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Sportsbet have always had one of the best desktop sites on the market always up with the pace of the fast moving technology. Sportsbet have for some years been touted as the biggest Australian betting site online and who would argue with their strong performance over the years.
Sportsbet's online betting site is set up to make the punters betting experience easy and painless with each section of their site set out in a way even the novice punter can find what their looking for. On the Sportsbet homepage we have all the usual sections that the top betting sites have these days with a dedicated Quick Links menu on the left hand side for easy access for the days racing along with the top current sporting events around the world.
Below the quick links menu is the Racing quick links module which covers the next five races and separate click links for all three codes of racing. The last link in the menu is one that the betting world really needed and Sportsbet were the first Australian betting site to introduce free live Victorian thoroughbred racing. Others have followed Sportsbet in this area but hats off to Sportsbet for getting this in the bag.
The main menu bar is split into five different categories covering Racing, Sports, Bet Live, Mobile and Specials and Competitions. Click through to any one of these and a detailed page comes up with all the information you need.
The racing tab covers not only today's racing but yesterdays results and the following three days of events in and around Australia as well as international events that Sportsbet has a market for. If you click onto the Sports tab you will come to all the current sporting events that have open markets and by using the nifty little toolbar you can slide the time frame up to a full days upcoming or as little as the next six hours of events.
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.
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 are the king of all online betting sites when it comes to promotions. Sportsbet are well known for their two huge competitions run during the AFL and NRL season called Million Dollar Tipping. Sportsbet also run some of the best weekly specials and money back deals for losing bets.
A pick of the best below.
50% Boost AFL - If your team wins by 18 points or more Sportsbet will boost the price by 50% on head to head winnings up to $50 in bonus bets.
50% Boost NFL - If your team wins by 6 points or more Sportsbet will boost the price by 50% on head to head winnings up to $50 in bonus bets.
Two Up You Win - If your A League team goes two up you will be paid out early.
Multi Insurance - If you place a 4+ leg multi on any top soccer league and miss out by one leg Sportsbet will refund you a bonus bet up to $50
Sportsbet offer many feature products to punters, some of the best are highlighted below.
Punters Club - Tired of punting from your own Sportsbet account and not being able to share the excitement with your mates? With the launch of Sportsbet’s Punters Club, those days are over! Sportsbet Punters Club allows you to set up a group that your mates can add funds to so that you can share your punting experience together. Setting up a club is easy. Establish the rules of your club (how much you want to bet, frequency of bet, etc), then it is just a matter of inviting your mates! Once everyone has joined, it is then time to have a bet! The club creator will place the first bet, and each member of the group will be notified by email or SMS when it is their turn to go. All the members of the group will be able to see details of bets placed on their club’s activity wall, where all the banter can also take place.
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.
Live Streaming - Keep up with live betting on a variety of sports and racing markets, plus view live streaming of selected events.
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. Simply add a selection below and you will be notified whenever your selection is running.
Sportsbet Cash Card - Instant access to your Sportsbet winnings, buy everyday items with your card, get cash out from any ATM within Australia, safe and secure.
Power Play - Use Power Play and get better odds on Racing and AFL! Using Power Play couldn’t be simpler. It’s as easy as adding a selection to your Bet Slip and tapping the Power Play button! Watch your odds increase and then place your bet as per usual (you will only use the Power Play once you confirm your bet).
Competitions - Million Dollar Tipping is 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.
Sportsbet Review - Summary
You must have Sportsbet in your arsenal as Sportsbet offer punters so many weekly specials and bonuses along with the free competions, their Million Dollar Tipping is worth signing up to Sportsbet alone. I cannot really fault anything that Sportsbet offer, their online sportsbook is top notch and their mobile betting app is one of hte best in the business.
Sportsbet are in the top 3 for everything and just fall short of being number one. They have a great desktop site, one of the best mobile app and a good mobile platform. Sportsbet are always one of the first betting sites I turn to when placing a wager.