Topbetta was founded in 2009 with the focus on unique tournament betting features. Now, it continues to aspire to be one of the biggest sports betting websites.
Initially, Topbetta differed from your average bookmaker because punters were able to use fantasy dollars to predict what the outcome of a tournament would be and to bet accordingly. This way, the best tipsters would achieve the best prizes. More recently, Topbetta has begun to allow players to bet on fixed odds, making it one of the most unique betting sites out there thanks to a mix of tournament betting and traditional punting.
The combination of dark blue, green and orange on the website means it’s easy to navigate your way around. There are also a number of attractive graphics to denote each of the sports available to bet on. The layout of the website is broken down into easy sections that can be found along the top bar, meaning that you can find what you’re looking for with minimum fuss. Alongside these tabs are quick links to an A-Z of sports, the Topbetta blog and available promotions.
Once you’ve clicked on the Tournament tab, you’ll be able to choose between a list of tipping competitions. Other tabs, including racing, football and rugby league, will give you a list of odds and within this section are clear markets down the centre, with trending bets in a column on the right-hand side. If you want to place a bet, a pop-up window will appear with a simple bet slip in which pre-selected amounts are displayed in boxes as well as win or each-way. You can also type your own bet into the box.
Because it primarily began as a tournament betting site, Topbetta fails to offer a huge variety of sports and events if we compare it to other sites we’ve reviewed. In the A-Z Sports section, there are only around 15 different types of sports available to bet on, but the unique tournament betting is certainly what gives Topbetta its edge.
If you’re in need of assistance, Topbetta has a telephone number that you can contact Monday – Sunday 8am – 9pm AEST. You can also email them at email@example.com. Perhaps the best form of support is their live chat feature which, when we tested it, was easy to use and our queries were responded to politely and with the correct information.
While there’s nothing flashy about the look of the website, there are free bet table benefits for fixed odds availability and unique tipping tournaments. The site also has a mobile app for both Android and iOS devices where you can access a wide range of betting markets 24/7.
Topbetta recently released a Global Tote product which, they claim, is the first wholesale-only tote providing greater returns to punters with no limits on those who win. Usually, tote markets in Australia will take a 17%- 25% cut of the pool before winnings are distributed, but Topbetta only takes 12%.
Navigating the site isn’t difficult in any sense, which is probably partly because of the small range of sports available. This also means that loading time isn’t an issue and placing a bet on any sport is a simple process. Additionally, the bookmaker margin is 5.2%, which is an attractive figure for any punter.
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Any money that you win can be withdrawn via bank transfer or credit card.
The maximum bet wins will depend on the type of sport or event you’re placing a bet on. The maximum daily win for any player is $20,000.
Topbetta’s greatest advantage is its tournaments, which are available on Racing and Sports. These run every day and players can bet with virtual ‘Bettabucks’ in an attempt to reach the top of the leaderboard. Prizes for this are worth up to $200,000. Creating an account is free and easy whether you’re playing on desktop or mobile – however, Topbetta does not yet offer any live-betting options. Regardless, it’s well worth a place on our list of the best sports betting sites in Australia.