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Ontario sports betting: bet365 review

Checked byDasha Goncharova
88/100 Expert Rating by Elena I.
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Backed by a track record of excellency, bet365 is one of the front runners on the sports betting field. The Ontario sportsbook offers a diverse range of betting markets, decent odds, and a top-tier mobile betting experience.

But there’s more to it! Time2play’s betting experts are here to give you a 360-degree bet365 review, with in-depth coverage of live betting markets, safety, lines, streaming, support, and everything in between.

Pros and cons

  • Over 35 sports available
  • Simple navigation
  • World-class sportsbook operator
  • Low minor sports payouts
  • Doesn't accept PayPal
  • No search filters

General ratings

88 / 100 Expert Rating by Elena I
85Betting features rating
80Odds rating
85Payments rating
90Safety rating
90Platform rating
90Support rating
95Sports and markets rating
How we rate?
95% Playscore based on 2 critics

General info

Launch date 2022
Company behind Bet365 Group

Editor's note

This review is based on the operator’s current sports offer in Ontario, Canada.

Sports and markets at bet365

Bet365 was one of the first operators to successfully gain a license in Ontario. This means sports bettors in the province can take advantage of the huge range of betting options offered by Bet365. You will find Bet365 soccer, baseball, ice hockey, horse racing and American football markets, as well as odds for many other major sports. 

Naturally, the markets at Bet365 cover all of the major soccer leagues and popular events such as Grand Slam tennis tournaments, plus the NBA, CFL and NHL. You will also find a rich array of minor sporting events to bet on. 

Within each event, you will be able to choose from a huge range of bet types and markets. In most cases, this will include moneylines, spreads, totals and prop bets. Additionally, our Bet365 Ontario review also found a great selection of parlay bet options. 

Sport events facts

Total number of sports to bet on39
Bet options per match (American football)100+
Bet options per match (hockey)30+
Alternative options (esports, politics, etc)Yes

In addition to the excellent pre-match markets mentioned above, our Bet365 review also discovered a large number of markets for live betting events taking place all over the world. 

Featured betting markets

  • soccer icon
    Soccer
  • basketball icon
    Basketball
  • american football icon
    Football
  • hockey icon
    Hockey
  • baseball icon
    Baseball
  • tennis logo
    Tennis
  • esports icon
    Esports
  • cricket
    Cricket
  • boxing
    Boxing
  • formula 1 icon
    Formula 1
  • golf icon
    Golf
  • MMA
  • lacrosse icon
    Lacrosse
  • Motorsport
    Motosports

Available events

  • nba logo
    NBA
  • nfl logo
    NFL
  • mls logo
    MLS
  • mlb logo
    MLB
  • nhl logo
    NHL
  • nbl canada logo
    NBL
  • pga tour logo
    PGA
  • pga tour canada
    PGA Tour Canada
  • UEFA logo
    UEFA – Europa League
  • UEFA champions league logo
    UEFA Champions League

Sports and markets rating

95/100 Comprehensive range of markets
  • 39 different markets
  • Vast range of bet options
  • All major events covered
  • No house specials

I found it easy to see why Bet365’s online sportsbook is so well regarded by sports betting fans. Everything about the operator’s betting provision is delivered to a very high standard. 

Being able to pick from nearly 40 different sports, niche and otherwise, gives players an excellent range of options. And it is not just major events that are covered. 

Even if you are a fan of minor sports such as snooker, rugby league or water polo, Bet365 will have an excellent selection of betting events for you. 

Better yet, the range of markets within each event is also outstanding. The number of spreads, prop bets and over/under markets is larger than what you will find at pretty much any other online betting site in Canada. 

Impressively, this is the case, not just for the major sports covered by Bet365, but also for many of the minor ones. Very few operators provide such extensive markets for sports that are not popular in North America. 

When it comes to American football, the range of markets is especially impressive. You can place spreads and over/under bets for almost every conceivable game metric. And if you fancy trying to land a long odds bet, you can try out a parlay wager covering multiple NFL or CFL fixtures. 

It is a similar story for ice hockey fans. Bet365 has extensive markets for all NHL games, plus for many minor hockey leagues and competitions in other countries. Within each fixture, you will find at least 30 sports markets to choose from. 

Bet365 mobile and desktop betting features 

Special features are often used by operators to add extra value to betting accounts. In this section of our Bet365 review, we will look at what Bet365 has to offer in this area. 

The cash out feature at Bet365 will be familiar to many betting fans. It allows players to settle their bets for a reduced profit before the event concludes. 

Likewise, the live betting options at Bet365 will be familiar to many Canadian punters. In play betting is fast paced and allows players to place wagers whilst an event is taking place. You can even watch the event whilst assessing your live betting options. 

