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Bet365 is a leader in online sports betting offering betting services since 1974. It provides remarkable number of in-play bets which makes the bookmaker stand out from the crowds! It also offers competitive odds and wide variety of bonuses. Bet365 is an excellent online bookmaker, moreover, having an account here is a must! Achievements: Best In-play and the best betting operator of the year in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Info about the bookmaker

About

Updated review in 2014.
 
 
 
About the sports bookmaking company.
Bet365 is an online bookmaker which holds a betting license since 1974, in addition it has the Internet and telephone division of Bet365 Group Ltd - one of the dominating British betting and gaming groups. Currently, Bet365 is one of the largest, private companies in the UK. It was found by Denise Coates and is also owned by the family of the Coates: Denise, John and Peter (a chairman of Stoke City FC and the 25th richest person in British football). 
 
Bet365 is one of the few betting companies owned by a family, as I always say, companies that are owned by families always come to one interest - welfare of the company. It all adds up to always growing, stable and great service! This is the key difference when compared to businesses that are shared by unrelated people, whose main aim is counting how much they can gain from their shares.
 
In 2013 Bet365 paid over 120 million Pounds of tax income to the UK’s government. For the rest of the world it may be not an interesting fact, but for the UK it makes a huge difference as Bet365 is on the the few gambling companies to pay such a huge amount of taxes in the UK.
 
bet365 home page of sports betting
 
Figures and Stats:
I would say that Bet365 bookmaker has grown to be called the best online bookmaker, with its betting offer, it can perfectly fit most bettors’ needs. As a matter of fact it is a brilliantly managed business with a great number of betting options and lines. According to the Alexa.com ranking, the web site is ranked number 70 in Global visitor popularity ranking, and is on 40th place in the UK or 26th in Spain. Well done Bet365!
 
bet365 alexa ranking
 
As Bet365 official website states, the company employs more than 3000 people who take care of 18 million customers in 200 countries. 
 
Bet365 is also a registered IBAS bookmaker. IBAS is an independent third party offering a dispute resolution service in all forms of gambling.
 

History

Bet365 history in brief plus the Bet365’s achievements and trophies.

The company started as Northern Racing, a collection of betting shops based around the north-west and Midlands area. In 2005, Bet365 sold Coral all its betting outlets to concentrate on online betting service. Year 2009 was particularly successful for the 'family business' as their turnover was £3,3bn compared to £1,8bn in 2008. So was 2010 when they were ranked 1st in eGaming Review's Top 50 (list of best online gambling companies).

In 2013 Bet365 year profit rose to 20 million Pounds compare the last year which gained four times less then this. On top of this, according to eGaming Review magazine, Bet365 was crowned Operator of The Year 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the annual ranking of Top 50. This bookmaker is among the most influential e-gambling companies. Three years in a row, in 2010, 2011 and 2013, Bet365 received the title of In-Play Sports Operator of the Years.

Bet365 Bookmaker has also won multiple awards from the iGB Affiliate Awards and received Best Website Performance award. In 2012, Denise Coates, daughter Peter Coates and Joint CEO of Bet365, received the Queen’s award for services to the community and business. In February 2013 Denise Coates was named one of the 100 most influential women in the United Kingdom, according to BBC Radio 4.

Sports betting & gaming offer

Now we can focus on the main subject which is the sports betting and it’s offer.
 
Sport Disciplines:
Bet365’s online sports betting offer includes all kind of disciplines such as soccer, basketball, baseball, Australian Football, American Football, cycling, greyhounds, UK and Irish horse racing (fixed odds and tote betting), speedway, tennis,  ice hockey, darts, futsal, Gaelic sports and we can still count the sports here, never ending list? ;) To better desribe what Bet365 can offer for Your specification simply check for your favorite sports by your self. I want guess what You like but I’m sure You will find here a great betting offer that suits your needs.
 
 
Soccer at Bet365 has a decent range of leagues and cups, including many betting options like point spreads, over/under, moneylines, Asian Handicaps and hundreds of other bet variations. The British, Irish and International greyhound betting is also recommendable: 'Best Odds Guaranteed' promotion,TV and radio live GH racing broadcast, Form & Analysis and greyhound betting bonuses. 
 
bet365 soccer betting lines
 
Cash Out your bets
Bet365 offer a nice option of selling bets You already placed with them. You can sell it (cash out) at any time You like before the event and at the time of event too. Look up the image.: Bet365 will charge You some profit, in this case where the stake is $50 the extra charges are 2.5%.
 
bet365 cash out bets
 
 
Live Betting:
Bet365's remarkable live streaming section covers soccer, basketball, tennis, horse racing and so many other sports. In the application window there are different views You can choose from like: Overview, Event view and Multiview.
 
bet365 event and multi view in live betting
 
For quite a long time I wasn’t betting throughout the in-play service of Bet365 and while returning to the action I can see a lot of changes that has been made by Bet365, all in pus. I mainly bet basketball in play section, for this sport I don't see any bookmaker to get any close to the Bet365 offer. For example, if any other bookmaker provides 10 matches a day, Bet365 does it with 50! Bet365 also accepts bets in a timely manner - very acceptable and not too late while some others do, so in Basketball You still can make it before the odds or line change.
 
bet365 shedule live betting list
 
 
In the summary, live betting with bet365 is a real beauty, great entertainment that covers many sport events and not accidentally Live betting in bet365 was ranked number one in three times on a row by the EGR Awards.
 
