Pros and Cons
- Easy/Simple website
- Good racing/sports markets
- Rewards program
- Fast sign up/verification process
- Restriction on accounts
- Sport promotions could be better
- Lack of depositing/withdrawing options
WinnersBet are one of the newer betting operators in Australia and are Australian owned and operated, which is a massive positive for them compared to some of their rivals.
They launched a couple of years ago and all bets accepted are on behalf of Da He, who has experience with a host of the big bookies such as Sportsbet and Bet365.
Why Are WinnersBet Popular?
Whilst they don’t offer too much in regards to promotions, they do have a rewards program, much like Topsport. For every dollar invested, punters will earn a point and for every 200 points, you get a $1 bonus bet if you want to redeem it. Loyalty should be rewarded and WinnersBet are one of the few that do that.
Their racing markets and options are pretty strong relative to some of their new rivals. Given the racing experience behind those that are running the operation, the odds and markets on certain races are very good and compare well with the big boys and girls, which is enticing as a new bookie wanting to attract a customer base.
The promotions side aren’t great compared to their rivals in terms of variety, but they do have pretty good horse racing promotions. They can’t be displayed due to legal reasons, but once you sign up, you’ll be able to see that their promotions for horse racing are solid enough.
Why We Like WinnersBet
A key part of a new bookie is a fast website and/or mobile site. WinnersBet have both and each run smoothly, with no lagging time and both are fast in terms of loading speed. Both are easy to navigate and whatever you want to find, it’s on the front page, just one click away.
The sign up/verification process is very good and simple, with no dramas. It only takes a few minutes to sign up, likewise verify, which is quite important because some of the new bookies make you feel like you are in a circus, jumping through hoops every time you click. Thankfully WinnersBet isn’t like that.
One part of the site that I do like is that it lists what the maximum payouts are with punters. Some bookies don’t offer much when it comes to what you can win as a maximum, but WinnersBet have that listed on all the key areas aka all the three racing codes and the sports.
Why We Don’t Like WinnersBet
The focus on racing is pretty good, but their sporting markets can be improved in terms of quantity. They are quite limited in what sports they cover, and as a whole, it’s poor compared to their new rivals. Racing doesn’t stop, but the good racing does, so punters look towards sports. This is something WinnersBet can improve on.
Live streaming is an important part of being a bookmaker and having it available. WinnersBet don’t have it at the time of writing and that is a negative because it can be frustrating placing bets with one bookmaker, then having to go elsewhere to watch the event. Getting that would significantly improve their business.
Unfortunately, it is the norm with bookmakers, but WinnersBet do restrict winning accounts quite quickly. There have been a number of examples on social media platforms where punters don’t win that much, not even four figures, yet WinnersBet put restrictions on the account, which to me seems crazy.
6 Reasons To Bet With WinnersBet
1. Australian Owned/Operated
This is an important part of the current betting landscape, with some bookies being internationally owned and thus international interests taking the money Australian punters are investing. With WinnersBet, the money that punters bet with in Australia stays in Australia.
2. Easy Sign Up/Verification/Deposit
Signing up and verifying can be quite a tricky process with some betting agencies, but that is not the case with WinnersBet. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and then verify the account, and then depositing into the account only takes moments. It’s a very easy and simple process.
3. Minimum Staking
During Covid, there were plenty of new punters engaged with racing and sports, especially during lockdowns. But, they don’t want to bet too big and that is where WinnersBet have done well. The minimum bet they will take is 50 cents, which is right in the sweet spot of the casual punter.
4. Deposit Limits
Deposit limits have become quite prevalent in recent times and it can be a struggle for punters to restrict themselves. WinnersBet provide punters with the option of daily, weekly or monthly deposit limits, which is a clear demonstration they care and are aware that problem gambling is an issue.
5. Good Website
They aren’t big in terms of popularity compared to some of the big boys and girls but despite that, their website is very good. It’s a good layout in terms of the colours, where certain events are located and the website runs fast and smoothly, which can’t be said about some of these bookies that use the BetMakers technology.
6. Promotions/Rewards Program
The sporting side of the promotions can be improved, but the racing side of the promotions is very good, with daily offers on certain races. Plus, there is the rewards program, where punters that bet with WinnersBet are rewarded with loyalty points, which can be exchanged for bonus bets.