Bet365 REVIEW 2018
Brief overview & history
If we had to name the biggest online betting company at the moment, the title would go to Bet365. With over 22 million customers around the world, the gambling site always tries to reach new markets and target users. Like many betting platforms, Bet365 has implemented esports betting in their wager range, and players will be pleased with the variety of betting options on offer. The possibilities are particularly suited to betting on multiple fantasy sports titles.
Special offers/bonuses & how to play
The esports welcome offer in Bet365 consists of up to £100 as a bonus for every eligible first deposit. While this is a one-time deposit booster, there are frequent deposit promotions going on in the site so you shouldn’t have a problem enhancing your bankroll once in a while. On another note, the market variety at the site is incredible. Shooters like Call of Duty and CS: GO are at your disposal, with strategy games, card games, RPGs, and MOBA titles completing the pack. To give you a full picture of the esports betting range there, here are all eligible titles:
- CS: GO
- Call of Duty
- DOTA 2
- Halo 5
- King of Glory
- League of Legends
- Heroes of the Storm
- Rocket League
- Starcraft 2
- Warcraft 3
- World of Warcraft
Not all games are available for wagers at all times but this is due to their seasonal nature. Some games are always running tournaments and online events but other titles are played only during a certain time of the year. With this in mind, we doubt that we will stumble upon a situation where there isn’t a single game to conduct bets on, so worry not. Depending on your gaming preferences and experience, you should always be able to grab some winnings in esports!
Pros & cons
- Massive game range
- Mobile optimization of the highest class
- In-play bets of a wide variety
- Cashier options are exquisite
- Poorly designed webpage
- Flash needed to run the platform
- Industry average odds
How much focus does esports get?
As we will get used to seeing, esports is one of the traditional bet options at Bet365. In contrast to some rival betting platforms, fantasy sports at Bet365 can be easily found without any additional digging needed. It is featured at the top of the page, and also at the in-play section. If there is an in-play available to play, the site will inform you right away. While the site’s main focus isn’t esports, keep in mind that popular sports like football and tennis are still a major part of the sports betting scene. While this may change in the future, for now, this is the situation. Which doesn’t always need to mean something negative. Esports is growing and everyone can sense it. In time, who knows, it may become the most popular betting option worldwide!
Esports betting at Bet365
The sequence of placing an esports bet at Bet365 is as simple as any other sports market. Just log into your account and select Esports from the main betting page. This sends you to the dedicated esports page, and there you will find all the betting options available at the moment. The only downside is that single matches aren’t present on this list. We need to know the exact tournament/event the match is taking place in so we can bet on it.
Once we select a certain ongoing (or future) competition, we get to explore all of its fixtures – game selection, odds check, and the possibility to combine bets are all here. The betting slip can expand depending on our choices, and we shouldn’t experience any difficulties in multi-match wagering. After that, we need to enter the bet amount for our slip which shows the possible profit. Finally, we click on the “Place Bet” button, and we are good to go.
The only drawback in esports betting at Bet365 may arise from the need to void/replay a game. Until an authorized establishment (connected to the game title in question) has come up with a verdict, all bets are put on hold. This doesn’t usually take more than an hour but rare occasions may keep you waiting for over two hours, so being aware of this is crucial.
Payment methods and withdrawals
Bet365 has come up with a lot of payment options for their users. Being in business for quite some time, they have evolved to the point where they have a massive user base. This has led to more cashier tools being required, and the site has delivered. We have Visa Credit/Debit, PayPal, Apple Pay, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, Entropay, Pingit, Fast Bank Transfers, Bank Wire Transfers, iDebit, and Cheque. This is an extremely wide range of payment possibilities (with the only exception being Maestro/MasterCard). However, the existing ones are enough to cover most gamblers’ payment needs with minimum withdrawal times and instant deposits!
Customer service and security
If you need help with resolving an issue, Bet365 has given you more than one channel to choose from. A 24/7 live chat option seems like the best pick as answers there are lightning-quick. It can also be used on any mobile device, be it a smartphone or a tablet, which brings additional reassurance. An email address is also available on the site in case you want to get in touch this way. Finally, there is a phone number for when you need to talk through a problem out loud. Last but not least, the FAQ page covers all basic questions, so be sure to check it out.