The following is an in-depth Moneyball review. This review covers the history, features, interface, sports & racing markets, upsides and downsides of the service.
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History, Location and Licence
Moneyball was created in 2014 and launched in 2015 as a daily fantasy sports contests provider. The business switched gears to become a Northern Territory-licensed bookmaker in 2021. For South Australian Residents, Moneyball Australia’s gambling operations are governed by the South Australian Gambling Code of Practice.
Moneyball markets itself as the home of the multi. Their marketing premise is “always get the best price over three legs”.
An unusual feature of Moneyball is that it doesn’t offer wagering via a website. All betting is instead provided through their Android and Apple Moneyball Apps.
The owning company is Moneyball Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 602 340 901) and the registered head office is in Barangaroo, NSW.1
Moneyball is an approved betting partner for the AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia, Rugby AU, Football Australia, Tennis Australia, PGA Australia and Basketball Australia.
Their contact details are:
Email – general support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email – responsible gambling support: email@example.com
Email – complaints (management team): firstname.lastname@example.org
Live chat via the App
Contact form via the App
Postal address: Level 4, 66 Smith Street Mall, Darwin, N.T, 0800
Services and Features
|Deposit options||Credit/debit card, POLi2|
|Withdrawal options||Bank transfer|
|Deposit turnover requirements||1x|
|Win limits||The standard winning limit is $25,000, however Moneyball offers higher winning limits for a long list of sports. For multis that involve events with different limits, the lowest winning limit applies. Below is a selection of their win limits:
$1,000,000 – main European soccer leagues & international men’s games
$500,000 – A-League, Scottish Premiership & golf
$100,000-$250,000 – lower football leagues
$100,000 – boxing
$50,000 – MMA
$250,000 – cricket, Formula 1
$250,000 – rugby union (H2H, line, total)
$100,000 – rugby union (remaining markets)
$500,000 – NRL (H2H, line, total)
$100,000 – NRL (remaining markets)
$500,000 – AFL (H2H, line, total)
$100,000 – AFL (remaining markets)
$500,000 – NFL, NBA & MLB (H2H, line, total)
$100,000 – NFL & MLB (remaining markets)
$50,000 – NBA (remaining markets)
$100,000 – NCAAF (H2H, line, total)
$50,000 – NCAAF (remaining markets)
$250,000 – NHL (H2H, line, total)
$50,000 – NHL (remining markets)
$500,000 – ATP World Tour and Davis Cup
$250,000 – WTA Tour and Fed Cup
$100,000 – NBL & NCAAB (H2H, line, total)
$25,000 – NBL & NCAAB (remaining markets)
Racing winning limits (single bets):
Australian Thoroughbreds (win / place):
Australian Harness Racing (win / place):
Australian Greyhounds (win / place):
Racing multibet winning limits:
|Mobile betting||The iOS (Apple) app had a 3.9 star average score from 103 ratings at the time of review. The requirement for iPhone and iPod touch is iOS 12.1 or later. The requirement for Mac is macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
The Android app had a 3.7 star average score from 83 ratings at the time of review. It requires Android 7.1 and up.
|Identity verification||Moneyball employs a third party service to verify your identity during the sign up process. If this process doesn’t work then you can confirm your identity by emailing in scanned copies of ID. You will be required to verify any credit or debit card or bank account which you use to deposit or withdraw funds.|
|Dormant account fees||An account is considered dormant if it has been inactive for 24 months. A $10 fee per month is deducted from inactive accounts, unless the balance is $0.|
|Responsible gambling tools||You can set deposit limits (per day, week or month) and bet limits (per day, week or month). You can also choose a self exclusion period, which includes the option to exclude yourself permanently.|
Betting Interface and Website Layout
Because Moneyball doesn’t offer a web-based wagering platform, this review will focus on the Android App. We reviewed version 2.2.8, which was released on August 23, 2022.
Signing up and logging in can be done by email, Facebook or Google. If you choose email you will have to enter your email address and password every time you open the app.
The main navigation panel is at the bottom of the screen. Your options are Racing, Sports, My Bets and More. Selecting More gives you access to your wallet, account settings, rewards, promotions and support.
When you select Sports the app displays icons for upcoming events. Below these are text links for Next 24hrs, All Events, Outrights and Leagues. These text links apply to the selected sport. The app doesn’t make it immediately clear, but the sports list scrolls horizontally with the sports listed using a combination of by popularity and alphabetically.
To save space, the sports navigation panel disappears when you scroll down the page. It can be shown again by swiping down from the top of the screen.
Once you select a league the head-to-head, handicap and total markets, where available, are displayed for upcoming fixtures. We really appreciate the fact that up to three markets are displayed per sport, rather than just head-to-head odds. This enables you to place handicap and/or totals bets without having to navigate to each fixture’s page. A yellow ‘SGM’ is displayed next to each fixture for which same-game multi betting is supported.
A number is provided to indicate the total number of markets for each fixture. When you click on the fixture title you will be shown the entire list of markets available for that game, along with the same-game multi betting options. The markets are listed in a vertical tabs format to reduce the need for excessive scrolling through numerous odds.
