Bet 365 horse racing review

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One of the most popular betting brands in the world. Known in Australia for early markets and big-priced advertising campaigns.

  • Rating

    A
  • Phone

    1800 200 365
  • Payout

    1-2 days
  • Visa deposit
  • Mastercard deposit
  • Credit Card deposit

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Players from United States not accepted
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pros

  • Has a huge global presence
  • Many deposit options

cons

  • Has a dated website design
  • Company info

    Established 2000
    Customer service: Phone: 1800 200 365
    Owner Origin: England
    Owner: Bet365

  • Withdrawal options

    Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, Paypal, iDebit, Bet365 Visa, Entropay, Bank Wire, Cheque, PaySafeCard, Entropay, bank transfer

  • Withdrawal Limits

    Not Available

  • Currencies accepted

    Australian dollars, Swiss francs, Canadian dollars, US dollars, Euros, Hong Kong dollars, Icelandic kr_nur, Japanese yen, Malaysian ringgits, Norwegian kroner, British pounds sterling, Swedish kronor, Denmark kroner, Argentine pesos, Brazilian reals, Thai baht, Bulgarian leva, Chinese Renminbi, Czech Republic korunas, Hungarian forints, Indian rupees, Mexican pesos, New Taiwan dollars, New Zealand dollars, Polish zlotys, Romanian lei, South African Rand

  • Deposit Method

    Visa, Mastercard, Credit Card, Neteller, Skrill, Skril 1-tap, PayPal, POLi, iDebit, Bet365 Visa, Paysafecard, Entropay, BPAY, flexepin, Bank Wire, EachWay, Fastbank Transfer, Cheque

  • Licenses

    Northern Territory Gambling Commission (Australia), United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UK), Gibraltar, Bulgaria, Germany

  • Restricted Countries

    Afghanistan, American Samoa, Angola, Belgium, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, China, Chinese Taipai, Congo Republic, Democratic Congo, Eritrea, France, French Guyana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Haita, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Libya, Martinique, Monaco, Myanmar, Netherlands, North Korea, Phillipines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania

IF Samuel L. Jackson says it’s good, it must be good.

And it’s hard to disagree with the superstar actor when you log on to Bet365 and realise just how easy it is to place a bet on thoroughbred racing with the popular world wide bookie.

Whether its the racing in Australia, or the best nags from across the world, you’ll find it all in the one place at bet365.com.au

And it really is so quick and easy to navigate, you won’t have a drama.

The bookie is another one of those United Kingdom giants that has worked its way into the Australian market, providing healthy competition among the corporate bookmakers. It snared its Aussie license in 2012, regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission.

The bookie has it all.

Our focus will be on the racing side of things, but you’ll also find plenty of sports books, as well as poker, bingo and casino, but of course, those aren’t available in Australia. Those are for the internationals.

Unbelievably, the bookmaker, world wide, has more than seven million customers in 200 countries. It’s actually in the top 10 companies for size in the United Kingdom, with more than 1900 employees. Now that’s big, meaning you have the security of such a large public company.

Here we’ll tell you a bit about the website and mobile and tablet apps and give you the low down on how it all works.

How Bet365’s website works

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Welcome to Flash. And oh, how we love it. Bet365’s website is about as good as it gets. Apart from the fact it’s super easy to read and even easier to navigate, you’ll find that the use of Flash, rather than the standard HTML, means the interactivity is at the cutting edge of betting websites.

On vistiing bet365.com.au you’ll note the familiar green and yellow colour scheme, with easy to read white text on black panels. Log in is top right, as is the join now column, if you’re yet to take advantage of the bookie.

Go left to check out sports or in play betting and even further left for the Bet365 emblem, which will take you to the home page. Down the left hand side is the sports panel, and down the right is your bet slip at the top, with current events below.

The middle panel provides a welcome and join now option, with detail of the bookie’s new ‘bet in play’ option.

Below that takes you to the next three thoroughbred races, greyhound races and other popular sporting events kicking off soon, with an option to view the full list.

Other sporting events are available, but we want to click on the prominent horse racing tab to take us to the racing home.
It provides the three ‘next to jump races’ and then below that a full list of racing the bookie is providing odds on. Every race is there.

Just click on the one you want to see a full list of runners for, with colours, odds, records, trainers and jockeys. You’ll see odds on tote and fixed for all races, with some events offering racing products for bet365 best, bet365 mid plus and bet365 tote.

Placing a bet is as easy as point and click, provided you have an account. Make your selection, add it to your betslip, enter your stake, review and then submit your bet.

Bet365 at the cutting edge of horse racing betting

The only way to describe Bet365’s horse racing offering is comprehensive. It hardly misses a race and has all the events, from Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival to the Kentucky Derby. You’ll find them all here. The bookie provides options for Australian, United Kingdom and international thoroughbred racing, greyhounds and harness racing.

– Bet 365 Best (metro) – Get the best odds from the three totes.

– Bet 365 Tote (non-metro) – Get the best odds from the starting price and the three totes (horse racing only).

– Bet 365 Mid+ (Australian and New Zealand greyhound and harness, New Zealand and Asian thoroughbred racing) – Get the middle tote odds, plus 5 per cent of your winnings.

– Bet 365 fixed Price (Australian thoroughbreds) – Get the bookies starting price if it is higher than the fixed win price.


Welcome package & other horse racing bonuses

Bet365 is giving new customers a matched bet of up to $200 when they open a new accounts. You have to turn over your deposit to get the bonus bet. Punters in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia are unable to claim this bonus because of regulations placed on them by their state governments.

365 Tote gives horse racing punters the best of the national totes when they place a bet or the starting price of their selected horse (win bets only).

365 Mid Tote + gives punters the middle price of the Australian totes plus 5%, which can be handy when the markets are tight at all the bookmakers. And of course Bet365 is renowned for its extensive futures and race day fixed odds markets.

Deposits & withdrawals from your Bet 365 account

The popular POLi option is available on Bet 365, along with other traditional deposit methods. Online methods such as Skrill (Moneybookers), Fast Bank Transfer, Click2Pay, Ukash, wire transfers and Neteller are all handy. And the traditional credit card, cheque, and BPAY provide punters with plenty of deposit options.

As far as withdrawal goes, account holders can use similar options, including, cheque, wire transfer, credit card Click2Pay, Ukash, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Entropay and Fast Bank Transfer.

Minimum deposits are between $1 and $100, depending on which medium the user decides to make their contribution with.

Minimum bet is just 25 cents

Use Bet365 on the move

The bookie has a mobile website as well as easy to use apps for Apple, Android and Windows devices. All you have to do is visit the app store to download the apps and you’ll be able to place your bets on the go. The mobile device operates much the same way as the website, just in a condensed version. As a matter of fact this author finds it easier navigating their mobile website or app than their desktop version, which can be cumbersome at times.

Summary

As we’ve mentioned, the Bet365 website is so easy to use, if we didn’t recommend shopping around for the best odds on other betting sites, it would be our go to bookie for convenience. Make sure your Flash is up to date for best results, but, with the backing of one of the biggest companies in the UK and the recognisable voice of Samuel L. Jackson, it’s hard to go past this bookie for the widest variety of racing markets and most competitive odds on all your favourite go to events. Sign up and you can get a $100 bonus bet on your mobile. We know this is about racing, but the bookie boasts it has up to 9000 sports markets at any given time. That is just massive. If you can’t find a bet there, you can’t find a bet any where else on the web.

Sign up at Bet365 and receive up to $200 in bonus bets and access to some of the most generous odds you will find associated with Aussie horse racing