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Bet365 Review

Bet365 are, for me, the best bookie in the whole world.  This is the betting site I choose to spend most of my pennies with and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.  They are professional, clear, honest and open, with the best market range, excellent high limits and cash offers and a vast array of features available.

The bookie also reward loyalty and when they have a promotion it is sure to be a great one.  There is a good reason why Bet365 is the worlds favourite online bookmaker, with tens of millions of customers.

As with all of the reviews on this site, the information below is accurate as of November 2019 from the author’s experience and is subject to change and location. Customer eligibility is the bookmaker’s decision.

Up to £100 in Bet Credits
Open Account Offer. For new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
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Sports Betting

Sports BettingIf you like betting on any traditional sports such as football, tennis, horse racing, darts, snooker, golf, etc., then Bet365 are possibly the best value bookie in the world in my opinion.  They also have what I think is the best package of supporting features from stats to streaming.

You will find more betting lines at some other bookies but only the most obscure bet types will be missing at Bet365, and most people don’t use them anyway. I’d be surprised if you found anyone else with significantly better depth of market from one sport to another though. I’ve had great fun in the past exploring the bowels of Vietnam’s Division 3, for example, and using the Soccer Stats tool to try and work out where best to put my money.

Whenever I have bet in-play I have noticed that Bet365 have more events being covered in more sporting categories than any of the other bookies in my portfolio – I even put a live bet on the bowls once. On another occasion I got sucked into live streaming volleyball matches.

Most useful for me though was the ability to keep an overall eye on a few other fixtures I was following at the same time as live streaming and betting on another. I found I could jump between the fixtures really easily, make a bet, then jump across to the one I really wanted to watch.

One word of warning, if you are watching Match Live (the graphic) rather than streaming, be aware that there is a sound effect when a goal is scored. I had my speakers turned up and it made me jump out of my skin!

Promotions

PromotionsBet365 have a suite of existing customer offers that are not just highly valuable but are also long term and reliable, they will be there when you need them as opposed to other bookies that run very temporary flash in the pan deals then go quiet.  Most Bet365 offers come with incredibly honest terms and are designed as much to add enjoyment to your betting than to just entice you to bet more.

I’ve noticed that Bet365 don’t tend to have too many specials that pop up just for specific events (although they sometimes do for big football matches or other major sporting events) but prefer to offer promotions that last an entire season or run more or less permanently. This gives customers reliable long term value and helps you plan your bets in advance.

In my opinion Bet365 give the best value to punters who like to bet on a regular basis. If you only bet rarely on certain high profile events then it is possible you will find temporary better odds or offers elsewhere, but for anyone who places wagers consistently on a range of events there are few others that can compete.

Nuts and Bolts

Customer SupportEqually as important as the front end of the bookie is what goes on behind the scenes. I am of course talking about support, payments, terms, and things like that.

I’m glad to report that customer service has always been available whenever I have needed it, including during the early hours of the morning on a few occasions, and via a range of methods too including live chat. I’ve also found their staff to be among the friendliest and most efficient around.

In terms of funding your account Bet365 provide a large array of banking options with excellent minimum and maximum limits. Again, the availability of these methods depends on where you are betting from but suffice to say there are few people who won’t be able to find a payment method to suit them.

Personally, I usually deposit £20 at a time but I occasionally go as low as £5 if I just want a little top up, and I tend to use:

  • Debit card – Most frequently
  • Paypal – Less frequently
  • Bank Transfer – Once or twice

That’s just what suits me because I can withdraw in the same way, but there are other options available and Bet365 seem keen to accommodate some of the latest ‘new age’ payment methods. I’ve always found their withdrawal limits to be lower than average and their upper limits fair.

Other Products

Online CasinoBet365 are not only a sportsbook, they offer much much more than that.

I have enjoyed using their casino and gaming products in the past, and I think they are as good at gaming as they are at sports betting, few operators can match them for their balance of products. The casino and gaming sections provide a wide range of instant play and live games to suit anyone from your avid casino player to those who mainly bet on sports but like an occasional spin.

Here are a few I have played recently:

Game Title Developer
Age of the Gods Playtech
Jekyll and Hyde Playtech
Vikings Unleashed Blueprint Gaming
All Aces Poker Microgaming
Beach Life (Progressive Jackpot) Playtech

That’s just a small selection but there are loads more, and I’ve seen live dealer games, instant wins, and a fair few slots using the popular Megaways engine too.

Plus, whenever I have looked into the casino and gaming promotions they have been just as high in value as those at the sportsbook so it seems to be a theme that runs throughout the site.

Bingo

BingoI’m not a big bingo player myself, but I have bought a few tickets at Bet365 when I’ve only had a few pennies left in my account, and it was fun actually.

I found 90 and 75 ball bingo and managed to buy in for only 10p a ticket, although there were pricier options had I the money to spend on them – the jackpots looked pretty tempting.

I didn’t play enough to take advantage of the loyalty scheme or bingo reward club but if you are a more frequent player you will no doubt want to look into these as you could get a bit more bang for your bingo buck.

Why are Bet365 the UK’s Best Betting Site?

No1 Foam Fingers

So it’s clear that I love this online bookie, but why am I so enthusiastic about them and why are they my No1 choice?

Of course, this is just my opinion but I’ve tried literally every single UK licensed betting site in the last ten years and nobody yet can beat Bet365 as an all-round betting company.

The brand have always stayed one step ahead of their competitors, innovating many of the features we take for granted today in online bookmaking.  Always moving forward, yet they never take for granted what they’ve got, making sure they develop new ideas without forgetting what works fundamentally.

The site and mobile app are very stylish yet entirely functional.  They pack in a vast array of markets and products without the site becoming too overcrowded or slow.  Everything is accessible and once you’ve placed a few bets with them you will know where everything is.

Number 1 FanBet365 are also exceedingly strong when it comes to in-play betting, they have a brilliant range of sports and markets available in-play whilst their console is superb in my book.  You can get access to live streaming on a wide range of sports just by holding a funded account with them, or by betting within the last 24 hours.  What you can watch depends on the country you live in, but suffice to say you will be spoilt for choice compared to many of their competitors.

I would recommend the Bet365 cash out features too.  Whether you think it is the best around is up to you but for me it is unparalleled in its range of functions and features.  Likewise, the bet editing services available are more useful than others I think, giving you a lot of control of your wagers.

Another area in which they are excellent is their mobile betting provision. As with the live betting suite this is simple to use and highly functional.

Bet365 really are a first rate bookie and we don’t have a bad word to say about anything they do, making them an absolute must for anyone who likes regular offers and is serious about betting.

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