Instead, they are moving to heavily promote their Crownbet Rewards Program, with punters who sign up with Crownbet prior to the commencement of the heats set to receive 2,500 reward points without having to make a deposit.
While the loss of the bonus cash upon sign-up may be a blow for some new punters, there are still plenty of perks to be enjoyed through the Rewards Program.
One of its best features is the fact that your first bet doesn’t use any of your own cash, with Crownbet giving you $25 to punt with.
Betting on the Golden Easter Egg with Crownbet
Despite being more than two weeks away, Crownbet already has a market for the winner of the 2017 Golden Easter Egg – so if you think you know the winner, head on over and check out their prices to snag yourself some cracking value.
If you want to place a bet, but don’t know which dog has a shot of winning the final, we have you covered with a comprehensive runner-by-runner preview of the 2017 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg series.
You can also check out Crownbet’s fixed odds markets for this Saturday’s heats which kick off as races two through to 11 on Saturday night’s Wentworth Park card.
The current favourite to win the Golden Easter Egg final on April 15 is Ritza Lenny which will jump from box three in heat eight on Saturday night.
Other greyhound promotions available with Crownbet
On Saturday nights, punters can take advantage of the ‘Saturday Greyhounds Special’ at Wentworth Park.
For every $1 placed through the fixed odds win markets at Wentworth Park, Crownbet customers will receive two Crownbet Rewards Points.
Rewards Points can be used to claim a number of redeemable prizes including gift cards, entertainment systems and luxury vacations.
Why has Crownbet axed its welcome bonus?
We believe this move has a lot to do with the new Interactive Gambling Act and we suspect that it will only last a few weeks.
However, it is still a peculiar experiment from Crownbet as increased pressure will soon be mounting for bookmakers, particularly in regards to gambling advertising, in the aftermath of the new legislation.
Punters shouldn’t be too disappointed as Crownbet has the superior rewards program of the top Australian bookies and – in the changing betting climate – it is essential for them to shuffle things around to put their product front and centre for new customers.
Australian Racing Greyhound will keep readers and punters updated.