Bet365 Poker Review
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- Bonus: Unavailable in US
- Last Reviewed: 8 April 2019
- Compatible on: Mobiles, Laptops, Desktops
Bet 365 Poker is one aspect of the successful Bet 365 group which is based in Stoke on Trent, UK and which has grown impressively from its humble beginnings in a shack back in 2000. The company now employs over 3,000 people and has interests in most forms of online gambling, but this poker site with over 400 million registered users in 200 countries worldwide is quite possibly the flagship of their operation.
It is possible to join Bet 365 Poker from almost any country in the world where gambling is legal and it is open for plays in Australia too, unlike many other poker sites.
Bet 365 Poker is a renowned brand name, thanks to the company’s advertising campaigns starring actors such as Samuel L Jackson and their sponsorship of football teams, including Stoke City who are of course local to their operational centre.
There are a number of deposit and withdrawal options available to customers of Bet 365 Poker. With all methods, customers have reported incredibly quick payout times – some of the fastest payouts in the poker and casino business, in fact. Players have also noted receiving funds in as little as six hours, but always generally within 24 – 48 hours, which along with there being no fees for either deposit or withdrawal, represents nothing but positive news for players.
Methods which Bet 365 Poker accept are:
- Bank Transfer
- Credit/debit card
Bet 365 Poker uses a mixture of software from Playtech and IGT for its downloadable poker platform. This is easy to download and install and the website has simple step by step instructions to follow to ensure it is executed correctly. The advantage of this is that it only has to be done once and then you can enjoy poker anytime you want and anywhere you please.
Because the poker games are powered by Playtech and IGT, the graphics and gameplay are exceptional, as you would expect from two such behemoths of the gaming industry. Gameplay flows smoothly and quickly and there is no long wait in between hands – a major advantage of online poker compared to playing at traditional land-based poker rooms where other players may really test your patience.
For players wishing to play on the go, iOS devices can access the poker games directly via the browser, but Android devices must download the poker app to enable play.
Bet 365 Poker uses 128-bit SSL encrypting technology to keep the site and its players protected from attacks and makes all transactions 100% safe and secure as well as keeping your details such as credit card number guarded from prying eyes. The use of RNG (random number generator) ensures that every hand dealt in every game you play is random and fair.
Bet 365 Poker offers the same welcome bonus as all the other Bet 365 platforms, namely a 100% matched first deposit bonus. This is available on a first deposit of up to £100. In addition, there are free entries into poker tournaments to be had. One is given as soon as you register and then more follow as you accrue points for every pound you play for. There are often other cash bonuses to be had, such as reload bonuses on specific dates. Check the website for more details on this.
Free bonus money comes with conditions and there are a number of times the amount must be played through before it can be withdrawn. This can vary from game to game, so you will need to check the terms and conditions on the website to see how many times you must play through the bonus amount.
In addition to cash bonuses and free tournament entry, Bet 365 Poker also offers a loyalty scheme where regular plays are rewarded handsomely. The system works by giving you Status Points for completing Loyalty Steps each time you play. These completed Loyalty Steps are rewarded with Bet 365 Coins which can be spent on Rewards in the Store. It might sound complicated, but it is very similar to most other rewards systems in that there are several levels to work through and various cash and tournament rewards to be had. The more you play, the further you’ll advance and the better your potential rewards will be. All newly registered players automatically start at Bronze level and will have the chance to work up to Diamond level for the most points and biggest bonuses.
All cash bonuses and free tournament entry tickets must be redeemed within a set time period. Check the terms and conditions for these when you receive them to avoid losing out.
Bet 365 Poker is part of a company that was built up from virtually nothing and as such they understand the importance of great customer care. It is possible to contact customer service operatives via telephone, email or live chat.
There is a freephone number for British customers and an ordinary number for overseas customers, both of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The email method is perhaps the slowest of the three methods, and should be left for more complicated issues, or if you require more detailed answers to your questions. The most convenient method for getting help is via live chat that occurs in real time and is the quickest and most effective way of dealing with majority of problems or queries.
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For poker players as well as any gambler, you want to have a reliable and trustworthy site. Bet 365 Poker, as part of a large gambling empire definitely gives players something they can trust. The combination of a generous bonus, the availability of 24 hour customer service, a great gaming platform and interface, and the fact that winnings are paid out quickly makes this online poker room stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, Bet 365 Poker is the place to play with its many variations of poker and multiple regular tournaments.
While the casino does not have its own dedicated poker room, its video poker offering provides you with a steady influx of winnings, even if their amount is somewhat small. But, hey, at 99% return rate, we would put a wager any day!
Frequently Asked Questions about Bet 365 Poker
Completely legitimate. It has a license from the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority to prove it.
Yes, along with many other countries. Check the site for further details of which countries’ players are allowed to register.
There is and it is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.