The betting programme is undoubtedly one of the key factors for bookies. And that is entirely logical. Because: The more sports fans find the offer appealing, the more will register on a wagering site. And with Betway, you are at a good address in terms of both breadth and depth.
Because: At this bookmaker you can continuously place bets on 25 sports. In addition to the most popular sports such as football, tennis, basketball, and ice hockey, you will find numerous niches such as gaelic, darts, snooker, and kabaddi. There are international brands that offer even more variety, but everyone should be able to find what they’re looking for.
Relatively few markets, but you can put together plenty of bets and use combos
Unsurprisingly, the largest selection of competitions and betting markets exists in connection with football. Here you can primarily wager on the most important competitions in Europe such as the Champions League, the Europa League, the English Premier League etc.. However, the range can also be seen in the context of the competitions in Africa. Furthermore, we found betting opportunities on those on all other continents. Betway does not explicitly point out the matches of today, but you will always find the upcoming ones.
Unlike many competitors, the number of betting markets is limited, and we did not find any special bets. The other side of the coin is that Betway shows you the Build a Bet feature for every event. There you can put together wagers on the same match or race as you wish. Unless the events are inherently contradictory, but the betting page immediately draws your attention to this. Moreover, the bookie points out several combos. If you find the green squares with the white CO lettering in a betting market, you can subsequently use the cashout function.
You find options on virtual games and eSports easier than those on real sports
This also applies to numerous bets on other sports. On the start page for prematch betting, you will sometimes not find them at all immediately. Because: Betway first shows you those on football in general, on the EPL and then on basketball. For most of the others, unlike numerous betting sites, you have to scroll sideways under the main teaser.
Unsurprisingly, the selection is thinner than for football, but more extensive than those of many competitors. And of course, in particular than the portfolio at the local bookmakers. Clearly easier to find are bets on virtual games. In this context, you can choose between football, basketball, racing, and golf. Additionally, there are seven eSports and, among others, League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter Strike and Starcraft.
The odds are reasonable, but with room for improvement
In terms of the odds, according to our experience, Betway performed best in connection with the NFL, with a constant odds ratio of 96%. The ones for the English Premier League and the other top European championships fluctuated between 95% and 96%. We were negatively surprised by the payout ratio for the Champions League, which averaged 94%.
If you want to bet on tennis matches on the ATP and WTA Tour, you can choose between odds of 94% and 96%. The ones on the NBA (92% to 93%) and the NHL (91%) are significantly worse. One of the pros of this bookie is that it shows you the most popular odds. And these are unsurprisingly comparatively more attractive.
For live bets, the odds are sometimes below 90%
Live bets generally have the disadvantage that you must settle for lower odds. This is no different with this betting site. All in all, we found reasonable odds, but especially with international calibres, our expectations are clearly higher. Not least because, even for football, the payout odds sometimes fall short of 90%. Furthermore, we would only have limited hopes of payout rates much higher than the 91% mark.
There are relatively many sports available
In contrast, Betway’s live betting programme is undoubtedly impressive. Admittedly, it doesn’t include the same number of sports as prematch wagering, but we saw those on nine of them on a Monday afternoon. Specifically, live betting was available on football, tennis, basketball, table tennis, handball, ice hockey, volleyball, cricket, and rugby. Just like for prematch bets, you can also use the cashout function.
Betway offers you some live streams
Betway is one of the very few bookmakers in Ghana to offer live streams. The corresponding assortment is comparatively limited, and the top competitions are missing, but this is at least a step forward. You will find this most reliably in connection with table tennis. If the betting site provides you with a live stream for a match, you will immediately notice it thanks to the video cameras.