TAB Betting Overview
«TAB is one of the largest Australian bookmakers. It has been operating in the betting market since 1961. The betting company mainly focuses on racing betting (horse racing, harness, greyhounds). The bookmaker offers a modern mobile app, a full-fledged streaming service and high odds for sporting events»
— Andrew Heaford —
In Australia, online betting shops are banned for under-18s. Play responsibly, on safe sites registered by the authorised regulatory bodies.
TAB Aussie Basic Information
Tabcorp Holdings Limited
iOS and Android
Phone call, email
Tab Limited (the NSW licensee)
Tabcorp Wagering (Vic) Pty Ltd (the Victorian licensee)
Tabcorp ACT Pty Ltd (the ACT licensee)
Ubet Qld Limited (the QLD licensee)
Ubet Tas Pty Ltd (the TAS licensee)
Ubet NT Pty Ltd (the NT licensee)
Ubet SA Pty Ltd (the SA licensee)
Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Apple Pay, cash (TAB retail outlets), BPAY (Australian residents), EFT
TAB Australia Pros & Cons
TAB Reviews and Users Ratings
In bookmaker reviews, Match.Center experts follow the strict principles of objectivity and are always on the side of customers. We openly talk about all the advantages and disadvantages of betting companies and show our observations in the ratings. According to our assessment, the TAB betting company scored 6.5 out of 10 possible points. The bookmaker has easy site navigation and a modern app design. However, we deducted some points in the “Line” and “Payments” categories. Further in the review, we will talk in detail about the reasons for such assessments.
TAB Website, Mobile Version & App Screenshots
How to Bet with TAB
TAB is one of the largest bookmakers in Australia with more than half a century of history. Learn how to register with the betting company, verify the account and place your first bet at TAB.
How to Sign Up for TAB
Only residents of Australia or New Zealand can register with TAB. Customers from other countries are not eligible to create accounts and bet in Australia.
To create a TAB account, you need to fill in a registration form. Unfortunately, the bookmaker does not provide bettors with the option to create an account via PayPal authorisation or using other quick registration methods.
You can sign up on the TAB official site, mobile version or in the betting app. Regardless of the platform, on the bookmaker’s home page, in the top right corner, click on the “Join” button and start to fill in your profile.
In the registration form, you need to specify your:
After entering all the required data, you need to read the legal Terms & Conditions, as well as confirm that you are of legal age. Furthermore, the bookmaker will offer you to set deposit limits. If you want to set them in advance, then click “I would like to set a Deposit Limit” and set the necessary deposit limits: “Limit Period” (of 1, 7, 14 or 28 days) and “Limit amount” (at least $1).
Otherwise, select «I have read the benefits and do not want to set a Deposit Limit».
According to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, all TAB customers are required to verify their accounts within 72 hours after registration. Otherwise, the bookmaker will freeze the access to their betting accounts.
Residents of Australia can go through this procedure online, meanwhile residents of New Zealand will need to send certified copies of their documents by mail.
Verification procedure for Australian residents
Upload two documents (at your choice) to your personal account by filling out a special form (only for Australian residents) or send them by mail – one from each category:
Verification procedure for residents of New Zealand
By mail, send the bookmaker copies of the following documents:
Tier 1 (Primary)
Tier 2 (Primary)
Driving Licence (MUST display current Australian address)
Proof of age card
National Identity Card
Concession card (i.e. pension card)
Utility notice (i.e. electricity bill) (no older than 3 months)
Council rate notice (no older than 3 months)
A tax notice or a government notice that records the provision of financial benefits to you (no older than a year)
The TAB customer’s original signature must be put on each certified document copy, and the following phrase must be clearly spelled out:
«I certify this to be a true and accurate copy of the original document as sighted by me on [insert date]»
Please note, that at least one of the presented documents must contain your current residential address.
Documents are to be sent to:
TAB Customer Service
Locked Bag 7000
Granville, NSW 2142, Australia
You can start the process of user identification already during registration. In the registration form, specify your Licence Number and State of Issue (NSW, VIC, QLD etc.). You can skip this step, when creating an account; you are only required to enter the Licence Number. But later you will have to provide the rest of the documents for full verification.
Under The Privacy Act of 1988, TAB can disclose customer personal data to third parties: for instance, to law-enforcement bodies or organisations that help the bookmaker verify your identity (including credit reporting agencies) and World-Check services.
How to Place a Bet on TAB online
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to bet with TAB:
The minimum stake amount is $1.00
Please note, that the following sports are banned or restricted for betting in the state of South Australia:
Australian TAB Payment Methods
The minimum online deposit amount is $1 (Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, Apple Pay). The deposit conditions are milder only for transactions made via land-based betting shops: there are no deposit requirements at all! Meanwhile, the most rigorous restrictions are set in BPAY. You are allowed to transfer at least $20 using this payment system.
While with the minimum limits, everything is clear, the situation with the maximum deposit amount is much more complicated. For example, Visa and Mastercard have a limit of up to $1,000. BPAY and land-based betting shops have no maximum deposit limits. But in PayPal and Apple Pay, the maximum deposit limits depend on the customer’s status in these payment systems: it varies from $1,000 with the Bronze Account Status and up to $100,000 with the Diamond Account Status.
As for funds withdrawals, TAB offers only three withdrawal methods: PayPal, cash and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). For EFT and cash, there are no minimum and maximum withdrawal limits; meanwhile, for PayPal, the situation is a bit more complicated. The minimum withdrawal amount is $0.01, and the maximum Cash Out amount varies depending on the customer’s status in the payment system: it ranges from $5,000 with the Bronze Account Status and up to $10,000 with the Diamond Account Status.
