Written by our expert Torsten Kunze, based on his personal experience playing at bet365.
My Introduction to bet365 apps and mobile products
Bet365 is known as one of the best gaming operators around and I wanted to find out if its mobile gaming offerings lived up the same hype as its desktop games. I took an in-depth look at all of the bet365 Casino mobile offerings available, including the apps for Android, iOS and Windows – as well as the mobile site.Overall, bet365’s mobile gaming selection is very impressive. Whether I wanted to play slots, table games or live dealer games, I was able to find everything I wanted right away. Even if the games I wanted to play were not available on the mobile app, I could visit the site from my smartphone and have instant-play access.
My experience downloading and using the bet365 Casino Android App:
I searched for bet365 on my Android smartphone and was presented with several options. “Bet365” was the first to show up in my results, so I downloaded it. However, I didn’t know that the operator had a different app for each product. So, I was a bit surprised to find out that I could only use sportsbetting on the bet365 app; clicking on any other section led me to the mobile website.Once I downloaded the bet365 Casino app, it was smooth sailing. It was a quick download and took no time at all to install. I could access the full suite of bet365 Casino games right away and was surprised at how smoothly they all ran – even the live dealer titles!It is important to note that some of the slots are download-only. While the majority of slots can be played instantly from within the app, there are some that need to be downloaded before you can play them. I would recommend having a browse for your favourite slots while you’re connected to Wi-Fi and downloading them first. It would be a pain to boot up the app while you’re out and about and use up your data by downloading certain games. This only applies to slots, though as the live casino games and table games are all instantly available from within the bet365 Casino app. You can also download the Bet365 Vegas app to access a wider range of slots.One of the best things about the bet365 Casino app is the ability to set favourites. You can click on a star in the upper right-hand corner of any game icon, and it will be added to your favourites list. These games always appear along the bottom of the app so you’ll always be able to access your most-loved games right away without having to search for them.I would say the only downside is that I had to download separate apps to play poker and bingo. So, if you’re a player with diverse tastes, it might be a better option to use the mobile website, where everything is accessible in one place.
My experience downloading and using the bet365 Casino iOS App:
As was the case the Android app, the bet365 Casino app for iOS devices was easy to find in the market place. I was able to download and install the app within seconds, which made one of the more convenient casino apps I’ve tried.Again, many of the slots games are not available to play without downloading them first. All of the games that are available for instant have a little play icon in the top left-hand corner. The rest of the slots must be downloaded. However, this is still a quick and easy process, as you can download them from within the app and there is no need to shut it down to have access to your favourite slots.There are plenty of great slots games available at bet365 Casino – but only a few are available on the mobile app. If you want to experience the full suite of slots, I had to visit the mobile site from the iPhone. Here, they are all available for instant play, and I was able to experience some great games like Gold Rally and Top Gun. I was also able to experience the full collection of bet365 slots using the bet365 Vegas app.All of the table games and live dealer games are available to play directly in the app. They only take a few seconds to load, so I was able to get playing almost immediately.
My experience downloading and using the bet365 Casino Windows App
The bet365 mobile app was available from the Windows Store to download easily. Like the Android and iOS apps, it was only a quick download. However, what I didn’t realise is that there is no actual bet365 Casino app; only the sportsbetting app is available for Windows. So, I downloaded it and logged in, clicking on the casino section brought me to the mobile site.This was a bit of a bummer, as I would have preferred to play using the app – but the mobile website is still a great option. I just saved the bookmark to my home screen and it was just as good as having the app on my phone. I could still use the account management and customer service tools from the bet365 sportsbetting app, which is still very handy.
How did I find the bet365 mobile website?
The bet365 Casino mobile website has a great user interface and I could quickly find everything I needed right away. Since the games all run in HTML5, I wasn’t prompted to activate Flash or download any software. I could just get playing right away.Normally, when playing browser-based games from my phone, there is always a little bit of lag. However, this wasn’t the case at all while playing at bet365 Casino. The games loaded very quickly with the exception of the live casino games – which took a little bit longer. Once they were loaded, it was just like playing on my desktop and I didn’t experience any lag or unexpected shut downs.
Bet365 Casino Live
All of bet365 Casino’s Live Dealer games are available to play from the bet365 Casino app, where you’ll also find slots and table games. What was interesting to me is that the live dealer games loaded much more quickly on the app than on the mobile or desktop site. So, if you’re a fan of live dealer games, then I would recommend downloading the app.There is a great selection of live dealer games, and the app introduced to me the dealer along with the stakes of each game. It was very easy to make a selection, and the games loaded almost instantly. There was no lag and I could easily hear the dealer, and make my wagers.
What games did I play on the bet365 mobile app?
On the bet365 Casino app, I played a selection of slots and table games. I was equally impressed with both types of titles, as there was a great selection of either on the app. Both types of games ran smoothly on all of the devices I used and I had a great time trying out a few of the hundreds of great games available on the site.What I like best about the game selection at bet365 is that it is always growing. From one day to the next, I noticed new titles in the selection of slots. It seems that bet365 is committed to bringing players the hottest new games on the market, and I appreciated having so much choice.It is important to remember that there are hundreds of slots games available at bet365 – and only a small selection are available on the mobile casino app. So, if you want to experience the full, extensive catalogue of bet365 slots, then you will have to visit the mobile site or download the bet365 Vegas app.
Which Slots did I play on bet365 mobile?
I wanted to try out as many different games as possible when playing on the bet365 mobile app. I played plenty of classics like Wild Gambler and Amazon Wild as well as newer games like RoboCop and Age of Gods. While most of the games I played were instantly accessible, some required a download. Still, the downloads were quick and I was able to get playing almost instantly.
Did I find withdrawing money easy on the bet365 app?
Before you can withdraw any money from the bet365 Casino app, you have to verify your identity. All you have to do is scan identifying documents such as your driver’s license or passport, as well as documents that confirm your address. This process was very simple, and I could do it from within the app itself.When it came to withdrawing money, I could only do so using the mobile-optimised website. I could deposit using the app, but was unable to withdraw any cash. Even when depositing money on the app, I ran into a bit of lag and just decided to use the site anyways.There is a great range of banking options, and I was pleased to see PayPal on the list. It is quite rare to see online casinos that offer PayPal as a banking method, so this told me that bet365 is a trusted operator and I that my money is in safe hands.
Did I find the bet365 app to be secure?
I found the bet365 mobile app to very secure. I never once worried about my personal or banking details being compromised. I made sure to have a look at the site’s security details before depositing any money. I was able to rest assured, as bet365 has an SSL web server certificate and is licensed by the British Gambling Commission. This gave me the peace of mind I needed to feel good about spending money at this online gaming site.
Did I have to pay anything to download the bet365 Casino app?
No, I did not have to spend any money to download the bet365 Casino app. I only had to spend money to deposit into my account, and I received a bonus on my first deposit which was a great touch. There are five different bet365 apps available (Vegas, Poker, Bingo, Sportsbetting and Casino) so if you want the full experience, it is great that you don’t have to pay to download all of them.