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Bet365 Review 2018 - Sports Betting Review

This review is based on our personal experiences with Bet365 and represents our opinions about Bet365.

Without question, Bet365 are one of the biggest names out there in online betting. They are pretty hard to miss given their online presence. They have consistently gained a huge market share in the industry and have won award after award for their services and innovation. We have created a bet365 review to highlight some of our favourite features about the popular bookmaker.


OUR OPINIONS ABOUT BET365

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  • Fantastic value odds across all sports.
  • Extensive sports book with great submarkets.
  • Extremely efficient live in play betting service

Online-Betting Rating:

5 Stars Rating




Betting markets and odds quality 9/10

So what makes online betting site Bet365 so strong? Why are they so popular? Here are our conclusions in a bet365 review, which we put together after experiencing the service for ourselves. We took a good look around at many different important aspects of their website from their in-play services, to their extra features and down to the actual type of value that is around in their sportsbook odds.

In doing so we found out just why their service and their quality really can appeal to the user. It is easy to see why their sportsbook is one of the best available about there. It is not only because it sweeps the board when it comes to the number of sports that they cover, but the market coverage with each sport is pretty extensive as well. It is there we shall start, the wealth of sports options.

It is that variety which is obviously a key factor for many punters; versatility is important as you don't want to be left frustrated because you couldn't find a market that you wanted. A good test of a sportsbook is to look beyond the major sports to see what kind of variety lies deeper. That is something that is important to punters who don't want to just focus on the likes of soccer and horse racing.

At Bet365 even looking for other sports such as snooker, futsal and even Esports we found great coverage (in terms of variety) on these sports which don't get as much mainstream attention as the likes of soccer, tennis and rugby. That is a key point to our review about bet365. Even when scouring these what you could term as minor sports, more often than not we found that Bet365 offered wonderfully competitive prices on them.

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We took a look at odds comparisons of both the major sports as well as those less supported ones. Nowhere that we could see did Bet365 really come up that short anywhere at all. We looked at a few different sports and found around an average of 4.4% on the bookmaker average running at bet365. So that is a kind of margin which stands up well against other major operators.

The sportsbook is really the strength of Bet365 but of course, that would fall down without solid odds. Maybe that is why, when you arrive on their website you are immediately immersed in the sportsbook. It's a good home page. In a specific look at the horse racing available, it is so well supported with stats, form, the ability to watch races and we liked the ability to right there to choose between the normal e/w or an enhanced e/w on an option (more place coverage for a shorts odds price).

We found for our Bet365 review that they trade really well with their prices and we can only assume that is because of the punch they pack in the market. They have such a presence in the industry that they can be relied on to have some of the market leading odds. We went and checked around through odds comparison, and we found them to come out consistently strong.



Naturally, a big focus on the site is on football, and one huge bonus about the Bet365 sportsbook is that they offer Asian Handicap betting. You don't get this everywhere, and Bet365 deliver it very well. This is a great way to bet on events once you get a grip of it. It is a popular derivative of regular handicap betting for football matches, which gives you more coverage and far better value. So that is a definite feather in their cap for sure and they have long been purveyors of this feature for football betting.

In the Bet365 sportsbook, we found all of the major sports covered extremely well, we are talking about football and horse racing primarily here. Just as an example of the depth that they offer, we found around an average of 125 different markets available on Premier League matches. American Football matches yield around 160 markets and even cricket matches we found around at least 25 markets for a game to enjoy.

In-play betting 10/10

The live in-play betting service at Bet365 is extensive and high quality as well. Just a quick click through to their live in-play section shows all the events currently open and some of the popular markets on them. This allows for quick selections to be sent to your betting slip. If you click on a game in progress then you will have the full list of live markets.

For most major football matches you will have a great number of active markets running on it. You also get a cool little graphical interface to show you what is going on currently in the match and accompanying that is further statistical information. These are important tools and are quick to switch between. You can use these to try and gauge the flow of a game to help make stronger selections.

What we found to be a nice touch is that it was very quick and easy to switch between live in-play betting events. That was because even when you are in one particular match, you can still see other sports and live games in the left-hand menu. You can easily flit around between different events without losing track and the whole operation goes even further than that as well.

You can also create an in-play multi-view, essentially creating your own page with the games that you are following, on it. So you can see the action from several different live events going on at once. Just as the main sports book is extensive, so too is their coverage across different sports through live in-play betting.

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What types of sports did we find live in-play betting opportunities for at bet365? Obviously, there was the football, cricket and golf, some of the major sports around. But also badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, Esports, Greyhounds, Squash, Ice hockey, handball, and the list went on. You can favourite the sports that you most want to concentrate on through live in-play betting to help expedite things. Again one of the great features was the variety of markets available in live in-play betting.