Betting features facts

CashoutYes
Bet builderYes
Live streamYes
Live bettingYes
DownloadNo

The live streaming options at Bet365 cover multiple soccer and tennis fixtures from major events, as well as a number of other sporting fixtures. For events not covered by live streams, you can still access in-depth statistics relating to the fixture. 

Betting features rating

85/100 Great range of features
  • Easy-to-use Cash Out
  • Huge number of live betting options
  • Live streaming for major events
  • No original, innovative features

As you might expect from such a reputable sports betting operator, Bet365 has a solid collection of features on both its website and mobile betting app. This also includes a vast choice of pre match markets. 

The cash out feature is a fairly common one to find on sites, but the one at Bet365 is especially easy to use and makes cashing out bets a very simple procedure. 

I loved the vast range of live streaming services at Bet365. Unlike many other online sportsbooks, Bet365 legislates for fans of minor sports and events. This means you will find live streams for a number of fixtures that are not available at other sites. 

The live betting features Bet365 are broadly in line with are what you will find at other sports gambling sites. In most cases, the selection of markets covers the same areas as the pre match markets, but the odds are liable to move extremely quickly as the events progress. 

Overall, I enjoyed the features at Bet365 but were not blown away by the offering. The features available were largely the same as you would find at other sports gambling sites in Ontario. 

One other additional feature provided by Bet365 is their bet builder function. This allows you to create your own bets by combining markets attached to the same event. For example, a soccer bet builder could include the first goalscorer, the total number of goals and the winning team. Bet365 calculates the combined likelihood of these outcomes, which can lead to some very high odds.

Bet365 sports betting odds 

Using sports betting sites that offer the best odds can really give your potential profits a huge boost. If one site offers +600 on a market, but another is offering +700, you can drastically increase your winnings by using the latter site. 

Our review found that Bet365 regularly offer highly competitive odds for their sports wagering markets. In a lot of markets, I found that Bet365 had industry-leading odds. 

Overall, the average payout percentage at Bet365 was 94.57%. Roughly the same as competitors such as William Hill, and slightly above the sports betting industry average of 93.53%

Betting odds facts

Average payouts94.57%
Average soccer payouts94.67%
Average tennis payouts92.73%
Average basketball payouts95.25%
Boosted oddsNo

Bet boosts are regularly used by sports betting sites, and involve offering enhanced prices on specified betting markets. At the time of writing, we were unable to find any bet boosts at Bet365. 

Odds rating

80/100 Great odds on many markets
  • Above average payouts
  • Great payouts for basketball
  • Low payouts for tennis

I found that the odds at Bet365 compared very well with the many other operators in Ontario. The average payout of 94.57% is above the industry average, meaning that you will regularly find very competitive odds at Bet365. 

This is especially true of the payouts for basketball markets, which are a fantastic 95.25%. This means that NBA fans can often find the very best betting odds at Bet365. 

Of course, there are inevitably sports that have lower average payouts. Tennis comes in at a disappointing 92.73%. However, remember that this is an average, and you may still find competitive odds in a number of tennis markets. 

The only real negative for Bet365 in this area was their lack of boosted odds. This is a popular tool with many operators, and skews the odds on popular markets in your favour. 

The bottom line is that Bet365 are an excellent bookmaker when it comes to sports betting odds. Of course, there will be some markets that carry lower payouts than others, but overall this is another strong area for Bet365. 

Bet365 payment methods: 9 to choose from

Being able to make seamless deposits and withdrawals at sports betting sites is a key part of the gambling experience. The last thing you want is for a withdrawal to be delayed (or worse!) or for an operator to not accept your preferred payment method. 

At Bet365, you can use one of nine sports betting payment options for your deposits and withdrawals: Visa, MasterCard, Instadebit, Interac, iDebit, ApplePay, PaySafeCard, ecoPayz, and bank wire. 

The minimum deposit for the majority of these methods is C$10. However, Instadebit, Interac and iDebit payments start at C$20, whilst bank wire transfers are for a minimum of C$200. 

Payments facts

Total number of payment methods9
Best optionVisa
Minimum depositC$10
Maximum depositC$50,000
Minimum withdrawalC$10
Maximum withdrawalC$40,000
Average deposit timeInstant
Average withdrawal time5 – 24 hours
Average deposit feesNo fees
Average withdrawal feesNo fees

In addition to the excellent pre-match markets mentioned above, our Bet365 review also discovered a large number of markets for live betting events taking place all over the world. 

