A review of the bookmaker Dabble has been published. This comprehensive review is part of a series on betting agencies that are suitable for Australians. All reviews form part of the Bookmaker Reviews section on this website. A full survey of betting agencies can be found in the Betting Agencies section.
Below are the summary details.
- Strong community feel and excellent copy bet features. These features enable you to copy other members’ bets and earn money when other members copy yours (if you make them public).
- Low $0.01 minimum bet
- Low $5.00 minimum deposit
- Customer service was quick to respond to our queries
- Excellent odds display
- DabbleDiv for racing exotics pays out 14% more than the Victorian Tote on average
- Fractional betting is available for exotics
- Detailed help centre
- Live chat support
- The service is available as an app only. They do not offer website-based wagering.
- Only two deposit options are offered. BPAY and POLi weren’t offered at the time of review.
- No in-play phone betting was available at the time of review
- Exotic multis are not supported in the betting slip
- Dormant account fees
Dabble is a unique bookmaker due to its strong community focus. The copy bet feature, which enables you to copy the bets of other members, is at the core of the service – so much so that nearly half of all bets taken by Dabble are via copy bet. While other bookmakers are now scrambling to create “copy your mates”-style functionality, Dabble built this feature into their service from day one. Its app-only and social media-style approach highlights Dabble’s focus on the younger market and this shows through in the demographics: eighty per cent of Dabble’s members are aged 18-35. Dabble appears to be going from strength to strength, as evident by Tabcorp’s 20 per cent equity purchase for $33 million and Dabble’s recent acquisition of former competitor Moneyball. Importantly, we didn’t have to look far to find selections where Dabble offered better odds than other leading bookmakers, so the service would work well for odds shoppers. Dabble is seriously worth checking out, so long as you don’t mind downloading an app to place a bet.