Bet365 is brought to you by Hillside Gaming and is registered in Malta. You will see the following three major segments when you visit the website – Casino, In-Play, and Sports. This review will be looking into the details of all three segments. Also, we will discuss how good it is for you if you are from India. We will also understand the security arrangements they have. What we liked was that they have multiple options for you to contact them, which is very reassuring for a new player. You can use their live chat, email or phone. Surprisingly, they also have the option of using ‘snail mail’, for which they have posted their postal address on the website. But read this review, and we think you might not need to find out anything else from them.
Bet365 India is available in as many as 20 languages. Some of them are Norsk, Magyar, and Eesti. So in case you are in Europe or the Americas, you need not worry. There is an option for Chinese as well. But we didn’t find Hindi or any other Indian regional languages. That was a bit surprising since most other online casinos we reviewed did have at least one Indian language. But since most Indians are comfortable with English, the language on the website isn’t that big a problem. The biggest issue we saw was that the currency mentioned on the Bet365 ‘Offers’ page was dollars. So if you are playing from India, you would need to be mindful of the prevailing exchange rates. As we delved deeper, though, we realized that Indian Rupees (INR) is an accepted currency for making deposits. Also, both Visa and Mastercard are listed under the ‘Banking’ section. In case you are from India, you can rest assured because both these names are widely used in India.
Before we proceed, here is a word of advice about Bet365 Casino. In case ‘Flash’ is not installed, you should first do it before signing up. Many of the games didn’t run properly without Flash. This is in your hands, so it shouldn’t be a problem. The other thing we noticed might put you off, depending on your preferences. The casino section in online casino portals usually has a number of slot games. This is a surprising omission from Bet365. In the Casino section here, you will only see table games. Also, the number of options of table games was a tad limited, as compared to other portals. Here too, we should explain things a bit. Other casino portals we have reviewed list cores of names in all sections, including live casino. But those numbers are increased by displaying multiple variants of the same game.
So, you are likely to see titles like Baccarat 1, Baccarat 2, Baccarat 3 and so on the same website. In that respect, Bet365 is very honest with you. The limited titles we mentioned is because they do not have such tricks. You will find everything here that you might look for. The usual suspects like Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat are there, of course. But you will also see some interesting names like Sic Bo, Dragon Tiger, and Three Card Brag, among others.
Bet365 Sports is one of only three segments on Bet365. Therefore, it is big. In fact, two of the three segments here are related to sports betting, which are sports and in-game. The Sports section has more options than most other sports betting sites we have seen. We managed to count more than 30 on the main page. As you can expect, we didn’t have the bandwidth to go into each of those sports and check things out. Apart from the usual popular sports, we found even some uncommon sports listed on Bet365, like Gaelic Sports and Greyhound Racing.
So, if you are a sports lover, there would hardly be a chance of your favourite sport not being listed on Bet365. The In-Game segment lists nine of the most popular sports. For these, you can place your bets in-game, while the match is on. Overall, sports betting was the most robust category in Bet365, and we are sure you would feel right at home if you are a sports lover.
Like we mentioned earlier, Bet365 Live casino is actually inserted in the casino section itself. So there is no separate live casino segment in Bet365.
This is another aspect in which Bet365 Bonus is very different from most other online casinos. In other portals, you get a slew of welcome bonus packages. And then, there are more promotional offers in store as you begin playing. Bet365 has dared not to go down the same path.
They had just one promotional offer listed on their website at the time of writing this review. Yes, you read that right. There was only ONE promotional offer we saw at the time of this review. The language and terms and conditions of that review suggested that they keep these rotating on a monthly cycle. Once the particular month gets over, they introduce the next promotion. The promotion presently underway is a cashback on Live Blackjack. It is available in the form of a cashback on Live Blackjack every Tuesday. The limit on the offer is 10% cashback, subject to a maximum of $100. This is available only if you are running losses. We live in a world of gaming in which competitors always try to outdo each other in terms of offering freebies. In that context, this feeble attempt by Bet365 seemed really inadequate to us.
If Bet365 App has a mobile application for you, they have not advertised it very well on their website. In fact, we found no mention at all of any mobile app for Bet365. The website itself seemed pretty well designed. The layout seemed such that it would be responsive if accessed on a smartphone. But for a portal where the majority of offerings are in sports, an app would have a good weapon to have in the arsenal. That is because a particular match would always begin and end at the designated time. It would not wait for you to get back home and login to place your bets.
Is Bet365 Legal in India?
As per Indian laws, there is no problem in participating in online gambling sites. At the other end, there is no rule in Malta that prohibits Indian players. So as long as you are above the age of 18, you needn’t have any apprehensions. Also, there are enough checks and balances on the site for your safety. These ensure that your personal data, as well as your financial transactions, are completely secure.
The Bet365 website seemed to us to exemplify the phrase ‘less is more’. They had none of the loud promises and unsustainable freebies that are common in other online casinos. The website is gracefully designed and not crowded with too much information. The sports section, on the other hand, is full to the brim with action. Overall, apart from the few shortcomings, we pointed out, our overall rating for Bet365 would still be above average. In case you haven’t tried Bet365 yet, we suggest you do it. It will be a quiet change from the cacophony created by other online casinos.