Bwin
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Bwin is a huge name in the online sport betting business and is currently located in the European gambling hub Gibraltar, UK. They are licensed and regulated by the gambling commission of Gibraltar and have more than 1500 employees under their establishment.

Originally founded in Vienna, Austria in 1997, the company has progressed a lot since then and was initially called Betandwin, before they settled for Bwin eventually. They are currently co-owned by Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger and now offer a massive range of different products, other than sports betting, to their loyal customer base.

Website – Layout & Interface:

Their website has a very premium and professional feel that is delivered the moment you land on it, they have chosen a colour scheme that subtly represents their branding, with the site being sat on a black background featuring grey menus, white text and the odd splash of yellow.

In the top left hand corner we can see the Bwin logo which is next to one of the main navigation menus you will be using. Here you can manoeuvre through their live betting, casino, live casino, poker and games sections. Slightly above this is where customers can login or if you’re new you can sign up and create an account and on the same line, you can also access their help and contact tabs.

Beneath the Bwin logo is a header that houses the option to navigate around some of the more popular aspects of Bwins’ website like virtual sports, video, mobile and promotions. Down the left hand side of the page is a top football tab, so if this is going to be your main sport of preference, you can select between the different leagues and competitions effortlessly. Underneath is a favourites tab which is entirely customisable and further down in the complete list of sports that of which you can expect to find at Bwin, it’s worth noting that below the sports list are also live sports, statistics, results and social media sections.

On the opposite side of the page, you will locate your bet slip which will grow as you progressively add bets to it and underneath you will find a handy widget that displays some of the current events that are happening live.

Markets:

Bwin has included a monumental amount of different sports into their intricately designed sportsbook and their customers are really in for a treat. So if you enjoy betting on anything from Football, Tennis, Golf, Horse Racing, Table Tennis, Speedway, Snooker, Ski Jumping, Rally, Pool, Politics, Entertainment, Cycling, Cross Country Skiing, Chess, Boxing, Biathlon, Beach Football, Bandy, Aussie Rules, American Football, Alpine Skiing, Combat Sports, Baseball, Cricket, Ice Hockey, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Motorbikes, Formula 1, Darts, Handball, Volleyball, Basketball.

Their betting markets are equally impressive, here at Bwin and football in particular can have more than some 120 different bets depending on the popularity of the game. Markets such as Match Result, Double Chance, Home No Bet, Draw No Bet, Away No Bet, Both Teams to Score, Half-Time/Full-Time, Match Result & Both Teams to Score, Handicaps, Total Goals, Correct Score and minute by minute action are all featured here at Bwin.

Welcome Bonus & Promotions:

As far as promotions go, Bwin have gone out of their way to provide some of the best that they possibly can. They don’t have a welcome bonus per se but have some great options for people who like to put on accumulators, that could see them landing up to £800 each and every week. Additionally, they have included acca insurance which covers you if one of your selections for your 5 fold or higher lets you down and Bwin will reimburse your initial stake, on amounts up to £25, as a free bet.

There is also a feature that allows you to live stream some of your favourite sports through your mobile or tablet and a handy cash out function, meaning that you can be in almost full control of your bets.

In-Play Betting:

In-play betting has been made a big deal of at Bwin and this is reflected by the great amount of different sports that have live options, so if you fancy betting at the most pivotal sporting moments, Bwin is almost definitely the bookie for you. Sports such as Football, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey and Baseball are all covered extensively.

The Bwin team have also gone as far as to include a good range of different betting markets for their sports and football in particular, has everything from Total Goals O/U, Total Goals Exact, Next Goal, Correct Score, Team Goals and everything in between.

Mobile & Tablet:

Thankfully for the players who love to enjoy their favourite sports betting without being confined to a computer chair, there is an answer and this comes in the form of Bwins’ mobile betting application that can be found on both IOS and Android devices. To get your hands on this, all you need to do is either head over to the apple app store and download it directly from there, or if you use android you can download it directly from Bwins’ website. The application is a fantastic rendition of everything you would expect to find on the desktop version of the site but it has been scaled down to fit the small screen seamlessly.

If you don’t have enough memory on your phone or you don’t particularly like clogging up your storage with applications, you are able to visit Bwin right from your mobile devices browser for a fully optimised version of the site.

Payment Methods:

There are an incredible amount of different ways in which you can keep onto of crediting your Bwin account as well as withdrawing potential winnings, these range from Visa, MasterCard, Bank Transfer, Skrill, Paypal, Neteller, Maestro, EntroPay, Giropay, Paybox and the list goes on, if you wish to see the full list you can check this by going to the help section and viewing it from there.

Withdrawal times vary depending on which method you pick but e-wallets are the quicker methods and you usually don’t even have to wait 24 hours before you receive the funds. Cards and banking transactions take slightly longer, in the region of 3-5 business days, before you receive the money.

Customer Support:

You can pick between a few different methods in which you can use to contact a member of the Bwin team. First would be their live chat service, this is accessible round the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the response times are very quick. You can also reach them via telephone during the hours of 09:00 and 21:00 all week and there is even a postal address registered that you can send mail to.

Conclusion:

We enjoyed every second of what Bwin have to offer, they have come up with an excellent platform in which their customers can bet on their favourite sports and teams, that is both reliable and fair. The only area we can really mark them down in, is for lacking with a solid welcome bonus, their promotions are somewhat lacking when you look at what the likes of Bet365 are offering in that department but for now they will work until they structure something more favourable. If you would like to see more of what’s in store for you by having a Bwin account, you can click below to start your own up today.

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