Betway

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Hits

  • Strong selection of payment providers
  • Highly competitive odds
  • Reputable brand

Misses

  • No Hindi language option
  • Customer service limited
  • Welcome bonus has high wagering requirements
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Expert Review

What makes a legendary bookie – is it having the best deals, the best odds, long-standing service or how they treat customers? Well, in this case – it’s all of the above!
Today we’ll be looking into a well-known giant in the industry – Betway. Plus, with the site recently starting to accept INR, there’s no time like the present.
Founded in 2006, the bookmaker has used its time and experience wisely to build a strong reputation for itself, growing to the point where it can now also support a casino offering. Now headquartered in Malta, the company has been expanding its services across international markets as its presence grows.

There’s also both a live and an online casino offering available for Indian players to explore, so there’ll be no shortage of fun to be had on the site – but more on all of this later.

The site welcomes players in with a smooth, sophisticated and easy-to-navigate style, using a fairly stripped-back black and white colour scheme with green colour accents. The landing page features a series of large banners detailing the various offers currently available, as well as Betway’s partners.

As well as a fully optimised site for mobile users, Betway also has two apps for Indian players – Betway Live Casino and Betway Sports. These apps are streamlined versions of the site with intuitive design in mind – plus, from time to time, Betway will offer mobile-only promotions.

So, before we dive deeper into the exciting world of betting with Betway, let’s quickly breeze through the legal section.
Betway is a brand managed by Betway Ltd, which is a Maltese registered company. Its registered address is 9 Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, GZR 1300, Malta. Betway Ltd is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under licence number 000-039372-R-319367 and outside of Great Britain by the Malta Gaming Authority under licence number MGA/B2C/130/2006.

Casino Games at Betway

Next up, we’ll look into the casino offering at Betway!

On the casino side, there’s both a live and an online casino with a selection of games. We wouldn’t suggest you get too excited though – both are a little limited in scope. These sections are very clearly secondary to the sportsbook, but that’s fairly common in sports-first brands like Betway.

Navigating between sections can be a little frustrating at times on Betway unless you’re just in for the sports. That’s because on some pages, the casino tab doesn’t appear on the navigation bar, and the live casino tab goes by different names. This does seem small but can be rather annoying from a user experience perspective.
With that said, let’s look a little more deeply at the different sections on Betway’s site.

Online casino and table games

Now, before we get too far into discussing the online casino, let’s address the elephant in the room – it’s nowhere near what you’ll get at another dedicated online casino brand.
With just 31 slots available, provided by the likes of NetEnt, Microgaming and IGT, the online casino at Betway is quite simply a small supplement to the sports betting offer. This isn’t necessarily something we’d penalise them for too much – but it would be great to see a little more variety here.
Among these slots are some international favourites, such as Starburst, Mega Moolah and Gonzo’s Quest.

When it comes to table games, there are only two types available – blackjack and roulette, with 5 non-live variants in each section.
Due to its small selection, there’s no need for a search bar, as with just a few scrolling motions a user will easily be able to look through the options. We hope, though, that if the online casino section does grow, they’ll consider adding a search bar.
Even as a supplementary section of the site to the sportsbook that Betway is known and loved for, we’d say this slots selection is surprisingly small. It’s great to see they’ve prioritised including global favourites in th mix, but we always say the more is the merrier!

Live casino

Betway’s live casino, like so many on the market, is powered by renowned provider Evolution, so seasoned players will know exactly what to expect.
There are 21 games in total on the live casino, presented in a stylish catalogue format with a handy search function in a secondary navigation bar.
As of writing, the desktop version of the site has no Indian games like Andar Bahar or Teen Patti, despite there being a dedicated landing page for the former. However, players will find European classics such as roulette, blackjack and poker, as well as baccarat and various other games.
There are also helpful guides at the bottom of each page which outline the need-to-know information on the games available.
While the selection in the live casino section may not be the widest, its partnership with Evolution guarantees players will have a high-quality experience with some of the best dealers on the market.

Customer Support at Betway

In addition to its detailed and thorough help section, Betway has several means by which a player can contact the support team.

