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In an industry which includes giants such as Ladbrokes, Bwin and 888, it might be pushing it to describe yourselves as the world's most trusted name in wagering and gaming. However, there's no disputing that Centrebet went online earlier than most (1996) and were the first out of any sportsbook in the southern hemisphere to accept bets over the net.
Centrebet are an Australian bookmaker and are therefore licensed by the Northern Territory Government's Racing Commission. The company were originally founded in 1992, offering bets on the telephone and growing their customer base fairly rapidly, especially in Australiasia. More recently, they have grown the business in Scandinavia and parts of central Europe, although their product offering still leans towards the country where they are based.
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One area where Centrebet stand out from many competitors is their maximum stake size, especially on the major football leagues (Champions League, EPL, La Liga, Serie A & Bundesliga). Their margins are pretty tidy as well, although they're more likely to take a position and go best price about an outsider in a football match or horse race, rather than the favourite.
On the horse racing front, they really come into their own as far as putting up early prices are concerned. If you like your racing across the globe, then these guys will have it covered and offer many different types of bet in addition to the standard win and place. The main criticism that we have about these guys is that their In-Play offering appears to be token. It's all very well distinguishing racing from the other sports but surely some emphasis should be made on splitting out the live odds from the pre-match selections.
Centrebet have taken the unusual step of splitting out their racing product from the rest of their sports markets. You might find one or two bookmakers who have created a devoted section of their website to In-Play, while virtually all of them have seperate casino and poker platforms. However, if you want to bet on Australian, UK or American racing, you'll have your very own website as far as this Aussie bookmaker are concerned. This isn't to say you can't skip across to the sportsbook product or vice versa - this has been covered with a neat drop-down menu.
The website is very compact and user-friendly. You will immediately get to grips with how to navigate around the various sections. From a UK point-of-view, they don't seem to have their finger on the pulse as to the big sporting events on the horizon, while too much is devoted to gaming.
Depending on what PC you're using, you may have to scroll down the main body of the homepage to find the 'Contact Us' section. Centrebet offer 24 / 7 customer service in English bu strangely, other language support is only available for six hours a day. Considering they describe themselves as a global betting and gaming company, they either have very few multi-lingual customers or don't want many more!
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