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DaveBet

Takes Big Bets (Racing Only)

DaveBet Overview

Mason Kelliher

Jimmy Mason

David Dwyer, Australia's Biggest Betting Bookie, covers all Aussie racing with high limits and generous offers including Top Fluc and BoB. DaveBet won't restrict winning bettors from the top products and offers competitive fixed odds in the 30 minutes prior to the jump.

DaveBet suits serious racing punters who want member promos, fast withdrawals, and great prices. Choose a different bookmaker if you want early markets, sports betting, or features like same race multis and live streaming.

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DaveBet Pros & Cons

  • Doesn't restrict winners
  • BoB on all Metro Wed/Sat
  • Osko withdrawals 3x daily
  • Racing only
  • No live streaming/speed map
Promotions
0/10
Betting variety
5/10
Mobile experience
5/10
Payment options
7/10
Racing
8/10
Support
9/10
Summary
8/10
DaveBet quick facts
Website www.davebet.com.au
Game TypesRacing
Deposit methodsCredit/Debit Card, POLi, EFT/Bank Transfer
Withdrawal methodsEFT/BankTransfer, Osko
Odds providerDaveBet/MyTrackPrice
AppsNone
SupportPhone, Text, Twitter, Email
OwnerDavid Dwyer
Founded Year2022 (20+ years on course)
HeadquarterSydney

DaveBet Review

Dave with his loyal team, has been a favourite on-course bookmaker across NSW for over 20 years offering punters competitive odds and top products including Best of the Best on all metro races Wednesday/Saturday and at some NSW Provincial meets.

DaveBet, formerly David Dwyer Bookmaking, has had a digital makeover and is attracting punters new and old with a simplistic mobile friendly website so you can get on all the racing in Australia across the three codes. DaveBet is exclusively a racing platform with sights of adding NRL markets soon (DaveBet matching Parramatta Eels colours isn’t a coincidence). So there are only racing markets available and limited options at that.

DaveBets’ fixed odds are often some of the best. They are one of the only bookies who match their on-course prices in the betting ring the same as their offerings online. DaveBet odds only come out 25 minutes before the jump. There is no betting on future races, only same day.

While not up to the promotional standards of the corporates, DaveBet still offers weekly promos and member specials to those with an account.

- DaveBet does not discriminate punters. Whether you're a winner, pro, casual or rookie, you will all receive the same odds and products (like Best of the Best). Everyone gets a fair go.

If you prefer a bookmaker with features like live streaming, tipping insights, and to bet at your own pace, we recommend checking out betr.

Why we like DaveBet ✅

  • DaveBet doesn’t restrict winning accounts, pros can back whatever they like
  • DaveBet offers BoB on all Metro races in Australia on Wednesday and Saturday, and BoB on some NSW Provincial meets
  • DaveBet processes withdrawals 3 times a day with Osko and also immediately on request

Why we don't like DaveBet ❌

  • DaveBet is racing only, no sports
  • DaveBet is missing features including live streaming and form guide

DaveBet Rating: 8/10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Davebet using on desktop

DaveBet offers BoB and Top Fluc

Pro, casual or a rookie.. Should you bet with “Australia's Biggest Betting Bookie”?
Jimmy Mason

Jimmy Mason

Any punter who has frequented the NSW racecourses in the past two decades would know Dave Dwyer as “Australia's Biggest Betting Bookie”. A weapon of a title that is fittingly enough due to his willingness to take on the big bets as revealed to us in our interview with DaveBet.

“DaveBet doesn’t shy away from the big market movers”.

While this is something that pretty much only the likes of Sportsbet or TAB (and Dave) cater for - unlike them flogs, Dave doesn’t restrict winning accounts. The gall it takes to do this is why Dave is worthy of the title and is one of the favourite bookmakers amongst Sydney's biggest professional punters.

Now, Dave has updated his site for a better mobile experience and has rebranded as DaveBet. The site is missing racing insights, previews and tips. However, you can easily access this info online (like another betting provider), and then utilise DaveBets' often superior on course prices and top products to place your bet with.

DaveBet FAQ

🕵🏻‍♂️ Is DaveBet a good bookmaker?

We find DaveBet to be a great racing betting site for the following reasons:

  • DaveBet does not close or restrict winning accounts
  • DaveBet offers Best of the Best on all Metro races Wednesday and Saturday
  • DaveBet uses Osko instant withdrawals three times a day
  • DaveBet is a family business that is 100% Australian-owned and operated
  • The mobile site for DaveBet is uncomplicated and user friendly
📲 Does DaveBet have a betting app?

