By Austin Miller

Bwin Sportsbook Review

BWin does manynthings right, but with restricted geographical access and limited mobile betting experience, is it worth it?

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Our Hot Take

BWin is off-limits to bettors in the United States and Canada. Other than that it’s not bad!

Pros & Cons

Basic Information

Bwin Key Facts

  • HQ

    Gibraltar

    LAUNCHED

    2011

    HOW MANY PLAYERS

    Not public information

    WHERE IS IT AVAILABLE

    BWin is available just about anywhere, but those who are attempting to register from the United States (outside Delaware or New Jersey) and Canada wil…

    SPORTSBOOK

    Football, badminton, baseball, basketball, biathlon, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, soccer, golf, handball, hockey, MMA, Formula 1, other motorsport…

    CASINO

    Blackjack, Roulette, Video Slots, Hi-Lo, Coin Flip, Poker, Deuces Wild, 10s or Better

    VIP PROGRAM

    They do! BWin’s VIPs register for the GVC Affiliate Program, which gives you the chance to earn bonuses and special promotions from a connected coll…

Account creation

So Easy, A Caveman Could Do It

Event flow is everything when it comes to creating an account at online sportsbooks. BWin does a great job of lapping the field.

Account creation is broken down into three steps: Username and email; name and birthday; and then address and contact preferences. The absolute last step is great. You have the option of selecting which types of correspondence you’d like to have with BWin. Not all sportsbooks give you that freedom.

Welcome Bonuses

Good, Not Great

If you’re looking for a matching bonus on your first deposit, you’ll have to head elsewhere. BWin doesn’t offer one.

But they do have other options for you to peruse, one of which includes 10 free spins to use on their specialty casino games.

Deposits

A Literal Cakewalk

Every step of the deposit process at BWin is better than seamless.

After selecting your payment method, the next page will have you input all the required information, including your currency of choice and how much you wish to deposit. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to submit your transaction and be ready to place bets within minutes.

Bitcoin: Not an Option

Bitcoin is not currently accepted at BWin. However, they give you the option of speaking with a customer service representative when making deposits. They might be willing to make exceptions if you speak with them.

Credit Cards: Good Selection

Credit card users are typically seeking to deposit funds with one of these four issuers: Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover. BWin accepts two from this list, Visa and Mastercard, which is, in our experience, a pretty good selection.

Withdraw Winnings

Get Your Money Fast

Withdrawals at BWin are processed quickly and typically without issue.

To begin the process, make sure you’re logged in. Then, simply hit the “withdrawal” option at the top of your screen. From there, you’ll get to choose one of more than a dozen withdrawal options, most of which won’t take longer than two days to process.

Placing a Bet

Fairly Simple

The BWin mobile betting interface does have you go through a little too many motions. They overload their screens so you’re forced to scroll down for a long time, and you won’t see the betslip option unless you make it all the way down the page.

Still, the process itself, while tedious, is also simple. The betslip tells you clearly how much you can win and will inform you if the odds have changed since you selected your wager. Plus, BWin has a unique “Build your own bet” options that allows you to gamble on certain events and combinations that are more specific to the selection you’ve made.

Politics Betting

Indulge Your Inner Geek

The politics market at BWin is a lot broader than most other sportsbooks. They traffic primarily in United States and German elections, but they do have a few other places to choose from.

There isn’t much deviation from the norm when it comes to the type of wagers available. But BWin does allow you to bet odds on two elections at once. For example, they have odds not only on the U.S.’s 2020 presidential election, but also the 2024 presidential election.

eSports

One Word: WOW

Scant few sportsbooks will have as many esports options as Bwin. They have all the usual suspects: Counterstrike, Dota, Overwatch, etc. But you’ll also be treated to less common tournaments—the real nitty-gritty competitions only diehards can appreciate, such as PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds, Rainbow 6 and Valorant.

Virtual Sports Betting

You Betcha

Virtual sports are video game events that get simulated in real time. Not every sportsbook offers them. BWin does. You can bet on virtual tennis, greyhound racing, horse racing, motor racing, soccer and even american football.

NBA

Get Your NBA Fix Here

The NBA markets at BWin are identical to those found in the NFL and MLB sections. They offer game lines and all the usual outrights—conference championship winners, NBA Finals winners, win totals, etc.—but also have a few outside-the-box props available.

Like MLB, our favorite option is BWin’s matchup outrights. Betting on which two teams will reach the NBA Finals—one from the Western Conference and one from the Eastern Conference—is both an intriguing thought exercise and a potentially lucrative venture.

US Open

No One Does It Better

Tired of the sportsbooks that only offer the chance to bet on the winners of golf majors? BWin feels the same way. Those outright lines are available, but they also provide you with some prop options, such as “Will Rory McIlroy win a major this year?” and other bets along those lines.

NFL

You’ll Love It

BWin appears committed to going beyond the regular NFL game lines. They have all those odds, to be sure. But they also provide weekly and outright props, in addition to win-total and Super Bowl Options.

More Betting Options

Sports, sports and more Sports

Believe us when we say you’ll never run out of betting options at BWin. Their other betting markets include college football, college basketball, badminton, baseball, basketball, biathlon, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, soccer, handball, hockey, MMA, Formula 1, other motorsports, rugby, snooker,  tennis, table tennis, volleyball and more.

Casino

Fully-Loaded Casino

BWin has your casino itch covered with all of the following gaming options:

Bonus

The casino at BWin is loaded with promotions aplenty, including free spins and weekly bonuses. Their most useful promo is “Wednesday Reload,” which gives you an extra 20 percent on top of whatever you deposit, up to €50.

Live Betting

Real-Time Fun

Members of BWin will have an extensive list of live betting options to choose from at all hours of the day. Lines are refreshed in real-time, and your betslip will let you know if any odds change before you submit your wager.

Parlay Betting

Parlay Your Way to Riches

Parlay bets are great if you’re willing to increase your risk to up your potential reward. Correctly predicting multiple wagers will adequately pad your wallet, and BWin makes it easy to turn your single bets into parlays.

Additional Betting Help

All The Help You Need

Great sportsbooks offer alternative forms of support for their users. It comes as no surprise, then, that BWin goes above and beyond with all of the following:

Be sure to check out BWin’s blog. They don’t provide betting advice, but they do keep you up to date with all the latest changes and information across all sports, whether it be live events, esports or gambling-law news.

Promotions

Great Selection

Larger welcome bonuses at BWin would be great. What they lack there, though, they make up for with their sheer breadth of rewards. They offer a bunch of different bonuses across the casino and poker room—promotions that you can earn by betting at the sportsbook, too.

Customer Service

Visible and Helpful

Many online sportsbooks make finding their customer support center a chore. Not BWin. They will have you go through a list of frequently asked questions, but if their pre-written responses don’t solve your problem, they give you a choice of emailing your query or speaking with a live representative.

Emails

No Spam Detected

BWin lets you select what messages you want to receive from them, and how you want to receive them, when you sign up. This means no spam of any kind, not even promotional offers unless you specifically select them.

Live Streaming

Only On The App

Select competitions can be streamed on BWin’s mobile app. Most of these events will be non-American sports, and you can’t live stream them from your desktop. But who cares! This is more than most other online sportsbooks offer.

VPN

No Issues to Report

We used a VPN service to make an account from an unsupported territory and had no issues to report. 

Conclusion

Limited

BWin is a decent sportsbook. But by not accepting Bitcoin or being open to bettors from the US or Canada, it’s all for naught.

Bwin Sportsbook Review

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