If you find yourself waking up one morning, trying to access your Bet365 account and getting page error messages on your screen, this article is definitely for you. Don’t worry, you’re not the only person facing this issue and the good news is we have some easy step-by-step solutions you can follow. After reading this article you’ll be able to watch and bet on your favourite sports team in no time.
Why is my access restricted?
Bet 365 page has more than 20 million users, but in recent years a lot of users are facing issues due to access restriction to the page itself. That does not mean that your account was blocked by the bookmaker itself, the issue lies with the regulators of particular countries, that some of the blocked users reside in. Since the overall national gambling markets regulations are written and decided by the regulators themselves on a state basis and it varies from country to country, your access restriction issue is probably the result of just that.
If the laws on gambling regulations are usually not set or can not be enforced by the country, the easiest thing to do is to block or restrict access to international gambling websites by geolocation or IP address block for its citizens. This is how countries are trying to prevent money laundering and tax evasions by its residents. Even though Bet365 is still accepting users from countries, which some of them currently don’t have direct access to the main website, there are some solutions to bypass this issue.
Country restrictions explained
There are 2 types of restrictions in the Bet365 case you need to know about. The first one is the users country restriction list from the gambling company itself. If you want to find the full list of countries that users are not allowed to register from, you should click here.
In the case of restricted countries, the betting company is limiting its exposure of doing business with the markets that have a bad reputation when it comes to scams or money laundering or with countries which have national laws in place forbidding their residents in such financial activities. The list involves 45 countries at the moment, but it’s always subjected to change due to new regulations.
The second type of restrictions is enforced, not by the betting company itself, but by the countries the users reside in. As we mentioned before, access to the website gets blocked through the IP address of the user. The list is a bit shorter here, as it involves only 11 countries. The users from these countries can still use Bet365, but they have to use other options to bypass the IP address restriction.
Hack 1: Try using a VPN service
One way to solve the access issue is to use one of the many VPN services on the market. By changing your IP address, you will be able to access the betting website and use your account. But beware, some websites use VPN detection tools, which means if your identity gets exposed, your account could immediately get black-listed. We currently do not know if and how Bet365 is using these detection tools, so for the longterm usage of access to your account, we would recommend using different options, if available of course.
Hack 2: Using proxy servers
The second option for unlimited access to the website is using proxy servers. For many users, this option could be one of the more technically complicated options, especially if you’re not familiar with proxy server settings. Again this option also comes with the risk of exposure through detection tools and is not advised for regular usage. Connection through proxy servers can also result in lagging and slow speed due to poor connection issues.
Hack 3: Try using the Tor browser
If it’s good enough for crypto users, it should be good enough for betting purposes right? In a way, that statement is correct. By using the Tor browser you will definitely avoid having detection issues and you will be able to connect to the main website. The only negative side effect by using Tor is the speed. Tor is functioning based on the data encryption method, which could result that the connection speed can be even slower than with using proxy servers. If you’re planning to use this method for pre-match betting, it shouldn’t cause any big problems. But if you’re a user that’s more focused on live betting and watching streams, we advise you to use the last two options mentioned below.
Hack 4: Using alternative links
The best option of you ever seeing your Bet365 account is using alternative links. An alternative link is a mirror version of the real betting website. Using this mirror version is completely legal and safe, plus you will not get in trouble with the betting company. These links are actually created from the betting company itself in trying to help their users, which believe it or not is not against the law. The only problem here is these alternative links are very hard to find, since some of the pages providing the links, get blocked eventually if they are detected. When one of the mirror links gets taken down, Bet365 creates a new one and the vicious cycle continues.
Hack 5: Using your mobile data
The last option in bypassing the website restriction is using your phone, tablet or just using a wi-fi hotspot, through your mobile data. This might be a bit costly if you’re data package gets limited, but it’s still a great option. Some countries are forcing certain mobile providers to also limit access to these websites, so this option might not work with all of the mobile network providers.
So there you have it. With these 5 hacks, we are certain that you will be able to find a viable option to continue your betting career. What’s certain is that more options to access restricted sites will become available in the future years since the states are usually the last one to adapt technology changes and the betting users are always at least one step ahead of them.