Bet365 Deposit Bonus
Bet365 are currently offering a 100% first deposit bonus of up to £200 to new customers. To claim simply click on the button above or to the right, which take you directly to the offer on the Bet365 website.
Bet365 Offer Code
Upon opening your account, Bet365 will email you a unique 10-digit offer code which ends NCDB2. Once you make your first deposit simply visit their Members section from the 'Services' option at the top right-hand-side of the site, then go to 'Offers' and you will see the offer code box. Enter your Bet365 offer code, click submit and your first deposit will be doubled, up to £200.
As well as their open account bonus, Bet365 offer regular incentives to customers, the most popular of which is their 'ITV Racing' promotion. If you back any winner at 4/1 or more in a horse race televised live on ITV or ITV4, Bet365 will give you a risk bet to the same stake on the next televised race. If your risk free bet also wins at 4/1 or more, you also qualify for a risk free bet on the next televised race - and so on.
This offer applies to the first win or each-way bet you place on each qualifyinng race. When you back a winner at 4/1 or more, your bet on the next feature race must be paid for and placed in the usual way, but if that loses your stake will be refunded to your account. It’s worth noting that Bet365 also nominate a feature race every day when there is no televised racing on ITV and post these on their website (click on Services > Promotions to view).
There is a similar Bet365 promotion for greyhound racing betting with their Sky Dogs 2/1 Offer: Back a winner at 2/1 or more in any greyhound race televised live on Sky Sports and get a risk free bet to the same stake on the next live Sky Sports greyhound race. If your risk free bet wins at 2/1+ you also qualify for a risk free bet on the next televised race and so on.
Bet365 offer customers a 'Close Bet' function, for football, tennis and basketball betting, that allows you to cash in on a bet before it has reached settlement. This way you can change your mind and take a settlement fee in exchange for your pending bet - to either lock-in an early profit or take a reduced loss on your initial stake.
For every race broadcast live on Channel 4, Bet365 also offer a price promise, constantly updating odds to ensure they offer the best price on every horse running. Thus, best price or joint best price will be matched from all their major competitors: Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral and Totesport (excluding ante-post bets).
There is also no need to take the Starting Price with Bet365 as they guarantee best odds on every horse / greyhound race, every day. Thus, when you take a price on your selection, if the SP is bigger they will pay you out at the bigger odds (including singles and multiples).
Bet365 also offer a 'Bore-Draw' refund on all losing Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bets on ANY football match that finishes 0-0. Depending on the league in question, anything from 5% to 10% of football games finish goalless, so this can be a nice reprieve if your bet is unsuccessful and a goalless draw can never be the worst result.
Originally a betting shop business, Bet365 sold its chain of shops to Coral in 2005 and is now the leading online bookmaker in the UK, although their customer base of over ten million now extends across the world and the bet365.com website is currently available in 17 different languages. Indeed, over 70% of Bet365 business is now from customers outside of the UK.
Based in Stoke, Bet365 is a privately operated business run by brother and sister John and Denise Coates, which employs over 2500 staff. The amounts wagered on Bet365 for the financial year ending March 2013 rose to almost £20 billion (from £12 billion the previous year) and the firm also owns local Premier League football club, Stoke City, through one of its subsidiaries - Stoke Holdings Limited.
For sports and financial betting, Bet365 are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, whereas their casino, poker, bingo and games operations are licensed and regulated in Gibraltar. Many will recognise Bet365 from their TV adverts featuring actor Ray Winstone, which often show around football games promoting their in-running markets.
They also receive much industry recognition and were named In-Play Sports Operator of the Year for the second year in succession at the 2012 eGaming Review Awards, whilst in the eGaming Review’s Annual Power 50 for 2012, Bet365 secured top spot for the third year running.
Bet365 support horse-racing throughout the year with their race sponsorship, but their showpiece event is the finale to the jumps season - the Bet365 Gold Cup, which is run at Sandown Park every April. Originally known as the Whitbread Gold Cup (which was the first commercial sponsorship in British sport), the Grade 3 race has been sponsored by Bet365 since 2008 and its role of honour includes legendary chasers such as Arkle (1965), Mill House (1967) and Desert Orchid (1988).
