Bet365 Sportsbook Review
Bet365 is the largest betting site in the world. This isn’t a subjective statement. Bet365 is the largest in the volume of wagers. Bet365 is the largest in active bettors. Bet365 is the largest in the amount of money wagered. Bet365 is the largest in internet traffic.
The sportsbook wasn’t always leading in these categories so how did they do it? Innovation. Bet365 seemed always to be ahead of the curve. Over the past eight years, I have been at the gaming conferences in London and Spain. At these conferences, the market leaders and aspiring market leaders set up their booths to show investors and potential advertisers what they have accomplished. The first hot feature was the cash-out function allowing players to abandon their bets in-game and take the profit offered before the bet would have been graded. Sportsbooks would show me their platform well after Bet365 had it and say “This is cutting edge. Except for 365, no one else has it”. A few years later it was Live Betting. They would say “We have the most markets and the best platform next to Bet356”. Years later it was mobile betting. They would say… “We are now completely mobile. It’s pretty good. It’s not quite Bet365, but it works!” Then there was live betting on mobile… You get the idea.
It was oddly accepted by upper management on down to marketing of these sportsbooks to be second to Bet365. 365 simply hung the carrot so high that no one else bothered to reach for it. It was them, and then it was everyone else.
|Online Since:||Feb 2001|
|Sign up Bonus:||None currently, Request to support|
|Bonus Fine Print:||N/A|
|MLB Dimeline:||No, Prices begin 20 cents|
|Unique Odds:||Yes - On huge soccer markets|
|Deposits:||Credit Card, Bank Wire, InstaDebit, iDebit, PaySafe, Entropay|
|Payouts:||FREE: Credit Card, Bank Wire, InstaDebit, iDebit, PaySafe, Entropay|
|Bet365 Pros:||Best Software, Live Betting, & Soccer Menu|
|Bet365 Cons:||Sharp players are limited, USA Sports priced higher|
Bet365’s investment in the future
There were High Street Sportsbooks like Ladbrokes and William Hill who had a much bigger share of UK gambling with many more physical betting shops. The Coates family, led by CEO and majority owner Denise Coates, made the large investment in 2000 to stake their claim in the future, online betting. They mortgaged all of their betting shops to start their online business Bet365.com. This forward thinking has been the trend since. While their software providers limited other sportsbooks, Bet365 built their own and was laying the groundwork for the future. 365 was able to position themselves years ahead on mobile betting and especially live betting. To this day, there is no live betting program as robust, and easy to use as Bet365’s. 365 management has told us that the majority of their wagers comes via live betting by mobile.
One of the things that makes a great company, in any industry, stay great is its leaders’ desire always to be the best. Over the years Predictem management has worked directly with Bet356 ownership on policy, user feedback and player disputes. It’s obvious that some of the most successful and wealthy people in the world do not need to speak to third parties or consider our feedback. It’s also apparent Bet365 is interested in maintaining their position as the best in sports betting entertainment.
Bet365 has different promotions for different countries and their major events. The sportsbook will routinely offer $75 in free plays or a free $25 bet after a $5 minimum deposit. Terms range from five to seven-time play-through.
Unique Odds & Value
If you are a soccer bettor, Bet365 is a must have. No bookmaker has more leagues than Bet365 from English Premier League to u19 Bundesliga. Players will find margins are low but vary depending on the market. The sportsbook is one of the best if not the best book to have for soccer betting. The sportsbook will often have the best line on at least one team or the draw in three-way betting.
The Bet365’s payouts are simply always free. They have every payout method and eWallet option that players all over the world may need. Payouts are fast when it is not the first withdrawal and/or a bonus requirement does not need to be reviewed.
Bet365 limits are low on American sports, and unlike their extensive menu of soccer leagues, only recreational bettors are welcome to bet them. The vig can be expensive as some lines for halves and quarters, especially in college have been known to be 30 cents instead of the standard 20 cents and 10 cents of the cheapest books. Baseball betting starts at double most other books at 20 cents.
Players from Eastern Europe go through an extensive identity verification process before getting their first withdrawal and won bonus funds. This is due to high volume of fraud from the area.
Bet365 is the best mobile betting experience and the best live betting experience. They have the largest soccer menu at some of the lowest prices. If you are a soccer bettor and Bet365 services your country, you will enjoy the most premium online betting product available.