The Bet365 story is an inspiring one. The founders started with a bank loan and 12 employees in a little office at Stoke-on-Trent. Today, this home-grown casino and bookmaker earns £1 billion and is frequented by 14 million customers! Do you know that it is still a family business?! Amazing stuff. I set out to learn the secrets behind its explosive growth.
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|Established||2002 (Online) and 2010 (Mobile)|
|Languages||English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portugese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Slovak, Greek, Romanian|
|Currencies||GBP, EUR, USD, AUD, CAD, CNY, HKD, ISK, YEN, MYR, SGD, SEK, DKK, NOK|
|Software Provider(s)||Microgaming, Playtech, NetEntertainment, Realistic|
|Casino Type||Mobile and desktop|
|Facebook Page||Bet365’s Facebook page|
|Bet365 on Twitter – @Bet365|
|Helpline number||0800 288 365 or 0800 7810 365 (Freephone UK, available 24/7)|
|Number of Games||250 games online games and 100 on mobile, including slots, Roulette, Poker, Blackjack.|
|Bonuses||150% First deposit Match up to £150, £3000 Bonus Bundle, Daily Mobile Cashback and other weekly promotions|
|Wagering Requirements||Low difficulty (no less than 20 times the bonus amount received has been wagered)|
|Deposit Methods||Ukash, Debit/ Credit Cards, Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer and more|
|Withdrawal Methods||Ukash, Debit/ Credit Cards, Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer (1-28 days)|
|Pros||Large range of games and frequent promotions|
|Cons||Different games are located in different divisions, “Casino, Games, Vegas” and this requires some navigation|
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Notice the Iron Man 2 Slot, which is my personal favourite.
The Bet365 Casino is powered by Playtech, with 21 video slots and a whole selection of table games, scratch cards and video poker. Now, Playtech games are an enjoyable bunch, but they can be easily found at other casinos today. So, Bet365 adds on another collection of Net Entertainment games at Bet365 Vegas. Skip over to Bet365 Games and you’ll find games by Realistic Games and Microgaming. Access to four great collections at one website?! This is what makes Bet365 special.
There are about 100 mobile games in total, as well as Sports and In-Play Betting. In my opinion, you must look out for these games while you’re at Bet365:
- “Celebrity” slots – the Marvel Progressive Jackpot series
- Humongous jackpot – Mega Fortune (the last winner took home €2.4mil!)
- Interesting titles – Reel Rush and South Park
- Classic cheesy slots – Plenty O Fortune and Chinese Kitchen
Fun and excitement aside, you must know that Bet365 prioritises fair gaming. The casino uses a sophisticated Random Number Generator device that creates random outcomes for each game. The RNG utilised by their casino and poker software has been checked by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), an internationally Accredited Testing Facility. The bets are also audited by TST to give the percentage payout of the casino – 96.65% in August 2014!
At the moment, Bet365 offers an enhanced opening bonus of 150%, up to £150 (Enter code “BONUS100”). Simply make a minimum deposit of £10 and the extra will automatically appear into your casino account. This offer lasts until the end of 2014 only.
There always seems to be a party happening at Bet365. This is pretty dang awesome, as you’ll be rewarded every time you visit Bet365. While the promotions change quite frequently, here is a sampling of rewards that you stand to receive:
- Daily Mobile Cashback
- Mobile Money Back Rebate – 25% rebate on daily losses in Sept 2014
- £3,000 Bonus Bundle – Enter BONUS3000 and earn up to £200 per deposit
- Blackjack Tournament – £1000 prize-pool for the top 25 players.
- Weekend Vegas Promotions – Prizes include 25 Free Rounds, 50% Reload Bonus, Cashback, etc.
- Slots Club – Featured games earn more Comp Points per wager
- VIP Scheme
Bet365 offers many depositing options, including credit/ debit card, Neteller, Skrill, Paypal, iDebit, InstaDebit, Click2Pay, Ukash, paysafecard, Entropay, Wire transfer, Fast bank transfer and cheque. They have covered basically every payment option used by online and mobile players today.
You can deposit anywhere between £5 and £20,000 a day, with no fees or processing times involved. For non-UK players, there is a whole host of other currencies and local banking options available as well.
At Bet365, withdrawals are issued using the same banking method used for depositing. Most e-wallets are processed within 24 hours (with the exception of Neteller which allows withdrawals within 1 hour!); cards are processed in 1-3 days; and cheques are sent out in around 5 days. Different banking options have different withdrawal limits; for example card withdrawals allow £10 to £20k a day.
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One account, many privileges
Like many other big names in the gambling industry, Bet365 has a range of products. Their mobile website offers Sports, In-Play, Games, Casino, Vegas and Poker. Then, their online site includes Bingo and Financials. All you need is one account to play at either of these divisions and on any device. Your bank balances are kept separate, but it is easy to transfer funds from Casino to Poker with their cashier. It’s like a hop-on-hop-off tourist bus, where you can enjoy a little bit of everything. The best part: everything is done well at Bet365.
Remember when I wanted to discover the secrets to Bet365? I can now conclude that it’s by covering all the grounds as thoroughly as possible. They’ve made sure to stock games from every software provider in town, organise promotions for every day on the calendar and provide every banking option on Earth. Customer service runs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Everything looks gorgeous and runs well. I have so much love for Bet365!
Last updated by: Victoria, 26 September 2014