What Else You Should Know about Limits in TAB
If you have opened an account in the states of Queensland or Tasmania but have not verified it, then a deposit limit of up to $1,000 will be set to all payment systems.
How to Make a Deposit to TAB
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to deposit your account:
When withdrawing funds via PayPal or with cash in the TAB retail outlets, you can get the money instantly. In ETF, the withdrawal period ranges from 1 to 3 days.
How to Withdraw from TAB
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to withdraw funds:
When withdrawing funds via PayPal or with cash in the TAB retail outlets, you can get the money instantly. In ETF, the withdrawal period ranges from 1 to 3 days
Visa / Mastercard
Daily Limit varies
Daily Limit varies
Daily Limit varies
1 - 3 business days
1 - 3 days
TAB Account Deactivation
If you have not taken any actions on your account within 13 months (for instance, depositing, withdrawing, betting), the bookmaker will send you an email notification about your account inactivity. If the betting account remains inactive for another 1 month, at its own discretion, TAB will either start charging an account maintenance fee of $5.50 per month or completely block it.
When blocking the account, TAB will transfer the remaining balance to the card/wallet, from which the last deposit was made. If the transaction is impossible, TAB will declare the customer’s funds unclaimed and will pay them in favour of the local regulator.
TAB: What Sports Are on Offer?
TAB offers an ordinary selection of betting events with no rare sports and without great choice of outrights.
On the betting site, you can bet on the following sports:
If you want to diversify your betting process, TAB offers you to bet on non-sporting categories: “Entertainment” (Love Island, Academy Awards), “Novelties” (Triple J Hottest 100, 2022 AACTA Award, Box Office Futures) and «Politics» (US Election, NSW Politics, UK Politics, US Election Novelty, Australian Federal Politics).
Further, let’s look at the traditional Australian sports, which locals love most, as well as find out how large the TAB’s selection of events to bet on these sports is.
For many Australians, racing is the main sport of life. Just look at the Melbourne Cup, within which Victorian civil servants get the day off. The Melbourne Cup’s unofficial motto clearly reflects the Aussies’ love to this sport: “The race that stops a nation”.
Consequently, for TAB, racing betting (horse racing, greyhounds, harness) is a priority area. The bookmaker has even placed this sport in a separate section. Every day, the TAB’s selection of betting events provides over 50 competitions and 250+ races. Also, you can place “Futures” and “Racing Extras” bets.
The TAB’s selection of betting events also includes international races. For beginners, the only disadvantage is the absence of race names. Instead, TAB uses the names of localities or racetracks where the races take place.
The TAB’s selection of racing betting events is full of a great number of markets and various statistical data.
Types of bets:
Rugby is another beloved sport in Australia. The National Rugby League (NRL) is one of the strongest in the world, and the Australia national team is the undisputed leader in the international arena.
With TAB, you can bet on both Rugby league and Rugby union matches.
In the “Rugby League” section, there are only bets on the NRL. Unfortunately, the bookmaker does not offer bets on national championships of other countries. And in the “Rugby Union” section, TAB customers can bet on the winner of international competitions of both clubs and national teams. For example, HSBC 7s, European Champions Cup, Six Nations, Men's World Cup.
Much to our disappointment, you can only bet on the winner of the match or the whole tournament. The bookmaker does not offer any other bets on rugby.
Aussies are obsessed not only with racing and rugby. Cricket is another national sport in Australia: on the continent, over 1.3 million people play this great game. And the men’s and women’s national teams lead the world cricket ranking (ICC).
With TAB, you can bet on the following cricket tournaments: Test Matches, One Day Internationals, T10 Cricket League, Big Bash, Men’s World Cup, Ashes.
Meanwhile, the bookmaker offers a very poor selection of markets to bet on rugby, with cricket, the situation is the opposite. Customers can bet on more than 40 markets (Results, High Bat, Player of the Match, Over/Under Runs, Wicker Taker, Man Out etc.).
TAB Live Betting
Australians are one of the most gambling nations on the planet. The annual average betting expenses of a Victorian are about $1,500, and those of a New South Wales resident are about $1,800. Struggling with compulsive gambling, in 2001, the Australian Government adopted the Interactive Gambling Act, which prohibited In Play betting once and for all. However, the effect of the restrictions turned out to be minimal. To replace classic live betting, which was banned in the country, bookmakers have invented the “Click to Call” feature. In simple terms, this is betting by phone. Technically, you do not place In Play bets, so this does not violate the applicable law. Currently, Australian authorities have not found a way to ban the “Click to Call” feature.
So, to place a bet by phone, you need to:
Streaming on TAB
There is live streaming on the Tab official site and in its app. Streaming is available in low quality on three channels: Sky 1, Sky 2 and Sky Central. Of course, these are not the British Sky channels; TAB only streams racing (horse racing, greyhounds and harness). Meanwhile, live streaming does not work for tennis, soccer and other sports, despite the presence of the “Watch” button.
The bookmaker has its own betting app. You can download it from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).
TAB App for iOS
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to download the app to your iPhone:
After downloading, the app will be automatically installed and ready for operation. The icon of the app will appear on the iPhone screen.
TAB for Android
The procedure of installing the app on the Android device is similar:
After downloading, the app will be automatically installed and appear on the screen of your smartphone.
If you cannot find the app in the Google Play Store or do not want to download it from there, you can download the APK file directly from the betting site.