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When it comes to global recognition, none can quite match up to Bet365. The bookie ventured online in 2001, and ever since they’ve enjoyed an exponential rise in popularity – amassing a loyal following in the process.
While every punter has most likely heard of this UK-based giant, not as many have explored it in its entirety. Now that Bet365 has ventured onto the Australian market, we have a good reason to do so. Popularity doesn’t always translate to good service, which is why we’re about to see how this bookie’s offering measures up to long-established competitors.
The first thing that grabs most punters’ attention is the welcome bonus. Bet365’s new player bonus consists of a 100% match up to $200, falling right in line with industry standards. The bonus is available exclusively to first time depositors, whereas the minimum qualifying deposit is $20.
To be able to use your bonus, you must play through your deposit amount once (X1). As for withdrawing cash after you have claimed you bonus, you will need settled bets that amount to three times your initial deposit and bonus amount. This translates to X3 play through requirements overall. Moreover, all bets during wagering must have at least one selection with odds of 1.50 or higher.
Bet365 Bonus Code
Your welcome bonus needs to be claimed via a bonus code. However, unlike most universal bonus codes, Bet365 will mail you a unique 10-digit code ending in “NCDBU” that you can use to claim your bonus.
To make use of it simply make a deposit, navigate to the Offers menu and enter your promo code.
Bet365 Australia – History
Bet365 began as a Stoke-based UK bookmaker which initially offered betting services via shops around the country. Right at the turn of our century, with Denise Coates at the helm of the company, Bet365 turned its eyes towards the online market. A few years later, in 2005, they even sold their betting shop chain to Coral.
Bet365’s online venture certainly paid off, as today they are one of the largest and most respected online bookmakers in the world. In 2015, their reported revenue was £1.5 billion. They have also widened their products by including an online casino, poker rooms and live dealer casino games.
The bookie turned its attention to Australia in 2012, and began servicing Australian punters with a license issued by the Northern Territory Government.
Bet365 Other Promotions
While Bet365’s initial welcome bonus offers great incentive to join, the bookie keeps the ball rolling with tons of additional promos for all Aussie punters. Have a look at some of the promos that await you.
Fixed Win Guarantee – Horse Racing
Fixed Win Guarantee is an exclusive promo available on all Australian Horse Racing events. When selecting a Fixed Win, if the starting price issued by the VOP (Victorian Official Price) or APN (Australian Prices Network) is greater than that of Bet365’s, the bookie will payout using the greater odds taken from VOP or APN.
Best Fluctuation – Horse Racing
Available on select Metropolitan Horse Racing event, Bet365 offers the Best Fluc market issued by the VOP or APN while the event is still on-going.
365 Mid+ for Harness and Greyhound Racing
Bet365 offers 365 Mid+ on all Australian and New Zealand Harness and Greyhound Racing events. On Place, Tote, Single Race and Multi-Leg exotic bets, the bookie pays out the middle-declared dividend taken from all three national Totes, while adding 5% on top of your winnings.
We recommend taking a look at the full details of this promo on Bet365’s website, as there are a handful of terms and conditions you need to keep in mind.
Each-Way First Goalscorers – Soccer
If you have placed an each-way first goalscorer bet on a soccer match, Bet365 will pay out if your selected player scores at any time at 1/3 of the market odds.
Extra Time Extra Chance – Rugby
If you have placed a Win bet on any Rugby Union or Rugby League match and it goes to extra time, Bet365 will consider the final result after Extra Time on your settled bet. The offer applies to all pre-match betting markets on regular season and knockout matches. In-play bets are excluded from this promo.
Bet365 Betting Offer
A major reason for Bet365’s success is that they went after the online market with everything they have. However, don’t be fooled in thinking that the bookie’s remarkable betting offer didn’t play an even bigger part in their rise to the top.
