TAB Betting Review
As a fully integrated gambling and entertainment company, TAB is an unusual bookmaker. It has a long history and association with both Australian horse racing and sport, and is one of the nation’s most recognisable brands. TAB has facilities in social venues and racetracks throughout Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. It also runs two popular totes and offers a comprehensive mobile app and website brining competitive odds to Australian customers.
Top features at Tab include:
TAB is best known for their relationship with racing and the TAB Racing product is at the heart of their service. They offer an impressive depth of markets, and Sky Racing for every race. TAB customers can also bet through the NSW TAB or NSW VIC Totes on most races.
With TAB Sports, punters have everything they need to bet on their favourite sports. TAB provide hundreds of sports markets on each event. The TAB NRL and AFL betting markets are in-depth and cover all the main overseas leagues like NFL, NBA and the English Premier League. The TAB Sports Blog also enables punters to stay updated with both form analysis and betting insights on all of the major sports markets.
The TAB Mobile app is one of the best in the Australian industry. It works efficiently, providing access to all of the main TAB features, including shortcut keys, floating video for racing and sports streaming, and includes state of the art security with Touch ID, making it possible to log in and get your bets on quickly. The TAB App works with Apple and Android devices and you can also use a mobile browser to access the TAB website.
TAB Multiplier is an odds-boost betting feature that makes it possible for punters to increase the return of one bet each day. The Multiplier feature can be used in a wide range of racing and sports markets, such as Pari-Mutuel racing, fixed odds racing and multi bets. The feature is not yet applicable to sports singles, Footy TAB, Cash Out, Mystery Bets or System Bets.
The TAB Rewards program enables TAB members to earn up points with every bet they make, as well as earning TAB privileges. TAB Rewards Loyalty punters can use their TAB card to collect rewards points from any NSW TAB outlet, including licensed venues, agencies and racetrack facilities. TAB Rewards customers can also accumulate points through online transactions, and via terminals at TAB agencies, pubs, clubs and race meetings.
Sky Racing and Sky Sports Radio are the racing and sports analysis experts, and cover more than 120,000 races each year. A satellite TV pioneer, Sky offers its products through cable, online and mobile devices, and they can all be enjoyed via the TAB site or app.
Punters can earn TAB bonus bets as soon as they open an account and can also pick up bonus bets through regular betting promotions and the generous TAB Rewards program.
TAB Tote Pools
Punters who bet through TAB can access the NSW TAB and VIC TAB tote betting pools. Each race has its own prize pool which will pay out for wins and exotic bets. The totes are owned and operated by TAB and give TAB punters good odds.
You can earn reward points with each bet you make through TAB. TAB Rewards enables you to earn points that can then be redeemed for a range of privileges, including TAB bonus bets.
TAB Bonus Bets
TAB customers can enjoy a number of different bonus bets. TAB bonus bets are credited to you when you set up a new account and make your first deposit, and also offered through weekly betting promotions and the exclusive TAB Rewards program. Each bonus bets promotion has its own terms and conditions, but one of the advantages of TAB bonus bets is that they do not include any turnover requirements, which is good news for TAB punters.
The TAB App is available for Android and Apple devices immediately after you open an account, and is easy to download for your phone or tablet. The App functionality replicates the TAB website, so using the TAB mobile app gives you full access to all TAB site features.
The TAB Touch website is a mobile version of the TAB app and can be viewed through any mobile browser. There are a number of useful features available to punters when they use the TAB Touch App and website, designed to make betting with TAB easy and fast.
Another bonus that comes with being a TAB customer is the chance to enjoy Sky Racing videos and radio content. You can see all TAB horse, greyhound and harness races as well as Sky’s editorial programming through the web or via the TAB app. Sky Racing betting tips and form guides covering all racing and sports betting markets are also available.
TAB Racing punters can benefit from betting into the NSW and VIC tote betting pools, and can also access speed maps for every race along with the detailed Sky Racing form guide. Quaddie bettors are able to bet on Early Quaddies at each race meeting, and all horse races are broadcast live through the web, TAB mobile app and TAB Racing Radio facility.
TAB Sports offer markets on every sport you can think of. Besides covering all of the most popular sports events, TAB Sports also offers an impressive depth of specialist markets. The TAB Sports Blog bring punters detailed form and stats analysis for every major sports markets and TAB’s fixed odds markets for NRL and AFL events are particularly competitive.
TAB Multiplier enables punters to multiply the return of one bet every day. You can decide how and when you wish to activate your Multiplier, and it can be used on every type of racing bet including Fixed Odds, Win and Place, Tote Win and Place and Exotics Racing. It is also applicable to multi bets in racing and sports markets. Punters are only able to use one Multiplier every day and unused Multipliers become invalid at midnight AEST.
TAB Bonus Bets
TAB offers a variety of bonus bets and rewards for punters. You can pick up bonus bets when you register your account and make your first deposit or through one of their many promotions. Bonus bets are credited to accounts within five minutes, while Account Top-Up bonuses are allocated within three working days, although usually in less than 24 hours. If you win money with a Bonus Bet, you will receive the profit part of the bet but not the bonus bet stake. Unlike most bookmakers, TAB does attach wagering requirements to their bonus bets, although it is worth noting that TAB bonus bets cannot be used in split bets.
With the TAB Rewards program, every bet you make with them counts. Whether you like to bet on sport or racing markets, TAB Rewards enables you to earn points that can then be redeemed for a range of rewards. You can pick up points at any NSW TAB by swiping your card when you bet, or whenever you place a bet on TAB.com.au or through the TAB app. With the TAB Rewards program, you can benefit from many exclusive privileges, and the points are redeemable for tickets, racing hospitality, bonus bets and other perks.
