Bet365 Australia Review - Stellar In-Play Betting Sets Bookmaker Apart

Bet365 are one of the biggest online betting brands in the world and their Australian site and mobile app are very popular with punters. Their desktop site leads the way when it comes to a slick design that not only looks good on the eye, it is easy to navigate around.

An A-Z of the sports Bet365 cover is on the left side of the page. The popular betting products in Australia such as horse racing, greyhounds, harness racing, Australian rules, rugby league and rugby union feature first and then every sport you can think of follows in alphabetical order.

The page is then split into three more sections. The second column features the next three races to go off and the live in-play markets available at the time you are on the site. In the third column, you can expect to find featured sports and games which are available that day, while in the far right column is your bet slip and details of the promotions available.

Bet365 has a very impressive in-play section on their site. You are unlikely to find any other bookmakers which rival their service as they offer thousands of markers in running each day, including horse racing and soccer.

Depending on how you prefer to see the odds, you can choose between decimals and fractions on the site. Decimals tend to be the most popular choice; therefore, this is the default setting. However, if you want to change it to fractions, you can do so easily in the settings on the page.

Odds & Promotions

When you sign up to an account with Bet365, you have the opportunity to pick up a $200 bonus balance as the firm will match your opening deposit. This needs to be at least $20 and there are wagering requirements in order for the bonus balance to then be withdrawn. You must bet with your opening deposit amount once before you have access to the bonus funds. You then need to have bets settled to the value of three times your opening deposit at odds of 1.50 or greater. The turnover requirements need to be completed within 90 days of opening your account.

Bet365 offer an Official Price guarantee on all Australian horse racing. If you bet on a fixed win and the State Official Price is greater, you will receive the bigger odds. For example, if you back a horse at $12 and the SOP is $16, you will collect $16.

When betting on racing from Victoria with Bet365, you can watch the race unfold with live streaming. This can be done on desktop, iPhone, iPad or Android device. In order to watch the race, you need to either have funds in your account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours. The streaming service is embedded into the race card, but you can launch the video in standalone mode if you prefer to watch it that way.

Bet365 also offer a number of sports promotions that can be found on the site. One of them is the Extra Time Extra Chance offer available on all rugby league and rugby union matches. When a game goes into extra time, the firm will pay out all pre-match bets on the 80-minute result and the result of the game following the extra period of time, giving you two chances to win.

Cash out is a feature that Bet365 offers on its site. This can be set up automatically, where if the threshold set by yourself is reached, your bet will be settled. You also have the option to partially cash out if you do not want your full stake being settled during the event.

Player Security & Safety

Bet365 Australia is licenced and regulated by Australia’s Northern Territory Government. The firm offer pre-commitment and is governed by the NT & SA Codes of Practice, all of which can be found on the site before you sign up. They are one of the most well-respected bookmakers in the world; therefore, you can expect the highest level of security and safety on their site.

All the usual payment methods are available with Bet365. If betting with a Visa or credit card, the minimum amount you can add to your account is $10. The withdrawal time depends on your bank account’s processing time, but the firm list the time expected on their banking section for each payment method. If you would prefer not to use a card, you can purchase a voucher for Bet365 at Flexepin. A 16-digit code will be given to you in which you can activate your funds by typing this number into the banking page. If you want to then withdraw any winnings, this has to be done by a transfer to your bank account.

Bet365 offer their customers the opportunity to get instant access to cash through a bet365 Visa card. This can be done from any ATM and you can use the card to pay for goods online and in store purchases. You can make an application for a Bet365 Visa card from the members section of the site.

When you sign up to an account with Bet365, you will be asked to create a four-digit security number. Whenever you place a bet over the phone or call with a customer service enquiry, you will be asked for your security number. This is to confirm you are the account holder. Try to choose a number you will remember as it can be a pain to reset the pin. If you cannot confirm the number, you will be asked a number of security questions relating to your account and your personal details.

Conclusion & Overall Rating

Bet365 are a great example of how to put together a successful sportsbook desktop site. Everything is where it should be and the range of markets on offer ensures you don’t need to look elsewhere because you can’t find exactly what you are looking for.

The initial signup offer is very strong as you can earn up to $200 in bonus balance, albeit the wagering requirements does make it tough to turn it into cash you can withdraw. If you back yourself to find three successful selections at odds of 1.50 or bigger, though, you should give it a go.

As a regular customer with Bet365, you can benefit from a number of fantastic daily offers and promotions across a wide range of sports. Their Official Price Guarantee is a concession not many bookmakers offer because it costs them money. As a horse racing punter, this is something that would attract you to bet with them as it can result in your pocketing much more if the odds on your selection drift out.

The streaming service on the desktop site and mobile app means you can watch your horse race and many other sports when you place a bet. The quality of this stream is very good, as long as you have a competent internet service and mobile phone signal.

Finally, Bet365 have everything in place to help you if you are struggling or have any issues as there is a live chat service where their customer service team work 24/7 to assist you.

Overall rating: 9/10