How to Bet Responsibly at Bet365

Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen
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Paruyr Shahbazyan
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2024, 8:06 PM

About Bet365

Launched in 2001, Bet365 is a popular online sports betting site with a long history. It is known for offering a user-friendly interface and extensive market coverage. The platform has also created a reputation for prompt payouts and transparent operations.

Bet365 features in-play betting and live streaming. These options promote informed betting strategies and offer real-time sports updates to its users.

This Bet365 betting guide explains various aspects of navigating the sportsbook. It covers almost everything, including the popular gambling odds, payment options, customer support, and other aspects of the legal sports betting site. 

Responsible Gambling Best Practices

Betting responsibly is crucial for a positive and sustainable experience at Bet365 Sportsbook, especially for North American bettors who are navigating a variety of sports and betting options. Here's a guide to help you enjoy betting within your means and knowledge:

Set a Budget and Stick to It

Before you start betting, decide on an amount of money you're comfortable losing. This prevents overspending and ensures your betting activities don't impact your financial stability.

  • Allocate a specific bankroll for betting.
  • Never chase losses or bet more than you can afford to lose.

Understand the Odds

Knowing how odds work is essential in making informed decisions. Bet365 offers a comprehensive guide to odds, which can help you understand potential payouts and the likelihood of different outcomes.

  • Take time to learn about different types of bets.
  • Use Bet365's resources to get insights and tips.

Use Betting Tools Responsibly

Bet365 provides tools and features designed to promote responsible betting.

  • Set deposit limits to control how much money you can put into your account.
  • Use the "Time-Out" feature to take a break from betting if you feel it's becoming overwhelming.

Educate Yourself

Knowledge is power in the world of sports betting.

  • Stay updated with the latest sports news and team/player performances.
  • Understand the specific nuances of betting in North American sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, etc.).

Seek Help When Needed

If you ever feel like you're losing control over your betting, it's important to seek assistance.

  • Utilize Bet365's responsible gambling resources.
  • Contact organizations like Gamblers Anonymous for support.

By adhering to these guidelines, North American bettors can enjoy a responsible and enjoyable betting experience at Bet365 Sportsbook. Remember, betting should always be about fun and entertainment, not a way to make money.

Sign Up At Bet365

Registering for a Bet365 Sportsbook account is a straightforward process, which you can complete in a few simple steps:

  1. Visit the Bet365 Website or Download the App: Start by visiting the Bet365 website or download their app from the iOS or Android app stores.
  2. Select 'Join Now': Click on the 'Join’ button, found in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Create an Account: You'll need to create a username and password. Ensure your password is at least eight characters long and includes a capital letter, a number, and a special character.
  4. Enter Personal Information: You will be prompted to enter your personal details, including:
    • Full name
    • Country of residence
    • Social Security Number
    • Date of birth
    • Email address
  5. Agree to Terms and Conditions: Check the boxes to agree to Bet365's terms and conditions, confirm that all your information is accurate, and that you are of legal age to gamble in your state.
  6. Verify Your Identity: After entering your details, you will need to verify your identity. This is a standard procedure in the online betting industry to comply with regulations. You may need to provide a government-issued ID, such as a passport or driver's license.
  7. Make Your First Deposit: Choose from various deposit methods such as Visa, Electron, Maestro, MasterCard, and PayPal. Enter your chosen amount and complete the deposit process.
  8. Start Betting: Once your account is verified and funded, you can start betting on the Bet365 platform, which offers a range of sports and betting options.

Remember, you must be at least 21 years of age and physically located in a state where Bet365 operates to create an account. Also, it's important to provide precise information during sign-up to avoid any issues with your account later on.

Choose Your Bet

There are a few things you'll need to do before you make that first bet:

  1. Select a Sport: Choose from the sports list on the left side of the website.
  2. Pick a Game: Select a game you’re interested in from the sport you’ve chosen. For example, in football, you might click on the “NFL”.
  3. Choose Bet Type: Decide on your bet type, like "Full Time Result", where you predict the winner or a tie. There are quite a few options to learn about them all before settling.
  4. Add to Bet Slip: After selecting your odds, they will appear in the bet slip on the right side of the page.
  5. Enter Bet Amount: In the bet slip, input your stake amount. The potential profit will automatically be calculated and displayed.
  6. Place Bet: Confirm your selections and place the bet by clicking the "Place Bet" button.

Bet365 also offers various other bet types, including Double Chance, Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time, Total Goals, Asian Handicap, Goal Line, and Draw No Bet, each with its own unique betting criteria.

Withdrawing Funds

Withdrawing funds from your Bet365 account is a secure and straightforward process. Bet365 processes withdrawals round the clock, ensuring prompt and efficient handling of your requests. However, the actual time it takes for funds to reach your account can vary, typically ranging from 1 to 5 days. This duration depends largely on the chosen withdrawal method, with some methods potentially taking longer.

When planning your withdrawals, it's important to consider these time frames and security procedures to manage your funds effectively and securely.

