Our bet365 Editor’s Review

Often called ‘the fairy-tale of British bookmaking’ bet365, despite not operating a single traditional betting office, can boast over 21 million online customers from over 200 countries.  Consequently they lay claim to being the world’s largest online gaming company.

Founded in 2000 bet365 is the largest private employer of its hometown, Stoke-on-Trent, it gives jobs to over 3,000 people. Affiliated to IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service) bet365 agrees to abide by its decision on any dispute that may not be resolved to a customer’s satisfaction.

As well as sports betting, bet365 also have first-class online Casino, Games, Vegas, Poker and Bingo rooms.


High-Street Presence?

bet365 do not have a single betting shop, not even at Stoke FC’s Britannia Stadium which became known as the bet365 Stadium from the start of the 2016/17 season.  bet365 have been long-term sponsors of Stoke FC, an agreement that will continue into the next decade.


bet365 New Customer Offer



bet365 Promotions and Special Offers
ITV Racing 4/1+ Offer


Next Live ITV Race


Bore Draw Moneyback Special


Types of bet365 Bets & Betting Markets

Nearly 50 different sports and ‘specials’ markets are on offer at bet365.   Betting-in-running is a bet365 speciality and this is one of very few sites which allows you to back a selection to lose.


bet365 Special Features – Bells & Whistles

While bet365 offers such special offers/promotions such as as ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ and ‘First Past the Post’ there is a veritable boat load of other useful concessions at bet365.  

Amongst them is ‘Bore Draw Money Back’ for football betting fans, ‘Sky Dogs 2/1 Offer’ (back a 2/1 winner on a Sky televised greyhound racing and get a free bet on the next race), along with Tennis and Basketball Accumulator Bonuses.

18+ only, T&C’s apply.


Ways to Bet at bet365

bet365 accepts bets and allows you to watch live streaming of sporting events via Mobile, Tablet, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.  That’s in addition to PC and Laptop.  Furthermore Bet365 have a telephone betting service.

To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Any fixture/event on our website which has the Play or Video icon next to it is scheduled to be shown via Live Streaming.


Customer Service

Apart from carrier pigeon bet365 Customer services can be contacted by any method known to modern man:  Live Chat, free-phone telephone, email, web-message and traditional post.


Payments & Withdrawals

bet365 operate a simple one-wallet system, meaning you have the same username, password and payment method to play at all of the above with the minimum of fuss.

All common deposit and withdrawal methods are accepted by bet365 and none are subject to an administration fee.


Our Verdict – 4.5 stars

We love bet365.  We love our winnings hitting our bet365 betting account within 24 hours of requesting a withdrawal, we love all the markets they cover, we love the live pictures of so many sporting events, we love betting on Australian horse racing and into Tote pools around the world.  And… we really love their easy to use web and mobile interface.

But we have not given them a perfect score as a result of them only accepting relatively small bets on obscure sports and obscure markets on better known sports.  And, while so many sports betting markets ‘within markets’ are on offer, there are still plenty of betting opportunities that are missing, ‘winning distances’ on horse racing for example.  

It is also disappointing bet365’s ‘cash out’ clearly offers poor value, hence the half a star we have deducted them from the otherwise perfect 5-star rating.

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Bookmaker offers (2)

bet365’s ITV Racing 4/1 Offer

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ITV Racing 4/1 Offer
Back a winner at 4/1 or more and get a risk free bet on the next live ITV race (up to £50) at bet365.
Offer applies to first single bet placed. Applies to Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.

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bet365 Horse Racing Betting Offers

Available to all new and eligible bet365 customers…

bet365 Horse Racing Betting Offers

Available to all new and eligible bet365 customers…

How it works:

  1. Place a Win or Each Way single bet at odds of 4/1 or more on any horse running in a race televised live on ITV Racing.
  2. If your first single bet on that race wins, you will qualify for a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing.
  3. Place your risk free bet using existing funds and if the bet loses we will refund your stake (up to £50*).
  4. If your risk free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you qualify for a risk free bet on the next race televised live on ITV Racing.
    *or currency equivalent
See Significant & Full Terms and Conditions below

View Latest Odds

ITV Racing 4/1 Offer Races:
Day Race
Last ITV Racing 4/1 Offer Race 21st March – 3.40 Thurles
Significant Terms and Conditions
  • This offer is only available to new and eligible customers.

