Sixteen years, sixteen countries. Since 2006, Betway has offered betting services to sports fans worldwide. And now, they’re launching in their 17th legal market – Ontario.
But what will their Ontario platform look like? In this review, we’ll brief you on what to expect.
Betway Ontario Review
Betway sites have the same pleasing design – black text on white background with green trim, along with nice icons and an easy-to-read font. Their rest-of-Canada site is no different, so we suspect Betway Ontario will be the same.
But Betway Canada isn’t just a clone of their Euro site. Instead, we were pleasantly surprised with their commitment to localized content. In Canada, Betway has geared their featured sports towards local audiences… unlike other Canadian versions of overseas sportsbooks.
On the dashboard of their rest-of-Canada site, we easily found hockey, basketball, and baseball markets to wager on. Unfortunately, there weren’t any easy-to-find tabs for other popular sports (like soccer).
Another minor gripe: Betway Ontario’s default odds are decimal. Canadians are most familiar with American (or Vegas-style) odds, so decimals may confuse some visitors. Luckily, you can easily switch over to American odds by clicking on an easily accessible drop-down menu.
On the left sidebar, we found links for popular sports and Betway’s A-Z list. In all, they offer 33 categories, including one for politics.
|🎫 Betway Bonus Code||None Needed|
|💱 Wagering Requirements||None|
|✔️ Regulated By||Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)|
|📱 Betway App Canada||Android & iOS|
|💲 Minimum Deposit||C$10|
|⌚️ Withdrawal Time||Depends on the payment method|
|📅 Launch Date||Summer 2022|
Betway Betting App
As a global leader in sports betting, Betway has a world-class mobile app. And when we tried it, this platform more than met our expectations.
In short, they took the usability of their desktop site and made it better. Because of this, you can wager on your favourite sports with a few quick scrolls and taps. And everything looks sharp – from start to finish, the user experience is smooth and pleasing.
How does Betway’s mobile site measure up against the competition? Here’s what we like/dislike about it:
Pros & Cons of the App
Betway Canada has done what many other international brands have failed to do: localize their content. This means Ontario bettors won’t have to rummage around to find their preferred hockey/baseball/CFL/etc. market.
Add in Betway’s excellent mobile compatibility, and satisfying design, and this powerful brand will likely have a strong Ontario debut.
Now, there are a few annoyances (e.g., decimal odds being the default format). But overall, Betway is looking like a top-five option for Ontario sports bettors.
How to Download
We don’t know when the Betway mobile app will launch for Ontario players. But when it does, you’ll be able to download it in just a few steps:
- You’ll have to download the app directly from Betway’s website. On the Android download page, there is a QR code you can scan with your phone/tablet.
- But since this is a third-party download, your phone may prevent it. If this happens, enable “Unknown Sources” in your phone’s security settings.
- Once the app finishes installing, log in and start betting.
- You can find Betway in the App Store. Search for it, then tap “Download” to begin.
- If you’re prompted, enter your Apple ID password or Touch/Face ID.
- Once the app is finished downloading, open it up, log in, and place your first wager on Betway.
Sports Markets Offered by Betway
At any time – day or night – there is always something to wager on at Betway. As you would expect, all five major team sports (hockey, baseball, basketball, football, and soccer) are available.
But that’s just the start, as you’ll find popular individual sports too. Golf, tennis, and cycling are just a slice of what you’ll find in Betway’s A-Z directory.
Lastly, with 32+ categories, there are plenty of niche options, too. For example, you can bet on water polo, handball, padel tennis (a sport similar to pickleball), and even politics.
Be aware that Betway’s rest-of-Canada site uses decimal odds. Now, this could change when Betway Ontario launches, but that remains to be seen. Fortunately, the odds format is easy to change.
To display American odds on Betway Ontario, click on the drop-down menu in the header that says “Decimal.” Then, select “American,” and the odds will revert to the plus/minus format most Canadians are familiar with.
Perfect – we can easily compare Betway Ontario’s odds to their competitors. So let’s look at Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche.
On Betway, the Lightning had -105 odds. Meanwhile, BetVictor had them at -115. And finally, Party Sports was laying -110 odds for Tampa Bay.
