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TopBetta is one of the newer bookmakers in the Australian gambling market. Launched back in 2013, it has established a reputation as one of the more innovative bookies around, thanks to its numerous punter-friendly features. TopBetta describes itself as the world’s first social betting platform, and its quirky betting tournaments do give punters the chance to take one another on and win cash prizes.

TopBetta have a competitive bonus bets offer, giving new customers a $200 bonus bet at the time of their first deposit. The bonus bets have to be employed within thirty days and any winnings must be turned over twice before they are taken out.

With its popular betting tournaments, TopBetta gives racing and sports punters the opportunity to bet against each other instead of the bookmakers. There are dozens of different TopBetta Racing Tournaments and TopBetta Sports Tournaments to fit every kind of punter and all provide the opportunity to win a range of cash prizes

TopBetta offers punters the option of betting with their tote product which produces bigger odds than any of the Australian Totes, such as TAB, giving TopBetta customers a better deal.

The useful TopBetta app can be downloaded as soon as punters open an account with them. The app provides everything you need to bet on TopBetta markets, and play in the racing or sports tournaments. The App is fast and reliable, although it doesn’t give access to the same range of sports betting markets you will come across with the top bookmakers.

For punters who like tipping competitions, TopBetta have the TopTippa tipping competition. Players who join in can win weekly cash prizes by tipping on the AFL and NRL and they can also win big if they finish the season as the TopBetta top tipster.

TopBetta Features


GOAT Top is a bonus for punters who like to bet on Australian horse racing. It will pay out at the top dividend across the three Australian Totes, and while standard Tote betting markets take out between 17 and 25 percent out of the betting pool before winners are paid, GOAT Top only deducts 12 percent, offering Tote winners a bigger share of the betting pool. For greyhound racing punters, TopBetta offer GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend across the Australian totes, providing the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

Bonus Bets

New TopBetta customers can pick up $200 in bonus bets at the time of their first deposit. Deposits by new customers are matched with 200 percent bonus bets up to a maximum value of $200. So, for example, if you put $100 in your TopBetta account, you will be able to bet with $200 bonus bets. The Top Betta bonus bets are valid for thirty days, after which they will become void. Any winnings earned through betting with bonus bet money must be turned over at least twice before withdrawal, and this has to be done in forty-five days.

Racing Tournaments

Among the many TopBetta features that have helped to establish the company in the Australian industry are the TopBetta Tournaments. The TopBetta Racing Tournament is aimed at racing punters and provides a range of tournament types with a big prize pool to be won. Whatever their level of experience or the size of their bankroll, TopBetta punters should be able to find a racing tournament to match their betting style.

Sports Tournaments

Sports betting fans can also take part in TopBetta Sports Tournaments. These competitions offer punters the opportunity to compete for a share of a tournament betting pool. TopBetta set up tournaments covering most of the major sports and are suitable for small stakes punters or high rollers. The Sports Tournaments fees range from $2 to $110, and the prize pools range in size from $30 to $10,000.

Top Tippa

If you enjoy displaying your footy or rugby knowledge, then TopTippa is the feature for you! The TopBetta TopTippa game is a tipping competition focused on the NRL and the AFL and is available only to customers of TopBetta. TopTippa has some big weekly cash prizes on offer for the best tipsters, and the leading tipster in each of the sports at the end of the season will pick up a cash prize, along the with the title of TopBetta’s top tipster.

Australian Owned

Australian punters will be glad to know that TopBetta is an Australian-run and owned company and publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. That gives them the focus to concentrate on the domestic market and on the needs of Australian bettors.

TopBetta Bonus Bets

TopBetta customers are eligible to pick up $200 in bonus bets with their various promotions and competitions during the life of an account, although it is important to note that every eligible punter can only pick up one Bonus Bet per promotion, and there are terms attached.

When a Bonus Bet credit has been awarded, it only remains valid for thirty days from the time it was claimed, unless this is specifically stated. If the Bonus Bet isn’t used during this period, it becomes voice and the player will no longer be able to redeem it.

