Year established: 2013
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: n/a
Recommended: For recreational players
TopBetta Sportsbook Review
TopBetta is a highly targeted bookmaker, established in 2013, aiming straight for the Australian Sports Betting and Horse Racing market. Licensed by the South Australian Government, they cater for customers and sports within the Aussie market in a bid to draw away customers from using the UK and American bookies that are perhaps more focused on sports followed more in those countries. The homepage page direct you straight into the action – the Racing section of the site.
A large part of TopBetta is the unique Player Vs Player betting tournaments that they offer. These tournaments allow you to compete against other customers just like yourself, instead of only playing with the fixed price of the bookmaker. This can definitely add another level of fun to your player, particularly in the long term, so definitely check this out if you’re new to the site. TopBetta offers most of the main sports and major events taking place around the world, including Football, Tennis, Cricket and American Sports, although it has to be noted that there’s not many niche sports on the site. Horse and Greyhound Racing covering the vast majority of events worldwide is also available, and this includes both Australian and the lucrative UK and Irish markets. Unfortunately for a lot of the sports, some leagues and cups aren’t available for betting in many cases. On specific sports and events that are available, a reasonable depth of play is available, with the main betting types catering for most punters tastes. New customers can access a 100% deposit match bonus, with wagering requirements, which can add you can use to extend your play and hopefully hit some decent winnings. Loyalty based promotions are few and far between, so if you want to regularly get extra value out of your betting its recommended to look elsewhere. You can place both singles and multiples across sports, events and betting markets.
Usability of the Site
A slight negative for customers entering the TopBetta site for the first time, the first page directs you straight into the Racing section of the site, which is pretty heavy on race events. In general however, the layout is unique, logical and intuitive to use for customers (new and returning). The narrow offering of the bookmaker contributes to a clean and concise offering, which as a result is very easy to navigate. MasterCard and Visa are the major methods of payment for deposits and withdrawals, and it looks like unfortunately E Wallets are not accepted on the site at the time of writing. Online support for any customer queries can be found via email, phone, and also 24/7 live chat, ensuring you can get any problems sorted out as quickly and easily as possible.
To conclude, TopBetta definitely makes a good punt at delivering an Australian focused offering to all the Aussies around the world, but unfortunately isn’t really up to the standard of todays modern world online bookmakers. In the current offering on the platform is very limited Promotions contributing to a big bowl of negativity. There’s not really any coming back from this, although the huge range of Horse Racing on offer is great to see, and generally the site is a pleasure to navigate and use. TopBetta needs to rectify the above problem ASAP if it wants to grow in this highly competitive industry.
– Safe, publicly-traded company;
– Licensed and regulated in Australia;
– Great range of racing and sports markets;
– A huge amount of betting markets available for each sport;
– Wide selection of handicapping tournaments;
– Quality first deposit bonus;
– Good value betting promotions;
– Unique sports betting tournaments;
– Free-to-enter tournaments with real-money prize pools;
– Super-fast cashouts;
– Simple, easy to navigate website;
– Quality mobile app for smart phone and android;
– Good range of effective customer service options.
– Smaller range of sports and markets than the leading bookmakers;
– Limited racing futures markets;
– Although solid promotions, sometimes don’t offer as many as the bigger agensies;
– Can lag behind with fixed odds prices;
– Sign-up bonus is not available in NSW, SA, VIC or WA;
– Lacks live streaming video.
Visa/Mastercard, BPay, POLi, Bank Transfer
*Keep in mind to double check information. Be prepared for changes to restricted countries, bonuses, currencies, deposit and payment options, languages, contact info.
(!) The TopBetta website is no longer available and has been re-branded as PlayUp. Click here to read our detailed PlayUp Review >>>