TAB Bookmaker Review

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TAB Corporation, known to most punters simply as TAB, is one of Australia's largest wagering brands. Join Tab Today, Deposit $20 Start Betting With $120.00

According to company estimates, it has more than 1.2 million regular customers who utilise both the company’s digital channels and retail shops to place wagers on a daily basis.

The bookmaker has outlets in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT. Those outside these states can still use the website and digital apps but must select a place to be registered in before completing the sign-up process.

Tabcorp Holdings, an Australian Securities Exchange listed company, owns and operates TAB along with many other gaming brands, some of which may be familiar to punters. Tabcorp Holdings also owns UBET, a bookmaker similar to TAB but focusing on Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory. Additionally, The Lott and Keno are owned by the company.

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A range of betting experiences

Sky Racing and Sky Sports Radio are among Tabcorp Holdings' non-gaming entities. They help support a diverse betting experience. TAB is perhaps the country’s leading racing bookmaker and Sky Racing audio and video are integrated into the website and app to support these efforts.

This is simply one way TAB tries to provide punters with a broad range of betting experiences. For racing, this unique approach is quite noticeable and adds depth to the wagering experience. However, it is lacking when it comes to other sports, such as NRL, which has limited multimedia content supporting matchups in many cases.

TAB Website

Overall, the site features everything you would expect from an online bookmaker along with a few exclusive features that can’t be found anywhere else.

Upon opening the homepage, you will find sports listed at the top of the screen just below a search bar where you can look for specific events along with a direct link to the Sky audio feed. On the right-hand side of the page is your bet slip along with selected results.

All of the market and matchup pages feature a simple design that clearly displays odds as well as various prop bets. For more popular sports, such as the Super League, you will find predictions and some information regarding the matchup.

Racing is where the TAB website really delivers. There is a wealth of information available on each race page and all of it is presented in a clean, easily digestible manner. Also, selecting a more complicated wager, such as a parlay or trifecta, is incredibly easy thanks to the intuitive website layout. Join Tab Today, Deposit $20 Start Betting With $120.00

TAB Mobile App

The TAB mobile app is available for both the iOS and Android operating systems, ensuring most devices are covered. The TAB app has received nearly universal praise from punters thanks to its user-friendly interface that makes placing a wager simple.

Once you open the app and reach the welcome page, you will find that it is divided into two sections: ‘Racing’ and ‘Sport’. From here you can find a specific event or browse to see what events are coming up. The betting odds are all placed in an easy-to-navigate table.

Placing a wager on the TAB mobile app can be done in a few taps. Even complicated parlay bets across multiple sports are simple thanks to the TAB mobile app’s Multi Builder feature (This feature is also on the website). This is quite good for football wagers as it is possible to pick and choose games from multiple European leagues to build the ideal parlay.

Overall, the TAB mobile app is among the very best wagering apps around. The only downside is the speed of the app. There are times it does operate slowly, especially if you start scrolling down various markets. While it is still useable, there is a bit of lag on occasion.

But this is only a minor complaint since it happens infrequently. The app itself has an outstanding user interface that makes navigating it straightforward. Experienced punters will appreciate the depth of what’s available while novices can quickly find what they are looking for with any long, complicated searches.

Racing live streams

This was mentioned earlier but is worth noting again.

Both the TAB website and mobile app offer users audio and video of various racing events 24-hours a day, seven days a week. While not every race available for wager is broadcast, it is easy to find out which ones are being shown on Sky Racing either via video or radio coverage.

Sky Racing 1 shows domestic racing. Unfortunately, all thoroughbred racing emanating from Victoria and NSW is blacked out due to issues with TV rights. Over on Sky Racing 2, punters will find wall-to-wall coverage of racing throughout the world, but the quality of the streaming service can be hit and miss. Sky Racing 1 streaming is broadcast almost entirely in HD.

For Victoria and NSW races, the Sky Racing audio feed is available on the website and app as well. Other races from various locations are covered via audio streaming. This significant streaming coverage of racing truly adds an extra dimension to both the TAB website and mobile app.

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Opening a TAB account

Like most bookmakers, opening an account with TAB is not complicated and can be done in less than ten minutes. First, a basic registration form will need to be filled out. Next, a minimum deposit must be placed. After that, it is time to set up a password and pin number. Finally, a Membership Activation Form must be returned along with a copy of personal identification.

Once all of that is done, it is time to place a wager. It’s also possible to sign up for a TAB account at any of the company’s retail outlets. In some cases, this may be quicker than completing the process online.

Deposit types, fees and withdrawals

Deposits

Deposits can be made using the following methods:

  • Credit Card
  • EFT
  • BPay
  • Tabcorp Venues
  • Cheque/ Money Order
  • Australia Post

The minimum and maximum deposits vary depending on which payment method you use. For example, the minimum credit card deposit at TAB is AUD 1 while the maximum deposit is AUD 1,000, but this can be increased. Join Tab Today, Deposit $20 Start Betting With $120.00

TAB fees

TAB does not charge any fees for signing up or maintaining membership.

Withdrawals

There are four easy options available when it comes to withdrawing funds from a TAB account. These are:

  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Cheque
  • Tabcorp Retail Venues in NSW and Victoria
  • Australia Post Bank@Post outlets

There are no minimum or maximum withdrawal amounts when using any of the first three methods. Those to withdraw from their TAB account using Australia Post are subject to a minimum withdrawal amount of AUD 20 and a maximum of AUD 1,000.

Markets, bets and odds

Markets

TAB has most major sports covered both on the domestic and international fronts. The bookmaker really goes above and beyond when it comes to racing, however. There is horse, harness and greyhound racing from around the world. The racing selection at TAB cannot be beat.

Bets

Win, Place, Trifecta, Quinella, Exacta, Duet, First 4, Quaddie, Daily Double and Running Double bets can be found for most races. TAB also offers a number of more exotic bets on racing such as Tote betting racing jackpots.

The sports markets have all the standard bets alongside a good number of prop bets. There is also a robust futures wagering market available to punters. All of this is supplemented by TAB’s Multi Builder feature.

Odds

Odds at TAB tend to be different from other bookmakers. Sometimes this can add value while other times the odds may not be as competitive as what is offered at other bookmakers.

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Conclusion

There is a lot to like about TAB. The mobile app is arguably the best around while the website is no slouch either. Meanwhile, the fairly straightforward options regarding deposits and withdrawals are easy to use, but the payment options don't have the depth of some other bookmakers.

Racing is where TAB stands out. The volume of races covering multiple fields is impressive and there is no shortage of betting options available. With the integration of Sky Racing into both the website and mobile app, bettors can enjoy a more immersive experience that gets them as close to the track as possible without actually being in the stands.

The selection of other markets is solid with every major Australian and international sport covered. However, this area of TAB doesn’t feel as complete when compared to the racing offerings.

At the end of the day, TAB is great for racing. Punters who spend most of their time wagering on the horses won’t need any other bookmaker. Those who enjoy a more diverse betting experience can live with TAB, but might not want to limit themselves to it. Join Tab Today, Deposit $20 Start Betting With $120.00

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