Launched in 2013, TopBetta has made a name for itself by combining a traditional bookmaker service and the newer craze of big money pool betting tournaments.
It is fully licensed in the Northern Territory, Australia by the Northern Territory Racing Commission under a Sports Bookmaker Licence to accept bets via the internet. For SA residents, it’s governed by the South Australian Responsible Gambling Code of Practice.
The TopBetta brand is now owned by PlayUp Limited after it purchased the retail bookmaking arm of TopBetta Holdings Limited (ASX:TBH) in April 2018.
Why punters bet at TopBetta
✔ Can enter pool-betting tournaments
✔ Daily Price Bumps to use freely
✔ Innovative Player Props betting feature
✔ 100% Australian brand
✔ Licenced and regulated
✘ Doesn’t offer live betting
✘ Limited market depth on sports
✘ No weekend withdrawals
TopBetta Odds & Markets
Away from the fun of tournament betting, there is still stacks of action happening over on the traditional bookmaker part of the site.
The modest lineup of sports betting is led by the sports which matter most to Australian punters. However, during the closed season for AFL and NRL, many international events come to the fore. This is a rundown of what sports you can bet on at TopBetta:
|Handball||MMA||Rugby Union||Rugby League||Tennis|
TopBetta Football Betting Tips
Aside from Aussie rules and rugby league, you have basketball action from the NBL, NBA, EuroCup and South Korea’s KBL. Market depth is a little thin compared to some other bookmakers. Each game offers match result and totals, O/U points, handicaps, doubles and team markets.
Football betting is available on 17 league and cups ranging from the A-League, EPL and Champions league to Serie A, Bundesliga, Chinese Super League and MLS. Once again, the number of betting markets per fixture is adequate for most casual punters. There’s match winner, correct score, BTTS, handicaps, props, goals, halves, teams and O/U to name a few to choose from. The other sports, like American football, ice hockey, rugby and cricket, follow the same pattern, in that there are enough markets but it’s far from mind-blowing.
Our TopBetta review found that this site’s prices could do with being beefed up a little. In all of the 5 events, it was behind Ladbrokes Australia. Although, we must factor in the Price Bump that you get here and we didn’t compare any racing - which is TopBetta’s strength.
|Champions League: CSKA Moscow Vs AS Roma. AS Roma win.||1.93||1.95||1.95|
|EPL: Cardiff Vs Brighton HA. Cardiff win.||2.50||2.55||2.50|
|NBA. Orlando Magic Vs Detroit Pistons. Detroit win.||1.80||1.83||1.80|
|NFL: Chicago Bears Vs Detroit Lions. Chicago win.||1.34||1.36||1.34|
|NHL: Washington Capitals Vs Pittsburgh Penguins. Capitals win.||1.81||1.80||1.78|
|Ladbrokes Review||Mad Bookie Review|
TopBetta Horse Racing Betting Tips & more
Australians love their racing and TopBetta has a good selection to choose from. It offers markets on all Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness racing, plus a variety of international markets from New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Hong Kong among others.
For local races, there’s an impressive range of betting markets including fixed odds, top and mid tote from NSW/S-TAB/Tatts and global tote in addition to the regular exotics: quinella, exacta, trifecta and first four. You can also take advantage of the GOAT Price Bump feature on these cards which means you get even more value for your money on winning punts. Whilst there’s no tote betting on overseas races, you still have the options on fixed odds win or place and SP win or place to choose from.
Another nice feature of the racing coverage at this online bookmaker is the detailed form guides. At the top of the card, there’s a ‘form’ button that provides an overview of the race whilst offering a few runners worthy of keeping an eye open for. Next to that there’s the horse speedmap display. You can then click on a runner to reveal a wealth of information such as previous form, results on different surfaces and under different conditions plus lots more.
What TopBetta doesn’t seem to offer are future markets. It has betting on all of Australia’s biggest races like the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, Victorian Derby, Turnbull Stakes and Golden Slipper but it doesn’t provide ante-post markets months in advance for them.
