TopBetta Betting Review

TopBetta is one of the newest bookmaker operators in the Australian betting market. Launched in Newcastle in 2013, it has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative bookmakers around, thanks to its range of punter-friendly features. TopBetta markets itself as the first social betting platform in the world, and its industry-leading betting tournaments offer punters the chance to compete with one another to win big prizes.

TopBetta offer a competitive bonus bets products, giving new players a $250 bonus bet when they make their first deposit. The bonus bets have to be used within thirty days and any winnings have to be turned over twice before they are withdrawn.

With its innovative betting tournaments, TopBetta offers racing and sports punters the chance to bet against one another rather than the bookmakers. There are a range of different TopBetta Racing Tournaments and TopBetta Sports Tournaments to suit every kind of punter and both offer a chance to win a variety of great cash prizes

TopBetta provides the option of betting through their tote, which offers bigger than any of the Australian Totes, such as TAB, offering better value for money for Australian punters.

The handy TopBetta app can be downloaded immediately after opening an account with them. The app gives punters everything they need to bet and play in the racing or sports tournaments. While the speed and reliability of the app rates highly, it doesn’t offer the same range of sports betting markets that you will find with many of the top bookmakers.

For punters who enjoy tipping competitions, TopBetta offer the TopTippa tipping competition. Players who take part may be able to win weekly cash prizes by tipping in the AFL and NRL and they will also have the chance to win big if they end the season as TopBetta’ top tipster.

TopBetta Bet Highlights


GOAT Top offers a great deal for punters who like to bet on Australian horse racing, and guarantees to pay out at the highest dividend of the Australian Totes. While the regular Tote betting markets take between 17 and 25 percent out of the betting pool before winners are paid out, GOAT Top only deducts 12 percent, giving Tote winners a much bigger share of the overall betting pool. For greyhound racing punters, TopBetta offer GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend of the three Australia totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) as long as the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

Bonus Bets

New TopBetta customers can earn $250 in bonus bets when they make their first deposit. Initial deposits by new customers are matched 100 percent with bonus bets, up to a maximum figure of $250. So, for example, if you deposit $100 in your new TopBetta account, you will be awarded with $100 bonus bets. The Top Betta bonus bets are only valid for a period of thirty days, after which they will be removed from your account. Any winnings generated through betting with bonus bet money have to be turned over at least twice before they can be withdrawn, and the winnings have to be turned over within forty-five days.

Racing Tournaments

One of the unique TopBetta features that have helped establish the company in the Australian industry are the TopBetta Tournaments. The TopBetta Racing Tournament product is designed to appeal to racing punters and offers a range of different size tournaments with a big prize pool to be won. Whatever their level of experience or betting bank, TopBetta punters will find a racing tournament to match their preferences.

Sports Tournaments

Sports betting fans can enjoy the TopBetta Sports Tournaments. These competitions give punters the chance to compete for a share of a tournament betting pool. TopBetta can offer tournaments covering all of the most popular sports and accommodating punters of all sizes. Fees for the Sports Tournaments range from $2 to $110, and the size of the tournament pools can be anything from $30 to $10,000.

Top Tippa

If you like to show off your footy or rugby knowledge, then TopTippa is the feature for you! The TopBetta TopTippa product is a tipping competition based on the NRL and the AFL and is available exclusively to customers of TopBetta. TopTippa has some great weekly cash prizes on offer for the best tipsters, and the season’s leading tipster in each of the sports will win a major cash prize, along the with the title of the TopBetta top tipster.

Australian Owned

Australian punters will appreciate that TopBetta is an Australian owned and operated company that is publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. That means they can focus entirely on the domestic market and on meeting the needs of Australian punters.

TopBetta Bonus Bets

TopBetta customers will be eligible to enjoy up to $250 in bonus bets through their various promotions and competitions during the life of their account though every eligible punter is only able to earn one Bonus Bet per promotion, and there are conditions attached.

