PlayUp Review


PlayUp is a NSW-based Australian bookmaker which launched in October 2019 by PlayUp Interactive Limited.

Licensed in Northern Territory, Playup is the culmination of several established betting brands being purchased by the fantasy sports giant to enter the betting space. Topbetta, Madbookie and Classicbet were taken over by PlayUp in mid-2018, with the brands being later merged to form PlayUp to take on the overseas based corporates and provide an Australian owned alternative.

Playup also has a Horse Racing betting license in North Dakota, and has a US Greyhound deal where Playup is the sole provider of streams on 2 leading greyhound tracks (Palm Beach and Jacksonville).

Playup offers betting on all major racing and sports markets, with a generous VIP rewards program that rewards members for their deposits and bets. Weekly promotions are offered including money back specials on multi bets, and the popular Lay of the Day offer for Saturday racing.

First deposit bonuses can no longer be advertised in Australia following legislation changes, prior to this change PlayUp would regularly advertise some of the biggest bonuses in the industry.

On top of their exceptional odds, PlayUp are introducing the Boost Up! Which punters can use to enhance their odds when placing bets.

With an experienced team and a customer-centric focus, Playup is primed to make giant strides in 2020 as the best fixed odds betting provider in Australia and beyond.

The site layout and colour scheme is easy on the eyes. The intuitive website and app design makes it quicker and easier than ever to place a bet no matter the device you are accessing PlayUp from. There is a Next Up racing link at the top of the site which highlights the upcoming races that are next to jump. This can be set to display Harness, Thoroughbreds or Greyhounds.

Standout Products

  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program
  • Daily Odds Boost – Boost Up!
  • Cash out
  • Android and iPhone Mobile Betting Apps
  • Phone betting / VIP 1 on 1 customer service

Racing Offered

Aus/International Racing Markets and Products:

  • Thoroughbreds
  • Harness
  • Greyhounds
  • Fixed, Totes, Exotics (Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, First 4), Quaddies
  • Futures, Feature Races, Jockey Challenge
  • BEST OF THE BEST PREMIUM (BOB). The best of either: Best of 3 Australian TAB prices, or the Official on-course best Fluc.
  • BEST TOTE PLUS SP. Best of either: Best of the 3 Australian TAB Prices, or the Official On-Course SP.
  • BEST OF 3 TOTES. Best of the 3 Australian TAB prices.
  • Best Tote Place for All Metro.
  • Multi betting.

Sports Offered

AFL Entertainment/TV Rugby Union
Bandy Golf Snooker
Baseball Gridiron Soccer
Basketball Handball Surfing
Boxing Ice Hockey Tennis
Cricket MMA/UFC Volleyball
Cycling Motor Racing Yacht Racing
Darts Netball Elections
Rugby League

Banking Options

In this section of the review, we'll summarise the banking options that PlayUp offers.

Currency: AUD, NZD, More coming soon

Deposit Options: Major payment types including Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard), POLi, Paysafecard, BPay, Bank Transfer

Minimum Bet: $1 online, $10 phone betting

Live Betting: Available over the phone, minimum $10 stake. Operator will quote odds over the phone and take bets.

Playup Pros and Cons

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


  • Australian owned and operated
  • VIP Rewards Program
  • Boost Up! Odds boost + Regular Promos/Offers
  • Great Fixed Odds
  • Huge Selection of Betting Markets
  • Simple & Easy to use Betting Site
  • Can bet Daily Fantasy Sports through its sister site Draftstars.


  • Currently no cash out card, coming soon?


PlayUp offers over 40,000 live matches and 65,000 pre-match events to bet on every month. Industry leading international coverage of sports to bet on with all the major American leagues, right down to the more obscure markets less frequently offered. With a simple interactive menu it is easy to get on site and find the sport that you want to bet on:

Whether you are a new or experienced punter PlayUp is worth signing up an account with and giving them a go.

Visit PlayUp now!

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