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Betting Online In Australia
Choosing the right betting site for you?
At the end of the day the betting site that you choose to sign up with and remain loyal too is completely down to your own needs and wants. Some people like to bet mainly on Soccer/Football where as others may want a site which has a dedicated AFL market to bet on. Each site tends to have a different focus, for instance Bet365 is a global powerhouse in the betting industry and therefore covers pretty much every sport thats televised from AFL, Football, Rugby, Cricket to Handball, Darts and Diving. They’re a pretty good starter bookie in that they provide a well balanced betting platform with great in-play betting markets to choose from. However we know that this may not be for everyone so with each site we review we will take a look at their particular focus.
What features make a great betting site
With each site we review we take a look at a few core features, these are the main parts of what we take into consideration when rating and ranking every betting website you see on bestbettingwebsites.com.au.
Clean & Easy To Use Layout
This is the first thing we see when we land on their site, no matter what your experience is with online gambling whether you’re relatively new to it or you’ve been betting for years there is nothing more off putting than a clunky, poorly structured website. When reviewing each site we take a look at how its been laid out, where the menu has been positioned and are there any quick links which will help you move around the site. Its important that you can access every part of the site within 2 clicks of the mouse, any more than this and we see it as a negative.
In-play betting is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of bet to place in Australia, combined with the recent emergence of mobile betting you can now do this anywhere. Go back 15 years and the only way you could place a bet online was pre match, this meant if the match started and you hadn’t placed a bet you’d end up missing out on a chance to win. However this is now not the case, you can even attempt to rescue any of your prematch bets if they aren’t going your way. The benefit of the live betting markets are due to them consistently fluctuating up and down in response to whats going on in the game there is always a small gap present which will allow you to make a snap decision which can net you a wad of cash, there are a few in-play betting strategies which we will be going into to help you out in this area.
Mobile Betting Apps
The invention of the smart phone has truly revolutionised the betting world, making it so much more convenient to place a bet as you can now take your gambling experience with you anywhere as long as your phone has got an internet signal. Now depending on the website you visit they may or may not have a dedicated mobile betting application, if they are lacking an app then we will review their mobile optimised website. What we expect to see is an easy to use application/mobile site which contains all of the main features from the desktop site. Some apps go a bit further and even integrate your phone feature into the app such as the iPhones touch function which can log you into your bet365 customer account with just your thumb print.
This is what normally attracts the customer to a new betting site, what welcome bonus they have on offer. These can range from free bets to odds enhancements and will vary in size depending on the site you sign up to. However we go a bit further than just reviewing the free bet that they have on offer, we analyse the terms and conditions and whether or not its easy to turn over.
Once you’ve claimed your free bet welcome bonus then you may think thats it. Well we take a look at what promotions they provide for their existing customers, the sign of a good bookmakers is one that looks after its existing customers as much as it tries to win over new ones. We will be taking a look all of the sports promotions that they have on offer at each site we review.
Customer support is something that is often overlooked when signing up to a new betting site, customers often overlook this section because its something you don’t typically need when you first sign up. There is nothing worse than running into a problem while betting online and having a poor experience with the sites customer service. Generally the sites we review we tend to prefer betting sites that offer 24/7 customer support. Sites like Bet365 currently offer their customers this via the Live Chat and Telephone services that cane found on site. We take into consideration how long they’re open for, what methods of contact they have, how quickly they resolved are queries and the overall time it took them to solve any of our problems.
We’re all here for one thing and thats to find the best Australian betting site that we can, once you’ve signed up if you like it you become a loyal customer. Well VIP programs benefit customers like you by rewarding you the more you wager. Bookies that have VIP programs tend to be rated higher, this is due to the rewards they have on offer (free bets, cash incentives & even days out).
The final feature that we look at are the payment methods that are available at each site, in our eyes the more variation the better the site is. We prefer sites that offer more than just credit and debit cards because these tend to be have the slower withdrawal times. Sites nowadays should offer e-wallets, card and prepaid card payments as a minimum. We will also be looking at the withdrawal/deposit times and whether there are any limits on your deposits.