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Betway Casino is part of an established network that provides online gambling entertainment including bingo, betting and poker. Its umbrella company, Betway Group, was established in 2006 and operates additional brands such as Dream Bingo, Spin Casino and Bingo on the Box.
The casino shares the same domain as Betway’s other ventures and can be accessed via a horizontal menu which sits at the very top of each page. Utilising a stark colour scheme of black, gray and white, the website (or sub-domain if you’d prefer) consists of a large promo header and a traditional game lobby layout.
An extensive range of games can be navigated via a horizontal menu featuring elegant casino-related imagery for each section. Care has clearly been taken to organise the rather large game thumbnails into a wider variety of categories than is normal, probably to avoid overloading each page. So instead of row after row of thumbnails, each category features a relatively small collection of games. Towards the bottom of the home page is information about the promotions, the kind of games available and the latest big-winners. Theme-wise, it’s all rather low key with a noticeable lack of official game imagery, sultry croupiers or inane calls to action.
Betway Casino Bonus and Promotions
Welcome promotions are part of the carrot and stick approach employed by most online casinos. The bonus is of course the carrot and the wagering rule is the stick that operators use to beat its players with. While our analogy may be a little severe, wagering rules often cause shoulders to slump once the T&Cs have been fully digested.
This isn’t quite the case with Betway and its particular welcome offer, although we’ve seen more generous wagering on scores of websites. It’s laid out the following way:
- First Deposit = 100% Match up to £250
- Second Deposit = 25% Match up to £250
- Third Deposit = 50% Match up to £500
The chance for players to ‘take advantage of these extra funds for up to £1000 extra to play with’ takes centre stage on the Betway website. However, lurking in the wings are the wagering rules which require gamers to play through these bonuses 50 times before funds can be withdrawn. Oh, and a minimum deposit of £20 must be put placed for each one. Perhaps they’re aiming for higher-rollers?
Betway Casino Games
Betway can boast a substantial portfolio of casino games, of which all run on the Microgaming platform. Their categories include roulette, blackjack, live casino, table games, slots, retro slots, jackpots and video poker. Games open up into a Flash-based window that includes a panel of similar games for easy browsing. This can be expanded to include a menu which enables you to navigate through all the game categories if they wish, without closing the window – a really convenient addition. Practice play is also permitted without having to log in.
Betway Casino Slots
Betway offers over 400 casino slots including 3-reelers, 5-reelers, jackpots and retro titles. Titles include Thunderstruck, Game of Thrones and Dragonz. There are also 24 jackpot progressives such as Mega Moolah and a retro section which features games like Break ‘da’ Bank and City of Gold.
Betway Casino Live Dealer
When an online casino describes its live section as a ‘lounge’ you know it means business. And so it goes with Betway. Their games of baccarat, blackjack, poker and dream catcher are all streamed in HD. Multiple cameras are also used which makes for a far more immersive experience than your typical live casino offering. Exclusive live promotions also feature such as raffles and player leader-boards. This is without doubt one of the site’s major selling points.
Betway Casino App and Mobile
Betway Casino’s mobile website is basically a trimmed-down version of the main site. Many of the games operate in landscape mode to take advantage of the increasingly larger smart-phone screens. There’s also an app which can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play which enable players to practice their games before being directed to the main mobile/tablet website to play for real money.
Betway Casino App VIP Scheme
Betway’s VIP package is known as Betway Plus and rewards players for betting on sports and playing casino games. Every time a player deposits money, they get awarded tier tokens and plus points. Tier tokens influence your loyalty level and plus points may be redeemed for casino bonuses as well as free bets. Every 10 Euros wagered earns 5 tier tokens while plus points are awarded according to each game.
Plus bonus points also allow players to progress through the various Betway tiers – the further you climb, the more bonus plus points you receive. The tiers and benefits are arranged thus:
Blue Benefits – Best odds guaranteed, dedicated support, exclusive promotions
Bronze Benefits (1000 points min) – Best odds guaranteed, dedicated support, exclusive promotions, 10% bonus points
Silver Benefits (2500 min) – Best odds guaranteed, dedicated support, invites to sport events, exclusive promotions, 10% bonus points, personalised offers, VIP offers, 25% bonus points
Gold Benefits (12,500 min) – Best odds guaranteed, dedicated support, invites to sport events, exclusive promotions, 10% bonus points, personalised offers, VIP offers, 25% bonus points
Platinum Benefits (37,500) – Best odds guaranteed, dedicated support, invites to sport events, exclusive promotions, 10% bonus points, personalised offers, VIP offers, 75% bonus points
Black Benefits (50,000) – Best odds guaranteed, dedicated support, invites to sport events, exclusive promotions, 10% bonus points, personalised offers, VIP offers, 80% bonus points
As you can see from the above information, there’s not a great deal of variation in the types of benefits available for each tier, apart from the bonus point offers. Even then, players are only awarded just two points for wagering on many of Betways games. So ascending the various tiers may prove rather costly.
Gamblers who opt into the Betway Plus promotion, become eligible for various prizes. These include a £2000 holiday voucher, a trip to Morocco, West Ham tickets, free spins or plus points.
2x bonus points are also awarded for playing Goldwyn’s Fairies and Live Roulette. And visitors who play dream catcher between the hours of 19:00 and 21:00 will receive a £10 bonus, provided the wheel lands on 20 that is. The bonus also has to be played through 30 times too. Come on guys.
Betway Casino Customer Support
Betway offers all of the customer support channels that should be standard within any industry. So players are presented with live chat, telephone support, an email address as well as a reasonably informative FAQ section. So they’ve got the bases covered when it comes to player help.
Betway Casino Review Summary
When all’s said and done, there’s not actually much wrong with Betway Casino. After all, how can 3.5 million customers be wrong? But equally, there isn’t a great deal that sets it apart from the baying crowd of competitors either. The 50x wagering requirements are pretty tight-fisted and the VIP tiers don’t offer a great deal of variety. However, the live lounge is superb, as is the catalogue of casino games. So if live casino play is your thing and you want to sample as many games as possible, Betway is for you.Play
Apr 29, 2007
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- Extensive range of games
- Live Casino Suite
- Mobile compatibility
- Ordinary welcome package
- Lack of variety with VIP offers