Bookmaker Review – Bet365

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Who are they?

Only one of the biggest players in the online betting market. Bet365 are UK-based, operate in over 200 countries, and currently have more than 4 million customers.

Why should I bet with this bookmaker?

As well as having the efficiency, respectability and reliability that such a huge player can provide, bet365 is also well-known on the market for it’s in-play betting innovations and generous offers and sign-up bonuses. Bet365 also usually provide competitive odds across the board, and offer a host of live-streamed events to signed-in customers. Deposits and withdrawals can be completed by the full array of payment options, and the mobile app and main website are incredibly user-friendly.

Why shouldn’t I bet with this bookmaker?

There are not many reasons why you shouldn’t, although big-money players may find restrictions in place.

Current Sign-up bonus

Currently offering 100% on any sign-up deposit up to and including €200. Be aware that this offer includes a x3 play-through clause, meaning the initial deposit amount must have been wagered to the extent of x3 before any withdrawals can be made.

Other noteworthy specials

Bet365 are currently running a money-back guarantee on any football match that ends 0-0, and offer a free bet if your horseracing wager comes in at odds of 5.00 and above.

Also, on each-way goalscorer bets, bet365 offer unlimited places, meaning if your players scores in the 90 minutes, you are at least guaranteed your money back.

Sports and market available

As you would expect with an operator of this size, if you name it they have it. From Australian Rules Football and Gaelic Games, to Speedway via Winter Sports, all the way to Bandy and Surfing, bet365 simply cannot be beaten for the multitude of possibilities it offers customers. There are virtual sports too for those who are so inclined.

Interestingly, bet365 is also one of the ‘go to’ bookies for proposition bets, and offer a number of unconventional opportunities on a regular basis.

Oh, and it may not be sport, but you can bet on Financials (including the FTSE and Wall Street) too, as well as the usual casino games.

Special features

Bet365 offer a cash-out feature on live in-play bets, including a sliding scale which enables customers the option of choosing how much to take out of the bet at any particular point.

And believe it or not, a further recent innovation connected to the cash-out feature is the option to actually edit in-play accumulators. We are living in the future here people!

Support Functions

Contacting bet365 couldn’t be easier, with the full array of telephone, email and live chat services available. There is also a well-stocked FAQ section.

Payment Options

Debit card, credit card, eWallet, bank transfer, prepaid card, cheque. Anything left?


If  10/10 is perfection, and perfection does not exist, then when it comes to online bookmakers, bet365 is truly a 9.