Betway Esports Review
Betway is a betting company which was founded in 2006. Since then they have been one of the largest providers of online gambling services. Our full Betway Esports review continues below.
It has fantastic offerings of bets, including certain things which others sites don’t have (for example who did the most damage in a game.) It is a great choice for those who are looking for a website to place their bets on.
They also offer traditional sports and they use their experience gained in this field to help them with their Esports operation. This is a Betway Esports review and we’ll be looking at all the positives and negatives of this website, one of the first major gambling outlets to offer Esports.
Betway realised very early on that Esports was growing. Some other companies turned their noses up at this new sport. Betway, on the other hand, saw the potential for growth and in September 2016 they signed a record breaking sponsorship deal with Ninjas in Pyjamas. The deal generated a lot of funds for the NiP organisation and they are still sponsors of NiP today.
Betway Esports Review – Ratings
Games on offer – 4/5 – They offer all the usual suspects, including: Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Hearthstone, along with smaller games such as World of Tanks. On a side note; the reason this isn’t 5/5 is that they are lacking in some types of bets for certain games. Also, there’s no Overwatch as of now and maybe some more niche games are also missing.
Ease of Use – 5/5 – Most betting websites were created with ease of use in mind. It’s incredibly easy to find all the information you need, making a deposit and withdrawing funds is easy too. The layout of the website with all the different categories at the top is very simple. You’re not likely to encounter many problems while using the site.
Customer Service – 5/5 – If you do encounter any problems, however, you’ll find that they have great customer service waiting to help you out. A few tests showed that they are very easy to contact and are willing to answer any questions you may have. The test query was finished within a few minutes and the customer service representative seemed human.
Deposit Methods – 5/5 – All major payment methods are available, with only some smaller ones which some people use aren’t. It’s very easy to make a deposit and as a trusted member of the gambling community, it is also safe and secure so you can concentrate on betting, and not on worrying!
Withdrawal Methods/times – 3/5 – While most of the major payment methods are on their site, the problem is that none of the withdrawal methods have instant withdrawal times. Web wallets will take 2-24 hours, credit debit cards 1-5 business days and direct transfer to bank accounts also will take 1-5 days.
Overall score – 4.4/5
Betway Esports Overview
Esports don’t always necessarily take center stage in every gambling company. One of the best parts of Betway is that Esports is clearly important to them. You can see this by it being one of the 9 options on their header.
The options are sports, casino, live casino, Esports, Vegas, poker, bingo, blog and plus. For Esports to be on there is impressive and clearly, shows not only Esports rise in the world but also the growing popularity of Esports betting.
Betway is a tried and tested company with a good reputation and has been around for a long time. It is the combination of being trusted and taking Esports seriously that makes Betway an excellent choice for those fancying a flutter.
The promotional offers which they offer are good. They are investing in the Esports scene with their various sponsorship deals, with NiP and with some Twitch streamers.
Betway Esports Review – Games on offer
Betway offers all the major Esports – League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Call of Duty and Street Fighter 5. Some of the smaller games are available but they have incredibly limited bets which can be placed.
For example, the only bet that was available for World of Tanks at first was whether or not it would be part of the Winter Olympics in 2030. This is more of a joke than anything else, but it shows that not all games are available to the extent that some people might want.
The games on offer will change depending on whether there’s a big tournament at the time. It is therefore often difficult to say which Esports are on offer. Betway gives the highest amount of importance to CS:GO, and slightly less focus to Dota 2 and League of Legends.
Betway Esports Review – Platform/website
The website gives the user a hassle-free experience. As Betway is a completely online service, their main focus has always been having a great and fully functional website. They satisfy this need very easily and you will not struggle to use any of the features on the website. If you do manage to encounter a problem, they have human customer service representatives who are available at the push of a button (24/7.)
After testing their services, they seem very helpful and extremely efficient. The question asked was about the promotional offers and despite the fact that the answer was in their FAQ they answered the question anyway. Their rules are clear and concise and should leave you in no doubt as to how their services work.
The bets are both limited and broad, depending on the game you want to bet on. For example, the larger games like League of Legends and CS:GO have all the options you could ask for except a few.
