Betway Review

Betway
Betway features the best betting markets for Canadian players.
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  • Bonuses and promotions
    4.7
  • Banking and payout speed
    4.6
  • Mobile Experience
    4.8
  • Security and trust
    4.7
  • Customer support
    4.8
Total score
4.7

Betway Top Features

  • Wide variety of promotions
  • Live, in-game betting available
  • Easy-to-navigate design
  • “Boosted” odds & bets offered
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Well-designed website & app
Great odds offered on most matches
Live betting available
Early cash-out offered
Promotions often have strings attached
“Boosts” can be limited
Company not based in Canada

Betway Review - Canada’s top sportsbook website

Betway is an internationally recognized brand in the sports betting world. With sponsorship deals with the likes of West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, Betway has established itself as a leading destination for sports bettors. It’s a well-deserved reputation. With an easy-to-navigate website and app, fun promotions, and a ton of betting options, Betway gives players what they want. Our Betway Canada review will give you all you need to know about this operator and explain why you should give it a try today.

Betway Strengths and Weaknesses

No sports book website is perfect, but each has things it is good at and places where it can improve. To us, this is where Betway really shines (and is lacking).

Betway Strengths 

  • Website & App: For every sports book, this should be a given. Why make it hard for players to find what they want to bet on and then place that bet? Yet, some get this wrong. Not Betway. A clean, easy-to-use interface makes this site hassle-free.
  • Excellent odds: Aside from the boosts, promos, and parlays offered, Betway simply offers fair odds to the player. What more can you ask for? Alternative point spreads and totals are offered on most games as well, making it easy for the player to maximize their play.
  • Live Betting: It used to be that you bet on a game before it started and then waited to see the result. With live betting heavily featured at Betway, you can continue to play as you follow the action in your favorite sport. Betway makes it easy to stay engaged from the beginning to very end.

Betway Weaknesses

  • Promotional T&Cs: Promos are supposed to be fun and engaging, not something the player constantly needs to refer to the fine print to understand. Unfortunately, Betway’s promotions often seem straightforward, but in reality, often limit the player from digging in and enjoying what seems available. They need to lighten up here.
  • Banking options: While signing up and creating an account is easy, we would like to see Betway give its players more banking options, both for deposits and withdrawals. Easy of access is always appreciated. 

Conclusion

There’s too much to like about Betway’s offerings to put the sports book down for its few failings. Overall, as you read our Betway review, you’ll learn why the experience here is one worth returning to time and again.

Betway's profile

Website:

Company:
Betway 
Year founded:
2006
Owner:
Betway Limited 
License & regulation:
Malta Gaming Authority under license MGA/B2C/130/2006
Address/Headquarters:
9 Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, GZR 1300, Malta
Sponsorship Deals:
West Ham United F.C. 
Payment Methods:
Visa, MasterCard, Paysafecard, ecoPayz, Interac, Neosurf, Much Better
Features:
Live Betting, Boosted Odds, Bet Builder, Early Cash-out 
Odds Providers:
SBTech
Apps Devices:
iOS App, Android APK
Contact information/Support:
Live Chat, Email, Phone (+44-808-238-9841) 
Casino game types:
Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Casino Poker  
Casino Providers:
Microgaming 

Betway’s full review

The best thing about Betway is that it is fast and easy to use. Unlike some sites that make you jump through hoops to join them, Betway’s sign-up process whether using the desktop site or the app is a breeze as is making that initial deposit. And once you have your foot in the door, their world of sports betting opens right up to you. 

Granted, their bonus and promotional offers do require you to “opt-in” (as if you would turn them down) and there are certain limitations on what and where you can utilize these offers, but a savvy bettor should be able to work around these with little problem. 

All of the major North American sports leagues (and many world leagues) are featured at Betway. It doesn’t take much of an effort to find the game or match on which you wish to wager. The odds offered across the board seemed fair and in line with most other sports books, and a little digging might reveal that Betway’s odds are some of the best around. Point spreads, puck lines, totals and parlays are just some of the varieties of markets available to you, and many are available with alternative lines and odds.

Placing a bet is a clear, simply process which goes along with the easy-of-use for everything here. There are clear instructions for everything from making a deposit to placing your wager to withdrawals. And if you should hit a snag somewhere along the line, their FAQ section should quickly clarify the issue for you. If it doesn’t, customer service via live chat was very responsive and helpful. While customer support via phone and email is also available, live chat seemed to be the best route to take if an issue transpired.

While it can be easy to nitpick a site’s faults, it’s hard not to like everything Betway brings to bettors of all stripes. It’s certainly worth giving it a try, no matter your skill level in handicapping sports.

Is Betway legal in Canada?

The Canadian ban on single-game sports betting was officially lifted in August, 2021. While not based in Canada, Betway is licensed in 12 countries and has become one of Canada’s most frequented bookmakers. Accredited by the international testing agency eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, Betway has not recently had any legal issues or major complaints of non-payment to winning bettors. In short, they’re not out to scam you, and wouldn’t have such an international backing if they were known to be. We want you to have a fun and safe experience when you play, and have no doubt Betway will provide that for you.

