Security and Fair Play
eCogra: Betway is accredited by eCogra confirming an overall 96.3 payout % and the random number generator used in its casino software.
IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service): Betway is a member of this independent adjudication service between betting/gaming operators and players
Financial Transactions: All financial transactions including deposits and withdrawals are secured by SSL encryption
A big offline gaming brand Betway has made some big strides in the last couple of years. There was a lot of feedback on the various player’s forums for us to give us an insight into other player’s experiences.
Overall player’s experiences at Betway was very positive with the vast majority of negative feedback being based around the welcome bonus. For all potential players who aren’t interested in the Betway sign-up bonus, we recommend contacting customer support via live chat after registering and asking for the bonus not to be applied to the account.
Betway casino is operated by the Betway Group a privately held company that also operates its sister brands, Betway Poker, Betway Sports and Betway Bingo. Launched in 2006 its current CEO is Richard Akitt who previously co-founded the Webtech Software company. As well as its license to provide e-gaming services to Canadians via the Malta Gaming Authority, Betway is a member of the following associations: the European Sports Security Association, Independent Betting Adjudication Service, Remote Gambling Association and eCogra.
After a few years of running what was widely considered to be a lackluster gaming operation, Betway re-branded and successfully re-launched a few years ago. The re-launch was followed by a number of high profile sporting sponsorships including West Ham Premier League Football club, Premier League Darts and the UK Snooker Championship together with a number of sporting brand ambassadors. Whilst not a publicly held company like 888 or MrGreen Betway nonetheless has built a significant brand reputation and operates to a high degree of transparency. Bestcasinoscanada.com views Betway Gaming as being a highly credible gaming site
The Betway casino welcome bonus offers a possible $1000 to new players and is made up as follows:
First DepositSecond DepositThird Deposit✓ 100% match bonus up to $250
✓25% match bonus up to$250
✓ 50% match bonus up to $500
Betway recently increased their wagering requirements from x 40 to x 50. To ‘clear’ the wagering requirements you will really need to play Slots or parlor games, the only two games which contribute 100% to the wagering requirements. All roulette games and most blackjacks and video pokers contribute just 8% to the play-through requirements of the bonus. In addition Betway requires all 3 deposits for the new player bonus to be made within the first 7 days of opening an account
Bonus in Practice: On the first deposit you would have to deposit $250 to get the maximum $250 bonus as it’s a 100% match, on the second deposit you’d have to make a $1000 deposit as it’s just a 25% match, whilst the third deposit requires a $1000 deposit.
Bonus Sum Up: The Betway bonus does have its plus points, it offers $1K overall with a 48% match but the x50 wagering and 7 day limit mean that you can find bonuses with better terms elsewhere.
Betway is a Microgaming casino so there’s a strong selection of both slots and table games from this well established casino software company.
Slots: Slots are the most popular online casino games and Betway has over 400 different slot games, more slot games then you’ll find on some Las Vegas gaming floors. If you like bonus rounds, cut-away scenes and playing 5 reels then Betway hosts all the great Microgaming video slots including: Jurassic Park, Immortal Romance, Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword, Avalon II, Hitman, Terminator 2
Canadian looking for that big pay-off can find Microgaming’s legendary progressive jackpots including Mega Moolah (which paid out $16M in December ’15) and The Dark Knight all neatly presented under their own section. There’s also a great selection of 3 reel slot games. These are games which may not enable you to quit your job but which are fun and great for your bankroll paying out more frequently than 5 reels and progressives do
Blackjack & Roulette: We realize that not everyone plays slots and many Canadian gamers prefer to see the green felt of table games. These players won’t be disappointed by Betway’s offering with a large number of variations on classic blackjack games and roulette including: High Streak Blackjack, European Blackjack Gold, Hi-Lo 13 Blackjack, Europan Roulette Gold, Multi-Wheel Roulette and many more
Be sure though to check the details of these game types before you play. For instance American roulette has a double zero and single zero which increases the house edge. For really light fun check out Betway’s casual or parlor games selection, which also contribute 100% to the welcome bonus.
Players wanting to combine online with offline can choose from a selection of live casino games with real live dealers and fast video streaming. Games include live roulette, blackjack, baccarat and immersive roulette.
How To Play :You can play all these games directly through their website i.e. via their flash casino, Betway now no longer offers a download casino. Some Canadians may see this as a disadvantage, but as part of their brand re-launch they upgraded their website and it now offers a compelling user-experience. The website is fast, light and easy to navigate. It includes features such as game history which details which games you played, what you wagered and when. Before depositing you can also try out their free casino games on demo mode.
Sports, Poker and Bingo: From the left-hand sidebar you can quickly navigate to Betway’s other gaming products including their sportsbook which offers betting on a huge array of sports and games, football to judo and gaelic sports are covered all with highly competitive odds; Poker: Play sit and go and cash tournament games via MPN (Microgaming network) and Bingo: Bet BingoWay offers a packed bingo schedule with high cash prizes including a $10K+ progressive bingo jackpot.
The Betway mobile casino can be accessed in two formats either via downloadable app (apple and android) or via the browser in your smartphone (just type in casino.betway.com). Whichever way you choose you’ll be presented with a very smart mobile casino offering a range of casino games (60+) via the casino or vegas tabs. You also have the option to place bets via their sportsbook, so you’re never far away from a virtual bookie – bingo and poker are not currently available via their mobile site.
Slots: Hitman, Big Kahuna, Game of Thrones, Tomb Raider, Avalon, Agent Jane Blond
Roulette & Blackjack: European roulette gold, European blackjack gold, Classic blackjack gold
Players with smaller sized smartphones e.g. iPhone 5 and similar sized Android device may prefer the downloadable app – eliminating the need to have to type in their username/password etc. on a smaller screen each type they pull up the site. However the Betway app does require downloading the actual games themselves, although they don’t take up too much space.
Betway plus is Betway Casinos’ loyalty program and Canadian players can earn 5 plus points for every $5 wagered. Like other casino loyalty programs Betway plus is divided into tiers based upon how many loyalty points you’ve accrued. Each higher tier giving you more bonus points which can be converted back into playing credits ($10 for every 5000 plus points you redeem) or other gifts.
Blue: Zero points
Silver: 5,000 points required, 25% extra bonus points
Gold: 25,000 points required, 50% extra bonus points
Platinum: 75,000 points required, 75% extra bonus points
Diamond: 1,000,000 points required, 80% extra bonus points
Prive: 2,500,000 points required, 90% extra bonus points
The great thing about this program is that it applies across all Betway’s products – casino, sports, bingo and poker, enabling someone who is actively playing on more than one platform to make exponential gains
Current Promotions: Betway is offering double plus points when you play on the following games during February, Lucky Twins, Dragon Dance, Lucky Leprechaun, American Roulette and all Live Dealer Games. You can also win $700 bonus if you’re dealt 3 suited 7s when playing live dealer blackjack.
Bottom Line on Betway
For Canadians looking for a casino crammed with great Microgaming games where they can bet on sports or play bingo/ poker from the same account whilst having their gaming loyalty rewarded, then Betway is a great option. Add in Betway’s super user friendly flash site and brand reputation and you’ve got a winning product which more than makes up for its relatively weak welcome bonus.