Bet365 sports book review
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- URL: https://bet365.com
- Year Founded: 2000
- Owner: Bet365
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- Bank Wire
- Bet365 Visa
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- Bet365 Visa
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- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- US Virgin Islands
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The beauty of Bet365 is its reach – with the company claiming it accepts customers from over 200 countries. But is it everything it is cracked up to be? Our Bet365 review will cover everything from the bonus offers availability, live streaming, horse racing, online casino, bingo and the ins and outs of this online gambling giant. Read on for our review of Bet365.
Bet365 overview & opinion
As you can imagine being such a large company, Bet365 provides an exemplary service to customers, although there are some downfalls to wagering with Bet365 including a reputation for cutting off successful punters.
In our opinion Bet365 best serves punters in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada, but having said that most punters will find something at Bet365 which tickles their fancy.
You can pretty much rely on this online betting company to cover all the major sporting events around the world, including football, tennis, golf and much, much more.
Bet365 Pros and Cons
Like all online bookmakers, bet365 has pros and cons associated with using their services.
- Bet365 Live streaming:
Various sports and racing products from around the globe are available at Bet365. Generally you will sign up at the bookie to gain access. Be aware that you may not be able to access all streaming from every country
- Huge reach:
Accepting punters from over 200 countries says it all.
- Bet365 Daily Promos & Bonuses:
This bookie caters really well to the big events – most likely because they have such a diverse range of customers.
- Bet365 Live streaming:
- bet365’s reputation for cutting off successful punters: It often be hard to get a bigger bet on with Bet365 and if you go on a winning streak, you can almost guarantee you will be blocked from wagering
- Competitors websites and apps can be better: This will come down to where you are in the world, but as an example Australian competitors like Sportsbet and Beteasy have better websites and apps.
- Odds: Although you will find competitive odds at Bet365 – good luck trying to get a large sum on a short-priced favourite.
How to register a Bet365 account
Visit the Bet365 website where you will be able to register your details to become a member. This is a pretty standard sportsbook sign up with details including things like your name, date of birth, country of residency and email address.
In order to confirm your identity, you may be required to input your driver’s license number or data from another verification document to prove you are in fact the owner of the account (in line with standard online betting security practices). You can register an account from any compatible platform, such as desktop, laptop, mobile or tablet.
During the sign up process at bet365 we were also asked if we would like to set a deposit limit, which can be set according to a monthly, weekly, daily or other times, with this a great tool for those of us who can bet a little rashly at times.
Make sure your email address is active and checked on a regular basis for any bet365 promotions being offered. In our experience these usually go out on a weekly basis or in the lead up to major sports or racing events.
In our experience it takes about 5 minutes to sign up for a bet365 account, although there will be a little bit more fiddling around to verify the account once you have finished the sign up process. Don’t stress though, often you will be verified automatically from the details you provide during the sign up process.
Opening a new account at bet365 the same across all platforms, meaning if you are on the mobile bet365 site, or have downloaded one of the bet365 apps, you can also join this betting company.
Bet365 betting interface
In our opinion the layout of the Bet365 website stacks up well against other quality sports bookmakers, with all your available betting markets listed on the left hand side, your bet slip available to view and access on the right hand side, and all current and upcoming events and their odds on display in the central area of the interface.
Once you click or tap on a certain wager which you are wishing to place, it will immediately make its way over to your betting slip, which you will need to consult before finalising any bets. Within the slip, which acts like an online shopping cart, your odds are displayed, and your potential winnings are also shown once you input your stake amount. Multi bet options are also available directly within the slip.
You can also view the Bet365 racing value feature, the multi-bet bonuses, and details about the cash out feature – all just below you bet slip.
Members can change how the website displays its odds for all events which is very handy for those of us who bet on sports internationally. For example, you can view odds in fractional (18/5), decimal (4.60) or American (+360) format.
How does the mobile Bet365 website stack up?
Bet365.com also boasts its own dedicated mobile website that is easy enough to use. We have tried it on various user platforms like Android, iOS and Windows phones and tablets and had no trouble. Although often it can be slightly glitchy on Safari browsers – but this is through more fault of the browser than the betting company.
An uninterrupted data connection is all that is required to place your wagers via mobile or tablet. Our experiences with Bet365 tell us that the the mobile service is as good, or better than the desktop website which can be cumbersome and hard to take in.
Bet365 bonus & promotional offers
Bet365 made no friends when it announced it was scrapping sign up offers in many countries around the world. We understand this is because of the licensing it is under in the United Kingdom. There are places, like some territories in Australia, that still provide an Opening Account Offer, so we recommend you check the conditions in your area before expecting any bonuses to be handed out.
