Review of Bet365
Firstly welcome to our review of Bet365. Before we dive into the full details I’d just like to personally recommended Bet365. They have been given our 5 star rating in our bookmaker reviews section which means that they are one of a small group of online bookmakers who we consider rock solid.
This means your money is safe with them and they always pay out on winning wagers. I use Bet365, the staff here at CheekyPunter.com use Bet365 and we’d all put our reputations on the line to recommend them to anyone looking to place wagers online.
- Top rated bookmaker.
- 100% safe & secure.
- 5 star rating.
- Bet & watch streaming.
- Mobile App.
- Licensed in the UK.
Cheeky Punter Bookmaker Review
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Bet365 Bonus – What’s Going On?!
To find out the latest information on the Bet365 welcome offer for new customers please visit: https://www.bet365.com
Review of Betting Markets
Right lets dive into the juicy part and take a look at the different markets that are on offer. There are over 30 different sports sections on the Bet365 website which cover sporting events which take place all over the globe. The sports selection at Bet365 features but in not limited to the likes of:
- American Football
- Aussie Rules Baseball
- Greyhound Racing
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Racing
Basically Bet365 offer a heck of a lot of sports options to their punters. They got some really obscure stuff on there which you won’t find at other online bookmakers and they’ve got a mass of different options on popular sports such as Football, Cricket, Tennis and Horse Racing.
All the sports you can bet on at Bet365 are listed down the left hand side of their website and their new improved interactive platform allows you to quickly pull up odds on any sport into the main screen area on the right hand side. The brand new platform Bet365 use is super quick and load times for every market is less than 3 seconds. They’ve also got one of the biggest and best In-Play sections around.
In-Play at Bet365
No Bet365 review would be complete without a look at the In-Play suite Bet365 provide to all their punters…
Don’t worry before you ask yes they do cover more interesting matches than AL Ahil Dubai vs Emirates Club RAK – in fact over 90% of the markets offered at Bet365 are turned in-play. From our experience Bet365 have the widest range of in-play odds and markets you’ll find anywhere on the web.
To navigate to the live section at Bet365 all you’ve got to do is hit the ‘Live In-Play’ link located at the top of the nav bar of the left hand side of the site.
One of the features offered via the Bet365 live interface is the ability to move events in and out of a favourites section which is located in the top left of the screen. Just click the star next to any market you want to add to your favourites and it’ll be listed before the rest. A top quality feature and one pioneered by Bet365 and now copied by many other bookies.
You’ve also got live scores and match stats in the In-Play section at Bet365 so you’ll know when the situation in the event your gambling on changes. Stats from the event are also included if you click the small graph symbol in the live scores area (you can see this in the image above).
Anyone doing a review of Bet365 looking at their In-Play options would be impressed and on top of all the features mentioned above you can even watch some events live via the In-Play section as well.
Bet365 Live Streaming Service
A massive range of sporting events are now streaming live at Bet365 thanks to their impressive live streaming service. The service is available to anyone who has an account with Bet365 which has at least £1 in it, has placed a bet on the event they want to watch or has placed a bet in the last 24 hours. That’s the only requirements there are to watch the coverage they provide unless it’s horse racing where you must have bet a minimum of 50p on the race to watch.
What Sports Are Shown?
Here’s a brief list of the top sports that are currently shown on Bet365:
Football, Darts, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Snooker, Handball, Horse Racing, Badminton, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Bowls, Ice Hockey.
There are live events on every single day at Bet365 and you can now access all the streams available via the in-play suite which means you can watch and see the odds on screen at the same time. This option is found to the right hand side of the live scores when you’re in the in-play section.
We know this particular review hasn’t really found any negatives so far but when you look at the in-play suite it just can’t be rivaled by any other bookmaker that offers users the safety and security that Bet365 do. You’ll love it.
Geo restrictions apply.
Stats & Live Scores Review
You’re going to find stats and live scores at most online bookmakers that allow you to check form, keep up to date with current matches and help you decide who and what to bet on.
Bet365 is no different.
Review of Stats
The focus of stats is Bet365 are very much on football and horse racing so we’re going to split our review into two sections to deal with both.
To access stats for an match click the bar chart logo (you’ll find it hovering around the Full Time Result market on their website)
What you’ll be presented with is a pretty comprehensive look at both teams involved in the fixture, their head to head record, the current form which includes a measure of how hot they are right now, a list of their previous results, league position and progress throughout the season.
What we really like here is the ability to drill down even more into both sides and see top goalscorers, players with the most assits and any confirmed injuries.
Another cool touch is the ability to break down the over/under markets to see how their form relates specifically to these bets.
The football stats work great as a quick overview of what’s going on in the fixture and what you might expect to happen based on previous results.
Like most aspects of this Bet365 review… it’s hard to fault them.
Horse Racing Stats
To find the horse racing stats available just drill down to the race you’er interested in and then hit the ‘Show Info’ link in the header.
This is going to present you with a pretty damn detailed overview of each runner and rider including, where available, the option to watch how the horse ran in previous races.
