TopSport Review [December 2023]

TopSport
TopSport
4.0
An experienced bookmaker only just beginning to truly make its mark.
Extensive range of markets with fair limits
  • Betting Markets Variety
    4.0
  • Banking Options
    4.2
  • Mobile Experience
    4.0
  • Payout Speed
    4.0
  • Customer Support
    4.0
  • Betting Experience
    4.0
Total score
4.0

Top Features

  • High betting limits
  • No bans on winning punters
  • Good racing odds
  • Easy-to-use website
Pros:
Cons:
  • Good website and app
  • High betting limits
  • Competitive racing odds
  • Multis and combination bets available
  • No live chat functions
  • Average sports odds
  • Could use more markets such as player props
  • Minimal payment options
4.0
By:Mike Jones

TopSport has been a part of the Aussie betting landscape for a long time, but it hasn’t traditionally been recognised as one of the major players in the industry. I have noticed that this is beginning to change however, with the experienced bookie making waves as one of the fairest going around, and as one that caters to both occasional punters as well as big-time earners.

TopSport is a bookie that ticks a lot of boxes in my opinion – reasonable odds, a decent array of markets and solid customer service. In this review, I will break down in detail all the different areas of the bookie based on my experience, from what they do best to what they could improve, so let’s get into it!

TopSport Info Card

Website: Topsport.com.auYear founded: 1998
Company:Merlehan Bookmaking Pty LtdContact information/Support:
[email protected], or call 1800 TOPSPORT
Live betting number: 1800 TOPSPORT (1800 8677 7678)

Sportsbook License & regulation: Licensed by the NSW Government and regulated by Greyhound Racing NSWSponsorship Deals:No sponsorships but approved wagering provider for AFL, NRL, Tennis Australia, Basketball Australia and Cricket Australia
Address/Headquarters: Miami, Queensland 4220Features: High betting limits, rarely ban winning punters, wide range of sports
Deposit Methods: Debit/Credit Card, Bank Transfer, POLi, ChequeWithdrawal Methods: Debit/Credit Card, Bank Transfer, POLi, Cheque
Apps Devices: Available for iOS and AndroidOdds Providers: Topsport creates their own odds
Owner: Lloyd and Tristan Merlehan

Topsport Strengths and Weaknesses

On the whole, I feel as though TopSport will cater to the needs of most punters, however, there are few things that might also turn a punter away from their service. As with all betting sites though, they have their strengths and weaknesses; let’s take a look at what they are:

✔️TopSport Strengths

  • High betting limits: This is the most commonly talked about strength of TopSport, and one which makes them a very attractive proposition for punters of all shapes and sizes. They’re renowned for their high betting limits and the fact that they rarely, if ever, limit winning punters. This is almost certainly their biggest strength!
  • No bans on winning punters: How much this matters to you probably depends on whether or not you are a winning punter! Many consistent winners, however, do have issues with regularly being banned from various bookmakers – purely as a product of the fact that they win! TopSport generally doesn’t do this, making them a popular choice for many pro bettors.
  • Easy-to-use website: Most decent bookmakers these days have a solid enough website, but there are still a handful which are clunky and difficult to use, and this can be a major deterrent. TopSport isn’t one of these, and their user-friendly website is a definite tick in their favour!
  • Good range of different sports: If you bet on the most common sports like AFL, NRL and cricket, this probably won’t matter, but for those who like to search for a bit of value in the more obscure sporting events, you can do just that with TopSport!

❌TopSport Weaknesses

  • Average odds: As all punters know, while slightly varying odds across bookmakers might not have a major effect on small individual bets, their impact adds up over time. TopSport certainly isn’t the worst in this category, but they’re by no means an industry leader either.
  • Lagging markets: TopSport isn’t typically one of the first bookies to have markets up for events, so if you’re one to try to find value for an AFL match early in the week, for example, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
  • Could use more prop markets: Prop markets are becoming increasingly popular, with many punters recognising the potential value to be found on betting on individual player performance rather than entire matches. TopSport offers a few of these for major sports, but compared to some other bookies there’s not a lot on offer.

