The Betway brand was recently relaunched in April 2014, with fresh aesthetics and an enhanced mobile gaming platform. They’ve also armed themselves with a new promo tagline that goes “Bet Your Way”. Whether you like to challenge the odds or play Bingo in secret, there is (supposedly) something for everyone.
As always, my reviews seek to verify these claims. With 400 online games and £1000 Welcome Package, how does Betway compare with other top mobile casinos?
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|Established||2006 (Mobile casino launched in 2012)|
|Licensed in||Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta|
|Languages||English, Czech, Danish, German, Spanish, Greek, French, Finnish, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portugese, Polish, Russian, Swedish|
|Currencies||GBP, USD, CAD, EUR|
|Casino Type||Mobile and desktop|
|Facebook Page||Betway Casino’s Facebook page|
|Betway on Twitter – @BetwayCasino|
|Helpline number||0808 238 9841 (Available 24/7, free from local landlines)|
|Help email||[email protected]|
|Number of Games||400 on desktop and 60 on mobile (Slots, jackpots and table games)|
|Bonuses||£10 No-deposit bonus, £1000 Welcome Bonus Package|
|Wagering Requirements||High difficulty (no less than 50 to 100 times the bonus amount received has been wagered)|
|Deposit Methods||Credit/ debit Cards, Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, Ukash, PaySafeCard, Citadel Direct and Click and Buy|
|Withdrawal Methods||Similar to deposit methods (1-5 days)|
|Pros||Mobile casino runs smoothly and looks gorgeous, decent bonuses|
|Cons||Restricted withdrawals until wagering requirements settled|
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Betway’s casino games are supplied by Microgaming, a household name in the world of mobile casinos. Microgaming is arguably the best software provider around – it has 20 years of experience under its belt, its games perform reliably on all mobile devices and are packed with exciting features. Most importantly, all their games are routinely audited by eCogra, and reports continue to show that the games are completely fair. The following is true then: Betway Casino sits among the best mobile casinos, using the best software platform.
That’s not all – Betway sets itself aside from other Microgaming casinos (of which there are many) by bringing a whole new look and mobile gaming platform. You may have played these games before elsewhere, but not as smoothly as at Betway.
Now, here are some facts and figures about Betway Casino:
- 400 online games and 64 mobile games
- Jackpot total: £4.7 million
- Biggest jackpot: Mega Moolah at £3 million
- Betway pays out £15 million weekly
- The average winner (featured on its homepage) takes home €1,500
- Most popular titles: Thunderstruck, Avalon and Immortal Romance
- 4 Gold Edition table games and 6 video poker games
It would be a terrible pity not to mention that besides all the great slots, the jackpots and the massive winning potential, there are also Blackjack and Roulette available at Betway. Timeless, classic games, they both are a perfect way to take time off slots.
Blackjack will be perfect for those who like to think strategically and get a kick out of beating the Dealer, so have you got what it takes to emerge victorious? Another proposition at Betway is Roulette, featuring mesmerising gameplay action and suitable for beginners and advanced players alike. Contrary to Blackjack, Roulette is purely a game of chance, so if you are feeling particularly lucky, why don’t you put the wheel in motion?
Betway offers £10 Welcome Bonus, absolutely free with no-deposit required! Besides that, Betway sticks to the traditional Welcome Bonus model – three deposit matches, which add up to £1000.
- 1st Deposit – 100% Match Bonus up to £250
- 2nd Deposit – 25% Match Bonus up to £250
- 3rd Deposit – 50% Match Bonus up to £500
There is a minimum deposit of £20 required to qualify for this bonus, and it must be claimed within 7 days of registering at Betway.
I am a strong non-believer of casino loyalty programmes and the like; every casino offers such measly conversion rates! However, Betway Plus made me look twice. Their Betway Plus Page is gorgeous and important-looking. In fact, it is easier to understand than my bank’s online banking dashboard!
There is also a real motivation to earn Plus Points. Besides redeeming them for Bonus Cash, you can also unlock Plus Rewards such as Free Spins or Free Bets. When you earn a certain number of Plus Points, you’ll level up to the next tier and receive even more rewards.
Betway also organises the typical giveaway on Facebook and Instagram, offering up free iTunes vouchers, return tickets to Europe and more. It is evident from their fan following that Betway players are an international bunch!
Betway accepts deposits via credit/ debit card, Paypal, Neteller, PaySafeCard, Ukash, Skrill, Citadel Direct and Click and Buy. There are few other options for European players as well. The casino’s cashier is quick and easy to use. You don’t have to register a payment method each time you deposit, as Betway saves your preferred payment method.
Withdrawals are processed via the same method used to deposit, with the exception of Paysafecard. This means there’s no waiting around for a cheque to arrive via snail mail!
To be honest, it’d be a while before you can withdraw at Betway. Withdrawals can’t be made until you have settled all your wagering requirements for any bonuses you’ve received. This is a very rare and strange move to limit players like this. They’ve recently lowered their wagering requirements to 10x, which is certainly quite low for a casino. It’s a step forward and then a massive back, so with terms like these, we recommend that you decline the £10 Welcome Bonus.
New software works like a dream
Betway’s goal was to pack as many games as possible into a smooth mobile platform, without compromising on performance or loading time. It is safe to say that Betway and the Microgaming team has achieved this. They have stripped the mobile casino to its bare necessities. Instead of being redirected to ten pages, you’ll find your favourite games on the get go. Instead of fumbling around or reading long FAQs, you can just ask their helpful Support Team; available in 17 languages, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Betway also boasts a personalised in-browser player experience. We have encountered the sleek BetPlusWay, which displays your accounts balances and promotions. Besides that, you can also save your favourite games and customize your gameplay within each slot. They’ve done away with downloading apps or Flash casinos; all games load beautifully within your computer or mobile browser. Top work, Betway.
The new and improved Betway Casino has done well. I love that they’ve acknowledged that more players play on mobiles (growing 15% in the last year); in response, Betway overhauled their mobile division. There are lots of games to play with, big bonuses to take advantage of and a sophisticated platform to enjoy these on. Now, watch this space for Betway’s next big project – Betway Poker and Betway Bingo.
Last updated by: Victoria, 15 October 2014