TAB Betting Review
As a fully integrated gambling and entertainment company, TAB is rarity. It has a long history and association with Australian racing and sport, and as possibly the nation’s most famous betting brand, TAB has outlets in social venues and racetracks across Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. It also operates two popular totes and provides a comprehensive mobile app and website offering competitive odds to Australian punters.
Betting highlights at TAB include:
TAB is best known for their racing links and their TAB Racing product is the centrepiece part of their betting service. They offer a wide range of markets, along with Sky Racing for every race. TAB customers can also bet with the NSW TAB or NSW VIC Totes for most races.
With TAB Sports, punters will be able to find everything they need to bet in their favourite sports. TAB offer hundreds of sports markets for each event. The TAB NRL and AFL betting markets are comprehensive and they cover all the major overseas leagues like NFL, NBA and the English Premier League. The TAB Sports Blog also helps punters stay updated with form analysis and betting insights for all of the main markets.
The TAB Mobile app is one of the most popular in the Australian industry. It works smoothly, providing access to all the key TAB features, including shortcut keys, floating video for racing and sports streaming, and the features state of the art security with Touch ID, which makes it possible to log in and make your bets quickly. The TAB App is compatible with Apple and Android devices and you can also access the TAB website through a mobile browser.
TAB Multiplier is an enhanced odds betting feature that enables punters to increase the return of one bet per day. The Multiplier feature can be employed in a wide range of racing and sports markets, including Pari-Mutuel racing, fixed odds racing and multi bets. The feature is not yet available for sports singles, Footy TAB, Cash Out, Mystery Bets or System Bets.
The TAB Rewards program makes it possible for TAB members to pick up points with every bet they make, as well as getting access to TAB privileges. TAB Rewards Loyalty punters can use their TAB card to amass rewards points at any NSW TAB outlet, including licensed venues, agencies and racetrack facilities. TAB Rewards customers can also pick up points on online transactions, and from terminals at TAB agencies, pubs, clubs and racetracks.
Sky Racing and Sky Sports Radio are experts in racing and sports analysis, and broadcast more than 120,000 races every year. A satellite TV pioneer, Sky provides its products through cable, online and mobile devices, and all can be accessed via the TAB site or app.
Punters can benefit from TAB bonus bets immediately on opening an account and can also pick up bonus bets with regular weekly betting promotions and TAB Rewards program.
TAB Bet Highlights
TAB Tote Pools
Punters who bet with TAB can bet into the NSW TAB and VIC TAB tote betting pools. Every race has its own prize pool which pays out on wins and exotic bets. The totes are owned and run through TAB and provide TAB punters with competitive odds.
Earn reward points with each bet you make with TAB. TAB Rewards allows you to build up points that can then be spent on a range of services, including TAB bonus bets.
TAB Bonus Bets
TAB customers can benefit from a range of bonus bets. TAB bonus bets are awarded when you set up a new account and pay in your first deposit, and also via their weekly betting promotions and the TAB Rewards program. Every bonus bets promotion has terms and conditions associated, but one of the advantages of TAB bonus bets is that they come without turnover requirements, which is good news for punters.
The TAB App is available for Android and Apple devices as soon as you open an account and download it for your phone or tablet. The App functionality is similar to the TAB website, and the TAB mobile app gives you full access to all the TAB site features.
The TAB Touch website is a mobile device version of the TAB app and can be accessed with any mobile browser. There are a many useful features available with the TAB Touch App and website which all Australian mobile punters will appreciate.
Another benefit to being a TAB customer is the ability to enjoy Sky Racing videos and radio content. You can watch all TAB races for horse, greyhound and harness racing as well as Sky’s editorial programming via the web or through the TAB app. Sky Racing betting tips and form guides for all racing and sports betting markets are available for Sky customers.
When you bet on racing with TAB Racing, you can take part in their NSW and VIC tote betting pools, and will also be able to access speed maps on every race as well as the detailed Sky Racing form guide. Quaddie bettors can bet on Early Quaddies at every race meeting, and all horse races are live on the web, TAB mobile app and TAB Racing Radio.
