PlayUp is a truly exciting new betting site that’s open to the Australian market. The site itself offers a wealth of fixed-odds sports betting markets, but it supports fantasy sports and esports betting too. This means that the site is nice and diverse, offering a slightly different angle to most online bookmakers in Australia. Of course, the site is fully licensed and regulated in Australia, which should comfort those who are not too familiar with the PlayUp site.

If you want to get started with this site already, you can easily sign up through the links we have provided.

Pros and cons

  • Three separate products supported
  • Fully licensed and regulated
  • Awesome range of futures markets
  • Customer support is not a 24/7 service

Sports

If you’re concerned about the range of sports covered at PlayUp, let us put your mind at ease. The main sportsbook lists just shy of 20 different sports that you can wager on, with unique and competitive futures markets for a wide range of them. Of course, PlayUp covers sports that are very popular with Australian punters, and this includes the likes of rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis, golf, and many others. The site even covers sports such as MMA, darts, and Gridiron, which just adds to the overall diversity.

While the main sportsbook evidently has a great range of sports, PlayUp actually has a whole section dedicated to racing too. This is where you’ll find markets for horse racing, greyhound racing, and even harness racing. In fact, PlayUp covers these sports more extensively than even some of the leading bookmakers in Australia.

For all of the sports we’ve mentioned, you will find markets for events that are covered on both a domestic and international scale. This means that whenever you choose to log in and bet, there will be plenty of options on the table.

  • Australian Rulles
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Darts
  • Golf
  • Gridiron
  • Handball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Snooker
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Aussie Rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Tennis
  • UFC/MMA
  • Volleyball

Odds

We’ve established already that PlayUp covers a great range of sports, yet this review just would not be complete without discussing the available markets. With that in mind, we have to say that punters looking for a massive selection of intricate markets will feel somewhat letdown. You will typically only find the standard markets available at PlayUp, such as win/draw/lose, line, and over/under markets. While this gives less flexibility than other sites out there, PlayUp does somewhat compensate for this with the odds that it provides.

Whether you look into the popular sports like horse and greyhound racing, tennis, soccer, Aussie rules, or more niche events like MMA, the odds are generally floating around the market average. This means that when you place your bets with PlayUp, you won’t be sold short on the potential value of your bet.


Live Betting & Streaming

At the time of writing, live streaming is not something that PlayUp has chosen to implement into its offerings. That isn’t overly surprising, however, as it tends to be the case that only the largest online bookmakers in Australia provide such a service. With that said, there is still the possibility that PlayUp will pursue this feature in the future, but only time will tell, and we can’t guarantee that streaming will materialise on the site.

But all is not lost concerning the live aspect of the site. While there are no streaming opportunities for any of the sports, there is still quite a selection of live markets available for most sports. As you may already know, in the live markets you can often find value that’s much higher than what was previously listed in the pre-match markets. You can easily snap up some of these value bets by calling the betting line listed on the site, and you can then sit back and wait to see how your wager plays out.


Design & Usability

We should start by saying that the PlayUp website is quite striking and visually appealing. We love that the site uses a sharp blend of green alongside a dark backdrop, and this actually helps you see different areas of the site clearly. Within the top left of the homepage, you can easily check out links to racing, sports, and fantasy betting, and this ensures that you can navigate through to your desired section with ease.

It’s also quite cool that PlayUp supplies a breakdown of ‘featured’ matches at the very bottom of the sportsbook listings. This allows you to filter through and make your way to the most exciting betting markets, and you will always see markets along with their odds presented in a very clear way in the middle of the screen.


App Review

PlayUp has made its site very mobile-friendly thanks to the inclusion of a native app for Android and iOS. You can easily download the iOS app within a minute or so from the App Store, or you can click the download link for Android on the mobile site. Once installed, you can then bet on the entire range of sports with PlayUp, and we found the app to be technically flawless. It is rare (if ever) that you need to refresh the page to get it to work properly, and the general functionality of the app is very respectable.


Payments

As with any betting site, it’s comforting to know that you can make deposits/withdrawals with ease. PlayUp is a site that has definitely made this possible, and the site actually supports quite a decent range of methods. We’ve run through the specific methods within the categories below, but before you check them out, you should know that the minimum is $10 and that PlayUp isn’t a site that charges fees.

Deposit

  • Bank Transfer
  • POLi
  • BPay
  • MasterCard/Visa

Withdrawal

  • Direct Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card

Before you can initiate a withdrawal, you’ll need to verify your account. This has to happen within 14 days of registering, and it can be done by providing proof of age and address via the support channels. Withdrawals themselves can take up to 7 business days to be completed, and just like deposits, PlayUp doesn’t charge any associated fees for withdrawals, regardless of the withdrawal amount.

You can pay by:

Bank Transfer, Credit / Debit Cards, POLi

You can withdraw by:

Bank Transfer , Credit / Debit Cards


Deposit Times and Limits

  • Credit Card Min: $1.00
  • Poli Min: $1.00
  • BPay Min: $1.00
  • Bank Transfer Min: $1.00

Withdrawals Times and Limits

  • Credit Card Min: $1.00 1-2 days
  • Bank Transfer Min: $1.00 1-2 days

Contact Details

If you feel the need to contact customer support at any time, you can do so through several different methods. At the time of writing, these include live chat, email, and phone support, which are traditionally the three most common support methods at all betting sites. The support hours for all of these methods are from 7AM – Midnight, 7 days a week. Clearly, this an ample window of time in which to contact a support representative and receive help with your concerns.

Below is the information for both the email and phone support options:

Conclusion

PlayUp is a site that gives most sports punters plenty to enjoy. With reasonable odds provided for almost 20 different sports, we believe the offerings will suit the vast majority of players, regardless of which sports and markets you might prefer to bet on. The fact that the site has rolled all of this up into a good mobile app is also a major positive, as it means the site is easily accessible across multiple platforms.

If you’re pleased with what you’ve read in this review and you feel like giving PlayUp a go, don’t forget to sign up today.

Questions and answers

Under what license does PlayUp operate?

PlayUp is actually licensed by the NT Racing Commission, which is a governing body that oversees betting sites that supply a range of different betting markets. This license ensures that the site is operating legally and to the standards expected of the state.

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