Last updated on March 10, 2024  

Sportsbet Review

It’s Australian. You either love AFL or NRL. You either love Sportsbet or the TAB. There’s no denying that there’s something thrilling about placing a wager on your favourite team or player and watching them bring it home. I had seen ALL their social media marketing and decided to try out Sportsbet. By their own admission they are one of the most popular and trusted online sports betting sites in Australia.  Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned punter, Sportsbet has something for everyone.

What I like about Sportsbet

Sportsbet is one of the most popular and trusted online betting sites in Australia. I have been using it since before the pandemic and I am super satisfied with their service. Here are just some of the things that I like about Sportsbet:

  • You’ll get access to a wide range of sports and markets to bet on. There’s AFL, NRL cricket and soccer. If you’re inclined you can also bet on entertainment, politics, and novelty events. You can even bet on MAFS 🤯.
  • There’s competitive odds and promotions that can give you more value for your money. You can get bonus bets, cash out options, and enhanced odds on selected events.
  • Not to mention the user-friendly website and app that make it easy to place and track your bets. You can also watch live streams of some sports and races on their platform.
  • You’ll also get access to a responsive customer support team that is available 24/7. They’re on phone, email, or live chat. Always ready to help you with any issues or queries you may have.

Sportsbet have everything you need to have a fun and rewarding experience.

What I don’t like about Sportsbet

Sportsbet is one of the most popular online betting platforms in Australia mostly due to their prominence in advertising. But, it’s not without its flaws.

  • The odds are not always the best. Sometimes, I find better deals on other sites, especially for niche sports or events.
  • Sometimes, the customer service is not very responsive. Once, I had some issues with deposits and withdrawals, and it took a long time to get a reply from their support team.
  • The promotions are sometimes not very generous. Sportsbet offers some bonuses and free bets, but they are often limited to specific markets or events, and they have strict terms and conditions.

Sportsbet is a decent betting site, but it sure has some areas that need improvement. I hope they can address these issues in the future, and make their service more satisfying for their customers.

How to fund your SportsbetWallet

Sportsbet offers a variety of payment methods to suit your preferences and needs. Here’s what you need to know

Payment Method Minimum Deposit Maximum Deposit Processing Time Fees
Credit/Debit Card $5 $40,000 Instant None
PayPal $10 $12,500 Instant None
POLi $5 $20,000 Instant None
Apple Pay $5 $10,000 Instant None
Bank Transfer $50 No limit 1-3 business days None
BPAY $10 No limit 1-3 business days None

To fund your SportsbetWallet, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to your Sportsbet account and click on the “Deposit” button at the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Now you’ll choose your preferred method from the type in the amount you wish to deposit.
  3. Next, you’ll need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction. You’ll probably heed to enter some additional details depending on the payment method you selected.
  4. If it’s successful, you’ll see a confirmation message and your balance will be updated accordingly.
  5. Let’s go! You can now start placing bets on your favourite sports and events!

How does Sportsbet compare?

Let’s put Sportsbet up against Bet365, Ladbrokes and Neds.

Feature Sportsbet Bet365 Ladbrokes Neds
Live streaming Yes Yes No No
Cash out option Yes Yes Yes Yes
Same game multi bets Yes No Yes No
Customer support 24/7 phone, email, live chat 24/7 phone, email, live chat Phone, email, live chat (9am-11pm) Phone, email, live chat (8am-8pm)

Sportsbet definitely has some clear advantages over other platforms, with the live streaming and same game multi bets. It also has a pretty sweet bonuses and a key customer support service. But, it also has some notable drawbacks. Think lower odds than some of the competitors and charging extra fees for some deposit methods. If you want a variety of betting options and features Sportsbet could be a good choice, but it may not suit everyone’s preferences and needs.

How I got started with Sportsbet

For some strange reason I love American football. I used to watch the games with my friends every weekend, and we would make friendly bets on who would win.

One of the first events I bet on was the Super Bowl. My friends and I chucked a sickie so we could watch the game together. We ordered pizza, beer, and wings, and set up a projector in the living room. We were all trash-talking each other and (ironically) drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon. I chucked a few bets on Sportsbet(thanks to the PBR), such as the winner, the total points, and the MVP. I was confident in my picks, but I also knew that anything could happen in sports. To my delight, I won two of my bets and made a nice profit. I still rub it in my mates faces to this day.

What sports can you bet on?

If you are looking for a variety of sports to bet on, Sportsbet has you covered no matter what you’re into. You can bet on local and international sports, such as:

And many more…

You can also bet on special events, such as politics, entertainment, awards, and novelty markets like the the JJJ hottest 100. Sportsbet has something for everyone, whether you are a casual punter or a serious bettor.

They’re licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission, and adhere to responsible gambling practices. You can set your own deposit limits, self-exclude, or access support services if you need help with your gambling.

What about Security?

If you are wondering how secure your account and money are with Sportsbet, here are some facts you need to know:

  • Sportsbet uses advanced encryption to protect every transaction and prevent fraud and identity theft. They also monitor their systems constantly to block external threats.
  • Sportsbet implements 3DS, a payment fraud protection system that requires an extra step with your card’s financial institution before processing any payment. This ensures that only you can authorise the transactions on your account.
  • Sportsbet has a dedicated cyber security team that ensures all customers’ passwords are up to date with current security standards. They also recommend customers to use strong and unique passwords, change them regularly, and never share them with anyone.
  • Sportsbet also has a fast and responsive customer service team that can help you if you notice any suspicious activity on your account. They can suspend your account and launch an investigation if needed.

It’s clear they take online security very seriously and does everything they can to keep your account and money safe.

Bottom Line

Sportsbet is one of the most popular and trusted online betting sites in Australia. You’ll get access to a wide range of sports and markets, competitive odds, live streaming, cash out, and other features that enhance the betting experience.

Some users have reported issues with customer service, withdrawal delays, and account verification. Sportsbet also has high turnover requirements for its bonus bets, which may limit their value.

Remember: Gambling involves risk. Please only gamble with money you can afford to lose. If you think you may have a gambling problem, please seek help from a professional service.

John Power
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