With 2 million active customers, Betway is one of the largest gambling sites in the world. Across the board, they also have some strong bonuses.
When you go to Betway’s website, it’s immediately clear you’re at one of the biggest gambling sites on the web. You can play every gambling game you could think of (and even many you couldn’t) at Betway, including betting, live betting, poker, casino, live dealer casino, and betting on eSports.
We Canadians are well cared for at Betway. The site added Canadian dollars to its currency selection in 2015 and now you can play all games in CAD. Banking methods are also well-suited for us and include Canada-specific methods like eCheck.
Betway Bonus 2018
|Sports Bonus||$30 Free Bet|
|Bonus Codes||None needed|
Betway currently offers bonuses for all the games it offers. The offers differ a bit by the game. For example in poker, you’ll get a 200% match, while in sports betting you’ll get an extra $30. You don’t need a promo code for any of the bonuses.
Betway Casino Bonus
Get up to $1000 extra for Betway casino.
You’ll get a three-part welcome bonus for Betway’s casino. To get the bonus for this Microgaming-based casino, opt-in by ticking the box “I wish to receive the welcome bonus and accept the terms and conditions” when you sign up. It doesn’t matter which of the two Betway casinos (normal or Vegas) you sign up at, you’ll get the same bonus.
This is what you’ll get:
- First deposit: 100% match-up up to $250
- Second deposit: 25% match-up up to $250
- Third deposit: 50% match-up up to $500
Like Betway’s other bonuses, this package is valid for 7 days from the day you register.
After your sign up and opt-in, you don’t need to do anything else besides deposit to get your bonuses. These bonuses are added automatically to your account when you deposit, and the minimum deposit is $20.
Betway’s terms and conditions state that you must play through the bonus money 50 times to turn it from bonus money to real cash (which you can withdraw). This is on the top end of the gambling industry average, which is roughly 30 to 50.
There are also completely excluded games. Most popular of the excluded games are Classic Blackjack and Jacks or Better video poker. If you want to play these games with a bonus, it’s not impossible – you just need a suitable site, see our casino bonus listing for details. For the full list of excluded games, see Betway’s website.
Little known fact: Betway’s casino is one of the best in the business. Betway has made its name as a quality bookie, but in reality, their casino is where the real action is.
The user interface is easy on the eye, it’s easy to navigate, and – drumroll… – they’ve got the best slots and live casino games in the business.
Betway’s got the best slots online, no doubt about it. We can count them as a Microgaming casino, despite the fact that they’ve got slots from plenty of other slots providers as well. Rabcat, Thunderkick, and Betsoft table their best slots at Betway.
Most popular slots at Betway Canada
- Avalon II
- Immortal Romance
- Jurassic World
- Mega Moolah
- Thunderstruck II
- Secret Romance
- Phantom of the Opera
- Wild Scarabs
Considering Betway runs Microgaming as well, it’s no surprise seeing the millionaire-making Mega Moolah and the ever popular Avalon II headlining the list.
One of the latest slots to crack the top eight is Phantom of the Opera. If you’re a fan of the musical, it’s a sure thing you’ll love the slot machine as well. While you try to hit the three masks to trigger the bonus feature, you listen to the music at the same time.
And when you finally trigger the bonus feature, you get to choose your free spins from three different scenes. Masquerade is my personal favourite. To listen and to play in the bonus round.
Betway’s live dealer casino is powered by Evolution Gaming. Evolution’s the clear number one option in live casino providers, so you’re certain to get the best possible live casino.
The live casino can be easy to miss, so be aware: on Betway’s interface, it’s located at the very top of the screen if you’re using a desktop. Once you notice where the button is, it’s nice and straightforward from there on out.
Betway Live Casino Games:
- Dream Catcher
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
- Casino Hold’em
- 3 Card Poker
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Football Studio
Obviously you’ll get the classics like roulette and blackjack, but you should check a bit under the hood, too.
