Centrebet started out as a betting company in 1992 before expanding onto the web. The company has been something of a trailblazer in the past; for example, in 1996, it became the Southern Hemisphere's first licensed bookmaker to offer online betting on sports.
Today, Centrebet offers global sports markets numbering up to 8,000 each week. 27 sports are listed on its Australian website, which is aimed specifically at Australian players; for example, the Australian dollar is the only currency that it supports.
In January 2017, Centrebet got a new, unorthodox business model: there are no promotions, but the stakes are higher, the odds are better, and winners are not limited.
It's easy to see listed, along a left-hand bar, the sports on which Centrebet enables you to bet. There's a strong cosmopolitan flavour to the choices, too; unsurprisingly, Australian Rules is accounted for, but you also get sports that have reached popularity around the planet.
Those sports include soccer, tennis, and motor sport - and we shouldn't forget to mention the North American favourites American football, Canadian football, and baseball as well.
The support options initially look limited, on the face of it; click 'CONTACT US' near the site's foot and 'Live Chat' appears as the sole customer support channel. However, click 'Help' in the top-right corner, and you get a reasonably detailed FAQ section as well.
Centrebet's policy of not offering promotions can make the site seem, by Centrebet's own admission, "no frills".
However, with its 2017 relaunch, Centrebet has ramped up both the stakes and odds. Furthermore, it doesn't restrict winners. This could help to boost its appeal among serious punters, who could embrace the exciting opportunities that Centrebet enables for betting - including live betting.
As previously mentioned, the Centrebet site routinely loads quickly; it certainly did on the Windows 10 desktop we used for testing! The site is also very secure; information that you send using the registration form is kept safe with sophisticated encryption technology.
The options that Centrebet offers for on-the-go betting include apps for iPhone and Android. An even broader range of devices can take advantage of Centrebet's dedicated, mobile-friendly website, the stripped-down interface of which is at https://m.centrebet.com/.
The deposit methods that Centrebet allows include:
Whichever of the three withdrawal methods you use, 48 hours can potentially pass before a payout is made.
Centrebet's unique business model makes it worth a look - particularly if you are experienced with many of the other most esteemed Australian sports betting sites. The site's favourable odds and pleasantly surprising speed further add to the appeal of spending time at Centrebet.