SIGN UP BONUS 8/10
BETTING OPTIONS 9/10
PAYMENT OPTIONS 9/10
SPORTS OFFERED 9/10
Sportingbet Pty Ltd. launched their online sportsbetting operations in Australia in 2003. Sportingbet is a part of the Sportingbet Group which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has corporate offices in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The Sportingbet Group also have call centres in Costa Rica, The Republic of Ireland and Australia and have been in operation since 1998. In Australia Sportingbet is one of the leading online sportsbetting companies and does extensive marketing, event sponsorships and competitions. One of the most popular Sportingbet promotions is The Last Man Standing competition. In Australia Sportingbet is licensed in the Northern Teritory by the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC) and they offer a wide range of betting options across all major sports and racing. Headed by CEO Michael Sullivan, Sportingbet is well positioned in the Australian betting market and is Australia’s biggest bookmaker. When it comes to online sportsbetting operators, Sportingbet is a solid choice that offers great bonuses, great support and regular promotions to help ensure punters get the best bang for their buck.
SIGN UP BONUS – 7/10 As with other competing online sportsbet companies, Sportingbet also offer new players a solid sign up bonus. WIth Sportingbet all new players can receive a $100 bonus bet when they join up and deposit $30. This bonus bet is a great way for new online sportsbettors to try out online punting for the first time, and it is an offer that everyone should take advantage of. When is the last time you got a free bonus bet at your local TAB?
BETTING OPTIONS – 8/10 One of the primary reasons to sigh up with Sportingbet is their wide variety of betting options. Sportingbet offer punters a wide selection of betting options in all major sports and one of the major marketing tactics employed by Sportingbet has been to target the racing juggernaut TAB since their entry into the online sportsbetting market. Sportingbet has always offered racing punters better odds than the TAB and in addition to this, they also offer better betting options as well. One particular betting option that is very popular with Sportsbet punters is the Fav FOUR. Sportsbet has designed the Fav FOUR to target punters who like betting on the favourites. The Fav4 sportsbet combines the next four ruling fixed-priced favourites and places them into a 4-leg multi. This exotic bet provides punters with the maximum odds and payouts with the simple click of a button. Fav4’s are only available on thoroughbred racing and on select days and races. In order to take advantage of this great betting option you should keep your eyes out for the FAV FOUR logo throughout the Sportingbet website. Another great betting option that is exclusive to Sportingbet is the Hong Kong Power Play. The Hong Kong Power Play bet is only available on fixed price internet wagers and is only available on a select number of Hong Kong Races. On the Hong Kong Poker Plays, Sportingbet frame their market to 105%. This translates to a much higher return for punters on these select races, and means that betting on these races anywhere other than via Sportingbet would cost you money at the end of the day. As with the Fav4 betting option, the Hong Kong Power Play is a special type of bet, and one that is attractive to certain punters. If you are a serious horse racing bettor, then you simply cannot afford to not have a Sportbet account.
PAYMENT OPTIONS – 9/10 Sportingbet offers their punters one of the best range of payment options. Regular payment options such as credit cards and secure bank transfers are offered as well as internet payment processing companies Poli and Moneybookers and PayPal. Another key point in regards to payment options for Sportingbet is that they do not charge Credit Card fees for any deposits. This is a big benefit for some punters, and is a great reason to have a Sportingbet account. VISA MASTERCARD BPAY PAYPAL POLI MONEYBOOKERS BANK DEPOSIT TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER CHEQUE
CASHOUTS – 9/10 One of the key elements when looking for a online sportsbetting operator are cashouts. If you cannot get your money out quickly and efficiently, then quite simply you will be best sever to punt elsewhere. Being that Sportingbet have long been a major competitor to the TAB in the Australian market, fast and efficient cash outs are a priority for their customers. One of the key benefits to the Sportingbet cash out service is that they do not charge any fees for withdrawals on credit card transactions. Sportingbet has a 9/10 rating for their cash outs because of the efficient processes and as well the multitude of options for withdrawals. One of the most efficient and timely ways to cash out for Sportingbet customers is the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) service. This service is only available to Australian Merchant Banks and ensures very fast cash out services. Payments are processed up to 12pm EST daily with Westpac and National Bank customers receiving their funds the same day and all other banks processing cash outs the next working day. Sportingbet also allows online sportsbettors to withdraw their funds via Moneybookers. In order to withdraw funds from Moneybookers, click on “My Account”, then “Withdrawal” and select Moneybookers. Cashouts processed via Moneybookers should appear immediately into your account. Sportingbet also allows for cashouts via PayPal. As with Moneybookers, the method to withdraw funds via PayPal is similar. When logged into your Sportbet account simply select “My Account”, then “Withdrawal” and select PayPal. If you have a registered credit card with Sportingbet, you can also request cashouts via BPay directly to your credit card. This service is only available to Australian credit card accounts. Sportingbet also allows for cashouts via Telegraphic Transfer for banks located outside of Australia. These types of cashouts will incur a fee of $20AUD and in order to complete a Telegraphic Transfer you must provide Sportingbet with Bank name and address, account name, Swift Code/BIC Code and IBAN account number. Finally, Sportingbet offers Australian punters the option of cashing out via Cheque. No fees are charged for any Australian Cheques and they are made out in AUD$ and are stamped Not Negotiable.
SUPPORT – 9/10 Miller’s Guide rates the support at Sportingbet as a very solid 9/10. When it comes to customer service, Sportingbet offer second to none service, fast efficient response times as well as well trained and friendly customer service agents. Support for Sportingbet customers include live 24/7 online chat support, email and phone support with both Australian Toll Free and Overseas numbers. Live Online Chat – 24 hours Live Online Chat – CLICK HERE Email – 24 hours firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Phone: 1800 007 238 International: +61 8 8923 8068 Fax: 1800 007 307 Fax (International): +61 8 8981 6286
SPORTS OFFERED – 9/10 If you are looking to bet on a wide variety of sports, then Sportbet is one account that you simply must own. The selection of sports offered is simply mind boggling. In addition to the regular sports betting options such as AFL and NRL, Sportsbet also allows punters to place bets on sports such as Athletics and even Poker. Here is the list of sports offered for punters at Sportingbet: AFL
Basketball – Europe
Basketball – US
Basketball – World
Hockey – Australia
Ice Hockey – Europe
Ice Hockey – NHL
Poker – World Series Of Poker November 9 Betting
Racing & Sport
Soccer – A League
Soccer – Euro 2014
Soccer – World Cup