We have been working with various bookmakers for many years. Among them is the British online operator Bet365. In our opinion, this is one of the best places where you can bet online. We have tested many of bet365’s features and now we would want to share this experience with all of our readers.
We have learned that Bet365 is in the gambling business for many years. Our researches show that the company was founded in 2000 from the ambitious entrepreneur Denise Coates. She is still the main person behind the company. When we review a bookmaker, one of our tasks is to check if the company operates legally. In order of that, we can assure Bet365 is completely licensed from different governments. We checked the information online and it is known that the operator has licenses from the governments of the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Australia and other countries.
With our professional review you can learn about different parts of Bet365’s services from our own point of view. We hope you enjoy it.
How to register at Bet365
Creating an account at Bet365 is easy! Here are some steps which I took for quick registration in the site:
- I went to Bet365 from this link;
- Then I have clicked on the yellow ‘BET NOW’ button (it transfered me to the menu of Bet365)
- I have clicked on ‘Registration’;
* If you have already been into the site of Bet365, you can go directly to step №3;
- 3.1. The system transferred me to a page where I had to fill in my personal data, such as: full name, nickname, day, month and year of birth, country of residence, address (region, street, block, number of the block, floor, etc.), city in which I live, region, zip code, e-mail, contact number, language, username, password, security code.
How to verify your account at Bet365?
In the following steps I will show you how to register at Bet365 by taking advantage of the bonus for new clients. However, in order to withdraw money, you must verify or validate your account.
Here are the steps for this:
- First, I went to “Services” section -> “Members” -> “My Account” -> “Verification” in Bet365’s website. There I had to sent copies of two of my documents like a driver’s license, an ID card or a passport;
- Everything was correct – the name and my data matched these of the documents. I got a confirmation of my account in two days.
- I received a confirmation e-mail which told me that I can already withdraw money from my account.
What to do if you forget your password?
It is very common for people to forget their passwords in some sites. Most people have dozens of registrations in different websites and it is possible to forget some of them. Having in mind the importance of the things that you keep in your Bet365 account and the fact that it deals with real money, you have to remember some basic things in order to request a new password. I tested the option for password recovering and now i share the result with you.
Here are the steps for restoring/changing a password:
- First I had to click on the “Lost Login?” button that is at the top right corner of the page;
- After that, a new window loaded. I had been asked to write my username, e-mail, 4-digit security code and date of birth, and then I clicked “Continue”.
- After that, I received an e-mail with instructions about my new password, which I could change later according to my preferences.
*It is ok if you cannot remember your username, but you must be aware of the other data.
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Betting markets at Bet365
Besides the traditional sports bets at Bet365 I can try my luck in the casino, poker, in Vegas, as well as in a variety of online games.
In my experience, Bet365 offers the best range of betting options that exists in the online gambling industry. Besides the standard bets, I can test my luck with the so-called ‘exotic’ and ‘preposition’ bets. The betting offers of the bookmaker are valid not only for the major championships, but also for their lower divisions, and for the sports that are not played very often, such as: cycling, volleyball, boxing, golf and so on.
How is Bet365 ranking on Google Trends?
In the chart below you can see the trend in demand and growth of Bet365, measured according to Google Trends, for the period from 2004 to present. As you can see, the company is catching up and even surpassing its competitors, because its offers are more and more appreciated, sought out and used by the players.
Odds for available sports
The odds of the bookmaker Bet365 are among the greatest ones in the market, and this is valid for almost all sports, with a few insignificant exceptions. Similar odds are offered by the bookmaker Efbet, which sometimes offers greater odds for some championships.
Odds formats which I last saw at the site:
In our calculations, the profit margin of Bet365 is about 4.6%.
For popular events Bet365 offers its odds a week earlier, but for the less popular ones – around 3 to 4 days before the start of a certain match.
Virtual Sports Betting
The virtual sports section of bet365 grows every day in terms of fans and profits. Of course, it is understandable why the bookmakers are also oriented towards this niche, since the so-called virtual competitions and tournaments are getting more and more popular. Sports such as football, basketball, tennis, racing dogs and horses and more, are offered in the virtual sports section.
For all competitions there is a perfectly designed platform with an excellent system that tracks the competition, statistics and betting opportunities. This is quite convenient when I want to bet but there is no sports event that grabs my attention. The competitions are in an extremely frequent intervals, so that they keep the thrill at any time. There is available info about previous results from which I can make decisions for a new bet and try my luck.
