Bet365 is one of the biggest, most successful and highly reputable names in the history of gambling. Operating a wide variety of online assets including sports betting, a full casino and seriously enjoyable bingo, Bet365 caters to all tastes at all levels. In this Bet365 review, we’ll be taking a closer look at the specifics, in order to evaluate how Bet365 compares to rivals.
Welcome Offer – 4/5
New Customer bonus
At the time of writing, the primary welcome bonus on offer at Bet365 is worth up to £200, exclusively for new customers only. In our Bet365 review, we gave the welcome bonus a score of four out of five, having found it to be reasonably generous and of genuine value. In order to qualify for this bonus, new customers need to first open an account and deposit a minimum of £5 of their own money into their account. This will then qualify for a 100% match bonus, ranging from £5 to the maximum of £200 accordingly.
However, it isn’t possible to use the bonus funds for placing any bets, until the same amount of the bonus has been turned over using the player’s money. After this, a play-through requirement of three-times applies, before being able to withdraw the bonus or any winning. This amount is the combined bonus amount AND the initial deposit. So if you deposited £50 and received a £50 bonus, you will need to play through £300 or more in bets, before gaining access to the bonus money. The offer is valid for 90 days from the date the new member signs up, after which the funds will be forfeited. Any single bets placed at odds of less than 1.50 (1/2) will not count towards any turnover requirement. Our Bet365 review concluded that the welcome bonus offer is definitely worth checking out, tough the attached terms and conditions are a little steep.
Check out our dedicated page on the Bet365 promo code for more info.
Other Bonuses – 5/5
Bore Draw Money Back
Another promotion that caught our attention during our Bet365 review was the Bore Draw Money Back promo. The deal works by giving punters betting on football games the opportunity to have their stake refunded, if the game finishes 0-0. To qualify for the promo, simply place a pre-match bet on any of Bet365’s Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast markets for any Soccer match.
The offer only applies if the stake has not already been fully cashed out. If the stake has been partially cashed out, the remaining stake will be refunded in the event of a 0-0 draw. Terms and conditions apply and Bet365 reserves the right to refuse access to the offer at its discretion. We found the Bore Draw Money Back deal to be an impressive addition during our Bet365 review.
Each-Way First Goal Scorers
Another bonus we came across during our Bet365 review, Bet365 pays out on all goalscorers at 1/3 odds for unlimited places in 90 minutes play. Which means that when betting on an each-way goal scorer in any match, the punter wins if the chosen player scores at any time during the game. All standard first goal scorer terms and conditions apply, which should be reviewed in full before taking part in the promo.
Betting Markets Available – 5/5
During our Bet365 review, we found the full range of betting marketing available to be nothing short of enormous. Though the majority of the action centers around UK and European football, the full list of available betting markets includes the following sports:
- American Football
- Australian Rules
- Gaelic Sports
- Greyhound Races
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sports
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Virtual Sports
- Water Polo
- Winter Sports
As you can see, Bet365 covers all major and popular minor events alike, along with a wide variety of leagues from all over the world.
Bet365 Odds – 5/5
There’s very little to say about the odds at Bet365, other than in the vast majority of instances. Across a number of sports and events – horse racing in particular – Bet365 offers a best odds guarantee, meaning they’ll match any better odds found elsewhere.
The value for money Bet365 offers is further bolstered by very competitive margins – soccer at 6.4%, baseball 4.4% and basketball at an extremely low 3.7%. While carrying out our Bet365 review, we didn’t come across any examples of weak odds on any of the events taking place at the time.
Bet365 App – 5/5
We extended our Bet365 review to the brand’s mobile app, which has become the standard entry-point for millions of customers worldwide. As with much of the experience in general, we found the mobile app to be one of the best we’ve come across to date. The mobile platform runs like a dream across iOS and Android devices alike, having been optimized for smaller screens.
Absolutely every aspect of the Bet365 service package is available, though what’s even more impressive is how the mobile app also provides access to world-class live streaming. In addition, the availability of push notifications also adds to the appeal of the app, keeping customers up to speed with relevant news and updates. The mobile app was one of the highlights of our wider Bet365 review.
Check out our review of the Bet365 mobile app right here.
Bet365’s Payment Options – 5/5
We found nothing to criticize whatsoever about payments and withdrawals while carrying out our Bet365 review!
The list of accepted payment types covers every important standard, including credit and debit cards, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, bank wire transfer, personal cheque and many more besides.
We particularly liked the fact that unlike many online bookmakers, Bet365 imposes a very low minimum deposit of just £5 for credit and debit card deposits. All deposit payments are 100% free of charged, with all but cheques and bank wire transfers being processed instantly. Withdrawals can be made to the same long list of payment types and are all free, with the exception of bank wire transfers.
It is also possible to withdraw as little as £5, which is the lowest of any online bookmaker.
Customer Care – 5/5
Our Bet365 review found the quality of the customer service being provided to be nothing short of outstanding. Every member of the team we dealt with proved to be friendly, knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic. What’s more, we found very few third-party Bet365 reviews where customer service had been highlighted as substandard. Lines are open around the clock, with multiple supported languages and fast response times.
Live chat is available via help.bet365.com on a 24/7 basis, while customer service can be contacted by telephone on +80012 365 365.
Emails can be directed at firstname.lastname@example.org, – our vote for most concerns that can’t be found on the FAQ.
Any postal queries should be sent to the following address:
Streaming on bet365
By a pretty wide margin, Bet365 offers one of the best live streaming services the industry has every seen. During our Bet365 review, we were amazed by both the quality and quantity of live streaming provided – more than 70,000 events spanning a wide variety of sports.
The entirety of the live streaming service is provided 100% free of charge to customers and is even accessible via the mobile platform. The live streaming service beautifully complements the in-play betting facility at Bet365, which is feature-rich, easy to use and incredibly enjoyable.
Our Verdict of bet365
Bringing it all together, you have to dig pretty deeply with a fair and honest Bet365 review to find anything negative to say about what’s on offer. The more time we spent with Bet365, the more time we wanted to spend with Bet365. Everything about the platform, the mobile experience and the customer service on offer is nothing short of exceptional. In fact, they would have scored a perfect five out of five, had it not been for the slightly steep terms and conditions attached to the welcome bonus. And for that matter, one or two additional welcome deals would be nice to see.
|What we like||What we don’t like|
An outstanding platform in general
|Slightly steep bonus T&Cs|
|Simply stellar customer service||Not the biggest welcome bonus|
|Unbeatable odds and low margins||No support for Windows Phone|