CrownBet Review

CrownBet markets itself as the largest bookmaker that is wholly owned by Australian companies so that should be a good and positive start for anyone looking at new sign ups. When you find an outlet that is committed to the country’s industry as a whole then it’s likely that they will have your own interests at heart.

Beyond that loyalty, what is there at CrownBet to get you on board and to keep you playing in a market where there is so much competition?

Bonuses

As of July 2017 CrownBet were not issuing a welcome offer in the true sense of the term but you were encouraged to sign up and start earning reward points right away. This is the loyalty programme which you can turn into generous bonuses but if you were looking for something extra, the list of ongoing promos more than compensates.

Unlike most Aussie bookmakers, CrownBet are completely open about the ongoing promos that you can enjoy for regular play and there are lots of them. Bonus bets and Multi Bonuses are available across all sports and there are competitions too in what is one of the best lists of regular deals anywhere on the web.

Sporting Markets

As you would expect from a 100% owned Australian top bookmakers, the list of available sports is heavily directed towards the country’s favourites. Great odds for AFL, NRL, cricket and soccer can be found and if you like a wide list, you should find plenty of options in the following:

Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, American Football, Aussie Rules Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Golf, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Sport, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Surfing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Crossfit, Snooker, Field Hockey, GAA Sports, Water Polo.

Esports and novelty bets are here too so it’s a wide and diverse list with good prices everywhere.

Banking

The list of available funding providers is predictably small and the main plus point is that PayPal is here so the world’s biggest eWallet is on the list. It might be good to see Skrill and Neteller added in the future but players can use Poli or BPay while all of the major debit and credit cards are also accepted at CrownBet.

Therefore it is a small list but there should be at least one accessible method there for all Australian players.

Customer Services

You can find some standard information by clicking on the FAQs button which is located towards the bottom left of the home page. This is fairly basic but if you want to get in touch with CrownBet there are further options.

Scroll just a little further down and you’ll find a help link which, in turn, takes you a web form and a telephone number. Perhaps the biggest benefit here is the live chat operator: This is a facility that can’t always be found with an Australian bookie and it’s on call 24 / 7 to answer customer queries in the shortest possible space of time.

History and License

CrownBet can trace their history right back to 2005 when the sportsbook was originally known as Betezy. The operator went through some name changes before finally settling on CrownBet and they have stuck with this since 2015.

They are now part of the overall Paddy Power – Betfair group so they have a huge and respected name behind them as well as some good history in their own right. In order to provide services to Australian customers, the company is licensed in the Northern Territory and you can find full details of this at the bottom of their home page.

Conclusion

While the claim to be 100% Australian will be enough to attract many new customers, others will look beyond that and ask what CrownBet are offering in terms of choice and value. The first box is definitely ticked with a good set of markets and while there may be bigger lists elsewhere, this is a decent selection and one that has all the best Aussie sports covered.

That choice is backed up with value from some excellent prices while this is the best set of ongoing promos we’ve seen in a while and you can even check them out without signing up for a new account. Without a welcome bonus, some players would be hesitant but we would encourage them to look beyond that as CrownBet are a great bookmaker to partner in with for the long term.

Pros (+)

  • One of the biggest sets of ongoing promotions for regular players
  • Excellent range of customer service options including a live chat operator
  • Great value odds in a series of markets that will appeal to Australian players.

Cons (-)

  • While players can earn loyalty points from day one, many would prefer some form of welcome offer to start things off.