Although that it comes from virtual sports, the profit that can be earned is more than real. The feeling is that the tournament is real. Unfortunately, my researches show that this section is not available in every country.
Bet365 Casino is high class and quality. It is based on the latest technologies which allow players to enjoy all kinds of casino games.
I feel great when playing in this casino. I noticed that some of the games in the casino are craps, different versions of Roulette, Blackjack, Casino War, Pontoon, Baccarat, Diamond Vallley, Fruit Mania, Wall Street Fever, Golden Tour and many other classic and innovative video (slot) games.
The fast-growing jackpots are generated in a short time in the system of Bet365 and are earned quite often. I saw the jackpot in the Beach Life game reach up to £8 million several times. The payout is done at once, so there is no need to wait 20 years to get the money, as some competitors of the bookmaker make you do.
Currently, tens of different casino games are offered. I can install the software on my computer or I can bet online through the browser. I earn points no matter if I am winning or losing. The number of points depends on the amount of games that I play in the casino. The more games I play, the more points I earn!
All new clients receive bonuses.
Bet365 Poker is an online service where every registered player can play poker through the platform of your favorite bookmaker by using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone. The platform supports iOS & Android operating systems.
I have used Apple device and because of that I visited the App Store to find and donwload Bet365 app. On my Android smartphone and tablet, I had to download the app through the mobile website. Of course, I can play through the browser of my smartphone, as well.
My tests show that all devices with a version after Android 4.0, as well as iOS after 4.3 are compatible.
To start the game, you should register at Bet365 or login in your account, if there is one.
All methods for depositing and making payments that are available for the casinos and other services of the bookmaker on desktop computers, are valid for mobile devices as well.
About the poker – Bet365 is part of a huge poker network with players all over the world. I saw that the platform offers poker tables, which are available only for its customers. Few bookmakers have poker sections similar to those of Bet365. One example could be Ladbrokes that uses its own platform and its poker room.
Furthermore, if you have any difficulties, the platform’s maintenance is great. Also, the bookmaker offers many methods for cash withdrawal and deposit. Additionally, we should not skip to mention the huge number of players at any level, each of whom has his/he own rating.
Some popular types of poker in Bet365 which we saw during the last inspection:
These are Texas Hold’em & Omaha, also Hi LO variations of Omaha. We cannot miss the five variations of Stud, and also Razz in its seven variations.
Poker tables are constantly set, and different types of poker can be played live. The tournaments’ level is very high, and there are both free and paid ones. The bookmaker has the rule that the more wins you have, the more money you earn.
One type of a tournament is the so-called Twister Sit & Go, in which as long as you play successfully, you could earn a reward equal to 1,000 times your initial tournament’s entry.
We also have to mention that some of the free tournaments that are organized have a prize between 1000 and 10,000 euros.
If you are a beginner, the platform provides you with a 90-day access to the tables for beginners where you can practice without being bothered by the professionals.
By playing the main casino game, you have access to the so-called mini games, which jackpots sometimes exceed €200,000.
Casino VIP Club
By playing on ordinary tables, I collect loyalty points which I can exchange for money with which I can pay my entrance in some of the paid tournaments with large prizes and bonuses.
Also, I can exchange my points for tokens.
Advantages of Bet365’s poker
It is obvious that this bookmaker offers various opportunities both for beginners and for more experienced poker players.
If you are inexperienced, practice with the free poker games, without risking your money.
If you think you are more experienced player, and you believe you are better than the others and you can take their money and win a big prize, then you can try! We wish you luck!
What is Bet365 Vegas?
Vegas Bet365 is an online casino that is part of the network of Bet365, where I can play various online games on my desktop computer and laptop, and on all of my mobile devices – smartphones and tablets. The Vegas section offers many and various slot machines games. The interface is simple and convenient.
Due to confusion or some restrictions in the legislation of different countries, currently the casino is unavailable there.
Besides the standard games, I saw that Bet365 Vegas offers a variety of arcade games such as Reel Rush, Bonus Keno, Ace and others. If there are questions, the support team is available 24/7, 365 days a year via chat, email or an international telephone number.
If there are security concerns, everybody should know that the important information is processed by a SSL encryption protocol.
If you are worried that the system is set to deceive you, you have to know that the online games are continuously audited, which make sure the games comply with the legislation and meet all the requirements of the regulators.
Live betting (In-Play)
Bet365 offers live betting. The system of online gambling is very convenient – I can bet on final score, correct score or predict the number of goals scored in the game or for the team, predict who I think will be the first goal scorer, the second scorer and so on. There are all popular events in the world – Wimbledon, Australian Open, Champions League, Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue and so on.
