At first glance Bwin looks good, it looks sleek and professional. The website is easy to navigate and placing bets is quick and efficient. As it should be, it’s one of the big players on the online scene and proves why again and again. The site itself boasts over 30,000 bets per day ranging over 90 sports.
Bwin Sports Betting Welcome Offer and Promotions
Bwin’s welcome offer and in fact all of their promotions are heavily based on geographical location and once you sign up for Bwin they ‘tailor’ the promotions to you. The account we opened for this review is yet to be ‘tailored’ any promotions. But here are the welcome offers we came across
Sports : £10 Backup Bet: This welcome offer is only available for UK customers and only valid for your first bet with Bwin. Also deposits made by : Skrill, Neteller and Entropay will NOT qualify for this bonus. Other than that it’s fairly easy to activate.
- Sign up – deposit £10 or more
- Place a sports bet of up to £10 or more at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater
- If it’s not a winning bet, you’ll get up to £10 back as a free bet.
Casino : 100% Welcome Bonus: Minimum deposit of €10, maximum bonus is €200. This is only available for new players to Bwin Casino. There are countries that are not eligible for this welcome offer : Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia And Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Bwin Sports Markets
Their sportsbook is extremely comprehensive and provides great competitive prices. It’s one of the best looking bookmaker websites out there. The betting margins are on the higher side with some more popular sports.
Something that really grabbed our attention was the favourite market preferences. This feature allows customers to ‘star’ their favourite markets. Creating easy access to them every time you log on. With such a vast sportsbook market available on Bwin this feature stands out.
Bwin has plenty of markets, so there’s no chance of missing out on the markets or value. You can switch between event view and multi view, allowing you to see a lot of the games and keep on top of the scores, stats and your bets.
The living betting is high quality, with great markets within the live betting portal. Drop down menus offer the full stats, with the feature of being able to narrow down the stats into game minutes. For example you can view the stats for the last 10-15 minutes of the game.
Bwin’s News and Tips
Bwin has a comprehensive news page. Covering football, tennis, horseracing and other sports. There’s also an insight tab and editors picks. It’s a good layout and has all the latest news. It is football heavy but most sportsbooks are these days. It also has different welcome promotions available, so it’s worth checking out if you are a new customers, as the welcome promotion that was listed when we were nosing was a doubled version of the Sports Welcome Offer we listed above. Like I said worth checking this out first before you open an account if you are new to Bwin.
Virtual Sports at Bwin
Bwin offers live pictures of the virtual event as well as results to the moment and the different betting options available. The markets are varied and with good odds, with a great features ‘All Scheduled Racing’ tab, which shows the countdowns until the next races for the horses, greyhounds, speedway, cycling and trotting. It’s a great way to stay on top of the events and make sure that you’re getting your bets in on time.
Bwin is a front-runner in the casino stakes. With over 290 RNG (random number generator) games available in Bwin’s casino, it means that they have a great variety of themes available enough to suit any mood. Some mention-worthy machines they have in their collection are Gonzo’s Quest, Jack Hammer 2, Alice & The Mad Tea Party and Vegas Spins.
Bwin is definitely slot heavy in their casino, however they do offer different variants of popular table games. For example, roulette fans can choose from seven different types of games. They also boast 8 versions of Blackjack, among 20 plus table games including Golden Baccarat, Craps and Game King.
Their Live Dealer Platform is like the rest of Bwin’s online presence, impeccable. It’s super professional and slick. Powered by Evolution Gaming – a big player in its own right. Bwin offers their Live Dealer games in multiple languages and multiple stakes. Making there something for everyone.
Bwin Sportsbook Mobile App
Bwin’s mobile app was hard for us to find, perhaps due to our geographical location, however an easy fix was to jump onto their mobile site, which is great and download the app from there. The Mobile app is easy to navigate, concisely laid out and great for the punter on the go. This can be said about the mobile site as well. Both of these have the Live Streaming option available in full screen. Which is huge bonus.
Licensing and regulation
Bwin is run by a Gibraltar Company and therefore licensed by the government of Gibraltar, and regulated by the Gibraltar Gaming Commission. Bwin also holds a license with the UK Gambling Commission.
|Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea||Ecuador||Finland||Greece|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Pakistan||Peoples Republic of China||Peru|
|Portugal||Puerto Rico||Republic of Armenia|
|Moldova||Republic of Sudan||Reunion||Romania|
|Rwanda||Solomon Islands||St Martin||Samoa|
|South Africa||Syrian Arab Republic||Turkey||United States Minor Outlying Islands|
|United States of America||Venezuela||Virgin Islands (U.S.)||Zimbabwe|
Any winnings from players who have managed to create an account and play will be confiscated and the account closed.
Bwin’s support team is available 24/7 which is not surprising given the size of the company and operation. They have a contact tab on most of their pages throughout the website. It takes you to a page where you quickly access the FAQ’s data they have which is both easy to navigate and extensive. Or you can type in a basic version of your query and have the sites algorithm match it with an answer. There’s also an option to email through a query form on this page.
Perhaps the best way to contact the support team is to Live Chat with them. Which you just need to scroll down the contact page to click on the link to Live Chat. They are quick to offer help and the wait times are generally fairly fast moving. If you need to talk to someone they do list a support number based in the UK at the bottom of the page along with their address:
This is probably where Bwin is let down a little bit. Bwin has no charges with debit/credit cards, however e-wallets such as Neteller or Skrill there is a 3% charge on withdrawals. Which is a shame for such a big operator not cover these fees for their customers. The withdrawal process is reported as being at below average speeds. They have a withdrawals limit of 20,000 USD/EUR/GBP per month.
Their deposits have minimum which are pretty industry standard: between €10 – €20. Use the below link to see all of their deposit methods as there are just too many to list and their terms & conditions are varied
Bwin Business Information
|Year founded: |
Merged in 2011 with PartyGaming plc
|Revenues (as of 2014)||€611.9 Million|
|Betting shops||No – Completely Online|
|Sponsorship||Real Madrid, A.C. Milan, Bayern Munich & Olympique Marseille.|
In 2012 they had a digital partnership with Manchester United F.C.
In 2014 they partnered with New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Bwin is one of the better looking bookmakers on the internet. They have a lot of features that you just won’t find amongst the other big players. Unfortunately their support team lets them down, fairly consistently according to the online punting community. Now we didn’t come across any issues with the support team, but there is a lot of chatter out there. They also have a reputation of limiting players that are winning, restricting their accounts to £50.00 or currency equivalent. Again we didn’t come across this problem but waves are being made throughout the online community.
Which is a shame, because their betting software and interface is top shelf. On just these factors they could be one of the best bookmakers online. The number of markets, sports and leagues are impressively vast. The markets coupled with the live streaming and the easy to navigate website and mobile app make this sportsbook one you definitely need in your collection or at least on your radar.
They run high level security, making use of 128-bit SSL encryption, 5 level security system with multiple fire-walls. Ensuring that their customers details are safe and secure. Their payments are run through Verisign and Bwin are members of EGBA, ESSA and eCOGRA.