Bet365 bookmaker, casino & poker is a huge online betting company. It is primarily UK based & licensed and employs 3000 staff with 5,000,000+ active clients from over 135 countries. JustBookies.com has been delving into their latest annual accounts for this review. The figures show a massive independent company, with a turnover of £34billion ($51.5billion) on sports betting alone. Profits were £500million for the Stoke-based private company. Denise Coates, founder of the firm, was made a CBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list at the start of 2012 for services to business, community and establishing their own charity. Bet365 bookmaker is closely involved with its local football club, the current Premier League team and 2011 FA Cup finalists Stoke City. Coates’ father, also a Bet365 founding director, owns the club. You may have seen the company’s high-profile TV adverts and their banners at all the Premiership football grounds. They also support some high-profile sports and horse racing events. Bet365 is an excellent online bookmaker.
£200 Bonus (sport): You get 100% extra on your first deposit up to a maximum bonus of £200. This is the largest sports welcome offer of any of the bookmakers but, as with any promo, do read the terms and conditions on their website.
£100 (casino): There is a 100% bonus up to £100 using code BONUS100. As well as the casino there is a separate Vegas section, primarily with a lot of top-end slots but there are table games too. The 100% bonus applies to both, but as normal there are wagering requirements if you take up the bonus, in this case it is x 20, but do read their terms before taking up this bonus to ensure you take advantage of it the best way. Our Full: Bet365 Casino Review.
£100 (games): You get 100% bonus up to £100 in the games section. So if you play in the Bet365 Casino and the games you could claim a bonus twice, once for each section. The games are great fun and well worth a try.
100% bonus of up to €100 + €5 No Deposit Bonus (poker): Get €5 just for joining with no need to deposit. Also up to €100 free as a 100% deposit bonus in Bet365’s online poker site. You also get €5 of tournament tokens. The VIP points scheme earns cash at a faster rate than other poker sites and you get more money per point. Our full: Bet365 Poker Review.
£120 Welcome Package + Free Welcome Party Room (bingo): Spend £10 to receive £20 free at Bet365 Bingo (that’s a 200% deposit bonus on a max of £50 ie: up to £100 extra), a very impressive site. Plus there is a £20 Slots bonus on top of that. So you could get £120 in bingo offers. Also a Welcome Party Room with £1000 of prizes to be won. You can play in that for seven days free and there is no deposit required to access it, just register a chat name. Plenty of promotions for regular players on a daily basis. Our full: Bet365 Bingo Review.
OPINION: Bet365 bookmaker run an amazing online betting site. It is superbly managed and totally trustworthy. The range of sports betting markets is unbeatable, covering all global sporting events. The offers are the best available, very extensive and most achievable. They compete well with other bookies’ free bets, though Bet365 prefer to call them bonuses. It also has superb online casino, poker & bingo sections. This Bet365 Bookmaker review rates them one of the best online betting companies in the world.
Restricted Countries: Bet365 accepts most countries and has one of the shortest list of restricted countries of the UK-based bookies. In alphabetical order, these are the nationalities that can not join: Afghanistan, American Samoa, Angola, Belgium, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chinese Taipei, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, France, French Guyana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Martinique, Monaco, Myanmar, Netherlands, North Korea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen & Zimbabwe.
Review of Bet365 Bookmaker’s Sports Betting Bonuses for Existing Customers
JustBookies has listed a host of Bet365 Bookmaker welcome bonuses in the section above, but when you become a customer the offers keep on coming. Here is a review of the best of their ongoing promos:
ITV Risk Free Bets (horse racing): Applies to any winner at 4/1+ on ITV or ITV4 (UK TV) races. Have up to £50 on a winner & receive a risk free bet up to the same stake on the next ITV horse race. If that bet wins at 4/1+, have yet another risk free bet on the next live race, and so on. This offer is available to UK & Ireland residents only and is in addition to £200 bonus stated above.
Best Odds Guaranteed (horse & dog racing): This offer is JustBookies’ favourite and if we were allowed only one promo then it would be this. There is nothing more frustrating than backing a horse at 5/1 and seeing it drift to 8/1 by the start of the race. With Bet365’s ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ offer you will never be kicking yourself again. If you take the odds on a horse or a greyhound and that price goes to a bigger Starting Price then you get the bigger price. You get this bonus automatically. You don’t need to claim it. It is a good deal really, particularly for those of us who bet on the dogs or horses fairly often. Our rule is that you should just take the early price on your fancy whatever happens. We do not see any point taking SP, because you will always either equal or beat SP with ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’. You don’t even need to claim this deal, it just happens when the SP is higher than the early price you took.