📋Conclusion

These strengths and weaknesses will likely mean different things to different people, and something which is a non-issue for one punter could be a deal-breaker for another. If you’re seeking to find value in prop markets or by betting early you might want to find another bookie, for example, but if you’re a big punter or a regular winner, then I think this bookie could be ideal for you!

Topsport Overall Score

Betting Variety: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Good range of sports available, but prop markets on offer could certainly be increased.

Banking Options: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
They’ve got the basics covered, but in terms of the less common payment methods there isn’t a lot on offer.

Mobile Experience: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
TopSport has a very high-quality app which makes it easy to bet on the go!

Payout Speed: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
No major issues here – generally payouts are made reasonably quickly.

Security: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Again, no reason to complain. There is no history of security breaches with Topsport.

Betting Experience: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
For the most part, the overall betting experience with this bookie is a pretty good one because of the high betting limits.

Customer Support: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Another solid part of the site – good options and helpful customer support agents! No live chat though.

TopSport Full Review

TopSport has been around for more than two decades, making them one of the more experienced bookies in what is a heavily saturated Australian sports betting industry. They have not, however, typically been one of the bigger names going around, though I am finding that they are starting to make a few waves now.

Far and away the most notable feature that separates TopSport from other bookmakers is the fairness with which they treat successful punters. Where most other bookies place significant limits on bet amounts, I have found TopSport to be very generous in this regard, often allowing big bettors to place bets of a size of their choosing. They also generally avoid banning punters who consistently win, and I think that this makes the bookie something of a haven for these bettors, and it is why many successful punters often choose TopSport.

For your average Joe, this may not be a big issue – most of us aren’t trying to make a living this way nor do we bet hugely significant amounts. However, on top of this, there are a number of other reasons to bet with TopSport. I believe they perform well on most major metrics – their racing odds are usually quite generous, they cover a huge range of different sports, and they have a very user-friendly website and mobile app.

As always though, there are some things they could improve on. The lack of a live chat function can be frustrating when you need immediate help on a minor query, while their odds for many major sports aren’t as good as some of the other major bookies. On top of this, while they do cover a wide range of sports and have lots of markets, I think that they could improve this element of their offering by including more markets that many of their competitors have, namely player props.

On the whole, however, I believe TopSport is a fairly decent betting site and one which will generally cater to the needs of most punters. They are by no means the best in the business and can’t compete with some of the biggest bookies, but they are far from the worst either and will generally perform the function for which they are intended for most punters, particularly those with bigger bankrolls.

TopSport Apps

It’s becoming increasingly popular among bettors to use a mobile device for their punting, be that through the mobile version of a bookmaker website or, more commonly, the mobile app. As a result, virtually all of the best betting agencies offer high-quality mobile sites and apps which generally offer all of the same things as the website, but without the need to open up your computer in order to access them.

Like most bookies, TopSport has a mobile app for both iOS and Android, and they’ve recently updated it to match their website. It’s easily downloaded – just head to the App Store or the Google Play store and you can start punting on your mobile within a matter of minutes!


The home page of the app closely resembles that of the website, only a little more streamlined to ensure it comfortably fits on the much smaller mobile screen. As with the website, it’s relatively quick and easy to navigate through – you can toggle between racing and sports very easily, and should have no troubles rapidly finding what it is that you’re after.

Importantly, both the app and the mobile website generally run without too many hitches. You may think that should be a given, but unfortunately many bookmakers’ mobile programs have a tendency to lag and even crash fairly regularly, which can be particularly frustrating if you’re trying to make a last-minute bet. In my experience, the TopSport app and mobile site don’t have this tendency – they run smoothly and efficiently, and don’t seem prone to many, if any, significant glitches.

On the whole, I believe that this is a well-produced element of the TopSport experience. As with the website, it can’t claim to be a match for some of the best mobile designs in the industry, but in general it performs its function to a high level and rarely poses problems for punters, something which can be an issue with some other bookies.

Frequently asked questions about TopSport

Got a question about TopSport? You’re not the only one! Check out my list of the most frequently asked questions that have been asked about this bookie below:

Do TopSport offer live betting?

They sure do! This increasingly popular way to bet lets you punt on events after they begin, and though TopSport’s list of options isn’t the most exhaustive, nonetheless, they do have a live betting function.

