Pros and Cons
- Australian owned and operated
- Great odds on racing and sport
- Excellent customer support
- Dark theme can be difficult for some
- App can be a little clunky at times
PlayUp launched in October 2019 with the promise of enrichin the lives of people through entertaining, rewarding and responsible online betting.
Since launching they’re continued to grow and are now considered to be one of the better online bookmakers in the Australian industry.
Unlike bigger bookmakers such as Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and Neds, PlayUp remain Australian owned really pride themselves on that.
As you would expect, PlayUp offer fixed odds betting on racing and sports but it doesn’t stop there. They also have a wide range of Esports and Daily Fantasy Sports markets available.
PlayUp offer a wide range of deposit options and although they’re missing a couple of popular options like PayPal, they’re still an easy bookmaker to deposit with.
Why are PlayUp so popular?
I think Australian punters do like to support Australian bookmakers and while that’s not always the #1 selling points it’s as good a reason as any.
In the end it comes down to odds and markets though, PlayUp do a great job of making a wide range of markets available and always have competitive odds.
Why we like PlayUp ✅
PlayUp are not on the same level as Sportsbet and Ladbrokes when it comes to marketing but they still regular promotions that match, or surpass the bigger bookmakers.
While the mobile site isn’t great, PlayUp have constantly been improving their app and it’s more than usable. Betting on the app is easy and convenient.
PlayUp Rewards is a great feature that rewards punters who stay loyal to PlayUp. Let’s face it, we all love to be rewarded and the rewards system they have is very good.
Why we don’t like PlayUp ❌
The overall design of PlayUp can be pretty polarising. People are either going to like the dark colour scheme or dislike it. I’d like to see them shift to some more user friendly colours, the dark background can be hard on the eyes after browsing for a little while.
The other improvement we’d like to see PlayUp make is their mobile website. While the app is pretty good, accessing PlayUp through a browser on your mobile isn’t the most user-friendly method.
6 Reasons to bet with PlayUp
Wondering why you should bet with PlayUp? Here are 6 great reasons why many punters choose PlayUp.
PlayUp always seem to deliver the goods when it comes to offering customers good promotions. While users will have to have an account and login to see promotions, you can take our word for it that they’re generally very good.
Every time you place a bet with PlayUp you’ll receive rewards points which can then be redeemed for bonus bets. The more points you earn the more bonus bets you’ll receive!
Here’s a breakdown of how many points you’ll need to redeem bonus bets:
- 200 rewards points = $1 Bonus Bet
- 2,000 rewards points = $10 Bonus Bet
- 20,000 rewards points = $100 Bonus Bet
- 100,000 rewards points = $500 Bonus Bet
*Rewards program is available to eligible Customers only. Terms & Conditions apply.
PlayUp’s market leading fixed odds can now be enhanced with their popular BOOST UP feature. To boost up your odds simply place your bet as normal and when you see the BOOST UP button in your Bet Slip, click to watch your odds get Boosted Up even further.
Excellent 24/7 customer service
While many bookmakers offer online support only, PlayUp have phone support available all day, every day. While you may not need it, it’s always nice to know it’s available if you do.
Great deposition options
Getting cash in your account and getting a bet on with PlayUp is super easy thanks to a number of different ways to deposit money into your account. PlayUp deposit options include;
- Visa or Mastercard Credit/Debit card
- Bank Transfer
PlayUp also make verifying your account easy. Once you’ve signed up, members can simply follow the prompts under the “Verify” section of their account and have their ID automatically verified. Playup also verify credit cards are by providing a cent amount which is charged to the card on first deposit.