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Crownbet bookmaker review

Crownbet AustraliaWebsite: www.crownbet.com.au

Bonus: Deposit $500, get $650 in free bets

Licenced: Northern Territory, Australia

Racing: Yes

Sports: Yes

IT’S official.

CrownBet.com.au is king of the Australian gambling landscape.

Born out of a merging of the minds between gambling heavyweights Matthew Tripp and James Packer, CrownBet promises much and delivers more for its punters.

Backed by the Crown Resorts mogul and the man who masterminded both Sportsbet and BetEasy’s meteoric rise, those two names will help even the most nervous punter breath a little easier.

BetEasy was rebranded as CrownBet in March 2015 after Packer took a controlling interest in the business, purchasing two thirds, with Tripp holding on to the remaining third.

Launched as BetEzy in 2005, the bookmaker does have a slightly checkered past – it had been probed by both the ATO and Northern Territory Licensing Commission – but that was before Tripp, who came along in March 2014, was involved.

The bookmaker markets itself as one of the biggest 100 per cent Australian owned companies in the country and has a heavy focus on local markets.

It is also one of, if not the, fastest growing online bookmakers in Australia, with some 110,000 newly registered customers.

It has betting partnerships with Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, Netball Australia, Tennis Australia and National Rugby League and it is the exclusive wagering partner with the Australian Football League, signing a massive five year deal.

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Crownbet sports betting markets

  • American Football
  • Australian Rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Motor Sport
  • MMA
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Entertainment
  • Financials
  • Gaelic Football
  • Handball
  • Netball
  • Politics
  • Snooker
  • Surf Ironman
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Yachting

Get mobile with Crownbet

You can’t help but be very appy with Crownbet’s handy apps for smart phones and tablets. Whether it’s Apple iOS, Android or windows enabled devices, Crownbet has you covered with an app and mobile website that is both attractive on the eye and very easy to use.

A menu at the bottom of the screen gives you access to all the sport and racing markets you might need to access and you hold down to expand the sport/event.

Similar to what happens on the website, all you have to do is click to add them to your betslip, then visit your betslip to place your bets – and it offers the same markets on the apps as it does online. The mobile website is simplified even more, giving faster loading times.

Crownbet layout and interface

CrownBet.com.au’s website is unique, but easy to navigate. It has attractive colouring, with everything laid out in front of you. Log in by punching your username and password at the top and use this menu also to access the live chat if you need a little help from one of the bookie’s customer service experts.

Right below that are big, functional quick links for racing, sport, rewards, promotions and support. There is also a big orange ‘join now’ option, if you haven’t yet signed up. Banner ads below that detail the bookie’s promotions.

On the left hand side is a menu that first features quick links to the most popular upcoming sport and racing events, with racing and then sports below that.

In the middle of the screen is firstly details and links to the next three races to jump, with the first six runners and their prices detailed, and then below that is upcoming sports, also the next three to begin.

More banner ads follow and then there are quick links to all the stuff you need to know, like terms and conditions, gambling responsibly and FAQs.

On the right hand side is the floating betslip, where you add your bet types and actually make your wager.

Betting on sport with Crownbet

Crownbet has all the big events covered and the little ones too. It’s as simple as finding the sport you want, clicking on the event and then navigating to the market you want. With sports betting, the site has little drop down menus that will usually help you select what country the sport is in and then what league.

Simply click on the market you want and add it to your betslip. Once you’ve done that, all you have to do is decide how much you want to wager and click it through and your bet is placed.

Whether it’s the local stuff, like Australian Rules, rugby league, or A-League, or the big overseas sports like NBA, MLB, NFL and the international soccer leagues, Crownbet is a leader.

If you’re trying to get a bet on a particular event, there are more than enough markets to satisfy, with things like margin bets, lines overs and unders popular, while there are extensive futures markets available on the different sports and leagues.

Betting on racing with Crownbet

If racing is your thing, be that thoroughbreds, harness or the dishlickers, you won’t be disappointed with Crownbet.

And we love the best tote + option it offers on many of the races, ensuring punters get the best value for their bets by giving them the highest paying result out of the TABs. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then there are plenty of events with fixed odds on offer too.

Clicking through to the racing hub page will give you full form guides for each race. You don’t even have to click through to check it. It’s right in front of you.

Even if you just punt on the big races, Crownbet has extensive markets on the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup, as well as all the big international races.

All the usual bets are there, win, place and the exotics, like quaddies, first four, trifectas, quinellas and the like.

More on the betslip, this is so easy to use, if you need to make changes or edit the bets you have, just point and click. Add and delete the race markets you want and then click through to finalise.

Bet live with Crownbet

Not online you can’t. That’s illegal in Australia. But you can pick up the phone and call Crownbet’s hotline to get your bet on while the sport is in play.

You’ll find that there are odds for live events on the website, but this is more for information for punters, rather than giving you an opportunity to actually bet. This is at the live betting page.

Depositing and withdrawing funds

Deposit: Credit card, bank transfer, cheque, Skrill/Moneybookers, BPAY, POLi

Withdrawal: Bank transfer, Skrill/Moneybookers

We’re huge fans of the POLi program, it helps you immediately transfer funds that will be available straight away, using a secure method of accessing your net banking program and without providing your credit card details to your bookie.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can do it the old fashioned way with a bank transfer, but, be warned, if you’re trying to get a bet on straight away, these funds can take a couple of days to clear, so get in quick.

Skrill/Moneybookers is available for both deposits and withdrawals and you can also use your credit card to instantly top up your account.

Any funds you withdraw through bank transfer will take a similar time to those you’ve deposited using that method.

All of this is in the banking section on the site.

Minimum and maximum wager amounts

Got one cent in your account? You can use it at Crownbet. Get that hail mary multi on and ride it home. One cent is the minimum bet accepted by Crownbet, but that is only online. If you want to bet over the phone, the minimum bet on racing is $50, while the minimum bet for sports is $20.

Maximum bet amounts aren’t explicitly stated on the website, but this will usually depend on the event and odds offered on the particular sport.

Safety and security

The Crownbet website and apps are under lock and key with 128 bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption protection, adhering to the strongest safety standards under Australian Privacy Principles.

That’s the same level of cover used by banks in Australia.

So punters know with Crownbet, they get a great betting experience, secure in the knowledge that their funds are safe.

Customer service

CrownBet has 24/7 live chat, email and toll free phone support. If you’re online and need an answer, quicksmart, the live chat is very functional. Email queries can take a while to respond, so we recommend picking up the phone or using the chat.

1800 321 321 (General, but also used for Racing)

1800 321 322 (Sports)

1800 321 323 (Customer Service)

General Enquiries

Fax: 1800657960
E-Mail: [email protected]
Postal Address: GPO Box 4279 Melbourne, Victoria, 3001.

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