Bet365 Review

bet365Bet365 are one of the success stories of the internet and were one of the first companies to realise the potential of the new digital age. Having first gone online in 2000, they are most highly respected in their native UK and are one of the first sign ups for many bettors over there.

They are also active in other territories too and have worked hard to establish an Australian license but what’s on offer for anyone looking to sign up?


The opening offer at Bet365 is a 100% matched deposit. It only takes an initial $20.00 to trigger it and at the top end of the scale it can go up to a seriously generous $200.00. It’s not available to residents of New South Wales or South Australia but elsewhere in the country you are free to take up one of the best offers on the net.

Just make that initial deposit by any available method other than Skrill or Neteller and stake it in full on a sporting event that carries minimum odds of 1.50. Your bonus will then be awarded but remember to check all terms and conditions before you go ahead.

Once you’ve signed up as a new Bet365 customer you can expect an ongoing set of promotions that add value right through the life of that account.

Sporting Markets

Choice begins with one of the best ranges of sporting markets around. This is a list that carries all the popular Australian sports with plenty of obscure options if you like to look around.

Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Aussie Rules, Rugby League, Rugby Union, American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, UFC, Cycling, Cricket, Darts, Futsal, Gaelic Sports, Golf, Hockey, Ice Hockey. Motor Sports, Netball, Snooker, Soccer, Speedway, Surfing, Tennis, Volleyball, Winter Sports, Beach Volleyball, Handball, Badminton, Table Tennis.

The options are conveniently laid out too with popular Aussie options at the top and the majority listed in A to Z order. Esports and novelty bets are here too so this really is one of the most comprehensive and diverse set of options.


We’ve already mentioned Skrill and Neteller but these form just part of a wide set of funding options with Bet365. Paypal is here too along with Poli, paysafecard, Entropay and Flexepin.

The operator will also accept all major debit and credit cards. There are no transaction fees and if you scroll to the bottom of Bet365’s home page you can find out about process times together with the minimum and maximum amounts that apply to each method.

Customer Services

The payment sections that we refer to in the previous chapter form part of one of the better sets of FAQs that you’ll find. If you prefer to seek out answers for yourself then there are lots of sections at the bottom of the home page but there are other ways of getting in touch if you need further help.

Click on the contact button and this reveals a live chat link, email address, telephone number and even a postal address so everything is covered and service here should always be fast and efficient.

History and License

Bet365 were founded in the North of England back in 2000 and were one of the first operators to see the potential of being an online specific bookmaker. In time they have grown to be one of the most popular sportsbook around and they were one of the pioneers for betting in play.

In order to trade in Australia their license is located in the Northern Territory and we know this because the full details are listed at the bottom of their website. All best bookies need to be open and transparent about their license and this is a good sign.


There really are so many positives to the Bet365 operation that it’s easy to see why they refer to themselves as the world’s favourite online betting company. Things get off to a positive start with that welcome offer that stretches all the way up to $200 while there are ongoing promos that you can find out about when you sign up.

Great choice is here too with that excellent list of sporting markets and you’ll also find that Bet365 are very active when it comes to side betting – offering more bets than most sportsbooks. When you add in good customer service and banking options here then Bet365 really has it all and are hard to beat in all areas.

Pros (+):

  • Welcome offer as a matched deposit up to $200 with low $20 entry point
  • Good set of ongoing promotions
  • Biggest range of markets you could wish to find plus great choice of side bets and excellent prices everywhere.

Cons (-):

  • Really it is very hard to find a negative at Bet365: Everything is very positive here.