How to Join Bet365
You can sign up with Bet365 here. It’s been a long time since I opened my own account, but I spoke with a friend who joined recently and he told me that it’s still a simple process. You just have to provide a few personal details and choose a username and password. You also have to create an additional four-digit code to quote whenever you need to contact the site. This is not something I’ve seen any other gambling sites do, but I think it’s a good idea. It provides an extra level of security for your protection.
If you make a deposit at the same time as opening your account, you’ll be asked to enter a bonus code. This is required to claim whatever sign up offers are available at the time. There are usually offers available for each of the main types of gambling, and the appropriate codes can be found on the Bet365 website under the “Promotions” tab.
A word of warning here. When claiming a bonus, make sure you read the terms and conditions fully. The promotions and offers that Bet365 are usually pretty good, and the terms and conditions have always been fair in my opinion, but it’s important that you know the details before claiming. There may be some restrictions on what you can do with any bet credits or bonus funds.
If you have any problems or issues when signing up, there’s plenty of assistance available. The Bet365 website has an extensive help section where you can find most answers you need, or you can always get in touch with customer service. They can be contacted via email, telephone or live chat.
What I Like Most About Bet365
I’ve already told you that Bet365 is one of my favourite gambling sites, but I haven’t told you why. This seems like a logical place to start, so let’s take a look at what I personally feel are the best points about Bet365.
First up, here’s a list of the main reasons that I use this site so frequently.
- I know that I can trust Bet365. They’ve been around for years, and they’re licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. I’ve never had any cause for complaint about the way I’ve been treated as a customer.
- The site is well laid out and really easy to use. I can find what I’m looking for with no problem at all.
- I can bet on sports and play casino games from the same account. I can also play poker and bingo if I want to.
- I have plenty of options for depositing money into my online account. I usually use my debit card or a credit card, but I’ve also used e-wallets such as PayPal and Neteller in the past. There are no fees for depositing either.
- The minimum deposits are quite low, so I’m not forced to deposit more than I want. And when I DO want to deposit larger amounts, the maximums are more than high enough.
- Withdrawing my winnings is a painless process. I had to provide some documents the first time I withdrew, to confirm my identity, but that was just a one-off. Now I can withdraw whenever I want, and I usually get my money within a day or two.
- I can bet and play using my desktop computer, my tablet or my smartphone. There’s a mobile version of the website, plus dedicated apps for sports betting and casino games.
- There are regular promotions and offers. These are all listed on the Bet365 website, and I usually get emailed with details about the latest ones too. The terms and conditions for these promotions and offers are almost always very fair and easy to understand. You don’t get hidden clauses designed to trick you like at some sites.
- They have a live chat function that actually works as it should. It’s not offline half the time like so many other places. Plus the reps that I chat with are knowledgeable and able to help.
Everything that’s listed here SHOULD be true of all gambling sites to be honest. It’s not exactly hard to offer lots of deposit options, for example, or maintain a site that’s easy to use. Unfortunately, there are many sites that can’t even get the basics right. The fact that Bet365 does is probably one of the biggest reasons why it’s so incredibly popular.
The following points are what I like most about betting on sports at Bet365.
- I can bet on pretty much anything I want to. This includes major sports such as football and tennis, and less popular sports such as bowls and volleyball.
- There are loads of betting options. When I’m betting on a football match, for example, there are usually 50 or more different wagers to choose from.
- The odds are very competitive. I tend to shop around to get the highest possible odds for my wagers and Bet365 frequently offers the best prices.
- The live betting platform is AWESOME. It’s easy to use, and I can get my bets on quickly when I need to. There’s also plenty of different markets to bet on in-play, and lots of available wagers.
- Bet365 offer the best live streaming of any gambling site I use. As long I’ve placed a wager on the relevant event, I can watch live sports from around the world whenever I want.
If you a serious sports bettor, you’ll surely appreciate how important some of these points are. It’s a lot easier to find good value wagers to place when there’s a wide range of sports to bet on and plenty of betting options. And getting good odds can obviously make a big difference to your betting results in the long run.
Don’t think that Bet365 is JUST for serious sports bettors, though. In fact, I’d expect that the vast majority of people who bet here are just casual bettors who place a few wagers for a bit of fun. I’m pretty sure that they appreciate what the site has to offer too.
Moving on from the sports betting side of things, here’s what I like most about playing casino games at Bet365.
- There is an amazing selection of different games to choose from. I think it’s currently well over 200, which is more than enough to keep me entertained.
- The selection of slots is particularly impressive, and the slots are not all from the same software provider like at some online casinos. This gives me plenty of variety.
- Some of the progressive jackpots on slot games can be HUGE. I’ve never won one, unfortunately, but I sure enjoy playing for the chance to win millions!
- I have the choice of downloading the casino software or playing instant games in my web browser. A large percentage of the games can also be played from my mobile device.
- The overall look and feel of the casino games is top quality. This really adds to the experience of playing online in my opinions.
- There are live dealers for a few different games. A lot of sites only offer live blackjack and live roulette, but there are more options at Bet365.
I genuinely can’t believe that any casino player wouldn’t be happy with what Bet365 has to offer. The amazing choice of games is enough to keep even the most avid player entertained, and I’ve noticed that new ones are regularly added to the site too. There’s pretty much no chance of ever getting bored here!
I won’t get into the positives of poker here, because I haven’t played enough of it at Bet365 to really comment. The same applies to bingo, which I haven’t played at all. I will provide a few details about poker and bingo later on, though.
Before I move on to explaining what Bet365 has to offer in more detail, it’s only right that I detail some of the points I DON’T like about this site. Like I said earlier, it’s not perfect. It’s closer to perfect than most other sites, but there are some areas where it could improve. Here are some examples.
- The bonuses, promotions and offers could be a bit more generous. There are plenty of them, and they’re reasonable enough, but I do get significantly more added value at some of the other sites I use.
- I’d like to see more promotions where you’re actually competing against other bettors or players to win the best prizes. These are a lot of fun.
- Bet365 can be a bit too quick to restrict the accounts of winning bettors. I’m limited to quite small stakes in a number of betting markets, and I know some people who have suffered even worse restrictions.
- The cash out offers could be better. I really appreciate having the cash out feature for my wagers, but the offers are terrible sometimes.
- There’s a bit of a lack of progressive jackpots for table games in the casino. I think it’s only Caribbean Stud that has one, so that’s a bit disappointing.
- A personal gripe I have is that Let ‘Em Ride is not available in their casino, at least not that I could find. I really like this game, though, and would love to see it at Bet365.
So, you know what I like the most about Bet365. You also know what I feel could be improved. Now let’s take a look at everything the site has to offer in a bit more detail.
Betting at Bet365
Bet365 was ALL about sports betting when I became a customer. It’s added casino, poker and bingo subsequently, but I’m pretty sure that sports betting is still the main focus here. That’s the feeling I get, anyway. I’d say that there are better places to play casino games, and probably better places to play poker. I’m really not sure that there’s anywhere better to bet on sports, though.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been a customer at Bet365 for around 15 years now. The site was actually relatively new when I first joined, and it was nowhere near as good as it is now. One of the main areas where it’s improved is in the number of markets it offers. It doesn’t matter what sport, or what event, you can be almost certain that you can bet on it here.
Here’s a list of what I bet on the most at Bet365
- Football (soccer)
- Horse Racing
- US Football
- Motor Sports
The coverage for each of these sports is more than enough for me. Take football (soccer), for example. I almost exclusively bet on the English Premier League and other major European leagues. You’d expect them to be covered by ANY gambling sites, and Bet365 covers them extensively. They go way, way further, too.
While I’m writing this review, I’ve just taken a look at the various football markets currently available to bet on. There are FAR too many too list here. I mean, I can actually bet on matches in Iran Division 2 if I want to. I didn’t even know there WAS a second division in Iran! I can also bet on leagues such as the Scottish U20 league, and all kinds of cup competitions from around the world.
Equally impressive is the number of wagers that are available for each event. Sticking with football as an example, here’s a list of just a few of the wagers for an upcoming match.
- Full Time Result
- Double Chance
- Correct Score
- Half Time/Full Time
- Total Goals
- Both Teams to Score
- Draw No Bet
- Winning Margin
- Handicap Result
- First Goalscorer
- Anytime Goalscorer
- Time of First Goal
This level of choice is available for almost all sports, not just football. There must be a huge number of wagers available at Bet365 at any one time, and I’d be astounded if anyone COULDN’T find the wager they were looking for.
Although most of the big online betting sites offer comprehensive coverage of lots of sports these days, I’m confident that Bet365 is the market leader in this respect.
Bet365 appear to be leading the way with esports betting, too. This is not something I’ve got into too much just yet, although I’m definitely planning to learn more, but I have experimented with a few small wagers on some of the bigger competitions. I’ve found that (once again) there are more betting options at Bet365 than anywhere else I use.
There’s one aspect of sports betting that I’m almost certain Bet365 are the best at, and that’s live betting. Or “in play” betting as they call it on their site. This is my preferred way to bet on a few sports these days, so I do a lot of it.
I use Bet365 almost exclusively for my live betting - that’s how good their platform is.
I also LOVE the fact that Bet365 offers live streaming. It’s virtually impossible to be successful at live betting unless you’re actually watching the event you’re betting on. That’s precisely why I have cable and satellite subscriptions to so many different sports channels! I actually don’t need them all these days, though, and that’s thanks to Bet365.
Bet365 offer live streaming for a wide range of events in all kinds of different sports. I find this VERY useful, and I can, and I can even watch the streams on my phone or tablet.
You’ll often find websites referring to “free” live streaming at Bet365 and other gambling sites. This is technically misleading, as you have to meet certain requirements to access these streams. The requirements vary from event to event at Bet365. Sometimes you just need an active and funded account, other times you must have actually bet on the relevant event.
The final thing to mention in this section of my review is the cash out feature. If you’re not familiar with what this is, it’s basically a feature that allows you to settle a bet early. This feature is not available in Australia.
For example, I recently placed a wager on Tottenham Hotspur to beat Brighton in a football match. They were big favourites, but even at the low odds I felt that there was some value in the wager. I watched the match, and they were leading 1-0 at half time. I didn’t think they were playing especially well though, and they’d recently been in the habit of conceding late equalisers in games where they were only one goal ahead.