We just weren't stuck with the outcome of the event, but you could really get down to the bones of things. For example, a cricket match we viewed for live in-play betting we found options like a 1st Over Wicket (yes/no), Runs in First 10 Overs, Dismissal Method, Next Man Out, Milestones and Innings Totals for Individual Players. There was certainly a lot to digest there with all of the live events. You can also scan a schedule to see what is coming up.


Extras & features 10/10

Bet365 run a cashout feature and in our bet365 bookmaker review this really jumped out at us as an important feature. With the tool, you can just cash out on a bet from right in your bet slip beneath your selection. You can also partially cash out a bet and you can control this by moving the slider to decide how much you want to pull out/leave in and at what price. You have full control of this feature on eligible bets.

You can also find the Cash Out feature on live bets as well, just click on your My Bets section and then hit the Cash Out tab to show which of your live bets are currently eligible to be cashed out. Currently, Soccer, Horse Racing, Cricket, Basketball and Tennis are some of the sports that Bet365 apply the cash out feature too. Bet365 also have results and live scores section on their website.

There are some live streams available on the site (there are restrictions to this, so fully read their terms) and we found a great feature called 2 Goals Ahead Early Payout Offer. This is where if your backed selection in a football match (selected competitions) goes two goals ahead in the game, you will be paid out a winner regardless of the final outcome of the game. That is on top of their bonuses offered for successful Accumulator bets in Euro Soccer.

There is another extra, and a long-standing feature, where they offer 0-0 bore draw money back on football matches. Place a pre-match bet on ANY a Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast markets for ANY Soccer match, and if the game finishes 0-0, bet365 will refund your stake if the bet loses. Read the full terms and conditions for full details of all their offers. They can make nice additions to your regular betting.

Another great feature which we enjoyed was their bet builder. This is where you have the opportunity to create your own personalised bet on a soccer match. You can choose from popular markets such as Match Result (Full Time or Half Time), Both Teams to Score, Number of Goals Scored, Players to Score (Anytime, First, Last, 2 or More, 3 or More) or Corners and build your bet. You basically mix and match from the available options and then bet365 will give you a price on your combined selections so that you can go and strike your bet.

Bet365 payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 10/10

Bet365 offer a lot of payment methods to fund your account. Due to requirements from Bet365, we currently cannot fully present our content here. You can find the information directly at Bet365 at any time.



HOW TO SIGN UP

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  1. If you are visiting Bet365 for the first time, click on the Sports picture
  2. Click on the Join Now link on the top right of their website
  3. Enter Your Personal Details
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions
  5. Click "Join Bet365" button

You may see a screen to enter your preferred method of deposit. You don't have to do it here, you can access through your account management link to do later.

Either way, you will see all of the different options for depositing there. Check all applicable fees and delivery times first. It is at this point of your first deposit that you can include any bonus code if applicable.

Online-Betting Rating:

5 Stars Rating


User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 9/10

Overall the Bet365 website hasn't gone down the route of trying to be flashy. It's basic and straightforward and gets the job done. Its functionality wins out over design and for most punters, that's all that matters. It doesn't have all the flashy bells and whistles and what some may call gimmicky promotional material all over it.

It is very easy to read and the operation from market selection through to the bet slip management is hassle-free. We found it loaded quickly and things are so well organised there that you may not even have to stray too far from the home page too often really. While the aesthetics may not be the greatest out, the functionality and user-friendliness of the site get big points.

Bet365 have both a Mobile App and mobile service and all of the core of their main website translates well over to the mobile services. You can find a lot of the popular features such as Auto Cash Out, Live Betting and Live Streaming on their mobile app. Really the strength of having it is the control you can have over those Cash Out options and as with most apps, they can run a bit quicker than the desktop version of the website. They have an app available for both Android and iOS.

Bet365 Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 9/10

There is an extensive help base on the site, leaving you to browse through a great set of FAQs. That will probably serve most of your needs. If there are still open questions you can also contact the Bet365 support.

Overall / Conclusion 10/10



They win awards and it's easy to see why. They just operate so very well. Everything that you need is readily accessible and it is a site that you can relax at without being bombarded by distractions. The whole process of navigating the sportsbook to striking a bet is quick, easy and straightforward and when you see how well lit is backed up by their features, you really have a top performer.

At the crux of everything though is their sportsbook and the odds and variety within it. They are all so very strong there and it is why they have such a strong standing in the online betting industry. To sum up our bet36 review, really all we can say is that is is straightforward betting done extremely well.


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