TAB Sports provide markets on every sport you can think of. As well as covering all of the most popular sports events, TAB Sports also provides hundreds of specialist markets. The TAB Sports Blog provides detailed form and stats analysis in all major sports markets and the TAB fixed odds markets on NRL and AFL events are particularly competitive.
TAB Multiplier makes it possible for punters to multiply the return on one bet every day. You can decide how and when to activate your Multiplier, and it can be employed on every type of racing bet such as Fixed Odds, Win and Place, Tote Win and Place and Exotics Racing. It’s also usable on multi bets in racing and sports markets. Punters can only use one Multiplier a day and any Multipliers that are unused become invalid at midnight AEST.
TAB Bonus Bets
TAB provides a variety of bonus bets and rewards to punters. You can earn bonus bets when you set up an account and pay in your first deposit or through one of their many promotions. Bonus bets are awarded to accounts within five minutes of claiming, and Account Top-Up bonuses will be credited within three working days, and in most cases in less than 24 hours. If you win money by using a Bonus Bet, you will receive the profit portion from the bet but not the bonus bet stake. Unlike with some bookmakers, TAB does attach any other wagering conditions, although it is worth noting that the TAB bonus bets cannot be used in split bets.
Thanks to TAB Rewards, each bet you make with them counts. Whether you like to bet on sport or racing, TAB Rewards makes it possible to earn points that can then be redeemed for a variety of rewards. You can earn points at any NSW TAB by swiping your card when you bet, or whenever you wager through TAB.com.au or via the TAB app. With the TAB Rewards program, you can access many exclusive privileges, and the points can be swapped for tickets, racing hospitality, bonus bets and other bonuses.
TAB Mobile Betting App
You can bet through TAB on Horse Racing, AFL, NRL, NBA and a number of other sports using your mobile via the TAB App. With the TAB App, it is possible to bet live, check the latest results, and cash in your winnings. The app offers 3D touch functionality for iPhone 6 models and above, providing access to shortcuts; floating video for live streaming, making it possible to watch sport while betting, and Touch ID, which makes it more convenient to bet.
In 2013, TAB set up the TAB Touch. Designed to be the home for racing and sports betting, it offers a great deal of information on TAB racing and sporting events, including dividends, live racing radio and sky vision, results, scratchings, tips and forms. Compatible with any mobile browser, TAB Touch includes features including a left hand mobile menu that makes it easy to navigate between markets and sports. The TAB Touch app and TAB mobile site offer access to a huge range of betting markets each day.
Another advantage with the TAB Mobile app is that it makes it possible to stream all races straight to your mobile through Sky Racing, which is owned by TAB. All you have to do is set up a TAB account and begin betting and you can stream Sky Racing to your mobile.
TAB Horse Racing
TAB Racing offers punters one of the most comprehensive racing betting products around. With TAB, you can bet on the NSW TAB or VIC TAB Totes or a range of fixed odds market. You can also live stream racing content that is not available elsewhere.
With TAB Tote Pools, all of the money that is bet is put into a pool for each bet type on every race. After the appropriate deductions have been taken, the pool of money is shared by the winners. TAB creates discrete pools for each bet type for every race. For example, at a Perth Race meeting, each race will have its own betting pool for Win, Place, Quinella, Trifecta, and other bet types. With SuperTAB and WA TAB novelty bet pools, the commission is taken out as a flat deduction from the pool, and for non-SuperTAB meetings in WA, TAB Win and Place dividends are worked out using the losing bets method, through which Win and Place commission is taken out only from the losing bets pool.
With TAB Speed Maps, you can see benefit from following how the TAB expert analysts predict that every race will unfold. The Speed Maps feature is a handy graph that will offer you crucial insight onto the likely early pace with any horse or dog race.
