Mad Bookie Review


This ClassicBet Review will provide a full overview of this bookmaker and the best betting features. This review is our personal opinion and based on our recent interactions.

ClassicBet is apart of the PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd Company and is licensed by the Northern Territory Government for providing betting services in Australia. They are 100% Australian owned and currently reside in Sydney, NSW.

Betting Features

Bet Types - For Racing alone, this bookmaker offers a good range of different bet types on Australian races. This gives you the ability to win more and you will enjoy premium odds.

Client Support - At this bookmaker, you will find a number of customer support options. They have a local phone number and phone betting options for Sports and Racing.

Mobile - This bookmaker offers a mobile app for its customers. It can be downloaded onto popular devices and provides an overall, simple betting experience.

Promotions - During the year, betting promotions can be available. Some examples can include receiving money back as a bonus bet if your team losses at a certain stage of a match.

Creating an Account

This section will detail how to create a ClassicBet account whether you're using the desktop website or mobile app.

Desktop Website

  1. Visit the ClassicBet website and select "Join Now" located in the header middle section
  2. Simply fill in your personal details
  3. Click "Join" and await further instructions via email

Mobile App

  1. Select the "Login / Join" button and on the next screen, select "Join"
  2. Enter your Name and Mobile Number
  3. Tap "Join" and the team will get back to you

ClassicBet Card

At this stage, there is no Bookmaker card available at this bookmaker.

ClassicBet App Review

This bookmaker has an app available for download on the Apple App Store and for Android. Basically, this is a very simple app that allows you to get a bet on quickly without worrying about advanced features. The homepage is cleanly designed with just featured bets, next to jump races and next to go sporting events. A neat feature available on the app is "Quickbet", which appears once you've selected the odds. This gives you the ability to skip the bet-slip process as it just requires a betting stake. While if you are creating a multi-bet, this can be added to the bet-slip instead. In terms of betting markets, you'll find the same options compared to the desktop website. While for depositing funds, this app has a good variety of options from Credit Card to Bank Transfer and more. To summarise, this is a simple betting app designed for people that are not looking to bet live, watch live streaming, cash out and the like.

Live In-Play Betting

This bookmaker currently doesn't provide any live in-play betting markets. They're well behind the competition in this regard.

Live Streaming

Along with no live in-play betting, this bookmaker doesn't have a live streaming service.

Betting Markets

All of the available betting markets can be found via the left-hand menu and there's a good range on offer. During the Summer months, you'll find betting markets for the BBL season and the NBA. While in Winter, AFL and NRL dominate the schedule. They make it easy to find next to jump racing as well with these available in the left-hand menu. While on the right side of the desktop website, all upcoming sports events are shown in this section. Most sports come with just the basics of betting - win, line and total points. Otherwise, if more markets are available, a show/hide link will display below the corresponding event. These extra markets have advanced bet types and more exotic options for punters. The odds are competitive with other competitors in Australia but they lack extra promotional markets and features like same game multi.

In terms of Racing, this bookmaker arguably focuses more in this department. Firstly, they have markets available for every race in Australia and also cover overseas Racing. They have a good form guide for most races and this will detail a runner's latest form, career record and more. There's also the opportunity to bet on unique bet types at this bookmaker. This includes Best Tote + Starting Price, Top Fluc and Best of 3 Totes (Place). Meanwhile, popular exotic bets can be selected, such as the Trifecta.

When betting on the desktop website, all bets are added to the bet-slip, which will display in the right-hand sidebar when you click on the odds. While on mobile, they make it even easier with a Quickbet option that aims to skip the bet-slip process and get a bet on very quickly.

Banking Options

In this section of the review, we'll summarise the banking options on offer at this bookmaker.


Credit Card - Enter your Credit Card details and instantly fund your account with this option.

POLi - Instantly add funds to an account with POLi payments. Simply enter a deposit amount and choose your bank to get started.

Paysafecard - This is a simple and secure prepaid payment method provided by this bookmaker.

BPay - Pay via BPay with this deposit method. Simply enter the deposit amount and choose a date.

EFT - A Bank transfer can be completed to increase your account funds. This will take a couple of business days to clear.


Bank Withdrawal - Currently, the only withdrawal option is via a bank transfer in AUD. This will take a few business days to clear into your account.

ClassicBet Customer Support

A unique part about this bookmaker is every customer is assigned a client manager that will be able to help you get started. In terms of customer support, this bookmaker provides the basic options for its clients. They are located in New South Wales and offer Australia support options. For phone betting, there's an option to call an operator and they offer a separate number for sports and racing. While for customer service, a local 08 number is provided. The team can also be directly emailed and they're active on social media with a Twitter / Facebook account.

Pros and Cons

This section will look at the pros and cons of betting with ClassicBet.


Banking Options - This bookmaker does offer a good range of depositing options.

Bet Types - For Racing betting, in particular, this bookmaker has a good range of unique bet types on selected races.

Client Manager - Each and every customer is assigned a client manager that will be able to assist with any queries.


Lacking Innovation - In comparison with other Australian bookmakers, ClassicBet is well behind the competition in many areas. For example, they don't provide any live betting or live streaming options. It's also hard to customise your betting experience with no Cash Out or a multi maker feature.

Website Navigation Issues - When browsing the desktop website, some parts will require another login despite being logged in already - such as the promotions or rewards page.


In the end, ClassicBet is basically for punters' that are after a very simple bookmaker that doesn't have the advanced features in comparison with other Australian bookmakers. Such features that are missing include: Cash out, live in-play betting, live streaming, multiple withdrawal options, bookmaker card, multi maker, updated betting promotions and there's more but those are arguably the most popular options you'll find at most other bookies. They're more focused on Racing at the moment with a good range of bet types and markets for races in Australia or Overseas. They also have a good form guide and premium odds available when selecting the advanced bet types. This area makes them more recommended for betting on the Races at the moment. So if you want to get a simple bet on quickly, ClassicBet will suffice.

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