Sportsbet Australia

Tips for ALL horse racing meetings

Sportsbet Betting Overview

Sportsbet is a popular online bookmaker founded in Australia in 1994. It is headquartered in Melbourne. It's a part of Flutter Entertainment Group which owns Sportsbet and many other betting sites all over the World. As many other Australian bookmakers, this betting company is mainly focused on horse racing, greyhounds and harness. It also offers quite a good coverage to team sports lovers.

Match.Center experts have tested all the features of the bookmaker and made a detailed Sportsbet review”

In Australia, online betting shops are banned for under-18s. Play responsibly, on safe sites registered by the authorised local bodies.

Sportsbet Aussie Basic Information

Official Website

Brand Owner

Sportsbet Pty Ltd





Mobile Platform

Android App

Sportsbet customer service team

Live chat


Licenced by the Northern Territory Racing Commission

Live Streaming


Welcome Bonus


Payment Methods for Australian Customers

Debit cards, Apple Pay, PayPal, POLi, BPay, Bank Transfer, Sportsbet Cash card


level 17/367 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sportsbet Australia Pros & Cons

Sportsbet is a good betting site with many advantages and a few cons. Unfortunately, bookie can't boast competitive odds.

  • Excellent offer for racing, including analytics and tips
  • Free live streaming of NBA games and racing (SKY racing channels)
  • Competitive selection of markets to bet on other sports
  • Few payment methods, especially for withdrawal

Sportsbet Reviews and Users Ratings

Match.Center experts have assessed Sportsbet on several parameters from the customer’s perspective.

OveralL Rating - 7.5
Registration & customer support
Ease of Navigation

Sportsbet Website, Mobile Version & App Screenshots

How to Bet with Sportsbet

To be able to enjoy all Sportsbet offers, including withdrawals, you need to sign up and verify your account. In our Sportsbet review, we describe in detail the way of doing it – from registration to winnings withdrawals.

So, how to start betting at Sportsbet Australia?

How to Sign Up For Sportsbet

Sportsbet sign up is a very simple all-in-one-page procedure. To start betting, you only need to fill in several boxes:

  • First and last name
  • Birth date
  • Country of residence – only two options are allowed: Australia and New Zealand
  • Address
  • Mobile
  • Email

Optionally, you can set deposit limits so that you do not accidentally lose more money than you can afford.

Sportsbet, how to start betting, Step 1

Sportsbet, how to start betting, Step 1

Sportsbet, how to start betting, Step 2

Sportsbet, how to start betting, Step 2

After registration and the first deposit, you need to verify your betting account to enjoy all the bookmaker’s features, including funds withdrawals.

Sportsbet Verification

Any popular online bookmaker requests an account verification - a documentary proof that the details you entered during registration are correct. Verification is obligatory: if you do not go through this procedure, legally, the bookmaker can block your betting account within 72 hours. Furthermore, verification is needed to access the winnings withdrawal feature.

To verify your account:

  • Make your first deposit.
  • Visit the “My Account” section. There you will see the “Account not verified” status.

  • Click “Get verified” (in the iOS Sportsbet app or web version) or “Verify now” (in the Android app).

  • Choose from the list of ID options. Enter your personal details exactly as they are specified in your ID.

  • Click on the green “Verify these details” button.

If you have done everything correctly, your betting account status will change to “Verified”.

If something is wrong and the betting account is still not verified, contact the support team via live chat or by phone: 1 800 990 907 (from 6 a.m. to midnight).

How to Place a Bet on Sportsbet online

It is very simple to bet on any sports and racing markets with Sportsbet:

  • Log into your account.
  • In the left side menu, select the necessary sport and league.

  • If you bet on racing, select the option from the list of leagues or racetracks in the centre of the screen.
  • To create a betting slip, select a market and click on it. If you place a multi bet, select several betting markets.
  • In the bet slip, specify the type of the bet (single or multi bet) and enter the stake amount.
  • Confirm the bet.

In practice, this is done quickly and intuitively: the procedure of placing a bet is almost identical for all betting sites. It is easier than learning to ride a bike, and you will never unlearn it either.