FAQ about Betway

Where can I find Betway promotional offers?

The easiest way to find these is once you log in to your account, click on the “promotions” button at the top of the page. You will be shown a list of all the promos currently being offered.

How limiting are Betway’s T&Cs on promos?

They are not terribly limiting, but you do have to pay close attention to both the amounts you can bet and the odds that need to be offered to take full advantage of each promo. Read the fine print before jumping in.

What is the Betway Bet Builder?

The “Bet Builder” is simply Betway’s way of putting together a parlay bet, albeit with slightly boosted odds. It is very easily customized to your own personal way of wagering and worth exploring.

What is the Betway Parlay Club?

The Parlay Club is another of Betway’s promos. By opting-in and placing the required parlay bet(s), players can earn future free paylay bets on any sport they wish. Of course, T&C apply

Betway Welcome Package 

While some American sportsbooks will offer new users up to $1,000 in “free bets”, Betway’s $200 match bonus is nothing to turn up your nose at. 

Betway’s Welcome Bonus  

A $200 matched sports bonus is available only to new customers. 

How to claim Betway’s Welcome Bonus

It is very easy to opt-in to claim Betway’s Welcome Bonus. Follow these steps:

  • Click on the “Register” button.
  • Fill out the required personal information.
  • Click on which “Welcome Offer” you would like to “opt-in.”
  • Make sure your initial deposit is more than $10.  

You’re all set. When you make your first wager (up to $200) within seven (7) days of signing up, Betway will credit your account that same amount should your bet lose.

Betway’s Welcome Bonus Terms and Conditions 

There are a few T&Cs to be aware of to take full advantage of Betway’s Welcome Bonus. These include: 

  • You must opt-in at sign-up.
  • Open to Canadian customers only.
  • Initial deposit must be $10 or more.
  • Initial bet must be made within seven (7) days of sign-up. 

Remember, too, your first bet is what is matched. If your first bet is only $10, that is what will be matched, not the full $200. So, make it count!

Betway best sports features

Betway has a lot to offer its players. For us, perhaps Betway’s best features are these:

Betway Live Betting

For many bettors, the action doesn’t stop when the puck drops. It’s only beginning. Betway senses this desire and brings players several in-game betting options to keep you on your toes throughout the game. 

As the action in the game unfolds, it can take on many unexpected twists. If you’re on top of your game, then you, too, can maximize your wagers based on these events. On both the desktop site and the app, Betway keeps up to pace with the action, adjusting the odds in real-time with the ebb and flow of the game.

Best of all, you can take advantage of their “cash-out” option which allows you to settle your bet prior to the game ending. Afraid of a “bad beat” due to some last second heroics? Cashing out early will save you from that heartbreak, and Betway allows its players to do just that.

Betway Boosts

Although not offered on a consistent basis for every sport or on every game, the Betway “Boost” feature is certainly worth taking a look at each time you visit their site.

Most boosts are a type of parlay, such as “these three teams will all win today” or “this team will win and this player will score today.” And while you could bet such plays on your own as a parlay, with the Betway “Boost” you’ll get better odds and a higher payout should those events transpire.

Using the “Boost” feature, you can easily turn a small wager into a significant payday…if your luck holds.

Betway Banking

If you’re betting, you’re going to experience some wins, and unfortunately, a few losses as well. This means you will need to be depositing and withdrawing money. Luckily, Betway makes this process rather easy.

While Betway offers several major payment options, a few we would like to see are not available. However, most everyone should have one or more banking options at their disposal that Betway accepts. Most of those banking options required only a $5 minimum, but a few were $10. Either way, making a deposit was as easy as selecting your banking option, adding in some personal information, and selecting an amount to deposit. The money transfer was almost instantaneous.

As for withdrawals, well, this took a bit longer. The information required was the same, but instead of an immediate transfer, most withdrawals, regardless of the banking partner, took several days. As frustrating as this can be, it is also often expected from any online casino or sportsbook. The main takeaway, however, is that Betway will pay you. And that’s what matters the most.

Betway Mobile Apps

Betway offers both an Apple and an Android version of its site via an app. We selected the Android version for this review. 

Quick and easy to install, the app worked as seamlessly as the desktop site. Betway’s core features are all here. Offering a clean presentation and easy to navigate options, the app was a joy to use. A couple of quick clicks and any bet was instantly placed. And the app seemingly kept up to pace with all of the live, in-game betting available. You can make deposits and withdrawals via the app as well as contact customer service if needed. With a decent phone, the app makes the website rather superfluous.  

Betway’s mobile app’s promotions

There were no special in-app promotions available from Betway at the time we tried it. However, everything promo and bonus available on the desktop site was offered on the app as well, so you won’t miss out using one over the other.

  Betway’s customer support

We never experienced a problem while using Betway’s services. If we had a question about anything, we found that their “Support” button which leads to a FAQ style page answered anything and everything we required. However, had that failed us, their “live chat” support was available 24/7 and responded rather quickly. Both email and phone support is available as well, but between the FAQs and chat features, only truly complex issues would potentially require such a response level.