Βet365 is the leading bookmaker in the worldwide betting industry. It was founded in 2000 at Stoke on Trent by Denise Coates, Peter Coates daughter. With more than 19 million customers in 200 countries across the world, Bet365 employs over 3,000 people and is considered one of the largest private companies in the United Kingdom. Sportsbook and financial betting are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, while casino, poker and games have been granted a license by the Government of Gibraltar. In addition they've managed to acquire a license in Denmark, Spain and Italy as well.
The British bookie offers an extensive coverage of markets and sports and a great variety of games. Moreover, casino and live casino, poker, horse race betting and financials are available for wagering around the clock. The biggest advantage of Bet365 are their competitive odds, the multiple Asian Handicaps and additional under/over lines per game. Moreover, Bet365 live in play betting page is extremely well made, given that you may have a live commentary at your language, each bet is processed really fast and you can add up to 12 live matches simultaneously on one panel. In addition, the Bet365 live streaming service is available on over 70,000 sporting events per year, resulting in an exciting in-play betting experience.
Bet 365 Markets and Odds
Here we do not need to say much and you will find pretty much the same opinion everywhere: We, at Blogabet, believe Bet 365 is simply the best bookmaker in the world when it comes to events and markets. Every day they have the largest possible offer of sports and matches ranging from top football leagues to the smallest tennis tournament in the ITF schedule. There is no sport that is not covered and you can find odds even for Sunday league type of football matches like Iceland 4th division.
When it comes to depth of markets, Bet365 are top of the ceiling as well. For all events you will find multitude of markets and for the top leagues like English Barclays Premier League the offer could include more that 100 different betting opportunities. HT/FT, Correct Score, First/Last Goalscorer, Team First/Last Goalscorer, To Score Any Time, To Score 2 or More Goals, Time of 1st team Goal, Winning Margin, Own goals scored, To Win from Behind and many more as it is basically impossible to name all options without flooding this bet365 review. Same is for all other sports. To repeat us again, Bet 365 is entirely in a league of its own, no other bookmaker comes close in terms of number of events and markets offered.
They are also never slow with new and emerging sports and are already one of the best provider of odds for eSports tournaments.
For odds quality the bookmaker scores close to the top as well. On 50-50 markets you will often find 1.95 - 1.95 on English football matches, which is very competitive margin given the many events and markets available. However on other sports like American football, Baseball and Tennis the odds drop to 1.90 - 1.90 which is not so attractive and value hunters could usually find better alternatives in other bookmakers especially for the main markets.
Bet365 Live Betting
Bet365 live betting platform is in our opinion the undisputed leader in the industry. Similar to their pre-match offers, the in-play betting console also features the largest number of events and markets and has some of the highest odds and betting limits, compared to other bookmakers.
The biggest live betting market is naturally the football one, with bet365 offering it for all possible football leagues that you can imagine, even obscure events like Iceland 4th division or Lithuania Women league. However, where other bookmakers usually stop, Bet365 just pushes further by offering in-play odds for unrivaled number of events for many other sports like Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Horse racing, etc. For Tennis all possible events are offered even to the lowest Challenger and Futures events and very often accompanied with live streaming.
Bet365 Live Streaming
Bet365 live streaming service is impressive, featuring annual access to thousands of sports events worldwide (football, basketball, tennis, snooker, beach volleyball, ice hockey and others). The bookmaker has also obtained the rights to provide live streaming for some major leagues such as the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.
As a customer with an account balance of 1 euro or having placed a bet within the past 24 hours, we've watched the live streaming at no additional charge. One exception to that, we have seen, is horse racing, where we have been asked to have a minimum wager (50c) on the race, in order to watch it.
To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Any fixture/event on our website which has the Play or Video icon next to it is scheduled to be shown via Live Streaming.
The only downside to Bet 365 live streaming is the inability to show it full screen. The only workaround to get a larger window is to decrease the screen resolution.
Bet 365 Limits
Bet365 limits are very high for new accounts and recreational players that don't go often to the withdrawal page. However when it comes to sharp players, arbitrage bettors, syndicate bettors or bonus hunters, in our experience, bet 365 is one of the most hard to deal with bookmakers. Such advanced and/or outright fraudulent players will find it extremely hard to keep a non-limited bet365 account for more than few days or picks. The anti-fraud and risk department at this bookmakerseem to be working round the clock to spot such accounts and limits come down on them really fast.
Of course Bet365 are in their full right to protect themselves in such a way and all this is in general of no concern for the average recreational bettor who could usually enjoy trouble-free betting experience and high betting limits.
