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Some of you may already know the Betway brand. Founded in 2006, the company is established on the market as a renowned sports betting provider. Betway regularly advertises on television and sponsors the Premier League club West Ham United. In addition, the company operates an elaborate online casino. A promising range of slot machines and live dealer games, combined with the well-known name, raises particularly high expectations. In the detailed test report I examine the entire offer for you as usual in detail and exactly. Read now whether the experience and popularity of the provider are reflected in an above average test result.
This Betway Test will therefore not only examine the game offerings and the winning odds in detail, but also present the company’s performance in general. Those who would like to have more detailed information about the payments, bonus offers, terms and conditions, live games or the mobile app can soon get a good impression of the offer in the corresponding test reports.
Overview of all casino games
The main component of any casino review is of course the game offerings. After all, it is the games that guide the player into the casino and make sure that he or she feels comfortable here. In the following, the entire range of games is examined and the different limits and payout odds, as well as the number of jackpot games under the microscope.
The individual casino games at a glance:
|Slot machines||Roulette||Blackjack||Video Poker||Table games|
|Jurassic Park||Multi Wheel||Spanish 21||Jacks or Better||Baccarat|
|Robyn||European Roulette||Classic Gold||Bonus Poker||Casino War|
|Dragons Myth||American Roulette||Vegas Strip Blackjack||Deuces Wild||Craps|
|Thunderstruck||Gold Roulette||Gold Blackjack||Aces & Faces||Casino Poker|
|Immortal Romance||Premier Roulette||Playboy Blackjack||Double||Sic Bo|
|Game of Thrones 243 Ways||Live Multiplayer Roulette||Hi Lo Blackjack||Red Dog|
In total, Betway Casino offers over 600 games, divided into the categories of Slots, Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker and Table Games. The broadest offer is in the slots sector, where the casino currently has 509 different games in its portfolio. Especially popular are the jackpot games, such as “King Cashalot” or “Mega Moolah”. In total, players can try their luck in 25 jackpot games. The casino is also especially known for its large number of video slots. Priority would be here for example “Jurassic Park” and “Immortal Romance”, which can convince with strong video sequences.
The roulette program includes eleven different game variations, of which Playboy Live Casino Roulette in particular has caused a sensation in recent weeks and months. A Playboy Live Casino Blackjack is also available and is only one of a total of 46 Blackjack game variations. The range of games is complemented by Video Poker and 23 different table games, such as Baccarat or Sic Bo. Video Poker offers a total of 60 different versions. Here you will not only find enormously popular game variants, such as Jacks or Better, but also more exotic game variants, such as Aces & Faces. 32 Arcade Games and ten Scratch Cards can also be selected by the players.
Games with Live Dealer
The Live Dealer games are becoming more and more popular with the casino community and are therefore naturally also found with this provider. Microgaming has taken care of the production of the games, which at first glance is certainly not the worst choice. So far, the Live Dealer is available in Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Hold’em. These games are also available with Playboy Dealer. You can find detailed information about my Betway experience with the Live Dealer games in our Live Dealer Games Review.
Extensive Mobile App
Betway provides its casino players with their own mobile app in addition to the traditional homepage offer. This can be easily downloaded for Android and Apple devices in the respective stores. Thanks to the store integration, you can also pay at Betway in the casino with Apple Pay. More than 100 HD games can be played. Among them, of course, many jackpot slots, such as “Treasure Nile” or “Major Millions”. Every month three new games are presented in the app. You can find detailed information about the Casino App on the app’s special page.
Betway experience with the limits of the games offered
The offer is suitable for beginners as well as for highroller. The slots all have different deposit limits, which can be selected at will. Depending on your choice, the minimum stake here is between 0.01 USD and 1.00 USD. A maximum of 1.00 USD to 800 USD can be used at the slots. In general, even lower limits are recommended for beginners, as there is simply a smaller risk of loss. At the same time, however, the winnings are of course also smaller here. Experienced players will hardly be able to cope with these low stakes, but even these are in good hands with possible stakes of up to 800 USD per reel spin.
The casino players can risk considerably more with the usual casino game offer. The minimum stake in arcade games is 0.10 USD, but can also rise to up to 3,000 USD. In roulette, the amount of the limits depends on the choice of table. The tables all have different limits, but they always require a minimum deposit of 0.25 USD. There are also roulette tables where the minimum bet is 3.00 USD. However, the maximum that can be wagered is between 50 USD and 2,000 USD. Blackjack players must place a bet of 1.00 to 10 USD, with the maximum being set between 200 and 1,000 USD. In Video Poker the smallest possible bet is 0.10 USD. The maximum bet is 250 USD.
