Bet365.com is currently the market leader in online sports betting worldwide, with a large number of customers in several countries. It offers a very extensive selection of sports betting, both in pre-match and live betting, and the operator also broadcasts numerous competitions such as the Premier League, the Champions League, the EuroLeague, the NBA, and the MLB with a direct streaming television channel. The Bet365 portal offers, in addition to the sports market, a casino section, a slot machine, and another section dedicated to poker.
The operator has several permanent offers - highlighting those on football and US sports - and numerous recurring offers, specially designed to take advantage of important football events. To benefit from this, it is necessary to review the specific conditions of each offer or the general conditions. We also remind you that all users are under obligation to comply with the Responsible Gaming rules established by Bet365 in the terms and conditions section. In recent years, the operator has invested heavily in advertising campaigns in Europe, using print, radio, and television.
THE BET365 SITE
Bet365 has many features that make it an interesting and innovative operator compared to the other bookmakers available on the British market. Among these features are the design and practicality of the site, with a portal that allows you to quickly and easily access every section. Despite the large amount of information provided, and while offering the largest number of pre-match and live bets, the operator has created a very easy to use platform that makes it simple to get from one point to another. Furthermore, the site is rarely affected by technical or connection problems, which can often happen on other betting sites.
Green, together with additional shades of grey and yellow, is the main corporate colour of both the company and the site. The portal header, in the upper left corner, displays the logo with a green background. There are five buttons at the centre (Sports, Direct, Casino, Slot Machines, and Poker) and boxes on the right to log in with your username and password.
In the left-hand column below the clock - useful when you need to know the exact time a pre-paid bet is eliminated by the bookmaker- and under the home button, you can access 24 sports links in alphabetical order.
At the end of this list, you will find a link to bets that are equal to or less than 2, given that this is the most commonly played amount by the general public on average.
In the central part of the screen, Bet365 offers you both real-time betting on events that are played in the moment, as well as on upcoming events, highlighting the main markets.
The fact that these two options are mixed doesn’t create any problems because if the user wants to quickly access or search for an event that doesn’t appear in this area, it is still very easy to find what they're looking for thanks to the choices listed in alphabetical order. Additionally, you can view your ticket on the right of the screen, with bets that you can close in the middle of the game if you are interested in the amount offered by the bookmaker. Even better, Bet365 also offers the possibility of partially closing any bet. Meaning you can “sell” just part of your bet if you prefer.
The visibility of every live event, even when not available in “televised” streaming, is still interesting both for the visual design as well as for the large amount of detail provided (who is in possession of the ball, if the attack is risky or not...).
Finally, in the footer area of the site, you can find links for all your betting needs, such as promotions, live scores, income, withdrawals, and general conditions. In summary, a very complete and easy to use site. Given the variety of bets offered by the operator, one might think that if something doesn’t appear on Bet365, then it must not even exist!
THE BET365 APP
The Bet365 app is fast, intuitive, and doesn’t experience delays due to technical problems. Unlike the smartphone apps provided by other bookmakers, the one proposed by this operator does not simply reproduce the computer version on your phone: the smartphone version of Bet365 presents am even more precise design than that of the desktop version, allowing you to access different sections more easily. The layout is actually different on the app compared to the site, all to ensure an easy user experience. How did they manage to "streamline" the interface? The operator used two strategies: photographs were eliminated, and each of the most prominent sports was given a significant and colourful icon (a motorcycle, a baseball, a racehorse...) These sport icons appear in order of importance in the top horizontal border with the following options: football, tennis, basketball, horses, handball, golf, volleyball, rugby, motorcycling, baseball and cycling.
At the very top, you will find 5 buttons. The “A-Z” button allows you to open the complete list of available sports, the “Direct” button gives you access to all events being played “Live”.
The third is the bookmaker's logo and, if clicked, it will take you back to the homepage. The fourth and fifth are for registration and opening a new session. Below, in clearly distinguished blocks, you can find live bets, starting with the main ones and then moving onto other sports in order of importance. Below that, upcoming bets are highlighted and, finally, secondary links to game products. It is also worth noting that the Bet365 app allows you to bet on the spot, which isn’t possible with other apps due to possible delays and continuously closing markets. In addition, other apps can take up precious time opening an account, in which time the odds may change or your bet may be deactivated. This does not happen with the Bet365 app.
Another advantage of this excellent app is the ability to view sports events in full-screen mode on your smartphone with the highest quality. Thanks to Bet365, your phone becomes a miniature “television”, allowing you to take advantage of the best sporting events.
Bet365 app for Android
- On your smartphone, select the option to download apps from unknown sources. To do this, go to Settings> Security> Unknown sources> Agree - Access the Bet365 mobile site from your smartphone. - In the last green row, open the section called 'See all bet365 apps' - Click on the .apk file link and install the corresponding app.
Bet365 app for iPhone
- The app for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from the App Store. - The most recent version is 3.4.34, as of January 2018. - Compatibility: For iOS version 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Bet365 app review
Generally speaking, Bet365 is, itself, a state-of-the-art bookmaker for all the services it offers, but if we had to define its app with just one word, there’s no doubt which one we would choose: essential.
Easy to use, complete in every way with regards to pre-match events and live betting, free of technical problems, and fast at making or closing bets. The app also offers many useful options for the user, such as the ability to completely or partially close a bet to ensure maximum benefits, and the ability to move from one section of the app to another in seconds.
