Hello dear readers!
Preparing this material, I want to note right away that I live in the territory of India. It so happened that usually I bet on sports or play online casino only at work when I have free time for a break. And our management has blocked access to various betting sites and casinos.
But surprisingly the ban applies only to those sites that are in the Indian domain zone or have a state license. What is the reason for this – I do not know. And I don’t want to ask the authorities not to block all the sites at all. In reviewing Bet365 I analyze the portal which operates in India. I found it by searching on Google for popular betting and casino sites that have their own sites in other countries.
My review of Bet365 in India is a desire to share my own betting experience. And especially in such an unconventional way.
|The year the company started:
|How is Bet365 licensed?
|Malta gaming authority (MGA).
|What currencies can the player use?
|INR, USD, EUR, etc.
|List of current payment systems:
|INB, UPI, AstroPay, Neteller, Skrill, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro.
|Bet365 mobile apps:
|The mobile version of the Bet365 official website:
|What sections does the company offer?
|Sports, Live Casino, Extra.
|How can players contact support?
- 1 My personal review of Bet365 in India
- 2 Live Casino + Online Sports Betting
- 3 Bonuses and promotions at Bet365
- 4 Bet365 Mobile Apps
- 5 Registration + account verification
- 6 Replenishment of balance
- 7 Withdrawing winnings
- 8 Customer service and help for players
- 9 Real player reviews about Bet365 in India
- 10 Answers to questions
- 11 Pros and cons of the company
- 12 Final conclusions
My personal review of Bet365 in India
Bet365 is a British company that started in 1974.
It is currently one of the oldest in the world. From there, over so many years of consistent customer service, it has developed a positive reputation and a huge popularity in the world. So it is not surprising that even in India, a country where they are constantly trying to restrict access to sites dedicated to gambling and sports event prediction, the office is not just working, but also thriving.
Doing a little research purely out of my own interest, I found out that Bet365 didn’t start operating in the Indian online environment until 2001. Naturally, at that time, there was no talk of the functionality that the office can currently boast. All that could be done at the time was to select 14 sports, choose a league or championship you liked, select a sporting event and start online betting. The line of sports events was, of course, scarce: the maximum – direct outcomes on the team’s victory or a draw, asian totals and handicaps.
Low popularity of online sports betting was due not only to the technology of those years, but also to the lack of a full-fledged Internet as we are used to seeing it today. Local betting shops were much more popular then. But in 2007-2010, the situation began to change dramatically, when a very large number of methods of deposit and withdrawal of funds from the account appeared.
At the moment Bet365 is steadily among the three most popular bookmakers and online casinos in India. This can be noticed not only by the daily statistics of visits to the site, but also by the number of reviews on the web from customers. Naturally, I understand the Hindi language very well (in case anyone didn’t know, it’s the official language) and the English rankings by Indian reviewers and forecasters suggest this conclusion by itself.
Live Casino + Online Sports Betting
Friends, the main focus of the company is to provide a platform for betting on sports.
The line is so voluminous that even some domestic betting sites refer to Bet365 when forming their own offers.
Also I cannot not mention the offers for online betting on sports – here they can also be very interesting. For example, if you choose a soccer match in Bet365 you can predict the time range in which the team will score and also indicate the way the goal will be scored – by head, foot, free kick, penalty kick and so on. I have not seen anything like that before. Of course, such sports betting is not available for all games, but the very fact of their availability makes you want to try your hand!
In general, soccer in Bet365 is very well represented, no one will get bored, believe me.
We can’t say that the odds are the highest in the world, but they are among the highest in general. So often forecasters, making online bets on sports at Bet365, use the portal to form so-called “forks” – earn on odds differences, using Bet365 and other betting sites to earn on odds differences, without losing anything in the end.
In 2015, the company launched a separate section with gambling. This includes both classic slot machines and the most modern slots. It is noteworthy that the bookmaker uses proven licensed software from the world’s leading developers. And if you want to test your luck in real time, you can choose from live-mode at Bet365 with real dealers at online casino offering to play poker, roulette, baccarat and gambling games based on TV shows (Happy Wheel, Keno, Monopoly and so on).
Bonuses and promotions at Bet365
Another specific topic is bonuses at Bet365. A welcome bonus is also available for Indians. There is its own loyalty program, where you can periodically receive bonuses ranging from $5 to $50. They must be wagered by placing three online bets where the events have odds of at least “1.5”.
If you place online bets on Scorecast, Half-Time/Full-Time or Correct Score markets, you will receive a full refund. But that’s on the condition that the match ends in a null score.
