CrownBet Pty Ltd Review

Update August 2018: CrownBet has merged with William Hill to form BetEasy. Please read our BetEasy review for more information.

Australian corporate bookmaker CrownBet had operated in Australia since 2015. CrownBet Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of the publicly listed Crown Resorts Ltd corporation. They were regulated and licensed to operate in Australia by the Northern Territory government. CrownBet came into being via the takeover of the former Beteasy brand and license, in an ironic turn of events, CrownBet became BetEasy in August 2018. The CrownBet team was run by former Sportsbet CEO Matt Tripp. Tripp was an active player in the Beteasy operation and brought a wealth of expertise and experience to the CrownBet brand.

In the short period of time in which CrownBet operated, they captured the imagination of Australian sports fans. Through some aggressive promotions and marketing activities, CrownBet enjoyed great brand awareness whilst also providing a valuable and ever-growing service to its members.

Our rating of CrownBet

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User Rating: 3.58 ( 3 votes)

CrownBet provides some great complimentary benefits to its members, including; the CrownBet rewards scheme, free competitions and live AFL streaming. The CrownBet rewards program has set a level of standard above all other competitors. Members earn points that can then be used at any of the parent company, Crown Resorts’, venues and many other places.

Like many of the top Australian betting operators, CrownBet provides great value to existing members through their daily and weekly betting promotions. They are one of the major players in this regard, perhaps only Sportsbet’s promotions outstrip their own offering.

Customers can download the CrownBet App and Android for free and enjoy all of the services and betting options in the mobile platform.

CrownBet’s odds and betting markets are competitive with other wagering operators. Whilst, they are not necessarily known for ‘taking on the punters’ with the occasional inflated price, the combination of boosted odds and bonus bet promotions mean they are competitive in this space.

Members can enjoy all of the standard bet types for sports events, including up to 255 markets on AFL games. For racing fans, CrownBet offers top fluc, fixed betting and top tote products. Unlike Palmerbet, CrownBet does not offer the best of the best product.

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CrownBet membership features

Credibility – Owned by Crown Resorts Ltd and the official wagering partner of the AFL (Australian Football League).
CrownBet rewards – Earn points for every bet you place that can then be used at restaurants and facilities throughout the Crown Resorts operation.
Free access to live streaming of all AFL matches.

Rewards program

A major plus for existing and potential members is CrownBet’s Rewards Program. Every bet you place, or every bonus bet that you win, goes towards your rewards balance. The beauty of this program is that your points can be used for a variety of purposes, including: free betting, dinner at Crown restaurants, accommodation at Crown hotels and for use at many of Crown Resorts facilities. Points can also be redeemed with external providers, it is a genuine rewards program similar in operation to the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme.

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CrownBet debit card

Like most Australian bookmakers, CrownBet provides its members with the option to secure a debit card. The card allows you to effectively use EFTPOS facilities to pay for good and services straight from your wagering account.

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Free live streaming of all AFL matches

Another added feature of membership is CrownBet’s live streaming service. Existing clientele can enjoy free live streaming on all AFL matches on any device. The great thing about this benefit is that you don’t need to deposit any funds to enjoy it.

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CrownBet betting interface

The CrownBet betting interface is intuitive and easily navigated. Promotions are normally displayed on rotation on the home page for easy reference. The wagering platform is split between horse racing and sports events.

Sports products and markets

Members are able to place a bet on a multitude of sports. For each event, especially Australian sports, CrownBet fields a large number of markets. Even on US and European events, there is a wide selection of sports and markets to choose from.

Horse racing wagering

CrownBet provides Top Fluc, best tote and fixed odds betting on all major metropolitan meets. Customers can also place a variety of exotic bets for all race meets. The inherent value of their bet types perhaps doesn’t quite match it with a bookmaker like Ladbrokes, however, the number of horse racing promotions they offer evens out any weakness they may have when it comes to offering members value.

Customer service & contact details

Registering a new account with CrownBet is easy. Once you have your account, you’ll experience a high level of customer service, whether it be claiming a CrownBet promotion, or withdrawing funds. There are many ways you can get in touch with customer service personnel, including:

  • Live chat
  • by emailing
  • By phone (24 hours a day): 132 769
  • perusing the FAQ section of their website

Deposit options and minimum bets

There are no deposit requirements with CrownBet, you can enjoy free tipping competitions and gain access to live streaming of sports without having to part with any money. In order to place a bet, and receive a free bonus bet, you will need to deposit funds. The minimum deposit is $10 and bets can be placed online from as little as $0.50.

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The verdict

In nearly all of our ranking criteria, CrownBet receives a resounding 5 star rating. This is testament to the value and service offering they provide to existing members through: free bets, promotions, good value odds, additional member benefits and reliability. Perhaps their only weakness is that their promotion refunds are normally issued through bonus bets rather than automatic cash back.

It’s likely you’ll benefit from having a CrownBet, whether to take advantage of their bonus bets or to utilise their free services like live streaming of Australian football. In addition, their points program is both innovative and rewarding, setting a benchmark for the industry to follow.