TopBetta Review

TopBetta is one of Australia’s newest gambling companies. It was established in Newcastle in 2013, and has built a reputation as one of the most interesting and innovative bookmakers around, with its variety of punter-friendly features. TopBetta claims to be the world’s first social betting platform, and its revolutionary betting tournaments give punters the opportunity to compete with each another to land big prizes.

Key features at TopBetta:

TopBetta have a competitive bonus bets products, offering new players a $200 bonus bet at the time of their first deposit. The bonus bets must be used within thirty days and any winnings from Bonus Bets have to be turned over twice before withdrawal.

With its famous betting tournaments, TopBetta gives racing and sports punters the opportunity to bet against one another instead of taking on the bookmakers. There are a number of different TopBetta Racing Tournaments and TopBetta Sports Tournaments so every level of punter has a chance to win a share of the cash prizes

TopBetta offers the option of betting with their tote, which provides odds bigger than any of the Australian Totes, securing better value for money for Australian punters.

The useful TopBetta app can be downloaded as soon as you open an account with them. The app offers punters everything they need to make their bets and play in the racing or sports tournaments. While the speed and reliability of the app are good, it doesn’t offer access to the same range of sports betting markets punters can find with many of the leading bookmakers.

For punters who like to show off their sports knowledge, TopBetta offer the TopTippa tipping competition. Players who join inn can win weekly cash prizes by tipping in the AFL and NRL and they can also land a big prize if they end the season as TopBetta’ top tipster.

TopBetta Betting Features


GOAT Top gives a great deal to punters who regularly bet on Australian horse racing, and guarantees to pay you out at the top dividend across all the main Australian Totes. While the regular Tote betting markets deduct between 17 and 25 percent from the betting pool before winners are paid out, GOAT Top only takes out 12 percent, offering Tote winners a much larger share of the total betting pool. For greyhound racing punters, TopBetta provide GOAT Mid, which will pay out at the middle dividend of the three Australian totes providing that the GOAT Top does not go higher than this price.

Bonus Bets

New TopBetta customers can benefit from $200 in bonus bets at the time of their first deposit. Deposits by new customers are matched in their entirety by bonus bets, up to $200. So, for example, if you put $100 in your new TopBetta account, you will be given $200 in bonus bets. The Top Betta bonus bets only stay valid for thirty days, after which they become void. All winnings generated with bonus bet money must be turned over at least twice before they can be withdrawn, and this turnover has to be carried out within forty-five days.

Racing Tournaments

One of the popular TopBetta features that have helped to build their reputation in the Australian betting industry is the TopBetta Tournaments. The TopBetta Racing Tournaments were created to offer racing punters and a number of different ways to bet against their peers, through different size tournaments offering a prize pool. Whatever their level of wagering, TopBetta punters can find a racing tournament suited to them.

Sports Tournaments

Sports betting fans also have a chance to compete against one another in the TopBetta Sports Tournaments. TopBetta have Sports Tournaments covering all of the major sports and tailored to punters of all experience levels. Fees for the Sports Tournaments go from $2 to $110, the size of the tournament pools can be as high as $10,000, and every punter who enters has a chance of winning a share of the pool.

Top Tippa

If you enjoying showing off your footy or rugby knowledge, then TopTippa is the ideal feature for you! The TopBetta TopTippa feature is tipping competition focusing on the NRL and the AFL and is only open to customers of TopBetta. TopTippa has some top weekly cash prizes available for the best tipsters, and the each sport’s leading tipster at the end of the season will earn a big cash prize, as well as the title of the TopBetta top tipster.

Australian Owned

Australian punters should appreciate the fact that TopBetta is Australian owned and operated and is publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. That enables them to focus entirely on the home betting market and on providing an Australia-specific betting product.

TopBetta Bonus Bets

TopBetta customers are all eligible to receive $200 in bonus bets through the various TopBetta promotions and competitions, although it is worth noting that every eligible punter is only able to pick up one Bonus Bet per promotion, and there are terms attached.

