One of the ‘big brand’ European gaming groups, Bet365 made its name as a bookmaker before diversifying into the online casino business like many of its peers. Licensed and headquartered in Gibralter, Bet365’s casino runs on Playtech software and is widely considered to be the best Playtech casino on the market. The brand runs a casino as well as poker and bingo rooms in an online gaming empire that also includes its original bookmaking business which is one of the UK and Europe’s market leaders in sports betting.
Games and Software
As a Playtech company, Bet365s casino software can be played in-browser in flash but for the best experience players should download the casino software. This has the advantage that the downloaded software allows for a more ‘advanced’ casino experience with graphics and sound technologically superior to casinos designed to be played on solely in-browser. The experience is more like you would expect from playing a computer game. On the other hand it also means setting up an account and getting ready to actually play takes more time. While the flash version of the casino is serviceable it isn’t as good as casinos built to be played online. If you are a regular player and don’t mind installing casino software on your computer you will enjoy Bet365’s casino experience immensely but otherwise you may find it a hassle. One advantage is that you can play across the company’s different products from one account and deposit balance so once you have an account you can switch between the casino, poker, bingo and sports betting conveniently.
The casino is especially attractive for fans of Roulette as it offers several versions, a selection which is unique to Playtech and I haven’t seen matched in casinos based on other software. Classic card games such as Blackjack, Baccarat and Pontoon are available as you would expect and there is healthy selection of classic and more modern interpretations of slots. There are a number of progressive jackpots which are pooled with the other casinos that form the Playtech network Though not as big as some of the jackpots won on other progressive networks, this is because they are paid out more often. Playtech’s approach is that it prefers to have three $4 million winners rather than one $12 million headline grabber and there is plenty to be said for that approach.
The size of the brand and its history can provide players with a good degree of comfort that their money is safe with Bet365 and the company has a good reputation on its customer service.
If you like downloadable Playtech software then Bet365 is probably the best casino for you. An overall rating of 4.1 out of 5.