Review and Free Bets Review and Free Bets: is a betting website dedicated solely for residents of Australia and New Zealand. The website started its operations only in 2012. Yet, in a short span, the website’s popularity has really surged. Headquartered in Brisbane, the company operates its activities under the license of Norfolk Island Gaming Authority.

In 2013, was acquired by the UK betting giants Ladbrokes. But although Ladbrokes offers a different betting platform under its own brand-name for Australian fans, operates with different promotions and templates. The website is particularly popular among horse-racing fans due to a host of unique features and services.

The website has one of the most attractive and user-friendly interface among the betting websites operating in the market. Users will have a hard time when trying to find out any flaw in the interface. The website loads pretty fast and placing your bet is quick and simple. Even a novice can effortlessly glide through the website. The left side of the page has a sports navigation panel. The sports which have active markets are highlighted in bold. Meanwhile the markets, odds and betting slip are displayed around the right side of the screen. Users don’t even need to reload the page to navigate the odds across different sport events. provides a special service called ‘Quickbet’ by the use of which punters can easily bet a pre-decided amount with just 3 clicks of the mouse. The betting slip in the website is also a great feature-packed part of the website. When you wish to enter a wager amount, you have the option to input a stake amount or the amount you aim to win. Similarly, when it’s applicable, multi bet options are displayed on the slip as well.

The account area and the user dashboard are also well built. Users can easily move through the setting and set their preferences without much complexity.
Users have a variety of payment options including VISA and MasterCard credit and debit cards, bank transfer, BPAY and POLi. Meanwhile winning can be withdrawn from bank transfer.

Special offers for racing fans
The website is surely among the best websites for horse racing punters. The offers available include the best tote, top fluctuation and fixed price. Users have option to choose the Win, Place, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and Quadrella wagers.
For horse racing, the maximum daily win limit depends on the venue and bet type, and peaks at $100,000.
However, because of the need to comply with Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act 1, live online betting is not available for the website. All Australian customers are required to place live bets on phone.
A downside of the website is the absence of a news or blog section. A lot of betting websites have some sort of basic news website. However, that’s not the case with

The mobile application of is as wonderful as their web interface. The application is free to download for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You can use most of the features of the web application in the mobile app. The apps layout is clean and adds to the good experience of betting through their platform.

There are some unique advantages of using that could make it a good option for many punters. Here are some of them.
• Minimum online bet of just $0.50.
• Backed by a trustable name in the form of Ladbrokes.
• More Bonuses on average that most bookmaking websites.
• Protest payouts given, where in case of a protest the punters will be paid even if they chose the disqualified horse
• Low bookmaker margin 4.8% compared to industry average of 5.1%.

Although stands out among most bookmakers, there are some downsides too.
• The website is designed to be used mostly by residents of Australia and New Zealand, where sports wagers are accepted only from the two countries. It’s forbidden to be used in the United States of America and Hong Kong.
• Live online betting is not allowed.
• The account fees are dormant, which means that whether you are a regular user of the website or not, the fees are the same.
• Even when compared to its sister website, the website has a lower first deposit bonus amounting at maximum up to $200.
• Option to split bonus credit into multiple wagers.

Although is a new entrant to the Australian online betting scene, it stands out by offering a really good service for punters. Since its launch in 2012, the website has improved tremendously and now caters to the betting demands of punters in a variety of sports. Hence, it would be fair to state that is indeed a great betting platform. Their survival and growth in such a competitive betting market is a result of their continued great service.

Derek Peterson - Melbourne Cup Pundit and top racing tipster. Having picked the last four Melbourne Cup winners on the trot you'd expect Derek to be experienced enough to give a tip or two across the Melbourne Cup and the Spring Racing Carnival during this racing season.


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