The app is functional, aesthetically beautiful, and useful not only for betting but also for streaming numerous high-level sports competitions for free. All you need is to have a balance on the account (starting from one-hundredth of a euro) or to have received some income within the last few days. The competitions that are not transmitted in the television window (which can be enlarged to full screen on a smartphone), can still be followed in detail thanks to the live service, where numerous statistics are recorded during the event. This way, Bet365 provides the user with information such as which team is ahead, or which team has been on the offense most in the last few minutes.
The fact that various updates appear every month from the programmers in the corresponding section of the Bet365 app also reflects the company's interest in improving, day by day, even though the currently available product is already excellent and represents the best that can be found on the market.
BET365 SPORTS BETTING
Bet365 offers one of the largest ranges of sports bets available online. Though the competition seems to propose better offers for certain important sporting events like the Champions League, the Premier League, the EuroLeague, or the NBA with regards to pre-match bets, the British giant remains the "king" of live betting and, in general, markets available in pre-game. This indicates that the operator has a wider offer of sports betting than the competition.
LIST OF SPORTS TO BET ON
You can quickly access live bets or pre-game bets of the most important sports (such as football, tennis or basketball) in the centre of the screen, but on the left side of the home page you can also find a column with all the sports available on Bet365 in alphabetical order: 5-a-side football, American Football, Australian Football, badminton, bandy, baseball, basketball, biathlon, bowls, boxing, cricket, cross-country skiing, curling, cycling, darts, E-Sports, Floorball, football, Formula 1, Gaelic sports, golf, handball, ice hockey, motorcars (rally, supercar), motorcycling, netball, rowing, rugby league, rugby, snooker, speedway, surfing, table tennis, tennis, virtual sports, volleyball.
FOOTBALL BETS ON BET365
Bet365 is undoubtedly one of the best sites for those wishing to bet on the football markets. This is for several reasons, including the following: - The possibility to bet on nearly every football tournament in the world, and especially in England, including the Premier League, the Championship, and the Fa Cup, with live betting available for each.
- Collection of winnings at the final whistle: Bet365 deposits the winnings in your gaming account in the shortest possible time, so that you can follow your bets live. Thanks to this system, if you want to follow a game at 17:00, another at 19:00, and another at 21:00, you will not need to immediately bet a large sum of money for all three matches, because you will be able to collect your first hypothetical winnings just a few seconds after the end of the first game, winnings that you can use to play on the second game.
- Transmission of live images for all Premier League, Liga, Ligue 1 or Liga NOS matches. For football competitions whose games are not available for this service, Bet365 offers all the matches "live", with second to second information relating to possession, positioning, number of corners, fouls, or cards.
Live bets are definitely one of the best features of Bet365. You will hardly ever find a live bet on another betting site that isn’t already available on Bet365 in its "Real Time" section. According to the operator's website, this portal offers more than 100,000 live bets per year.
Here too, it’s worth mentioning the excellent "live images" and "live matches" service. Being able to follow the event on which you are betting live in streaming, or to at least have an abundance of information on the game in real time, gives you what you need to place winning bets at the right time. A fundamental element for betting.
Another advantage is the ability to follow a live game in the middle of the page, with all its statistics in real time (or with images on the right), while also selecting the live events that interest you most and are taking place at the same time. This is why you have the chance to score your favourite events with a star: these will be added to the left-hand column of live matches.
Bet365 also offers the "Quick Bet" option for live betting and allows all users to close their bets completely or partially to ensure maximum profit. As a new feature, there is now also the possibility of self-closing, where the player has the possibility of fixing the value at which the bet should be automatically closed in advance, allowing the bettor to focus on watching the game.
Bet365 obviously adheres to the principles of responsible gaming. For those who may potentially develop serious problems with this activity, this bookmaker offers a series of tips and precautions that will help bettors to better manage their situation. These suggestions guarantee a certain control over the time and money that every bettor intends to invest.
This way you can take advantage of specific sections where help and guidance are provided, such as the Responsibility Guide, with paragraphs on how to maintain control, manage limits, and recognize a game problem, others that help you understand when it’s time to take a break, and a list of several support organizations.
Finally, it’s good to know that the Customer Service staff receives specific training on how to manage problems with game control and is able to facilitate contacts with other support services, providing help that is free and confidential.
HOW TO REGISTER ON BET365
Opening a game account on Bet365 is slightly more complicated than other online gambling sites because it requires you to enter more personal data and fill in a few more fields to ensure greater security. To register, click the "Register" button in the upper left corner of the homepage. In the case of the web version, this will open a pop-up window with a form to fill out. If you are using a smartphone, a registration page will open, leading to five successive stages on five different pages.
Registering from a mobile device
If you open an account via smartphone, the initial screen only requires you to select your country of residence from a drop-down menu to access the second stage of registration. The second screen is dedicated to personal data (name, surname), the third is for your address, and the fourth asks you to provide a phone number and email address. Finally, on the fifth page, you will have to choose a username and password (which you will have to confirm) plus a security number (also to be confirmed).
The operator also gives you the chance to take advantage of a bonus code, which you can simply insert in the designated box before completing registration.
Registering from a pc
Meanwhile, if you open a Bet365 account from a pc, clicking the "Register" button will open a single pop-up window with all the fields to be filled in. Because there is a lot of information to fill in, there is the chance that you might encounter some problems. For example, you could misprint your name with a typo, or mistype your ID number. That's why we recommend signing up with a PC, to minimize the chance of tapping the wrong key. A risk that is much greater on smaller devices.