Do TopSport offer live streaming?

Unfortunately, they do not. More and more bookmakers are adding live streaming of certain events to attract customers, but TopSport is not yet at this stage and you won’t be able to watch any live sport or racing with them.

Can I put on multi bets with TopSport?

You can! To do this, all you need to do is add the markets that you want to into the betslip, and a multi option will appear below. You can also enjoy same game multis on certain events, while combination bets like doubles, trebles and more can also be put on when numerous markets are in the betslip.

How long does it take to sign up with TopSport?

Not too long at all. You simply need to click on the join button in the top part of the page, add the relevant details and away you go. The whole process should take no longer than a couple of minutes!

What are the odds like with TopSport?

It depends what you’re betting on. For most sports, they are a long way from the best bookmaker odds you’ll find and you won’t necessarily get the best value here. Their racing odds, however, are generally a lot better.

Is Topsport’s customer service any good?

It’s not the worst, but it could certainly be improved. The easiest way to get into contact with them is by giving them a call on the number provided on the ‘Contact’ page, or you can send them an email. The lack of a live chat function, however, can be a source of frustration, and their customer support service could be dramatically improved by its inclusion.

Topsport Racing

If you’re a racing punter, then TopSport should be able to fulfil your needs. I have found their racing markets to be easily accessible where they are listed down the left-hand side of the page on a menu that you can toggle to from the list of sports markets. You can choose from ‘Next up’ or type of race, or alternatively you can select a day to see upcoming races.

If you click on ‘Today’s racing’, for example, you’ll see a list of all Aussie races from today, with all international races underneath – a flag which accompanies each meeting tells you where in the world that meeting is happening, and I feel it is a useful feature to make scrolling that little bit easier!

TOPSPORT HORSERACING
Topsport, Today’s horse races

Generally, I have found that they have all major meetings around the world on offer, so whether you like to bet on Aussie races or international ones, you should be able to find what you need. Another tick in TopSport’s favour with regards to the racing section of their platform is the odds which are on offer – while their odds for individual sports aren’t exactly industry-leading, as I have mentioned above, they do offer very good value for racing when compared to most other bookmakers.

On the whole, the experience you’ll most likely have when betting on racing with Topsport’s is a good one. It’s easy to locate the markets and scroll through the various meetings taking place around the world, they have a range of markets comparable with the best bookies, and perhaps most importantly, their odds are extremely competitive, making for a quality all-round experience.

TopSport Sports Coverage

The sports coverage available on TopSport is by and large very extensive. As always, you have the standard sports such as Aussie rules, cricket, rugby league and basketball, but where bookmakers can separate themselves from competitors in terms of sports coverage is in the presence of lesser-known sports. With sports like chess, futsal and even hurling, TopSport certainly does that! For the most part, however, punters will be looking at markets available for the most popular sports, so let’s dive into some of them:

TOPSPORT SPORTS

TopSport Australian Rules Football🏉

Footy is one of the most popular sports in Australia, and its little surprise that it’s subsequently one of the most popular sports to bet on! TopSport’s coverage on it is generally very good – they do, of course, offer markets on all AFL games, but they also go a little deeper in offering markets on the major state leagues around the nation, such as VFL and WAFL. In terms of the markets available on individual games I think that they could certainly improve, but for their range of leagues and games, TopSport performs well!

TopSport Cricket🏏

If footy is the sport of choice for many Aussies in the winter, then come the warmer months I find that most of them turn to cricket. And with that in mind – TopSport offers a solid choice of markets here – any upcoming internationals involving Australia will always be available, as are some of the bigger domestic leagues both here and abroad. They could improve by including more internationals not involving Australia and more domestic leagues, but nonetheless there is enough to keep most cricket-loving punters occupied!

TopSport Basketball🏀

Basketball, including the NBA and the NBL, is growing in popularity down under. TopSport cater to this by offering markets on all games in these leagues, while you can also find WNBA and various other markets. However, they do lack a little bit for markets on other major leagues around the world, many of which are offered with numerous other Australian bookies. If you’re just looking for markets on the biggest basketball leagues, you’ll be fine, but if you’re after something a little more niche then you may have to look elsewhere.

TopSport Rugby League🏉

While much of Australia is fixated on the AFL in the winter, there are still plenty of rugby league fans out there, namely supporters of the NRL and State of Origin. TopSport offers a wide range of markets on all games in these competitions, as well as many others, including the UK Super League and some smaller domestic events in Australia. Like with the AFL, they offer a lot of markets but are a little lacking in some areas – namely player props – but in terms of leagues available, there are certainly enough to make them competitive with most other bookies.

TopSport Horse Racing🏇

I mentioned earlier that TopSport excels in their horse racing odds, and that’s a major drawcard for many punters. I feel as though the horse racing odds that you will get with TopSport are comparable with some of the best in the industry, and as a result, I think that horse racing pundits are often flocking to this bookie. And on top of this, given many pro punters often do much of their work in the horse racing realm, the high limits and fact that they rarely ban customers makes TopSport an attractive proposition for these punters.

TopSport Sponsorship Deals🏆

TopSport doesn’t have sponsorships deals with specific clubs, but they are affiliated with a number of different sporting leagues. They are an approved wagering partner of the AFL, Tennis Australia, Cricket Australia, NRL and Basketball Australia.

TopSport
Extensive range of markets with fair limits

Topsport Best Sports Features

TopSport is certainly not perfect, but they do typically offer a solid all-round betting experience for the punter in my experience. And while there are a handful of things about this bookie which might deter some potential customers, they also have a range of great features, and I have found these to be some of the best of them:

High betting limits

As I have mentioned earlier, this is one of the major reasons why many of TopSport’s customers are drawn to them. All bookmakers limit bets at the high-end of the scale to some extent, but just how high those limits are can vary significantly. With TopSport, in my experience, that limit is very high, which makes them an ideal choice for bettors who punt large sums.

Bans on punters are very rare

In much the same vein as the high betting limits, this feature is what sets TopSport apart from other bookies for big punters in specific. Bookies obviously don’t like losing money, but some people would be surprised by how trigger-happy they can be in terms of banning punters who consistently win. TopSport is a lot less prone to doing that, and as a result professionals and other winning punters often settle on them as one of their main bookmakers.

Live betting

Live betting is an increasingly popular way to punt, but not all bookmakers offer it just yet. Fortunately, TopSport does! They don’t have the most exhaustive range of markets here, but they have enough to keep most bettors happy, and I feel as though the ability to punt on events after they kick off is a major drawcard for many potential users.

Topsport Live Betting

Easy-to-use website

This might not exactly be a feature which is unique to TopSport, and there are many other bookmakers which also have high-quality websites that make it easy to get where you need to go. It is, however, a valuable asset for any bookmaker, and can easily be the determining factor in whether a punter chooses to use them. The TopSport site is very functional in my experience. Everything you need to find is exactly where you would expect to find it, and loading times are generally very good!

Good range of sports

As with the above feature, TopSport isn’t the only bookmaker in Australia to offer a wide range of sports, but nonetheless it is a noteworthy feature. Their range of markets for each of them is not necessarily the best, but they do have the basics for virtually every sport you can think of, from the most common like AFL and NRL through to more niche sports like chess and hurling.

TopSport Betting Markets & Types of Bets Available

Above I have gone through many of the sports on offer with TopSport, and how they fare in terms of the leagues and competitions offered, so now it’s time to look a little deeper! In my experience, some bookies offer very few differing bet types, while others offer an enormous range, and this difference can be very significant for many punters. I have found TopSport to fit somewhere in the middle of the pack in this regard, and with that, let’s take a look at some of the most common types of bets that they offer!

TopSport Betting Markets

  • Moneyline
  • Line bets
  • Half/quarter-time markets
  • Total markets
  • Player props
  • Alternate handicaps
  • Futures

TopSport Types of Bets Available

  • Single bets
  • Multi bets
  • Same game multis
  • Combination bets (doubles, trebles etc.)

💳TopSport Banking

With TopSport, I have found banking processes to be fairly easy! In terms of depositing, a ‘deposit’ button is easily located on the top part of the home page, and upon clicking on it you’ll be taken to a new page with a range of different deposit options.

