If you love online gambling and especially for live events, then you've probably already heard of Bet365. This is one of the world's largest online gaming groups and it boasts some seven millions customers that span over two hundred different countries. Bet365 is the largest private employer in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, with some 2100 people working for their offices in the first decade of the 2000s.
Denise Coates began Bet365 in 2000 by designing a sports betting online platform, and then created a team that allowed her to trade the business online. They borrowed £15 million against the Coates' family betting shop chain, which they sold in 2005 for £40 million in order to pay off the loan. Now Bet365 is known as one of the world's largest online gaming platforms and figures from March of 2012 report that some £12.2 billion was wagered that year, giving the company revenues of £646 million and a profit of over £116 million.
The business was praised by the city's MP Tristram Hunt for employing so many locally and, as he said in one interview, for being one of the few gambling businesses to actually pay its taxes in the UK!
Getting to Know Bet365 Online
One advantage that Bet365 has over its competition is that it allows players to wager on live events as they take place rather than just offering them a catalog of slots and other games. Their range of live events also runs the gamut so no matter the preference of the gamer, they're sure to find something they love. They have recently implanted the vFabric private cloud to protect their gamers and to keep their play uninterrupted no matter the amount of data being processed.
Bet365 mobile play has helped to fuel the growth, as shown by their increase of amounts wagered which jumped some 36% in the past year. Much of their revenue is also tied up in the English Premier League club located in their hometown of Stoke City; Bet365 is the sole owner of the league. After losses with the league, their gaming profits continued to grow.
In the last year, their employees also saw an increase in numbers, now at some 2500 in the same offices. This is spurred on by the rapid growth and popularity of Bet365 from gamers around the world!