Since first going online in 2007, Betway have enjoyed a fast rise to the top and can now be regarded as one of the more familiar names in terms of established sportsbooks. They have done plenty to promote themselves via advertising and sponsorship but there is plenty of substance to back that all up.
So what exactly can you expect here and how do Betway meet their customers’ needs in terms of choice and value?
Firstly, the list of available sports here is a wide one with all of the popular options included together with some obscure niches and some novelty bets too. Here is that full list.
Football, Horse Racing, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, Baseball, Golf, Boxing, UFC, MMA, Rugby League, Rugby Union, American Football, Volleyball, Cycling, Motor Sports, Gaelic Sports, Handball, Darts, Ice Hockey, Field Hockey, Pool, Snooker, Table Tennis, Winter Sports.
Added to this you can find a good set of eSports to meet with growing demand along with a selection from politics and reality TV shows. There may be bigger lists elsewhere but only the more obscure niche options are excluded.
Best bookie with over a decade of experience, Betway are happily picked up by the main odds comparison sites where we can see that their prices are competitive in all of the core sports. They are frequently out on their own in terms of providing the biggest odds for certain football, horse racing and tennis markets but they are rarely, if ever, down the list.
Football side betting is a particularly strong area but there are no weak sectors here.
Offers get underway with a quick and easy welcome bonus which can earn a matched deposit as a free bet. It requires a minimum credit of £10.00 to trigger it and at the top end of the scale you can claim up to £30.00.
Minimum odds for the qualifying bet are set at 3/4 for singles and 2/5 for multiples with the free bet token carrying a 7 day expiry date.
As an alternative, Betway will occasionally list an enhanced odds deal for new customers which could potentially give more value. These are quite rare however and if you don’t want to wait, there are regular price boosts for all customers to take advantage of.
Regular players are rewarded too with Betway’s free bet club which can issue a free bet token up to £10.00 every week when you stake at least £25.00 in qualifying multiples and there are regular offers geared up to the big sporting tournaments and other promos which rotate depending on the time of year and whether the football season is upon us.
Please check all terms and conditions but this is another really positive area of the Betway operation.
Banking and Customer Service
The fact that Betway have been able to include PayPal as one of their funding options is a real plus and is certain to get a lot more customers onside. Skrill, Neteller and PaySafeCard are also here so all of the main eWallet providers are covered.
You can, of course, fund your account using any of the main debit or credit cards if you prefer.
Help options are found at the very bottom of the home page and these include a live chat operator which is available on a 24 / 7 basis and will be the most popular of the options. If you prefer not to use this facility, the list of frequently asked questions at Betway is one of the easiest to follow but the contact button will also lead you an email address and phone number.
Every possible option is therefore covered and the customer service here has proved to be both fast and effective.
Betway really hit the mark for all of our basic requirements as sports bettors. There are great prices right through the list of sports and some decent price boosts to give us even more value. A generous, easy to use welcome offer is here too along with some regular deals for the life of your Betway account.
The list of sports could possibly be wider but all of the popular markets are here and, backed up by strong and fair support, this is a bookmaker that deserves its growing, positive reputation.