Bet365 Casino Review
Bet365 Casino is an online casino established in 2001 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by bet365 Group Ltd and is registered under the jurisdictions of Gibraltar and United Kingdom. Last updated: October 12, 2017.
Review of Bet365 Casino
Bet365 Casino is a first-class UKGC and Gibraltar licensed online casino. The casino is one facet of the Bet365 business which also includes sports betting, poker and bingo rooms, for a complete gambling experience. Over the years this company has earned a reputation for fairness and professionalism, and should be among the top considerations for UK based players in particular.
Software and game selection
Bet365 Casino offers both in browser play and downloadable Playtech casino software for Windows PCs, though most of the Playtech games can be played in browser as well these days. Once you sign up and register, you can use the same account to bet at the casino, poker room, bingo and sportsbook which makes for a convenient all-round betting experience.
Looking firstly at the download option, the casino has a wide variety of classic and modern Playtech video slot games including popular titles such as the Age of the Gods series, Robocop, Top Gun, Marilyn Monroe, The Love Boat, and Streak of Luck, among many others. These are complemented by table games like Craps and several versions of Roulette, card games featuring the classics Blackjack, Casino War, Pontoon, Baccarat, and many more.
Your other option is to game directly on the website under the "Casino", "Games", and "Vegas" tabs. This opens up a whole range of other possibilities. In addition to the same Playtech games as the download casino, the website offers games from a variety of different suppliers, including the likes of Net Entertainment, Aristocrat, IGT, Microgaming, Play'n Go, and WMS Gaming. These are all serious developers of some of the highest quality online gambling games in the world. A large proportion of these games are able to be played on your mobile phone or tablet and the site fully adjusts to accomodate such devices. Oh and I shouldn't forget to mention the extensive live dealer section that allows you to play live dealer versions of Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, 3 Card Brag, Casino Hold'em, Hi-Lo, Dragon Tiger, and Sic Bo.
Those of you that enjoy shooting for the progressive jackpot will find Bet365 to be among the best sites on the web. Download players have access to the pooled Playtech network jackpots that are shared among many casinos, so the jackpots build rapidly and are won frequently. Jackpots such as Beach Life, Jackpot Giant, Funky Fruits and Monty Python's Spamalot Holy Grail regularly venture above the million Pound mark. There are additional jackpots available on the instant play casino section including Bouncy Balls, Genie Jackpots, and Top Cat. Unlike many other less reputable Playtech casinos, Bet365 pays progressive wins in one lump sum rather than in instalments, so should you win the big one you won't be waiting 30 years to receive all of your money.
Banking and customer support
Members can use their credit or debit cards to fund their Bet365 accounts, along with various other methods including Neteller, Skrill, Solo, Instadebit, and bank transfers. Most of the deposit options can also be used as withdrawal methods. Withdrawals are generally processed and paid within 24 hours, though this can vary depending on the method you use. One great point in this casino's favour is that they are very well funded and do not impose restrictions on the amount you may withdraw in a week or a month, though there are individual transaction limits. For example the limit on an individual bank transfer tops out at £100,000. As mentioned above this liberal policy also applies to progressive jackpot wins, making Bet365 the place to play particularly Playtech's jackpots, which are more often than not restricted to a small monthly payout at other Playtech casinos.
It is excellent to see that Bet365 takes the protection of its customers' deposits seriously. They disclose that the segregation that they apply to customer funds meets the UKGC standards to be classified as a "medium" level of protection. This means that if the business were to become insolvent, player funds would be protected and creditors would not be able to seize them to recover debts.
Customer service is taken care of 24/7 by a helpful service team that you can contact via phone, email, fax, or most conveniently, live chat. My experience with the live chat people has been pretty much what you would expect of a casino support rep: polite and able to answer straightforward enquiries.
Security, fairness, and responsible gambling
Bet365 offers their members protection through security measures that include industrial strength encryption that is activated at all times while you navigate around their website. All data entered during registration, login, game play and banking is encrypted and therefore protected from interception by nefarious third parties.
Bet365 is admirably transparent in its operation. Each month it publishes the results of an audit disclosing the aggregated payout percentages of the various game categories across its site. For example, it reports last month's payout percentages for slots, table games, card games, video poker, and fixed odds games separately. Theoretical payout rates for many of the individual games can be viewed in game.
As is required by its licensor the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, Bet365 follows industry best practice when it comes offering players controls and measures to practice responsible gambling. Inside your account settings page on the website, you may set daily, weekly or monthly limits on the amount you may deposit at the site. Another feature called "reality check" allows you to set a time limit which, when exceeded, causes the site to prompt you to take a break. There is also the option of self setting a temporary time-out or total self exclusion from the site.
