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Hits

  • Lightning-fast website which is well structured and makes it easy to find a bet 
  • Superb range of sports and markets, giving this bookmaker a really global feel
  • Bet365 regularly bet to the tightest of margins, meaning their odds are among the best in the industry
  • An unrivalled live streaming service which allows their customers to watch sporting events for free
  • 24/7 friendly customer service which includes live chat
  • An outstanding welcome bonus where new customers can claim £200 in free bets
  • New 'Close Bet' cash out feature

Misses

  • Your bets may be limited if you win big with them, although that applies with most bookies

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Summary

Bet365 are one of the biggest and best bookmakers in the world. They score highly in every category, including competitive odds, massive range of sports and markets, live In-Play betting, customer service and the generous free bet that’s currently available.

At the bet365 EXTRA section, you will also find a host of available promotions on soccer and horse racing, including the Bore Draw Cashback offer (soccer) and Best Odds Guaranteed (racing). However, many customers will consider their free live streaming service to be the jewel in the crown, with bet365 now streaming over 8,000 events live to your PC every year.

The picture quality is great and there’s nearly always something available to watch and bet In-Play on. Racing enthusiasts also have the benefit of watching any UK or Irish race that they have placed a bet on and it’s hard to pick a fault with a firm who tick all the boxes.

Bet365 are leading the way when it comes to online sports betting and we recommend that you register an account if only to make sure you can watch the live streaming of your favourite sports. There is no charge for this service although you do need to have a bet365 account.

The firm have also launched a new 'Close Bet' feature, which allows players to cash out their bet before the event is over. If you begin to feel uncertain about your bet once the event is in-play then you can take a settlement figure in order to close the bet early. This can be done whether your chosen team is winning or losing, with the settlement figure reflecting the current status of the bet.

New Customer Offer

New bet365 customers can currently claim a free bet balance between £10 and £200 when they open an account. It's a simple case of your first deposit being matched so you can instantly see your bonus balance.

Upon registering, customers can claim a 100% deposit bonus up to £200 (or currency equivalent). Make a deposit of £10 or more and you will be entitled to a 100% bonus on your qualifying deposit up to a maximum of £200.

Wagering Requirement

To bet with your bonus, simply play through the amount of your deposit once on the sports and markets of your choice. You will need to play through your deposit and bonus three times prior to making a withdrawal.

Background

Bet365 can now lay claim to being the biggest bookmaker in the world. They differ from many of the other big global brands in that they are a private business which are owned almost exclusively by the Coates family, all of whom are based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Chairman Peter Coates founded the company in 1974, although the day-to-day operations are now controlled by COO Denise Coates and CEO John Coates (the son and daughter of Peter).

Bet365 was previously Northern Racing, a collection of betting shops based around the north-west and Midlands area, although they set up a telephone betting business in the 1990s and identified that an online operation would be the way forward, something which saw them sell several hundred retail outlets to Coral in 2005. Bet365 now have several million customers and employ over 1,000 people, most of whom are based at their Stoke-on-Trent HQ.

Odds and Markets

Bet365 offer the widest range of sports and markets imaginable, with no stone unturned to ensure that a customer wanting to bet on an event is well catered for. Not only do they have a wide range of pre-match markets available but they also have impressive coverage when it comes to In-Play betting as you will see when you visit the homepage and witness the live action where the odds are constantly updating. 

The odds are very strong across all sports, with bet365 committed to betting on particularly tight margins when it comes to soccer and the big European leagues, including Premier League, La Liga and Champions League. You will notice that their prices get progressively more competitive as the match approaches kick-off. Horse racing punters will clearly be delighted with their Best Odds Guaranteed promotion where they can take a price and know that they will get SP if it’s bigger.

Bet365 are particularly strong when it comes to betting on football, with the firm now selecting a handful of matches every season where they offer new and existing customers a free In-Play bet which means they refund any losses on the Premier League or Champions League game in question.

The firm have also launched a new 'Close Bet' feature, which allows players to cash out their bet before the event is over. If you begin to feel uncertain about your bet once the event is in-play then you can take a settlement figure in order to close the bet early. This can be done whether your chosen team is winning or losing, with the settlement figure reflecting the current status of the bet.


