TopBetta Betting Review

TopBetta is one of the newer companies in the Australian gambling industry. Set up in Newcastle in 2013, it has established a reputation as one of the most customer-friendly bookmakers around, offering a number of innovative features. TopBetta describes itself as the first social betting platform in the world, and its trend-setting betting tournaments give punters the opportunity to compete with one another to earn big prizes.

The main features at TopBetta include:

TopBetta have a competitive bonus bets product, offering new players a $200 bonus bet at the time of their first deposit. The bonus bets must be used within thirty days and any winnings from Bonus Bets must be turned over twice before they are withdrawn.

With its popular betting tournaments, TopBetta offers racing and sports punters the opportunity to bet against each other rather than the bookmakers. There are a variety of different TopBetta Racing Tournaments and TopBetta Sports Tournaments to fit every kind of punter and all of them provide the chance to win a great cash prize.

TopBetta offers the choice of betting through the Global Tote, which returns bigger odds than any of the Australian Totes, such as TAB, giving value for money for TopBetta customers.

The useful TopBetta app can be downloaded as soon as you open an account with them. The app offers punters all they need to bet and play in the racing or sports tournaments. While the speed and design of the app rates highly, it doesn’t give access to the same range of sports betting markets that can be found with many Australian bookmakers.

For punters who like to take part in tipping competitions, TopBetta runs the TopTippa competition. Players can win cash prizes each week by tipping in the AFL and NRL and they have the chance to claim a bigger prize if they end the season as the TopBetta top tipster.

TopBetta Features


GOAT Top gives a good deal for punters who enjoy betting on Australian horse racing, and guarantees to pay out at the top dividend across all the Australian Totes. While the regular Tote betting markets deduct anything between 17 and 25 percent from the betting pool before winners are paid out, GOAT Top only takes out 12 percent, offering Tote winners a much bigger share of the betting pool. For greyhound racing fans, TopBetta offer the GOAT Mid, which pays out at the mid dividend of the main Australian totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) providing the GOAT Top does not go higher.

Bonus Bets

New TopBetta customers can claim $200 in bonus bets at the time of their first deposit. Initial deposits by new customers are fully matched with bonus bets, up to a maximum of $200. So, for example, if you put $75 in your new TopBetta account, you will earn with $75 in bonus bets. The Top Betta bonus bets remain valid for thirty days, after which they become void. All winnings earned through betting with bonus bet money must be turned over at least twice before withdrawal, and the wagering requirement has to be met within 45 days.

Racing Tournaments

One of the popular TopBetta features that have helped the company to grow in the Australian industry is the TopBetta Tournaments. The TopBetta Racing Tournaments offer a variety of tournaments for racing punters, with big prize pools to be won. Whatever their level of experience, TopBetta punters can find a racing tournament suited to their style.

Sports Tournaments

Sports betting fans can enter the TopBetta Sports Tournaments. These competitions offer punters the opportunity to compete against one another for a share of a prize pool. TopBetta run tournaments focused on all of the most popular sports and tailored to punters of all experience levels. The entrance fees for Sports Tournaments range from $2 up to $110, and the tournament pools can be as high in value as $10,000.

Top Tippa

If you enjoy showing off your footy or rugby knowledge, then TopTippa is the perfect feature. The TopBetta TopTippa competition is focused on the NRL and the AFL and is available only to customers of TopBetta. TopTippa has some tempting weekly cash prizes for the leading tipsters, and the season’s top performer in each of the sports will win a big cash prize, together with the title of TopBetta top tipster.

Australian Owned

Australian punters will appreciate the fact that TopBetta is owned and run by Australians and listed publicly on the Australian Stock Exchange. That means they are able to concentrate on the domestic market and on providing a service that suits Australian punters.

TopBetta Bonus Bets

TopBetta customers can benefit from up to $200 in bonus bets through the various TopBetta promotions and competitions during the time they hold an account, although each eligible punter can only earn one Bonus Bet per promotion, and there are conditions attached.