Telephone bets is the only difference between Australian and other bookmakers in live betting department. Just clicking in the market and entering the stake amount will not work. This type of betting requires a phone call. On the brightside, telephone bets is an old tradition that can make you feel nostalgy.

Australian Sportsbet Payment Methods

The Sportsbet selection of deposit methods is not large. It only includes Australia’s most popular payment methods: credit or debit card, PayPal, POLi, Apple Pay, BPay, bank transfer, and the Sportsbet Cash card.

Debit Card

Debit card

Card payments are used worldwide – it is convenient and almost always immediate. Both Visa and Mastercard are supported. To deposit funds, you need to fill in the boxes with your card data and then confirm the deposit on the payment system page.



It is one of the largest online payments services, founded in 1998 and headquartered in California. It is a fast and convenient online payment method.

In 2003, the company decided to stop providing its payment service to online gaming sites. At that time, PayPal was the largest payment processor in the online gambling industry. In 2010, the service resumed transactions for gaming but only in those countries, where it is not prohibited by law, and only for licenced sites.

Poli logo


It is an online payment service based in Melbourne. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that, to make a payment, the client does not need to sign up for the POLi system.

Apple Pay logo

Apple Pay

It is a mobile payment service that can replace a credit card or make a PIN transaction. It operates only on Apple devices. Touch ID and Face ID are supported.

BPAY logo


It is an Australian company providing online and mobile banking services, which defines itself as a service for fast and easy bill payments. It is one of the two non-instant payment methods available on Sportsbet.

Bank Transfer logo

Bank Transfer

It is a classic. It takes 1-2 working days before the funds are credited to your betting account.


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Deposit Time

Min Withdrawal

Withdrawal Time

Visa / Mastercard




1-2 business days (transfers to credit cards only)





Up to one business day




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Apple Pay







1-2 days



Bank Transfer


1-2 days


1-2 business days (3-5 for non-Australian banks)

Sportsbet Cash card




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How to Make a Deposit to Sportsbet

To deposit money to the Sportsbet betting site, you need to:

  • Log into your account.
  • Click on the Deposit button.

  • Select one of the available payment methods.
  • Enter the deposit amount.
  • Make a transaction on the payment system page.

That’s it. If you have selected one of the instant payment methods, which are the majority, the funds will be credited into your account in the next few minutes.

For the mobile site and app, the deposit procedure is the same.

How to Withdraw from Sportsbet

To withdraw funds from your Sportsbet account:

  • Log into your account.
  • Click on the Withdrawal button.

  • Select a withdrawal method.
  • Enter the withdrawal amount.
  • Confirm your withdrawal request.

After that, you just have to wait for funds to be credited to your account. The transaction time depends on the payment method and can range from several hours to 5 working days.

Keep in mind that in most cases, bookmakers only allow you to withdraw funds in the same way that you deposited them. But regardless of the deposit method, you can request a withdrawal by bank transfer.

Sportsbet: What Sports Are On Offer?

One of the Sportsbet pros is a wide range of sports to bet on, including niche alpine skiing, lacrosse, netball.

In total, the selection of betting events contains more than 30 sports. The bookmaker also accepts online wagers on politics and entertainment.

Of course, the betting company is mainly focused on racing and several team sports events that are popular in Australia.

Horse Racing

If you are an Australian online betting site, you have no right to be a bad provider of racing betting. In the Sportsbet selection, you will find Australian racing and lots of racing meetings held in the UK, France, the USA, South America and Asia. Many of them are accompanied by free live streaming thanx to Sky racing channels.

For each race, there are detailed information on the horse’s physical shape and a small analytical preview from Sportsbet racing team.

About a third of races provided by Sportsbet contain free live streaming by SKY1 and SKY2. If the stream is available, there will be a corresponding icon next to the racetrack name.

For the most popular Australian races and other thoroughbreds meetings, the bookmaker offers a large selection of markets, including Each-way, Quinella, Trifecta, First 4, Exacta and Same Race Multi.

For minor races, only bets on the winner are available.

Tips for one of minor races in Japan

Tips for one of minor races in Japan

Sportsbet provides a selection of horse racing betting markets for several days ahead. It also offers Futures. As early as November 2022 customers can place online wagers on such big racing event as the Melbourne Cup (australian's favourite thoroughbred race) that will be held in November 2023.

