Pros and Cons
- Live Stream all Australian races
- Great range or sports markets
- Competitive promotions on racing & sports
- No protest payouts
- Website not as visually appealing
With over 9,000 venues throughout Australia the TAB is without a doubt the countries biggest multichannel wagering provider.
Recent years has seen TAB improve their online service to compete with the rise of corporate bookmakers such and Sportsbet and Ladbrokes.
While the rise of corporate bookmakers has hurt betting pools, it’s forced the TAB to improve and become what we consider to be one of the best betting platforms in the industry.
TAB.com.au is currently owned and operated by parent company Tabcorp Holdings and has been an ASX listed company since 1994.
Why are TAB so popular?
TAB pioneered gambling in Australia and as a result they now have over 9,000 venues throughout Australia. So it’s incredibly easy to place a bet at your local TAB venue.
Their website and app is a must have for any punter given their unrivaled coverage of all three racing channels (Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2, Sky Thoroughbred).
Why we like TAB ✅
TAB have improved their online service by a lot in recent years and it’s now as good, if not better than any other bookmaker in the industry.
We also like that when you bet with TAB you’re directly adding money into the pools, this is important for exotics and quaddies.
Obviously their live streaming coverage is second to none and worth having a TAB account just for this in our opinion.
Why we don’t like TAB ❌
It’s hard to find too many faults with the TAB these days, had we written this 5 years ago it would be a different story but they’ve come along in leaps and bounds.
TAB don’t offer products like Protest Payouts which I think could be hurting them with recreational punters. I don’t think it’s enough of a reason not to have an account with TAB though.
6 Reasons to bet with TAB
Wondering why you should bet with TAB? Here are 6 great reasons why many punters choose TAB.
Sky Racing Coverage
As we’ve already mentioned, it’s worth having a TAB account just for their live streaming. Having access to 3 racing channels both on your computer and mobile is worth the short time it takes to create an account.
TAB have really come a long way when it comes to promotions on both racing and sport. On any given day you’re bound to find a great offer, whether it be money back as a bonus bet or something else. It’s great to see TAB rival the corporate bookmakers with regular promotions.
This is one thing that really gives the TAB an advantage over corporate bookmakers. TAB venues are littered all over the country and allows people to bet regardless of whether they have an account with the TAB. Venues also make it easy for depositing and withdrawing funds into your account.
Quaddie Cash Out
If yopu’ve ever gotten nervous about that last leg in the quaddie then this new feature from TAB can put your mind at ease. Cash Out early on your Quaddie after the 1st, 2nd or 3rd legs across all three racing codes!
TAB offer comprehensive form guides on racing which makes finding a winner just that little bit easier. Read and study all of the latest horse racing form from all around Australia including VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT and NSW racing form guides at TAB.
TAB have managed to pack a ton of features into their app which makes it easy to view the latest odds, check the form and bet on a winner with expert sports and racing tips. There are loads of other great features, including:
• Venue Mode – get exclusive sports and racing specials on your TAB app when you bet in TAB venues
• Play Central – Watch live racing while you bet
• Sky Racing Vision – stream enhanced live racing vision and get access to content, tips, form and insights
• Live sports vision – watch live basketball vision direct from the US, plus more
• Floating video – watch live sports and racing while placing a bet simultaneously
• Same Game Multi – build your multi using selections from the same game
• TAB Form – concise form for each runner, as well as weather and track information for every racecourse