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  • Year Founded: 2006
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Betway Casino

Betway Casino is an ‘international’ online casino that offers South African players another destination to enjoy some rather fine gaming entertainment. It’s part of the wider Betway brand that encompasses the full suite of online betting products and operates its online casino under a desirably strict licence from the Malta Gaming Authority giving plenty of peace of mind that you’re in good hands here. So, with the bona fides of this casino ticked off, what should sway you to play the Betway way? Read on and we shall reveal all . . .

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Casino room rating

  • Bonus & Promotions
    Good

    A Welcome Bonus of up to $1000 is the highlight, with the Betway Plus loyalty programme offering future incentives for regular players.

  • Software
    Very good

    Microgaming software powers both Betway’s desktop, Live Casino and mobile casino products.

  • Game selection
    Very good

    Hundreds of games provide excellent choice whether you favour online slots, table games or video pokers.

  • Customer Service
    Very good

    Quick and courteous service is available via email, phone and Live Chat all day, every day.

  • Payment Methods
    Good

    Credit / debit cards and several e-wallet options are available, however currently no native transactions in ZAR.

Total rating:
Very good

Welcome Bonus 

Join the throng already at Betway Casino and there’s Welcome Bonus of up to $1000 to perk up your new player account. This headline offer can be earned thus:

  • 100% Match Bonus on first deposit up to $250.
  • 25% Match Bonus on second deposit up to $250.
  • 50% Match Bonus on third deposit up to $500

The minimum deposit needed to trigger the related bonus is $20, so for as little as $60 you could grab yourself an extra $35 in bonus money to play with over the three deposits, but it’s worth noting that could be $60 of bonus money if you can commit that $60 just on the first deposit!

The other essential terms and conditions to be aware of are:

Wagering Requirement – Betway Casino’s Welcome Bonus has a wagering requirement of 50 times the bonus paid. This is a little higher than the more common figure of 40 times the bonus we encounter but not so high as to scare the horses.

Game Weighting – the advertised contributions to the wagering requirement are:

  • All slots and parlour games contribute 100%.
  • All table games other than excluded games (below) contribute 8%.
  • Classic Blackjack, All Aces Video/Power Pokers, Jacks or Better Video/Power Pokers, all Baccarats, all Craps, Red Dog and Sic Bo all contribute 0%.

In comparison with its competitors, Betway Casino’s Welcome Bonus isn’t outstanding but it does still offer a pretty decent way to get extra bang for your buck as a new player here. The best value can be rinsed from this offer if online slots are your wagering weapon of choice and you can afford to commit $250 on the first deposit here to get the maximum opportunity to match your money with bonus funds.

Casino Games 

Betway Casino delivers all its thrills using the hugely respected suite of Microgaming casino games. That means an absolutely staggering choice from all categories of casino gaming, and in particular hundreds and hundreds of highly sought-after online slots.

All the games are corralled under the categories of Roulette, Blackjack, Live Casino, Tables, Slots, Retro Slots, Jackpots, Video Poker and Other, plus there’s a search facility if you quickly want to target a certain game. Highlights? Well, slot players should be delighted to take games like Jungle Jim, Immortal Romance and Jurassic Park slot for a spin, whilst table gamers have a knockout selection of twenty-four Blackjack options to savour. We also appreciate the lure of the potential paydays from progressive jackpot games, and Betway shouldn’t disappoint here either – it boats fourteen options, with Mega Moolah, Mega Moolah Isis and Major Millions being the dream machines that can make you an instant millionaire.

Mobile casino 

With Microgaming powering its desktop casino, we were not surprised to find Betway has an excellent companion mobile casino to enjoy using the same single player account. There’s a smaller choice of games on offer, but don’t assume that makes it a lesser proposition. If anything, the mobile casino almost represents a ‘best of’ selection from the full desktop site, so whatever category of game you personally prioritise, we think you’ll be more than happy with the options here. 

Betway’s mobile casino plays nicely with most mobile devices that offer a web browser, so whether you favour iOS, Android or Windows when it comes to your mobile gadgets you should have no problem packing some powerful entertainment in from this operator.

Promotions 

The search for on-going promotions at Betway Casino (beyond the Welcome Bonus for new players) leads us to its Betway Plus scheme, also referred to just as ‘plus’ on the site navigation. Here you’ll find the latest offers for loyalty which at the time of review was limited to just a time-limited offer for triple loyalty points when playing selected games. Not that thrilling in our opinion, but if you are a regular player loyalty points earned at Betway Casino can unlock up to six tiers of enhanced service that can entitle you to further exclusive bonuses.

Loyalty point schemes aren’t powerful incentives for casual players in our view, and we would like to have seen a more imaginative programme of advertised promotions to cater for such customers. That said, these things may not strongly influence your decision to play a certain casino and we certainly don’t consider it a deal-breaker ourselves.

Customer Support

Betway Casino covers its players’ needs with 24/7 support via the following channels:

  • Email: support@betway.com
  • Phone: +44 808 238 9841
  • Live Chat

We found Betway’s service to be fast and efficient to use, and experienced no problems getting timely and courteous responses to our queries no matter how obtuse we tried to be when testing the customer rep’s patience!

Banking options

Unfortunately Betway Casino doesn’t yet natively support transactions with ZAR, but it does offer the most popular banking services that should also allow South African player to happily manage a player account here using USD.

Debit / credit cards issued by Visa or Mastercard are naturally welcome (although we noted that only Visa can be used for withdrawals too), but there’s also a good choice of the most popular e-wallet services too such as NETeller and Skrill. These are especially attractive if you want the fastest withdrawal times as these offer instant access to your winnings after the casino’s processing time, rather than the additional delay of three to five business days if withdrawing to a credit / debit card.

Bottom line about Betway Casino

We consider Betway Casino has a couple of weaknesses when it comes to the range of its promotions and the current lack of banking options specifically tailored for South African players, however, we think it compensates with many strengths. We can’t ignore the excellent gaming you’ll enjoy here whether you log in to play with your desktop PC, mobile or tablet and the Welcome Bonus has plenty of punch to bring to the party. Factor in the dependable customer support here and the opportunities to explore Betway’s wider betting services using your single player account, and we think this site is very worthy of your close attention.

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