Bet365 is perhaps one of the best-known bookies in the world - and it's also one of the biggest, both in terms of revenue, and players - and this global betting giant offers one of the most diverse and varied sports betting platforms on the planet.
In this review, we're going to be taking a look at what Bet365's sportsbook has to offer - including details on their welcome bonuses and promotions, the events, markets, and odds they offer, and more.
Bet365 was founded back in 2000, and the company was created by Denise Coates. (Her family and her still continue to operate the site today, with John and Peter Coates also now joint-owners.)
The site is one of the biggest in the world, employing some 3,500 people around the world, and its Wikipedia page cites the bookmaker as being the largest private employer in the British city of Stoke-on-Trent.
With annual turnover of over £2 billion, Bet365 take millions of bets every single month - and it's no surprise to learn that the site is one of the most-frequented sites on the planet.
All new players who sign up and created an account at Bet365 qualify for £50 in free bets, by just placing a £10 bet - and we'll cover the details of how this works, below.
To qualify, you simply need to make a deposit of £5 or more, and place your first bet of £10. Once that first bet has been settled Bet365 will then credit you £50 in free bets in the form of bet credits to enjoy
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Now, in terms of other promotions, Bet365 are pretty generous, and you can find an up-to-date breakdown of what's currently on offer under their "Promotions" tab.
While Bet365 have come under some criticism for making their website's splash page (the page you first land on after leaving Google), their site itself is pretty easy-to-navigate, and their influx of different languages makes it easy for players to enjoy the site's full experience in their native tongue.
The page loading times at Bet365 are incredibly fast - you won't find yourself waiting long for markets to refresh, or prices to change - and this is something that the bookmaker have been actively working on over the last few years, to ensure that players can enjoy the smoothest and most hassle-free betting experience yet.
Arguably the biggest benefit of choosing to bet at Bet365 is the sheer number of markets they offer, and you'll be hard pushed to find a bookmaker that offers more markets.
Of course, you'll find all of the common/popular markets - football, horse racing, greyhound racing, tennis, golf, and so on...
And you'll also find a comprehensive range of US and Australian sports, motor sports, eSports, and more.
The bookmaker is also known to be incredibly generous with odds - and simple odds comparison website checks will show you that - as a general rule of thumb - Bet365 offer the best odds in the online betting industry - so you can always be assured of getting the best bucks for your money!
Bet365 were one of the early pioneers of live streaming, and like their general sports betting market offerings, they offer a truly comprehensive selection of live streams.
Like most bookies, you simply need to stake a minimum of £1 on the event/race you wish to watch, and once you've placed a qualifying bet, you'll notice a 'Watch Now' button appears on your betslip. You can then click this button to begin watching the live stream.
Bet365 offer two mobile apps. The first is available for iOS users, and it can be downloaded directly from Apple's AppStore. The second app is for Android users, and it can be downloaded directly from Bet365's website, or through Android's 'Play Store'.
If you don't own an Android or iOS device - or if you simply prefer not to download an app - you can also use Bet365's website from your mobile device. To do so, you simply need to open your your mobile internet browser, and navigate to the website. You will then be presented with a mobile-optimized variation of the site.
Almost all of the markets available at Bet365 qualify for their cash out facility, and this allows you to sacrifice a small part of your winnings, in order to receive them before the match or event has finished.
For example; if you bet on Liverpool to win, and they were winning 1-0 and 80 minutes, you could decide to take your profit there and then, rather than risk their opposition from scoring a late equalizer. To view the cash out prices, you simply need to head to your bet slip, and if cash out is available, you'll find it available there.
Bet365 is fully licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom's Gambling Commission, and this ensures that - when betting at the site - you can rest-assured that you're betting in a fair, integral, and transparent environment.
Part of the licensing rules mean that Bet365 have to have very good security measures in place - and this further benefits you, by ensuring that every time you're playing at the site, you can rest assured you're in good (and secure) hands.
Finally, customer service: Bet365 have a dedicated customer support team working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they're able to help you out with all types of questions/queries, from dealing with account issues, to providing technical support and more. You can get in touch with the support team through email, phone, and live chat.