Everything said about horse racing is also true for greyhound races and harness: there are lots of races, live streaming, and information on the physical shape of dogs or harnesses, as well as pre-race analytical summaries at the bookmaker.

The betting company provides Racing same game multis and Best bets tips (quick predictions).

American football

Sportsbet has a really wide range of markets to bet on any NFL sporting event:

  • Margin markets
  • Half-times
  • Quarters
  • Personal player statistics
  • Touchdown markets

In total, there are about 200 betting markets per match.


Sportsbet provides a large selection of sports markets to bet on the NBA: half-time and quarter bets, as well as lots of markets on team leader personal statistics. For example, in the Atlanta – Cleveland match, you can place a “To score 40+ points” only on Trae Young at 14.00. Meanwhile, you can already place a bet on “To score 30+ points” bet on two players: Young, 2.55 and Dejounte Murray at 7.75.

There are also bets on assists and rebounds.

NBA matches are broadcasted in full in the live streaming section.

However, for other basketball leagues, the selection of betting markets is poor. For instance, on an Australian NBL match, you can place only a 2-way bet. For Korean and Argentine league matches, only handicap, O/U and quarter bets are available. And you can watch some of such matches on the betting site.


You'll find the top 2-3 levels of leagues of every top European championship, tournaments of several other countries of the world, as well as the Australian championship.

For top leagues, such as the English Premier League, Champions League and other international leagues, the bookmaker offers several hundred markets to bet on. These are mainly a variety of O/U bets on the whole match or each half of it, handicaps, exact score and margin bets, as well as Lead at 10-20-30-50 bets.

For the FIFA World Cup matches, the selection of betting markets is more diverse. In addition to all of the above, there are bets on goals, assists, corners, cards and penalty shoot-outs.

Sportsbet Live Betting

Sportsbet provides a small range of events to bet on in the live mode. For some of them, it offers a large selection of live betting markets. For example, you can find about 100 markets to bet on tennis and over 50 of them – on cricket. Even for not the most popular cricket, there are about 30 markets to bet on.

In Play betting is prohibited for Australian betting sites. The government believes that this provokes excessive interest in gambling and leads to compulsive gambling.  However, you can place In Play bets by phone. The corresponding phone numbers are available on the Contact Us page. For racing betting, there is a separate phone number.

Here, you can also find an international phone number; however, only residents of Australia and New Zealand are allowed to place bets.

Free Live Streaming on Sportsbet

On Sportsbet, live stream service is available mainly for racing and the NBA. For most popular races, there are SKY Racing channels broadcast.

Other sports are hardly ever streamed. No live stream provided even for table tennis, which is normally broadcasted by many bookmakers. At the time of writing this review, we found a ferr live streaming for only 1 out of 16 tennis matches available for In Play betting.

Sportsbet App

Sportsbet has Android mobile app and iOS app. They are almost identical to the mobile site. The main difference is the lower menu, which you can use to switch between races, the selection of events to bet on other sports and live betting. You can access every section through mobile app 'hamburger' menu.

The app is as convinient as a desktop site. Betting, watching streams, and selecting matches are all quick and easy.


Sportsbet AU




iOS, Android

Age Limit






Deposit methods

Debit cards, Apple Pay, PayPal, POLi, BPay, Bank Transfer, Sportsbet Cash card

Withdrawal methods

Debit cards, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Sportsbet Cash card


Licenced and regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission

Security certificates


Sportsbet Promotions

In Australia, it is illegal to attract clients to betting with bonus offers. That is why we will not do it either. To learn if there is a Sportsbet sign up bonus at all, you need to sign up.

The upside is that, on Sportsbet, the registration procedure is very simple, and you can read about it above in the article.

On the Sportsbet site, you can see hints of promotions. At the top of the page, there are banners with the bookmaker’s promises of an Instant payout and Best payout. These are not bonuses, but simply the advantages of this betting company.  For a registered customer, the banners are likely to be more varied.

