BetEasy Review – Bigger, Better than Before
One of the biggest stories in the Australian gambling industry this year was the news that William Hill was ending their interest in the Aussie market. In March 2018 it emerged that CrownBet were buying William Hill Australia out for the princely sum of $234m. CrownBet revealed their plans to launch a new online betting site that will be called BetEasy which will be licensed in the Northern Territory. You can find out more by reading this BetEasy review.
The launch of the BetEasy site is imminent and CrownBet and William Hill will merge and become one. So, if you are currently a member of either CrownBet or William Hill Australia, you will soon be using BetEasy for your betting. That is why our BetEasy review is well worth reading if you are currently a customer of either betting agency named above.
In our in-depth BetEasy review you will find out exactly what will happen to your existing CrownBet or William Hill Australia account once BetEasy is launched. Here at Aussiebet we pride ourselves on producing the very best impartial reviews, so to find out the good and the bad about BetEasy, just keep on reading.
BetEasy: Pros And Cons
+ Live streaming of domestic horse, harness and greyhound racing.
+ Approved betting partner of NRL, Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, Netball Australia and Tennis Australia.
– Not 100% Aussie owned.
BetEasy Information And Facts
As we explained earlier, BetEasy is a brand new Australian online betting agency created by the merging of William Hill Australia and CrownBet. Soon both those bookmakers will cease to exist and members of both sites will become customers of BetEasy. Given that the BetEasy site is currently under construction it is hard to judge how good the BetEasy product will be. However, if it is even half as good as either CrownBet or William Hill, BetEasy will be well worth checking out.
The main stakeholders in CrownBet are The Stars Group, a Canadian based gaming and online gambling company that recently bought a significant share in CrownBet from Crown Resorts. The Stars Group are best known as the owners of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Given their record of producing gaming and gambling sites of the highest quality, it will be exciting to see whether BetEasy will be just as good as their other sites. If it is, BetEasy will undoubtedly be one of the best online betting sites in Australia.
BetEasy Live Streaming
All the early indications suggest that BetEasy will provide live streaming of certain sporting events. The BetEasy live streaming service will definitely include all Australian thoroughbred horse racing, harness racing and greyhound racing.
So, if betting on racing is your main interest then it will be well worth opening an account with BetEasy. Both William Hill Australia and CrownBet had live streaming available for other sports too, including AFL. Hopefully those same sports will be available to stream with BetEasy.
How Good Are BetEasy Odds?
Given that the BetEasy site has yet to launch, it is hard to know how good BetEasy’s odds will be. However, it is fair to say that both William Hill Australia and CrownBet were not known for having the best odds in the industry, so it would be no surprise if BetEasy followed suit. One area where BetEasy will likely excel is with the amount of markets they have available across a wide range of sports.
BetEasy are approved betting partners of the NRL, Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, Netball Australia and Tennis Australia. So, when it comes to the above named sports, you would expect BetEasy to lead the way for depth of markets for those sports. BetEasy will also have extensive betting options for rugby union, Aussie Rules and lots of other sports too. Betting will also likely be available on politics and novelty entertainment events. No matter what your punting preferences may be, BetEasy will probably have you covered.
BetEasy Mobile And Web App Betting
Aussie punters love to bet on the move via their mobile devices. It is imperative that any betting agency that wants to make an impact in the Australian market provides quality mobile and web apps. BetEasy have yet to launch their mobile betting apps for any devices, but if the CrownBet and William Hill mobile apps are anything to go by, the BetEasy mobile and web apps will be of the highest quality.
BetEasy will likely have native mobile apps tailor made for both Android and iOS (Apple) devices. The BetEasy iOS App will be available to download from the App Store, while the BetEasy Android App will be available to download directly from the BetEasy site. Users of other devices like Blackberries, Windows Phones or Nokias will be able to use the BetEasy Web App to bet on the go.
BetEasy Horse Racing Betting
There is no doubt that horse racing is one of the most popular sports in Australia and not many countries can claim to host a race that stops a nation. That is exactly what the world famous Melbourne Cup does, and BetEasy will definitely have betting available on Australia’s biggest race. With BetEasy, horse racing betting will be available on all domestic and major international horse races.
