We’re massive fans of the bwin website, the design is professional and simple – colour schemes work very well and their offering as a bookmaker is industry-leading. It’s a fantastic platform for connecting punters, sports betting and live betting and it’s a website we use personally amongst the team here at Freebie Bet. Their offering is nicely split between 6 different tabs, these include sports, live betting, casino, live casino, games and poker – that’s it, nothing more, nothing less.
Bwin’s website is powered by a company called ElectraWorks Limited which hold all relevant gambling licences and compliance certificates to run this website in its native country, Gibraltar. Holding all the correct documentation, right level of game covers and some fantastic offers certainly puts this underdog brand on the map in the online, and offline, betting sector. In addition to the Gibralatar licences the company managing the website holds all correct and standing UK licences through the UK Gambling Commission too, which is rare for a company to possess both accreditations.
If you visit the bwin website, there will likely be a major offer showcased on the homepage however there isn’t any promotion links directly from the homepage. If you visit your game of choice a new secondary navigation bar will appear which will host the promotions tab. We’ve investigated this section of the website, along with their flagship offers and put the top three which caught our eye directly below – please note however over time these offers may change so they may become a little outdated, however we’re confident they will be replaced by an equally fantastic offer.
£50 Free Back-Up Bet
Nothing leaves a sour taste in the mouth than losing your very first bet, bwin have come up with a solution – they will provide a free bet matched against your first bet if you it fails to pay off. The ceiling on this offer currently stands at £50 and is only available to new customers on their first bet. The minimum you can wager on bwin for this offer is £5. This does appear to be a long term offer with the expiry date being set in the year 2020, so plenty of time to sign up if this offer is of interest to you – although there is nothing stopping them pulling this offer early.
Money Back Bet
This bet is fantastic for Formula 1 punters, if your driver retires during the race then you will be credited your original bet back as a free bet. So if you’re driver doesn’t finish then you can have your money back, great for picking favourites who, due to unforeseen circumstances, did not finish. The terms and conditions of this money back offer puts a limit on the total amount you can claim back which stands at £50 – so this promotion should cover almost every bet placed by our readers, unless you are onto a dead certain!
Cash Out: Feature
This feature is catching on to all main bookmakers, the feature basically revolves around cashing out early on your bet. This appears to be a win win for players and bookmakers as you are cashing out when there is more uncertainly for both you and the house e.g. if you bet that Newcastle United will win Sunderland (ha!) 2-1 and it’s 2-1 to Newcastle at 60 minutes, the chance of Sunderland equalising could be high – the punter gets a smaller amount due to the high risk (otherwise if Sunderland equalise then they receive nothing) and the house pays out a lower amount should the event remain. In addition to live cashing out there is also the option to cash out before the event, should any news cast doubt over your original wager, although this will be for a less amount than originally wagered, usually.
More sports than you can shake a stick at, over 35 games in total with fully comprehensive coverage makes bwin one of the best bookmakers for bet placing. We’ve ran our checklist on the bwin site and put together a list below of all the games being covered by the bookies at the time of writing this review:
Cross Country Skiing
You can also find additional coverage surrounding politics and popular TV events and the bwin sport betting section of the site too – should you fancy a change or only bet on these special events.