When a TopBetta Bonus Bet credit has been awarded to a customer, it is only valid for thirty days from the point at which it was awarded unless otherwise stated. If the Bonus Bet is not used in this period of time, it will lapse and the player will not be able to use it.

The complete terms and conditions of the TopBetta bonus promotions can be read on the Promotions section of the site. Most promotions also include a wagering requirement. This requires that all winnings have to be turned over at least twice before withdrawal, and that wagering requirement has to be met within forty-five days. These are fairly standard bonus conditions and taken as a whole, the TopBetta Bonus Bet promotion is strong.

TopBetta Mobile Betting & App

Being able to bet on the go is important for the modern Australian punter and the TopBetta App is one of the better mobile betting apps in the industry. It offers a fast, clean betting experience, and can be downloaded for both Android and iOS operating systems.

The TopBetta App is accessible through Android and Apple devices, including laptops, tablets, iPads and smart phones, and incorporates industry-standard encryption, so it ensures that your financial data is safe. It gives punters access to all of the major markets and makes it simpler than ever to make a bet with TopBetta.

With the TopBetta App, you can join TopBetta’s great Racing or Sports Tournaments and earn the chance to pick up a share of the guaranteed prize pools. All you need to do is make your selections and decide whether to wager with fantasy money – also known as BettaBucks - or Real Cash. It’s a fun way to profit by betting against your peers, not the bookie. After you’ve made your bet, check out the Leaderboard via the TopBetta app or TopBetta mobile site, to see how you are doing, and you could be a prize winner.

Downloading the TopBetta App is straightforward. As soon as you have created your TopBetta account, you can access the app and start betting.

TopBetta Horse Racing Betting

TopBetta offer their customers GOAT Top which pays out at the top dividend of the three Australian totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) for horse racing. Domestic Tote markets deduct between 17 and 25 percent from the pool before winnings are paid, but the GOAT Top only takes a maximum of 12 percent, giving a much better deal to TopBetta punters. Greyhound punters can also benefit, thanks to GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend across the three existing totes, providing the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

With Protest Guarantee, if a protest made against the winning horse is upheld, TopBetta will pay out or both the original winner and the official winner following the conclusion of the protest. The Protest Guarantee works with win bets only, and punters cannot use it with Bonus Bet money or as part of a multi bet. The maximum payout is restricted to $2000.

Racing fans can compete with their mates in TopBetta Racing Tournaments. There are tournaments for small-stake punters who like to bet $10 each way at the weekend and for ‘High Rollers’ who wager bigger stakes. TopBetta provide you a starting bank and the rest is down to you. Anyone can win a TopBetta tournament and pick up a piece of the prize pool.

The winner for each tournament will pick up 60 percent of the cash pool while the second placed entrant will take away 30 percent and 10 percent is awarded to the third-placed punter. TopBetta’s Racing Tournaments offer punters a great opportunity to ‘Get in the Game’.

TopBetta Sports Betting

TopBetta’s sports betting product doesn’t provide the range of markets that you will come across at some of the leading bookmakers. A recent comparision showed that TopBetta offered an average of 21 markets for each fixture, which was some way short of the median figure of 61. But for the typical sports punters, their selection markets will be sufficient.

While they don’t provide the full range of markets, TopBetta do offer an innovative Sports Tournament product. Most sports tournaments are focused on a single round of fixtures for a specified league. Players wager BettaBucks on any of the markets associated with the fixtures to see who can come out on top, while there are also season-long tournaments. Tournament fees are between $2 and $110 and prize pools can be up to $10,000.

With TopTippa, punters can also scoop prizes if their NRL or AFL tips are successful. All you need to do to take part is pick your winners during every week of the NRL and AFL seasons and you could scoop one of the weekly prizes or the $1 million season prize for top tipster.

In terms of the odds offered on their sports markets, TopBetta performs on a par with other major bookmakers, with their standard line bets usually being around the $1.91 mark. It is fair to say that they don’t display some of the specialist markets you will find with many bookmakers, their range of markets on the main sports and leagues is reasonably large.