Not only will BetEasy members be able to bet on all the best horse racing action, you will be able to watch domestic racing live too. BetEasy will have streaming available for all Aussie thoroughbred horse races and not many Aussie betting companies can offer that service. So, if you want to bet on AND watch the best of Aussie racing, BetEasy could well be the perfect bookie for you.
BetEasy Deposit And Withdrawal Methods
Non-Instant Deposit /Withdrawal Methods: BPAY, Bank Transfer, Cheque, Telegraphic Transfer.
Minimum Deposit/Withdrawal: $5.
One thing that is always worth checking before you open an account with any online betting site is the available banking facilities. It would be pointless to open a new account with a betting agency unless you can easily access and deposit funds. The same deposit and withdrawal methods will be available from BetEasy as with CrownBet. If you already have an account with CrownBet or William Hill your details will be transferred. Only your PayPal details will need to be renewed. Before withdrawals can be made, your account must be fully verified. To find out more about BetEasy account verification read our guide below.
How To Verify Your BetEasy Account
With the majority of Aussie bookmakers you need to verify your account before funds can be withdrawn. If you are a member of William Hill Australia or CrownBet don’t worry. Once you have already verified your account with either bookmaker, you won’t need to re-verify once the two betting agencies have merged to form BetEasy. New BetEasy customers will need to verify their account though. To find out how to verify your BetEasy account, check their main site for full details once it is launched.
BetEasy Pay-out Limits
Most Australian betting agencies apply strict limits for pay outs. This is to protect themselves from bank busting pay-outs that they may not be able to afford to pay. Win limits usually apply to all sports, with different limits for different events.
For example, BetEasy will likely have strict win limits for Aussie racing and different limits for International racing. Accumulators are usually the route to the biggest paydays for punters, but BetEasy will have limits on the amount you can win via accas too. Once BetEasy has been fully launched, we will update this review with all the relevant pay-out limits that apply.
BetEasy Customer Service
One of the best ways to judge the quality of a betting agency is to look at their customer service. In all forms of business the customer should always come first, and this should be reflected in the customer service that is provided. Both William Hill and CrownBet provide excellent customer service, so hopefully BetEasy will follow suit. At the time of writing the only way to contact BetEasy directly was via their live chat service. However, if you are a current CrownBet or William Hill Australia customer and have any queries you can get in touch via the contact details below.
BetEasy Contact Details
- Telephone: CrownBet members: 132769; William Hill members: 1800 007 238.
- Live chat: Accessed via Live Chat button on BetEasy site.
- Feedback: Accessed via Feedback button on BetEasy site.
Is BetEasy A Bookmaker You Can Trust?
BetEasy Responsible Gambling
Here at Aussiebet we place huge importance on the promotion of safe and responsible gambling. It is easy for punters to get carried away when they are betting online and it is up to betting agencies to protect punters and have safeguards in place to prevent excessive gambling.
Any deposit limits/self-exclusions set on CrownBet or William Hill will be carried over to BetEasy once it is launched. BetEasy have yet to release their responsible gambling policy, but below we list some of the facilities that BetEasy should put in place to try and promote responsible gambling.
- Deposit Limits: Allow punters the choice of setting daily/weekly/monthly deposit limits.
- Self-Exclusion: Give customers the choice of taking a break from gambling permanently or for a set period of time.
- Account records: Have easily accessible account records that clearly show profit/losses.
- Responsible Gambling resources: Provide links and contact details for gambling support services.
BetEasy: The Potential To Be Australia’s Best Online Bookie
Although BetEasy has yet to be officially launched, we believe they have the potential to be one of Australia’s best online bookies. CrownBet and William Hill Australia have already forged excellent reputations in the online gambling industry. So, when they combine it should make them even stronger. Hopefully BetEasy have the same range of sports and depth of markets as CrownBet and William Hill.
The fact that live streaming of all Aussie thoroughbred horse racing, harness racing and greyhound racing will be available on BetEasy is a massive positive. If they can add more sports to their streaming service it would boost their reputation further. It remains to be seen if BetEasy will be best when it comes to odds, but if they are there is little doubt that BetEasy has the potential to be the best online bookie in Australia.
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