Pros and Cons
- Racing Stats/Form/Tips
- Speed Maps
- Fast Withdrawals
- Easy Verification
- No live streaming of sport
- Limited customer service options
- More info on the bookie would be good
The ever growing betting landscape in Australia includes CrossBet, a Queensland based bookie that also operate in Darwin and have been in operation for a while, establishing themselves as one of the better up and comers.
Down below is a comprehensive review of CrossBet and what they do well, what they can do better and why punters are gravitating towards them.
Why Are CrossBet Popular
The promotions side of things for CrossBet are very good compared to their new rivals. They have promotions on a daily basis, covering all racing and selected sports. The big tick for them is how they reward their customers. The more betting is done with customers from CrossBet with them, they are rewarded with more promotions exclusively to them.
Whilst terms and conditions do apply. they do offer first past the post payout as well as the official winner should there be a successful protest. This product is a must for every bookie and surprisingly, some bookies don’t offer it and it sets them back, so CrossBet is a bookie to look at if you are a punter looking to try out a new bookie.
Their racing coverage, in terms of new bookmakers, is as good as there is available. They have expert tips on selected Australian race meetings, as well as extensive form guides and speed maps, and most professional punters will tell you that a speed map is the most important factor in determining the winner.
Why We Like CrossBet
Live streaming is an important component for betting websites and although they don’t have sport streaming, they do have racing streaming. Being able to bet and watch races at the same place is such an advantage for them given some of the other new betting websites don’t have streaming available.
Waiting for a withdrawal to be accepted/processed can be a frustrating process but that is not the case with CrossBet, who process withdrawals twice on a daily basis, ensuring punters get their winnings the same day. Getting winnings the same day and not waiting is a big tick.
The verification process of the account can be quite frustrating but thankfully with CrossBet, it is a very simple process that only takes a few minutes. You only need one form of verification evidence to give your account the green tick and then you’re up and running, ready to bet.
Why We Don’t Like CrossBet
A popular product for punters is the Cash Out option on bets. Unfortunately, CrossBet don’t have that available to them, which is the case with most new bookmakers, so if they want to separate themselves from the vast majority, they should be doing everything they can to offer this as a betting product.
When it comes to new betting websites, it is good to see what the bookie is about and who they are. With the ‘About Us’ for CrossBet, there is only a couple of paragraphs and it doesn’t exactly tell you much about the website and what is available, so for those wanting to sign up, you’d like to read more.
They are quite limited when it comes to banking options, whether it be Depositing or Withdrawing. There is only four deposit options, all of them being the stock standard, while with withdrawing, there is only two options. Both aspects need more expansive options in order to grow their business.
6 Reasons To Bet With CrossBet
1. Racing Form/Tips
Having expert race tips, extensive form and speed maps on selected Australian race meetings is as good as you’ll see for a new betting website, giving punters a stack of key info in order to find a winner.
2. Strong App
Whilst some bookies have a strong website and a crappy App, that isn’t the case with CrossBet. The website is good and that is the case with their app, with a clean layout and a simple/easy navigation process.
3. Live Streaming
Being able to stream racing is a big tick for them being a new website, especially the obscure international meetings across all three codes. Being able to bet and watch at the same place is a major drawcard.
4. Racing Markets
Whilst the Fixed Odds side of things could improve, the prices they put up are very competitive relative to their new rivals, not cuddling and not copy/pasting from the bigger betting agencies like TAB and Sportsbet.
5. Protest Payout
First past the post payout as well as protest payout, paying out on both as winners, is a big tick for CrossBet. Whilst terms and conditions do apply, a new website having this as a product is a definite positive.
6. Customer Service
Whilst they are quite limited when it comes to customer service options, the response time is quite good relative to their rivals and those who are there for customer service know what they are talking about.