Racing Value: Bet365 have a host of other permanent offers for the horse racing such as early prices on every race, enhanced win & place odds on selected races and they pay out on disqualified horses and the promoted winner.
Sky TV Dogs Free Bets (greyhounds): When Sky TV is covering greyhound racing, you get a great offer that is similar to the Channel 4 racing offer (for UK & Ireland customers). It works like this: Bet on a winner at 2/1+ and receive a free bet of the same amount you wagered on the following dog race covered by Sky TV. If that wager is also successful at a price of 2/1+ then you can have the same free wager on the next Sky race. There is no limit the amount of times this can happen, so long as you don’t back a loser and Sky is covering the race.
European Football 100% Bonus (soccer): Here is a generous one for you soccer accumulator specialists. You get a 100% bonus on your accumulator bet if it covers any European football matches. It needs to have just three legs or more. By European Bet365 Bookmaker also include the Premier League as well as any other domestic league in Europe plus the Champions League. So if your bet gives you winnings of £100 it will be doubled to £200.
First goalscorer each-way bets (soccer): OK, this sounds a strange one. How can a first goalscorer in a football match have each-way betting on it? Well, with Bet365 the way it works is pretty generous. If you have an ew bet on a First Goalscorer market then you get 1/3rd the odds for your place part of the bet if your player scores at any time in the match, even if he is the tenth goalscorer! So if you back him each-way at 9/1 and he does score, but he is only the 4th scorer in the match then you still get 3/1 odds (1/3rd odds of your 9/1) for your place part of the bet.
Goalless Football Match Money Back (soccer): Let’s face it, there is nothing so deadly dull as a nil-nil bore draw. It is so awful they should be paying you to watch it. Well at Bet365 Bookmaker they nearly are. The online bookie has livened up the frustration of a goalless football match by giving you your money back. This amazing offer applies to losing bets on the following markets: the correct score betting market, half-time/full-time bets and their scorecast odds.
50% Accumulator Bonus (American sports): Are you into your late-night American Sports? In the USA they call accumulators ‘parlays’. This is a good offer because it kicks in if you only have a double. So if you have a parlay with two selections or more on any American Sport such as basketball, baseball, American football (NFL or College) or any combination of those sports, then you get an extra 50% added to your winnings. If you win £200 then Bet365 Bookmaker will add on an extra £100.
More General Information: The betting firm is linked into all the Tote pools, which means you can place tote horseracing bets and the popular Saturday Scoop 6 bet via the Bet365 website. It has increased its annual profits quicker than any other private company in the UK, bar two. The top accountants Price Waterhouse Coopers did a study over three years and Bet365 Bookmaker came in the top three companies, increasing its annual growth rate by 140% per annum.
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I use their casino more than I do the sports betting but have found everything super efficient. No nasty shocks. They pay me out fast when I want my winnings and I have never met any nasty limits. One time when placing a sports bet the message came up that it had been sent to a trader who would manually check if it was ok and within seconds it was accepted. It was a three-figure bet with a fair liability, so no problem that they had someone cast their eyes over it. I also use their poker room, which is truly great. Credit where it is due, Bet365 is the best bookie or online betting company I have dealt with and I am older than I care to mention.
Used B365 for many years, all was ok until I got on a winning streak. They then restricted my bets to £5 and took all the offers away. They are not nicknamed 'bet three pound sixty five pence' for nothing.
Did all my Euro 2016 betting with Bet365 and intend to get involved heavily with the Olympics, especially the football tournament where I fancy Germany could deny favourites and host nation Brazil.
I have tried so many of the bookies and no doubt in my mind Bet365 comes out on top, mainly through ease of use. They just don't give me any problems, unlike the others who have restricted bonuses and things like that.
Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.
I just kept backing the winners at the Cheltenham Festival with Bet365. I backed the favourites and they just kept on winning. I think Bet365 is a lucky site for me and I am not going anywhere else for the moment!
I joined Bet365 in 2008 and since then I have not bet anywhere else. Particularly like their BOG (best odds guaranteed) on the nags and competitive odds. Now I play a bit of poker there too, really good.
Five star rating for a bookie with a 5-star service all round.
The best of the mainstream bookmakers for me. B365 don't knock you back as badly as the others. Best customer service by a mile. Nearly gave them five stars.
As a newcomer to their website I loved Bet365's range of free bets. Also seems they have a lot of promos for existing players too. Happy I joined them.
At last I have found a bookie that doesn't mess me about.
I joined to bet on the Cheltenham Gold Cup & being new to it all I felt a bit intimidated. I need not have been. What a breeze it all was. Very impressed with my initial experiences.
I can not fault Bet365 for anything much. Customer service is friendly and I have never had a problem with them. The website has lots on it. I am a regular there.