Bet365 is one of the biggest online betting sites on the planet. They are based in the UK, but having become a huge player in that market they are turning their attention to Canada as the sports betting market is taking off over here. Bet365 is a reputable and trustworthy site that as a Canadian you have probably heard about due to their agressive marketing in trying to gain market share in Canada. It’s really a battle right now between Bet365 and Bodog, with Sports Interaction also in the mix while not having the same marketing budget as the other two bookies.
In my opinion Bet365 is the best overall sportsbook of the ones I promote here at my site. They have the biggest and easiest to clear sign up bonus, by far the best live betting option and the biggest selection of sports to bet on. If you had to sign up at just one betting site I would suggest Bet365 (although it is advantageous to sign up with more than one sportsbook).
I was at an Argonauts game last year and every fan in attendance received a Bet365 selection sheet where you could pick props on the game. If you got them all right you would be entered into a draw to receive a prize. This aggressive marketing in Canada shows me that Bet365 is serious about building their brand on this side of the pond.
Sign Up Bonus
Bet365 offers new sign ups a 100% bonus up to $200. The bonus is added to your account after you have wagered through your deposit amount once. After receiving your bonus you will have to roll-over the deposit + bonus 3 times before requesting a withdrawal. You have 90 days to complete the roll-over requirements.
**When signing up for your Bet365 account you should leave the Bet365 bonus/referrer code field empty in order to remain tracked to Sports Betting Canadian and receive the best bonus possible.
**You have to opt in to receive this bonus. When you open a Bet365 account you will be sent a 10 digit offer code via email. After you’ve made your first deposit you will have to enter this offer code on your Bet365 Members page to opt in to the bonus offer.
I think this is the best sign up bonus of the 3 sportsbooks I promote. It’s the biggest bonus, and you still have enough time to clear the roll-over requirements without much effort. If you plan on collecting all of the sign up bonuses for the three sportsbooks I recommend I suggest starting with this one.
Canadian Sports Coverage
Bet365 is one of the biggest betting sites in the world so their sports coverage is second to non in the sports betting industry. And yes this does of course include all the sports that are popular among Canadian bettors. There are 20+ bets available on every NHL game; AHL games get 13+ lines and the other big Canadian sports are all covered supremely well.
On top of the Canadian content Bet365 literally covers everything in the world of sports. One look at their sportsbook and you will see that if a sporting event is taking place you can bet on it at Bet365. A great example of just how many betting lines Bet365 offers is that they even accept bets on StarCraft matches!
Bet365 is hands down the best live betting sportsbook online. They offer live betting on literally almost every event that they take pre game bets on. Bet365 also has live streaming video on their website so a good chunk of the events are broadcast right at Bet365.com with the live betting options available beside the stream. They really have got live betting down to an art form at Bet365 and they are committed to continuing to stay ahead of the curve with all sports betting technologies.
Here is an example of the live betting through a screenshot. Note the live stream in the top right corner.
As expected, Bet365 also has a very strong mobile betting software. This is crucial because mobile betting is the easiest way to place live bets. You will notice that the live betting options are featured prominently on Bet365’s mobile betting platform. Here are couple screenshots from my mobile phone to show you what mobile betting at Bet365 looks like:
Bet365 wants people to try out their mobile betting option so badly that they are giving all players a bonus equal to your first mobile bet up to a maximum of $100! This ups the amount of free money you can get from Bet365 right out of the gate to $300.
On top of this they also accept a bunch of other deposit methods. Here are a few categorized by the type of deposit…
- Deposits directly from your bank account: iDebit, InstaDebit or Wire Transfer.
- Deposits using a prepaid voucher: paysafecard.
- Deposits from a third party ewallet: Click2Pay or Entropay.
When cashing out Bet365 will automatically try to withdraw your funds via the method that you deposited. For example, if you deposited through your Visa card, Bet365 will withdraw your funds as a credit to your card. To change your cash out method you will have to contact Bet365 customer support.
You don’t get to be the biggest online betting site in the world without treating your customers right. I have had to contact Bet365 customer support a few times to change my withdrawal details and have only had positive results. The customer service people are given the power to truly help the customers rather than just give set answers like you see at some betting sites.
You can contact Bet365 support via 24 hour live chat (this is what I suggest), 24/7 toll free telephone, email, web message or even mail. Bet365 makes themselves very accessible to the customer and no question or concern is too small.