I checked the cash out option for my wager and I was being offered slightly more than I’d originally staked. I stood to get around £150 back from a £100 stake if Tottenham did win, and I was being offered around £110 at that point. I took the offer, and made a small £10 profit. As it happens, Tottenham won and I would have done even better. I felt it was right to play it safe, though, so I was happy enough.
Most betting sites have started to offer the cash out feature in the last couple of years, and I think it’s a great feature that really helps bettors. Although I’m pleased that Bet365 have it, as I mentioned earlier I think their cash out offers tend to be a little on the low side. In the Tottenham game I just mentioned, I think an offer of £120 would have been “fairer”.
This is a small gripe, but it’s worth mentioning anyway. There are other betting sites that I think offer better value when cashing out early. In Bet365’s favour, however, is the fact that they offer PARTIAL cash outs. This means you can settle part of your wager early and leave the rest in play. At some sites it’s all or nothing, so Bet365 have to be commended for this.
The Bet365 Casino
I love casino games. I know that the house edge is against me, and that I’m expected to lose in the long run, but I still enjoy playing. I especially enjoy playing online, and Bet365 is easily one of the better sites I’ve played at.
There are other sites that I think are even better for casino games, but I always have funds in my Bet365 account due to betting there so frequently. The other sites are not SO much better that it’s worth depositing additional funds elsewhere. The Bet365 casino is more than good enough for me, given the amount I play.
I tend to play a combination of table games and slots, and Bet365 caters well for both. I’ve already pointed out that the selection of slots is impressive, and I’ve got nowhere near playing all the different games yet. I generally stick with a few of my personal favourites, which include the following.
- The Age of Gods series
- Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven
- Heart of the Jungle
- The Three Musketeers
- Justice League
- The Mummy
- Plenty O’ Fortune
- The Matrix
- Jekyll & Hyde
- Space Invaders
- Jackpot Giant
Some of these games have progressive jackpots which can grow to be enormous. I’m very much hoping to win one soon, but I can’t pretend that I’m confident! I’ve been trying for years with no success, although I’ve still had some nice wins along the way. Maybe you’ll get lucky and win one of the big ones!
In terms of table games, I stick mostly with blackjack and dabble with others occasionally. There’s only version of blackjack and this is quite unusual. A lot of online casinos have as many as ten or more different versions of the game. This doesn’t actually bother me, as blackjack is blackjack at the end of the day. It might be an issue for seem people, though, so I thought I’d mention it.
In addition to the “virtual” version of online blackjack, I can also play at the live dealer tables. I enjoy this from time, and it does make the whole experience much closer playing at a real casino. The only reason I prefer the virtual version is that it’s much quicker. I can play a lot more hands, and that appeal to me personally.
I wouldn’t say that the live dealer blackjack here is any better or worse than live dealer blackjack at other sites I’ve played it at. The only thing that stands out at the Bet365 live casino is the point I mentioned earlier about game variety. Most live casinos have only blackjack and roulette, but there are some additional options at Bet365. I appreciate that, as I do like to mix things up occasionally.
Poker & Bingo at Bet365
I can’t go into a lot of detail about either of these aspects of the Bet365 gambling site. I haven’t used the bingo room at all, as I just don’t find bingo entertaining. And I don’t play as much poker as I used to, so only use the poker room every now and then.
What I will say about bingo is that my wife also has an account at Bet365 and that’s ALL she plays. Judging by the amount of time she spends playing it on her phone, I think it’s safe to assume she enjoys it! She’s even had a few impressive wins, although she’s lost money overall. She says she gets good entertainment value for her money, though, which is all that matters really.
With regards poker, I can only say that I’ve enjoyed myself whenever I’ve played at Bet365. There are always plenty of cash games and tournaments to choose from, at a variety of different stakes. There always seems to be a lot of players online, which I guess tells us something.
Something that I have noticed when playing poker here is that there are a few unique types of sit and go tournaments. For example, I played one recently where the prize pool was determined at random AFTER I’d bought in. The prizes were all paid out in tickets to other tournaments, but that seemed like a nice twist on the traditional sit and go.
This last point is typical of Bet365 really. They seem to regularly come up with new and innovative features across all aspects of their gambling site. I’m sure this is ultimately for commercial reasons, to make more money, but I do get the feeling that they genuinely care about providing their customers with the best possible experience.
You’ve probably got the message that I really like Bet365. There are definitely some areas where they can improve, but I’m yet to discover any gambling site that gets everything just right. The important thing to note here is that Bet365 IS improving. It’s a better site now than it was last year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s even better next year.
It is, of course, down to you to decide whether you think Bet365 is the right site for you. That’s not for me to say. I will tell you this, though. Most of my friends know that I’m really into my gambling, and they often ask me if I can suggest any good sites for them to use. Unless there’s a specific reason why I think a particular site is well suited to them, Bet365 is my go-to answer. And I like my friends, so I wouldn’t give them bad advice deliberately!
I can comfortably state that Bet365 is one of the best online gambling sites I’ve ever used. It’s possibly even THE best. I’ve been using the site for many years, and I expect to be using it for many more to come.
Many of the reviewers in this office love to bet on sports. Some days, it is difficult for many of us to discuss sporting events without having a bet hanging in the balance. These days, with so many sports to watch and follow, it can get a bit repetitive, especially during excruciatingly long regular seasons like in Major League Baseball. This is where betting comes in. So, you are a Minnesota Twins fan, and they are out of the playoff race in July? No problem! Just make some bets, and all of a sudden those meaningless games of summer are now valuable to you!
Creating an account is a breeze at Bet365. There is a Join Now link on the top of every page of the website, and all you have to do is give them a few pieces of information and then choose a deposit method, and you are all set up. Once you have the account is when the fun stuff begins.
Sports You Can Bet On
Okay, let’s make sure you don’t get the wrong impression about us – we don’t bet on everything. But if we were going to, then Bet365 would be a great place to start. One of the things we have loved about the site since it launched is the sheer volume of sports and leagues you can bet on. Pretty much every major sport is covered, along with a lot of games on the periphery of people’s minds.
Now, we wouldn’t recommend that the average bettor starts to get frisky with all the lower level leagues available in the lobby – we suggest you stick to the sports and teams you know.
Overall, we are very impressed with Bet365 when it comes to the range of betting options – they are continually adding new events as they come across them.
Types of Bets Offered
Once you have figured out which sports and teams you want to bet on, you then need to determine what kind of bet you want to place. When people start betting on sports, they tend to stick to what they understand: who is going to win the game (or the money line). We have a lot of seasoned gamblers in our office, so it is not surprising that we quickly moved on to spread betting and then started to add in parlays, teasers, and prop bets along the way. These days, we can be found betting in all sorts of formats across all different leagues on a weekend.
At Bet365, all the main bet types are available for you. You can have your games listed in both spread and decimal formats, which is typically something that is determined by where you live. Odds are displayed differently in Europe than in North America, so we are very pleased to see that the site offers both options.
The Race Bet:
Is one betting option that we hadn’t seen before we came to play at Bet365. This is a very popular bet for hockey games. For this wager, you can bet on which team will get to three goals first (or bet that neither will get there). This takes away having to choose the overall winner of the game, so you get a little more action in the game itself before perhaps losing your game wager on a crazy comeback. A lot of us have become big fans of these bets in a short time.
If you want even more action on a game aside from the outcome, then you are in luck at Bet365. They have a full suite of in-game betting available. This is an excellent complement to the full-game wagering, as sometimes a game can change in-play, and you’ll want to bet on the rest of the game as a result of those changes. We really like it for soccer, which can tend to be dreadfully boring, but betting on the time of the next goal or yellow card changes the complexity of the event entirely.
The player interface at Bet365 is surprisingly simple. There are a lot of bets that can be made at this site, and that can sometimes be intimidating to a novice bettor. At Bet365, the betting interface is straightforward to navigate, and you can have your bets completed in a matter of a few quick clicks.
What we are the most thrilled about at Bet365 is something that some of you may not have access to – the native app for your phone or tablet. Our office happens to be located in a jurisdiction that allows gaming sites to have apps in the app store, and so we were able to download the Bet365 app for an Android phone.
From the app, we were able to access our accounts, view our bet history, and make all the bets we wanted. The in-play betting is also available to mobile users, and players can even access some of the casino games if they want to get some spins or hands in while on the go. Overall, the mobile interface is excellent, and most importantly, it is fast, so we can get our bets in before lines move.
Most of our reviewers have far more experience in the sports betting world than the casino. However, that doesn’t stop us from sitting down at a casino game or two every once in a while! Bet365 has a full casino available both for players who are playing on their PCs or on their mobile devices.
While we haven’t tested many of the games ourselves, for the purposes of writing this review we did go into the casino lobby and have a look at what was available. At a quick glance, we counted well over a hundred different slots games, and all the table games you can imagine. We did play a couple of the games for this review to ensure they were acceptable for our readers, and not shockingly, the quality was fantastic.
If you are primarily a casino player, then you may want to look elsewhere to compare this casino to others, but as a complement to the sports betting side of the business, we think Bet365 has done a great job with this product.
These days, there are several newer ways to get a hold of the support team, as well as many traditional options. First, the live chat feature gives you instant access to an agent without having to pick up your phone. We would recommend this service to anyone. The site also has a great FAQ section, and they have a Facebook site and Twitter handle if you want to take your question to the court of social media public opinion.
If you want to get a hold of someone on the phone, they do have a telephone number (beware that it is not toll-free from outside of England – something we should have paid more attention to). You can also email their support email, or if you are really patient, you can MAIL THEM A LETTER. Seriously. Their mailing address is on the website.
It seems clear that Bet365 wants to make all their customers happy as much and as quickly as possible. We have heard excellent feedback from players when dealing with their support department, so we have to give them an excellent rating.
The Bottom Line About Bet365
Well, this part of the review is pretty easy. As many of us have been clients of Bet365 for many years, and none of us seem to have anything at all to complain about, we have to recommend the site highly. From a sports betting perspective, the site has everything we could want and more. For the casual gambler right up to the high-roller, you will be well taken care of by this top-notch site. And hey, if you get any good tips on games to bet, make sure to send them our way!
Bet365 Customer Service
It is important to start off the Bet365 review by mentioning the customer service because this is an area where the company excels. As a global brand, Bet365 offers customer service in 12 languages, which is very unique in the industry. Bet365 agents are always available to assist you and depending on where you live, live chat might be the best way to contact them, especially if you are outside of Europe.
