MadBookie Review

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MadBookie launched in 2015 as an alternative to the big UK-based sports betting sites that currently dominate the Australian market. MadBookie prides itself on bringing back the personal touch to bookmaking and markets itself as just a group of ‘normal Aussie blokes’. Licensed in the Northern Territory and Australian owned and operated, MadBookie is a solid option for punters who are disenchanted by the big books or for anyone looking to give a new betting site a go. Find out more in our full MadBookie review.  




Like most Australian sports betting sites, seems to focus on horse racing and related wagering markets.The home page features quick links to the current and upcoming racing markets on the lefthand side of the page,while the main centre column of the website displays odds and racing markets of the next races to jump.

MadBookie features great odds on most of their racing markets, including offering ‘Best Tote’ odds on all Australian thoroughbred racing every single day of the year. 

While MadBookie certainly focuses on racing, they are not lacking in the sports betting options. As expected there are the usual markets like AFL, NRL, Cricket, Soccer and US sports betting, but MadBookie also offers a large array of unique markets that some of the big sites don’t even offer including poker, snooker and more.

One of the big positives of MadBookie is there payment processing options and fantastic customer service. MadBookie offers all the deposit and withdrawal options you could need including bank transfer, credit card processing, POLi and BPay.

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In addition to email and live chat support, MadBookie has a phone line which is open 9am to 9pm seven days a week and can be reached on 1800 623 266. Not many of the smaller sports books offer this kind of service, which makes MadBookie an attractive prospect for punters looking to try one of the smaller sites. 

MadBookie - Positives
* Competitive horse racing markets
* Lots of sports betting options
* Excellent personal customer service including 7 day phone line

MadBookie - Negatives
* Not as many options as the big sportsbooks
* Betting interface design not as slick
* Constantly rejecting bets or only accepting portions 



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