Betway

Features
  • Mobile casino can be played in device browser or via downloaded app
  • Variety of banking options for Canadian players
  • Slots payout percentage of 95.79%

Quick facts

  • Tax Free
    Free Spins
  • Software vendors
    Support option
  • Payment options
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With one of the most contemporary designs and layouts of the online casinos we recommend, Betway is certainly an eye-catching site, although that isn’t its main attraction. The Betway bonus is well designed for slots players, with a three-tier deposit match bonus of just over 44% that is potentially worth $1000. The range of Microgaming slots is also extensive, with all categories of games represented, and there is a competitive slots payout percentage of 95.79%.

Welcome Bonus

New players at Betway can earn a sign up bonus that is worth up to $1000 on their first three deposits.

  • 1st deposit—100% match, up to $250 (minimum deposit $20)
  • 2nd deposit—25% match, up to $250 (minimum deposit $20)
  • 3rd deposit—50% match, up to $500 (minimum deposit $20)

Therefore, three deposits worth $2250 attract an additional $1000, making a Betway bonus balance of $3250, an overall deposit match of more than 44% (provided all three deposits are made within 7 days of creating your new account). A match of this size is good value for Canadian players and we would rank it amongst the most competitive of the online casinos that we review here.

In order to claim your welcome bonuses, when you make a deposit ensure that you go the Claim Bonus section in banking. Here, you may be prompted to enter the Betway bonus code you received on signing up; do the same when you make your second and third deposits as well.

Although the deposit match is high at almost 44%, so is the playthrough requirement of 50x before you can make a Betway bonus withdrawal. However, with online slots contributing to this 1:1, there is still good value to be had, even though table games make a more negligible contribution:

  • 100%—online slots and parlour games
  • 8%—blackjack (except classic), roulette, video poker (except All Aces and JoB), table poker
  • all other games (including classic blackjack, All Aces and JoB video poker)

Considering all the elements of this sign up offer, the overall match of 44% on your first three deposits represents good value, despite the higher than average 50x wagering requirement, as slots go towards this 100%. We recommend this welcome bonus as one that is well suited to the dedicated slots player, but it’s not going to be ideal for the occasional player, the player who is not interested in developing their bankroll, or the player who also enjoys a lot of different table games or video poker.

Games

Slots players have plenty of choice at the Betway Casino site, with more than 400 Microgaming games to choose from. As a site catering almost exclusively for slots players, this means that all categories of game are available, and can be played either via the free casino download or in Flash mode (Instant Play) with no download required. (Players who want to play table games should go instead to Betway Vegas, where there is a far greater range.)

old school fruit machines and classic 3 reel slots

  • latest release video slots, including Avalon II, Jurassic Park and Terminator II
  • popular and well-known Microgaming titles, such as Lord Of The Rings, Thunderstruck (I and II), Immortal Romance, Gold Factory, Hitman, Hellboy and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • progressive jackpot slots, such as The Dark Knight, Major Millions, Mega Moolah, Treasure Nile, and Cash Splash

 Although the range of table games is limited, players can nevertheless enjoy two varieties of roulette (American and multi-wheel), three variations of blackjack (classic, Atlantic City and European), and video poker, including Deuces Wild, JoB and Aces & Eights.

Betway also run sports book, poker room and bingo room sites, all of which can be accessed from Betway Casino. The same account and log in details can be used across all of these sites.

Mobile Casino

Player using iOS or Android mobile devices can choose either to play via specialist apps (downloaded from iTunes or Google Play) or directly in the browser of their device. Using either platform, players can manage their accounts using the same log in and account details, meaning switching between desktop, phone and tablet is very straightforward. Player receive notifications about promotions and special offers via SMS and email.

For new players who sign up for a Betway account in the mobile casino, the same welcome offer of a match on your first three deposits is available, and can be claimed in the banking pages once you have made each of them.

There are more than 40 mobile slots to choose from in the app version of the mobile casino, with a combination of popular titles such as Avalon, Thunderstruck II, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Hitman, and progressive jackpot games like Major Millions, Mega Moolah and Treasure Nile. In addition, the mobile casino also features 6 video poker games, blackjack and roulette.

 Promotions

The loyalty scheme at Betway features six levels of membership and is designed to reward regular players by awarding points for every wager made. Your betting level each month determines your membership level, and more casino credits are awarded the higher the level you attain. Players receive 5 points for every $10 wagered and these can then be exchanged (in 5000 point increments) for credits. Points don’t carry over indefinitely, however, and are forfeited if not redeemed within 90 days.

Customer support

  • 24/7 phone support: 1-877-811-2604
  • 24/7 live chat
  • email: support@betway.com
  • option to set daily, weekly or monthly deposit limits
  • cooling off periods can be requested
  • 15 supported languages (including French)

Banking

There are a number of ways in which players can operate their Betway accounts. PayPal is accepted for both deposits and withdrawals, as are other EFT systems such as POLi. Leading e-wallets Neteller, Skrill and ClickandBuy can also be used, as can Ukash pre-paid vouchers (for deposits only—withdrawals are made by bank check). Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards are also accepted as a payment method, but only of they are issued in the same name as that on your casino account.

For security reasons, identification checks need to be made before withdrawals can be processed (e.g. photo ID, proof of address, etc.). There are also limits in place as to the amount that can be withdrawn at any one time; if you wish to withdraw a sum that is more than five times your total deposits, this is only possible in increments of $4000. This does not apply, however, to wins on progressive jackpot games.

 

Conclusion

With its emphasis on slots, Betway is a casino that we recommend to Canadian players, who benefit not only from the diverse range of Microgmaing games available, but also from the sign up offer. The 44% overall match on your first three deposits is hard to beat, especially when combined with slots contributing to the playthrough requirement 100%.