Betway is a European bookmaker with world popularity that has been developing a special version for the Ghanaian market since 2016 year. In this version bets on more than 10 types of sport, dozens of casino games, a Jackpot game and interactive games in real time are offered. All of these games are available for playing via the website mobile version, as well as via the Android application the betting company has developed – plus via the standard desktop computer version.
The version for Ghana was created in 2016 year while this bookie, itself, has started operating on the European market in 2006 year. The Ghanaian version was integrated alongside with the versions for Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and other countries from out content which represents the betting company’s interest in the African market. This market, on the other side, has been recently defined as one of the most fast-progressing and owning the most serious potential in the betting market at all.
This gambling operator’s serious intentions as to our country have been proved by the serious social activity the bookie has spread in Ghana. The betting company arranges campaigns devoted to new football talent search in our country and the main representative of these campaigns is Stephen Apia who has also become the official ambassador of the brand since 2018 year. Besides, Betway has also endowed money to hospitals and schools and today is the main sponsor for three of the elite football teams in the country – Medeama, Aduana Stars and Liberty Professionals. When it comes to the gambling house’s international social activity, we should point out that it is a sponsor of the well-known English football team, West Ham, and alongside with this a sponsor for a whole line of teams and events from other sport types such as snooker, tennis, horse racing, darts, digital sports and many others.
All of these sound amazing, but, what the sport betting lovers are mostly interested in is the quality of the gambling operator’s services. Read our review to find out if this betting platform is the most suitable one for you. Please, have in mind that the version for Ghana is significantly different to the international one which is available on the European market and which is reviewed in the international betting portals. So do not get surprised if you read some information from such a portal and it turns out different that the information we offer in our review for Ghana. To learn everything important about Betway Ghana get informed from our website.
Website and mobile application
This betting page is arranged in the traditional betting page arrangement and there is only one significant difference you might not be used to – in the sport betting page the menu with the sport types and the available leagues is not placed in a vertical menu at the left side, which is basically typical for most of the betting pages, but in the central side of the screen. It is here where you will see a horizontal menu with all of the sport disciplines from which you will be offered specific events in the bookie’s program.
When you click on any of the sport types that have a bigger number of matches (such as tennis and football), you will see on your screen all of the upcoming events that start soon, as well as several drop down menus for selections of a league, type of a bet and etc. In the sport disciplines that have only few events – such as motorcycle sports and golf, for instance, you will be directly shown some buttons leading to all of the upcoming tournaments you can place bets on with real money.
The left side of the screen is occupied by the Highlights and Top Live Games categories from you will be able to reach the most interesting events from the day or the most interesting events from the live betting category quite fast. The right side, as always, is devoted to the bet slips.
As a whole, we can determine this betting page design as both: stylish and simple. There are no beautiful graphic effects so everything can load as fast as possible which, we might say, is the better option for the punter’s activity.
We have quite similar impressions by the mobile betting page version which can be opened via two different ways:
- Directly from the mobile browser
- Via an application for Android or iOS
We have talked about these two types of mobile betting page loading in our page Betway App.
The listed sport types and events
In the horizontal menu from the Sport category you will find more than 10 different sport types:
- Ice hockey
- Motorcycle sports
These are the sport disciplines you can place bets almost round the whole year, while depending on the season there are some additional games you can take benefits of, too – for example, during the winter you can bet on biathlon, ski Alpine disciplines and many others.
Although no popular sport type is missing in Betway’s program, we can criticize this gambling page for the lack of less popular sport types many other big international pages offer. For example, even though this betting page is a sponsor for teams and leagues from various digital sport types, you cannot place a bet on any of them here. We at least hope that the gambling house will soon include all of the sport types available in the international version here in the version for Ghana, too. We mean the following sport types: fighting sports, futsal, hounds and horse racing, table tennis and others. However, after all, if one way or another you do not bet on sport types different from the sport types from the list above, the missing of other options is not going to be such a disadvantage for you.
