Bet365 first entered the online gambling scene in 2001 and was originally designed to be a web-based sports bookmaker. It has greatly expanded since its inception, as now it offers other betting options, including a fantastic casino with over 250 different games, a Live Dealer feature, as well as Poker and Bingo rooms. Much like other reputable casino operators, Bet365 is licensed in Gibraltar and is regulated by the local Gambling Commission. It allows for bets to be placed on the go, as all of the said gambling options are available in mobile format as well.
Though each game on Bet365’s portfolio is truly one of a kind, they all have something in common – clean visuals, smooth gameplay and realistic sounds, all courtesy of leading software developers like Microgaming and Playtech. In addition to its extensive sportsbook and games catalogue, Bet365 offers timely and courteous customer support, quick payouts and numerous bonuses and ongoing promotions.
At Bet365 regular players are treated like royalty and this by no means is an exaggeration. Just look at the operator’s generous reward scheme. And the great part is as soon as you register with an account, you are entered into the Casino loyalty scheme. From that moment on, you automatically start climbing up the loyalty ladder – the more you play, the further you progress.
Bet365’s VIP scheme encompasses three tiers, namely Bronze, Silver and Gold. Upon registration you start at the lowest level – the Bronze one. To maintain their Bronze level, players are required to collect a minimum of 100,000 Comp points, which can be converted into free casino chips to play with and win real money. Upon collecting the 100,000 Comp points players also receive a special Milestone bonus of £100 in free chips, which needs to be wagered at least 20 times on real cash games in the following 30 days. The benefits of the Bronze tier do not end here. The Comp points players collect, can be converted into real money to play with some more. Bronze-level members can exchange 100 points for 1 unit of currency.
The next tier is the Silver one, which requires a minimum of 300,000 Comp points. The number of benefits have increased at this level. Once you’ve collected the said number of points, you are entitled to yet another Milestone reward – £200 in bonus chips. You will also be granted access to the special Bonus Suite offers, not to mention regular deposits will grant you even bigger match-up bonuses. At this level the exchange rate also changes – now you will be able to redeem 1 unit of currency for every 85 points you convert.
Finally, once you’ve managed to accumulate a minimum of 1,000,000 Comp points, you will switch to the last tier – the Gold one. This alone, entitles players to a $700 bonus in free casino chips. But beware – to retain the Gold tier, players are required to accrue 5,000 points every three months. Each Gold-tier player has a special bonus template, designed to reflect their wagering activity and suit their needs. Another Milestone bonus awaits those who accrue 3, 000,000 points. To receive the bonus of $2,000 in free chips, players must first contact Bet365’s support team. Also, at this level players can exchange 75 points for 1 unit of currency. Additionally, Gold members can participate in special promotions and thus, receive great prizes, reserved especially for them.
As usual, there are conditions to comply with. The Comp points players receive as Milestone bonuses must be wagered at least 20 times, before you can withdraw them from your account. But not all games have the same contribution towards the wagering requirements. Keno games have a contribution of 50%. Baccarat, Pontoon, Red Dog, Roulette, Craps and all video poker variations contribute 25%. Multi Spin slots like Tropic Reels and Ocean Princess do not contribute to wagering requirements whatsoever.
Keep in mind the bonuses, you receive as a member of the VIP loyalty scheme, expire in 30 days. If you fail to meet the requirements in this specific period, the remainder of your bonuses, along with the winnings you’ve accumulated with them, will be removed from your account. You should place bets every now and then, as Gold and Silver members, who don’t bet for 13 weeks straight, will have their VIP status reverted to Bronze level.