In the year it celebrates its 20th anniversary, sportsbet has become an icon in Australian betting and a force to be reckoned with internationally. Its founder Matthew Tripp was a man ahead of his time, anticipating the explosion in online, mobile and app-based betting in Australia and using clever marketing techniques like money back specials and justice payouts to get customers on board.
Sportsbet offers a great range of markets and events with a full offering of minor sports and majors as well as the best esports coverage in Australia. The site is easy to use with a responsive layout that adapts to your screen size and clearly splits in-play and pre-play events. They also offer a number of useful security features including the option to activate 2FA and verify your account with two forms of photo ID.
The sportsbook has a strong presence in the AFL and NRL and offers Same Game Multis on all major games. However, it is a little less stocked with the lesser known competitions and has a tendency to provide terrible odds for some markets (e.g. try scorers or amount of disposals). They also deduct more from racing bets than many of their competitors, even displaying their deduction rate in their schedules (as if that wasn’t clear enough!).
Like all bookmakers, Sportsbet offer a number of bonus bets to attract new customers and rewards loyal players. Their sign-up bonuses are competitive and they also have a range of ongoing promotions, including cashbacks on losses, free bets and bonus bets. They also have an excellent live streaming service, the ability to deposit and withdraw with a debit or credit card and offer a decent selection of casino games.