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bet365 Poker Review and Bonus

UK-based bet365 is one of the largest privately owned gambling operators in the world. Their busy sportsbook allows many sports bettors to easily migrate to the poker tables to try their luck there, making the tables plenty juicy with uninitiated players. As part of the higher tier of the iPoker Network, there is a higher number of recreational players.

  • Up to €100 first-deposit bonus
  • Exhilarating Speed Poker (fast-fold)
  • Three months access to segregated "Beginners Tables"



  • Games are softer than those on other networks
  • Wide variety of tournaments with large guarantees
  • Generous sign-up bonus
  • Many ongoing promotions
  • Speed Poker available (fast-fold)


  • Graphics don't quite compare to some of the competition
  • Cash games limited to hold'em and Omaha

Deposit options:

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Software Support

Support e-mail:

Phone: 441782684636

Room Info

Network: iPoker
Owner/operator: Playtech
Software provider: Playtech
Company headquarters: Gibraltar (bet365 HQ is in the UK)
Licensed by: Gibraltar Licensing Authority


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About bet365 Poker

About bet365

This British, privately owned online gambling company is one of the largest and wealthiest in the world. This means that bet365 is financially secure, has first-rate customer service, and a broad array of products to offer. They grew from just a small office in Stoke, England to become a massive, multi-national company that is highly regarded in the industry.

bet365 Bonuses and VIP Scheme

Bet365 offers a not-to-be-scoffed-at 100% first-deposit bonus up to €100. Let us do the math for you. If you deposit €20 to get started, bet365 will match it with an additional €20. Not bad, right? Deposit a nice balance of €100 to get right in on the action and you will see an extra €100 added to your bankroll.

Also, every new customer gets a ticket to their weekly freeroll with €100 in the prize pool.

Their generosity doesn't stop there. Bet365 has one of the most lucrative VIP programs in the industry. It is made up of four levels from Bronze to Diamond. Each one includes specific goals that reward loyalty with cash, tokens, tournaments, and more.

There are three stages to the VIP Programs:

  • Play and Earn — get Merit Points (MPs) every time you play
  • Improve Your Status — not only do you get rewarded for your MPs, but also for progressing up the VIP ranks
  • Get Your Rewards — receive all of the extra value in the form of cash bonuses, tournament tickets, and much more

There are cash bonuses ranging from $50 all the way to $165,000. How many points can you save up for your nice free cash bonus? If you can stay in the top VIP tier for three consecutive months, you get $350 for free. Make it six months and you cash in a complimentary $800. If you hold on to the Platinum status for a whole year, bet365 sends $1,750 your way. All of this is in addition to the other benefits earned along the way.

Climb the Premium Cash Ladder and Win Up To €1,000
If you participate in the ongoing Premium Cash Ladder promotion, you can earn yourself as much as €1,000 every week!

The first step is to opt in. Then you just play sit-and-go tournaments or cash games which earn you coins. The coins are earned twice as fast at bet365's Premium Tables. The more coins you earn the higher up the Premium Cash Ladder you climb and the more free cash you earn. Essentially, it's a rake race.

You earn 0.5 coins for every Merit Point, or 1 coin per MP at the Premium Tables. Merit Points are awarded at 15 MPs per $1/£1/€1 paid in rake or tournament fees.

Games Offered at bet365

All of you hold'em and Omaha players can find lots of action, as bet365 mostly offers those two games. Most of the player traffic is found at the six-handed no-limit hold'em cash games, but there can be plenty of pot-limit Omaha action to be found during peak European hours.

Besides the mainstays of hold'em and Omaha, bet365 does offer the occasional seven-card stud tournament, but not very often.

The stakes for the cash games start as low as €0.01/€0.02 and increase up to €5/€10. The tournaments range between €0.10 and increasing to €375, and sometimes even higher during online poker series.

Notable Features

The bet365 software offers all of the features you would expect from a top-notch online poker site. You have the option to select auto top-up and auto rebuy as well as choose preferred seating and a personal avatar.

Like most online sites, bet365 has their own fast-fold poker game called Speed Poker. This format allows you to play hundreds of hands per hour. If you don't like your hole cards, just click the fold button and you are instantly ushered to a new table with new opponents and new cards. Just keep clicking and table surfing until you find a spot you want to play.

Customer Service

Bet365's excellent customer service team can be reached 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They can be contacted by Freephone telephone, email, or via the helpful live chat feature. You even have the option of requesting a callback from customer service from the bet365 website.