As its name suggests, sportsbet is a site or app that Aussies can use to make wagers on…well, pretty much anything. That includes horse races, cricket matches, and reality show contests as well as major sporting events.
Sportsbet was founded in the wake of the massive boom in online, mobile, and phone-based betting and was a pioneer of the new wave of betting sites that focused on user experience. Its founder, Rod Tripp, foresaw the huge growth in online wagering and developed innovative features like money-back specials and “justice” refunds that offered customers their winnings back in the event of an unlucky outcome.
It’s important to check whether the sportsbook you choose offers a wide range of betting markets. It’s also a good idea to do some quick research on the company itself, including reading independent/non-partisan reviews. However, don’t be a slave to user reviews; what one person sees as a negative, another might view as a positive.
Sportsbet’s website has a beginner-friendly interface with sports listed on the left, markets and odds in the middle and the betting slip on the right. It also has a number of extra features including live streaming, speedmaps, insights, tips and a blackbook. However, most of these features don’t add a whole lot of value when the odds aren’t competitive.