Free Bet Amount
Free Bet Type
100% First Deposit Match
1 x Deposit to use Bonus.
6 x Deposit to make a withdrawal.
Please be sure to read the terms and conditions about the turnover requirements for this offer.
Bet365 are without doubt one of the best, if not the best online bookmakers around.
Both their website and their mobile version are a dream to use. They're fast and easy to navigate which makes finding markets and bets extremely easy.
Now offering in-running betting on many markets and a "Cash Out" facility, they continue to blaze the trail which others follow.
They are constantly making betting offers - especially on football and horse racing and, with horse racing, offer Best Odds Guaranteed.
An account with Bet365 is an absolute must.
Not to be outdone by any other bookie when it comes to your Welcome Bonus, Bet365 offer the largest free bet bonus of any bookmaker - £200 which ensures that Bet365 will almost always appear at the top of any screen where bookies are ordered simply by the amount of bonus they offer.
However, Bet365's bonus does need to be approached with some caution and you do need to fully understand how it works.
Basically, you are given a 100% Match on your first deposit between £10 and £200. So, in order to receive the full £200 bonus, you will need to deposit £200. So far, so good.
This is where reading the small print comes in handy: It prevents you from getting a nasty surprise.
The first thing you need to know is the turnover requirement necessary for you to take full advantage of this offer.
Basically, you will need to have settled bets to the value of three times your qualifying deposit AND your bonus before you can make a withdrawal.
So, if you were to deposit £200 today then Bet365 would match it to make your account balance £400. This means that you would need to have settled bets to the value of £1,200 before you'd be able to make a withdrawal (you are, of course, allowed to withdraw your own funds at any time before this but this would deactivate the bonus and it would be removed from your account balance).
There are also some things you need to know about what does and doesn't qualify towards this Settled Bets total.
For starters, only bets on selections with a price of 1.50 (1/2) or greater count so no putting a wedge on a 1/50 "dead cert"! If you place a multiple bet then at least one of the selections in there must have a price of at least 1.50 to qualify (so no accumulators full of 1/50 "dead certs"!)
Only your first bet on any market counts towards your total. For example, if you had a bet on Man Utd to beat Chelsea in the Full Time Result market at odds of 2.00 then that would count towards your staking requirements but if you subsequently had a bet on Chelsea to beat United in the same game (either pre-match or In-Play) then that would not count. So no backing all outcomes in the same event to boost your turnover with only Bet365's over-round to worry about.
Bets placed on Asian Handicap, Goal Line and Baseball Money Line markets, both pre-match and In-Play do not count towards the turnover requirement so be wary if you typically bet on those markets often.
The turnover requirement must also be met within 90 days of entering your Bonus Offer Code so this needs to be taken into consideration - could you turnover £1,200 in 90 days?
My advice would be to not deposit more than you can comfortably afford to live without for the foreseeable future simply to get a higher deposit bonus.
The good news is that Bet365 make it easy to see exactly where you stand with regards to the Turnover Requirements you still have to meet and, should you attempt to make a withdrawal before they are met, you are notified of the consequences (you'll lose the bonus) and asked to confirm.