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  • Minimum Withdrawal: $1
  • Minimum Deposit: No Minimum
  • Deposit Options: Credit card, TAB Retail Outlets, Cheque or Money Order, BPay, Electronic Funds Transfer, Australia Post Bank
  • Withdrawal Options: Electronic Funds Transfer, TAB Retail Outlets, Cheque or Money Order

TAB.com.au Review & Promotions

TAB.com.au is one of the biggest and oldest names in Australian sports betting. It was launched in Victoria, back in 1964 and is owned by Tabcorp Holdings – a company that is responsible for much of the Australian gambling industry, such as all the TAB betting shops, Sky Sports Radio, Sky Racing, UBET Luxbet and Keno. They have built up their name throughout the years, and now have more than 300,000 active customers in the country, placing wagers not only on the internet, but also the phone and on machines at different venues in Australia.

In this TAB.com.au review, we’ll be looking at all areas of the site. Not only the sports and markets, but also the user experience on desktop and mobile.

Betting Markets

As one of the biggest and best Aussie bookmakers, you can expect lots of sports and hundreds of markets, and you wouldn’t be wrong. There aren’t many out there that offer the quantity and quality that TAB.com.au does. You can bet on all of the major sports, such as the Australian Football League and other major football leagues, Cricket, Tennis, NRL, NBA, NFL and more. You can also find obscure sports, as well as the opportunity to bet on other events, such as politics, entertainment and novelty bets.

Their main advantage over the competition is Sky Racing. Although plenty of other betting sites have the Sky Racing license, none does it quite like TAB.com.au. As soon as you open a TAB account, you can take advantage of live video and live audio streams , straight onto the desktop and app.

The biggest and best sport for TAB is its horse racing market. Undoubtedly TAB offers excellent markets on plenty of sports, but they are most well-known for their fantastic horse racing betting suite. It offers hundreds of markets, bet types and features and is also very well laid out, making it easy to navigate. There are horse betting options such as Win, Place, Trifecta, Quinella, Duet, Exacta, Quaddie, First Four, Daily Double, Running Double and more. 

Another advantage is that for most major sports, TAB.com.au publishes their fixed odds earlier than other sports betting companies, which means you can get in there quickly. 

Betting Odds

So, compared to the quality of betting markets, what is the quality of the TAB.com.au odds? Well, in order to find this out, we have compared them to some of the other sports betting sites available to see if they are as generous as others, and which sports will give players the best odds.

In general, compared to two other major sportsbooks, there wasn’t too much difference. TAB had an overround of 110.1%, compared to 109.47% and 109.84% offered by the other betting sites. We did notice that when it came to odds, they were most generous when it came to horse racing. It isn’t the most generous, but it is way above many with an overround of 131.6%

So, TAB com is pretty decent with odds. It isn’t the best, but it is by no means the worst, and definitely more than holds its own with horse racing.

Live Betting

TAB offers plenty of live betting markets and options, and you can place in play bets across multiple sports such as football, basketball, soccer, rugby, tennis, cricket and more. However, because of Australian laws, players will need to phone the company to place an in-play bet.

By far, the best area of TAB.com.au is, by far, the quality of the live streaming service offered. As soon as you open up a TAB.com.au account then you will be able to enjoy the benefit of Sky Racing 1 & 2, and also Sky Thoroughbred Central. So, any TAB account holder can watch all of the biggest and most popular horse races and festivals not just in Australia, but also from across the globe. Simply log into your TAB account, click on ‘Video’ at the top of the site and get watching.

However, it isn’t just about horse racing streaming. TAB customers can also enjoy other sports including basketball. Overall, compared to most other major sports betting sites in Australia, the quality and availability of live streaming is excellent.

Mobile Betting

Most sports betting is now done via mobile devices now. As such, making sure the site has a decent mobile betting app is a must. We were happy to report that TAB.com.au has a very decent app available on both iOS and Android. They were a little bit slow to get their mobile app up to scratch, compared to more modern sports betting sites, but they have made a number of upgrades recently, giving them one of the best apps on the market.

Downloading it is free and easy as they have created a 4-digit pin number to make the whole process even quicker, as well as the option of fingerprint login. On the app, you can also live stream the racing channels, which is a big plus. They are one of the only betting sites that offers this service on app. The app also offers basketball live streaming. 

Overall, the recent upgrades have been excellent and we were very impressed with the TAB mobile app.

Support

The Tab.com.au customer support service is quick and helpful. It works well for simple enquiries or urgent matters. You can contact them via phone or email, but we were disappointed that there was no live chat available, which is generally the most popular form of communication.

If you have an urgent query, then you are best to contact them on the phone at 131 802. However, if the query is less urgent, then you can contact them on mobile at support@tab.com.au. There is also help available on Twitter @tabcomau_help, which is good if you use social media.

Payment Methods

TAB is a well established bookmaker, and as such it offers a number of banking options for its players. You can deposit using credit card, cheque, money order, BPay, Electronic Funds Transfer, Australia Post Bank and at TAB retail outlets, We were surprised to see no PayPal or POLi options. However, all transactions are free, and there is a minimum deposit of $20 for BPay and Credit Cards, but none for the other methods.

When it comes to withdrawals, you can take your funds out using an Electronic Funds Transfer, cheque or money orders, as well as at TAB retail outlets. There are no withdrawal fees and a minimum withdrawal of $1 for all methods.

Verdict

TAB.com.au has a great reputation, and it is a huge name in the industry. It offers excellent live betting and live streaming, perfect for horse racing lovers. It also has a great mobile app. We would like to see more banking options, and a live chat option, also more generous odds on sports other than horse racing. This is becoming a crowded market, so TAB still has room for improvement to keep it at the top.

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