DaveBet does not have an app, but have recently rebranded and updated their site for an optimal user experience with their mobile website https://m.davebet.com.au/

💼 Who owns DaveBet?

DaveBet is owned by David Dwyer and is registered as an Individual/Sole Trader.

DaveBet is not a company.

❓ Did DaveBet change their name?

As of July 2022, DaveBet is the new business name for David Dwyer who has been trading as David Dwyer Bookmaking since 2000. From our interview with DaveBet, the reasoning of the rebrand was to accommodate the shift from punters on-course to online.

💰 Does DaveBet have sign up bonuses?

It is illegal for betting sites in Australia to advertise sign up bonuses.

Once customers are signed in, betting sites such as DaveBet are free to advertise betting bonuses and promotions to their clients.

Punting on Racing with DaveBet

DaveBet covers all the domestic racing in Aus across the three codes (horses, trots and dogs) and a handful of international racing in popular racing countries like the UK, Sweden and France. If there is a race meeting in Australia, DaveBet will be betting on it.

DaveBet offers its top odds and popular products in the hour before the race. DaveBet takes basic betting markets including win, place, exacta, quinella and trifecta.

DaveBets’ clientele is often the serious punter who like to snap up the top prices on the day.

DaveBet is missing plenty of features including form guide, live streaming and speed map, along with more exotic markets like first 4, multis and quaddies. If you’re exclusively an early market (or sports) bettor, DaveBet probably isn’t the bookmaker for you and you will find early markets available with decent odds at PlayUp.

🏇 What is "Best of the Best" and "Top Fluc"?

Best of the Best is a type of bet used in racing for a win. The bettor is then guaranteed the highest price of either the Top Fluc, or the highest dividend declared by the three national totes.

Top Fluc is another racing win type of bet that guarantees the bettor the best fluctuation for their selection during the official betting of the race. Top Fluc must be placed before the betting ring opens.

Dave Bet Racing

DaveBet offers betting on all racing (horses, trots, dogs) in Australia and some international.

Using the DaveBet Website

As the website is through MyTrackPrice, DaveBet has a similar layout to LynchBet and Pendlebury Bet. The site itself is basic with limited betting options for same day racing only. There are no sports, future markets or extra features like live streaming.

The lack of features makes it easy enough to navigate through the markets to get to your chosen race quickly, without getting lost. Great for rookies, or if you're interested in todays racing only.

"There's nothing worse when you're trying to place a bet in the dying seconds and have to navigate through multiple pages" (Dave 2023).

Lining up with it being built to enhance your mobile experience, we found the mobile powered site to be much cleaner and less cluttered than the desktop version - which has a live feed from Dave’s twitter when the bet slip is not activated. That’d be fine if it was exclusively tips, but we don’t need to see what the Eels are up to.

Storm maybe.

Dave Bet Website

DaveBet website is basic and easy to navigate

Support

We found the email support is efficient, but without holding your hand through it. If you have an issue (account activation, deposit issues) it will be rectified quickly, but it's unlikely you will get notified of the outcome.

Phone Support

  • 8am-9pm Sun-Thu (Dave) 0477 006 626
  • 8am-10pm Fri-Sat (Dave) 0477 006 626

    Email Support

    • media@daviddwyerbookmaking.com - Allow 24 hours for a response

    Withdrawal Times

    DaveBet processes withdrawals 3 times a day with Osko, and they also process withdrawals instantly on request, so you won’t be waiting days on end to get your winnings.

    Creating and Verifying Your Account

    The process of creating an account with DaveBet is very straightforward, however we did encounter problems with Step 5 (verification process) which was resolved quickly via contacting the DaveBet support team. Below are simple steps to follow to begin betting with DaveBet.

    1. Visit www.davebet.com.au to go to the DaveBet website and press JOIN

    2. Fill in required personal details and select CREATE ACCOUNT

    3. Once logged into your account on the main screen, click VERIFY

    4. To verify you will need your Driver's License or Passport

    5. Fill in your identification methods details and click SUBMIT

    If you have issues on Step 5 and it will not verify your ID online, you can send a photo of both sides of your license (or passport) to media@davedwyerboomaking.com and it will be verified within a few hours.

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