Betway Bookmaker Review

*This is one of the brands we used to feature on the site, however for whatever reason we no longer recommend it. We kept this old review but removed any direct links to the site and advise you to pick another brand from here.

BetwayBetway may seem like one of the newer names in the sportsbook industry but in reality they established online back in 2002. In the digital age, that’s quite old and it’s given the company plenty of time to build up a reputation for trust and innovation.

The welcome bonus here is quite generous at £30.00 and it’s backed up by above average prices and a set of ongoing deals for regular players. These days, Betway are licensed in Gibraltar and a big advertising campaign, together with a sponsorship deal with Premier League side West Ham are helping to add to that growing customer base.

Betway Bonus and Ongoing Offers

New players in the United Kingdom* can earn a 100% match on their first deposit which can make up to £30.00. Registration is very quick and easy and the minimum deposit required for this offer is £10.00. Stake your first bet at odds of 1.75 or longer and Betway will issue the matching bonus as soon as that bet is settled.

Check the website for rollover terms and also look out for regular promotions. These may be subject to change but you should be able to find a constant Acca Insurance offer while further deals may promise football price boosts and an Outsider Special on horse racing which gives money back on losing bets where the race winner comes in higher than 10/1.

*The deal is available to customers in the following countries: UK, Ireland, Canada, Austria, Finland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

Sports Market and Odds Value

Betway have recently been included in the major odds comparison sites and they have been shown to compare favourably with the more established UK bookies. Football is a really strong area for them as is horse racing and although they might not always appear right at the top, they are consistently competitive and worth following in any of these markets.

Horse Racing, Football, Tennis, Darts, Rugby – both codes, Cricket, Golf, Snooker, American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Motor Sport, Baseball, Aussie Rules, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Pesapallo, Pool, Martial Arts and UFC, Volleyball and Chess.

Most bookmakers are now covering entertainment and politics markets and Betway are no exception as they quote extensively in these areas.



If you’re looking for a downside to Betway then you may point here where the funding options are fairly restricted. The good news is that you can use Paypal along with Skrill and Neteller but the only other e-wallet provider is PaysafeCard.

As an alternative, Betway will accept Bank Transfers and debit cards and although it would be good to see this list expanded, at least the main operators are involved.

Customer Service

While banking could be better, it’s hard to find any fault with the customer service facilities at Betway. The first bonus is that they are easy to locate and are not hidden behind a wall of FAQs.

We used the live chat facility when opening an account and spoke to an operator within 30 seconds. You can also use e-mail and telephone and all of these should be fast and efficient.


Betway have done well to compete in a crowded UK market where there are so many familiar names. Their advertising and sponsorship has put them firmly in the public eye but they back that up with some good offers and competitive odds in all markets.

There’s a great choice of bets too and Betway would be a great addition to your personal online list.

Pros (+):

  • Welcome Bonus is a 100% matched deposit up to £30.00
  • Good list of ongoing offers including regular Acca Insurance Promo
  • Excellent choice of easy to find customer service options

Cons (-):

  • List of Funding Options could be wider