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Luxbet Announces Closure
Please note that on the 15th December 2017 Tabcorp, the parent company of Luxbet; announced that they are closing the corporate bookmaker effective the 22nd December 2017. All accounts holder are advised to promptyl withdraw their funds. For further information please refer to Luxbet announces closure.
Luxbet History and Background
Partnering with TABcrop, LuxBet has been an established bookmaker in the Australian punting landscape since its inception in 2008.
Despite LuxBet’s affiliation with the TAB, the amount of markets they offer, especially in sport far exceed those that you will see on an EBT at your local pub – with futures markets and a plethora of options across all sports.
Along with this, LuxBet offer punter the best of the best totes, which means punters will get the best dividend from the three tote pools in Australia. For the racing enthusiasts, the taxes accumulated by LuxBet go straight back into the racing industry.
The desktop site is one of the flashier sites on the Web, with easy to find markets and constantly updated menus with the latest sports in the public eye. With promotions all year round and bonuses throughout, this makes LuxBet a go-to site for new punters.
LuxBet site interface
Upon visiting you will notice straight away there is an enormous banner showcasing Luxbet’s first deposit bonus to those who are visiting the site for the first time. Above that, there is a banner denoting the next races to jump, as well as the day’s markets for all the horse, greyhound and harness racing.
Next to this is the feature racing tab, and a convenient TV games tab that puts together all the upcoming televised games into one tab for punters to see.
Below this is the live betting feature that allows punters to bet on events that have already started; next to this is all the featured sports popular at the time of visiting the site.
Placing a bet with LuxBet is very easy too. Electing to go with any of these bets will put your selection into the bet slip on the right hand side of the page, which follows you down the page as you scroll along. Those punters looking to get on the next event to go, whether it be sport or racing will find it very easy at LuxBet.
Displayed lower in the site is the next to go markets, with horse racing, greyhound and harness racing.
Directly below the next to go racing markets is the next to go sports market, which displays the next three sports to start.
To the right of the page is the promotions button which takes you to all the promotions that LuxBet are currently offering.
Above the betting markets is the log in section with the username on the right and the password on the left. This is incredibly easy to find and gives punters no illusions as to where they put their details in.
On the left hand side of the top is the join now button, which gives those punters who are new to LuxBet the ability to sign up and take advantage of the first deposit and best bet markets that it offers.
On the right hand side of the top is the help button which takes you to a new section where you can find:
· All the help categories
· Frequently asked questions
· Submit a question through to LuxBet
· All the contact details such as email addresses, phone numbers
· The live chat function to talk to someone directly
Luxbet bonuses and promotions
1 12% ClubXtra Owners BonusGet 12% extra on winning bets on horses or dogs you own
2 NRL finalsIf you lose a head to head bet by less than 9 points get up to $51 back
LuxBet phone interface
The mobile version of the LuxBet site is a compacted version of the desktop site. A very simplistic design displays the next six races to go in the middle of the screen. Below this is the sports next to go which has a toggling option to choose the next:
· The next six sports to start
· Sports beginning in the next three hours
· Sports beginning in the next six hours
· Sports beginning in the next 12 hours
· Sports beginning in the next 24 hours
Just directly below this is the live betting tab which will display the amount of events that are currently available to bet on, and when clicked on will give you a much more detailed account of the markets that are open.
To the left hand top corner is a drop down menu which gives you the options of:
· Horse racing
· Harness racing
· Greyhound racing
· Other racing
This makes finding the markets you want to bet on easy and pain-free to find. To the right is a login/join option.
At this moment, while the site has full mobile compatibility across all platforms, Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) is the only mobile service that currently has a LuxBet app.
Depositing and withdrawing with LuxBet
While LuxBet does not offer the amount of options available through other online bookmakers, there are plenty of options to keep punters happy. LuxBet sticks to the more traditional methods of deposit. LuxBet offers deposit options through:
Other deposit options
The majority of these options put funds directly into your account, but BPay and some bank transfers may take up to 24 hours to show up in your balance.
The withdrawals at Luxbet are unfortunately not instantaneous, with both the bookmaker and your bank both having to approve the transaction – but this does not differ from any other online bookmaker.
Customer service phone and contact details
Punters looking to contact LuxBet have a bevy of options at their disposal.
Race Betting – 132 LUX (132 589)
Sports Betting – 134 BET (134 238)
Customer Support – 1300 LUX BET (1300 589 238) – Monday – Saturday, 8am to10pm, Sunday until 6pm
Live Chat – Available Monday to Saturdays, 8am to 10pm and Sunday until 6pm.
Mail support – [email protected]
Mail – GPO Box 863, Darwin NT 0801
Verdict on Luxbet
With an vast array of options in both sports and racing, promotions and bonuses throughout the year, LuxBet stands up well against an online bookmaker in the world today.
While the deposit options are limited, anyone with a bank account with a major institution or a credit card can deposit money fast and easily.
Depositing options with LuxBet are satisfactory, but do not compare to the multitude of options offered by other online bookmarkets.
With only an Apple based app, LuxBet’s options are limited if you are no comfortable using a web based platform on their phone – despite the functionality being more than adequate.
With terrific markets on racing and sport, constant promotions and a magnificent sign up bonus, LuxBet is an online bookmaker punters can use with confidence.
Best LuxBet features:
- Best odds of all the three totes
- Although LuxBet is affiliated with the TAB, the options are vast and plentiful
- The sports markets are not forgotten, with just about every sport you could want available
- Tabcorp affiliation gives punters peace of mind