TopBetta Review

TopBetta is one of the small and newer betting operators in the Australian betting industry. Launched in Newcastle in 2013, it has built up a reputation as one of the most customer-friendly bookmakers around, thanks to its variety of innovative features. TopBetta markets itself as the world’s first social betting platform, and its industry-leading betting tournaments give punters the opportunity to compete against each other to win big prizes.

The main features at TopBetta include:

TopBetta provide a competitive bonus bets offer, giving new players a $250 bonus bet at the time of their first deposit. The bonus bets must be used within thirty days and all winnings must be turned over twice before being withdrawn.

With its innovative betting tournaments, TopBetta gives racing and sports punters the chance to bet against one another instead of the bookmaker. There are a number of different TopBetta Racing Tournaments and TopBetta Sports Tournaments to match every kind of betting style and all give the chance to land a variety of great cash prizes

TopBetta offers the option of betting with the TopBetta Tote, which provides odds bigger than any of the Australian Totes, giving Australian punters good value for money.

The handy TopBetta app is available for download as soon as you set up a TopBetta account. The app provides punters with access to betting markets and to the TopBetta range of racing and sports tournaments. While the speed and reliability of the app are impressive, it doesn’t offer the same wide variety of sports betting markets found with some bookmakers.

For punters who like to show off their tipping knowledge, TopBetta offer the TopTippa tipping competition. Players who join in can win weekly cash prizes when they tip in the AFL and NRL and they can also win big if they finish the season as the TopBetta top tipster.

TopBetta Betting Highlights


GOAT Top offers a solid deal for punters who enjoy betting on Australian horse racing, and guarantees to pay out at the top dividend of the Australian Totes. While the main Tote betting markets deduct between 17 and 25 percent from the betting pool before winners are paid, GOAT Top only takes out 12 percent, offering Tote winners a much larger share of the overall betting pool. For greyhound racing punters, TopBetta also provide access to GOAT Mid, which pays out on the middle dividend of the key Australia totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) providing the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

Bonus Bets

New TopBetta customers can benefit from $250 in bonus bets when they make their initial deposit. First deposits are matched 100 percent with bonus bets, up to the maximum of $250. So, for example, if you put $150 in your new TopBetta account, you will be given $150 bonus bets. The Top Betta bonus bets remain valid for a period of thirty days, after which they are void. Any winnings with bonus bet money must be turned over at least twice before they can be taken out, and this requirement has to be satisfied within forty-five days.

Racing Tournaments

One of the most popular TopBetta features that have helped the company develop a strong presence in the Australian industry are the TopBetta Tournaments. The TopBetta Racing Tournament will appeal to racing punters and offers a variety of tournaments for all staking levels, with a big prize pool to be won. Whatever their level of experience or betting bank size, TopBetta punters will be able to enter a racing tournament to suit their style.

Sports Tournaments

Sports betting fans can also enter TopBetta Sports Tournaments. These competitions offer punters the chance to compete for a share of the tournament prize pool. TopBetta provide tournaments focusing on all of the major sports and accommodating punters of all staking levels. Fees for the Sports Tournaments range between $2 and $110, and the size of the prize pools go up to a maximum of $10,000.

Top Tippa

If you enjoy showing off your footy or rugby knowledge, then TopTippa is the ideal feature. Top Tippa is a tipping competition focused on NRL and the AFL and is available only to customers of TopBetta. TopTippa has weekly cash prizes on offer for the leading tipsters, and the season’s top tipster for each of the sports will win a big cash reward.

Australian Owned

Australian punters should appreciate the fact that TopBetta is owned and operated in Australia and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. That means they are able to focus entirely on the Australian market and on meeting the needs of domestic punters.

TopBetta Bonus Bets

TopBetta customers will be eligible to earn up to $250 in bonus bets through their range of promotions and competitions during the time of their account though each eligible punter can only pick up one Bonus Bet per promotion, and there are terms attached.

