|Website: dabble.com.au||Year Founded: 2020|
|Phone: 1800 DABBLE (322253)||Live Betting: Yes|
|Live Chat: Yes||Email: [email protected]|
|Deposit Methods (via App only): Debit/Credit Card, via Mastercard or Visa, or PayID.||Withdrawal Methods (via App only): Bank EFT|
|App: Android and Apple||Licence & Regulation: Northern Territory Racing Commission.|
|Address: U C106/L 1 19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin NT 0800 plus offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Albury plus remote working staff||Owner: Dabble is the trading name of Dabble Sports Pty Ltd, one of the directors is David Andrew Robin|
|Features: Informative website but efficient App, extensive support information, multiple race markets, account statement emailed on 1st Monday of the month.||
Approved Wagering Providers:
- Australian owned bookmaker blending betting and social media
- User friendly, straightforward informative website
- Android and Apple full function Apps with Sky Racing Live TV
- Extensive support with FAQs and Help & Information pages
- Limited Deposit and Withdrawal options
- No betting via the website
Dabble Quick Stats
Now I get to review an interesting innovation from the team at Dabble. There is no betting website everything is via the mobile App for the punter on the go.
Dabble was founded in May 2020, and it´s differentiator in the market is that it is both a betting App and a Social media App.
The best way to introduce Dabble is to use the quote from the Dabble website “In contrast to any other bookmaker, the first screen customers see with Dabble is an activityfeed, not a betting market. This activity feed shows the latest bets and tips from followed accounts in a similar format to other social media platforms. The activity feed is the cornerstone of Dabble’s innovation, where customers can see the thoughts of other users, interact and copy their bets.”
Pretty interesting stuff heh? The website is used for information, with hints and tips (including Betting Tips) of how to get the best use from the App.
Dabble is a 24/7 operation with full function App for Android and Apple. They offer an extensive range of domestic and international betting markets.
Dabble is unlike any of the conventional online bookmakers, so this review is going to be somewhat different from the norm. The App is robust and the social media aspect adds a new dimension.
Let´s first look at the dabble website:
I have scrolled down the homepage (which encourages you to download the Android/Apple App) to show some of the Dabble unique features: Follow Others, Copy Bets, Bet Description and Banter.
Along the top of the website you can get a quick look at the Dabble App:
A lot of useful information on the one webpage here gives you an idea of the App functionality with 9 (at time of writing) different screenshots. Along the top of thewebsite you should have seen:
- Racing which provides tips across all 3 forms of racing
- Community which shows (articles on) Trending Tipsters, Popular Punters (with large numbers of followers), the Best of Banter (where the Dabble team bring the most iconic moments).
- Promotions– where Dabble claim they have Promotions coming out of their ears
- Information About Dabble with news, contact details, support etc.
The amount of information is truly extensive.
With Dabble, you do not have an Account you are viewed more importantly and have a Profile plus you are not known as a Punter but as a Dabbler! You can even select an icon or symbol as your own Avatar.
Dabble claim to be the first betting app of its kind, bringing together a traditional wagering experience with some brand new social and interactive features. For example, Copy Bet, allows you to take another punter’s ticket and load the bet directly to your betslip. There are a few other features that we will get to later.
Now to the Dabble App …
It only takes a few minutes to become familiar with all the options. At the top of the App, there are the Racing (Thoroughbred, Greyhound and Harness) and Sports (approx. 17 to choose from including Racing Futures) sections.
If you look closer,at the bottom, you will also see Feed, Search and Banter. This is where the Social Media style comes into play where you can:
- Feed – follow other punters and populate your feeds. Use Copy Bet to move the bet to your Betslip, that bet could be a 25-part Multi and will take a matter of seconds to copy all.
- Search – search for other people using Dabble and Follow them
- Banter –a chat forum amongst the members where the Dabble team will also bring you the most important current information.
In addition, the Dabble group also make extensive use of social media platforms, including YouTube.
Once you drill down to a specific race of interest like the example here. All the usual information is present.
