TopBetta Betting Review

TopBetta is among the newer bookmakers in the Australian betting industry. Established in Newcastle in 2013, it has built up a reputation as one of the most innovative companies around, thanks to its array of punter-friendly features. TopBetta characterises itself as the first social betting platform, and its popular betting tournaments for racing and sports betting offer punters the opportunity to compete against one another to win big prizes.

The main features at TopBetta include:

TopBetta have a competitive bonus bets offer, awarding new players a $200 bonus bet at the time when they make their initial deposit. The bonus bets must be used within thirty days and any winnings must be turned over twice before they can be withdrawn.

With its popular betting tournaments, TopBetta offers racing and sports punters the opportunity to bet against each other instead of the bookmakers. There are a number of different TopBetta Racing Tournaments and TopBetta Sports Tournaments available, for all types of punters all give a chance to win a cash prize.

TopBetta offers punters the option of betting with their tote, which produces bigger odds than the main Australian Totes, giving Australian punters better value.

The well-designed TopBetta app can be downloaded as soon as you open an account with them. The app offers punters everything they need to bet on racing and sports or to enter the TopBetta tournaments. While the speed and performance of the app is good, it doesn’t offer the range of sports betting markets that can be found with many of the top bookmakers.

For punters who enjoy showing off their knowledge, TopBetta offer the TopTippa tipping competition. Players can win weekly cash prizes by tipping in the AFL and NRL and they also have the opportunity to win big if they finish the season as TopBetta’ top tipster.

TopBetta Betting Features


GOAT Top bring punters who like to bet on Australian horse racing a great deal as it guarantees to pay out at the biggest dividend of the three main Australian Totes. While the regular Tote betting markets deduct between 17 and 25 percent from the betting pool before winners are paid, GOAT Top only takes 12 percent, giving Tote winners a greater share of the overall betting pool. For greyhound racing punters, TopBetta provide GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend across the three totes providing the GOAT Top is not higher.

Bonus Bets

New TopBetta customers can benefit from $200 in bonus bets at the time of their first deposit. Initial deposits are matched 200 percent with bonus bets, up to a total maximum of $200. So, for example, if you deposit $100 in your TopBetta account, you will receive $200 in bonus bets. The Top Betta bonus bets remain valid for thirty days, after which they can no longer be used. Any winnings generated when betting with bonus money have to be turned over at least twice before withdrawal, and this has to be done within forty-five days.

Racing Tournaments

One of the innovative TopBetta features that has helped build the company’s reputation is the TopBetta Tournaments. The TopBetta Racing Tournament product is aimed at racing punters and offers a range of tournaments with a prize pool to be won for each. Whatever their level of experience or bankroll size, TopBetta punters can find a racing tournament for them.

Sports Tournaments

Sports betting fans will be able to enjoy the TopBetta Sports Tournaments. These competitions offer punters the opportunity to compete for a share in a tournament betting pool. TopBetta create tournaments that cover all of the most popular sports and suit punters of all experience levels. Fees for the Sports Tournaments are between $2 and $110, and the size of the prize pools can be between $30 and $10,000.

Top Tippa

If you enjoy showing off your footy or rugby knowledge, then you will appreciate TopTippa. The TopBetta TopTippa feature is a tipping competition based around the NRL and the AFL and is available only to customers of TopBetta. TopTippa has some impressive weekly cash prizes on offer for the leading tipsters, and the season’s best tipster in each of the sports will earn a major cash prize, along with the title of TopBetta’s top tipster.

Australian Owned

Australian punters will appreciate the fact that TopBetta is an Australian owned and operated company, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. That enables them to focus purely on the domestic market and on creating a betting product designed with Australian punters in mind.

TopBetta Bonus Bets Offer

TopBetta customers can claim up to $200 in bonus bets through the company’s various promotions and competitions during the lifetime of their account, although each eligible punter can only pick up one Bonus Bet per promotion, and there are terms attached.

