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Madbookie bookmaker review

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  • BPAY deposit
  • POLi deposit
  • Visa deposit
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  • Company info

    Established 2015
    Customer service: Email: [email protected], Phone (Support): 1800 623 266, (Bet Line): 1800 623 238, Fax: (03) 8648 6350
    Owner Origin: Australia
    Owner: Topbetta Holdings

  • Withdrawal options

    Visa, MasterCard, Credit Card, bank transfer, POLi

  • Withdrawal Limits

    Not Available

  • Currencies accepted

    New Zealand Dollar

  • Deposit Method

    BPAY, POLi, Visa

  • Licenses

    NT Racing Commission

  • Restricted Countries

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Betting/sports markets: AFL, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, darts, horse racing, golf, greyhound racing, harness racing, MMA, motor racing, NRL, rugby, tennis

Optimised for smartphone and tablet devices? – Yes

Proudly Australian owned and operated, is one of the newest players in the Australian market, but it has kicked off with a bang. MadBookie’s key feature is its very creative Player Props markets, which is unique in Australia, but we will tell you more about that later.

Licensed in Norfolk Island, MadBookie markets itself as “just a group of normal Aussie blokes – just like you”.

Melbourne’s Brent Luntz founded the bookie only last year, so it is still building, but there really is that feel that it is run by punters, for punters, rather than by some toff sitting in a marble office somewhere in London. The bookie as we said, has positioned itself to offer something unique, rather than to take on the big bookmakers head on.

That’s not to say they don’t have a variety of sports and racing betting markets, but the focus is on what makes them different. One of the bookie’s principal investors has a heavy history in the gambling industry. Dylan Schlosberg, the Think Bingo co-founder who sold the burgeoning online bingo community along with his Herotech firm to Cashcade, still has his fingers in the pie with leading Spanish bingo operator Bingosoft. Luntz says the bookie lives up to its name, with some “mad” promotions for its punters.

They certainly are not a carbon copy of the big boys, thanks to their unique player props promo we have mentioned and we will tell you more about that soon.

Sign up bonuses at Madbookie

New customers who sign up with will get a 100 per cent match bonus bet up to $333. So whatever your first bet is, you will get a bonus bet matching that figure. If it is $20, you will get a $20 bonus bet. If it’s $200, you will get a $200 bonus bet.

This bonus is perfect for futures markets, like NBA title winner, Super Bowl winner or the AFL premiership. It’s a set and forget bonus: Dump your $333 into your account, punt it on one of the futures results in your favourite sport and then use the $333 bonus bet to fund your next betting venture. It is that simple.

The bonus bet does have to be on something that is paying $1.50 or more, which is the only downside.

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Sports betting

Being that they are so new to the punting landscape, is still working on its sports betting offering. It’s not the worst in the business, but still has a long way to go to catch up with the big guns. You will find markets on:


The racing offering is far more broad than that of the sports, with markets on almost every racing event you would find at the TABs. It is MadBookie’s bread and butter. We love the bookie’s decision to pay out on all interim dividends, so you don’t have to wait for ages for weights to clear to get your return and you don’t have to worry about protests and the like.

You will get markets on every Australian meet, with all the big stuff like Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup covered – and you will get best tote odds on most of those meets as well.

Deposit and withdrawal methods at Madbookie

When you are going to choose a bookmaker, you must make sure they have the deposit and withdrawal options you want to use. Fortunately, the back end stuff at stacks up well with all the other bookies. Here is a list of ways you can dump into and access your money from your betting account.

Deposit options

Credit card: The way most punters get money to their betting account is by using their Master Card or Visa. It is the easiest and most effective and efficient way of ensuring you have the funds you need to bet with. The deposit interface on the redesigned website is easy to navigate and you can make your selections at the click of a button. The money goes straight into your account and then you are away.

POLi: While using the credit card is the classic way to make your deposits, it is not for every one. There are obviously people who do not have a credit card and that means they need other ways to get their funds into their betting accounts. Enter POLi. The system with a funny name that works so well. Use your online banking system to make your deposits with POLi. From the MadBookie website, select POLi as your deposit option and it will bring up the interface, which you then use to log into your own net banking tool and make the deposit through there. The funds go through instantly and that means you can do this on the quick, without using your credit card.

Direct Bank Transfers: The old school way to do, but still very effective. Of course, not so many people do it this way these days, but it is still available to each and every punter. All you have to do is transfer the money from your bank account into MadBookie’s account. These transaction can take up to three business days from start to finish, so that is certainly something to be aware of if you decide this is the best method for you. Be patient, make your transaction and then watch the clock tick while the bank and then the bookie do their banking to ensure your funds are safe and sound in your account.

Withdrawal options

MadBookie doesn’t mess around with flashy cash cards, credit cards or other sometimes not-so-easy to understand methods of withdrawal. They’re keeping it simple, allowing you to make direct transfers from your punting account straight into your nominated bank account.

All you have to do is provide those details on sign up and it will be available to you every time you have a win on the punt. Just remember, like using direct bank transfer to deposit money into your betting account, it can take a couple of days for your withdrawn funds to appear in your bank account (up to 72 hours).

What are Player Props bets with

A cutting edge new punting tool adopted by is changing the face of online gambling. This is’s point of difference. Billed as “the next evolution in sports betting”, the option allows punters to build their own bets on any player market in sports like football, basketball, rugby league, Australian rules football and American football. The bookmaker uses a computer algorithm to calculate the odds for your bet on player props markets. Powered by provider Digital Sports Tech, this is a whole new frontier for player props bets, allowing you to control the odds and the figures.

Whether its the points a player scores in an NBA game or the possessions your favourite footballer will have in an AFL game, MadBookie has it covered. It is reported a single weekend of English Premier League matches could offer some 1.3 million different markets on player props, with that number rising to 2.3 million for a single NFL round.

Accessing MadBookie from a mobile device

For a long time, was only accessible on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones, through its nifty mobile site. But don’t worry. If you’re a fan of apps making your life easier, this one is for you.

The MadBookie app is constantly being upgraded to fix bugs and increase performance and it appears to be very quick and very easy to use. Simply tap the app button on this review page to sign up. Registration is quick and easy and finding the markets you need are at the tips of your fingers. The interface is very basic, which is something to be commended. has not got itself caught up in offering flashy systems that can sometimes hurt the eye and are often not so easy to use.


We love The Player Props option, once you get your head around it, is one of the most enjoyable betting experiences you will find anywhere in the world.

If you love the game within the game, pitting your favourite players against other stars, this is the bookmaker for you. You won’t find it any where else on the internet and that makes a compelling offer. customer service: 1800 MAD BOOKIE (623 266)