Bet365

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Bet365 is an online betting site available in many large gambling markets including Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The company was founded in 2000 by British businesswoman Denise Coates and has headquarters in Stoke, England. Bet365's fluid interface and large selection of live betting markets are some of the features that have allowed it to grow into one of the world's largest online betting sites. As of 2020 Bet365 has over 36 million customers and 4600 employees.

Bet365
Bet365
Years Active 2000 - Present
Status Online
Headquarters Stoke, England
Countries Canada.svg Canada
Europe.svg Europe
Australia.svg Australia
Bonus £200 first deposit bonus
Claim Bonus October 2020 Bonus
Deposit VISA.svg VISA
MasterCard.svg MasterCard
PayPal.svg PayPal
Skrill.png Skrill
Neteller.png Neteller
IDebit.png iDebit
InstaDebit.png InstaDebit
Withdrawal VISA.svg VISA
MasterCard.svg MasterCard
PayPal.svg PayPal
Skrill.png Skrill
Neteller.png Neteller
IDebit.png iDebit
InstaDebit.png InstaDebit
Check.svg Check
BankWire.png Bank Wire
Homepage bet365.com

The gambling company's sports betting, casino games, and poker are licensed by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. Bet365's business in the Australian market is regulated by the Government of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Signup bonus

Bet365 attracts new customers by offering a package of signup bonuses. Players who register their accounts using the Bet365 October 2020 promo link will automatically receive these bonuses which include a 100% first deposit match up to £200 ($200 or €200 depending on country of residence). Bet365 also offer a promotion for 50% larger profits on parlays and accumulators. No promo codes are needed to claim these bonuses.

Full list of Bet365 bonuses as for January 17, 2020:

Bet365 Signup Bonuses for October 2020
Bonus Details Promo Code Link
ColdHard.svg First deposit match 100% match on first deposit up to £200 (recommended) Default Claim
Bonusticket.svg Euro football bonus 5-70% increased profit for pre-game European football accumulators. Not required Claim
Bonusticket.svg Tennis accumulator bonus 5-50% increased profit for pre-game tennis accumulators. Not required Claim
ColdTicket.svg Parlay bonus 5-50% increased profit for pre-game parlays for North American sports. Not required Claim
EarlyCashout.svg Early payout bonus Backed teams that take an early lead are instantly graded as a win. Not required Claim
Bore.svg Bore draw Correct score, HT/FT, and scorecast losses are refunded if the match ends 0-0. Not required Claim
Bet365 Signup Bonuses for October 2020
Bonus Promo Code Link
ColdHard.svg 100% deposit match (£200) Default Claim
Bonusticket.svg Football accumulator bonus Not required Claim
Bonusticket.svg Tennis accumulator bonus Not required Claim
ColdTicket.svg Parlay bonus Not required Claim
EarlyCashout.svg Early payout bonus Not required Claim
Bore.svg Bore draw bonus Not required Claim

Available Countries

Bet365 is available in many major gambling markets including Canada, Australia, and most countries across Europe. Notable markets that Bet365 does not currently accept customers from include Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, France, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and the United States.

A list of Bet365 availability by country as of October 22, 2020:

Bet365 Availability by Country
Albania.svg Albania Australia.svg Australia Austria.svg Austria
Belarus.svg Belarus Belgium.svg Belgium Bosnia.svg Bosnia
Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Canada.svg Canada China.svg China
Croatia.svg Croatia CzechRepublic.svg Czechia Denmark.svg Denmark
Estonia.svg Estonia Finland.svg Finland France.svg France
Germany.svg Germany Greece.svg Greece Hungary.svg Hungary
Iceland.svg Iceland Ireland.svg Ireland Italy.svg Italy
Japan.svg Japan Latvia.svg Latvia Lithuania.svg Lithuania
Macedonia.svg Macedonia Mexico.svg Mexico Moldova.svg Moldova
Montenegro.svg Montenegro Netherlands.svg Netherlands NewZealand.svg New Zealand
Norway.svg Norway Poland.svg Poland Portugal.svg Portugal
Romania.svg Romania Russia.svg Russia Serbia.svg Serbia
Singapore.svg Singapore Slovakia.svg Slovakia Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Spain.svg Spain Sweden.svg Sweden Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Ukraine.svg Ukraine UnitedKingdom.svg United Kingdom USA.svg United States

Deposit Methods

Players can fund their Bet365 account through numerous deposit methods. Availability and limits for each method vary by country of residence. All Bet365 deposits are free with no additional fees.