As for promotions, they appear regularly. As part of them, the online bookmaker raffles off valuable prizes in the form of a bonus to the gaming account, mobile equipment, cars and so on. You can read about the promotions on the main page of the site.
For your convenience, I have made a list listing all the available Bet365 bonuses in India at the moment.
- First Deposit Bonus (gift after account opening): the company offers up to 15% as a gift (up to 4000 Indian rupees);
- “Bet boost”;
- “2 Goals Ahead Early Payout Offer”;
- “Soccer Accumulator Bonus” – up to 70%;
- “Soccer Substitute Guarantee”;
- “Baseball Early Payout Offer”;
- Multi-Sport Accumulator Bonus – up to 70%;
- “Tennis Accumulator Bonus” – up to 70%;
- “Tennis Retirement Guarantee”.
- “Bore Draw Money Back”;
- “Each Way First Goalscorers”;
- “Full Time Result – Enhanced Prices”.
- “NBA Early Payout Offer”;
- “Ice Hockey Early Payout Offer”;
- “Basketball Early Payout Offer;”
- “Extra Time Extra Chance”;
- “Golf Each Way Extra”.
- “Bet365 Price Promise”;
- “Best Odds Guaranteed”;
- “Racing Value”;
- “My Horses”.
- “My Greyhounds”.
- “Odds Drift Protector.”
- “365 Top Tote+”;
- “365 Tote”;
- “365 International”;
- “Top Fluctuation”;
- “365 Mid+”;
- “Fixed Price on Greyhounds”.
Bet365 Mobile Apps
If you’re not comfortable using the mobile version of the official website, let alone the full website, you can download the Bet365 app on your smartphone or tablet. The Bet365 app itself only recently appeared, and for some reason the developers didn’t add a separate section after adding it.
It is not possible to download Bet365 for Android from Google Play. The reason – the giant company does not welcome gambling. Friends, the APK mobile app for Bet365 needs to be installed from the link just below on this page. I guarantee the reliability and operability of the software, trust me.
For users of iOS devices there is also its own app. It is published on the official site in a separate section. But before downloading, make sure that your device allows you to install software products from third-party developers.
Registration + account verification
Dear friends, registration at Bet365 is done in the standard way.
Clicking on the registration button at the top of the site, you need to fill in all the fields from the questionnaire. But here I want to point out straight away that the information you enter may only be done in English or Hindi.
In order to register at Bet365 in India, please follow the instructions:
- Enter your country of residence.
- Choose how you want to be addressed (many people use ‘Mr.’, ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs.’ because of the politics of another country).
- Please enter your first and last name.
- Indicate your residential address, date of birth, and zip code.
- Enter your email address and confirm it.
- Enter your phone number.
- Choose a language. By default, it will be English, but sometimes I had Hindi enabled automatically. To avoid confusion between the languages, I recommend selecting the desired one right away.
- Choose the optimal format for the coefficients.
- Specify the login and password and repeat it.
- Specify the secret code for further confirmations of your account, if necessary. It must also be repeated.
After completing all the fields, all you need to do is to send the form, click the confirmation link from your email and sign in your account with your username and password. Instead of a login, you can also enter your email address. As you can see, creating an account at Bet365 is as easy as it gets.
Verification is compulsory, especially if you plan to bet quite large sums online or want to make a decent deposit. Depositing does not require any verification of your identity, but withdrawing funds will require you to do it.
Everything is simple enough. There is a separate section in the personal office, where you can verify by sending scans of your passport or driving license. The company, working on the basis of a license, guarantees the confidentiality of this information. The confirmation of successful verification will be sent to e-mail.
Replenishment of balance
Naturally, online betting at Bet365 is impossible without replenishing your account.
There are several options to choose from:
- Debit cards MasterCard, Visa and Maestro. The minimum deposit amount is 400 Indian rupees.
- MasterCard, Visa and Maestro credit cards. The limits are the same.
- Neteller e-wallet. Minimum amount is 350 Indian rupees.
Electronic purse Scrill. The sum of deposit must be minimum 1000 Indian rupees.
- Pre-paid AstroPay virtual card – here minimum is 500 Indian rupees.
Any commission will be charged by the bookmaker for the deposit. Funds are credited to your account instantly, and this rule applies to all kinds of top-up methods.
