Sportsbet review

Established in 1993, Sportsbet has been operating in Australia for over 25 years. They have withstood the test of time and not only survived, but flourished. Today, Sportsbet is the largest corporate bookmaker in Australia. The Irish powerhouse bookmaker Paddy Power invested in the company back in 2009; a few years later, they upped the ante and completed the acquisition of Sportsbet, in an effort to further expand their reach into the Australian betting market. Flutter Entertainment then bought out Paddy Power and is now the owner of Sportsbet.

Currently, Sportsbet is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and boasts over 250 employees. They have effectively established a brand that speaks the language of Australian punters, which along with their penchant for delivering value-add member features, has contributed markedly to their success in Australia.

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Overview and rating of Sportsbet

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User Rating: 3.58 ( 3 votes)

There are numerous benefits associated with a Sportsbet account, these include: free live streaming of sports, a horse racing black book service, tipping competitions, and fair-go refunds.

 

Both the Sportsbet app and android provide an efficient and pleasurable experience for members. More than 50% of member transactions are placed using these devices.

Eligible members can participate in bet promotions from Sportsbet each week. These promotions are not available to NSW and WA residents.

Sportsbet provide an array of horse racing and sports betting products. Racing goers will rely on the Top Fluctuation and Tope Tote Plus to deliver maximum value. Astute punters should recognise that unlike rival PointsBet, they do not provide the Best of the Best product.

 

Years ago, Sportsbet lagged behind their competitors in terms of delivering the best value odds. This is no longer the case, their AFL odds are as competitive as any other bookmaker.

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Average rating:  
 2 reviews
by Trent on Sportsbet
Don’t use SP

Happy to take your money when you are losing but as soon as you start wining they will set bet limits and there site starts glictching. I have never had an issue with the TAB. Would not recommend to a friend.

by Barry on Sportsbet
Sportsbet protest payout

This has saved me twice in the past 12 months!

 

Membership highlights

Fair go policy – Sportsbet often refund customers’ bets where extraordinary circumstances have resulted in their selection not being given a fair chance to win.

 

Sportsbet promotions

Sportsbet provides a selection of betting promotions for their eligible members. Please be aware, Sportsbet’s promotions are not available to residents of New South Wales or Western Australia.

Sportsbet live streaming

Live streaming is available with Sportsbet on a range of sports and horse racing events. You can view live Victorian and South Australian horse racing, NBA matches, selected tennis and ice hockey events. Sportsbet live streaming is free to account holders provided you have funds in your account or have placed a bet within the past 24 hours.

Astoundingly fair policies

Sportsbet understands the struggle and frustration of the punter who has been robbed. They have gone above and beyond to ensure fairness and to “give punters a fair go,”. Their justice refunds payout members that are victims of extraordinary circumstances, such as a Brownlow Medal favourite becoming ineligible due to suspension. They even pay out cash early for bets that are considered a lock, sometimes at the expense of their bottom line, if the selection subsequently loses. Add these policies to the industry standard protest payouts on racing bets, and you have one heck of a fair go with Sportsbet.

Sportsbet's fair go policy

Betting with Sportsbet

Sportsbet.com.au invests heavily in its online presence. They feature the latest technologies to help members get the most out of their experience. Website features include: live in-game betting, a suite of mobile apps, a free black book service and the Sportsbet Cash Card, that gives members instant access to their winnings. Whether it be navigating their sportsbook via the app, or the desktop site, Sportsbet provides an online wagering experience that is second-to-none.

Sports betting

The Paddy Power acquisition has allowed Sportsbet to provide their members with access to thousands of international sports and racing markets, not previously available to Australian customers. Sports betting categories include: AFL, American football, athletics, baseball, boxing, bowls, Australian basketball, cycling, cricket, darts, electronic sports, Gaelic football, golf, handball, hurling, ice hockey, MMA, motor racing, NRL, netball, Olympics, politics, rugby (both league and union), snooker, tennis, and water polo. Even chess fans will able to find a market on the latest tournament! The markets on offer with Sportsbet are comparable with world leading bookmaker Bet365.

Racing

Sportsbet offers horse racing betting on many Australian and international meets. Markets are also provided on harness and greyhound racing. Sportsbet also provides a live racing section where members can stay up to the minute on the outcomes and bet in real time. The only let-down with their racing products is that they do not offer Best of the Best, whereas a bookmaker like PlayUp can offer customers a more complete suite of betting products.

Contacting Sportsbet

There are many ways members can communicate with a Sportsbet representative. They feature three separate lines – one for racing betting, sports betting, and customer service. They also provide email and live chat communication modes.

  • Live chat
  • Email support
  • By phone (24 hours a day): 1800 990 907

Sportsbet review summary

In evaluating the Sportsbet business, it is clear why they are Australia’s most popular bookmaker. The value delivered to members new and existing through betting products to eligible account holders plus the array sports betting features, allow us to confidently recommend them as a betting agency. They are competitive in every aspect of their service offering.

Sportsbet FAQs

How can I sign up with Sportsbet?

You can register a new account and sign up with Sportsbet here.

Why should I bet with Sportsbet?

There are several reasons why Sportsbet is good to bet with: top betting products, Same Race Multis, live streaming and their ‘Fair Go’ policy.

How long does it take to withdraw funds from Sportsbet?

Once you withdraw funds from your account, it can take up to two business days before you will receive the money in your bank account.

Who owns Sportsbet?

Sportsbet is owned by Dublin-based company Flutter Entertainment.

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