TAB BOOKMAKER REVIEW

Tab.com.au is a popular online betting service in Australia, part of one of the country’s largest wagering operations – Tabcorp. Join Today - Deposit $20 & Start Betting With $120.00

After the merger of Tabcorp and rival Tatts in 2017, TAB looks set to overtake Ubet and Luxbet, with plans to eventually merge the latter two into TAB.

TAB.com.au offers a modern and dynamic online betting platform, with live streaming of racing and an easy-to-use system for betting on various sports and races. This is where TAB has an edge over its competitors – because of its association with Sky Racing, you can place a bet and follow along live with the thoroughbred, harness, and greyhound races on your computer or mobile device.

TAB offers both live visual and audio streaming choices. Contractual restrictions, however, mean that Victorian and NSW thoroughbred racing is unavailable to watch live. But you can still listen to it live.

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TAB Shines

TAB accepts Mastercard, Visa, BPay, bank transfer, and cash deposits at its retail and Australian Post Bank@Post locations. This is a wide range of payment options that should be good enough for most users.

The minimum deposit is $20, with the minimum bet being 50 cents through the web app and $10 by phone. Due to Australian laws, live betting isn’t available online – you have to phone in to place a live bet.

The maximum payout is $250,000. TAB has a reputation of accepting larger bets and wagers than other bookies, but TAB also notes in its terms and conditions that “TAB may set any minimum or maximum stake or payout for sports bets at its sole and absolute discretion.”

TAB turnover requirements mean that deposits have to be turned over once. But with TAB bonus bets, the terms and conditions say that “If you win with a Bonus Bet, you will receive the 'profit' portions of the bet and TAB will receive the stake portion of the bet.” That means that, for example, if you use a $10 bonus bet at odds of $2 and win, you’ll receive $10 in profit and the $10 bonus bet stake will return to TAB.

TAB does not offer sign-up bonuses. It does run frequent bonus bet promotions and events, allowing you to get into the action even if you don’t have a lot of your own cash to spare.

The TAB totalisator pools are the largest in Australia. For that reason, Exotics (Exacta, all Quinellas, Duet, all Trifectas, First 4, All ups, Flexi Bets, Daily Doubles, Running Doubles, Quaddies, and Big 6 are the ones offered on TAB) payouts are usually larger than with other bookies. If there’s no winner in a Trifecta, First 4, Big 6, or Quaddie, the prize pool rolls over to another race, raising the prize dividend in the jackpot race considerably. For that reason, successful punters can enjoy a share of thousands of dollars of extra prize money in the jackpot race. Join Today - Deposit $20 & Start Betting With $120.00

TAB Platform

The Tab.com.au web app is designed with a smooth and intuitive user experience in mind, and it really shines. You’ll be able to access everything you need from the homepage.

When you open the Tab.com.au website, you’ll see a wide variety of pages to navigate to. At the very top is a green menu bar. At the top left is a “Menu” button which, when clicked, pops out a vertical menu on the left-hand side. From there you can open additional menus for racing, sports, results, your account, and help pages.

That is in addition to buttons that allow you to navigate directly to the TAB Multi-Builder, the In-Play section, Promotions, Racing Extras, the Tab.com.au blog, and, at the very bottom, the location selector – whether NSW, Victoria, or ACT (Australian Capital Territory), for those punters who are interested in location-specific offers and events.

Next to the Menu button at the top-left of the screen is an In-Play button with the nice touch of showing a dynamic number of how many sports matches are in-play that you can bet on. Clicking on it takes you to the dedicated in-play page, where the matches that are in play are further broken down into the category of sport (such as AFL, tennis, and so on.) Beside the In-Play button is a Tab.com.au button that’ll take you back to the homepage from wherever you are on the site.

In the middle of the navigation menu is a search bar where you can search for horses, jockeys, matches and more. At the top-right of the homepage is the Sky Racing connection, with buttons for audio and visual streaming of races. Finally, the main navigation menu is completed with Login and registration buttons at the very top right of the Tab.com.au homepage.

Further down the homepage, you’ll find a slider with buttons for racing and each sport or competition that you can bet on, including Australian Survivor! There’s a wide range of sports to choose from – everything from the classics of AFL and rugby to snooker, darts, handball, and even surfing. TAB provides a lot of exotics to choose from.

After this, in tables, come the top three (in terms of popularity) – racing, NRL, and AFL fixtures. You’ll see the “next to go” in racing, with starting times accentuated in red numbers, and the NRL and AFL fixtures contain the essential basic information about the games – line and head-to-head numbers. At the bottom of these tables, you’re able to click through to see all matches and upcoming races.

Finally, wrapping up the easy-to-use Tab.com.au homepage, is your dynamic digital betting slip. Whatever bets and wagers you place will show up on it immediately. This is great for managing your bets without having to navigate away from whatever page you’re on (the betting slip is on every page on the site, except for the help and blog sections.)

The mobile site is very similar in layout and works well, but TAB has created a mobile app for Android and iOS. This allows you to place bets and manage them in an even more streamlined way. The mobile app works well from what we tested. Being a well-established and profitable corporation has its upsides when it comes to research, development, and user experience design.

To withdraw any winnings, you’ll have to verify your identity. If the automated check at registration is not enough, you’ll have to submit a copy of your ID with the signature of an approved referee or by completing a form which you can submit through an Australia Post location. You have 90 days to do this.

As Tabcorp is an Australian company, it is not licensed to operate in and accept bets from the following countries: the United States of America, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Netherlands, Dutch Antilles, Hong Kong, Germany, Turkey, Denmark, Hungary, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, New Caledonia, and South Africa.

If you don’t place any bets in 6 months, TAB will impose a $5.50 monthly fee for Australian users and $5 for international users of its platform.

TAB Conclusion

Tab.com.au, being a part of the largest wagering service provider in Australia, has a lot of resources behind it that make the platform a great one for placing bets and wagers on all kinds of sports, races, and competitions.

As with all Australian betting services, you have to phone your live bets in, and you cannot place them online. But TAB’s online system is smooth and easy.

Furthermore, you have one of the widest ranges of exotics to place bets and wagers on, and while TAB doesn’t offer sign-up bonuses, it does offer regular bonus bets. It also runs a TAB Rewards program, where you can win various valuable prizes such as a share in a racehorse for a day, free entrance to race meets throughout the year, access to exclusive rewards in the TAB Rewards store and more.

Finally, you can rely on TAB to take large bets and pay out promptly and on time as it is a reputable betting service with decades of experience in the Australian market and beyond. Join Today - Deposit $20 & Start Betting With $120.00