Bet365 is one of the largest online gambling companies in the world and is one of the most reputable names in online bookmaking. The site offers real money gambling services on a wide range of sporting and special events to punters in over 200 countries and has tallied up a massive 18 million customers across the globe. Surely that many happy sports bettors can’t be wrong! We’ve spent quality time at Bet365 to contest to the fact that yes indeedy, this is one hell of a bookie site and it definitely gets the safe bookies tick of approval.
Welcome offers and promos at Bet365
Due to UK gambling compliance issues Bet365 offer no promos or bonus offers. For more information check the terms and conditions on the Bet365 website for details relevant to your country.
How to bet with Bet365
You don’t need to be a gambling pro to bet with Bet365. Follow our links to head to the secure site and click the ‘join now’ button to register for an account. The list of sport markets is listed down the left hand side of the desktop site, all you need to do is choose your sport, select the bet type and wager amount and bob’s your uncle. All you have to worry about is the results.
Place mobile bets on your phone or tablet
The Bet365 mobile site is one of the best mobile sports betting sites on the market today. As a browser based bookie site, it’s easily accessible on both iOS and Android operating systems and appears it can be used on a range of mobile devices including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, iPad, Nokia, BlackBerry, LG, HTC and more. With a great betting interface, it’s super easy to place bets on the go, so don’t worry if you’re out and realise you’ve forgot to lay your stake, just whip out your internet or 3G enabled mobile phone and you’ll be done within a couple of minutes.
You can use the same login details to use both the desktop and mobile site.
Betting markets at Bet365
At Bet365 you’ll find one of the largest international sports and racing betting markets available anywhere on the Internet. As the site is based in the UK, there’s an extensive focus on soccer (or “football” if you’re British) with practically every soccer league imaginable available.
In our experience from using the Bet365 platform, real money sports betting markets at Bet365 include:
Boxing / UFC
Motor sports (Formula 1, motorbikes, Nascar)
Punters might also place bets on a handful of selected special events like the Australian Federal Election, the US Presidential Election, the UK General Election and the Danish Election. From time to time entertainment industry and television events are also available to bet on, including things like Big Brother and X Factor results. For the current list of special events available to bet on, click on the ‘specials’ tab in the betting market list on the left hand side of the screen.
Secure deposit options in multiple currencies
From our testing it appears Bet365 accepts deposits in over 25 currencies, including AUD, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, JPY, SGD, NOK, DKK and many more; although we suspect this changes from time to time. For the full list of available currencies and the deposit options available within your country, we suggest you login to the website and head to the ‘help’ section and click on the ‘payments’ tab. This section will also give you the relevant details regarding the minimum and maximum deposits available in your locale.
The following secure deposit options were available to our punters, and we have listed alongside the deposit restrictions for our Australian players as an example of typical deposit requirements that might apply you customers:
When it comes to cashing out your winnings, withdrawal options, processing times and minimum and maximum withdrawal limits vary in our experience. Again this will vary based upon your country and your account restrictons. We suggest you refer to the ‘withdrawal’ section under the banking tab on the Bet365 website for specific withdrawal information for your country.
How safe is Bet365?
Bet365 is a safe and reputable sports gambling site. Customers are protected by a Thawte SSL Web Server Certificate when using both desktop and mobile betting, which encrypts all information sent and received so that it can’t be intercepted elsewhere.
How to get customer support at Bet365
Bet365 offers one of the most extensive customer support networks you’ll find at any online bookie site, which isn’t surprising considering the company employs over 3,000 staff members. When we test the website, the live chat option was available 24/7, with helpful staff on standby to assist with any query you may have, from technical issues to queries about placing bets.
For quick answers to common questions, the sites FAQ section has a lot of good information in it and there’s even a ‘technical issues’ tab which will guide you through the basic technical guidelines including minimum system requirements.
Country specific phone numbers, fax lines and postal addresses can be found in the ‘contact’ section, just select your location from the drop down menu of over 200 countries.