The smaller games like Street Fighter 5 normally just has outright winning bets. This is dependent on how famous or large the tournament is, so this will probably change.
Betway have a lot of niche bets on certain games, like League of Legends. They have, for example, teams to get pentakills etc. When Nukeduke scored his pentakill vs NiP in week 6 of the EULCS the odds were around 26/1.
They also have bets on who will do the most damage in the game, who will have the most CS and much more. This is obviously game dependent.
Betway Esports Review – Deposits & Withdrawals
Making a deposit is very easy. You can make a deposit with all of the following payment methods: Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro, Direct bank transfer, ecoPayz, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Skrill and EntroPay Card. (This is for the United Kingdom, it may be different for other countries, you can check if they accept your payment type from your country on their website.)
Their withdrawal methods aren’t quite as comprehensive: Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Direct bank transfer, ecoPayz, Neteller, PayPal, and skrill. You cannot withdraw money from Betway with PaysafeCard or Mastercard.
Both their deposit & withdrawal systems are safe and secure. All you have to do is create an account and then select the bank icon. Afterward, choose your preferred payment method and fill in your payment details. You can then make a deposit and this is normally instant. To withdraw funds just follow the exact same procedure. However, this is not instant and can take up to 5 business days.
Betway Esports Review – Special offers
The special offer which Betway offers isn’t Esports specific. It’s the same whether you want to bet on football or on who will win the 2017 LCS World Championships. The free bet on offer is simply a matched deposit. So if you deposit £10, you will receive a £10 free bet. All you have to do is sign-up to Betway, check “I want to receive the sports Welcome Bonus offer” press accept, make a deposit and you should be credited with up to a £30 free bet.
Unlike other gambling websites, you don’t have to win a certain amount before you can withdraw your winnings. This is great for newcomers as often these special offers cause problems. With Betway the way it works is if you win £300 from your bonus bet you will simply win £270, and Betway will take their free bet amount back.
The bet you make must be at least odds of 1.75. All in all, this is a good special offer and beats other sites which make you jump through a million hurdles before you can withdraw any money you may have won from a free bet. It’s suggested that you always read the terms & conditions of any websites’ special offers before you consider whether or not to use it.
Betway has an umbrella company and it’s owned by Betway Limited (C39710) and it’s registered in Malta. The main address is 9 Empire Stadium Street, Gzira, GZR 1300 Malta. The customer contract between you and the company is held by Betway Limited and it’s entered into when you create your account on Betway. All transactions take place in Malta.
During the gambling explosion or boom many companies set-up online only casinos. This is how Betway came into being. It was created in 2006 and is a privately owned sports betting service which has different sectors, including Betway Casino, Betway Vegas, Betway Bingo, Betway Poker and Betway sports/Esports.
The site holds licenses in the UK, Malta, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Germany and Belgium. They have offices in Malta, Gurnsey, London, Cape Town and the Isle of Man. The company’s CEO is Richard Akitt.
Mobile options for Betway
Betway offers mobile betting. They have both and app and a mobile friendly website. You can download the dedicated sports betting app for IOS which has an Esports section. You can also download the app on Android for both smartphones and tablets. Just search for Betway on the app store or from the Play Store.
Betway Esports Review – Summary
Betway started on the wrong foot. They were given a D- and were blacklisted by an important review site. This was a blow to the newly formed Betway, they had only been trading for about 6 years when this happened.
It was mainly due to their old bonus offers, which can cause massive problems for customers, and therefore anger. However, all credit to Betway for fixing their bonus and promotional offers by offering a much simpler promotional offer. Furthermore, they also worked hard to improve their customer service. They’re now much more reputable and they’re no longer blacklisted by any review websites.
One of the main complaints about Betway these days is that certain countries cannot play at Betway. This includes some pretty big countries, including the US, Australia, and France. Although they may expand their country list in the future, people from the UK are allowed to play at Betway.
Betway has made an impressive start with Esports. Awarding it a top spot on their website and not just putting it under the heading sport is definitely a positive. Sponsoring a few teams also helps them shape a positive image. They have most of the games, deposit methods, withdrawal methods people will expect and they have great customer service. Definitely a good option for Esports betting.