How to Bet at Bet365 FAQs

How to Bet at Bet365 Sportsbook
How do I sign up for a Bet365 Sportsbook account?
What are the age and location requirements for creating a Bet365 account?
You must be at least 21 years old and physically located in a state where Bet365 operates to sign up.
How do I choose a sports market on Bet365?
What steps are involved in making a bet on Bet365?
What types of bets are available at Bet365 Sportsbook?
Preparing for Your First Bet
What are some tips for beginners placing their first bet on Bet365?
Managing Your Bet365 Account
How can I manage my Bet365 account details?
What options are available for depositing and withdrawing funds from my Bet365 account?
How can I set betting limits on my Bet365 account?
How can I track my betting history and account activity on Bet365?
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Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen

Sol's interest in sports was sparked at a young age, inspired by athletes such as Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. This early fascination evolved into a deep-seated passion, guiding him toward a career in sports journalism in 2007. Over the years, Sol has contributed numerous articles and reviews to various online platforms, sharing his knowledge and perspectives.

Central to Sol's approach is his dedication to honesty, especially regarding sports betting platforms. He believes in providing bettors with straightforward and detailed reviews, distinguishing his work by avoiding the often overly positive spin on bonus offers and promotions. His commitment to truthfulness has made his reviews a reliable source for those seeking authentic advice and information, thereby earning him a reputation for integrity among his readers.

“In the world of sports betting, truth is more valuable than any bonus offer.”

Content Manager, OnlineCasinoReports2012-2021
Sports Journalist, Dottraffic2009-2011
Content Writer, HouseTech2007-2009
Cristina Varela Galan
Cristina Varela Galan
Problem Gambling Expert

Cristina used to work as a Psychology Assistant in the Bizkaia Pathological and Risky Gamblers Association. She was also part of a research team in Deusto University, specializing in pathological gambling area. While working there, she managed to develop her own project 

 “Exploring the association between emotional regulation, alexithymia, stressful life events and gambling in adolescent and young adult women”.

Paruyr Shahbazyan began his business career in 2000 as a private entrepreneur. Over thirteen years, he developed a deep understanding for business and leadership, laying a solid foundation for his professional journey.

In 2013, Paruyr stepped into the sports and betting industry as the founder and president of Bookmaker Rating. This online mass media platform, which he led until 2020, focused on providing in-depth analysis and insights in sports betting, earning a reputation for its quality content. 

Continuing his innovative approach in 2022, Paruyr co-founded Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol. This venture showcases his dedication to integrating advanced technology in the evolving landscape of sports betting. Through these diverse experiences, Paruyr has continuously influenced and shaped the betting industry, driving new trends and setting high standards.

Engaged in private entrepreneurship2000-2013
Founder and President at Bookmaker Rating, an online platform focused on sports and betting2013-2020
Co-founder at Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol2022

"Innovation in sportsbetting comes from a deep understanding of both technology and the human element of sports." 

- Paruyr Shahbazyan, Founder, RG


Principles and Ethics

Paruyr Shahbazyan's core beliefs lie in the power of informed decision-making and integrity in the betting industry. He understands that the foundation of successful betting is not just about odds and predictions, but also about the trust and reliability of the information provided. Paruyr advocates for a betting environment where transparency and knowledge are paramount, ensuring that bettors are well-equipped with accurate data and insights.

Strategic Vision

Paruyr's vision is to revolutionize the sports betting industry through the integration of technology. He sees the future of betting as a blend of traditional sports knowledge with innovative tech solutions, like decentralized protocols, to enhance user experience and fairness. His aim is to create platforms that are not only user-friendly but also uphold the highest standards of ethical betting, contributing to a more responsible and enjoyable betting culture.

Future Perspectives

Looking towards the future, Paruyr envisions a betting landscape that is more inclusive, technologically advanced, and globally connected. He anticipates a significant shift towards more decentralized and transparent betting systems, driven by blockchain technology. Paruyr is committed to being at the forefront of this change, continuously exploring new possibilities and innovations that can redefine what it means to engage in sports betting in a digital world. His focus is on building systems that prioritize user empowerment, fairness, and the global growth of the sports betting community.


Anna Kravtcova
Anna Kravtcova
Problem Gambling Expert

Ph.D. in organizational psychology, an internationally certified psychologist (EuroPsy 2022, Cognitive behavioural therapy of mindfulness 2020, International Society for Emotional Intelligence 2017, Russian Psychological society 2014, American Psychological Association(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologist) 2011), speaker of many international conferences (USA, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.). TEDx speaker.

Mike Rosenberg
Mike Rosenberg
Content Writer

Mike made the decision to dive headfirst into the booming world of sports betting fresh out of college. Back in the day, when 1-800 pick lines and sports pagers were all the rage, he couldn't resist the allure, having grown up idolizing sports legends like Sweetness, MJ, and Slammin Sammy. Mike dedicated his early years to the industry, tirelessly analyzing games, writing articles with free picks, and selling his expertise on reputable handicapping sites. Unlike many others, Mike was known for his integrity and only released one Game of the Year per sport, per season. His hard work and unwavering commitment paid off, earning him a devoted following and propelling his career to new heights. Then came the explosion of Daily Fantasy Sports. Believe it or not, companies like DraftKings and FanDuel used to pay Mike's company to increase their brand exposure. Now, those same industry giants don't even bother responding to his emails. While Mike appreciates the convenience of being able to place legal bets in his own backyard, he can't help but feel disheartened by what has become of the industry. People are being led astray, falsely believing that a mere $5 wager on a 20-team same-game-parlay will be their ticket to financial security. If there’s one thing Mike learned from making book back in the day, it’s that parlays are a bookie’s best friend. A bankroll is the only leg you have to stand on in the battle with the books, and Mike’s here to offer up advice on how to protect it.