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CrownBet is emerging through its rebranding of BetEasy – an online betting start-up – which has been bought by billionaire James Packer’s Crown Resorts, one of Australia’s largest entertainment groups. It is now set to grow exponentially with its new ability to market directly to some of Crown’s biggest gamblers, putting it in direct line to expand its business. The website caters mainly to the Australian sporting betting market and looks to promise new and exciting benefits for its existing and future customers. Packer says that it will enable an Australian-owned business to better compete with the other competitors in the wagering industry, which are largely foreign-owned. What it means for patrons is a bright new future in how they wager.
A home-grown company
The company has an interesting and native background. Originally a home-grown, Australian-owned bookmakers started by A. Kay, a bookmaker himself, the company has gone through various changes. It previously traded as A. Kay Racing with the domain bestoddsbet.com in 2003, then launched as Betezy in 2005, before going on to become BetEasy. Now the company has been rebranded as CrownBet, with two-thirds owned by Crown and the remaining by BetEasy itself.
Crownbet has started off strong, inviting new players in with a generous offer – sign up and deposit $50 and receive $150 in bonus bets! With an automatic credit to your account, you are ready to place a wager on any sport event or race you like, so it’s quick and easy to reap the rewards of joining the site. However, it doesn’t apply to existing BetEasy members who have deposited in their BetEasy account before (Eligibility of this Promotion is limited to residents of Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Queensland). Winnings has to be turned over one time at odds of a minimum of $1.50 or more to satisfy the Turnover Rule before a withdrawal of the value of the winnings is permitted.
But never fear, there are plenty of other promotions up for grabs – such as an instant bonus bet on every Friday night match in May for AFL, bonus bets on every NBA playoff game (they’ll match your stake with a bonus bet up to $50 if your team is in the lead with only 3 minutes remaining but they go on to lose) and the engaging and enigmatic Mystery Bets. You can choose from the Standard Mystery Bet where you choose your stake, bet type and number of selections and they give differing wager options available. And for the more adventurous visitor, you can take a Mystery Bundle – just choose your stake and they will furnish you with a packaged assortment of runners in Win, Place and Boxed Exotic bets.
They regularly offer a whole slew of promotions and bonuses for its patrons, making it a vibrant and exciting betting site where visitors can be assured of the best possible opportunities and odds.
Australian horse racing is big business and Crownbet really offers the best of the best here. For most of the thoroughbred events, Best Tote Plus pays the best price on all three TAB’s or the course Starting Price. Simply put, every Australian horse that races, every day, gives the best pay-out. The prime advantage is that everyone automatically gets Best Tote plus whenever they bet on Australian gallop races. However, customers also have the option of selecting the fixed odds instead, when available.
There is a plethora of betting products available with amazing offers from CrownBet. One of the stand-out ones is the Fair Go Refund. If a contentious decision or event happens in the game or race, they offer customers a FREE refund matching their original stake. The fact they don’t have to do that but choose to do it anyway shows just how much this company cares about the people who bet with them. This applies to a variety of sports and races – perhaps a referee makes a controversial decision on the pitch, a contentious try costs your team the game, or any other number of issues that can weigh the game to being disputed. Here, betting is kept fair.
One of the easiest things about this site is how simple it is to navigate around. With so many elements to the betting industry and so many events and races going on, it’s easy to imagine a site could become messy. This is not so with CrownBet. The site is neatly divided up with a comprehensive side menu, showing the most recent events and races, followed by the different racing and then sporting categories. A particularly appealing feature is that they showcase the upcoming events on the home page, allowing the viewer, at a glance, to see exactly what’s coming up. All in all, it is set up in a very user-friendly manner.
For users wishing to access from their mobile phones, there is an app available for both Android and iPhone, meaning you don’t need to miss a minute of the latest betting news or wagers. With wagering’s most advanced mobile app and as an official partner of the AFL, CrownBet gives you better odds and an advanced betting experience. After some extended testing from day one on, we have to mention the speed of the developments here. The mobile website was not always perfect at the beginning, but it improved quickly. To be honest….there are app, but not big need to install them. The mobile website works really good. Here two picture:
Support and live chat functions are clearly visible on this website, so that any questions can be easily answered. A FAQ section allows visitors to browse the answers to any common questions and there are menus that break down into certain topics for easy navigation, such as betting info and its sub-categories and member info and its related elements. There is even a contact form for those who don’t quite find the answer they’re looking for. This is definitely a site that puts their users’ needs first and foremost.
A cut above the rest
In an inspired move, CrownBet and Crown Resort have implemented a game changing partnership in the form of an integrated loyalty program, which allows people to earn points and benefits, making this a world-first of its kind.
Crown Signature Club points can be redeemed throughout the Crown Entertainment Complex and can be used on things such as restaurants, hotels and gaming offers. Members earn these points with every bet they place. It pays to be a Crown Signature Club member.
But that’s not all. Members will also receive other exclusive benefits. Dining offers, free parking and hotel discounts are among all the advantages on offer and if you work your way up the tiers, more privileges unfold.
CrownBets also makes it easy to work the money side of the equation. Deposits and withdrawals couldn’t be simpler. Instant online cash deposits can be made from certain Australian banks, credit unions or building societies, with thanks to POLi Internet Banking. And many other methods are available for deposits – cheque, bank transfer, bPay. In addition, the minimum deposit is only $5, making it affordable for everyone to get involved.
For withdrawals, it’s easy to access your money through an electronic bank transfer, which is available to Australian Banks, Building Societies and Credit Unions only. But if you’re an international customer, then telegraphic transfers can be organized on request.
If you’re looking for a site that can cover all of your betting and wagering needs, then you need not look further than CrownBets. Everything from their welcome offers, promotions, rewards and customer support systems gives this company a very sophisticated and top-tier feel. Add the sleek navigation, multiple sports and races covered and a highly accessible platform, all of your betting needs are housed under one roof. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the wagers.