Bet365 Sportsbook is now live in Ontario
Ontario sports betting has expanded legally to include commercial operators. Transitioning into the legalized market is bet365, a UK-based online sportsbook app with a solid history of top-tier performance and excellent betting market offerings. Bet365 has received licensure from the AGCO and is now available.
Let’s break down everything you need to know about bet365 as an Ontarian sports wagerer. By the end, you’ll know whether you’ll want to give this sports betting app a try yourself. Don’t forget to check out online casino options and poker play if you’re interested in alternative igaming features.
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Bet365 operates pursuant to an agreement with iGaming Ontario. Eligible iGames conducted and managed by iGO are only available to those physically present in the Province of Ontario.
Bet365 Sportsbook Ontario – Odds Vs The Competition Grade (4.7/5)
Bet365’s odds are quite competitive, which is no surprise given its extensive operating history and success in other countries like the UK and the US. Even better, we really like that Ontario sports bettors can choose to view odds in the decimal format or in the American format (where odds are represented as +100, -100, and so on).
Because the odds are pretty competitive, you can and should feel comfortable using this sportsbook to “line shop” or check for the most potentially profitable betting line for an upcoming match or contest. You’ll also find a live betting interface for bet365 (more on that below) that includes good odds, which are calculated from automated algorithms.
However, bet365 isn’t the absolute fastest when it comes to posting new odds for recently announced matches. Because of this, some other sportsbook apps may be a better choice if you like to jump on futures bets early in the betting to potentially maximize your profits.
Bet365 Sportsbook Ontario – Market Depth And Variety Grade (4.7/5)
Any good mobile sportsbook worth an Ontarian’s time should include high-quality hockey betting markets. Fortunately, bet365 scores highly in this regard and beyond, as it allows you to bet on CFL, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB leagues if you like to put your money down on American sports across the border as well.
Specifically, bet365 covers male and female national hockey teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, and Montréal Canadiens. Hockey wagering lines are usually quite robust and varied, as are betting lines for games like basketball and baseball.
On top of that, bet365’s origin as a UK-based sportsbook serves it well here because you can place wagers on a variety of international sports markets like soccer, Korean baseball, cricket, rugby, and much more.
Basically, when it comes to market depth and variety, bet365 isn’t beaten by many competitors. Its betting markets aren’t the absolute most varied or diverse we’ve ever seen. But most sports betting fans in Ontario shouldn’t find too much to complain about here.
Of course, bet365 also allows you to place all the major types of wagers you would expect, from moneyline bets to spread bets to totals bets to prop bets and more. Parlay wagers are also very popular on this platform due to the above-mentioned potential opportunities that can maximize your profits.
Bet365 Ontario – Deposit And Cashout Grade (4.5/5)
You’ll also want to make sure that bet365 has good deposit and cash-out methods available (especially given that Ontario’s sports betting is internet-only, not partnered with land-based casinos).
You can deposit funds at bet365 with a minimum deposit limitation of C$10. More importantly, the sportsbook offers a “quick deposit” feature you can use to rapidly fund your account rather than having to manually enter your card details each time. Available deposit methods include online banking transfers, Visa or MasterCard transfers, prepaid card transfers, or using electronic wallets like PayPal.
Withdrawals, on the other hand, are a little more limited and may take a couple of business days for bet365 to fully process. This is typical throughout the industry. Available withdrawal methods include online bank transfers, PayPal transfers, EcoPayz transfers, and Visa or MasterCard transfers.
All in all, depositing your funds into your account or withdrawing your winnings should be relatively straightforward using bet365’s Ontario sportsbook.
Bet365 Sportsbook Mobile App Grade (4.8/5)
All of the best online sportsbook platforms have navigable and intuitive user interfaces, and bet365 is no different. This sportsbook platform is available to Ontarians with both iOS and Android devices, so you can check it out no matter what your phone type may be.
The app is very easy to use as it allows you to track ongoing bets and place pregame or live bets within a couple of button taps. The app’s layout is simple, which is to its advantage.
The menu at the left-hand side will allow you to find specific betting lines or market pages. We also really like the in-play betting toggle that allows you to switch between pregame and live bets at the touch of a button. You can even add favorites to your betting slip to rapidly return to the same betting lines or markets when you need to make a quick wager.
There can be a little bit of lag at times, and this is the most common complaint you will hear from users of the bet365 app. Also, some of the screens are more cluttered than we might like. However, it’s overall an excellent betting platform.
Some of the app’s best features include:
- Sports parlay builders that allow you to make your own parlay bets
- An early cash-out feature to save some of your funds if a wager doesn’t look like it will pan out
- Customized app alerts so you’re always ready to jump into the wagering action
- Good live streaming functionality that doesn’t usually lag (though you do have to at least have funds in your account to live stream sports games)
- The ability to edit your bets on your betting slip whenever you need to
Overall, bet365’s Ontario sportsbook app is a solid evolution of the platform no matter what part of the province you hail from.
Bet365 Ontario Overall Grade (4.7/5)
In the end, bet365 Ontario is a stellar sportsbook app from start to finish with a lot to like, such as a smooth mobile experience and great market depth/variety compared to competing sportsbooks in the market today. Positives include the app’s easy navigability, good bet types, and live streaming and live betting functionalities.
Is Bet365 Legit?
Yes. While it has been part of Canada’s gray market in the past, bet365 is officially licensed and legal in Ontario. In other locations, bet365 has a long history of success and was established as early as 2000. Founded in the UK, bet365 is now a global sportsbook operator and can be found worldwide. The sportsbook platform currently serves over 22 million customers around the world, lending a lot of weight to its legitimacy and trustworthiness.
Why Choose Bet365 Over Offshore Betting Sites?
Offshore betting has been a major part of Canadian sports wagering for quite some time given the government’s official position on the activity. However, with the legalization of single event wagering thanks to the passage of the C-218 bill, offshore betting sites are expected to quickly fade into the background.
Simply put, bet365 and other legitimate sports wagering sites are better choices for Canadian residents in the long term:
- They offer better betting opportunities than offshore betting sites with questionable odds or league data sources
- They are safer because they provide higher quality digital security and they are regularly investigated by regulators.
All of this combined will offer a better overall sports wagering experience for Ontario residents than offshore betting sites.
Why Can You Trust Bet365 With Your Money?
Because it wants to stay in business, plain and simple. bet365’s continued success is predicated on people trusting it and continuing to fund their sports wagering accounts. Because of this, bet365 never steals players’ personal information or funds, nor does it make it hard for you to withdraw your winnings.
On top of that, bet365 uses SSL certification to encrypt traffic to and from its site and mobile app. It also uses other digital security methods to ensure that cybercriminals aren’t able to easily reach its users’ personal information or funds.
Overall, bet365 is as safe and legitimate as sportsbooks come and is a much better choice than offshore sports betting sites that may not have security in mind at all.
Bet365 Fact Sheet
|How old do you have to be?||19 in Ontario|
|What provinces are Bet365 legal in?||Only Ontario|
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Yes, bet365 is officially legal in Ontario. Bet365 is as legitimate as they come with a presence in other countries and select United States locations.
Bettors must be 19 years of age or older to use bet365 Sportsbook in Ontario.
Yes, Bet365 will be 100% restricted to betting inside of the Ontario province. It will not be available anywhere else in Canada.
Bet365 Ontario offers a variety of withdrawal methods, ranging from bank account transfers to various online wallets.
Yes, live (“in-play”) betting is available through bet365 Sportsbook Ontario.