Sportsbet bookmaker provide competitive odds for a wide range of worldwide sporting events with access to a variety of fun products, free competitions and promotions. On top of this, new customers get welcomed with a $501 Sportsbet Bonus free bet.
First launched in 1993, Sportsbet had established itself as Australia's top online betting site, before joining forces with Ireland's leading bookmaker and major internet betting operator, Paddy Power in 2009. Since then, Sportsbet has been able to expand its range of betting markets and introduce Australia to 'betting entertainment' synonymous with the Paddy Power brand in Europe.
Regulatory Authority: Northern Territory Racing Commission
Sportsbet Promotions and Bonus Offers
Sign up and receive a Sportsbet free bet, as your first bet stake is matched with an instant bonus bet, up to $501. The Sportsbet bonus is credited to your account automatically once you've finalised your first wager and remains valid for 30 days to be used on any race or sports event, single or multi bet. Winning from the matched free bet must be turned over at least once by Australian customers (five times by International customers) before winnings from the Sportsbet bonus can be withdrawn.
As a Sportsbet tipping customer, you'll have ample opportunity to pick up more free bets from a huge range of ever changing daily Sportsbet promotions which include Greyhound Money Back Specials, Racing Refunds, Harness Refunds and Bad Beat Refunds, plus Money Back Specials on major events like Australian Open Tennis, Test Cricket, FA Cup and more. Sportsbet’s Free bets, referral bonuses and free competitions are just more reasons to open an account at this leading bookmaker.
Free Bets Explained:
Freebets Australia largely feature bookmakers who offer new customers an introductory free bet or bonus for registering an account and either for placing the first bet or making a first deposit. Due to the Australian Government's online gambling regulations some States and Territories are excluded from these promotions. Victorian, New South Wales, South Australian and Western Australian residents are ineligible for bookmakers' Welcome Specials but Queensland, ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmanian residents can take advantage of 'Free Bet upon Registering' promotions.
The free bet bonuses vary in amount according to the bookmaker’s own policies and are subject to terms and conditions. Customers will not receive the free bet stake with returns on winning free bets - for example if a $25 free bet wins at 3.00, the customer will receive $50.
Customers will be expected to risk real money before receiving free bets - for example place a $50 bet and receive a $50 free bet. Many bookmakers offering this type of free bet will allow customers to withdraw winnings from the free bet straightaway, but some bookmakers will ask for certain wagering requirements to be met - for example bet the amount of the free bet four times before withdrawing winnings.
Where customers receive a bonus based on the amount of the first deposit, the bonus amount will not be available for withdrawal until wagering requirements are met. The wagering requirement will involve betting the amount of the real money deposit and betting the amount of the bonus at least once and often more.
Occasionally, bookmakers may offer a risk free bet where they will refund the stake if the first bet is a loser. Sometimes such refunds may be withdrawn instantly but most are awarded as a free bet and may have wagering requirements attached.
Sportsbet Odds and Betting Opportunities
The SportsBet betting options available run the gamut from the typical to the unusual. Punters will find odds for over 30 different sports, from soccer to AFL to rugby, as well as more obscure pastimes too, like Surfing, Hurling and Gaelic Football. The Paddy Power influence is easy to see. Away from sport and racing, Sportsbet betting provides odds on financial markets and entertainment events, both around Australia and the world, as well as politics and novelty bets on current events.
Sportsbets odds are very competitive and the range of betting markets is excellent, especially on major sports events and Live betting. Sportsbet members can also take their money and run before events are complete, thanks to the bookmaker's 'Cash Out' option
Sportsbet Payment Methods
You can open an account and bet with Sportsbet in the following Currencies:
AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY, NZD, RMB, SGD, USD, ZAR
Sportsbet accepts the following payment methods:
MasterCard/Visa credit and debit card, PayPal, securEFT, POLi, NETeller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Cheque, BPay and Bank Transfer
Sportsbet Customer Contact
Sportsbet Customer Service is available 8am until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 9pm on Sunday. Contact Sportsbet customer support by live chat, telephone, email or post.