PalmerBet Review

This is one of the more recent additions to the list of available sportsbooks in Australia and if you have yet to try PalmerBet, you’ll find they are very heavily focused on their own local market. The firm actually operates out of an office at Canterbury racecourse and that’s just one indication of their commitment to the industry.

Bonuses are very generous for qualifying residents so let’s straight away take a look at what PalmerBet can offer you.


When you first sign up here, there is a choice of three offers but the first point to mention is that like most welcome deals, residents of NSW, WA, SA and Victoria are excluded. The first offer is a 100% match on your first deposit and it can earn you some bonus bets that climb all the way up to $500 AUD.

If you prefer a smaller outlay then you could take the second option which provides $75 in bonus bets for an opening credit of $25 while the third promotion gives $100.00 in bonus bets for a $50 deposit. All of these bonus bet tokens must be wagered at odds of 1.40 or longer while any profits from these have to be played through at minimum prices of 1.80.

The rollover is therefore a little more complicated than it can be at other sites so do read all the terms and conditions very carefully. Ongoing promos are also available but you will need to sign up and log in to your PalmerBet account in order to check these in full.

Sporting Markets

PalmerBet have a slightly smaller set of sporting markets than most and it may be worth noting that they don’t always list an extensive number of side bets. However, all the popular options are here so most Aussie punters will be covered by the following schedule:

Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Australian Rules, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Golf, American Football (listed under Gridiron), Ice Hockey, Motor Racing, Netball, Snooker, Snooker, Tennis, Volleyball and MMA.

Like all the best betting sites, there are specials from political events and entertainment plus a growing set of eSports. Overall it’s a more than adequate list and pricing looks strong for all of these events.


Banking options are fairly limited at PalmerBet but customers do have the option to use all the major debit and credit cards so that’s most of us covered. If you prefer to use some of the non-traditional methods then Bpay and Poli are here while bank transfer is an additional option for anyone who prefers it.

Customer Services

At the bottom of their home page PalmerBet have a link marked ‘how to’ and this gives a very comprehensive list of answers to commonly asked questions. It’s one of the best sections of its kind but there are ways to get in touch with the operator if you need any additional help.

The contact us button brings up a web form, an email address, telephone numbers and even a postal address so this is a really comprehensive area with fast and efficient service at its core.

History and License

PalmerBet first went online as recently as 2013 so they have worked hard in a very short space of time to make their mark in this crowded business. By having an office trackside they are close to the sporting action but that location also helps them to understand exactly what their customers are looking for.

Their license is issued in the Northern Territory and you can check this on the home page while you can also follow an About Us link which gives more information on the company as a whole.


If you like to play with high stakes then the welcome bonus up to $500.00 will be an eye catching one and it’s tough to beat in today’s market. Alternatively, low stakes options are provided when you sign up so that’s an indication that PalmerBet will suit both the serious and the recreational player.

The set of markets isn’t quite as big as you’ll find elsewhere but if you just like to back the popular sports then you’ll be absolutely fine. Customer service is also strong here and this is a bookmaker that likes to give value from the start of the account and then back that up with great prices for as long as you are here.

Pros (+)

  • Three choices of welcome offer depending on how much you want to deposit initially. These can reach an excellent $500.00 in bonuses at the top level.
  • Excellent set of fast and effective customer service options with most bases covered
  • Ongoing promos are likely here: Sign up and log in to find out all about them

Cons (-)

  • There aren’t many negatives, if any, at Palmerbet although the rollover terms on ‘Bonus Bets’ may be considered a little complicated