CrownBet

Update: August 13 2018 - CrownBet has merged with William Hill to form BetEasy. The CrownBet brand officially ceased on 13th August 2018 and all accounts and operations have been transferred across to the new BetEasy brand.

In the short period of time that CrownBet was in operation, they established themselves as a major player within the Australian online wagering industry. Just months after Crown Resorts Ltd bought a stake in exchange betting operator Betfair, the CrownBet brand launched. Their recipe for success was in offering eligible members, new and existing, some highly lucrative free bonus bet offers.

CrownBet also provided regular bonuses to members in the form of weekly sports promotions, and were the leading bookmaker for offering AFL bonus bets to members. Visitors looking for the CrownBet sign up bonus bet offer and other promotions should visit our BetEasy page for information on bonuses and offers.

Deposit bonus details

  • CrownBet is now BetEasy
  • Visit BetEasy for new account information

CrownBet review

The CrownBet brand was created from the purchase of the former BetEasy bookmaking brand. After the Stars Group Inc. took over the CrownBet operation, they soon reverted back to the BetEasy brand. CrownBet was previously owned by the public listed Crown Resorts Ltd. In a relationship similar to that of TabCorp's backing of online betting agency Luxbet, CrownBet enjoyed substantial financial backing, that helped it penetrate the Australian online wagering market.

CrownBet delivered an enormous amount of bonus bet deals to new and existing members. Eligible new members benefited from the generous sign up bonus, whilst existing members werere continually offered weekly bonus bet promotions on sports like the NRL.

There were many advantages of belonging to CrownBet, most of which still apply to BetEasy membership. Members got access to the Crown Rewards Program, where every dollar earned redeemable points. They also offered free live streaming of sports events, a fully functional betting, a debit card and provided access to free race replays. CrownBet took bookmaking to whole new level in Australia with lifestyle offerings that were complimentary to all members. Let's hope BetEasy continues on in the same vein.

CrownBet Rating
  • Sign Up Bonus - 100
  • Promotions - 100
  • Bet Types - 90

Summary

CrownBet takes bookmaking a step further with their CrownBet Rewards program. On top of that, a great sign up bonus and ample promotions make them a betting company worth frequenting.

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CrownBet review infographic highlighting membership benefits

Membership benefits

CrownBet Rewards Program

One undervalued feature of CrownBet membership is the access that it provides to join their CrownBet Rewards Program. Points are earned every time you place a bet, or make a purchase from any Crown Resorts owned venue. Points can then be redeemed at any Crown establishments, or used on variety of travel and shopping experiences. Some of the travel experiences on offer are first-class, recent travel offers have included a tour package to the 2017 Wimbledon tournament and a gourmet weekend getaway in Margaret River, WA.

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Live AFL streaming

CrownBet offers a free live streaming service to its members on a number of sports. Similar to the live streaming serviced offered by Unibet, account holders must be logged in to view the free vision.

CrownBet is the official wagering partner of the AFL. This deal has resulted in a boon for CrownBet's loyal members in a number of ways, one being, having free and full access to live streaming of all AFL matches.

live streaming offered by CrownBet

Official AFL tipping competition worth $500,000

CrownBet operates the 2017 AFL tipping competition in conjunction with the AFL. CrownBet Rewards members can receive additional prizes. Prize money is available to the overall winner, there are also generous weekly prizes on offer for the best tipster. Check out the CrownBet AFL tipping post for more information, entry is free to all CrownBet members.

official AFL tipping competition with CrownBet

Horse racing replays

Consistent with their approach to complimenting their bookmaking service with value-added features, and in addition to their free live streaming service, CrownBet also offers members access to free horse racing replays on all Victorian thoroughbred meets. This is normally a service that members would have to pay for.

live streaming offered by CrownBet

Betting products & promotions

Existing member promotions

Perhaps the offering that sets CrownBet apart from all else, is their vast array of bonus bet offers to existing members. A few bookmakers come close to matching them in this regard, like Sportsbet.com.au, but really CrownBet's offers are consistently more lucrative. At times, they provide up to 8 different bonus bets on AFL and NRL action. Horse racing promotions normally include refunds for running 2nd or 3rd. When it comes to Melbourne Cup promotions, CrownBet has delivered some irresistible betting deals in recent years.

AFL betting offers with CrownBet

Horse racing betting with CrownBet

CrownBet offers a full suite of horse racing betting products. The only product they don't offer, is the Best of the Best bet type that is offered by Betstar. They do offer the full range of betting options including: quinellas, trifectas, quaddies plus a range of win and place options. Their flagship racing product is Best Tote Plus, where you can get the best price paid by the three TAB's.

Best Tote Plus product

Protest Payout

CrownBet offers the Protest Payout product, the popular promotion that is synonymous with all bookmakers with the possible exception of Neds. It guarantees to pay out winning punters even if their horse is relegated in the event of an after race protest.

CrownBet Protest Payout product

Fair Go Refunds

In a similar vain, 'Fair Go Refunds' are also offered on select sport events. These are only issued at the sole discretion of CrownBet.

CrownBet justice refund

Account information

Live Chat And Customer Support

There's are always times where it helps to talk to someone and get a quick answer on something that you want clarified. CrownBet has well-trained, friendly support staff who are easily reached via live chat, email or phone.

Easy ID Verification

There's no getting around the mandatory ID verification these days. It's the law after all. But some sites definitely make it easier than others. CrownBet have teamed up with the pros over at Veda Advantage to make this step as hassle-free and painless as possible.

Live Betting and Phone Betting

Live online betting is unfortunately off the table for all Australian punters but you're still totally free to stick one on in-play bets via the phone. CrownBet's investment in customer service means that you'll be able to chat with someone and place a bet at anytime.