The live chat option is easily accessible on the Bet365 website. The best compliment that can be paid to Bet365 is that you hardly ever need to contact customer service. Everything on their website is so intuitive and straightforward that you can usually find an answer by simply browsing the site. If you do need assistance, live chat agents are knowledgeable and very patient.
Most sportsbooks have a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on their websites. The very nature of the industry makes that section indispensable to any customer service department, as it frees up customer service agents and leads to faster response times when you call or message. Bet365 has one of the most comprehensive FAQ sections that you will find at any online sportsbook site. Once you sign up for an account, it is easy to understand why Bet365 is seen as one of the industry leaders, and customer service is certainly one of the reasons why.
With Bet365 operating in so many countries around the world, it’s very impressive to see how it is able to service clients with very different needs and expectations. Due to the size of the company, the bonus offers differ per region. If you want a rundown of the average bonuses, make sure you visit their terms and conditions section although we will go over them right here as part of this Bet365 review.
Let’s start with the most obvious question. What bonuses are available to new customers? As per the terms and conditions section and depending your regional eligibility, you can enjoy a 100% matched deposit bonus of anywhere from £5 to £100. Just make sure your qualifying deposit is at least £5, and the market you wager the bonus cash on must be settled within 30 days of claiming the offer. The promo terms state: Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet365 is based in the United Kingdom and sterling is the primary currency, but there are similar offers in euros and dollars. You can change the currency once you log into your account, as laid out in the terms and conditions.
Once you have claimed your bonus, the credits will be held in your account balance under bet credits. The Bet365 bet credits are non-withdrawable until the terms and conditions have been met. In order to release the bet credits, you will need to place qualifying bets that are settled after claiming the bonus. It is very important that before accepting any bonus, you thoroughly review the terms and conditions. If they are unclear to you, then contact one of Bet365’s fantastic reps to gain clarification.
The credits are not included in winning wagers. If you place a winning bet with your own money, your stake is returned. However, if you place a winning bet with the bonus cash, you only receive the profit and not the stake. This is standard across the industry when it comes to free play, which is what makes it different to cash bonuses. If your account is inactive for 90 days, your credits will be forfeited.
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Bet365 offers you several options when you want to make a deposit into your account. They include Visa, Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Google Pay, Paysafecard, bank wire, and cheque. Credit and debit cards continue to be the most popular deposit methods in the industry, and Bet365 accepts a broad range.
Very few sportsbooks can match Bet365 in terms of the deposit limits that they allow. Depending on your jurisdiction, you can deposit up to $30,000 with a credit or debit card when topping up a Bet365 account. To find out what the maximum deposit amount is for your jurisdiction, we advise you to contact the Bet365 customer support team. The minimum deposit through debit or credit card is $10.
If you would like to deposit a higher amount than debit or credit cards allow, you can send a cheque or a bank wire. The limits for each are $1,500 to $80,000 for bank wires and $50 to $100,000 for cheques. All of the deposit options available at Bet365 are free. With so many customers in different countries, Bet365 offers certain payment methods that might be banned in other countries. Country restrictions do apply, so before you try and fund your account, make sure you speak to the customer support team.
Debit card, credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller and cheque are some of your options when you wish to withdraw funds. Due to the global nature of the Bet365 brand, country restrictions do apply. For example, debit and credit card withdrawals have not historically been offered as withdrawal options for North American customers due to banking policies in that jurisdiction.
In other jurisdictions, debit or credit cards would be the best way to make a withdrawal, with the limits set at $10 to $30,000. Next we have bank wires, which have limits of $40 to $50,00. Bank wires are the only payout method that comes with a fee. Customers are eligible for one bank wire every 28 days at a cost of $9. There is also Skrill, with limits of $10-$38,000, Neteller with limits of $20-$50,000 and cheques at $1,500-$80,000.
Denise Coates founded Bet365 in a trailer and it has gone on to become one of the world’s biggest sportsbooks. Bet365 has more than 4,300 employees spread across offices in Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester, Malta, and Australia. It is a household name among bettors around the world due to its high-profile TV commercials. A number of pro sports teams also bear the Bet365 logo on their shirts, and it is emblazoned across many sporting venues. The company boasts a strong reputation for covering a huge range of sports, a great breadth of markets, a trailblazing in-play betting section and slick software, along with excellent customer service. It is easy to see why Bet365 is considered one of the premier global brands in the world of online wagering.
We’ve arrived at the part of the Bet365 review that sets this company apart from its competitors when it comes to online gambling. The range of sports that Bet365 offers its customers is unmatched. It is also the world leader when it comes to innovation in the online sports betting world. In-play betting, which has become one of the most popular forms of betting across all major sports today, and that is largely a result of Bet365 championing it. You will not find another site with more in-play betting options than Bet365.
Usually it is important to list what sports a specific betting site covers when compiling a sportsbook review. However, Bet365’s coverage is so broad that it would be quicker to list the few sports it does not accept bets on. If Bet365 does not cover a competition, it cannot be worth watching. It is very common to browse the list of available sports at Bet365 and see leagues that you did not even know existed. That experience of browsing the website for available sporting events for the first time will remind you how Bet365 earned such a formidable reputation in the first place, but the site is easy to navigate.
The first time a potential customer logs onto Bet365’s website, it can be a little overwhelming if you are not an experienced sports bettor, but you soon acclimatize. The first thing that most people notice is that almost every inch of the homepage offers some kind of wager.
At the top left of the screen, below the Bet365 logo are the types of online gaming the site offers. From left to right: Sports, In-Play, Casino, Live Casino, Games, Poker, Vegas, Bingo, Extra. On the left of the page, listed vertically, the different types of sports are listed, including football, basketball, hockey, soccer, Nascar, boxing, MMA, cricket, darts, esports, golf, greyhounds, horse racing, Lotto, rugby union, snooker, table tennis, virtual sports, volleyball, winter sports, and much more.
To the right of the Bet365 are two options to choose from: Sports and In-Play. The Bet365 looks exactly the same once you’ve logged into your funded account, and it is very easy to use. The middle section of the homepage is given over to the different live and upcoming sporting events that are popular at that time. The right-hand side of the page is usually dedicated to different offerings including bonuses and other sports and certain specific events.
Sports Betting Experience
Bet365 has established itself as one of the world’s most recognizable sportsbooks due to the strength of its live betting experience. It has become more popular than pre-match betting, as you can watch the game, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each team and make your play from a position of strength. Bet365 prides itself on offering more live betting markets than any other online sports betting site, with all rights reserved, and the Bet365 live betting section is a real pleasure to browse.
This is one of the only betting sites in the world that offers live streaming for games that you have money on. Geo-restrictions apply. A funded account is required or a wager placed in the last 24 hours. Very few sportsbooks allow you to stream the action live while betting on it, but Bet365 has you covered. The list of live betting options is extremely exciting, and they typically come hand in hand with the best prices in the world. In fact, after you use your Bet365 account to make live bets, it will be hard to go back to another betting site. You will struggle to find the same amount of live bets that Bet365 offers, as rival sportsbooks simply pale in comparison to the Bet365 live bets section.
We have focused on live betting heavily in our review, but the Bet365 website offers clients the ultimate sports betting experience when it comes to pre-match betting, exotic props, and futures too. It would take all day to list all of the types of bets available at Bet365, but you will find a wealth of betting options spread across almost every sport imaginable, and it is refreshingly simple to navigate the site.
Quality of Odds
Bettors may notice that the odds at Bet365 may differ slightly to those offered by North American facing books when it comes to the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Bet365 will typically release its betting lines on these leagues a lot earlier than most US sportsbooks. You can find some intriguing early prices, and then Bet365 often adjusts its lines at a later date, after more sites publish their lines. When it comes to European sports, we found that Bet365 offered very competitive odds across a range of markets when conducting our review. It often offers market-leading prices or comes close, so it is a great option for soccer, cricket, rugby, tennis, and golf fans.
Mobile Betting Review
The Bet365 mobile site is busy and packed full of bets, but it is also very easy to navigate. It manages to replicate the desktop site effectively, while rendering the content in an aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly format. If you have a Bet365 account, you can use either the mobile-friendly site or the app, and you will find it to be a quality offering.
If you click on the casino tab at the top of the Bet365 website, it will take from the sports betting section to the casino. There is an animated banner that rotates with a new offer every 5 seconds. Under that you have two more options: Roulette and Live Casino. Beneath those options, there are even more choices on the website: featured, slot games, card games, table games, video poker, and jackpots.
As we have mentioned several times during this Bet365 review, it is impossible to list everything that appears on the page. The Bet365 casino is no different than the sports section of the website when it comes to the sheer depth and breadth of its offering. From table games to video poker and everything in between, the easy to use Bet365 casino section is just another highlight of the overall betting experience you will enjoy if you use Bet365.
You would be hard-pressed to find a sportsbook with a better poker section than Bet365’s. Its poker rooms are packed full of players and it is easy to see why, as the Bet365 poker offering is world-class. First of all, there is one important feature that immediately sets the poker room apart from the competition. Most sportsbooks that offer poker do not allow you to transfer funds from your sportsbook balance to the poker balance. Most sportsbooks prefer to keep the funds separate for a variety of reasons. That is not the case at Bet365. You can take money that you won from bets in the sportsbook and transfer it over to the poker room. It also works the other way around.
When you use Bet365 on a regular basis, you will realize that it is more user friendly than the vast majority of betting sites. One word of advice about the poker room: if you play on poker specific websites, you should expect the level of competition on your Bet365 poker account to be similar to that. With so many players in the site’s database, there is bound to be more crossover than at other books, where you are more likely to find inexperienced poker players just looking to play for fun.
Bet365 also offers a live casino and it is one of the best around, as you would expect. There’s the “Vegas” tab, which has even more casino games to choose from. There’s the bingo tab, which sets it apart from many of its rivals. This is not your grandmother’s bingo either – that tab will take you to some very interactive forms of bingo with amazing graphics.
The betting possibilities never end with a Bet365 account. We advise you to take a look at the “Extras” tab, which features a number of unique deals that will keep you entertained and excited. This list of tempting bonuses provides yet another example of why Bet365 is such a powerful force within the online gambling industry. The sheer depth of its offering across sports betting, racing, live casino, bingo and extra games is unparalleled in the sector, as we have regularly explained throughout this Bet365 review, and it always goes the extra mile to ensure customer loyalty.
