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Bet 365 Sports Betting Review
The sports betting provider was founded in 2000, employs over 4,300 people and has over 35 million customers worldwide. These are all enviable numbers that other betting operators can only dream of.
The list of sports on offer at Bet 365 includes anything from futsal to football and their in-play betting offer is one of the most comprehensive ones out there. You would think that with so many sports to bet on, the website would be crowded with sports sections and difficult to navigate, but this is not the case. The whole sports betting offer is laid out perfectly and everything is organized impeccably.
Furthermore, Bet 365 was one of the first, if not the first, sports betting operator to introduce the live streaming option to its list of services it offers. This makes following matches much more interesting and is complementary to their live betting offer.
Finally, Bet 365 offers its clients to use many different currencies and banking methods when they deposit and withdraw money which varies from one country to another. In addition, all new customers, after making their first deposit, are eligible for Bet 365’s lucrative welcome bonus.
Reliable, Secure and Fully Licensed
Bet 365 is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. This is a sufficient guarantee for anyone who has betting experience as the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner has a great reputation when dealing with fraudulent sports betting establishments.
Furthermore, Bet 365 is affiliated to IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service) and agrees to abide by its decision on any dispute that may not be resolved to a client’s satisfaction. This means that even if you are not satisfied by a decision, which is most of the time fair to both parties, you have another place to turn to.
Finally, Bet 365 has what is known as a Thawte SSL Web Server Certificate, which proves that all communications between client and operator are absolutely secure. This is done by encrypting all data to and from the site.
Large Selection of Sports
Since Bet 365 is primarily a sports betting operator, you can find an extensive offer of sports to bet on when you join them. These sports include popular sports such as football, horse racing, basketball, tennis, boxing, rugby, and cricket, but also include sports which you won’t normally find with other sports betting providers such as futsal, darts, eSports, greyhounds, bowls, snooker, virtual sports, volleyball, netball, trotting, squash, bandy, floorball, and so on. Bet 365’s sports betting offer is by far the most comprehensive one out there.
In addition to this, Bet 365 also has an enviable live betting offer which also offers both popular and less popular sports and is updated every minute so that all odds and markets stand up to scrutiny. At the time when we reviewed Bet 365’s live betting offer we could notice that they had the Hong Kong reserve football league and the Hungarian Under 19 football competition in their in-play betting offer for the day, and to be honest, it astounded us that such obscure competitions were on offer in the live betting market, let alone that they got updated every minute.
Finally, Bet 365 offers a wide variety of markets to bet on, and these are different for all sports. Just to give you an idea as to how many markets a regular punter can choose from, we have chosen a random betting event, the EFL Trophy football match between Southend and Southampton’s Under 21 squad. This extremely low profile match had more than 90 available betting propositions to choose from and they were organized in markets such as: Full Time Result, Double Chance, Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time, Half Time/Full Time Correct Score, Goals Over/Under, Both Teams to Score, Asian Handicap, Draw No Bet, Winning Margin and so on.
Bonuses and Promotions
Bet 365’s star of the show when it comes to bonuses and promotions is their New Customers offer. This offer stipulates that when a new client opens a new account with Bet 365, he is eligible for a 100% matched bonus on his first deposit up to £25. This means that if you deposit a minimum of £5 as your first deposit, you will get £5 from Bet 365 in the form of a welcome bonus. If you deposit £25, you will get £25 as deposit, but if you deposit £30 for example, you will still get the maximum £25 as your welcome bonus.
The welcome bonus is available after you have made a qualifying bet which is settled. Immediately after that, you will be notified that you have, so called, Bet Credits. These credits are non-withdrawable and are not included in any returns, but returns won from Bet Credits placed are added to your withdrawable balance.
Deposits and withdrawals at Bet 365 can be made by using various banking methods which vary from the country where your account is registered and from where you access the website.
The most common payment methods include credit and debit cards such as Maestro, Visa and Mastercard with a minimum deposit of £5 and maximum deposit of £40,000.
Bet 365 also operates with e-wallets such as Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, paysafecard, and Neteller which all come with the same minimum deposit of £5, but maximum deposits vary from one payment method to another. For example, For Skrill it is £35,000, for Skrill 1-Tap it is £10,000, with Neteller you can deposit a maximum of £37,500, and with paysafecard a maximum deposit is £1,000.
In addition to these payment methods, clients can also make transactions by using the virtual prepaid card entropay (minimum deposit of £10 and maximum deposit of £40,000) or if they are high rollers, they can opt for a bank transfer which comes with a high minimum deposit of £200 and a maximum deposit of £150,000.
Bet 365 has a decent customer support service. Before you try contacting them, you can first check their Frequently Asked Questions section. If you don’t find your answer there, you can proceed to contacting the sports betting operator via live chat (with an advisor, available 24/7), by sending an email from your private account, or by calling Bet 365’s team (available 24/7).
Bet 365 is the leading sports betting provider in the world for a reason. Their sports betting offer is probably the best one out there and includes everything from obscure and unknown sports and competitions to the most popular sports events.
They don’t rely on a list of enticing bonuses and promotions to get new players to join them as they feel that their comprehensive sports betting offer is enough to make them superior to other sports betting operators. However, even with this in mind, they still offer a pretty decent 100% matched bonus on first deposits up to £25 for all new clients.
The website is affiliated to IBAS and uses a Thawte SSL Web Server Certificate which guarantees that, first of all, you will never be the damaged party in a legal dispute between the betting operator and the client, and secondly, that all of your transactions will remain private and secure.