Bet365 Germany Sportsbook Review

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About Bet365

Bet365 are one of the biggest online sports betting sites. Whether you are betting on the Bundesliga, EPL, horse races or international sports, you’ll find competitive odds at this site. You can bet on single matches, combine your bets into parlays – or even bet on matches which are underway in real time at the Bet365 sportsbook.

This brand welcomes new players from Germany with a 100€ welcome bonus. This takes the form of bet credits. There are promotions on big sporting events, enhanced odds deals and rebates on horse racing wagers also available. The popular Bet365 loyalty scheme will keep a steady supply of extra bonus bets coming your way.

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  • One of the biggest and most trusted sportsbook brands worldwide
  • Excellent coverage of German soccer and Champions League games
  • Promotions tailored to the biggest sporting events each week
  • In-play (live) betting for matches already underway
  • Enjoy sports betting, casino games and poker through a single Bet365 account


  • No native apps for iPhone or Android (responsive website design)
  • Welcome bonus does not apply with some deposit options

Welcome Bonus and Promotions

You can get up to 100€ in bet credits when you make your first deposit at Bet365. While many sportsbooks give you a bonus for your first bet, this offer can be used over multiple bets. The minimum qualifying deposit is 5€ – with the maximum for this matched offer 100€.

To get the credits, you need to place bets with your own money. These need to be at odds of 1/5 (1.20) or bigger to qualify. Note that PayPal, PaySafeCard and Fast Bank Transfer deposits do not get this bonus. You then get bet credits to the same value, whether your qualifying bet wins or loses.

Once your bet credits are credited, you can use them for new bets. The same 1/5 (1.20) or better odds restriction applies.

Bitcoin Welcome Bonuses

There are currently no Bitcoin welcome bonuses at Bet365 as they currently do not accept any cryptocurrencies.

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Weekly Promotions

Early Payout and ‘Bore Draw’ Promotions

There are always promotions for regular bettors at Bet365. These include an early payout for soccer matches where your team goes 2 goals up. There are also refunds on correct score bets in soccer if the result is 0-0. If you bet on 3 or more matches as an accumulator (parlay), you can get a win bonus of up to 70% depending on the number of selections you choose.

Other promotions include a best price promise for horse racing bets and up to 70% bonus on tennis betting. Bet365 sport regularly tailor promotions to the biggest sporting events each week. If you click on the icons for each sport at the top of the promotions page, you will see a full list of the latest deals.

Sports Accumulator Bonuses

Bet365 offers accumulator bonuses for soccer and tennis, and they’re similar to a parlay in that you have to bet on at least three different selections. For example, in soccer, you have to make three or more selections on the Full Time Result, Both Teams to Score, or Result/Both Teams to Score markets. If you win, Bet365 will add 5-70% on your winnings, depending on the number of selections. Read the terms and conditions before you make your bet.

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Bet365 Sports Betting Markets Available

On the left of the Bet365 sportsbook is a long list of sports. This starts in alphabetical order. You can click on the sports you are interested in – moving them to the top of the list.

Soccer includes leagues from Germany, around Europe and around the world. You’ll see the listing sorted by country, with multiple leagues (including women’s leagues and minor leagues) under each. Cup contests are also included. Bundesliga, Champions League, UEFA Cup, and International matches are all available.

American sports listed include the major leagues and big college matches for Basketball, Football, Hockey and Baseball. You can also bet on Tennis, Golf and Rugby. Motorsports markets cover Formula1, NASCAR and Moto GP. This huge list of betting markets includes cricket, Aussie Rules, Table Tennis, Cycling and Volleyball.

You can also bet on eSports at Bet365, plus special non-sporting wagers based on elections, TV shows and awards ceremonies.

Bet Types at Bet365 Sports

Once you have decided on which sports to bet on at Bet365, you have a huge choice of ways to bet. Many bet types are specific to a sport, while others are more general. The default odds format at Bet365 is fractional.

Soccer bets start with simple win-lose-draw options. You can bet on the total goals, first goal scorer, goals over / under, half-time / full-time results, Asian handicaps, and cards / corners. As well as the individual matches there are season-long bets – for example winner of the Champions League. You can bet on more than one match via accumulators.

Horse racing has its own set of bets. As well as winners and each-way bets, you can bet on multiple races in different combinations via lucky 15’s, placepots or tricasts.

With the US sports, bets like moneyline, spreads and totals are available. The US odds format is transferred into fractional odds.

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In-Play Sports Betting

A popular format at European sportsbooks is to bet on games which are already underway. You will find a menu on the green band at the top of the Bet365 sportsbook labelled ‘In Play’. This lists matches which are happening live. The odds will update in real time as the action unfolds.

Most of the bets are the same as the pre-match options. If a team gets ahead, their win odds (for example) will become shorter right away. You bet in the same way as usual, clicking on the odds will add them to your bet slip, where you can confirm the amount and then place your bet.


Mobile Sports Betting Options

The Bet365 platform works just as well on mobile devices as it does desktops. It will adjust automatically to your screen size. You will have account and cashier functions – and will be able to place all the same bets via your smartphone or iPhone.

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Banking Methods

Bet365 allow you to sort their list of banking options by country using a drop-down menu. The listing for Germany covers all the key options with bank cards, electronic wallets and bank transfers all covered.


Here are your options for making a deposit:

  • Visa, Maestro and MasterCard bank cards, minimum 5€
  • Fast Bank Transfer, minimum deposit 5€
  • PayPal, minimum deposit 10€
  • Apple Pay, minimum deposit 5€
  • PaySafeCard, minimum deposit 5€
  • Klarna, minimum deposit 5€
  • Giro Pay, minimum deposit 5€
  • Bank Wire, minimum deposit 200€
  • Cheque, minimum deposit 150€


The list of withdrawal option is smaller. You can withdraw with PayPal, bank cards, PaySafeCard, bank wire and paper check. Note that KYC checks (ID verification) are needed before your first withdrawal.

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Safety and Security

Your safety is protected in several ways at Bet365 Sports. This site is a member of the IBAS – the Independent Betting Adjudication Service. This is an independent UK based authority which deals with complaints from players. Reputable sports betting sites including Bet365 have pledged to abide by their rulings – giving players an additional level of protection.

This company is licensed in Gibraltar, a respected gambling jurisdiction for EU sportsbooks. They also hold individual country licenses in the UK and elsewhere. The website uses SSL technology. Backing all of this up is the reputation of Bet365 – they are widely considered to be one of the best trusted online gambling brands around.

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Customer Support Options

The best place to start if you have questions or issues with this sportsbook is the FAQ. This brings up a small window with lists of questions covering all the topic areas. You can choose topics – or use the search function to find the right answer.

If you need to work with a service agent, then live chat is the fastest way. This is available around the clock. You can also send an e-mail or contact Bet365 by telephone. A final option is to send a letter to their UK HQ. If you would like to complain, you can find instructions on their complaint procedure linked from the footer of the website.

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