Bet365 Mobile App
Bet 365 offers a great online experience and betting on the go. Whether using the optimized website or downloading the mobile app, customers are no longer tied to the computer at home and can go watch a game while checking the odds and betting straight from their phone or tablet.
Another plus of the bet365 mobile app is the ease of work. It is so much simpler to use the app, rather than the website.
Multi-betting in a Single Event
Multi-betting is another great feature. While most bookmakers do not allow creating a multi bet on different markets from the same fixture, here you can bet for your team to win and combine it with a prediction for over 2.5 total goals thus increasing the odds considerably.
Bet365 Cash Out
With most bookmakers you have to wait until your bet reaches its natural conclusion. Bet365 offers you more flexibility and control over your funds, by providing you the option to decide and cash out your bet fully or partially (leaving a part of your initial bet) before the game is over.
If you decide to cash out, you simply have to go to your bets and select 'Cash Out'. If you want to cash out the full amount, you simply click on the button and you will get the bet amount back. The result of the game that was related to your bet will be irrelevant to the sum you will receive. If you choose to cash out only a part of your bet, you can do so by enabling the slider icon, next to the 'Cash Out' button. Slide to the amount you want back and cash out. Your account will be credited with your selection. The remainder of your bet will remain and depend on the outcome of the game you have placed it on.
The amount offered for cash out is dependent on the performance of your selection (might be higher or lower than your original stake) and is offered to give you the option to guarantee a sure profit or minimize a potential loss.
Note that cash out is not available for all games and is subject to the Terms and Conditions.
*New Edit Bet Feature
As of January 2017, a new really cool feature has been added to bet365, allowing you to edit your bet in real-time. For all outstanding bets where cash out is possible, including accumulator bets, you can now edit your bet. The feature allows users multiple combinations of adding, altering or removing selections within the same Edit Bet request.
To get started, you should open the Cash Out tab and click on Edit Bet in the upper right corner of your bet slip. Adding a new selection is simply done by clicking a + Add Selections. To swap or delete, just choose the selection you wish to change (arrows for swapping and x for deleting). Save all changes before attempting new changes and Confirm to place the Edit Bet request.
Check here the full terms and conditions for this feature.
*New Bet Builder Feature
As of Feburary 2018, bet365 have launched a bet builder that allows to create own bets for pre-match football (soccer) selections. You can choose from most of the available markets.
- Match Result (Full Time or Half Time)
- Both Teams to Score
- Number of Goals Scored
- Players to Score (Anytime, First, Last, 2 or More, 3 or More)
- Cards (Total, Player To Be Booked)
The bet365 bet builder lets you pick up to 6 different selections and calculate your combined odds.
To build your own bet, select the football event and choose "Bet Builder" from the header menu. Adding new selections can be done using the plus button at the bottom. After you have set it, click on the price and the bet will be added to your betslip. Please note that bets made using the bet builder cannot be edited or cashed out once the game starts. Make sure you read all T&Cs and get started here
Deposits and Withdrawals
To deposit, you just open the banking menu and click on the 'deposit' tab. Bet365 will set a default country and currency, which you can change via the drop-down menus.
A wide variety of currency options is available.
You will find out that a number of payment methods are available. For additional convenience, the bookmaker offers various country-specific methods to deposit. Most methods are completely free of charge and instant. Some might have a specified minimum/maximum amount.
Withdrawals are fast and easy. There is a variety of options for you to withdraw your funds. Most methods are extremely fast, with Neteller having a process time of under 4 hours. The bookmaker is very concerned with safety and your identity will be checked, meaning you don't have to worry about security.
To withdraw, you must be logged in and go to the Banking window. Go to 'Withdraw' and select the desired amount.
Bet365 offers great 24/7 customer support in multiple languages over all channels. In our experience, the bookmaker customer service reps reply in a fast, friendly and efficient manner and in a wide variety of languages.
Bet365 seem to be committed to help users gamble responsibly. The bookmaker offers a self-assessment quiz that can help you determine if you are having a problem. Their customer service staff can give advice and solutions to help people gamble responsibly.
A number of features have been designed to help you stay in control. One of these is the 'Deposit Limits', which allows you to set a daily, weekly and monthly limits that cannot be overridden. They will also notify you of the duration of your stay on the website and gives you a history of your balance. Lastly, the bookmaker has the option to time-out (take a short break from betting) or exclude yourself for a longer period of up to 5 years (self-exclusion). More information on the variety of tools for responsible gambling and how to use them can be found here.