The quickest and easiest way to resolve an issue will always be via the live chat function – however, Betway has buried this a little, which isn’t a great start. The only way to access live chat, as of writing, is by going to the aforementioned help section and scrolling to the bottom of an article aiming to solve your query.

Here, you can click that ‘No’, the article wasn’t helpful, after which a link to contact Betway will appear. Here you’ll be presented with the contact information and live chat link.

This also means live chat isn’t available unless you’re logged in to the site – another change we’d suggest they make perhaps in the future.

While not Hindi-friendly, the customer service team are kind, patient and incredibly knowledgeable – one of the most effective and efficient we’ve seen.

Alternatively, players can contact the team 24/7 by phone or e-mail using the details below:

Responsible Gambling

Like many of its top-notch competitors, Betway has a detailed and thorough responsible gambling page, offering customers all of the information and resources they may need should they be concerned for their mental health or the mental health of loved ones.

This includes self-assessment guidelines and help organisations, as well as details about account limits and activity statements.

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Betway Deposit and Withdrawals

Especially with large international brands, payments can be a deciding factor in whether or not the website is worth betting on. While a global reach is exciting and often comes with greater variety and more competitive offerings, it can sometimes come at the cost of a positive user experience when it comes to payments.

Luckily, that’s not the case here with Betway, which has made the effort to localise its payment options for Indian players.
That’s right, it’s not just that they accept INR and have no fees on withdrawals or deposits – Betway has also made sure to include India-specific payment options such as UPI, Netbanking and INB. There are also more common options such as VISA, as well as e-wallets and prepaid cards like Neteller, Skrill, AstroPay, MuchBetter, ecoPayz, Neosurf and ecoVoucher.

Aside from first-time deposits, where the minimum deposit amount is ₹200, the minimum deposit amount is ₹500. The only exceptions are Bank Transfers or Netbanking, where the minimum is ₹1,000. The maximum deposit amounts will vary from service to service, so we encourage you to check with the helpful customer service team.

Of course, all deposits are instant – this is crucial for bookmakers, where live betting requires quick thinking and quicker transactions.

When it comes to withdrawals, the minimum amount is ₹1000. Withdrawing to an e-wallet such as Skrill or Neteller will typically be the fastest route, taking between two hours and one day, whereas bank transfers can take up to a week once the transaction has been approved by Betway.

Looking at the big picture, we’d say that the payment options available at Betway as well as its terms for deposits and withdrawals are spot-on, providing an easy and quick user experience without sacrificing localisation.

Casino Games at Betway

Next up, we’ll look into the casino offering at Betway!

On the casino side, there’s both a live and an online casino with a selection of games. We wouldn’t suggest you get too excited though – both are a little limited in scope. These sections are very clearly secondary to the sportsbook, but that’s fairly common in sports-first brands like Betway.

Navigating between sections can be a little frustrating at times on Betway unless you’re just in for the sports. That’s because on some pages, the casino tab doesn’t appear on the navigation bar, and the live casino tab goes by different names. This does seem small but can be rather annoying from a user experience perspective.
With that said, let’s look a little more deeply at the different sections on Betway’s site.

Online casino and table games

Now, before we get too far into discussing the online casino, let’s address the elephant in the room – it’s nowhere near what you’ll get at another dedicated online casino brand.
With just 31 slots available, provided by the likes of NetEnt, Microgaming and IGT, the online casino at Betway is quite simply a small supplement to the sports betting offer. This isn’t necessarily something we’d penalise them for too much – but it would be great to see a little more variety here.
Among these slots are some international favourites, such as Starburst, Mega Moolah and Gonzo’s Quest.

When it comes to table games, there are only two types available – blackjack and roulette, with 5 non-live variants in each section.
Due to its small selection, there’s no need for a search bar, as with just a few scrolling motions a user will easily be able to look through the options. We hope, though, that if the online casino section does grow, they’ll consider adding a search bar.
Even as a supplementary section of the site to the sportsbook that Betway is known and loved for, we’d say this slots selection is surprisingly small. It’s great to see they’ve prioritised including global favourites in th mix, but we always say the more is the merrier!

