Pros and Cons
- Wide range of sports markets
- Easy to use app
- Best bookie for multis
- Easy sign up
- Good promotions
- No live streaming
- No desktop site
- Limited racing markets
Moneyball was originally set up as Daily Fantasy Sports website, and over time it had become the biggest and best site in Australia when it came to fantasy sports, largely due to the fact they were the first website that introduced it to the country and hadn’t looked back.
But with COVID putting a halt to the sporting world as we knew it prior to the pandemic, Moneyball stopped their website and took a near 12 month hiatus. They came back into the fold, but had changed it up and became an online bookmaker, going to a moble only platform and focusing on sports betting.
Why Are Moneyball Popular?
Whilst they do bet on racing, their focus is sports given their experience over the years in the fantasy sports arena. So if racing isn’t for you, then Moneyball is the place to go. They refer to themselves as the ‘Home of the Multi’, promising to offer the best odds on sporting multis across both Australian sport and world sport.
One of the fastest growing areas in terms of betting is Esports, and Moneyball leads the way in that department. They have a stack of markets across a number of Esports events, with their prices comparing as good as some of the big bookies like Sportsbet and Ladbrokes.
Their promotions are outstanding. For legal reasons they can’t be displayed here, but if you’re a sports punter, you won’t be disappointed, with a stack of promotions on numerous events, and also included is daily price boosts, which keeps up with the big corporates.
Why We Like Moneyball
Their customer service is one of the more efficient. They have live chat and email. Best option is live chat given the quick response time, which can’t be said about some of the other online bookies. Given they aren’t a major player in the betting landscape, the fact the response time is fast is a big tick.
Signing Up/Verifying a new betting account can be an absolute nightmare, but that is certainly not the case with Moneyball. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and verify, then you’re ready to go to deposit and bet, which is also a simple process, so they get a definite pass mark in that regard.
Given they have gone down the mobile/app, you’d want to assume it’s sharp. Can confirm it is sharp. It’s smooth, fast, well designed and not lagging. It’s obvious that the Moneyball team have put in significant time and effort into making it one of the best apps in the business and that hard work has seemingly been rewarded.
Why We Don’t Like Moneyball
The App is very good. But, it would be ideal if they had a website. It’s clear what their target audience is given the direction they are going towards, but the fact they don’t have a website does make their options limited in regards to who will use them as a bookmaker. Lot of punters still prefer using a desktop to bet, so I think a website would increase their popularity.
The majority of bookmakers offer live streaming, whether it be racing, sports or both. Moneyball doesn’t have live streaming so if you’re betting on either/both, it can be quite frustrating betting with them, placing bets, going elsewhere to watch the event, back and forth…it can be frustrating and annoying.
The Deposit/Withdrawal options are very poor relative to their rivals. For depositing, they only have the credit/debit card as the lone deposit option. Compare that to others, where you can have up to 6 options, that’s really poor, likewise with Withdrawals, where the lone option is a bank transfer, and with a waiting time of 1-7 business days, that’s relatively slow compared to other line wagering operators.
6 Reasons To Bet With Moneyball
1. Great Sport Markets
They do have racing markets, but their forte is sport and they are very good when it comes to markets on sports, offering up ultra competitive prices compared to their bigger rivals, and a wide range of markets, which out trumps some of these new pop up bookies.
Despite the lack of racing markets, they still have promotions on certain sports to go with their racing promotions, which stack up pretty well relative to their rivals. Bonus bets/bonus cash back are what entices punters and they are pretty good in this department.
3. Easy Sign Up/Verification
As stated earlier, it can be very tricky and frustrating to sign up and verify a new betting account, but with Moneyball, it will only take a few minutes to sign up, then verify, and it takes a similar time to deposit and start betting, so comparing that to other new bookies, that is a big tick.
4. Customer Service
The response time is very good re customer service. Whilst they don’t have a phone number, the live chat option usually sees a response from Moneyball in a couple of minutes. Some other betting agencies can take much longer and don’t really offer much help, unlike those at Moneyball.
5. Slick App
There is no website, with their time and energy put into the app, but it’s worked. It’s one of the best betting apps in the business. Easy/Simple lay out, easy to navigate and find what you are looking for and the app isn’t slow, whereas some can be quite slow and lag. That isn’t the case with Moneyball.
6. Live Scores
Given some of the markets are obscure, it can be quite difficult to follow the event, watch the event or find out how it is eventuating. Moneyball offer live scores on certain events, which is something that only the bigger bookies like Sportsbet and Ladbrokes provide, so that is definite positive.