Bwin Review


Surebet Monitor Overall Arbitrage Rating B-
Surebet Monitor Coverage A
Arbitrage opportunites rating A+
Financial security B+
Account lifespan (until limited) C
Customer support C-
Withdrawal times C

1. The Company – Financial security

Following the merger of Bwin and PartyGaming that completed in March 2011, the Company – is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: BPTY and a member of the FTSE250 Index. Net revenue in 2011 was €816.0 million and Clean EBITDA reached €199.3 million. Regulated and licensed in multiple territories including Gibraltar, Alderney, France, Denmark and Italy, the Company has around 3,100 employees in offices worldwide.

Surebet Monitor gives high marks for financial security to Bwin. Your funds are safe there.


2. Customer Support

Customer support is available mainly through an e-mail. Sadly neither Bwin nor its sister product – Gamebookers offer live-chat to their Clients. Also response time is sometimes disappointing reaching 12 hours (in comparison Pinnacle Sports representatives needs in average also 12… but minutes to send an answer back). The Customer service could also be more helpful, but anyway they are solid. If you wager/play there a lot you may get a lot of Bwin loyalty points and be granted a priority treatment, that speeds up all the contacts.


3. Withdrawal times and fees

Skrill (Moneybookers) witdhrawals are free of charge. Bwin normally realizes these withdrawals every day, however if you request 2 000 EUR+, you may wait even 3 days for your funds, which is far too long for such a solid and reputable service!


4. Account lifespan (until limited)

Just one year ago Bwin offered loyalty points for playing singles/arbitrages and that was how it was possible to earn a lot of extra money above from arbing. Unfortunately some time ago Bwin management changed policy and one is not granted points for singles anymore. It was also accompanied with introduction of more strict policy towards arbitrage players, who were previously ignored. Surebet players will be limited at Bwin, however the limit may not come fast. There are examples of people who arb one year or more without a limit (for very high stakes). On the other hand, if you are extremely unlucky you may end up with limited account after a week of action.


5. Arbitrage opportunities

Due to extremely broad offer and quite slow odds update Bwin presents dozens of arbitrages every day. More than that – high initial limits enable you to bet a lot there, thus making your arbitrage voyage there extremely profitable.


6. Surebet Monitor Coverage

Surebet Monitor covers Bwin markets exceptionally well across 6 sports and all of the markets. The odds updates times are instant.


7. General recommendation

Bwin certainly is a reputable and solid bookmaker. Every arber should have an account there and hit them as hard as possible. A lot of arbitrages, high limits and security to your funds – these are all green lights. We hope you will be lucky and not catch your limit cuts too fast.

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