Bet365 emerged as the most popular online sports betting site in the highly competitive, saturated and mature UK gambling market. That is a testament to the strength of its offering, including great customer service, enticing bonuses, clever marketing and a phenomenal live betting section. The United Kingdom boasts many of the world’s leading sportsbooks, and Bet365 has carved out an enviable position there. It has gone on to become a global powerhouse, and it remains hugely ambitious. Bet365 deserves its status as one of the biggest online sports betting companies in the world, which is why we have given the site such a favorable review. It ticks all the boxes required of a market-leading site, so we recommend you set up an account and see what all the hype is about.
As of 05/08/2019, there’s little doubt that this is one of the biggest online bookmakers and casinos in the entire world. The company has over 4,300 employees and more than 35 million customers globally. Founded by Denise Coates in the town of Stoke-on-Trent in 2000, the company is now a publicly-listed entity and had revenues of £2.3 billion in 2017. The Coates family also own Stoke City FC, with Bet365 being the main sponsor of this side who also play at the bet365 Stadium. The company also has offices in Manchester, Gibraltar, Malta, Bulgaria and Australia.
Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake.
The site is licensed and regulated by both the Government of Gibraltar and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. There’s no way that this is a scam site, but in this bet365 review, we’ll explore all facets of the company, including its products, bonuses, customer service, security, apps and more.
Overview of Our Experiences
In many ways, bet365 is the ultimate place to gamble online. It has a huge range of products – including sports betting, casino, live games, bingo and poker – and gives plenty of love to each. While the site is best-known for sports betting, you’ll also find literally thousands of casino and slot games to play from the best software providers such as NetEnt, Microgaming and Playtech. While Amazon is known as “The Everything Store” in the world of e-commerce, you could label this operator as “The Everything Bookie” in the world of online gambling. They basically offer every legitimate game under the sun. If you can’t bet on or play something here, it’s probably not worth it anyway.
The website is available in many countries around the world and tends to be the leading bookmaker in that country. It has licences around the world, but for UK customers, the most relevant are the ones they have obtained from the UK Gambling Commission and Government of Gibraltar. But it’s not just the product offering at bet365 that is vast. The company also throws lots of bonuses in the direction of customers, while customer support is available 24/7 via live chat, phone and email. There’s not a base that bet365 doesn’t seem to have covered.
bet365 Check: Scam or Not?
It’s safe to say that bet365 is not a scam site – it’s simply too big, and with revenues running into the billions each year, there’s no need for the site to be cutting corners and ripping off customers. bet365 is also one of the most recognisable brands in the world due to its famous in-play TV advertisements which are known by nearly every sports fan in the world. The site is tested by eCogra to ensure the safety and fairness of its games, all of which use random number generators (RNGs) to produce results. These RNGs mean every single spin or round on a game are truly random, with neither the software provider nor website having any control over the outcome – ensure that players are purely playing the odds.
Furthermore, the website also makes use of extremely secure payment methods including PayPal, an increasingly popular way to make deposit and withdrawals at online sites due to the extreme easy of use and high levels of security it offers.
Overview of the Offers from bet365
The range of products available at bet365 can simply be described as vast. They offer sports betting on pretty much every sport imaginable, including leagues and competitions from every corner of the world. While sport is their biggest market, their casino, bingo and poker offering are also vast, with thousands of games available to play from leading software providers.
While most online casinos contain also the website’s live casino and slots, bet365 divides these up in to separate section. This is presumably done as each has such a large number of games that it makes it easier for the player to navigate and find the games they are looking for. There are literally thousands of games available to play at bet365, coming from a vast range of reputable software providers including NetEnt, Microgaming, Playtech, Ash Gaming, WMS Play’n’Go, Quickspin, Genesis Gaming and Blueprint Gaming.
You’ll find pretty much any known slot or table game in the world at this site, with popular games such as Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest and Koi Princess all available alongside famous movie-inspired slots such as Jurassic Park, Hulk and the Iron Man series. As well as slots, you’ll also find an extensive range of table games to play, including all your usual classics like Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat, with multiple variants of each game available to play. What’s more, you’ll also find dozes of live casino games provided by Playtech, these provider players with a truly immersive experience and enables them to interact with the very lovely croupiers that run the games.
Sportsbook is the main product available at bet365 and accounts for 80% for the total amount of stakes processed on the site. You’ll find every sport imaginable to bet on, as well as pretty much every competition. This site is well-known for its excellent in-play betting section, which you’ll often see advertised on television in the breaks of major sporting events. What’s more, the site was also one of the first bookmaker to offer early cash out on live bets, with players even able to take partial cash outs and pre-set automatic cash outs if they hit certain amounts.
It’s becoming a rarity for new online casinos to offer poker products as part of their offering, but unsurprisingly bet365 has a sizeable offering. The site uses the famous iPoker network to ensure the largest player pool, with players able to download the poker client on desktop or mobile devices. A vast range of poker variants are available to play with the client, including Texas Hold’em, Twister and Speed Poker, amongst many others. As the site uses the iPoker network, games are available 24/7 with new games getting underway regularly.
We weren’t kidding that bet365 offers something for everyone, with an extensive bingo product also available. Again, the bingo software is provided by Playtech, guaranteeing players a top-quality gaming experience. Games available to play here include 90 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, Deal or No Deal Bingo, Cash Cubes, Rainbow Riches Bingo and Bouncy Balls bingo. The site also doesn’t hold back on promotions for bingo players, with special offers and deals always available to claim.
bet365 Bonus: Check Out the Offer
For you to clearly understand what you have on your hands, we have pulled the T&C’s straight from bet365’s website.
• Available to new customers only. Make a qualifying deposit of £5* or more and claim the offer within 30 days of registering your account to qualify for a 100% matched amount in Bet Credits, up to a maximum of £100*. Once claimed, your Bet Credits will be held in your account balance and are non-withdrawable.
• To release your Bet Credits for use, you must place qualifying bets to the value of your qualifying deposit (capped at £100*) and they must settle within 30 days of claiming the offer. Only qualifying bets settled after claiming the offer will count towards this requirement.
• NETeller, PayPal, paysafecard, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap or ‘by Skrill’ payment methods, where available, cannot be used for either your qualifying deposit or any subsequent withdrawal of returns from Bet Credits stakes unless you have completed Know Your Customer procedures (KYC) and entered a Postal Verification Code (PVC) or we have successfully verified two accepted forms of your Identity Documents. See full Terms and Conditions for details.
• Bets placed must meet certain conditions to count towards the release of your Bet Credits:
– Must contain at least one selection at odds of 1/5 (1.20) or greater.
– In market/fixture combinations that only have two or three potential outcomes (for example Soccer Full Time Result), where you have placed bets on more than one potential outcome, either pre-match or In-Play, only the outcome with your highest cumulative stake will count.
– Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, only the remaining active stake will count.
– Where a bet has been edited using our Edit Bet feature, only the new stake on the new bet will count.
– Fully Cashed Out, Instant Games, Gaming, void bets, In-Play bets which are settled as a push or bets placed via our Telephone Betting service will not count.
• Your Bet Credits are non-withdrawable, and Bet Credits stakes are not included in any returns. Any returns from Bet Credits placed will be added to your Withdrawable Balance. Bet Credits cannot be used on certain products, offers/promotions and bet types. See full Terms and Conditions for details.
• Your Bet Credits will be forfeit and removed if your account is inactive for 90 consecutive days.
*or currency equivalent
Deposits and Payouts
A large selection of secure deposit methods are available to use at bet365, including debit cards, Apple Pay, PayPal, Google Pay, Paysafecard, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, Pay By Bank App, Neteller, EntroPay, Fast Bank Transfer, Bank Wire and even a good old Cheque. The site has a low minimum deposit of just £5 on most payment methods, although PayPal, Neteller and EntroPay require at least £10 and Bank Wire and Cheque must be a minimum of £10. No transaction charges are applied to any deposit methods.
Withdraws a similarly plentiful and fair, with players able to take out their money using Maestro, Bank Wire, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, and Cheque. Again, most methods have a minimum withdrawal of just £5, expect for for Bank Wire (£25), PayPal, Neteller (£10) and Cheque (£100). Debit card withdrawals are processed in one to five days, while e-wallet services are processed in under 24 hours. Unsurprisingly Bank Wire and Cheques take longer to process (two to 10 days and five to 28 days, respectively).
Security and Regulation
Importantly for British players, bet365 is fully licensed and regulated by both the Government of Gibraltar and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. In order to obtain such licences, the website has had to demonstrate that is a fair and capable bookmaker, one that can pay out all winning bets, that protects player funds by separating them from operational accounts, that has no links to criminality and promotes responsible gambling. For these reasons and more, you can be sure that this is a safe site to play at.
What’s more, bet365 makes use of 128-bit SSL encryption technology to protect player data from hackers and makes use of random number generators to produce the outcomes of all virtual games. RNGs ensure players of a fair and truly random outcome to their games, with neither the operator not software provider able to manipulate the results in any way. The website is audited by eCogra to ensure that it offers a fair gaming experience to players.
The website promotes responsible gambling by encouraging players to set deposit, wagering and loss limits on their accounts. Furthermore, the company also includes links to responsible gambling groups like GamCare and GambleAware.
As a massive international company, bet365 has an army of customer service representatives in multiple languages available to address customer queries. Customer support is available 24/7 on the site, with players able to get in touch using on-site live chat or telephone, as well as by email if you don’t require an immediate response. Customer service representatives are friendly and knowledgeable, and you can normally get an answer to any question you may have in just a few minutes.
The website also has a vast FAQ section that attempts to help customers answer any of their own questions themselves. This is available to access from your account section and is a very useful resource if you don’t want to wait around for an answer.
Usability of the Website
In many ways, bet365 has been one of the driving forces of the online gaming industry, with many other sites following what this site does, this is no different when it comes to site design. This site keeps content to a minimum and offers users a clear, fast and intuitive platform on which to bet. In recent years, many other bookmakers have attempted to mimic the bet365 layout and website style, but this website remains ahead of the competition on pretty much every front.
