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Sportsbet Betting Site Review

Few organisations in the Australian gambling industry have shaped the way we gamble online like Sportsbet.


The oldest and most iconic of the country’s corporate online bookmakers, Sportsbet paved the way for a generation of companies to follow its lead, creating what is now a vibrant and competitive industry.


Sportsbet has built its empire on consistently providing competitive odds, leading the way on new gambling technology and being an innovator with betting specials and unique markets. Factor in its effective branding and funny advertising that consistently speaks to its members and you get an idea of why they are so popular.

Sportsbet Verdict

Read on for more details on Sportsbet’s specials, key services and promotions. 

Sportsbet Sign Up Codes

If you’re hanging out for matched deposit bonuses and other give-aways for signing up with Sportsbet, you’re late to the party.

Key changes to both state and federal gambling legislation has all but ended sign-up bonuses and any other material that clearly incentivises customers to open new accounts and deposit. 

Sportsbet, like all online bookmakers, no longer offers these kind of sign-up deals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have other specials to offer.

Sportsbet has ongoing sports and racing specials, unique giveaways, its popular ‘justice’ and early pay outs and more, all for its existing members.

Sportsbet Betting Tips

Due to state and federal gambling legislation, cannot and does not offer welcome bonuses and incentives for new members. 

The days of first deposit bonuses and other such deals may be gone, but Sportsbet still offers a suite of regular promotions for its existing members and has a great customer support team that punters can contact at all hours via the website to talk through what’s available to them.

Sportsbet Horse Racing & Sport Betting

Sportsbet’s racing markets and promotions have consistently been among the best in the bookmaker industry. 

The bookmaker was an innovator with policies like the protest payout, early pay outs and boosted odds on specific runners.

The bookmaker has always enthusiastically jumped on a bandwagon, offering specials around big horses like Winx, Black Caviar and other champions. 

Sportsbet offers free live streaming for all Victorian racing thanks to its partnership with — meaning you’ll never miss the huge races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, like the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate, as long as you have your phone handy.

Sportsbet is often the first bookmaker to open fixed futures odds on the biggest group one races of the year and offers a comprehensive service in both Australian and overseas races.

Sportsbet Odds

Sportsbet has always offered competitive odds in racing and sport.

Sportsbet will often beat the tote, has been known to guarantee ‘the best price’ on certain races and sporting events and has a number of weekly promotions that add enormous value to it is most popular markets.

Sportsbet Bet of the Day

Sportsbet knows its clientele.

The bookmaker targets the big events of the week, be it State of Origin, the Cox Plate, Wimbledon or the Olympics and provides its members with a bevy of promotions that give them an opportunity to boost their odds or have insurances in place for heart-breaking defeat.

In addition to their specials, Sportsbet, perhaps against its own interest, also offers one of the very best racing form guides available to racing punters online — arming us with the information we need in an easy-to-navigate guide to inform our best bets of the day.

It’s all in the name. revolutionised online sports betting and many of the changes and legislation we now have in the industry has been introduced to counteract the success the bookmaker has had in attracting customers.

Sportsbet regularly goes the extra mile with its sporting markets, covering all of the major professional codes at home and abroad and often offering odds for competitions that no one else will, including amateur and local leagues, random international events, among others.

Sportsbet has consistently drawn great interest and headlines in its novelty markets. As part of its sports betting service punters can bet on all kinds of bizarre markets like politics, movies, music, entertainment and even the weather.

The sports currently listed to bet on include:

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Current Affairs
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • eSports
  • Entertainment
  • GAA matches
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Megabet
  • MMA
  • Motor Sport
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Politics
  • Quick Multis
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Sailing
  • Snooker
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Tennis 
  • TV Specials abroad
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Weather

Sportsbet Products & Features

Sportsbet’s same game multi

Like most bookmakers, Sportsbet has a great bet slip tool that allows punters to quickly and easily place multis across a multitude of sports and different betting markets.

Unlike most bookmakers, Sportsbet now offers the ‘same game multi’, that allows punters to accumulate legs within one game — a feat previously not allowed because of the possibility that some legs could effect or directly influence others.

AFL and NRL punters can pull legs together within one game to drastically increase their odds.

Using the fold with Sportsbet

The Fold gives Sportsbet punters the chance to abort their thoroughbred bets, after the start of the race.

If you see things going badly early on in a race and manage to click The Fold feature in the designated time frame, your wager will be refunded to your account.

Before betting you need to make sure the feature is available for the race you’re focusing on. The Fold can only be sued once a day, so choose wisely.

Sportsbet Justice refunds and pay outs

In an industry that can often be cruel and unfair, Sportsbet has endeared itself to punters by offering what it calls ‘Justice pay outs’ when the sporting world betrays us.

There are plenty of examples of Sportsbet looking after its members, including refunding bets placed on Nick Kyrgios after some of his memorable dummy spits, refunding futures bets placed on Essendon after their extensive bans during the AFL drug scandal and often paying out other sporting bets that have been marred by terrible umpiring decisions or unexpected injury.

Sportsbet’s Protest Payout

Sportsbet’s protest pay out means that no matter what the horse you bet on has done in the course of a race, as long as it passes the post first, you’ll win your bet. You can’t lose if a protest from another horse is upheld, but, if you bet on a horse that does have a successful protest against the winner, you can still win. 

Sportsbet’s early pay out

If you’ve backed a really good thing that is as good as home, Sportsbet will often pay out your bet early, giving punters the opportunity to access your winnings faster so you can reinvest or head straight to the pub.

Sportsbet Mobile Betting

Sportsbet was one of the first bookmakers in Australia to offer its members a smartphone app to place their bets and has been an innovator in this space, updating their layout with such success that many of their competition unashamedly followed suit.

The Sportsbet app is available on both Apple and Android devices and offers unique features that are otherwise not available via the website.

The user interface is easy to use and clearly identifies ‘next to go’ markets in both racing and sport, ensuring punters don’t miss out on placing their last-minute bets.

Sportsbet’s ‘search’ function at the top of the screen has proven a god-send for members who can’t find the exact market they’re after — you simply have to type in the name of the team, horse, jockey or event you want to bet on and Sportsbet will provide you with a number of relevant search results to choose from.

Sportsbet Payment Details

Deposit options: BPAY, MasterCard, Paypal, Visa, POLi
Withdrawal options: Bank transfer, Visa
Deposit limit: Minimum deposit is $5
Currency accepted: AUD

Sportsbet History

With its eye-catching advertising campaigns, hilarious novelty markets and nation-wide promotions and gimmicks, Sportsbet is never far away from the news and has its own dedicated media team that ensure the Sportsbet message is reaching all punters.

Keep an eye on our news section as we follow the latest offerings from the bookmaker and what they mean for your next punting venture.

Sportsbet Customer Service

Facebook: @sportsbetcomau
Twitter: @sportsbetcomau
Contact & Support: Phone: 1800990907, live chat, email

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