CrownBet was re-branded to BetEasy as of August 13th, 2018. Formerly know as Betezy and then Beteasy, CrownBet became the official brand of this bookmaking organization, which was originally founded in 2005. It was in 2015 that Crown Resorts purchased a two-thirds stake in Beteasy and rebranded the site to match its vision of an online bookmaker in Australia. Crown Resorts is a publicly held conglomerate. The company has built a great reputation as one of the top hospitality organizations in the world. Its presence in the Australian gaming market under licensing provided by the Northern Territory brings an air of sophistication to an industry that often comes under scrutiny.
Everything about the CrownBet site reflects the elegance often associated with Crown Resorts hotels and land-based casino operations. Furthermore, the white and black motif is immediately recognizable as belonging to the Crown Resorts organization. The website is very well designed and extremely easy to navigate. As a subsidiary of a hospitality industry giant, CrownBet places a lot of emphasis on customer support and satisfaction. This is certainly reflected in the site’s robust menu of betting promotions that give punters plenty of bang for their wagering dollars.
There is nothing out of the ordinary to report here. The sports book features dozens of individual sports that generate thousands of sports events on a monthly basis. For Australian punters who prefer to focus on local sports, there is plenty of wagering opportunities on the AFL, NRL, cricket, rugby, basketball, golf and soccer. For punters who like more variety, including access to international sports, there are hundreds of weekly wagering opportunities on international sports league like the Premiere and Champions soccer leagues from England, major soccer leagues and tournaments from European countries like Spain and France, cricket from India, rugby from South Africa and the NFL, NBA and MLB for the United States. Betting options include standard bets like straight bets and multis, plus future odds betting and proposition bets on designated major sports events from all over the world.
The race book also features thousand of betting opportunities from hundred of horse racing venues located throughout the world. In conjunction with a number of streaming tools, Australian punters can watch and wager on races from pretty much all of the racing venues in both Australia and New Zealand. At other times during the day, international horse punters can sit back and enjoy the racing action from counties like the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Ireland and South Africa. Punters have many betting options, which are determined by what each racing venue is offering. These options include exotics, multi-race bets and fixed odds win/place and pari-mutual win/place/show.
CrownBet Bonuses and Promotions:
After looking at CrownBet’s extensive menu of bonuses and betting propositions, it’s fair to say that this particular bookmaker knows a thing or two about taking care of its customers. Not only do they offer a welcome bonus and a long list of betting promotions, but CrownBet also offers Australian punters access to the website’s rewards program, where punters can earn points and exchange them for rebates and other meaningful perks.
CrownBet Welcome Offer
On its own, the welcome bonus bet offer is pretty competitive within the industry. After signing up for an account, punters become eligible to receive a 100% match in the form of a bonus bet based on their first deposit of up to $150.00. Upon receiving their bonus bet allocation, punters have 30 days to place their bonus bet in one lump sum. The wager must be placed on an eligible market. If the bonus bet is successful, the player gets the net winnings with the original stake amount reverting back to the bookmaker. After the net winnings are placed in the punter’s wagering account, the punter has 90 days to fulfill the offer’s rollover requirement. The actual rollover requirement is quite unique. For punters from Australia and New Zealand, the rollover requirement is only 1X on a sports event or tote that carries odds of +1.50 or greater. For punter’s from other countries, the rollover requirement jumps up to 5X the bonus winnings on events or totes that carry odds of +1.50 or greater. Once all rollover requirements have been met, the net winnings become available to be withdrawn.
CrownBet Bonus Bets & Betting Promotions
CrownBet’s betting promotions menu and Bonus Bets features as many as 25 different offers. The offers are evenly divide between the sports and race books. They also cross several different sports and horse racing venues. In all cases, these promotions come with relatively fair terms and conditions. Among the most popular promotions would be “NRL Special – Lead at Any Time,” “1St TD but Lose,” on an NFL game, and “Protest Payout” where the horse punter gets paid the win odds even if their horse gets disqualified due to a protest. The other promos are focused on odds enhancement and possible rebates on losing tickets
It should comes as no surprise to learn the CrownBet app comes with a very nice interface that matches up well with the website. It is highly functional and easy to use for punters who want to be able to place wagers and check their account when out and about town. The mobile app has been designed specifically for mobile devices that are compatible with the iOS for Apple and Android operating systems. The apps are available for free at either the iTunes Store or Google Play.
CrownBet features a limited, but select group of banking options. They include MasterCard, VISA, POLI, PayPal, BPay and bank transfer. Punters are free to use these same options for withdrawals. However, withdrawals are subject to a hold of 48-72 hours prior to being processed. Also, punters may be required to fax in documents to support their identification.
It’s satisfying to report that CrownBet’s customer service department was very helpful and knowledgeable. If customers can’t find answers to their questions on the website’s FAQ page, they have the option of contacting a customer service representative via live chat, an online information request form or by phone. Representatives are available 24/7/365.
In December 2017, Crown Resorts announced it would divest CrownBet as part of a string of asset sales that would raise nearly $700m.