This modern online gambling platform offers users a flawlessly experience across all devices, regardless of whether you want to play on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Likewise, a full product offering is available on all devices, with native mobile apps available to download for free if you wish.
bet365 App: Many Different Slots
This is a website that likes to give players lots of choice, so players can play and bet on this site using their mobile browser or by downloading an app to their device. There are several bet365 apps available, including ones devoted to sports, casino, live casino, bingo and poker. Again, many otherapps have looked to this site for inspiration when designing their own.
These apps are available to download on both Android and iOS devices and, as you would expect, are extremely easy and intuitive to use. Perks of downloading the apps include getting exclusive app only offers and also direct notifications giving you updates on your bets, offers and news.
Conclusion: The Ultimate Online Casino and Sportsbook
There’s no doubt about it: bet365 is the biggest and probably best online casino and sportsbook in the world right now. It seems to tick every single box: it has a huge range of products, provides quality games from trusted providers, has brilliant bonuses, an outstanding design, is user-friendly across all devices, is secure and provides 24/7 customer support.
The website continues to lead the way and innovate, with many other online casinos following in its footsteps and looking to bet365 when questioning how things should be done in the best way possible. This isn’t a scam site, it’s probably the best online gambling site in the world.
I was excited to complete a review of Bet365 based on the initial impressions that I gathered when first checking out the site. In my review of Bet365, I’ll give you a full scan of their sportsbook and online casino.
I’ll peel back the layers of the onion to provide you with an honest and independent review of their site.
Before we get started, I want to be clear about the fact that the opinions expressed below are solely my own. I’ve formulated this review based on my own personal experience with Bet365.
I’ve not been paid by Bet365 to write this review, which allows me to express my honest thoughts and opinions (good and bad). Now, let’s get into it!
The Good Stuff
24/7 Customer Service
Bet365 stands out from many of their competitors by offering 24/7 customer service support. What’s great about this is that it allows clients from around the globe to know that someone is there to assist them, no matter the hour.
Live Dealer Casino Games
Another great thing about Bet365 is that they offer live dealer games in their online casino. Currently, live dealer casino games are one of the hottest trends in the online casino space, and I’m happy to see that Bet365 is in on the action. In the Bet365 casino, I found an excellent selection of different live dealer games to choose from.
Sports You Can Bet On
At the Bet365 sportsbook, you’ll find a great lineup of sports that you can bet on. In total, I counted somewhere north of thirty sports, ranging from common ones to more rare sports. The list of sports you can bet on at Bet365 is more extensive than many other online sportsbooks that I have come across in the past.
The Bad Stuff
Limited Video Poker Options
The only real beef that I had with Bet365 is that their lineup of video poker games is a bit limited. I located less than ten video poker games, which felt light compared to the selection of their other online casino games. Hopefully, Bet365 can add some more video poker games in the future so that they can offer their clients more variety.
At Bet365, I found a great online sportsbook. There, I saw over thirty different sports that I could wager on. In this mix of games, there were both major sports and sports that I don’t see all too often on other online sportsbooks. To view the full lineup of sports you can bet on at Bet365, just check out the left-hand side of the sportsbook page.
I liked the overall look and feel of the sportsbook at Bet365. The page is super clean and very easy to navigate. One of the things that helps keep things so neat is that Bet365 doesn’t litter the page with large and annoying ads for their online casino or promotional offers.
Another thing I liked about the sportsbook was that they easily allowed me to change how my odds were displayed. Using their user interface, I was able to quickly toggle my odds between fractional, decimal, or American styles. This is an excellent touch that many other online sportsbooks have yet to implement.
If you’re into betting on in-play action, you’ll be happy to know that Bet365 offers live betting to their sportsbook clients. It was straightforward to find the live betting options, as Bet365 called them out in many different locations on their site. Once I made it to the main live betting landing page, I was able to sort by sport and time to locate my preferred live betting wagers.
As a whole, Bet365 has a top-notch online sportsbook. I’m pleased with the sports selection that they offer, along with their in-play betting and their killer user interface. If you’re interested in betting on sports online, do yourself a favor and check out this sportsbook from Bet365.
If you’re into betting on esports, be sure to check out the esports options offered by Bet365. Based on my observation, they look to have one of the most extensive sets of esports wagers that I’ve ever come across from an online sportsbook. Many of the hottest esports games and tournaments are featured as part of their betting lineup.
In addition to their sportsbook, Bet365 also offers an online casino on their site. I took some time to check out their online casino to see what all they brought to the table. Below, I’ll give you my thoughts on some of the different sections of their online casino.
I was a little underwhelmed at first by the lineup of video poker options offered by Bet365. I counted less than ten total video poker options available on their online casino. However, the video poker games that they do provide are excellent overall. I was pleased with the graphics and the different types of video poker that are available in their small lineup. Although the quality is up to par, the quantity left me wanting more.
In the Bet365 online casino, I located a little more than ten table game options. In this mix of table games, I found all of the favorite casino table games that I would expect to see. From a graphics standpoint, none of these games are a disappointment. One of the best things about their table games is that many of them are available in a live dealer version.
For those of you into slots, Bet365 provides their clients with a massive lineup of slot game options. In total, I was able to count roughly one hundred different slot games in their online casino. I was highly impressed by the graphics that their slot games offer, as they look better than what I see on most other online casinos. The other thing that I liked about their slots lineup is that they have a great variety of different types of slot games. Check out the slots section of the Bet365 casino to see their full list.
I was excited to see that Bet365 offers a live casino option. Personally, I’m a huge fan of playing on live casinos due to the added interaction. It’s cool to see everything going on and be able to interact with an actual live dealer. I was impressed to see the large selection of live dealer games that Bet365 includes. Their lineup of live casino games is one of the largest that I have come across. If you’re interested in playing live dealer games, be sure to take a look at the live casino section at Bet365 to see everything they have to offer.
If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxed, Bet365 also offers a small selection of casual casino games. I located roughly ten different casual games in their online casino. Included in their lineup are many casual game mainstays, as well as some exciting-looking games that I have not come across before.
I’m pretty happy overall with the online casino that Bet365 provides. My only real complaint is that their video poker section feels a bit light in selection. Other than that, they’ve got a great online casino for their clients.
If you’re still on the fence about trying out Bet365, take a minute to review their promotions page. There, I found a long list of promotions that covers a wide variety of sports and casino games. In short, you should have plenty of opportunities to earn some bonus cash, thanks to their large selection of promotions. Be sure to check out their promotions page to see the latest offers, along with any associated terms and conditions.
In this section, I’ll talk about the mobile responsiveness of Bet365. It’s important to me that a site offers a mobile-friendly website so that players can utilize their phones or tablets to place their wagers. With each day that passes, more and more people are using their mobile devices to do their gambling, so it is critical that sites offer a responsive mobile-friendly version of their website.
Up first, I checked out the sportsbook at Bet365 using my mobile phone. Immediately, I was able to tell that they have a great mobile version of their site. I found the look and feel of the mobile version to be extremely nice. I was able to quickly search wagers and find exactly what I was looking for. I also tested out the sportsbook using my tablet and had a great experience using that device, as well. From what I can tell, Bet365 has done a killer job making their sportsbook super mobile-responsive.
Next, I checked out the casino at Bet365 using my tablet and my phone. As with the sportsbook, I was extremely pleased with the mobile responsiveness of the site’s casino section. I tested out several different games on both devices and found them to work correctly regardless of if it was on my tablet or my smartphone.
If you’re planning to wager frequently using your phone, you might also consider using the Bet365 mobile app. From what I can see, Bet365 offers both an Android and Apple version of their app. While I didn’t test out these apps myself, based on the app ratings that I found, it appears that Bet365 has developed an excellent mobile app.
As a whole, I like the mobile responsiveness of Bet365. Based on my experience using mobile devices, I don’t have any reason to suspect that folks using a mobile device will be missing out on anything compared to others using traditional computers. Bet365 has done an excellent job making their site mobile-friendly, so don’t hesitate to check it out on your mobile device.
Before I close out the review, I wanted to share my thoughts relating to the customer service that Bet365 offers their clients. I took some time to dig into their customer service options and test them out for myself. From what I noticed, Bet365 looks to offer their clients three different ways to contact them. Those three methods are email, telephone, and live chat.
Bet365 provides 24/7 email customer service support to their clients. I often will use email support when I’m not in a rush for answers. I sent some emails to their customer service team over the course of my site review to test them out and see how good they were. Luckily, each of my emails was promptly returned and provided me with the information and answers that I was seeking. If you’d like to contact Bet365 via email, just look for the email option located on their “Contact Us” page.
You can also reach the Bet365 team using a telephone if you’d prefer to call in and speak with a person. I was happy to see that they offer telephone support, as many other online sportsbooks and casinos have yet to provide phone support. At Bet365, you can receive phone support 24/7. I called into their support center a couple of times and received prompt service from very helpful agents. I found their agents to be very friendly and willing to help me with my questions. You can locate the phone numbers for Bet365 under the “Contact Us” section of their site.
Finally, I also tested out their live chat support. Personally, live chat is my go-to method for contacting sites when I need help. I prefer live chat because I find it the fastest and most efficient way to get solutions. I utilized their live chat at many different points of my review, and I had a stellar experience with it every time. As with their other contact methods, it appears that Bet365 offers live chat support 24/7, which is a nice touch.
Overall, I’m highly pleased with the customer service support that I experienced at Bet365. Using the three contact methods, I received fast and constructive replies to all of my inquiries. I liked the fact that their support team is available 24/7. Based on my experience there, I don’t have any reason to suspect that you’ll have anything but excellent support from their team.
Would I Play at Bet365 Sportsbook and Casino?
I would absolutely play at Bet365 on their sportsbook and their casino! Based on what I saw and experienced for myself, it is clear that Bet365 presents an excellent experience for their sportsbook and casino customers. From their vast lineup of sports to their superb live casino options, Bet365 impresses nearly every step of the way.
Be sure to keep in mind that you should always be responsible when gambling. While gambling can be fun, it can also become an addiction. If you feel that you’ve developed a gambling addiction, please seek help immediately, as gambling addiction can quickly negatively impact your life. Also, know that depending on where you’re located, you’ll need to be at least 18 years of age or older to gamble at Bet365.
No online sportsbook surpasses Bet365 when it comes to the sheer number of potential bets available per contest. For most major sporting events, Bet365 offers up to 100+ betting options, from various totals-related wagers to outcomes at different points in the competition, all the way to whether the final combined point total will end in an even or odd number. Add to that a stunning variety of live bet options, and bettors can completely immerse themselves in one individual matchup.
