Offering 4 platforms, casino, poker, sportsbook and bingo Betway is a premium online gaming destination for New Zealanders
Betway Casino has been in operation since 2005 and is popular amongst New Zealand players for its strong commitment to online pokies. There are over 400 Microgaming pokies on the site, with all playing tastes catered for, and the pokies payout percentage is a very competitive 95.56%. The recently updated modern, minimalist site is designed to appeal to a younger generation of players and there are separate sports book, poker, Vegas and bingo sites as well, all of which can be operated from the one account.
Betway are offering an exclusive welcome bonus for players from CasinoKiwi. New players at Betway Casino can get a total welcome package of up to $1500 based upon a four -tier match bonus.
If all four deposits are made within 7 days of opening your account, it’s possible to attract a $1500 bonus on deposits totaling $2750, which represents an overall match bonus of over 54%. This is amongst the best offers available for introductory offers in this range (there is a minimum deposit of $20 required at each tier), and is especially good for big depositors who can get to the 4th match bonus within the time period of the bonus.
The wagering requirement is however amongst the highest around at 50x, and so this needs to be taken into account. Still pokies do contribute 1:1 certainly making this a playable bonus for a lot of New Zealand players. Below are the game play contributions:
Weighing up the value of this introductory sign-up offer, for regular pokies players who intend to maintain a healthy bankroll this is a good offer, as the overall match bonus compensates for the high wagering requirement. However, if you only play occasionally, or like to split your time between pokies and table games you’re unlikely to get the full value from this bonus.
With over 400 Microgaming online pokies to choose from Betway offers one of the most comprehensive selections around. The range caters for all playing styles, with latest release video pokies, progressive betway jackpot game, and classic fruit machines and 3-reel pokies all available to choose from.
Well-known and lucrative progressive jackpot games include Mega Moolah, The Dark Knight and Major Millions, while the latest Microgaming releases such as Jurassic Park and Terminator II are also here. In addition, Microgaming’s biggest and most successful titles can also be played, such as Avalon I and II, Hitman, Thunderstruck I and II, Immortal Romance, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Gold Factory. The slots can be played either via casino software download or by their flash casino playing through the browser with no download required.
The selection of table games on offer includes three different variations of blackjack and two versions of roulette, while JoB, Aces and Eights and Deuces Wild video poker are also available.
The separate sports book site also enables players to bet on sporting tournaments worldwide, while the separate poker room and bingo room sites all enhance the quality of the offer as players can move easily between them using the same account.
The Betway mobile casino is accessed via an app that can be downloaded from the iTunes or Google Play store for use on iOS and Android powered devices. There are additional apps for the sports book, Vegas and bingo sites. Alternatively, games can be played directly in the browser of your device via their mobile site.
Accounts at Betway are flexible and can be managed across all platforms—desktop, mobile or tablet—and new players can take advantage of the introductory offer no matter which platform they use to sign up. Special offers and promotions and sent to players via SMS or email and games played in the mobile casino also count towards the Betway Plus player loyalty program.
The app version of the mobile casino has more than 40 pokies to choose from (three additional games are added every month) and this selection includes the best-known Microgaming games such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Thunderstruck II and Avalon, along with progressive jackpot games such as Mega Moolah, Treasure Nile and Major Millions. As well as pokies, roulette, blackjack and 6 varieties of video poker can also be played in the mobile casino.
The Betway Plus loyalty scheme is designed to reward regular and committed players, and features six different levels of membership, which are determined by your monthly wagering, with higher level players being rewarded with more bonus points. For every $10 wagered, players receive 5x loyalty points, and these can then in turn be exchanged for casino credits (5000x points at a time). With this scheme, however, loyalty points do not carry over indefinitely and are redeemable for 90 days.
PayPal is available as a payment and withdrawal method at Betway, along with Skrill, Neteller and ClickandBuy e-wallets, uKash pre-paid vouchers (for deposits only) and, especially for New Zealand players, the POLi online payment system. More traditional methods, such as Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards can also be used (these must be in the same name as that on your casino account).
There are verification procedures in place before players can make a withdrawal, which involves supplying the casino with photo identification and proof of address and, where applicable, photocopies of the credit/debit cards used to fund your account.
There are some withdrawal limits in place at Betway, most notably that if you wish to withdraw a sum that is at least five times greater than your total deposits at the casino, you can only do so in $4000 weekly increments. However, this does not apply to progressive jackpot wins.
Betway Casino is a premium gaming destination, great for players just looking to play pokies or for players looking for a multi-platform site. It offers a wide selection of games and a large welcome bonus (although really just of value to slots players). Its growing international presence and sponsorship of major sporting events illustrates that this is a ‘ brand’ on the move and definitely one worth trying out.