Website: www.Sportsbet.com.auSign-up bonus: $501 free bet upon your first deposit.
Betting/sports markets: AFL, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Greyhound Racing, Harness Racing, Horse Racing, Ice hockey, MMA, Motor Racing, NRL, Tennis, other sports and other novelties.
Optimised for smartphone and tablet devices? – Yes.
Sportsbet was established in 1993 as Australia’s first licensed online bookmaker. It was bought by Matthew Tripp in 2005 for approximately $250,000 AUD – he expanded the company from eight employees to 250.
Internet-based sports betting continued to rise in popularity, and by 2011, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power had completed a complete acquisition of Sportsbet, allowing it to continue to run under its Sportsbet brand name as a separate entity, but claiming entire ownership (for a deal worth approximately 338 million dollars).
Today, while owned by an international bookie, Sportsbet remains one of Australia’s most reputable and esteemed online and mobile sports wagering companies, offering competitive odds, a giant range of markets, established and fresh punter promotions and bonuses, a crisp and easy to use interface and design, and a customer support team of highly capable and efficient members.
Online desktop betting interface
The Sportsbet desktop interface is conveniently designed and easy to navigate. At the very top of the website are the following details: account information, the option to deposit, withdraw and apply for credit, any pending bets you may have, and your current balance. Just below these options are the following quick tabs: Racing, Sports, Bet Live, Tipping, Specials, Punters Club.
On the far left side of the interface, Sportsbet displays a long list of ‘quick links’, such as popular betting markets, competitions and live streaming options. It also displays the list of all the available racing, sports and other markets, along with results and the several methods to get in contact with the support staff.
In the centre of its website, a host of upcoming and popular sporting and racing markets are displayed, along with all of their odds, as well as a ‘bet live’ tab which will take you directly to all the live sports taking place at that time. All racing meets are listed, both Australian events and international events. Live videos are also promoted, where registered punters can enjoy free streaming of certain sporting events, which are made publicly available.
On the far right side of the betting interface, you can access your betting slip (where all your selected wagers gather, and where you will edit, finalise and confirm your bets), the specials tab, along with a selection of other bonuses and promos, and Sportsbet’s multi tool (a quick pick multi builder where you can select trending bets and conveniently place a multi bet).
Mobile and tablet native and Web applications
Sportsbet boasts its own native and Web based applications that are set up so the user can browse and bet with ease. As mobile Internet technology becomes more and more advanced, the gap between the downloadable (native) Sportsbet apps for iOS, Android and other smart devices, and the Sportsbet mobile optimised website (also known as a Web app) is closing fast.
Punters can access all vital betting details and information via their portable devices – every racing and sports market on the desktop site, including the bonus feature to bet live in a few simple steps (only available via devices which can call out).
Head to www.Sportsbet.com.au via your mobile phone or tablet and you can either download the app, or access the mobile-compatible website directly via your browser.
Secure banking (deposits and withdrawals) from any platform
Sportsbet offers several globally-trusted and safe interactive methods to conduct all of your banking. It utilities the latest secure socket layer digital encryption technology to protect all financial transactions, and you can choose to remove your details from the database at any time you wish. The methods for depositing and withdrawing money from your Sportsbet account are as follows:
- Debit/Credit Card
- Bank Transfer
- POLi Payments
All methods are explained in depth within the banking section, where you can also access all your transaction and betting history, and update personal details whenever necessary.
Available racing and sports markets
Below is a complete list of all the available racing, sporting and other markets available to bet on by Australian and other punters:
- Horse Racing
- Harness Racing
- Greyhound Racing
- American Football
- Australian Rules
- Basketball – AUS/US/Other
- Cross Country
- Ice Hockey – US/Other
- MMA – UFC
- Motor Racing
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
- Current Affairs
- Novelty Bets
Links to live and upcoming events are featured along with the list of available markets.
All racing events come with form guides for your convenience, and you can check all the diverse betting options, including starting prices (SP), fixed odds, top tote, midi div and more.
Make sure you register a live email address to keep up to date with all the latest punter promotions and bonuses, and don’t be shy to ask customer support for something extra if you think you have been a loyal customer.
Sportsbet customer services
Get in touch with the Sportsbet staff team if you have any inquires via any of the following methods, and they will be more than happy to assist you:
- Racing Betting Line – 1800 132 387
- Sports Betting Line – 1800 138 238
- Customer Service – 1800 990 907
- Live Chat
Bookmaker licensing and regulations
Sportsbet is a licensed and registered online bookmaker by the Northern Territory government. Regular audits are performed to ensure the company maintains top shelf security measures and is in line with Australian gambling laws. It is legal for all Australians aged 18 years and older to gamble with Sportsbet.