Bet365 is one of the giant’s of the online gaming industry with a history dating back fifteen years and more than 2000 employees around the world. The software platform behind the company was famously developed in a portakabin in Stoke-On-Trent by Denise Coates but there’s a bit more to the story than that – the Coates family is very rich and overseen by Peter Coates, Denise’ father and owner of a number of successful businesses in the UK. Coates Snr is also the chairman of Premier League side Stoke City.
At first glance Bet365 has the appearance of a Playtech casino and indeed there’s a full complement of Playtech games and online slots available; however you will also find many others on offer – Microgaming, Finsoft, NeoGames, Betsoft, IGT, Electracade, Dynamite Idea, NextGen Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Amaya and The Games Company. Net Entertainment games are available under the ‘Vegas’ tab at the top of the screen.
Slots aside there is of course a very comprehensive sportsbook including in-play betting (that’s where Bet365 started), spread betting on the financial markets and Binary Options, a separate poker section and bingo. Plenty of table games are also available and there’s also a live casino for those who prefer the personal touch.
Vet365 have a simple but generous offer for new players at this casino and it’s a 100% deposit match up to £100. This means that any amount you deposit (at least £10) on your first go will be matched in bonus funds up to a maximum of £100. Make sure you click ‘Claim Now’ on the offers page if you want to take advantage of this promotion.
A VIP scheme is in place to reward loyal players with bronze, silver and gold levels available.
Bet365 is a huge website but it’s pretty simple to navigate one’s way around the various options; the basic options are all accessible from the top of the screen but it’s helpful to know that you can reach the slots through the ‘Casino’, ‘Games’ or ‘Vegas’ tabs.
There are several mobile sites dedicated to various parts of the operation but Bet365 Casino is the one to look for at the app stores if mobile slots are what you want.
The casino is available to play instantly online or it can be downloaded to your desktop computer if you use Windows.
Customer Support and Security
Customer support has also been very good at Bet365 and all help facilities are easily located using the ‘Help’ tab. Methods include freephone telephone numbers, post, email, instant chat and web messaging and all are available 24/7.
Bet365 uses random number generators to ensure a completely fair and transparent gaming experience and these ‘RNGs’ are regularly checked by third parties to ensure compliance with international regulations. This casino is also a member of ESSA (European Sports Security Association) which monitors odd betting patterns and it participates in IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service).
Bet365’s registered office is in Gibraltar and it’s regulated by the British Gambling Commission.
There’s a wagering requirement of 20x your deposit + bonus within 60 days before any withdrawal is possible. After 60 days those bonus funds are removed.
It’s also important to check the Ts & Cs because not all slot machines count towards the wagering requirements and some machines won’t accept bonus funds.
“Bet365 is the ultimate casino for me – slots, sports betting, everything I need and amazing customer service.” – Alan M, Leicester
“I’ve been a member at Bet365 for more then ten years with no complaints whatsoever.” – Julian H, London