Ryan's Thoughts"With over 19 million customers around the world, bet365 is a name that demands respect. They are experts in live streaming, so bet365 accounts are a passport to some of the biggest and best sporting events on the planet. Owned by the Coates family, bet365 retains a community feel despite its size and the fact the company remains in Stoke is a big plus point as well. From small beginnings, bet365 has grown into one of the largest private companies in the UK."
Things We Like
Live streaming - Variety of viewing options means bet365 is one of the leaders in the sports betting industry in this field.
Great odds - Whenever you compare prices among a range of bookmakers on the Internet, the odds at bet365 are invariably among the best on offer.
Market-leading offers - Bet365 frequently offers a bet £50, get £50 free promotion for big football matches, which is one of the best offers available from any online betting site, while its sign-up bonus is one of the top promotions for new customers as well.
Customer support - Bet365 value their customers highly, as you can tell from the bookmaker's 24/7/365 multiple language agents, while there are many different ways to get in touch.
Things We Do Not Like
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At A Glance - Important Facts
- Name - Bet365
- Stock Symbol - Privately owned by the Coates family
- Head Office - Stoke-on-Trent, UK
- Year Incorporated - 2000
- CEO - Denise Coates and John Coates are joint-CEO
- Major Awards and accolades - Operator of the Year at the eGaming Review Operator Awards 2010, named the number one internet gaming company on three occasions
- Contact Info - Phone: 0800 028 8365, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Post: Customer Services, bet365 House. Media Way, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5SZ, United Kingdom
bet365 Bookmaker Review
Founded in 2000, bet365 has grown into one of the most dominant betting sites on the internet. Just five years later, the company sold its chain of betting shops to Coral in a deal worth £40 million, leaving the firm to concentrate on online gambling. With revenues of £1.5 billion in the most recent published bet365 accounts, the site is one of the largest and most successful around.
Markets Covered and Odds - Live In-play and Prematch
For those seeking a varied sportsbook, bet365 is very hard to beat. There are markets available on football leagues all over the world, while those who like to bet on American sports will find plenty to like here as well. In addition, bet365 even allows its users to bet on eSports, having been one of the first online betting sites to launch this option in its sportsbook.
Live In-Play Betting
In-play betting is a real strength of bet365, which has invested heavily in a platform that is a joy to use for those with accounts on the site. Coupled with the vast array of live streaming options, it is easy to place live bets while watching your favourite sports. The live betting console at bet365 is arguably the best in the business, updating rapidly with decent markets and solid cash out options.
Other Gambling Products
Casino, games, poker and bingo rooms are all available to use at bet365 and a big advantage is that the site works on a one wallet system, so you never have to transfer your funds around to play different games on the site.
Sponsorships and Associations
The company is intrinsically linked with Premier League football club Stoke City, with the Coates family lifelong supporters of the Potters. The Stoke home ground is now known as the bet365 stadium, while the bet365 logo also features on the club's home and away playing strips. In addition, bet365 is one of the leading sponsors of the Premier League coverage on Sky Sports.
Sign Up Bonuses
Many will find the bet365 sign-up bonus to be the most appealing on the internet. Here's how it works.
- 100% deposit bonus available up to a maximum of £200 - deposit £10 or more to qualify
- Deposits made using NETeller, Skrill or Skrill 1-Tap will not count as a qualifying deposit
- Bets must be settled to the value of three times the qualifying deposit and bonus before making a withdrawal
- Only bets with at least one selection at odds of 1/2 (1.50) or greater count towards bet365's turnover requirements
- Bets placed on Asian Handicap and Goal Line markets - whether they are pre-match and In-Play - do not count towards the turnover requirement either
- Offer must be claimed within seven days of making the qualifying deposit
- Use bonus code JBVIP when signing up to claim the bet365 100% deposit bonus
VIP Loyalty Program
No specific loyalty program is available for sportsbook users at bet365, which is one of the very few negatives about using this bookmaker. They do however run regular new sportsbook offers and specials.
Mobile Betting App Features on Tablets and Smartphones
As previously mentioned, bet365's major strength is in live streaming, with matches available to watch on the go via its app, which can be downloaded to tablets, Android devices and iPhones. Those who prefer not to download a betting app will find the bet365 mobile site to be highly responsive and very user-friendly too. One of the best features on the app is the chance to follow all current in-play bets in the same place - perfect if you are thinking whether or not to cash out.
Compared to many other online betting sites, the maximum winnings on offer at bet365 are very high. For most top football markets, the maximum winnings are a whopping £2 million, while more minor competitions like the English National League have a maximum payout of £500,000. Those who want to bet on the Austrian Bundesliga, for example, can win up to £100,000 and the limit is £50,000 for the qualifying rounds of major competitions like the Champions League.
UK and Ireland horse races have a maximum payout of £1 million - when an industry starting price (SP) is declared - and this is cut to £250,000 for overseas races with an industry SP. For races without a declared industry SP, the maximum payout on horse racing at bet365 is £100,000.
There is also a maximum payout for £1,000,000 on greyhounds, while the most that can be won on cricket is £500,000, on golf/the NFL it is also £500,000 and it is reduced to £250,000 for motorsports, cricket, boxing and UFC.
A terrific Euro Soccer accumulator offer gives bet365 users a bonus of up to 100% on accumulators when at least three selections have been made. Here's how it works out:
|Accumulator (4)||10% bonus|
|Accumulator (5)||10% bonus|
|Accumulator (6)||20% Bonus|
|Accumulator (7)||30% bonus|
|Accumulator (8)||40% bonus|
|Accumulator (9)||50% bonus|
|Accumulator (10)||60% bonus|
|Accumulator (11)||70% bonus|
|Accumulator (12)||80% bonus|
|Accumulator (13)||90% bonus|
|Accumulator (14 or higher)||100% bonus|
The maximum bonus that is on offer through this bet365 accumulator offer is £100,000, with the promotion running for the Champions League and the top European leagues - the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga and German Bundesliga.
Banking - Deposits and Withdrawals
Known as one of the fastest online betting sites when it comes to processing payments, bet365 has a huge choice of options for banking.
Bet365 Accept The Following Payment Methods
|Debit Card||£5||£25k||Instant||Free||£5||£20k||1-3 days||Free|
|Credit Card||£5||£25k||Instant||Free||£10||£20k||1-3 days||Free|
|Paypal||£10||£25k||Instant||Free||£10||£5.5k||< 24 hrs||Free|
|Skrill||£5||£25k||Instant||Free||£5||£25k||< 24 hrs||Free|
|Bank Transfer||£5||£25k||2-10 days||Free||£100k||N/A||2-10 days||Free|
|Cheque||£100||£25k||5-28 days||Free||£100||£50k||5-28 days||Free|
A top set of FAQs is the starting point for bet365's customer service, but there is also extensive live chat capability available for anyone who is struggling to find an answer to their query. Freephone numbers are available for those who wish to use the phone to get in touch with a customer service agent, while email@example.com is the main email address.
In Conclusion / Our Verdict
It is clear that bet365 deserves its place among the elite online betting sites in the world. With market-leading live streaming, in-play markets and sportsbook odds, there are few weak points in its offering. The 100% deposit sign-up bonus is one of the best around and regular promotions are enough to keep customers coming back for more as well. It is easy to fully recommend bet365.