You will definitely not going to find any weak points as to the offered events in this bookie as here you are given a large selections of football championships and tournaments from more than 50 different countries, as well as many international contests such as World championships, The Cups of the African nations, the Championship League, Liga Europa, the friendly football matches between both: club teams and national teams, and etc. We observe similar wide ranges in the rest of the sport disciplines, too. The basketball fans, for instance, can choose between 30+ national championships and many other international tournaments, while in tennis you can place a bet on all of the tournaments from ITF to the Big Slam and etc.
Specially for some of the most popular ball games – football, tennis, basketball, handball and volleyball – the betting operator also offers detailed pre-match statistics that can be opened via the button located right next to the concrete event name (the statistics is also available directly from the page of the certain event, too). The information for the statistics is generated from BetRadar system and in for the football world, it includes the following data:
- Results from the last five events between the two teams and the average number of scores per each of the teams
- The formats of the both teams included in the last five events for each of the team
- The average number of scores made by the host in the host events and respectively, made by the guest in the guest events
- Predictions presented in % as to the possibility for the event to end up with a win for the host, as draw or with a win for the guest, as well as for the possibility for the event to end up with more or less than 2.50 scores. Of course, these predictions are fully based on statistic facts and they should not be taken as granted.
Types of bets and odds
We cannot say that this gambling house offers a big number of bets for the matches, but at least it does embrace the most typical bet types, such as:
- Bets for the result
- Bets with European and Asian handicap
- Bets for the scores
- Bets for the goal scorers
- Bets for the corners and the cards
- Bets for each half time
The total number of the market, though, isn’t so big, because the specific options per one specific bet type aren’t so many, either. For example, for most of the mathces we see only one or two Asian handicap types, while in the rest betting websites these options can reach up to a whole dozen.
On the other side, this gambling company has made everything possible to include many market types, as well as all of the most preferred ones by the punters in general, but unfortunately, this is where its efforts end. The range, however, is totally acceptable for any average customer.
The bookmaker’s strategy is to provide less markets, but to be able to optimize them in a way that the offered odds for these markets to be better in comparison to the odds in the same markets most of the competitors provide.
What also makes us an impression is that the gambling house has quite high odds for the markets with three possible final outcomes – for instance, the market for the winner in the event where besides for any of the team’s win we can also place a bet for a draw. To be clearer – the odds are high when the win is for the host or the guest and these odds are in most cases higher than those we see in the competition’s list and meanwhile, usually the odds for a draw are a bit lower. Also, another interesting fact here is that the profit margin is higher in the markets with two final outcomes (such as the markets for Under or Over 2.5 scores and all other bet types of Under / Over, respectively Yes / No style).
Let’s make one more comparison – the margin in the basic 1X2 market for any upcoming event is nearly 5%, while for the market Under / Over 2.5 scores it is 7%. The margin for 1X2 bet is under the average level for the whole industry (if you often bet on the win for any of the teams, but not on a draw, you will feel it even lower) while the margin for Under / Over bet is nearly the average level.
If you represent that more and more increasing group of the punters, who prefer to place bets in real time, you can be confident about your game in Betway as practically the entire program this gambling platform offers is transferred in the live betting category the moment a certain event starting time gets closer.
There are a lot of bookies in Ghana that have a live betting category, but they offer only high-class events which is definitely not enough these days. However, such a negative tendency cannot be seen in this betting house. Here you will see all types of events in the Live category – from the derbies in the Championship League and the Premium league to football matches from the professional and amateur level or even from the ITF tennis tournaments.
The Live category, itself, can be described as a bit old-fashioned. Most of the sport betting websites pay some special attention to their live betting categories development and progress aiming to make the navigation and the placement of bets there as fast as possible and reckoning with the big dynamic of these types of a bet. However, in this betting company we do not see such tendency at all and the bets in the Live category are completely identic to those from the Pre-match category, which can be determined as a weak point, no doubt.
