Neds may have only gone live in early October 2017, but it already has the credentials to be considered alongside Australia’s best-known sports betting portals, not least given the man behind it – former Ladbrokes boss Dean Shannon.
His latest bookmaker became available to punters just in time for the Spring Carnival, and has already attracted notice for the incredibly broad range of markets that it offers given its relative youth. But is Neds a case of ‘more really is more’, or are you better off seeking a slightly more modest online bookie?
With its orange, grey and white site design, Neds definitely looks the part. Loading times are also fast, and the navigation system perfectly intuitive. The site’s key markets and featured events are listed down a left-hand-side sidebar, with the wealth of the page reserved for more detailed information about your current betting options.
We can’t ignore the site’s mobile app either. It can be downloaded by both iOS and Android users, and sports a clean interface that looks much the same as that for the main site, albeit optimised for the screens of smaller devices. Such an app is the perfect way to deposit, withdraw, place and check bets ‘on the go’, drawing upon literally hundreds of sports markets across the world.
But what are those sports markets, we hear you ask? Well, racing is definitely a key fixture at Neds, with horse racing, greyhound racing and harness racing – in Australia, New Zealand and around the globe – all represented.
But you’re also sure to be delighted by Neds’ commitment to such internationally popular sports as American football, Australian rules football, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, darts, esports, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball, to name just some of its many other markets.
Plus, with such specific events as English Premier League (EPL) matches, The Ashes, National Football League (NFL) matches and National Basketball League (NBL) games all spotlighted in the aforementioned navigational sidebar, you can be sure of the betting opportunities that perfectly suit your current sporting taste.
If you ever feel that you require a little extra assistance as a Neds member, it may be that your query has already been answered by the site’s comprehensive and informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). It covers such common questions as “How do I verify my identity?” and “How do I deposit funds?” across such categories as Account Verification, Deposits & Withdrawals, Managing Your Account and many more.
However, there is also a frequently updated blog section and an online contact form that enables you to get in touch directly with the site team if you’re still struggling with anything. Neds is active on various social networks, too, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and incorporates a ‘live chat’ feature into its site for even quicker support if needed.
The site support team can be contacted via telephone as well.
As mentioned, Neds has a blog that sees regular updates, with a focus on upcoming sporting events. Who knows, maybe some of the information you acquire from this part of the site will inspire some brilliant bets.
Other distinctive features of the site include the likes of Bet Boost and Multi Builder. The former adds to your stake at no extra cost to boost your bets and bring you bigger victories – the greater the stake you begin with, the bigger your Bet Boost will be. Meanwhile, Multi Builder enables you to put together big and bold multi bets on one screen, drawing from many different sports and racing markets.
Neds is licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government, with its gambling operations for residents of Southern Australia governed by the South Australian Gambling Codes of Practice.
In common with the premier online bookies operating today, Neds also takes great pride in offering live in-play betting. Meanwhile, the company claims that its software has been developed in the Google programming language, Go, to ensure an optimal player experience. The site has added that its platform is entirely cloud-hosted with Amazon Web Services, which helps to maximise speed and security.
Neds gives you no shortage of banking options – you could go for the good old-fashioned debit or credit card, of course, such as a Visa or MasterCard, or you may prefer a slightly more obscure facility such as POLi or BPAY. PayPal is another accepted method.
You can also use a bank transfer to make deposits directly into Neds’ Australian bank account, although you should allow for one or two business days of processing with this option.
Withdrawal requests can be made via the My Account section of the Neds website or app, subject to a minimum withdrawal amount of $10, your Neds account being verified and any turnover conditions being met.
Funds will be paid directly into your nominated bank account. Provided that your withdrawal request is received before 12pm from Monday to Friday (AEST), funds will be available in your bank the following day, although a longer processing time may apply for some banks and credit unions.
Neds may be very new to the Australian sports betting scene, but the quality and quantity of its betting opportunities, not to mention its attractive and intuitive site and enticing promotions, help to give it the feel of a much longer-established site.
Here at Top 10 Sports Betting AU, we see no reason why you should hesitate to sign up here.