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Bbet Review & Promotions

Bbet has been offering Australian punters a safe and secure betting experience for more than twenty years. The New South Wales company is owned by The Behrmann Group Pty Ltd. It is a sports betting company that prides itself on offering high quality odds for sports and racing. It started off its presence at the Australian Turf Club meetings and then decided to follow the rest of the bookies by taking its service online. So, this is an experienced company, but is actually one of the newer online services. The company is licensed by Racing NSW and and the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing. It also still has a physical presence on courses such as the Randwick and Rosehill racecourses.

In this Bbet review, we will look to see how well it has taken its service online. Sure, it’s safe and secure, but what are the sports and markets like? How usable is the desktop and mobile app? We’ll look at all areas to see how it measures up in a crowded industry.

Betting Markets

Bbet makes no secret of the fact that its home is the world of horse racing, and we can definitely say that the bookmaker heads to the top of the pack when it comes to racing betting products and markets. However, when it comes to other sports, they still have some way to go. Overall, the bookmaker offers around 15 different sports, which isn’t many compared to other major bookies, these include:

  • Horse Racing
  • Greyhound Racing
  • Harness Racing
  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • American football
  • Baseball
  • Handball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Darts
  • Rugby Union

However, they do offer a number of bet types and features to make the betting more exciting. The best of these is the ‘Next Up’ ticker which has the next major horse races going live with a countdown timer.  

Overall, this has decent markets and is great for horse racing punters but if you want more obscure sports or novelty bets, then this may not be the site for you.

Betting Odds

As we were expecting, when it comes to value bets, Bbet excels when it comes to value odds for horse racing and thoroughbred racing, but how does it fare with other sports?

Well, when looking at other sports such as cricket and tennis, we found Bbet to be quite middle of the road. For most events and markets, Bbet was neither the most generous nor was it the worst. So, for example, in a recent cricket match, Bbet offered odds of 1.88, with some offering odds around 1.87 and others going up to 1.94.

Overall, looking at the quality of odds, they do give value, especially for horse racing, but it’s still good to shop around as there might be better value to be had.

Live Betting

As stated, Bbet doesn’t offer a massive variety of sports, but it does offer its punters the chance to bet in play on many of the sports and markets that it does have. However, because of Australian law, punters will need to phone up the betting site to place an in-play bet.

However, Bbet does offer decent live streaming, especially for horse racing. It actually has its own channel called Bbet TV, which allows customers to live stream specific events. As soon as you sign up , then you can access the ‘Vision’ icon. This lets customers watch specific races from around the world. This isn’t as extensive as some competitors’ streaming services, such as TAB, but it does offer decent racing streaming and is something to work with.

Mobile Betting

One thing that Bbet does do well, is offer a mobile service. Clearly Bbet sees that the future of sports betting is mobile betting. The Bbet mobile app can be downloaded onto both Android and iOS devices and is the perfect way to enjoy all of the Bbet sports and markets.

When opening the mobile app, you will be pleased to see a very nice, clear and crisp interface, which is easy to use and quick to navigate. Log in takes just a few minutes and then you can see all of the upcoming races and highlights. You can easily switch sports as well and find all of the features available on the desktop website.

The races on the Bbet app all have plenty of stats and details, giving punters access to previous form, helpful information such as track conditions and weather, as well as their current odds. The Bbet app does this for other sports as well, allowing punters to place a well informed bet.

You can also live stream races from the Bbet app, which is another positive.

Support

Bbet does believe itself to be a bookmaker that is there to help out its players when needed. Indeed, as such, they do offer their customers the chance to call them on a customer service hotline. There is also a dedicated email address at info@bbet.com.au. This is one of the few bookmakers that promises its customers to ‘get a straight answer immediately’ even with email. In addition to this, you can contact BBet via their Twitter and Instagram social media pages.

Overall, it was decent. However, generally we prefer live chat options as this is a more popular method of contact for punters. This is one area that could be improved and would move them more into line with other modern bookies.

There is, however, a pretty good FAQ section to the site, which helps you with most general queries and is a good place to look before contacting the customer service hotline.

Payment Methods

Bbet is a bookmaker that requires its customers to make a deposit before they can even open their account. There are a number of payment options available to Bbet customers including credit and debit cards, cheques, BPay, Funds Transfers, POLi and Cash. For all of the available methods, there is a minimum deposit of $10 and all debit cards and credit card deposits are instant and all are free of charge.

The withdrawals are generally done using either your credit or debit card, or by bank transfer. Debit and credit cards are usually quicker than bank transfer, and times can vary depending on the bank you use. All methods have a minimum withdrawal of $10 and are free of fees.

Verdict

Bbet is one of the newer bookmakers to the online betting scene and is out to impress. However, it is clear that this isn’t the complete package yet. It is definitely more comfortable with horse racing betting and still has room for improvements with other sports. It is neat, well designed and has a good app. We would like to see live chat as an option and more sports and markets to take it to the next level.

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