Bet365 is one of the leading online bookmakers in the world with more than 14 million customers from 200 countries. The international bookie has its headquarters in Britain, and their Australian business licensed and regulated in the Northern Territory.
Bet 365’s colour scheme of mainly green, grey and yellow is widely recognisable and they do not mind throwing the odd Hollywood star (hello, Samuel L) into the promotional mix. With a seemingly bottomless pit of money to throw on promotions, Bet 365 is definitely a bookmaker worth being a member of.
A great bookie for dogs racing
Typically greyhound racing does not attract as many promotions or special deals with online bookmakers as thoroughbred racing because the sport does not generate as much betting turnover as its equine counterpart. While greyhound racing will probably never be completely equal in terms of betting options, Bet 365 is fantastic in what it offers, making it one of the most popular bookmakers for many dogs punters.
Part of Bet365’s allure is the fact that unlike most other online bookmakers which do not release a fixed-odds market until around 15 minutes before each race, Bet365 usually has odds available at least the day before the race is run. This is great for those who want to potentially take advantage of excellent-value early odds.
Bet365 normally has Group race markets available in the days leading up to them while they often feature “all-in” markets which offer outstanding value for those who think they can pick a winner of a big race up to three weeks out from the decider.
All-in markets are normally reserved for major Group 1 races and are often available soon after the box draw comes out for the heats, offering a price on each nominated runner to win the final. It is not uncommon for runners priced well into the double figures to salute, so if you have a keen eye for value then Bet365 is definitely a bookmaker to consider.
In addition to fixed odds, Bet365 offers 365 Mid+ on all tote win and place bets as well as single-race and multi-leg exotic betting for all Australian and New Zealand greyhound events. The payout will be the middle tote (second-highest of the three main totes) plus an additional 5 per cent.
The layout & interface at Bet 365
When you first open Bet365’s website you will see the page is well structured with the eye drawn straight to the centre of the page where all upcoming and popular events are listed. When searching for a particular sport they are listed in a clear and detailed sidebar on the left-hand side of the page.
Every racing code and sporting game available to bet on is listed on the sidebar with racing and rugby (league and union) right at the top followed by the remaining sports in alphabetical order. Once you select greyhound racing you will be met with an easy-to-understand layout featuring the upcoming races at the top followed by a list of all meetings in Australia and New Zealand for that day (and often for the next two days as well).
You can scroll through the various races which all have a countdown timer to their start times and once you click on the race you are interested in you will have access to full markets for that particular event. When you know which runner you would like to place a bet on, simply select the odds next to their name (your choice of tote or fixed). If you want to place an exotic bet, all you do is scroll down, select the type of bet you wish to make, select your chosen runners and then add the wager to your bet slip. Once all your bets are on the slip, type in the amount you wish to bet and click ‘Place Bet’. Once the race is completed you can view the results from the event including full winning, place and exotic dividends.
Mobile betting on your iOS or Anroid device
Recognising the growing demand to be able to place a bet conveniently on the go, Bet 365 has developed an excellent app that can be downloaded straight to your smartphone or tablet, offering all the features of the full website. The bet 365 app is
The greyhound racing section of the mobile site has the same layout as the full site, with upcoming races featured towards the top of the page followed by all the day’s racing underneath. Simply use the touch screen to select your race and runner followed by what type of bet you would like to place and it will be added to your bet slip.
Once you have finished with your selections, enter the amount you would like to be and press ‘Place Bet’.
Just like the PC version, you are able to view race results once the all clear has been given. This is handy when you’re looking for a specific result from the day, or from the previous weeks of greyhound racing.
Bet 365 promotions & bonuses
Bet365 offers a great sign-up bonus wherein it will 100 per cent match your initial deposit over $20 up to the sum of $200, in bonus bets.
The offer is not open to residents of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia or Western Australia as it is not allowed under each state’s gambling laws.
Deposit options at Bet 365
To accommodate everyone, there are numerous ways to deposit and withdraw money from your online Bet365 account.
The most common way of doing so is through credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard). Funds will appear instantly when depositing money into your betting account and normally take 1-3 working days to appear in your bank account upon withdrawal.
Most other ways of depositing funds are instantaneous, too, and include Neteller, Skrill, Paypal, POLi, iDebit, Ukash, paysafe card and Entropay. You can opt for methods such as BPay, Bank Transfer and Cheque, however, they all involve a delay before seeing money in your betting account.
The quickest ways to withdraw funds is Neteller which takes only up to four hours while Skrill, Paypal, iDebit, Ukash, Entropay, Bank Transfer and cheque all take longer to process.
If you experience difficulties depositing or withdrawing funds or face any other issues when wagering with Bet 365, the site has a 24/7 support service available through phone (1800 200 365), post, online chat and email.