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BetEasy which was formerly known as Crownbet, formerly known as BetEasy, formerly known as BetEzy, 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.
In 2018 Packer exited the Crownbet bookmaking brand selling to Canadian owned The Stars Group who own online poker site PokerStars. The new ownership group then bought out the other Australian bookmaking brands William Hill, Centrebet and Sportingbet; and merged all in to the one brand BetEasy in August 2018.
Let’s have a look at all the user-friendly features, mobile betting options and special extras that make BetEasy one of the nation’s top online bookies for dog racing.
BetEasy used to have one of the biggest new customer sign up bonus offers and matched deposit bonuses of all Australian bookies, but those are now no longer available. As of May 26th 2019 no Australian licensed bookmaker is legally allowed to offer any sign up offer, bonus, promo deposit bet bonuses or free bet to Australians. The changes have become known amongst punters as the Bonus Bet Ban.
The ban means BetEasy cannot offer any matched deposit sign up offer or promo bet bonus, especially to new customers who might be induced to sign up based on a bonus offer even though they are large international bookmaker that operates outside Australia as well.
As of the 26th May 2019 all free bets, bonus bets, sign up bonus offers, deposit bonuses and promo bonuses are banned Australia wide. As a result of gambling reform known as the National Gambling Framework, no Australian licensed bookmaker is legally allowed to offer any sign up offer, bonus, promo deposit bet bonuses or free bet to Australians. The changes have become known amongst punters as the Bonus Bet Ban.
In November 2018, the federal government announced a Nationwide Gambling Framework for the online gambling industry specifically targeted at licensed Australian bookmakers. The National Consumer Protection for Online Wagering laws are designed to shield minors, gambling addicts and other vulnerable sectors of the community from the various advertising and marketing strategies employed by betting operators.
Consequently, in Australia Free Bets have been outlawed. No Australian punter can get any free bet, sign up bonus offer or bet bonus at any Aussie licensed online bookie. Bookmakers are allowed to provide bonuses to punters in the form of cash that have no turnover requirements, are not an inducement to open a new account, and that can be immediately withdrawn.
No Australian bookie is yet to offer real cash bonuses in place of the outlawed free bets.
Yes, the bonus bet ban includes BetEasy.
Despite these regulatory changes, BetEasy are still allowed to offer promotions that involve real cash payouts or early payouts. Bookmakers are allowed to provide bonuses to punters in the form of cash that have no turnover requirements, are not an inducement to open a new account, and that can be immediately withdrawn.
No Australian bookie is yet to offer real cash bonuses in place of the outlawed free bets.
A range of early payouts options still exist on sporting events such as AFL and NRL matches, and these bonus or special offers are still allowed under the new rules if they are paid out as cash in to your BetEasy account balance. Odds boost, enhanced odds or price boosted odds are still allowed but anything that pays out as a bonus bet is banned.
Most Australian online bookmakers have been bought out, merged, consolidated, re-branded, absorbed and/or shut down by overseas bookie firms in recent years. BetEasy is no exception.
While BetEasy still retains some Australian ownership through Matt Trip and his partners the brand is now majority owned by the same group of companies that own online poker giant Pokerstars; the Stars Group. CEO Matthew Tripp – the brains behind Sportsbet’s rapid rise – took over the old BetEzy brand in 2014, and has overseen the growth, merging and morphing through the different brands to become the online bookmaking brand that BetEasy today. BetEzy became BetEasy, then launched the rebranded Crownbet in partnership with James Packer’s Crown Resorts which operate the Melbourne Crown Casino.
With those business merged in the larger business, Crown Resorts and James Packer exited the business which allowed the Stars Group to take a majority stake in the now larger business. The new BetEasy then acquired the businesses of William Hill which included the bookmaker brands Centrebet, Sportingbet, Tom Waterhouse and William Hill Australia. Despite all the changes in shareholder ownership BetEasy remains Australian licensed in the Northern Territory, and the executive management group remains headed by Matt Tripp with many of the the same management faces working with him when he owned Sportsbet and then Crownbet.
Despite the foreign ownership, BetEasy is about as Australian as you will find left in the Australian online betting landscape with the day to day business and betting trading floor run very much by Australian hands. BetEasy 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.
BetEasy 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.
BetEasy offers two dedicated market apps for mobile greyhound betting:
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 BetEasy mobile site without having to type the URL into your device’s Internet browser.
There are loads of different betting options for dog racing at BetEasy, 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:
There are several convenient and secure methods for getting Australian dollars in and out of your BetEasy gambling account. These are the preferred AUD deposit options:
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.
As well as greyhound racing, BetEasy offer thoroughbred and harness racing, soccer, tennis, cricket, basketball, baseball, AFL, NRL, esports, boxing, UFC, MMA and many more.
BetEasy is one of Australia’s biggest and best betting sites, with a veritable smorgasbord of greyhound racing markets to choose from every day. It is 100 per cent Australian-owned, unlike most of its rival bookmakers, and boasts one of the most attractive and straightforward desktop gambling layouts on the Web. Let’s have a look at all the user-friendly features, mobile betting options and special extras that make BetEasy one of the nation’s top online bookies for dog racing.
The customer is always king at BetEasy, 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 BetEasy 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 system altogether and makes for the safest Internet gambling environment possible.
If you have any greyhound betting inquiries, you can get in touch with the BetEasy 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.