With 20 million customers on its books, Austrian live online betting company, bwin is a major player in the sports betting community and the largest publicly listed gambling platform. Founded in 1998 as Bet and Win with just 12 employees, it rebranded in 2006 launching its first online gambling site.
What does it offer?
Well, according to its website bwin is all about ‘big time sports, real action and more’. The first of its kind to introduce an online live betting platform, sports betting is its main focus offering up to 30,000 bets on a daily basis over 90 sports (in case you were wondering, that’s a record).
With such a wide range of sports available bwin offers an impressive betting resource, including its all-important live betting service. Alongside this it keeps customers coming back for more by offering a range of casino games, virtual football, arcade games, scratch cards, slots and much more. Recently a UK player won a record £3.8 million slots jackpot on its ‘Loot’enKhamun’ game, the site’s biggest pay out in its 20-year history.
bwin offers players a wide-ranging Poker experience, which all come with a number of exciting promotions. It’s current Powerfest tournament sees 224 poker events taking place over 15 days with an $11 million prize pool at stake – currently the biggest in bwin’s history.
If, however, you prefer your poker playing a little less frenetic there are 14 other exciting options, such as its regular TGIF Friday poker tournament, where players vie for a $2000 prize and a place on the leader board. Or, perhaps the new Sit and Go Hero is more your thing. Players can enjoy missions which challenge them with targets to aim for; it’s great for improving poker skills.
bwin has an impressive sponsorship pedigree, ensuring it sponsors only top quality sporting events and teams. It’s list of associations is long and includes Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Olympic Marseille, the Polish handball team and Moto GP.
bwin’s commitment to social responsibility and responsible gambling is commendable, with an in-house team specifically dealing with related matters. Its commitment also includes founding the European Sport Security Association, which campaigns against fraud in the sports and betting fields. Alongside this it fully supports Harvard Medical School’s research in to gambling addiction and works closely with them.
bwin certainly offers impressive casino and betting pedigree, with some equally impressive figures surrounding it, ensuring it will continue to successfully expand in the future.