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Whether you like a flutter in the casino or a punt on the gallops, we think Betway Casino might just be the best option for Kiwi gamblers out there!
Betway Casino is huge in the world of online gambling — they’ve been around since 2006, which is truly remarkable given how much the landscape has changed since then.
Now, of course, Betway casino offers all of the regular casino games and pokies, but they will really stand out to Kiwi punters for the ability to bet on dozens of sports and leagues around the world.
Betway Casino takes gambling seriously, so everything is very well laid out, with top-notch support, and a never-ending stream of promotions and bonuses to keep even the most experienced punters occupied.
She's a hard road finding the perfect casino though, so we’re gonna take an in-depth look at what makes Betway Casino tick, as well as the good, the bad, and the bootiful when it comes to casino and sports betting for New Zealanders on Betway Casino.
|Great range of games||Fairly high wagering requirement|
|Attractive welcome bonus|
|24/7 support for Kiwis|
As you’d expect with any reputable online casino, Betway Casino has a cheeky little welcome bonus to make your decision to sign up just a little bit easier.
In this case, the welcome bonus is up to $1,500 in your wee virtual pocket. While not an outrageous amount, it’s still enough to perk up a punter’s ears, so let’s take a look at how it works.
Betway Casino’s $1,500 welcome bonus is broken up into four parts, and it looks like this:
● First deposit — they’ll match you 100% up to $250 (no code needed).
● Second deposit — they’ll match you 25% up to $250 (no code needed).
● Third deposit — they’ll match you 50% up to $500 (no code needed).
● Fourth deposit — they’ll match you 100% up to $500 (no code needed).
So, when you make your first deposit (e.g. $100), they will give you $100 in bonuses. If you wanted to deposit the biggest amount allowed ($250), Betway Casino would give you $250 back.
The second deposit where they offer to match you 25% would mean that if you deposited $100, they would give you $25 in credits.
There are some basic terms and conditions:
● The welcome bonus is only available to new customers.
● A minimum $20 deposit is required to qualify for the welcome bonus.
● Your deposit must be made within seven days of registering your Betway Casino account.
If you really want to get into the nitty-gritty, you can read Betway Casino’s full welcome bonus terms and conditions.
Betway Casino has been around a long time, and they didn’t get as big as they are by just giving away free money willy-nilly. This means they put some restrictions on the welcome bonus they offer, and that comes in the form of wagering requirements.
Wagering requirements basically mean you have to wager (or bet) your bonus a certain amount of times before the casino will let you withdraw it. So, if the wagering requirement is 40x, and you have $100 in bonuses, you will have to bet that $100 40 times (or to the value of $4,000 worth of bets) before you can put it in your pocket.
Betway Casino has a 50x wagering requirement for their welcome bonus, which in our opinion is pretty high. We see the industry average at about 40x, so you can definitely do better elsewhere if that’s a big deal for you.
On the other hand, the welcome bonus is reasonably generous, and Betway Casino offers you gambling offers most other online casinos just can’t match — so you might not really be too bothered by it at all. It’s your call!
Okay usually this is the bit where we give a bit of an overview of what a casino has on offer in terms of promos, but with Betway Casino, the list is so long we better just get stuck in!
Join the January Sale $10k leaderboard for the chance to win a share of a cash prize pot, as well as other prizes, and special deals on selected games.
Opt into the $10k Real Roulette Leaderboard for the chance to win cash prizes and other goodies.
Earn a $5 Free Bet every week, with the Sports Rewards Club. Bet $50 across any slots between Monday-Thursday, and you’ll get a Free $5 Bet at Betway Sports.
Step inside Betway’s Slots Rewards Club for up to 200 Bonus Spins and $20 in Free Bets on Sports.
Opt-in, deposit and wager $50 between 7 am to 8 am Tuesdays to Wednesday to win one of four guaranteed prizes.
Join Betway Blackjack tables to win $500 in Bonus Credits. If you’re dealt three 7s of the same suit, the prize is yours.
Join the Live Rewards Club for your chance to win Bonus Credits, Bonus Spins, and Free Sports Bets when you play at any Live & Real Dealer table. Opt-in, deposit $20, then the more you bet, the more you could win.
Land a Power Card, and receive 20 free spins on Real Dealer or a $5 Free Bet on Betway Sports. Join any of our Live Blackjack tables with a $10 betting minimum, for your chance to win.
Opt-in, deposit and bet $30 to join Betway Casino’s New Year’s Leaderboard. Win $300, $400, $500, other prizes in cash, or Bonus Spins on Real Dealer.
