- Average Players Online: 18000
- Games available: Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Stud, 5 Stud, Razz,
- Online since: 2001
- Official Website: http://poker.bet365.com
- Network: iPoker 2
- Licensed by: UKGC
- Compatible with: PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone App,
Sign Up Bonus Offers
Deposit Bonus: 100% up to €365
Time Limit: 60 days
Minimum Deposit: €5
Bonus Code: none needed
Link: Sign up here
Deposit bonus of 100% up to €365
When you deposit a minimum of €10 for the first time, Bet365 will double that amount in bonus cash all the way up to €365. Your opening bonus will be released in installments at a rate of €1 for the first 50 Status Points earned, €4 for the next 300 Status Points earned then €5 for every 450 Status Points earned up to the value of the matched bonus up to €365.
Merit points are awarded at the same rate when playing at tournaments and cash (ring) game tables – 15 points for every €1 in tournament fees or attributed rake.
You have 60 days to fully release the new player bonus.
€100 New Depositor Freeroll
Make your first deposit of at least €10 and you get the opportunity to play in the €100 New Depositor Freeroll on the following Wednesday at 7.30pm UK time.
Play against other new players at the Beginners’ Cash Tables, learn and earn for 90 days from when you open your poker account
- €5 Free for new accounts
- Excellent customer service
- Reputable brand
- Play in £’s or €’s
Bet365 Poker comes from a big gaming brand and sits on a big network. This gives it credibility and huge amounts of player traffic. You may well have heard of Bet365 before if you’ve ever done any sports betting, or even played a casino game, as they’re definitely one of the ‘big players’ in the industry.
A while ago they made a great decision by teaming up with the iPoker network, which is the biggest network of online poker sites in the world. This is a win-win situation for the site and its players alike, as it means it benefits from two key things – firstly insanely high levels of player traffic (therefore busier games for you as a poker player) and secondly top quality software that comes with the network (branded/skinned by the Bet365 logo and colours).
It’s a great time to join the site as there are plenty of promotions going on and also a whopping big welcome bonus to greet you. Add to this some of the best customer service in the business and you’re on to sure fire winner of an online poker site.
To demonstrate just how busy this site and network are, let me tell you this – as I’m writing this, it’s a Thursday morning and already there are 8000 players logged on to the network! This is a massive advantage for Bet365 over its competitors as you’ll never be kept waiting long for a game.
The standard of play at Bet365 (and the iPoker network in general) is below average. This is because most full time poker professionals (‘sharks’) tend to play on the sites like PokerStars, Full Tilt and Party Poker. What this means is far more recreational and amateur players on Bet365 so more chance of being able to profit and cash. You also find, with Bet365 specifically, that many players are actually coming from the gaming/betting side of the business first, often trying out poker for the very first time, so are very ‘soft’ indeed.
Bet365 is a great site for freeroll tournament action, with several €25 and €50 guaranteed tournaments open to all players happening throughout the day. Although the amount of players entering can often be large, the standard of the play is consistently appalling so the chance of cashing is well above average.
- Minimum Blinds: €0.02 /€0.04
- Maximum Blinds: €20 / €40
- Standard seats: 2, 6 or 9
- Options: Beginners, standard, Turbo, fastfold.
- Games: Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi / lo, Razz and 7 Card Stud
Playable in Euros and Pounds, the ring games here kick off at the €0.02 /€0.04 level right up to €20 / €40 (there are also ‘Premium Tables’ available in Pounds or Euros) – so great for low to medium stakes players but arguably not enough variety to support the true high stakes player. Nevertheless, the levels of player traffic at all the games represented here is excellent, especially in the evenings and during the weekends. It’s also good to see some of the less popular online poker formats covered here, including 5 Card Stud and Razz.
- Lowest entry: €0.10
- Highest entry: €250
- Usual starting stack: 2000
- Usual level increments: 10 minutes
- Buy-in fee: 10%
- Options: Standard, Turbo, Rebuy, Freezeout, Short Stack, Super Stack
- Games: Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card Stud
The main attraction here are the regular MTTs with guaranteed prizepools and great big money promotional tournaments. The €30,000 Sunday Masters, buy in direct €150, is a popular regular fixture on Sundays at 8pm UK time. Every day of the week you can find a big guaranteed tournament to join plus a good range of freezeouts and rebuys are on offer. Low cost satellites run throughout the week to all the big money tournaments.
Sit and Go’s
- Lowest entry: €0.10
- Highest entry: €5000
- Buy-in fee: 10%
- Usual starting stack: 1000
- Usual level increments: 10 mins
- Standard No. seats: 2, 6 and 10
- Options: Beginners, Short stack, Double Stack, Turbo, Super Turbo and Jackpot.
- Games: Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Stud, Razz.
There’s a massive choice of SNGs on Bet365, including regular, headsup, jackpot, and double up i.e. what you may have seen referred to elsewhere as ‘double or nothings’. In my opinion, it is SNGs that Bet365 and iPoker do best, purely for the variety of formats and stakes, as well as the tremendous volume of players that participate. You can choose from anywhere from €0.10 entry right up to €5000 with everything in-between covered too.
The basis of the VIP scheme is Merit Points which are earned as you play at any real money poker table. Merit Points are earned at a rate of 15 points for every €1 or £1 paid in tournament fees (that’s the + bit of the buy in) or €1 or £1 of attributed rake in cash (ring) games. There are four status levels to aim for and as soon as you earn just 1,000 Merit Points you are in at Bronze level, after three months of being a member you start reaping the rewards. You can swop your Merit Points for tournament tokens or cash. The higher your VIP status level the greater the value of your rewards.
Options: Bank Wire, Cheque by mail, Click2Pay, entropay, Laser debit, Instadebit, Mastercard, Moneybookers (skrill), Neteller, Paypal, Paysafecard, UK Debit Cards, Ukash, Visa,
Options: Bank Wire, Cheque by mail, Click2Pay, entropay, Laser debit, Instadebit, Mastercard, Moneybookers (skrill), Neteller, Paysafecard, UK Debit Cards, Ukash, Visa,
Fast cashouts and responsive financial team – no problems here.
- Customer Service Email: email@example.com
- Customer Service Telephone: Freephone UK- 08000 288 365 or +44 (0)1782 684 757
- Registered Address: Hillside (Gibraltar) Limited, Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place, 2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
Bet365 is a company that really takes support and service seriously. Firstly they’ve created a really comprehensive FAQ and ‘self-help’ section of their website where, for the most part, you’ll probably be able to answer your own question straight away. However, if you still want to contact them they make it very easy – you can e-mail them, request a call back, fax them, send them a letter, or call them using a free-phone number. Best of all, this service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And they’re very, very good at what they do (plus they pick up the phone nice and quickly which is very refreshing!). So Bet365 really do make you feel valued, whatever side of their gaming business you enjoy.
Languages SupportedEnglish, Bulgarian (Български), Czech (Čeština, Česky), Danish (Dansk), German (Deutsch), Greek (Ελληνικά), Hungarian (Magyar), Italian (Italiano), Polish (Polski), Portuguese (Português), Romanian (Română), Slovak (Slovenčina, Slovakia), Spanish (Español), Swedish (Svenska), Chinese (繁體中文),
Countries accepted:UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, South Africa, New Zealand,
Bet365 Poker last reviewed by DirectoryOnlinePoker.com October 2020. All rights reserved.