Live casino

Betway’s live casino, like so many on the market, is powered by renowned provider Evolution, so seasoned players will know exactly what to expect.
There are 21 games in total on the live casino, presented in a stylish catalogue format with a handy search function in a secondary navigation bar.
As of writing, the desktop version of the site has no Indian games like Andar Bahar or Teen Patti, despite there being a dedicated landing page for the former. However, players will find European classics such as roulette, blackjack and poker, as well as baccarat and various other games.
There are also helpful guides at the bottom of each page which outline the need-to-know information on the games available.
While the selection in the live casino section may not be the widest, its partnership with Evolution guarantees players will have a high-quality experience with some of the best dealers on the market.

Is Betway safe?

Betway has several key factors working in its favour when it comes to establishing trust with its customers. First is that, as we mentioned above, Betway is an established brand with a track record of reliability and high-quality service.

Secondly, Betway holds a license not only from the MGA but also from the Great Britain Gambling Commission. This regulatory brand holds operators to notoriously high standards, so it is always a huge positive to see a brand holding this license.
From a technology standpoint, Betway protects its players on multiple fronts – including with SSL (secure socket layer) technology, which keeps player data private by encrypting it.

Plus, as Betway is a European operator, it has to have a strong and secure approach towards data protection to comply with GDPR. This is explained in-depth on its security and privacy page.

Players can rest assured in the fairness of Betway’s casino offering too, thanks to its eCOGRA certification, which requires the brand to submit the payout percentages of its casino games for monthly certification and publication.

With all of this information to hand, we’d safely say that Betway is a reliable and trustworthy brand for our Indian readers.

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Betway’s Welcome Bonus

The wagering requirement is pretty hefty – 50x the applicable bonus granted. This is incredibly steep, and while the Flexi Bonus does give some relief here we’d hazard that this is a tough bar to meet. As per the sports bonus, different games contribute differently towards these:

  • 100% contribution – slots and parlour games
  • 8% contribution – all poker (except video/power pokers), roulette and blackjack (except classic blackjack) tables, casino war and live money wheel (Dream Catcher). A selection of titles also contribute 8% towards wagering requirements, which can be found listed on Betway’s bonus policy page.
  • 0% contribution – classic blackjack, all aces video/power pokers, jacks or better video/power pokers, all baccarat, all craps, red dog and sic bo, as well as all sports bets.

Now, for the exciting part – let’s have a look at what new players at Betway can cash in on after creating an account on the site.

One of the exciting things about Betway is its approach to bonusing – based on feedback from its customers that wagering requirements and intense terms make the betting experience poorer, the brand has introduced Flexi Bonuses.
This means that players can withdraw their current cash balance at any time whether or not there are outstanding wagering requirements. However, bonuses will still have wagering requirements attached, so bonus winnings, as usual, will be gated until the requirements have been met.

Using a measure called the bonus to cash ratio (BCR), Betway calculates the split between a players cash balance and bonus balance. So, when a Flexi Bonus is active, the amount a player bets will be drawn from both balances at the players BCR ratio, and winnings are allocated to the same ratio as they were placed at.
It sounds complicated, but it serves the customer well, in the end, and in our opinion is one of the fairest ways to treat welcome bonuses and wagering requirements.

There are two fantastic welcome bonuses on offer at Betway – one for sports, and one for casino – but only one can be claimed. Seeing as this review is for casino only, we’ll cut straight to the chase.
The casino welcome bonus is only detailed on the site in €/$, so make sure to speak with customer service for accurate and up-to-date conversion of the INR rewarded.

Up for grabs here is a €/$1000 matched welcome bonus spread out across the first three deposits – a 100% match up to €/$250 on the first deposit, 25% match up to €/$250 on the second deposit and a 50% match up to €/$500 on the third deposit.

Like the sports betting bonus, a player must opt-in to receive the bonus at registration by clicking the check box, and the offer is only valid for 7 days after registration. All three of the first deposits must be made within 7 days of account creation. The minimum deposit for all three stages is €/$20.

There’s also a maximum €/$7.50 stake limit per spin on slot games to bear in mind if you have claimed the casino welcome bonus, except for some which have a limit of €/$1 – as above, we suggest players check the bonus policy page for updated information on these titles.
As always, we recommend customers thoroughly read the terms and conditions before making their first deposit – our coverage of these is not comprehensive and they are subject to change at the will of the brand at any given time.
Considering the high wagering requirements and tight deadlines, we’d say using the casino welcome offer at Betway probably isn’t your best bet. Most players on the site are likely only using this section as a value-add to the wider sportsbook, anyway!

