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- Loyalty Promotions
- Established Operator
- Good Betting Options
- Build a Bet Feature
- Competitive Odds
- Not the Best Layout
- Welcome Bonus is a Backup Bet
Bwin Sport is a huge sportsbook that covers many different betting options. It is part of the Entain group, one that also includes Ladbrokes, Coral, and some other big brands. It’s been around for a long time and I have actually been a member for most of that time.
I used to visit the site every few months or so, but it was never really in my regular cycle and I stopped logging in several years ago. For the purposes of this Bwin Sport review, I returned to the sportsbook, made a deposit, and placed a few bets.
Here are my thoughts…
I am not a big fan of these promotions. Free is free, but matched deposits are arguably better as you get those credits even if you win.
What’s more, your bet must be placed as an accumulator with at least 3 selections. It means you’re more likely to lose and collect the bonus credits, but that’s not a good thing.
For instance, if you deposit £10 and then wager that money on a 3 or 4-fold accumulator, you’ll receive a free £10 bet if you lose. If you bet and lose £20, you’ll get £20. For losses of less than £10, the bonus is invalidated.
It falls a long way short of the bonuses you’ll find at other top sportsbooks. At the time of writing, many UK betting sites are offering between £20 and £30 in free bets for players who deposit between £5 and £10. Comparatively, it’s a very weak bonus offer.
Bwin Sport has regular odds boost promotions and free bets. There are also occasional accumulator refunds and other promotions. It’s not as generous as other sportsbooks in this area, but there are still plenty of promotions to take advantage of.
Check the “promotions” section for more information. Just bear in mind that there are separate sections for Sports, Casino, Live Casino, and Poker promotions. These are rarely transferrable, so if you get a casino bonus, you likely can’t use it in the sportsbook.
Software and Betting Options
Bwin Sport uses a black, white, and grey colour scheme and some neatly arranged boxes that display varying betting options. However, I’ve always found it a little awkward. It doesn’t feel as intuitive or as easy on the eye as other top sports. That’s just my personal opinion and it all depends on what you like, but there’s just something about it that doesn’t feel as seamless to me.
I’m being picky though, and if you can get over that, you’ll find a sportsbook that is packed with features and top bets. There are dozens of sports and the biggest games have hundreds of bets.
I like the “match combo” bets, which are similar to the “Your Odds” bets on William Hill and the combo/boost selections found elsewhere. It also has a Build a Bet feature where you can create an accumulator from bets in the same game.
The Acca Builder is also a great feature and reminds me of a similar feature on Betfair. It’s basically like an old-school pools coupon you can use to quickly build an accumulator with lots of bets.
Live betting and cashouts are available here as well. But as with 888sport and a few other sites, you can’t cash out all or even the majority of bets. This is something that bet365 does really well but it’s an area where other sites struggle.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Bwin Sport has a minimum deposit and withdrawal of just £10, with a maximum of £5,000. It accepts payments via a number of methods, including bank transfer, Google Pay, Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, and PayPal. There are over a dozen other methods accepted, but these are not available to players in the United Kingdom.
The pending withdrawal period is just 24 hours for most payment methods. It’s not instant, but you shouldn’t need to wait very long to get your funds.
Verdict: Bwin Sport Review
The main reason I haven’t spent as much time on Bwin Sport as on sites like bet365 and BetVictor is that I’m not a big fan of the layout. That’s just my personal opinion, so don’t dismiss it because of that. The odds are good, and there are live betting and Build a Bet features, but the same could be said for many other top sportsbooks.
The welcome bonus also leaves a lot to be desired. Not only is it a backup bet, but it only works for multiples and you need to place that initial wager as a single bet.
There are still more positives than negatives here. It’s an established brand, there are loyalty promotions, it works great on mobile, and it covers many different sports. I wouldn’t put it on the same level as bet365, BetVictor, and 888sports, but it’s a good site, nonetheless.
It depends on the method. The pending period is just 24 hours though, so if you’re using PayPal you should get your funds within 48 hours. If you’re using a bank transfer or debit card, it could take up to 3 days.
Bwin Sport is part of the Entain group, which owns several other sportsbooks and online casinos, including Ladbrokes. Entain (known as GVC Holdings at the time) purchased Bwin Sport in 2016 for over £1 billion after being embroiled in a bidding war with 888 holdings.
Bwin Sport is headquartered in Austria, but its services are provided to players all over the world.
Bwin Sport was initially known as BetandWin before later changing to the catchier Bwin. So, technically, the “B” stands for “Bet”.