Sportsbet Australia Bonuses

As we have written before, first, you need to register with the bookmaker to access its promotions and bonuses. This is a quick procedure that requires nothing but your personal details. If you register with a licenced betting company, you do not have to worry about the security of this data.

It is not necessary to make a deposit straight away, although the bookmaker will offer you to do this right after registration. You can look around first and then decide whether you need the offered bonuses or whether you should search for something else.

What else you should know before you bet with Sportsbet

Key Features of Sportsbet Betting

On Sportsbet, you can select from 30 sports. Moreover, the bookmaker offers betting on politics and entertainment.

Key betting features on Sportsbet:

  • Betting with mates is an option of building a team, where its members can share money with each other and collectively manage the account.
  • Racing Multi Builder is an option to place a multi bet in several stages (legs). Each stage begins only after the completion of the event that is previous in time (not in time of betting).
  • Sport Multi Builder is the same option as the previous one, but applies to the Sport section.
  • Tips for each horse race are small texts describing who is the race favourite and why.
Racing tips

Racing tips

Sportsbet Odds

We compare betting odds by calculating the margin. If it is high, therefore, the odds are poor. Sportsbet has a mid-level margin. It is definitely not a low one, as it is at least 4% for all sports (at other bookmakers, we have seen a margin of 2-3% for popular sports). In soccer, the odds are really poor, even for a match with the Australia national team. A margin of 10% is a lot. For tennis matches, the bookmaker also charges more, compared to its competitors. For this sport, 5-6% is a normal margin. On Sportsbet, there is only one market on an ATP match that has a margin of 5%; in most cases the odds are poor.

Sportsbet offers its best odds on American football – the margin is about 5%. 





Margin 1/X/2

Margin O/U

American Football



Carolina Panthers - Baltimore Ravens



American Football



Toronto Argonauts - Winnipeg Blue Bombers






New York Knicks - Phoenix Suns




Romanian Liga Nationala


BCMU Pitesti - CS Municipal Ploiesti




World Cup


England - Iran




World Cup


France - Australia




ATP World Tour Finals


Casper Ruud - Novak Djokovic




ITF Waco


M. Okalova - V. Hu



How Do I Get a Sportsbet Card?

Among the Sportsbet specials is a Sportsbet Cash card. You can use it to make deposits, withdraw funds and pay in stores.

To get it, you need to:

  • Be an Australian resident.
  • Verify your Sportsbet account.
  • Provide the bookmaker with your correct address.
  • Apply for the card.

After applying, the card will be sent to the specified address. You will get the card in 2-3 weeks.

After that, you must activate your card.

  • Log into your account.
  • Click on your balance and select “My account”.

  • Select “Sportsbet Cash”.
  • Enter a 9-digit activation code, which you will receive with the card.
  • Click “Activate”.

Once again, please note, that NZ residents have the right to bet with Sportsbet, but they cannot get a Sportsbet Card, even if they are in Australia.

Sportsbet Security

Sportsbet is licenced by the Northern Territory Racing Commission.

The customer personal data is protected by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, a standard data protection method used by modern sites.

The bookmaker emphasises that it does its utmost to keep your data safe, but simultaneously, does not guarantee anything:

You acknowledge that no data transmission over the Internet is totally secure. Accordingly, Sportsbet does not warrant the security of any information which you transmit to it. However, once bookie receives your transmission, Sportsbet will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure including by using password protected systems and data bases and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Customer Service at Sportsbet

You can contact the support service by phone or using a Live chat. Operators answer in a few minutes. First, they will ask you to give your username, full name and birth date.

Unfortunately, operators are very uncompromising and try to “exchange” information on your personal details: your email, username and birth date. During the dialogue, we had a feeling that we were suspected of espionage. Although we just wanted to ask about the deposit currency: we wanted to clarify the information provided in the FAQ section, concerning the fact that betting accounts can be kept in AUD and NZD. So, we do not understand why it was difficult for the operator to simply write 6 letters.

Such support service is absolutely unsupportive. And in the end, we never got a response. We rate the customer service at 4/10. We had a kind of a dialogue, but in fact, it was a waste of time.

