Betway Sportsbook Review For 2017
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Betway Operator Info
Since launching its online sportsbook in Canada, Betway has become increasingly popular with many sports bettors signing up. The company boasts a user-friendly sports betting platform which offers a huge range of sports and markets to suit every need. Betway has been gradually building up its customer base through advertising, sponsorships and word of mouth.
Like other betting sites available throughout Canada, Betway prides itself on the live betting experience with its In-Play betting facilities offering bettors the chance to wager mid-game whilst watching the NHL
Types of Sports
Whilst Betway began life as a casino, it has impressively assembled an above average sportsbook and it caters for the majority of punters. There is a huge variety of sports available and they are particularly strong on horse racing. All US and Canadian racetracks are regularly priced up and competitive lines and odds can be found with Betway. They also give bettors the option to enjoy UK, Australian and Irish racing markets.
They cover NHL, MLB, NBA, CFL and NFL extensively and have even recently added college basketball and football to their offerings.
European soccer punters are extremely well-catered for at Betway and they have futures bets on forthcoming tournaments such as the World Cup.
Other sports available with Betway include Greyhound racing, tennis, volleyball, snooker, MMA (and UFC), e-sports and they even have a range of political markets if you fancy something a bit different.
Betway Promotions, Offers and Bonuses
100% matched deposit bonus is available to customers in Canada. Customers qualify for this incentive by making an initial deposit of between $10 and $100. This is a simple welcome bonus and is very similar to a number of their rival sportsbooks. After qualifying for this bonus, new customers are required to wager this bonus a number of times before they can make a withdrawal.
Check the terms and conditions on the website. Any money accumulated through winning wagers is available to withdraw. Similarly to 888Sport, Betway aims to maintain its customer base in Canada with regular incentives and promotions throughout the year. Users can also earn loyalty points through regular betting and these soon add up and come in the form of qualification for free bets.
Some of these bonuses do have limits and restrictions, so you have to choose carefully and always make sure you read the terms and conditions before opting in. Betway have been running a ‘Free Bet Club’ promotion which requires customers to wager $25 or more in accumulators over a 7 day period to qualify for a free $10 bet.
It’s a similar offer to many other online sportsbook but is a decent incentive for those who wager regularly on certain sports. The NHL No Goal Special is also available and allows customers to get their money back if the selected team fails to find the net. This is a popular promotion which is largely aimed at customers in Canada.
Wagering at Betway
All of the usual wagering types are available with Betway. As well as catering for fans of US and Canadian sports, horse racing is a key part of their product and they offer a number of different bets including exacta (two horses to finish in the correct order), Quinella (the same as an exacta but in any order) and parlays.
Parlays are an extremely popular way of betting across all sports with punters combining several selections in order to secure large returns. All of them will need to be successful in order to secure any winnings.
For fans of other sports, there are futures, props, totals, spread and moneyline bets which are all available with Betway in their various NHL, CFL, NBA, NFL and MLB markets.
Betway Live Betting
Betway’s live in-play betting page is one of the best in Canada. Not only do they offer a huge amount of contests across a number of sports (everything from NHL matches through to Russian reserve soccer) but it is extremely easy to navigate and easy to find the latest prices.
Betway have a number of markets on each live in-play event so you aren’t simply betting on the spread, you can also find other wagering opportunities outside of the obvious selections. These markets move extremely quickly.
Experience live bettors will tell you that securing the best lines is all about speed. Adding a selection (or two) onto a betslip is an extremely swift process and it only takes a few seconds to be confirmed.
Finally, Betway now offer a cash-out service which allows punters to secure some kind of return for their investment even if the event has not finished. This acts as an insurance in case there is a turnaround late on.
Betway Deposit Methods
Many customers in Canada consider safety and security imperative when signing up to an online sportsbook and Betway have a proven track record in this field and offer a safe and secure menu with a support available throughout the banking and depositing process. There are number of deposit methods available for payments to be processed including Visa debit and Credit cards, Mastercard or direct bank transfer. Users are also able to pay via Skrill, Neteller or Paypal if preferred.
These are all available throughout Canada. Canadian users can also make regular deposits with InstaDebit or eCheck. £10/$10 Is the lowest deposit available and there are no maximum limits currently in-place although these may vary depending on payment method. Money can be easily moved between wallets easily which make it simple to keep on top of the finances. Withdrawing money is also straightforward and money is usually transferred in 2-3 working days.
Depositing and withdrawing with Betway is extremely safe and secure and they offer plenty of different options for their customers. Visa debit and credit cards remain the most popular way of completing transactions and there are no additional fees for withdrawing via this method. Betway do stipulate a minimum of $10.
Direct bank transfer – is another popular way of depositing and many Canadian punters feel increasingly comfortable with this process. Unfortunately, this will take a couple of days longer to complete.
E-wallets – such as Paypal, Neteller and Skrill are all accepted by Betway and all can be used for withdrawals although customers must have deposited via the same method to complete the transaction.
Paysafecard, Entropay and Cheque are other ways of withdrawing from a Betway account in Canada.
Betway Mobile & App
Betway has relaunched it’s mobile betting service a couple of times and it has noticeably improved with each offering. The Mobile App is available for both Android and iPhone users and is simple to download from their website. They also offer a ‘How to Download’ guide for users in Canada if any issues or problems arise. The live In-Play markets are particularly impressive on the Betway App with an easy to navigate interface with the lines and markets laid out clearly.
The App allows bettors to wager singles, multiples or accumulators on the move. The stats consistently update on this page allowing customers to break-down individual areas of each NHL, NFL or Soccer match. This is a very useful tool which helps those wishing to place a wager on the event calculate which lines offer the greatest value.
Betway Pro and Cons
Betway sportsbook make it easy to navigate and the betting in-play experience is very enjoyable. There are thousands of markets available and it’s rare to come across a sporting event which hasn’t been priced up.
Competitively priced lines & odds on sporting events.
Betway simplify the signing up process and banking feels safe and secure throughout.
The bonuses sometimes require unrealistic wagering demands in order to qualify or withdraw money. This can be very frustrating for users.
No Live Streaming available to follow the coverage of events. Several other sportsbooks offer this.
The horse racing markets aren’t as detailed as rival online sportsbooks.
Betway Customer Service
Betway’s Live Chat feature is one of the quickest available and responses are often immediate. Chat Assistants have always been friendly and helpful throughout. FAQ are available and is always worth checking. Phone and Email are also viable options for any problems which may arise.
Support teams are available 24/7 and operatives are available in 17 different language which is terrific dedication to the user experience. Betway have made sure the user feels comfortable with the Sportsbook and help is always readily available.
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Betway appears to be taking all customer feedback on board and is a very slick operation. The App is easy to use and the extensive range of sports and markets available is very appealing. Bonuses are regular and the betting in-play experience is very enjoyable. Betway isn’t a name synonymous with sports betting in Canada but its reputation is growing all the time and it’s easy to see why.