- Live help provided in a variety of different languages
- Cash-outs processed within 1-2 days for the majority of withdrawal methods
- High-quality live streaming for a wide range of sports
- Ability to add, trade, or remove sections of active sports bets
New Customer Offer:
New Customers only. Up to $100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit $10 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Bet Credits risk excluded from returns. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
Significant Terms and Conditions
Available to new customers only. Make a qualifying deposit of $10 or more and claim the offer within 30 days of registering your account to qualify for a 100% matched amount in Bet Credits, up to a maximum of $100. Once claimed, your Bet Credits will be held in your account balance and are non-withdrawable.
To release your Bet Credits for use, you must place qualifying bets to the value of your qualifying deposit (capped at $100) and they must settle within 30 days of claiming the offer. Only qualifying bets settled after claiming the offer will count towards this requirement.
Bets placed must meet certain conditions to count towards the release of your Bet Credits:
- Must contain at least one selection at odds of -500 or greater.
- In market/fixture combinations that only have two or three potential outcomes (for example Football Money Line), where you have placed bets on more than one potential outcome, either pre-match or In-Play, only the outcome with your highest cumulative risk will count.
- Where a bet has been partially Cashed Out, only the remaining active risk will count.
- Where a bet has been edited using our Edit Bet feature, only the new risk on the new bet will count.
- Fully Cashed Out, Gaming, In-Play bets which are settled as a push and bets deemed no action will not count.
Your Bet Credits are non-withdrawable and the Bet Credits risk is excluded from any returns. Any returns from Bet Credits placed will be added to your Withdrawable Balance. Bet Credits cannot be used on certain products, offers/promotions and bet types. See full Terms and Conditions for details.
Your Bet Credits will be forfeit and removed if your account is inactive for 90 consecutive days.
- bet365 MasterCard
- Cash Deposits
- Maestro Debit Card
- MasterCard Debit/Credit
- Online Banking
- PaySafe Card
- Visa Debit/Credit
- bet365 MasterCard
- Cash Withdrawals
- Maestro Debit Card
- MasterCard Debit/Credit
- Online Banking
- Visa Debit/Credit
Bet365 doesn't cut corners when it comes to serving its customers. The live chat option is available at all hours of the day, and agents often respond quickly. Players can also reach out via phone or e-mail, and the site has a comprehensive help section for those looking for quick answers without needing help from a live agent.
Bet365's technical support page should make any skeptical player feel better. In addition to using 256-bit Thawte SSL to encrypt every bit of data, the company has several firewalls to prevent unauthorized access. Bet365 even goes one step further, operating an Information Security Management System to guard against info tampering.
Licensing & Safety
UKGC licensed & 5 star safety
How safe is Bet365?
- UKGC license
- Gibraltar Commissioner license
- 18+ years operating
- Safe & secure
Is Bet365 Safe? Well Bet365 currently hold a gambling license granted by the UK Gambling Commission, so yes they are. This means that to continue to operate they must adhere to the guidelines set out in the license agreement.
Their UK Gambling Commission license means they must:
- Conduct all gambling in a fair and open way.
- Make sure that minors and those considered to be vulnerable are protected against gambling.
- Make available help for anyone who develops any kind of gambling related issues.
- Notify the UK Gambling Commission of anyone who is a shareholder in Bet365 and provide the Commission with contact details for these people.
- Must notify the UK Gambling Commission of all measures to protect customer funds should the company cease to exist.
What Happens If They Don’t Comply?
They’ll have their license removed and they will no longer be able to accept any kind of gambling transaction.
You’ll be pleased to know that the UK Gambling Commission have the power to enforce their code of practice and if any one or any company is found to be in breach of the terms and conditions laid out then action will be taken to remove the license immediately.
Deposits & Withdrawals
Easy to get money on and off
- Withdraw money quickly
- Instant deposit options
- eWallet friendly
- Debit card friendly
For obvious reasons Bet365 are keen to make it as easy as possible for punters to move money into and out of their accounts.
They do a good job of both and when compared to some of the smaller or newer online bookmakers actually offer way more options on this front.
Being versatile and make life easy for punters is important to scoring a high review ranking at Cheeky Punter and once you check out what Bet365 offer on this front I’m sure you’ll be impressed.
To Deposit At Bet365
I found getting money into Bet365 easy, quick and simple. They accept a range of major debit and credit cards as well as various different e-wallets and online payment options.
All my deposits were free of charge and most processed instantly. Limits ranged depending on what deposit method I went for.
I was able to pull up full list of deposit options by visiting the Bet365 website and scrolling to the foot of the page. I then selected ‘Payments’ if on desktop or if on mobile ‘Bet365 FAQ’ and then clicked the ‘Payments’ tab.
From here you I could then select my country and currency to see what options were available.
To Withdraw From Bet365
To be able to withdraw from Bet365 all I had got to do was head on over to the ‘My Account’ section.
Here I found a link for withdrawals. After clicking I selected my method of withdrawal and the amount I wanted to cash out. Depending on the method I used, I tried a few, money was wither returned instantly or took up to a few days to get back in my pocket.
Lots of different options
What’s customer support like?
- Quick to respond
- Multiple ways to contact
- Friendly staff
As one of the biggest online betting sites you’d expect Bet365 to have it down when it comes to their customer support and in my experience they do. I’ve used and would recommend the following methods:
24/7 Live Chat – I’m a big fan of the live chat support available at Bet365 and have used it quite a few times successfully. Often operators were available instantly, otherwise a couple of minutes wait is all I was faceed with, it’s nice to have a real human ready to respond to queries.
Email Support – another option I’ve tested is to email the customer service department at Bet365 and wait for a response to my question via email. My questions sent in via email were usually responded too within a couple of hours (but it does obviously depend on how busy they are). If you can’t wait for a reply then I recommend live chat as a better option.
Telephone – I’ve also used the telephone support option available at Bet365. It was a simple process of gust giving them a call, waiting in line and when I got through help was at hand. Tip: it’s often a good idea to have your account info ready if you’re question relates to account activity as this was requested.
Post – if you really want to Bet365 also provide a contact address you can use to get in touch via post. I haven’t tried it and can’t see any reason I’d need it but it’s there if you think you might.
I found all these support options by visiting the Bet365 website -> scrolling to the bottom of the page and finding the help section then selecting the ‘contact us’ link.
Markets & Odds
Great depth of markets
What sports are offered?
- Massive range of sports
- Great for football
- Great for horse racing
- Live streaming service
Right lets dive into the juicy part and take a look at the different markets that are on offer. There are simply too many sports to list when it comes to betting options with markets from all over the globe. The type of sports you’ll find are things like:
- American Football
- Aussie Rules
- Greyhound Racing
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Racing
Basically Bet365 offer a heck of a lot of sports options to their punters. They got some really obscure stuff on there which you won’t find at other online bookmakers and they’ve got a mass of different options on popular sports such as Football, Cricket, Tennis and Horse Racing.
All the sports you can bet on at Bet365 are listed on their website or app and their new improved interactive platform allows you to quickly pull up odds on any sport into the main screen area whenever you want. I’ve always found the platform Bet365 use is super quick and load times for all markets are virtually non existent. In my opinion they’ve also got one of the biggest and best In-Play sections around.
Masters of in-play betting
Is live betting offered?
- Best live bookmakers
- Great bet & watch service
- Scores, stats & graphics
- Loads of bets & markets
No Bet365 review would be complete without a look at the In-Play suite Bet365 provide to all their punters…
Don’t worry before you ask yes they do cover more matches than those listed above (that’s just what’s available right now) – in fact the vast majority of the markets offered at Bet365 are turned in-play. From my experience Bet365 have the widest range of in-play odds and markets you’ll find anywhere on the web.
To see what’s available just hit any ‘In-Play’ link or button on the Bet365 website and you’ll get to where you need to be.
In my opinion another top feature is the way you can favourite different markets in their live section. This sticks your chosen market to the top of the screen so you can see what’s happening without too much scrolling. I just clicked the star next to any market I wanted to add to my favourites and it was listed before the rest. A top quality feature, simple, yet very effective!
I’m also a big fan of the live scores and match stats in the In-Play section at Bet365, very handy for staying up to date with what’s going on live in the event. The stats provided are actually pretty in-depth, I’ve found the bigger the event the more are available, and great for things like team form or head to heads.
Anyone doing a review of Bet365 looking at their In-Play options would be impressed and on top of all the features mentioned above you can even watch some events live via the In-Play section as well – this is a bet and watch service. You need a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to watch and geo restrictions do apply.
Bet365 Live Streaming Service
A massive range of sporting events are now streaming live at Bet365 thanks to their impressive live streaming service – it’s one of the things I like best about their site.
The service is available to anyone who has a funded account with Bet365 or who has placed a bet in the last 24 hours (geo restrictions do apply). You can get access to most streams if you meet the above criteria but if it’s horse racing then you must have bet a minimum of 50p on the race to watch.
What Sports Are Shown?
You can use the guide below to see what’s on and coming soon (click the sports box to change your sport):
- Table Tennis
- Beach Volleyball
- Horse Racing
Remember geo restrictions apply and you need a funded account or bet in the last 24 hours to view.
If you look at the live streaming schedule you’ll see that there are live events on most days at Bet365 and I love the fact you can now access streams via the in-play suite which means you can watch and see the odds on screen at the same time. I was able to access live streaming on both my desktop and mobile device.
I know this particular review hasn’t really found any negatives so far but when you look at the in-play suite it just can’t be rivalled by any other bookmaker that offers users the safety and security that Bet365 do. You’ll love it.
Up to £100 in bet credits
- Up to £100 in bet credits available
- New customer offer
- One of the largest sports offers
- Friendly wagering requirements
The Bet365 bonus available when I signed up was the usual up to £100 in bet credits deal.
Here’s the steps I took to get the bonus when I opened my account:
- Visited the Bet365 website
- Click the ‘Join Now’ option and entered my personal details.
- Deposited £100 into my new account using my debit card.
- Placed various bets until I’d wagered £100 in total which then released my bet credits (min odds 1.20 per bet).
- I Then used the bet credits to place more bets and was able to instantly withdraw any winnings minus the actual credits themselves.
BIG PLUS: once I’d released my bet credits I was able to withdraw any winnings from using them straight away.
