Bet365 Review Continued...
Bet365 offers markets for a huge range of sports, including some which you might not even have heard of. Trotting, anyone? Alongside the bigger sports, there are markets for Gaelic sports, winter sports, virtual sports as well as TV and political specials from across the world. If you fancy a bet on just about anything in the public domain, the chances are you will find it listed on the Bet365 homepage. Whereas some sportsbook sites tend to focus heavily on football, no single sport takes centre stage on the Bet365 site. In-play markets from golf to volleyball sit on an even footing and there are no flashing graphics to point you in a particular direction.
For a sportsbook of its size and reputation, Bet365 is generally on the no-frills side when it comes to first impressions. The interface is text heavy, with none of the dynamic visuals we are used to seeing elsewhere. While some sites are instantly recognisable for their use of graphics, Bet365 is left looking in need of a personality transplant. But then again, for those who do not wish to be distracted by gimmicks, it is clean and functional enough to do the job it’s there to do.
Functionality and Features
Bet365 is well equipped in terms of special features and it really comes alive on the In-Play markets. Click on a live tennis match or football game and you will be able to view a live stream showing a virtual representation of the game and live statistics. There’s even live audio commentary available of cricket matches, football games and numerous other events. Stats fans will enjoy the pop-up function that provides a labyrinth of information, statistics and form on a huge range of sports. It is quite easy to get lost in the sea of menus and functions but thankfully your bet slip follows you wherever you navigate on the site, meaning that making selections and placing your bets is straightforward and speedy.
Bet365 offers to match your initial deposit up to £200 as long as you deposit £10 or more, the winnings from which can be withdrawn once you have settled bets worth three times your initial deposit plus the bonus amount – all within 90 days of receiving the offer. There are a range of rolling offers on various sports too, including money back on certain bets if a football game ends goalless and bonuses on European football accumulators.
Bet 365’s cash out option is as flexible as any of their competitors, as punters have greater control over their wagers to either withdraw money early or retrieve some of their stake from a losing bet. The partial cash out feature is also particularly neat, giving customers the opportunity to take out some of their money early but leave the rest to ride on the original bet. When you also consider the 100% mobile bonus up to £50 when you place your first qualifying bet using a mobile or tablet, there are certainly lots of attractive bonuses and promotions at Bet365.
Bet 365’s strength is its size and sheer depth of content and features. You will never be left disappointed or feeling left out as the site covers so much ground. It may be on the basic side in terms of appearance, and the wagering requirement on the welcome offer is a bit steep, but apart from that there really is no stone left unturned. After all, 18 million customers can’t be wrong!