Sportsbook Review: Topbetta

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Introduction:

Launched in 2011 Topbetta is the brainchild of Newcastle-based sports agent Todd Buckingham. They offer competitive betting odds with a strong focus on Aussie racing and sport, but they are not just a traditional sportsbook. By combining the best aspects of social gaming and online gambling TopBetta has developed a social betting platform that enables sports fans to compete against each other in racing and sports tournaments. Aimed towards casual punters Topbetta holds a number of tournaments every day, ranging from free entry to high stakes. Each entrant is given fantasy money to bet with and the tournament winners collect great prizes including free bets and real cash. It is a fantastic concept that enables casual punters to take interest and bet on racing and sport without risking a lot of money. And the betting platform creates a great social gambling environment where all recreational punters are welcome.

The Big Reasons To Join:

Free-Entry Tournaments ~ They offer free tournaments every single day, and they all have prizes.
High-Stakes Tournaments ~ Members can pay a nominated entrance fee to compete against other punters in high-stakes tournaments.
Special-Event Tournaments ~ Topbetta holds special-event tournaments on major sporting events like the Melbourne Cup Carnival, NRL, AFL and A`League Grand Finals. Topbetta members are currently competing for a chance at $1 Million in the AFl and NRL Grand Final events.
The Topbetta Community ~ Topbetta members form a fun and unique betting community where recreational punters can meet, chat and compete against each other for prizes.

Not so Keen on:

Not for Serious Punters ~ The Topbetta platform has been designed for recreational punters. They don’t accept big bets and their maximum payout limits are quite low.
Race-betting options ~ They don’t cover all race-betting options. For example; No Quaddies, Trebles or Multi-betting is offered.
Sports-betting Coverage ~ They do not offer betting on all sports and their markets can be limited. However a new sports-betting model is being introduced soon so they may improve in this area.

Bonuses and Promotions:

New Customer Bonus ~ New customers get their first deposit matched up to $500.
NRL $1Million Promo ~ Win a round in the NRL promo tournament and get two tickets to the live NRL Grand Final event where 25 punters will battle it out for a shot at $1 Million (entry is free).
AFL $1Million Promo ~ Win a round in the AFL promo tournament and get two tickets to the live AFL Grand Final event where 25 punters will battle it out for a shot at $1 Million (entry is free)
Deposit Happy Hour ~ Topbetta regularly nominate happy hour periods where deposits are eligible to receive bonus bets. Last week a 25% bonus was offered on all deposits between 5-7pm on Friday (up to $250).
Free Entry Tournaments ~ Topbetta is always offering great prizes in free-entry tournaments.
SMS Promo Alerts ~ Topbetta regularly SMS members with exceptional betting promotions.

*Any winnings gained from a Bonus bet must be turned over at least once prior to withdrawing.

Key Products and Features:

Tournaments ~ After entering a Topbetta tournament players are given fantasy money known as “Betta Bucks” (usually $1000) to bet across a selected race meeting or sporting event. The punter who finishes with the most Betta Bucks wins the tournament. There are lots of Topbetta tournaments being held every day, many of them are free to enter and prizes include free bets, real cash and free entry to special tournaments.
Top Tote or SP ~ Topbetta pays a Win dividend equal to the highest of the three national totes or the starting price (available on all Australian Thoroughbred meetings).
Middle Tote ~ On Greyhound and Harness events Topbetta pays a Win and Place dividend that is equal to the second highest tote. Middle tote also applies to Thoroughbred Place bets.
Topbetta Blog ~ The Topbetta blog provides members with racing and sport previews, news, tips and reviews. It also contains information about their latest promotions, upcoming tournaments and a live twitter feed.

The Website:

The Topbetta website has a fairly simple layout which has been designed to lead members into three separate areas; Race betting, sports betting and tournaments. The sports section is currently being updated and will be up-and-running again soon. The racing section contains quick-links to the next scheduled events where you will find current odds and form guides. While the Tournament section displays all the daily and weekly tournaments that are available to enter. The tournaments cover most race meetings and major sporting events and each one contains a “sledge box” where members can socialise with other punters. The Topbetta blog covers the latest promotions, previews, reviews and tips, plus there is a live Twitter feed. The site is safe, easy to use and it creates a great social atmosphere for casual punters.

The App:

There are currently no Topbetta betting Applications however, there is a mobi site available for tablets and other mobile device. The mobi site is just a smaller version of the main website which is designed to fit smaller screens, and it works fine.

Multi-Betting:

Race Betting ~ Unavailable
Sport betting ~ Will be available soon

General Services:

Deposit Options ~ Credit Card, BPAY, Pay Pal, Bank deposit
Withdrawal Options ~ Bank Transfer
Minimum Deposit ~ $10.00
Minimum Bet ~ $1.00
Maximum Payout ~ Topbetta has been designed for recreational punters so the maximum payouts are not very high.
Live Betting ~ Not available
Mobile Betting ~ No, there are currently no Apps available.

Customer Service:

Customer Support ~ 1300 886 503 (24/7)
Live Chat ~ Unavailable
Email Support ~ [email protected]
Fax ~ (02) 495 7470