BETWAY CASINO
OVERALL
8.5/ 10
 
 
BONUS $1000
GREAT FEATURES
  • In the region of 400 slots to try
  • Lots of table games and an impressive live casino
  • 24/7 support via phone, email and live chat
PAYOUT 97.22%
COULD BE BETTER
  • Wagering requirements are pretty high
  • So much going on that it might be a bit overwhelming
SUPPORT
8.5 / 10
 
 
Accessibility
8.9 / 10
 
 
VARIETY
10 / 10
 
 
REALISM
9 / 10
 
 
QUICK INFO
Network:
Microgaming
Country:
Licensed In Malta and by the UK Gambling Commission
Download size:
< 10MB
Established:
2006
BANKING OPTION
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Betway Canada Review 2017

Founded relatively recently, in 2006, Betway is one of the most complete real money gambling experiences we've ever come across. Offering sports betting, casino games, bingo and poker as well as slot machines, they'll even let you place bets on e-sports events like League of Legends and DOTA 2 tournaments.

But just because it has lots going on doesn't necessarily mean that it's the best online slots site out there for players in Canada. Plus, if you're on this website, then you're probably more interested in the range of slots they have than table games or sports betting.

That's what we intend to look at more closely in this Betway review, covering things like:

  • Variety of games
  • Software quality
  • Banking options
  • Size of jackpots and bonuses
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Games variety

Betway casino has a huge 500 games in its library, and over 75% of these are slots games. That might come as a disappointment to fanatics of table games, but it's probably very welcome news to anyone who's reading a Betway casino review on this site!

Powered by Microgaming, you can expect to find all of their popular titles in the Betway casino, including:

  • Avalon
  • Bridesmaids
  • Immortal Romance
  • Jurassic Park
  • Tomb Raider
  • Thunderstruck II

And that's only scratching the surface. You'll find just about every type of real cash slot machine under the sun in Betway's casino, from fruit machines and simple 3-reel games to complex 5+ reel video slots and progressive jackpot games like the hugely popular Mega Moolah. Quite a few of their slot machines are available on smartphone and tablet too.

Even if you have a few favourite Microgaming titles that you find yourself coming back to, it's great to have such a huge range of games to choose from just in case you feel like trying something completely different.

Other games

As we mentioned above, Betway has a very impressive of table and live dealer games in addition to their slots like:

  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Red Dog
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo

In fact, Betway has almost 50 different variations of blackjack and 9 types of roulette to try. Their "Gold Series" table games, which have 3D style graphics, are a particularly nice tou

They may not be slots, but the gameplay has enough in common with them that we think you'll also enjoy playing video poker at Betway. And, with more than 50 different types of video poker to try, it'll be a while before you run out of games if you do fall in love with the game.

Our Betway online casino review definitely gains some points thanks to the site's unrivalled selection of online slots, games and other real money gambling activities.

Jackpot Sizes

As well as games with huge progressive CAD jackpots like Mega Moolah and Major Millions, which could make you a millionaire in a single session, Betway also has plenty of large standard jackpots available as well in the form of games like Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance.

Here's an interesting tidbit about Betway and jackpots – they actually hold the world record for the largest progressive jackpot, worth tens of millions of CAD, given away in the UK. There's no guarantee that lightning will strike again in Canada, but if you're superstitious then you might like to stick with Betway just in case.

If you prefer your games lower variance, with lots of smaller but more regular wins, then you'll find plenty of these games too. Microgaming's excellent range really does help boost our Betway casino review, as there's something here for every Canadian player, no matter what their bankroll or preferred playing style might be.

Gameplay and Software

Betway Casino may be a relatively new addition to the world of online gambling, active for a little over a decade, but the Microgaming software that powers them has been around for a lot longer than that.

As a result, Microgaming has had the time to iron out all of the issues with their games as well as focusing on developing outstanding new slots/online gaming titles to add to their library. It's very rare that you'll encounter any problems when playing with Microgaming, and you can be sure that their quality control is always on the lookout for bugs.

Some of Microgaming's classic titles are starting to look a bit dated, but the majority of them look just fantastic and the table games at Betway look great as well. We can't think of many software providers out there that do a better job of offering a smooth and enjoyable playing experience than Microgaming.

Our Betway review definitely gains some points here by going with Microgaming, who offer an enormous range of beautiful top slots that are easy to use and fun to play.

Mobile

Players might be excited to see that the App Store and Google Play Store have Betway apps listed, but you could be in for a disappointment – these apps relate to the sportsbook side of Betway, rather than the Betway Casino.

But those of you who are hoping to enjoy some real cash gaming on the go can still access Betway on your smartphones and tablets using their responsive site, which has been optimised for use on mobile devices.

The range of games available on mobile is much smaller than what you'll find on laptops and desktops – with only 20 or 30 games in an average online casino's mobile library – but our Betway online casino review doesn't suffer too badly because of this. That's simply because the small range of games ready for use on mobile is down to software producers, and not individual casinos.

Android
All but the most outdated Android handsets will be able to take advantage of Betway's mobile games but they'll truly look their best on something like the Galaxy Samsung S7 Edge, widely regarded to be the best Android handset in 2016.

iPhone
You don't need a brand new iPhone 7 to try gaming on iOS, though you can look forward to a top of the line real cash slots experience if you do have one, and can actually use even iPhones that are several years old to play for real money at Betway.

iPad
With a screen that's about the same size as your average offline video slot, which also often have touchscreens these days, the iPad Pro is about as close as you can get to the land-based slots experience at home.

Windows Phone
The large screen size of recent Windows Phone handsets like the Lumia 950 XL actually give it one advantage over more popular iOS and Android handsets, and online gambling is one area in which Windows Phone really shines.

BlackBerry
Once regarded only as a phone suitable for work, BlackBerry is making a renewed effort to catch the eye of consumers in 2016 with slick handsets like the DTEK50. Time will tell whether or not the move pays off!

Banking Options

Betway has a huge range of payment options available , although we're sad to say that quite a few of them can't be used by players in Canada. For example, Skrill and PayPal are off the table for Canadians looking to hit the slots.

It's difficult to be too disappointed about that since there are still plenty of CA options, from traditional methods like credit cards and eChecks to prepaid cards and e-wallets.

Licenses and security

When it comes to security and safety, Betway is a double header! Here's what we mean by that: as well as being licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, they're also subject to rigorous checks by the UK Gambling Commission because of their operations over there.

They're also verified as being safe and fair by eCOGRA, who make sure that everything is above board with their payout percentages and so on. You can't get much better than 3 different regulatory bodies approving a site!

Plus, from the minute you arrive on the site, you'll see the little lock symbol and "https://" that means 128-bit SSL encryption is protecting any and all information that you enter is subject to the same protective measures that banks and online shops use.

Conclusion

With their security conscious approach, staggering selection of excellent Microgaming slots (and other games/activities to enjoy), it's difficult to believe that there could be a negative Betway review out there.

Sure, the site isn't perfect – its staggered bonus could be a bit higher, for example – but no real money gambling site is! As it goes, this is an excellent site where Canadians can enjoy some of the best real cash gaming action around.

If you're on the lookout for a great Microgaming casino, and we expect you are if you're reading this review, Betway could just be your new favourite venue.

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