Pros and Cons
- Good-sized welcome offer
- Brilliant for UK football betting
- Other wagering options available
- Live streaming is a little restrictive
Betway were formed in 2006 with the idea of establishing a new global market leader in all forms of internet gamling – sports betting, online casinos, poker and bingo.
New customers at the Betway Sports site are entitled to claim a £30 bonus bet, as long as they make a deposit of £30 themselves. This is a matched bet, and the minimum required to qualify for a bonus bet is £10.
Once you have made your deposit, you must then place it in full on a wager on any market with odds of 3/4 (1.75) or over. You will then be awarded a bonus bet that matches the value of the bet you’ve made, once the bet has been settled.
Your bonus bet is valid for seven days. You only qualify for the bonus bet if you make your deposit using a valid credit or debit card a PayPal account, Sofort or PugglePay.
This offer is only open to residents of the UK, Ireland and Canada. Players in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland can claim a different bonus – a one hundred percent welcome bonus up to £100 (or currency equivalent). This bonus money is not paid out as bonus bets though – it is a deposit bonus that is subject to wagering requirements. You can read the T&Cs associated with this offer at the Betway Sports site.
Betway Sports does not to go overboard on promotions. Most of the ones we could find were deals for accumulator insurance. As long as you placed a five-fold accumulator on any market, if then four of your selections come in but the fifth fails then Betway Sports will return up to £25 of your bet as a bonus bet. There’s also an offer to return horse racing wagers if your chosen mount is beaten into second place by a horse with a starting price greater than 10/1 (11.0).
The Betway Sports branding matches the general branding of Betway’s selection of gambling portals, and it has to be said it’s not very appealing. It’s all a rather drab mixture of blacks, greys and greens.
The site does have some good ideas though, such as the ‘Quick Links’ menu at the top left of the screen which gives sports bettors access to all the biggest events that are due to commence over the next day or so.
The latest live events are presented on the front page, with the odds constantly updated as time progresses. This gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the latest sporting odds, and in real time.
Deposits can be made via Visa, MasterCard, Citadel Direct, ecoPayz, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Paysafecard and a host of other financial services providers. Most payment methods will also allow withdrawals. The minimum withdrawal amount is £10 (or currency equivalent). Withdrawals of over £2,000 will be subject to validation checks.
The minimum deposit is £5. All deposits are transacted instantaneously. Withdrawals take a little longer – twenty-four to forty-eight hours for eWallets, and three to five days for debit cards and credit cards.
Is there really anything to set Betway Sports apart from all the other sports betting portals that exist on the world wide web? In reality, not really. In fact other online sports books have much better promotions, and more attractive sites. There’s nothing inherently wrong about Betway Sports, but whether you choose to make use of it over the dozens of other online sports betting sites that are out there is purely down to your own personal choice.