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PlayUp Sports Review

PlayUp is the trading name of PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd licensed by the Northern Territory Government of Australia. One of the few online gambling sites that are specifically geared towards Australian players, this is a completely unique and optimised experience.

The main focuses of PlayUp are racing and sportsbook, but they also operate a dedicated fantasy offering, Draftstars.

PlayUp Sportsbook at a Glance

📅 Online Since:2018
🎁 Welcome bonusNA
⚖️ Gambling AuthorityAustralia
⚽ Total Sports:30+

Pros and Cons

Dedicated horse racing section No betting on in-play events
User-friendly site

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Signing up for an account is an easy and hassle-free process, requiring only basic information like your name, date of birth, address, telephone number and your chosen username and password. At this point you’ll also be asked to set deposit limits, but you can skip this step if you prefer.

Payments and Banking

There are a number of different payment methods available at PlayUp. You can choose to use your Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card, POLi deposit, paysafecard, BPAY or EFT via your bank’s website. In order to withdraw, you may need to verify your account, but once this is done it is a quick and smooth process.

Payment Method


Deposit Amount

Withdrawal Amount

Withdraw Time


A$10 Min


Up to 7 Days


A$10 Min


Up to 7 Days

Bank Transfer

A$10 Min


Up to 7 Days

Desktop/Mobile Experience

The PlayUp site has a simple layout, divided into a few sections. If you’re into racing, head over to the racing section, where you’ll be able to easily locate races coming up today, tomorrow, or in the future, using tabs at the top of the page. Both Australian and international races in thoroughbreds, greyhounds and harness racing are displayed on the main page.

In the sports section, you can easily view all sports in a list on the left hand side of the page. Top events are featured and you can easily view odds at a glance. Once you have located your preferred event, you can simply select your market and enter your stake. Your betslip will always stay on the right hand side of the screen so it’s easy to keep track of multiple bets and potential wins.

You’re also never more than a few clicks away from making a deposit, requesting a withdrawal or updating your account. You can do this via the icons at the top of the page.

If you’re a big fan of playing on the go, you can simply access the PlayUp site using your usual mobile browser. You’ll find that the simple layout of the site works very well on a small screen and you won’t have any issues navigating or placing your bets.

Alternatively you can opt to download the PlayUp app, which provides a completely integrated experience for your mobile device. You can download the app from the App Store or Play Store and links are readily available on the main PlayUp site.

Sports and Markets Available at PlayUp

You can bet on more than 30 different sports at PlayUp. You can bet on all the major events across these and more:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Horse Racing
  • Tennis

Plus there are more niche sports like yacht racing, surfing, handball and even certain political events like the US and Australian elections. In addition there is a dedicated fantasy site called Draftstars which features fantasy NBA, NFL, golf and football.

For the major sports like soccer, you can choose from a variety of markets. In addition to the winning team, you can bet on correct score, half time results, own goals, number of goals and more.

Betting Odds at PlayUp

At PlayUp you can expect very similar odds to other major sports betting sites.

Betting Features

If you are betting on horse racing, the features are excellent. You can choose to bet on win/place, or an exacta, trifecta, first four or quinella. There is also a comprehensive guide providing information on each horse, including earnings, last six starts, breeding and other statistics.

The betslip at PlayUp is laid out in a very clear way and always appears on the right hand side of your screen, so you can easily keep track of all bets. Here you’ll be able to view your current bets, including potential returns. You can make use of doubles or trebles to accumulate and increase your potential winnings.

PlayUp believes in rewarding the most loyal players, so you’ll receive reward points whenever you deposit.

PlayUp also offers live betting over the phone, for events currently in play.

Customer Support

PlayUp offers multiple ways of getting in touch with the customer support team. You can contact your client manager or customer service representative via telephone from Monday to Sunday, 7am - 11pm AEST. You can also get in touch using live chat, available the same hours.

If you have a query outside of these hours, simply send an email for a quick response the next day. There is also a concise FAQ section with answers to questions about deposits, withdrawals and more.

Responsible Gaming Features

PlayUp is conscious that gambling may become problematic for some players. The brand is completely committed to providing a safe and healthy experience, so there are several measures in place to facilitate this.

Players can block access to the site for minors; take a self-assessment in order to analyse their own habits; set deposit limits; view activity statements; or self-exclude in order to block access to their account for a specified amount of time. The responsible gaming section is very comprehensive and can be accessed via the footer of the site as well as from the account section.

Our Verdict

PlayUp is a great option for Australian players. With all the sports you enjoy the most, PlayUp provides an excellent variety and user experience with exciting features as you enjoy this user-friendly site.

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Hi, I'm James Molloy

"I've worked in the betting industry on product, operations and customer service for several years. A class operator will deliver on many aspects and we cover them all."

  • Sports Betting
  • Football
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Reviewer since October 2015