Founded in 2005, Betway is one of the oldest non-land based casinos (one that doesn’t have a high street presence) to make it big in the online gambling arena, and they provide a service that’s enjoyed by over 2 million people worldwide, cementing their place as a leading force in the industry.
Whether it’s their state of the art security systems, their exhaustive range of games, or their wide and accessible range of payment and withdrawal options, it’s not hard to see why Betway have become such a prominent force in the online gaming world.
In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at the casino, studying their loyalty program, the games on offer, and the usability of the website.
Betway offer a huge number of games from the two main software providers, NetEnt and Microgaming. While the lack of any other developers may put some players off, it’s worth pointing out that pretty much every title from NetEnt and Microgaming is available at the site, and you can play both new releases as well as the old classics that everyone loves.
In fact, the addition of NetEnt games was a well-overdue move by the casino, as due to it being a Microgaming powered site, initially it was only Microgaming’s titles that could be played. Thankfully, this is no longer the case, and there are now over 500 titles to enjoy, spread across a few different categories including Table Games, Slots, Jackpots, Live Games, and more.
While the range of slot games may seem a little limited if you’ve played at one of the slot focused sites (Video Slots, Rizk Casino, and Casumo come to mind), there are still over 400 video slot titles to choose from, with everything from NetEnt’s When Pigs Fly and Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild; to Microgaming’s Immortal Romance and Dragonz.
The casino table games are surprisingly plentiful, and you’ll find everything from standard European Roulette and Blackjack, to American and French variations, along with unique spin-off variations like Multi-Wheel Roulette and Blackjack: 21+3.
All of the games are easily located thanks to Betway’s game navigation menu, and this allows you to narrow down the games and browse through the selections on offer.
Betway casino features a wide selection of progressive jackpot titles, covering everything from jackpot Slots and Table Games, to Video Poker jackpots and even Scratch Game jackpots.
You’ll be able to find all of the jackpot games under the ‘Jackpot’ tab on the game navigation bar, or alternatively within their respective game categories; so, for example, all the progressive slots can be found both under the ‘Jackpots’ tab as well as the ‘Slots’ tab.
With jackpot amounts ranging from a few thousand pounds right the way up to multi-million-pound paydays there’s a plethora of choice, and lifechanging money could literally be just a spin away.
Betway offer a secure and reliable live dealer casino where you’ll be able to play over nine different games 24/7, from any device or computer.
The regular games you’d expect to see are readily available, and this includes Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat; but Betway also offer a more niche selection of live games, including a few poker variants such as Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino Hold’em, and Ultimate Casino Hold’em.
As an extra touch, you’ll also find some site-specific games, including Betway Roulette and Betway Blackjack.
All games have limits starting as low as £5 with £5,000 as the maximum bet, and this range ensures players on all budgets can afford to get in on the action.
Betway Casino is run on Microgaming’s software, and while this results in the somewhat generic Microgaming appearance that many players try to avoid, graphics aside it’s hardly an issue. It is even beneficial in some ways, thanks to the software developers incredibly high standards and workmanship.
The site runs speedily, navigates smoothly, and best of all every game is instant play, ensuring you don’t need to download any software, plugins, or browser add-ons in order to begin playing. In fact, you don’t need anything except an internet connection and an up to date browser.
While the look and feel of the site is admittedly a little dated, the site actually runs perfectly well, and it’s rare that players encounter any issues using it. If you do think the casino is running slowly, then try changing browsers and make sure you’re running the latest version of your chosen browser, as out of date software can affect the running of the site.
iOS and Android players can enjoy Betway casino from their mobile phones and smart tablets by downloading the free Betway casino app. The app can be found in the Apple AppStore (for iOS players), although unfortunately Android users will need to download it directly from the Betway casino website, as Google no longer allow real money gambling apps in the Google Play store.
Once installed, you’ll see the app added to your device’s home screen, and you can then log in or sign-up to begin playing.
If you don’t own an iOS or Android device, or if you simply don’t want to download the app, then you can also log on using the mobile friendly website, which allows you to play through your mobile’s internet browser.
This mobile site uses Microgaming’s software once again, and aside from not looking the best, it offers an extremely reliable service with a host of games, making it ideal for players looking to enjoy gaming on the move without downloading anything extra.
Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll enjoy reliable and error free gaming thanks to the time and effort that Betway have put into developing their mobile capabilities.
Until recently, Betway casino’s VIP scheme operated behind closed doors, and they were actually very secretive about the scheme and it’s joining requirements. That remained the case until the beginning of 2017, when pressure from users on an online gambling forum pushed the casino into revealing the details.
In order to become a part of the VIP scheme, you need to either have deposited a minimum of £10,000 at the casino (no time limit), or have earned 150,000 loyalty points.
Once you hit the necessary requirements, you’ll be contacted by a VIP host who will explain the scheme to you, and let you know the details of how to begin claiming your rewards.
Now, as mentioned, there’s also a loyalty scheme, and this allows you to earn loyalty points which can then be redeemed for cash prizes, free spins, re-load bonuses, and more. All players are automatically enrolled in the loyalty points scheme, so there’s nothing extra to do, just start gaming and you’ll start accumulating points.
You can check your current number of points as well as find out about the terms and conditions under Betway’s ‘Promotions’ page.
Payments & Limits
Betway operate a zero-fee deposit scheme, so unlike some other casino’s you can add funds to your account without having to pay fees (which are sometimes as high as 5%).
In terms of the deposit and withdrawal options, there are a decent number available to you. As well as the regular Debit/Credit Cards there is the significant inclusion of PayPal.
PayPal is still fairly rare to see at online casinos, and only the most trusted and thoroughly audited are allowed to use it due to the payment providers strict and well-enforced rules.
Withdrawals at the site are generally processed in around 8-12 hours, although busy periods may see your withdrawal request take up to 72 hours to process. This is rare, however, and generally you’ll see your withdrawal on its way to your account within a few hours.
In terms of the limits, there are no set limits enforced by the site, but withdrawals over £5,000 may be subject to additional security checks in accordance with the terms and conditions.
History & About
Operated and owned by Betway Limited, Betway Casino was first launched in 2005, making it one of the oldest online casinos to still be in business.
The casino has a solid reputation, and rarely has to deal with unhappy customers. In fact, a recent study showed that 95% of Betway casino players would be “happy to recommend the casino to a friend”, and this just goes to show what Betway’s players think of the company.
Placing a focus on slot gaming, Betway have recently attracted hordes of new players with their addition of NetEnt games, and as the casino continues to grow, it’s very likely we’ll see new software developers added to the site. So those of you who aren’t fans of NetEnt or Microgaming, don’t write Betway off just yet.