TAB is one of the best-known names in sports betting in Australia, with the Victorian TAB – or Totalisator Agency Board – having been established in 1964. Today, the online TAB offers an assortment of gambling opportunities across all of the obvious sports, ranging from horse and greyhound racing to rugby league, AFL, soccer and much more.
TAB also has a highly respectable name behind it: Tabcorp Holdings Limited, the ASX listed company that also owns Luxbet, TAB retail outlets, Keno and more. The currencies AUD, USD, GBP, EUR, JPY and HKD are all supported by TAB, which is available in English, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese.
The site's green-and-white colour scheme is not entirely original among sports betting sites, but - hey - it works. Furthermore, it's fairly easy to find what you want - for example, by clicking 'MENU' in the top left corner to bring up a wide selection of self-explanatory options including 'Sports'.
Well, you might as well go ahead and click 'Sports' right now - and produce a list showing the 20 sports that can be betted on with TAB. The Australian Football League - AFL - appears there, as do various sports that have reached worldwide popularity.
These include soccer, tennis, boxing and basketball. We like that darts, volleyball and surfing are also there as less mainstream options, though we have seen greater variety on competing sites.
If you need help, clicking 'Help Centre' will bring you to a repository of many articles that might answer all of your questions. Even if they don't, however, you can still reach out to TAB staff by phone, email or contact form.
TAB serves its users well with extras. For example, there's a section that is headed 'In-Play' and intended to facilitate betting that occurs as the sports action itself happens. There's also a "Call to bet 132 698" notice here; Australian law prohibits online, but not phone, betting live.
The site also has a blog, where you can find tips and previews for upcoming events, and a link to a separate portal for a rewards scheme called, quite simply, TAB Rewards.
The TAB site is genuinely a pleasure to get around, while exciting promotions are very visibly advertised there. Various parts of the site are clearly labelled, but don't worry if you initially struggle to find what you want in the Health Centre section, which can be overwhelmingly big!
You might occasionally see a "Loading" notice appear as you click around the site, which nonetheless still seemed fairly speedy when we tested it.
Depositing with TAB is easy when you use a MasterCard or Visa credit card online. Alternatively, you can attend a TAB Retail Venue in Victoria or New South Wales or an Australia Post Bank@Post outlet. Any of the above, or cheque or ETF, can be used to withdraw funds.
You might have to wait up to five days to receive funds, depending on what withdrawal procedure you have chosen.
TAB's range of sports betting options could benefit from being bulked out, but the website's nice layout and good choice of promotions are key attractions of what is, overall, a site among the web's best Australia-targeted sports betting portals.