Friends, for your convenience, I have prepared a table:
|Account replenishment fee:
|Speed of crediting:
|Up to 1 minute
|Up to 1 minute
|Up to 1 minute
|Up to 1 minute
|Up to 1 minute
|Up to 1 minute
|VISA, Mastercard, Maestro
|Up to 1 minute
As I have already mentioned before you have to be verified in advance in order to withdraw your winnings. At first I was the kind of player who thought that after registering it would be enough to deposit on the account, play a couple of times and easily withdraw the money. But it wasn’t. I had to take a picture of my driving license, and in two hours I was unblocked access to withdrawal, as the account became verified.
And again I have prepared for you a table:
|VISA, Mastercard, Maestro
|1 to 5 business days
|1 to 3 business days
|0% Up to 1 day
|Up to half a day
There are several ways to withdraw:
- MasterCard, Visa and Maestro credit and debit cards – from 400 rupees.
- Bank transfer via BankWire. The amount is from 4,000 rupees. It should be noted that the user always has the option to withdraw the funds without paying any commission.
- Skrill. From 350 rupees.
- Neteller. From 1,000 rupees.
I want to mention that the company withdraws the money in the same currency in which the client deposited the money. The most common option – the money comes either in rupees, or dollars, or in euros. The duration of the withdrawal may be different. For example, when using Neteller, the maximum waiting time is up to 12 hours. In other cases from 1 to 5 banking days, except for money transfers where the time can increase up to 10 business days.
WARNING: Nowadays the company Bet365 in India withdraws winnings only to the payment system, which was used to deposit the account. This is a very important rule, do not forget about it.
P.S. Rules may change, I will change my review in a moment. It all depends on the official website of the company.
Customer service and help for players
I believe that support service at Bet365 is the weak link of the company. It’s all about the fact that the official site lacks a built-in panel for online correspondence with the operator. Communication is only through feedback. Here you need to specify an email address and report your problem.
The operators take quite a long time to answer – you’ll be lucky if you get feedback on the day you contact them.
As I use the Indian version of Bet365, I had to ask the question in English. Before contacting customer care, I highly recommend giving your gaming account number in advance. The thing is, after two days of waiting I got an email asking for my account number so they could sort it out. Thankfully, my question wasn’t the kind to get an answer here and now. But you will probably find my advice helpful.
Unfortunately, there is no contact phone number for questions to support.
Real player reviews about Bet365 in India
Naturally, before registering on the official website, I read reviews about Bet365. I used local Indian forums for this purpose.
When reading real reviews about Bet365, I was interested in several things:
- First, I wanted to know how quickly winnings are paid out. It turns out that even if the site says that the duration of withdrawal of funds is from 1 to 5 working days, in practice the money comes within 15-60 minutes, which can not but rejoice.
- Secondly, as I do not use a small bank and prefer to deposit $300-500 on my balance, I checked if the company blocks the account supposedly “for suspicious activity”. It turned out that if there were such cases, the culprits were the clients themselves who had forgotten their login or password by entering the wrong combination several times.
Now I would like to give some feedback from real players of this company. I’ve read a lot of forums and browsed a lot of websites, so I have some idea of what customers want to say about Bet365.
IMPORTANT: Dear readers, you can read real reviews about Bet365 in India in the comments below.
Answers to questions
Pros and cons of the company
To the pluses, I would definitely include the following points:
Of course, there were some disadvantages. I was unpleasantly surprised by the small number of payment systems that can be used to deposit. And if I had no problem making a deposit via bank card, I could not deposit with cryptocurrency (Bitcoin and Etherium). Simply because cryptocurrency is not supported in this case.
One time I had such a situation that I could not access the site. The reason – it simply wouldn’t load from my smartphone. When everything was restored, I tried to clarify if it was a problem on the Bet365 online casino side or if I had an unstable internet connection. I contacted customer service and wasn’t answered until two days later. Built-in live chat form with operators is not available here – you need to fill in a special form and the answer will come to your e-mail box. As for me, such a shortcoming for such a reputable company is a significant drawback. I will not include the answer in English to the disadvantages, because, after all, the site is Indian.
What conclusions can I draw?
- The Indian version of Bet365 works legally – there is a separate section on the portal with all the documents.
- The event line is a real paradise for the forecaster, as there are over a thousand matches all the time, and in the spreadsheet there are a lot of online bets, including exclusive ones.
- The interface supports Hindi and switching to it is automatic.
The Bet365 mobile app for Android works beautifully, with such a spread in terms of the number of sports bets the interface remains intuitive. Yes, the number of deposit and withdrawal options is not that great, but you have to be prepared for that in advance.
I hope my experience will help you understand the features and benefits of Bet365 in India faster!