Highlights: Bet Now
- One of the world leaders in online gambling
- Offers bets on every sport imaginable
- In play betting, cash out options and live streaming
Bet365 was formed in 2000 in Stoke-on-Trent as an extension of a family betting shop estate. Managing director Denise Coates, who took over from Peter Coates, launched the business online in 2001. As well as sports betting, Bet365 offers poker, casino games, bingo and video streams of sporting events. It is regulated and licenced by the government of Gibraltar. Bet365 has grown into one of the world’s largest online betting companies with 23 million customers worldwide. It was named Operator of the Year by eGaming Review magazine in 2010. The same magazine named them the number one internet gambling company in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Account registration is short and sweet with Bet365 Sports. On the top left, there is a “join now” button which opens up the registration form. Simply fill out your personal details and security information and you’ll be ready to make a deposit and take advantage of the open account offer. For new punters, there is a “help” section in the top left menu which covers everything you need to know.
Bet365 offers will match your initial deposit (up to €100) in bet credits. Deposit a minimum of €5 and they will match it when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. To get this offer, claim it after you make a deposit. After your qualifying bet is settled, your bet credits will be available. To use them, just select “use bet credits” on your betting slip. You have 30 days to claim this offer.
Bonuses and Promotions
Bet365 offers a variety of promotions for sports bettors. For soccer, you can avail of a two-goal-ahead guarantee, allowing you to cash out early if the team you backed to win goes two goals ahead. There is also a Euro Soccer bonus, allowing you to get a 100% bonus on accumulators on the top domestic leagues in Europe, as well as the Champions League.
As well as that, Bet365 have a range of horse racing betting offers. They guarantee the best price on all races being shown on ITV. Bet365 also offers a risk free bet if you back a winner at 4/1 or more on any race that is televised on ITV racing. Your risk free bet can be up to €50 on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing.
The Bet365 Sport layout looks to be all over the place at first, but it’s simple once you know what you’re looking for. The top menu gives you access to live streaming, a help section as well as the ability to change your personal preferences. The menu running down the left hand side of the page has all the sports that are available to bet on.
On the left middle is the in-play section. It shows real time information on soccer, athletics, basketball, bowls, cricket, hockey, horse racing, greyhound racing and more. The odds are displayed also, so you can decide what bet you want to place. On the right middle are the top coupons, a selection of popular bets and markets. Any match or event you click on will instantly show up on your betting slip, which is on the far left hand side. You will be able to make all your bets from either this page, or the in-play page, which is right beside the sports page on the top menu. To start from scratch, use the bet builder and choose for yourself.
Just below the top menu on the right, there are two small buttons which are worth clicking on. The first is Betting News, an essential page for serious punters. The next is Bet365’s stat section, which gives you access to state of the art statistics on a variety of sports.
You can deposit money to your Bet365 account via a variety of methods. Bet365 accepts payments from Visa Debit, Visa Credit, PayPal, Skrill, Skrill 1 Tap, Paysafecard, Apple Pay, Neteller, Entropay, Fastbank, Bank Wire and via a cheque. Payments will process instantly, apart from with Fast Bank Transfer, which will take 1-3 banking days, Bankwire, which will take 2 – 10 banking days and cheques, which can take from 5 – 28 banking days. The minimum deposit is €5 for most of these methods, with minimums of €10 or €15 for others. The minimum for cheques is €150 and the minimum for Bank Wire Transfer is €200.
There are also a variety of option for making withdrawals. You can withdraw from your Bet365 account using Visa Debit, Visa Credit, Skrill, Neteller, Paypal, Entropay, Paysafecard, Bank Wire Transfer and Cheques. Withdrawals made using Visa and Skrill will take 1 – 5 working days to process. For Neteller, Paypal, Entropay and Paysafecard, the withdrawal will process within 24 hours. Bank Wire Transfer will take 2 – 10 days, while a cheque can take from 5 – 28 days to process.
Bet365 does not charge you any fee for making deposits or withdrawals.
Rating: 5 out of 5