Deposit methods

  • Maestro

Withdrawal methods

  • iDebit
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Interac
  • InstaDebit
  • Bank Transfer
  • Maestro

Payments rating

85/100 Excellent range of payment options
  • Nine payment options
  • Instant deposits
  • Same-day withdrawals available
  • No PayPal and ecoPayz

The maximum deposit amount at Bet365 is $200,000 if you are using a bank wire. All other methods have a maximum deposit of $50,000. Withdrawals start at $10 and are limited to $50,000. Please note that Bet365 do not charge any fees for deposits or withdrawals, but please check with your bank/provider in case they apply any charges at their end. 

As you might expect, Bet365 is very solid when it comes to payment methods. This makes for a completely stress-free experience when making deposits or withdrawals at Bet365. 

The deposit and withdrawal limits at Bet365 are the same as what you will find at most other operators in Ontario. This means the vast majority of players will be able to make their required payments. 

I appreciated the fact that there were no fees attached to any of the payment methods. This is not always the case at the best sports betting sites in Ontario, so counts as another positive for Bet365. 

The range of payment methods is about average for a sports online website in Ontario. There are a couple of omissions, but overall most players will be able to find their preferred method. 

In conclusion, this is another rock-solid area for Bet365. The payment options are fast, reliable and help to create a hassle-free payment experience for all players. 

Safety features at bet365 

The number one consideration, when you are betting online, needs to be security. When placing wagers, you need to know that your data (both financial and personal) is secure and that your bets will be honoured. 

The good news is that Bet365 is fully licensed and regulated by the Ontario Gaming Commission (OGC). To achieve this license, Bet365 will have demonstrated that they offer a fair and secure online sports wagering provision. 

In addition, Bet365 holds licences from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). This serves to add to the operator’s top-notch betting security credentials. 

Safety facts

RNG auditingeCOGRA
Seals of TrustiGaming Ontario, IBIA
Responsible GamblingConnexOntario
SSL encryption256-bit
Ever blacklistedNo
LicensesThe Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Self-imposed spending limitsAvailable
Self-exclusionAvailable
Cooling off periodAvailable
Account authenticationRequired
Two-factor authenticationAvailable

The RNG auditing at Bet365 is completed by eCOGRA. They regularly produce reports confirming the fairness of the betting features at Bet365. This ensures that any winning bets you place will be honoured. 

Licensed by

  • The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Trusted by

  • ConnexOntario

Safety rating

90/100 Secure betting platform, nothing to complain about
  • Licensed and regulated
  • Fair outcomes on all bets
  • Never blacklisted

I was not surprised to discover that Bet365 is a fully licensed and regulated operator. Coupled with the operator’s fantastic reputation, this meant I could play at Bet365 with full confidence. 

As is the case at other Ontario online sportsbooks, Bet365 provides a safer gambling tool that allows you to limit the amount of time and money you spend at Bet365. 

We highly recommend that you use this tool as it will help ensure you stay in control of your betting activity, and you will not incur any uncomfortable losses. 

In terms of other security features, Bet365 allows you to self-exclude. That means you can select a period of time in which you are excluded from placing cash bets. 

In conclusion, there is very little to fault regarding the security at Bet365. All of the key safety features are in place, meaning you can place wagers at Bet365 safely knowing that your data is secure. 

Bet365 customer support 

We will all run into the occasional problem when online gambling. Some promotions may be slightly confusing or maybe some bets can be tricky to understand. Let’s look at what Bet365 can do to help when these situations arise. 

Currently, Bet365 offers live chat, email and telephone support for customers. All of these options are available 24/7 and aim to provide swift, efficient solutions to all customer queries. 

In addition, there is a large Frequently Asked Questions section on the Bet365 website and app. Here, you will find answers to the vast majority of problems you may face.

Support facts

Customer support availability24/7
Live chatYes
Email[email protected]
Contact no.No
On-page supportFAQs & Help section

All of the customer support options at Bet365 can be accessed via the Help option on the website/app menu. This is also where you will find the FAQ section. 

Support rating

90/100 Great customer support and in-depth FAQs
  • 24/7 live chat
  • Phone and email support
  • Extensive FAQs
  • Help and FAQs appear as pop-ups

Yet again, this is an area in which I was able to give Bet365 a very high score. The operator offers pretty much everything you want from a customer support point of view. 

Being able to access support at any time of the day is great. It means that you can get a solution to your issues no matter when they arise. 

More importantly, the quality of the customer support is very high. All of the operators at Bet365 are professionally trained, have high knowledge levels and can perform their job to an excellent standard. 

I was also impressed with the FAQ section of the Bet365 sports website and app. The search bar made finding the question you required a very straightforward task. 

Overall, I found the customer support at Bet365 complimented the rest of the operator’s offerings very well. The key thing you need from sports wagering customer support is efficiency and speed, Bet365 really hits the spot in this regard.