Very good payout odds
Betway Casino can impress the gaming community with an enormously high payout percentage. According to the latest eCOGRA report, the average RTP across all games is 96.53 percent, which is a very good figure. This also applies to the individual game categories. In Roulette the RTP is between 97.80 and 99.80 percent, depending on the table. The payout rates are just as high for Blackjack. For the other table games, the RTP is between 97.14 and 99.80 percent. The only exceptions here are slots and video poker. While the payout odds for Video Poker are still between 96.50 and 98.50 percent, the RTP for Slots is between 95.20 and 97.20 percent.
If one compares Betway Casino with other online casinos in terms of payout rates, the very good average values of all the games offered are naturally striking. For Scratch Cards and Arcarde Games these values are not transparent, but for all other important games these are displayed. Thus, it is also easy to see that the payout odds in comparison are significantly above average.
More details about the company behind Betway
Betway was founded in 2006 and has made a name for itself primarily in the sports betting market as one of the best online bookmakers. The product is managed by Betway Limited, which is based in Malta. Gradually, however, the company has continued to grow and has added other areas to its portfolio.
After Betway had achieved great success in the sports betting sector, the company expanded its catchment area to include casino players. The fact that this step is a positive one for both sides is shown by the awards that the provider has already received. In 2011, the casino received an award for innovation in slot commission, and in 2013 the software manufacturers received an award for innovation in RNG Casino software at the EGR Awards. In addition to sports betting and the casino, Betway also offers other products such as poker and bingo, which are used by more than two million customers.
The customer service in check
Customer support is available in several ways and can be contacted by players via Email, live chat or telephone. Very pleasing, because not a matter of course, is the fact that the live chat could be held in more than 10 languages. The staff is extremely friendly and competent and is available non-stop between 09:00 and 01:00. The customer service is available around the clock by e-mail or contact form, but the response times depend on the day of the week. On weekends it can take a little longer with the answer. Quick help can also be provided by the extensive help section on the website. Many questions are already answered here, so that you can save yourself the way to support.
Regulation & Safety
The company’s operations are regularly monitored and controlled by the relevant institutions. In addition, the casino is licensed by the Maltese and British Gaming Authority (LGA/CL3/302/2006) (000-039372-R-319367-003). In accordance with the latest security guidelines, all conversations and transactions are encrypted to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access. An AES 128 GSM encryption and an RSA key are used. To protect against money laundering, an identity check is always carried out when a new payment method is used for the first payout.
Betway also struggles against the danger of addiction for players. In addition to the betting limits, which can already be seen as a measure against excessive gaming, the casino also offers a NODS self-assessment test. Here players can assess themselves and are thus informed about their own gaming behaviour. If help is needed, the website contains an extensive list of organisations that help with gambling addiction and other problems. In addition, every player can also restrict their activities or have their account blocked. The partner organization GambleAware offers an additional contact point.
In order to ensure the company’s long-term reliability, regular tests and payout reports are carried out at the casino. The independent control authority eCOGRA takes over this task and then evaluates the respective payout odds. Players can be sure that the results of the control authority are true, because it is objective and has no advantages in embellishing things.
Many bonus points for the overall ranking
In the category bonus points the provider can convince with a total of eight bonus points, which are distributed very fairly in the various categories. Full points are awarded in the category Special Games, because with Playboy Live Casino Roulette and Blackjack, the company has some real highlights in its programme. Not the full score, but equally good results Betway could also achieve in the categories Promotions and Awards. Promotions are not offered so often, but when they are, they are very special and involve many gifts and even travel. The casino itself has not yet received any awards, but the Microgaming software used has already won coveted prizes in 2013 and 2013.
The maximum number of points was also achieved in the categories loyalty programme and additional offers. The additional offer promises players a welcome bonus of up to 1,000 USD for their second and third deposits. Level points are required for the loyalty program, which can then be exchanged. There are only three levels available, blue, bronze and silver. In the blue level the bonus is still quite small, but in the silver level it is already 25 percent. Betway can thus earn a total of eight bonus points, which is well above average compared to other casinos.
Conclusion: Betway is one of the “big players” on the market
Betway is of course viewed particularly critically by the casino players. The company has already proven itself as a provider of sports betting and is accordingly strongly on the casino test bench. On this the offerer could quite convince, because the product comes with some strong aspects, like for example a proven licenses all around the world. First and foremost, of course, the unbelievably large range of games is tempting. More than 600 games are available here, which are always kept up to date and thus guarantee absolute gaming fun. At the same time, the entire Betway Casino also has an above-average payout rate, which is sure to boost your spirits even more. For new customers, the bonus of up to 250 USD also offers an optimal starting point.
In my Betway evaluation there are no concrete points of criticism. However, the company could improve the transparency of the payout ratios. This is given for most games, but not for all. At the same time, the selection of roulette tables cannot keep up with every competition.