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BEST SPORTSBOOK FOR FREE BET CLUBS
  • Free Bet Club that allows you to earn £10 in free bets every week

  • Extensive guide to everything you need to know about betting on horse racing

  • Regular Betway Boosts on horse racing odds

  • Straightforward registration process

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18+ New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75 to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org and Bet The Responsible Way.

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Martin Booth
By Martin Booth  
Updated: 30 June 2021 15:45 pm
A lifelong sports fan, Martin has spent his working life as a sports journalist, a copywriter and in various roles in the betting industry. This has given him extensive insight into how betting works, from both sides of the eternal battle between punter and layer.

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Betway AT A GLANCE

Betway is one of the more recent arrivals among the brands that have shaken up the UK bookmaking scene since the turn of the millennium. Its profile has been raised by sponsorship of several prominent races, including the prestigious Betway Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. UK-based customers who engage with the Betway will find plenty to like about the site. Not least because the registration process is straightforward, without compromising on security.

Betway horse racing betting is one of the first tabs you come to on the home page. It’s easy to navigate around the site and the app, with their sharp monochrome tone lifted by flashes of green. As well as attractive racecard layouts with a form guide to each runner and Timeform analysis, there are regular odds enhancements. These are part of the “Betway Boosts” that feature heavily on the site and app. There is also an extensive horse racing betting guide on the racing home page.

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The Betway free bet bonus when you sign up is a 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of up to £10. This sets the tone for one of Betway’s most prominent promotions, the “Betway Free Bet Club”. If you wager regularly with Betway online, you can qualify for up to £10 in free bets every week – a serious incentive to the committed punter.

The Betway site betrays its European roots with the default setting of decimal odds. This is easily rectified in the top navigation bar on the website, though the switch is not as easy to make on the app. There are also issues with your session expiring very quickly on the app in particular, necessitating a repeat of the sign-in process. Overall, however, this is a smart, modern sportsbook with plenty to like about it, not least the generosity and frequency of its bet boosts and loyalty offers.

BETWAY PROS AND CONS

  • Great bet boosts and loyalty offers

  • “Betway Free Bet Club”

  • Straightforward registration process

  • Great new customer bonuses

  • Sessions expire very quickly on the app

  • Not easy to switch between fraction and decimal odds on app

Betway Free Bets and Bonus Codes

The Betway free bet offer to new customers is in the form of a 100% return to your account of the stake of your first bet, up to the value of £10. So, if you stake £10, you receive a £10 free bet. Taking advantage of the offer is extremely straightforward. You don’t need a bonus code because the free bet is delivered automatically – and very quickly – to your account as soon as that initial bet is settled.

Please be aware, though, that your first bet has to be at odds longer than 1.75 (8/11 in fractional terms) and that this offer is available only to new customers in the UK and Ireland. You also have only seven days in which to take advantage of your free bet. By then, however, you may be well on your way to membership of the Betway Free Bet Club.

£10 Free Bet
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18+ New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75 to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org and Bet The Responsible Way.

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Betway Live Streaming

Once you have studied the form and made a Betway horse racing bet, you want to see how your selection gets on once the race gets under way. Happily, for Betway online customers, live streaming is available for races in the UK and Ireland, as well as France and South Africa and from many meetings in the USA.

You can check which races have live streaming by the TV logo at the top of each racecard. The only condition you need to meet to qualify for watching a race is that you have a positive account balance.

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Betway Best Odds Guaranteed

Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) is one of the most punter-friendly innovations of recent years, and Betway horse racing betting clients can take advantage of this facility. BOG gives people tremendous peace of mind – it takes away the hassle of shopping around to find the best price and the right time to take it.

If you back a horse at odds of 4/1 (5.0) and it later wins at 6/1 (7.0), you get paid out at the longer SP. Good news. However, if the horse later wins at 5/2 (3.5), you get paid out at your original 4/1 (5.0). Also good news. This applies only after 9am on race day to win and each-way bets on UK and Irish racing.

Best odds guaranteed
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18+ New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75 to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org and Bet The Responsible Way.

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Betway App

The Betway app matches the smart and businesslike look and feel of the website and is available for Apple and Android devices. Betway horse racing customers will find all the meetings for today’s cards, as well as the next day’s action. There is also the facility to check out longer term ante-post possibilities.

