Bookmaker.com.au is a relative new boy on the block in the Australian betting market, having been founded in February 2012. Just 19 months later, in September 2013, they were taken over by Ladbrokes, the very big UK gaming business, who were in the process of expanding their operations into Australia. Bookmaker.com.au is licenced and regulated by the Norfolk Island Gaming Authority, and the head office is in Brisbane.
Both Bookmaker and Ladbrokes operate using the same markets and odds, but have different templates and sign-up bonuses.
Bookmaker.com.au will only accept as members residents of Australia and New Zealand.
First Deposit Bonus
Bookmaker.com.au offers a 100% first deposit bonus as bonus bets up to $250. This can be used as a single bet, or split into 2, 3, or 4 bets of equal size.
You can make deposits into your Bookmaker.com.au account by Visa, MasterCard, bank transfer, BPAY and POLI. You can also obtain a free Bookmaker Visa Card which is issued by the company. The advantage of this is that you can place your bet, win, and then withdraw your winnings instantly on to your card. It can then be used to draw cash from an ATM, or to make a purchase at any retail or online outlet that accepts Visa. The other way of withdrawing your winnings is by bank transfer.
Easy To Use Website
The Bookmaker.com.au website is very simple to use, and it loads very quickly. On the left hand side is the sports navigation panel with all of the sports in which there are current markets in bold. It is just a matter of a single click to navigate from one sport to another.
When you select a certain market, the odds and other information are displayed in the main column, with related sub-categories shown on the left. This makes it easy and quick to navigate around the various markets.
Once you click on the odds on an event, you are given the option of adding the bet to your betting slip, or placing a wager instantly.
The actual betting slip is shown at the top of the screen and you can toggle it on and off while you look at other markets. One nice feature is that when you want to place a bet you have the option of either entering your stake, or you can enter the amount you want to win. If you do the latter, the amount you need to stake will be calculated automatically for you.
You can also bet live, but to do so you have to bet by phone because Australian law does not allow live betting online. The minimum bet online is a low $0.50, but by phone the minimum bet is $20.
As you would expect, Bookmaker.com.au offers markets in thoroughbred racing, harness racing, and greyhound racing, and you can get fixed price, best tote, and top fluctuation on all races. In addition to win and place bets, you can get a variety of exotics on most races. One feature that is nice is that when you select a race at a particular course, all the other races on the course are displayed on the left hand side with the time left before the off automatically updated for you.
On thoroughbred and harness racing Bookmaker.com.au now have a bet called “Pick Your Own Odds”. If you know a horse is a certainty to win, you can increase the odds by selecting the margin that it will win by.
There is also “Favourite –v- The Field”. Where you think the favourite is not going to win, you can now back the whole field against it.
Dividends are paid out on all Australian racing very shortly after interim dividends are available. Furthermore, Bookmaker.com.au now has you covered if your horse is first past the post, but a protest is upheld. Very simply, they will pay out on BOTH horses!
Bookmaker.com.au allows you to bet on a vast range of sports other than horse or greyhound racing.
For instance, at the time of writing there are no fewer than 825 Soccer events available worldwide, with 17,115 markets. There are 72 American Football events with 893 markets, and 11 AFL with 411 markets. At the other end of the scale, there is one Netball event with one market.
There are markets in Gaelic sports, such as Club Football and Club Hurling, which is probably fine if you know anything about those sports, but you can see that Bookmaker.com.au does cater for absolutely everybody.
Tennis, of course, is well catered for with 58 events and 253 markets, and there are even markets for Beach Volleyball. You can bet on Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Golf, Boxing, Handball, MMA, Netball, Poker, Sailing, and Surfing.
Naturally there are markets in Rugby Union and Rugby League, together with Snooker and Pool, Volleyball, E-sports, Basketball, and Baseball. And, of course, AFL and NRL. That gives some idea of the huge range of different sports that Bookmaker.com.au caters for.
It doesn’t stop there, either. There is a range of novelty bets available in entertainment, elections, financial, and current affairs. For example, you can bet on who will win the Nobel Prize for Literature 2015, or the sex of the third royal baby (if there is one); of course, you could have rather a long wait for that, and even then you probably won’t get very great odds!
However, you can also bet on Australian Federal Politics, and the winning party at the US Presidential Election next year. Or you might like to take a punt on the direction of the next interest rate movement, or the end of year property value in Melbourne.
So you can readily see that Bookmake.com.au has everything that you need and makes betting fun and entertaining, which is what it should be.
If you think that becoming a member of Bookmaker.com.au is for you, then don’t forget that if you join through our link we have negotiated a very special first deposit bonus for you of up to $250.