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Even More Promos at Bet365

Friday, May 30th, 2014

True to their name, the promos, player bonuses, and high end events do not stop coming this month at Bet365. Here are the very latest events launched for live dealer games and sports wagering in anticipation of the World Cup. For additional information, see the OCS Bet365 Review.

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Bet 365 Live Games Giveaway

For our readers who love Live Dealer style software, the Bet365 Casino Live Games Giveaway contest is the perfect time for total use of the most high quality Live Dealer games. Get moving, this event takes place this weekend on Saturday, May 31st. This one day Live Dealer action rewards £5,000 in cash prizes.

To take part in the Bet365 Live Games Giveaway, all play on casino at bet365’s exhilarating Live Dealer games is automatically tallied. We’re talking Live Dealer Blackjack, Live Dealer Baccarat, Live Dealer Casino Hold ‘Em, Live Dealer Roulette and even Live Dealer Sic Bo. Players will simply play their best and climb the leaderboard to be in the action for one of 200 different cash prizes. Chances are great for a win.

If you decide to take part, make sure that you opt in. This can be done at any time before the end of the event. You are able to take part even if you get in on the action late. After all, it doesn’t take long to get one sweet hand, round or deal that will make your day. Included in the 200 prizes from the £5000 purse, there is a £500 top prize.

If you read our blog often, you already know that Bet365 has updated an amazing amount of events turning out serious action. The Bet365 Casino isn’t the only part of this massive online gambling hotspot either. This brand’s packed calendar of events spills over into its racebook, poker room, bingo halls and much more. In fact, let’s talk football since the World Cup is swiftly approaching.

Friendly Events for Football

Leading up to the highly anticipated 2014 FIFA World Cup, there are some high-profile matches that are geared up this weekend and beyond. While there’s almost an unlimited amount of action taking place, the cream of the crop right now is the matchup between Roy Hodgson’s England and the South American country of Peru. This football match will play out in the wonderful Wembley Stadium on Friday night.

Other prime matches include World and European champion Spain as this team takes on Bolivia. Also, we have Paulo Bento’s Portugal matched up against Greece in Lisbon. Another great match will be between Germany and Cameroon.

This is the weekend of action-packed online casino and sports wagering at Bet365. But if these match-ups don’t raise an eyebrow, Bet365 Sportsbook and Racebook will have a wide-ranging amount of pre-match and in-play wagers to get you in the mood during last minute action. If you are late to the game, in-play is on offer.

There’s also a goalless draw. Because of Bet365’s Bore Draw Money Back offer, goaless action is not as bad of a wager as one might anticipate it to be. Just place a pre-match Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Score Cast wager on your match of choice. Should the match end up finishing at 0-0, Bet365 will refund all losing wagers on those markets. This is a really nice feature and is very attractive to those simply on the fence to wager or not.

Tip: The generous Bore Draw Money Back offer works with every football match from around the world throughout the year.

Again, check out the OCS Bet365 Review (see link above) for more information on this Euro online gambling hotspot.

Disclaimer: Bet365 has been vetted by OCS for providing safe and fair online wagering, and consequently, has been selected to be an affiliated brand, from which OCS may earn revenue for referred traffic. This is NOT a paid review.

New Online Poker, Bingo and Sports Action at Bet365

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

There’s new action available at the mega online casino Bet365. As you’d imagine, there’s a new poker player offer, free bingo action and a large golf event taking wagers online right now. Here’s what you can expect!

Poker Action Offer

New players at the Bet365 poker room get €5 Free. All new signups are given the €5 bonus as cash in their account and no deposit or transfer is required to receive this free chip. 

Here’s what we saw when we checked this out ourselves. After opening a new player account, it’s as easy as creating a “poker at bet365 nickname” and the deposit is completed by the casino into the account right away. This is a great way to check out the online poker room before you decide whether it’s the one for you. You can easily use the bonus to play a good bit of low stakes games before you have to deposit.

If the poker scene is a good fit for you, by making a deposit or transfer into a new Bet365 account, you can also take advantage of the highly competitive €1,000 New Player Bonus. Not a lot of poker rooms online give away so much money when skill-based casino games are in the picture. The €1,000 New Player Bonus gives you a 200% bonus on the amount of your first deposit or money transfer up to €1,000.

 Additionally, any new player’s first deposit is rewarded with a free tournament token for the €100 New Depositor Free Roll. This is the perfect occasion to complement your existing bankroll and get you off to a good start playing against the massive pool of players at bet365’s virtual tables.

 Signing up is simple and takes only a few moments.

Sports Offer

There’s a huge golf event taking place in the US next weekend that actually starts now! The TPC Sawgrass event will be on offer with a wide selection of available wagers on hand. Simply check out the bet365 Sportsbook as the action unfolds. You might remember Tiger Woods surprisingly came out on top last year, as he’s been plagued with injuries and losses in the past years. It was an amazing event last year to say the least. The betting action as well the player action promises to be a very exciting one this year as well.

This event is massively popular with viewers, so action will be heavy online as well. Bringing out all the top players and carrying the largest prize purse in golf, there’s no doubt that all eyes will be on Bubba Watson, who just won the Masters. Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson is also expected to play well. Of course, the last US Open champion, Justin Rose, will be closely covered, as well as Rory McIlroy.