Website

The bet365 website prides itself on being one of the fastest in the industry and it certainly services customers wanting to deposit and place a bet just before an event begins. The lay-out is clear and uncomplicated; the latest In-Play events dominate the homepage with the vast array of pre-event sporting markets only a couple of clicks away. They even provide fast links for soccer matches so you can select player or goal-related markets straight away.

With the live streaming that’s available, bet365 have ensured that the site is very reliable and there is also an excellent live chat facility within the Help section which means that you can click on a link and speak with a representative in a matter of seconds. It’s a user-friendly site which is always being improved for increased customer satisfaction.

Customer Service

Yet another strong area for this bookmaker who offer 24/7 customer support and you can contact them using live chat, email or a toll-free telephone number.

Customer service is available in a wide range of languages and the response times are very fast. You will find members of staff are very well trained and knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with your queries.

Customer Service Email

support@ customerservices365.com

Customer Service Telephone Number

08000 288 365


Sign Up Offer

You can get up to £200 or currency equivalent FREE when you open an account with bet365 via links on Bettingpro.

Promotions

There are many offers running right now at bet365. Here are a selection of their most popular promotions.

Best Odds Guaranteed on every horse and greyhound race - every day!

When you place your bet with bet365, take the price on your selection - and if the SP is bigger they will pay you out at the bigger odds! This offer includes Board Prices, bet365 Early Prices, singles and multiples as well as Showcast bets. For example, if you take 3/1 Early Price and your selection wins at 4/1, you get paid at 4/1!

100% Euro Soccer Bonus

bet365's fantastic Euro Soccer accumulator offer includes the top domestic leagues in Europe along with the group and knockout stages of the Champions League. 
So you can now earn a bonus of up to 100% on your returns if you place accumulators on the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League. Place a pre-match accumulator of 3 or more selections combining teams in any of the above competitions, and if successful they will add the following bonuses to your returns: Trebles (5% bonus), 4-folds (7.5% bonus), 5-folds (10% bonus), 6-folds (20% bonus), 7-folds (30% bonus), 8-folds (40% bonus), 9-folds (50% bonus), 10-folds (60% bonus), 11-folds (70% bonus), 12-folds (80% bonus), 13-folds (90% bonus), 14-folds (100% bonus)

Bore Draw Money Back

Don't let a blank score sheet bore you again with bet365's  Bore Draw Money Back offer. Have a pre-match Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bet on ANY soccer match and if the game finishes 0-0 they will refund all losing bets on these markets! A goalless draw can never be the worst result with bet365.

Channel 4/1 Offer - Horse Racing

Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on a UK or Irish race televised live on Channel 4 and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake on the next live Channel 4 race.

Sky Dogs 2/1 Offer

Back any single winner at 2/1 or more on a live Sky Dogs race and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake on the next race.


Unlimited Places on First Scorer E/W Bets

Have an each-way First Goalscorer bet on any match, and be safe in the knowledge that if your player scores at any time during the game, bet365 will pay you out.

Live Streaming Details

Each year bet365 streams over 30,000 sporting events free of charge to their members. To become a bet365 member you don't need to pay a membership fee, all you have to do is open up a free account. To view the vast array of live streams on offer each month, make a deposit to the account and simply  leave it there.

As long as your bet365 is funded, you will be able to view all available sports live streams free online. That includes many of the top football leagues around the world, World snooker and darts championships, international basketball and handball leagues as well as many squash, volleyball, ice hockey and badminton competitions that are less main stream.

Live Streaming is free of charge. However you must have a funded Sports account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours in order to view bet365 streams. Each event will begin streaming 2 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. As soon as you click on the live event name, the media file will begin to stream. There may be a slight delay depending on your connection speed.

Depending on where you are located, you might experience some geo-blocking, which means that you won't be able to watch the German Bundesliga from Germany, for example. bet365 is not permitted to stream certain events to the host country which is why they use your IP address to present only events available to you in their live streaming schedule.

Remember, bet365 makes watching live streaming sport online as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply got to bet365 and sign in, select live streaming and watch & bet on live streaming sport online.

The system requirements for the bet365 live streams are pretty standard:

  • Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista  or Mac OS X
  • Web Browser: IE 6 or above, Mozilla Firefox or Safari
  • Broadband Speed: A connection speed of 512kbp/s or higher.

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