2018 Neds Review
Below is an honest Neds betting review, with our experience with sports markets on the Neds.com.au wagering site, the history and the pros and cons of using the Neds website for sports and racing betting.
This Neds review is updated through different versions of the site.
Who are Neds.com.au?
Former Ladbrokes CEO, Dean Shannon launched Neds in 2017, the newest Australian owned and operating betting site as of October 2017.
Neds.com.au offers a selection of local and international sports and racing wagering markets, promotions and bonuses which are ideal for both new and experienced bettors and is licensed in the Northern Territory o Australia, like most Australian bookmakers.
Dean Shannon previously worked as Ladbrokes CEO following the bookmakers purchase of his betting wesite Bookmaker.com.au for around $22.5 million.
Neds also caters to bettors in the U.K . So good news for the there.
Without saying any more, here is our Neds betting review.
Neds Betting Products
Neds started in the market with two of the most popular betting products, a multi-builder called “Neds Multi Builder” and an odds boost product called “Bet Boost”.
Neds Multi Builder makes it easy for bettors who enjoy placing a parlay/multibet, buy building a simple to use accumulator product for sports and racing.
All the power of your biggest Multis in the palm of your hand with Neds Multi Builder. Just a few taps and swipes across sports and racing markets and you can build awesome multis without leaving one screen.
Available on mobile only currently.
Neds Bet Boosts can be applied to your stake to increase your odds for sport and racing markets, for no extra cost. To use Neds Bet Boost you’ll have to click to activate the ‘Neds Bet Boost’ via your account and then select it on your bet slip, once this is done the odds for your bet will increase.
Give your racing and sports bets a kick up the arse with Neds Bet Boost. Bet Boost adds a boost to your stake – at no extra cost – to boost your bets and give you bigger returns.
Neds Website Layout
Neds.com.au features flashy orange and black colouring, and a simple to navigate layout. Betting categories are placed on the LHS, including Racing, Sports, and Live In Play betting. The Promotions page is accessible from here, as is access to your Account. There’s also QuickLinks which features popular and upcoming racing and sports betting markets.
In the top menu you will find pending bets and your account balance. The bet slip is located in the top right hand corner and populates with your bets as you select them.
Neds Racing – Australian, NZ and International Racing
Racing bettors will be impressed with the range of racing betting markets on offer. They offer a nice variety of Australian and New Zealand racing markets, including greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing for Australia, NZ and international meets.
Racing markets are shown in a simple format as seen below.
There are also a range off unique features which will help you place a bet including Featured Bets, Money Tracker and Fluctuations. Racing promotions are also offered, and are a great way to get more out of your bets.
Below Neds racing odds is a handy guide for those new to punting, including racing information, and what certain wagering terms mean.
Neds Sports Betting Review
There are a range of sports markets at Neds for both local Australian sports and international events. Certainly not as many markets as the more established bookmakers at this stage however.
On the main sports markets page you will find ‘Next to Go’ markets, as well as the big events such as the NBA Finals and NRL Grand Final. Or you can click a sports category to view the markets using the tabs below, which sit in the main sports betting page.
Live in-play wagering is available for a range of overseas sporting events including MLB, NFL and NBA.
The Ned app – Smartphone and Tablet
Neds offers a mobile betting app which is available on smartphone and tablet.
Once you have downloaded and installed the Neds app, sign up, log in and start betting!
If you don’t wish to download an app, you can view the site via mobile browser on the mobile responsive website. Neds has been built to work with all portable devices, including Apple, Android and Windows.
You can access your account to make deposits and withdrawals from the app on the go easily also.
We heard that the app was a little slow on release, so we’ll wait and see whether it is able to handle the traffic when the big events roll around.
The Ned app allows for betting on the go, easily.
Neds deposit and withdrawal methods
Deposit: Credit Card, Bank Transfer, BPAY, POLi, Paypal
Withdrawal: Neds Card, Bank transfer
Transaction fees: Nil – Woohoo!
Neds Customer Support
Neds offers customer support in local time throughout Australia.
Support is available via live chat or via email where they will respond to your email within 48 hours, at the latest.
There’s also an online form you can use, if your issue is less urgent.
Neds Betting Promotions
Neds offer a range of weekly and daily betting promotions to customers for both sports and racing, and being one of the new boys, they are always eager to impress!
Final thoughts on Neds…
Neds are the newest Aussie-owned bookmaker to take on an industry largely dominated by Irish and English owned wagering companies.
As is the trend these days, the Neds interface is heavily geared towards mobile betting, which could frustrate desktop users who can’t view all available odds on a single screen. This does annoy us a little, however the range of sports and racing betting markets is strong, particularly for a new betting service, and a highlight for us is a feature-packed racing interface (perfect for the Spring Carnival), and is up there with the best that we’ve reviewed. Those more into sports betting should give Neds.com.au a look while racing fans should 100% jump on board.
Overall, very impressed with such a new product.
Notes and Sources
- POLi Enables you to log into your banking provider, transfer money to the bookmaker, and place bets immediately.
Betting Markets7.5 /10
Unique Features8.0 /10
Deposit & Cashout9.0 /10
Customer Service9.0 /10
Deposit Offers8.5 /10
- Clean website layout
- Bet Boost and Multi-Builder products
- Generous Deposit offers
- Good customer support
- Might take time to catch up on exotic markets
- Mobile slow on release
- Desktop slow on release