Football Studio is a brand new Evolution Gaming live casino game. The cards are dealt in a soccer pitch-esque table, and you bet either Home Win, Away Win or the Draw. The game was invented prior to the 2018 World Cup, where the live dealer would always keep his other eye on the live soccer game and comment on it. It’s certainly an outside-the-box innovation from Evolution Gaming, we have to give them that.
In December you’ll get a $30 free bet from Betway. You’ll get the bet by depositing more than $10.
Betway is one of our favourite sports betting sites. The odds are good, the sports selection (including in live betting section) is well suited for Canadians, and you’ll get access to comprehensive free stats that cover pretty much every sport on earth.
The site is also easy to use. This may sound like an odd thing to be happy about, but when it only takes a click or two to find the match you’re looking for out of a selection of tens of thousands, you really learn to appreciate it.
Currently, Betway runs one of 2018‘s best sports bonuses, which is one of the few free bets available for Canadians.
This is how you get Betway’s $30 free bet:
- Register at Betway
- Make a deposit of $10 to $30 within 7 days of registering
- Make the deposit with your Visa or Mastercard (not all deposit methods are supported by the promotion!)
- Place a bet up to the value of your deposit. The bets need to have at least the following odds to count:
- Single bets: odds of 1,75 and over
- Each-way bets: the place part of the bet must be placed at odds of 1,40 or over
- System bets: each selection must be placed at odds of 1,40 or over
This activates the bet and it’s instantly added to your sports account.
You can play the free bet as you wish. You can use all of it on a single bet, spread it over several bets or even bet on eSports – whatever you like.
The only real limitations of this promotion are that your free money can’t be used for multi-line accumulator bets (Trixie, Patent, Yankee..) and that there is a maximum you can win with it. However the win limit is $20,000, so unless you’re going for an unbelievable long shot you can safely ignore it.
Expert opinion: Great betting bonus for Canadian players
Betting bonuses are getting smaller or even non-existing. This makes it extra sweet to get a free bet from a major site like Betway.
Betway Poker Bonus
One of 2018‘s best poker promotions: Get 200% up to $750 and access to new player freerolls.
Here’s how you’ll get your poker bonus:
- Download Betway’s poker software
- Install it and register your account
- Make your deposit
- Clear the bonus by racking up poker points
You need to get 100 loyalty points to release 1.50 in bonus cash. You get loyalty points by playing real money tournaments and cash games.
You get 10 points for each $1 in rake taken in cash games and every $1 you pay in tournament fees. The game you play doesn’t matter; Texas Holdem, Omaha, etc are all equal.
Your bonus is released in 1% increments of your total bonus.
You deposit $200, so your bonus is $400. Your bonus will be released in 1% * $400 = $4 increments. For each $4 you’ll need $4 / $1,50 * 10 = 26.67 points.
Overall this bonus will return to you 15% of the rake you pay and 15% of tournament fees. This makes it an average poker bonus in terms of rake returned.
Expert opinion: Quality poker bonus
Betway’s poker bonus is sizeable and has a great match-up percentage, making this offer one of the best poker bonuses currently available from a major gambling site.
Betway brings promotions for their casino players and sports bettors alike. Once you sign up and deposit, you'll get promotions like these directly in your inbox.
- Put your knowledge of video games to good use: make an esports wager on Betway - 26/10/2018
- NBA In-Play special at Betway – if your bet loses, get up to $25 in Free Bet - 03/05/2017
- Get $10 in Free Bets by joining the Betway Free Bet Club - 11/02/2017
- Win with your NFL bet and get paid double - 03/10/2016
- Your US Open bets refunded if they lose in 5th set - 02/09/2016
Expert opinion: Get the first casino bonus and then decide!
Like with most other multi-part welcome packages, The first bonus from Betway’s welcome package is the one you want. The first bonus of 100% up to $250 has a good match-up percentage. You’ll get great value for your money.
In total there’s $2000 up for grabs, so it’s a good idea to get in the game. As a veteran in the industry, Betway is a safe choice for your online gambling.