When a Bonus Bet credit has been added to a customer’s account, it is only valid for thirty days from the time it was awarded unless this is specifically stated. If the Bonus Bet is not used during this period, it will become void and the player will not be able to redeem it.

The full terms and conditions of the TopBetta bonus promotions are available on the Promotions section of the site, but they also include a wagering requirement. All TopBetta Bonus Bets winnings have to be turned over at least twice before they can be withdrawn, and the wagering requirement has to be met within forty-five days. This is a fairly standard set of terms and conditions and taken overall, the TopBetta Bonus Bet promotion is a good deal.

TopBetta Mobile Betting App

Being able to bet on the move is important for the modern Australian punter and the TopBetta App is one of the best mobile betting apps around. The App offers a fast, clean betting experience, and is available to download for Android and iOS operating systems.

The TopBetta App can be accessed on all Android and Apple devices, including laptops, tablets, iPads and smart phones, and has been designed with the latest industry-standard level of encryption, so keeps your financial and personal data safe at all times. It gives punters access to all of the markets they want and makes it easier than ever to place a bet with TopBetta.

Using the TopBetta App, you can enter TopBetta’s great Racing or Sports Tournaments for the chance to win a share of the guaranteed prize pools. All you have to do is make your selections and choose whether to wager with fantasy money – also known as BettaBucks - or Real Cash. It’s a great way to profit by betting against your mates, not the bookie. Once you’ve made your bet, keep an eye on the Leaderboard via the TopBetta app or TopBetta mobile site, and you could be a winner.

Downloading the TopBetta App is easy. As soon as you have setup your account with TopBetta, you can download the app to gain full access to betting markets and tournaments.

TopBetta Horse Racing

TopBetta offer GOAT Top which pays out at the highest dividend of the three existing totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) for thoroughbred racing. Tote markets in Australia take between 17 and 25 percent out of the pool before winnings are paid out, but the GOAT Top only takes out a maximum of 12 percent, offering a better deal for TopBetta punters. Greyhound punters can also benefit, with GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend of the three existing totes if the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

With Protest Guarantee, if a protest lodged against the first horse to finish is upheld, TopBetta will pay out on both the interim winner and the official winner after the protest has been finalised. The Protest Guarantee applies to win bets only, and cannot be placed with Bonus Bet money or as part of a multi bet, and there is a maximum payout $2000.

Racing fans can compete against their peers with Racing Tournament. There are tournaments for casual punters who like to bet $5 each way on a Saturday and for ‘High Rollers’ who bet with bigger stakes. TopBetta give you a starting bank and the rest is up to you. Anyone can win a TopBetta tournament and earn a slice of the cash prize pool.

The winner of each tournament will earn 60 percent of the prize pool while the second placed entrant will earn 30 percent and 10 percent goes to the third-placed punter. TopBetta’s Racing Tournaments give you a great chance to ‘Get in the Game’.

TopBetta Sports Betting

TopBetta’s sports betting product doesn’t offer the range of markets that you will find with some of the leading bookmakers. In fact a recent research found that TopBetta offered an average of 21 markets per fixture, which was some way below the median offering of 61. But for most sports punters, their range of markets will be sufficient.

While they don’t offer the full array of markets, TopBetta do have an innovative Sports Tournament product. Most sports tournaments are based around one round of fixtures for a particular league and involve players spending BettaBucks on any of the markets for any of the fixtures in that round, and season-long tournaments are also available. Tournament fees range between $2 and $110 and prize pools can be as large as $10,000.

Thanks to TopTippa, punters can also win prizes for the quality of their NRL or AFL tipping. All you have to do is pick your winners each week of the NRL and AFL seasons and you could win one of the weekly prizes or even the $1 million top tipster of the season prize.

When it comes to odds on their sports markets, TopBetta matches most of their fellow bookmakers, with their standard line bets generally being around $1.91 which is on par with fellow bookmakers. Although they don’t offer many of the specialist markets you will find with the main bookmakers, they do provide a solid range on the most popular sports and leagues.