There is Sky Racing TV, you can jump to other races about to start, you can sort the list of runners by Horse Number, Win or Place odds in decreasing or increasing order.
You can click on any runner to see more details of their career and recent form. You can even see if there is a Discussion in progress on the horse in question. Within Form for whatever runner you are reviewing (say runner number 6), you can scroll left to see the information for runner number 5 or scroll right for runner number 7. A line through the runner number and name will mean they have scratched from the race.
You can hone in on Thoroughbreds or Greyhound or Harness Racing.
You can see the Win/Place market which is currently visible but you can also select the Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and (scrolling to the right) the First Four markets. Selecting Boxed or not with one click.
There is not an extensive use of colour, you do see the countdown timer in a red/orange colour but, for example, you do not see the Odds flashing briefly if they change up or down.
One screenshot however does not do justice to the information that is presented for a race.
🐴Betting Markets - 9/10
Dabble provide an extensive range of race betting markets that you would want including Same Race Multi, a whole range of exotics as well as niche offerings including Jockey/Trainer/Box Challenges. I did not see any Favourite versus the Field or Odds v Evens etc.
💳Banking Options - 7/10
Credit/Debit Card (Mastercard or VISA) and PayID deposits are a minimum of 5 dollars and all deposits can only by made via the App.
The only option for a withdrawal is via bank transfer and the minimum amount (as per deposits) is 5 dollars. Dabble have recently added Fast Withdrawal so if your bank supports NPP (New Payments Platform), otherwise known as OSKO, you should be paid out extremely quickly.
Dabble do highlight an interesting problem that some punters may experience - “Some financial institutions decline online transactions to Wagering companies. If you are using a card from Citibank, Macquarie Bank, Suncorp, BOQ and American Express and experience any issues, these may prohibit your ability to deposit with Dabble. It may be worth trying and deposit using a card from a different financial institution.”
📱Mobile Experience - 9/10
Dabble is the mobile experience. The website is purely for information, social media, banter and tips. The Dabble App is fast and intuitive. It certainly will be familiar to all race followers. The new experience which does not take too long to fully comprehend is what makes Dabble interesting, sharing information, popular tipsters and Copying Bets for example. You can easily navigate from one race to another (at the same or a different racetrack) in a couple of clicks.
🧩Overall User Experience - 10/10
I really enjoyed navigating all over the App to both try and break it but also to see what was being presented to me as I participated in the Social Media aspects. The website is also worth reviewing as there could be topics of interest or items to refresh yourself with regarding the Dabble App.
🔒Security - 10/10
Dabble Mobile App
Even though Dabble is a relatively new player in the bookmaking arena, the addition of the Social Media and sharing facilities adds a unique string to their bow and is sure to attract new punters.
To date there has been over 100,000 downloads from the Google Play Store and over 1,200 feedback ratings from Apple users. I saw that one of the Popular Tipsters has over 150,000 followers! There has been a fairly frequent number of releases (>20!) since 2022 and not just bug fixes (which alwaysseem to be claimed as minor!), for example, sorting Runners in a race, by Race Number or Odds, arrived in May 2023and as of February 2023 withdrawals are now processed 24/7.
Dabble Products & Features
Dabble offer live TV via Sky Racing. This is a great feature if you want to see how your runner(s) perform(s).
There are numerous Dabble Banter Channels, all of which allow for Chat all day and night with other (sports and) racing fans. Good banter is encouraged but if you take things too far, you will be 'put in the sin bin'. There is even a suggestion box if you want to feedback on the Banter feature (or anything else about the App).
Dabble Bet Descriptionis your opportunity to justify your bet, and to explain why you have chosen your selection. You can put whatever reasoning you have used to come to your bet decision, and others can then Copy Bet if they like your logic. If you are successful, you could gain a following.
There is a Rocket icon in the top right corner of your betslip that indicates how many (if any) Dabble Rocket Boosts you have available. Rocket Boosts are given out to reward active users of the Dabble platform. Adding commentary, joining Banter conversations, adding descriptions to your bets all help.
