bet365 is one of the world’s leading online gambling services with over 7 million customers in over 200 countries. They gained their Australian licence in 2012 and are regulated by the Northern Territories. They tout themselves as the “World’s Favourite Online Sports Betting company”, and they are not too far off the mark. Pretty much, if you fancy a punt on anything, bet365 have probably got odds for it. You can also watch live racing from Victoria via your bet365 account as well as selected sporting events.
Join the world's biggest bookie
Samuel L Jackson calls bet365 the world’s biggest online sports company, and it is in regards to revenue. That’s no real surprise with a number of odds feeds for a vast array of sports. Want a punt on the Iceland league? bet365 has you covered. Think that Wayne Rooney will score in the next Manchester United match? You can have an each-way bet with bet365 that he will score at anytime for 1/3 the odds.
bet365 trust & financial stability
According to the Australian Financial Review bet365 is believed to hold a 17% share of Australia’s betting market. That makes them pretty safe in our eyes. Although last year they announced losses of $10 million it was a marked improvement on its 2015 market losses of $31 million.
Every bookie has to be in the market with its odds or punter will just go elsewhere. We found bet365’s odds pretty competitive in the market. In horse racing, if you select Fixed Win and the official bookmaker’s Starting Price is higher, you will receive your winnings at the greater odds.
bet365 specials & promotions
We like the Feature Meeting Offer where if you place a single bet on get Fixed Win or Tote Win markets on a Feature Meeting race and if it wins at odds of $5 or more bet365 will refund your first Fixed Win or Tote Win bet on the next Feature Meeting if it loses. They also have a Soccer Multi Bet offer where you can earn up to 100% more on your returns depending on the number of selections.
Pretty good, we have to say. Just like the majority of online bookmakers, the left-hand column contains traditional sports. The difference being that when you hover over your selected sports, the leagues are then displayed in the middle column. You just select the league you want and off you go. The Betting Slip is like a shopping cart, and your net profit is calculated and displayed automatically as you input your stake amount.
bet365 In-Play Betting
You can bet live but you must phone in as online betting is not available due to the restrictions of Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act. bet365 also provide a Visa card, which you can use to access your winnings instantly.
Pretty handy app for punting on the move, allowing bets to be placed quickly and easily. Has all the features of the desktop site. What stands bet365 out from the rest is its Quick Code In-Play service where a reference code is generated alongside each In-Play selection. Once you’ve made your selections you merely hit the ‘Call’ button, and a call to bet365’s Telebet team begins, and you place your bet.
bet365 Customer Service
24 hours a day, seven days a week you can use Live Chat to contact an advisor, or you can use a web message any time you want. Email and telephone numbers are also available, basically covering all basis.
You can deposit cash using credit/debit cards; Bpay, PayPal, flexepin, EachWay POLI and Neteller, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, bet365 Visa, Paysafe card and Entropay. Non-instant deposit methods to use are BPAY and a Bank Transfer. Third party payment methods are not acceptable.
There is a comprehensive dedicated page to depositing and withdrawing your cash. A withdrawal made to a credit or debit card takes 2-5 working days, whereas a withdrawal made via Skrill takes 24 hours.
The bottom line
bet365 are up there for site navigation, its mass of sports and odds for the punter and the live video feeds that all make for a superb betting experience. Even the small-time punter is counted for with $0.25 minimum bets – so tell your Granny. The only downside is the lack of first-time deposit bonus for the new joiner.