BetInternet delivers good odds and good markets
Betinternet has ceased operations (sports betting, casino, games and poker).
BetInternet are based on the Isle of Man, and have a presence as a highly efficient and professional betting service. Whether it is speed, security or how expansive a sports book that a punter is looking for, BetInternet have grown to encompass all that. BetInternet have been around for a decade, after being launched in March 2000, and their growth in online betting services has been rapid. They are now one of the popular names which crop up when looking for value prices for your sports betting, and really strive to look after their customers.
Betting Odds: 8/10
You can find decent prices at BetInternet and in the very competitive world of online bookmakers, you have to have competitiveness or else you would get lost among the crowd. Fortunately BetInternet do provide good value and that is one thing that is quite easy to see when casually browsing around. The odds themselves are in decimal format and clicking them will add to a very crisp and clear betting slip which sits over on the right hand side. Bet management in the betting slip is extremely straight forward and you can't miss what's going on because of how well displayed it is. In fact, the BetInternet bet slip is great. It looks great and feels great when operating it. You get the option to add individual stakes to singles bets, or you can repeat a stake at the click of the button if you want all the same. As soon as you add more than one bet to your slip, the multiples betting options appear at the bottom of the slip. Really, the only thing that is missing from the slip, is the ability to select or deselect which single bets you want in your multiples, otherwise this is a great bet slip. At the top of the slip, there is a refresh button, calculator, clear stakes or repeat single stake. It makes operation great, but you do actually have to hit the calculate button once you have put in your stakes to see potential return, instead of it appearing automatically. Other than that, everything to do with betting odds works really well at BetInternet.
Betting Markets: 8/10
Very good selection of betting markets on offer at BetInternet, and you won't be disappointed as a punter. Football does take precedence at the top of the sports book, naturally being such a huge UK betting market, and it is covered very well. There are individual links for In-Running Football, Football and Asian Handicaps if you want to quickly jump to a particular section. If you hit the Football link itself, the menu will expand to show lots of different competitions from around the world, and the menu works pretty well and is not confusing at all. Bring up the desired market that you want, say the English Premier League, and you will see the full coupon of the next matches. The markets are laid out very clearly, and there is a link to more bets to explore submarket betting by the side of each match. If you hit a more bets link you may be pleasantly surprised by just how much is on offer for a single football match, such as Winning at Half Time, Total Goals, Half with Most Goals and so on. This same expertise in market depth applies to most sports in their sports book, from Basketball to Handball to Darts. There is plenty going on and the world of sport really is very well covered at BetInternet. There is not a lot of opportunity to bet outside of sports though, such as novelty bets, specials or financials, the focus really is on sports betting opportunities.
Live In Play Betting: 6/10
Again, Bet365 are one of the most popular services among internet betting sites. Just hit their In-Play link at the top of the screen, or follow a link from a betting coupon to follow the action live in-play. What Bet365 provide is plenty of live streaming events which run hand in hand with their live in-play service, making it one of the best out there. Open their live betting section and you will be presented with the main action happening at that very moment, which is usually a football match. More matches and sports can be sorted through by a left hand driven menu, expanding or collapsing the events which you want to see, along with the time played and the current score. As for betting on an individual match, there are markets galore, from match goals, a rare Asian Handicap In-Play market, Total Corner and Final Score markets, plus much more. One great feature is the sound effects which ring out, such as a cheer when a goal is scored. You can also choose whether to listen or not to live audio. So, whether it is snooker, American Football, Baseball or anything else major happening at the time, Bet365 will have it covered with their excellent Live In Play betting service.
Good looking website, with nothing pretentious about it, and the green, blue and white theme works very well and is very inviting. The home page posts news sections about the upcoming sporting highlights, whether it is for that day, or for a big event which is coming up. The presentation of the website itself, the betting markets, odds and bet slip are very well done, and there are no big flashy graphics to distract you from what you are there to do, and that is sports betting. There are other sections of the website such as casino, games and a blog (which is a good little read). Everything is just very straight forward, quick to load and easily navigable. There is nothing showy, nothing over the top, just a down to earth kind of website which gets you to your betting markets quickly. While the site is simple, you may find other online bookmakers more to your taste if you are looking for more entertainment and to spend more time browsing around, the BetInternet site seems to be built just for straight forward functionality, which is good for some punters.
Customer Service: 7/10
You can click a Live Support button at the bottom of the screen if you want some help with the site, or click the Help link to explore other routes. With a good service, you can email or telephone 24 hours a day in order to get a hold of someone to help you. There are help files to browse through if you like looking for answers to questions on your own.
Promotions and Free Bets: 5/10
BetInternet offer a 50% cash match offer for new customers. This will be rewarded against your first stake on a new BetInternet account, and is only valid for a single bet which needs to be £10 or more. The reward will come as a free bet voucher which needs to be used up within 30 days, and the maximum which can be earned from this welcome offer is £25. Other than that, you are not going to find BetInternet tossing their hat into the big betting promotions very often.
The general operation and feel of BetInternet is good and there are some really nice touches on the site. It will suit a punter who is starting out in the world of online betting very well, as it is all very straight forward and uncomplicated. However, more seasoned online punters may find things just lacking a little bit in terms of features and those extra touches which go a long way to enhancing your betting experience. BetInternet delivers good odds and good markets, and if you want to quickly dip in an put down a wager, then you will be served well. If, however you like your betting site with a few more bells and whistles, then you may find a better match elsewhere.