Betway Mobile Casino and Sportsbook

Betway has gone along with popular wisdom amongst mobile game developers who must decide sometimes whether to lead with Android or Apple, but not both simultaneously. It is expensive to produce these apps.

The popular wisdom has been to lead with the Apple app, please the Apple people first, then accommodate the rest of the users with an Android app. Or, in some cases, Android was used to test a game in preparation for its Apple debut.

Tale of Two Apps

For Betway, which merely licenses its games from the developer, Microgaming, it has a full-blown iOS app (for all Apple mobile devices) that handles real-cash gambling, yet for Android it has only a ‘free money’ or for-fun-only mode app.

We’re not sure why that is. Android users, you can only play for virtual jackpots. If you’re on Apple, then you’re going for the big bucks (in supported markets, like the UK).

Bonuses, Real & Play

If you register to be a new member as an Android user, then you’ll get loads of free play chips, don’t worry. You’ll have plenty to play with forever, and, the app does not contain adverts, which is nice.

If you register as an Apple user then the real-cash welcome bonus is formidable:

  • 1st deposit cash-match bonus is 100%
  • 2nd deposit cash-match bonus is 25%
  • 3rd deposit cash-match bonus is 50%
  • All told, you get up to £1000 in bonus cash.

There are 30 casino games that span the whole range from progressive jackpot slots, to Baccarat, video Poker, Blackjack and Roulette. (To think, as one Android user commented on the Google Play store page, that premium games like the Immortal Romance slot are offered free of charge and without ads — very impressive, nonetheless.) Also check out Casinos with no deposit, click here

Honest Games

One thing we really like about Betway mobile casino is its diligence in posting the RTP, or return to player percentage, of no less than 97%. Strangely, we almost never see even the most reputable online casinos making these types of numbers plainly visible as Betway does (proudly, it seems).

But one thing that does not impress is the limited game selection (even though there are hundreds of casino games in the desktop software that Betway offers) — we mean the fact that everything comes from Microgaming.

The best mobile casinos, in our opinion, are offering many game suppliers, like IGT, Playtech, Net|Ent, Play’nGo and so on, under one roof. That’s the new standard. There are probably less than ten mobile casinos that are living up to this higher bar.

But we do like Betway for its straightforwardness. Real-cash Android casino games are sure to come soon. If more than one game source were to be added then Betway might rank in the top ten lists because otherwise it’s top-notch and worth a try.

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