ISAbet are an Australian bookmakers with a strong focus on Australian, New Zealand, UK., South African and global racing. Place future bets on the Golden Rose, Cox Plat, Melbourne Cup and Missile Stakes from your phone.
IASbet mobile works on virtually every phone, including iOS, Android, Blackberry.
The IASbet app has a strong emphasis on horse, harness and greyhound racing.
Make a deposit of $50 and get $100 worth of free bets.
Listen to live radio streams of all Australian horse and harness racing.
Wide range of bet types: win, place, each way, exotics, accumulators, parlays etc.
ISAbet.com has quickly become one of the leading sportsbooks in Australia. Whilst the site has been online since 1996, the company went through a massive and much needed re-design in 2011 which also saw their mobile app take shape. Since then the app has continued to grow and develop and is now a very handy extension of their increasingly popular sports betting site.
Whilst the site is very much focused towards Australian punters, they do accept players from around the world and include a number of deposit and withdrawal methods that will be accessible to most. One thing that is worth noting is that whilst live betting isn’t available to Australian residents due to Australian licensing laws, it is available to those outside the country.
The horse racing section is something that we will be looking at for the purpose of this review. IASbet have been keen to promote sport quite heavily and along with the likes of AFL, golf, soccer and tennis, is easily one of their most prominent sports.
It’s clear how popular horse racing just is to the company straight away with a series of upcoming races being the first thing that catches your eye on the homepage of the app. Whilst these are quick tabs, they will let you now the meeting of the race and also the time in which that race is about to start. By selecting one you are taken directly to that race card, of which will discuss at greater length later in the article.
Navigating your way to the main horse racing overview is simple enough; you can select the Racing tab in the top right of the screen (which actually never leaves you throughout your time on the app) or simply use the ‘Jump to’ tabs that run across the top of the screen.
When into the hub of the horse racing department you will be able to choose from three options; Horse racing, Harness racing and Greyhounds. It seems they have combined the three sports into this section, which actually makes a lot of sense as its going to be highly likely that people betting on one will be interested in the other sports. The horse racing part of it gives you seven options that includes today’s races, tomorrow’s races, next to jump, early bird, horse racing specials, future races and super exotics.
By clicking on either the todays racing section or tomorrows racing section you will get a list of the upcoming meetings for that day. What’s great about this part is that you get a little drop down menu for each to see exactly how many races are taking place and also what time they start. Although IASbet are predominantly Australian and the majority of markets will be taken from here, they do include other races from around the world including South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, Ireland and other places around the world. The availability of these is limited and it will depend how many races are taking place as to how much coverage each country gets. What we can tell though is that they provide a really strong number of international races which is a massive positive.
The next to jump tab gives you a quick overview of the upcoming half a dozen or so races that taking place and how long they are from starting. One thing we did notice is that the countdown for each race doesn’t seem to automatically update, so you may need to leave a page before returning so the page can refresh. Again here you can choose from races within Australia or those from around the world.
The early bird section is pretty obvious, allowing you to look at upcoming cards for the hours/days ahead. Prices usually aren’t available straight away and they tend to filter in as that race gets nearer. The section that interested us a lot though was the specials board. Horse racing specials are something that keeps the betting public interested in our opinion and these sorts of markets just mix up the ‘norm’ that punters of find a little more interesting. These markets will vary depending on what’s going down in terms of the industry but expect to find markets such as jockey specials, trainer specials, horse selling prices, trainer premierships and racehorse of the year.
The futures market is similar to the early birds but instead includes the latest prices from some of the higher profile races. These might include the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup, to name but a few. IASbet have really outdone themselves on this market when it comes the ‘Other Regions’ section of the futures. The list is massive and something we didn’t really expect to see. Meetings include 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas, Cheltenham Gold Cup, RSA Chase, Queen Mother Chase, July Cup, Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe and so many more. In fact, we dare say that this is one of, if not the most comprehensive selection of markets that we have come across.
Last, but arguably most importantly of all is the racing card. The card looks really slick and is so easy to navigate about. First up you get a section which includes information the weather and the track that they are racing on. Below that you get to see the name of the race, number of race, distance and time it starts. This section also includes an area where you can flick between markets including Super Price Top fluc, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and First4. Whilst the majority of Australian bettors will be familiar with these betting types, those of you in Europe will likely not really know what they are all about. Unfortunately, that information is for another article.
The heart of the race card includes information on the horses and the current win and place price. The horse info includes the name, draw, number, jockey and weight. What’s a nice little feature for this part of the app is that by clicking on each horse you can get a more detailed overview of information that includes sire, dam, age, sex, colour, career results, prize money, win percentage, place percentage, last 6 races, track form, distance, track distance, first up, second up, good ground and heavy ground.
The final part is an interesting addition called Mystery Selection. This is pretty much what it says on the tin and you get a random Trifecta selected for you from the whole card. This is definitely just a novelty feature and to be honest, doesn’t off much value to the app in our eyes.
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Verdict IASbet have managed to surprise us with the horse racing section of their betting app. It’s concise without ever being massively detailed but will provide more than enough information for the majority of punters.
The standout feature on the app has to be the inclusion of so many international races and meetings. In fact, it’s got to be up there with some of the best, if not the best. It’s clear that they have taken the attention to detail of the mass markets on offer very seriously and for this we can only commend them.
Overall we are more than happy to give IASbet a glowing reference for their horse racing section. The lack of real detailed analysis of each horse and possibly some sort of selection or tips section is probably the only thing that’s missing in what’s essentially an excellent app.