Year established: 2013
Mobile compatible: Yes
Overall rating: C+
Recommended: For recreational players
Palmerbet Sportsbook Review
The Palmer name has been known within the betting circles of Sydney for many a year, so it was only a matter of time before the brothers decided to venture into online bookmaking. The bookmaker launched in August 2013, and is regulated and fully complies with the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing. PalmerBet, evidently, is another bookmaker that’s geared towards the Australian market in terms of its product offering, sports available and promotions.
PalmerBet has all the most popular and major sports, events and leagues from around the world for you to explore and entertain yourself on. Soccer (Football), Golf, American Sports, Rugby are all available, along with a decent selection of Aussies sports too. Within each of these sports there is also definitely enough depth in terms of events and betting markets for all except the most discerning punter, with choice and variety across all sports on offer. In addition to this, Horse Racing has a big focus on the site for Australian race tracks, and those from the Americas, the UK and Ireland. Currently E Sports, and some of the more niche sports are not available on PalmerBet. You can mix up your play by placing both singles and multiples across sports and events, and there’s also a reasonable new customer sign up bonus of a 100% deposit match up to $250. Its recommended that you have a look at the wagering requirements before diving into this, as they are quite lengthy and you can’t withdraw winnings until they have been fulfilled. A nice feature, you can head to Quick Multis to view some of the recommended Accas by PalmerBet, speeding things up for you if you like to have some simple options and get the bets on as quick as possible. At the present time, promotions for regular and high spend customers aren’t really available on the PalmerBet site.
Usability of the Site
PalmerBet has a site that is custom built, and largely works well. It has a modern and reputable feel, sleek branding, and intuitive and logical navigation via handy toolbars for easy exploration of the site. The clear and professional layout of the site is definitely helped by the limited product offering and also minimal adverts for promotions, the casino and similar – its actually quick refreshing to use a site where you aren’t always pepper with adverts for things you have no interest in. PalmerBet offers a pretty widely used sports blog to compliment its heavily focused Aussie sport offering, which can add to customer’s entertainment and keep them engaged on the site for longer. An Android and IOS app for PalmerBet is currently on the market too, ensuring that you can seamlessly bet on your favourite teams or horse whilst on the go. E Wallets unfortunately cannot be used for banking on the PalmerBet platform, ruling out the quick use of Neteller or Skrill for your payment transactions. MasterCard and Visa are the major card providers. Each customer has access to their our ‘BetBook’, a customer account area where you can review all the bets you’ve placed and see winnings, losses and transactions on your account. For queries, you can get in touch with PalmerBet via phone or email, expect a time delay on this as no Live Chat is available at the present time.
In conclusion, PalmerBet has made a great start on the road to become one of the leading bookmakers in todays online industry. The site is seamless to use, has a reasonable selection of sports available, an established blog and a clear focus on the Australian market. However, there are some glaring holes in the product offering that the company needs to address at the earliest opportunity.
– Family-owned Australian company;
– A huge amount of betting markets available for each sport;
– Refreshing focus on sports betting and not just racing;
– Over 200+ markets on every AFL and NRL game;
– Novelty bets such as entertainment (TV shows), weather, elections and more;
– Great range of promotions/specials each week;
– Money back special on selected Saturday races for minor placings;
– Great user friendly betting interface;
– Easy sign up and verification process;
– Great customer service.
– Not as many live betting options as larger/older competitors;
– Bonus Bets can only be used on racing markets;
– Harsher turnover requirements on bonus bets than Australian rivals;
– Higher than average bookmaker margins;
– No e-wallet (Neteller, etc.) options for withdrawing/depositing.
Visa/Mastercard, Bpay, POLi, Bank Transfer
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