Bet365 usability 

A brilliantly designed sports website and app can go a long way toward optimizing your online sportsbook experience. So is this yet another area in which Bet365 excels? 

Both the Bet365 website and mobile app prominently feature the distinctive green and black brand colours. This branding is also applied to the menus and makes for a very unique-looking product. Indeed, we would rate Bet365 as having one of the best betting apps on the market. 

365bet sportsbook mobile screenshot

The main menus on the website and app allow you to search for events under a specific sport. There is also a separate sports bar that lets you type in the team or competition you are looking for. The other menu on the screen provides access to support features such as deposit methods and customer services. 

Usability facts

Ease of navigationExcellent
Live sticky chatYes
Interface ratingVery user-friendly
UX ratingGreat customer experience
Mobile appYes
Mobile usability ratingPerfectly mirror website
Other productsCasino, Poker, E-Sports, Fantasy Sports

The Bet365 mobile app is available on Android and Apple devices. It can be downloaded from either the Apple Store or Google Play. Downloads take just a few seconds. 

Play on these devices

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS

Platform rating

90/100 High-quality website and mobile app
  • Fantastic user experience
  • Easy to navigate
  • Excellent search function
  • Lines are difficult to read

It was clear to me that a lot of expertise has gone into creating the Bet365 website and app. The designers have put themselves into the customer’s shoes and created an extremely user-friendly experience. 

Navigation could not be any simpler, thanks to the clearly laid out menus and distinctive branding. Therefore, within a few seconds, I could find the betting options I was most interested in. 

Similarly, the supporting information is also very easy to locate. Account information is clearly displayed, making deposits available at the touch of a button. Also, I noted that customer support options are accessible from the home page. 

The Bet365 app closely mirrors the desktop site. Given how well the desktop is designed, this is a very welcome feature. Couple with the excellent loading speeds of the mobile app it makes for an excellent sports betting tool. 

Once again, I can say that Bet365 really delivers in this area. Whether you are a mobile app user or prefer to bet from your desktop, you will really enjoy using Bet365’s sports wagering provision.

Expert verdict

Bet365 receives a big seal of approval from us. We loved almost every aspect of the operator — the betting features, the odds, the customer support and the mobile app are all of a very high standard. 

If we had to pick out one individual element of Bet365 that especially impressed us, it would have to be their incredible range of sports wagering markets. No matter which sports and events you are interested in, Bet365 will have a great range of markets for you. 

It’s hard to find anything majorly wrong with Bet365. Occasionally you will find low-quality odds – but this is the case at pretty much every betting site, and should not discourage you from signing up. 

Overall, you should have no hesitation in making Bet365 casino your next Ontario betting site. We are very confident that you will not regret the decision. So, good luck!

FAQs

Is bet365’s sportsbook safe and trustworthy?

Yes. Bet365 is a fully licensed operator that uses advanced security features and promotes responsible gambling, safeguarding your financial data and your well-being.

Does bet365 offer cash out?

Punters can benefit from a Cash Out feature to take a return before an event wraps up, as well as early payouts on NFL and baseball bets.

How much does bet365 pay out?

Statistically speaking, the average payout at bet365 is 94.57%; however, it’s important to remember that payouts are never guaranteed when engaging in gambling activities – losses are inevitable. As for numbers, the maximum withdrawal amounts will vary depending on your chosen payment method. Bet365 facilitates withdrawals via Interac, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Instadebit, iDebit, and bank transfer. Interac withdrawals, for example, are capped at C$10,000.

Is bet365 legal in Ontario?

As of 4 April 2022, bet365 has been legally able to operate it’s online sportsbook in Ontario. It is regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and operates pursuant an agreement with iGaming Ontario. In order to legally gamble in Ontario, you need to be at least 19 years of age and located within the province.

Is there a bet365 mobile app?

Yes. Sports bettors in Ontario can download the bet365 app for either Apple or Android devices. All you need to do is visit the Google Play or Apple Store and search for bet365. The app will then download in a matter of seconds. The Bet365 very closely mirrors the operator’s desktop website and offers all the same features and promotions. 

Is there a bet365 casino?

Yes. In addition to its betting site, bet365 has an excellent online casino. This includes a huge library of online slot games, a poker room and an array of live casino and table games. If you are a fan of casino games such as blackjack or live roulette, we can highly recommend that you try out the bet365 casino. 

Is bet365 sportsbook the best in Ontario?

That comes down to your personal preferences and what you’re looking for in an online sportsbook. This is why it is important to carefully consider which aspects of a sports wagering site are the most important to you. Then you need to thoroughly read all of our reviews to identify which operators best meet your own personal requirements. 

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