When a Bonus Bet credit has been awarded, it is only valid for thirty days from the point that it was claimed, unless otherwise stated. If the Bonus Bet is not used for betting during this period, it will no longer be usable and punter will not be able to redeem it.

The full terms and conditions of the TopBetta bonus promotions can be read on the Promotions page of the site, and they include a wagering requirement. All TopBetta Bonus Bets winnings have to be turned over at least twice before profits can be withdrawn, and the wagering requirement must be met within forty-five days. This is a standard set of terms and conditions and considered as a whole, the TopBetta Bonus Bet promotion is a good one.

TopBetta Mobile Betting App

The freedom to bet on the go is important for the modern Australian punter and the TopBetta App is one of the leading betting apps in the industry It offers a fast, clear betting experience, and can be downloaded for both Android and iOS operating systems.

The TopBetta App can be used with any Android or Apple device, including laptop, tablet, iPad and smart phone, and features the latest industry-standard encryption technology, so punters can be sure their data is secure at all times. It offers punters access to all of the markets they want to bet on and makes it simpler than ever to bet with TopBetta.

Through the TopBetta App, you can join TopBetta’s great Racing or Sports Tournaments for the chance to earn a share of the guaranteed prize pools. All you need to do is make your selections and decided whether to bet with fantasy money – also known as BettaBucks - or Real Cash. It’s a great way to make money by betting against your mates instead of the bookmaker. Once you’ve made your bet, keep checking the tournament Leaderboard using the TopBetta app or TopBetta mobile site, to find out if you are a winner.

Downloading the TopBetta App is simple. As soon as you have registered an account with TopBetta, you can download it to gain access to all the TopBetta betting markets.

TopBetta Horse Racing Betting

TopBetta give racing punters access to GOAT Top which pays out at the highest dividend of the three main totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) on thoroughbred racing. Tote markets in Australia deduct between 17 and 25 percent from the pool before winnings are paid, but the GOAT Top only takes out a maximum of 12 percent, giving TopBetta punters a better deal than their peers. Greyhound punters have access to GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend across the three totes, as long as the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

With the TopBetta Protest Guarantee, if a protest lodged against the first horse to pass the post is upheld, TopBetta guarantee that they will pay out on the interim winner and the official winner following the protest. The Protest Guarantee works with win bets only, and cannot be used with Bonus Bet money or in a multi bet. There is also a maximum payout of $2000.

Racing fans can compete against their mates with the TopBetta Racing Tournaments. There are tournaments for small stakes punters who like to bet $10 each way at the weekend and for high-wagering ‘High Rollers’. TopBetta gives you a starting bank and the rest is down to you. Anyone can win with a TopBetta tournament and claim a part of the prize pool.

The winner of every tournament earns 60 percent of the prize pool while the second placed entrant will pick up 30 percent and 10 percent is awarded to the third-placed punter. TopBetta’s Racing Tournaments offer punters a way to ‘Get in the Game’.

TopBetta Sports Betting

TopBetta’s sports betting product doesn’t provide the range of markets that you can find at some of the leading bookmakers. In fact we took a look found that TopBetta offered an average of 21 markets for each fixture, which is a way below the median offering of 61. That said, for the majority of sports punters, TopBetta’s range of markets will be adequate.

Although they don’t offer the widest selection of markets, TopBetta can give punters access to an innovative Sports Tournament product. Most sports tournaments are focused on one round of fixtures for a particular league and require players to bet BettaBucks on any of the markets associated with any of that round’s fixtures. Season-long tournaments are also available. Tournament fees start at $2 and prize pools can be as big as $10,000.

With TopTippa, you can also earn prizes with 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 be in line to win one of the weekly prizes or even the season’s $1 million top tipster award.

In terms of the odds available on their sports markets, TopBetta have an industry-par offering, with their standard line bets generally being around $1.91. Although they don’t offer some of the in-depth market coverage you can find with some of the main bookmakers, they do offer an adequate range of markets, covering most popular sports and leagues.