- Founded: 2006
- Location: Among others Malta, Guernsey, London, Cape Town and the Isle of Man
- Licence: Gaming Commission of Ghana, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lagos State Lotteries Boards (LSLB), in South Africa the National Gambling Board, Kenya Betting Control, Gaming Board of Tanzania, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board Uganda (LGRB), Zambia Betting Control, in Botswana Gambling Authority.
- Owner: Betway Group
- Customer service: Live chat, e-mail, telephone hotline, WhatsApp
- Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange
Betway was founded in 2006 and is present in all betting markets in Africa. The British veteran generally relies a lot on sponsorship to spread its name. And he is doing his utmost in this respect on our continent, too. Here, for example, the African figurehead in rugby, the South African Springboks, belong to the partners.
Moreover, the company cooperates for instance also with football clubs and/or competitions of the English Premier League, in Spain, in Ghana, in Uganda and in Zambia. Besides, punters from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Namibia, and Botswana can place bets at Betway. Thereby, on www.betway.co.tz you can choose between Swahili and English.
What we like about Betway
- The wide and deep sports selection
- Various payment methods
- The promotions for new and existing customers
- Many contact options
- Some live streams
What we like less about Betway
- The odds key is a bit too low
- In most countries, 50% new customer bonuses apply and generally, there are more generous conditions
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Betting offer and odds: good selection, low odds
Betway can keep up with the top field in terms of both the breadth and depth of its sports betting offer. The bookie offers a total of twenty-five different sports. There should be something for most betting enthusiasts. Of course, the classics such as football, tennis, basketball, ice hockey and US sports in general are at the top of the list. In addition, you can also bet on sports like Gaelic, darts, snooker or kabaddi.
When it comes to the depth of the offer, Betway is convincing. Of course, the majority of the betting programme is dedicated to football. Here you can bet on the English Premier League, the other top European divisions, the Champions League, and the Europa League.
Furthermore, you can place bets on African competitions. Additionally, the range of bets extends to ones from all other continents. In the other sports, the selection is a little thinner, but should still satisfy most betting enthusiasts.
As usual with betting sites, the odds key depends on the sports and on the. All in all, the values offered are solid, but definitely expandable and can’t quite keep up with the other top providers. The best odds are available on the NFL, as they consistently reach 96%.
For the English Premier League and the other most important European football leagues, the payout percentages fluctuate between 95% and 96%. Betway performs clearly worse in connection with the Champions League because there the odds key is 94%. Regarding tennis betting on ATP and WTA tournaments, the payout ratios vary between 94% and 96%. Significantly lower are the odds for bets on the NBA (92% to 93%) and the NHL (91%).
Live betting experience: Variety but low odds
According to our experience, the range of live bets at Betway in Ghana includes, in addition to football, tennis, basketball, table tennis, handball, ice hockey, volleyball, and cricket. Furthermore, we noticed two niche sports with futsal and snooker. We would expect an even greater variety from an international big name, but the offer can definitely be described as above average. Of course, you can bet around the clock.
In the live betting area, the situation is the same as in the pre-match area: Here, too, the odds are largely reasonable, but not the best on the market. Big bookmakers can offer more. Not least because we found payout ratios below 90% in some cases.
Moreover, Betway represents one of the very few betting sites in Ghana that offer live streams. The selection is limited, but that is better than nothing.
Bonus for new customers: Mostly free bet up to 50%
Betway constantly offers its users in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia interesting bonus and promotion offers. However, most of you will receive 50% bonuses in the form of free bets. For this, you have to wager the amount of your first deposit three times within 30 days and with odds of at least 3. And as soon as the wagering requirements are met, the free bet is credited to you. We saw exceptions for Betway’s new customer bonuses for Nigeria and South Africa. But here, too, not all that glitters is gold.
App and website: clear, long loading times
One of the most important aspects for betting enthusiasts is of course the implementation of the betting app or of another helpful solution for mobile wagers. If the desktop version and the mobile versions are confusing and awkward to use, this will keep very few people interested in the long term.
The structure of the site is quite coherent due to the calm colour scheme (grey, white and green) and the logical structure. Both experienced bettors and betting newcomers should find their way around quite quickly.
In addition to the desktop display, Betway like all the other major bookies offers apps for Android and Apple users. This means that the company is optimally positioned in this area. The apps and the mobile website also impress with their clarity. The only drawback lies in the loading times of the mobile site, which can sometimes take a little longer as normally. And if you want to place live bets, this obviously does not make it all that easy.
Payment options: varied, no fees
Betway fits in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia the payment options to the preferences of the users. And since transactions in most of these countries take place with mobile money, you can primarily fall back on such service providers. You can use them online, with the multifund mechanism, as well as with USSD. Moreover, for example, you can utilize in Nigeria online platforms and payment gateways as well as in South Africa vouchers.
This means that the bookie covers the most important methods. In addition, Betway mostly doesn’t charge any fees – this means that the bookie follows the industry standard. In the majority of the countires can make withdrawals using mobile money and via EFT. With the latter method, you must be patient for up to a few days. Otherwise, the transactions take place immediately.
As far as the security of the users’ data is concerned, the provider is very transparent and gives its users the feeling that the data and information are in safe hands.
Customer service: exceptionally good performance
Customer service is a segment with which a bookmaker can really stand out from the competition. If they do an excellent job of answering user queries quickly, on time and in full, this will keep customers loyal.
The contact options at Betway are quite versatile and betting enthusiasts should get their enquiry answered quite quickly. You can contact the support via telephone hotline, WhatsApp, live chat, email. Moreover, you can find detailed FAQs, which should already answer the most important questions of most users. Additionally, you can access the Facebook page and the Twitter profile.
Conclusion: solid, but odds weak
The British bookie convinces with its performance straight across the board. The selection of sports is varied, betting fans can choose from numerous leagues and competitions. The website is clearly laid out and a proper mobile implementation has also been taken care of. We can criticize neither the payment methods nor the customer service. Only in terms of odds, an important component for betting enthusiasts, Betway can not quite keep up with the competition.
Betway in Africa accepts customers from these countries
- Ghana (please also check our section betting sites ghana)
- Kenya (please also check our section betting sites kenya)
- Nigeria (please also check our section betting sites nigeria)
- South Africa (also check our section betting sites south africa)
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