Founded in 2000 in the UK, Bet365 is one of the most popular online sportsbetting, casino and poker operators on the net and is fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. Its poker room is powered by the iPoker network, the biggest open poker network in the world, and that means there’s plenty of action for low stakes beginners and higher-stakes, experienced players alike.
For newbies, Bet365 offers special beginners’ tables, which only allow access to other new players. In fact, Bet365 is great for its beginner support, with its Poker University, as well as the PokerPal feature, which will help you with the maths as you play. There are also six to eight freerolls running per day.
But there are plenty of games for payers of all pockets with cash games going all the way up to $100/$200, as well as big tournaments running around the clock. For the more adventurous among you, as well as the staple Texas Hold'em games, the site offers Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Draw and Five-Card Stud. Cash games and tournaments are available in pounds dollars or euros.
Customer support is available 24/7 via email, phone and live chat, with support staff showing an efficient level of knowledge. Payouts are smooth and efficient, with NETeller withdrawals processed in 24 hours.
For those who fancy a flutter Bet365’s speciality is live, in-play betting and the site even streams live sports, with over 40,000 events going out directly to their customers each year.
Conclusion: Bet365 is a one-stop shop for gamblers, with one wallet easily transferring money between poker, sportsbook and casino.
Bonus and Promotions
The sign-up bonuses are competitive, with a 200% match-up bonus up to $1,000, plus you get $5 absolutely free. With the Bet365 VIP scheme you can earn Merit Points in order to claim cash rewards, loyalty rewards and tournament token rewards. As well as satellites to big live tournaments, Bet365 offers “Jackpot Sit and Go’s” – progressive sit and go’s that award big prizes for winning streaks.
Conclusion: Competitive sign-up bonuses and excellent VIP programme
Software on the iPoker network is created by Playtech who have been in the business for years and thus have honed the platform into a slick and easily navigable poker-playing experience. It’s constantly being updated and improved so that it remains at the cutting-edge.
Conclusion: Playtech software combines a simple user-friendly format with plenty of cool features, like a 2D and a 3D view, multi-table gameplan, a full-screen viewing mode, and a sophisticated poker collusion detection system. It’s amongst the best poker software out there.
As part of the iPoker network, Bet365 shares players with other “skins” on the network, which means traffic is big. There are usually between 5,000-20,000 players online with up to 5,000 cash game players at peak times.
Conclusion: The iPoker Network has a vast number of sites so there’s always plenty of action