Ease of use
Payments and Withdrawals
We give this site an overall score of 4.7/5, which not many sites can win from our reviewers. The main reasons Betway scores so high are professionalism, and no hassle for bettors when the time comes round to pay out on winnings. That’s where most sites that we review fall in our rankings, and that’s the aspect of betting that is perhaps most important of all to the dedicated and experienced bettor.4.7
Betway Esports Review
Betway has a long – and good – track record, having been around for nearly a decade. Since then they have grown into one of the largest and most reliable providers of online gambling services.
Our full Betway Esports review continues below
Our reviewers found that the site has a considerable and detailed coverage of most Esports events, and some fantastic offerings on bets. These including certain betting categories that other sites don’t offer (for example who did the most damage in a game.)
There are other factors that make Betway a good choice – swift payment of wins, and reliable operating procedures are the first that come to mind – and these are some of the most important things to a bettor.
Betway has been offering traditional sports coverage for a long time, and that vast experience helps them keep their Esports operation reliable and interesting. Indeed, they were one of the the first betting outlets to offer Esports. We’ll be looking at all the positives and negatives of this website impartially below.
One positive about Betway is that they actively support Esports
The site realized very early on that Esports were the ‘wave of the future’. 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 organization and Betway continue to sponsor NiP today.
Betway Esports Review – Ratings
Games on offer – 4.5/5
They offer a very wide and detailed range of bets and odds in Esports. There are all the most popular and dominant Esports on offer – Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Hearthstone, along with smaller games such as World of Tanks. Not only are all major events covered, but the site offers a wide selection of different types of bets on major events.
This makes betting more interesting, and also multiplies a bettor’s chances of a win.
Under normal circumstances this service would rate a 5/5, but the site does not offer Overwatch, which is a bit of a letdown for Overwatch bettors. So we’ll give it a 4.5. We did notice though, that the site offered bets and odds on the massively-popular PUGB, as well as on Rocket League and Starcraft II. The PUGB section is a good sign that the site intends to expand its Esports selection in future.
Ease of Use – 5/5
Most betting websites were created with ease of use in mind. That said, the interface is very intuitive, and 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 the site is an old and trusted one and can be relied upon to keep transactions secure and confidential. Security is always a consideration for the experienced bettor.
Payments and Withdrawals – 4/5
This garners a 4/5 because withdrawal times are not instant. On the other hand, it’s all a matter of security. If the site is to keep transactions secure, they have to do the standard checks before initiating a transfer. Nevertheless, Web Wallet transfers can credit in 2 hours, and will take no more than 24 hours. Credit and debit card transfers credit within 1 to 5 working days, and bank transfers take about the same period of time. This is largely due to banks, which take a minimum of 3 working days to process bank transfers.
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 other 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, PUGB, Hearthstone, Call of Duty and Street Fighter 5. We also noted other Esports like Rocket League, World of Tanks, StarCraft II and others. They also show a continuous expansion in their Esports section, which any Esports bettor can appreciate.
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.
To sum up, the positives do outweigh the negatives with Betway, and the site 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 put forward a positive image. They have a fine offering of games and markets, a nice selection of bets, reliable and secure money transfers, and good customer service.
Definitely a good option for Esports betting.