When the first selection is added to the betting slip it defaults to the Single bets tab. Once two or more selections are added the slip defaults to the Multi tab. This highlights the multi-focused marketing of the service.
Exotic multis like Yankee, Super Yankee and Heinz aren’t supported. Your only options are single bets and one multi that incorporates every leg in your betting slip.
Overall, the betting slip is intuitive and easy to use, but the lack of exotic multi betting support is a disappointment.
The bookmaker margin (overround) is a measure of the bookmaker’s profit margin for an event and is a hidden transaction cost for punters. This profit is how bookmakers finance their services but bookmakers vary in the margins they apply. From a punter’s perspective, the lower the margin, the better. Learn more about bookmaker margins.
Moneyball had not yet been reviewed at the time of our most recent bookmaker margins survey. For the NRL and AFL the line odds are 1.90, while the total score markets start at 1.87 even odds before moving up to 1.89 closer to the event start. MLB total score markets use 1.90 even odds. We have observed numerous instances where Moneyball offered the best fixed racing odds out of a range of bookmakers. We have also observed the same for sports betting. This suggests that Moneyball would be a great addition to a portfolio of bookmaker memberships for those who like to shop around for the best odds.
We will be able to elaborate more on Moneyball’s odds competitiveness when we conduct the next margins survey.
Moneyball has features that apply to 3+ leg multis. These increase their odds competitiveness for multi betting.
Sports Leagues and Markets
The range of sports and leagues is strong for fixtures betting. ATP Challenger and ITF events are offered for tennis in addition to the ATP and WTA. For baseball the Japanese, Korean and Chinese leagues are offered in addition to the MLB. For gridiron, NCAA football and the CFL are offered in addition to the NFL.
A wide-range of global football leagues are covered with numerous lower divisions included. In England, for example, the top five divisions are supported plus the EPL U21. Moneyball doesn’t offer futures markets for the same breadth of leagues as the largest international bookmakers, however.
On a Tuesday we observed the following number of markets per fixture:
NCAA football: 43
Rugby Championship: 7
This represents a simplistic snapshot because some bookmakers increase the number of markets available as an event approaches. We will be able to elaborate more on Moneyball’s offerings when we conduct the next margins and markets survey.
Where offered, same-game multi (SGM) feature is strong, with numerous player options provided alongside match outcome selections. We’ve observed SGM offerings for the AFL, NRL, MLB, NFL, EPL, English Championship, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
The Moneyball racing interface to be intuitive and easy to use. The top level navigation options are Thoroughbreds, Harness and Greyhounds. The second tier options are Next to Jump, Today, Tomorrow and Upcoming.
Racecards around the world are offered. What is absent, however, is tote betting. Only fixed odds racing is supported. The offerings are Win, Top 2 and Place markets. To create an each-way bet you have to manually add both Win and Place selections to the betting slip.
The display for each race is feature-packed. Tips, race comments, runner comments, key stats and a speed map are available for each race. They are toggled off by default to provide a more concise odds display.
As mentioned previously, we have observed numerous instances where Moneyball offered the best fixed racing odds out of a range of bookmakers. The lack of tote offerings means the likes of exactas & trifectas aren’t offered. For this reason Moneyball wouldn’t work well as a stand-alone membership for horse racing, however its competitive fixed odds make it a good candidate to be included within a portfolio of memberships for those who like to shop around.
- $0.04 minimum stake
- High win limits, including $1 million for the major European football leagues
- Identity verification is attempted automatically during the sign up process
- POLi2 is offered as a deposit method
- Competitive fixed racing odds
- Cashing out is supported
- Solid responsible gambling features
- Detailed, searchable help centre that is accessible both on their website and their apps
- Same-game multi betting supported
- No web-based wagering. You must download an app to bet.
- No tote offerings for racing. Only fixed odds Win, Top 2 and Place markets are offered.
- No in-play phone betting
- Exotic multis like Yankee, Super Yankee and Heinz aren’t supported.
- Dormant account fees
Moneyball is unusual in that it’s an app-only bookmaker with no wagering offered through a website. Their marketing premise is “always get the best price over three legs” and they back this up by providing highly competitive odds for 3+ leg multis. A highlight of the service is the high win limits, which peak at $1 million for the major European football leagues. At the other end, beginners will appreciate the low $0.04 minimum stake. The biggest absence is tote wagering, however their fixed odds offerings are competitive. We have observed numerous instances where they offered the best odds out of a range of bookmakers. For this reason, Moneyball would be a great addition to a portfolio of bookmaker memberships for those who like to shop around for odds.
Notes and Sources
- 1 https://connectonline.asic.gov.au/RegistrySearch/faces/landing/panelSearch.jspx?searchText=602340901&searchType=OrgAndBusNm
- 2 POLi facilitates online bank transfers that are acknowledged by the bookmaker instantly. This enables you to log into your banking provider, transfer money to the bookmaker, and place bets immediately.