Every pro poker player should have a network of poker rooms ready to play at a moments notice. Pokerstars may be the leader in terms of traffic and tournament schedule but other poker sites offer far more in terms of value and tournament overlays. Bet365 is on the iPoker network which means they share a player base with customers on the same network. These networked sites include UK giants such as Ladbrokes, Betfred and William Hill as well as many other smaller Euro sites. This simply means there are 1,000s of people online at any one time meaning there is always a game running and tournaments have much higher guarantees than if they were an independent room.
Bet365 is one of the most well established betting sites in the world. They have millions of active customers from every corner of the globe including Asia and more recently Australia. Infact there are only a few countries they are unable to accept players from such as the USA. Depositing funds is easy as bet365 have a multitude of deposit options from credit or debit cards to wire bank transfers for larger deposit amounts. For those in the UK you can even deposit by PayPal
As with any other poker room you can claim a welcome bonus as a new player. Bet365 offer a £5 no deposit bonus to test out the software, this can be used on cash games or tournaments including the new twister sit n goes which have huge jackpots of up to 10,000x your buyin! Further more your first deposit is matched 100% up to £100 and is released in stages. As soon as you start playing games, either tournament or cash games you will begin to release your bonus. When you play games you pay rake to the house, this depends on which stake games you play (the higher you play the more rake you pay). Every time you pay rake you earn player points which go towards unlocking your bonus. You can also redeem these points for tournament tickets and other bonuses.