A preview of Bet365 online sportsbook and app in Indiana.
Bet365 Sportsbook is one of the most prominent global sports betting brand. Following legislation in several states, Bet365 is soon to come to the US. With a new office in New Jersey, we expect Bet365 to partner with an Indiana casino, preparing to be part of the first wave of online sportsbooks.
This page gives you a preview of what to expect from Bet365. We examined Bet365’s global sportsbook to find out how Indiana’s will look and function. With live betting, cash-out bets and an extensive list of sports options, this brand is in a position to become a leading sportsbook in Indiana.
First, you’ll find out more about how Bet365 likes to manage its bonuses and promotional offers. After that, we examine the software (for desktop computers and mobile). Sports and the types of bet on offer come next and, finally, we discuss practical tips on deposit methods and responsible gambling.
On its international sites, Bet365 offers all new bettors a 100% matched welcome bonus.
This promo works in the form of bet credits. You deposit up to $100 (minimum of $5) and place bets. Once those bets settle, your account is credited with the amount wagered, whether you won or lost.
You then need to use these credits to place bets before you can withdraw the money.
With state-regulated sportsbooks, many brands have added entirely free bets to their welcome offers. These are small amounts – between $10 and $20 – designed to encourage registration.
They give Indiana online betting sites a chance to showcase their sites and provide a risk-free way for bettors to try them out.
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You’ll find a link to the promotions page in the footer of the Bet365 website, which brings up a small window that lists its current deals.
The biggest and best promotions are at the top of this page, scrolling through every five seconds. Below this, you will find a line of icons, one for each of the popular sports, along with one for “Other Sports.”
These deals change depending on which sports are in-season. They include:
An innovative idea that caught our attention is the “Bore Draw” deal. This refunds your stake if a European soccer match finishes 0-0.
Currently, we are not expecting Bet365 sportsbook to offer a VIP/ loyalty program.
Bet365 offers a feature-packed platform.
As well as the website, it has sports betting apps for Android and Apple mobile devices.
However, whether there is an iOS app available at launch is unknown. Apple recently changed the rules on how gambling apps must be coded. As a result, each operator will need to rebuild their iOS apps before they are permitted in the app store.
Some of the innovative features you’ll find on the Bet365 Sportsbook website include:
When you first see Bet365 sportsbook’s main page, it looks crowded. Instead of the commonly used three-column layout, there are four columns.
They split the live play (current, active matches) and the popular upcoming bets in the broader middle section.
Once you select a sport, the layout reverts to three-columns, with the middle section listing the matches for the sport you chose.
The header area lets you select from sports betting or in-play betting, along with the other gambling verticals where these are allowed. You’ll also find options for fractional/decimal odds, language and account information.
On the left, is a narrow list of sports — this takes up less space than on other books — which gives you more space for individual matches.
After selecting a sport, the panel in the middle changes. You’ll see the pro league upcoming matches, and a set of check buttons along the top to narrow down or change your search.
For example, baseball will let you check boxes for “game lines” 4½ innings, three-way and five innings. There are prop bets, minor leagues, international leagues and futures below.
Once you have located your bets, either via a specific match or bet type, you can add these to your bet slip at the top right-hand column. Once you have completed your selections, you can click this to expand it, add your bet amounts, combine selections into parlays and then place the bets.
With so many sports, bets and options within each sport, it is a case of getting to know the platform over time.
The advantage of so many options is that you’ll never be left without a bet.
Indiana online sportsbooks will offer pro sports coverage though, unlike the international Bet365 site, it won’t offer horse racing. BetAmerica and other dedicated horse racing betting sites, which are already legal in Indiana, cover it.
The big four pro sports of NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA will appear at the top of the left-side list, depending on which is in-season. Other popular sports are soccer (MLS and international), boxing and MMA, golf and tennis.
This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to coverage.
Many of the sports are country or region-specific (Aussie rules or cricket), while others have a broader appeal (snooker or cycling).
You will find excellent coverage of motorsports and rugby, too.
There are a lot of ways to bet which are sport-specific. Alongside these are the regular singles, multiples and prop bets, which cover almost all sports.
Here are the main types of bets in each category.
Special Bet Types:
A significant advantage of regulation is that you can deposit using your bank cards or other mainstream methods.
Each sportsbook in Indiana will have their mix of banking options, though the major sportsbooks will surely cover the following:
Here are the primary sports betting site deposit options:
Without knowing who Bet365 will partner with in the Hoosier State, the casino cage and the potential for a branded debit card are still to be determined.
Indiana takes responsible gambling seriously and will be levying a small additional tax on regulated sportsbooks to fund protective measures for people with gambling issues.
These measures include a set of tools for setting bet limits, deposit limits taking a time-out or even self-excluding. Expect to find links to support organizations, a checklist and a questionnaire to see if you have issues.
Protecting minors is also essential, and players should anticipate ID verification. These “know your customer” checks also help prevent fraud and bonus abuse.
We anticipate that the New Jersey headquarters will include a 24/7 support team covering Bet365 sportsbooks in all the regulated states.
For the current international site, live chat is the quickest way to get in touch with the Bet365 team.
Also, you can contact support via phone or email.
If you prefer, there is a FAQ section that covers a variety of bets and ways to access the platform.
While we don’t yet know which casino will be the local partner of Bet365 in Indiana, we do have a great idea of how its sportsbook will look and operate.
This global brand has been one of the leading books around the world for a long time. It has experience with US sports, and with headquarters in New Jersey, Bet365 is about to roll out sportsbooks in several states.
Not only will you find a vast coverage of sports, leagues and matches, but the extensive list of props and other bets will also certainly make Bet365 stand out.
We like the way it divides its promo offers by sport. With the in-season major sports often seeing three or more promos, you’ll be well looked after by Bet365.
We will keep a close eye on the launch schedule and bring you the best bonus offer at Bet365 Indiana (along with the other IN sportsbooks), as soon as they launch.