Website: www.CrownBet.com.auSign-up bonus: Up to $650 in free bets
Sports markets: Australian rules, American football, rugby league, rugby union, basketball, cricket, soccer, tennis, golf, racing and more
Optimised for smartphone and tablet devices? Yes
Known as BetEasy up until 2015, CrownBet has quickly established itself as one of Australia’s premier online bookmakers. The partnership between James Packer and Matthew Tripp, the former Sportsbet CEO, has resulted in a top-shelf Internet betting operation which offers generous promotions, outstanding customer service and great odds across an ever-expanding range of local and international sports markets. Also, unlike many of its competitors, CrownBet.com.au is 100 per cent Australian owned and operated.
Online betting for PC and Mac
Few desktop betting interfaces are as easy on the eye as CrownBet’s. The new owners have retained elements of the old BetEasy model while introducing fresh, user-friendly features and infusing the layout with the signature purply Crown Resorts colour scheme. Nothing looks cluttered or over-busy and everything is easy to find.
The centre of the homepage shows live trackers for ongoing race meets and upcoming sports events. The menu bar across the top provides quick links to dedicated sections for sports betting, racing markets, loyalty rewards, promotional offers and customer support. The left-side menu bar gives you one-click access to all markets for each available sport and racing category, while the section above features shortcuts to major events and popular markets.
CrownBet’s virtual betting slip, located towards the top-right of screen, works much like any other. Once you find the market(s) you wish to wager on, click or tap the odds to add them to the slip. You can then set your stake by filling in the ‘Amount’ section. If you select more than one market, you also have the option to combine them into a multi bet. If you wish to change a wager, click on the little cross next to the market you want to remove. You can also hit ‘Clear Slip’ to delete all selections. When you are ready to finalise your choices, press the ‘Place Bets’ button to confirm.
It doesn’t get much easier than that.
CrownBet mobile apps
Like all leading online bookmakers, CrownBet.com affords its customers the freedom to bet anywhere and anytime on smartphone and tablet devices. Purpose-built betting apps give punters full access to every CrownBet market via slick and reliable touch interfaces, while all the key features of the desktop site – the cashier, the promotions, the help desk – are accounted for.
There are two dedicated apps available: one for iOS products and one for Android. Apple users can download the iPad and iPhone betting application from the App Store for free, while those running open-source software can get the Android app directly from www.CrownBet.com.
CrownBet also runs a mobile betting website for those who prefer to use their device’s Web browser. This is a fully secure HTML5-based site which boasts the same essential features as the Android and iOS apps, but with the added bonus of being compatible with BlackBerry software and other alternative mobile operating systems.
Secure banking options
The best bookies support only the safest, swiftest and most secure transaction methods. CrownBet accepts instant deposits via MasterCard, Visa, POLi and PayPal, all of which allow you to send funds straight into your betting account with no waiting times. Other available options, such as BPay and bank transfer, can take up to two business days to process.
Customers who hold an account with any Australian bank, credit union or building society can make fast withdrawals via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), with requests made before 3:00pm from Monday to Friday usually completed within 24 hours. Telegraphic transfers are also available for payments to overseas bank accounts.
Sports betting markets at CrownBet.com
As an official betting partner of both the AFL and Racing Victoria, CrownBet is a giant when it comes to local sports and racing. One would expect nothing less from a company which is fully owned and operated in Australia, by Australians.
Nevertheless, CB is equally dedicated to bringing punters the best odds from all over the world. Whether it’s sport, racing, entertainment, or even political elections, CrownBet offers great prices and diverse markets on thousands of international events every day.
Popular betting categories include:
- American football
- Australian rules football
- Gaelic football
- Greyhound racing
- Harness racing
- Ice hockey
- Motor sports
- Rugby league
- Rugby union
- Thoroughbred racing
- Winter sports
Gaming license and online security
CrownBet Australia is licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government, which only approves digital sportsbooks and racebooks that meet strict industry standards for customer security and honest operation. No online betting company can fulfil such requirements without a fully certified SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital encryption, which protects all financial transactions and ensures every member’s privacy.
CrownBet customer service and support
The sports and racing staff at CrownBet are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Open a live chat window for immediate assistance, fill out a form on the ‘Contact Us’ page, or shoot an email to [email protected] You can also get in touch via the following telephone numbers:
Racing: 1800 321 321
Sport: 1800 321 322
Customer support: 13 CROWNBET (13 27696 238)
New Zealand: 0800 238 399
International: +61 3 9257 3685