CrownBet Australia Review
Huge market offer
Official Betting partner of the AFL
|Software & Games|
Welcome to BettingTop10’s comprehensive review of the best, 100% Australian owned, online sports betting site – CrownBet. CrownBet Australia, which until 2015 was known as BetEasy, was purchased by Matthew Tripp and Crown Resorts. The online sports betting site has quickly become one of the most popular sportsbook.
Crownbet is Australia’s homegrown online sportsbook and is one of the fastest growing on the market. It was bought over and rebranded in 2015 as part of a deal with Betfair and Crown Resorts, one of the country’s largest entertainment groups.
Crownbet is an award-winning online sportsbook, offering a sophisticated and innovative betting platform. Punters can find everything they could ever wish for, with a full list of home sports leagues such as AFL, NRL, A-league, plus horse and greyhound racing, amongst others.
Those who fancy a wager on international markets will also find they are catered for at Crownbet, with the most popular foreign markets represented, as well as a few of the more obscure ones for good measure.
The sportsbook is fully licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government of Australia.
|Payment methods||Deposit: Paypal, Crownbet Card, Visa, Mastercard, BPay, POLi, Bank Transfer, Cheque|
|Withdrawals:Paypal,Crownbet Card, POLi,Bank Transfer, Cheque|
|Currencies||Australian Dollars – AUD$|
|Software provider||In-house & Sponserve|
|Minimum bet||Online minimum AUD$0.50, Phone Minimum (Racing) AUD$50, Phone Minimum (Sports) AUD$20|
|Maximum payout||AUD$250 000|
|Betting/Sports markets||Sports:Cricket, Netball, ARL, NRL, A-League, Super Rugby, NBA,Champions League, EPL, Soccer World Cup and many, many others. Markets in all Australian & NZ horse, greyhound and harness races.|
|Mobile/Apps||Crownbet’s services are all mobile-friendly ensuring smooth online betting from all major mobile devices, including both iOS and Android products.|
|Contact information||24/7 Live Chat, Phone and email support. Customer Service:13 CROWNBET (13 27696 238) Email: [email protected] Postal Address: GPO BOX 4279 MELBOURNE VIC 3001|
Pros and Cons
The BettingTop10 team has gone through all the different sports and racing markets, checked out the promotions, customer support and the mobile app so we can make sure that our punters are well informed. There was a lot to like about the online sports betting site a few things that we thought could use a bit of improvement. We’ll start with the features we liked.
- CrownBet is the official betting partner of the AFL, so they have a large variety of AFL themed promotions and great odds. This includes the availability of live streaming games through Live Vison
- They have a strong focus on horse and greyhound racing. There are available races and great markets for both major and minor races.
- Professional punters will really like that CrownBet is open to accepting very large bets on both racing and sporting events.
- You can live stream all of the Victoria racing events, and the AFL, through Live Vision
- The CrownBet ATM Card gives winners instant access to their cash.
- There is a limited selection of games that are available for live game betting. Due to Australian regulation all in game wagers must be made over the phone
Types of Sports Available
Racing is a huge part of CrownBet’s output and they have odds on all thoroughbred and harness races throughout Australia. They also offer markets on greyhound contests. Outside of the straightforward win and place markets, they also offer specials relating to jockeys performances throughout the season and there are futures markets relating to upcoming events such as the Victoria Cup and as far afield as the Breeders Cup in the USA.
NBA and NFL remain extremely popular on the CrownBet site and there are many markets on the AFL for both the men and women’s game. They have many futures markets in the Aussie Rules section of the site including winner of the league and sides to finish in the top eight.
Other sports include golf, cricket, tennis (ATP & WTA) and many major European soccer markets.
CrownBet Betting and Live Streams
CrownBet Australia offer a ‘live vision’ service which is completely free to all of their customers and showcases a range of sporting events throughout the year. Punters can enjoy racing from tracks such as Victoria and Ascot alongside all NBA matches and action from the AFL. These events sit next to the relevant betting odds which are constantly changing as the contest takes its various turns.
Tennis from the ATP, WTA and Challenger Tours is also shown whilst International Cricket is regularly available via this service. Soccer comes from Ligue 1 in France and Spain’s La Liga.