Another of their high-profile race sponsorships is The Bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby (late October / early November), which they have sponsored since 2003 and whose role of honour includes the popular grey One Man (1996 & 1997) and See More Business (1999 & 2000).
In 2011 Bet365 were also unveiled as new sponsor for the first day’s racing at the Glorious Goodwood Festival, with its feature race the Bet365 Lennox Stakes.
The Bet365 website is extremely user-friendly, with an emphasis on allowing you to place a bet quickly, no matter how experienced you are at betting online.
Unlike most bookmakers, the Bet365 website is in widescreen resolution, allowing them to display more main events and markets on the homepage so that you can get directly to your bet and place it quickly and easily. This includes 'in-play' betting, with the latest scores and odds updated automatically, so you don’t need to refresh the page.
If you’re looking for a less common bet, the left-hand navigation bar allows you to find all sports and 'specials' markets. They also offer Financial Betting via the top menu; indeed Bet365 usually have over half-a-million bets available on their website at any one time.
Whatever sport you are betting on, icons at the top of all of the Bet365 betting coupons allow quick access to additional functionality and services, whether that be English Premier League data or American sports stats and trends.
For horse racing betting this includes an 'A-Z Horse Search' and 'Horse Stats' - a form and analysis service and their 'Nag Me' horse-alert service to let you know when horses you select are running.
The top of every Bet365 horse-racing coupon also contains information about the time and meeting, distance and place terms, plus you can hover over each horse’s name to find out how it ran in its last race. For horse and greyhound racing, plus football and cricket matches, the Bet365 website also incorporates live audio commentaries and previews, available by clicking on the audio icon at the top of an event coupon.
There is also a results service which includes replays of all At The Races and Racing UK races and this can be found in the 'Bet365 Extra' section, via Services > Results > Archive. Alternatively, both Results and Audio can be accessed directly via links in the footer on every page of the Bet 365 website.
Standard odds are displayed in fractions on the Bet365 website, but if you prefer these can be adjusted to display as decimals or American odds via the top menu. If you need any help, or have any queries, there is a customer service chat option and the website also has a message module so that Bet365 can communicate new offers to you when you log in.
Bet365 Live Streaming
Bet365 offer video streaming of over 20,000 events every year, including five Serie A matches a week during the football season, allowing customers to bet on events as they are taking place. This is the most comprehensive live streaming service available and if you visited most other online bookmaker trading floors you’d often see them using Bet365 live streaming themselves for in-running betting.
For horse-racing live streaming, you can watch races live on your PC, so long as you have placed a qualifying bet of £1 or more. Icons indicate which TV channel the race is being broadcast on and you simply click the icons to watch. Bet365’s football and tennis live streaming is also extremely popular, with a huge array of markets to bet on in-running. There is no betting requirement for these, either go directly to the event coupon and click on the TV icon - or simply select the 'In-Play' option in the top-menu to see what’s available.
There are all sorts of other popular sports being streamed live throughout the day and night, including Snooker, Ice-Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball, whilst less familiar sports such as Beach Football and Futsal also widen your opportunities to bet. In October 2009, Bet365 secured the rights to stream the first ever England football match which was exclusively shown online. The match, England v Ukraine, was a World Cup Qualifier and was available for Bet365 customers with a funded account to view for free.
Bet365 Mobile App
Once you’ve opened an online account with Bet365 you can access your account and place bets with your mobile simply by typing: mobile.bet365.com into the phone’s browser. You can then add Bet365 mobile to your home screen and log-in using your online username and password.
The same range of markets and events are available via Bet365 mobile, including in-play betting, and you’ll also be able to view your balance and deposit. Bet365 recently launched their 'Mobile Watch and Bet' service and customers can now get live streamed events on their mobile phones or tablets.
Receive a 150% new player bonus up to £150 (instead of the usual 100% up to £100) at Bet365 casino, simply by using offer code: BONUS100 when you make your first deposit or transfer into the casino wallet.
