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Bet365 Canada Poker Review

Posted by Veronica Taylor on
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About Bet365

Bet365 are better known for their giant sports betting brand. This company famously started in a portable office. They went on to become a giant in online gambling, offering betting, casino games and a big poker room. They are one of the most recognizable poker and sports betting sites internationally and they advertise at international sporting events and The World Series of Poker.

There are some great reasons to visit the poker room. This includes ‘Premium Tables’ where you will only play against (mainly recreational) Bet365 players. Other tables are part of the huge ‘iPoker Network’. Here, the games are shared with many other sports betting brands – giving you a lot more action. Their online casino also offers video poker games for real money, so Bet365 has plenty of poker game options.

Pros

  • Soft Games: Compared to dedicated poker brands, you will find many more recreational
  • Unique Games: Twister Sit N Goes give you random prize pools. There are ‘Age of Gods’ themed steps games, where you can win 800x your buy-in too.
  • Mobile Ready / Apps: Bet365 is mobile compatible offering a smooth and easy to use app.
  • Fully Licensed: The poker room is licensed and adheres to all requirements.
  • Loyalty Program: Move up tiers to get better bonuses and faster points collection.

Cons

  • Site focuses their resources on sports betting

Bet365 Casino Welcome Bonus and Promotions

Bet365 offers regular promotions for bettors, casino players and poker players. These offers change weekly, so we advise players to check out the site to see which bonus offer is available for you. You will not be able to withdraw your initial bonus – though after play-through, anything you win is yours to keep. Terms and conditions apply to all promotional offers from Bet365.com

 

Bitcoin Welcome Bonus

As of now, Bet365 Poker Room does not offer an additional welcome bonus for Bitcoin depositors.

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Bet365 Poker Weekly Promotions

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Bubble Bonus

Bubble Bonus, where you can win a spin on the Bubble Bonus Prize Wheel if you finish just outside of the money in a Sunday Featured Tournament. On this wheel, you can win up to $100 cash.

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Card Collector

There is also the Card Collector, where you earn a spin on the Card Collector Prize Wheel when you win with specific hole cards. On the wheel, you can win Twister tickets, Bet365 coins and cash.

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Free Spins Builder

Finally, there is the Free Spins builder. If you bet $50 on selected slots while using the poker software, you can win get a free spin for each additional $10.

Bet365 Poker Loyalty Program

Like many other online poker rooms, Bet365 have a loyalty scheme which works in tiers. You need to earn status points to move up levels. As you do move up, you earn the points faster and access better deals on swapping those points for bonuses and tournament entries.

Alongside this scheme, you will find ‘Missions’. These are challenges, which unlock prizes – usually in the form of tournament entries. Examples of tasks include winning 2 Sit N Goes or taking down a pot in a cash game with Jack-Ten.

Cash Game Poker at Bet365

You have a choice of regular or ‘Premium’ tables at Bet365 Poker. The premium games are only against players at Bet365 – while the regular ones are pooled with the rest of the iPoker Network. The games are similar, with 6 and 9 max tables dominating – and plenty of bling options starting at $1/$2.

Bet365 Poker have a fast-fold poker format, called Speed Poker. This cuts out the waiting time between hands. Each time you fold, you are moved to a new game against new opponents from a pool at your buy-in level.

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Poker Tournament Variations at Bet365 Poker

Tournament player pools are shared with the other brands on the iPoker Network. This gives plenty of scope for guaranteed prize pools and bigger fields. You’ll find the action is mid to lower limit, with the £75k Guaranteed Sunday event the biggest on the schedule. Formats include rebuy, turbo and deep-staked games.

When it comes to Sit N Goes, things get more interesting. There are the usual 1 through 5 table tournaments, which kick off as soon as they are full. You will also find ‘Twister’ Sit N Goes. These are 3 handed games with random jackpot prize pools.

What Bet365 do differently, is have these themed (on ‘Age of Gods’ – a slot range) and offer them in steps format. If you can win 3 of these 3-handed games in a row, you could be looking at a big pay out.

Twister Sit N Goes work on the Bet365 poker app too.

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Banking Methods

One advantage of working with a huge brand is that you get a big choice of mainstream options for payments. These include debit or credit cards (with most major brands welcome). Visa and MasterCard are welcomed with their debit cards, Visa Electron and MasterCard Maestro. Visa Checkout is also an option, along with Instadebit, iDebit, PaySafeCard and bank wire.

If you visit the banking section from the footer of the Bet365 website, you will get a list of options which can be switched by country for local options.

I like the fact that the Bet365.com poker website have provided estimates for the processing time for each withdrawal method. You will be pleased to hear that most of them are marked ‘Instant’.

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Bet365 Casino Mobile Gaming

You have access to the Bet365 poker room on multiple devices. This includes an app, with versions for iPhones as well as Android devices. You can also access the games via the browser window of either your mobile or desktop device.

For the best selection of games, I do recommend the full download. This gives you access to all the real-money poker games, tournaments and Sit N Goes. Since all the graphics files are held locally, the games will fun faster than on the instant-play versions.

Bet365 use PlayTech software for their poker room. This uses the distinctive green branding that fans of Bet365 will be instantly familiar with. You’ll find the different formats each have a clear link on the side of the main window. Once you have the list of games up, you can filter it using different menu options and check-boxes. PlayTech software has come a long way since their early releases, this allows for table resizing and playing several games at once.

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Bet365 Casino Safety and Security

Bet365 are located in Gibraltar, where they hold a gaming license covering their international operations. They also have a UK license, awarded by the Gambling Commission.

This poker room is a member of several respected industry bodies. These include ‘GamCare’, ‘GamStop’ and ‘BeGambleAware’. All of these provide strict guidelines to prevent issues with problem gamblers. You’ll find self-exclusion and links to organisations which can provide help at Bet365.

The fairness of the deal has been independently tested. This has been verified by Gaming Laboratories International. Their subsidiary, Technical Systems Testing, have also verified the pay-out percentages of their casino games.

One extra which I am happy to see on the Bet365 Poker homepage is a link to their ‘Complaints Procedure’. This takes you to an FAQ, where you’ll find a link with information about how to lodge a complaint.

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Customer Support Options

There are three ways to get in touch with the customer support team at Bet365. There is the Live Chat option, which is the best if you need an immediate answer. Then you can send an email to them at support-eng@customerservices365.com, and you can also message them via your Bet365 account. There are telephone numbers listed on the site, but they are currently out of services. However, the aforementioned methods should be good.

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