With Betway‘s mobile apps, finding the sports takes a bit of getting used to. Here, football and the other popular disciplines constitute the exception. The reason for this lies in the fact that the corresponding navigation appears below the main teaser. This means that you must scroll sideways. This applies to both pre-match and live betting.
The Android app isn’t available in the Google Play Market
Betway provides you with a web app as well as native / download-based applications for Android and iOS. You can find the latter version in the App Store, but with Android devices Betway customers must use the app download. Afterwards, it is essential for the installation that you allow apps from an unknown source or origin.
The simplest way to find the buttons for installing the native / download-based apps is to look for them in the footer. However, at betway.co.za we discovered a link to the mobile apps in the hamburger menu at the top right. Here, the fact that the bookmaker developed a version for the Huawei App Gallery, too, caught our eye. This certainly constitutes a rarity.
Betway reminds you to register
Regardless of the version you want to use, just like with any other bookie, Betway requires you to register. You can’t ignore this because the bookmaker welcomes non-logged-in betting enthusiasts with the dedicated form. It comprises one page. First, the betting site asks you for your telephone number, the desired password, your first and last name as well as your e-mail address. Then you must select your ID type and enter the corresponding number. Next, you need to enter your nationality and date of birth.
Finally, Betway will ask you whether you have a sign up code. Consequently, you will have to enter it. The same applies to eventual referral codes. After this step, you agree to the terms and conditions and the data protection policy of Betway and complete the registration. Thereafter, you can continue to browse the website or make your first deposit. All this is done within a few minutes.
E.g. the search function and the live chat are in the footer
The mobile versions mostly have the same layout as the desktop version. Even the hamburger menu in the top-left corner remains the same. There you will find, for example, access to the promotions, the customer service, the apps, and the blog. What you must do without are the highlights and the top live games on the left of the screen. However, the bookie makes up for this with buttons in the footer for the search function, the wagering slips, the message inbox, and the live chat.
If you want to make deposits and, hopefully, withdrawals via the website, you must click on your username in the header bar. There you select the respective tab and then the desired payment method and the amount. Before that, you see the buttons for the login, sign up and the betslip in the header next to the Betway logo. Furthermore, the bookmaker labels the events for which it offers live betting and / or the bet builder.
This bookie doesn’t offer the fastest services
However, the fact that the operators of this betting site largely opted for identical designs in this case doesn’t exclusively represent an advantage. By this, we do not only mean the point that you have to scroll the sports below the main teaser to the side. Because: Betway’s appearances are comparatively slow. Therefore, Betway isn’t universally appropriate for placing live bets. That doesn’t mean you must avoid it, but you should have comparatively fast devices and a good internet connection at hand.