Betway REVIEW 2018

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Brief overview & history

Betway shouldn’t be an unknown name to gamblers in Great Britain as it is one of the leading betting sites out there. Launched in 2006, Betway is steadily growing to become an all-round betting platform, and they are doing a good job in this department. A part of their evolvement is the introduction of esports betting as an eligible option for customers from all over the world. As such a successful site, Betway is one of the best places to conduct esports betting wagers at the moment.

Special offers/bonuses & how to play

The Welcome Offer at Betway esports comes as a £30 bonus on a player’s first deposit. You just need to place a bet of odds equal to or higher than 1.75, and you’ll get the bonus. In addition to this, Betway offers a special esports promotion – Sports Objectives. Its bonuses can be grabbed by betting on a certain number of specialty bets each week – this gives you a £20 boost whenever you manage to meet the criteria.

Placing a bet on esports is quite simple – conducted as in traditional sports, you just need to pick your desired option and go for it. In esports, you can bet on outright winners of a tournament, single match winners, MVPs, Next-Stage qualifiers, and a range of detailed bets – dragon/boss slay count, First Blood, total kills, under/over 2.5 maps played, and many more.

As it goes for game markets, like many sports schedules, fantasy sports markets will also vary depending on the time of year. Betway users can bet on League of Legends, DOTA 2, Rocket League, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, King of Glory, PUBG, Call of Duty, Starcraft 2, World of Tanks, and World of Warcraft.

Pros & cons

Pros

  • Very simple and easy to use, even for beginners
  • Amazing pool of games/betting types
  • Exquisite bet odds (including specials/enhanced odds)
  • Neat mobile optimization for site

Cons

  • Not all major matches present
  • Can be hard to combine some matches in a single bet
  • Markets for some famous esports titles are smaller than others

How much focus does esports get?

As the newest mass addition to the betting world, esports isn’t centered on the main Betway page – but it isn’t hard to find either. The homepage submenus will take you swiftly to a mini-site dedicated to esports. It is placed next to topics like Fifa, Premier League and Snooker World Championship, so it shouldn’t be a problem tracking it down. Everything on the esports page is, of course, related to the virtual games field. There is an esports blog for news, upcoming events, and esports tactics, as well as a Twitter page to back up your esports selection at any time. All in all, the fantasy sports focus in Betway can be considered as huge – and this will only become better in the future.

Esports betting at Betway

Worry not – even if you haven’t played a single match of any online game, placing a bet on one isn’t that hard. Only four clicks are needed to set and finalize a wager on an esports event if you see the bet on the main esports page. Keeping track of your bets is child’s play with the bet tracker – it covers the bet amount, the possible profits, and any further added bets.

A neat addition to your esports betting options is In-Play betting. While some betting sites don’t allow such type of betting, users of Betway can place bets at any point during an esports match. Even if your initial verdict of the outcome doesn’t seem reliable anymore, you can do a counter bet to minimize losses and even come out ahead.

Payment methods and withdrawals

Payment options at Betway can be considered “thin” to some hardcore players but in our opinion, they have all the needed cashier tools to let you expand your bankroll. Be it deposits or withdrawals, these are the transaction providers:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • PayPal
  • EcoPayz
  • Neteller
  • EntroPay
  • Paysafecard
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Skrill 1-Tap
  • Instant Banking

All of these are trustworthy payment methods, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Betway adds a number of other options in the future. After all, esports is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the betting universe, so sites need to respond accordingly to the phenomena.

Customer service and security

Betway covers multiple customer service contact channels to suit their players’ preferences. The Live Chat seems like the best option as it works 24/7, with quick responses and issue solving in a short time period. An email option is open, too, for the more classic way of making contact over the Internet. In addition, several phone lines are active at all times to address your betting problems. Betway is well aware that a good customer support team is crucial for a renowned betting site, and they are doing their best to improve it any way they can.