The full terms and conditions for all TopBetta bonus promotions are available on the Promotions page of their site, and they also include a wagering requirement. All TopBetta Bonus Bets winnings must be turned over at least twice before the money can be withdrawn, and the wagering requirement must be met in forty-five days. This is an industry-standard set of conditions and taken as a whole, the TopBetta Bonus Bet promotion is competitive.

TopBetta Mobile App

Being able to bet at your leisure while travelling or relaxing on the beach is one of the pleasures of modern betting, and TopBetta App provide one of the best mobile betting apps around. The App offers a fast, efficient betting experience, and works with Android and iOS operating systems.

The TopBetta App can be used on all Android and Apple devices, including laptops, tablets, iPads and smart phones, and has been designed to work with the latest industry-standard levels of encryption, to keep your data safe at all times. It offers punters access to all of the markets they enjoy and makes placing a bet with TopBetta easier than ever.

Thanks to the TopBetta App, you can join in with TopBetta’s great Racing or Sports Tournaments for the opportunity to win a share in the guaranteed prize pools. All you need to do is make your selections and pick whether to wager with fantasy money – known as BettaBucks - or Real Cash. It’s a fun way to profit by betting against your peers, not the bookie. After making your bets, you can keep an eye on the Leaderboard through the TopBetta app or TopBetta mobile site, and find out if you are a winner.

Downloading the TopBetta App is simple once you have setup your account with them. As soon as you have created your account, you will be able to download the app and access betting markets and tournaments.

TopBetta Racing

TopBetta give racing punters access to GOAT Top which pays out at the biggest dividend of the three main totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) on thoroughbred racing. Tote markets in Australia take out between 17 and 25 percent from the pool before winnings are paid, but the GOAT Top only deducts a maximum of 12 percent, giving a better deal to TopBetta punters. Greyhound punters also get a good deal with GOAT Mid, which pays winners at the middle dividend of the three totes, assuming the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

With TopBetta Protest Guarantee, if a protest lodged against the first horse past the post is upheld, TopBetta will pay out for both the interim winner and the official winner following the conclusion of the protest. The Protest Guarantee applies only to win bets, and cannot be made using Bonus Bet money or in a multi bet. The maximum payout is $2000.

Racing fans also have the chance to compete against their mates with Racing Tournament. There are tournaments for small-stakes punters who like to bet $10 each way on a Saturday and for ‘High Rollers’ who bet bigger amounts. TopBetta provide you with a starting bank and the rest is down to you. Anyone can win and earn a share of the prize pool.

Each Racing Tournament winner will bag 60 percent of the prize pool while the runner-up will earn 30 percent and 10 percent will go to the third-placed punter. TopBetta’s Racing Tournaments offer racing punters an opportunity to ‘Get in the Game’.

TopBetta Sports

TopBetta’s sports betting product doesn’t provide the range of markets that can be found with some of the leading bookmakers. We found that when we compared all bookmakers it showed that TopBetta offered an average of 21 markets for every fixture, which was some way short of the median offering of 61. But for most regular sports punters, their choice of markets will be sufficient.

TopBetta compensate for their relative lack of markets with their innovative Sports Tournaments. Most of the TopBetta tournaments are focused on one round of fixtures in a particular league, such as the NRL or AFL, and involve players using BettaBucks to bet in markets related to fixtures in that round, although season-long tournaments are also available. Tournament fees are between $2 and $110 and prize pools go up to $10,000.

With TopTippa, punters can also earn prizes for the quality of their NRL or AFL tipping. All you need to do is pick your winners every week of the NRL and AFL seasons and you could land one of the weekly prizes or maybe the $1 million top tipster of the season award.

When it comes to the competitiveness of their sports market odds, TopBetta are on par with most of their rivals, with their standard line bets coming in around $1.91. It is fair to say that their range of sports markets is not as impressive as those of many of Australia’s main bookmakers but their range is solid enough and does cover the main sports and leagues.