  • This offer applies to the FIRST single bet placed by a customer on each race shown live on ITV Racing.

  • This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, any refund amount or subsequent risk free bet amount will be equal to the remaining active stake.

  • If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature, any refund amount will be equal to the new stake and not the original stake. Where a risk free bet is changed using Edit Bet, no refund will be given and the offer will no longer apply.

  • Where more than one selection in the same race is placed on the same bet slip, the first selection is deemed to be the one which is highest on the bet slip.

  • Offer applies to bets placed on Win and Each Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. All other markets, including adjusted place terms (Each Way Extra), Ante-Post bets and Tote/Pari-Mutuel/Colossus (bets and dividends), are excluded from this offer.

  • Bets must be placed in the usual way and can be paid for from either your Withdrawable Balance or Bet Credits. Bets placed from your Withdrawable Balance will be refunded to your Withdrawable Balance and bets placed using Bet Credits will be refunded as Bet Credits.

Full Terms and Conditions
Qualifying
  1. This offer is only available to new and eligible customers. You can see a full list of your available offers by logging in and selecting the Offers section on mobile or the Promotions section on desktop. bet365 maintains a record of customer contact in relation to eligibility for offers and this record, including the date and time of any restrictions being imposed, will be final in the event of any dispute.
  2. Offer applies to the FIRST single bet placed by a customer on each race broadcast live on ITV Racing following the final declarations. Where more than one selection in the same race is placed on the same bet slip, the first selection is deemed to be the one which is highest on the bet slip. Offer applies to bets placed on Win and Each Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only.
  3. Maximum risk free bet amount is £50* per customer, per race. Risk free bet winnings exclude stake. Bets must be placed in the usual way and can be paid for from either your Withdrawable Balance or Bet Credits. If your risk free bet loses, your stake will be refunded to your account within one hour of the race finishing. Bets placed from your Withdrawable Balance will be refunded to your Withdrawable Balance and bets placed with Bet Credits will be refunded as Bet Credits.
  4. In the event of ITV Racing not showing all races live, risk free bets will stand as per the bet365 ITV Racing 4/1 Offer Race Schedule advertised on site.
  5. If you back the winner of the last ITV Racing 4/1 Offer Race on any day, your risk free bet will be the first bet you place on the next ITV Racing 4/1 Offer Race to take place.
  6. If you are entitled to a risk free bet and ITV Racing broadcast an additional race then this will be added to the ITV Racing 4/1 Offer Race Schedule, so your risk free bet will be the first bet you place on this race.
Restrictions
  1. Adjusted place terms (Each Way Extra), Ante-Post bets and Tote/Pari-Mutuel/Colossus (bets and dividends), are excluded from this offer.
  2. Adjusted place terms (Each Way Extra) markets refers to prices which do not match the Win and Each Way market displayed in the Fixed Odds tab on the racecard, either because the price has been taken from the Each Way Extra tab or the place terms for the bet have been adjusted via the bet slip. Bets placed at such terms will not count for this offer.
  3. The 4/1 limit refers to the adjusted odds after any dead-heat, Rule 4 or unnamed joint/co-favourite. If your risk free bet is an Each Way selection that is placed, and the return on the bet is less than the total stake, we will refund the difference between your return and the total stake. If your return is greater than the total stake then no refund will be given.
  4. This offer only includes races broadcast on ITV Racing unless otherwise stated by bet365.
  5. This offer only applies to bets placed via mobile, tablet or desktop. Bets placed using our Telephone Betting service will not qualify for this offer.
  6. Where you are unable to place the maximum risk free bet amount due to restrictions on your bet, we will credit the difference between the maximum risk free bet returns and your actual returns.
  7. This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, any refund amount or subsequent risk free bet amount will be equal to the remaining active stake.
  8. If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature, any refund amount will be equal to the new stake and not the original stake. Where a risk free bet is changed using Edit Bet, no refund will be given and the offer will no longer apply.
  9. This offer is only available to customers residing in Great Britain and Republic of Ireland.
General
  1. Where any term of the offer or promotion is breached or there is any evidence of a series of bets placed by a customer or group of customers, which due to enhanced payments, Free Bets, risk free bets, Bet Credits or any other promotional offer results in guaranteed customer profits irrespective of the outcome, whether individually or as part of a group, bet365 may reclaim the enhanced payment, Free Bet, risk free bet or Bet Credit element of such offers and/or void any bet funded by the Free Bet or Bet Credits. In addition, where there is evidence of such activity, bet365 may levy an administration charge on the customer up to the value of the Bet Credits, Free Bet, risk free bet or enhanced payment towards the administrative costs incurred in identifying and taking action against the activity.
  2. bet365 may reclaim any bonus amount, Free Bets, Bet Credits or enhanced payments that have been awarded in error.
  3. All customer offers are limited to one per person. If bet365 has reasonable grounds to suspect that the bonus or offer is being claimed by or for the benefit of the same person more than once or by a group of people then it may withdraw the availability of any offer or all offers to that customer or group of customers and/or void any bet funded by the bonus or offer and remove any winnings from such bet.
  4. bet365 may, at any time, make minor amendments to this promotion to correct typographical errors or to improve on clarity or customer experience and may cancel this promotion for legal or regulatory reasons.
  5. Employees, officers and directors of bet365, its promotional or other agencies, licensees and licensors, service providers and any other associated or affiliated companies shall not be eligible for the promotion. The same terms shall apply to the direct families of such persons.
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bet365 Casino New Player Bonus