Online Bingo Offer

For those of you more social gaming online gambling fans out there, Bet365 Bingo has some action taking place that promises large bingo prizes. £10,000 Free Bingo games are taking place right now on Fridays during the month of May. Get moving, as this weekly event starts on the 9th. There are additional Fridays, of course – but the 16th and 23rd are invite-only. Win an entry and get 6 free bingo tickets. 

Invites are rewarded to 250 players that are selected in the bet365 Bingo weekly prize draws. You are able to get one prize draw ticket for each £5 that is bet in the Bargain Bingo, Catwalk, Kiss and Tell, Super Star Bonanza and even the Mojo Lounge.

There will be an additional 50 online casino bingo players selected through chat tournaments in The Catwalk and Kiss and Tell online halls. The top 5 players in every daily online bingo tournament that take place from Sunday to Thursday will win entry into the following £10,000 Free Bingo game.

 Take a look at these interesting promotions and others today at Bet365.

Bet 365 Promos Continue Proving Worthy

Monday, August 26th, 2013

In a recent post here on the OCS Blog, you might remember the Bet365 offers we mentioned. Well, Bet365 has become such an ally to online gambling fans through its many levels of bonuses and promotions, it would be remiss to ignore the value of these offers available to our dedicated readers.

As we have been releasing our latest casino reviews and updates for UK online casinos, it’s been noted that Bet365 Casino currently has one of the top player rewards schemes of all our top-rated UK and Euro-friendly online betting destinations.

Last month was projected to be one of the least action-packed months for major sporting events, and yet Bet365 proved it still had good action available. Bet365 boasted nearly 100 different money-back wager offers during the month of July alone. Bet365’s 4 unique provisions – Bore Draw, Feature Race 4/1, Channel 4 4/1 and Sky Dogs 2/1 proved to be strong, reliable offers where bettors had the most favorable outcomes available.

Based on accessible (qualifying) money-back wagers, the free wager and cash refund value, the probability factor offered the highest potential value to those who enjoy sports wagering online.

Even though Bet365 is not a US online wagering site, it is important to note that we’ve seen an influx of interest in offers arising at current, leading US bettor-friendly wagering sites like Bovada (which hosts an outstanding sportsbook in its own right), as well as the increasing anticipation within the potentially upcoming US online casino gambling markets beyond sports offers.

We have already seen the US interest in sports wagering through US states that already have local/restricted forms of online sports wagering available a la horseracing. With the success of the types of wagers we see at sites like Bet365 – with its provisions that reach beyond sports betting (full casino and poker room), this site is one to pay attention to nonetheless.

Beyond Bet365’s free bet offers on horseracing and football, is the brand’s massive online casino and poker room. Players have access to one of the largest concentrations of casino gaming action – spanning from bingo, keno and slots to poker tourneys, video poker and jackpot sit-and-gos..

The fact that Bet365 outranked even William Hill and Paddy Power last month where sports action is concerned, demands we take a closer look at the rest of this brand’s offers for those who can register to play for real money. Be sure to check out our latest promos here.

One of the only sites to host a comprehensive amount of baccarat action via a Live Dealer format, Bet365 Casino is also known to have one of the largest Blackjack pools, wherein $1,000 tournaments take place frequently.

As always, be sure to continue to follow our forum, chat with other fans and look for the latest issues covered where your own personal gaming experience is concerned.

William Hill and Sports Betting in the US

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

williamhillWith the recent increase of interest within the US sports wagering market, online gambling enthusiasts in New Jersey (and perhaps beyond) have a future that seems bright. Well, at least maybe.

William Hill US, the Nevada-based auxiliary of Britain’s largest bookmaker, has displayed some serious success in New Jersey with its recent sponsorship of the 46th running of the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park last month.

William Hill, known affectionately as Will Hill to those who bet, says that its interest in New Jersey reaches far beyond this one event. The large bookmaker will become the racetrack’s exclusive betting provider if New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting succeeds (as we all hope it eventually will despite the four professional sports leagues and NCAA being sternly opposed to it).

Until legalization, Will Hill offers a free-play (wager for fun) option for sports wagering to US citizens interested in checking things out. William Hill now runs a sportsbook, where participants can pick NFL games against the spread without wagering real money, while still being eligible to earn prizes.

As mentioned, the four main pro sporting leagues in the US are all opposed to wagering on sports for real money whether online or not because they jointly feel that sporting events will become susceptible to cheating and fixing. This is certainly a good argument, and yet what professional sports league hasn’t experienced its fair share of scandals?

As it stands, at least two of the four top pro sports leagues in the US have been raining-down massive scandals, ranging from high crimes committed by players to several cheating scandals spawned from extensive steroid use. Proponents of sports betting claim these sports are no more susceptible to game fixing than they currently are anyway.

With no pre-legalization swaying of regulators in mind, Will Hill has firmly stated that if betting on sports in New Jersey becomes legal, it fully intends to make a considerable investment in building a Las Vegas-style race and sportsbook in the state to accommodate wagers.

This is where we start to see the political wrangling about. Sure, you have the pro leagues firmly against the legalization of sports wagering – crying fowl and displaying major concern over corruption to the tune of game fixing and diminished reputation. And you also have big brands like Will Hill touting huge would-be revenue promises and a shot to the economy, which New Jersey so desperately needs. But a promise is just that. A contract is binding.

The fact that online casino action starts in a few short months in New Jersey will certainly open the sports wagering issue further. The opposition to wagering on sports from the pro leagues is not just limited to New Jersey, so this one will be an uphill battle, indeed.