Over the years, Bet365 Casino has established a reputation as one of the top sites available for Australian players. The site was established in 2001 by owner/operator Hillside Limited. The overall site is powered by Playtech acting as the primary software platform with a variety of games offered by other developers such as IGT, Betsoft and Net Entertainment. Bet365 casino uses cutting-edge 128-bit SSL encryption and firewall technology to protect players and the banking system from outside intrusion. Also, the site’s Random Number Generator has been independently tested and certified as “fair and safe” by TST. Finally, Bet 365 operates under the jurisdiction of the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.
Promotions, Banking and Customer Support
Compared to other prominent online casinos, Bet365 casino offers an extensive bonus program. Players start off with a welcome bonus that provides three options (all come with a 20X rollover requirement):
- Standard Opening Bonus – 100% matching deposit bonus that can be used anywhere in the casino.
- Slots Only Opening Bonus – 200% matching deposit bonus designated for slots only.
- VIP Opening Bonus – 50% matching deposit bonus for “high rollers” on a minimum deposit of $400 and a maximum of $1,000 to be used anywhere in the casino.
Other significant promotions include periodic “bankroll boost” bonuses, periodic “on the house” rebates, special mobile app bonuses, a slots club and an aggressive VIP Scheme.
The banking system offers at least a dozen different banking options for Australian players, including Visa, Neteller, Ukash, Master Card and Bank Transfers. Banking transactions are typically handled in USD or Euros, not AUS. Finally, customer service is available 24/7 via telephone, mail, email, fax and live chat.
The online casino at Bet365 is available through download mode (Mac and PC, over 250 games), flash mode (no download required, limited games) and a mobile app (limited games) that is compatible with both iOS (Apple) and Android devices.
Game categories include video slots, card games, arcade games, video poker, table games, jackpot games and “live dealer” games (baccarat, roulette, Casino hold’em, blackjack, Sic Bo). Popular game titles include “Blackjack Surrender” (card game), “Ghost Rider Scratch” (arcade game), “Spider-Man” (video slots – non-progressive), “Iron Man 3” (video slots – progressive), “Arctic Adventure” (video slots – non-progressive), “The Incredible Hulk” (video slots – non-progressive), “25-Line Aces and Faces” (video poker) and “Deal/No Deal (jackpot game).