Betting Club is an online Australian bookmaker that is owned by the Mounties Group, Campsie RSL, and Club Rivers. They see themselves as a betting community and that is reflected on the site with their offers and promotions.
The online firm offer betting on horse racing and on a range of different sports such as soccer, tennis, Australian rules, and both codes of rugby on their site. They are an approved betting partner of the AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, PGA Australia, and Tennis Australia.
When you open Betting Club’s desktop site, you will notice the page is split into four different sections. Down the far left of the page, you can switch between horse racing and sports. Within each tab, you will see a list of the meetings/sports they are betting on.
The second section of the page features "today’s race meetings" and the most popular markets that are being bet on that day. These can prove useful as the quick links make it easier to get to the market you want to bet on.
In the third section of the site, Betting Club advertise their offers and promotions. The font size is a little too big and the adverts are very basic. There is no doubt they stand out; however, they ruin what until this point looks to be a well-designed page.
Finally, the fourth section of the home page features your betting slip. Once you add a selection to your slip, you have the choice of what stake you want to bet with. You can add more selections if you want to place an accumulator or another form of multiple bet.
Betting Club also have a mobile betting app which can be downloaded for free from iTunes or Google Play for Android users. It is fast, well designed and useful for punters who like to place a bet when they are out and about.
New customers receive a sign-up bonus when opening an account at Betting Club. The firm offers $100 in bonus funds if you deposit $50 with your first transaction. That means you will have $150 to play with for just $50, which is very fair. The opening deposit and bonus funds need to be turned over at least once at odds of 1.50 or bigger in order for you to withdraw your balance.
Betting Club have a page dedicated to their weekly promotions and these vary from enhanced odds on selections in major tournaments, money back specials on the AFL and NRL, and a host of other offers on horse racing on the gallops, one of which is their Midweek Madness boost. The firm will ensure you receive Best Tote + 5% on any win bet, market, and runner at selected meetings every Wednesday.
The Australian betting company have an excellent blog section on their site where they add match reports, insights, and tips from a number of experts in their respective field. All of this content is completely free for Betting Club members and can also be found on their mobile app so, if you are on a train and have some time spare, you can have a read.
Betting Club appear to very competitive with their prices across their horse racing and sports markets. With their social betting platform, you can share your bets/tips to other punters or friends if you have a strong opinion on a market. If you have a good win and feel generous, you can also share some of your winnings to your mates.
There are four different ways to deposit Australian dollars into your Betting Club account. The two common methods are with a Visa card and Mastercard. Your card can be stored on your account to make it easier to place a deposit in the future without having to go through the hassle of typing in the full 16 digits on the front of the card and the expiry date. POLi is also accepted if you have an account with them, while BPAY can be used to transport money across.
As with all Australian online bookmakers, you will be required to verify your details within 30 days of opening your account; otherwise, it will become suspended and you will not be able to make any withdrawals. If you scan a copy of your driver’s licence or passport and send that across by email, your account will become verified and you will be good to go.
Betting Club say they pride themselves on good customer service. You can reach them by email, on the phone or, if you are old-fashioned, you can write a letter and send it in the post. All of their customer service team are based in Australia and they promise to answer in a timely manner.
If you forget your login details with Betting Club, you can reset them on their home page. A link will be sent to the email address you used to register your account. You will need to provide your username and date of birth for security though.
The name Betting club suggests you are joining some kind of community owned site and this Australian firm does have that kind of feel to it when you open an account. Their sign up offer is very generous to get you up and running and then, once you are a member, there are lots of weekly promotions that you would not find elsewhere.
Betting Club’s home page is a little congested, especially in the middle of the page; however, you should have no problems switching from one market to another with the A-Z of sports and horse tabs on the left side of the page.
One of the areas of their site which Betting Club have invested heavily in is their blogs. They clearly throw a lot of resources into this section; it is so good that it could stand alone as a news site, such are the quality and quantity of the articles.
The mobile app, which is available in all good app stores, is free to download and is much slicker than the desktop site. You can find what you are looking for very quickly and it means you don’t need to be near a computer to place a bet. It also allows you to keep track of the bets you have already placed when you are in the pub with your friends.
Betting Club’s social platform is something that is unique to the company. Some punters will have no interest in sharing their bets with the public; however, we now live in an age where social media is a big part of people’s lives so there will be plenty of members who will use this service. If you are lucky, you may even get a nice surprise if one of your friends sends you a share of their returns if they have had a big win.