Though, a strong point here is the availability of a system for live statistics per each single match which is, on the other side, supported by BetRadar platform. Thanks to this service you can follow the data for the following criteria according to the sport type:
- Tennis – Asses, double mistakes, gained points from the first and the second service, success during the first service, the number of won games or won points
- Football – Corners, outs, touches, yellow and red cards, violations, ball possession, attacks and dangerous attacks, hits and rescues
- Rugby – Tries, Converions, Penalty Goals, Drop Goals, Possesion, Penalties Conceded, Yellow Cards.
- And so on…
Alongside with the statistics we see the so called live visualisation service thanks to which you can follow what is happening on the field or the court at any single moment.
Jackpot Category – Football prediction games
The games with predictions, where you can participate with a minimum entrance fee amount and win up to 10 million of GHS have become more and more popular in Ghana and in Africa in general. Of course, winning the jackpot in such a game is quite tougher in comparison to guessing a single bet, but the possibility to multiple your bet hundreds and even thousands or millions of times is more thrilling, no doubt.
Betway has three jackpot game sin total and in two of them you are required to predict the correct score in 6 or 7 football matches, while in the third one your goal is to guess the correct symbol in the 1X2 market of 15 events from the world of football. Here are the detailed terms and conditions for each of these jackpot prediction games, as well as the eventual prizes you can win from them:
- 1X2 Pick 15 – The matches are 15 in total and what you have to predict is the final outcome in each of them. The big jackpot amount reaches up to 1 600 000 GHS and you will not end the game with no rewards in case you succeed in predicting at least 11 of these 15 matches.
- CS Pick 6 – There are 6 matches in total here and you need to predict their correct scores. The Jackpot amount is 2 000 000 GHS and all of the punters who have predicted correctly at least 3 of the events will get some rewards.
- The Collosus – This is the game with the biggest jackpot – 10 000 000 GHS – and here you need to predict the correct scores in 7 matches. There is a guaranteed reward for 4 correctly predicted matches.
If you are not interested in predicting the matches, you can trust the Smart Pick system that will pick up the predictions instead of you basing on the most possible final outcomes according to the offered odds.
In order to participate in these games you need to pay only 4 GHS, and by having in mind the chance to win millions of GHS the participation worth it by all means.
The bonus system isn’t the strongest point in Betway system, but yet, we cannot say it is too bad or missing at all.
The only permanent promotions this betting house offers are the following:
- Refer a Friend – The customer receives 1 GHS every time someone has registered in the page thanks to him or her.
- Betway Rewards – This rewarding system rewards the most regular and loyal customers with free bets.
Besides, more and different current promotions for top important sport moments (such as the last months from the football championships in Europe, the starting World Football Championship, some key matches from the Championship League and etc) are provided in this gambling house. You can learn more information about these additional promotions and about their terms and conditions, as well as the requirements for the permanent bonuses in our article Betway Bonus.
Casino games in Betway
Nearly 35 games are offered in this betting company’s casino room. These games are classified in the following categories:
- Slot games – The slots are more than 25 in total and what makes us an impression is the significant presence of the slot games with sport themes – if you love sport and slot games at the same time, you can play slots with football, basketball and hockey themes. Among the rest of the games we can find such with adventurous and other themes.
- Table games – This betting page offers three types of Blackjack and three types of a roulette (European, American and spin and win roulette + classical, Vegas Strip and Vegas Downtown Blackjack games)
- Video poker – The category that is on the smallest scale is the one with video poker games, where the list of offers is limited to 2 games: Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better.
You can conclude, yourself, that the casino games do not represent Betway’s biggest advantage and that the gambling company is mostly concentrated on sport betting, instead. Yet, the online casino is an additional pleasant type of entertainment you can diversify your gambling activity in this platform, which is a good alternative for spending some time till an important sport event starts, for instance.
However, spending this time with casino games is possible only via a mobile device, because these games are not compatible to computers.
Also, it will be curious for you to know that you can have fun with these games without even investing any of your money. The Casino category supports the function of free game where you neither bet real money, nor win such – everything here is made in the name of your fun!
