CrownBet is Australia’s leading online sports betting site and it’s become much loved around the world. Previously operating as BetEasy (and earlier still, BetEzy) James Packer purchased 67% of the company in 2014 and the site underwent a complete rebranding. It is now part of Packer’s multi-billion dollar Crown empire. Along with the name change came a complete overhaul of the site, resulting in some major improvements to the interface, design and overall user friendliness.
With the well-known sports betting superpower, Matthew Tripp leading things, coupled with the Crown brand and Packer’s backing, CrownBet has become a bookie site to be reckoned with. After signing an official partnership with the AFL in 2015, CrownBet is also an approved betting partner of the NRL, the FFA, Cricket Australia, Netball Australia and Tennis Australia. With such pulling power in the gambling industry, CrownBet really is the place to be when it comes to safe online bookie venues.
CrownBet software and mobile sports betting
No download is required to make a bet on the CrownBet desktop site, simply sign up for an account, deposit some funds and you’re ready to roll. The new website layout makes finding your way around really easy, even for those not so confident with the Internet. With a dedicated support team, help is never far away if you need it.
The CrownBet mobile app is available to iOS and Android users, if you haven’t yet installed the app and you’re reading this on your mobile device, simply click here to download the native app direct to your phone. During the CrownBet rebrand, the company also took over the existing BetEasy mobile apps, so if you already had the BetEasy app installed on your smartphone or tablet this will automatically rollover to CrownBet next time you update. The mobile app provides a great way to place bets with minimal effort and certainly comes in handy when you’re out and about and realise you forgot to secure a wager on your favourite team.
Betting markets at CrownBet
If you’re looking for a specific sporting event to place a wager on, you can bet (no pun intended) you will find it at CrownBet, with sports, racing, entertainment and political events from all over the world. The wide range of events available to place real money bets include:
• American football
• AFL/Aussie Rules
• Ice Hockey
• Motor sport
• Rugby League
• Rugby Union
• Soccer Tennis
• Horse racing
• Greyhound racing
Other CrownBet markets
• Entertainment (eg. film awards, Big Brother, X Factor, The Voice, Miss Universe, EuroVision, etc)
• Politics (eg. US election, Australian elections, UK elections, etc)
• Financials (eg. interest rate changes, budget reforms, etc)
CrownBet loyalty rewards program
A relatively new introduction to the site is the addition of a loyalty system that allows players to accumulate points every time they place a bet. Members now have the chance to join the Crown Signature Club, a loyalty program that’s widespread across the Crown brand. What makes the Crown Signature Club unique is that points can be exchanged for real world benefits, with players able to redeem points at one of Crown’s highly acclaimed restaurants, hotels, retail stores, night clubs and casinos. Points are accumulated as follows:
• Spots betting one point per $5 bet
• Race betting – one point per $2 bet (plus an additional one point per $1 on a Fixed Win bet)
• Multi bets – one point per $1 bet
To join the Crown Signature Club players are required to complete a separate application form and also complete the registration in person. For full details, terms and conditions refer to the ‘rewards’ tab at the top of the CrownBet site.
Secure deposit options
The CrownBet site uses the latest in digital SSL security encryption, which scrambles user’s personal information to ensure that hackers can’t intercept any payment details. Punters can place real money bets without any fear towards the security of their deposits. At CrownBet players can choose from these secure payment methods:
• Direct bank transfer
• Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
Please note that deposits processed via credit card and POLi are available instantly, whereas bank transfers and BPay deposits will generally take between one and two days to hit your account.
CrownBet also offers a credit option for players who meet certain requirements, allowing an IOU system for punters who want to place a wager but don’t have time to make a deposit. To be eligible for CrownBet credit, head to the support section for more details and complete the credit application form.
24/7 Customer support
The Crown brand is up there with the best of them, so you can expect nothing but high quality when it comes to customer service. The CrownBet site is monitored by a live chat team 24 hours seven days a week, happy to answer your query no matter the time of day. There’s also a web contact form, toll free phone numbers and email addresses you can direct your query to. Contact details are as follows:
Email Address: [email protected]
Racing (AUS): 1800 321 321
Sports (AUS): 1800 321 322
Customer Service (AUS): 13 CROWNBET (13 27696 238)
General (NZ): 0800 238 399
General (International): +61 3 9257 3685
The support section also has a detailed list of FAQ’s and clear instructions regarding how to bet. The ‘members info’ section comes with a bunch of helpful topics that’ll definitely enhance your time at CrownBet, so we suggest new players have a read through this section before they get started in order to take full advantage of the features on the site. CrownBet fully supports responsible gambling practices and all players must verify their age and identification to join.