Pros and Cons
- Racing Stats/Form/Tips
- Speed Maps
- Fast Withdrawals
- Easy Verification
- No Live Streaming Of Sports
- Limited Customer Service Options
- Limited Banking Options
One of the newer betting websites in Australia is ReadyBet, the brainchild of two of the sharpest minds when it comes to betting in Australia in Mark Rhoden and Cameron O’Brien.
Down below is a comprehensive review of ReadyBet and what they do well, what they can do better and why punters are gravitating towards them.
Why Are ReadyBet Popular
The promotions side of things for ReadyBet are very good compared to their new rivals. They have promotions on a daily basis, covering all racing and selected sports. You’ll need to login to see what the exact promotions are, but if you are a punter that likes a big price for a runner, you will be advised to join them.
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.
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 ReadyBet
Whilst those in charge are well experienced when it comes to racing, the sporting side of things is nicely covered in terms of odds, offers and promotions. They cater for the main sport at that time of the year, ie Footy for the Winter months while in the Summer, they will have a focus on sports like Tennis and Cricket.
Waiting for a withdrawal to be accepted/processed can be a frustrating process but that is not the case with ReadyBet, 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 ReadyBet, 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 ReadyBet
Their sporting markets could be more expansive. An example of this is the AFL Round 1. At the time of writing, January 2023, despite the fixture being released, there is no markets available for the games. It is one of the biggest sports in the country and having no markets up is disappointing.
I thought they could cover more obscure sports. That said though, it is hard for a small bookie to match it with sports that are covered by the big boys such as TAB and Sportsbet, but there are a couple of sports that are mainstream that they could cover.
They are quite limited when it comes to banking options, mainly Withdrawing. There is only four deposit options, all of them being the stock standard, while with withdrawing, there is only one option. Both aspects need more expansive options in order to grow their business.
6 Reasons To Bet With ReadyBet
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. Experienced Racing People
Some of these new betting websites set up and have no idea what they are doing, but with Rhoden and O’Brien at the helm, you are in safe hands, especially with Rhoden being one of the more prominent professional punters in recent years.
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.
The promotions, especially for racing, are very good for a new bookmaker. Whilst they could offer more in terms of racing promotions to try and compete with other websites, but what they available is enticing enough for new punters.
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.