bet365 is a British, privately-owned online gambling company that is one of the biggest and richest in the world. Financially secure, first rate customer service and a wide range of products have helped see bet365 grow from a small office in Stoke, England to be a multi-national company that is regarded as one of the best in the world.
Unfortunately, bet365 is not available in Cyprus, Estonia, Germany Nordrhein Westfalen, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Turkey and the USA.
bet365 Bonuses and VIP Scheme
If you live in the United Kingdom or Ireland you can enjoy a free €5 to kick off your bet365 career!
Those of you who live outside of these countries – and those who live in the UK or Ireland – can help yourself to a massive sign-up bonus that sees your first deposit matched 200% up to a maximum of €1,000.
All new customers receive a ticket to a weekly freeroll that has a €100 prize pool.
Bet365 has one of the potentially most lucrative VIP programs available on the web that has four levels from Bronze to Diamond. These include specific goals that reward loyalty with cash, tokens, tournaments, and much more.
The VIP Program has three stages:
- Play and Earn — Get Merit Points (MPs) every time you play.
- Improve Your Status — Not only do you get rewards for MPs, you also get rewarded for progressing up the VIP rankings.
- Get Your Rewards — Time to be rewarded for what you deserve — cash bonuses, entry tickets and so much more!
Cash bonuses ranging from $50 up to $165,000 are available, which will you save your points for? Stay in the top VIP tier for three months and receive a free $350, stay there for six months and grab a free $800 while those of you who maintain Platinum status for a year will add $1,750 to your bankroll in addition to all your other benefits.
Climb the Premium Cash Ladder and Win Up To €1,000
Take part in the ongoing Premium Cash Ladder promotion and you can win up to €1,000 every week.
First you need to opt-in, then play Sit & Go tournaments or cash games. When you play for real money, you will earn coins – these are earned twice as fast at bet365’s Premium Tables – and the more you earn, the higher up the Premium Cash Ladder you climb and the more free money you earn!
You earn 0.5 coins per Merit Point (1 coin per Merit Point at Premium Tables) and 15 Merit Points per $1/£1/€1 paid in attributed rake or tournament fees.
Games Offered at bet365
bet365 currently spreads Hold’em and Omaha cash games, with most of the traffic focussed at the six-handed No Limit Hold’em tables, although Pot Limit Omaha games are plentiful during peak European hours.
In addition to Hold’em and Omaha tournaments, bet365 occasionally runs seven-card Stud tournaments, but these do not run frequently.
Cash games start with blinds as low as €0.01/€0.02 and increase up to €5/€10, with tournaments buy-ins starting at €0.10 and increasing to €375 – and sometimes higher during online poker festivals.
Notable bet365 Features
As you would expect from a top-tier online poker site, bet365’s software is packed full of all the features you have come to love. Auto top-up and auto rebuy are there, as is perfered seating and plenty of avatars to choose from.
bet365 is the home to Speed Poker, which is its take on the fast-fold poker craze and allows you to play hundreds of hands per hour per table. Don’t like the hand you have been dealt? Then click the fold button and be whisked away to a brand new table, with new opponents and new hole cards! Keep clicking until you find a hand that you want to play.
The excellent bet365 customer service team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be contacted by Freephone telephone, email or via the live chat feature. You can even request a callback from the team via the bet365 website.