Bet365 is one of the world’s largest online gambling sites, boasting of over 1.5 million active customers spread in over 140 countries. The UK based gambling powerhouse acquired a licence to operate in Australia in 2012 and has since grown in to Australia’s number one betting company. Bet365 offers online sports and race betting, casino games, poker and bingo. However, the company’s Australian licence limits it from offering casino games, poker, bingo as well as online in play services. Even so, Australians still have a number of options available to them on the site and can still makes loads of cash off the site.
The company has excellent coverage and odds on all major sporting events such as European football, tennis, rugby, golf, cricket, yachting and professional/ college North American sports. International horse racing is also given fair attention. The company also has one of the best consoles for betting in running as well as an impressive but easy to use interface that makes betting very easy. A number of live games are also streamed on the site as well as offering up to date stats to guide their customers.
- · Account opening
When you open an account and make a deposit of $20 or more, you receive a 100% bonus on your qualifying bonus up to a maximum of $200. To bet using their bonus, one has to play through the amount of their qualifying deposits once.
- · Deposit options
For Australians, POLi is supported as a deposit method and punters can use credit cards (VISA and MasterCard), cheque, wire transfer, Neteller, Skrill, Ukash, Entro pay and a host of other payment methods. The minimum deposit normally depends on the deposit method selected but usually falls between $1 and $100. For credit card deposits, the minimum is $10.
- · Withdrawing Cash
Members can use any of the methods mentioned above to withdraw funds from their accounts. The good news is that the minimum withdrawal to bank accounts has beed reduced from $200 to $20 and transfers can be made from any Australian bank, saving you from international transfer fees. The duration of transfers has also gone down from 7-10 days to between 2-4 days. Bet365 also offers one free bank wire withdrawal every 28 days for all non UK transfers. Additional withdrawals will be charged £12 each for a standard bank wire transfer while an urgent bank wire transfer will be charged £15.
- · Live streaming of games
- · Large variety of betting events
- · Large number of currencies accepted (27)
- · Good customer support
- · Does not offer online in-play services. Australian customers simply have to call in live to bet
- · Limits people who win too much
Bet365 is without doubt one of the largest and best betting companies in Australia. The quality of services, huge odds and ease of use outweigh the fact that you cannot bet live online making it the number one choice for most Australian punters.