Bet365
3.5 (70%) 6 votes

Bet365 are a great example of everything done right within the online sports betting industry. Founded in Stoke, UK, their services extend to more than 19 million players in nearly 200 countries globally.

Originally started by Denise Coates in 2000, the company rapidly grew and in march of 2001 turned into the online sensation that you know very well today. Their aim is simple, to provide a hospitable place for punters who like to enjoy their time at an online casino or are perhaps looking for the most cutting edge sports betting offers.

Bet365 have won countless awards and some of the notable ones are the “Operator of the Year” at the eGaming Review Operator Awards 2010, they have since been given the prestigious number one ranked internet gaming company 3 years on the trot from 2010 to 2012 and Owner Denise was even given a CBE by her majesty herself.

Website – Layout & Interface:

Bet365s’ website feels just as premium as the service they deliver, the homepage has a green banner going horizontally along the top bearing their logo and further along revealing navigable tabs such as Sports, In-play, Casino, Games, Poker, Vegas and Bingo. Next to this on the top right of the page is where existing customers can log in and the option to “Join now” for all new customers.

Down the left hand side of the page are sports that Bet365 currently offer prices on and by clicking on the sport you are looking for brings up a list of bets. Over on the right of the homepage is where the bet slip can be found, this populates as you add bets to it and even works out potential winnings as you go.

The website has a very nice feel to it and the colour schemes of green on different shades of grey most certainly do it justice, whilst giving it a minimalistic and fresh ambiance that you would expect to find on one of the most popular online sports betting brands.

Markets:

There’s no shortage of variety when it comes to the selection of sports markets that Bet365 offer. Players can expect to indulge in the likes of Football, American Football, Aussie Rules, Basketball, Baseball, Boxing, Bowls, Cycling, Cricket, Darts, E-Sports, Futsal, Financials, Golf, Gaelic Sports, Greyhounds, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Lotto, Motor Sports, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, Snooker, Specials, Tennis, Volleyball, Virtual Sports, Wintersports and more. There’s certainly a lot to be getting on with whether you are a new player just starting out or a seasoned veteran in the online gambling scene.

Welcome Bonus & Promotions:

To all new customers that sign up to Bet365 will receive a 100% matched deposit bonus on amounts up to £200, this is probably one of the biggest welcome bonuses on offer within the industry and is certainly no amount to consider lightly. Obviously to make the most of this illustrious promotion you would need to deposit £200 into your Bet365 account for your chance of having £400 to play around with. This works on smaller amounts also if you don’t feel or have access to the full £200.

Bet365 have a “Price Promise” promotion, this means that they are guaranteed to give you the best prices for every horse racing event shown specifically on ITV racing. Some of the other notable promotions are a risk free horse racing bet where you can back a winner at 4/1 or more and if it doesn’t win you will have your stake refunded, a tennis accumulator bonus allowing you to earn 50% more from your tennis accumulators and a money back offer on correct scores, half-time, full-time or score cast bets if the game ends at 0-0.

In-Play Betting:

Being such a revered an reputable giant in the online sports betting scene means Bet365 wouldn’t be complete without having their own in-play betting console. Their console is very user friendly and the full list of sports they offer in-play options for can be found descending down the left side of the page. Once you have found the sport you are looking for you are then given a list of matches and competitions of which Bet365 offer in-play prices on. Currently Bet365 cover in-play options for the following sports: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, E-Sports, Futsal, Greyhounds, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Snooker, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo.

Mobile & Tablet:

For players who like to enjoy betting on the move or without being confined to a desktop, Bet365 have a downloadable application which IOS users can find and download right from the Apple app store. Android users will have to head over to Bet365s’ website on their portable devices browser and download the application from there, due to Googles stance on having betting applications featured on the Google Play Store.

If you don’t want to download the application for whatever reason then you can still head over to the website from you devices browser and play from there. Everything on the mobile optimised version of the site has everything from both the desktop and application included.

Payment Methods:

To both credit your account and withdraw winnings, Bet365 have an arsenal of different payment methods they accept. You can use the usual methods to add funds to your Bet365 account such as Visa, Maestro and MasterCard as well as a bunch of different e-wallets like Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, iDebit, Apple Pay, Paysafecard, Bank Wire, Fastbank Transfer and Entropay. You can even send them a cheque if thats your preferred method. 

Withdrawal times vary depending on the method of which you select to withdrawn funds, cards and bank transfers take anywhere from 3-5 business days and e-wallets are the faster choice and your winnings can be in your account within 24 hours.

Customer Support:

Bet365 have fantastic round the clock support thanks to their live chat function, help is always on hand 24 hours a day 7 days a week and no problem is too big to their dedicated support staff. They also have a telephone number to contact them via as well as an email address which are both listed on the site. If you feel as though you might want to research your query before speaking to a member of the team, there is a detailed FAQ section on the site which lists a lot of potential questions the customer could ask and its worth referring to this.

Verdict:

Bet365 have an excellent platform that enables customers to enjoy their favourite products and services over the internet. Their website is very easy to use yet at the same time is packed with so much content it’s enough to keep even an avid player busy for a long time. They have a great customer support team that is extremely dedicated to helping anyone with a problem be it big or small. Bet365 have a large amount of payment methods covered, this is a great way to appealing to customers who might not want to give certain credentials out over the internet but still wish to enjoy what Bet365 have to offer. Combine all of the above with their huge £200 matched deposit promotion and this is why we have secured them a place as one of the best online sports betting companies on our list.

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