TAB punters can also take advantage of Early Quaddie bets. These have some similarities to standard Quaddie bets, but based on earlier races at selected meetings in all codes.
For those who like to look at the top tips before betting, TAB provide betting tips for every horse, greyhound and harness race across Australia. Their site will usually promote one tipster offering tips derived from form, while others will offer tips based around TAB SkyForm Ratings, time ratings, distance and class, producing a range of expert advice.
With the new Sky Racing Media Centre, TAB punters can enjoy enhanced racing content. This service offers access to all the popular Sky programs, and has been updated with improvements including Enhanced LIVE racing vision. With the Sky Racing Media Centre, horse racing fans can enjoy program content such as In The Gig, The Catching Pen, Racing Round the World, John Tapp’s Inside Racing, The Punting Club, and Off The Beaten Track, together with race replays, the latest news, special programs, and editorials from TAB Sky Racing’s stable. All you need to benefit from this content is a TAB internet account.
Racing Audio and Video replays can all be watched through the Sky Racing website by choosing the Sky Racing Media Centre link on the TAB website and app. The Racing Radio Audio Archive, which features twelve months of audio content, can also be accessed by selecting the ‘Older Results’ section on the ‘Results’ pages.
TAB racing punters can make the most of free access to the SkyForm Form Guide, which provides a comprehensive overview of all race meetings held on a particularly day, arranged by code. The guide features links to tips, SkyForm Runner Summary Tables, weather details and track condition data. The SkyForm Runner Summary Table also gives punters a quick overview of the next race and a form summary covering each runner. The form guide is a great tool to help with betting on any TAB racing market.
You can also keep up to date with the latest TAB racing results via the website or app. The TAB results cover all race meetings in Australia, every day, and include details of scratchings, pool totals, deductions, first four placings, dividends, substitutes, and tote price for the entire field for NSW and VIC racing during the previous 12 months.
TAB Sports Betting
TAB Sports offers sports betting punters a wide selection of markets to bet on, including the most popular NRL, AFL and soccer tournaments. Not only do they offer the usual betting markets including head to head and margin bets, they also provide a depth of specialist markets on each match, while the TAB Sports blog provides vital team information and form guides for punters, offering all the details required to make an informed bet.
In Play Betting is popular throughout Australia, and thanks to TAB Sports Betting, you can bet live in play in all your favourite leagues, including NBA, NFL, NRL and AFL. You can bet during the game itself by calling the helpful TAB live betting team or requesting that they call you by clicking on the live betting button on the website or TAB app.
The TAB Streaming feature makes it possible for customers to stream a comprehensive range of sports from across the globe through the app or website, and the Live Stats and Score service enables punters to get the latest live scores and key stats for ongoing sports games, including tennis, soccer, NBA, NRL and AFL. The TAB live stats service also offers form analysis on every game you might be interested to bet on.
With TAB Multiplier, punters can multiply the returns on one bet every day. The Multiplier can be used in a range of bets including Fixed Odds Win and Place Racing, Tote Win and Place Racing and Exotics Racing. The Multiplier is also applicable to multi bets.
For punters who enjoy betting on the NRL, the TAB NRL coverage is comprehensive. They offer hundreds of markets on every game in their TAB NRL pages, and the TAB NRL form section offers punters in-depth analysis every week throughout the whole entire NRL season. TAB also has a good service for AFL punters, with in-depth and comprehensive market coverage and up to date form and stats to keep AFL punters informed.
With the TAB Sports results service, punters can stay informed and up to date. The service shows all of the latest TAB sports results in every betting market, and can be viewed through the website, mobile app or TAB Touch. It’s also useful to know that you don’t need to log into a TAB account to check out the TAB Sports results.
TAB also makes it simple to place multi bets using the TAB Bet Builder. With the new and improved TAB Bet Builder it is simple to build multiple bets and exotics, and to use bonus bets. Every time you choose a bet it’s automatically added into the Bet Builder, so any Fixed Odds selections can quickly be combined into a Multi bet.