TopBetta Live Betting
Currently TopBetta doesn’t provide live betting. You can check one of our other reviews such as Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet if you would prefer a bookmaker which offers this service.
TopBetta Website & Login
Tournaments are essentially another name for pool betting, meaning every punter who enters, pays their stake into a pool and the prize is divvied up at the end of the tournament. TopBetta offers racing and sports betting tournaments to cater for all budgets. You can start with a $1 season long event or enter a High-Roller tournament if you have a little more cash to play with.
With TopBetta tournaments you only have to pay once (although you can rebuy later if you choose). Once you’ve paid the entry fee, you’re given a stack of BettaBucks (virtual currency) to bet with. Every player starts with the same amount of Bucks, and the winner is the one who has made the most virtual profit within the timeframe of the chosen tournament. There’s also a Sledge Box built-in with each event so you can have a bit of banter with your fellow players.
TopBetta Player Props
Player props is a revolutionary betting product that allows punters to build and customise their own personal prop bets on a player’s statistical performance in a game.
Maybe you think Stephen Curry will hit 40 points or shot 10 three-pointers? Or, perhaps you fancy Harry Kane to have more attempts on target than Mo Salah? With TopBetta Player Props, you can now put your skill to the test with a range of bet types including single player, H2H and trios. Just choose the performance condition you want and get your money in the game.
There is nothing flash about the TopBetta website. It’s clean and simple which makes it easy to use for both experienced online punters and total beginners. The header menu does all the work for you. It directs you to the tournaments, player props markets, promotions, racing and an A - Z of the sports betting lineup. When you click on a sport, the subcategories (leagues, events, etc) are displayed in a user-friendly slider menu. This works perfectly on desktop, tablets and mobile devices.
The fixture lists are neatly laid out and you can expand each game to view the complete range of markets. Placing a bet is simple as you only need to click the selection, or selections, you want and it’s added to the bet slip, then you quickly insert your stake and confirm the bet.
TopBetta Mobile App
As more and more punters turn to their mobile for betting, it’s essential that the bookmaker matches these demands. Bettors can download the TopBetta mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices) or use the mobile web-based platform.
The TopBetta app carries all of the same great benefits like tournament betting, player props, local and overseas racing and hundreds of sports events to bet on. You can sign up directly from a mobile with this link: https://www.topbetta.com.au and claim your welcome bonus if eligible. The GOAT Price Bump and Margin Butt are available in the app, too.
TopBetta Withdrawals & Deposits
You’ll find the most common Australian payment methods available for depositing, they include:
Payout times vary depending on your chosen method. Bank transfers take up to 48 hours; however, Westpac and NAB customers will get their cash the same day if the withdrawal is requested before 12:00 (AEST). Withdrawals to credit cards can take up to 7 business days. There are no weekend withdrawals, so any requests made between Friday afternoon and Sunday night will be processed the following Monday.
- NAB (Internet Banking)
- EFT Bank Deposit
TopBetta Customer Service
TopBetta customer service can be contacted using the following methods:
Live chat: click the speech bubble icon in the bottom-right corner to launch this feature
Who owns TopBetta?
Topbetta is now owned by the emerging PlayUp Limited group - so it’s still Australian through and through.
Am I eligible for the TopBetta welcome bonus?
Residents in some states cannot claim bonuses, unfortunately. Visit https://www.topbetta.com.au for more details.
Are TopBetta tournaments free?
Yes, some TopBetta tournaments are free and you can win a little real money.
Do I need to download the TopBetta app?
No, you can use the web-based TopBetta mobile platform is you don’t want to, or cannot, download the application.
Is there a TopBetta bonus code?
Certain offers have been known to carry a TopBetta bonus code. You’ll need to register using this link (https://www.topbetta.com.au) to see what the latest codes are.
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