2018 Luxbet Review
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Luxbet Betting Review
Below is a comprehensive and honest Luxbet betting review, including our user experience for sports and racing markets on the site, the history of Luxbet, and the pros and cons of using the Luxbet website.
This Luxbet betting review will be updated through new versions of the site, new offers and unique features that the Luxbet bookmaker have to offer.
Who are Luxbet?
Ahhh Luxbet, the first online wagering company we ever joined, and we return today to see that….nothing’s changed.
Launched in 2008 by Tabcorp Holdings, an ASX 100 listed company, Luxbet has not changed since it’s beginnings, both in site design and brand recognition. TAB Sportsbet is licensed in NSW and Victoria, while Luxbet is licensed in NT.
Luxbet provides racing, sports and novelty betting, encompassing all the goodies including thoroughbred, greyhound, harness and the best in Australian and International sporting markets.
In 2013, the revenue generated by Luxbet went above $39 million, which was up more than 40% from 2012.
Luxbet’s success can be attributed to the Tabcorp group. In addition to the payment of taxes, race and product fees, Tabcorp also pays a share of Luxbet’s profits to both the NSW and Victorian racing industries.
In 2015 Luxbet launched Luxbet Europe, offering gambling products to the European market.
Luxbet joined the online betting business late, which is hard on them, but good for us, because that means they are eager to impress, and their deposit offers certainly catch our eye as much as any of the other big boys.
Luxbet Website Layout
If you were to time travel into the future from 2001 and land on the Luxbet website, you wouldn’t bat an eyelid.
The Luxbet site is truly the simplest site out there today, and to be honest, it’s not all that bad, if all you want to do is punt.
They use a horizontal navigation menu to select sports and racing, and are as of today the only betting agency to display no LHS menu. That’s not to say it’s bad however, as Luxbet have taken the ultimate ‘less is more approach’ to a betting site.
No fluff, no BS, just markets and betting. Come to think of it, we love it! As long as the markets are there, who cares after a pint or two.
Opening the +more section of the homepage nav opens all markets then open further categories in the same window, which is kind of cluttered, but easy enough to find what you need.
An upside of the main nav menu is that it is customisable. You can manually select the sports you wish to appear, which saves time if you regularly bet on a particular sport.
Once in the single market is selected, it’s business as usual…
Luxbet Sports League Markets
If you’re looking for a particular sports league, you’r going to have a bad time. Unfortunately when you click on a main sports category you are faced with a small window for scrolling through leagues. This then opens into individual matches, which is pretty annoying to say the least. We’d love for all of this information to open up into full page results.
Single match markets –
Overall the single match markets are pretty easy to navigate, and a much better experience than where we came to from the homepage.
All regular and exotic markets are easily found, with the ‘ALL MARKETS’ section quickly bringing up markets for a particular exotic without a page refresh, and very neatly.
The single match markets are pretty much the standard, featuring an accordion style layout of exotic markets that expand when selected.
It’s simple to switch between matches in a given round, however to do so requires a page reload.
All in all the Luxbet individual match markets are much like the others, perhaps cleaner, but a tad slower.
Luxbet Racing Markets
Luxbet offer thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing across Australia and International. Win/Place, Quinella, Exacta and Trifecta markets are options are available. Tote options are offered for most races, and fixed odds are also available on popular events.
It’s very simple to select the Next to Jump markets with thoroughbred, greyhound and harness, and they take you through to individual racing market pages that are similar to most.
Single Race Markets
Tabs are available to switch between, Win/Place, Quinella, Trifecta, First Four and Running Double markets, however this requires page refresh between each.
To be honest it’s one of the more difficult menus to navigate, and if you’ve received a call from a mate that requires a “sure thing” to be placed in the next 25 seconds, you’re better of elsewhere.
Experienced punters will be able to find what they need quickly enough, but for beginners it may be a little confusing.
For this reason it’s a good idea for the vets to take the nice deposit offers from Luxbet.
Luxbet have the unique option of switching on and off the “Quick Bet” option. If you do not select ‘Quick Bet’, all selections go straight to the Bet Slip, it ‘Quick Bet’ is selected a pop up will open when each market is selected. A nice option we suppose.
Other than the option of the ‘Quick Bet’ the Bet Slip is stock standard, with options for Doubles, Trebles, Yankee, Lucky 15, Canadian, Lucky 31 and so on. We do like the variety here, and the Flexi option for each of these is great.
Unique Site Features
Luxbet is a basic and effective site, not too many unique features however.
Luxbet offer racing and sporting promotions, but not to the extent of some of the bigger agencies.