Rocket Boosts are available on:
- Racing - Single Fixed Odds Win bets with odds of $2 or greater.
- Multi - Select 3+ legs on Fixed Odds Racing and/or Sports multis with odds of $2 or greater.
- SGM - Select 3+ legs on Same Game Multis with odds of $2 or greater.
Rocket Boosts will reach a 'Max Available Boost' point, and then crash and disappear (so timing when to use is important!).
This is such a simple concept and Dabble are the first to make it available. Clicking ‘Copy Bet’ on another punter’s ticket will load the selection(s) directly to your betslip. You can then choose your stake and place the bet seamlessly. Try and do that with a 10 or more Multi on other platforms.
There is also a feature called Copy Bet Special, whereby (for eligible Dabblers) if you copy a nominated Dabbler´s bet, you have the chance to have your stake returned if it loses, just monitor the Banter Channels or the App for announcements.
Copy Cash Program
All eligible Dabble account holders will receive $0.10 into their Dabble account for every ‘Unique Copy’ per bet that they receive on their betting activity.
The number of ‘Unique Copies’ will be automatically calculated by Dabble, and the relevant payments will be made once per week on a Thursday, for the prior Thursday 12.00am – Wednesday 11.59pm period.
The maximum amount you can earn is $1,000 per week, wow that would be a large number of bets in a week.
(Background - Dabble Racing Exotic dividends (Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and First Four) are calculated for any given event and exotic bet type based on the probability of the winning combination occurring. Each of these dividends is referred to as the DabbleDiv for that bet type for that event.)
The DabbleDiv formula uses the last price offered by Dabble before the market closed for the winning selections (SP prices), the places the selections finished, the prices of other runners in the market, and the type of race meeting to calculate the dividend.
Most Australian bookmakers pay dividends that match those declared by the Victorian TAB, whileDabbleDiv will sometimes pay more than the declared TAB dividend and sometimes less, it has been designed to pay a higher dividend (on average) than the Victorian TAB.
For DabbleDiv to operate, there must be at least 6 runners (Horses or Greyhounds).
Dabble offers Protest Payout for all Win, Place and Exotic bets. Protest Payout ensures that Dabble customers are paid out on either the original result, or the amended result, based on the most favourable outcome for the customer.
Dabble Betting Markets
Dabble offers a wide range of markets and features, which means these guys are serious about race betting:
- Dabble offers an extensive range of markets for Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound racing.
- Dabble offers competitive fixed odds markets for both Australian and International horse races, with a minimum bet starting at 1c.
- Dabble(with DabbleDiv) has Exotic betting options such as Trifectas, Quadrella, Quinellas, First Four and Exacta for all races.
- Dabble offer Multi Bets which is a combination of numerous single bets which multiply the individual odds creating the total dividend. Multi-bets can be from 2 to 25 legs.
- Dabble offer Same Race Multis (SRMs), which allow you to combine two or more runners to win or finish top 2, top 3 or top 4 and receive a multi price for your selections.
- Dabble offer a few niche markets – Jockey Challenge, Trainer Challenge etc.
As I like to cherry pick, I did not see reference to Favourite Versus the Field, Head to Head, Back The Field (Versus The Favourite or a specified runner), Winning Race Time, Favourite Out, Winning Saddle– Odd or Even and Inside v Outside.
Dabble have really disrupted the bookmaker market as their offerings are extensive and certainly worth considering whether to add to your race betting toolkit.
24/7 Customer Service
If you have any questions, feedback, or ideas, Dabble would love to hear from you!
Monday to Wednesday 8:30am - 8:00pm AEDT
Thursday to Saturday 8:30am - 11:00pm AEDT
Sunday: 8:30am - 8:00pm AEDT
You can call Dabble on 1800 DABBLE (1800 322 253) and there is also a Dabble Customer Support email address - [email protected].
Why Choose to Bet with Dabble?
