LuxBet Review – Closed in 2017

Established online as part of the big Tabcorp group in 2008, Luxbet is one of the oldest and most trusted names when it comes to betting in Australia. They have those years of trading behind them and are really on our side when it comes to promos, great prices and a choice of markets that appeals chiefly to Aussie sports fans.

There is plenty here to keep players coming back but it all starts with an excellent opening deal.

Sporting Markets

While there may be bigger lists of sporting markets from around the best bookies, this schedule covers all the popular Australian sports with a few more thrown in.

American Football, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Motor Sport, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cycling, Darts, Snooker, Field Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Volleyball, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Surfing and Tennis.

You can generally find a set of eSports markets at any given time and it’s also possible to punt on major events in the world of politics and on some reality TV shows. This isn’t a main focus for LuxBet but there is a small selection if you like this type of wager.

Prices are strong across all sports but for favoured Aussie sports – AFL, NRL, Cricket etc – you will often find that LuxBet are quoting the highest price among the sportsbooks.


The list of funding options available to Australian customers rarely alters from bookmaker to bookmaker and therefore the methods at LuxBet will be very familiar. Skrill and Neteller are here as the two main eWallet providers but you can also use Poli and Bpay to access your new account.

If you prefer a more traditional method then all of the major debit and credit cards are accepted here so there are lots of simple and easy ways to fund and play.

Customer Service

Click on the help button at the top of the LuxBet home page and you can quickly connect to a Live Chat Operator who is available on a 24 / 7 basis to answer your calls in the shortest space of time. Of course, there is an email address and a phone number in Australia if you prefer these.

As a final option, a set of frequently asked questions are here and while these aren’t widely used nowadays, this is one of the better lists – logically laid out and very helpful.

History and Licence

As we mentioned before, LuxBet first went online back in 2008 and while that may seem like a recent event, it makes them one of the longest serving digital bookies that give access to Australian players.

They are part of the Tabcorp Holdings group and as such, they are now a trusted name that is backed by a huge brand. The license itself is issued in the Northern Territory and full details of it are shown prominently on the home page so the fact that LuxBet are open and transparent about this helps to build that trust even further. Luxbet ceased operated on December 2017.


LuxBet’s main selling point for any prospective new customer is that stunning welcome deal which can earn up to $500 AUD. That’s a great way to start things off here but the value carries on with strong prices and some ongoing promotions too.

The package is completed with effective customer service and a choice of funding options so, while the list of sporting markets could maybe be wider, all the boxes are ticked here in regards to choice and great value so there’s every reason to sign up and start playing.


  • Fantastic welcome deal worth up to $500 AUD as a matched deposit
  • Good choice of markets with the best prices generally being offered to preferred Australian sports such as AFL and NRL.
  • Good customer support and wide set of banking options


  • Very few downsides here, if any, but some punters might like to see a slightly wider list of sports