TAB Mobile App
You can bet with TAB on Horse Racing, AFL, NRL, NBA and a number of other sports via your mobile by downloading the TAB App. With the TAB App, you can bet live, check the latest results, and cash in your winnings. The app brings punters 3D touch functionality for iPhone 6 models and above, offering access to shortcuts; floating video for live streaming, and enabling you to watch sport while betting, while Touch ID, makes it easier to bet.
In 2013, TAB created TAB Touch, which is designed to be the home for racing and sports betting. It brings punters a wealth of information on TAB racing and sporting markets, including dividends, live racing radio and sky vision, results, scratchings, tips and form. Compatible with any mobile browser, TAB Touch includes handy features such as a left hand mobile menu that makes it simple to navigate between markets and sports. The TAB Touch app and TAB mobile site provide access to a variety of betting markets every day.
Another advantage of the TAB Mobile app is that it enables you to stream all races straight to your mobile via Sky Racing, which is owned by TAB. All you need to do is set up a TAB account and start betting and you can stream Sky Racing direct to your mobile device.
TAB Racing provides punters with one of the most comprehensive racing betting products around. With TAB, you can bet through the NSW TAB or VIC TAB Totes or in a variety of fixed odds market. You can also live stream racing content that you won’t find elsewhere.
With TAB Tote Pools, all the money bet is allocated to a pool for each bet type on each race. After the relevant deductions have been taken, the pool of money is shared among the winners.
TAB creates separate pools for each bet type in each race. For example, at a Perth Race meeting, each race will be allocated its own betting pool for Win, Place, Quinella, Trifecta, and other bet types. With SuperTAB and WA TAB novelty bet pools, commission is deducted as a flat rate from the pool, and for non-SuperTAB meetings in WA, TAB Win and Place dividends are calculated with the losing bets method, under which Win and Place commission is taken only from the pool of losing bets.
With TAB Speed Maps, you can benefit from seeing how the TAB expert analysts predict that every race will develop. The Speed Maps feature is a useful graph that will give you crucial insight onto the predicted early pace for any horse or dog race.
TAB punters can also enjoy Early Quaddie bets. These are similar to standard Quaddie bets, but based around earlier races at selected race meetings.
For those who like to check out the best tips before betting, TAB offer betting tips on every horse, greyhound and harness race in Australia. Their site will usually show one tipster offering tips based on form, while others will tip on TAB SkyForm Ratings, time ratings, distance and class, offering punters a range of expert advice.
Thanks to the new Sky Racing Media Centre, TAB punters can benefit from enhanced racing content. This service provides access to all the popular Sky programs, and has been improved with updated such as Enhanced LIVE racing vision. Through the Sky Racing Media Centre, horse racing fans can watch programs like In The Gig, The Catching Pen, Racing Round the World, John Tapp’s Inside Racing, The Punting Club, and Off The Beaten Track, along with race replays, news updates, special programs, and editorials from TAB Sky Racing’s stable. All you need to do to access this content is set up a TAB internet account.
Racing Audio and Video replays can be viewed through the Sky Racing website by selecting the Sky Racing Media Centre link on the TAB website or app. The Racing Radio Audio Archive, which shows twelve months of audio content, can also be enjoyed by selecting the ‘Older Results’ option in the ‘Results’ section.
TAB racing punters can benefit from free access to the SkyForm Form Guide, which offers a complete overview of all race meetings, arranged by code. The guide includes links to tips, weather details and track condition information. The SkyForm Runner Summary Table also brings punters a quick overview of the next event and a form summary for each runner. The form guide is a useful tool to help you bet on any TAB racing market.
You can also stay up to date with the latest TAB racing results through the website or app. The TAB results include all race meetings in Australia, every day, and provide details of scratchings, pool totals, deductions, first four placings, dividends, substitutes, and tote price across the whole field for NSW and VIC racing going back 12 months.
TAB Sports gives sports betting punters a wide selection of markets to bet in, including the most popular NRL, AFL and soccer competitions. Not only do they provide the usual betting markets, such as head to head and margin bets, they also bring punters a depth of specialist markets for each event, while the TAB Sports blog gives vital team information and form guides for punters, bringing together all of the information needed to make an informed bet.
In Play Betting is popular with Australian punters and with AB Sports Betting, you can bet live in play on all your favourite sports, including NBA, NFL, NRL and AFL. You can bet while the game is on by calling the friendly TAB live betting team or asking them to call you by clicking the live betting icon on the TAB website or TAB app.
The TAB Streaming feature allows punters to stream a comprehensive range of sports from across the globe via the app or website, and the Live Stats and Score service brings you the latest live scores and key stats in ongoing sports games, including tennis, soccer, NBA, NRL and AFL. The TAB live stats service also provides useful form analysis on every event.
With TAB Multiplier, punters can significantly increase the returns on one bet every day. The Multiplier can be applied to a range of bets including Fixed Odds Win and Place Racing, Tote Win and Place Racing and Exotics Racing. The Multiplier can also apply to multi bets.
For punters who like betting on the NRL, the TAB NRL coverage is impressive. They offer hundreds of markets for each game in their TAB NRL pages, and the TAB NRL form section brings punters in-depth analysis each week throughout the NRL season. TAB also has a top service for AFL punters, with in-depth market coverage and key form stats.
The TAB Sports results service keeps punters informed and up to date. The service displays all of the latest TAB sports results for all betting markets, and can be accessed through the website, mobile app or TAB Touch. It’s also handy to know that you don’t need to sign in to a TAB account to view the TAB Sports results.
TAB also makes it easy to place multi bets with the TAB Bet Builder. With the new and improved TAB Bet Builder it is simple to put together multiple bets and exotics, and to use bonus bets. Each time you select a bet it’s automatically added to the Bet Builder, so any Fixed Odds selections can rapidly be combined into a Multi bet.