Crownbet, formerly known as BetEasy, is one of Australia’s biggest and best betting sites, with a veritable smorgasbord of greyhound racing markets to choose from every day.
Crownbet CEO Matthew Tripp – the brains behind Sportsbet’s rapid rise – took over the old BetEzy brand in 2014 before re-branding it as BetEasy, with the site quickly establishing itself as one of the most upwardly mobile bookmakers in Australia.
In December 2014, billionaire James Packer, who owns gaming empire Crown Ltd., incorporated 67% of BetEasy before it was announced in March 2015 that the 100% Australian-owned bookmaker would be re-named and re-branded once more, morphing into Crownbet.
Let’s have a look at all the user-friendly features, mobile betting options and special extras that make Crownbet one of the nation’s top online bookies for dog racing.
Get up to AUD $600 free when you sign-up at Crownbet
When you sign up and make a deposit of $400 at Crownbet, you can pocket a bonus bet of $600 to place on a greyhound event of your choice. This is incredible value for your money, giving you $1000 to start betting with for just half the cost.
This promotion is available only in Queensland, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT, as state gambling laws forbid this kind of sign-up bonus for residents of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. See the ‘Promotions’ page at Crownbet for further details and more special offers.
100 per cent Australian bookmaker
Whereas most of its competitors have been bought out and/or shut down by overseas bookie firms in recent years, Crownbet is fully owned and operated by Australians, for Australians.
Crownbet adheres to all state and federal gambling legislation in Australia, which has implemented some of the world’s strictest laws and guidelines for online betting operators. The company is fully licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission.
Online betting layout for PC & Mac
Crownbet is all about making online greyhound gambling as simple as possible for Aussie punters, and its desktop betting set-up certainly does that.
The first thing you will notice is how clean and crisp the home-page layout looks – all straight lines and sharp visual themes, with a minimum of fuss.
It is also refreshingly clear of spammy advertising and loud promo displays, which leaves more room for the most important stuff.
Finding your way around is a piece of cake, thanks to two easy-to-use navigation bars: a simple horizontal one across the top of the page, and a more detailed sidebar on the left of screen.
The greyhound betting section is well designed, with a simple grid showing all the day’s meetings. There is also a live countdown clock and a detailed form guide for each dog race.
Placing greyhound bets couldn’t be easier. Once you find the race you want, just select your bet type and then click on the odds for the dog(s) you wish to select.
The wager will then appear on the virtual bet slip towards the top right of the screen. Set your stake, hit “Place Bets”, and you’re done. Easy by name, easy by nature.
Crownbet apps for smartphone & tablet devices
Crownbet offers two dedicated market apps for mobile greyhound betting:
- Crownbet iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
- Crownbet Android app for Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Motorola and more.
Both of these mobile gambling applications are free to install and use an identical look and layout to deliver first-class remote betting via smartphone and tablet products. You get the same great range of real-money betting markets as the standard desktop site, but in a convenient touch-and-swipe package which allows you to place bets when you are on the move or can’t get to your computer. You can even make deposits and withdrawals through the betting app.
If you use a Windows Phone, BlackBerry, or any other alternative mobile system, you can create a Web app by adding the page to your home screen, which will allow you to access the Crownbet mobile site without having to type the URL into your device’s Internet browser.
Market odds & bet types for greyhound racing
There are loads of different betting options for dog racing at Crownbet, from standard single wagers to multi-faceted exotic bets offering huge potential rewards. For most greyhound races Midi Div prices, which take the second-best payout from the three TAB totes, are available. Fixed odds prices are available five to 10 minutes before the jump in most races.
These are the basic options available for most Australian and New Zealand greyhound tracks:
These are your most basic greyhound wagers, where you can bet on a dog to finish first (win), to finish in the top three (place), or simultaneously cover the place and the win (each-way).
Greyhound exotics include quinellas, in which you try to pick the first two finishers in any order, while an exacta (top two), trifecta (top three), or first four bet (top four) requires you to name the top runners in the precise finishing order.
Doubles & quaddies
With this kind of racing bet, you must select the winners from specific races chosen for the meeting. A double bet covers two races, while a quaddie consists of four races. To win the wager, you must pick the winner in each race – e.g. three legs out of four won’t get you anything in a quaddie bet, as we can attest.
Choose the bet type, adjust the stake and let Crownbet do the rest. Mystery picks range from a single win/place wager up to a boxed first four covering 24 possible winning combinations.
Online banking options
There are several convenient and secure methods for getting Australian dollars in and out of your Crownbet gambling account. These are the preferred AUD deposit options:
- Credit cards and debit cards
- POLi Instant Banking
- Direct bank transfers
Visa, MasterCard and POLi deposits will reach your account instantly, while bank transfers and BPay transactions can take up to 48 hours to go through. The easiest way to make cash withdrawals is via electronic funds transfer (EFT) direct to your personal bank account, and telegraphic transfers are also available for overseas transactions.
The customer is always king at Crownbet, which is why the company goes to great lengths to ensure all your funds and personal details are as safe as can be. Everyone who gambles with real cash online at Crownbet is required to prove their identity, but this process is hassle-free thanks to VEDA Advantage – a digital ID verification system which kicks in automatically when you add cash to your account. Combined with a tried-and-true Secure Socket Layer (SSL) digital encryption, this set-up keeps would-be fraudsters and money launderers out of the Crownbet system altogether and makes for the safest Internet gambling environment possible.
24/7 racing support
If you have any greyhound betting inquiries, you can get in touch with the Crownbet support team 24 hours a day via live chat, email, or the toll-free Australian racing hotline (1800 321 321). For general inquiries, personal assistance and overseas support, use the alternative telephone numbers below.
Customer service (Australia): 13 3279
New Zealand: 0800 238 399
International: +61 8 7201 2305