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With CrownBet's move away from BetEasy they have also had an overhaul of the look and feel of the betting site. They have gone away from the horrid light blue colour scheme to a better looking darker website making things stand out a little more. CrownBet have put their Live Chat feature right at the top of the homepage next to the login section which to me is excellent as not only for the punters who are already CrownBet members but for new visitors to CrownBet they can quickly see the feature and ask questions about possibly joining.
CrownBet's main menu has tabs for the days Racing, Sporting Event, Crown Rewards, Promotions and the Support section. If you click the racing tab your taken to the days racing schedule, I am not a big fan of the way CrownBet is set up in regards the cards as to me it just doesn't look enticing and makes me feel there is something missing. Don't get me wrong the software behind the site is excellent but the feel of it just turns me away, it's almost as if they have tried to make it too rustic but for me rustic belongs on a cookery show not online betting sites. Same again when you click through to the Sports section, it just doesn't do it for me visually.
The next tab is the CrownBet Signature Rewards page telling you all about the scheme and how you actually gain points and there is a link to the Signature Club and all the things you can do with your rewards when you wish to redeem them. The Promotions page takes you to the current weeks promotions plus any long standing ones that CrownBet have on offer like the Fair Go Refund or Protest Payout. There is a quick how to guide on using your bonus bets for new members.
CrownBet have three main sidebar modules one for Racing, one for Sports and one a mix of Upcoming Events including the days racing, sporting events, feature races and in play betting.
The CrownBet form guide is pretty basic in its functionality but it does provide you with all that is needed. You have the horses progeny and its description followed by total career starts and stake money won along with the last ten runs stats. CrownBet have a stats column which gives you data for the horse on the track the race is scheduled with distance and ground information from previous outings. They also give you the horse's stats for its career over all types of ground and also a record of how the horse goes first up after a spell. The last ten races are shown in more detail to give you a better picture. You can either click the horses form to bring its individual form up or there is a quick link button to show all the form for every horse in the race which is situated above the first runners name marked 'View Full Form'.
CrownBet Mobile App
The CrownBet mobile app is possibly the best on the market. I am not a huge fan of the CrownBet website but their mobile app is very well structured and is set out a little different from most other betting mobile apps. They have some unique features and the layout for me is easier to navigate making your job that little bit easier.
CrownBet offer a Live Chat facility which is a must these days as in general a query you have regarding betting may be time sensitive you if you can get to the bottom of the problem asap then that's a plus. They have made the Support section clearly visible in the top menu which is always a tick in my eyes. CrownBet also offer phone support and email and they are very good at answering in a timely manner if you choose to email them.
CrownBet offer many promotions through the week on numerous sporting events and racing. They have all the regulars and some of their own ideas too.
A pick of the best below.
NRL First Try Scorer Bonus - If your selection does not score the first try, but does score a try during the first half, we'll match your stake with CrownBet Rewards Points up to $25.
AFL Points Pile Up - Place a Head to Head bet (minimum $20) on the Thursday night’s AFL game and if your team wins, you’ll receive $1 in CrownBet Rewards Points for every point they win by.
AFL Multi Bonus - Place a 4+ leg Head to Head multi on AFL matches and if one legs fails, we'll match your stake in CrownBet Rewards Points up to $50.
World Soccer Bonus - Enjoy a fantastic soccer multi offer across six different leagues! If you miss your 4+ Leg soccer multi by 1 leg, you'll receive a matched CrownBet Rewards Points up to $50!
Crownbet offer many feature products to punters, some of the best are highlighted below.
Crownbet Rewards Scheme - CrownBet have just launched a brand new rewards scheme in partnership with the Crown Signature Club giving punters the opportunity to earn reward points when they bet with CrownBet. You can redeem your points and get discounts off any of the Crown owned restaurants and hotels etc. Check out the Crown Signature Club.
Crownbet ATM Card - It’s a Visa Prepaid card linked to your CrownBet account to make your betting experience seamless, and can be used anywhere in the world wherever Visa is accepted.
Crownbet Search - CrownBet Search makes finding promotions, racing and sports markets a breeze on both desktop and mobile. Simply type in the event that you’re after, and CrownBet Search will give you the results at the touch of a button.
Cash Out - No one likes being pipped at the post or having that 6 leg multi falling agonisingly short in the last quarter. Have control over your bet and cash out for a guaranteed return! Now you can Cash Out on the go through our iPhone & Android apps!
Multi Express - Multi betting made easier with this new feature from Cronwbet.
Live Vision - Whether you’re watching and betting on Victorian Racing, the world’s best basketball players going toe-to-toe or the AFL, don’t miss a moment of CrownBet’s around-the-clock Live Vision wherever you are. Watch major sports and racing events live, and take advantage of the competitive odds and promotions by betting on a wide range of markets.
Race Replays - Missed the jump and would like to see how your horse fared in the run? With Crownbet’s Race Replays, you can relive all of the action for each race! We are the only bookmaker to have ‘Race Replays’ for all Victorian thoroughbred meetings. Races available till the end of the day.
Competitions - Crownbet are one of the only sports betting sites that currently run any type of competition along with Sportsbet, tipping competitions for AFL and NRL are run each year although they have dratically cut prize money on offer in recent times. Crownbet also offer a throughbred racing competition called King Of The Turf.
CrownBet Review - Summary
CrownBet already have one of the best if not the best mobile betting app in the industry and with their much improved online portal they are definately adding to your sports betting website staples, they offer an excellent sports and racing coverage when it comes to weekly specials and bonus bet refunds. CrownBet's rewards scheme also ensures they are going to be a major player in the online betting market in the coming years.
Crownbet are Aussie owned which is also a plus as there are not many online betting sites in Australia that can say that these days. Crownbet have made giant strides in the Australian betting industry in such a small period of time due to relentless media presence and sponsorships across major Australian events and are now well and truly biting at the heels of the biggest betting sites.