Mobile Devices and Apps
Punters who prefer mobile betting over using a desktop will love the CrownBet app, available for download on Android and Apple devices. It is easily among the best apps the we reviewed at BettingTop10. The app is easy to navigate and simple to use, even for those who aren’t so proficient with technology.
The upcoming races and sporting events are located on the home page, so you can find them without having to search through the app. There are also several menu options and there you can find the results and scores of completed matches, see the lines, find futures to bet on and all your account information.
For punters who don’t wish to download the app, they can still visit the official website on their phones and tablets and wager without a problem. The site was designed with a responsive design, so it will adapt to your screens size.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
CrownBet makes it easy to deposit and withdraw money to and from your account. They have a variety of deposit methods including bank transfers, credit card, cheque and E-wallet services such as Paypal, POLi and BPAY. The minimum amount of money that can be deposited, regardless of which method you prefer, is $5.
CrownBet is one of the fastest online betting sites in Australia when it comes to making a withdrawal. If you choose to withdraw the funds to your bank or PayPal account, you should see the funds within one business day. There is also the CrownBet card which acts as ATM card and gives you instant access to your winnings. The minimum amount that can be withdrawn is $5.
How to open an account at Crownbet
Step 1: Head to Crownbet site
The homepage is simple, user-friendly and easy to navigate. You have a number of search menus, along the main section of the homepage and the typical left-hand side menu.
Step 2: Sign Up
Registering for a new account at Crownbet is simple. Just click on the ‘Join Now’ button to begin the process. You’ll be taken to a new page showing the online form.
Enter your name, address, contact telephone number, email, and date of birth. You will also be asked to choose a username of at least 6 characters, and a password between 7-20 character, which should include at least one capital letter and one number.
Once complete, click ‘Register and Continue’
Step 3: Deposit now or later
The last step in the registration will prompt you to make your first deposit. You can also choose to deposit later, and go straight to the sportsbook via the link below the ‘Deposit’ button. That’s it- you’re to kickstart your bankroll.
How to place a bet at Crownbet
Betting at Crownbet is as safe as it is easy, especially if you follow our step by step guide.
Step 1: Login
Visit the homepage at www.crownbet.com.au and login using your username and password. If you haven’t opened an account yet, just click on the ‘Join Now’ button and complete the simple 2-step process.
Punters have many options to choose from Crownbet and finding them is easy with the different search options. Use the main sports tabs in the middle section of the screen, or the list menu on the left. To view all sports, click the ‘Sports’ tab in the blue box, center of the screen.
Step 2: Select the sport
You’ll now be presented with a purple grid showing all of the sporting markets, plus featured events along the top and upcoming sports at the bottom.
Step 3: Take your pick
Clicking on a sport will open another menu showing all the games, leagues and tournaments.
Simply pick the one you’re interested in and you’ll see the upcoming matches and how many markets there are to bet on for each one.
Step 4: Pick your market
In this case we’ve chosen the NBL match between Brisbane Bullets and New Zealand Breakers. Now we can see the market specifics, and pick the odds we like.
Step 5: Select the odds
Click on the odds and they will automatically be added to your Bet Slip shown on the right-hand side.
Step 6: Place your bet
Enter the amount you’d like to wager, and you’ll see the estimated return you’re likely to make should your bet come up trumps. You also have the option to add this amount to all single bets. If you’re happy with your odds, click the blue ‘Place Bet’ button and you’re all done.
The customer support system at CrownBet is second to none. On every page is a link to enter into a live chat with service rep, who are available between 8am-12pm, and are ready to help in any way they can. The FAQ section has answers to most popular questions that have to do with your account, creating an account and deposits and withdrawals. There is also an Email system and phone number that punters can use if they are still in need of help.
Live Chat via the Website
Twitter – @crownbet
Email – [email protected]
Customer Service Toll Free – 1800 321 321 (Racing) / 1800 321 322 (Sports)
Postal Address – GPO BOX 4279 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
We are very impressed with how fast CrownBet has grown since they launched in 2015 and we believe that you will enjoy your experience as well. The website is very user friendly and makes it easy to place a bet on the events of your choice.