- Live eSports betting
- Free customer service phone
- eCOGRA seal: safety certificate
- Create your bet and cash out
From the British Isles, the cradle of the game worldwide, comes Betway, one of the most popular betting shops in Europe and that little by little is beginning to grow in the Philippines. Part of his fame in England (although his legal headquarters are in Malta) is due to the fact that he has been wearing his logo on the West Ham shirt for years, one of the Premier League classics; a strategy that was repeated in the Philippines: her logo appeared on the shirts of teams such as Levante, Alavés, Betis or Leganés, which undoubtedly helped to make it known.
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It's curious that for years Betway offered sports betting (in addition to casino games) in most countries where it operated except Philippines, where it only had a license for slot machines. However, Betway has now received a license from the AGCO to offer sports betting, which, combined with the authorization to operate casino games, allows Betway to offer a wide range of online gaming options, including slots, roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and, of course, sports betting.
What does Betway offer us?
Betway offers Philippines everything we can expect from a betting company. We can talk about all the sports, events and markets included in their offering, their various promotions, their live betting section... but for now, let's focus on how easy it is to navigate through Betway's website. They have also chosen a color combination of green and black with white text, which makes reading much more comfortable and fresh.
We can comfortably navigate between sports, casino, live casino, eSports, and blog, in addition to the promotions section. On the left margin of the screen, you'll find quick access to the most prominent competitions such as LaLiga or the Champions, as well as the matches of the day. It has a very comprehensive range of sports and markets, with options such as cash out or creating your own bet; and is one of the first bookmakers to offer padel bets.
In the central part we find Betway's special combined bets, live events and highlights. When selecting a market, the betting coupon opens on the right side from where you can manage your bets. The live betting section is very complete, even offering the option to create our live bet. We have a good variety of payment methods and a very powerful app, not to mention the live chat and toll-free support phone.
sports and markets
With about thirty sports on offer, we cannot complain. As expected, popular sports among bettors such as football, tennis, and basketball take the lead, but we also find motor sports, rugby, baseball, horse racing, and greyhound racing that cannot be missing in a British bookmaker and other options that we can consider more exotic, such as UFC and exotic sports like Australian football. And, as we have already said, they also offer eSports betting, which occupies a quite prominent place in Betway.
The variety of markets offered by Betway is also quite impressive. For example, in football, we can find everything from the typical 1X2 to bets on corners, minute of the goal, goalscorers, and combination bets (such as 1X2 and over/under 2.5 goals), although it is true that markets such as Asian handicaps are missing. There is also a good variety of markets in other sports, and finally, there are some long-term markets that are always interesting.
Without being outrageous, the odds provided by Betway can easily appear among the most highlighted in various events and markets. These are odds that typically fall within the range of Spanish bookmakers, but we do find that the favorite's odds are in line with some of the best bookies on the market, while the underdog's odds be slightly low. In some events, we find odds a few cents higher than what the competition offers, while in others they be slightly lower, but overall the odds are good.
betway live betting
To feel the adrenaline of the moment, we can go to the Live section of Betway. Although the sports menu already indicates in which sports we have live bets, it is always preferable to search for the live section and filter by sports and events from there. We can see the live result, the odds situation - you can choose which market to view - and an interesting live market offer. It is also worth noting the possibility of live betting on eSports, something that very few betting sites allow.
Accepted payment methods
When making deposits on Betway, we can use our VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card or financial account, as well as other methods like PayPal or Neteller. The minimum amount to deposit is $10, which is also the minimum amount for withdrawals. All withdrawals are made using the same method as the deposit, so if you used your credit or debit card or made a bank transfer, make sure that the name of the account holder for the bank and the gaming account is the same, as Betway will verify the identity.
- You can make a deposit via: Credit and debit card, Paypal, Skrill, Paysafecard, Neteller, Entropay, Bank transfer, Neosurf, and Teleingreso.
- You can withdraw by: Credit and debit card, Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, Entropay and Bank transfer.
Furthermore, it's important to remember that the deposit limits set by the General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling are as follows:
- Daily (from 00:00 to 23:59): 600$
- Weekly (from 00:00 on Monday to 23:59 on Sunday): 1,500$
- Monthly (from 00:00 on day 1 to 23:59 on day 30 or 31): 3,000$
How to register and deposit?
Both on the Betway homepage and on the sports betting website, we can find the green button to register. Just click on it and fill out the form that appears with our personal and contact information. In addition, you will have to choose the username and password that you will use every time you enter Betway.
Once you have registered, it's time to make your first deposit. To do this, we go to the Banking section in our user account and select the payment method we will use to deposit a minimum amount of $10. Each method has a different process, so you just need to follow the instructions and fill in the necessary information to complete the deposit. You will see how the funds are transferred to your account and you can start playing.
It goes without saying that if Betway has the license from AGCO, it is because it meets all the necessary requirements to offer Philippines a fair and safe game. If not, the AGCO would not have granted it the license to operate in Philippines, or would have withdrawn it. If you look closely, in addition to the usual logos for Safe Gaming, Responsible Gambling, Self-exclusion, or +18, there is the eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal, which is a guarantee of fair play and protection for users and their deposits.
So, our data is safe in Betway. Our bank data is also secured, though as mentioned earlier, it shouldn't come as a surprise that additional documentation be required before any withdrawal is processed to ensure that the person behind the account and withdrawal request is truly you, and that it's not a money laundering operation, etc. This is common practice in online gambling and shouldn't be a cause for concern.
In addition to betting from our computer, we can also access Betway bets from the free app for Android and iOS. If you use Android, you will have to download the .apk file from the website and install it manually; if you are using iOS, you can find it in the App Store. Thanks to this app, you can bet from your mobile or tablet, close bets, play live while watching a game, make your deposits or withdrawals, etc. The betting app is separate from the casino app, and it is always more advisable to play from the web browser on your mobile devices.
One of the most important aspects of any betting house is the customer support service, and we have to say that in this regard, Betway does not fall short. On one hand, we have the toll-free phone number +34 900 947 054, where we will be assisted from Monday to Friday from 8am until midnight. They also offer a live chat that is available 24 hours a day, and if not, we always have the option to send an email to [email protected].
- Email: [email protected]
- Live chat
- Phone: 900 947 054
It's a more than sufficient customer service. It's true that we miss being attended to over the phone on weekends, when there's a concentration of sporting events that generate a high volume of bets. However, the live chat fills the gap of a phone that, it's worth highlighting once again, is free. In fact, most players prefer to use the chat, so in that sense we're well covered.
Betway: Opinions and conclusion
As we mentioned earlier, Betway offers Philippines everything we could ask for in a betting house, and at this point that initial perception is confirmed. We have about thirty sports and a large catalog of events and markets within them, with odds that are no worse than those of the competition. Although there could always be more markets, the offer is good. Also in the live section, which is not a big deal, but offers Philippines more than ample options.
Regarding facilities, perhaps one might miss some payment methods, but what is available covers the needs of the vast majority of players. Customer support is also well covered, with a toll-free phone line from Monday to Friday and live chat. Another noteworthy aspect is the promotions offered.
Last but not least, we have to talk about eSports. Without a doubt, they are a discipline on the rise, constantly growing, and even aspiring to become an Olympic event. They are a goldmine, and Betway has taken advantage of this by giving them great relevance in their betting options. They appear prominently in all menus and filters, sometimes even as a separate section, and we can even place live bets, which very few betting platforms allow and which certainly pleases fans of LoL, CS:GO, or Counter Strike.
- In-game betting on eSports
- Free customer service telephone number
- eCOGRA Seal: security certificate
- Create your bet and cash out
- No Asian lines