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake.
Here’s our overall take on things…
Our Verdict of Bet365
One of the premier online bookmakers
You’ll have noticed at the top of this page I’ve given Bet365 a 5 out of 5 star site rating.
A 5 star rating is defined in the Cheeky Punter review section as:
‘The best of the best bookmakers, we trust these guys with our money and so should you.’
What this basically means is that we believe Bet365 is one of the safest online bookies you’ll find online. Any winning bets I’ve ever placed at Bet365 have been paid out and paid out promptly and I was always able to withdraw my cash with no questions asked (aside from a quick verification check).
Bet365 are clearly a global brand, their website is available in multiple different languages, I’m a big fan of the Bet365 app and the Bet365 casino app and their presence across the world in the industry is second to none (just turn on any big sporting event and you’ll see what I mean). They don’t often get the coverage and exposure they deserve online as they won’t pay top dollar to appear in the recommended spots of online portals and review sites.
They rely on webmasters, like me, to review them with honesty and showcase the features they can offer punters as well as the piece of mind.
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake.
Most common questions
Does Bet365 give free bets?
Bet365 doesn’t offer free bets to customers any more, instead they use bet credits as their welcome bonus which are very similar, but you have to place an initial bet to trigger them so technically they aren’t free.
Do Bet365 do best odds guaranteed?
When we last checked Bet365 does offer best odds guaranteed on horse racing.
Can you cash out on Bet365?
Yes, when we checked, Bet365 does offer cash out on most markets and have recently introduced both partial cash out and auto cash out features making it easier than ever to cash out your position in-play.
Does Bet365 do acca insurance?
As far as we know Bet365 do not offer acca insurance but they do run other accumulator betting offers. Full details of which can be found under the ‘Promotions’ tab on their website.
Does Bet365 take PayPal?
Last time we checked, from the UK, Bet365 was accepting PayPal deposits from customers and you could also withdraw from your account using PayPal as well.
With millions of customers in a wide range of countries, we believe Bet365 ranks as one of the largest bookmakers in the world and is a must have for every betting enthusiast.
Bet365 Safety and Security
In our opinion, bet365 is a safe and reliable option as they are required to be transparent and fair about gambling options, protect minors and people with gambling issues.
Bet365 Bonus code
Open an account with bet365 today and claim your 100% Deposit Bonus. T&Cs apply. 18+.
To get the offer, follow these simple steps:
Create an account , make a deposit of €5* or more and you will be entitled to a 100% bonus on your qualifying deposit up to a maximum of €50*. Please, note that you must be over 18, the bonus might vary accross countries, and T&Cs apply.
You will be sent an email that contains a 10-digit offer code and instructions on how to activate the promo offer.
To bet with your offer bonus, simply choose your market and sport and bet with your deposit amount.
Make sure you enter your bet365 bonus code within 7 days of registering. Note that in order to withdraw your bonus, you need to play through the deposit amount and bonus money three times. Another remark that needs to be made is that wagers on odds less than 1.5 are not counted towards the bonus withdrawal requirements. Check the respective Terms and Conditions for more information.
Bet 365 Markets and Odds
Here we do not need to say much and you will find pretty much the same opinion everywhere: We, at Blogabet, believe Bet 365 is simply the best bookmaker in the world when it comes to events and markets. Every day they have the largest possible offer of sports and matches ranging from top football leagues to the smallest tennis tournament in the ITF schedule. There is no sport that is not covered and you can find odds even for Sunday league type of football matches like Iceland 4th division.
When it comes to depth of markets, Bet365 are top of the ceiling as well. For all events you will find multitude of markets and for the top leagues like English Barclays Premier League the offer could include more that 100 different betting opportunities. HT/FT, Correct Score, First/Last Goalscorer, Team First/Last Goalscorer, To Score Any Time, To Score 2 or More Goals, Time of 1st team Goal, Winning Margin, Own goals scored, To Win from Behind and many more as it is basically impossible to name all options without flooding this bet365 review. Same is for all other sports. To repeat us again, Bet 365 is entirely in a league of its own, no other bookmaker comes close in terms of number of events and markets offered.
They are also never slow with new and emerging sports and are already one of the best provider of odds for eSports tournaments.
For odds quality the bookmaker scores close to the top as well. On 50-50 markets you will often find 1.95 - 1.95 on English football matches, which is very competitive margin given the many events and markets available. However on other sports like American football, Baseball and Tennis the odds drop to 1.90 - 1.90 which is not so attractive and value hunters could usually find better alternatives in other bookmakers especially for the main markets.
Bet365 Live Betting
Bet365 live betting platform is in our opinion the undisputed leader in the industry. Similar to their pre-match offers, the in-play betting console also features the largest number of events and markets and has some of the highest odds and betting limits, compared to other bookmakers.
The biggest live betting market is naturally the football one, with bet365 offering it for all possible football leagues that you can imagine, even obscure events like Iceland 4th division or Lithuania Women league. However, where other bookmakers usually stop, Bet365 just pushes further by offering in-play odds for unrivaled number of events for many other sports like Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Horse racing, etc. For Tennis all possible events are offered even to the lowest Challenger and Futures events and very often accompanied with live streaming.
Bet365 Live Streaming
Bet365 live streaming service is impressive, featuring annual access to thousands of sports events worldwide (football, basketball, tennis, snooker, beach volleyball, ice hockey and others). The bookmaker has also obtained the rights to provide live streaming for some major leagues such as the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.
As a customer with an account balance of 1 euro or having placed a bet within the past 24 hours, we've watched the live streaming at no additional charge. One exception to that, we have seen, is horse racing, where we have been asked to have a minimum wager (50c) on the race, in order to watch it.
To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Any fixture/event on our website which has the Play or Video icon next to it is scheduled to be shown via Live Streaming.
The only downside to Bet 365 live streaming is the inability to show it full screen. The only workaround to get a larger window is to decrease the screen resolution.
Bet 365 Limits
Bet365 limits are very high for new accounts and recreational players that don't go often to the withdrawal page. However when it comes to sharp players, arbitrage bettors, syndicate bettors or bonus hunters, in our experience, bet 365 is one of the most hard to deal with bookmakers. Such advanced and/or outright fraudulent players will find it extremely hard to keep a non-limited bet365 account for more than few days or picks. The anti-fraud and risk department at this bookmakerseem to be working round the clock to spot such accounts and limits come down on them really fast.
Of course Bet365 are in their full right to protect themselves in such a way and all this is in general of no concern for the average recreational bettor who could usually enjoy trouble-free betting experience and high betting limits.
Bet365 Mobile App
Bet 365 offers a great online experience and betting on the go. Whether using the optimized website or downloading the mobile app, customers are no longer tied to the computer at home and can go watch a game while checking the odds and betting straight from their phone or tablet.
Another plus of the bet365 mobile app is the ease of work. It is so much simpler to use the app, rather than the website.
Multi-betting in a Single Event
Multi-betting is another great feature. While most bookmakers do not allow creating a multi bet on different markets from the same fixture, here you can bet for your team to win and combine it with a prediction for over 2.5 total goals thus increasing the odds considerably.
Bet365 Cash Out
With most bookmakers you have to wait until your bet reaches its natural conclusion. Bet365 offers you more flexibility and control over your funds, by providing you the option to decide and cash out your bet fully or partially (leaving a part of your initial bet) before the game is over.
If you decide to cash out, you simply have to go to your bets and select 'Cash Out'. If you want to cash out the full amount, you simply click on the button and you will get the bet amount back. The result of the game that was related to your bet will be irrelevant to the sum you will receive. If you choose to cash out only a part of your bet, you can do so by enabling the slider icon, next to the 'Cash Out' button. Slide to the amount you want back and cash out. Your account will be credited with your selection. The remainder of your bet will remain and depend on the outcome of the game you have placed it on.
The amount offered for cash out is dependent on the performance of your selection (might be higher or lower than your original stake) and is offered to give you the option to guarantee a sure profit or minimize a potential loss.
Note that cash out is not available for all games and is subject to the Terms and Conditions.
*New Edit Bet Feature
As of January 2017, a new really cool feature has been added to bet365, allowing you to edit your bet in real-time. For all outstanding bets where cash out is possible, including accumulator bets, you can now edit your bet. The feature allows users multiple combinations of adding, altering or removing selections within the same Edit Bet request.
To get started, you should open the Cash Out tab and click on Edit Bet in the upper right corner of your bet slip. Adding a new selection is simply done by clicking a + Add Selections. To swap or delete, just choose the selection you wish to change (arrows for swapping and x for deleting). Save all changes before attempting new changes and Confirm to place the Edit Bet request.
*New Bet Builder Feature
As of Feburary 2018, bet365 have launched a bet builder that allows to create own bets for pre-match football (soccer) selections. You can choose from most of the available markets.
- Match Result (Full Time or Half Time)
- Both Teams to Score
- Number of Goals Scored
- Players to Score (Anytime, First, Last, 2 or More, 3 or More)
- Cards (Total, Player To Be Booked)
The bet365 bet builder lets you pick up to 6 different selections and calculate your combined odds.
To build your own bet, select the football event and choose "Bet Builder" from the header menu. Adding new selections can be done using the plus button at the bottom. After you have set it, click on the price and the bet will be added to your betslip. Please note that bets made using the bet builder cannot be edited or cashed out once the game starts.
Deposits and Withdrawals
To deposit, you just open the banking menu and click on the 'deposit' tab. Bet365 will set a default country and currency, which you can change via the drop-down menus.
A wide variety of currency options is available.
You will find out that a number of payment methods are available. For additional convenience, the bookmaker offers various country-specific methods to deposit. Most methods are completely free of charge and instant. Some might have a specified minimum/maximum amount.
Withdrawals are fast and easy. There is a variety of options for you to withdraw your funds. Most methods are extremely fast, with Neteller having a process time of under 4 hours. The bookmaker is very concerned with safety and your identity will be checked, meaning you don't have to worry about security.
To withdraw, you must be logged in and go to the Banking window. Go to 'Withdraw' and select the desired amount.
Bet365 offers great 24/7 customer support in multiple languages over all channels. In our experience, the bookmaker customer service reps reply in a fast, friendly and efficient manner and in a wide variety of languages.
Bet365 seem to be committed to help users gamble responsibly. The bookmaker offers a self-assessment quiz that can help you determine if you are having a problem. Their customer service staff can give advice and solutions to help people gamble responsibly.
