As a punter, I’ve been through a lot of sports betting platforms and have discerned the best from the worst ones. Now, Bet365 happens to be one of the biggest sports betting platforms in the industry, and they do live up to their name. In fact, they have won a lot of awards for their services and have become a favourite among a lot of punters. Every punter I know have lots of positive things to say about Bet365 – which is why I decided to do a full review.
In this review, we’re going to break down all the aspects of Bet365 so that you’ll have a full picture of what Bet365 is all about and what it has to offer. As a punter, I’ll share my own experience and the experiences from my other high roller friends.
If you check out the website, you’ll like that it’s really organised. The homepage in itself is already easy on the eyes since stuff isn’t cluttered. If you want to go to the details of the site, you have to click on the individual section you’d want to go to.
How I Made My Registration?
Registration is really easy on this website. Here’s my experience when it comes to registration. You can just follow these steps if you want to sign up:
Step 1:Click the section you want to signup to (I personally signed up for the sports betting platform first). Step 2:Click the Join Now link on the right-hand corner. Step 3:Fill up the form with your personal and contact details. Step 4:Verify your email address. Step 5:Login using your username and password.
You can already start using your Bet365 account. However, you need to verify your account before you can withdraw your earnings. To verify your account, you can upload an identity document. This can either be your ID card, driving licence, or passport.
Moreover, in the event where you forgot your passport, simply go to Bet365’s homepage. Then, click ‘Lost Login?’ on the login section located at the right-hand side of the screen. Once clicked, a popup box with blank fields will appear. Provide the necessary information and then click ‘Continue’. From there, follow the given instructions, and you’re good to go.
Open Account Offers
Just like any other sports betting platform, this one had a new customer bonus that new registrants could take advantage of. The one that I availed of was a sports bonus wherein I got a nice promotion, which gave me the chance to get a headstart on betting and allowed me to increase my stakes early on.
I was able to choose between the new customers’ bonuses for all the betting sections on the website. I strongly recommend you to take a peek at the offers and choose the one that suits your game at most.
I was pretty impressed by the number of sports from football to futsal and even basketball. Basically, they have covered all popular sports. They also have horse racing and greyhound racing. The first ones that I tried out were the football markets, tennis markets, and basketball markets. Since greyhound racing and horse racing are very popular in Europe, I also tried them too. I was definitely not disappointed with the overall experience.
The last time I logged in, I played in the football markets, eSports, tennis, snooker, motorcycle sports, winter sports, rugby, horse racing, greyhound racing, MMA, and cricket markets. Of course, there are many more out there that you can try when you start playing.
Bet365 Soccer Betting
Being one of my favourite sports markets, I’d like to focus on the soccer betting aspect of Bet365. In Bet365, I loved the variety of events that I could play here. Not only are there European events, but also events all over the world such as Australian matches, Asian handicaps, and other games as well as their results. It’s also so easy to make bets considering the user-friendliness of the website.
In-Play Sports Betting
Live betting was one of the most enjoyable parts of Bet365 that I’ve tried. Live betting allows you to bet mid-game on events real time. The entire experience was flawless because it was so easy for me to make bets quickly. As a punter, I need quick and easy betting processes so I can get the best deal for my bet. Bet365 definitely doesn’t disappoint in that with its smooth and user-friendly interface.
It’s also amazing how Bet365 offers a wide variety of sports. They have some of the most popular ones like American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Water Polo and so many more! eSports are also offered, so I found the whole experience of live betting in Bet365 exciting and spontaneous. Nothing beats having a lot of options in sports betting!
When it comes to the odds, I could really say that Bet365 can stand very well among other big platforms. That said, I computed different % on sports in various sports markets. This shows that Bet365 does provide superior odds that are extremely competitive.
The odds of Bet365’s basketball are large – higher than those of any other bookmakers that I’ve tried. I also found competitive odds on other popular sports like football and horse racing.
