Bwin Overview16/05/2017 18:15
Bwin has an impressive amount of registered users at 13 million customers, and they are spread out over 25 different markets. They possess several gaming licenses issued by several countries such as Germany, Italy, and Gibraltar.
They offer many different types of games and betting including sports, poker, casino games, skill games, and live streams of sporting events. They are a relatively new name due to a series of mergers starting back with PartyGaming in 1997. Even so, the lack of familiarity with the name may be off-putting for more seasoned bettors.
Bwin and Party continue to operate as separate brands. Neither .com site currently accepts American residents. However, Party Poker through a partnership with the Borgata casino is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming to offer online poker and casino games to New Jersey citizens.
First deposits on Bwin can net new customers up to £30. To gain any bonus for a first deposit. However, you must be sure to put down at least £10. This first time bonus can be rolled over three times. If you have used Bwin before, this bonus will not be available to you so keep that in mind when looking at gifts.
If you have previously had an account in the online casino or poker room, you are not eligible. This bonus in and of itself may be attractive but what sets this bonus above the rest is that it is truly free to play. It is not just a risk-free bet such as a rebate would be. You will not receive the bonus in a lump sum but will instead get two separate deposits after placing real money bets.
Other than those bonuses, Bwin also has a player points program. When you play, you can earn two different types of points: Market and Status points. Status points determine your ranking and perks within Bwin whereas the Market points can be redeemed for cash or other products.
It is unclear if these points can be earned off of sports betting or if they are only available for casino bets which could be a huge detractor for those that prefer sports betting. This seems to be a more common theme with some of the newer names in online betting which can be a significant advantage for the companies that offer rewards on sports betting.
Bwin has an excellent gaming platform. Bwin impresses when it comes to their user interface. The software used to bet is exceptional, and they have a large variety of sports and markets available. Navigation is relatively straightforward even though there appears to be a lot happening on the screen.
The upper left-hand corner of the display also shows the most popular bets for the day and the page won’t reload if you click on a sport and place a bet. Customers can even make favourites so they can quickly navigate through their top betting areas.
There is a reported issue with customer service, however. There are no forms in which 24-hour customer service is available which seems odd in this day and age. However, the website is available in over 20 languages which make it perfect for the global betting market.