Bet365 has a massive range of in-play markets, and offers very generous book %’s. I can comfortably recommend their sportsbook as one of the top two bookies in the world and they’ve got a massive bonus too!
Bet365 is financially secure, headed up by Denise Coates (family owns Stoke City FC). The entire business is an internet success story and their massive head office in Stoke, England is one of the most exciting places in the worldwide betting industry.
In terms of reliability and integrity Bet365 are a very safe bet, and a customer should have no concerns regarding getting paid out or depositing large sums. Each time I have deposited getting winnings returned was quick and straight forward.
Sports Opt. 9.0/10
In Play Opt. 9.5/10
Ease of Use. 8.5/10
Payment Opt 8.5/10
- Massive Markets Range.
- In Play Leaders.
- Great progressive bonuses.
- Software: Proprietary
- Minimum Deposit: £10
- Maximum Stake: Varies
- Minimum Stake: 10p
Licensed in the UK
Live Chat Support
Bet365′s range of markets is enormous, and along with close competitor Sportingbet their in-play offering is comprehensive in the depth of markets that they offer. For football they have 100+ markets per live match, 50+ for non live big matches, and 20+ markets for minor leagues (such as BlueSq Premier).
There is currently an arms race going on for the volume of supporting markets being offered by sportsbooks, but where Bet365 really shows bottle is that they often bet to very low over-round percentages. A televised premiership 1X2 match odds will see a book percentage of 105%, in short punters are offered superb value!
Bet365 also offer price promises for televised horse racing, and a series of special promotions for other major sports. If you want to listen to the commentary, customers can access Bet365 radio, and if you want a bet on the train to the match their mobile app is simple to use.
Many live sports also have video streaming, and you can watch the game through a crystal clear picture, whilst seeing the prices update in real time. I also tested their iPad app, and quite like its no-nonsense approach, though understand a main driver behind its introduction was that their main website is flash powered, a software system iPad doesn’t support. I expect the iPad app will become more hi-tech in due course.
When I tested their customer support I tried out their live-chat option (mid week, mid afternoon) it had a projected waiting time of three minutes, which was tolerable, though not as quick as some of the sites that we use.
It’s worth being mindful however that Bet365 is such a large business they are invariably busy, such is the price of success! Typically the actual time it takes them to pick up on live-chat is quicker than the estimates anyhow! Their live chat is in-house, and with Bet365 I am always satisfied that any query is answered with efficiency. Often if your question is a problematic one you are transferred to another specialist in the customer service team, though you feel as if you are being kept on hold, it is fundamentally nice to know you are getting a solid answer rather than supposition!
As a customer of Bet365 you will receive regular loyalty incentives, and customers who try Bet365 tend to stay with Bet365 due to its exceptionally strong all round performance. If you sign up with Bet365 the bonus is generous, I found their range of markets immense and the margins bet to are very low, in short a great sports betting site!
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Great while it lasts! Bet365 Shut my account!
Managed to keep this account open for a year and a bit before they closed me after I won a few grand. Mainly I bet on the C4 4/1+ and Sky Dogs 2/1 £100 free bet and as these are probably loss leaders I guess wasn't seen as a customer that lost enough on football and so forth. In my time with Bet365 liked that I often got free bet vouchers emailed to me. Shame they only let me bet £2.33 now!
"Dear Mr XXXX,
Following a review of your account, we regret to inform you that we are no longer able to offer you our telephone betting service and whilst our online service remains available to you, betting restrictions will be applied on any future bets placed.
Should you wish to continue to use our services, the Sports offers and promotions available to you will be restricted to the following regular offers which remain open to all customers: Channel 4/1 or Feature Race Free Bet Offer; Sky Dogs 2/1 Free Bet Offer; Best Odds Guaranteed; Racing Value offers; Bore Draw Money Back offer; 100% Soccer Bonus; 50% Parlay Bonus and the 50% Euro Basketball Bonus.
We assure you that this decision has only been taken after careful consideration and that it does not affect your ability to play and claim bonuses in our Gaming products.
If you have any further queries, we may ask you to confirm your four-digit security number. If you are unable to recall your four-digit security number, go to Services in the top right corner of our website, click on Help, select FAQ - My Account and refer to What if I forget my four-digit security number.
Our team are available 24 hours a day by Live Chat, via email email@example.com, freephone 08000 288 365 or alternatively call 01782 684757 and we will be pleased to assist you. Please include your username and four digit security number on all future responses.
The bet365 Team"
Good and Bad Prices
For racing Bet365 are either very good with prices, or not good. I find that on a Saturday it is needed to wait until 10am before betting as after this time they match other bookies racing betting odds, before then they tend to try to offer poor value to compensate, and early morning bets are best done with Will Hill. Their website is pretty simple but easy to use and very quick, also the prices update automatically and you don't have to hit refresh. They send you free loyalty money if you bet enough.
My Main bookie
most of my bets are made with Bet365 as they have:
1- SP guarantee
2 -Streaming if you have bet.
3 - Regular deposit bonuses.
4 - special offers
Racing service enjoyable
i have been on this site for almost a year, I’m a regular gambler, though not a really big one. The main reason that I use this site is that for a bet of only 50p I get to watch horse racing live videos, as on other sites the minimum activating bet is £2 or £5. Also I like their racing price matching, where they match SP if its bigger and also for telly races will give the same best price as Ladbrokes and the other main sites. I was really surprised when they settled a drawing lucky 15 accumulater to the price guarantee. The return of winnings can sometime take a bit of time which is a disadvantage if you want to re bet it in the next race. When I signed up I got a bonus, and to qualify I had to process a few bets. My betting is only on horses, with a few football bets for big games, but they offer all sports inplay as well as poker and casino (not used).
I would like to get more information on getting the Bet 365 free bet matching for my account please, Rob
Bet365 shut my account after winning £3100 pounds, I was betting with them for almost 4 years.
i have bet with bet365 for 2 years and they are A* to me. As a player i am medium sized, and their quick customer service is excellent and the options for fixed odds bets is great, never had problems, recomended for medium sized players but not sure about bigger players.
Good User Menu, not always best odds, loads bets
Nice easy betting site. Everything works well, on laptop and iPhone app. Their odds aren't always as good as Will Hill or Corals but I like it as they have more betting markets!