free bet of up to €30, as well as being able to join the free bet club where you get €10 worth of free bets each week.
There is a very comprehensive offering of sports and betting markets at Betway. Currently, its most popular offerings are football and horse racing markets, with the likes of UFC betting becoming increasingly popular. You also have niche options, such as betting on Gaelic Games, esports, and politics.
All major sports will be covered, with the sporting events coverage being massive. You will be hard-pressed to find notable sporting events across the world that are not offered by Betway. What’s more, is that the depth of the betting markets in each given offering is breathtaking. For big Premier League games, there will be more than 200 different markets. Even for smaller games, you will rarely see events with less than 100 available markets.
One of the most popular special features at Betway is the feature whereby you can build your own be. This allows you to take varying different markets and combine them into a single selection. This is particularly popular with football betting, with about 50 different markets on offer being eligible to make into your custom bet. It is very easy to do and adds to the excitement of placing bets on your favourite sports.
Naturally, there is a cashout feature that allows you to cut your losses or cash out some profits from a bet that is still active. There is even now a partial cashout feature that allows you to get a promotion of your active bet returned to you.
If you are a horse racing betting fan, then there is a lot of in-depth info and stats available for each of the races. You can also live stream all of the races taking place in Ireland and the UK. All you need to do is bet at least €1 on a given race to get access to the live stream. Finally, there is a useful blog at Betway that is constantly updated with useful information and tips to improve your betting.
The in-play betting section at Betway is very popular and for good reasons. There are always plenty of live events to bet on, no matter how obscure the sport or given event may be. There is always a decent selection of markets available and the odds update in real-time, with minimal downtime.
There are tons of different stats and updates you can get on the given live event, allowing you to make an informative decision when betting. There is even commentary provided on most sporting events, which is ideal. In our opinion, this is one of the best live betting platforms around today.
You can watch most major sporting events through a live stream on Betway once you have a positive account balance. For horse racing, you will need to have placed a bet of at least €1 on the given race that is taking place in the UK or Ireland to watch it.
The registration process at Betway took us a couple of minutes to complete. We just had to enter the usual personal info, such as full name, address, and date of birth. After setting our new account details and agreeing to the terms and conditions, we were nearly ready to go.
We just had to verify our account, which simply entailed providing a copy of some photo ID, as well as proof of address. These documents were quickly approved and we were able to complete the Betway login process. If this was not a required step we would be concerned, as it is an important regulatory compliance step.
There are numerous ways by which you can add funds to your Betway account. You can do so through Visa debit, debit MasterCard, Paysafecard, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, EntroPay, and bank transfer. Your funds will process instantly with all of these payment options, except for bank transfer, which takes a few days.
There is also a minimum required deposit of €10. For withdrawals, your funds will process within 24 hours usually for PayPal, Skrill, and Neteller payouts. This increases to 1-5 working days for card and bank transfer withdrawals.
The Betway has a very simple design and colour scheme, but it is highly effective. The black and white design makes everything pop out nicely. While there are no fancy graphics, you can quickly find what you are looking for. The various sports are broken down smartly and efficiently.
You can also search for a specific event. In order to quickly place a bet. Both the pre-game and in-play betting interfaces are top-notch and you will be able to place a bet in a matter of seconds. It is one of the clearest cut platforms we have come across.
In terms of the mobile offering, there is a Betway app that you can download for iOS and Android devices. Both of these apps can be downloaded from their respected app stores. There is a similar design and colour scheme in the app, with everything streamlined for the smaller device. All of the major features translate nicely. You can also place bets directly through your mobile web browser if you don’t want to download anything.
One of the best aspects of Betway is the consistent odds across the board. This means that some sports won’t suffer more than others in terms of odds. There is also a section you can check out called ‘Betway Boosts’ whereby there are enhanced prices for different popular events on a regular basis.
Your first destination, if you have a question or query, will often be the comprehensive FAQ section. In terms of the mobile offering, there is a Betway app that you can download for iOS and Android devices.
Otherwise, you can get in touch with a member of the customer support team. This can be done through live chat, email or over the phone. We found the response times to be pretty good across the board, with the live chat being manned on a 24/7 basis.
The Betway Plus program allows you to earn points when betting on sports or playing on the Betway casino. You are automatically enrolled in this program and there is a tier system. You can earn the likes of cashback bonuses through the program.
It's clear from the off that Betway takes their responsible gambling role very seriously. They have a section on the site that explains everything they do and how they can help people who need it.
In terms of features, they have included deposits limits, session reminders, take a break limits, self-exclusion and account closures. They've also a list of sites and resources that people can access to not only get help but also how to help those close to them (loved ones, friends etc.) get the support they need.
There is a stunning range of markets for both pre-game and in-play markets, with competitive odds. Adding to this is the great welcome offer and top-notch promotions. Betway is definitely a sportsbook worth checking out.
Betway sports operates through licenses from the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. It has one of the best offerings in the sports betting space.
Yes, the minimum required withdrawal at Betway is €10.
Yes, you can use Euro as the base currency for your account.
There is very comprehensive coverage of sporting events at Betway, both for pre-game and live betting.
Yes, you can download the app for Android and iOS devices for the respective app stores.
Yes, Betway has a good reputation and is licensed by respected bodies such as the UK Gambling Commission. It also uses the best encryption technology to keep sensitive data protected.
E-wallet withdrawals will usually process within 24 hours, with card and bank transfer payouts taking between 1 and 5 days.
Yes, Betway is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
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