There are then over £3,000 in further bonuses available every month via their current Bonus Bundle promotion. This allows you to claim up to four deposit bonuses a week, from £10 up to £200, simply by entering the offer code BONUS3000 every time your deposit directly or transfer money into your casino balance.
The casino at Bet365 offers a wide range of traditional card and table games, such as blackjack and roulette, along with a whole spectrum of video poker, scratch card and jackpot slots games. They also offer online Live Dealer games in blackjack, roulette, baccarat and sic bo - for those who prefer to play with real dealers.
No download is required to play Bet365 casino and some of their most popular games include mini-roulette (with just 13 numbers), Blackjack Surrender and Tequila Poker. Their progressive jackpot slot games, such as Beach Life, Daredevil, X-Men and Iron Man, regularly have jackpots in their millions, which keep increasing until they are won
Download the Bet365 poker software and receive a new player bonus of 200% of your first deposit into Bet365 Poker (or first transfer to the poker wallet), up to a maximum of $1000. Thus, if you deposit $500 you’ll be eligible for the maximum bonus - which is released at a rate of $10 for every 1000 merit points earned and you can view how many MP’s you have earned by selecting 'My Account' in the Bet365 poker lobby.
In addition, Bet365 Poker now offer UK players $5 free to play with and no deposit required. Whatever your level, make your first deposit and you’ll get a free tournament token to a €100 new depositor freeroll. They also reward regular poker customers based upon their VIP level and number of merit points earned - points can be exchanged for various cash rewards, loyalty rewards and tournament token rewards.
Bet365 also offer 'Rapid Poker' - which means that you are dealt a new hand at a new table as soon as you fold an existing hand, with no need to wait until it’s your turn to act. Don’t like your cards? Get rid of them and get another hand straight away.
Bet365 offer regular reload bonuses to use on their impressive range of 'soft' games. Game players are spoilt for choice with endless Skill, Hi-Lo, TV Show and Instant Win Games to choose from. Favourites include Deal or No Deal, Battleships, Keno, Golden Goal, Football Manager, Gone Fishing and Frankie Dettori’s Magic 7.
If you fancy financial trading without worrying about losing your shirt then try out Bet365 financial betting. You can trade from as little as 10p and also hedge by waiting until a price hits a certain level and closing. Select from a wide range of markets such as the FTSE and Dow Jones and you can trade every business day from 08:00 – 21:00.
For each market you can bet on three time periods – 5 minutes, hourly or daily and there are 7 different bet types, including the finish level of a market, whether it will hit a certain point before expiry and the highest or lowest level the market reaches. The odds are displayed in decimals, for example 1.25 means you’re getting 25% profit on your original stake, whilst 0.75 means you’re losing 25% of your original stake.
Try out being a bullish or bearish trader or a combination of both, with winnings credited to your Bet365 account.
Bet365 welcomes Bingoheads (their nickname for players) with a £25 welcome bonus - you just have to purchase £5 worth of tickets to get the bonus.
Bet365 also add money to the bingo prize pools and they offer an extra £10000 on Mondays and £20000 on Fridays. Free Bingo features strongly with Superbooks games, BOGOF Bingo and Weekend Freebie Hours, all of which offer superb prizes. Also, each day that you purchase £5 of tickets you are invited to the Premier party for the following day with 1p tickets, £25 1TG pots, and 5 x £100 prize pools.
Bet365 Bingo reward loyalty further by allowing Bingoheads to earn Loyalty Points which can be used for free tickets and gives access to the VIP Club. As you then move up the VIP ladder you can enjoy a whole range of benefits such as additional bonuses and special promotions.
Bet365 Payment Options
Bet365 accept payments by all major debit and credit cards, Asia365, Click2Pay, Entropay, InstaDebit, Skrill (previously Moneybookers), MoneyTT, Neteller, paysafecard, PayPal, Ukash, Fast Bank Transfer, bank wire, cashier's cheque, bankers draft, international money order or personal cheques. Bet365 accept customers from all over the world, so simply select your country when depositing to see the payment options available to you.