When a Bonus Bet credit has been awarded to a customer’s account, it remains valid for thirty days from the time it was taken unless otherwise stated. If the Bonus Bet is not employed during this period, it will be void and the player will not be able to use it.

The full terms and conditions for all TopBetta bonus promotions can be read on the Promotions page of the site, and they include a wagering requirement. All TopBetta Bonus Bets winnings must be turned over at least twice before withdrawal, and the wagering requirement must be met within forty-five days. This is a fairly common set of terms and conditions and taken as a whole, the TopBetta Bonus Bet promotion offers a good deal.

TopBetta Mobile App

The ability to bet on the move is important for Australian punters and the TopBetta App is among the best mobile betting apps in the market. The App offers a fast, efficient betting experience, and can be downloaded for use with Android and iOS operating systems.

The TopBetta App can be used with all Android and Apple devices, including laptops, tablets, iPads and smart phones, and features the latest industry-standard encryption technology to keep your financial and personal data secure. It provides punters with access to all of the markets available on the main site and makes it easy to bet your bet on with TopBetta.

With the TopBetta App, you can join in with TopBetta’s popular Racing or Sports Tournaments for the opportunity to win a share of the guaranteed cash pools. All you need to do is choose your winners and decide whether to bet with fantasy money – also known as BettaBucks - or Real Cash. It’s a fun way to profit by betting against your peers, not the bookie. After making your bet, keep an eye on the Leaderboard with the TopBetta app or TopBetta mobile site, and you could end up as a Tournament winner.

Downloading the TopBetta App is simple. As soon as you have created your account with TopBetta, you can use the app to access TopBetta betting markets and tournaments.

TopBetta Horse Racing

TopBetta offer GOAT Top which pays at the top dividend of the three main totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) on thoroughbred racing. Tote markets in Australia usually take out between 17 and 25 percent from the pool before winnings are paid, but the GOAT Top will only deduct a maximum of 12 percent, thereby offering a better deal for TopBetta customers. Greyhound punters will also be able to benefit, thanks to GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend across the three totes as long as the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

With TopBetta Protest Guarantee, if a protest made against the first horse to finish is upheld, TopBetta will pay out for both the original winner and the official winner following the conclusion of the protest. The Protest Guarantee works with win bets only, and cannot be applied to bets made with Bonus Bet money or multi bets. The maximum payout is $2000.

Racing fans can take on their peers with the TopBetta Racing Tournaments. There are tournaments for small stakes punters who like to bet $10 each way on a Saturday and for ‘High Rollers’ who wager bigger amounts. TopBetta offer a starting bank and the rest is down to you. Anyone can be successful with a TopBetta tournament and pick up a cash prize.

The winner for each tournament will earn 60 percent of the prize fund, while the second placed punter will pick up 30 percent and 10 percent will go to the entrant who finishes third. TopBetta’s Racing Tournaments offer a chance for punters to ‘Get in the Game’.

TopBetta Sports Betting

TopBetta’s sports betting product doesn’t provide the depth of market range that you will find with some of the main bookmakers. A recent survey showed that TopBetta offered an average of 21 markets on each fixture, which was short of the median figure of 61. That said, for the majority of sports punters, the range of markets offered will be adequate.

While they don’t provide as many markets as some of their competitors, TopBetta do have an innovative Sports Tournament feature. Most sports tournaments are focused on one round of fixtures in a particular league and involve players spending BettaBucks in any of the markets for the fixtures in that round, while season-long tournaments are also offered Tournament fees are between $2 and $110 and prize pools can go up to $10,000.

With TopTippa, punters can also earn prizes with their NRL or AFL tipping. All you have to do is nominate your winners each week during the NRL and AFL seasons and you could land one of the weekly prizes or walk away with the $1 million top tipster of the season prize.

When it comes to the available odds on their sports markets, TopBetta is on a par with fellow bookmakers, with their standard line bets around the $1.91 mark. While they don’t offer many of the specialist markets you can access with some bookmakers, they do cover the most popular sports and the main leagues.