You’re also able to take advantage of the regular “Betway Boosts” to bets on particular races. This is boosted by the overall excellence of Betway’s offers and the thought that has gone into its racing package and customer offers.

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Betway In Play Betting and Cash Out

In-play betting is a key part of any leading bookmaker’s offering to its clients, where odds can be updated in an instant. It’s no surprise, then, that access to in-play action is the first tab on the top navigation bar of the website and the second – after Sports – on the app’s.

Betway horse racing betting customers can also enjoy the benefits of the Cash Out facility. If a single bet – or an acca – looks like it’s not going to come off, you’ll find a cash out button next to your unsettled bets in “My Bets”. Betway will offer you a sum less than your projected winnings – but you’ll get some return on a bet you might otherwise have lost.

Betway Real User Feedback

Betway has worked incredibly hard in recent years to improve the user experience for its customers. In an industry as ferociously competitive as betting, if your standards slip there are plenty of rivals just waiting to snap them up.

So it’s encouraging to see plenty of love for Betway’s website and app at sites such as bookmakeradvisor.com and The App Store where users of both share their experiences. It’s apparent that customers want great odds and bonuses – but they want a pleasant user experience too, as well as a good response from a company when they need to get in touch to raise an issue.

That was clearly the case for one client, who reported: “Their social media support was fantastic, and accounts [department] very supportive.” This was a view backed up by another reviewer, who said: “Betway’s customer support are the best in the business.”

The ease with which Betway online customers can access a good betting experience was highlighted by one client, who said: “Website runs smoothly, odds are great,” and by another who observed: “Just so easy to use. Funds are easy to withdraw too. Love it.” The efficiency of withdrawals won over one reviewer, who enthused: “I thoroughly recommend Betway to anyone, especially with regards to withdraw.

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I’ve had an awesome withdrawal process experience. It takes barely 24 - 48 hrs to get your winnings in your bank account.
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The best betting site ever!!! They verified me in one day and paid me all my winnings in one day as well.
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Betway Security

Betway takes security very seriously. After you log in, all your information sent to and from the Betway site is encrypted using 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. The SSL certificate used is verified by Trustwave to ensure it meets all necessary requirements.

Card details are encrypted and stored in Betway's secure systems. The company is also certified towards the Payment Card Industries Data Security Standard. On top of this, they have an Intrusion Detection System that monitors all network traffic 24/7 for signs of attacks or intrusions.

The company also leans on a dedicated fraud department and makes sure you are protected by having advanced systems in place to detect and prevent suspicious activity. This is solely to protect you and ensure the Betway site remains a secure playing-field.

Betway Customer Service Checklist

Year Founded: 2006
Telephone Number: 02070625466
Email: support@betway.com
Live Chat:
High Street Shops:
Banking Options: Debit card, Skrill, Neteller, PaySafeCard, EcoPayz, Neosurf

Betway FAQs

How long does Betway withdrawal take?

When you have had a successful spell of Betway online betting and want to withdraw some funds, the process is straightforward. You can find the “Withdraw” function easily on the website or app. Depending on your banking method, your money should be with you within one or two working days.

How do you deposit money into Betway?

If you want to join Betway, or are an existing customer looking to top up your account, the process of depositing funds is extremely simple. Click on your account details at the top of the website, or the “Banking button” at the foot of the app screen, and you will find deposit facilities there.

How do you bet on Betway online?

Betway online betting is available in two places – the company’s website or its mobile app. The functionality and architecture of both are extremely similar and you canfind your way from sport to sport and event to event very easily.

Are Betway Best Odds guaranteed?

Yes, they are. However, Best Odds Guaranteed applies for Betway horse racing bets only to races in the UK and Ireland, and only after 9am on the day of the race. They are also restricted to win and each-way bets; multiples and ante-post wagers, for instance, are not covered by this guarantee.

Is the Betway app safe?

Yes. All leading sportsbooks know how essential it is to give their customers complete peace of mind when they bet with them. The sign-up process with Betway, while straightforward, is also stringent, and there are many other checks in place to ensure anyone using the app does so securely.

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