Betway Sportsbook Review

Reviewed By Adam Thompson

Sports Betting. Daily Fantasy.
Published: May 17 · 10 min read
Updated: July 2nd, 2021
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Betway is one of the world’s leading online sports betting brands. It is live in 23 different countries and it took more than $42 billion in wagers in the year leading up to March 2021. Parent company Super Group recently purchased a firm called Digital Gaming Group, which gave Betway access to 10 different states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Iowa.

The Betway online sportsbook made its US debut in Colorado in early 2021, and then expanded into Indiana. It is offering a $250 risk-free bet for new customers, along with plenty of odds boosts, contests and promotions. It offers a high-quality sports betting platform powered by SBTech, with competitive odds on a vast array of sporting events. The app is fantastic, and the desktop site is also really user-friendly. This Betway sportsbook review focuses on the registration process, deposits and withdrawals, bonuses, the quality of odds, the customer service available, and much more.

Pros
Cons
User-friendly app Poor record on responsible gambling
Covers more sports than rivals Smaller welcome bonus than competitors
Exciting contests and promotions

How Does Betway Work?

Betway is an online sportsbook that can be accessed at us.betway.com or by downloading the app. The sports betting platform is powered by award-winning white-label provider SBTech, which recently merged with DraftKings. Most US sports betting sites use a platform provided by a rival company called Kambi, so the Betway sportsbook stands out with a differentiated offering.

You will find thousands of sports betting options each day, ranging from football and basketball to darts and floorball. The design is stylish and modern, and the user experience is outstanding. Betway also runs a superb online casino in Europe, which should launch in the US soon.

Sign Up For a Betway Account

You can quickly sign up for a Betway sportsbook account by following these steps:

  • Visit betway.com/signup to begin the process. You can add your state postal code at the start of the address. For example, co.betway.com/signup for Colorado.
  • Enter a promotional code if you have one.
  • Enter your email address and choose a password.
  • Confirm you are aged 21 or older, agree to the terms and conditions and click “Continue”.
  • Enter your name, address, phone number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Install a geolocator plugin. This requires you to download software for a desktop or enable Bluetooth and location services for a mobile device.
  • Make a deposit, claim your welcome bonus and start betting. You can also download the Betway betting app to enjoy a seamless wagering experience in the palm of your hand.

Deposit Methods

Betway accepts a plethora of different banking methods. If you want to make a credit card or debit card payment, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are all accepted, but not American Express. You can use PayPal or Skrill to deposit funds into your Betway account, or register for a Betway Play+ card or a Sightline Play+ card. It also accepts PayNearMe, which is offered at nationwide retailers including 7-Eleven, CVS, Family Dollar, Casey’s General Store.

All deposits are free, and they should be instant. Betway sportsbook does advise new customers that some direct bank transfer deposits can take a few days to clear, depending on the provider, but in reality, your funds should arrive in your account instantly. The minimum deposit is $10 and the maximum deposit depends upon the payment method you choose. It is $5,000 for a credit card or debit card, and $10,000 via an e-check or PayPal. Contact the Betway sports customer service team for assistance if you plan to make a large deposit.

Withdraw Your Winnings

Customers can choose from an ACH bank transfer, PayPal or a Play+ card when it is time to withdraw your winnings. Betway is reasonably quick to process payout requests, and the withdrawal times then vary depending upon the method you choose. The funds should arrive in a Play+ card account quickly, whereas it can take up to seven business days for an ACH bank transfer to arrive. The maximum withdrawal also depends on the method you choose.

Betway US Sports Welcome Bonus

Betway Free Bets & Bonuses

Betway will give you a risk-free bet worth up to $250 when you sign up for a new account. Simply make your initial deposit and place a bet on any market with odds of at least -330. That covers the vast majority of sports bet types. If it wins, you get to keep your money. If your first bet loses, you will get a full refund in the form of site credit. You can then use that free bet credit to make another wager. If that wins, you can make an instant withdrawal, as the playthrough requirement on this deposit bonus is just 1x.

