Bet365 Esports Betting Review
bet365 was founded in 2001 as a sportsbook and casino, but was one of the first traditional sportsbooks to introduce esports betting when it added markets for Dota 2 in 2014. Since then, bet365 has been a leader in esports gambling, and offers lines and odds for a broad range of markets across various games including League of Legends, CS:GO and Overwatch amongst others.
bet365’s esportsbook can be bet on via desktop browser or through their mobile app for both Android and iOS with live in-play betting available.
bet365 is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and is licensed by the government of Gibraltar.
Betting Lines and In-Play Betting
bet365, whilst not a dedicated esports betting site, is still a platform which offers a good range of markets. Players can currently bet on [custom field list of esports], a list which has grown, and continues to grow, considerably since the sportsbook first introduced esports in 2014. For the more popular esports matches, bet365 also have the option for live in-play betting, although these matches can’t yet be streamed directly in the platform.
Where bet365 differentiates themselves from a chunk of their competition is in the markets that they offer on each esport. Dota 2 for example, has markets for “Team to Destroy the First Barracks” as well as “Team to Slay the First Roshan” amongst others. The same goes for League of Legends and CS:GO which has betting options for “Correct Map Score” and “Map 1 Winner 2-Way”. This diversity of betting markets within bet365’s more popular esports provides an exciting and alternative way to enjoy esports betting.
bet365 offer a comprehensive list of support options, including 24/7 live chat as well as email and telephone. Customers are also able to make esports bets over the phone, although this is unlikely to ever be required when using the bet365 platform. Live chat response is typically very fast, even during popular times when you can expect to wait just a few minutes to speak with someone.
Security and Withdrawals
bet365 withdrawals are all instant except for bank wires (2-10 banking days) and cheque, which of course can take several weeks. Those familiar with online payment platforms like Skrill, Neteller and PayPal will receive their withdrawals within 24 hours, although PayPal withdrawals are limited to 5500 EUR/GBP. Those using credit or debit cards will need to wait 1-3 banking days, however bet365 do not charge a fee for these transactions.
bet365 Esports Bonuses, Codes & Offers
bet365 has a simple first deposit bonus for new esports bettors. The sportsbook also runs regular promotions for non-esports markets including tennis, horse racing and soccer, and new promotions are added regularly. Below you can find a list of the currently available bet365 esports bonuses: