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PlayUp Overview

PlayUp was launched in 2019, with the platform built on purchases of former Australian sportsbook brands (MadBookie, TopBetta and ClassicBet), which were merged under the PlayUp brand.

PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd brought it all together. Still, the innovative betting and technology-driven company also branched out further as they purchased Draftstars, the country’s biggest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) book.

Pros & Cons

  • 100% Australian bookmaker
  • Same Race and Game Multis
  • Responsible Gambling tools
  • Limited cash-out opportunities
  • No live-streaming
  • Website more suited to mobile
  • Betting Variety
  • Mobile Experience
  • Payment Options
  • Betting Experience
  • Customer Support
  • Overall Experience
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How to place a bet (guide)

PlayUp offers an excellent but straightforward betting platform. Here is a quick, step-by-step guide you can use for your online betting with the operator:

Register or Login

Registration with PlayUp is uncomplicated. You can grab their app first or jump onto their main website and register an account. As with all betting sites, you must enter your name, address and contact information.

Set Deposit Limit

During the registration process, you will have the option to set a Deposit Limit. This will determine how much you can put into the account during a specific period. Any adjustment in raising it will need seven days to take effect.

Find Your Sport

Usually, at online sports betting sites, you will see a massive listing of upcoming events when you log in. This is dialled back at PlayUp, meaning users may need to explore the menu links. The main bet menus are A-Z, Upcoming and Live, and a click on any of those tabs will present further filters to sort by sport.

Pick The Match

If you have clicked on the English Premier League, you can explore the games in more detail. If you are looking at a match winner, click straight from the coupon page. Alternatively, click on a selected fixture to see all the available markets.

Find The Market

Once you are on a selected game page beyond the main match outright options, you will see the complete listing of available markets. Just scroll down the page to explore the different markets. If the game you are exploring has Same Game Multi options available, there will be a separate tab alongside the main listing of markets.

Make Your Selections

Once you have explored the markets, you will want to add the selections to your bet slip. Just click on the odds cell for the option you require, and it will automatically populate on the slip.

Checking the Bet Slip

The bet slip at PlayUp is the final stop before placing the bet, so double-check the details are right. Ensure that you have made the correct selection and have entered the stake correctly. If you have more than one selection, you can define which of them to include as multi-bets. When ready, click the Bet Now button to place the wager.

PlayUp App

The buzz and popularity surrounding PlayUp is because of their app. Available for both iOS and Android, they provide superb platforms for betting on the go. To get the PlayUp app, links can be found at the bottom of the PlayUp website. The PlayUp mobile app integrates the PlayUp sports betting platform and the Daily Fantasy Sports betting through Draftstars. So punters get the enhanced mobile experience of using both.

The mobile betting app gives a much smoother visual experience than their main website platform. The latter feels like a mobile platform adjusted for the bigger screen. So there is a noticeable difference in the feel and operation when moving onto the app because the relatively scarce layout makes more sense on mobile. It is a basic layout and platform compared to other betting sites, but it looks modern and sleek.

The odds cells are clear, text listings are easy to read, and the menus feel quick to operate when selecting. The scrolling and expanding of markets are also very responsive on the mobile betting app.
The bet slip on mobile is discreet and can be expanded and collapsed as needed. There is full functionality of banking available through the app, and there is a single wallet set up, so funds are accessible for both sports betting and Daily Fantasy Sports.

The PlayUp app can be secured through a pin code or biometrics for extra security, while punters can also take full advantage of any promotions on the platform.

PlayUp FAQs

PlayUp Racing

There is a strong racing section at PlayUp. When you initially hit the section, you can click through to which particular racing area you require instead of just listing a bunch of racecards.

The options for racing are Today’s Racing, Horses, Harnesses and Greyhounds, with quick links to the Next To Jump. Domestic and international racing is available so that punters can explore US and UK options.

Individual race cards are nicely presented and contain some basic form. The bet selections for racing are excellent, and switching between the Tote and Fixed Odds for any race is easy. Tote options include the Best Tote + SP for win and the Middle Tote for a place. Flucs can be raised or hidden with a click.

Under the fixed odds within a racecard, there are great bet options. Tap on a different tab for exotics like Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, First Four or Quaddie. Extra insights and statistics would have improved the PlayUp racing section further still.

 

PlayUp Sports

A click on the Sports main menu link will again not immediately hit you with a cluttered listing of all sports. Instead, you can click on a link like Featured events for the latest NRL or MLB matches.

It feels like an extra navigation step, but it is good because it immediately filters you to your preferences. It is possible to select your Favourite Sports to put them in your section of the menu for quicker reference.

A nice touch in the complete A-Z sports listing is that the ones with Same Game Multi features are indicated with an icon. Around 20 different sports are covered in the PlayUp sportsbook, which lacks coverage of more niche areas. Major sports like the NRL, Australian Rules and Soccer have good market depth and bet variety. Non-sports features like Entertainment and Politics are also available in the section.