The bookie offers one of the widest selection of sports. Their offer ranges from staples such as Soccer, Rugby, Tennis all the way up to eSports, Combat Sports, Table Tennis and even fringe markets such as political elections. You will certainly have your fun at Bet365 regardless if you’re a professional or casual punter.
Racing punters can rejoice, as Bet365’s racing coverage is no less adequate. If a greyhound, harness or horse is running somewhere out there, rest assured the bookie will let you know. They cover almost all events and offer comprehensive markets as well as unique promos to enhance your winnings.
Bet365 Mobile & Apps
If you are looking to bet on the move, Bet365 has you covered with apps for every device and platform out there. iOS users can grab ahold of the iPhone or iPad app over at the App Store, whereas Android users can resort to Bet365’s website for download instructions. Moreover, the bookie can be accessed directly via mobile web browsers – no download required.
Bet365’s mobile apps feature the bookie’s full betting offer and myriad of promotions. You can also enable push notifications to be informed of the latest important events and promos.
Live streaming is one of Bet365’s most unique aspects, and a convenience which competing bookmakers can’t brag to have. The bookie lets you watch hundreds of on-going sports events involving nearly all featured sports.
Live streaming is free for all personal use, but you must have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to be eligible. Bet365 live streams are also available on mobiles and tablets.
Bet365 Payment Methods
When it comes to available payment methods to Australian players, Bet365 is second to none. They offer more than 15 payment systems you can use to process your deposits and withdrawals.
- Credit and Debit Cards
- Bank Wire
- Fast Bank Transfer
- Bet365 VISA Card
On average, the minimum deposit equals $10, but using flexepin and POLi you can deposit as low as $1 and $5, respectively. Minimum withdrawal is generally $20, with the exception of Skrill ($10). Bet365 charges no fees for withdrawals, excluding Bank Transfers.
Keep in mind that not all deposit methods are also available for withdrawals. If the deposit method you used cannot be used for withdrawal, Bet365 will resort to sending money via Bank Wire. We recommend using e-wallets due to the 24-hour processing time for payouts.
A big nuisance for many punters is the inevitable waiting time when your withdrawal is being processed, as even 24 hours is not fast enough for many. Bet365 completely alleviates this issue for all Bet365 VISA Card holders.
How to Get Your Bet365 VISA Card
Head over to the Members area situated within the Services tab where you will have instructions to apply. The prerequisites are that you are a resident of Australia with a verified ID and correct living address. If you are eligible, the card will be shipped to you within 10 days, after which all that’s left for you is to activate it on Bet365’s website.
How to Use
Your Bet365 VISA will function just like any other prepaid card. You can use it to withdraw your cash at an ATM and perform online purchases. The card has a daily ATM withdrawal limit of $1000, and it can hold up to $70,000 at any time. You will not be charged for your first card, but replacements cost $5.
Directly deposited cash is not immediately withdrawable to your VISA card. Instead, the cash made from settled/won bets is yours to withdraw at any time.
Although not a revolutionary feature, Cashout is still somewhat of a novelty among Australian bookmakers. This feature lets you pull out of a bet that you’re not sure on. Depending on the match circumstances, the amount you can cash out will vary. If you have a winning bet on a soccer match and your chosen team is leading, the cash out amount will certainly be quite high – and vice versa.
Bet365 also lets you perform a Partial Cash Out, giving you the option to still remain on the bet with some cash involved, returning the rest to your account balance. Moreover, the bookie also features an Auto Cash Out option. It lets you pre-emptively decide whether to cash out if the cash out amount surpasses a certain threshold of your choice.
Bet365 Review Conclusion
As was expected of a bookmaker with such a high standing in the industry, Bet365 offers a premium betting experience like no other. Punters may hold reservations when it comes to brands of this size and influence, but the truth is that Bet365 never fails to deliver what’s expected of them. Their promotions’ lineup is unrivaled on the Australian market, while everything else is right up to par with competitors. Regardless if you are into racing or sports, Bet365 is the place to be.