In this Bet Deck review, we’re going to take a look at all the main features and functions of this betting site to see if it’s a good fit for you.
To ensure we cover everything, we first look at the sports on offer at Bet Deck bookmaker. We’ll also check out whether the site has the best odds or not.
Additionally, we look at the betting payment methods on offer, if there are any turnover requirements before you can withdraw and the minimum deposit limits.
Finally, we’ll look at the support available, how secure the site is when it comes to protecting your personal data and how user friendly it is.
Pros and cons
- Easy to use
- High odds
- Mobile compatible
- Limited support
- No live betting
- Small sports selection.
How we rate?
Our main score is the Expert Rating, which ranks sportsbooks on over 60 criteria in seven different sections, including sports and markets, odds, safety, usability, and more.
What is our Playscore?
The Playscore represents the average rating according to top critic sites for a given betting operator.
|Company behind||Bet Deck Pty Ltd|
This review is based on the operator’s current sports offer in Australia.
Sports and markets at the Bet Deck sportsbook
When we review a betting site, the first thing we check out are the sport options available. We want to see at least 30 sports at the top sites.
Bet Deck has 22 different sports on offer with a strong focus on racing. Within each sport that is offered though, there are many betting markets available.
Not only can you play on a range of domestic leagues, but there are a lot of international options too. Better still, this is a mix of both men’s and women’s events.
Sport events facts
|Total number of sports to bet on||22|
|Top market||Horse racing|
|Top events||NBA, NFL, NRL, The Ashes, IPL, NHL, AHL, ATP|
As we’ve mentioned in this Bet Deck review, the selection of sports offerings is not as good as elsewhere. There are however online eSports bets available.
Sports and markets rating
- eSports bets offered
- International and domestic leagues
- Lots of racing
- Limited sports available
As the first feature to review, it’s always hard to see where a sportsbook will land. Yes, I really feel that Bet Deck could do better here, but it is still one of the newer betting sites so there’s time.
With just 20 markets, this is actually almost identical to CrossBet. However, while CrossBet doesn’t have eSports, I was pleased to find that Bet Deck does, which helps bring up the score here.
Of course it really can’t compete when it comes to bet365 and its 40+ sports, but I didn’t expect it to. At least within each sport, there is a good range of betting options so I’ll stick with my average score here and hope more are added in the future.
Additional market details: Ice hockey is one of the stronger sports on offer here. There is a huge range of betting markets including a lot of the European leagues as well as the more popular US-based NHL and AHL.
Additional market details: Racing is massive on Bet Deck. The largest selection of bets are found here and these include harness, dogs and thoroughbred. You can find almost any race you want from around the world on this betting service.
Betting features at Bet Deck
When reviewing a sportsbook, the best bookmakers must have a range of different betting features in place to make the whole experience a better one for their players.
Bet Deck does have a good bet builder in place. This means that within the bet slip it’s possible to combine multiple events into one single bet.
There are no cashout options however as there is no live betting available. Following on from that, there is also no live streaming on offer at Bet Deck.
Betting features facts
Finally, Bet Deck also offers game multis, which means players are able to combine single bets into a multi bet or accumulator. That means every leg within a multi must come to pass for the bet to pay out.
Betting features rating
- Good Bet Builder offered
- System bets available
- No cashout
- Lacks live streaming and betting
There’s a lot to like here when it comes to Bet Deck. I was pleased to see that there was a strong bet builder on offer for starters.
However, just like WinnersBet, there is no live streaming or betting. I did knock off a few points for that, but I am hoping that Bet Deck turns this around in the future.
I would have preferred to see more features here too though, as there are no virtual bets either. In contrast, Dabble really excels here with a whole range of social betting opportunities.
Additional features: Multis is an exciting betting option that allows you to combine multiple bets into one single one. You can do this on the bet slip at Bet Deck. However, while this will give you a big potential payout, there is higher risk. This is because all legs of the bet must come to pass if the bet is to payout at the end.
Bet Deck sports betting odds
We always want to see players able to access the best odds when they bet online. This means that we look at the payout percentages of each site we review.
Typically, the best odds will see sportsbooks with payout percentages of 95% and upwards. While just short of this, Bet Deck sits at 94.75%, which means it has some very competitive odds available.