When a Bonus Bet has been credited to a customer’s account, it will remain valid for thirty days from the point it was awarded unless otherwise stated. If the Bonus Bet isn’t used during this time, it will fall void and cannot be redeemed.

The full terms and conditions for all TopBetta bonus promotions can be seen 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 any can be withdrawn, and the wagering requirement must be met within forty-five days. This is a normal set of terms and conditions and considered as a whole, the TopBetta Bonus Bet promotion is a solid one.

TopBetta Mobile App

The ability to bet on the go is important for the modern Australian punter and the TopBetta App is among the best mobile betting apps around. The App provides a fast, clean betting experience, and can be downloaded for Android and iOS operating systems.

The TopBetta App is compatible with all Android and Apple devices, including laptops, tablets, iPads and smart phones, and incorporates the latest encryption technology, so keeps your financial and personal data secure at all times. It provides punters with access to all of the TopBetta markets and makes it simple to get a bet on with TopBetta.

Through the TopBetta App, you can join in with TopBetta’s popular Racing or Sports Tournaments and win a share of the guaranteed prize pools. All you need to do is make your selections 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 bookmaker. Once you’ve made your bet, check out the Leaderboard with the TopBetta app or TopBetta mobile site, to see if you are a winner.

Downloading the TopBetta App is straightforward. As soon as you have registered an account, you will be able to download it and gain full access to the TopBetta service.

TopBetta give punters access to GOAT Top which pays punters at the highest dividend of the three existing totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) on thoroughbred racing. The Tote markets in Australia deduct between 17 and 25 percent from the pool before winnings are paid, but the GOAT Top only deducts a maximum of 12 percent, giving a better deal for TopBetta customers. Greyhound punters can enjoy access to GOAT Mid, which pays punters at the middle dividend across the three main totes as long as the GOAT Top is not higher.

With Protest Guarantee, if a protest registered against the first horse in a race is upheld, TopBetta will pay out for both the initial winner and the official winner following the finalisation of the protest. The Protest Guarantee is applicable to win bets only, and will not apply to bets made with Bonus Bet money or multi bets. There is also a maximum payout of $2000.

Racing fans can take on their mates with Racing Tournaments. There are tournaments for casual punters who just like to wager $5 each way on a Saturday and for ‘High Rollers’ who tend to bet with bigger stakes. TopBetta set you up with a starting bank and the rest is down to you. Anyone can win a TopBetta tournament and claim a share in the prize pool.

The winner in each tournament will pick up 60 percent of the prize pool and the second placed entrant will land 30 percent and 10 percent is awarded to the third-placed punter. TopBetta’s Racing Tournaments give punters an opportunity to ‘Get in the Game’.

TopBetta Sports Betting

TopBetta’s sports betting product doesn’t provide the in-depth range of markets that can be found with many of the leading bookmakers. In fact a recent survey discovered that TopBetta offered an average of 21 markets for each fixture, which was much lower than the median offering of 61. But they do offer a reasonable spread of markets for the main sports and most regular sports punters will find their range sufficient.

Although they don’t offer the full array of markets, TopBetta do host a popular Sports Tournament product. Most sports tournaments are based on a single round of fixtures in a particular league and involve players wagering BettaBucks in any of the markets for the fixtures in that round, while you can also enter season-long tournaments. The Tournament fees are between $2 and $110 and prize pools can be as big as $10,000.

With TopTippa, punters can also land prizes for their NRL or AFL tipping. All you need to do is pick your winners each week during the NRL and AFL seasons and you could pick up one of the weekly prizes or even win the $1 million prize that goes to the tipster of the season

When it comes to the odds available in their sports markets, TopBetta matches most of their rivals, with their standard line bets being in the region of $1.91. Although they don’t provide the depth of specialist markets you will find with some of the main bookmakers, they do offer a reasonable spread of markets on the most popular sports and leagues.