Sports Betting Products
Aside from sports markets and odds, there are also a few other features that I’d like to point out. These features add to the overall experience of playing in Bet365 making it much more fun and convenient.
First of all, there’s the cash out feature which you can use in the live betting section. Personally, I love this feature because it keeps me from holding on to losing bets even during the middle of the match. Also, it allows me to secure some profits early on. I often use it in soccer events because that’s what I usually wager on.
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. If you want to watch live videos which are not streamed by At the Races or Racing TV, you need to place a qualifying bet of minimum 0,50 EUR/GBP (or currency equivalent) for a Win or a 0,25 EUR/GBP (or currency equivalent) Each way bet. That is true for both single and multiple bets.
This is a unique feature that I have never seen on other platforms. Basically, the bet builder allows you to create a personalised bet by mixing various options. For me, this is really fun because it’s something fresh and new as compared to the traditional betting experience.
Lastly, there’s the edit bet feature. Usually, you can’t edit your bet slip after you made it. With this feature though, you can make edits to your bet even after. I find this feature really cool and appealing to high rolling punters. All my punter friends love it as well.
My experience with the horse racing market is definitely superb. It shows some of the most popular horse racing events in Europe along with the specifically fixed wins, fixed places, tote wins, and tote places. Everything is so organised that you’ll definitely want to start betting.
I found a number of great deals in Bet365’s horse racing events. There’s also the Best Odds Guaranteed on all horse racing bets available on the website.
Being more of a traditional sports bettor, eSports is a little new to me but fun nevertheless. I’ve tried betting on League of Legends events and had quite a lot of fun. They’re just as exciting as regular sports events. I haven’t tried other eSports, but I noticed several popular choices like CS: GO, DOTA2, and Overwatch. I’d definitely try more eSports one of these days.
Bet365’s casino, coloured in grey and blue, kinda takes a different theme and design from the sports section of the website, which is coloured in grey and green. To be honest, I find the casino’s theme more attractive as grey and blue match better than grey and green do.
Appearance aside, the casino of Bet365 is impressive, and there are numerous games that you can choose and play. Of course, I’ve tried the basics like roulette, blackjack, and baccarat, but there are more casino games that I’m planning to explore.
The casino section is a little strange because it just shows a box linking to the live casino. Nevertheless, I clicked on it and was forwarded to the live casino.
The live casino offers a lot of table games with real dealers. I liked the dealers because they were all so courteous – like in a real casino. Being an avid client of real casinos, I can say that this is definitely the next best thing. After all, not all online casino dealers have kind, friendly and patient personalities, so this is a big deal for me.
Also, unlike other online live casinos, Bet365’s live casino offers more than just blackjack and roulette, so I was able to try other options that I wouldn’t be able to on other platforms.
Take note though, that you need flash to play live casino.
While I’m not so much of a poker expert, I do enjoy a round or two. Anyway, you can play with a lot of other players on the platform and can also receive a lot of bonuses – especially a nice welcome bonus which I availed.
Although I’m no expert in poker, I was delighted to know that there’s a video poker available on the site. If I’m not mistaken, there are about ten video poker options on the website’s live casino section.
The Games section is actually more like the compilation of games that’s supposed to be in the Casino section (which is something I find a bit strange). That aside though, I was able to avail of various slot, roulette, blackjack, and arcade games in this section. With the sheer number and variety, it’s pretty impossible to get bored playing in this section.
I fancy how there are a lot of table games that come with live dealer versions and how the graphics are not a disappointment, although they don’t have perfect quality.
I’m not really what you would call a big bingo fan, but the stunning graphics from the bingo section did entice me. I tried out various games. I enjoyed the overall experience because of the smoothness of the gameplay. This is definitely something you would want to try if you’re a bingo maniac.
The Bingo section of Bet365 is a bit more unique than all other sections of the website. It has an attractive purple theme colour that looks very mesmerising to me.
