In this independent review of bet365.com.au
, we will tell you what we like (and dislike) about the world’s biggest bookmakers which has over 14 million customers from close to 200 different countries.
bet365 offer a number of promotions on horse racing, harness racing and sports along with a ‘Cash Out’ function which has been adopted by a number of bookmakers in 2015.
Horse racing fans can enjoy 365 Best on all metropolitan and selected non-metro horse racing events.
If you select Tote Win, bet365 will compare the APN Starting Price (SP) and the final declared Win dividends over the three national Totes. They will then pay you out at the highest price.
365 Tote is available on all non-metro horse racing meetings (except at meetings where 365 Best is offered).
If you select Tote Win, bet365 will compare the APN Starting Price and the final declared Win dividends over the three national Totes. They will then pay you out at the highest price.
Both promotions are exactly the same for Win betting purposes but for place betting, with 365 Best you get the highest of the three national Totes whilst 365 Tote offers the highest declared Place dividend from SuperTAB or NSW TAB.
Harness racing enthusiasts can enjoy ‘365 Mid+’ on all Australian and New Zealand trotting action.
If you select Tote Win, Tote Place, as well as any Single Race and Multi-Leg Exotic betting, bet365 will pay you out at the Middle Tote dividend plus 5% of your winnings. This is essentially the second-highest Tote dividend with an additional 5% added on.
bet365 PROTEST PROMISE
bet365 will pay out the original horse that is first past the post along with a runner that is promoted following an upheld protest by the Stewards.
This is available for both horse racing and harness racing events from Australia and New Zealand.
The bet365 Protest Promise applies to both Win and Place bets, along with Single Race Exotics; Quinellas, Exactas, Trifectas, First 4, Forecasts and Tricasts are all eligible for the Protest Promise and is another reason why bet365 is one of the leading bookmakers for horse racing and harness racing action.
Odds and Markets
bet365 offer the widest range of horse racing, harness racing and sports markets imaginable, with almost every event from across the globe accounted for. Not only do they have a wide range of pre-match markets available but they also have impressive coverage when it comes to In-Play betting as you will see when you visit their homepage and witness the live action where the odds are constantly updating down the right hand side menu.
Horse racing fans will not only enjoy all of the promotions listed in the section above, but also fixed prices on all race meetings. They are generally available on both horse racing and harness racing events with fixed odds being installed at least 12-24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.
Another great betting option available is the horse racing ‘Match-Up.’ This can be found by clicking In-Play at the top of the page next to Sports. The Match-Up offering generally has two options on each event as two pairs of horses take each other on. You are betting for your nominated horse to beat home its selected rival. i.e. Horse A v Horse B. If you were to bet on Horse A and it beats home Horse B in the run to the finish, then your bet is a winner.
The odds offered by bet365
on horse racing is very competitive with the market percentage quite often less than competitor bookmakers. This means that they are offering better odds overall than their rivals and is one of the major reasons bet365 is one of the top bookmakers for horse racing and harness racing.
Of course bet365 offers a wide range of betting markets for sports from across the world. Whether you are a fan of the English Premier League (EPL), the National Basketball Association (NBA) or the footy (AFL), there are thousands of markets to cater for every die-hard or casual sports fan.
For the full list of sporting promotions that are available, click the Services drop-down menu and then select Promotions.
The bet365 website prides itself on being one of the fastest in the industry and it certainly services customers wanting to deposit and place a bet just before an event begins. Visually impressive, the colour scheme makes the website look neat and uncomplicated as the homepage clearly displays the next three horse racing events to jump along with a number of sporting markets with the footy and rugby often taking centre stage.
With the live streaming that’s available, bet365 have ensured that the site is very reliable and there is also an excellent live chat facility within the Help section which means that you can click on a link and speak with a representative in a matter of seconds. It’s a user-friendly site which is always being improved for increased customer satisfaction.
One of the smallest features of the website that may appeal to the more traditional punter is the display of odds. Decimal odds are the default but the traditional racing fan may want to select fractional so that they can see 11/4 instead of $3.75 and 2/1 instead of the more modern $3 chance that current punters have been accustomed to.
One of the things that make bet365 stand out from their rivals is the watch and bet live streaming service. bet365 now stream over 40,000 events live to your PC, mobile and tablets every year.
The picture quality is excellent and racing enthusiasts can watch live racing streamed from UK, Ireland, South Africa and more every day as well as a vast array of sports ranging from tennis to bowls.
The bet365 app is one of the industry leaders. Not only can you access all of the markets, odds and facilities available on the website, you can also watch the live streams. The bet365 app makes betting and keeping in touch with the best racing and sports action a simple thing whether you are on the go, at work or at home.
The app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices and is compatible with Nokia, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and Android phones.
bet365 take customer service extremely serious and the response times are very fast. Whilst offering 24/7 customer support, you can contact staff either by live chat, email or a toll-free phone number.
Customer service is available in a wide range of languages and staff are well-equipped to answer any queries that you may have, whether it be deposits/withdrawals, terms and conditions, promotions or even placing a bet whilst away from the computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.