The online sports betting market has taken off in a major way over the last few years, becoming a multi-billion pound industry. Gambling is no longer seen as something that is either something seedy, for those with lots of disposal cash or exclusively for those who are addicted to risk.
The advertising of gambling on television, radio and in the press has made the gambling industry an acceptable pastime for the general public and the choice of markets and ease of being able to join the websites as a user and play instantly has meant that they are extremely popular. This article will look at one of the online bookmakers, Bet365, and investigate the free Bet365 bet associated with it.
Bet365 is one of the most established online gaming companies offering sportsbooks, poker, casino games, and bingo, as well as video streams on sporting events. They also offer a very competitive introductory bonus which is offered to all new customers and is one of the highest introductory bonuses available for sports betting. The introductory offer relates to a 100% match of your first wager up to a maximum of £200. As soon as you open the account a code will be given that needs to be entered to the website, and you will then need to put a stake on of up to £200. If you only placed £10 on the first bet your introductory bonus would therefore be £10.
Once this has been settled the matched value will be put into your account and can be gamble with it. Be aware that the deposit and the bonus will need to be played through 3 times before you can withdraw any money though. In other words, if your bonus is £200 then with the deposit added you would have to place £1,200 on bets before you can withdraw any money. My advice would be to offset any risk against other trading markets such as Betfair, or ensure you only bet on events that are heavily tipped to win.
After you have played the introductory offer there are plenty of other features to keep the interest of anyone who wants to do some sports gambling including in-play betting (betting on events during the match as they happen), special bets such as money-back if a certain event occurs (for example all money returned on correct score betting if the result is 0-0) and a comprehensive football stats page to help you research a game before you bet on it. They also have a growing mobile betting service which allows you to bet on the move.
Overall I think that Bet365 is one of the more customer-friendly betting websites – the introductory offer could be easier to make money on, but it’s certainly a site that makes you return to it for great deals, diverse markets and easy sports betting.