Bet365 Sportsbook


This is one of the best oldest bookmakers in the world. Its database has over 5 million records of its customers from different parts of the world.

About Bet365

Bet365 was established back in 2001 by the Bet365 Group, a UK-based company. The group is one the top 10 largest private firms in the country and has over 1500 employees working on gambling activities. The closest competitors of this bookmaker are Coral and William Hill but still, the combination of these two firms does not even get close to the size of Bet365.

Bet365 has a very large market and very favourable odds for its users from across the world. However, not all bettors get to really enjoy any services from Bet365 because of the restrictions that some countries have in place. Despite having a presence in roughly over 200 countries, there are some countries with very stern rules. They are the United States, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Afghanistan, Denmark, Japan, Spain, France, South Korea, the Republic of China among others. This should not come as a surprise since most of the online bookmakers have been restricted from carrying out any of their activities in the above-mentioned countries.

Also, Bet365 was licensed by the Gibraltar Gaming Authority and The Great Britain Gambling Commission, enabling it to carry out its business activities without any issues.

Betting markets and the odds

Bet365 is a great sportsbook for New Zealand players to start betting as there are over 50,000 markets being made available for the punters to choose from. Most of these events involve football games from the top European Football Leagues, while other events are from the rest of the world. However, this does not mean that there are no events outside Europe which Bet365 does not cover.

Games that are there for normal betting are very many, particularly more than live betting games. Nevertheless, the live betting option is one of the strong reasons why this bookmaker is very popular amongst many people. Another fair reason is that the odds at this bookmaker are very fair since the margins are not very high. The margins normally lie somewhere between 4% and 5%, a rate that is fair to both parties involved.

What the bettors should expect when they sign in or sign up with Bet365 are games such as La Liga, Bundesliga, Champions League, Australia A-League, English Premier League, League, UEFA Europa League, Italia Serie A, UEFA Super Cup, England FA, and much more. Surprisingly, even the most infamous leagues are also found in this bookmaker. The leagues such as Absa Premiership, Kenya Premier League, and Ghana premier league are also found there.

Besides European football, there are other games such as Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket, Tennis, PGA, Basketball League, Volleyball, Handball, American Football, and Beach Football. All these games can be streamed by the bettors as long as they placed a bet on those games and that they are also logged in at the time of play.
New Zealand players can also can also place bets using their mobile devices that they have as long as those smartphones are either iPhones, iPads, Tablets, Android phones, Windows Phones, or the latest models of the BlackBerry. They can simply download the Bet365 mobile app from their respective app store except for the Android users who might be forced to download the app from the bookmaker’s website since Google Play Store restricts publishing of any gambling applications such as this one.

Security and the supported payment methods

There is no doubt that this is the only gambling site with a very wide range of banking options to choose from. The options are slightly over 10 of them. A few of them are the Credit/debit cards such as Maestro, MasterCard, and Visa Card, e-wallets such as Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, and Paysafecard, EntroPay, iDebit card and the offline payment methods which are Fast Bank transfer and the bank wire option.

Luckily, the customers do not get to incur any charges when they are making any deposits using whichever means that they like. Again, the processing time for most of the banking options mentioned herein does not take much time unless it is the bank wire or bank transfer which pretty much takes between 2 to 3 business days to commit to any transaction that the customers had earlier on initiated.

Then there is the issue of the maximum and minimum allowed deposits or withdrawals for all of the options that are available in this sportsbook. Most of them have a minimum allowed amount to be either deposited or withdrawn set at €5 while the maximum allowed deposit or withdrawal seems to vary depending on the method chosen by the customer. Even then, the highest amount that any punter can make is €50,000 and that will be through checks.

Well, the players are rest assured that they can surf online securely thanks to the incorporation of the SSL technology that prevents the intrusion of unauthorised persons to view the customers’ sensitive data. That is one of the big achievements that Bet365 has made and has made it seem like a really cool bookmaker to bet with.

Customer service

Bet365 customers will argue that their bookmaker has an extraordinary customer service. This is because those customers can get in touch with its staff using the very many languages that are supported by this bookmaker’s website. All the customers can chat with them via emails, live chats, or through phone calls.