The info available is partly powered by the Racing Post and includes the horses previous performances, weight, age, trainer, jockey, previous odds, current odds a mini review of the last run and a Spotlight from the Racing post.
You’re going to get a solid overview of the race at Bet365, we love the feature to re watch previous races but you’re not going to get the level of detail you can get on the racing post website… it’s a pretty good concise effort though.
Finally… something we’ve found at Bet365 that we’re not a huge fan of… their live score service.
On the desktop site you can launch live scores by clicking the ‘Live Scores’ link in the ‘Scores and Results’ section at the foot of the page. However it doesn’t appear to be available on mobile.
That’s no big loss though because it’s clunky to use and you’re not going to want it. Any of the live scores apps or website are way better and much more intuitive.
One thing worth noting on this front is that if you have a bet on an event then when logged in you can quickly and easily see the live score of that event on your betslip along with any cash out info.
Bet365 Banking Options Reviewed
For obvious reasons Bet365 are keen to make it as easy as possible for punters to move money into and out of their accounts.
They do a good job of both and when compared to some of the smaller or newer online bookmakers actually offer way more options on this front.
Being versatile and make life easy for punters is important to scoring a high review ranking at Cheeky Punter and once you check out what Bet365 offer on this front we’re sure you’ll be impressed.
To Deposit At Bet365
Getting money into your Bet365 is easy, quick and simple. They accept a range of major debit and credit cards as well as various different e-wallets and online payment options.
Deposits are free of charge to customers and most process instantly. Limits range depending on what deposit method you use.
To see a full list of deposit options visit the Bet365 website and scroll to the foot of the page. Select ‘Payments’ if on desktop or if on mobile select ‘Bet365 FAQ’ and then click the ‘Payments’ tab.
From here you can then select your country and currency to see what options you have.
To Withdraw From Bet365
To be able to withdraw from Bet365 all you’ve got to to do head on over to the ‘My Account’ section.
Here you’ll find a link for withdrawals. Give it a click and once on the page you can select your method of withdrawal and the amount you want to cash out. Depending on your method you money will be returned instantly or will take up to a certain time to hit your bank.
Bet365 License Information
Is Bet365 Safe? Well Bet365 currently hold a gambling license granted by the UK Gambling Commission, so yes they are. This means that to continue to operate they must adhere to the guidelines set out in the license agreement.
Their UK Gambling Commission license means they must:
– Conduct all gambling in a fair and open way.
– Make sure that minors and those considered to be vulnerable are protected against gambling.
– Make available help for anyone who develops any kind of gambling related issues.
– Notify the UK Gambling Commission of anyone who is a shareholder in Bet365 and provide the Commission with contact details for these people.
– Must notify the UK Gambling Commission of all measures to protect customer funds should the company cease to exist.
What Happens If They Don’t Comply?
They’ll have their license removed and they will no longer be able to accept any kind of gambling transaction.
You’ll be pleased to know that the UK Gambling Commission have the power to enforce their code of practice and if any one or any company is found to be in breach of the terms and conditions laid out then action will be taken to remove the license immediately.
Customer Support Review
As one of the biggest online betting sites you’d expect Bet365 to have it down when it comes to their customer support and they do. Currently they offer the following methods:
24/7 Live Chat – at any point you can hop onto the Bet365 website and load up their live chat support. Often operators are available instantly, otherwise a couple of minutes wait is all you’ll face, and you’ll have a real human ready to respond to your queries.
Email Support – another option is to email the customer service department at Bet365 and wait for a response to your question via email. Question sent in via email are usually responded too within a couple of hours (but it does obviously depend on how busy they are). If you can’t wait for a reply then live chat is a better option.
Telephone – want to actually talk to a real person? Then there’s also a telephone support option available at Bet365. Just give them a call, wait in line and when you get through you’ll get the help you need. It’s often a good idea to have your account info ready if you’re question relates to account activity.
Post – if you really want to Bet365 also provide a contact address you can use to get in touch via post. We haven’t tried it and can’t see any reason you’d need it but it’s there if you think you might.
To find all contact info visit the Bet365 website -> scroll to the bottom of the page and find the help section -> select ‘contact us’ link.
Our Rating Explained – 5 Stars
You’ll have noticed at the top of this page we’ve given Bet365 a 5 out of 5 star site rating.
A 5 star rating is defined as:
‘The best of the best bookmakers, we trust these guys with our money and so should you.’
What this basically means is that Bet365 is one of the safest online bookies you’ll find online. Any winning bets you place at Bet365 will be paid out and paid out promptly and you’ll be able to withdraw you cash with no questions asked.
Bet365 are a global brand, their website is available in 17 different languages, there’s a free Bet365 app and a Bet365 casino app and their presence across the world in the industry is second to none. They don’t often get the coverage and exposure they deserve online as they won’t pay top dollar to appear in the recommended spots of online portals and review sites.
They rely on webmasters to review them with honesty and showcase the features they can offer punters as well as the piece of mind.