The bookmaker’s odds are one of the greatest among the competitors. Moreover, the bookmaker introduced the close bet function, which is an innovation in the online gambling world.
This is because the profit margins of the company are extremely low.
Dynamic “Bet Slip” with selections and bets
The betting slip of Bet365 has a very important place on the site, and everybody must follow it carefully. It is displayed at the top right of the screen and there I can see each bet or selection I have made. Of course, if I want to make a single bet, it is important to bet as soon as I click without adding predictions which I can place separately.
In the bet slip I see the odd at which I am betting and it could change in every moment, especially in live betting. Also, if I add more predictions, I can choose whether I want to bet as a whole, on every single one separately, or with multibet or any other variation.
Of course, with each selection I am able to see how much I could possibly earn, since the system calculates the combinations automatically.
In the bet slip I enter the amount of the bet I have selected. If the odd is changed, the system of Bet365 does not allow me to make the bet until I can see the new odd. I cannot bet on a match while it is blocked for some reason.
Closing bets with “Cash Out“
Maybe you want to cancel your bet or to withdraw part of it before the event is over? Bet365 offers you this option.
With the new Cash Out feature, I have full control over my losses, and I can withdraw almost all my money. Or I can set one part of the amount to remain as an open bet that will last until the end of the meeting.
If I feel like the situation is getting risky, for instance I have bet on a losing horse, dog, team or player, I am just one button away from resolving my problem.
However, closing a bet is possible only for matches that are selected by the bookmaker, as well as for some combinations of them in different sports categories – especially in football, basketball, tennis, horse racing and cricket.
Where is the Cash Out option at Bet365’s website?
To see this option, I need to log into my account. Next to my profile, there is a Cash Out (“Close bet” button), where according to my preference I can adjust the amount of the sum I would like to close. Confirmations about the amounts are done right there.
Moreover, in my profile I can see the matches on which I have bet, and their results.
With this addition to its software, Bet365 proved once again that it strives to constantly improve its platform, instead of just to increase its profit margins.
Here are the instructions how I am using Cash Out at Bet365:
- Make my selections;
- Place a bet of my desired amount and wait until the system confirms my bet;
- From the electronic slip select “My Bets”;
- I see what the offered amount is if I close my bet. If it satisfies me, then I press “Cash Out”
- I Wait until the system confirms that the cash out was successful
In which cases should you use the Cash-Out option?
I has a bad experience with matches. Once, I placed a multibet for 12 matches, 11 of which I won, but the last match went wrong, as the team that was supposed to win, allowed a tying goal in the final minutes.
With the Cash Out function I can avoid such situations. I’d better take a lower amount before the last match and take the remaining amount offered for the whole slip.
I know that in soccer it often happens that one of the teams ties or changes the result of the match. I have seen dramatic football moments in the Champions League, UEFA and other tournaments.
So when all other matches are successfully predicted and there is a risk for the last one, do not take this risk, but get the money you already have earned.
Similar options like Cash-outs have entered the market and Bet365 is not the only one offering such feature. In the sportsbook of Betfair you can also use the Cash Out option, with which you can take advantage of special promotions offered in the site.
Watch your favorite sport events live via the live-stream option of Bet365.
Of course, the most popular events are these related to the European football, but basketball and tennis are also among the favorites.
Annually, the bookmaker streams thousands of sports meetings. Unfortunately, due to technical issues related to the location, not all of them are available, but the good news is that I can at least bet and follow the scores live.
Deposit and withdraw methods
Here we will share our experience with payment methods accepted at Bet365. Also, you can find information how to deposit and withdraw.
Depositing money in Bet365 is a piece of cake. Register in any eWallet to transfer money from these platforms to your Bet365 account.
To deposit money, I select the Services menu after I have logged in. It is in the top right part of the site. From there I choose a payment method. In case I have already added my card, I can use the fast method. If I have not done it yet, I will need to enter the data; this includes the number of the card and the code on its back, which is a three-digit number.
Depositing is usually done immediately. If it is done via an office of a bank, then there might be some delay.
Withdrawing money is also facilitated by the automated system of bet365. For the purpose, I enter the desired amount and my password to verify that I am the account owner, then click on the send button. That’s all!
There are no payment fees for the e-wallet transfers.
Steps showing how to deposit money at Bet365:
- Before my deposit, I had to register at bet365 through this link.
