Bet365 Review

Bet365 Company LogoIt’s difficult to follow the UK betting industry and not be aware of Bet365. Those TV adverts really have pushed the awareness of the site sky high. They give the viewer an accurate impression of an online betting site that is forever on the move.

There’s a lot more to Bet365 than being able to bet on who the next goalscorer is going to be in a live footie game though. As you’ll read, there’s plenty going on at Bet365 and they offer a whole range of excellent features, in fact they invented a lot of them.

In my experience betting with I have noticed that Bet365 stream lots of live sports events, often I think they show more than some dedicated TV stations!  I have been impressed by their incredible depth of market, fantastic odds and some of the best and most useful regular promotions you will ever see.  It is no wonder Bet365 is the go to bookie for me, and most other people I know.

Below I talk about my experience of Bet365 as the online bookmaker of my choice.

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There’s no shortage of ways in which you can make a deposit into your Bet365 account. They accept payments by most major methods as well as many additional means, although some are country specific so check their terms first.  Good news is no hassle in making a deposit into your Bet365 account and the minimum and maximum limits are very good.

When it comes to withdrawals, Bet365 process all transactions quickly and the most important fact to know is that everything is secure.

Markets and Odds

The main problem you might have when going to this site is working out what to do first. There are always a multitude of betting markets available to its customers, whatever time it is. Of course there’s the top sporting events to bet on but lots of sports that perhaps aren’t quite so popular but can give you some good betting opportunities.

I’ve bet on some interesting things with Bet365 including speedway, volleyball, Gaelic Football and Australian Rules. I have also in the past bet on politics, WWE and who’s going to win the next series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’  Now I am not saying I won a lot of those wagers but I certainly enjoyed trying out lots of markets with Bet365.

The days of bets being restricted to win-draw-lose are long gone and Bet365, like other leading online betting sites, offer a wide range of markets on a host of sports to satisfy a diverse selection of punters.

Bets I’ve done with bet365 that might not be the first to come into your head:

  • Betting on Pesapallo, which is the most popular sport in Finland apparently.  Yes I did have to look that up – along with the rules to understand what I was doing.
  • The winner of the Cross British Sports Book Award.

The odds available are of course extremely important. Those offered by Bet365 are often the best on offer from the 6 or 7 betting sites I use regularly.  Being honest even when there’s not much in it between them and their competitors I often choose Bet365 because they have the such easy to understand markets.

Live Betting

Live betting is where the real excitement is on a gambling site and Bet365 is a great place to experience this. They excel in live betting with plenty of sports to bet on. They are really good at football and tennis live betting in particular I think, in fact whatever sport I punt on I enjoy following the action live with them.

During my time betting with bet365 I’ve switched from someone who places most of my bets before an event to someone who place more in play.  This is partly down to the added excitement and unique bets you can do in-play, but it is also down to how easy Bet365 make it to bet live, especially on my mobile phone.

Live betting on really is a great experience at Bet365 with the odds continually changing. Everything is perfectly presented to the player on this site and placing a live bet presents you with no problems at all.

Even when no live streaming has been available I enjoy the live in play graphics and feeds available. Particularly in football this really gets the heart pumping when it says ‘dangerous attack’ and you pray for that all-important goal to be scored.

Live Streaming

It’s exciting to be able to bet live in play on a game but I’ve always said that if you can see the game you’re betting on live then it’s even better.

Sports streaming is a feature that I definitely loved when betting with Bet365.  What you can watch depends where you are in the world so it is therefore worth checking with them exactly what you can stream, but for me I’ve watched tennis, football, snooker and basketball with them all in the last month before writing this, and that seems to be only a fraction of what they have available.

This isn’t an expensive business either, not like owning a TV sports subscription.  To watch most of the live sports all I needed was to have some money in my account wallet or to have places a bet in the previous 24 hours.  This was a little different when I bet on racing however, then I needed to actually bet on the race to watch it,  but again it wasn’t expensive.

I’ve also found it is not just about watching things events that adds excitement.  I’ve also listened to some commentaries with, which have been more entertaining than I would have thought initially.

Bet 365 Promotions

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It’s regular promotions that keep the customer coming back time and time again to the site. With Bet365 I’ve found that there’s a set of reliable promotions waiting for me every time I log in.

It’s really handy that they run long term promotions at Bet365 in addition to event specific deals.  This means I don’t always need to check the offers section to work out if I can get added value on my bets.

Cash Out

One of the best features I would recommend with Bet365 is their Cash Out facility. There’s no need to be waiting for the final whistle to collect your money. With Cash Out you can end the bet when you want to, this can really pay off sometimes. If your selection is in the lead but you’re not sure they’ll hang out, you can cash out at a profit then smile when the other team equalizes.

It’s a really difficult choice sometimes though. When your selection is drawing do you cash out at a loss so at least you get something back?  It can often work but then quite a lot of the time my team then goes and wins in the last minute!  It is a risk either way, but at least you can control your own destiny.

In my opinion there is no where better for Cash Out than Bet365.  I don’t even need to cash out all of my stake, Bet365 have let me choose how much of my stake I want to take with partial cash out.  I can then cash in some of my bet there and then and let the rest ride.

Recently I’ve even used auto cash out, there I was able to set cash out rules and didn’t even need to be logged in to cash out my bet.  This really adds to my enjoyment of betting at Bet365.


With so many different sports available you’d need to be the Sporting Brain of Britain to know about all the events covered on the Bet365 site. Thankfully there’s plenty of help available to you as that all-important decision on the upcoming volleyball game has to be reached.

I’ve found that Bet365 provide a goldmine of information that really helps you find out about who’s in form and who’s not, with the latest information from all over the world. Just wait till you go down the pub and impress everyone with your knowledge of the latest table tennis tournament.

Desktop Site

As you can see there’s plenty going on at Bet365. If you love the colour green then this is going to be right up your street. The design of the site is really good though and doesn’t present the player with any problems. Have a good look through the site before you start playing just to get used to the terrain as there are a lot of markets and features to digest.

Navigation isn’t a problem on this site. That’s really handy when there’s a bet you want to place and not too much time to do it. Searching for the market you want isn’t difficult at all. All the sports available to place bets on are listed clearly.

Accessing promotions, getting help and learning about stuff like live streaming is easy.  The site is just really well designed and easy go get around. Most of what I’ve ever needed I’ve found within one or two clicks and considering the size of the site this is impressive.  Imagine trying to get from the entrace to the top floor of a shopping centre in two steps!

Mobile Site

I’ve found I can do everything I’ve ever need to do with Bet365 I can do on my mobile as well as the desktop site.  In fact, I find the mobile version so good that I often bet using my phone even when sat at my computer.

Betting in play in particular is something I enjoy on mobile with Bet365.  I’ve yet to find any other betting company that provides the same engaging live betting experience on a small screen device.  When streaming is also available then the experience reaches new levels for me.

Help and Customer Support

If you do have any questions about the Bet365 site, there’s plenty of help available to you.

I’ve used all the typical means to contact them, phone, live chat and email, and have had great response times whenever I’ve needed them, even during bank holidays.

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