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Neds is one of the latest Australian-owned online bookmakers to enter the industry. So, is it out with the old and in with the new? This Neds review will find out if this bookie really is a worthwhile option for Australian punters.

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Neds Review

Dean Shannon is the main man behind this Brisbane-based online bookmaker. He was the former CEO of bookmaker.com.au and more recently Ladbrokes.com.au - the company which bought bookmaker.com.au in 2013.

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Using his wealth of experience, in addition to a talented team of IT specialists, sports enthusiasts, bookies and statisticians, Neds was created. Google’s programming language ‘Go’ is what the modern, customisable platform is built on, with the owner’s goal to provide the Australian betting public with an unforgettable online player experience.

Neds is licenced and regulated by the Northern Territory Government, and for punters living in South Australia, the site is governed by the South Australian Gambling Codes of Practice. This highlights that Neds is totally legit, and while it takes several years to truly build trust and respect from punters, it appears as though Neds is on the right path.


Neds Verdict

Why punters bet at Neds.com.au

Pros

✔ Instant access to winnings with the Neds Card
✔ Daily Bet Boost on racing
✔ Competitive odds
✔ Stunning race card information
✔ Completely Australian owned

Cons

✘ Live support not 24 hours
✘ No live streaming
✘ Doesn’t accept Skrill

Neds Odds & Markets

Neds has impressed so far, however a stern test of its credentials awaits as we analyse the variety of betting options it offers punters - and the type of prices you can expect to get here.

In the featured events list down the side of the page (on desktop view) you have all the mainstream events such as AFL NRL, EPL and MLB matches plus other big events that are currently (or soon to be) in progress.

There are 20+ sports to bet on, which is less than some of Neds competitors offer to be honest. Here’s a breakdown of what’s available:

American FootballAustralian RulesBadmintonBaseballBasketball
BoxingCricketCyclingDartsEsports
GolfHandballIce HockeyMMAMotorsports
Rugby LeagueRugby UnionSailingSnookerSoccer
SurfingTennisVolleyballSpecials


Neds Football Betting Tips

As for market depth, upcoming NRL matches had 85+ markets open, these include: H2H, Line, Total points, Try scorers, Margins, Odd/Even and Half markets. AFL games offered 50 markets; however, it’s worth considering that the next round of games is more than 1 week away, so these will increase dramatically as the games draw closer.

If you like a punt on soccer, Neds offers leagues from more than 50 countries. EPL games have on average 100 markets, which is acceptable although slightly less than some other online bookies provide. Things do thin out when you cut away from the top-tier action. For instance, the Finnish league has 35 markets and the national league in Chile offers on average 33 markets. MLB baseball has an acceptable 70+ markets, yet test cricket only 11. This is a common weakness among new online bookies, they simply don’t have the clout to offer the same market depth as the industry elite.

Neds Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

Neds betting interface is one of the best in the business. It’s ultra-simple design is perfect for mobile users but it also scales up to offer a delightful experience on a desktop. The racing section lists the upcoming thoroughbred races with Australia and New Zealand meetings listed first, followed by several international events. There’s a clever toggle button that allows punters to easily flick from horses to harness or greyhounds. This saves so much space on the page, thus providing a clearer presentation of the information.

When viewing a race card, the head section is the ‘race comments’ which offers a brief overview on the runners and it highlights the horses which could perform well. Below that you have a series of tabs, which includes: race field, money tracker, fluctuations, featured bets, form guide and speed map. This puts all of the information needed to select a winning punt right there in front of you.

Neds Race Card

The race favourite is clearly highlighted by a yellow box around its price. Betting options cover all the bases with fixed odds, mid Tote and best Tote. Other popular bets include a Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, first 4. Certain races also offer the best prices from VIC, NSW and QLD Totes, and of course you have a Bet Boost in your pocket to use as well.

Does Neds offer competitive odds? The answer is yes - we randomly tested its racing against a couple of other bookies and not once was Neds beaten on price. Admittedly, a small sample but very encouraging nonetheless.

Event
Neds
BetEasy
Unibet
Horse racing: Belmont R1. Price of favourite. Fixed odds - win.2.102.052.10
Horse racing: Moe R8. Price of favourite. Fixed odds - win.3.603.503.50
Harness racing: Maryborough R8. Price of favourite. Fixed odds - win.3.102.903.10
Harness racing: Tamworth R7. Price of favourite. Fixed odds - win.1.901.901.90
Greyhounds racing: Shepparton R4. Price of favourite. Fixed odds - win.1.161.161.16


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Neds also offers a tab labelled ‘Feature Racing’ which is the future markets for all of the big Group 1 races held in Australia and New Zealand. This bookie is creating a reputation for itself by offering generous early odds, so if you’re a punter who likes to gamble this way, these are just a few of the races to enjoy:

Melbourne Cup
Caulfield Cup
Turnbull Stakes
Underwood StakesEpsom HandicapThe Everest
Thousand GuineasEmirates StakesDarley Classic
VRC DerbyGolden Slipper StakesVRC Oaks


Neds Live Betting

Where there’s a will, there’s a way - and this applies to live betting in Australia. Due to the country-wide ban on online live betting, Neds and many other bookies offer live telephone betting. Neds service is 24/7 which is pleasing but it is a little weak on coverage of the lesser events. Whilst reviewing, Neds was offering live betting action on basketball and volleyball. At the same time, bet365 Australia had 9 different sports and far more events within each. So, this is a service which needs some improvement we feel.

Neds Website & Login

Neds Card


The Neds Card is a prepaid Mastercard which is connected to your betting account giving you instant access to your winnings via thousands of ATMs throughout Australia. On top of that, it functions in the same way as any other regular Mastercard debit card. You can use PayPass - a tap and go method of paying for goods. It’s also accepted online and offline (both in Australia and overseas) wherever you see the Mastercard logo.

Neds Card

Neds Multi Builder


Multi Builders are one of the most popular tools at online Australian sportsbooks. Using Neds Multi Builder, punters can construct multis of any size with a few simple clicks. You’re able to choose from a wide range of sports and markets from a single screen. It’s super easy to use, just scroll through the sports, select your markets and when you’ve finished click ‘add to bet slip’, insert your stake and place your multi bet.

Neds Multi Builder

Neds Bet Boost


Certain offers make punters sit up and pay attention, and to us Neds Bet Boost feature does just that. The idea is simple - as often the best ones are. You make your selection, then Bet Boost will add to your stake at no extra cost. The larger your initial stake, the bigger your boost will be. This feature is offered on selected fixed-odds Australian racing events. For punters who prefer a price boost instead, you only need to go to your Neds account settings and change Bet Boost over to Price Boost. It is quite similar to enhanced odds specials, but you get far more options using Bet Boost, so this gets our thumbs up.

Neds Bet Boost

Website/Usability


It’s hard not to be impressed by Neds web platform. Minimalist simplicity is the key. There is absolutely no clutter. You have sections for racing and sports and quick links down the side. The design does look a touch blocky on desktop devices but on a mobile it makes placing bets even easier.

Navigation is helped by the straightforward menus and breadcrumbs. This makes it easier to revert back to a hub page. Adding selections to your bet slip on both mobile and desktop platforms only takes one click. The bet slip splits into two showing singles and multis - another simple feature but it does improve the all-round experience.

Neds Mobile App

If you’re a mobile punter that prefers to use an app rather than a mobile website, Neds online bookmaker has what you need. Just like the web-based platforms, user-friendliness is paramount and speed is essential - this app delivers both. 

  • Among the key features of the Neds mobile app are:
  • Same Game Multi
  • Mobile Multi builder
  • 3-step Quick Bet
  • Simple Live Betting
  • Exclusive Promotions

Neds Mobile App

Neds Withdrawals & Deposits

The usual payment vendors most Australians are familiar with can be found at Neds. However, it doesn’t offer Skrill which is unfortunate. These are the methods you can use for depositing:

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • BPAY
  • POLi
  • Bank Transfer
  • Cheque

For withdrawals, the Neds Card is the best option as you get your money instantly. The only other listed withdrawal option is via a bank transfer which can take between 1 and 3 days to complete. 

Neds Customer Service

Getting in touch with Neds is easier now it has live chat, but there are other channels available, too:

Live chat: this is relatively new as it wasn’t offered when Neds first launched. Live chat is available by clicking the icon on the site. It’s operational from 06:00 to 23:00 (AEST) each day.
Email: you’ll find a built-in email contact form in the ‘help’ section if required.
Telephone: if you prefer to telephone, this is number you need to call: 1300-006-337.

Neds FAQs

How do I find out about Neds bonus codes?

You’ll need to visit neds.com.au for more information related to the current Neds bonus codes.

Is Neds 100% Australian?

Yes, it most definitely is - and hopefully it will remain so.

Are all Australians eligible for the Neds sign up bonus?

Different states have their own rules and regulations. Therefore, you’ll need to contact support at neds.com.au to ask directly.

Can I use Neds Bet Boost on Sports?

No, the Bet Boost feature is only available for racing.

What are the maximum odds accepted for multis?

The maximum odds are 10,000/1 and the maximum payout on a multi is $200,000.

Is Neds secure?

Yes, the site uses state of the art encryption software to keep players fully protected.


Are Neds promotions fair?

We have not heard any complaints, so we believe so. To find out more about Neds, you can view the website using this link: neds.com.au.

Facts & Figures


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