BET365 REVIEW

Summary:

The worlds most popular online bookmaker and the company offering the biggest new player bonus deal. Loads or regular promo’s and packed full of features, probably the best online bookmaker around.

Exclusive deposit offer
100% up to £200

Pros & Cons
Pros
  • » Biggest opening bonus.
  • » Additional mobile bonus.
  • » Accumulator promotions.
  • » Cash out, live streaming & in-play.
Cons
  • » Slightly clumsy website.
  • » 3x deposit bonus wagering requirement.

Welcome Bonus

New customers opening an account with Bet365 can benefit from a welcome promotion whereby they receive a 100% matched amount as a bonus to bet with, up to a maximum of £200, when they make a deposit of at least £10.

To take advantage of the offer, customers must enter the offer code which they receive by email in the ‘Offers’ section of the ‘Services’ menu after opening an account.

The bonus will then be credited but cannot be bet with until an amount equal to the qualifying deposit has already been staked through the account.

In order to be able to withdraw any bonus funds, the customer must stake an amount equal to three times the combined total of their deposit and bonus amount within 90 days of having entered their offer code. Bets at odds of 1/2 or shorter do not count towards those wagering requirements and neither do cashed out bets.

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Note: Want to know exactly how to get the bonus? Read our step by step Bet365 bonus guide.

Top Promotions

Alongside their welcome bonus, Bet365 also offer a number of ongoing promotions to both new and existing customers and the following four are amongst the best:

On the Move Bonus – All customers can claim a 100% bonus on the first bet they place on a mobile or tablet between the values of £1 and £50.

Euro Soccer Bonus – Customers placing a pre-match accumulator of three selections or more on any top European league or the Champions League can earn a bonus of up to 100%. The bonus % depends on the selections in the acca and ranges from 5% for a treble to 100% for bets with 14 or more selections and the maximum bonus available is £100,000. Full info here: Euro Soccer Explained

Other Acca Bonuses – For tennis, American sport, European basketball and Aussie Rules, Bet365 run a promotion almost identical to the ‘Euro Soccer Bonus’, apart from different bonus percentages being available for the different sizes of accumulator.

Best Odds Guaranteed – For every horse or greyhound race, Bet365 customers will get whichever odds are longer between those when they place their bet or the starting price of their selection.

Additional: Lucky 15 promotion

Review Of Features

As well as offering a wide range of promotions and bonuses, Bet365 also provide customers with a number of excellent features including:

  • Cash Out – For a wide selection of markets across a variety of sports, Bet365 offer a cash out function to allow customers to take their money and run at any stage during a game or event. Partial cash out, where you can take some returns and leave the rest of your bet to stand is also available.
  • Live Streaming – Bet365 live stream over 50,000 events in a huge variety of sports for users of both their desktop and mobile sites. In order to watch live streams, all customers must have is a funded account or to have placed a bet in the past 24 hours.
  • In-Play Betting – A dedicated section of the Bet365 site is available for all in-play betting a customer could ever want. That section always includes a vast selection of events and markets from all over the world.
  • In-Play Stats and Scores – Click into any event from the in-play section and Bet365 provide you with an unrivaled selection of live scoring and other stats – often presented visually- for your chosen event. Those stats and visuals typically include scoreboards, disciplinary stats and action areas.

Bet365 Mobile Review – The App

This wouldn’t be a complete Bet365 review without covering their app so here’s our opinion on it…

Any fans of betting on the move will be pleased to learn that Bet365’s service is also available by way of downloadable apps for both iOS operated and Android phones and tablets.The iOS version can be downloaded via the App Store and the Android version from the Bet365 site itself, whilst users of other devices can access exactly the same service through their device’s web browser.

The Bet365 mobile app is arguably one of the very best around and unlike some competitors it offers essentially the same functionality and range of betting options as the desktop site. That means that things like in-play and live streaming are fully available on mobile devices and all main account services can also be accessed. Add to that the aforementioned ‘On the Move’ bonus and other occasional mobile only promotions, and you get an all-around excellent service.

Popularity & Reputation

As anybody who has seen the company’s TV adverts will no doubt be aware, Bet365 are the world’s largest online betting company and is estimated to have over 19 million customers in more than two hundred countries.

Considering that punter – like all other customers – tend to vote with their feet when it comes to the reputation of bookmakers, the fact that Bet365 does have so many users accurately reflects the excellent reputation of the firm with gamblers. Big winners can sometimes have their accounts limited by Bet365, but that is true of all bookmakers and the firm tend to be one of the most reticent to do so.

Safety & Security

Bet365 rate highly in terms of safety and security, both when it comes to protecting customer’s money and transactions and to helping those customer’s avoid other safety issues, whether external or self-inflicted.

The Bet365 site uses Thawte SSL web server certificates to encrypt all data to and from the site in order to protect sensitive information including personal details and credit or debit details and also will automatically log a customer out after three hours of inactivity.

What’s more, the site is also well equipped in helping users to gamble responsibly thanks to the deposit limit, parental controls and self-exclusion features, alongside the dedicated ‘Responsible Gambling section of the site which has information and a test available.

Customer Support

Bet365 customer support is always close at hand and is available in a variety of forms to suit individual users. Those forms include post, email and telephone support and unlike some sites also incorporates a 24 hour a day and seven days a week live chat option.

That live chat option provides near instantaneous help but the other methods are not slow either, and the company aim to respond to all email enquiries within 24 hours and often much faster than that.

Support Email: support@bet365.com
Support Phone: 08004588888

Overall Review Of Bet365

You don’t get to be the world’s largest online bookmaker for no reason and Bet365’s excellent overall service for all types of gamblers certainly helps to explain how the firm has reached such heights.

Both via the desktop and on mobile devices, the Bet365 service is easy to understand and use, and includes a great variety of excellent features such as live streaming, in-play betting, scores or stats and cash out to enrich the customer experience.

The company’s 100% matched welcome bonus up to a maximum of £200 is also one of the most generous such offers on the market and yet is still easier to understand and access than many offers from Bet365’s competitors. Combine that with the fact that there are also interesting and beneficial promotions available to existing customers and offers become another area where Bet365 are hard to beat.

Overall rating: 9.45/10

What Could Be Improved?

Even though this Bet365 review proves that they are an excellent online bookmaker, there are few area’s of improvement which are apparent. One very slight alteration which could benefit customers however, might be a tinkering with the functionality of the desktop site.

Due to the fact that the site does currently run on Flash, there is the slight annoyance present that if you click the back button in your browser you get carted off back to the homepage instead of the previous page you were on.

This can be easily avoided by the use of navigation within the Flash console so is not by any means a big issue, but to always navigate in that fashion can be easily forgotten and as such is a slight annoyance which could be quickly removed.

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Site & Contact Info

Name: Bet365
Website: http://www.bet365.com
Founded: 2000
Email: support@bet365.com
Phone: 08004588888
Address: Customer Services, Bet365 Hillside, Festival Way, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5SH, England
Licensed By: UK Gambling Commission
Operating Base: Gibraltar/England
Owner/s: Coates Family (Denise, John & Peter)

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Dave Jackson

Author: Dave Jackson

Dave is an absolute resourse of information when it comes to tennis and football betting. He's currently writing his first book ‘Smash & Grab – Punters Guide To Accumulator Betting’ which is out later this year.

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