Betway Casino Review
A global brand that has online casino, mobile casino, live casino, poker, bingo and sports betting sites, Betway offers players a truly comprehensive online gaming experience. Featuring an outstanding selection of Microgaming online pokies and progressive jackpot slots, new players at Betway online casino can pick up a free $1,000 Welcome Bonus and enjoy a pokies RTP of 97.22%. Increasingly known around the world for its sponsorship of West Ham United in the EPL, Betway has come to be a dominant player in the online gaming industry and you can always expect a secure and fair playing experience.
New players at Betway online casino get matches on your first three deposits worth up to $1,000 as a Welcome Bonus:
- 1st deposit—100% match bonus up to $250 (minimum $20)
- 2nd deposit—25% match bonus up to $250 (minimum $20)
- 3rd deposit—50% match bonus up to $500 (minimum $20)
You’ll need to make three deposits totalling $2,250 to claim the full $1,000 signup bonus (an overall deposit match rate of 44%), which grows your bankroll to $3,250. You need to ensure that you register for the Welcome Bonus when you make your first deposit by ticking the box ‘I wish to receive the Welcome Bonus and accept the Terms and Conditions’, and you then have seven days in which to claim the bonus.
The Betway Casino signup bonus wagering requirement is 50x (a higher than average rate), but online pokies, including progressive jackpots, do help you to clear the bonus at a rate of 1:1, with other games making smaller contributions:
- 100% – online pokies, progressive jackpot slots, parlour games
- 8% – roulette, table poker games, video poker (except All Aces and JoB), blackjack (except classic),
- 0% – All Aces & JoB video poker, classic blackjack, all other games
Although not all players will want to claim all three levels of the signup offer, the Betway Casino Welcome Bonus offers good all-round value. The match across the first three deposits of 44% stands up well against other similar deals, while pokies and progressive slots contributing to the wagering requirements 100% means that most players should be able to clear the bonus, especially if you only take up the first deposit match, even with a playthrough that’s on the high side.
Betway’s promotions can be found under the Plus tab in the main menu, so check there regularly to keep up to date with the latest offers. There are regular pokies tournaments, opportunities to earn additional Plus Points when you play selected games, and special promotions on Betway live casinogames as well.
Regular players are further rewarded through the Betway Plus loyalty scheme, in which you earn Tier Tokens and Plus Points. Tier Tokens determine your Betway Plus loyalty level (there are five tiers – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Black), and you automatically start to accrue these as soon as you sign up and start playing. The more you play, the more Tier Tokens you earn, and these in turn give you even greater rewards. As you play, you also earn Plus Points, and these can be redeemed for free spins at a rate of 5000 points = $10 in free spins.
SLOTS SELECTION AND SOFTWARE
Packed with a huge range of Microgaming slots, Betway Casino gives pokies players plenty of choice. You can play more than 400 Microgaming online pokies and progressive jackpot slots, and there is a very impressive Retro Slots selection for those who enjoy old-school 3 reel poker machine games. No casino software download is required, as all games are played in web-based versions in Instant Play, and so you can also enjoy free pokies games in practice mode. If you click on Payout Percentages in the footer menu, you can get the RTP of every game on the site.
The range of Betway Casino online pokies includes:
- Microgaming new release video slots, like Oink Country Love, Emoti Coins, Castle Builder II, Beautiful Bones, Fortune Girl
- Vegas-style 3 reel poker machines, such as Couch Potato, Bar Bar Black Sheep, Bulls Eye, 7 Oceans
- themed video pokies, including Game of Thrones(ways to win and paylines), Jurassic World, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Bridesmaids, Tomb Raider : Secret of the Sword
- well-known and popular 5 reel pokies, like Immortal Romance, Avalon, Bikini Party, Thunderstruck (1 & 2), So Much Sushi, Gold Factory
- Microgaming’s biggest progressive slots, such as Mega Moolah, Mega Moolah Isis, Major Millions (3 & 5 reel), Lotsaloot, Fruit Fiesta, King Cashalot
Table, card and dice game players also get plenty of choice at Betway Casino. For instance, you can play:
- table poker games like Red Dog, 3-card poker and Pai Gow
- craps and Sic Bo
- classic, European, Atlantic City and multi-hand blackjack
- American, French and European roulette
The Betway live casino also gives you the chance to play a variety of live dealer games by Evolution Gaming, including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, casino hold’em, 3 card poker, Caribbean stud poker and ultimate Texas hold’em. Games are streamed live in real time from the Betway studio and are all dealt by professional dealers.
Players using an Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS 8.1+) can download the Betway casino app for free from iTunes — search for ‘Betway – Play Online Casino, Roulette & Card Games’. Android users (4.4+) can likewise download a free Betway mobile app by going to https://www.betway.co.ke/contentfiles/sportsbook/betwaykenya/global/betwayapp/index.html, although it is expected that the app will soon be available at Google Play, now that they have re-commenced stocking real money gambling apps.
Alternatively, you can access the Betway mobile casino directly in the browser of any smartphone or tablet.
You can play more than 100 mobile pokies games with the Betway casino app, and the collection features a mix of hot new release pokies alongside very popular and well-known Microgaming titles, and also includes a selection of progressive jackpot slots like Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Treasure Nile and Cash Splash. There are also card and table games, and video poker, available to play in the mobile casino.
The mobile Betway live casino also features HD games, and you can play roulette, poker and blackjack all streamed in real time and dealt by professional dealers, and punters can also access Betway sports betting and in-play betting from the mobile app.
You can use the same account and log in details when you play in the Betway app and mobile casino, and with games also being available in browser-based versions, this means you can play on any device, on any platform and across the range of Betway gaming sites. A $1000 mobile pokies Welcome Bonus is available for new players signing up in the Betway casino app and, as a special offer, players in the mobile app get double Plus Points on every wager.
Betway also has a range of other mobile apps:
- Betway Vegas app
- Betway Live Casino app
- Betway Sports app
- Betway Bingo app
- telephone support: +44 808 238 9841 (Mon-Sun: 8am-midnight British Summer Time)
- 24/7 live chat
- email: email@example.com
- FAQ pages
New Zealand pokies players can use a number of payment methods at Betway Casino. These include:
- EcoPayz, Skrilland Neteller e-wallets, and EntroPay virtual Visa cards for deposits and withdrawals;
- Visa debit and credit cards to deposit and withdraw;
- and MasterCard credit/debit cards and PaySafe Cardfor deposits only.
Direct bank transfer is also available.
Deposits are credited to your account instantly. When you make a withdrawal request, there is a pending period of 24-48 hours before your payment is processed. If you withdraw to an e-wallet, you can expect your funds to clear within 2-24 hours, while credit/debit cards and bank transfer can take between 1-5 working days. You can only make a withdrawal request for a sum that is equal to or less than 5x the total deposits you have made into your Betway casino account. Any withdrawal of a larger amount will be made in $4,000 instalments, except in the case of progressive jackpot wins, which you will receive in a lump sum.
Betway Casino offers pokies players great variety, with an extensive range of Microgaming slots, progressive jackpot games and mobile pokies. The Welcome Bonus offers new players good value, despite a higher than average 50x wagering requirement, although both pokies and progressive jackpot slots contributing to clearing the bonus at 100% is a major help. Betway casino is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and is also regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, with games being audited and tested by eCogra as to their fairness and RTP. Overall, Betway is a high quality online casino from a well-known international brand, and one we can recommend with great enthusiasm.