Not only are there competitive odds overall, but there are some great odds within each sport as well. In fact, some sports such as ice hockey are better than most other sites.
Betting odds facts
|Highest availabl||Ice hockey (highs of 94.92% can be found)|
|Boosted odds||Yes, for racing only|
|In play betting payout||N/A|
Players can also get boosted odds, which means better odds are offered on some events. Called Deck Boosts, these increased fixed odds are found only for racing.
- Good fixed odds
- Odds boosts available
- No live betting odds
I will say that I was pleasantly surprised when it came to this criterion. In fact, I was not expecting such a good betting service given that the betting market options were a bit lacklustre.
Yes, I’d have liked Bet Deck to pass that 95% mark, but many other sites sit between 94% and 95%. For instance, BetStar has an average payout percentage of 93.57%, nevertheless, Bet Deck still manages to scrape ahead, which I was pleased to see.
However, if we’re looking at the top scores here, then it’s a little off the pace when compared to BoomBet, which has a payout percentage as high as 97% when it comes to fixed odds for racing and 96.2% across other sports, all indicating competitive odds.
That being said, I am sticking with a top score here. Bet Deck deserves it.
Payment methods found in our Bet Deck review
When using a betting service, we always take the time to look at the different payment methods available. We expect to see at least 10 different options so players have a choice.
At Bet Deck there are four different payment options available. These include both debit and credit card payments from Mastercard and VISA as well as POLi and EFT.
There are no eWallets or prepaid card options available at this time. However, there are no fees across any of the payment methods on offer, which is good.
|Total number of payment methods||4|
|Average deposit time||Instant|
|Average withdrawal time||72 hours+|
|Average deposit fees||No fees|
|Average withdrawal fees||No fees|
Deposits are instant with the exception of POLi and EFT, both of which can take up to 72 hours to process. This means you will need to consider when you deposit and bet. Withdrawals tend to take at least 3 days no matter which option you choose. You will need to meet the 1x turnover requirements before a withdrawal can be made.
- Quick deposits
- Fee-free payments
- Lengthy payouts
To be quite frank, I wasn’t very impressed here. Only four payment options is worse even than sites like PlayUp which actually have five options on offer.
I was also not impressed to find that there is no information about the transaction limits at all. Some sites, like Sportsbet, have an AU$5 minimum deposit, and I can only hope that Bet Deck is the same. I’m ready to boost this score once this information becomes available.
If I really have to look for something positive to say here, I can only think of speedy deposits. Maybe I should also mention there are no transaction fees.
It’s very important that any Australian owned betting site is fully licenced and regulated within the country. If it isn’t then we’re not going to recommend playing here.
Bet Deck is licenced and regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission. This is a must if it is to be able to legally operate in Australia.
The betting site protects all player data via SSL encryption protocols. This prevents any unwanted third parties from gaining access to it when you provide it to Bet Deck.
|Seals of Trust||N/A|
|Responsible Gambling||Gambling help online, GambleAware, Gambler’s Help, Lifeline Australia, Anglicare, Amity|
|Licenses||Northern Territory Racing Commission|
|Self-imposed spending limits||Available|
|Cooling off period||Available|
The site also strives to ensure that there are good responsible gambling protocols in place. Tools for self-exclusion, cooling off or bet limits can easily be found. Players can also contact external help such as Gamble Aware should they need assistance.
- Fully licensed
- SSL encryption
- Responsible gambling helplines
- Nothing unique
Being safe is important so I was pleased to see that safety and security were taken seriously here at Bet Deck. It meant I was able to rest a little easier.
I will say though, that while it’s a yes, there is SSL encryption, I couldn’t find the exact bit rate. However, I don’t expect it lives up to the impressive 2046-bit from Ladbrokes, which is owned by the Entain Group.
That being said, Bet Deck still has a good reputation, unlike BetNation, which has already managed to be fined in Australia. I’m keeping those high points for Bet Deck because of this.
Many players often forget that customer support still needs to be good even if a site is operating well. But we don’t forget and always check it just for you.
We like to see at least three different options for a site to get top marks. Bet Deck has just two options and this is via email or through the contact form.
