You can open an account with Betway and benefit from a welcome bonus if you’re from: United Kingdom, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Australia and Malta, plus a load of other countries.
Betway has been in operation since 2006, meaning it wasn’t quite one of the very first bookmakers to go online, nor was it one of the hundreds of operators who have emerged over the last four or five years doing pretty much exactly what everyone else is doing.
We have no problems admitting it hasn’t always been plain sailing for Betway. When they first started out they made mistakes, just like any other business taking its first steps.
And that’s precisely where learning from your mistakes over the next 13 years comes into play and why we value the fact they have experience on their side.
Over time they’ve become a better Sportsbook, offer more markets, lay you more generous odds than in the past, have improved their customer experience and customer service, give you a decent welcome bonus when you start out, have made their site easier to use and added some extra features.
All of which we’ll look at in due course.
Sponsoring sports teams is a bit of a complicated business. On the one hand it’s the company, whether a betting one or otherwise, who has to get their big wallet out.
But then again, only the best and biggest companies have the cash to put their money behind a big team or sports organisation and sponsor it and these same teams won’t go ahead and work in partnership with just anyone.
If you’re someone like West Ham or the West Indies, with a lot of history behind you, not to mention millions of fans and plenty more viewers on TV, sponsorship deals/partnerships need to be just right.
So it’s testament to Betway’s reputation that they work in partnership with: the Queen Mother Champion Chase/Grand National Festival/Galway Races (horseracing), the World Snooker Championship and the Snooker Gibraltar Open and the Invictus Gaming and Berlin International Gaming teams (E-Sports).
In terms of football teams they’re shirt sponsors of: West Ham, CD Leganes, Levante UD, Deportivo Alaves and RSC Anderlecht.
To read a review of Betway’s overall sports betting product, including its football offering, click here.
And given this is mostly a review of Betway’s cricket product, we’ve saved the best for last: they sponsor the West Indies Cricket team.
Over the last few months you will also have noted a much-played Betway advert on TV featuring a rather smug man dressed in a suit and football socks who helps everyday punters decide on their next bet using ‘braincells’ and a load of stats. It’s all a bit Marmite- you’re either going to love it or hate it – but you’ll surely remember it.
Betway Cricket Welcome Bonus
If you’re a new UK customer, you’ll get up to £/Euros 30 in Free Bets when you’re a new Betway customer and make your first deposit using a Credit/Debit card, or are using your Paypal account.
Here’s how it works:
- Deposit up to £30.
- Your 100% deposit up to that amount will be credited to you as a bonus.
- The bonus will be released in the form of free bets as soon as you’ve wagered the amount. So if your first deposit was for £30, that’s how much you need to wager before you can use your free bets.
- If you’re placing the bet as a single, it must be at odds of at least 1.75. If it’s as an each-way bet, the place part must be at odds of at least 1.4. If it’s a system bet each selection must be at 1.4 or greater. The bets can be on any sporting event you like.
Betway Kenyan customers
Kenyan customers depositing for the first time can get a 50% deposit bonus, meaning up to up to KSh5,000 in free bets, to place on cricket or any other sport of their choice.
Betway Indian customers
Indian customers can get a free bet up to 2,500 Rupees when opening a new account.
The above is the welcome offer for UK, Kenyan and Indian customers. The welcome offer for new customers from India, Australia, New Zealand and other countries may vary.
The really good thing about this offer is that there are no wagering requirements, which is pretty rare. That means if your bets win, the winnings are yours in cash. Although you should be aware that Betway won’t pay you out the value of your stake as well. In other words, you get to keep the profit, not the stake.
Other Betway promos:
Betway also offers other regular promos including: an IPL leaderboard, an IPL money-back special on IPL matches if your bet loses and the last delivery of the match goes for a boundary, plus other offers on other sports such as football and NBA.
Betway Cricket Betting Events Covered
With the 2019 Cricket World Cup starting in late May, it’s no surprise that’s the big one they’re focusing on at the moment.
Once the World Cup is over, it is of course time for The Ashes and normal service will resume in terms of other international series, whether it’s Tests, ODIs or T20s.
Franchise cricket certainly isn’t forgotten about it, either. You can bet on the Indian Premier League, the Big Bash, the Caribbean Premier League and plenty of other domestic T20 competitions. There’s also lots of county cricket to bet on.
We also have the T20 World Cup to look forward over the next year or so.
Betway Cricket Betting Markets
You can bet on all the mainstream markets you’d expect to find at a good Sportsbook with a top-notch cricket product. So that includes:
- Match winner.
