Bet365 is one of the bookmakers with more experience on the betting market and have the same flawless reputation outside the UK. After testing the market with their betting shops, they decided that customers from other countries deserved a shot at getting the best odds for their favorite team, regardless of the league. Now bet365 has more than 6 million customers, and over 100,000 odds on all sports events you could want.
Usually upon signing up you were given free bets to be used in the markets of your choice until you learned your way around other markets. Now they award you 200 units of any listed currency on their site to match your initial deposit. All you have to do is enter the code that was sent to your email with the confirmation, and it will be deposited into your account.
An important feature for this bonus is that the entire amount is supposed to be in your account before you get access to the bonus itself. Before withdrawing both sums of money they need to be used to bet at least 3 times, and to shorten the times of waiting you could go for the betting exchange market which are bound to have higher odds and thus more value to you.
With time you could check their bonus section and see if you’re qualified for any of them; chances are your betting experience will help you get a round of free bets or some loyalty bonus which you could use to bet on a World Cup outright winner. If you see a check mark in front of an offer if it’s available in your region, which means you’re green lighted to use it immediately.
You’ll find this British bookmaker to your liking especially if you plan on extending your betting career past the World Cup 2014. Their betting offers are as varied as there are different tastes and markets. Often you might see bookmakers being the top in one or two areas, but bet365 has literally all the sports without any exception — they even cover smaller leagues.
They have a livestream section that not only has streams of popular football games but also tennis, rugby, and American football matches. Another lovely part is the fact that the livestreams and commentaries are integrated into the betting platform, which means you can follow the odds as they change.
If you plan to join their poker and casino room, you can do so from your sports betting account, eliminating the need to make a different account for each gambling platform. In their 10 years of history, bet365 has managed to gather a collection of poker, casino and bingo games that leave the choice entirely to you, and nobody has regretted it so far.
Being an international sports betting company, bet365 offers deposits and withdrawal options in the following currencies: Australian dollar (AUD), Bulgarian lev (BGN), Brazilian real (BRL), Canadian dollar (CAD), Chinese renminbi (RMB), Danish krone (DKK), Euros (EUR), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), Hungarian forint (HUF), Japanese yen (JPY), Malaysian ringgit (MYR), Mexican peso (MXN), New Zealand dollar (NZD), Norwegian krone (NOK), Swedish krona (SEK), Singapore dollar (SGD), South African rand (ZAR), Swiss franc (CHF), Taiwanese dollar (TWD), Thai baht (THB), UK pound (GBP), and United States dollar (USD).
It is highly advisable that you use either Skrill or Neteller, for both deposits and withdrawals, seeing as the change in the bankroll will be effective immediately, while if you use bank transfers it might take up to several days, depending on the work hours of the bank. The minimum amount you can deposit is 5 units of your currency and the maximum depends on the deposit method you use.
To be sure about either of them all you have to do is either check their help section or seek help via live chat, a method available without having to register for an account. For withdrawals the same rule applies, with the only difference being that it will depend on your main sport of wagering to see how much money you can withdraw at once.
World Cup Specials
Bet365 will improve their markets closer to the actual competition, but when the qualification are about to close, we’ll know the 32 teams that will battle for world domination. Since most of the time during group stages, a draw is rather boring, so bet365 will return your stake from bets placed on the following markets in case the match ends in 0-0:
- Correct score
– Anytime Goalscorer
– First/Last Goalscorer
Another important World cup market is the World Cup Penalty Payback, in which your outright bet on the World Cup 2014 winner will be refunded in case your team is eliminated after penalty shootouts. Let’s face it, that’s one of the most painful ways to be eliminated, and this offer is a way to secure at least something goes right. The offer will present the most value to you in the knockout stages of the competition, especially if you look at statistics of previous World Cups.
If you decide to go for the accumulator market, the odds will be greater for the most specific markets, like trying to guess who will be the last one to touch the ball or who will get the first booking.
Any other doubts you might have about bet365 will be quickly cleared either by phone, where all UK residents don’t have to pay anything; by email, which is answered rather quickly; by phone, where the operators will answer your questions in all major languages and you won’t have anything else left holding you back from opening an account with them.