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Bet365 Sportsbook Review

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Pros

  • Experienced international company
  • Lots of bonuses and promotions offered
  • Live Streaming available on the site

Cons

  • Market selection can be narrow
  • The site has not truly adapted for American audience

Sports selection — good

Bet365 has a good list of sports that the player can make bets on. At the top of the list are the most important sports (football, baseball, basketball, hockey) as far as the American audience is concerned.

Right now, the lineup at Bet365 is around 16 sports deep with a few interesting options like. The list also has bets on sports like darts, cricket, cycling, Rugby Union and Australian Rules Rugby. There are also bets available on Boxing and MMA events.

The sports are all presented on the left side of the screen. Soccer, golf and tennis round out the lineup of sports that Bet365 is currently offering in New Jersey.

For Americans this list will cover the majority if not all of the sporting events necessary to include with markets for basketball, ice hockey and baseball all covered.

The markets for each sport will vary quite heavily depending on the popularity and the tournaments that are being held at the moment. Looking at the sports listed you can gather that Bet365 is focusing primarily on the American market with a few of the larger international sports being thrown in.

There is also a section called ‘Virtual Sports’ where the player can take a break from real sports and instead bet on entertaining virtual games and races.

There are many different events and they all have a set schedule for when the next event will start. It can be a nice replacement if for some reason there are no live events going on at the time.

The section features flat horse racing and jump racing, football, soccer, tennis and more. The competitors have different odds though the exact algorithm used to determine them is unknown.

Sports selection — normal

Basketball

One of the country’s most popular sports, basketball is very well represented on Bet365. There are currently nine different leagues and tournaments from around the world that the player can wager on.

Included in the list are the NBA, EuroLeague and the NCAAB. Something a little different than other sportsbooks, Bet365 actually offers the markets for the league’s first, which can be used for any of the games taking place in that league.

For example, if the player clicks on a market within the NBA such as ‘highest scoring half’, then they will be taken to a list of the games for that league including the odds for those games from whichever market the player chose, in this case for which team will have the highest scoring half.

This is a very helpful and can prove to be a much more efficient way to present the odds. Many of the markets are broken into five or six categories. These include Main Markets, Team Markets, Quarter Markets, Game Markets and Half Markets.

Inside of these main categories you can find the regular lines that you would normally see. Markets on the winning margin, team totals, handicaps, correct scores for each quarter and the team with the highest scoring quarter are all available.

If you would instead to browse options based on the games instead of the standard markets, the individual matchups are listed for each league below the markets. These games can have more or less than the standard options, depending on which game is selected.

Hockey

The NHL is the featured league in the Bet365 hockey section. In addition to America’s premier league there are the KHL, Swedish Hockey League and the Switzerland NLA.

Futures bets in this section include major tournaments as well as a couple for the NHL. You can bet on which team will win the Stanley Cup, who will win each division and which teams will win each conference.

There is also at the time of writing a bet on the winner of the IIHF World Championship 2020. The market selection for the leagues is extremely good, with each of the games in each league featuring over 100 markets.

Interestingly enough, the NHL does not always feature the most markets for games. Main bets like those on the puck line, spread and totals are there for all games. Different markets include highest scoring periods, bets on who will win each period and double-chance bet.

The categories of markets are divided into game betting, main, scoring, 1st period and 1st ten minutes. In the scoring category, you can find bets on which team will score first, on goal streaks for one team, race to goals and time of the first score.

First period bets offer markets like what the correct score of the first period will be, double chance bets on the team to win or draw. The bets in these categories are usually not the first place you will go or the most often, as the main and game betting categories will have the most popular bets.

Soccer

The world’s most popular sport usually features a strong showing on most bookmaking sites. On Bet365, there are unsurprisingly many different leagues from all over the world for players to choose from.

Included in the leagues are soccer’s top five leagues (Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga and English Premier League), as well as the MLS, Argentina Superliga, Australia A-league, Japanese J-league and quite a few more.

Bet365 lists the leagues under the continent they play on, and you can find leagues from many parts of the world. You can still find the markets listed on the sport’s main page, but they come second here to the leagues.

This is because the markets for soccer depend heavily on the prominence of the league. For Premier Leagues in a specific country, the number of markets will remain quite similar, with each having an average around 80 totals.

The MLS for example, has around 85 markets for each game being played at the time of writing. Markets here include the main outcome on the game, over/ under bets, double chance and bets with Asian handicaps.

There are other common soccer bets as well including predicting whether both teams will score or not, the winning margin, correct score, etc. Almost every tournament or league cup is included on Bet365’s site.

Just about all of the leagues included also have futures bets on the league champion as well as on the league cup champion.

Bigger competitions such as Champions League, Europa League and the World Cup are also included, and you can also find a schedule for international games between countries with odds available.

For Champions League futures, some of the markets available include who will win the competition, who will reach the final, the top goal scorer and bets on the individual groups.

Live — good

As we stated earlier, the ability to live stream events on Bet365 is a huge added bonus, as players can actually watch the games without having to leave the site.

How does the live betting on Bet365 rank? Find out in the Live Rating on Legalbet.com.

