Bet365 set its foot in the US this year thanks to its partnership with Hard Rock Casino. Questions such as ‘is Bet365 legal in the USA’ are of the past with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement fully licensing and registering the bookmaker. Bet365 has for long stood out for various factors including the number of games present in many of their platforms and several sought-after features. With Bet365 in the USA, I wanted to see what the platform had in store for the NJ residents.
I created an account with the platform to review various aspects. In my How to Use the Bet365 NJ Sportsbook article I laid focus on the Bet365 live streaming review, Bet365 mobile app review, Bet365 sports review, and more. Below is the Bet365 review 2020.
Bet365 NJ Sportsbook Review: Popular Offers
Sports and markets available
After successful sign-up, I was welcomed to a platform that exceeded my expectations. The product section is one of the main sections I look out for in any sportsbook. In my Bet365 sportsbook review, I was impressed with the number of sports offered to the players. Bet365 USA had offered 16 different sports to choose from. All the sports were listed down on the left side of the landing page whereby after I would click on my desired sport, I would be led to the top picks of the day. I would go a step further to choose if I wanted to view all the events or the events that were available in the next 24 hours. The popular sports included;
In this section, I accessed some of the top global leagues, events, competitions, tournaments, and challenges including; NBA, NFL, MLS, MLB, NHL, NCAAF, ITF, English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, and French Ligue 1.
Still, in my Bet365 review USA, I was impressed with the markets provided. The number of markets largely depicted the betting opportunities I would have on the platform. If the markets were wide, which was the case in Bet365, then I would have more betting opportunities that would translate to higher chances of winning. On the soccer section, for example, some of the top events in the top leagues had offered over 150 markets to choose from. The markets included; Full-Time Result, Full-Time Result – Enhanced Prices, Correct Score, Goalscorers, Double Chance, Over/Under, Asian Spread, Both Teams to Score, Draw No Bet, and Score cast.
The markets opened up various betting options/types which were impressive. Some of the betting options Bet365 USA offered were; Moneyline, Teasers, Parlays, Totals, Futures, and Point Spreads. I was further impressed with some of the features presented which included;
- Cash-out – I would take charge of my funds by withdrawing winnings or part of my stake before an event was finished. All this would be dependent on the game dynamics. If I was losing, I would save part of my stake and if my bet was winning, I would minimize risks by withdrawing some of the winnings.
The platform had provided 3 types of cash-out which included;
- Full cash-out – This would see me withdraw all the winnings already accrued
- Partial cash-out – This would see me withdraw part of my winnings already accrued and leave the rest for possibly more play
- Auto cash-out – This would see me create an auto cash-out request after I had placed a bet and once the threshold value was hit, the system would automatically cash-out on my behalf
- Live betting – Also in-play betting. This allowed me to make live bets on games that were in progress. This would allow me to take advantage of the odds while on the rise and eventually garner good returns
- Live streaming – Allowed me to watch some of the events live as they happened
- Bet builder – This was tailored for the Soccer section where I would personalize my bet by selecting up to six selections in the following markets;
- Match Result
- Players to Score
- Both Teams to Score
- To Qualify
- Number of Goals Scored
I would then calculate my odds with Bet365 pricing it as a single bet
- Edit bet – This allowed me to add, swap or remove a selection. It also gave me an avenue to change my bet type on my parlays.
Odds & Limits
The odds also play a major role in my choice of a platform. Bet365 offered average but competitive odds. The betting margin was average at slightly above 4.5% which translated to average wins. However, sports such as Basketball and Tennis had among the best odds offered. I had the opportunity to choose how I wanted the odds displayed. The platform offered three formats (American, Decimal, and Fraction). This would be changed at the top lobby on the option ‘Odds’
Several aspects made the odds offered become competitive. Features such as live betting and edit bet played a part in ensuring I took major risks which would bring out huge returns thereafter. The different markets and betting options also translated to bigger betting opportunities which was laudable.
I also noted that the platform had set out limits on the amount of money I would win. The maximum winnings I would win at Bet365 was $5,000,000. There was no limit on the amount of money I would withdraw in a day but if I wanted to withdraw any amount above $20,000, I had to make arrangements with the team on the same.
Bet365 NJ Sportsbook Review: Additional Features
I must confess I have always looked for a bookmaker that offers live streaming services in the US. For long, the present US bookmakers have lacked this feature. Step up Bet365 and I was impressed the feature was offered where I would watch some of the events live on the platform. Bet365 live streaming feature was readily available on the option ‘live streaming’ placed at the top lobby of the landing page.
On the click of it, I had a pop-up page presented where I would see the live games available for streaming, the scheduled games for streaming, and the FAQs related to the feature. Additionally, on the live games section on the landing page, I would look out for the ‘Play’ icon on some of them which would mean that the game can be streamed live.
Bet365 required that I must have a funded account or have an account that had placed a bet within the last 24 hours. This would give me a pass to enjoy the experience. Some of the top sports available for streaming included; Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, and Hockey. The streaming would begin 2 minutes before the event kicks off.
I also noted that there were system requirements to enable a smooth interaction. Using Microsoft would require Windows XP as the operating system with browsers such as Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and updated versions of Opera, Firefox, and Chrome. Using Apple, on the other hand, would require Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as the operating system with updated browsers such as Safari, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox. The recommended broadband speed was 512kbp/s or higher.
To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours.
Bet365 NJ Mobile Application
Convenience is another key aspect of any platform I opt for. This stems from the payment methods offered, customer support, and a mobile platform. I was impressed with Bet365 with the mobile platform they had offered which included both a site version and an application version.
The application was compatible with my Android-powered Samsung phone and I would later learn that the application was also available to iOS users. I downloaded the app directly from the website. iOS users would choose to download the app from the website or at the Apple Store. The installation process was easy and generally, the app was easy-to-use. The text size, colors, and graphics were top-notch with every content perfectly fitting on my screen size. The main control bar was situated at the bottom with all the sports games available on the ‘A-Z’ option at the top left.
The app allowed me to do the following;
- Create my account
- Look up for games and make bets
- Transact payments (deposits and withdrawals)
- Contact customer support
- Live stream
- Live betting, cash-out, access bet builder and edit bet features
My Thoughts: Great Experience, Highly Recommended
My experience with Bet365 was great and had little to complain about. The platform was well-organized with a customer mind behind its making. Many aspects were handled perfectly including the number of games offered, the markets and betting opportunities provided, competitive odds, several payment methods on board, a mobile platform rolled out, and effective customer service.
The platform was friendly-designed with every option easy to find. I loved the fact that I would choose different preferences in the odds, time zone, currency, and language I wanted to use. Features such as live streaming, live betting, cash-out, edit bet, and bet builder also stood out for me. The only improvement I would like on the platform is the widening of its scope of operation. At the time of my review, Bet365 was only present to New Jersey residents.
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- This review is based on a personal experience of the Bet365 offers.
- The validity period of the Bet365 Bonus Code: 2020
- Disclaimer: The contant is subject to change so always refer to the Bet365 platforms for the latest updates and information.