Tips and Tricks for Betting at Sportsbet

Only a small percentage of customers win in betting, and it is about 10%, that is why we recommend that you initially aim for vivid emotions rather than for winnings instantly. However, here are some tips for you:

Bet with spare money

In addition to the first recommendation: bet only those amounts that are not critical to you and that you are ready to lose. If you follow this advice, you will get the maximum pleasure from betting without stress.

Do not try to win back

Everyone has bad days. If today you are out of luck and end up in the red, it is better to take a break and get back to betting later. Trying to immediately win back all the lost money is the worst thing a bettor can do. The desire to win back right away often leads bettors to irrationally enhance their stake amounts, i.e. bettors begin to bet much more money than they can afford to lose.

Upgrade your knowledge

Do not try to bet on all sports and competitions at once. Initially, it can be fun, however, in the long run, you will definitely be in the red. Select one or two sports and start to scrutinise them.  Knowing the subtleties of the selected sport will give you an advantage over the bookmaker that has to deal with all sports simultaneously and can miss something.

If you want to bet on Racing, you can select several horses or jockeys and follow their races.

Watch out! “Experts”!

You can find lots of betting predictions and tips.  But, looking closely, you will see that the majority of them are merely offers to bet on a common favourite. Any schoolboy can make such a prediction, and that's why bookmakers set low odds on a favourite.

Expertise is useful, but you do not need to look for advice to bet on favourites, instead focus on specific information and reasonable grounds for predictions. For example: “Team A will win because there have been several rearrangements in Team B, two base players have been injured and they play poorly in the rain, and it is supposed to rain on the match day”.

Be careful about multi bets

Multi bets attract bettors with their extremely high odds formed by multiplying the odds of several bets that seem to be profitable.  But you have to keep in mind that the probability of the occurrence of all these events goes down proportionally. It is really difficult to correctly predict several outcomes at once.

Example. Two events have the probability of 50% each, and the odds for them are 2.00 (for convenience, let’s omit the margin for now). The probability that both of these events will occur together can be calculated by the following formula: 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25 – i.e. it is only 25%. And if there are three such events, then: 0.5 х 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25 x 0.5 = 0.125. This means that the multi bet wins only 1 time out of 8.

Now let’s add the margin. With a mid-level margin, which is offered by many bookmakers, including Sportsbet, the odds will be 1.90 instead of 2.00. Let’s calculate the multi bet: 1.90 x 1.90 x 1.90 = 6.859. As you can see, the tote odds are too far from being the “fair” 8.00 ones. In the long run, by placing such a bet you will lose the 1.14 of it. Meanwhile, if you place these three bets as singles, you will lose only the 0.1 of each bet, i.e. in total, –0.3 of the bet.

This conclusion is true for same race multi bets as well.

Sportsbet Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to bet with Sportsbet?

Yes, it is. Sportsbet is licenced by the Northern Territory Racing Commission. Customer personal data is encrypted by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, a popular solution for data encryption.

Does Sportsbet offer Welcome bonuses?

No, it does not. No licenced Australian bookmaker has the right to attract new bettors with bonuses. To learn more about Sportsbet promotions, first, the customer needs to sign up.

What deposit and withdrawal methods does Sportsbet support?

You can deposit your Sportsbet account using the following methods:

  • Debit cards
  • PayPal
  • POLi
  • Apple Payl
  • BPay
  • Bank transfer
  • Sportsbet Cash card

Does Sportsbet provide In Play betting and live streaming?

Yes, it does. On Sportsbet, you can place In Play bets using either the website or the mobile app. To bet In Play. you'll need to call the given number.

On Sportsbet, live streaming is available mostly only for racing. For other sports, streams are rare; usually these are streams of a small number of tennis matches. We describe live streaming experience in details in our Sportsbet review.

Is Sportsbet suitable for beginners?

Yes, Sportsbet is quite good for beginners. It is a licenced bookmaker and it provides detailed T&Cs. The only thing we did not like was the customer support service. Perhaps, you will have better luck.

What types of bets does Sportsbet offer?

Bookmaker offers a large selection of markets to bet on racing and other sports popular in Australia, including Racing Multi Builder, Sports Multi Builder, In Play bets, as well as bets on politics and entertainment.

Tips for ALL horse racing meetings


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