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TopBetta is an Australian sports betting site which launched in 2010 and is not only known for offering an array of the usual betting markets such as racing, AFL, NRL and Cricket, but also offering sports and racing betting ‘tournaments’. Like any of the best Aussie wagering sites, TopBetta's bread and butter is offering great prices on a range of different markets, however, TopBetta is also great new site for punters looking for something a little different, so we suggest everyone give TopBetta Tournaments a try. Read our full TopBetta review for more details regarding what TopBetta has to offer!
When you first arrive at TopBetta.com.au you will be prompted with a login screen which allows you to easily navigate to the three main sections of the site – Racing, Sports and Tournaments. If you're not interested in tournaments, TopBetta works as a perfect stand alone wagering site, and from the racing and sports tabs you can easily access all the great markets and odds they have on offer.
While their main project as a new company was to inroduce tournament betting to Australia, TopBetta have drastically improved their standard betting markets in recent times, putting them on par with the biggest bookmakers in Australia. They have also displayed innovation with the announcement of their "GOAT SP" product which provides the "Greatest Of All Totes" to give punters the best bang for their buck. Put simply, GOAT SP combines the Official Starting Price (or TopBetta fixed SP, should an official SP be unavailable) and the final best tote dividend, and pays customers at whichever is greater.
As we mentioned above, TopBetta have been working hard to improve the amount of markets on offer to punters. In an aim to get their tournament feature up and running, it was thin pickings for some of their sports markets, particularly the American sports. However, that has now changed and TopBetta now offer hundreds of markets on NBA, NFL, and Ice Hockey as well as the more popular Australian and international sports. Navigating the sports side is just as easy, with a drop down 'A/Z Sports' tab at the top or your page where you can select from an array of sports.
The one aspect that TopBetta offer that no other bookmaker in Australia does is the phenomenon of tournament betting. The concept is quite simple and anyone who is familiar with how poker tournaments work will be right at home.
TopBetta also offer a regularly updated blog for punters to peruse, reporting on news from the betting world, providing tips and displaying opinion pieces.
One question Australian punters ask is ‘How do Tournaments at TopBetta work?”
Basically, there is a tournament that as an example may be Round 3 of the AFL season. There is then an entry fee that punters pay – say $20 – which goes into a prize pool. Each punter is then given a fantasy bankroll to bet on any games they wish for Round 3 of the AFL. The punter who makes the most fantasy profit from their start bank wins the tournament and is awarded the money from the prize pool or at least the largest portion of it depending on how many people enter the tournament.
There are tournaments on offer for all kinds of events such as Cricket, the A League, NRL and AFL and there are regular racing tournaments running every day that pit punters against each other for certain race meets.
In recent times, TopBetta have offered some huge prizepools for their tournaments. There are weekly $5,000 tournaments for both NRL and AFL for just a $10 buy-in. They have also held multiple $250,000 prizepools for major horse racing carnivals with a $100,00 guaranteed top prize. Rumours are that a $1 million prize pool tournament will be held later in the year.
Even better is that TopBetta offer heaps of ‘freeroll’ tournaments which cost nothing to enter and feature prize pools donated by TopBetta, so it's a great way to test out the TopBetta software and give sports betting tournaments a try at TopBetta!
TopBetta – Positives
* Super-fast cashouts
* Great range of racing and sports markets
* GOAT SP offering great odds for racing punters
* Unique sports betting ‘tournaments’
* Free-to-enter tournaments with real-money prize pools
* Huge prize pools of up to $1 million on offer
* Great alternative to the big-name sites
* Easy to use live chat feature
TopBetta – Negatives
* Sports betting markets still slightly limited, although improving
* Although solid promotions, sometimes don't offer as many as the bigger agensies
Information in above video correct at time of recording.
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