Last month I wrote a review on Sportingbet so I thought it was about time that I sourced another online sports betting site. I thought that this time I would go for a international sports betting agency. I decided to join Bet365! Why? Who knows, maybe it had something to do with seeing the commercial on TV. Or maybe I saw some of their promotional material while watching one of my favourite AFL games. Whatever it was I did a bit of research and decided to give them a go.
Speaking of their TV commercial, I found it on YouTube and have posted it here for you.
Bet365 TV Commercial
Whenever I choose to join an online site, whether it be to buy lottery tickets, or to bet on sports I look for one that is 100% legitimate. Like William Hill, which I mentioned in a previous post, it has to have some history. It can’t be a fly by night agency which is here today and gone tomorrow.
The fact that Bet365 is on national TV speaks volumes. What is even better is that they are licensed and regulated by Australia’s Northern Territory Government. Now you can’t get more secure than that.
Something else I looked for is a online sports betting agency that offers some popular ways of depositing money for placing sports bets as well as for transferring my winnings. As you can see from the image on the right it has that aspect covered. Like Sportingbet bet365 accepts PayPal. Unlike SportingBet, amongst other payment methods like Skrill it also offers NETELLER! This was a big plus for me because I love the security offered by Neteller as well as its many other features. Stay tune for a future post on the benefits of being a member of Neteller.
One of the benefits of being able to use an online sports betting agency is being able to place bets online no matter where you are. Having an online sports betting app makes placing a bet online so much easier. Bet365 offers such an app which was a big positive as far as I was concerned.
Another big plus was that they are currently offering new members a 100% bonus on any deposit up to $200! (Does not apply to certain states in Australia)I figured what the heck, signed up and deposited $100 using my Neteller account. It all worked a dream. With my welcoming email I received a code and instructions on what to do to claim my bonus. Within minutes my account went from $100 to $200!
I also liked that bet365 is committed to responsible gambling including a link to www.gamblinghelponline.org.au in the email. This was also apparent when setting up my account as it allowed me to set limits, as low as $20 per week. I set it for $100 so I could make the initial deposit but I’ll be changing it to $20.
Something else that I liked about bet365 is they offer so much more than online sport betting. As a member you also have access to poker, casino, games, and bingo, not to mention their live video streams for many sporting events. This means you can watch sporting events live even when it’s not on TV. Bet365 also offers an on-course bookmaking service.
Even though I was used to the Sportingbet app it didn’t take me long to come to grips with the bet365 app. That was very important for me because I hate having to work things out.
So, what was my first bet? I bet ten bucks on the Crows to beat Collingwood this Thursday night. The odds were 2.60 for a win so if they get manage to actually win my $10 wager will return $26. Go the Crows 😉
Like always, if there’s ever anything you want to know just leave a comment and I’ll do my best to give a meaningful reply.
Edit: As of this week Bet365 have decided to cull a lot of their affiliates. Unfortunately I was in that group. As they no longer support me I can no longer support them. I’m in the process of finding another reliable online sports betting site. When I do I will let you know.
Ever since starting EZeSportsBetting I’ve had family and friends asking me about the best, most secure ways to pay for sports bets online. Naturally, just about all online sports betting site will accept credit card to pay for sports bets. The problem is there are a lot of punters out there who just do not want to give their credit card details online. Not surprising either considering the amount of wankers out there who are just waiting to see if the can gain access to your credit card details. Sure, it’s rare but it does happen. It was only about a month ago that the ANZ bank cancelled my credit card when they notice some shady transactions that occurred online.
Best Most Secure Ways To Pay For Sports Bets
PayPal: Probably the most popular way to pay for you internet purchases, whether it’s placing a bet on the races, online gambling sites or buying something on eBay is PayPal. Unfortunately the amount of betting site that accept PayPal is limited. To date I’ve found one lottery site, Oz Lotteries, and one online spots betting site, Sportingbet
Neteller:I mentioned Neteller in my post How To Bet And Win. Joining NETELLER will give you access to just about all of the online sports betting and gambling sites, except Sportingbet for some reason. Not to worry guys, I’ve found a great sport betting site that does accept Neteller. More about that in another post.
Skrill: Another great way to pay for sports bets is Skrill. With Skrill you can send and receive money abroad, instantly. Yes, you can use Skrill with Sportingbet. 😉
Of course there are many other sites online that would allow you to pay for sports bets but I’ve always found too many options only confuse things. That’s why I’ve only provided, what I believe to be the best three.
Look for a future post which will show you how to use these sites to help you be a responsible gambler.
This is going to be a quick post concerning a bet I placed with William Hill last night. You see, last night was the big A League soccer final. It was Brisbane Roar against Western Sydney Wanderers. I had this gut feeling that Brisbane Roar was going to win. Heck, who am I kidding, I know shit about soccer, my son told be to put some money on Brisbane Roar. So that’s what I did.
I got my iPhone 5s out, fired up the William Hill app and placed $20 on Brisbane Roar to win. The odds were 2.17 so a win should have paid me $43.40. Man, I tell you I was on the end of my seat for that game. I was pissed no end when WSW scored the first goal, and elated when the Roar scored the equaliser in the dying minutes of the game.
As it turns out Brisbane Roar claimed their third title in four years with a 2-1 victory over the Western
Sydney Wanderers after extra time in the A-League grand final. It just about brought the house down at a packed out Suncorp Stadium, not to mention the screams in my lounge. The cream on the cake was the fact that I placed money on them and won, or so I believed.
I waited to this morning to see if they deposited the winnings into my account, as nothing happened last night. When that didn’t eventuate I shot them an email…
Hi, I placed a bet on the Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers game. I placed $20 to win on Brisbane Roar, which they did. What is confusing is I still haven’t received my winnings?
This was their reply…
Thank you for your email.
As per our terms and condition for the Win-Draw-Win market, all bets within the market are settled at the end of normal time, 90 minutes.
As the score at the end of the 90 minutes was 1-1, the loss was the correct selection in the market.
So, when is a win not a win? It appears to be during a grand final as all bets are settled at the end of the game and does not include the actual results. Sounds a bit rough doesn’t it. But then them are the rules and we have to live by the rules right.
Anyway, I asked for some more clarification and they sent me this link. Specifically, the rule states;
“227. All soccer bets will be settled in accordance with OPTA Index results unless otherwise specified. All bets on football are automatically on the basis of 90 minutes play unless otherwise stated for that particular market. 90 minutes play includes time added on by referee for stoppages.”
Just thought you guys should know. Too bad I didn’t bet on a draw isn’t it? 😉