Bookmaker.com.au is an Australian online sportsbook head-quartered in Brisbane that is fashioned from the ground up to cater to the Australian and New Zealand bettor. The site launched in February 2012 under Australian ownership and, since its inception, has been regulated and licensed by the Norfolk Island Gaming Authority. Although Bookmaker.com.au was acquired by UK-based Ladbrokes in September 2013, the company remains based in Australia and operated by Australians.
Bookmaker welcomes all new clients into the fold with a match bonus on their very first deposit, however Bet King followers will receive an enhanced bonus of up to $400! To claim the bonus, simply click on the links or banners on this page to create an account and make a first deposit using bonus code AFB400. There is no deposit minimum, and the bonus will be worth 100% of the deposit amount up to $400. The sportsbook awards the bonus, which the customer cannot withdraw, but winnings derived from those bonus bets are available for withdrawal.
Clients are able to place and monitor bets directly through the website. There are also Apple iOS and Google Android apps available. The app experience is streamlined but otherwise consistent to the website experience. The website itself is fast, intuitive and user-friendly. Market categories are accessed via a horizontal menu at the top, and then individual markets and matches are accessible via vertical menus on the left. The site also provides quick access to current promotions, a robust knowledge base that includes FAQs and how-to guides and a Contact Us page.
The three main racing markets available at Bookmaker.com.au are horse racing, harness racing and greyhound racing. Race options are not limited to those located in Australia, but Australian-based races do allow for faster payouts. The site provides real-time racing results, and the Listen Live feature allows clients to listen to all Featured Races and most other races.
The sportsbook offers a full selection of betting markets that cover both Australian and international sports. In addition to the Australian Football League (AFL) and Rugby Union, popular markets include baseball, basketball, gridiron, motor racing, boxing and mixed martial arts. Bookmaker.com.au also provides full coverage for events that don’t occur annually, such as the Olympics and FIFA World Cup. In addition to sports, the book offers many novelty markets, including current affairs, elections and entertainment.
Bookmaker.com.au provides clients with two means of support: email and telephone. The website has a built-in contact form, but clients can also email support directly on the email address listed in the site. Telephone support is available both locally and internationally. Both support options are available 7 days a week, 8am – 11pm QLD time.
Prior to making a deposit, users must register through the GreenID process and verify a payment option. Prior to making a withdrawal, the GreenID must be verified and all necessary payment option details faxed or scanned and emailed. Supported payment options are Visa, MasterCard, POLi and Neteller.