bet365 is now a legal online & mobile sports betting operator in Ontario. If you are completely new to sports betting in Ontario, and are somehow unfamiliar with the brand, let us fill you in: bet365 is essentially the biggest online betting & gaming brand in the world. If you only watch North American sports, you can be forgiven for thinking that various US brands are 'bigger' - but you'd be mistaken.
bet365 has been around since 2000, serving most of the world, dominating the UK & many other regulated markets like Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Mexico, the Netherlands & Germany. They have over 80 million customers worldwide, many of which were in Canada & Ontario before the new legal market opened, as served from their gaming jurisdiction in Gibraltar. Once the AGCO opened its fully legal iGaming market, Ontario bet365 players were shifted to one of the best Ontario licensed betting sites at which you could hope to play.
As the most innovative sports betting company on the planet, bet365 literally invented many of the concepts and features that will be available at many legal Ontario online sportsbooks. This means that at bet365, you get the absolute best-in-class versions of all of these aspects of their product on all platforms & devices. Below, we touch on all the key aspects of their Ontario service, including: mobile betting, online casino, sport & league coverage, esports coverage, payment methods & withdrawal times, betting features (early cash out & same game parlay), betting experience via computer and lastly, the bet365 approach to odds value.
Many years ago, the current CEO of bet365 knew that sports betting was trending toward becoming a mobile-first product. While desktop/laptop sites were still important, she made sure that bet365's mobile offerings were as technically lean as possible, so they could be quick, even when we were all on 3G networks. Now on 4G & 5G networks, bet365 players the benefit of all that planning, and now get the quickest, most responsive & most intuitive sports betting experience no matter the mobile device. There are some great mobile betting experiences in the Ontario market, but none are better than bet365, period.
Furthermore, bet365 provides both a mobile website & a mobile app. This is optionality is also key, as many newcomer brands to the Ontario market force you to download their app if you want to play from a mobile device. This is not great if you are one of the many people that have data privacy concerns over the use of any app, let alone sports betting apps. bet365 gives you the option of a best-in-class mobile site (which is more private), or a best-in-class sports betting app. (Access either method from the same account.)
Need to search for an event from your mobile with bet365? Simply swipe the bet365 logo to the right to open a search window to enter your search terms.
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|The default odds format at bet365 Ontario is 'American', but 'Decimal' (like Proline) & 'Fractional' are also available by changing the settings at the bottom of any page. Note that several new US brands do not offer this option, forcing use of just one format.|
As perhaps the most popular gaming brand in the world, it should be no surprise that bet365 offers one of the top legal Ontario online casinos. With excellent options across the board, find RNG online casino games and live casino games that involve real-life dealers and croupiers that oversee your games. No matter if your game is blackjack, roulette, baccarat, slots, or a more obscure game, all will be accessible from your one bet365 Ontario account. bet365 has the most transparent online casino we have ever reviewed, as each and every casino game tile has an "i" icon that shows you the given game's RTP value. This is a percentage value which represents the monies Returned To Player as found via game testing results over millions of plays.
Canada and Ontario are just about as diverse as you can get from a demographic perspective in terms of national heritage. Obviously the 'big four' leagues would be classed as the most popular for fan following and betting interest. It should go without saying that bet365 covers the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB with a huge number of betting markets (ways to bet), which includes unsurpassed levels of live or in-play betting markets.
While many of the newcomer brands to Ontario also focus on these main leagues for Canada, the 'international' coverage is where bet365 also gets to shine, since it serves tens of millions of customers around the world. This means that if you're an MMA fan, a cricket fan, an F1 fan, a rugby fan, a golf fan or a soccer fan, bet365 will have your events properly covered in terms of pre-event markets and live action in-play betting.
Other sportsbook "review sites" will tell you that the newcomer US brands "cover" all these international sports. While they may "cover" them, they will do so with higher than average odds margins or 'sportsbook hold' (which means lower odds for you). Newcomer brands also tend to offer a very limited selection of betting markets for both pre-match and live betting, often offering only the very basic ways to bet on the event. How much do you think a US sportsbook brand will be asked to offer Indian Premier League T20 cricket betting for instance? Good luck getting solid coverage from a US betting site that has been repackaged for Ontario. Alternatively, we would ask you to name all the biggest countries for cricket in the world? Then guess which betting company is biggest in those countries? Yep, it's bet365.
Put very simply, it doesn't matter what your sport or esport of interest might be. If iGaming Ontario and the AGCO allow it, bet365 likely covers it as well or better than every other betting site you could name, including other sports not mentioned above like tennis, lacrosse and NASCAR. Notably, since bet365 serves so many international markets, they also offer incredible betting coverage of boxing, Australian Rules, darts, cycling, snooker, table tennis, badminton, handball and more.