If you want enjoy the exciting mix of social media and betting this could be the place for you.
- Dabble is Australian owned with offices in numerous cities.
- Dabble have the website for information and the Apps for mobile users.
- Dabble is licenced in Australia
- Dabble offer unique features including sharing of bets amongst the Dabblers
Does Dabble have a Mobile App?
The simple answer is yes. Dabble is all about being a Mobile App
Who is Dabble owned by?
Dabble is owned by Dabble Sports Pty Ltd who are are proudly Australian owned and operated, with offices across Australia.
How long does a Dabble withdraw take?
Withdrawal requests made before 3pm AEST Mon-Fri are actioned on the same day. Any withdrawals requested from 3pm AEST onwards, will be actioned the next business day.If your bank supports OSKO, the withdrawal will occur very quickly, otherwise, Dabble say that when the withdrawal request status is updated to PAID it can take 1 to 2 banking days to clear into your personal account depending on your bank.
Does Dabble offer cash out?
I have not seen the ability to cash out.
How do you get Dabble Bonus Bets?
The Dabble General Rules Terms and Conditions online document is littered with reference to ”Bonus”, mostly Bonus Cash but there are references to Bonus Bets as well.
The Dabble Promotions Terms and Conditions online document makes reference to Promotional Offers and forms of rewards which include:
Bet-based Promotions involve a reward being issued as a result of a bet being placed and/or resulted, for example price boosts determined using the Dabble Rocket.
Deposit-based Promotions involve a reward being issued as a result of funds being deposited into a Dabble account.
To learn more about Dabble promotions and offers, visit the extensive Dabble Help Centre website: https://support.dabble.com.au/hc/en-auor to sign up for a Dabble account via the website: https://www.dabble.com.au/ or via the App once downloaded from the relevant App Store.
If you want to know more about Promotions and Bonus Bets it is also worth reviewing the Horse Racing Promotions and Bonuses section at https://onlyracing.com.au/betting-sites-promotions/which goes into more detail.
Does Dabble have Sign-up offers?
Sign-up bonuses for online betting are governed by tight Australian legislation. Therefore, Dabble is unable to promote any sign-up bonuses to Australian punters who do not already have an account.
If you want to find out about Dabble promos and offers, first create a Dabble account and then navigate to the “Promotions” visible at the top of ther website homepage.
As a final note, if you surf the internet you should be able to find comments from other customers of what they received from GetSetBet once they had registered.
Sign Up Process
Signing up is straightforward, just follow the Sign Up icon (on the website or App) or the Profile icon, bottom right on the App.
When you first open the App, you get a clue as to the “Home Page” which will be Feed, so the implicit emphasis is to Chat and catchup before entering the Racing. Along the top row you will see the TV iconbutton and to the right of that a cog wheel which if selected will take you to the Settings panel here you can see the Live Chat and the heaps of online documentation.
How to Deposit at Dabble
Deposits are made through the App and there are 3 options – Debit or Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) and PayID.
To make a deposit tap on the Balance of your Account in the tp right corner of the App, then select Deposit Funds, then Select Manage Payment Methods, then choose either Card or Payid, finally enter the amount (the minimum is 5 dollars) and press Deposit.
In this Deposit section of the App, you can also update card details, expiry date, CVN etc.
How to Withdraw at Dabble
Withdrawing funds is only available from the App but is straightforward,select the Settings cog, choose the Withdraw option, select your bank (or add for the first time the Holder Name, the BSB and Account Number and Save), select the amount you want to withdraw, the minimum is 5 dollars and finally press Withdraw button.
Note: Dabble require that any deposits into your Account be turned over at least once or 'bet through' prior to authorising a withdrawal from your Account.
Dabble Customer Service
Dabble have numerous Customer Service routes, between 8:30am to 8:00pm every day (till 11:00pm Thu-Sat) you have access to Live Chat, then there is an Online Form, or you can call 1800 DABBLE (1800 322 253) or even email [email protected]. I have not seen many other bookmakers with so many options.