Launching in 2006, Betway are licensed and regulated through the British Gambling Commission and also have a parent company ‘Betway Group' who run and operate a few other casinos. They are becoming more of a household name recently due to them sponsoring the likes of West Ham United and the Premier League Darts. Until recently Betway was not a particularly popular site at all, even being blacklisted in 2013 by SportsbookReview.com due to an extremely high volume of complaints regarding bonuses. To their credit, Betway have worked very hard in order to restore public faith in the site, and complaints such as these are almost non-existent now.
Betway offers it's customers a 100% match on your first deposit of up to £30 which you receive as a free bet. Their Casino section however, has a far more intriguing offer that sets it apart from most other sites as you do not only receive a bonus with your first deposit, but with your second and third as well. With the first deposit you will receive a 100% match bonus up to £250, with the second a 25% match bonus up to £250 and with your third a 50% match bonus up to £500.
The site also has various daily offers, for instance during some of the World Cup games when you place a £5 bet this will be matched with a free bet of the same value. There is also a free to play racing predictor running daily, where if you correctly guess the winner in the days four selected meetings then you win £1000. A similar offer currently exists for the World Cup, where picking the first goal scorer in the four selected matches gives you the chance at a £25,000 jackpot.
Betway's website is relatively easy to navigate, but unfortunately is slightly slower than other similar sites. Although this is not hugely noticeable at first, it could possibly be an issue during in-play betting where of course you need the site to be as fast as possible. Despite this, Betway has a simple interface and everything is easily accessible.
The total volume of Betway's markets comes to over 12000 so you are never going to be short of things to bet on. There is a huge variety of sports available; Football, Horse Racing, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Cricket, Cycling, Motor Sport, Volleyball, Darts, Basketball, Fishing, Rugby Union, Boxing, Ice Hockey, Snooker, UFC/Martial Arts, Rugby League, American Football, Aussie Rules, Bandy, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, eSports, Floorball, Gaelic Sports, Handball, Judo, Netball, Pesapallo, Politics, Pool and all Winter Sports.
Betway's odds are, as a general rule, not quite as good as some of their opposition but they are still highly competitive, especially when it comes to football and American football where their percentages are only marginally lower than the top sites. Unfortunately, where they are a slight let-down is when it comes to sports that are perhaps less popular with players, such as Ice Hockey and Tennis where there is a noticeable increase in betting margins.
Accessible only in the UK and Sweden, Betway's live streaming of events is something that is relatively new to the site and this does show as horse racing is unfortunately not currently available to be streamed. This is the only real criticism of Betway's streaming service as what is there is high quality and reliable streaming of major football leagues along with some other big sports.
Betway's mobile app really is a level ahead of a lot of it's competitors, which is all the more impressive considering the fact that they are not a particularly big bookmaker. The addition of a search bar to the app is a real game changer as you can search for anything from specific player and team names to particular events.
The app has a very slick and professional appearance that is matched by its performance as placing bets is easy and there are no issues with lag or anything else. You can also create your own menus and favourites for upcoming events which is useful.
Betway of course has a cash out feature but it also has a partial cash out feature which is slightly different and gives the customer even more control over their bets. This addition allows you to withdraw a portion of the money that is available to be cashed out whilst still leaving some in play and it can be accessed within the cash out section of the site.
Betway is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Betway Limited is registered in Malta. There is a vast array of options and different ways of depositing to your account, a lot more in fact than most other sites, and there are no real complaints regarding withdrawing money or anything like that. Overall, security seems to be extremely tight and over the last few years it is clear that customer service has vastly improved and now the vast majority of feedback is very positive.