This range, however, is by no means as exhaustive as some bigger bookies – you’ve got the standard options like credit/debit card and bank transfer, while you can also use POLi or cheque, but that’s about it. And as with almost all bookies, this deposit process is immediate – I saw funds land in my account as soon as I deposited them.

I feel as though for most punters this is more than enough deposit options, but if you’re someone who uses the more obscure payment methods like some of the new ewallets, for example, well then you won’t have that luxury with TopSport.

In terms of withdrawals, I have found that you have much the same payment methods, but as is always the case with bookmakers, it takes a whole lot longer for the money to return to your bank account than it does to be taken out. If you don’t need the money too quickly this won’t be an issue, but if you want it within a few hours, well then, you’ll likely be left disappointed.

In conducting a withdrawal, myself, I used the bank transfer option this time – the money landed back in my bank account a little over two business days after the withdrawal, which is about industry-standard. It’s worth noting, however, that this delay is a function of your bank’s processing times too, so your own transfer could take a little less or a little more time!

TopSport
Extensive range of markets with fair limits

TopSport Customer Support

Customer support is an increasingly important part of any bookmaker. You might not think you’ll ever need to get into contact with your betting agency, but it’s not uncommon for issues to arise, or for punters to have queries that are fairly easily resolved, so it’s imperative that you can easily contact your bookie without wasting too much of your day. I have found TopSport to do a decent job in this regard, however, there is one major drawback to their customer support service, and I will touch on this below.

To access contact options with TopSport, there is a clear ‘Contact’ button at the top of the home page. Upon clicking on this you’ll be taken to a page with a list of options, and these include a toll-free number for people both in and out of Australia, a couple of different email addresses and a postal address. The last option here is somewhat redundant and won’t be used by many, if any, customers, but using the first two options will typically see your query resolved.

The lack of a live chat function, however, is a major drawback in my opinion. The vast majority of quality bookmakers now offer this feature, and it’s generally by far the quickest and easiest way to have your query resolved. Many bookies make their live chat function very accessible with some even offering it 24/7, so this is an area that I feel TopSport falls behind in, and could significantly improve on in the future.

TopSport How to

In this section, I will walk you through the steps you need to take in order to undertake a variety of important functions with TopSport.

🔎How to open an account on TopSport

Whether you’re an experienced punter, or new to the game, you shouldn’t have too much trouble opening an account on TopSport, and should be through the whole process in just a couple of minutes. Here’s a quick rundown of how it’s done:

  • Head to the TopSport website.
  • Click on the ‘Join’ button in the top righthand corner of your screen.
  • Provide your personal information, such as name, address and contact details.
  • Create your account details, such as your username and password.
  • Confirm the above, and you’re ready to deposit.
  • Verify your account by clicking the ‘My account’ tab.
  • Click the deposit button in the top part of the screen and select a deposit method.
  • Start betting!

TOPSPORT REGISTRATION

🔎How to place a bet

Now it’s time to go into a little more detail about the last of those dot points – actually placing a bet. The TopSport website is pretty similar to many other bookmakers so experienced punters will have no issues here, but if you’re new to the game then take a look at the below rundown to better understand how to go about it.

  • Click on either the sport or racing tab on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Choose your desired sport or race meeting.
  • Select the individual match or race that you wish to bet on.
  • Take a look through the range of markets available, and click on the odds for the market on which you wish to bet.
  • That outcome will then be added to your betslip on the right-hand side of the screen.
  • Enter a stake amount into the relevant box.
  • Click confirm, and you’re away!

🔎How to request a withdrawal

So, you’ve been lucky enough to have some success and want to withdraw your winnings but don’t know how to go about it. Fortunately, it’s an easy enough process, and I will walk you through every step of it below:

  • Firstly, make sure that you have verified your account as above or you will be unable to withdraw.
  • Click on the withdraw button on the top part of the page.
  • Select your preferred withdrawal method.
  • Enter the amount that you wish to withdraw and click confirm.
  • The money will immediately leave your betting account, but your withdrawal will take a while to get to the bank. Make sure you check your bank account in the coming days to ensure it has successfully arrived.