Palmerbet - Review

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Palmerbet was one of the first online corporate bookmakers to be licensed in Sydney, NSW. 

Palmerbet Key Differentiators

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Palmerbet Pros & Cons


  • Founded by rails bookies, great track-side heritage
  • Great range of promotions/specials each week
  • Blog and previews
  • Easy to use and quick iOS / Android / Tablet apps
  • Competitive odds
  • 100% Australian owned bookmaker


  • Limited Sporting Markets

Palmerbet Features & Services

Deposit Options Min of $10 - Credit card, Min of $10 - POLi, Min of $25 - BPAY, EFT/Bank Deposit, PayPal
Withdrawal Options Bank transfer, Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard)
Transaction Fees None
Live Betting You must call in to be on a live event
Blog The Sport and Racing blog is updated with tips and previews on most days.
Credit Betting Yes, customers must apply

About Palmerbet

Brothers Grant, Matt and Adrian Palmer followed in their grandfather's footsteps operating as rails bookmakers and featuring in interstate betting rings. Based at Canterbury Racecourse, the Palmer brothers started an Australian online bookmaker service in August 2013 which promises to do business with punters barred from other bookmakers for winning too often.

Palmerbet promise to act more like a traditional bookie who may go home some days in the red. 'We're confident we can manage the flow of money, use our insights into form and pricing and what the market is doing, and at the end of the year we'll have a profit,' suggests Grant Palmer. Palmerbet operates with the slogan 'Take Us On', designed to showcase their "pro punter" approach to bookmaking. Grant Palmer has stated that although he can't promise the company will take “every" wager, he maintains that they'll try to take as many bets as possible from punters who have been knocked back elsewhere.  

Palmerbet uses an advanced online betting platform and hence offers a great user experience with a full range of products and promotions (See: Palmerbet's Promotions). Palmerbet also offers its loyal customers prizes and other incentives (although this applies to recreational punters only).


Palmerbet provide you with the opportunity to bet into about 20 different markets, offering a variety of prices on each, whether it be sports, politics or entertainment. Their sport markets are very comprehensive and have over 200 bet selections within an AFL match.

When it comes to racing they have local and overseas Thoroughbred, Greyhound and Harness racing markets available as well as Futures and Jockey Challenges. (Make sure to compare competitive odds they offer.)

Greyhound Racing Products that they offer are:

  • Win/Place Fixed price betting
  • Middle Tote (Win/Place)
  • Quaddies, Trebles, Daily Doubles
  • Exotics such as exactas, quinellas, trifectas, and first fours.
  • Runner/s v Field
  • Odd or Even
  • Inside vs Outside
  • Mystery Bets

Sign Up Process

sign up with Palmerbet in 60 seconds
Joining Palmerbet account couldn’t be any simpler and the sign up process can be completed in under a minute. Once you sign up you can deposit funds straight away using either a Credit Card, POLi, EFT or BPAY.

Palmerbet Fact File

  • Location: Licensed by Racing NSW & OLGR
  • Regions Served: Australia
  • Currencies Available: AUD

Customer Support

You can contact Palmerbet on the telephone at any time between 8am and 6pm on Monday - Saturday or after hours through Contact form that they have on their site.

Palmerbet App

Palmerbet released their Android and iOS apps in August 2015. If you have an iPhone, Android or Tablet you can download the Palmerbet app so that you can get your online bet on when you need to. The app is easy to use, navigate your way around, quick and reliable; Making it Easily one of the better betting apps in Australia. It contains everything you need to make your life easier with its detailed form guide accessible as well.

For more on Palmerbet app read our Palmerbet app review.

Palmerbet iOS and Android app


  • How do I verify my identity?
    Palmerbet uses a secure online service called Vix Verify and this usually only takes a few moments

  • Can I open an account over the phone?
    Yes you can by calling 1300 124 357

  • What are Palmerbet’s operating hours?
    Palmerbets betting service operate online and over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while Customer Service operates 8am to 6pm everyday.