Entering this gambling company’s website you will notice the availability of a specially tailored category in the main men – called Betgames. So what this category is for anyway? Here you can play games of a lottery type where the final outcome is determined in real time and in front of your own eyes. The action takes place in the company’s room and you can watch what exactly is going on via live video. The games and the bet types you can take benefits of in this category are the following:
- Dice Duel – The best that are accepted here are on which of the two dices will be with the biggest total amount (the blue or the red one), numbers, even / uneven number, Under / Over and etc.
- Dice – In this game not two, but five are the used dices and what you can bet on in this case is for all of the following things: at least one pair to be thrown, at least two pairs to be thrown, four or five equal dices, as well as for the total number of the thrown dices and many others.
- Wheel – The lucky wheel this betting house offers includes 18 numbers and you can bet on the concrete number that will be selected, whether the number will be under or over 9.5, whether it will be between 1 and 6 or between 7 and 17, 13 or 18, as well as on the colour of the thrown number and if it will be even or uneven.
- Lucky 5/6/7 – These are very alike games where 5, 6 or 7 from 36 possible numbers are drawn while the punters here make predictions for the numbers, place separate bets on each of the four colours of the balls, as well as total bets on the different colours – for instance: a bet if three or more balls of the same colour will be drawn.
The common thing in all of these games is not only that they are all in real time and drawing is performed by women, but also in the fact that each new drawing of numbers / or each wheel spinning / or each drawing of the dice starts within less than 3 minutes after the previous one which leads to the conclusion that these games are very dynamic and available almost 24/7.
How to register in Betway?
The registration in Betway – like everything else in this betting page, besides the betting activity, itself – is completely free and you don’t need anything else, but several minutes to spend to register here.
What the users who want to become this international bookie’s customers are required is to open the registration page via the Sign Up button – regardless if they use a mobile device, or a computer. The button is located at the top right side of the page. After clicking on it you will have to fill in the following three fields:
- Number – If you register in the Ghanaian version of this betting platform, your telephone number should be on mandatory Ghanaian, too.
- Password – A special code via which you will verify your identity when you login the page
- E-mail – In difference to the two previous fields, this one isn’t a mandatory one, but yet, it is in your favour to provide an e-mail where, by the way, you will receive some topic and current information about the bookmaker’s services and promotions.
In this betting operator you are not required to confirm anything via your phone or e-mail – once you fill in the three fields you will automatically login the system. Also, this betting platform does not use the user name for login. You will login your account with your telephone number and your password.
MTN Mobile Money, Airtel, Tigo Cash and Vouchers – these are the four payment methods you can make deposits and withdrawals in the betting page.
We strongly recommend you the following payment methods: MTN Mobile Money and Vouchers as they don’t charge you with any fees for the transactions. In Airtel the deposit fee is 2% over the deposit amount, while in TiGo the fee is in correspondence to the standard fees this system uses.
One of the good aspects in depositing here is that you can invest only 1 GHS in the betting platform to be able to use it. This is, by the way, the amount of the minimum bet on the website, too.
How to make a deposit in Betway?
Follow the next steps:
- 1. Enter your account
- 2. Press on My Account button at the top right side in the computer version or on Deposit in the central side of your mobile version
- 3. Select the desired payment method and press on the Deposit Now button which is right next to the payment method text.
- 4. Follow the instructions if you have chosen any of these payment methods: MTN Mobile Money, Airtel, Tigo Cash or enter your voucher code if you are going to deposit this way.
- 5. Bet and have fun with your money that should be already in your account!
How to ask questions to Betway?
The answer to this question is quite simple – press on the live chat icon which is located in the left bottom side of the mobile version and in the right side of the computer version, enter your name and e-mail, press Start Chat, wait for any of the betting company’s agents to enter your private chat and start your communication.
The additional options for communication with this gambling operator’s agents are calling on this mobile phone number 054 431 5496 or sending an e-mail to this e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.