Initial Deposit Bonus: $200 First bet match bonus - Excludes VIC, SA, WA, NSW.
Refer-a-Friend: MadBookie will give you $ for each friend you refer to them.
Madbookie Desktop Site
MadBookie due to the fact they are one of the smaller online betting sites here in Australia have one of the simpler online betting sportsbooks and while they lack a little of the razzle dazzle of some of the bigger sports betting sites MadBookie have all the basics covered when it comes to a punters needs when betting online.
The MadBookie interface has all the industry standards when it comes to betting features including current promotions and bonus bet specials for the week and is set out like the majority of the smaller online betting agencies with a block type look featuring quick links to popular up and coming sporting events and a separate module for the days racing events with horse, harness and greyhounds featured. Separate modules for all popular sporting events from around the world are also shown including a countdown type quick links module for current sporting events scheduled throughout the day.
MadBookie have also kept their top menu navigation pretty simple while showcasing their two standout features which include both the MadBookie Sports Zone and their exclusively new Players Bets concept which i will revisit later. MadBookie like most sports betting sites in Australia have come to realise that a punter in this day and age is always looking for an edge before placing their bets and like so many other sportsbooks MadBookie have now set up their very own Sports Zone type blog which is a mixture of sporting tips, videos and general information on up and coming events throughout the racing and sporting world.
MadBookie are still yet to spend alot of time inproving their form guide to the standards some other betting sites have on offer, at best it is very limited and basic but if you are just looking for the bare recent form them it will do the job but if you're a real form expert then you would probably want something more comprehensive especially when it comes to sports markets
MadBookie Mobile App
As the majority of mobile betting apps in this day and age the MadBookie app is one that has solid functionality and is set out the enable the punter to quickly navigate to any betting market with little effort, again the betting app is a little more basic than the best betting sites around but it no worse than any other on the market in regards placing a wager quickly.
Although MadBookie are one of the smaller betting agencies they like the big boys realise the importance regarding this area and have all avenues covered when it comes to helping the punter with their betting experience including a new addition of a live chat feature. MadBookie do have an FAQ's section but it is still rather basic and I would like to see this improved a little as this is a punters first port of call when it comes to looking for answers to basic questions.
While MadBookie follow the industry standards when it comes to weekly specials they are a little light in this area, they generally have racing markets covered and the more popular sports in Australia including AFL, NRL but if you are looking for added value in some of the popular world events you may have to go and look elsewhere as MadBookie don't often cover these events unless it is a major event in a given sporting field.
A pick of the best below.
NRL Specials - Place a head to head bet on any NRL game and if your team loses by 3 points or less cash back up to $50
Super Rugby Specials - Money back if your teams is winning after 60 minutes but lose up to $50
A League Promo - Place a head to head bet on the A League and if your team loses and fails to score money back up to $50
Mad Lays - MadBookie will guarantee that at the time of placing your bet they will be offering the best possible price of any bookmaker in Australia on selected markets.
MadBookie offer many feature products to punters, some of the best are highlighted below.
Sports Zone - An in depth blog featuring sports and racing tips, videos and market previews.
Player Bets - For the first time in betting history, a bookie will be providing you, the punter, with the opportunity to really 'build your own bet' on any player market. Mad Bookie's Player Bets allows a level of betting personalisation and customisation never seen anywhere else in the online wagering space.
MadBookie Review - Summary
MadBookie are improving all the time but they are not trying to get ahead of themselves too quickly and be something they are not being a small betting site. They are one of those betting sites I visit from time to time to see what weekly specials they have on offer and certainly if I am looking at placing an ante-post bet as some of the smaller betting agencies can always throw up some great value in this area. MadBookie are certainly worth a look even if it is just to take advantage of any sign up bonus you may be entitled too.