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TopBetta was awarded a sports betting license in the Northern Territory in August of 2016.
Aside from all the sports and horse racing markets, the selling point that separates TopBetta from its rival bookmakers is its provision of betting tournaments.
Participants are given fantasy money to wager with the aim of accruing the highest profit.
TopBetta markets itself as being the world’s first social betting platform, given its members compete against each other rather than take on the bookmaker.
We took a look at one Australia’s newest bookmakers to determine whether their unique product is worth signing up for, or if it is just another cheap gimmick.
The tournament feature at TopBetta is simple to use and fun for those who want to make a small investment for a huge prize pool.
In racing, punters can pay a certain ‘buy-in’ amount, and are given Bettabucks, which are basically fantasy dollars to invest on a certain card.
Punters then have to invest their money on runners to try and make the most virtual dollars by the end of the card.
The same process exists for sports, where punters are given money to punt on a particular sport they want to invest on and it is their job to turn that into an amount that will beat their competitors.
The tournament feature gets a big tick from us – it is unique and offers those who would rather win a prize pool of money rather than investing on individual markets a different option.
One of the first things you will notice when you head over to Topbetta.com.au is that there is a timer on the top left hand corner that counts the amount of time you have been on the site for.
Along the top customers can find the tournament, racing, sport and blog hubs. One click on either of these sections will take you to a new page which will display the markets.
The site uses white, black, orange and grey as their man colours, which gives the site a distinctive look while also making it clear what the different markets are.
Unlike other sites, all three racing types are displayed on the left hand side of the page and are split by the event.
Clicking on a particular race will bring up all the information on the race and runner, including jockey, form and the colours – something that all bookmakers should offer but not all do.
Clicking on a runner will bring up the bet ticket which is huge and gives the prospective punter no illusions as to what they are betting on and how much they are investing.
On the screen, all races on the card are displayed, with the results taking the place of the time until the race kicks off once the event has finished – this provides punters with an easy to read guide if they are coming to the site to check on a result.
As of August 2016, only Australian and New Zealand race cards are on offer, which means punters who want to have a late night bet on the UK or South African races will not that option to do so.
Thankfully, TopBetta offers the best totes across the board including the starting price.
The Sports section is much the same, providing all your options on the left hand side.
At the top of the sports area you will find the events that are just about to start, which when clicked on take punters to an easy to navigate screen which allows customers to put together a multi easily or
As of August 2016 live betting is not an option that TopBetta offer.
Deposit and withdrawal options
Punters who want to open a new account at TopBetta have a number of deposit options.
They are as follows:
• Mastercard and Visa credit cards – and instant payment
• POLi transfers – which is a third party instant bank deposit for those who want some peace of mind
• BPAY – a bill paying feature that can take over 24 hours to complete
• Bank transfer
As for withdrawals, TopBetta offers their customers speedy withdrawals of their funds which means there is less time waiting around for money to appear in your account compared to the other bookmakers.
TopBetta contact information
Topabetta’s customer service operates seven days a week 8am – 9pm AEST
Contact details are as follows:
Phone number: 1300 886 503
Email: [email protected]
TopBetta also have a Facebook and Twitter pages as well as a Live Chat feature.
TopBetta is one of the new players on the online bookmaking block, and they have made a genuine effort to stand out from the pack.
Their tournament feature has the ability to revolutionise the way we look at online punting, and it is something we see other agencies copying in years to come.
Right now TopBetta loses points for their lack of races and sport, as well as the inability to bet live on sports, but we have no issues in recommending Topbetta to any punter who wants a boutique online gambling experience.
It is important to note the verification process has been improved too. An older, labour-intensive system is now quick and easy.
Latest Topbetta welcome package
Topbetta is giving new customers a $150 bonus bet, when your first deposit $50. This means you receive a 300% matched deposit which is one of the better deals an Australian-licensed bookie has on offer. You can read more about the terms and conditions of Topbetta’s bonus here.
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