Sportingbet Australia is one of the biggest bookmakers in Australia with headquarters located in Darwin and Sydney. In general the Sportingbet Group started in 1998 and its Australian business came out 5 years later (2003). In March 2013 William Hill, well- known British bookmaker, acquired both Sportingbet Group’s Australian companies Centrebet and Sportingbet and is currently the owner of Sportingbet Australia.
Sportingbet bonus and promotions
All new customers will receive 700$ in free bets during the world cup. The offer is not valid for residents of South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. Your first settled bet will count and will be matched with up to 700$. Only customers based in Australia and using the currency AUS will receive the bonus. Proceeds from winning Free Bets must be turnoveres once before withdrawal.
On top of that there are promotions like “Sportingbet's Protest Pay Up” (if your horse is beaten in a protest, Sportingbet will pay up) and “Best Tote Plus”.
Sportingbet banking and numbers
The website offers a good range of deposit methods: credit card (Visa & Master Card), Skrill (Moneybookers), Paypal, bank transfer, BPAY and POLi. The required minimum deposits are notably low: $1 for POLi, $5 for credit card, $30 for Paypal and $30 in case of Skrill (Moneybookers) and even none in case of bank transfer. For withdrawal there are bank transfer, Skrill (Moneybookers), Paypal and BPAY accepted and the website does not charge any transaction fees. Australian dollar is the only accepted currency and the service is available only in English. However it’s also possible to get the mobile version and download apps for your iPhone, iPad or Anroid with which you can not only place sports and race wagers, view the day’s race results but also display your recent transaction history.
The minimum bets you need to do are $0.01 if you bet online, $20 if you bet by phone for sport and $50 in case of bet by phone for racing. The maximum payout at betting by phone is $500.000, for an online wager it is up to $50.000 and all multiple wagers support payouts of 2.500 times the wager.
In 2011 Sportingbet’s website was amended and became afterwards for sure much more beginner friendly than it previously was. The left column of the website displays a permanent navigation panel. The former nested drop down menu has been replaced by a typical drop down menu. Once you click a second tier category, the page refreshes and displays the third tier categories in the main odds panel to the right. The centre column stands for betting odds. However before you add a selection to your betting slip, first you need to choose the proper tab ‘Multi Bet’ or ‘Single Bet’ at the top right, which is at the beginning for sure not very obvious. A minus of the website is for sure a non- precise display of betting odds. To find a chosen market a lot of scrolling down and up the page is necessary.
Just above the betting odds on a large area Sportingbet displays your detailed betting slip. It refreshes everytime you add and remove items to your slip and it enables you to view the market, selection and bet type for each item which is very handy whenever you add a large quantity of bets. In this way you can easily verify what each selection is.
Sportingbet betting markets
Sportingbet Australia offers a very strong betting selection and a wide range of sports markets. Most AFL, NRL and Super Rugby fixtures (so particularly Australian sports) are available for betting. Nevertheless, international punters will not feel skipped here. Not only football (soccer) with a lot of world leagues is very well covered but also the other international sports like major US leagues, cycling, motor sport, golf, surfing, basketball or tennis are heavily catered for. Sportingbet Australia offers even betting on entertainment and politics. However, live online betting for Australian residents is only possible by phone (due to Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act).
Also enthusiasts of wagering on local and selected international horse racing events will be satisfied with Sportingbet Australia’s betting offer. Markets such as Win/Place, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, First 4, Multi and ‘Super Exotic’ are available for betting, with both Tote and fixed odds on selected races. On top of that, ‘Maxidiv Gold’ betting is available on selected events.
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