Bet365 Down By More Than £10million After World Cup Final

20 Dec 2022

Betting giants Bet365 have reportedly lost over £10million as a result of Sunday's thrilling World Cup final, which saw Argentina defeat France in dramatic fashion on penalties following a 3-3 extra-time score. In the joint-second highest-scoring World Cup final in history, Bet365 had a number of bonuses, boosts, and promos available, which ended up costing them significantly.

Due to the 2 Goals Ahead Early Payout feature, anyone betting on Argentina to win in 90 minutes had their wager paid out once Angel Di Maria had made it 2-0 in just the 35th minute. This proved to cost despite Kylian Mbappe's late strike that forced the match into extra time. Additionally, the bookmaker provided Super Boosted odds from 4/6 to 6/4 for both Messi and Mbappe to have a shot on goal, which attracted a lot of attention and turned out to be very valuable for punters.

It seemed to be a lucky day for the latter, as they also took advantage of other Bet365 offers like the Extra Time Extra Chance who paid them out on Bet Credits, or the Substitute Guarantee that voided prop bets on Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembele when they were out of the game early.

Regarding outright wagers, at the beginning of the tournament, the starting price for Argentina to win the WC was 8/1, but following their opening loss to Saudi Arabia, their odds dropped to 9/1. Being touted as the best player in the world, Lionel Messi was backed by many to win the competition's MVP prize at 12/1. Many people also bet on Enzo Fernandez of Argentina and Benfica to win Best Young Player at 33/1, which turned out to be a profitable wager.

The World Cup Predictor game's top prize, where participants could play predict the outcomes of all knockout matches for free, was also costly for the bookie. Every accurate prediction would earn the bettor points, and after yesterday's final, the winner would get £100,000. On top of that, more than £400,000 in prize money was handed away.

However, as our Bet365 review confirms, the sportsbook is no stranger to high payouts in top competitions. Given their outstanding odds and intriguing offers, they seem like the go-to bookie for these circumstances.

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Bet365 needs no special introduction. Even the most amateur players know the immensity of the colossal bookmaker, which is popular for the great innovations it has brought to the betting world. The 20 million active customers speak on behalf of 365, nonetheless there are some ups and downs noted from me. On the downside first, the platform is quite confusing for the beginners. The bookmaker often limits sharp bettors or winning accounts, while the customer service could offer a much better support. On the other hand, Bet365 offers everything a player needs and dreams of. I love the odds, even if they are not the best you can find on the internet. For sure they are worse than Pinnacle’s, but better than those of William Hill or Bwin. The complete suite of features (Bet Builder, Edit Bet, Partial/Auto Cashout, Bet Alerts, Quickbet, Live Streaming) gives an uplift to your betting experience, while the in-play section is one of the best globally. In a few words, an account with Bet365 is a must for every player, and that is non-negotiable.

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