Like any respected bookie house, Bet 365 has been expanding into the field of smartphones and tablets. While Iphone users are getting a dedicated app which can be downloaded from the App Store, other operating systems like Android , Windows Phone or Blackberry OS benefit from an equally exciting and user friendly web app.
There is no special web address you need to type in order to connect to the web app. Just enter the website’s name (Bet 365) normally, like you would into your personal computer and the server will detect that it’s being accessed from a mobile phone and so it will redirect you to the app.
In the greeting screen you will be encountering a nice colored, simple and compact user interface. You got the main menu on top, a quick pick panel containing the most popular sports in which you can scroll sideways and choose which sport interests you. While scrolling down you will notice 4 widgets containing events and information of immediate importance for any gambler, like In-Play soccer bets, Highlights with the most interesting upcoming matches, Top Coupons where you can browse for the most popular bets and lastly the Offers widget with promotions and all sort of other bonuses and cool stuff.
Before going forward, scroll down to the bottom of the home page, click on the preferences link and choose one of the 17 possible languages if you think English might complicate things for you. There’s also the option to select from 3 Odds Display types, like decimal, fractional or American.
Once you’ve done that, head over to the Join tab if you don’t have an account yet. You will have 5 steps to complete where you will be asked to enter your details, like name, address, e-mail and so on. There’s no need to confirm the account so you can Log In straight away and continue to the Deposit tab.
Like you see in the screenshot I’ve selected the credit/debit card option, but if you like to deposit money through other means, have no worries, all the methods available on the website are here as well : Skrill, Neteller, clik2pay, bank transfer, paysafecard,etc. Bare in mind, if you choose to deposit by credit card, leave the Start Date and Issue Number fields blank. Don’t get worked up about what to type in there, only few cards need those boxes filled.
Now that your account is prepared for the goal you’ve created it, you can finally start to bet by clicking on the In-Play tab for live events or browsing through the Sports section. Bet365 is well-known for its live bets diversity and multitude of options. Actually, even though there’s a tough competition amidst the online bookmaker houses, many reviews consider Bet 365 to host the best live bets out there.
What I like the most in this web app is that when you click on a live football match, you will be directed to a page with all the possible bets you could ever think of for the said match and also an image of the football field which updates constantly with every major event happening in the game, at that time. Another pretty cool thing is that some of the events have a small video icon next to them which means you can actually watch a live video stream of that event from your mobile phone or tablet.
When you decide to place a bet, simply click on the odds which you think will earn you money and a new window will pop-up where you will have to select the stakes you want. If you wish to create a coupon with multiple selections, simply pick whichever bets you like and add them to the Bet Slip.
Without a doubt, the Bet 365 web app is one of the best conceived apps I’ve seen so far. I am gonna go on a limb here and say that I found the mobile betting experience more pleasant than the typical Desktop or Laptop one, where I can easily get lost among the huge amount of information displayed on those big screens. On top of that I consider using a web app an advantage as opposed to using a dedicated mobile app, since I don’t need any more apps installed to consume my smartphone’s resources.