Pros and Cons
- Good odds
- Easy/Simple website
- Australian owned/operated
- Same game/race multis
- Restrict accounts
- Promotions could be better
- No streaming
BlueBet has fast become one of the more popular betting agencies in Australia over the last few years, with Sportingbet.com.au founder Michael Sullivan back in the landscape and making a splash.
They have been a success since being launched in 2015, with Sullivan and trusted knowledgable racing people behind him with over 30 years experience in the racing game ensuring this product is sharp.
Why Are BluetBet Popular?
Given the experience involved, the odds on their racing markets are very competitive compared to their new rivals. Some new wagering operators like to cuddle their markets and not offer much value, but BlueBet are happy to have an opinion on certain runners and will offer top of the market odds.
The promotions they provide are pretty good. They offer promos on most of the key metropolitan race meetings, to go along with a few other sporitng promos. Some of the new bookies don’t offer much in terms of promotions, so BlueBet get a good tick in that regard.
They have a strong prescence across several platforms. They have radio spots on major stations, they’re all over Twitter and Facebook, as well as prominent TV ads. They also sponsor the home ground of the Penrith Panthers, the two time reigning NRL Premiership winners.
Why We Like BluetBet
Competitive odds and they set their own odds. Some new wagering operators just copy/paste odds from TAB/Sportsbet, but BlueBet don’t do that and put up their own odds. With over 30 years experience in the game, they know how to set a market and are happy to take on runners they think may struggle.
It’s a pretty simple website to use. The colours are very similar to that of Sportingbet, which O’Sullivan was in charge of back in the day, and the layout means finding what you’re looking for won’t take long. The next to race/activity bar is very good and the key racing/sporting markets are just a click away.
Despite being relatively new to the betting landscape, they have set up an app and it stacks up really well compared to their new rivals. It’s smooth, easy to use, doesn’t lag and it’s similar to the website in the sense that whatever you want to look for is just a tap away.
Why We Don’t Like BluetBet
It is the norm with most online bookies, but BlueBet are quick to restrict winning punters and their accounts. As stated earlier, it happens more often than not across the board, but you’d assume given O’Sullivan is in charge, that sort of thing wouldn’t be on the cards with BlueBet.
Live streaming isn’t available for both racing and sports. There are some who provide limited racing vision, but BlueBet has none, which is a negative because it can be frustrating placing bets with them before going elsewhere to watch the event. Punters prefer to bet and watch at the one place.
It’s interesting they have phone numbers available for customer, but as of yet, they are not allowing live phone betting, which is such a major way to bet with punters, especially during the Summer months when the Big Bash is up and running with a stack of games on the bounce.
6 Reasons To Bet With BluetBet
1. Australian Owned/Operated
This is an important part of betting in Australia at the moment, with money being punted in Australia, staying in Australia, and BlueBet has evidenced that by sponsoring the stadium of the Penrith Panthers, the best team in the NRL and one of the more popular sporting teams in Australia.
2. Deposit Options
Punters love options when it comes to depositing, and BlueBet have those. They have over half a dozen options for punters to deposit and have several options as well for withdrawals. Some bookies pigeon hole themselves with very limited options but that is note the case with BlueBet.
3. Cash Out
This is an important tool for punters to use, whether a decent multi can be cashed out or let it ride. It is nice for punters to have that option and for the most part, it’s not available with new betting agencies. BlueBet has it as an option, which is a big tick for them in comparison to their rivals.
4. Customer Service
They have all three of live chat, email and phone available for customer service, along with fax for those who prefer the older form of contact. The response time probably isn’t the best compared to others, but it’s still good enough to consider it, and they know what they are talking about.
5. Same Race/Game Multis
Same Race Multis aren’t exactly booming as a betting option but that is the opposite for Same Game Multis, which are the most popular form of betting on sports. They offer this as an option across most races and sports, and have promotions to go with them on certain events.
6. Simple/Easy Website & App
It can be frustrating using a website that is slow and lagging, and hard to find what you’re looking for. BlueBet has a very good website and app, with both being quite easy and simple to navigate, with the key races/sport events at the top left of the website being a great positive.