If you've read the rest of our review, perhaps you won't be surprised to hear that bet365 has unsurpassed esports betting coverage. No matter your favourite esport, they cover it: CS:GO, DOTA2, KOG, LOL, Rocket League, SCII and many, many others. Find live and pre-match betting markets and odds margins that far exceed 'esports specialist' betting sites for Ontario. bet365 has the technology, the infrastructure and the scale to offer unsurpassed esports coverage. Esports fans in Ontario will not be disappointed. Furthermore, bet365 will likely have esports coverage that far surpasses all of the US brands that are trying to enter Canada for the first time with their Ontario operations. Some of these US entrants don't even cover esports, so don't even bother looking at names like BetMGM or FanDuel.
No.1 for Esports
bet365 Ontario (and Canada) payment methods include Interac, Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, iDebit, Instadebit, EcoPayz, paysafecard and bank transfers. Deposits made via most of these methods will land in your bet365 account essentially instantly.
Our preferred payment method is Interac etransfers. With bet365, we had our first withdrawal back in our bank account in less than two hours, which is super quick. We can't speak to the other withdrawal methods from experience, but they are likely also very quick.
bet365 has one of the most robust early cash out features of its kind in the industry. Take an early profit or protect stake money by accepting an early cash out offer before your event has reached its conclusion. If you watch the games upon which you bet, this tool gives you the ultimate control of your stake money as conditions change. bet365's feature is available on more events and more types of bets than any other betting site. They also let you take a partial cash out, allowing you to leave part of your stake to ride on the original bet. Or, even set auto-cash out rules. Again, an aspect of their offering which is unsurpassed.
We love the bet365 cash out feature in particular, because oftentimes in advance of your event starting, the full stake value of your bet may be available for cash out - not a fraction of it, all of it. This is great in case you found another bet but your balance is getting low and you want to switch things up, or you've just changed your mind on a particular bet.
The bet365 'same game parlay' (known as Bet Builder in other markets) allows you to create your ultimate parlay bet. Most betting sites exclude certain related betting markets from being selected together for a parlay when they are part of the same event. bet365's same game parlay gives you the control to create your bet, your way, within NFL, NBA or MLB games, or for matches within top soccer competitions. When some other providers have a 'Bet Builder' tool, it often only works for soccer. So if you want to build an NFL, NBA, or MLB parlay just about any way you like, bet365 is unrivalled.
bet365 knows Canadian sports betting preferences. While they cover all sports in unsurpassed fashion, they know what Canadians and Ontarians love best. When the NFL is on, 'Football' is at the top of their navigation. The rest of the 'big four' leagues are all right there with it. bet365 is licensed to use both NFL and NBA logos, so you will see these directly on site, which is now a nice touch. Access to all leagues and available futures betting markets or 'outrights' is plain to see. Need to search for an event? See the 'magnifying glass' icon near the top right of your monitor display. Want to change the odds display format or even the language, simply scroll to the bottom of any page to find and change these settings. Have a favourite sport? Simply click the associated 'star' in the left-hand sport navigation to pin it to the top of the list for added convenience.
For the 'big four' sports, find odds margins in the 5% region, meaning that when the odds are the same on both sides of a 2-way betting market like a handicap or point spread, you will see odds of 1.90/1.90 or -110/-110. These margins on the 'big four' are are competitive, but not aggressively competitive. Given the way that odds can move on any given event, oftentimes, the odds on the outcome for your bet of interest will often be much higher, closer to 2.00 or +100.
These competitive margins also apply on other events that are seen as 'big' around the world. Unlike some US newcomer brands to Ontario, bet365 is huge in Australia, India, the UK & Europe. This huge customer base allows bet365 to offer more competitive odds margins on a wider breadth of sports, those that are most popular in other parts of the world. This is because bet365's entire customer base is playing in large volumes on so many events, not just the 'big four' North American sports. So if you enjoy betting outside the so-called 'big four', bet365 should be on your radar.
Indeed they do. If you are outside Ontario, click here to see our review that applies to bet365 and Canada, excluding Ontario. The iGaming Ontario version of bet365 is only available to those physically present in Ontario.
bet365 really is the world's favourite gaming brand, with over 80 million players. With bet365 Ontario, you truly get an exceptional gaming platform in essentially every respect, no matter what you want to play, no matter your favourite sports. Ontario sports bettors should be ecstatic that bet365 is now serving Ontario in a fully legal and official capacity as part of iGaming Ontario.
The legal Ontario market for sports betting & online casino play did not launch with all its licensed providers. Many, many more are coming to Ontario, but AGCO rules state that we cannot list the 'coming brands'. We can only list those that have their license now. As such, only a few pages of our site are now accessible within Ontario and we only recommend two licensed providers at this early stage as a result. To learn more about the Ontario market and some of the licensed operators we do not recommend and why, read about official iGaming Ontario betting sites.