Mobile betting:
While using the Bet365 website on an iPhone or iPad I experience a well designed and maintained application. Most of the things work perfectly, betting slips, betting lines - refreshes and displays correctly. There maybe some delays with showing the history bets and account financial balance display - but it happens only on weekends when a lot of players use the web site and servers don’t keep up the number of tasks. In-play mobile application works great, it doesn’t freezes or stucks. A big thumb up as well.
 
bet365 mobile betting with an iphone

Sponsorship

Sponsorship activity of Bet365 is mainly focused on sponsoring horse races, such as Glorious Goodwood or Bet365 Gold Cup. In addition, the company is actively supporting the UK football clubs. Bet365 is known as the owner of Stoke City, which the bookmaker has been sponsoring for many years. The following clubs became official partners of the sportsbook - Sunderland, Swansea City AFC. Bet365 actively supports some more sports as for example the cricket and the following clubs: Cricket Australia, Durham C.C.C. Cricket, Glamorgan, Lord’s,

 

BONUSES and BETTING OFFERS AT BET365

Since many years Bet365 offers a standard initial deposit bonus of 100$/Euro for new depositors. However not all countries can apply for this promo. Always check rules and terms to see if your country is included on the list. Additionally, Bet365 sends special event bonuses to players’ email boxes. Bet365 is also known for giving away extra re-deposit loyality bonuses.
 
Conditions of the bonuses:
Bet365 has quite good conditions when comes to bonuses, they are rather easy to obtain.
 
bet365 offers bet rufund bonus for all players
 
Deposits and Withdrawals:
Recently I’ve made 3 withdrawals ($500 each) from my account. Each withdrawal was implemented by Bet365 financial department in just few hours. I’ve noticed that usual withdrawal time does not exceed 1 day with premium bookmakers and few hours waiting time is standard.
 
Conclusion? Having an account here is a ‘must’ especially for in-play betting service!

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Betting options

Betting viaOnline Internet betting, WAP Mobile betting, Telephone betting, Betting shops
Asian handicapsyes
Live bettingyes
Odds typeDecimal odds, Fractional odds , Moneyline odds
Head to headyes
Exchange bookmakerno
Supertotono
Statistics/Livescoresyes

Live streaming

Sports streamingSoccer, Tennis, Darts, Basketball, Greyhound racing, Horse racing; Registration required

Payment options

Payment optionsMoneybookersNetellerUkashMasterCard Visa Credit CardMaestro Debit CardVisa Debit CardClick2PayBank Wire TransferBank ChequeEntropay Visa CardFedExInstadebitLaser Debit CardPaysafecardPersonal Cheque
Min depositDepends on the payment option.
£1 – Skrill, Paysafecard, Fast Bank Transfer; £5 – Debit cards, Ukash; £10 – Credit cards, EntroPay; £25 – Click2Pay; £100 – Wire Transfer, Cheque
Min stakeDepends on the selected currency
(e.g. 0.2 USD, O.1 GBP, 0.2 EUR, 0.5 SGD, 2 SEK, 1 PLN, 20 JPY, 50 HUF, 2.5 MXN).
Max stakeNo information.
Min withdrawalDepends on the payment option.
£1 – Skrill; £5 – Debit Cards; £10 – Credit cards, Paypal; £25 – Click2Pay, Wire Transfer; £30 – Neteller; £50 – Fast Bank Transfer; £100 – Cheque
Max withdrawalDepends on the payment option.
£5500 – Paypal; £7000 – Skrill; £20000 – Debit cards, Credit cards, Neteller, Wire Transfer, Fast Bank Transfer, Cheque; £9999 – Paypal
Max winningVaries.
£50,000 - £1,000,000 for Soccer; £250,000 for Lotto; £100,000 for Virtual sports; £5,000 - £500,000 for Greyhounds; £100,000 for Boxing; £25,000 - £100,000 for Rugby League
CurrenciesGBP, EUR, USD, CAD, NOK, DKK, CHF, CZK, HUF, PLN, SEK, JPY, BRL, MXN, BGN, HKD, ARS, ISK, MYR, RMB, RON, SGD, THB, TWD, ZAR

Other games offered

Casinoyes
Pokeryes
Bingoyes
Gamesyes
Lotteriesyes

Usa players welcome

Usa players welcome -no
bookmaker/sportsbook
accepts bets placed
by american players?

Supported languages

Other info

Betting licenceSpain, the UK
Contact/help

E-mail: support@customerservices365.com

Customer Service advisors: 08000 288 365 (freephone), 0800 7810 365 (freephone),
Tel. betting service: 08000 322 365 (freephone), 0800 458 8888 (freephone)
IMPORTANT NOTICE – findbookmaker.com in partnership with bet365 offer over 40,000 live streamed events per year. However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. Prior to joining bet365 and funding your account therefore in order to view any particular event via the bet365 live stream, you are strongly advised to first check with bet365 that, given your country location, you would be eligible to view the live streamed event in question. bet365’s contact details can be found by clicking here, then clicking ‘Services’ at the top right of the page, and then choosing the ‘Contact Us’ option.