The streaming will not be available for every event but seems to be there for the most popular. The section is split into three different tabs.

An ‘Overview’ tab where you can look at all of the events being played live as well as the scores of the events and the main odds.

The ‘Event View’ tab has all of the current live events on the side of the screen and will show the live match tracker of each game on the right with all of the markets available down the center.

You can switch between the games on the left. This is the best way to quickly switch between each event while at the same time being able to view all of the important information for the events.

Finally, there is the ‘Schedule’ tab. This is a long list of games and events upcoming and will give you the times and tell you whether or not live streaming is available.

You can switch between sports in this section making it very easy to see a schedule of events for the exact sport that you are looking for. In this section, clicking on any of the events will take you to the odds page for the event so you can bet ahead of time before it starts.

The ‘In-Play’ tab can be found at the top of the site next to the ‘sport’ and ‘casino’ tabs.


Bet365

Bonuses

Matched Deposit up to $100

New Bet365 customers can immediately take advantage of a bonus upon opening their account. For those who sign up and deposit at least $10 Bet365 will match the player’s deposit up to $100 in bet credits.


You can use these bet credits in place of cash when making wagers on the site. The player has 30 days from when they opened the account to claim this bonus.


The bets that the player makes must have odds at -500 or greater. There are also a few smaller bonuses that can be taken advantage of by new players on the site. The first is a bonus in NFL betting.


The player must make a wager on the money line of any single NFL game and if the team the player has chosen to win goes up by seventeen points at any time during the game, Bet365 will pay out your bet in full no matter the game’s outcome.


This bonus will run up to February 2, 2020 and includes bets on The Super Bowl. There is also a multi-sport parlay bonus for new players. The player first needs to place a parlay bet on two or more sports or different leagues.


Bet365 has a list of available markets for the player to choose on these bets. If the player wins their bet, then Bet365 will had a bonus percentage ranging from 5-70% to the winnings.


On two-team parlays the bonus is five percent and the percentage is increased by five percent for every team added to the parlay. The maximum bonus amount a player can receive is $100,000.


There are also early-payout promotions for the NHL and NBA. So, to sum it up, Bet365 is full of bonuses and promotions that the player can take advantage of.


In the Legalbet Bonus Rating, you can always keep informed about new welcome offers on all sportsbooks.

Matched Deposit up to $100

New Bet365 customers can immediately take advantage of a bonus upon opening their account. For those who sign up and deposit at least $10 Bet365 will match the player’s deposit up to $100 in bet credits.


You can use these bet credits in place of cash when making wagers on the site. The player has 30 days from when they opened the account to claim this bonus.


The bets that the player makes must have odds at -500 or greater. There are also a few smaller bonuses that can be taken advantage of by new players on the site. The first is a bonus in NFL betting.


The player must make a wager on the money line of any single NFL game and if the team the player has chosen to win goes up by seventeen points at any time during the game, Bet365 will pay out your bet in full no matter the game’s outcome.


This bonus will run up to February 2, 2020 and includes bets on The Super Bowl. There is also a multi-sport parlay bonus for new players. The player first needs to place a parlay bet on two or more sports or different leagues.


Bet365 has a list of available markets for the player to choose on these bets. If the player wins their bet, then Bet365 will had a bonus percentage ranging from 5-70% to the winnings.


On two-team parlays the bonus is five percent and the percentage is increased by five percent for every team added to the parlay. The maximum bonus amount a player can receive is $100,000.


There are also early-payout promotions for the NHL and NBA. So, to sum it up, Bet365 is full of bonuses and promotions that the player can take advantage of.


In the Legalbet Bonus Rating, you can always keep informed about new welcome offers on all sportsbooks.

About the sportsbook

The British-based Bet365 has been offering sports betting since its online launch in March 2001. The company was founded by current owner Denise Coates in Stoke-on-Trent. Since then, Bet365 has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in the sports betting industry.

In 2018, it reported revenues of €2.86 billion and the amount that was wagered on sports totaled €52.56 billion.

The company has also won numerous awards for its design, operations and wagers offered. Most notably, Bet365 was named as the number one internet gaming company in 2010,2011 and 2012 by ‘eGaming Review’.  

The company recently partnered with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in July 2018 to bring its online betting to the United States. The company was the third sportsbook to open up under the Hard Rock brand name.

With an office already in place in New Jersey, the company looks to have plans for future expansion into the country. European gambling companies like William Hill have already enjoyed success here, so it is likely for Bet365 to do the same.

Today, the company employs approximately 4,300 and has more than 35 million customers using the sportsbook. The build of the sportsbook is similar to all Bet365 sites around the world, with the same color scheme and layout used in other markets.

The site is very modern and simple to navigate, with all different sports and sections laid out on the left side of the screen, with drop down tabs separating the leagues.

 Bet365 is one of the few American sportsbooks to have live streaming featured on the site, and this may stem from them not being an American company as well as its vast experience in sports betting.

The site features all three different options for odds, but has American odds listed as default. There is also a section for Bet365 casino on the page that can be easily accessed from the main page. The transition is smooth so there is no problem switching from the casino back to sports and vise-versa.

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