Simply put, Bet365 is among the best casinos on the market today and one of only very few that is worthy of a full 5 star rating. Its selection of games is excellent, payout speed is great, and it has a long history of professional and fair operation. The fact that it also provides a first class sportsbook, poker, and bingo games is just icing on the cake.
Bet365 Casino Jackpots
These are the current progressive jackpots at Bet365 Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.
|Jackpot Giant||$10,183,006 €8,643,335 £7,719,737|
|Mega Moolah Mega||$2,212,992 €2,212,992 £2,212,992|
|Fairest of Them All||£1,507,295|
|Funky Fruits||$1,930,100 €1,645,829 £1,475,304|
|Spamalot Holy Grail||$1,886,812 €1,572,092 £1,457,940|
|Beach Life||$1,245,914 €1,065,092 £956,622|
|George And The Dragon||£452,074|
|Sweet Party||$583,525 €502,856 £454,466|
|Major Millions||$567,519 €567,519 £567,519|
|Thai Temple||$499,368 €428,399 £385,828|
|Bounty of the Beanstalk||£370,884|
|Esmeralda||$476,257 €408,027 £367,098|
|Gold Rally||$475,468 €414,917 £378,595|
|Big Top Tombola||£349,162|
|Gladiator||$428,365 €363,596 £324,744|
|Chests of Plenty||£317,360|
|Cat in Vegas||$398,209 €338,000 £301,882|
|Jackpot Darts||$328,080 €289,814 £266,860|
|Frankie Dettori's Magic Jackpot||$253,673 €215,318 £192,310|
|Age of the Gods Ultimate Power||$246,748 €209,439 £187,059|
|King Cashalot||$243,372 €243,372 £243,372|
|Winners Club Scratch Platinum||$227,521 €183,704 £159,416|
|Cyberstud Poker||$222,696 €222,696 £222,696|
|Wall St Fever||$215,960 €183,533 £164,082|
|Roulette Royale||$210,668 €210,668 £210,668|
|Magic Slots||$208,689 €179,403 £161,835|
|Deal or No Deal Slot||$185,792 €157,700 £140,849|
|Progressive Blackjack||$140,166 €126,533 £118,355|
|Poker Ride||$130,826 €130,826 £130,826|
|Adventures in Wonderland||£94,832|
|Everybody's Jackpot||$119,989 €101,846 £90,963|
|Purple Hot||$114,756 €101,185 £93,044|
|The Glass Slipper||£81,819|
|Cinerama||$104,446 €90,922 £82,809|
|Triple Sevens Blackjack||$101,928 €101,928 £101,928|
|Tunzamunni||$99,007 €99,007 £99,007|
|Queen of the Pyramids||$94,044 €81,337 £73,714|
|Progressive Baccarat||$91,170 €84,945 £81,211|
|Pyramid of Ramesses||$75,255 €66,144 £60,679|
|SafeCracker||$68,339 €62,542 £59,065|
|Fruit Fiesta||$59,710 €59,710 £59,710|
|Megaball||$59,531 €53,554 £49,968|
|Dollar Ball||$50,189 €44,113 £40,467|
|Stravaganza||$44,836 €39,569 £36,409|
|Diamond Valley||$44,674 €38,675 £35,077|
|Treasure Nile||$40,346 €40,346 £40,346|
|Age of the Gods Super Power||$36,493 €30,975 £27,665|
|SupaJax||$29,735 €29,735 £29,735|
|Wild Viking||$26,607 €24,096 £22,590|
|Mega Moolah Major||$16,550 €16,550 £16,550|
|LotsaLoot||$12,560 €12,560 £12,560|
|Jackpot Deuces||$10,496 €10,496 £10,496|
|Wow Pot||$9,905 €9,905 £9,905|
|Genie's Hi-Lo||$8,377 €7,300 £6,653|
|Fruit Mania||$8,266 €7,205 £6,569|
|Cash Splash||$7,266 €7,266 £7,266|
|Major Pink Jackpot||$6,866 €5,828 £5,205|
|Age of the Gods Extra Power||$3,170 €2,691 £2,404|
|Jacks or Better 10-line||$1,471 €1,400 £1,357|
|Megajacks||$997 €893 £831|
|Spamalot Slightly Less||$897 €748 £693|
|Minor Pink Jackpot||$251 €213 £191|