A Review Of Bookmaker.com.au

Bookmaker.com.au was established in 2013 and since then they have grown to be a key player in the Australian market with a respected site that covers betting on horse racing and sports. There is nothing thrilling about the design of the site and it certainly is not as slick as many of its competitors, however, if you look past that, it has a strong sportsbook which is likely to be appealing to casual punters and those who play regularly.

Bookmaker.com.au’s horse racing page is very impressive as they just about take bets on every single race which is taking place from around the world on that day. Clearly many punters will be interested in the action in Australia where the firm’s traders offer early prices each day and a range of markets outside the race winner such as favourite vs the field.

When placing a horse racing bet with Bookmaker.com.au, you have the choice to do so with a fixed odds bet on into the Tote pool. You can also back a horse in the place betting where odds are offered depending on the price of the horse in the outright market.

All the major sports are in the sportsbook, while the firm also notably have a section for novelty betting. This includes awards, current affairs, entertainment, music, royalty and TV specials. These markets are becoming more popular now so if you like the odd punt on something which is classed as a novelty, you will be served well with Bookmaker.com.au.

The Australian firm has a live betting section on their website, however, the page does not have as many markets as you would expect to find there so this is not one of their strongest points.

Odds & Promotions

If you are a new customer and sign up to an account with Bookmaker.com.au they will match your opening deposit up to $100 with a bonus bet. Your deposit and bonus funds need to be wagered at odds of 1.50 or greater for you to then withdraw your winnings.

Bookmaker.com.au claim to be very quick settling bets, especially in horse racing where they have a ‘Past the Post’ policy. This means that you don’t need to wait for the jockeys to weigh in for the result to become official. If there is a stewards’ enquiry and the initial winner is subsequently thrown out of the race, you will keep the winning and the firm will also pay out in the new winner.

An exclusive feature on Bookmaker.com.au’s horse racing product is ‘Pick Your Own Odds.’ This is available on selected Australian gallops races. You have to choose the margin you believe your horse will win by. There is a drop-down tab where you have the option to select a margin. By scrolling through the odds, the margin of victory you horse needs to win by will change. If you get the margin of victory right, you will be paid out at the boosted odds.

Bookmaker.com.au have a designated promotions page on the tab which runs from left to right at the top of the homepage. This is updated daily with enhancements in horse racing and sports events. Keep an eye on this page before the start of major sporting events such as the World Cup in football as the firm likes to offer a range of different boosts on big competitions such as the outright winner, top goal scorer and player of the tournament.

Player Security & Safety

Bookmaker.com.au is licenced and regulated by the Northern Territory Government. Their desktop site is secured using Secure Sockets Layer with 2048-bit encryption therefore it has the latest technology to ensure you are safe when logged into your account.

There are six different ways to deposit into your Bookmaker.com.au account. You can do so with a Visa card, Mastercard, POLi, PayPal, BPAY and with a Flexepin voucher. The latter can be purchased online or from a number of different outlet stores and will generate a 16-digit pin which can then he registered on your account. This is a new form of payment and if you’re worried about registering a card on your account, this is probably the best method for you. Do bear in mind though that if you want to withdraw any funds following a Flexepin voucher, you will need to make a bank transfer.

If using a credit card on your account, Bookmaker.com.au will ask for you to verify your details before making a withdrawal. A picture of the front and back of the card is required. The firm only asks for the first eight numbers and the last four on the front of the card. You can therefore put a line through the other four numbers. When scanning the card details, do make sure the numbers can be seen clearly, especially the back of the card where the three-digit CVV number is positioned.

When you open an account with Bookmaker.com.au, like on any log-in page, you will be asked to create a password. It is advised that you used a combination of letters and numbers to help make it as secure as possible. If you do forget your password, you can reset it via a link to your e-mail address.

Conclusion & Overall Rating

The first time you log onto Bookmaker.com.au, you are unlikely to be impressed with the design and layout of the site. However, once you start exploring the content and betting options they offer, you will soon look past how the desktop has been set up.

It is a bookmaker which clearly takes horse racing seriously as one of its core products which is a rare for a lot of firms which have opened over the last decade. If you enjoy betting on international racing, you have plenty of choice as the list of meetings is huge.

The opening sign-up offer is very generous and fair. The wagering requirements are not too difficult therefore you have a solid chance of getting off to a flying start with your bonus funds. For existing customers, the ‘Past the Post’ and protest pay-outs are fantastic policies. Not only does it mean you don’t need to wait long for your bet to be settled, but, if there is a stewards’ enquiry, you will never be left with a sour taste in your mouth as Bookmaker.com.au pay out on both results.

The Pick Your Own Odds feature is only available with Bookmaker.com.au and is great if you like a distance bet. You horse not only needs to win but it has to be successful by the distance you choose therefore this offer is not as good as it initially looks.

Depositing and withdrawing to and from your account is very easy and secure. Like all major firms today, there are numerous ways to do this, including with a Flexepin payment. You also have the option of having instant access to your funds with a Visa Bookmaker.com.au card where you can withdraw your winnings from an ATM or make an in-store purchase.

Security checks are quick and easy to verify therefore it should not take long before you have a fully active account and are set up to process withdrawals.

Overall rating: 7/10