- Top Batsman/Top Bowler.
- Innings runs/runs per over
- Total runouts/total ducks/total match maidens/total stumpings- all these are markets that very few Sportsbooks offer, by the way.
- Most 4s/most 6s
- Player Performance.
- Player to hit a six.
But now here’s where things get really interesting. Using the hashtag #Betyourway on Twitter, you can request odds on just about anything you like, as long as it’s not downright silly or have odds that are impossible to calculate.
So for example, in an IPL match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kings XI Punjab, on request Betway offered markets and odds on:
- 2+ players to score 50+.
- Chris Gayle to hit 3+ 6s.
- Both wicket-keepers not to take a catch.
- Any bowler to take 4+ wickets.
This really is a great feature and gives you, the customer, complete control over what you want to bet on. Lots of brownie points to Betway for offering this service.
Betway Cricket Odds
Given that Betting Maestro is in the honesty business, we have to go and remind all our readers that if it’s the best odds on the winner of a cricket match that you’re after, the Betfair Exchange is the place to go. Those are just the rules of supply and demand ensuring a more efficient market-place.
But if you already have an account with Betfair or aren’t able to open an account because of where you live, Betway’s match winner odds are very competitive compared to other bookmakers.
And they’re certainly pretty good when it comes to top batsman and top bowler markets and especially when it comes to the quality of their odds on man-of-the-match markets.
Betway Live Betting and Live Streaming markets
There are endless live betting markets available throughout the day on every sport under the sun to satisfy your in-play needs.
Focussing on Betway cricket, any game televised on UK TV will be offered on their live betting service but as a rule of thumb, so will any international match played between any of the Test nations and any T20 games contested as part of the domestic franchise tournaments we’ve mentioned already.
In terms of live streaming, there’s certainly lots of it when it comes to football and tennis in particular but at present, they don’t have much in the way of cricket livestreaming.
You can watch Live Streaming on Betway for free as long as you have funds in your account.
Betway Additional Info
As is often the case, the Betting Maestro has done the work so that you don’t need to.
Below you can find all the major payment methods you can use at Betfair, including how long they take to be processed.
|Visa /Visa Delta/Visa Solo/MasterCard||€6||Immediately||€0.00|
|Bank transfer||€15.00||2 – 5 working days||€0.00|
Products: In addition to Betway Sportsbook there’s also Betway Casino, Betway Vegas, Betway Bingo and Betway Poker.
Languages: English, Swedish, German, Norwegian, French, Danish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek.
Platforms: PC, Mobile, Tablet.
Currencies: AUD, CAD, EUR, DKK, NZD, NOK, GBP, SEK, CHF, USD, RUB.
Betway is one of the very betting companies offering Indian players the chance to bet using Rupees. There are plenty of deposit methods available (see above), including Neteller.
Cricket Betting on Betway Sportsbook – Betting Maestro’s final thoughts
Finding a good Sportsbook that caters for the more experienced and discerning cricket bettor is easier said than done. So it’s a good thing that we can add Betway to our list of recommended betting companies for cricket punters.
If it’s just the more mainstream stuff that you’re interested in such as the match winner, top batsman, tournament winner and man-of-the-match then their product will do you just fine with very decent odds and a menu that’s easy to navigate and things are easy to find.
As you’d expect from such a reputable company, they cover just about any and every cricket match of note anywhere in the world and you’ll have almost al of those matches available on Live Betting, as well.
Add to that the fact that customers from the UK, Kenya, India and Australia can not only open accounts but also receive generous welcome bonuses and you start to see just why we’re so keen on Betway for cricket betting.
But what really sets them apart is their #Betyourway facility. It means that you can come up with whatever somewhat normal market you want or an extremely unusual and wacky market.
Not only does it give you complete control over what you bet on- similar to choosing our own pizza at a restaurant from scratch – but it also allows you take advantage of some of your own specialist subjects. For example, if you’re aware of how well Ben Stokes performs every time he plays India, you can request a player performance market involving him and go above or below his performance points.
Or if you know that a particular ground is perfect for openers scoring well, you can choose to put two of them together in a multiple to each score a 50.
It’s the icing on an already extremely tasty cricket cake.
Key advantages of Betway:
- Available in UK, Kenya, India, Australia and Malta.
- Good welcome bonus for all customers.
- Generous odds on all mainstream cricket markets.
- Request your own betting markets at #Betyourway.
- Experienced betting company with strong Customer Service, good site usability, large supply of deposit methods.