Can you trust Betway?
Yes we are 100% sure they are not here to steal your money.
Betway is licensed in several different countries, including the coveted UK gambling commission.
They have third party certificiation by eCOGRA, as well as cooperation with MGA, IBAS and ODR.
An independent team that investigates customer complaints.
Very few complaints when compared to their player base.
In our dealings with them, they have never given us any reason to doubt them. Since 2015 they have been the major sponsor of the PL football club West Ham. A partner of this size would not accept being associated with a group of vagabonds. In addition the amount of publicity Betway receives means they cant really afford to make stupid mistakes like not pay out winning bets.
If this is not enough to convince you, just try the next site in our recommended section. Or read below for more reasons explaining why we have chosen Betway as our top bookie.
Everything in our reviews including our assessment of trust are done to the best of our abilities, and with the best intentions. If you notice any mistakes please send us a message
Bonuses and promotions
Let’s start with the free stuff - What do you get At Betway?
Betway does have a sign up offer. But it will depend on where you live.
India and Bangladesh they offer a ‘100% Deposit Bonus up to ₹8000 deal.
And for most other countries, they offer a ‘bet $100 and get $100 free deal.
It will vary from country to country. The best way to know what you’re eligible for is to visit their site and see for yourself.
While you’re there you’ll notice that this offer expires 7 days after you make your create your account. And you have to follow some rules when you make your bets:(updated 12/05/2018)
- Single bets – must be placed at odds higher than 1.75
- Each-way bets –placement part must be higher than 1.40
- System bets – each selection must be placed at odds higher than 1.40
And adhere to their play through requirements: 6xBonus wagering in the next 30 days
Betway also offer regular promotions to existing players. The most tempting offer is currently a freebet of ₹250 when you wager ₹250 on selected cricket or football matches.
As with all betting sites remember to read the terms and conditions on the betway site before you start wagering
In general they are good natured and will accept obvious mistakes on the players part. If a bonus is forfeited it is usually because of multiple accounts registered to the same player, or using false information when signing up.
Odds and betting selection
First the most important: What are their cricket betting options?
As you can expect from a five-star rated bookmaker, any cricket match of a decent size is available to bet on. And not only common bets like: to win, win/draw, totals and outright. In fact the bigger matches can have upwards of 50(!) different betting options for just one match.
Overall they have a great selection of cricket markets and bets.
Outside of cricket you’ll have more than 28 markets you can wager on. This includes sports like kabaddi, basketball, e-sports, soccer, politics, horse racing, badminton, NFL, tennis and hockey.
They have a robust in-play section too. Featuring Cricket and other big sporting events. The more popular bets often include a cash out option as well.
Deposit and withdrawals
Betway accepts several payment methods. It just depends on where you live.
For example, you can use:
- Bank Transfer
If you want to see if they accept a specific option you’ll need to head to their site.
Except for Visa the same option used to deposit can be used to withdraw winnings. The main difference between withdrawals and deposits is the documentation required before the first withdrawal is accepted.
When depositing with Neteller: Just enter the email you have registered with Neteller, and secure ID is the 6 numbered code you chose on the Neteller site. If you have two factor authentication enabled you should enter the 6 numbers from your authentication app instead. We recommend enabling two factor authentication whenever its offered.
When depositing with Skrill, make sure that you have deposited with a method that will allow payment to merchants (not MasterCard for instance). Then its just a matter of entering your account and password information. You can also use Skrill to pay with credit or debit cards, but so far we haven't had any more success with this than just depositing directly to the sportsbook. We would recommend first depositing to your Skrill account.
Deposit: If you have a money available in your card/E-wallet this will clear instantly. And you can place your bets within seconds.
Withdrawal This is a bit slower. The very first time you withdraw winnings support uses 24-48 hours to review your account. After that process is completed the time varies with method. Longest being 3-7days for MasterCard accounts but can also be as short as two hours for some e-Wallets.
Livechat and email are available 24/7. How fast you get a response will depend on time of day and traffic to support.
So far we`ve received reply to emails pretty fast (10-30minutes).
Livechat normally works fine, but sometimes they seem to be a bit overwhelmed. And they have the annoying feature that you have to verify your account details to support before they respond to your query. But after that is complete they are both friendly and helpful
If you prefer talking to a human rather than just typing at your keyboard (you weirdo). Betway has a no-charge phone number you can call from anywhere in the world. The line is open from 8AM-Midnight, British time (about 4 hours behind Indian timezone)
We think the software is well-designed, intuitive and easy to use.
The site loads quickly on both mobile and desktop versions. Its easy to navigate between different sports and matches. Changing language, odds type and customer support are all easily accessible.
The most annoying things we have discovered is that transaction history is only available in the desktop version. And to get to livechat you are first sent to the FAQ section before actually being able to chat with someone
The betslip is easily managed. When selecting multiple matches, you can decide if you want to bet on several single matches or combining them to doubles/multiples for higher odds.
If streaming is not available you can still see live-stats from the matches. Sometimes this can be enough to get a feel for which way the wind is blowing, and adjust your bets accordingly
Conclusion and final thoughts
Hopefully we have been able to show you why we think Betway should be your main cricket betting site. They are trustworthy, offer bonuses, good odds and have a helpful support staff. One of the few sites we have deemed worthy of a full 5 out of 5 stars rating.
However if you have other preferences than us, or just dont want to forgive past sins. Then there are plenty more fish in the sea. Just head over to our betting sites section and pick another site. Maybe you even want to create accounts at several sites?