Bwin offers more than 30,000 bets in over 90 sports every day
Bwin have really made their mark in the world of online betting, and that mark reaches across the world. Bwin boast being the world number one for online gaming, and they provide services which appear to back up that claim. They offer a massive amount of bets, over 30,000 every day in over 90 sports, which is a record for online bookmakers. They have over 22 languages on offer and really push fun and excitement for online betting. Bwin was founded back in 1999 in Gibraltar and was taken over in 2001 by a Vienna based company. They hold a lot of power in online betting and sponsorship, currently sponsoring not only Real Madrid, but Serie Bwin as it is now known in Italy.
Betting Odds and Bet Management: 8/10
One of the leaders in putting out competitive prices. Bwin really excel when it comes to offering some of the best market prices you can get your hands on. Whatever market you like dipping into for your sports betting, chances are Bwin have some of the best available for your betting. That, naturally, is one of the huge benefits of being a Bwin customer! When you select odds, which are presented by default in decimal format, they get added to a nice yellow bet slip which looks like a sticky note on the right hand side of the site. Bwin have one of the best betting slips available, but for one curious thing. The Bet Slip is split by tabs into Single, Multi Bet or System options for your betting which is well done. But if you select a few single bets which you want to take as singles, you have only the option to put in one stake value for all bets, which assumes that you want the same stake on all single bets, which is a little unusual. For multiples betting, you simply select or deselect the single selections that you want to build your multiple. The System bet tab is something a little different, and is essentially enhanced multiple, and there are different options to bet. What happens is that, say you have four selections on your slip, you could choose a System 2/4 bet (which consists of six bets - in this case six two bet multi bets taken from the four individual selections). Instead of a straight forward multiple needing all selections to come up, you can win with a System bet, if at least two of the four individual picks are correct. The more correct, the more you win. It’s a nice little extra betting odds option to explore.
Betting Markets: 9/10
Absolutely packed full of betting markets to look at. Their sports book covers so much, such a variety of sports, it is easy to see why Bwin are so popular. Size really counts in the Bwin sports book and very often you can find good coverage of minor sporting events which other bookmakers may have overlooked. Click on a particular sports betting market, such as tennis, and you will see the top bets, as well as a nice list of matches organised by date and event. Bwin really have gotten the presentation of betting markets down to a tee, and is one of the nicest presented sports books available. When you make a selection in the main sports book, you selection will stay highlighted yellow, so that you can see what you have done. Alongside each bet, is the number of submarket bets you can go and have a look at, as well as a link to any statistical data that you may wish to explore. Fore any given market, you can always filter the list of available bets by type of bet, which is really useful. Excellent coverage and organisation, even deep down in the sports book, so you can find what you are looking for quite easily. All of the markets can also be explored from the left hand navigation menu as well.
Live In Play Betting: 10/10
You can instantly get a glimpse of Bwin live betting as soon as you enter the sports book. The live in play betting is over on the right hand side, conveniently under the betting slip. Just click on any of the action there, and you will be taken to the main Bwin Live In-Play betting section, which is pretty awesome. Live betting at Bwin is extensive. There is no other word for it, and you can find some great unique markets in a wonderfully presented section. The list of live action runs down the left and it’s easy to switch between markets currently in action, and for a specific event, the changes in prices, whether positive or negative is clear to see. Live betting is helped by the fact that you can chose the display of odds, turning off the sound if you want, or opening a mightily useful live betting calendar. To improve and already fantastic live betting service, Bwin also stream live sporting events on their site. This is one of the features which really gives a bookmaker a good edge, and Bwin stream over 1,000 sporting events every month, running most of the day. From football, to table tennis, handball, bowls and badminton, there are plenty of sports being covered. Bwin provide excellent coverage on the German Bundesliga incidentally. One of the best live in play betting services you can find, and is the perfect example of why Bwin really are one of the leading forces in online betting.
Not only do Bwin deliver with great betting services and features, the design of the website really stands out above the crowd. A black, white and yellow theme is very welcoming, and navigation is very easy because everything is right at your fingertips, from tutorials to watching live streams. If you are regular with Bwin, then you even get your own list of favourite betting markets above the extensive sports book, just to help speed things up even more. The home page boasts a list of top bets, and you can build an instant accumulator with the top bets of the day at the click of a single button. There is a bet of the day, which shows how punters are betting on that event by percentages, and a very handy Last Minute bets section which has a countdown for event and its starting time. To top off a great range of services, there is also a B’Inside section of the website, which is a rewards program for which you can earn points just from your regular betting, to spend on merchandise or even build up towards free bets. There is a casino and games as well if you want to step outside the sports book, but for your sports betting, Bwin deliver one of the most complete services you could possibly find. The more you look, the more you will find things to help your navigation, such as a button to take you to Europe’s Top Football League.
Customer Service: 7/10
There’s a good help section at Bwin if you want any questions answered on any topic about the website, whether it is how to register, security, legal matters, payments or anything out. There is also a useful glossary if you want to look up a certain betting phrase or term, or alternatively do a full text search to find an answer to your question. If you want to contact Bwin, then it’s easy enough. Click on the contact link, you will find some more answers to pertinent questions, and if you can’t find an answer then there is an email form to fill out. If you prefer doing things by phone, then it is right there, but the lines are not open 24/7 like some online bookmakers, neither are the email support team. Bwin to have some great video tutorials to help you along with your experience on the betting site, and are worth taking a look over.
Promotions and Free Bets: 7/10
There are not the kind of betting promotions available at Bwin which can be found at other online bookmakers, but in a way, the whole experience of the website and betting service makes up for it. In order to get a free £50 bet when you sign up for an account, you need to join through an exclusive link, otherwise the offer is not made public on their website. This is a straight forward matched deposit bonus, up to the value of £50 when you join and add funds. Terms and conditions apply, please see full details directly at Bwin.
Once you have been to Bwin, you will see just what a stand out service they deliver. It feels as if they have fine tuned everything just perfectly in order for the punter to both enjoy their time on the site, and to give them great value with their prices. The website really is good and enjoyable to spend time on, sure the betting slip could be a little bit better, but when you seriously weigh up everything else which Bwin do so well, it becomes less of an issue. Truly a very good all round experience, and you won’t be disappointed when you open an account there with them. There is a very professional and competent feel about the entire service that is provided for your sports betting.