Bet365.com VS PaddyPower.com

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Both Bet365.com and PaddyPower.com are both reputable online betting sites that can be trusted for all of your wagers. This is the reason that they have both grown into the leading bookie sites in the UK and internationally.

Company Background

Both sites have been in the betting business for an extended period of time. Bet365.com was created in 2001 from a merger of two other sites. PaddyPower.com was in business as a phone in bookie in 1988 long before any internet betting even existed. They still have the phone in option today. This leads to the fine reputation these two sites have. The question is which one is the best for online betting? This is not as simple as it may seem to answer. There are many factors and features to consider and much is dependent on the user’s preferences for placing bets. Here are some of the major features to consider when choosing between the two:

Sign Up Bonuses

Like every online betting and gambling site out there, Bet365.com and PaddyPower.com have a generous sign up bonus.

Bet365.com offer as stated on their website; “Open an account, make a deposit of €5 or more and you will be entitled to a 100% bonus on your qualifying deposit up to a maximum of €50.” Of course you cannot just take the money and run. To cash out you must have settled bets in the amount of three times the bonus and your first deposit.

PaddyPower.com signup bonus is €20 in bets after placing you first €10 bet. If you win with your bonus you can only withdraw your winnings and not the original bonus you used.

Both bonuses are a good deal but the Bet365.com is a higher amount. PaddyPower.com’s is a bit easier to understand. These promotions can change at any time so it is best to check out both sites before you decide which bonus is better deal.

Incentives and Promotions

Both sites offer betting incentives for particular matches and events. Bet365.com’s were a bit hard to find on the site. A link to the promotions are only listed at the bottom of the first page and under the services pull-down menu off to the top right side, but promotions they were plentiful. The most featured are for horse and dog races but also include many other sports. A sign up promotion is listed for using the mobile app, with a 100% matching bonus for first time bets up to €25 which is another good deal.

PaddyPower.com has a slide show directly in the middle of the home page. It is impossible to miss. This is obviously better for marketing, but are the promotions better? The promotions seem to be geared to football and cricket but there is no listing of all of the promotions. The slide show only lists three, but they are not introductory offers so they can be used any time they are displayed, and new offers are displayed frequently.

Bet365.com seems to have many more promotions once it is discovered where to find them. PaddyPower.com has fewer, but they seem to be a more popular type like free bets and cash bonuses.

Web Site Navigation

Both sites are easy to navigate and only slightly different in design. All the most popular features are listed on the home page. There are lists for every sport available, in-play betting, the most popular sports, upcoming events, and other features of the site like casino gambling. There are also the standard menu bars along the top of the page and site map at the bottom.

It is difficult to choose which is better because both function well. PaddyPower.com is brighter and more colorful, and Bet365.com is darker and more technical, but displays more information. Either way they are simple to navigate, and should be quick and easy for most people to find the wagers they want to place.

Variety of Bets

Every sport under the sun is available for betting on both sites. Bets can be placed in advance and can also be placed while the sport is happening. Bet365.com seems to have a wider live betting selection but both have a wide selection to choose from. Some are live streamed on the site and others are listed in a column. Bet365.com also has a live graphic display for many matches. Betting is not limited to just the winner of the match. Bets can be placed on any number of individual and team statistics as well.

Bets can be placed on the lottery, and virtual sports on PaddyPower.com, and on Bet365.com bets can be placed on financials, when the markets are open. Both have betting options for other non-sporting events like televised singing contests. In other words any event that can have betting odds made can have bets placed.

Languages and International Access

These sites are not limited to the UK. They can be used all over the world where permitted. Bet365.com features 18 languages that are available directly on a home page pulldown menu. Their on line chat and free phone help lines are also available in these languages.

PaddyPower.com is restricted in a majority of territories around the globe. If you are not living in the UK you can check their site to see if you are in a restricted country. If you are an international traveler and want to place bets Bet365.com is the preferred site.

Customer Service and Banking

Both sites have a number of options to contact them in case of questions or problems. Most answers can be found in the help and FAQ menus, but both have a live chat function, email, and even the old fashioned toll free phone line support.

Banking can is easy for both sites and balances can be checked at all times. There are multiple ways to withdraw and add funds your winnings for both sites. Bet365.com’s menu for banking is a bit easier to find under the pull-down menu under services on the top right.

Conclusion

Both sites should not be any problem to navigate even for the not so computer savvy person. The choice comes down to a matter of taste. Both are reputable and highly regulated. The biggest difference is for international users. Bet365.com has the advantage over PaddyPower.com in this arena. Whichever you choose both will be able to make your online betting experience an enjoyable and fun experience.

May 3, 2015 by : posted in Online Bookmakers No Comments

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