You can also unlock a number of ongoing Betway bonuses aimed at existing customers. Offers include enhanced odds, free bets every time your favorite team scores a touchdown, daily risk-free bets and more. Most sportsbooks offer a new-player bonus, but it is great to see Betway offering daily promotions too. It also runs a free-to-play contest called Betway Big Pick, which offers up to $5,000 per week in cash prizes for NFL fans. Betway’s risk-free bet welcome bonus may be smaller than those available at some of its rival sports betting sites, but the ongoing promotions should more than make up for underwhelming initial deposit bonus.

Betway App

The Betway app is superb. Available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, the Betway app boasts strong average ratings from users on both stores. We tested it out on several different Apple and Android devices, and we can confirm that it is responsive, easy to navigate and very user-friendly. You can unlock free bet offers on a regular basis via the app. The menus are thoughtfully designed, and we liked the various different shortcuts it provides. The design is clean and efficient, so you should be able to place bets rapidly. You can also stream games directly from your mobile device on the Betway sportsbook app.

Betway Plus Loyalty Program

The Betway sportsbook team has not yet unveiled a loyalty program for US customers. However, in the UK it runs a scheme called Betway Plus, whereby you earn rewards for playing casino games and betting on sports wagering markets. You will climb up the various levels by racking up Tier Tokens, and you can unlock free bet credit for casino games and other incentives along the way. We expect Betway to launch a similar scheme for online betting customers in the US.

Sports and Markets Available at Betway US

Product Coverage

United States

Sports to Wager on at Betway

Betway covers an impressive catalogue of sports. The main sports covered are football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, soccer, golf and MMA. You can bet on a huge range of games and tournaments within these sports. For example, the Betway sportsbook has betting on baseball leagues in South Korea and Japan, plus MLB action. Alongside the main professional sports leagues, basketball fans can bet on action in Iceland, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania and all sorts of other weird and wonderful tournaments. Betway is among the official sponsors of the Chicago Bulls, LA Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, and it is also an authorized gaming operator of the NBA and the NFL.

Within a big football or basketball game, a sports fan will be able to bet on spreads, moneylines, totals, alternative spreads and totals, quarters, halves, winning margins, game props and player props. There is also a one-game parlay builder. Soccer is covered in a similar level of depth. Betway is a shirt sponsor of Premier League team West Ham, and its branding is regularly featured at soccer games. It offers hundreds of betting markets on soccer games, and tennis, golf, baseball and hockey are also covered in thorough fashion, with lots of pre-game, live and futures betting options.

The Betway online betting site also features Aussie Rules, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, floorball, futsal, handball, motor racing, pool, rugby league, rugby union, snooker and volleyball. It has a wealth of betting markets on all of them. DraftKings is in the process of transitioning from Kambi to SBTech, but right now Betway sportsbook is pretty unique in covering so many niche sports. The European Betway betting site also offers betting on Gaelic sports, water polo, athletics and table tennis, so they could conceivably be added for US sports fans in the future.

Betway Odds

Betway sportsbook offers pretty attractive odds. You will find standard-110 dime lines on point spreads and totals, but there are some compelling alternative spreads. We found its moneyline and prop betting odds were slightly above average when we compared them against its rival online sportsbooks, and there are some reasonably appealing in-play betting odds too. Betway is not a low-margin sports betting site like SBK, but you should find its odds are at least in line with most major sportsbook operators.

Types of Contests

The Betway Big Pick contest offers cash prizes of up to $5,000 during every week of the NFL season. You simply answer 16 questions for this free-to-enter contest, and if you get them all correct you can win big prizes. If there are multiple winners, they will share the prize pot. Betway Big Pick has its own domain name, but we expect to see Betway sportsbook offering more contests via the sports betting app in the future.

Features at Betway

Betway customers can benefit from a number of exciting features, from live streaming to statistical databases.

Streaming & Live Betting

The Betway live betting section is excellent. The layout is neat and tidy, the range of sports betting options is vast and the live updates are helpful. It also offers live streaming on a number of games each day, so you can watch the action unfold while making your in-play betting decisions.

