PlayUp Review

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  • Best Fixed Odds
  • Impressive website and app
  • New Bookmaker
  • Not as many sports markets as some rivals

ClassicBet, Madbookie and TopBetta have merged to bring PlayUp, which is ‘Australia’s best fixed odds provider.’ That is a self-proclaimed tag by PlayUp themselves who are licensed by the Northern Territory Government.


PlayUp has only burst onto the Australian betting scene in the past few years but they offer something that other Australian bookmakers don’t – fantasy sports.

As mentioned earlier, PlayUp is the combination of ClassicBet, Madbookie and TopBetta. As of November 2019, TopBetta is still run as its own website; ClassicBet and Madbookie have both merged onto the new PlayUp website which can be found at

Odds and Markets

Starting with the bookmaking side. PlayUp offers both racing and sports betting. All three racing codes are offered with punters able to bet on all Australian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races. In addition, select international meetings are also covered for all three racing codes which gives punters plenty of options.

Fixed and Tote betting options are available on racing with PlayUp offering Best Tote + Start Price for horse racing Tote punters. This is for Win bets only with Place betting being offered as either Fixed Place or Middle Tote.

Middle Tote is the Win and Place options for harness and greyhounds, along with Fixed betting.

There is a wide range of Sports betting options. Australian Rules, Basketball, Cricket, Ice Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, Rugby League, Soccer and Tennis are all offered by PlayUp which means punters of any sport won’t have trouble finding a market that will suit their preferences.

PlayUp offers extremely competitive lines with some NBA games for example, being offered at $2.00 for one side and $1.92 for the other. You will struggle to find more competitive lines in the Australian bookmaking scene than PlayUp’s offering.

Fantasy Sports

One of the biggest drawcards for PlayUp is their offering of Fantasy Sports which is something that their main rivals cannot compete with.

PlayUp’s Fantasy Sports offering is on their website called Draftstars.

The Lobby will show all the Fantasy Sports contests that are active. Some are Paid and will have an Entry Cost which is stipulated. These generally range from $1-$50. The number of entrants which falls under the heading titled Entries is also listed along with the Payout (ie Top 27) and Prize Pool are also shown.

There are also Free contests with a much smaller prize pool.

Customer Service

Phone betting is 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Customer support is offered Monday to Sunday 7am-12am by calling 1800 752 987; their customer support staff will be able to assist with any inquiries that you have.

They also offer Live Chat Monday to Sunday 7am-12am also if you prefer to type your query rather than speaking to a person.

Alternatively, their email address is

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