Other promotions
In addition to the welcome bonuses, there are a wide variety of casino and sportsbook promotions.
As of writing, for example, this selection includes different free bet offers, instant wins, bonuses and even real-life prizes like a TV, cash and signed cricket merchandise!Free bets have no wagering requirements, too, and unless stated otherwise can be used on any sports. Winnings will be paid directly into a player’s cash bonus with the initial free bet amount subtracted.

VIP program

Betway has opted for a fairly standard loyalty program, the Plus program, which rewards players with points for playing on the site. These points can be used to exchange for either casino credits or free bets.

In addition to this, players will be rewarded tier tokens as they use the site more and more, which can elevate their experience as they use the site more and more, picking up exciting prizes and perks along the way.

Customer Support at Betway

In addition to its detailed and thorough help section, Betway has several means by which a player can contact the support team.

The quickest and easiest way to resolve an issue will always be via the live chat function – however, Betway has buried this a little, which isn’t a great start. The only way to access live chat, as of writing, is by going to the aforementioned help section and scrolling to the bottom of an article aiming to solve your query.

Here, you can click that ‘No’, the article wasn’t helpful, after which a link to contact Betway will appear. Here you’ll be presented with the contact information and live chat link.

This also means live chat isn’t available unless you’re logged in to the site – another change we’d suggest they make perhaps in the future.

While not Hindi-friendly, the customer service team are kind, patient and incredibly knowledgeable – one of the most effective and efficient we’ve seen.

Alternatively, players can contact the team 24/7 by phone or e-mail using the details below:

Responsible Gambling

Like many of its top-notch competitors, Betway has a detailed and thorough responsible gambling page, offering customers all of the information and resources they may need should they be concerned for their mental health or the mental health of loved ones.

This includes self-assessment guidelines and help organisations, as well as details about account limits and activity statements.

Expert Review

What makes a legendary bookie – is it having the best deals, the best odds, long-standing service or how they treat customers? Well, in this case – it’s all of the above!
Today we’ll be looking into a well-known giant in the industry – Betway. Plus, with the site recently starting to accept INR, there’s no time like the present.
Founded in 2006, the bookmaker has used its time and experience wisely to build a strong reputation for itself, growing to the point where it can now also support a casino offering. Now headquartered in Malta, the company has been expanding its services across international markets as its presence grows.

There’s also both a live and an online casino offering available for Indian players to explore, so there’ll be no shortage of fun to be had on the site – but more on all of this later.

The site welcomes players in with a smooth, sophisticated and easy-to-navigate style, using a fairly stripped-back black and white colour scheme with green colour accents. The landing page features a series of large banners detailing the various offers currently available, as well as Betway’s partners.

As well as a fully optimised site for mobile users, Betway also has two apps for Indian players – Betway Live Casino and Betway Sports. These apps are streamlined versions of the site with intuitive design in mind – plus, from time to time, Betway will offer mobile-only promotions.

So, before we dive deeper into the exciting world of betting with Betway, let’s quickly breeze through the legal section.
Betway is a brand managed by Betway Ltd, which is a Maltese registered company. Its registered address is 9 Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, GZR 1300, Malta. Betway Ltd is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under licence number 000-039372-R-319367 and outside of Great Britain by the Malta Gaming Authority under licence number MGA/B2C/130/2006.

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With all this in mind, there’s not much left to say other than that Betway is a stylish, exciting and industry-leading sportsbook with a blossoming casino offering in development.

Its quick, intuitive and sleek website offers users a top-notch experience, and when paired with some of the most exciting odds and even more exciting promotions, Betway is right up there with some of our all-time favourite sportsbooks.
That doesn’t mean it’s not got areas for growth – some of the navigation issues we’ve highlighted across the site and the limited scope of the casino offering definitely are points worth raising. However, we’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Betway is a sports betting brand, and it does sports betting incredibly well.

So, look no further than Betway for a truly next-level betting experience.

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