Sportsbet Review

Sportsbet are an Australian bookmaker that is the go-to for punters who are looking to place a wager on the widest range of sporting events. They also offer casino games and over 1000 slots. They also have a huge selection of ongoing promotions and 2FA (2-Factor Authentication) for all punters.

Founded by Mike Tripp who recognised the growing trend for Australians to use websites and apps to make their wagers, sportsbet was one of the first to really capitalize on this shift. The brand has since grown to be one of the most popular online bookmakers in Australia. The site offers a large number of betting markets on all the major sports in Australia as well as some novelty and political markets like Triple J’s Hottest 100 and elections.

The website is easy to navigate with a simple layout that makes it a breeze to navigate between different coded betting markets. The homepage can be a little overwhelming for first-time punters with sliding promotions and many markets on display but this is easily solved by entering a specific market where there is less irrelevant information on show.

When it comes to horse racing, the Sportsbet app and desktop site is a great way for Aussies to get their wagers on. Their racing odds are updated in real time and they even have a feature called “Bet with Mates” where you can bet on the same race at the same time as a mate. They also have a large range of extra features that include statistics, insights, tips, live streaming and speed maps.

As a multi-national corporation, sportsbet has the ability to offer competitive odds on a large number of international sporting events as well as some major Australian ones. For example, they are the official sponsor of Arsenal FC and Southampton FC in the English Premier League as well as Sao Paulo FC in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A.

Another nice feature of the Sportsbet betting platform is their Protest Payouts and Refunds which are great if you are denied a winning bet by an incorrectly declared wight. However, we have found that Neds, Unibet and Bet365 usually offer better odds and are much more transparent about their deduction rates.

The only downside we have found to Sportsbet is that they do not offer a sign-up bonus for new punters. This is because the government has changed laws that prevent bookmakers from offering inducements to attract new punters. Despite this, we have found that they still offer good odds on both their sports and racing products so you can still get started with them.