United Kingdom

Bet365 deposit methods and limits for residents of the United Kingdom. Accepted payment methods are similar for other European countries:

Bet365 Deposit Methods (UK)
Method Min Max Fee
VISA.svg VISA £5 £20,000 None
MasterCard.svg MasterCard £5 £20,000 None
DebitCard.svg Debit card £5 £20,000 None
ApplePay.png Apple Pay £5 £5,000 None
VisaCheckout.png VISA Checkout £5 £5,000 None
PayPal.svg PayPal £10 £5,500 None
GooglePay.png Google Pay £5 £5,000 None
PaySafeCard.png PaySafeCard £5 £770 None
Skrill.png Skrill £5 £25,000 None
Skrill1tap.png Skrill 1-Tap £5 £8,000 None
Neteller.png NetTeller £10 £37,500 None
BankTransfer.png Fast Bank Transfer £5 £100,000 None
BankWire.png Bank Wire £100 £100,000 None
Check.svg Check £100 £50,000 None

Canada

Bet365 deposit methods and limits for customers located in Canada:

Bet365 Deposit Methods (Canada)
Method Min Max Fee
VISA.svg VISA $10 $50,000 None
MasterCard.svg MasterCard $10 $50,000 None
InstaDebit.png InstaDebit $20 $20,000 None
IDebit.png iDebit $20 $5,000 None
VisaCheckout.png VISA Checkout $10 $8,000 None
PaySafeCard.png PaySafeCard $10 $400 None
BankWire.png Bank Wire $75 $200,000 None

Withdrawal Methods

Bet365 processes all withdrawals through the method used to make the initial deposit. In the event that it is not possible to payout through that method then a bank wire transfer will be provided. All Bet365 withdrawals are free with processing time varying by method.

Available Bet365 withdrawal options vary by country.

United Kingdom

Bet365 withdrawal methods, limits, fees, and processing time for residents of the United Kingdom. Offered withdrawal methods are similar for other European countries.

Bet365 Withdrawal Methods (UK)
Method Min Max Fee Processing Time
VISA.svg VISA £5 £20,000 None 1-5 days
MasterCard.svg MasterCard £5 £20,000 None 1-5 days
DebitCard.svg Debit card £5 £20,000 None 1-5 days
PayPal.svg PayPal £10 £5,500 None 24 hours
PaySafeCard.png PaySafeCard £5 £2,000 None 24 hours
Skrill.png Skrill £5 £25,000 None 24 hours
Neteller.png NetTeller £10 £37,500 None 12 hours
BankWire.png Bank Wire £5 £100,000 None 2-10 days
Check.svg Check £100 £50,000 None 5-28 days

Canada

Bet365 withdrawal methods, limits, fees, and processing time for residents of Canada:

Bet365 Withdrawal Methods (Canada)
Method Min Max Fee Processing Time
VISA.svg VISA $10 $40,000 None 1-5 days
MasterCard.svg MasterCard $10 $40,000 None 1-5 days
DebitCard.svg Debit Card $10 $40,000 None 1-5 days
InstaDebit.png InstaDebit $20 $20,000 None 24 hours
IDebit.png iDebit $20 $10,000 None 24 hours
BankWire.png Bank Wire $50 $50,000 None 2-10 days

History

1974-2000: Provincial Racing

English businessman Peter Coates founded Stadia catering in 1968; a company which provided catering services to football venues across England. Following a successful merger with competitor Lindley Catering, Coates began purchasing local betting shops. The chain launched in 1974 branded as Provincial Racing which would eventually operate over 50 locations. Peter Coates continued to pursue new business ventures; launching the Signal 1 radio station in 1983 and purchasing a majority stake in the English football team Stoke City FC. Coates would sell his shares in Stoke in 1999 for £3,500,000.

Peter Coates' eldest daughter Denise worked at Provincial Racing while pursuing a degree in econometrics at the University of Sheffield. She continued to rise through the company and was named managing director in 1995.

2000-2001: Launch of Bet365

Bet365 founder Denise Coates in 2018. Photographed by Felix Clay of The Guardian.[1]

While other popular betting shops were slow to transition into the online market Denise Coates anticipated it's popularity. In January 2000 she purchased the Bet365.com domain name off eBay for £10,000. Her father mortgaged the Provincial Racing chain to receive a £15,000,000 loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland. That money was used to develop the software that the website would operate on. After over a year of preparations Bet365 went live on March 2001 with only 12 employees.