The support has limited availability with relatively early closing hours throughout the week. Outside of these hours, there is an FAQ section that players can use to find various answers.
|Customer support availability||9 am – 5 pm|
However, the FAQ section does not have much and is actually missing a lot of information particularly when it comes to depositing and withdrawing money to and from the site.
- Email available
- No live chat
- Limited opening hours
- Minimal FAQs
I am going to start with the good here. When I did use customer support, they were very helpful and friendly. The problem is managing to use it when they’re actually open.
Sadly, Bet Deck’s support is only on offer from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Yes, these are working hours, but it’s the exact hours most people are working and not playing, which is spectacularly unhelpful. Even BBet manages to have opening hours more conducive to players, only closing at 10 pm.
I was very disappointed that there is no live chat, I can only hope it will be added soon. When you’ve got sites like Bet Right with four methods of support, Bet Deck just doesn’t compare.
Platform and usability
It doesn’t matter if a betting site has all the features in the world, if it’s not very usable, then we won’t be very impressed. We really want to see a lot of good functionality here.
Bet Deck has a soft blue, grey and white interface with large clickable buttons for each of the main sections. On the desktop, this fills the whole screen nicely.
The app also matches this design, but it can be rather glitchy at times and this is not so great when it comes to using it on the go.
|Load speed||1.1 sec|
Overall, the look and feel of the site is a bit dated. And the sports don’t have filters requiring you to go back to the home page each time you come out of a sport.
Play on devices
- Mobile compatible
- Simple design
- App can be glitchy
- Dated look and feel
Again, I was not overly impressed with the site here. While it does look nice in terms of colours, it doesn’t actually work quite as well as I had hoped.
I will say this in Bet Deck’s favour though, at least it has both a desktop and mobile platform. This beats what Buddy Bet offers as it is mobile only.
However, it’s really not a patch on Unibet, which has one of the best UX’s out there. I can hold out hope that it will improve in the future, it’s still new after all.
Bet Deck is one of the newer sportsbooks to offer its services in Australia. It’s got a small, but growing selection of sports and different race options available.
The site is generally easy to use and can be accessed via your mobile either on the app or via the mobile browser version of the site making it pretty simple for most players.
It is a little lacking when it comes to payment methods as there are only four with which to deposit money into your account. It’s unclear what the transaction limits are as such information as this is missing from the site.
For the most part, it works well though, but there are only two options for getting in touch and these are via email or an embedded contact form. In short, it’s a solid platform but it could do better.
Who is Bet Deck?
Bet Deck is a new Australian betting site. It offers a wealth of different sports betting options, although it currently does not offer fantasy betting, a lottery office or live streaming at this time. The site has a strong mobile app and is run by Bet Deck Pty Ltd. Unlike many other Aussie sports betting sites, it is not part of the Entain Group.
Who owns Bet Deck?
Bet Deck is owned by Bet Deck Pty Ltd. This is an Australian-based company. Other big names in the sports betting industry include Wade O’Shea who owns TexBet as well as the Kindred Group with Unibet and the Entain Group which owns and operates brands like Neds and Ladbrokes. All of these companies ensure they offer only the very highest standards across their platforms.
Is Bet Deck safe?
Yes, Bet Deck is fully licenced with the Northern Territory Racing Commission which means it has to abide by specific regulations if it is to stay operational. Part of this means that it does have to have SSL encryption protocols in place to ensure player safety throughout the site. It also has links to gambling help hotlines such as Gamble Aware as well as offering tools to self-exclude and cool off.
Is there a Bet Deck app?
Yes, there is a Bet Deck app. All you need to do is go to the right app store and you can find the app to download. The app looks just like the main desktop site and is equally user-friendly. All of the same services are available too, so you can find a specific race, bet type or sport with the greatest of ease. There is still no live streaming.
How long does Bet Deck take to pay out?
If you want to claim any money made from your winnings, then Bet Deck does require that you go through the 1x wagering requirements before this can occur. Once you have, then you can select one of the three payment options on offer. Typically, we recommend that you have verified your account prior to requesting a payout as this will speed up the process that otherwise can take anywhere from 3 to 5 days.