Sporting and other markets
We have had a good experience as punters with accessing a good range of markets at Bet365 – and we have also requested additional markets with success in the past. Meaning they didn’t have odds for something we wanted to bet on and they helped us out.
An example of sports that you could bet on at Bet365 are:
- Alpine Skiing
- American Football (NFL)
- Australian Rules (AFL)
- Gaelic Sport
- Greyhound Racing
- Harness Racing
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sports (F1, Motorbike Racing, Nascar)
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Ski Jumping
- Specials such as politics and entertainment from countries like Australia, Denmark, North America, Sweden and the United Kingdom
- Table Tennis
Several of our staff have also had Bet365 match or beat other bookmaker prices in order to secure your wager. Bet365 in our experience pays a higher percentage on multi bets, boosting major football leagues events by 65 per cent, and major soccer league events by 100 per cent.
Bet365 live sports and racing streaming
Bet365 has the largest streaming catalogue out of any online bookmaker in 2017, with literally 1000s of sporting events covered yearly by the bookie which operates in over 200 countries. While some sports which are streamed are only available in some countries, there are plenty which are available right across the globe.
Some of the more popular sports Bet365 streams include tennis, cricket, football (many many soccer leagues), basketball, beach volleyball, tablet tennis, UK horse racing, UK greyhound racing, baseball (including Major League Baseball, Rugby League (NRL).
You can view the full list of streaming options available on the Bet365 website.
Bet365 Casino Review
Bet365 Casino features many titles by some of the world’s leading software providers meaning you will have access to 100s of quality desktop and mobile casino games. While we were playing we came across games from the likes of Aristocrat Leisure, Microgaming and Playtech.
Bet365 Casino when we were playing, also have a live dealer section, with this meaning you can play table games, such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker variants, via a live video feed. We have heard some reports of there being trouble with the bet365 live casino section, but in our experiences we had no trouble.
Bet365 has a strong selection of card and table games, including blackjack and roulette. They also have plenty of games like Keno, online lotto and many others.
Bet365 also has a secondary online casino linked to it, with Vegas Bet365 also available. One of the biggest benefits of playing at Vegas is that they have the website and customer support in over 10 different languages, which gives the casino and betting component of the website broad global appeal.
Bet365 casino games
If you’re a fan of the online slots, you will be stoked with the offering at bet365. Same goes if you are looking for live games, such as blackjack roulette and baccarat. In our experience there is enough games at bet365 to keep you entertained for hours.
Bet365 Mobile Casino review
The bet365 mobile casino is an area that could be greatly improved, we find the design to be cluttered and the live games section to be not worth your time because they often crash. The design of the bet365 mobile casino is is made even worse by poor navigation, it’s crazy that such a big company can have such poor navigation on this aspect of their business.
Having said that, if you can find them, there are many great online slots titles that we have played via bet365, with these mobile games coming from a selection of casino software providers. In our experience the load times on mobile, on a standard 4G connection were pretty good at bet365 mobile casino.
Overall, we found bet365’s mobile casino to be decent, but could easily be much better. With bet365 being such a big player in international gambling, we expect the online casino offering to be given a revamp in the not too distant future.
Global deposit and withdrawal methods at Bet365
Bet365 has one of, if not the, most comprehensive payments page of all online bookmakers, detailing all available deposit and withdrawals methods available for your currency and country. The page also specifies what the method’s type is (for example, credit card, e-wallet, Visa, prepaid voucher, instant bank transfer, etcetera), if there are any fees attached to the method, its processing time, its minimum and maximum deposit and withdrawal limits, as well as a brief explanation of how to use each method.
We have tested many of the deposit methods available at Bet365 including Visa, Neteller, Mastercard and POLi (this is an Australian deposit method) and have found them to be instant methods of deposit. Basically with Bet365 targeting so many different jurisdictions with their services, they cater to nearly every popular deposit method. This means, whether you are based in the United Kingdom and looking to deposit with Paypal, or whether you are in Sweden and using Zimpler it is possible to fund your bet365 account.
Cashing out or withdrawing funds from bet365
Bet365 has got a good reputation for cashing out any winnings quickly and efficiently. In our experiences, if bet365 has an office in your country, you will have any withdrawals in your hands within 72 hours. If you are based overseas, say betting from an African country, and initiate a bank transfer or use a web wallet to make the withdrawal, it could take a few days longer. However this is not always the case. You can view bet365’s withdrawal times on the company website.
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