The virtual sports are great to play if you get a little sick of the usual sports betting or live betting. It’s like betting on video game simulations, unlike real sports. It’s really fun to play, especially with the stunning graphics for these simulated games.
Especially if you’re fond of video games, you’ll surely enjoy Bet365’s virtual sports. Of course, I’ve tried playing virtual sports, too, as I also like video gaming.
Bet365 Mobile Betting
The great thing about Bet365 is that they offer an app for iOS devices. There is a Bet365 News app in Android so you can use that too. I use the mobile version of the website because I use a Samsung device and I like the optimised website.
My experience of mobile betting with Bet365’s was fun, and I loved how convenient the whole betting experience has been for me. I still got almost the same features that I got from the desktop version. It made me realise how exciting mobile betting really is.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
For payment methods in Bet365, there’s a nice list of debit cards, eWallets, check and bank transfers. Normally, I just use my Visa debit card because that’s the most practical for me. Usually, the deposit processing times would be instant. For bank and check deposits though, it could take a bit longer. Withdrawals are around the same for bank and check deposits. For debit card users and others though, it usually takes 5 days to process. In my experience, it may even take less before the transaction is complete.
Security and License
Of course, I make sure that I do my research on their licensing before I join a gambling platform. By checking the lowest portion of the website, you’ll see that their platform is regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission, so you know they’re legit. I’m not sure what type of security they use, but my guess would probably be a 128-bit SSL encryption since that’s what most big sports betting platforms use.
I’m not too familiar with the affiliate program because I didn’t join it, but I have some friends that did. They told me that all they did was create an affiliate website and get commissions for referrals. They also use it for betting and paying for some of their bills.
Hearing all those positive feedback about Bet365’s affiliate program, I’ve started considering joining as well. Sure, I can already earn a lot from betting and punting on the website’s casino and sports betting section, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to try other ways to earn and get additional revenues.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.
Is bet365 legal in the UK?
Yes, Bet365 is legal in the UK.
What countries restrict Bet365?
Generally, countries in Asia, the Middle East, and America ban Bet365. Countries in Europe usually allow Bet365.
What is double chance in Bet365?
Double chance means you can bet on two different outcomes. E.g. You can be on both options that Team A wins against Team B, and Team A loses against Team B.
Is the live chat support 24/7?
Yes, they are open 24/7.
How do I verify my account?
Upload a photo of your valid ID and a proof of address like a bank statement or utility bill.
Can I make partial cash out?
Yes, you can make partial cash out. After you click the cash out button, there is an option to have partial cash out and leave the rest in the bet.
Does the welcome bonus require a bonus code?
No, it does not. However, do check the other bonuses’ terms and conditions if the others do.
Is there a mobile welcome bonus?
As of now, there is no welcome bonus for first time mobile users.
Our opinion about Bet365
Bet365 has a long history in the world gambling scene. The bookmaker was founded in the early years of the XXI century, and from that time ahead, Bet365 become one of the leading online bookmakers in the industry. With its sports betting, casino games and poker platform features, the bookmaker is the first choice for many bettors.
During the years, Bet365 proved itself as a leading bookmaker with many won awards. Also, the company is behind many innovative features in the sector.
Customer Support and Contacts
My favourite part about their customer support is their live chat option. Because of the efficiency of their live chat feature, I hardly have to call their support group or email them (unless really needed). Nonetheless, they have a support email and a contact number found in the ‘Contact Us’ section.
Overall, I’d say that my experience with Bet365 is superb! Not only do I love it, but so do my high rolling punter friends. The only thing that confuses me is their casino section which only has a link to their live casino section. That’s a pretty small matter though so I don’t really look too much into it. Also, I find that their Contact Us page is a bit hard to find. You have to go to the FAQs section first to see the available contact details.
Other than that, I’d definitely give Bet365 an overall score of 9 over 10 for a great and smooth experience.