Betway: Two Million Customers!
With 2 million active customers, Betway is one of the largest gambling sites in the world.
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, two normal casinos, live casino, bingo and betting on e+sports.
We Canadians are well taken care of 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 currently offers bonuses for all the games it offers. Let’s take a look.
Betway Sports Bonus
In January 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 2017‘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 multiple 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 longshot 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 2017‘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: Good 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 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 you’ve opted in when signing up, you don’t need to do anything else besides deposit to get the bonuses. The bonuses are added automatically to your account when you deposit. Minimum deposit for getting bonuses 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.
Betway Bingo Bonus
When you deposit $5 or more Betway gives you three times as much for bingo.
Bingo bonuses are always generous, but Betway’s is still in a league of its own. You’ll get three times as much as you deposit in bonus money.
The maximum of this promotion is $150. To get the maximum, deposit $50 in order to play bingo with $200 ($50 of your own money and $150 extra for free.)
Expert opinion: Get the first one!
Like with most other multi-part welcome packages, Betway’s welcome package’s first bonus is the one you want. The first bonus of 100% up to $250 one has a good match-up percentage which means you’ll get great value for your money.