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Get a New Player Bonus up to £100 at bet365 Casino  

Open to all new Casino customers

Get a New Player Bonus up to £100 at bet365 Casino  

Open to all new Casino customers

Significant Offer Terms and Conditions

  • This offer is only available to new and eligible customers.
  • Your first deposit/transfer (minimum £10) to Casino will qualify for a 100% matched bonus, up to a maximum of £100. This is your ‘qualifying deposit/transfer’. Select the Offer Code BONUS100 when making your qualifying deposit/transfer.
  • You will need to wager the amount of your qualifying deposit/transfer (capped at £100) and bonus 15 times on eligible games before you can withdraw your bonus funds and any winnings from them. Not all games contribute, or contribute at the same rate towards the wagering requirement. Please see Full Offer Terms and Conditions.
  • Any funds that you deposit/transfer above your qualifying deposit/transfer (capped at £100) can be withdrawn at your discretion without any impact on this offer. These funds will be held in and can be withdrawn from your ‘Withdrawable balance’.
  • When this bonus is active, winnings from your deposits/transfers will be paid into your ‘My Funds’ balance. You can withdraw from your My Funds balance at any point. You will, however, forfeit the bonus and all funds held in your Bonus Funds balance if you withdraw from your My Funds balance prior to completing the wagering requirement.
  • Minimal risk wagering on all versions of Roulette (which is defined as placing bets in such a way whereby the coverage of betting options exceeds 67% of all betting options), and all versions of Baccarat (which is defined as placing bets on both Player and Banker at the same time), will not contribute towards the bonus wagering requirements.
  • A bet on a single game round cannot exceed 30% of the matched bonus.
  • If the wagering requirement has not been met within 30 days of your qualifying deposit/transfer, any funds held in the Bonus Funds balance will be removed.