PlayUp Betting

There are some decent, competitive sports betting odds at PlayUp. However, our experts didn’t find anything of note in terms of margins that would mainly set them apart from other leading competitors.
The bet management is handled well on the bet slip. The overall bet variety is pretty strong through different sports, with 75 markets on average for NRL matches and 100+ on current AFL fixtures.

Live Betting and Streaming

No live streaming is available at PlayUp, but some live betting is available. This is quite limited in terms of the covered events and the available markets on a live fixture. Depending on the sport, there are things like margins, handicaps and correct score markets to examine. Live bets have to be phoned into the operator. There is also no in-game graphics or stats for customers to follow.

Using the platform

The PlayUp platform is straightforward to use. The overall layout is essential, particularly when viewed on a computer. Navigation is perhaps not the sharpest that users will come across. The convenience of picking from a list of current sports events on the homepage is lacking.

But there is a search tool to help speed things up and a customisable menu. Customer support details and links to the mobile apps are prominent. The site runs on a dark-background theme, which looks nice and generally feels a little easier on the eyes in terms of brightness, especially on mobile.

The main sports betting areas of Racing, Sports, Live Betting and Promotions are clearly defined. Overall it is simple and user-friendly, with the app most people’s chosen option.

PlayUp Fantasy

Part of the big PlayUp experience is having access to DFS through Draftstars. One account gets you access to both platforms. Draftstars is an extensive daily fantasy sports platform upon which players can compete against others. There is the option to play in public leagues or create private ones. There is a lot of customisation to have, even down to how long you want a competition to last. The coverage of different fantasy sports is impressive. There’s English Premier League, Australian Rules, Rugby League, Racing and more that you can play on Draftstars.

The platform is easy to use, with the most popular features being the Classic Modern, one v one head-to-head contests and Rapid Fire, a prediction fantasy game that Draftstars run.

PlayUp Bonus

To comply with gambling laws, no welcome bonus offer is available for Australian customers.

PlayUp Promotions

Promotions are available for existing customers. Users have to be logged in to see any promotional offers that apply to them.

PlayUp Features

There are many Same Game Multi options on many sports in the PlayUp sportsbook. Any matches that have it will have a dedicated SGM tab that you can click on to bring up all the options.

For example, an NRL Same Game Multi could be a Match Winner, Total Points and Which Team Will Cover The Line. As selections are added, the odds of the current bet format will be shown. There are limited cash-out opportunities, but mobile betting apps are a massive positive feature of PlayUp.

The other outstanding, notable feature of the entire experience is combining accounts with the fantasy betting side. One account, one wallet links it all nicely together.

Credibility

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Australian Communications and Media Authority
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Northern Territory Racing Commission
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South Australian Gambling Codes of Practice
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ABN Number: 79 602 262 644

PlayUp is licensed by the NT Racing Commission in the Northern Territory, Australia. PlayUp is governed by the South Australian Gambling Codes of Practice for South Australian residents.

Payment Methods

Deposit Methods

  • VISA cardInstant
  • Credit / Debit cardInstant
  • Master cardInstant
  • BPAYInstant
  • Pay IDInstant
  • Bank Transfer / EFT48-72 hours

PlayUp offers VISA, Mastercard, Debit Cards, BPay, CashUp and Bank Transfer as deposit methods. Payment details are entered in the 'Banking' section.

When logged in, users will see available payment options. Each accepted payment method, apart from BPAY and Bank Transfer, will hit the account instantly, and there is a $10 minimum. Bank Transfers are via EFT notifications and can take up to 72 hours to reach your account.

Customers can set deposit limits, and when a credit card is used for the first time, it must be verified.

Withdrawal Methods

  • Pay IDInstant
  • EFT / Bank TransferWithin 7 days
  • Master CardWithin 7 days
  • Credit / Debit cardWithin 7 days
  • Visa CardWithin 7 days

Withdrawals from PlayUp are typically processed within seven days. From there, the funds could take up to a day to hit your account. If the withdrawal request is to a credit card, that card's verification process must have been completed first.

Proof of deposit and source of funds may also be required. Deposits may be limited to being sent to the last method of deposit, and there is a restriction of one withdrawal request per customer per day.

Customer Support

  • support@playup.com.au
  • +61 1800 752 987

PlayUp @ A Glance

  • Founded on

    01-Oct-2019
  • Headquarters

    NSW
  • Owners

    PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd
  • Odds Provider

    PlayUp
  • Game Types

    Sportsbook, Racing, Fantasy Sports
  • Betting functions

    LIVE Betting, Race & Sports Betting, Sports, Phone Betting, Multi Betting, Same Game/Race Multi, Cashout, Fantasy Sports Betting, Racing

News & Resources

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