- Massive sportsbook with incredible variety.
- Terrific mobile access, in-game betting, and live streaming.
Notes from the Editor
Bet365, an extremely popular sportsbook around the globe, truly has something for everyone. It’s an international mega-site that accepts customers from many different countries and supports a wide variety of currencies. But this is far from the only thing they have going for them, which we'll get into. If you want to place bets at Bet365 you'll need to be over 18, and of course, gamble responsibly.
- Sign up bonus: Up to £100 in Bet Credits.
They’ve got one of the nicest initial deposit bonuses around right now, as their sign-guarantee is an exclusive promo for MTS readers. All you have to do is enter the promotional code MTS100.
Note: This promotion applies to new customers only, and as a sign-up bonus you can receive up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value, and they are settled. Minimum odds/bet and payment method exclusions do apply, and Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
In our experience, Bet365 offered a low minimum deposit, a wide range of payment options, and supported a massive amount of currencies from around the globe. Bet365 has chosen to make its services available to almost the entire world while avoiding the complications often associated with taking deposits from American customers. This translated to extremely fast deposits accepted in an extensive range of currencies (with a more than fair exchange rate).
The era of waiting weeks for your winnings cheque to arrive by post is over, and Bet365 is leading the way in modern payout options among sportsbooks. Many deposit methods can also be used as quick and easy withdrawal avenues. The minimum withdrawal amounts start at a very low, so you can quickly be cashing out your winnings after every successful bet if you prefer to manage your bankroll this way.
Customer service at Bet365 has always been superb, and as their name suggests they’re usually available to talk to at any time. Phone calls are typically answered in seconds even if you’re calling at the peak time such as before a big match (or calling at 3 AM trying to bet on Mexican basketball). They have several contact numbers listed to help those in other countries to avoid long distance charges, but as far as we can tell their entire call center operation is in England. Everyone we’ve dealt with has been very knowledgeable, courteous, and well trained. Emails are also answered promptly. They also had a wide variety of language options for those who aren’t entirely comfortable speaking in English.
In general, if you were worried about dealing with a more substantial company like this, fear not, as they’re very approachable and accommodating. Other significant organizations should take a page from Bet365’s book when it comes to customer service.
- Features we like: Live streaming of games is what separates this book from others.
With a customer base as big and varied as Bet365 has, you can imagine what a vast selection of leagues they’d have to keep available. Combine this with their dedication to live in-game betting, and you get the most dynamic sportsbook around. Literally anytime day or night there are multiple things to watch on their live streaming service and wager on as it happens. Sometimes we find ourselves waking up early to make some quick bets on Korean baseball or Aussie Rules football – things we would never have been into otherwise and that we have no business betting on, but we find the excitement helps me start my day.
Their streaming service, by the way, is very well done. Even if you’re just a casual bettor who enjoys watching sports and races, the streaming alone is probably worth keeping a Bet365 account for. To retain this excellent feature, we learned that you’re required to either have a funded account or have placed a bet within 24 hours.
If that’s still not enough to bet on, the sportsbook also offers a wide variety of specials betting on entertainment and politics. Or try your luck at a foreign lottery or one of several virtual sports and races – betting on computer-generated animals or athletes. We’ve never been quite sure how one would have a profitable time with these. You’re just picking winners based on which has your favorite name or color. But these are all just for fun, and a serious punter would not need the distraction with the incredible betting selection that Bet365 already offers.
Website UI and UX
- Ease of use for betting: Arguably the best UI available today. Super clean and user-friendly.
- Mobile betting: Excellent mobile site & dedicated mobile apps. Also offers live-streaming.
Their mobile sportsbook app is also among the best around. The full sportsbook experience is right there on your tablet or mobile including all the live in-game betting as well as the smooth live-streaming platform. We love using the app at the racetrack as it even includes the racing form and we can bet without leaving my seat.