Bet365 is one of my favourite bookmakers and was possible the first bookmaker I ever signed up to. They are the biggest private bookmaker in the UK I believe (its either them or Fred). They are everywhere on UK television with Ray Winstone giving out the half time bets on practically all football games on Sky.


Odds are fairly good at Bet365. You'll not go far wrong with those. Asian Handicaps offer the best value.

Markets offered

Bet365 offer a load of markets on football (they actually call it soccer for some reason). The main markets are

  • Full time result
  • Double Chance
  • Correct Score
  • Half Time/ Full time
  • Half Time / Full time correct score
  • Under/ Over Goals (2.5)
  • Both teams to score
  • Goal Scorers
  • Multi Scorers
  • Asian Handicaps
  • Alternative Asian Handicap
  • Alternative Goal Line
  • Draw no bet
  • Result and both teams to score
  • Handicap Result
  • Alternative Handicap Result
  • Winning Margin
  • Scorecast
  • Anytime Scorecast
  • 1st Half Scorecast
  • Wincast
  • Timecast

Out of these, the Asian Handicaps are the best value. They have a smaller margin on those bets. Other worthwhile markets offered at Bet365 are the clean sheets, win to nil, win either half, win both halves and result/ total goals. Pretty much every bet is covered with Bet365. The only thing missing is the anytime wincast which for some reason they don't offer.

On going offers

Bet365 have many offers to make it sweeter to bet with them.

100% Euro Soccer Bonus. If you place a bet on Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League, you can get a bonus on your winnings. Unlikely a 14 fold will come in but if it does, you'll get 100% bonus.
Bore Draw Money Back

Have a pre-match Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bet on ANY Soccer match and if the game finishes 0-0 they will refund all losing bets on these markets. Thats actually a refund too. A lot of offers like this only give you the refund as a free bet. Paddy Power used to give refunds but then switched it to money back as a free bet. Unfortunately, there aren't actually that many 0-0 so the insurance isn't worth that much.

Unlimited Places on First Scorer E/W Bets

Its a market I never participate in but if goals scorers is your thing, then this could be worth while. Each-way bets are settled on all goalscorers at 1/3 odds for unlimited places in 90 minutes play. You got to look at the odds and try figure out whether anytime goal scorer or straight first goal scorer is better.

Risk Free in Running Bet

Bet365 have a great offer periodically on big televised games. Place a bet on the game before up to £50. Then bet365 will refund up to your qualifying stake, your first in running bet if its a loser. I find the best way to play this is a correct score or first goal scorer. Might as well go for a long shot because if it loses, you get your money back.

Live Streaming

Bet365 offer live streaming on their site. They show a lot of Serie A and during the international games, they play some of the more obscure games. Well worth checking out their schedule.

Horse Racing

If horse racing is your thing then they have a couple of offers for you

Channel 4/1 Offer

Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on Channel 4 and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake on the next live Channel 4 race.

If your risk free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you qualify for a risk free bet on the next live Channel 4 race. Keep backing those winners and they'll keep giving you risk free bets!

bet365 Price Promise

They constantly check the odds so they offer the best price or joint best price on all races on Channel 4.

Sign up offer

Currently Bet365 are offering 100% matched up to £200.

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