100% up to £100 in bet credits
- Look and feel: Old and ugly but get things done
- Bonuses: Pretty nice; especially for sports betting
- Games: A lot of great slots. Even more sports markets
- Stacy's take: Great for casino loves. Essential for sports fanatics
Ah, Bet365… One of Stacy’s favourite online casinos… Oh wait, did I say online casinos? I definitely meant online betting sites, because sports betting is really the thing that this gambling haven does better than just about any other gambling site out there!
Bet365 came to be in 2001 already, which means that they are almost as old as my grandpa (not literally; just measured in casino years). These folks have been around for over 17 years, which is quite an accomplishment with many of today’s casinos living fast, dying young and going under in the span of just a couple of years!
Bet365 is licensed in Gibraltar and is owned by a company called Hillside, or something like that. Even though the company behind them is not really known for anything else other than this very site, Bet365 still holds a very stellar reputation for being one of Britain’s most well-known (and well-advertised) places to gamble.
Look and feel
Truth be told, Bet365 is somewhat of an ugly SOB. I do not say this in a bad way, however, because who ever said that gambling sites should be beautiful and shiny? After all, you are here to bet money and preferably win money—not to satisfy your ocular needs!
Even though Bet365 is not that easy on the eyes, everything here works. Especially their live sports betting side of things is amazing in all its straighforwardness. There really is no sportsbook that get things done with this kind of efficiency.
Pros / Cons
- Bet on everything
- Licensed in the UK
- Hundreds of games
- Not the best design
- Not the fastest withdrawals
I normally look at casino bonuses at Online Casino UK, but I will make an exception here with Bet365, since this really is one of my favourite sports betting sites available today! Here is what you are getting at Bet365:
- 1st deposit: 100% up to £100 in bet credits
Notice here how they are using the term “bet credits,” which was definitely a new one for little old Stacy here! The way that the offer here works is that if you deposit, say, 100 pounds, you will get a total of £100 in bet credits. However, you can only get your hands on these credits once you bet 100 pounds worth of your own money. Then, and only then, will you get to use your bet credits, which basically work like casino chips that you never get back. You can place extra bets with your credits, though, and could walk away with real withdrawable cash!
I hope I got everything right. For more details and a look at their casino bonus as well, visit the site!
Bet365 are not really slot wizards, which shows in how they handle their casino section. They actually have sections for both Casino and Vegas, and while Casino only holds games from Playtech and few others, Vegas section has a lot of stuff from the likes of NetEnt, Yggdrasil, ELK Studios and more. It actually took a long time before I figured out that they had hidden all the best games in their Vegas section. A weird, weird move!
Stacy’s take on Bet365
Like I hinted already, Bet365 is probably my all-time favourite sportsbook. They have so many markets here that you can even bet on the most exotic of sports, including the Finnish pesapallo, which is actually pretty close to baseball.
If I were you, I would just skip the casino portion altogether! Do not get me wrong, though: the Vegas section here is very good as well, but their sportsbook is just so superb in comparison!
You do what you want! I am off to make some wagers at Bet365 now!