A number of features have been designed to help you stay in control. One of these is the 'Deposit Limits', which allows you to set a daily, weekly and monthly limits that cannot be overridden. They will also notify you of the duration of your stay on the website and gives you a history of your balance. Lastly, the bookmaker has the option to time-out (take a short break from betting) or exclude yourself for a longer period of up to 5 years (self-exclusion).
Introduction to bet365
bet365 are one of the industry’s trailblazers and are widely recognised in the gambling world.
A online-only bookmaker, bet365 specialise in a huge number of sports for which they provide markets for their users.
The company were founded in 2000 and have gained recognition because of their famous ’bet in-play now’ adverts featuring the actor Ray Winstone.
We take a comprehensive look at bet365 to see if the online bookmakers really live up to their reputation and review everything from their in-play betting to live streaming.
bet365 sign-up offer
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Sports markets available
bet365 have the full range of sports markets you would expect.
They have all the major sports, including football, tennis, rugby union, cricket, motorsport, horse racing, boxing, golf and American football.
There are also some more niche sports such as bowls, Gaelic sports, badminton and table tennis.
On most sports, bet365 offer markets on a wide range of major leagues and an incredible amount of minor leagues from around the world.
Football is bet365’s bread and butter and it is easy to find the outright markets and odds for Premier League, Champions League and Europa League. There are also markets for the Belarus Premier League and Tajikistan Higher League, as well as leagues in Nicaragua and Taiwan.
bet365 also offer odds on one-off events as well as some novelty markets, which some other bookmakers do not have.
This includes events such as US election betting, odds on the next President and reality TV programmes such as Love Island and Dancing on Ice.
A major plus for bet365 are their markets on esports, as they have become one of the only online bookies to have such a varied range of betting opportunities on the fast-growing sport with the likes of Call of Duty, CS:GO and ESL One: Road to Rio.
Virtual sports are also available, with frequent races and matches to bet on and a good number of different sports including horse racing, football and cricket.
There are also more markets than some other online bookmakers on offer, which is a plus, and the quality of the streaming of the virtual sports is also very good.
The sports are easy to find as they are all listed down the left-hand side of the screen, with in-play betting at the top of the sidebar and easy to find.
In-play betting is where bet365 set themselves apart from their rivals as they were one of the first to offer a platform for this type of betting.
Every live sport it offers is on a navigation bar at the top of the overview page so you can find what you are looking for easily.
There is also a schedule so you can keep up to date with the events that are coming up.
Once you click on an event, the dedicated page gives you a lot of information and valuable statistics on the match.
For example, on a football match, you can expect to see a feed of information from the match on a graphic that includes dangerous attacks and how many attempts each team have had.
This is more in-depth than a lot of their competitors’ offerings that really aid the user in determining what they want to bet on next, but it can also be quite busy on the page, and that may be a negative to some new users.
bet365 also offer a lot of different markets for in-play betting, including the likes of Asian lines, goals and next goalscorer.
Again, there seems to be a lot more on offer in terms of in-play betting and it is easy to see how bet365 got their reputation for this aspect of their website and app.
Bet365 bet builder
bet365 are similar to their rivals in offering a system to create your own bets.
Most online bookmakers do this with a request-a-bet system on social media that usually requires the user to tweet the bookies.
However, bet365 have taken the request-a-bet to another level with their Bet Builder.
You can pick from a number of their markets and they are added to your Bet Builder, where bet365 will then calculate the odds.
Not having to go to Twitter is a plus and puts bet365 ahead of the game in terms of requesting bets.
bet365 live streaming
There is live streaming on some sports available on bet365.
However, the streaming services are not available in all countries and will differ depending on your location.
bet365 offers a live-streaming service to users for a number of sports on its website Credit: Shutterstock
If you are not logged in, most sports are locked and you will be unable to watch them.
You must have a funded sports account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours in order to view bet365 streams.
This is where bet365 are a little behind some of their rivals, as they offer live streaming of some sports without the need for a funded account. Sometimes just having an account is enough.
Overall the live streaming has good-quality pictures and there are plenty of options, which makes you feel you are involved more with the game despite being behind your computer screen.
bet365 have licenses in the UK and Gibraltar, under the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commision.
This means bet365 are trustworthy bookmakers as they must adhere to the strict rules put in place.
Customers benefit from this as it means bet365 will be held accountable by the commissions if they break their rules.
Interface cross desktop, mobile and app
bet365 are known for having one of the best websites in the online gambling industry and it is easy to use for all users.
The sign-up does not take up too much time and it is easy to quickly look around and become familiar with where everything is.
The sports are easy to find on the left-hand side and the in-play betting is definitely one of the best on the market, as it is clear it is up to date and the stats and graphics really enhance the experience.
Special offers are not in your face or taking over the screen, so you can concentrate on looking around their markets.
The site translates well to mobile, with the layout still being clear and easy to work out and find different sports.
bet365’s app is also very good for the user and is very similar to the mobile site, which means the user can pick up their browsing quickly.
bet365 have multiple ways of dealing with customer queries.
They have a good reputation for being fair to their customers and being very quick with replying to any queries or issues.
bet365 have no shops and are an online-only bookmaker.
bet365’s reputation is clearly merited for the good reason that their site is one of the market leaders for users looking for an online sportsbook.
The site and app are among the easiest to navigate on the market and the amount of sports, leagues and betting options give the user more choice than other bookies.
The welcome offer is great for new users where bet365 and the minimum deposit on it means it caters for a wide range of new bettors.
You will be hard pressed to find better in-play markets in the UK and you can see the benefit of being solely an online bookmaker.
A detailed and factual review of Bet365, the world’s most favorite online sports betting company. Get all the low down on games, banking, legality, banking and more.
If you live in the UK, you would have, almost inevitably, seen marketing campaigns in the form of bill boards, television and YouTube advertisements for Bet365. Bet365 is the self-proclaimed “world’s most favorite online sports betting company”. Can I vouch for this? No! But I can tell you for a matter of fact that Bet365 is certainly my favorite sports betting website world over. Furthermore, most of my buddies that indulge in sports gambling share that same sentiment too.
So why is it that I and millions of people prefer Bet365 over other gambling websites? Well, there are plenty of reasons, which you will come to know while you read this review.
When it comes to legality, one the factors that will determine whether online gambling is legal or not for you is your location. Some countries allow online gambling, some allow it partially and some have outlawed it completely. Furthermore, legality can also depend hugely not just on your country, but also on the state that you live in.
Bet365 is one of the biggest online sports betting website on the world wide web and has millions of users from all over the world. To be a bit more precise, there are approximately over an estimated 20 million customer accounts.
Being the largest online sports betting company in the world, it is safe to say that it is completely safe and legitimate for players to use this service in terms of scams, non – payments, etc.
I already mentioned that Bet365 is my most favorite sports gambling website. To back that statement up, here are most of the reasons as to why Bet365 leaves their competitors in their dust.
- Trust factor – The online gambling industry has been riddled with scam websites looking to swindle their users and make a quick buck out of them. Starting off, I had a tough time telling the good apart from the bad. Even the bad ones have good reviews (albeit..paid, biased and totally fabricated). However, the best part about a sports betting website such as Bet365 is the fact that it is a name known the world over as one of the biggest sports betting platforms. This makes it the perfect for anyone confused about what sites to avoid. A big brand name like Bet365 is transparent when it comes to licensing and auditing info. Further, they have over 20 million users worldwide, if it was an illegitimate website, there is simply no way it could have amassed such a huge database.
- User Interface – Simplicity, ease of use and a layout that makes sense all go a long way in making an online sports betting intuitive and user friendly. Thankfully, I am yet to come across another online sportsbook with such a well laid out user interface.
- Multi-purpose – It is not every day that you find an online sports betting website that offers a full fledged online casino, and online poker as well. Bet365 is one platform where you can do both things with just one account.
- Promotional campaigns – Welcome bonuses, year round bonuses, daily promotions, sporting event bonuses and the whole nine yards
- Support – Probably the best customer support team I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Timely, precise, effective, friendly and professional.
- Live betting – Live betting while sitting at home and enjoying the game or sport of your choice, it does not come better than that. I have really taken a liking to live betting ever since I tried it.
- Live streaming – Don’t have access to the telly? Are you on the move and want to watch your team play live? Bet365 has you covered.
Yes, Bet365 is in a league of its own. It’s by far my most preferred sports betting online platform. However, this is not to say that there isn’t any room for improvement. Here are a couple of cons that I wish to see taken care of sooner rather than later.
- Restricting accounts – I feel Bet365 jumps the gun a little too early when it comes to suspicious activity and account freezing. I understand that a sportsbook this big needs to be vigilant, but this seems like overkill to me.
- Promotions – Bet365 has a good variety of promotions, but one can never get enough. There are other sportsbook out there that were more generous in terms of promotions, I feel Bet365 can really step it up in this regard.
Promotions / Bonuses
Bet365 offers welcome bonuses that are updated very often. Therefore, the bonus that is currently running when you sign up may not be the same as what we have at the time of writing.
Apart from the welcome bonus, there is a lot of other promotions too for already signed up players as well. Just go to the bonus section of the website and choose your pick and take advantage of it. Bonuses on Bet365 are often revised and made better, so me writing all about each and every bonus and subsequent details is a moot point.
As I have mentioned earlier in the review, Bet365 is predominantly a sports betting website and that is truly where it excels.
Bet365 has a both a mobile application and a mobile sportsbook. So, either you can do ahead and download the application onto your mobile and launch the app every time you want to play or you could just open your mobile Browser, surf to the Bet365 and automatically, the mobile sportsbook will be loaded. At this point, you can login with the same user name and password as what you would use on your desktop and bet on your favorite sports or teams.
Bet365 has the best customer support I have experienced by a long mile. They are not hard to reach out to and you don’t have to deal with an automated IVR for a long time trying to figure out what options to key in.
Live chat is especially convenient and is a great way for you to reach out to and get a quick response from a customer support executive. Email support and hotlines are available too.
The biggest and best sports betting website now has a full fledged online casino. Do everything with just one account. A great user interface and layout. Mobile support for mobile devices, a timely and helpful customer service network, easy and convenient payment and withdrawal options and unique features such as live betting and live streaming make this one of my favorite online gambling services.