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BetR launch edges closer with purchase of TexBet

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Last updated: 09 Aug 2022
Bets.com.au Staff 09 Aug 2022
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  • Matt Tripp's BetR brand has moved a step closer according to reports
  • The Herald Sun and The Australian report BetR has bought TexBet
  • A launch looks likely in time for the Spring Carnival
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BetR could be live in time for the Spring Carnival (Getty Images)

The much rumoured launch of Matt Tripp's BetR betting brand has moved a step closer, according to reports.

The Herald Sun and The Australian newspapaers are both reporting that the new BetR venture has bought new online bookmaker TexBet.

Now a launch of the BetR brand looks likely in time for the Spring Carnival, one of the richest wagering events in Australia with huge interest in the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.

Rumours have suggested that former Sportsbet and BetEasy owner Tripp was preparing for a return to the wagering industry with BetR and now that looks set to come to fruition.

TexBet only made the move online earlier in 2022, but it looks like it will be a short stay with BetR reported to have bought the business.

Father and son bookmakers Tex and Wade O'Shea launched TexBet.com.au having been on-course bookmakers at racetracks in Northern NSW trading as O'Shea Bookmakers for years.

BetR Sign Up & Promo Code


With BetR not yet launched, there are no details of how you can sign up or any BetR promo codes you can use when joining. We will keep you updated as soon as we have more details.

The Australian BetR brand is not to be confused with the Betr.app betting app launched in the United States by Jake Paul.

What is BetR?


BetR is the name for a consortium of individuals and companies, set up to make a move into the online wagering space in Australia and New Zealand.

Matt Tripp, the former head of Sportsbet and BetEasy, has joined forced with sports-gambling company Tekkorp and News Corp Australia to create a powerful team.

It was reported that Betmakers would be providing the technology to power the BetR betting site, as it does with a number of online bookmakers including TexBet.

Tekkorp are already one of the biggest shareholders in BetMakers, although owner Matt Davey stepped down from the BetMakers board on the back of the launch of BetR.

What TexBet.com.au Offers


If BetR do take over the current assets of TexBet, they are acquiring an established betting site catering for racing and sports punters with a wealth of markets.

Domestic thoroughbreds, harness and greyhound racing meetings are joined by international fixtures in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa and many more.

TexBet also provide provides daily speed maps and form guides to help you find those all important winners.

Live racing coverage and streams of selected meetings are available to watch via TexBet.TV, and live betting can be accessed via their telephone betting service.

Sports betting focuses on the major sports and you can bet on AFL, American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Football, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, Motor Sport, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Tennis and Volleyball.

TexBet have made sure they have plenty of products and features that punters really want, among the promotions Tex's Bet of the Day.

There is a TexBet mobile app available. It can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store for iOs and Android devices, and is expected to morph into the BetR app.

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