Learning about gambling is the most important thing for the Betting Veteran. He managed to win enough to fly home to Durham from Las Vegas after walking into a casino with nothing more than a button, his clothes and a token for a free buffet. It is skills like this that have given him legendary status around the world as the foremost expert on gambling and particularly bookmakers. It is with this knowledge that he has decided to take a closer look at one of the more famous UK online sportsbooks, Bwin.
Bwin are a bookmaker that have changed their name in recent times. Originally known as Betandwin, they decided that it was a bit of a mouthful and shortened it to the slightly less explanatory but easier to say Bwin. Even if you are not totally familiar with Bwin, you will have seen their logo around. This means that they are a brand with a good advertising team behind them.
Bwin mobile review
The Bwin mobile site is put together really well. It has a scroll bar at the top where most of the popular sports can be accessed in a hurry, as well as a search bar. In addition to this, there is a menu button at the bottom of the screen where all of the available sports can be accessed – this is in alphabetical order. While a scroll bar is not always a good option, the scroll bar on the Bwin site is actually quite responsive. It goes where you want it to go, not too fast and not too slow. It is a welcome surprise to find a scroll bar that works so well.
Bwin also have a mobile app on offer to gamblers. This provides a smoother and faster site that responds to commands very quickly. The mobile app also offers the ability to watch games in full screen. This is quite a revolutionary feature as there are not many sportsbooks that allow you to watch games in full screen. If you want to make the move to putting a bet on from full-screen mode, it is relatively quick to move to the betting screen.
Overall, the mobile offerings from Bwin are first class and ensure that gamblers are fully provided with pretty much everything that they might need to enjoy their time placing wagers.
What bonuses do Bwin offer?
The welcome bonus that is on offer to players at Bwin is a bet backup for your first bet. When you place a bet of £10 or more with odds of evens or better, Bwin apply a bet backup to it. This means that if the bet loses, you will receive a free £10 bet that you can use on any sporting event except horse racing. This bonus is only available to new players.
Bwin also regularly offer a £5 free bet for players who use their “Build a Bet” feature. When you create a wager that has odds of 2/1 or more and then wager £15 on it, Bwin will reward your account with a £5 free bet.
Bwin offer a number of improvements on accas. Firstly, they regularly offer an acca boost to gamblers. This gives extra winnings on top of whatever your accumulator would have brought in and then rewards it as a free bet. Secondly, acca insurance – whenever you place an accumulator with five teams on it, if one team lets you down, you get your money back as a free bet. There is a minimum stake of £5 for this. Finally, they regularly offer enhanced accas, where the odds are boosted for accumulators that Bwin have put together themselves.
What sports are available to bet on?
Bwin have a wide range of different sports on offer to players. They cover most of the popular sports such as football, horse racing and darts, and they cover the outliers such as NFL and UFC as well.
• In total, Bwin have 34 sports available
• They have 36 different wagering markets though, if you include entertainment and politics
What features do Bwin offer?
In terms of features, Bwin manage to take live streaming for online bookmakers to the next level. Not content with offering live streaming like other sportsbooks do, Bwin offer the ability to view their streams in full-screen mode. This feature is only available through their mobile app. It means that streams can be viewed in much better resolutions, and it is a lot easier to see what is going on during the game and make your gambling decisions based on what you see.
Bwin also offer a wide range of stats both before and during the game. This makes it simple to make an informed decision on what your wager will be, based on the stats to back it up.
Betting Veteran pays a visit
From the first moment that the Betting Veteran took a look at the Bwin website, he was impressed. He most enjoyed the fact that navigating around the site was a breeze. He was able to find every sport that he was interested in, look at any relevant stats before the game started, and then watch it as well. His desire for ice hockey was well and truly satisfied. The bonuses that Bwin offered made the Betting Veteran smile as well – it is always nice to have another chance if you made the wrong decision (not that the Betting Veteran does that very often). Having a safety net there is always nice, and Bwin’s offer was a good thing in the Betting Veteran’s eyes.
The Bwin site is a really pleasant experience right from the start. It is easy to make your way around it – they do not put up any barriers to finding your way around. The list of sports that they offer is comprehensive and gives plenty of options, including some more niche ones. The welcome bonus is a little bit stingy, but a free bet to replace your first one if you lose is better than nothing. Bwin do make up for this by offering regular bonuses throughout your lifetime using Bwin. This does mean that over time, the small welcome bonus is minimised slightly. The ability to watch events in full screen on the mobile app is also a really good feature. It immerses the gambler in the event much more and ensures that they enjoy their experience all the more.
On the whole, Bwin are a very slick and well-put-together online sportsbook. They offer a good range of features, regular bonuses and plenty of sports from which to choose. The only real downside is that the welcome bonus is a bit lacklustre. Other than that, Bwin are a great choice for your online bookmaker.
• Watching events in full-screen mode is really nice
• The acca insurance is a good bonus
• Navigating around the Bwin website is very easy
• The welcome bonus is quite poor when compared to other sportsbooks