Betway Casino Review
Betway is one of the most popular online gaming destinations in the UK – with a comprehensive offering of casino, poker, bingo and sports betting, all wrapped up in one. In recent days, thanks to its powerful combination of a $1000 welcome bonus, 400+ Microgaming slots, and stellar customer service, it’s gained substantial popularity in Canada as well.
Why should I play at Betway?
If you’re someone who appreciates a solid gaming platform, backed by the best casino software and over a decade’s experience, then Betway (also known as BetCasinoWay) is the perfect option for you.
Here you can get started with a fabulous $1,000 welcome bonus (in CA dollars of course), put it to use on any of the hundreds of Microgaming titles, and enjoy it all from your PC web browser or mobile device.
$1000 welcome bonus: The Betway casino welcome bonus is just the way we like them – a big, round $1000. To claim it in full, just follow the simple formula:
- Make your first deposit, get: 100% up to $250
- Make your second deposit: 25% up to $250
- Make your third deposit: 50% up to $500
Free spin bonus: Do all that, and you’ll have an extra $1000 with which to play on all your favourite online casino games. In addition, Betway also offers 50 free spins as part of its welcome package, at select times during the year. Usually you’ll get 10 free spins upon registration, and another 40 free spins upon deposit. Your best bet is to check the website, when you sign up, to make sure the free spins are still being offered.
As for your bonus cash, keep in mind, it’s subject to certain restrictions like a 50X wagering requirement, with bonus playthrough attributed as follows:
- 100% – Slots and parlour games
- 8% – Table pokers, roulette, most video/power pokers, most blackjack games, and Casino War
- 0% – All others
Quality of the welcome bonus: The Betway welcome bonus is excellent on the surface at a potential $1000 over the course of your first three deposits. The 50X wagering requirement, however, is a tad on the high side, and the playthrough rather restrictive, and less generous than other sites. Still, a decent deal all things considered.
As a casino powered by Microgaming software, you know you’re getting good stuff when you come to Betway. But where does Betway truly excel? We love the slots selection, that boasts a library of over 400 slot titles and growing. These include some of the newest slots on the market like Pollen Party and Emperor of the Sea, as well as the tried and true favourites of Canucks like Mega Moolah jackpot slots, which rewarded one lucky Brit with a $22M+ jackpot on a single spin!
For free spin fun, we’ve found offers on Karaoke Party, Lost Vegas, and more. But since free spins tend to be subject to change (and often coincide with new games), we highly recommend checking the site yourself for the latest updates on these offers.
Other than that, when it comes to play, Betway Casino is instantly accessible through your web-browser. On the experience end, it’s bright and colourful, easy to navigate, and full of fun extras like a particularly lively live casino, stylish roulette games, and a handful of blackjack formats.
The Betway mobile app, or more accurately the Betway mobile casino site, is a great place to play all your favourite online casino games, on the go. Fully compatible with both Android and iOS systems – it’s browser based after all – you can log in with your existing account and enjoy 100+ games (including four progressive slots) from the palm of your hand.
Don’t get us wrong, we love playing at Betway, but casino promotions are not necessarily this gaming site’s strong-suit. It’s true there is an occasional free spin offer on the line, and a decent Betway Plus loyalty program, but we’re more used to the bells and whistles and no holds barred promotional style of other top online casinos.
Where to find the Betway promotions? To find out what’s being offered at any given time, navigate to the ‘Plus’ tab (far right) at the top of the Betway site, click, and go to the ‘Casino’ tab from there. At last check we found listed a leaderboard promotion with a prize package of $1300, and an opportunity to earn 4X the loyalty points on Jungle Jim slots.
Live chat: Yes
Banking at Betway Casino is quick and easy, safe and secure. To find out your options, just venture over to the Banking page, filter to Canada, and you’ll get a list of the payment options accepted, including: eCheck, Citadel Direct, MasterCard, Visa, ecoPayz, EntroPay, iDebit, Instadebit, paysafecard, and ACH/EFT. Within the list you can see which methods are accepted for deposits, withdrawals, and/or both.
To make an actual transaction, you’ll need to click on the ‘Bank’ icon from the lobby once you’ve logged in (i.e. account required). Deposits are instantly credited to your account, and withdrawals processed immediately (though they may take a number of days to complete, depending on the method you choose). Needless to say, Canadian dollars are accepted.
Betway Casino is a nice solid site for playing a wide range of top casino games. Heavy on the slots, it’s one of our favourites for playing the reels. Keep your eyes open for free spin offers to make it even more worthwhile, and make sure to take advantage of the $1000 welcome bonus, to make the most of your time, and money.