Okay, there is one thing to get out of the way first: to clear up some confusion you might experience when you are looking at the range of games. You have options for sports, casino, live and real, esports, and vegas at the top of the page.
Most of them seem to be pretty self-explanatory, but the difference between the casino section and the vegas section might not make sense. We checked with Betway Casino’s helpful support team, and the casino section is largely made up of games by Microgaming, and the vegas section has games mostly by Netent. So remember, you can swap between the two for the same sorts of games, just from different software providers. There are some double-ups, but they say that’s the rule of thumb. Hope that helps!
Despite that little bit of potential confusion, it’s very clear from the get-go that Betway Casino offers way more than most other online casinos. So yes, they have a bunch of casino games covering all of the main categories.
But beyond that, would you look at all of those options for sports betting!
● Aussie Rules
● Rugby League
● And so much more!
This is a super refreshing option for Kiwi punters, and we couldn’t be happier that it’s a thing.
Back to the regular stuff, Betway Casino has a whole heap of table games, with the usual suspects like roulette, poker, blackjack, and baccarat. Within those game categories there are also heaps of variations, e.g. Hold 'em Poker, 3 Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, etc.
If you venture into the live games, you have all of the above game variety, but you can even pick the real person who is the dealer for the game! On some of the live games, you can actually see what the current jackpot is from the lobby, making things super convenient.
Perhaps the only downside we noticed about the games in general, is that there isn’t any way to play the games for free. While this isn’t a super-common feature, it is nice if you want to practice a game before you put your money on the line.
Otherwise, Betway Casino has a huge range of games and sports on offer, and honestly, we don’t think you’ll find better options anywhere else. It truly is impressive what Betway Casino offers, but maybe that’s to be expected when you’ve been in the business of online gambling for 15 years.
We get it, the thrill of games with live dealers can be a major factor when it comes to choosing an online casino. But if you love the thrill of live casino play then fear not, because this is where the Betway Live Casino comes in and it doesn't disappoint.
There are 110+ live games available with table limits ranging from $0.10 to $100k and games with real-life dealers including roulette, baccarat, blackjack and poker.
A live casino can have all the games in the world but if the software isn't up to scratch, you can forget about it. Thankfully, we came across no such problems with Betway Live Casino thanks to their use of Evolution Gaming. The company is renowned as one of the leading software providers in this space and you can see exactly why on Betway.
Make sure to check out the the exclusive Dream Catcher, which gives players the chance to have a live spin on a game-show style live game.
Crystal-clear HD streaming is the order of the day and the sound quality is A1 as well. Dealers are based in Europe but they all speak perfect English, so Kiwis have nothing to worry about (bar some interesting accents!).
In 2021, you really shouldn’t see any difference in a website when you switch from your computer to a mobile device, and vice versa. Thankfully, the online casino industry has been leading the charge in ensuring this seamlessness in switching, and Betway Casino is no different.
Their site is perfectly playable on mobile, and while their mobile site’s layout is just a little bit different to their desktop site layout, but only in a way that makes it easier for you to read and navigate.
If you prefer, they have a mobile app for Android and iOS devices, but honestly, it’s probably not necessary given how good their mobile website is.
The only minor quibble is that there is no fingerprint/Face ID option for the mobile website, but this would only bother those who count the milliseconds on their login process.
The signup process for Betway Casino is about as simple as it gets — but in the interest of telling you everything you need to know before you sign up, we did the signup process for you to see what it looks like.
Honestly, it will probably take you just as long to read that list as it will take to register with Betway Casino, so it’s all pretty quick and painless.
We give Betway Casino credit for allowing you to set your deposit limits right from the registration process — it really sets the tone that they are a responsible casino with your wellbeing in mind.
You’ll notice that Betway Casino doesn’t ask for a photo ID, which may raise alarms given that it is a standard security procedure for online casinos. Don’t worry about this though, as they will require your photo ID at withdrawal time, so everything is still nice and secure, it just makes your signup process way quicker.
Betway Casino offers Kiwis more banking options than most other online casinos, and they are all secure and trustworthy.
For security when you withdraw your money, you’ll have to provide a photo ID. This is totally normal and designed to keep your details and funds private and safe. You will also need to cash out to the same card or payment method you deposited with, which is another commonplace security feature.
Okay, you’re not into sports betting or live games, and you more of a purist — you love the pokies, and that’s what you’re here for. Well lucky you, because Betway Casino does not disappoint in the pokies department.
Again, you can either click on casino or vegas at the top — there are double-ups in the games, but for the most part, you’ll be able to find new and your old favourite pokies on both.
● Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
● Gonzo’s Quest
● The Bounty
● 9 Masks of Fire
● Diamond Inferno
● Twin Spin Megaways
● Heroes Hunt
● And much more
You can’t filter the pokies by most popular, but if you have a game in mind, you can enter it in the search box to find it.
Some online casinos are a bit guilty of just chucking as many games at the wall as they can, and seeing what sticks. To do this, they will sign up every software provider they can find, in order to have as many games as possible.
Now, this might sound all well and good given that you’ll have a ton of games to play, but in reality, all it does is make it harder to find a good quality game.
Seeing that Betway Casino has chosen to go with fewer software developers than more is actually quite refreshing. This helps ensure that you, dear Kiwi punter, won’t have to look far to find a top notch table game or pokie.
While they don’t list their software providers, Betway Casino’s support team told us that the vast majority of their games are provided by Netent and Microgaming, which are two of the heaviest hitters in the online gambling world.
Rest assured then, that all of the games on Betway Casino are the cream of the crop.
In online casino lingo, payout rates are described as RTP, or return to player. The RTP is listed as a percentage, which means you will get that percentage of your bets back over time.
So if a game has an RTP of 97%. This means that in theory, that game will payout, on average $97 for every $100 bet. It’s not a strict rule, but more so an average over time.
Some games have higher (better) RTPs than others, but quite often the games with the lower RTPs mean bigger wins because of the higher risk. It’s up to you to figure out your betting style and how you wanna win — big or small.
Betways’s list of RTPs is not easy to find on their site, but we did hunt it down. You can read the RTP of each game here.
How does an 11 MILLION dollar jackpot sound? Seriously, that was one of the progressive jackpots we saw on Betway Casino while writing this review. They offer huge money wins and are some of the most popular online slots on the planet for obvious reasons.
In terms of finding progressive slots, your best way to hunt them down is to click on the Jackpots tab under the vegas and casino pages. They have all of the big guns like Mega Moolah and African Legends. Even better, you’ll be able to find the running jackpot on some of the games from within the lobby — perfect for when you’re chasing those life-changing sums of money.
Okay, so Betway Casino does have a VIP programme… but they also don’t. Basically, their VIP programme is called Betway Plus, but we couldn’t find any mention of it on the New Zealand Betway Casino website.
We checked with Betway Casino’s support team, and they confirmed that their VIP programme is not, in fact, available to players located in New Zealand.
That’s a bit unusual for an online casino these days, but honestly, it probably won’t be a big deal to 90% of casual punters. If you really want a VIP programme, there are plenty of other options on our site.
When you live in New Zealand (AKA the other side of the world from everywhere else), it’s super important to have 24/7 support to make up for the time differences in Europe (where most online casinos are based).
Thankfully Betway Casino offers 24-hour support via live chat and email. We found they responded to our live chat messages within about 5 minutes, which while not best in class, is still pretty good.
Just a note — finding the live chat option is a bit tricky. To get to it, click on the help button at the top of the screen, and pick the topic you need to know about. Read the article to see if it helps you. If you still need to chat with them, click on the ‘No” button at the bottom where it asks you if the article was helpful. From there, you will have the option to start a live chat.
As fun as online gambling is, for some people, it can turn into a problem. For this reason, we’re pleased to see Betway Casino taking their responsibilities seriously, as they have a large range of genuinely useful tools to help combat problem gambling.
You can click down the bottom of each page on the ‘Responsible Gambling’ link to find out what they offer in terms of tools and help.
Self-imposed deposit limits, time outs/session reminders, account closure, access to account history and self-exclusion are all options.
We also give Betway Casino credit for having a link to their responsible gambling tools right from the game you are playing. Not having to search it out might be a real help to those who hadn’t quite figured out if they had a problem or not.
As far as we are concerned, there aren’t many more complete online gaming websites than Betway Casino. The pokies are great, as is the wider range of games. But what sets Betway Casino apart is the ability for Kiwis to bet on a huge range of sports.
We promise you won’t get bored on Betway Casino!
Betway Casino’s minimum withdrawal amount is NZ$20
Absolutely, Betway Casino has a great range of games from the top software developers, ranging from pokies, to poker, to live gaming.
Yep, everything on Betway Casino will work just as well on your mobile device as it does on your computer.
Definitely. Betway Casino is licenced with the Malta Gambling Authority, the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, and follows New Zealand Gambling Commission guidelines.
We found withdrawals took about 2 to 3 days for Kiwi players on Betway Casino.
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