1-Game Parlay

This same game parlay builder allows you to customize your own parlay wagers on a particular sporting event. It is really easy to use, and there are lots of different options that can be added to parlays.

Round Robin

A Round Robin bet is essentially a multi-team parlay option. Typically, you can select somewhere between 3–8 teams to include in your parlay, and from there you can choose anywhere from 2–6 different parlay options. The benefit of this type of bet is that since you're placing multiple parlays within one bet, even if one particular parlay loses, you can offset your losses with any one of the other parlays. It basically incorporates multiple bets and chances to win into a single wager.

Extensive Database of Stats

Betway sportsbook offers an extensive list of statistical information on most sporting events. You can click on the stats icon to trigger a new window, which tells you each team’s recent results, head-to-heads and total points information.

Cash Out

Betway sportsbook hands you more control over your wagers with this real-time bet settlement feature. You can opt for a full or partial cash out, which is not available at many other online sportsbooks. This allows you to get your winnings out before a game finishes, or cut your losses.

Add to Bet

This allows you to modify an existing bet without having to place a new wager at Betway sportsbook. This gives players yet another exciting degree of flexibility.

User Experience

Betway sportsbook is clean, user-friendly and exceptionally easy to navigate. The design is modern and stylish, and the search function helps you quickly locate any game you want to bet on. The odds are neatly displayed, and the bet slip a breeze to fill out. There are helpful buttons at the top of the page, such as links to in-play betting, today’s events and a results center. As mentioned earlier in this Betway review, you can also access a wealth of statistical information, and the live streaming is very reliable.

Betway States of Operation

Betway announced plans to go public on the NYSE in a $4.75 billion deal in 2021. It also revealed that it had purchased Digital Gaming Group, which held licenses for a number of different states. Betway sportsbook chose to launch first in Colorado, and it then expanded into Indiana, with many more states lined up in the near future.

Colorado Sportsbook

  • Availability: Online sportsbook, mobile betting
  • Land-Based Partner: Famous Bonanza Casino
  • License: Colorado Division of Gaming

Betway sportsbook made its US debut in Colorado in March 2021. Anyone that signs up for a new account can enjoy a $250 risk-free bet bonus. The Betway Group is bound by strict regulations laid down by the Division of Gaming.

Indiana Sportsbook

  • Availability: Online sportsbook, mobile betting
  • Land-Based Partner: Belterra Casino Resort
  • License: Indiana Gaming Commission

Betway sportsbook went live in Indiana in May 2021. It must follow the online gambling regulations devised by the Indiana Gaming Commission. The Betway Group has a partnership with Boyd Gaming, which allows it to operate on the license of Belterra Casino Resort.

Betway Customer Care

Betway customers can access 24/7 support through live chat, a phone line or email. Many rival sportsbooks only offer customer support during business hours, and they do not provide a live chat service or a phone number, so Betway sportsbook really stands out in this regard. We were impressed by the level of customer care when we tested it out for our Betway sportsbook review. The agents were knowledgeable and friendly, and they could answer lots of questions quickly and efficiently. There is also a very thorough Betway sportsbook FAQ.

Bet Responsibly

This Betway review would not be complete without mention of its track record on responsible gaming. Unfortunately, this has not exactly been a strong point for Betway in the past. It was hit with a record fine by the UK Gambling Commission in 2020 after failing to verify the source of player’s funds. The Commission ordered it to implement “a package of measures” in order to clean up its act. If you are concerned that you might have a gambling problem, Betway sportsbook allows you to impose time limits, deposit limits, time-outs or self-exclusion. Click on the green “RG” icon at the top of the Betway sportsbook homepage to see the options to help you gamble responsibly.

Our Expert Opinion on Betway

Betway is a really impressive all-around sports betting brand. The user experience is excellent on both the mobile app and the desktop site. It covers more sports than most rivals, and covers them more comprehensively. The risk-free bet bonus is reasonably appealing, and the ability to unlock free bets each week is terrific. It may not have the greatest record when it comes to responsible gambling, but the fine it received should spark an improvement in that area, and overall it is a very welcome addition to the US sports betting market.