- From the “Deposit” button that is at the top right, I can open a new window where I see options for methods of depositing money into my account.
- After selecting the method, I have to fill in all data of my account, so that it matches with the rest of my profile information.
- The last step is to choose whether or not to put a limit on deposit, what betting amount to enter and, of course, to add your profile.
Everyone can choose the currency in which you deposit and play.
How to withdraw money from the account:
- To receive payments, I have needed to verify my account with some documents in order to prove that my profile matches the data and I can earn money.
- Then, from the upper right corner I select the “Services” menu; a new window loads, where I should select “Withdraw”.
- There I have to specify the method by which I want my money to be transferred. I can choose from all of the options available. I have to keep in mind that each method takes different time.
- Finally, I should specify the amount I want to transfer and click on the green “Make Withdrawal” button!
Why I am not able to withdraw my funds?
Probably your account is not completely confirmed. To confirm it, follow the steps in your profile. If your billing information is outdated, update it.
Mobile version and apps
Bet365 understands the needs of its clients to bet on the go and for this reason the team has created mobile applications for the following devices, which we have tested:
Android – Samsung, HTC, Sony, Lenovo, Huawei, LG, and more;
iOS – Iphone and Ipad;
Windows phones – almost all of the Nokia models;
BlackBerry – Almost all devices after 2010.
Bet365’s application offers great experience for all platforms, and they are optimized so that the site is easily loaded. The menu structure adjusts according to the type of a mobile device, and in all devices it changes depending on the resolution and the display. The navigation allows players to orientate quickly and to make their bets in seconds. All options such as cash-out, live betting and the variety of sports are available. The mobile applications include not only the sports section, but also bet365’s casino games, the poker hall, and the slots from the Vegas section.
Bet365 has a mobile version of its site. What does that mean?
For all players who don’t want to install the mobile app, Bet365 has developed its site in way that it is flexible and compatible with all mobile devices. This means that when I load the address of Bet365, I will be redirected to a specially optimized version of the site, which is adapted for mobile devices of different types, with different resolution and screen. The mobile site of bet365 is almost identical with its downloadable mobile applications. Its advantage, however, is that I can load bet365’s address directly from the browser of my smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, unlike with the applications, with the mobile site I don’t need to update anything. In this case, everything is updated automatically and directly from the developers of bet365.
Bet365’s Affiliate program
Bet365’s Affiliate program is one of the most popular of its kind among all bookmakers. It offers everybody to become a partner of the website by presenting the company to new customers. After I have registered at www.bet365affiliates.com, which has a multilingual version, I waited some time before my application was approved. Then I got some promotional links and a gallery with different materials with which I have to promote bet365 to potential clients, so that they also register at the bookmaker. These advertisements contain the most attractive bonuses and offers that are available at the bookmaker.
When a customer makes a deposit via my link, I will always get part of the bookmaker’s net profit that comes from this client. This is a 30% commission, which is a really good offer for the affiliate partners. Upon approval, which takes up to five days, I will be entitled to receive thorough information about all registrations and amounts in your account.
Withdrawing is optional, and has a minimum. I can withdraw by a bank transfer, Neteller or I can even transfer money in my own account at Bet365. In general, this is a pretty good option for a source of additional income for which in the beginning you can work by using your abilities, and then effortlessly to enjoy profits that exceed even your regular salary.
Support and Contact details
We can assure you Bet365 pays special attention to its customers. For this reason the company, and in particular the customer support teams are online 24/7. The team consists of competent people who can answer you in different languages (including English, but also many others) depending on your location.
Here there are contact methods which we have tested:
- Live Chat – the team responds almost instantly and this is one of the most preferred methods to contact them.
- Email – Also a practical way to contact the support team. Usually the answers arrive within two or three hours.
- Free phone
- By fax
- Through a ticket – You can send a ticket request, and the support experts will answer you (it resembles forums’ topics).
People from the support team are always kind and they help their clients with great care, desire and enthusiasm. Their responses are quick, efficient, and they will answer most of your questions and requests with ease. They will solve your problem if there is any.
My conclusion and evaluation
Bet365 is the place where you can bet on the most interesting sports and other events, to earn a maximum profit with great odds, to bet on various sports events, casino games and any others, depending on your preferences. The site offers a bonus for new clients from the United Kingdom. That’s not all – you can bet live, watch meets in real time, and also to close a bet, thanks to the Cash-out option. All this is combined in a modern platform that is compatible with mobile devices (smartphones and tablets with different operating systems).
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