bwin Review and Promo Codes

Formerly known as Betandwin the brand is now operated by Bwin Party Digital Entertainment after being purchased by GVC Holdings Limited in 2016.

Licensed in Gibraltar and subject to the regulations in the Gibraltar Gambling Act, regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner, bwin offers a decent volume of protection for customers.

Keith Alexander CEO of GVC Holdings announced he was delighted with the strong progress made by the group as it continues to exceed their expectations since 2016’s acquisition of bwin.party.

It is a strong brand in a number of European countries and it is now making traction in the more competitive UK market, particularly as a result of the company’s sponsorship deal with football giants Real Madrid (2007-13).

Pros & Cons of bwin

Pros

  • Leading in-play betting centre
  • Excellent in-depth statistics
  • Extensive live streaming

Cons

  • Disappointing horse racing coverage
  • Lack of radio services
  • Unexciting bonuses

Rated

Signing Up/User Interface

The bwin interface is probably one of the most recognisable looks with its distinct black and yellow edge. It looks busy and a proper sports website offering a lot of choice and with a central ‘Live Highlights (in-play) column.

The ‘My Favourite’ facility on the left-hand side menu column allows users to organise their chosen sports and betting mediums.

Bet Services are also available in the first column providing visitors with access to ‘Livescore’, the latest in-play markets in a click plus the Statistics’ area offers a plethora of up-to-the-minute information on football, tennis, ice hockey, basketball, handball and a number of other sports.

The ‘Last minute bets’ section is really useful as it counts down to events just about to start prompting punters to make quick selections.

The main middle column offers a selection of novel ‘highlight’ menus including ‘Live’ highlights, ‘United Kingdom Highlights’ and ‘International highlights’.

The right-hand side column motions the user towards their own bets, live casino and the sites most popular wagers as well as a handy sporting calendar.

The interface is overall an enjoyable easy to navigate experience one that can only encourage the customer to return.

Betting Markets

bwin claims to offer the world’s largest sports betting platform with over 90 different sports available to bet on, including the big ones for the site: football, tennis and basketball.

The user can choose between a wide variety of tournaments, leagues and matches. Bwin offers betting on the popular Ultimate Fighting Championship, boxing and other combat sports. Following a wager, the customer can follow their favourite sports by accessing bwin’s live streaming facility.

Comprehensive coverage of UK sport is paramount to the site except for horse racing which is not prioritised like other sports. You get little more than the horse’s name, jockey, trainer, age and weight plus of course the betting. It would not do for a regular racing punter who needs a steer and is crying out for a partnership with a racing information provider.

There is of course coverage of all the main football leagues around the world plus every other sport you could wish to bet on – most with many subsections.

Bonuses

The welcome bonus from bwin comes in the shape of a £30 free bet when you open your initial account with the company. The customer is required to deposit a minimum of £10 within 30 days of signing up. bwin will then double the value up to a maximum of £30 matching the initial deposit on the account.

The downside to this is that you won’t be able to withdraw any winning from the bonus account until a bet equivalent to three time the initial deposit plus the bonus bet.

Over the Christmas celebrations of 2017 bwin ran with their popular ‘Live the Christmas Action’ promotion offering signed-up customers the chance to receive ‘an amazing gift’ every day in the run up to Christmas Day. The promotion came in the shape of an advent calendar where customers were able to open a gift box each day in December.

Live Streaming And Content

Much like most of the other big company’s bwin has embraced the demand for live streaming content with a wide selection of events available following the placing of a bet. A video icon is highlighted alongside a contest where live streaming is available. The stream plays directly above your betting slip while ‘Live Markets’ are visible on the main body of the menu.

The video is also available to view with the ‘full screen’ facility.

There is however no live audio (commentary or radio) meaning coverage is not provided on Premier League matches and there is no continuous horse racing and greyhound radio.

In-Play

Possibly one of the best features of the bwin site is the in-play facility which appears to be one of the most up to the minute portals on the web.

The markets are available across a high number of sports. In-play football for instance has a high-tech drop down menu offering stats, scores and ‘flow of the game’ animation that you can sit back and watch. It could be further enhanced by an audio overlay.

If you click ion a live game it opens up to present an exciting page showing the status of lots of in-play markets in spellbinding fashion.

Stats And Form

This is another stand-out part of the site with the football fan more than well-catered for.

As previously mentioned the first column offers a stats tool that when clicked enables the user to view a staggering amount of facts and figures to assist in the betting experience.

Fans can click Europe – England – Premier League for instance and gain access to individual clubs, tables, teams, players, head to heads, and fixtures as well as a divisional overview of scorers, discipline and injury stats.

Customer Support

A 24-hour customer service is available via an email facility but is difficult to find on the site itself.

There is a phone number displayed but the opening hours are limited and should really be updated to a 24-hour service. The absence of a ‘chat’ capacity is also a disappointment for the site.

Banking

Deposits and withdrawals are available through a varied number of portals. This is where bwin’s help section stands out as the site offers numerous details of payment and pay-out options.

Depositing and withdrawing cash is easy and safe.

Overall

Although it can be said that bwin has its shortcomings in some sports, particularly horse racing, the site is generally solid and tight on its presence on mobile, tablet, laptop and PC. The interface is extremely user-friendly with the mobile app offering and providing all the main features of the bwin desktop site and it provides as easy to use experience.

Overall the bwin site is easy to navigate with most ‘punter-friendly’ options readily available.

Variety

With over 90 sports available to bet on, bwin have more options than anyone else when it comes to their sportsbook offering with up to 30,000 possible wagers per month.

Promotions

A multitude of ongoing promotions such as the Predictor, Acca Madness and 5 team Acca insurance means there is always something for everyone.

Live Chat

Get access to customer support around the clock, thanks to 24/7 live support.

Reputation

The book maker is one of the world’s premiere sports betting sites and also boasts one of the most pleasing and user friendly websites around.

How to Sign Up to bwin

Opening an account bwin is a quick and simple process.

Firstly, click the ‘Join Now’ button and you will then be greeted by a pop-up registration form.

You will then need to provide all the personal details requested, including your name, email address, date of birth, gender country of residence as well as ensuring you tick the box confirming you are 18 or over.

The process is really quite standard and an account can be set up for free and claiming the bonus is simple as well by just depositing in your account to receive your welcome offer.

However, there may be some verification checks that the bookmaker will ask to carry out especially when it comes to withdrawing and a security code which will be sent to you may be requested.

How to Use bwin Bonus Offers

  • You can earn up to a £20 bwin free bet as a welcome bonus when you open an account with them.
  • Simply register with them and then make a deposit of a minimum of £10.
  • The deposit has to be done within 30 days of signing up. On that first deposit amount, Bwin will double the value of it with a bonus up to £20 Make your first bet of £10 at odds of a minimum 1.70
  • Even if your initial bet loses you will still be credited with the £30 in free bets and £10 casino bonus
  • The promotion is valid for a healthy 90 days but not placing a bet in that time frame will mean you will lose the bonus
  • Any deposits made with Neteller or moneybookmakers will not be eligible for the offer

Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!

Reasons to Join bwin

  1. Arguably the most exciting in-play offering available
  2. Nicely developed site built on a solid platform
  3. Great stats and information
  4. Follow many sports with extensive live streaming
  5. Easy to deposit and withdraw your cash