Full Offer Terms and Conditions

Qualifying

  • This New Player Bonus cannot be claimed after 10:59 GMT on 30th June 2020.
  • Your first deposit/transfer (minimum £10) to Casino will qualify for a 100% matched bonus, up to a maximum of £100. This is your ‘qualifying deposit/transfer’.
  • You must select the Offer Code BONUS100 when making your qualifying deposit/transfer. If you do not wish to receive the New Player Bonus, you must select No Bonus from the Offer Code menu.
  • This offer is only available to new and eligible customers.
Releasing Your Bonus
  • You will need to wager the amount of your qualifying deposit/transfer (capped at £100) and bonus 15 times on eligible games before you can withdraw your bonus funds and any winnings from them.
  • Not all games contribute, or contribute the same percentage to your wagering requirement as stated in the below table (please note that additional games may be added to this list when they become available on bet365):

    Games Stake Contribution Wagering required to release bonus funds
    All games (excluding below) 100% (£10 deposit + £10 Bonus) x 15 = £300
    All games within the Games & Keno category (except Keno) 50% (£10 deposit + £10 Bonus) x 15 = £600
    Baccarat and 3 Card Brag 25% (£10 deposit + £10 Bonus) x 15 = £1,200
    Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Red Dog, Roulette, Sic Bo and Stravaganza 20% (£10 deposit + £10 Bonus) x 15 = £1,500
    Blackjack (all variations except Blackjack Surrender and Blackjack Switch), Casino Hold’Em and Casino Stud Poker (all variations) 10% (£10 deposit + £10 Bonus) x 15 = £3,000
    All Video Poker games 5% (£10 deposit + £10 Bonus) x 15 = £6,000
    Live Hi-Lo, Blackjack Surrender, Blackjack Switch, Pontoon, Video Poker or Video Slots double-up games 0% N/A
  • Minimal risk wagering on all versions of Roulette (which is defined as placing bets in such a way whereby the coverage of betting options exceeds 67% of all betting options), and all versions of Baccarat (which is defined as placing bets on both Player and Banker at the same time), will not contribute towards the bonus wagering requirements.
  • A bet on a single game round cannot exceed 30% of the matched bonus.
  • If the wagering requirement has not been met within 30 days of your qualifying deposit/transfer, any funds held in the Bonus Funds balance will be removed.

Withdrawing

  • Any funds that you deposit/transfer above your qualifying deposit/transfer (capped at £100) can be withdrawn at your discretion without any impact on this offer. These funds will be held in and can be withdrawn from your ‘Withdrawable balance’.
  • When this bonus is active, winnings from your deposits/transfers will be paid into your ‘My Funds’ balance. You can withdraw from your My Funds balance at any point. You will, however, forfeit the bonus and all funds held in your Bonus Funds balance if you withdraw from your My Funds balance prior to completing the wagering requirement.
General Information
  • Any prize/bonus amounts offered will be calculated using bet365’s currency multiplier table applicable at that time. You can view bet365’s currency multiplier here.
  • In an attempt to combat fraudulent activity, bet365 has introduced methods to detect and prevent abuse of this offer. bet365 may ask any customer to provide sufficient documentation and/or verification steps for it, acting reasonably, to be satisfied as to the customer’s identity prior to crediting any offer, bonus funds and/or winnings to their account.
  • All customer offers are limited to one per person. If bet365 has reasonable grounds to suspect that the bonus or offer is being claimed by or for the benefit of the same person more than once or by a group of people then it may withdraw the availability of any offer or all offers to that customer or group of customers and/or void any wager funded by the bonus and remove any winnings from such wager.
  • Where any term of the offer is breached or there is evidence of a series of wagers placed by a customer or group of customers, which due to a deposit bonus, enhanced payments or any other promotional offer results in guaranteed customer profits irrespective of the outcome, whether individually or as part of a group, bet365 may reclaim the bonus or enhanced payment element of such offer, void any wager funded through the offer and/or remove any winnings from such wager. In addition, where there is evidence of such activity, bet365 may levy an administration charge on the customer up to the value of the bonus or enhanced payment towards the administrative costs incurred in identifying and taking action against that activity.
  • bet365 may reclaim any bonus amount that has been awarded in error.
  • bet365 may, at any time, make minor amendments to this promotion to correct typos or to improve on clarity or customer experience and may cancel this promotion for legal or regulatory reasons.
  • Employees, officers and directors of bet365, its promotional or other agencies, licensees and licensors, service providers and any other associated or affiliated companies shall not be eligible for the promotion. The same terms shall apply to the direct families of such persons.

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