2001-2004: Website growth

In order to set themselves apart from competing betting sites Bet365 began offering lines that were not available at other sports books. Lower division football, tennis, rugby, motor sports, international basketball, and European hockey did not have lines readily available in 2001 as they did today. Bet365 was the first online betting site to offer betting markets in these leagues. This ensured that customers always had something to bet on regardless of the time of day. Bet365 were one of the first online bookmakers to offer signup bonuses to customers. These differences allowed them to enjoy rapid growth in the early stages of Internet gambling.

2004-2006: Bet365 poker

Internet poker rose in popularity following Chris Moneymaker's 2003 World Series of Poker victory. In November 2004 Bet365 partnered with the Microgaming Poker Network. Customers found it convenient to use one balance for sports betting, horse racing, casino games, and now poker. In 2007 Bet365 switched their poker platform to Playtech's iPoker network.

Bet365 continued to develop their influence in the sports betting market by offering live streams of events in 2006.

2006-2007: Acquisition of Bowmans

Bet365 purchased the online betting site Bowmans.com in November 2006. Bowmans was the first bookmaker to offer legal over-the-phone wagering to customers in the United States. Bet365 would soon exit the US market around the time of this acquisition. Bowmans still had a significant international customer base who's accounts were migrated over to Bet365 in 2007.

2008-2010: Bingo additions

Bingo was added to the Bet365 platform in 2008. The service was powered by Playtech's Virtue Fusion software which was being used to power many of the top online bingo services at the time including Ruby Bingo, William Hill and PaddyPower. Bet365 promoted their new service by through advertisement campaigns that aired during soap operas.

2010-2013: Mobile

Today Bet365 is known for having one of the most user friendly mobile platforms in the industry. Denise Coates anticipated the demand for device compatibility in 2010 when they launched their first mobile site. By 2011 Bet365 had already live streamed over 18,000 unique events and had become the largest employer in Stoke with nearly 2000 employees. In 2012 the betting giant continued to grow their influence in the mobile market by releasing their first app and opening their services to Australia, Denmark, and Spain. By 2013 Bet365 had broken the 10,000,000 customer milestone.

2014-present: Expansion

In 2014 Bet365 released the cash out feature allowing customers to instantly settle their bets in progress. Active wagers are graded against the current prices of in-play markets. At the same time Bet365 began accepting customers from Italy and restructured their business into a hub which operated out of Gibraltar. Offices for the company's headquarters in Stoke opened up in 2016, with further offices starting up in Manchester, England and Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sports betting

Bet365's home page featuring available betting lines across multiple sports

One of the gambling site's founding objectives was to ensure customers always had something to bet on regardless of the time of day. Throughout the years this has lead Bet365 to offer betting lines on the largest selection of matches among online bookmakers. In addition to offering markets for popular football, basketball, hockey, and baseball leagues, Bet365 also offer lines for lower division matches and less common sports. High limits are available for most betting markets.

Live betting

Live betting interface featuring play-by-play updates for on going matches.

Most of the matches available on Bet365 also have in-play wagering available. This allows players to bet on matches that are in progress. Additional live betting markets are available including which team will score next, the time of the next goal, or how many more corner kicks there will be. Bet365's in-play interface is user friendly and displays live prices as they update along with live scores and play-by-play updates.

Streaming

Users who have an active balance of at least £10 or have placed a wager in the last 24 hours will have access to Bet365's live streaming service. Customers can view live video and audio feeds for many matches that have live betting enabled. Bet365 launched their live streaming feature in 2006. By 2011 they had already streamed over 18,000 unique events.

Cash out feature

Since 2014 customers have the ability to cash out wagers in progress. Active bets are graded against current in-play lines in order to determine the appropriate return. Players can elect to cash out the entire wager or a partial amount. Bet365 have also implemented an edit bet feature allowing customers to modify existing wagers. The current return of a bet in progress is used as the initial stake for a new bet. Users can add, swap, or remove selections from their current bet slip.

Contact

Customers may contact Bet365's customer support department through phone, e-mail, live-chat, or web message. A number of toll-free and telephone betting phone numbers are available below. Users may receive assistance through 24/7 live-chat and web messages which can be accessed directly through the website.

Current Bet365 contact information as of October 22, 2020:

Bet365 Contact Information
Phone.svg Toll free phone 1-866-333-3238
1-866-811-1365
+800 12 365 365
Phone.svg Phone +441782 684 611
Phone.svg Telephone betting 1-866-423-8444
1-866-823-8365
1-866-736-5385
1-800-262-0365
+800 4 3654 365
Email.svg E-mail support-eng@customerservices365.com
Livechat.svg 24/7 Live chat Available on site
Livechat.svg Web message Available on site

References

  1. "Meet Denise Coates, the best paid woman in the world", The Guardian, November 24th, 2018. Retrieved on 2020-01-20