Bwin review FAQ
Bwin - how to change to decimal odds format?
If you’re using the desktop version of the Bwin betting site, look at the left-hand side panel. Scroll down to the bottom until you see a section called ‘Bet Services’. Click on it, and then select Settings. You will find the option to change the odds format between fractional, decimal, and US Moneyline.
If you’re using the Bwin mobile version of the site or the Bwin sports betting app, select the “hamburger menu” (tap the button with the three horizontal lines.) Scroll down the menu until you find the Betting Settings option, which can be switched between ‘UK’ for fractional, ‘EU’ for decimal, and ‘US’ for Moneyline.
How to use free bets at Bwin?
You must first make sure to have Bwin free bets available in the first place, such as those from their new customer offer. Make sure you’ve claimed the bonus and that it’s available for wagering. You can check the status of your free bets at any time by clicking on your account balance in the top right corner of the main sportsbook screen. Any available bonus funds will be shown below your cash balance.
Once your free bets are available, navigate the sportsbook and find wagers as per usual. Add selections to your Bwin betting slip until you’re satisfied with your choices. Once you’re ready, look at your betting slip – specifically to the bottom, where you should see various options relating to your stake. You can fill out the amount you want to wager as usual – just next to it, however, should be a box specifying that you want to use free bets. Tick the box, type in the amount in free bets you want to use as a stake and place the bet.
Where is Bwin based?
Bwin’s headquarters are located in Vienna, Austria, where the company was initially founded. That said, Bwin is currently owned and operated by GVC holdings, though it remains a separate brand from all other GVC online gambling businesses.
Who does Bwin sponsor?
The Bwin brand is probably familiar to many football fans due to some of the high-profile sponsorship deals they’ve had over the years. For instance, they were one of the main sponsors of Real Madrid from 2007 to 2013, as well as of Bayern Munich. The Portuguese League Cup was named “Bwin Cup” for a while due to a massive sponsorship deal, and the Portuguese Primeira Liga was named after the brand as well. Bwin was also one of the main sponsors of FC Milan for a time. Additionally, the company was one of the main sponsors of MotoGP for years.
At the time of the writing of this review, Bwin is one of the largest contributors to Belgian First Division A – though the league is still named after the Jupiler beer brand.
Currently, the Bwin brand name can be found on the kits of Valencia FC.
Who owns Bwin?
The Bwin brand is currently owned by Entain, formerly known as GVC holdings. Those with some experience in the online sports betting business should be immediately familiar with that name, as Entain owns several other high-profile betting brands, such as Ladbrokes and Coral.
Entain, in turn, is a publically traded company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Currently, it is also a constituent of the FTSE 100, marking it as one of the 100 companies with the largest market capitalization on the London Exchange.
Is Bwin legal in the Netherlands?
No, players from the Netherlands cannot access or use the official Bwin betting site. The Dutch gambling authority does not issue gambling licences to foreign companies, and Bwin does not currently have a local subsidiary.
Bwin – how to withdraw funds?
Log into your Bwin account and head over to the Cashier section, which can be found near the top of the screen. Click Withdraw, and you will be presented with the various payment options for withdrawal. Select the option you want to use, specify the amount you wish to withdraw, and follow the instructions to complete the rest of the procedure. Note that you can only withdraw amounts over €10, which is the minimum withdrawal at Bwin.
Is Bwin on Gamstop?
Yes, Bwin is part of the Gamstop service, which aims to help regulate issues such as problem gambling. In short, this allows players to self-exclude from all online sportsbooks that are part of the program – which pretty much includes all bookmakers licenced in the United Kingdom.
How does Bwin work?
Bwin’s business model is not all that different from any other online bookmaker. Basically, no matter the odds on the bets you place, Bwin takes a small percentage from the transaction as profit. The size of this cut depends on the services you use. Regardless of the size of your stake, it’s usually a fixed percentage.
On the other hand, your possible winnings depend on the likelihood of your bet winning. The less likely your bet is to win – the bigger the payout. On Bwin, these odds are expressed in decimal points. The bigger the number – the smaller your chances. For example, odds of 2.0 represent a roughly 50% chance of something happening, and pretty much double your money if you win.
Which countries can use Bwin?
Due to the licensing restrictions online gambling service providers are faced with, not all countries can access Bwin. Here is a full list of the countries whose residents can notuse Bwin’s betting site:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, American Samoa, Bermuda, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Congo DR, Croatia, Cyprus, South Korea, Finland, France, France, Metropolitan, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Peoples Republic of China, Poland, Puerto Rico, Republic of Sudan, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, St Barthelemy, St Martin, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States of America, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Zimbabwe.
Can I use Bwin in the USA?
As you can see in the above list, Bwin’s services are currently not available to US residents, unfortunately.
What does Bwin stand for?
Bwin is not actually an abbreviation, as many people seem to believe. Bwin just used to be called “betandwin” back when it was founded in 1997, which was eventually shortened to Bwin.
How long does it take to withdraw money at Bwin?
Bwin’s standards comply with the industry’s when it comes to the time it takes to deposit and withdraw money. In other words, deposits do not take any time and are processed immediately. When it comes to withdrawals, though, funds will be credited to your account once the transfer has cleared and been credited to Bwin’s account.This can take anywhere from 1 to 4 business days, depending on the processing time at your bank.
Are Bwin’s odds guaranteed as best?
May online bookies have recently taken to guaranteeing the best odds possible when it comes to horse racing and greyhounds markets. Bwin is not one of these bookies, and they currently offer no best odds guarantees for Irish and UK horse and greyhound races. Instead, their odds for these markets are standard. You can bet on win or each-way singles, engage in ante-post markets and place multiple or system bets on their sportsbook, though.
Is Bwin a safe betting site?
Yes, Bwin is a safe place for you to bet online. As previously mentioned, they hold the remote gambling license issued by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. They are also based in Gibraltar, and thus operate under the strict supervision of the Gibraltar government. It should be stated that this gambling license is one of the most respected in the world of online gambling.
Furthermore, all the electronic transactions used via Bwin are protected by secure and tested encryption technology from VeriSign®. You can rest assured that your hard-earned money is safe while using Bwin’s services.