In our opinion Bet365 is one of the leading online bookmakers in the world with more than 14 million customers from 200 countries.
Bet 365’s colour scheme of mainly green, grey and yellow is widely recognisable and they do not mind throwing the odd Hollywood star (hello, Samuel L) into the promotional mix. With a seemingly bottomless pit of money to throw on promotions, Bet 365 is definitely a bookmaker worth being a member of.
A great bookie for dogs racing
Typically greyhound racing does not attract as many promotions or special deals with online bookmakers as thoroughbred racing because the sport does not generate as much betting turnover as its equine counterpart. While greyhound racing will probably never be completely equal in terms of betting options, Bet 365 is fantastic in what it offers, making it one of the most popular bookmakers for many dogs punters.
Part of Bet365’s allure is the fact that unlike most other online bookmakers which do not release a fixed-odds market until around 15 minutes before each race, in our experience Bet365 has odds available at least the day before the race is run. This is great for those who want to potentially take advantage of excellent-value early odds.
Bet365 normally has Group race markets available in the days leading up to them while they often feature “all-in” markets which offer outstanding value for those who think they can pick a winner of a big race up to three weeks out from the decider.
All-in markets are normally reserved for major Group 1 races and are often available soon after the box draw comes out for the heats, offering a price on each nominated runner to win the final. It is not uncommon for runners priced well into the double figures to salute, so if you have a keen eye for value then Bet365 is definitely a bookmaker to consider.
The layout & interface at Bet 365
When you first open Bet365’s website you will see the page is well structured with the eye drawn straight to the centre of the page where all upcoming and popular events are listed. When searching for a particular sport they are listed in a clear and detailed sidebar on the left-hand side of the page.
Every racing code and sporting game available to bet on is listed on the sidebar with racing and rugby (league and union) right at the top followed by the remaining sports in alphabetical order. Once you select greyhound racing you will be met with an easy-to-understand layout featuring the upcoming races at the top followed by a list of all meetings in Australia and New Zealand for that day (and often for the next two days as well).
You can scroll through the various races which all have a countdown timer to their start times and once you click on the race you are interested in you will have access to full markets for that particular event. When you know which runner you would like to place a bet on, simply select the odds next to their name (your choice of tote or fixed). If you want to place an exotic bet, all you do is scroll down, select the type of bet you wish to make, select your chosen runners and then add the wager to your bet slip.
Once all your bets are on the slip, type in the amount you wish to bet and click ‘Place Bet’. Once the race is completed you can view the results from the event including full winning, place and exotic dividends.
Mobile greyhound bets at Bet365
Recognising the growing demand to be able to place a bet conveniently on the go, Bet365 has developed an excellent app that can be downloaded straight to your smartphone or tablet. In our opinion it is a fantastic product for greyhound racing.
The greyhound racing section of the mobile site has the same layout as the full site, with upcoming races featured towards the top of the page followed by all the day’s racing underneath. Simply use the touch screen to select your race and runner followed by what type of bet you would like to place and it will be added to your bet slip.
Once you have finished with your selections, enter the amount you would like to be and press ‘Place Bet’.
Just like the PC version, you are able to view race results once the all clear has been given. This is handy when you’re looking for a specific result from the day, or from the previous weeks of greyhound racing.
Deposit options at Bet 365
Bet365 is a truly global bookie with many different deposit methods, if you are from outside Australia you you are likely to also be well treated by Bet365 with the huge list of options available on the site.
To accommodate everyone, there are numerous ways to deposit and withdraw money from your online Bet365 account.
This reviewer has funded their account with credit/debit cards and via bank transfers with funds using these methods appearing instantly in our account.
In our experience withdrawals with Bet365 usually take 1-3 working days to appear in your bank account after requesting a withdrawal.
The quickest way we found to withdraw funds is Neteller which took only four hours while Skrill, Paypal, iDebit, Ukash, Entropay, Bank Transfer and cheque all took at least overnight.