Sportsbet have for a long time been the biggest online bookmaker here in Australia due to their excellent coverage of all sports and racing events not to mention their ability to bring out new betting products year in year out. Sportsbet each year run Australia's biggest and best AFL and NRL tipping competitions namely Million Dollar Tipping which is always a firm favourite with punters and has huge cash prizes. Sportsbet now offers live racing to all it's members.
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Sportsbet are well known as one of Australia's biggest and best online betting sites but not many Australians are aware Sportsbet are now actually owned by the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power and has been since 2011.
Paddy Power initially bought 51% of Sportsbet in 2009 but acquired the whole company later in 2011.
Sportsbet have always had a very good reputation and have been proactive for many years regarding television sponsorship deals which dramatically expanded their client base way before any other online betting sites chose television as a suitable marketing avenue.
Over the last few years Sportsbet have come up with brilliant new ideas and features to try to stay one step ahead of the ever increasing competition throughout the online sports betting world here in Australia.
Moving with the times is one of Sportbet's main attributes and they have adapted well in the wake of new technology regarding mobile betting apps, website design and social media.
Sportsbet are still regarded by most as the biggest online bookmaker in Australia and while the competition have closed the gap Sportsbet still have a lot of things unique to them to offer the punter.
Sportsbet are always offering up new promotions to compete with other online betting sites and Sportsbet more often than not have the best selection of specials for sports and racing markets.
Betting Man Opinion
Sportsbet are in my to three sports betting sites and I use them regularly, their online betting site is excellent and their mobile betting app is one of the industries leading apps.
Sportsbet are one of the few betting sites that offer live streaming to their customers which includes Victorian thoroughbred racing, soccer, tennis, cricket and basketball.
The ease of use of both Sportbet's online betting portal and their mobile betting app is apparent as soon as you sign up with them and even a novice will have no worries in finding any market they are searching for.
The bet slip is a simple design but it works well and has all the information you need with fixed priced or tote options available.
One thing I would pull Sportbet up for is the My Account tab is a little hard to find for someone not used to the website.
Sportsbet offer weekly specials on all the usual Australian sports along with various popular overseas sports including NFL, NBA, EPL and MLB.
One of my main reasons for coming back to Sportbet week in week out is their flagship competition namely Million Dollar Tipping.
Million Dollar Tipping has been running for some years now and is a highlight of the AFL and NRL seasons for shrewd sports betting fans with a chance to win $10,000 each round.
Another stand out feature which Sportbet have been pushing for some time now is their Punters Club option.
This is a great way for you and a few mates to have a little fun and share the load of a betting syndicate, no need to keep the little black book anymore week in week out as Sportbet will keep an account of it all for you.
You will have no worries regarding any issues you may have with Sportsbet you can either email, call or chat live to one of their informed operatives and your questions will be answered and problems dealt with swiftly.
Sportsbet also have one of the best help sections for punters to check the most common questions regarding accounts.
Another new feature is the blog which Sportbet provide which has many video tutorials along with previews of the upcoming sports and racing markets for the week.
Sportsbet have put a lot of work into their blog and it is one of the best offered up to punters.
Sportsbet's Predictor Hub offers punters detailed stats on a wide choice of sports here in Australia and overseas with predict outcomes based on the data set.
Their form guide is one of the best out there will detailed accounts on all runners with speed maps, race predictor, runner comments, expert tips and a comparison tool.
Sportsbet Form Guide
Sportsbet have one of the top three form guides for me as their detailed analysis of each race including harness and greyhounds make it a stand out piece of kit.
The gallops form guide has some great features and by clicking on the race runner you will pull up a decent feature which shows all the current information you need to place a wager with confidence.
The drop down menu includes the runners age, sex, breeding, prize money earned with career stats on win and place.
Sportsbet also give you a couple of nice charts and graphs regarding weather condition ratings and price fluctuations.
The also have runner comments with the option of getting a detailed form analysis if you click the link provided.
Sportsbet Mobile App
Sportsbet's mobile app is again one of the best around. They have left no stone unturned to give you a better betting experience.
Very few bugs or glitches in this mobile app and you can place bets quickly and find the markets your looking for easily.
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Sportsbet Customer Service
Sportsbet have a dedicated help section in the top menu and if you click through they have a vast list of common questions asked by punters but if your still struggling they have the Live Chat facility which is always a plus.
Other options are Twitter or email. Phone lines are open MON-SAT 8AM-11PM and Sun 9AM-9PM AEST.
Always better to use the Live Chat facility if you can as your questions are answered very quickly and I have not come across a query that the operator couldn't answer at the time of chatting.
Sportsbet are also very quick to respond to any email questions that you may have.
Sportsbet Key Features
Live Streaming - Victorian horse racing and sports, Sportsbet offers a live streaming service, which provides online coverage of a variety of sports, including soccer, tennis, cricket and basketball.
To take advantage of our live streaming service, you must be a registered sportsbet.com.au user, and have a positive balance in your account, to view a list of upcoming streams, visit the live betting section.
ATM Card - The Sportsbet ATM card allows you to access your winnings instantly, it can be used to purchase items online, in store and everywhere Mastercard is accepted.
Before use, the card requires activation, winnings must be transferred from your Sportsbet account to the card.
The card is not a credit or debit card and does not earn interest, card fees and load limits apply, card only available to eligible Sportsbet customers with a wagering account.
Punters Club - Punters Club allows you to create a single betting account for you and your mates, you can set your own rules, betting rounds and contributions.
Funds are taken from your Sportsbet account and placed into a pool so you can back more Winners left, right and centre! It's banter and betting.
The Fold - Bail out of your Racing Bet in the run, bet a sure winner only to see them miss the jump, the Fold allows you to cancel a Single Win only Bet and get your full stake back once per day during the race.
Million Dollar Tipping - The biggest free competition in Australia when it comes to online betting sites, you can win $10k each round during the AFL and NRL season with the grand prize winner walking away with a staggering $100k.
Multi Pick - Racing Multis are now even easier to place and more interactive with the new MultiPick product, in short, MultiPicks are pre-packaged racing multibets that take the hassle out of choosing your own selections.
BlackBook - BlackBook allows you to follow your favourite thoroughbred, harness and greyhound selections and receive an email or SMS notification when when they are scheduled to race.
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