Betway Review

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Betway is a safe choice if you’re just getting started in online sports betting.

They’ve been around since 2006, give sign up bonus on your first deposit, have desktop and mobile platforms (including a Betway app) that are very user friendly, feature tons of live betting lines, and have various deposit methods that accept Canadian currency.

Betway Website

The interface of the Betway website is quite similar to Bet365, one of the world’s leading bookmakers.

A menu across the very top of the page offers links to Betway’s sports betting, casino, live casino, esports, poker, bingo and blog pages. Below that is another menu across the page that has tabs for live betting lines, promotions, betting lines for some of the most popular sports, and account options.

The top left corner also contains quick links to betting lines for some of the most popular sports, with links to all sports listed below that and down the left side of the screen. The center of the screen is reserved for some of the top promotions currently available at Betway, such as ‘double winnings on NHL bets if your team wins by 3 goals or more,’ and betting lines for live and upcoming action are listed below that.

Making a bet at Betway is as easy as choosing the sport you want to bet on, finding the game in the betting list and clicking on the outcome you want to wager on. That will open your bet slip in the top-right corner of your page, and you simply input the amount you want to stake (risk) and click submit.

At the bottom of each page, you’ll find quick links to several helpful areas of the Betway website, including customer support, banking options, information about bonuses and promotions, and more.

Betway Mobile Site And Betway App

The Betway mobile site is basically a mini-sized version of their desktop platform. Its no-nonsense approach makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Tabs across the top of the screen allow you to quickly navigate from sports betting odds to in-play betting lines to their casino offerings. If you click on the top-left corner, there’s even a search option that will allow you to find the game you’re looking for without having to toggle through a few pages of odds.

Scroll down the home page and you’ll find live betting odds displayed by default. Click on ‘All Sports’ instead to bring up icons for every sport Betway offers betting lines on (there’s a lot of them), which will bring you to the betting lines for whichever sport you choose.

The Betway mobile site loads at lightning speed, which makes them a great choice for live betting on your mobile device. When you’re trying to place an in-game bet, you need those wagers to go through as quickly as possible before the odds change.

There is also a Betway android app (you need to download it from their website) and a Betway iOS (Apple) app. Both of them offer similar ease and convenience as the Betway mobile site.

Betway Live Betting

The European sportsbooks specialize in live betting, and Betway is no different.

They feature live betting the most on their website, and offer in-play odds on virtually every game on the board.

Their margin on live betting lines is generally around 30 cents, which makes them a decent option for live betting. There aren’t many sportsbooks out there that offer lower margins on live betting.

As we mentioned in the Betway mobile site section, their site loads quickly, allowing you to place your in-game bets before the odds change. It’s also nice how the odds continue to update during game play (not just at commercial breaks)

Betway live streaming exists for selected international events, but those live streams are only available to residents of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Sweden.

Betway Betting Odds

Betway betting odds are a standard 20-cent margin (-110/-110) on point spreads and totals.

Their moneylines use a 20-cent structure up to the -150 range, at which the margin increases a bit.

Betway’s a decent option if you like to bet a lot of point spreads, Over/Unders and small favourites/underdogs. If you like betting big favourites or underdogs, you’ll find better odds at other sportsbooks.

Betway Deposit Methods

Betway offers a nice variety of deposit methods and withdrawal options, most of which are available to us Canadians. You can also fund your account in Canadian currency, allowing you to avoid paying fees on exchange rates.

Account Setup: < 5 minutes
Availability of Funds: Instant

Entropay is a virtual Visa card you can use to fund your sports betting account quickly and easily using your own credit card. See all the sportsbooks that accept Entropay in our detailed review.

Entropay Review

Account Setup: < 5 Minutes (Signup is optional)
Availability of Funds: Instant

iDebit is one of the best sportsbook deposit methods for Canadians in our opinion. Login to your online banking safely and securely and fund your sports betting account incredibly fast. View the full list of online sportsbooks that accept iDebit in our review.

iDebit Review

Account Setup: None Required
Availability of Funds: Instant (in most cases)

Credit cards can be a quick and easy way to deposit at an online sportsbook. Visa tends to work a little better than Mastercard, but be aware that not all issuing banks allow deposits to online sportsbooks. Read more in our detailed review, which covers some alternatives should your credit card not work as a deposit method.

Credit Card Review

Account Setup: None Required
Availability of Funds: Instant

Paysafecard is the best deposit method if you’d rather not use a credit card or bank account to fund your sports betting account. Deposit anonymously in minutes by purchasing a Paysafecard voucher at your local Esso or Canada Post outlet. Read how in our Paysafecard review.

Paysafecard Review

Account Setup: 3-5 Days Typically
Availability of Funds: Instant

InstaDebit is an intermediary which allows you to deposit funds to your sports betting account from a Canadian bank. In under an hour, you can set up your account and be credited a temporary weekly limit with which to fund your account. Fees are low and moving money between your sportsbook and bank accounts couldn't be easier. Learn more in our review.

InstaDebit Review

The best Betway deposit methods for Canadians include InstaDebit, iDebit or Paysafecard. InstaDebit and iDebit allow you to pay directly from your personal bank account, and Paysafecard is a pre-paid voucher with a 16-digit code you use to fund your sports betting account.

Betway also accepts credit cards, but your bank might not allow you to use your credit card on gambling sites. If you’re having trouble using your credit card to deposit at Betway, they also accept Entropay – a virtual Visa card that you can fund with your credit card.

Other Betway deposit methods include Citadel Direct and eCheck (both of which allow you to deposit directly from your online banking account) and ecoPayz (virtual prepaid MasterCard).

Withdrawals at Betway are a minimum of $10. If you deposited via Visa, iDebit, InstaDebit, eCheck or Entropay, your withdrawal will be processed using that same method. If not, you can make Betway withdrawals using an EFT (electronic funds transfer).

Betway Customer Service

Betway customer support can be reached 24/7 via telephone, live chat or email.

Their help page is accessible in the ‘Support’ tab at the top of the screen in their desktop platform. That will bring up a list of their betting rules, which includes information on general rules, maximum payouts, cashing out, live streaming and any sport-specific questions you may have.

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