Sportsbet is a website and app that Australians can use to place wagers on…pretty much anything. That includes major sporting events, horse races, cricket matches, reality show contests, TV plotlines and other random occurrences. It’s the betting arm of Crown Resort casinos and a former subsidiary of BetEasy, which was purchased by sportsbet founder Matthew Tripp in 2014 for AU$151 million.
The site offers a full offering of sports (including esports) and markets are well laid out. The navigation pane has quicklinks to upcoming and popular events. Clicking on a market like soccer displays featured leagues in the centre column with links to view all available markets and a Sports A-Z list below. This method requires a fair amount of clicking to navigate around the site but it becomes fast once you become familiar with the layout.
It’s important to separate yourself from your fandom and make objective decisions when making a bet. Many people are swayed by their favourite team or player, and this can lead to some bad bets. This is why it’s important to keep track of your bets (a standard spreadsheet works fine) and to research the teams you’re betting on. Pay special attention to injuries and other factors that could affect a game.
If you’re betting with your own money, it’s also a good idea to set a bankroll before placing bets. Decide how much of your budget you want to risk per game/week and stick to it. This will help your bankroll last longer and prevent you from getting cocky after winning a bet or chasing losses by betting more the following week.