Bet365 US Review 2021
Pros / Cons
- Wide Range of Markets
- No free bets
With one of the biggest customer base globally, Bet365 is no doubt one of the largest bookmakers in the world. Among the strong points it holds is the experience in the industry it boasts and the many games it provides to the betting enthusiasts.
Despite its popularity, Bet365 licensed only in New Jersey. The US market remains one of the most coveted markets due to the many betting and gaming activities that take place. Online sports betting had been banned in the US and it is only last year that the ban was lifted by the US Supreme Court. In the short period, several sportsbooks have tapped in the space and there is an expectation that Bet365 will be making its entry. But what is being expected? I carried a review on the UK version to see what the US players would be expecting and from the review below, the US players have a reason to be thrilled![cloak-content toxic='true' visible='onlygoogle' ]
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Wide Selection of Sports and Available Across Markets
On the UK version, I was impressed with Bet365 on many grounds and one major ground that I look up for in many online bookmakers is the number of games. Bet365 offered various sections like Sports, Casino, Live Casino, Bingo, Vegas, Poker, and Games. All the sections offered different games to the players. I loved the fact that Bet365 had offered a browser-based client interface which allowed me to access the platform without downloading any software or games. A look at the sports section, I was left impressed with the platform offering over 30 different sports. They included;
- American Football Gaelic Sports
- Aussie Rules Golf
- Baseball Greyhounds
- Basketball Horse Racing
- Boxing/MMA Ice Hockey
- Cycling Motor Sports
- Darts Rugby League
- Futsal Snooker
The sports welcomed me to various top leagues, competitions, challenges, events, and tournaments like UEFA Champions League, US Opens, English Premier League, Spain La Liga, France Ligue 1, Germany Bundesliga, Serie A, Wimbledon, Australian Open, Grand National, PGA Championship, Masters, Ryder Cup, WTA Dubai, and ATP Marseille. I would expect that once the bookmaker is available in the US, the above will be offered.
Good Odds & Limits
On the odds section, I was impressed with how the platform had offered the odds. The odds were not at the lowest margins but Bet365 offered highly competitive odds with best odds possible given to some of the sports like horse racing, football, and greyhounds. Some of the sports also boasted good returns. They included eSports, darts, and golf. The bookmaker offered the odds in the three most popular methods American, Fractional, and Decimal.
I also came across various features that the platform had offered to ensure the odds improved. In-play betting is one such feature where I would have an avenue to place bets on an ongoing event where I would take advantage of the enhanced odds and this would later bring up huge returns if the bet ended up in my favour. Bet365 also provided a feature ‘edit bet’ which would allow me to add a selection on my bet slip or even increase my stake which would depict high returns if luck was on my side. I also had an avenue where I would make a unique bet of up to six selections on different markets and Bet365 would make the selections and price them into a single bet. Finally, there were huge markets offered on the various sports offered and this signified more avenues of winning and ensured higher chances of improving the odds once in an accumulator.
I also came across several limits that the bookmaker had placed. The maximum payout were as follows on the several sports games;
- Football – $2,000,000 Cricket – $250,000
- Horse Racing – $1,000,000 Boxing – $250,000
- Greyhounds – $1,000,000 Darts – $250,000
- Golf – $500,000 Motor Sports – $250,000
- Tennis – $500,000 Australian Rules – $250,000
- Basketball – $500,000 MMA – $25,000
- Rugby – $500,000 eSports – $25,000
- American Football – $500,000
- Snooker – $250,000
There was no set amount of money I would withdraw in a day but for any amount that exceeded $20,000, I would need special arrangements with the bookmaker to withdraw.
Good Live Streaming Options and Quality
With the growth in technology, many bookmakers have since introduced a live streaming feature. I looked forward to seeing if Bet365 had offered the feature and I was impressed that the feature was available. With the feature, I would be able to watch some of the top events through my phone or desktop. The bookmaker required that for me to access the feature, my account had to be loaded or I should have placed a bet within the past 24 hours.
If I met the requirements, I would look up for events that had a ‘play’ or ‘video’ icon next to them. This signified that the game would be available for live stream. With no bookmaker offering a live streaming feature in the US, I would expect that once Bet365 makes its way to the market, that this will be one feature they will not forget to offer.
Mobile Application: Tailored Apps, Well-Optimized and User-friendly
Bet365 boasts of a mobile platform that saw the bookmaker launch a mobile application avenue. With the bookmaker boasting of several sections, I came across various tailored applications. There was a Sports app, Casino app, Poker app, Bingo app, Games app, and a Vegas app. All the apps stood up in design going from the reviews I came across. There were top-notch fonts and graphics and less stuffed lobby. The software ensured that the apps fitted with the phone’s pixels making everything seem clear. The applications were easy to use, fast, and secure and what’s more, they were compatible with Android and iOS phones.
Through the apps, I noticed that new members would create an account with the bookmaker and even go-ahead to fund the account to play the various games offered and after a win is recorded, the apps would allow a player to withdraw the winnings. What’s more, any app I would use would allow me to reach the customer support team through methods like live chat that were offered.
The sports app, which I downloaded, allowed me to access more features. I was able to live stream some of the games that I was interested in. Audio support was also offered on sports like cricket, soccer, horse racing, and greyhounds. The audio support enabled me to catch up with some of the live commentaries on the sports. I was also able to cash-out through the app. Cash-out option went ahead to help me take charge of my bets by withdrawing profits before the event is done or I would also withdraw part of my stake in the case my bet is losing. Other accessible features included bet builder, in-play betting, and editing bets. I look forward to the US players having among the best experience while using these apps just like I had.
My Review: Trusted PlayMaker with Standout Features
Bet365 gets my thumbs up for several reasons. I was thrilled with the number of games the bookmaker offered. The games stemmed from various sections that are provided. I came across several payment methods that turned out to be fast and convenient for me. With PayPal being among the most used payment method in the US, I expect that once its entry is made, the players will have an easy time. I also loved the mobile platform that had applications rolled out and a mobile site also rolled out. This not only boosted my accessibility levels but also my convenience. I was able to place bets at any place at any time.
Standout features like live streaming, audio support, cash-out, in-play betting, bet builder, and edit bet on the sports section also went well with me. I was able to use the features to my favor and make profits out of the platform. As it stands, Bet365 boasts of a competitive edge as compared to the bookmakers already present in the US. I expect that once it is licensed, its market will shoot up in a short time.
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