UPDATE: UK first deposit bonus suspended between 30 September – 8 October, as Bet365 is doing internal testing to change it. This will be followed by changes in bonuses for other territories. Review will be updated once official news is out.
Bet 365 is regulated in the UK, thus inspiring great confidence for a secure and pleasant betting experience. It is one of the most well-known and recognized online bookmakers. It`s enough to say that Bet365 is one of the biggest UK private companies.
Bet365`s website has a nice and attractive design. It`s very complex, but also pretty usable and very responsive. Beginners might have the smallest troubles at first while browsing the website, but they will quickly find the interface very user-friendly.
Bonuses and promotions
Bet365 currently offers some great geographical-targeted bonuses. Uk and Ireland customers are eligible for a 100% up to 200£ bonus. Customers from Romania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Bulgaria are offered a 100% up to 50€ bonus, while the rest of the European residents are eligible for a 100% up to 100€ bonus. Clients from Vietnam, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Belarus, Croatia and Moldova are not eligible for any bonus. China and Taiwan residents can get a 15% bonus up to 500 RMB.
Bet 365 also runs some great promotions like the “Bore draw money back” (stakes returned for football matches that end 0-0 if you place Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bets), accumulator bonuses (the more events you put on the betting slip, the more bonus you get) or stakes returned on first goalscorer if your player scores anytime in the match.
Markets, odds, limits
Bet365 provides the user with a great number of markets available for betting. The selection of the betting offer is almost unbelievable, you can find anything from tennis futures tournaments to darts or every other minor event you could imagine. Betting options are also very varied, with a great selection of asian handicaps and other betting types.
While many online reviews promote prices at bet365 as being great, the reality is they could do better. Major events usually have very competitive odds, sometimes the best on the market, but medium or minor events are priced rather low. But don`t get this wrong, they have good odds and overall Bet365 is solid in this department. It`s just that they don`t have “some of the best odds in the industry” like some other reviews are promoting them.
Limits are pretty high, regarding league or sport. There are a few markets where the limits are rather average, but still decent. However, winning players from lesser countries can be limited sometimes.
The live betting platform at Bet365 has become well-known as being by far the best in the industry. There`s not much to say really, you can find every event from badminton, beach volleyball or table tennis to obscure events you haven`t even heard of. There is a huge variety in Bet365`s live betting offer. They are also providing live streaming for a very wide range of events, and the betting types available are more than satisfying. In live betting Bet365 is as close to perfect as you will ever get.
Banking, customer service
You can withdraw or deposit through virtually any possible method available. We won`t even list the banking options, as there is none missing. Withdrawals and payouts processing is instant. There are no fees associated with banking operations, and you can make deposits starting with as low as 5 euros.
After many years of experience, Bet 365 offers a top-notch assistance for punters. Customer service is available 24/7 through e-mail, phone, fax, post and live chat, all in a multitude of languages. Response is always very fast and useful.
Bet365 bookmaker review conclusions
Bet 365 is without a doubt one of the best online bookmakers. They really have no shortcomings except odds, which are also above-average, but not top-class. With all the qualities stated in the review, with years of experience, a huge client-base, and being regulated in the UK, Bet365 would normally get a 5 star rating without a doubt. But as we are considering odds to be the most important thing in sportsbetting, we will ‘only’ give a 4,5 star rating.