So on this game, Betway Ontario has the most lucrative moneyline odds. However, some bookmakers will occasionally outdo Betway. For this reason, we recommend having accounts on several sportsbooks.
Betting Options / Bet Types
Moneylines are simple to understand. But let’s face it – they are the most vanilla sports wager you could make.
If you’re bored of picking outright winners, many other wager types are available on Betway Ontario. Let’s explore a few fun ones below.
Parlays are wagers that tie two or more bets together. These wagers are popular among seasoned bettors, as hitting a parlay results in a more substantial payday.
However, there is a reason for this – you must win every market you select. If even one bet loses, your whole parlay is a dud.
Too busy to bet on any pre-game markets? No worries – Betway has plenty of live markets to wager on. For example, you could have bet the Lightning would come back and win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after being down 1-0 in the first period.
To place a live bet on Betway Ontario, scroll through the betting dashboard until you find the “In-Play” section. Here, Betway displays all the contests that are currently underway. Find one you like, click on it, and you’ll have loads of markets to wager on.
These are wagers on more minor aspects of a game. For example, will Corey Perry score a goal in the third period? Or how many penalty minutes will Pat Maroon rack up?
If you’re watching the game closely, props are an excellent way to add some spice.
Betway offers the following betting options:
- Spread Bets
- Prop Bets
- In-Play (Live) Betting
Ready to give Betway a chance? We expect Betway Ontario to offer the following deposit and withdrawal options:
- Credit/Debit Cards (Visa/MasterCard)
You can get funds on your account quickly by using credit cards, Interac, Instadebit, or iDebit. Entering your details only takes a minute, and once you click “submit,” your funds will be available instantly.
But if using cards or bank transfers isn’t possible, you can use an e-wallet like Neteller. These take longer to set up, but there is a benefit – e-wallet withdrawals are far quicker than bank wires. Often, you’ll have your cash in 48 hours or less.
Need help while wagering on Betway? Click on the “Support” drop-down menu in the header, then click on “help” to access their customer support resources.
Doing this will launch Betway Ontario’s extensive FAQ. Within, you’ll find over a dozen categories covering topics from technical support to withdrawal issues.
Still can’t find answers? Scroll to the bottom of the FAQ and click on the “Contact Us” button.
Then, click on “How to Contact Betway.” Next, scroll until you find the “Was This Article Helpful?” section. Click the “No” button, and Betway will ask you to log in.
If you don’t have an account, click the “No Account” button. Lastly, click the “Live Chat” link to launch a live chat session.
Note: this is the only contact option available on Betway – no phone number or support email address is available.
Betway is a safe, reliable bookmaker everywhere they operate. And when they launch in Ontario legal sports betting market, we expect more of the same.
With over 30+ betting categories, an easy-to-use platform, and excellent promotions, most gamers will be pleased with this site.
Betway Ontario Sportsbook FAQ
- Is Betway legit?
As of mid-April, Betway has secured approval for a gaming license from the AGCO, or the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. This organization regulates all legal gambling in the province of Ontario.
To gain (and retain) this license, Betway must follow strict rules and regulations. For example, they must protect player funds by segregating them from company accounts.
For this reason and others, Betway is a legitimate bookmaker in the province of Ontario.
- Will the Betway app become available in Ontario?
It's unclear whether the Betway app will be available to Ontario sports bettors. But we're leaning towards yes, as the app is already available to rest-of-Canada players.
- How do I activate the Betway live chat app?
You can access Betway live chat by clicking on the "Support" drop-down menu in the header, then selecting "Help." Then, scroll down to "Contact Us" and click on it.
Next, select the topic, "How to Contact Us," then scroll to the bottom of the generated article. You'll find a question asking, "Do You Need More Help?" Click the "Yes" button to reveal a link that says, "Click Here to Contact Us."
Do that, and a popup will appear, asking you to log in. If you forgot your password or don't have an account yet, click the second button.
Doing this will reveal three more links – the last one (Click here to launch live chat) will launch the live chat client. Fill in the requested info, and an agent will be with you shortly.