Bet365 Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 3.3/5

Bet365 launched in New Jersey in August of 2019 and became the 22nd online casino to open in the state. Despite being a young online casino in the United States, Bet365 has been around since 2000 in the United Kingdom. It is one of the largest gambling companies in the world and only made sense that it would come over to America at some point. Bet365 has a partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is available to New Jersey users via their web browser version on the Mac and PC and their mobile app on iOS and Android.

Pros:
  • Full gaming library available on site and app
  • Connectivity between the online casino and sportsbook
  • Great customer service
Cons:
  • Very limited game options
  • No live dealer games
  • No rewards program

FAQs

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw money from a Bet365 account, users can choose PayPal, Skrill, paysafecard, Bet365 Mastercard, or in-person at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Withdrawals will take between one and five business days except for in-person which is immediate. To withdraw with PayPal or Skrill, users will have had to choose that method for deposit.

Are my winnings taxable?

All New Jersey online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

How do I get started?

The first step for new users is going to be to sign up for an account. Much like their sportsbook, Bet365 has a very minimally invasive signup process that includes some basic information including the last four digits of the user’s Social Security number. The site will then run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in New Jersey. Unlike most New Jersey sites, there is no bonus offered before the first deposit is made.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit, users can choose PayPal, Skrill, Visa/Mastercard, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, paysafecard, Bet365 Mastercard, or in-person at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits.

Is there a deposit bonus?

The first-time deposit bonus of 100% up to $100 is severely lacking compared to most other sites in New Jersey. This bonus can be used to play any game on the site but cannot be withdrawn.

Pros

One of the features that a lot of users seem to love about Bet365 is that its entire gaming library is playable both on the web version and the mobile apps. Despite having a limited number of games available (discussed more in the cons section), being able to transition seamlessly between the website and the app is huge for Bet365. The site itself looks great. The graphics and smooth navigation is crisp and easy while moving around Bet365. Another great feature is the users can simply click at the top of the screen to switch between the online casino and the sportsbook. The two are linked together and one account will cover both. This is a great feature for users that want to gamble on sports as well as casino games. Bet365 also offers users top of the line customer service. This is very common for sites that have already been established in Europe, and Bet365 is no different. There is a live chat and phone line available 24/7 on the site, and Bet365 guarantees that all email inquiries will receive a response within 24 hours.

Cons

There is a shockingly low amount of games available on Bet365. While the site is still in its infancy, it is still very frustrating to have such a limited amount of options. Currently, Bet365 offers fewer than 100 slots and has just one progressive jackpot slot. While this slot is one of the biggest on the market, just one option is very limiting. When it comes to table games, Bet365 has just five roulette tables, three blackjack tables, one video poker game, and Let It Ride. They have no baccarat options and no live dealer games. Unless a player is content to just find a game that they enjoy and keep playing it, it is very simple to get bored of Bet365 and be ready to move on to a new site quickly. There is not enough on here to hook users into staying on. Bet365 also suffers from having no rewards system in place. They have stated that they hope to have one in the near future, but Bet365 remains one of the few online casinos in New Jersey with no rewards and an incredibly low bonus offered to new users.

Rewards

Bet365 does not currently have a rewards program but hopes to add one within the next couple of years.

How To Deposit and Withdraw

The first step for new users is going to be to sign up for an account. Much like their sportsbook, Bet365 has a very minimally invasive signup process that includes some basic information including the last four digits of the user’s Social Security number. The site will then run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in New Jersey. Unlike most New Jersey sites, there is no bonus offered before the first deposit is made.

To deposit, users can choose PayPal, Skrill, Visa/Mastercard, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, paysafecard, Bet365 Mastercard, or in-person at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits. The first-time deposit bonus of 100% up to $100 is severely lacking compared to most other sites in New Jersey. This bonus can be used to play any game on the site but cannot be withdrawn. To withdraw money from a Bet365 account, users can choose PayPal, Skrill, paysafecard, Bet365 Mastercard, or in-person at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Withdrawals will take between one and five business days except for in-person which is immediate. To withdraw with PayPal or Skrill, users will have had to choose that method for deposit.

Conclusion

This site is very barebones. It is new to the market and suffers from having a very limited number of game options, no rewards program, and a small first-time bonus. Despite looking great and having a seamless transition between the mobile app, website, and sportsbook, Bet365 is not at the level of most of the other online casinos in New Jersey. It is too stuck in its infancy to be ready for good recommendations at this point in time.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
  • Game Variety: 2/5
  • Game Quality: 4/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 1.5/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
  • User Experience: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.3/5