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CentreBet Sports Review

Felicity Kay

Centrebet is one of the true pioneers in the online sports book business, taking wagers via the internet since way back in 1996. Having joined forces with SportingBet in 2011, customers can now enjoy more than 8,000 sports and racing markets each week. Not only that but it is incredibly easy to place a wager using their high quality interface. The site also has a wide range of banking methods and numerous ongoing promotions, bonuses, and special offers.

Software/Site & Graphics

The software used to run the Centrebet.com website is Play Tech, another of the true pioneers in the online gambling space. The bet slip technology along with the easy to use and understand player interface makes this a breeze to navigate. Even a rank beginner will not have any trouble with this. Not that graphics are a major concern when placing a wager, but there is a series of color coded guides to help you keep track of changing lines.

Bonuses & Promos

The initial deposit bonus offered to new punters is a respectable 100% match up to $200. This is given in the form of a free, bonus bet. They also have a number of different ongoing promotions. Many of these take the form of a certain percentage money back on a given day or during a specific event. Better yet, the site will even give you a bonus bet of $50 when you refer a friend. Please be sure to check out the site for all the details since these promotions do tend to change from time to time.

Sports

With over 8,000 weekly sporting and racing markets to choose amongst, Centrebet offers just about every type of sport one can think of. Just for starters, how about American football, Aussie rules, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, darts, hockey, soccer, netball, and even elections and entertainment events. Not to mention racing. They offer horse, greyhound, and harness racing, along with a number of racing specials. The range of wagering options is also quite strong. Choose from straight, sides, and totals wagers plus a nice selection of combination plays. Take a shot at hitting a multi-team parlay are try your hand at moving the spread with a teaser.

Support

Finding help and support is simple and straightforward at Centrebet. The main help and contact page includes a full list of frequently asked questions. Your query might be answered here. Of course, you also have the option of sending an email through a form on the site. There are also telephone lines available for both customer support and another for telephone wagering. If you need an immediate answer or urgent assistance, feel free to take advantage of the live chat feature. Help is available 24/7 with all of these options.

Extra Value

The Centrebet site also affords players a number of extra features. For example, they have an application available which will allow for mobile wagering. Once this is downloaded onto your mobile phone (iPhone and Android), you will never be without the chance to place a wager again. Another really cool extra bonus are a number of fantasy leagues run by the site, with a number of chances to win some cash prizes.

General Information

Easily search the site via team, player, event, or tournament in order to find the exact game or event you wish to wager. They do have an option on the site for live betting, although at the moment we checked no events were listed, so this feature is possibly just starting or a bit limited at the moment. Fortunately, Centrebet does very often have incredibly competitive odds, making it a worthwhile addition to your portfolio of sports books.

Deposits & Withdrawal Options

This site does offer punters a number of popular and easy to use banking options including:

  • Visa

  • Visa Electron

  • Master Card

  • Maestro

  • NeTeller

  • PayPal

  • MoneyBookers / Skrill

  • Bank Transfer

  • BPay

  • Poli

Be sure to check out the site from time to time as more banking options are added.

Payout Policy

You may withdraw some or all of your available balance at any time. This is easy to do, but there are a few rules. Generally, payouts will take between one and five days to complete. Additionally, the company also reserves the right to request identity verification. This I normally a simple process of faxing or emailing over some photocopied documentation and it only needs to be completed once.

Bottom Line

Centrebet is a very large operation that offers a huge range of sports and racing options. They also offer high wagering limits and can be quite accommodating to both big and small time players. Unfortunately, they do have many restricted countries and no Asian handicap wagering.

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